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In the Graduate Diploma of Science (Astronomy) program offered through Open Universities Australia, you will gain an education in fundamental concepts and theories in astronomy. This graduate diploma will give you advanced education in the solar system, dark matter, the birth, life and death of stars, and galaxies and galaxy formation.
Several elective units in this graduate diploma program have prerequisites of university level 1 mathematics and physics. Students without university level mathematics and physics may apply for the Graduate Certificate in Science, as units in this award do not have any prerequisites. Alternatively, you may complete introductory tertiary units in mathematics and physics as non-award units before beginning the graduate diploma.
In this graduate astronomy program, you will study: Three required units:
And your choice of five out of 14 elective units:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Diploma of Science (Astronomy) from Swinburne University of Technology.
This graduate diploma program in astronomy aims to develop your communication skills and ability to transfer your science knowledge to others. It is ideal for science educators, people working in astronomy-related fields, amateur astronomers and anyone with a love of astronomy. With the education and training you receive in this course, you will learn to be an effective teacher and communicator of science and astronomy. Upon completion of this graduate diploma course, you may be able to progress to the Master of Science (Astronomy) program.
Curious about where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
FEE-HELP is available.
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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