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Swinburne University of Technology
The unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology uses modern day technology and projections to increase your understanding of astrophysics and analyses how vital these tools are to the science. The unit looks at classic theories and allows you to develop your ideas and thoughts on matters such as Pulsar population synthesis and star cluster morphology.
The unit also attempts to enhance your research skills and the vital tools to aid your understanding. The importance of taking notes and accurate records is something that is emphasised in this unit, especially in developing your own work. By demonstrating a deep knowledge of aspects of computational astrophysics this unit allows you to look further into key issues such as mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, nuclear and particle physics, and atomic physics to develop your own thoughts.
You cannot enrol into this unit if you have completed any unit deemed academically equivalent. It’s recommended that you have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge:
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
In this Computational Astrophysics unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective 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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This unit provides you with detailed knowledge about numerous aspects of astrophysics as well as encouraging you to conduct your own independent research project. This unit could lead to further learning and perhaps a doctorate.
This unit proves particularly useful for those wishing to obtain opportunities in teaching, observatories, science centres and museums. The unit could even lead to employment in communications, government work or science-related industry.
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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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.