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Swinburne University of Technology
This Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University unit offers a fascinating look into the History of Astronomy without the need for any prior knowledge of physics or astronomy. By studying this unit, you will learn about the leading theorists throughout history, including Copernicus, Galileo, Newton and Descartes, and you will become familiar with their theoretical contributions to science.
The unit will take you through the social reasons for advancement of the science of astronomy, and will enable you to become aware of the development of astronomical techniques and concepts throughout history. You will consider these changes from a cross-cultural perspective as various segments of this unit will focus on Islamic, Chinese, Indian, Greek, and Roman astronomy.
You will also become familiar with the phases of progress within the field, including medieval astronomy, the Newtonian revolution, the discoveries surrounding the electromagnetic spectrum and major breakthroughs and theories of the 20th century.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this astronomy 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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