Training Course in Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

Department of Mathematics

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




ECTS Credits


General Objectives of the Course
To teach the astronomical theoretical and observational concepts, according to the topics covered in the official programs. Introduction to the computational technologies in the teaching of science and astronomy in the classroom.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
To update and to deepen theoretical and observational knowledge on Astronomy topics introduced on the programs of basic and secondary education. To develop the ability of using new computactional tools in that context.
Mode of Study
Access to Further Studies
Admission Requirements

Eligible applicants are teachers of Basic (3rd cycle) and Secondary Education.
Applicant selection will be based upon both CV analysis and personal motivations.
The admission of other applicants will be based upon both CV analysis and personal motivations.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Professional Goals
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The final score of each student will be expressed quantitatively and qualitatively, on a numerical integer scale ranging from 1 to 10 (according to the documents number 3/2007 of September/2007 and number 1 of January/2008, published by the CCPFC) as follows:
Excellent – from 9 to 10 points;
Very Good – from 8 to 8,9 points;
Good – from 6,5 to 7,9 points;
Satisfactory – from 5 to 6,4 points;
Insufficient – from 1 to 4,9 points.
Graduation Requirements


Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018
CCPFC/ACC-73158/13 - CCPFC
Conselho Científico-Pedagógico de Formação Contínua
  • 2013-01-08 a 2016-01-08