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Swinburne University of Technology
As an online unit provided by Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia, Cosmology and the Large-scale Structure of the Universe provides you with the tools to explore conceptions of the space-time continuum and how it has evolved. You will apply research principles and evaluate credible sources to discuss a range of theories and unresolved questions pertaining to key concepts in astronomy and cosmology.
The unit focuses on central concepts such as cosmic inflation, dark energy and the Big Bang Theory. You will also develop an understanding of tools such as large galaxy surveys and supercomputer simulations. As a part of this unit, you will be expected to conduct in-depth research on a relevant topic, using refereed journal articles and other reliable sources. Assessments will consist of a group assignment, a project and an online test.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants cannot have already complete this unit or an academic equivalent before, and must meet the following criteria:
In this Cosmology and the Large-scale Structure of the Universe unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Cosmology and the Large-scale Structure of the Universe is a core requirement in the Master of Science (Astronomy) course – an academically rigorous course in contemporary astronomy.
Successful graduates of this course use this qualification to begin or enhance their opportunities in education or research, taking job roles in academic institutions, observatories, science centres and museums. Others have applied their skills to take advanced roles in public outreach, broadcasting and communications as related to the scientific community.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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