• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Emily Wisnioski
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course is usually offered every even year (eg 2018)

The course begins with an overview of galaxies at all redshifts in the Universe, introduces the basic tools for their study and proceeds to analyze the properties of disk, elliptical and dwarf galaxies, as well as discussing the formation of galaxies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the whole field of galaxies, including descriptive material and advanced dynamical concepts.
  2. Undertake dynamical analysis of various galactic situations, Including analytical and numerical techniques.

Indicative Assessment

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

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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 5 hours of lectures and tutorials per week
  • Approximately 70 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, tutorials and assignments, (average 5 hours of work on assignments per week).

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you need to be undertaking the ASTR-HSPC Honours specialisation Incompatible with ASTR8006

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

Prescribed Texts

Galactic Dynamics, Binney, J. and Tremaine, S, Princeton 2008 (2nd ed).

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.

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
2022 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4013 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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