Course Title: Applied Science 2 - Physics and Chemistry

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Science 2 - Physics and Chemistry

Credit Points: 12.00


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: James Tardio

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2127

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

Course Coordinator Location: 3.2.21


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Applied Science 1 (ONPS2320)


Course Description

This is a second course in Physics and Chemistry for students studying Engineering.

Physics: This unit deals with two fundamental areas of physics, electricity and fluids - the flow of electrons and the flow of matter.

Chemistry: In this unit you will develop a deaper understanding of a range of chemical principles and chemistry related aspects with regards to materials / materials science and large scale processing of chemicals. You will also develop an understanding of how a variety of compounds / chemicals identified and quantified.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the and 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.

 

 


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 sound knowledge of chemistry related to the microstructure and composition of commonly used building materials

CLO 3 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 4 Demonstrate ability to draw on sound knowledge

      base in order to develop a systematic approach to solving chemistry problems related to the microstructure and composition of commonly used building materials.

CLO 5 Demonstrate ability to present problem solving strategies

          and worked solutions using conventional physics, chemical  

          and mathematical notation.

CLO 6 Perform laboratory work competently, safely and efficiently

 


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 and laboratory projects designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on student progress and understanding;
  • Completion of written assignments consisting of numerical and other problems requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
  • Private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and numerical problems.

Total Study Hours

A total of 120 study hours is expected, comprising:

Teacher-directed activities (63 hours): You should attend and participate in 48 hours of lectures / tutorials and 15 hours of practical classes.

Student-directed activities (57 hours): independent study


 


Overview of Learning Resources

Youwill be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. Students will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.


Overview of Assessment

 Note that: All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching). 

Assessment tasks

The assessment in this course is comprised of 1 test (chemistry), 3 online tests (physics), 1 exam (chemistry and physics) and 5 lab sessions (3 chemistry and 2 physics).

  1. Chemistry Mid-semester Test

Weighting 15%

These assessment task supports CLOs 2, 4 & 5 

  1. Physics online Tests

Weighting 20%

These assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 & 5 

  1. Chemistry Practical (hurdle)

Weighting 10%

The skills learned in Practical are essential to ensure that you can operate safely as a professional. This assessment enables you to demonstrate that you perform practical skills safely.

These assessment task supports CLOs 2, 4, 5 & 6 

4. Physics Practical (hurdle)

Weighting 5%

The skills learned in Practical are essential to ensure that you can operate safely as a professional. This assessment enables you to demonstrate that you perform practical skills safely.

These assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 5 & 6 

5. End-of-semester Exam (Chemistry and Physics)

Weighting 50%

These assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

During this course you will have a number of forms of feedback which will enable you to manage the progress of your learning:

• there are recommended problems from the recommended textbooks;

• Mid-semester tests and lab sessions aim to enable you evaluate your progress through the semester.