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Bachelor programme Astronomy

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The bachelor programme Astronomy centres around the mathematical and physical basics of astronomy and astrophysics. The scientific / technical knowledge is applied in the numerical modelling of complex systems, the study of calendars and time service as well as in the calculation of the orbit of satellites and objects crossing the orbit of the earth. Moreover extensive knowledge in the area of computing will be acquired.

Higher education institution:
University of Vienna
Group of fields of study:
Natural Sciences
Degree programme:
Astronomy
Type:
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Science, BSc
Duration:
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
German
Costs:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
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Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
University
Location:
Wien
Curriculum:
published in the:
MBl. 2014/15, Stk. 28 (Nr. 203), i.d.F. MBl. 2016/17, Stk. 13 (Nr. 53.1)

Definition of the field of studies

The subject Astronomy deals with the science of the universe, the celestial bodies (planets, stars, galaxies) and the outer space. The teaching of methodological and theoretical knowledge of astronomy and computer skills are central aspects.

Exams

The orientation period contains the modules “Introduction into Astronomy I” and “Introduction into Astronomy II”. The bachelor programme consists of 19 compulsory modules: the mathematical and physical basics of Astronomy I and II, Introduction into Physics I, II and III, the astronomical beginners practical training, numerical methods of astronomy, Analysis for Physicists I and II, Astrophysics I, linear algebra for physicists, Astronomical Instruments I, history of science / theory of science / philosophy and practical training in an observatory. Alternatively Astrophysics II or Astronomical Instruments II can be chosen as a specialisation. Moreover elective modules from biology, chemistry, earth sciences, mathematics or physics can be studied. For the bachelor degree in Astronomy two bachelor theses are required. These are two be written in the framework of two bachelor seminars.

Entrance examinations

No

Supplementary examinations

None