Graduate Diploma of Science (Astronomy)
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Online (Study Period 1, Study Period 3) - View application and start dates
A$23840 (annual for 2023)*
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
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- 8 core units of study (100 credit points).
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Diploma in Science (Astronomy) is 50 credit points (normally four units)
Units of study
AST80005 Exploring the Solar System
AST80006 Galaxies and their Place in the Universe
Note: These units are offered in the following study periods:
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
- Identify, interpret and analyse credible resources to present information, knowledge and critique on astronomy topics
- Apply problem solving methodologies to synthesise solutions that demonstrate information and technical skills in astronomy
- Apply communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of recent developments in astronomy
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to astronomy
- Manage own time and work independently to investigate and communicate research in astronomy
- Demonstrate communication and technical skills, either individually or working as an effective member in a team to interpret complex ideas in astronomy to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
• mathematical sciences,
• physics and astronomy,
• earth sciences,
• computer science,
• information systems,
• aerospace engineering and technology,
• optical science,
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)