The Astronomy and Astrophysics major provides a broad overview of the application of physics to understanding the physical universe. It aims to provide a balance of knowledge and skills. Central areas of knowledge include: the physics of radiation; celestial mechanics and fluid dynamics; structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, and the universe; design of and analysis of data from telescopes and similar instruments. Mathematical, computational and experimental skills include: problem solving, data gathering, data analysis, and instrument design. The major will prepare students for a variety of careers in areas in which the physical sciences are important, including: research, teaching, and industry


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    Learning Outcomes

    1. describe and explain the basic properties of astrophysical objects, including planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, and the universe as a whole.
    2. apply the principles of physics to solve problems pertaining to the behaviour of these objects, and to make predictions about their evolution.
    3. describe and explain the operation of telescopes and related instruments for observing astronomical phenomena.
    4. use mathematical, computational and experimental skills to solve conceptual and quantitative problems in astrophysics.
    5. demonstrate skills including: equipment familiarity, data gathering, record keeping, data analysis, dealing with uncertainty, experiment design, and comparison with theory.
    6. analyse unfamiliar astrophysical systems and provide order-of-magnitude estimates of quantities. This includes a knowledge of basic physical constants and key equations.
    7. be both creative and rigorous in the design and construction of scientific investigations of astrophysical systems.
    8. effectively communicate astrophysical analyses to expert and non-expert audiences.
    9. constructively criticise evidence, arguments and conclusions wherever they are encountered.



    Applicants must have either completed recognized upper secondary studies to the required standard and recognised by ANU as comparable to Australian Year 12 (ATAR 80) or completed at least one year of tertiary study to the required standard

    • TOEFL: Paper-based score: 570 (min. 4.5 in TWE). Internet-based score: 80 (min. 20 reading and writing, 18 in speaking and listening
    • IELTS Academic:  6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
    • PTE Academic: 64 overall (min. 55 in each of the communicative skills)
    • Cambridge CAE: 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest)



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    Australian Capital Territory,

    2601, CANBERRA, Australia

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