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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 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

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 USQ’s website.

Prerequisites

Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science In Practice.
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Highest OP/Rank to receive an offer

Median OP/Rank to receive an offer

Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer

OP/Rank excluding adjustment factors

5/92

12/75

15/68

OP/Rank including adjustment factors

2/97

10/79

13/72

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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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 OP/Rank

Admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered

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

International students

All students

Number of students

0

0

<5*

<5*

0

0

0

6

Percentage of all students

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

<5*

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

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
Science
Study Mode
External
Course Duration

3 years External or 6 years External

 
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