Study programme 2020-2021Français
Universe: Structure and Components
Programme component of Bachelor's in Physics à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B1-SCPHYS-007-MCompulsory UEQUINET PascalS888 - Physique atomique et astrophysique
  • LO BUE Francesco
  • PALMERI Patrick
  • QUINET Pascal

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français150150033.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-PHYS-810Universe: Structure and Components1501500Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals
    • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of physics and of the role of models and theories.
    • Undertake further study having already acquired and enhanced the necessary learning skills
  • Provide clear and accurate information
    • Communicate complex information to a qualified scientific partner
  • Have a rigorous scientific approach
    • Solve simple problems in the context of physics by identifying their basic aspects and by using both appropriate theoretical and experimental methods
    • Have integrated theoretical and/or practical skills during an introductory training session on scientific research

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this course, the students will be able to describe the structure of Universe and to define its different components.

Content of UE

- A brief history of astronomy
- The night sky
- The motion of planets
- The Earth
- The solar system
- The Sun
- The stars
- The galaxies

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Oral Examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Oral examination on the theoretical course (2/3) and the practical works (1/3).

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Oral examination on the theoretical course (2/3) and the practical works (1/3).

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-810Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-810Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-PHYS-810N.F. Comins, A la découverte de l'Univers. Introduction à l'astronomie et à l'astrophysique (De Boeck, 2011)

M. Séguin & B. Villeneuve, Astronomie et Astrophysique : cinq grandes idées pour explorer et comprendre l'Univers (De Boeck Université, 2002)

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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