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Engineering Science - Nuclear Engineering

24 months
49205 AUD/year
36330 AUD/year
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Engineering Science - Nuclear Engineering from University of New South Wales is designed for students who want to understand nuclear concepts that form the foundation of our universe. Through this degree you’ll develop the skills to apply these concepts to a variety of industries today and the technologies of the future. 


Engineering Science - Nuclear Engineering from University of New South Wales teaches you the underpinning theory behind nuclear engineering techniques, technologies and processes.

This degree also provides a stream that allows graduates from traditional engineering disciplines to pursue a career in high-tech industries including nuclear science, nuclear medicine, mining and resources, energy, manufacturing, aerospace, space exploration and defence. You’ll learn from national and international experts in the sector, including nuclear researchers from UNSW Sydney and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, plus shared courses with the UNSW-ASU-King’s College PLuS Alliance.


There is a global skills shortage in qualified nuclear engineers and nuclear graduates are highly employable.

This degree will prepare you for global employment opportunities in the energy sector, as well as a variety of nuclear careers in Australia. In addition to the increasing number of new generation nuclear energy plants, existing reactors require maintenance, servicing, operations and eventual decommissioning.

You’ll also have the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in nuclear medicine, nuclear science research and mining and resources, where nuclear skills are needed. Nuclear expertise also applies to advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Societal, economic and environmental considerations
  • Nuclear reactor theory
  • Nuclear engineering design
  • Nuclear materials
  • Systems engineering
  • The uranium and thorium fuel cycles
  • Life cycle management
  • Nuclear safety
  • Nuclear security and safeguards
  • Societal, economic and environmental considerations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. 


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Code 084282A
  • A recognised 4-year Bachelor degree in an appropriate area of engineering with a minimum 65% average; or
  • Completion of the 5341 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science with a minimum 65% average; or
  • Completion of the 7320 UNSW Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science with a minimum 65% average. 
  • English language requirements​

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49205 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49205 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    36330 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36330 AUD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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