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Graduate Certificate of Nuclear Technology Regulation

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Nuclear Technology Regulation is a multidisciplinary program that aims to equip students with a foundational understanding of nuclear science and regulation principles.

With courses that span science, regulation, law and engineering, the graduate certificate is designed to prepare professionals and their organisations to understand, develop and apply contemporary Australian and international approaches to effective regulation of nuclear technology. Application of nuclear science and technology is integral to a broad range of Australian industries, medical facilities, and scientific organisations, and has impact on areas such as environmental monitoring, mining, advanced manufacturing, and national security. The combination of fundamental science, regulation and policy, law and engineering courses that are available for prospective students not only ensures that graduates have broad subject-matter expertise, but also have diverse backgrounds as they enter and strengthen the workforce.

This multi-disciplinary graduate certificate supports professionals with and without a technical background who work with regulatory stakeholders, including business and industry, Territory, State and Federal government agencies, the legislature, community actors and the media. It combines foundational knowledge in nuclear physics with courses that specialise in approaches to regulation and nuclear security law. It also provides students with the opportunity to focus on nuclear technology, systems engineering, science policy or communication as part of the program. All students enrolled in the program will also have direct access to expertise and nuclear technology of the Australian Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility that is unique in Australia and rare in the world.

  This program is currently available for domestic students only.

Program details

This multi-disciplinary graduate certificate supports professionals with and without a technical background who work with regulatory stakeholders, including business and industry, Territory, State and Federal government agencies, the legislature, community actors and the media. It combines foundational knowledge in nuclear physics with courses on approaches to regulation and nuclear security law and provides the opportunity to focus on nuclear technology, systems engineering, science policy or communication as part of the program.

Key facts

  • #1 in Australia for Physics & Astronomy (2022 QS University Subject Rankings)

  • Courses completed in this program may contribute as credit towards the Master of Science in Nuclear Science offered by the ANU

  • This course must be completed part-time

Careers

The interdisciplinary nature of the Graduate Certificate of Nuclear Technology Regulation makes the ideal qualification for anybody intending to start or advance their careers in the emerging nuclear industry in Australia.

This program will give you a competitive edge for your career progression in both private and public sector industries, including:

  • Defence
  • Mining
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Policy and regulation
  • Energy

Learning experience

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Speed questions with Ben

ANU Nuclear Physics student Ben Swinton-Bland answers our speed questions and talks about his quest to find new elements.

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Heavy Ion Accelerator virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of the ANU Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF). The HIAF supports Australia's only experimental nuclear physics program.

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Fees & scholarships

Fees

Please visit the Programs and Courses website for information about fees.

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Scholarships

Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.

Key people

Dr Alan John Mitchell

Dr Alan John Mitchell

Dr Alan John Mitchell

AJ is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Applications.

How to apply

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the short course to prepare for your application to ANU.

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