12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Enrolment in the Master of Science
The unit is offered in a non-standard teaching period
Students undertake studies in three selected topics in Astrophysics and related fields, which provide the foundational basis for modern astrophysics and cosmology. These develop expertise in computational astrophysics, observational astronomy, data analysis and the skills required to effectively communicate their findings using contemporary communication tools. The three topics comprise:
Computational astrophysics (compulsory)
Advanced observational astronomy
Foundations of general relativity and cosmology.
NB: Subject to approval by the Chief Examiner, one of the topics in ASP4020 may be replaced by a topic from.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental aspects of observational astronomy, computational astrophysics, cosmology, and related disciplines.
- Develop skills in computation and astronomical observation that are fundamental to the study of astrophysics.
- Synthesize and interpret astrophysical knowledge.
- Make effective use of information and communication technology for the collection and analysis of data, the solution to problems in astrophysics and the written/oral presentation of work relevant to the area of study.
Examinations (2 hours): 50%
A total of 24 hours per week
- 3-three hours lectures/workshops/tutorials
- Three hours of consultation and online discussions involving peers and staff
- 12 hours of independent study
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Master of Science in Astrophysics