Sub-major - Astroinformatics

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM3051.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

This unit set aims to produce graduates with excellent computing skills, a thorough grounding in astronomy, and experience in using computers to solve complex, challenging scientific problems. Modern astronomy is strongly driven by large datasets, which require advanced computing procedures to analyse. Students will learn about the science of stars, planets and galaxies; the use of computers in science; and how to formulate and solve challenging problems in modern science using high-level computer skills.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Nick Tothill
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Nick Tothill
Penrith Campus Internal Nick Tothill

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows:

300580 Programming Fundamentals
300672 Mathematics 1A
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering
300916 Astroinformatics

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