ASP4200 - Astrophysics honours coursework - 2019

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Physics and Astronomy

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Amanda Karakas


Associate Professor Amanda Karakas

Unit guides



  • Full year 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 to First semester 2020 (On-campus)


Enrolment in an approved Honours or Graduate Diploma in the discipline of Astrophysics




ASP4210 and ASP4220


ASP4200 is a level four unit in the Honours Program of the Bachelor of Science course. The unit comprises six approved lecture topics which students can choose from those offered in the Honours Handbook of the School of Physics and Astronomy. These provide advanced instruction in Astrophysics and related fields, and support for students wishing to develop a career in research.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of astrophysics and related disciplines.
  2. Synthesize and interpret their knowledge.
  3. Apply their knowledge and critical thinking skills to the solution of complex problems.
  4. Plan, and efficiently carry out, work requirements.
  5. Make effective use of information and communication technology for the collection and analysis of data, the solution of problems and the presentation of their work. Students will also be able to:

  6. Understand, use and explain the basic concepts and principles of the research literature which underpins their chosen area of research in astrophysics.


Six lecture topics (a mixture of assignments and examinations: 15% each): 90%

Literature review 10%

Workload requirements

Approximately 8-10 hours and lectures and practice classes per week for 24 weeks (two semesters).

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study