Sub-major - Astroinformatics

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM3080.1

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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 sub-major 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.

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows

300916 Astroinformatics
300672 Mathematics 1A
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300966 The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life

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