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Astronomy aims to understand our universe using observations, experiments, and theoretical and numerical studies. Astronomy is a discipline that relies on the innovative application of physics, whilst drawing on a number of other scientific and technological disciplines. 

UniSQ's astronomical and space sciences courses and programs enable students to survey the state of modern astronomy and of physics, develop professional knowledge and skills in stellar astrophysics, planetary science, solar physics, space science and physics, obtain research project experience, and graduate with widely useful scientific, numerical and critical analysis skills.

UniSQ's on-campus observatory located at Mt Kent Observatory is equipped with modern remote-access telescopes and high-performance computing facilities. Observe both northern and southern skies using UniSQ’s Shared Skies Partnership with the University of Louisville in the USA.

Learn from our world-renowned teaching staff that have national recognition and partnerships with global institutions such as NASA.

Explore UniSQ's Astronomy degrees

Why study astronomy?

Astronomy offers a chance to explore the universe and learn about its many mysteries. It is an integral part of our culture and has played a significant role in our development as a species. Today, astronomy is more important than ever, as we strive to understand our place in the cosmos and find our place in the grand scheme of things.

There are many different branches of astronomy, each with its own focus and area of expertise. Some of the most popular branches include astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, and stellar astronomy. Each branch brings its own unique perspective to the study of the universe. By studying astronomy, we can learn about the history and evolution of the universe, as well as its current state and future. 

Are flexible study options available?
Yes! UniSQ offers several astronomy degrees with options for online or on-campus study. Whether you’re looking to start an undergraduate degree or continue your academic journey with a postgraduate degree, we give you the flexibility you need to succeed. Have a browse of our science degrees  the different ways to study at UniSQ to find a schedule that suits you.
What are my career prospects with an astronomy degree?

When you study astronomy in Australia with UniSQ, you are gaining the knowledge and skilled needed for a career in astronomy or a related scientific field. An astronomy degree will open up many opportunities for a multifaceted scientific career in several sectors, including:

  • Industry or government
  • Technician in a laboratory or in the field
  • Teacher
  • Meteorologist
  • Researcher or academic
  • Self-employed scientist/technician. 

Discover our astronomy courses to find out how you can become a successful scientist in your chosen field. At UniSQ, you’ll have the chance to learn remotely - you can study astronomy online or on campus for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

If you’re passionate about a career in astronomy, there’s no better place to begin your journey than UniSQ. You’ll learn in an environment that focuses on community support, flexibility and inclusiveness, so you can gain an astronomy degree to support your personal and professional goals. 

Why study astronomy with UniSQ?

Studying astronomy courses at UniSQ will give you full access to cutting edge resources, information and expertise to prepare you for a successful and rewarding career in astronomy or other related fields. We also offer students the opportunity to study astronomy online or on-campus, so whether you’re looking for an undergraduate or postgraduate astronomy degree, you’ll find what you need. We’re here to help you start your career, so browse through our available astronomy courses to see which one is right for you.

  • UniSQ is leading Australia’s effort to boost commercialisation and national capability in the space sector with $50 million in funding from the Federal Government’s inaugural Trailblazer Universities Program.
  • We hosts the only ground-based support in the Southern Hemisphere for NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission with Queensland’s only professional astronomical research facility, Mount Kent Observatory
  • According to the latest ERA results, UniSQ is rated well above world standard for our research in Astronomical and Space Sciences.
What are the pathways to entry?
At UniSQ, we understand that beginning your studies at university is different for everyone. That's why we have several pathways available. Whether you’ve just graduated, finished some time ago, or have qualifications such as VET or TAFE, we can help you find the right path to your chosen degree. Explore our pathway programs to find out more.  

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