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Study Nuclear Science with us

With the nation's highest-energy ion accelerator, HIAF, and its internationally-recognised team of scientists and technicians, we are uniquely placed to build Australia's sovereign skills base in nuclear science.

HIAF programs span frontier science, industry, space, medicine, materials and environment - all with an emphasis on hands-on training.

We provide world-leading training at all levels.

  • Complete spectrum of nuclear science education, from undergraduate to postgraduate, in both experiment and theory
  • Our coursework Masters in Nuclear Science is unique in Australia
  • Leading nuclear physics teaching laboratory featuring cutting-edge instrumentation
  • Research-led teaching, featuring hands-on training with sophisticated research equipment
  • Vibrant research environment with many international collaborators and visitors
  • Our graduates can be found at DFAT, Department of Defence, ASNO, ASIO, ANSTO, Customs, ARPANSA and ONA
  • Regular intensive courses geared towards Federal and National agencies, e.g. Defence

HIAF is unique in Australia, and one of only a few of its kind in the world. Studying here you will be mixing with specialists who provide independent expert advice and commentary on nuclear issues. We also provide technical support for nuclear detection and precision measurements for Australia.

As well as our formal course, we welcome more than 300 student visitors per year from across Australia - high school through to postgraduate. And thousands of people from over 50 countries visit our online tour.

Research projects

The Department of Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Application has dozens of available hands on student research projects listed on the Research School of Physics website many of which utilise the Heavy Ion Accerlerator Facility.

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