• 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, Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Christoph Federrath
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021, however students are encouraged to attend on-campus activities if possible.

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:

  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

  1. 4 x assignments (100) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 3 hours of lectures (1x2 hour lecture plus 1x1 hour lecture) and 1x1 hour tutorial per week
  • Approximately 82 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks (average 6 hours per week on assignments).

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in the course you must be currently enrolled in the Master of Astronomy & Astrophysics (Advanced), the Master of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics or the Master of Science (Advanced) in Astronomy & Astrophysics. Incompatible with ASTR4004.

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
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
7219 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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