Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Full year 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Todd Oliynyk


ASP4200 is a level four unit in the Honours Program of the Bachelor of Science course. The unit comprises six approved lecture topics which students can choose from those offered in the Honours Handbook of the School of Mathematical Sciences. These provide advanced instruction in Astrophysics and related fields, and support for students wishing to develop a career in research.


On completion of the unit, students:

  1. will have gained an advanced understanding of Astrophysics and related disciplines;
  2. will be able to apply their knowledge of these disciplines and critical thinking skills to the solution of problems in these fields;
  3. will be able to present results and discuss topics in this field professionally;
  4. will be able make effective use of information and communication technology for the collection and analysis of data, the solution of problems and the presentation of their work;
  5. will be able to plan and efficiently carry out work requirements.


Six lecture topics (a mixture of assignments and examinations): 16.7% each

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Todd Oliynyk

Contact hours

Approximately 8-10 hours and lectures and practice classes per week for 24 weeks (two semesters).


Completion of the requirements for levels 1 to 3 of the Bachelor of Science and entry into Honours.