Major Project - Astronomy & Astrophysics
Accelerate your astronomy and astrophysics studies to the next level as you investigate a research topic of your choosing. Launch into your project on the back of established research methodologies. Create a poster summarising your astrological findings.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Identify the use of an aspect or application of modern astrophysics
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of astronomy & astrophysics
- Develop and identify a scientific justification which includes a research plan, the project aims, objectives and expected outcomes
- Demonstrate independent research
- Design and create a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
- Design and create a detailed project report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached
- Design and create a short poster summary of results
- Students will undertake a substantial project using astronomy and/or astrophysics techniques.
- Students must propose their own project topic, and supply the project title, the project aims and objectives, proposed method of research, and (if possible) expected outcomes, plus references if appropriate.
- If your project depends on specific resources, you must demonstrate that these resources are available to you.
- The proposed project is subject to approval by the SAO Coordinator
- Students must commence negotiations with the SAO Coordinator at least six weeks before Week 0 of the study period.
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
SWI-AST80006-Galaxies and their Place in the Universe
, or SWI-HET624
SWI-AST80004-Exploring Stars and the Milky Way , or SWI-HET603
SWI-AST80005-Exploring the Solar System , or SWI-HET602
No special requirements
This subject aims to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in a particular aspect or application of astronomy and/or astrophysics. They will gain practical experience, keep a comprehensive record of experimental investigations, write a detailed summary report, and communicate effectively about the outcomes of their work.
- Scientific Justification Report (20%)
- Project (60%)
- Poster (20%)