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Science Specialisation Astrophysics

24 months
37600 AUD/year
29600 AUD/year
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The Master of Science Specialisation Astrophysics at University of Southern Queensland enables professional development in astrophysics and astronomical and space sciences through coursework and research. 


  • With this master of Science Specialisation Astrophysics at University of Southern Queensland you will gain discipline knowledge and research project experience and widely useful scientific, numerical and critical analysis skills.  

About thie Program 

  • This degree combines coursework and research giving you the opportunity to further develop your skills with four units of research.
  • You will have the opportunity to decide between two different pathways of study in your masters degree:
  • Research Project track — the Research Project track equips you with research skills and allows you to develop a research thesis through a project in your chosen disciplinary application area.
  • Research Training track — the Research Training track allows you to develop your research capability and gain specialised cognitive and technical skills to prepare for a professional career in science.
  • You will have access to USQ’s remote-access facilities, including the Mt Kent Observatory, a facility for astronomical research and education operated by USQ, in partnership with the University of Louisville in Kentucky, USA, and Automated Patrol Telescopes Australia Pty Ltd, in addition to a High-Performance Computing cluster.
  • Astronomy at USQ is a significant part of a physical sciences research cluster that has consistently rated as world class in Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) assessments.
  • Students enrolled in the Master of Science (Astrophysics) can apply to exit their studies early with a Graduate Certificate of Science after completion of four units of study.

Career outcomes

  • As the global space industry supports a range of jobs beyond specialised space scientists and engineers, this degree accommodates those from a range of backgrounds seeking knowledge and skills relevant to international and emerging Australian space industry opportunities.
  • This degree provides professional development for a scientist working for industry or government, technician working in a laboratory or in the field, practicing teacher or provider of scientific or technical services. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asset Management in an Engineering Environment
  • Property Development
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • GIS Programming and Visualisation 
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial Analysis and Modelling 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters
  • Apply early, to make sure you secure a place


16 alternative credits




Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 078596M 

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent. 
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Commonwealth supported: AUD 8021
  • External/Online: AUD 37600


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Science Specialisation Astrophysics
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