24 months
47940 AUD/year
33520 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Measurement is at the heart of scientific discovery, and the frontiers of knowledge are expanded through the development of new and more precise instrumentation. This Precision Instrumentation and Measurement program draws on the history and current expertise of three leading research schools at the Australian National University.


In this Precision Instrumentation and Measurement program at the Australian National University you have the opportunity to learn the most advanced techniques for studying the heavens, the Earth, and everything in-between. The interdisciplinary expertise you acquire will impact on diverse areas of fundamental scientific research as well as industrial applications.

The program aims to produce graduates with deep insight and creative know-how to pursue related careers in science, industry and government, with a focus on innovation, teamwork, and getting results. The degree is a mix of course work and projects, comprising individual and group-based research.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate high level knowledge of scientific instrumentation and measurement;
  • apply their knowledge of measurement systems and instrumentation to new problems;
  • interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to measurement and instrumentation;
  • demonstrate theoretical and practical skills relevant to techniques and research methodology in scientific measurement;
  • critically analyse data from measurement systems to reach independent conclusions;
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of science in society;
  • clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electronics and Data Analysis
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Noise and Measurement
  • Photonic Sensing Systems
  • Prototyping and Systems Integration
  • Advanced Imaging Methods and Systems
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Measurement
  • Scientific Computing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 099248B

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a minimum GPA of at least 5.0/7.0
  • with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.
  • with undergraduate Mathematics equivalent to the level of ANU MATH2305 (Ordinary Differential Equations and Vector Calculus).

The GPA requirement for this program must be met by both the program as a whole, as well as by the 8 courses in a cognate discipline. Where more than 8 cognate courses have been completed by the applicant, ANU will take the best 8 courses when assessing the cognate GPA.

Cognate Disciplines

  • Physics, Engineering

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47940 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47940 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33520 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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