University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Astronomy, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    One of
    PHYC20010 Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity
    PHYC20011 Electromagnetism and Optics
    PHYC20009 Thermal and Classical Physics
    PHYC20005 Quantum Mechanics & Thermal Physics
    And Mathematics
    MAST20009 Vector Calculus
    And at least one of
    MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2
    MAST20026 Real Analysis
    MAST20030 Differential Equations

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject provides an introduction to astrophysics discussing the basic structure of stars, our galaxy, and the universe and introducing the most recent research questions.
    Topics covered include:
    structure and evolution of stars, degenerate stars, black holes, the structure of the Milky Way and other cosmic objects, emission processes in astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, relativistic cosmology and cosmological models

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.