Important dates

While the Honours year commences at the end of January, courses will only be taught during the regular semester.

Honours coursework rules

  1. 50 per cent of the honours assessment in astronomy and astrophysics is for a research project (ASTR4005).
  2. Students are required to do 24 units of coursework for the other 50 per cent of their honours assessment.
  3. Up to 24 units (6 units per course) are to be selected from the list below.
  4. ASTR6002, ASTR6007, ASTR6013 and EMSC6022 may be taken, unless students have taken them as third year subjects already (the equivalent third year subjects are ASTR3002, ASTR3007, ASTR3013 and EMSC3022).
  5. 6 units may be selected from suitable courses in physics or maths to approval by the astronomy & astrophysics honours convenor. Possible examples include: A unit from the physics honours program. One of the computational modelling units in the Bachelor of Computational Science honours program. One of the units in the mathematics honours program.
  6. For more information, see the Programs & Courses website, Astronomy & Astrophysics Honours.

Honours courses

Note: Some courses may be given in alternate years. Please check Programs & Courses for course availability.

Syllabi can be found by clicking on the Programs and Courses website links below.

ASTR6007: Stars  (6 units)

Offered in: 1st Semester

ASTR6002: Galaxies and Cosmology (6 units)

Offered in: 2nd Semester

ASTR6013: Astrophysical Processes (6 units)

Offered in: 1st semester

ASTR4003: High Energy Astrophysics (6 units)

Offered in: 2nd semester

ASTR4004: Astronomical Computing (6 units)

Offered in: 2nd semester

ASTR4006: Galaxies (6 units)

Not offered in 2021

ASTR4008: Star Formation (6 units)

Not offered in 2021

ASTR4011: Observational Techniques - (6 units)

Offered in: 1st semester

ASTR4012: Astrophysical Gas Dynamics (6 units)

Not offered in 2021

ASTR4015: Stellar Atmospheres and Spectroscopy (6 units)

Not offered in 2021

ASTR4017: Diffuse Matter in the Universe - (6 units)

Offered in: 1st semester

EMSC6022: Planetary Science - (6 units)

Offered in: 2nd semester


How to apply

Please refer to the ANU College of Science Honours website for more information and application deadlines.