Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics)

The University of Adelaide

Space science and astrophysics explores the universe from the upper atmosphere of the earth to the most distant regions. This underpins much of the academic and technological research into astronomy, studies of the solar system and the practical use of space. It is important in improving knowledge of the universe as a whole, and in enabling us to understand the environment within which space vehicles, and planet earth, must operate.

Entry Requirements:

Prerequisite: SACE Stage 2: Physics, Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)


The program consists of core training in the disciplines of astronomy and space science, with a strong emphasis on physics. Students are given the flexibility to supplement this core with their choice of other science, geoscience, and mathematically based work. They will have direct exposure to professionals in the fields of space science and astrophysics, which enables them to form professional mentoring relationships. There are also opportunities to take part in project work with established scientists in the field.

Subjects you can Study:

Space science and astrophysics

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Related Careers:

Astronomer, Physicist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 69.15 Yes Part time
North Terrace 69.15 Yes Full time 3 years
Waite No info No Part time
Waite No info No Full time 3 years

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