Major Project: Astronomy and Astrophysics

AST80014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

    Final offering SP1 2020

Contact hours

  • Nil Hours

2020 teaching periods


HOL Study Period 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

30 Jun 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

23 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

Aims and objectives

This Unit aims to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in a particular aspect or application of astronomy and/or astrophysics. They will gain practical experience, keep a comprehensive record of experimental investigations, write a detailed summary report, and communicate effectively about the outcomes of their work.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify the use of an aspect or application of modern astrophysics
2. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of astronomy & astrophysics
3. Develop and identify a scientific justification which includes a research plan, the project aims, objectives and expected outcomes
4. Demonstrate independent research
5. Design and create a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
6. Design and create a detailed project report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached
7. Design and create a short poster summary of results