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

Program Code

BSC

Academic Year

2017

Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

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.

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

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

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

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 45 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 27 units, which may include other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are not offered by the Faculty of Sciences up to the value of 9 units with no more than 6 units at Level I.
  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
Core Courses

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA 3
PHYSICS 1200ND Physics IB 3
PHYSICS 1007 Space Science and Astrophysics I 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 2101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus II 3
MATHS 2102 Differential Equations II 3
PHYSICS 2510 Physics IIA 3
PHYSICS 2520 Physics IIB 3
PHYSICS 2534 Electromagnetism II 3
PHYSICS 2536 Space Science and Astrophysics II 3

Level III - For a major in Physics

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 3532 Atmospheric and Astrophysics III 3
PHYSICS 3542 Physics III 6
PHYSICS 3002 Experimental Physics III 3