Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of astronomy & astrophysics
  2. write a project proposal which includes a research plan, the project aims, objectives and expected outcomes
  3. undertake independent research
  4. keep a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
  5. write a detailed and summary report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached in the project
  6. synthesise the research results in a short poster summary.
    • Students will undertake a substantial project using astronomy and/or astrophysics techniques
  • 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 develops a detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in a particular aspect or application of astronomy and/or astrophysics, and provides practical experience in the techniques involved in astronomy and/or astrophysics. You develop your ability to keep a comprehensive record of experimental investigations, to write a detailed summary report of techniques used and investigations undertaken and to communicate effectively about the outcomes of your work.

  • Proposal (20%)
  • Assignment (20%)
  • Report (60%)

Textbooks are not required.

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