Unit

School Of Science

Space Science, Planetary Science and MeteorologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301249.2

Discipline: ASTRONOMY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Luke Barnes


Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of Mathematics equivalent to 2-unit HSC, and experience with the use of computer software such as Excel or Word would be beneficial. Previous experience of statistics or computer programming will be an advantage but is not essential.


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit examines the six key priorities of the Australian Space Agency: communication, space debris monitoring, navigation and positioning, Earth observation, space technology research and development, and remote asset management. Students will examine the Sun and Solar System, planetary science, meteorology, and the physics of rockets and satellites. Students will explore the interconnections between the Earth land, ocean, atmosphere, and life of our planet in the era of modern satellite technologies. These include the critical review of our understanding about the cycles of water, carbon, rock, and other materials that continuously shape, influence, and sustain Earth and its inhabitants. Students will also be able to design new models of the cyclical interactions between the Earth system and the Sun, Moon and will discover the fundamental processes which define our Universe and our planet.


Courses
3698.4Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)CURRENT
3699.4Master of Information and Communications TechnologyCURRENT
3735.1Master of Data ScienceCONTINUING
3735.2Master of Data ScienceCURRENT
3749.2Master of ScienceCURRENT
3776.1Graduate Certificate in Science (Exit only)CURRENT
3777.1Graduate Diploma in Science (Exit only)CURRENT
3780.1Master of Information and Communications Technology/Master of Data ScienceCURRENT
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT


Specialisations

A3037.1Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) Pathway A - 2.5 yearsCURRENT
ST3063.1Space ScienceCURRENT




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