Master of Nuclear Science

ANU is home to Australia’s largest university-based physics research activity, incorporating major national facilities, national networks, a significant technical manufacturing and prototyping capability, as well as a highly innovative teaching program. We have a vibrant and collegial community of postgraduate students, professional and academic staff, all of whom form our greatest asset.

ANU is ranked the best university in Australia* and is the only university in the country where you can study a Master of Nuclear Science. This program gives you the opportunity to study the fundamentals and applications of nuclear science, including materials analysis, dating techniques, nuclear medicine, and nuclear energy.

The program will provide you with sound knowledge of the underlying nuclear science; knowledge of the contemporary issues associated with nuclear science; practical knowledge of the measurement techniques employed in nuclear science; skills to assess the place of nuclear science in a broader context; and an appreciation of the issues associated with nuclear power as a source of energy.

You will have access to our cutting-edge equipment, such as the largest and most powerful ion accelerators in Australia (14UD accelerator and the superconducting linear post-accelerator (LINAC), and academics who are at the forefront of research in basic and applied nuclear science. You will also be guided by academics from the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science and the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre on understanding issues of nuclear science in the public domain.

*QS World University Rankings 2017

Career opportunities

Our students go on to careers in policy development, defence, security or related fields, and to careers in the nuclear industry. Examples of roles of our graduates include: TLD Operations Officer, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and Process Engineer, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

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