Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced)

Australian National University ANU

The Master of Astronomy & Astrophysics (Advanced) is a full-time two year program based upon 50% coursework and 50% research project. The coursework component may be tailored to the student's needs, and can include astrophysical techniques, astrophysical computing, planetary science, stellar astrophysics, galaxies, and cosmology. Many courses contain research or hands-on components that develop skills and knowledge in the latest advances in astronomy and astrophysics. The research project provides the opportunity to enhance and develop detailed knowledge and skills in a specific area of astronomy or astrophysics. The research component may include the acquisition and analysis of telescope data, the development of theoretical models, or the development and testing of new astronomical instrumentation.

Course Fee:

$64,512.00

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.5 and at least 8 courses in cognate disciplines, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis (cognate disciplines: Computer Science, Earth and Marine Sciences, Physics, Mathematics); English language requirements

Structure:

This program requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of 48 units from the coursework component and 48 units from the research component.

Subjects you can Study:

Advanced astronomy and astrophysics

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 24 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project to continue in the Master program. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 24 in the in the same teaching period in which the 24th unit is attempted, exactly 24 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from course in descending order of marks. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Further information:

For more information about this page please visit: https://science.anu.edu.au/study/master-degrees/master-astronomy-and-astrophysics-advanced

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Related Careers:

Astronomer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
Canberra No info Yes Part time 7 years

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