Astronomy units for non-astronomers
Not everyone who takes astronomy units at Curtin do so as part of a science degree. Many students who study disciplines other than science enrol in astronomy units. Whether you have an interest in astronomy, or would just like to know more about our solar system or the universe in which we live, Curtin applied physics provides units for you. These units do not require high level mathematical skills or a deep knowledge of physics, and there are no pre-requisites apart from a desire to learn.
ASTR1001 (v.1) Introduction to astronomy
Introduction to astronomy offers an introduction to the study of the universe.
ASTR1002 (v.1) Planetary science
Planetary science 101 will provide students with a sound understanding of the major bodies of the solar system, including the earth’s moon and the planets, as well as asteroids, comets and dwarf planets.