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Physics

This subject covers all fundamental theoretical principles and experimental techniques of introductory physics. It also aims to provide students with an understanding of the role of physical science in society.

The subject is designed for students intending to study science or engineering subjects that require knowledge of physics, in particular computer and software engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, and civil engineering. Other areas of intended study include physiotherapy, veterinary science, and medicine.

Objectives

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • The ability to recall specific knowledge and apply this in simple situations;
  • Complex reasoning process and appropriate attitudes and values;
  • Proficiency and safety in the use of laboratory equipment;
  • Appropriate English language skills.

Assessment

This subject teaches to and assesses students on their competence in respect of the following units of competency:

  • QLD204PHY01A Investigate physics problems

In addition, students' work is graded in accordance with the following table:

SEMESTER 1

Assessment 
Assessment TaskWeighting (% of overall mark)

A

Progress Test 1 (S1)

10%

B

Seminar

10%

C

UQ Laboratory

 5%

-

Moodle Semester 1

 5%

D

Semester One Examination

20%

 

Total

50%

SEMESTER 2

AssessmentAssessment TaskWeighting (% of overall mark)

E

Progress Test (S2)

10%

F

Research Assignment

10%

-

Moodle Semester 2

 5%

G

Semester Two Examination

25%

 

Total

50%