Course Title: Applied Science 2 - Physics and Chemistry

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Science 2 - Physics and Chemistry

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2321

City Campus

Undergraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr James Partridge

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2865

Course Coordinator Email: james.partridge@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 14.7.05A

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This is a course in applied science for students studying Engineering, with an emphasis on physics.

This course follows on from Applied Science 1 – Physics and Chemistry where the emphasis is chemistry. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On the successful completion of this course you should be able to:

CLO 1 Demonstrate sound knowledge of physics related to electricity and fluids.

CLO 2 Demonstrate ability to draw on sound knowledge base in order to develop a systematic approach to solving physics problems related to electricity and fluids.

CLO 3 Demonstrate ability to present problem solving strategies and worked solutions using conventional physics and mathematical notation.

CLO 4 Perform laboratory work competently, safely and efficiently.

 


This course contributes to the BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) and BH088 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management) Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

  • Attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
  • Completion of tutorial questions designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on your progress and understanding;
  • Completion of online exercises;
  • Private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and numerical problems;
  • Participation in practical laboratory experiments, utilising scientific equipment

On the basis of classroom revision and problem solving sessions, you will have the opportunity to articulate your understanding and be guided by examples of clear thinking, logical argument and communication as a means to developing such capabilities

Total Study Hours

A total of 120 study hours is expected, comprising:

Teacher-directed activities (54 hours): You should attend and participate in 48 hours of lectures / tutorials and 6 hours of practical classes.

Student-directed activities (66 hours): independent study including preliminary exercises for the laboratory classes.


 


Overview of Learning Resources

All course content, notes and learning materials will be available through a dedicated course website. Course assessment during the semester and major announcements will take place through the Blackboard site on MyRMIT Studies. The course Blackboard will also house all the important links to the course resources


Overview of Assessment

Note that: All

 

Assessment tasks

 

The assessment in this course is comprised of assignments throughout the semester, 2 laboratory sessions and an exam.

Online assignments

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3

 

Written assignments

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3

 

Practical

Weighting 20%

This assessment enables you to demonstrate that you can perform practical experimental activities effectively and safely.

This assessment task supports CLOs 4

 

End-of-semester Exam

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3

 

Throughout this course there are different types of feedback which will enable you to manage the progress of your learning:

  • Recommended problems from the recommended textbook;
  • Assignments (online and written) and lab sessions enabling you to evaluate your progress throughout the semester.