Astronomy and Computer Science, 2017-2018
The combined first year of Astronomy and Computer Science education programme takes one year and results in two first-year (propedeuse) diplomas (one of each programme). In addition to this combined programme, there are three other options:
- Astronomy - three years, one bachelor's diploma
- Astronomy and Physics - three years, two bachelor's diplomas
- Astronomy and Mathematics - three years, two bachelor's diplomas
|Analyse 1 NA||1||6||100|
|Analyse 2 NA||2||6||200|
|Elektrische en Magnetische Velden||2||5||100|
|Experimentele Natuurkunde (deel 1)||1 & 2||3||200|
|Introductie Moderne Natuurkunde||1||6||100|
|Klassieke Mechanica a||2||5||100|
|Lineaire Algebra 1||1||6||100|
|Lineaire Algebra 1 NA||1||6||100|
|Praktische Sterrenkunde||1 & 2||6||100|
|Presenteren en Communiceren||1 & 2||1||100|
Computer Science courses
|Foundations of Computer Science 1||1||6.0||100|
Total: 92 EC
During the combined Astronomy and Computer Science first-year education programme, we support you in making choices that are relevant to your future career. You will be stimulated to think about your ambitions and potential and to reflect on how to reach your goals. By actively exploring the possibilities, you enable yourself to make motivated study and career choices.
We organise various activities to help you think about questions like:
- What are my strong skills and what skills can I still learn?
- In which subjects do I want to specialise?
- Which electives fit my future ambitions?
- What do I want to learn next to my studies?
- Which master's programme will I choose after my Astronomy bachelor's and why?
- Which type of job would I like to do in the future?
Click here for the Astronomy career event calendar. This calendar contains an up-to-date overview of all career events relevant to Astronomy bachelor’s students. Please not that this calendar does not contain Computer Science events.
- Study career sessions
- Lectures from alumni
- Company visits, dinners and lectures
- Intake with Astronomy Study Advisor
- Information sessions with student counsellor
- Mentors and tutors
- Introduction Science Career Service
- Workshop Study skills
- Workshop Timemanagement
LU Career Zone
The Leiden University Career Zone is a website that offers support to Leiden University students and alumni, both during their studies and career. It offers advice, information and tools, including professional tests to draft your personal profile and job aplication tips.
In the Astronomy course descriptions in this e-Prospectus, behaviour-oriented skills are listed for each course. Although these soft skills cannot be measured like course objectives, being aware of the skills you acquire is important. They determine how you approach your work and your life and are therefore highly relevant to shaping your study path and future career.The soft skills you will come across in the Astronomy course descriptions include:
- Problem solving - recognizing and analyzing problems, solution-oriented thinking
- Analytical skills - analytical thinking, abstraction, evidence
- Structured thinking - structure, modulated thinking, computational thinking, programming
- Complex ICT-skills - data analysis, programming, simulations, complex ICT applications
- Project management - planning, scope, boundaries, result-orientation
- Responsibility - ownership, self-discipline, bear mistakes, accountability
- Motivation - commitment, pro-active attitude, initiative
- Self-regulation - independence, self-esteem, aware of own goals, motives and capacities
- Verbal communication - presenting, speaking, listening
- Written communication - writing skills, reporting, summarizing
- Collaboration - teamwork, group support, loyalty, attendance
- Flexibility - adaptability, dealing with change, teachability, eagerness to learn
- Critical thinking - asking questions, checking assumptions
- Creative thinking - resourcefulness, curiosity, thinking out of the box
- Integrity - honesty, moral, ethics, personal values
Questions about your study and/or career path? Make an appointment with the Astronomy Study Advisor.