- Code ASTR8004
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Work Integrated Learning Projects
This course is usually offered every odd year (eg 2021)
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Be familiar with some of the most important algorithms for common numerical tasks such as numerical integration, interpolation, Fourier analysis and statistics.
- 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.
- Develop proficiency in using modern parallel computers for solving large computational problems.
- Be able to establish an efficient development environment involving code, makefiles and the use of subroutine libraries.
Work Integrated Learning
Students may engage with WIL partners (internal/external) as a component of the course.
- 4 x assignments (100) [LO 1,2,3]
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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).
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
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