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Bachelor of Science Major Astronomical & Space Sciences

Bachelor of Science Major Astronomical & Space Sciences (BSCI)
CRICOS: 042230E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: Due to highly recommended on-campus residential school classes, the External offering is unsuitable for international students studying overseas.

Overview

  • Are you fascinated by the universe? Interested in science and the physics at work in the world around us? Astronomy aims to understand our universe using observations, experiments, and theoretical and numerical studies. Astronomy is a discipline that relies on the innovative application of physics, whilst drawing on a number of other scientific and technological disciplines.
  • You will learn from internationally recognised stellar astronomy and planetary systems experts and access USQ’s advanced research facilities, including Mount Kent Observatory, scientific computing software and support, and overseas telescopes available through USQ’s international collaborations in astrophysics.
  • Experience world standard learning with the flexibility of studying externally either full or part-time. You will be supported by online classes, remote access to USQ facilities, and residential schools where appropriate.
  • USQ’s Bachelor of Science (Astronomical and Space Sciences) major enables students to survey the state of modern astronomy and of physics, develop professional knowledge and skills in stellar astrophysics, planetary science, solar physics, space science and physics, obtain research project experience, and graduate with widely useful scientific, numerical and critical analysis skills.
 

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate you may find career opportunities as a scientist working for industry or government, technician working in a laboratory or in the field, teacher (in combination with appropriate education studies), meteorologist (subject to appropriate government training), researcher or academic (subject to appropriate postgraduate qualifications), or self-employment providing scientific and/or technical services.

Entry requirements

Subject pre-requisites: Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent.

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in: 

  • English
  • Mathematics A

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

In addition, it is also recommended that you have studied one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalent.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 12-unit major 12
1 x 8 unit major
or 8 x approved courses
8
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28800
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 33120

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 042230E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

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