Master of Science in Precision Instrumentation and Measurement (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

This program draws on the history and current expertise of three leading research schools at ANU: the Research School of Physics and Engineering, the Research School of Earth Sciences, and the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Each of these Schools is at the forefront of modern scientific research and have an outstanding pedigree in the development of advanced scientific instrumentation. You will be learning from ANU scientists who have worked on projects including: the design and development of instrumentation for the Nobel-prize winning discovery of gravitational waves a high-resolution ion microprobe for geological analysis a high-resolution x-ray computed tomography instrument for the study of porous and disordered materials, and an integral-field spectrograph for an international, next-generation, thirty-meter class optical telescope. In this program, 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. This Advanced program incorporates a research project and thesis


  • Fundamentals of Noise and Measurement
  • Photonic Sensing Systems
  • Electronics and Data Analysis
  • Scientific Computing
  • Programming for Scientists
  • Physics for Future Leaders

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a grade point average of at least 5.5/7 with at least 8 courses in the field of Physics or Engineering.Mathematics at least at the level of MATH2305 (Ordinary Differential Equations and Vector Calculus)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $65,680
International: $93,820

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