Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

PHYS1080

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Examination, weekly assignments, project essay

Course coordinator

Prof Michael Drinkwater (mjd@physics.uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

A general introduction to the major concepts of, and progress in astrophysics for the interested numerate student. The course emphasises classical observations of the solar system, stars & galaxies, and the cosmos at large. It also includes discussion of broader questions concerning our place in the Universe. Topics covered include: the night sky, origin and evolution of the solar system, properties of stars & galaxies, and recent progress in cosmology.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile