Graduate Certificate in Radiation Management

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.

This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions. For further information about related degrees please contact Ask Adelaide

The Graduate Certificate in Radiation Management offers a unique program of practical and theoretical learning for supervision and management of radiation safety in mining, industrial, security or scientific contexts, a skill set which is in short supply globally.
  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

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    Deferment Yes - 2 year
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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study from the University of Adelaide, or equivalent qualification.

    This Graduate Certificate is targeted at scientifically literate and numerate students, hence relevant fields of study include the physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering and mathematics.

    Selection is based on academic merit.

    How to Apply

    International applicants

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    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $17,500 for 12 units

    International applicants

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    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of the program can expect to find employment in many organisations and industries in which theoretical and practical radiation safety and management knowledge is required, including:

    • Research institutes and laboratories    
    • Mining and mineral processing industries
    • Industrial radiography
    • Government agencies and regulatory offices

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Degree Structure

    The program is focussed on providing graduates with the knowledge and education to perform as Radiation Safety Officers in the workplace across a broad spectrum of industries.

    Courses undertaken during the first half of the program provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of ionising radiation including its detection and identification, quantification of radiation dose, the effects of radiation on humans, and management of an accident involving radiation.

    The second half of the program equips students with knowledge of the guidelines and regulatory bodies involved in radiation control and the management of environmental radiation. Students will also undertake a two week placement to gain experience in the workplace practice of radiation safety.

    The Graduate Certificate in Radiation Management offers a unique student experience encompassing theoretical learning and practical laboratory training, including the opportunity for a placement within a relevant workplace.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Courses

    PHYSICS 7560 Radioactivity, Radiation Detection and Dosimetry
    PHYSICS 7561 Ionising Radiation - Biological Effects and Incident Response
    PHYSICS 7562 Management and Regulatory Control of Radiation
    PHYSICS 7563 Radiation Safety in the Workplace

    Work Based Training/Extra Mural Studies

    Candidates must complete an industry placement to the value of 60 hours over two weeks as part of PHYSICS 7563


    Varies with individual courses and includes a combination of assignments, reports, tests and written exams.
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020