Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
30 credits in mathematics and 40 credits in physics.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
account for the modern astronomical conception of the world and modern astronomical research
understand and explain the mechanism behind certain astronomical phenomenon
perform astrophysical calculations of fundamental character
Planetary systems - our own and others. Stellar brightnesses, colours, distances and masses. Spectral classification. The HR-diagram. The Sun. Energy production in stars. Stellar evolution. Stellar remnants. The interstellar medium. The Milky Way galaxy. Galaxies. Big Bang and the early universe. Relativity.
Lectures and exercises. The course makes use of subject integrated communication training with feedback and self evaluation.
Written examination at the end of the course, corresponding to 4 credits. Passed hand in exercises, corresponding to 1 credit.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.