Bachelor of Science – Astronomical and Space Sciences -
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

Learn about the universe and understand more about the science and physics at work in the world around us. This course combines the fascination of astronomy with the opportunity to develop in-demand expertise in physics, mathematics, statistics, computing and data science. Learn from internationally recognised stellar astronomy and planetary systems experts and access UniSQ’s advanced research facilities, including Mount Kent Observatory, scientific computing software and support, and overseas telescopes available through UniSQ’s international collaborations in astrophysics. Students studying externally are supported by online classes, remote access to UniSQ facilities, and residential schools where appropriate. Some of the courses available are astronomy, physics, modern physics, astronomical techniques, optics, planetary and exoplanetary science, quantum mechanics, solar and stellar astronomy, photonics, and galactic and extragalactic astronomy. Complementary studies are also offered in areas such as mathematics, science and computing. For more program information, visit Bachelor of Science – Astronomical and Space Sciences at UniSQ.

Note

Students will need to attend residential schools.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.

Prerequisites

Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

98.95

86.00

57.90

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

86.00

66.90

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

8

0

N/P#

9

0

<5*

0

24

Percentage of all students

33.3%

0.0%

N/P#

37.5%

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Apply core scientific skills and related studies in maths and computing to a range of careers within education, government or the private sector.

Course Code
906665
Start Date


Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Darling Downs & South West QLD