COURSE: BSC IN NATURAL SCIENCE (ASTRONOMY)

University of South Africa, UNISA
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Astronomy is a complex discipline that calls for highly developed mathematical, physics and computer programming skills. This specialised degree lays a solid foundation for a career in astronomy by combining theoretical study with practical astronomy assignments in every year.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • General introduction to astronomy

  • Spherical astronomy and Kepler orbits

  • Pre-calculus Mathematics

  • Calculus

  • Linear algebra

  • Practical work

  • Modern physics

  • Mechanics

  • Electromagnetism and heat

  • Comprehension skills for science

  • End-user Computing


Second year subjects:


  • The structure and evolution of stars

  • The structure and evolution of galaxies

  • Astronomy Practical

  • Calculus in higher dimensions


Third year subjects:


  • Quantum physics

  • Statistical physics

  • Advanced Astronomy Practical

  • Radiative Mechanisms

  • Radiative Transfer

  • Observational Techniques


Careers: astronomer.

Source: www.unisa.ac.za

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