Physics Department

Certificate of Astrophysics I

Key Features

Code                               APC207

Modules                        4

Duration                       4 months

Registration                 Opening October 2022

Teaching                       Distance learning

Credits                           10

Tuition Fees                 $1,300    

The Certificate of Astrophysics , is a….


  • Apply basic physical principles from a broad range of topics in physics to astronomical situations
  •  Be able to formulate scientific problems in mathematical terms and apply analytical and numerical methods towards its solution
  • Develop skills to design observing projects with research telescopes and projects drawing upon data in the literature and in archives
  • Establish competence in focused areas of astrophysical theory and experiment
  • Generate fluency in the scientific enterprise and awareness of possible career paths available to the undergraduate astronomy and astrophysics major

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Understand the concepts, basic principles and terminology used in astronomy.
    2.  Grasp the huge range of distances in the Universe and basic methods of measuring distances and navigating the sky.
    3. Understand the basic principles governing the propagation of light and the concept of the electromagnetic spectrum at multiple  frequencies/energies.
    4. Appreciate the wide variety of sizes and of objects in the cosmos.
    5. Understand the properties of planets and the structure and evolution of stars.
    6. Understand the basic cosmological principles and constants and how we can guess the past of our Universe and predict its future.
    7. Be able to manipulate scientific notation and basic formulas, calculate physical quantities and values relevant for Astrophysics.

      1. Distance Scales
      2. Basic Radiation Laws
      3. Chart of Heavens
      4. Solar System
      5. Exoplanets and Astrobiology
      6. Life of our Sun
      7. Galaxies; Stars, Black holes
      8. Birth of our Universe; Big Bang
      9. Project Report


      Entry Requirements

      High School diploma, A-levels, GCSE, Foundation Year (or relevant) in Physics and Mathematics.

      English language: GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

      Basic Information Technology skills.

      Efficient way of study 

      Every video-lecture is supported by
      a text-book which consists of the
      speech-text and the Power Point Presentation

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      James Webb Space Telescope

      The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space telescope designed primarily to conduct infrared astronomy. This is expected to enable observations of the first stars and the formation of the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets.

      Prof. Eleni Chatzichristou

      Course Organizer

      Doctor of Astrophysics, researcher, academic. Previous positions include: Manager of the Laboratory of Excellence UnivEarthS at the Université Paris-Diderot (France); Dean of Academic Affairs for City Unity College of Athens and Academic Director of their Campus in Rhodes (Greece):  Research Fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (USA), Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics Yale University (USA), Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens (Greece). She is a visiting Professor to the MBA in Maritime and Shipping Management of Uninettuno University.

      Way of study

      Watch Videolectures



      Assignment & Project


      Final viva (live video)


      Get your Degree awarded


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