• Code ASTR8001
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Areas of interest Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Christian Wolf
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

This is an in-person course. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if your project can be undertaken remotely.

A selection of research projects from within the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) will be on offer. Students will undertake an individual project within one of the many cutting edge research groups in the Research School. Project areas range from planetary science to cosmology, instrumentation to theory. More detail is available from http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/education/honours/projects.php

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic in the context of astronomy and astrophysics;
  2. systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions;
  3. engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources;
  4. appropriately apply statistical or other evaluation processes to original data;
  5. communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment is negotiated with the student but usually involves a research project report. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Approximately 130 hours (per 6 units of enrolment) of total student learning time made up of independent student research, reading and writing. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their supervisor and attend all supervisory meetings.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts.

Assumed Knowledge

First or second class Honours degree in Physics or Maths

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 to 24 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.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $720 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $1030 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3004 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
3005 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
3006 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
3007 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5992 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
5993 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
5994 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
5995 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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