• Code ASTR8010
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 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
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Christian Wolf
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

Delivery of this course will vary from student to student. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if there is an on campus activity.

Students will undertake an individual project within one of the many cutting edge research groups in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Project areas include black hole phenomena, galactic archaeology, astronomical instrumentation, stellar and planetary astronomy, and the structure and evolution of the cosmos.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained investigation of a chosen research topic supervised by an academic staff member.
  2. Systematically identify relevant theory and observations in the chosen field, relate these to appropriate analysis methods and techniques, and draw critical conclusions.
  3. Carry out observations, theoretical simulations, develop instrumentation, or utilize existing data to address a particular research question, at a standard consistent with current published research in the field.
  4. Accurately document and analyse telescope observations or theoretical simulations and research findings
  5. Present research findings, both orally and in written form.

Indicative Assessment

  1. A written report on the research project and results (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Oral presentation of the project and results (20) [LO 2,4,5]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester per 6 units of enrolment including:

  • Face-to-face component as negotiated with the supervisor
  • Independent study 10 - 40 hours per week depending on the units of enrolment per semester.

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.

Prescribed Texts

To be decided by student and supervisor based on topic chosen.


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
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
3008 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
3009 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
3010 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
3011 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
5996 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
5997 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
5998 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
5999 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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