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Swinburne University of Technology
Exploring Stars and the Milky Way is an online unit provided by Swinburne University of Technology and Open Universities Australia that aims to introduce you to the birth, life and death of stars, and the galaxy’s structure, using conceptual astronomy rather than mathematical techniques.
The unit is designed to teach astronomy concepts in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner, making it the ideal unit of study for star-gazing enthusiasts and newcomers to this scientific field. You will learn to understand the classification of stars, the methods used to identify their properties, and the various life cycles of a star from protostars to stellar remnants.
Finally, you will recognise the limits in our understanding of our place in the galaxy, and develop your awareness of the role of dark matter in modern astronomical theories.
In order to enrol in this unit, you cannot have completed it, or an academic equivalent before, and you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In the Exploring Stars and the Milky Way unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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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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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