This fully online Astronomy and Astrophysics unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology aims to enhance your understanding of astronomy and astrophysics and will teach you the core skills and techniques to excel in both fields. You will launch your own project with the skills you develop and conduct your own research using a project plan.
This unit will give an exceptionally in-depth analysis of the world and the solar system and will encourage you to explore and develop these ideas by carrying out your own research. As well as teaching the correct way to note down any findings, this unit will teach you how to write a correct report and how to summarise your work and the techniques used.
By equipping you with an understanding of the key aspects of both fields, the confidence and tools to enhance your knowledge and a free reign to conduct your own project, this unit will not only further your skills in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, but also develop your management, research and organisational skills.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed any unit deemed academically equivalent. It’s recommended that you have completed one of the following units or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
Exploring Stars and the Milky Way
Exploring the Solar System
Galaxies and their Place in the Universe
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
Master of Science (Astronomy)
Areas of study
In this Astronomy and Astrophysics unit, you will undertake a substantial project using astronomy and/or astrophysics techniques.
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Master of Science (Astronomy), Swinburne University of Technology
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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This unit provides you with a deep knowledge of science communication and independent research project skills. The unit proves exceptionally popular with those hoping to undertake a professional career in a range of astronomy and astronomy related fields as well as those who want to develop their learning further.
By undertaking this unit you could find a career in education, as a teacher or professor. Alternatively, you could find yourself working in observatories, science centres and museums, or in a number of scientific or communication positions.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Major Project - Astronomy and Astrophysics from Swinburne University of Technology.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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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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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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