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Swinburne University of Technology
Through Tools of Modern Astronomy, you will gain a functional understanding of electromagnetic radiation and its application in astronomy. This online unit focuses on telescopes and the observational data they produce through the emission and detection of signals.
Delivered by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University, this unit covers the complete array of modern telescopes, from optical telescopes and radio interferometers through to gamma- and X-ray detectors.
You will come to understand the nature of electromagnetic radiation and the different types of detectors required to interpret information across the spectrum. Principles of telescope design and operation across the range of different techniques employed in astronomy will add to your appreciation of the varied approaches used to collect data.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
It is also recommended that you have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge, before starting this unit:
Applicants must also ensure they have not completed a previous version of this unit.
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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This unit will equip you with the necessary knowledge required for further study or a career in the field of astronomy. This knowledge is essential should you wish to complete further training, including a master or doctorate, in the field. Job opportunities in the astronomical community include placements with recognised organisations including CSIRO, SETI and NASA.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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.