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Master Program

The Master’s Program in Astronomy has been established since 23 February 1998 and has been accredited "Unggul" by the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education/BAN-PT (valid until 30 September 2026). The Master's Program in Astronomy offers an advanced education program for graduates of bachelor's degrees in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and other sciences, as well as graduates in other supporting fields (i.e archaeology, journalism, law, etc.).

The Master's Program in Astronomy is divided into two field orientations:

a. Advanced Astrophysics: the learning process is a continuation of the undergraduate program, i.e. studying advanced astrophysics courses with a career orientation as a researcher or scientist.

b. Astronomy Development and Education: the learning process aims to explore and develop support system for future astronomical development in Indonesia, and study its impact on society.


The objective of the Master's Program in Astronomy is to ensure that graduates can have these following profiles:

1. Graduates who play an active and successful role in the work they hold by leveraging the knowledge, thinking, skills and attitudes acquired during the study of astronomy.

2. Admissible graduates in pursue further education in astronomy or other fields related to astronomy and are able to complete them well.

3. Graduates who demonstrate pioneering and leadership in improvement efforts in their community environment.

4. Graduates who are able to contribute in groups that carry out original research.

Graduates of the Master's Program in Astronomy gain worthy recognition among universities in Indonesia and abroad, holding their admission to carry out further studies at internationally renowned universities. The academic performance of graduates during doctoral studies is highly valued. Some graduates of the Master’s Programme in Astronomy are accepted to work in research institutions, become college lecturers, become teachers in global-oriented high schools, and become science communicators in the leading media. They are generally trusted to prepare and manage top-notch programs in the place where they work.

Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program in Astronomy is an advanced educational program that has been accredited A by the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education/BAN-PT (valid until 28 May 2024). This program cornerstone lies in the independent research work in the field of astrophysics or related subjects under the supervision of ITB Astronomy Research Group. The dissertation compiled by the students is an original research work and aiming to make significant contributions to the field.

The research course in the Doctoral Program in Astronomy starts from the qualification exam stage aimed at evaluating the mastery of knowledge and the student ability to formulate a detailed and structured research plan. After passing the qualification exam, students will be granted doctoral candidate status, conduct research under the guidance of the promotor and co-promotor, and periodically evaluated in the form of seminars and research progress reports. At the end of the phase, doctoral candidate students are required to publish their scientific work in a reputable journal and attend a doctoral session to defend their dissertation.

With their expertise, graduates of the Doctoral Program in Astronomy have broad job prospects, including career as lecturers at universities and becoming researchers at research institutes. In addition, they also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of astronomical science through publications and research collaborations.

Information about curriculum can be viewed here (pdf).