The funding will enable new student places to build a future workforce with strong defence and nuclear technology capabilities.
UNSW Sydney nuclear materials engineer Dr Edward Obbard explains the difficulty in identifying and training the huge numbers of new workers required for Australia to build and maintain its own nuclear submarines.
Dr Edward Obbard says AUKUS agreement won’t lead to Australia developing nuclear weapons.
Australia's unexpected move to nuclear submarines and the AUKUS alliance raises challenges with China and cost blowouts, say UNSW experts on defence and international relations.
The AUKUS partnership puts Australia in a uniquely strengthened position, says UNSW defence expert Paul Maddison.