Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics) (BSc(SpacScAstrophys))

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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This program explores the fundamental processes of our universe from the upper atmosphere of the Earth to the most distant regions. It consists of core training in the disciplines of astronomy and space science, with a strong emphasis on physics. Students are given the flexibility to supplement this core with their choice of other science, geoscience, and mathematically based work and students will have direct exposure to professionals in the fields of space science and astrophysics, which enables them to form professional mentoring relationships. There are also opportunities to take part in project work with established scientists in the field.
The Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics) is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics)

There shall be a Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics).

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 48 units.
  2. Elective courses to the value of 24 units.
  3. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units.
  4. Level III Science courses to the value of at least 24 units.
  5. A major in Physics.
  6. Broadening experience.

Core Courses