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 USQ’s advanced research facilities, including Mount Kent Observatory, scientific computing software and support, and overseas telescopes available through USQ’s international collaborations in astrophysics. Students studying externally are supported by online classes, remote access to USQ 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 USQ.
Note: Students will need to attend residential schools.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.
Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
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Apply core scientific skills and related studies in maths and computing to a range of careers within education, government or the private sector.
3 years External or 6 years External