- Code ASTR6007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Astronomy and Astrophysics
This course is offered as part of the new Master of Astronomy and
Astrophysics (Advanced) program. The course introduces students to
fundamental concepts in star formation, structure, evolution, element
production and thermonuclear reactions, and pulsating stars. The galaxy
component covers galaxy formation theory, classification, star formation,
galaxy interactions, dark matter, black holes and the large-scale structure of the Universe.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On completion of this course students will have developed substantial skills in the
1. The formation, structure, evolution and pulsation of stars.
2. The production of elements in stars and the big bang.
3. The observational and physical properties of galaxies.
4. The structure of self-gravitating systems of many stars and gas (galaxies).
5. Dark matter, baryonic matter and galactic structure.
In addition students will:
6. Expertise in basic computer programming skills and the numerical solution of
7. Understanding current research through reading professional articles and articles
written for the general public.
8. Writing of reports on current areas of astrophysical research.
9. Effective oral communication involving the presentation of complex
astrophysical concepts to their peers.
Indicative Assessment1. Six assignments all related to (learning outcomes 1-6). The assignments comprise
75% of the course assessment.
2. Written report (2500 word limit) worth 15% (LO1-9)
3. Oral presentation chosen from a list of topics covered by the ASTR6007 course
and provided by the course lecturers. Worth 10% (LO1-9)
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Workload10 hours per week consisting of 4 hours of lectures and tutorials and 6 hours of work
on assignments, written report and presentation.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeBachelor of Science or equivalent with a major in physics or mathematics with
relevant experience or academic achievement.
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- 6 units
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|15 Feb 2016
|26 Feb 2016
|31 Mar 2016
|27 May 2016