Postgraduate
Programme Code:
08PGRS
Duration:
1.00
Mode of Study:
Part Time
Accreditation:
NQF Level 8, Credits 120

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science and Technology

Course Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science and Technology is a postgraduate specialisation qualification that aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and expertise in the applied radiation science and technology disciplines, and to develop student’s capacity to conduct supervised research of an applied nature. The programme is purposefully designed to enable students to evaluate and apply theoretical and practical aspects of radiation science and technology in general, in order to serve the current and future needs of the public and private sectors, like the various ministries, institutes and the mining and mineral processing industries.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science and Technology is intended for students with knowledge and understanding on nuclear sciences, the principles involved in the interaction of the different kinds of matter. This programme will also focus on and cover commercial applications, of nuclear techniques in the fields of energy, agriculture and water resource management, biology and medicine, environmental and nuclear waste minimisation and nuclear security.

The proposed programme is fully compliant with requirements of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the NUST Curriculum Framework.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates will be considered for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science and Technology programme if they have a Bachelor of Science degree which incorporates physics or chemistry as a major subject. It is strongly recommended that chemistry or physics as a minor subject in the abovementioned Bachelor of Science degree should be at a second year level (NQF Level 6). An equivalent qualification at NQF Level 7 which incorporates one or more of the following disciplines:-biology, biochemistry, geology and mathematics, will be evaluated on an individual basis at the discretion of the department/ Postgraduate Committee for suitability of admission.

Career Opportunities

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Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

NQF Level

NQF Credits

PRR811S

Principles of Radiation and Radioactivity

None

8

15

ANP811S

Applied Nuclear Physics

None

8

15

ANC811S

Applied Nuclear Chemistry

None

8

15

LPR811S

Laboratory Practices 1

None

8

15

Semester 2

HPR821S

Health Physics and Radiobiology

Applied Nuclear Physics

8

15

 

 

Applied Nuclear Chemistry

 

 

NWM821S

Nuclear Waste Management & the Environment

Applied Nuclear Physics

8

15

 

 

Applied Nuclear Chemistry

 

 

RFN821S

Regulatory Framework and Nuclear Security

Applied Nuclear Physics

8

15

 

 

 

 

 

LPR821S

Laboratory Practices 1

Applied Nuclear Physics,

8

15

 

 

Applied Nuclear Chemistry,

 

 

 

 

Laboratory Practices 1

 

 

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