Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Identify the use of an aspect or application of modern astrophysics
  2. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of astronomy & astrophysics
  3. Develop and identify a scientific justification which includes a research plan, the project aims, objectives and expected outcomes
  4. Demonstrate independent research
  5. Design and create a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
  6. Design and create a detailed project report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached
  7. 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.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-HET619

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

Special requirements

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%)

Textbook information is pending.

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