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Department of Nuclear Physics & Accelerator Applications

Nuclear science is becoming an important field that crosses fields such as medical physics, mining, defence, security, policy as well as the classic field of physics. Our research-led teaching spans undergraduate and postgraduate levels and covers all aspects of nuclear science, including reactor science, nuclear fuel cycles and how to ensure policy debates on nuclear issues are informed by science and best practice.

Undergraduate

ANU offers unmatched access to real scientific research projects as early as first year for students enrolled in our world class PhB program. Projects are also available for undergraduate students in 3rd year and honours.

Our department currently has available hands on research projects suited to undergraduate students of the following types:

PhD or MSc

Australian/New Zealand students should contact our Department Student Co-ordinator, Professor Nanda Dasgupta, for further information on PhD programs.

International Students with excellent academic records should contact the Research School of Physics Student Development Office for more information.

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Masters Degree

The Australian National University is the only Australian university that offers postgraduate education in nuclear science. Nuclear science is becoming an important field that crosses fields such as medical physics, mining, defence, security, policy as well as the classic field of physics.

The program will cover the basics of nuclear science, nuclear energy and medicine, materials analysis and dating techniques. There is a combination of course work, projects in both individual and group settings. Develop your own opinions and a position on nuclear energy with the background you need to do so.

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Micro-credentials

An ANU Micro-credential provides recognition at a graduate level of the learning you have undertaken to improve your professional knowledge and practice.

Using a combination of self-study, lectures and interactive sessions, this Micro-credential from ANU offers an introduction to the building blocks of visible matter in the Universe. Studied in a graduate level learning environment, the Introduction to Nuclear Science Micro-credential aims to develop a deeper understanding of atomic nuclei, radioactive decay processes, and radiation detection methods.

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https://cce.anu.edu.au/all-micro-credentials/introduction-to-nuclear-science.aspx

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