Course Title: Aerospace Physics 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6011 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Title: Aerospace Physics 1

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2008,
Term2 2008,
Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: John Newberry

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4990

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in physics which underpins more advanced training required for employment as a para-professional technician.
Areas covered in this course include:
• Units and measurements
• Vectors
• Linear Kinematics
• Newton’s Laws of motion
• Friction
• Linear work
• Energy and power
• Momentum

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MATH5156 Mathematics 1

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBH155 Aerospace Physics 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain concepts and solve problems involving units and measurement.
2. Solve problems involving vectors.
3. Explain concepts and solve problems relating to linear kinematics.
4. Explain concepts and solve problems involving planar kinematics.
5. Explain concepts relating to and solve problems using Newton’s Laws of Motion.
6. Discuss friction and solve problems involving friction.
7. Solve problems involving linear work, energy and power.
8. Solve problems involving momentum.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment consists of:
• Three practicals worth 30%
• Test worth 30%
• Exam worth 40%.