- Code ASTR4004
- 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 covers the fundamentals of the use of computing in theoretical and observational astrophysics research. Students will acquire the skills necessary to write computer programs to handle and process astronomical data. They will learn techniques to model astronomical processes and solve numerical problems related to them, including fundamental tools of numerical analysis such as numerical solution of differential equations and Fourier analysis. They will learn to use a range of statistical and machine learning tools to analyse astronomical data and draw inferences from it.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Create effective and robust algorithms for common numerical tasks such as numerical integration, interpolation, Fourier analysis and statistics, implemented in C and/or Python.
- Create an efficient development environment involving code, makefiles and the use of subroutine libraries.
- Critically evaluate which numerical techniques and software tools are appropriate to use for applications in machine learning, large data sets and related statistical analysis.
- Effectively apply modern parallel computers to solve large computational problems.
- Clearly communicate code functionality and intent using comments and documentation, so that code can be read, used, and shared by others.
Work Integrated Learning
Students may engage with WIL partners (internal/external) as a component of the course
- 4 x programming assignments (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final exam (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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 1 x 1 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).
No specific inherent requirements identified for this course.
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.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8429||22 Jul 2024||29 Jul 2024||31 Aug 2024||25 Oct 2024||In Person||N/A|