Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Astronomy

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course aims to provide an understanding of our place in the universe; early beliefs and historical development of astronomical knowledge; electromagnetic radiation; telescopes and instrumentation; the Earth-S
un-Moon system; planets of the solar system; stars; our galaxy and others; relativity and cosmology and life in the universe.

DP requirements: Satisfactory attendance at lectures and tutorials; class mark of at least 35%.

Assessment: Class record: 50%, June examination 2 hours: 50%.

Sub-minimum: 40% for final examination.

*Course content subject to change