UC014 - Undergraduate Certificate in Space Science

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Plan: UC014 - Undergraduate Certificate in Space Science
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

While some classes and learning materials will be available to you online, some courses will require face-to-face participation in activities such as demonstrations, labs and practical. Information given in these activities may not be available otherwise and will most likely impact on your success in the course.

All courses make use of the myRMIT Canvas for electronic provision of course material, tutorial problems, assignments and other relevant documents.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, as appropriate to the material being taught, the skills being acquired and the capabilities developed. Formative and summative assessment tasks are undertaken throughout courses in the program.

Formative assessment is often carried out during a course and provides you opportunity for immediate evidence of your learning. Its purpose is to improve the quality of your learning. Quizzes, homework and laboratory assessment are the most common formative assessment techniques. Class discussions, revision problems, and  groupwork activities are available for you to gauge your understanding of the lecture material.

Course goals and objectives reflect the cumulative nature of the learning process and summative assessment, usually at the end of the course, is used to ensure you have met these course aims. End-of-course assessments, assignments, oral and written presentations, laboratory reports and project reports will be used as part of, and as a measure of, your learning.

Inherent requirements

The following information on inherent requirements outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional placement and on-campus learning activities. The non-academic abilities listed are provided for information only and are not entry requirements.

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

Please read the full list of the Bachelor of Space Science inherent requirements (https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/entry-requirements/inherent-requirements0/bachelor-of-space-science) which apply to the Undergraduate Certificate in Space Science.

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.

To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Services.

The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in on-campus learning and professional experience settings.

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Work integrated learning

This program does not include a Work Integrated Learning experience. This is a program builds foundational knowledge as a pathway to the RMIT Bachelor of Space Science degree which contains Work Integrated Learning courses in year two and year three.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.

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Year One of Program

Select and Complete Four (4) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Mechanics 12 PHYS2122 City Campus
Calculus and Analysis 1 12 MATH1142 City Campus
Programming Fundamentals for Scientists 12 COSC2676 City Campus
Modern Physics 12 PHYS2123 City Campus
Astronomy and Black Holes 12 PHYS2086 City Campus
Space Exploration 12 PHYS2182 City Campus
Satellites and Space Debris 12 GEOM2160 City Campus
Digital Fundamentals 12 OENG1206 City Campus

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