• Offered by Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Areas of interest Astronomy and Astrophysics

This course is usually offered every even year (eg 2018)

This course provides students with the skills necessary to write computer programs for the construction of models of astronomical processes, for the analysis of data and for multi-dimensional simulations. The skills acquired in this course are essential for every research area in astronomy and astrophysics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will:

  1. Be familiar with some of the most important algorithms for common numerical tasks such as numerical integration, interpolation, Fourier analysis and statistics.
  2. Write programs in C and/or Python in order to solve specific numerical problems typical of those arising in Astronomy and to plot the results.
  3. Develop proficiency in using modern parallel computers for solving large computational problems.
  4. Be able to establish an efficient development environment involving code, makefiles and the use of subroutine libraries.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

4 x assignments each worth 25% LO 1-4.

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Workload

10 hours per week including 4 hours of lectures and tutorials and 6 hours per week on assignments.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with ASTR8004

You will need to contact the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

C How to Program, by Paul Deitel and Harvey Deitel, Pearson Education International (6th edition)

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9567 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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