Astronomy Major

From 2015, a new Astronomy Major, taught by ACRU members, is offered as part of the BSc Mathematical Sciences stream in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

The table below gives the structure of the Major (all modules are 16 credits). Click on the links for the ASTR modules to view course content and learning goals.

Year 1

MATH130 (Introduction to Calculus)

MATH140 (Calculus and Linear Algebra)

PHYS110 (Mechanics, Optics and Thermal Physics)

PHYS120 (Electromagnetism, Waves and Modern Physics)

Year 2

ASTR201 (Astronomy Fundamentals & Stellar Astrophysics)

ASTR202 (Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology)

MATH212 (Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra)

MATH251 (Further Calculus and Introductory Analysis)

Year 3

ASTR301 (Astronomy Beyond the Visible)

ASTR302 (Observational Astronomy Project)

ASTR303 (Fluids in Astrophysics)

and either MATH327 (Numerical Analysis) or MATH344 (Tensor Analysis)

The first year curriculum is the same as the first year of the Physics Major, and we recommend that students register for both the Astronomy and Physics Majors.