Information for new and current students

How to get program and administrative advice as a current student

PhD/MPhil: Depending on the nature of your question, your primary supervisor, the HDR convenor Professor Helmut Jerjen or the HDR Administrator (rsaa.sa@anu.edu.au) are all possible first contacts who can refer you on if they cannot answer your question.

Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced)/Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics/Master of Science (Advanced) in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Enrolment advice is given by the Master's program convenor Associate Professor Michael Ireland. Questions regarding your Masters thesis should be directed to the ASTR8010 Masters thesis convener Associate Professor Christian Wolf. If you require administrative help, please contact rsaa.sa@anu.edu.au.

Honours Year in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Information about the application process and status need to be directed to the College of Science student administration team: science.enquiries@anu.edu.au; enrolment advice is given by the Honours convenor Associate Professor Michael Ireland. For questions regarding your Honours thesis (course ASTR4005) please contact the Honours thesis course convenor Associate Professor Christian Wolf.

Students majoring in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Please contact Associate Professor Michael Ireland for enrolment advice.

Induction handbook

If you are a new Honours, Masters or PhD/MPhil student at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA), please take some time to read through the RSAA Student Induction Handbook (you can find a copy on the RSAA intranet). You will find useful academic information about your program as well as practical information regarding accommodation, travelling to Mount Stromlo, Health and Safety on Mount Stromlo and important contact details.

You can also contact rsaa.sa@anu.edu.au in order to request the Student Induction Handbook.

Orientation

Contact rsaa.sa@anu.edu.au if you are a new student in the PhD/MPhil, Masters or Honours program.

Coursework information

Timetable Semester 1 2020 (pdf, 35KB)

Timetable Semester 2 2020 (pdf, KB) (will be published before the start of S2 2020)

(Please check this timetable regularly before the start of semester as sometimes changes occur at short notice.)

For courses taught on the Acton campus, please check the central ANU timetable here.

Summer Session 2020 courses offered by RSAA

  • ASTR1001 Astrophysics (ONLINE)

Semester 1 2020 courses offered by RSAA

  • ASTR1001 Astrophysics (ONLINE)
  • ASTR3005 Astrophysics Research Topic
  • ASTR3007/6007 Stars (on campus)
  • ASTR3013 Astrophysical Processes (NEW in 2020) (on campus)
  • ASTR8001 Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Project
  • ASTR4006/8006 Galaxies (Mount Stromlo)
  • ASTR4011/8011 Observational Techniques (Mount Stromlo)

Semester 2 2020 courses offered by RSAA

  • ASTR1001 Astrophysics (ONLINE)
  • ASTR2013 Foundations of Astrophysics (on campus)
  • ASTR3002/6002 Galaxies and Cosmology (on campus)
  • ASTR3005 Astrophysics Research Topic
  • ASTR8001 Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Project
  • ASTR4008/8008 Star Formation (Mount Stromlo)
  • ASTR4012/8002 Astrophysical Gas Dynamics (Mount Stromlo)
  • ASTR8016 Optical Instrumentation (on campus)

Honours with specialisation in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Honours Thesis course ASTR4005)

ASTR4005 Astronomy and Astrophysics IV Honours Research Project (usual enrolment per semester is 12 units for full-time Honours year students; this is the Honours thesis course)

Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Adv) (Research Thesis course ASTR8010)

ASTR8010 Astrophysics Research Topic (NEW enrolment pattern from S1 2019): Students enrol in 24 units coursework only in their first semester, 12 units ASTR8010 (and 12 units coursework) in their second and thrid semester and 24 units ASTR8010 in their final semester. If students wish to enrol in ASTR8010 in their first semester they require approval from the Masters program convener.

Please look up detailed course information on Programs & Courses.