Course Title: Aerospace Physics 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6011 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Title: Aerospace Physics 2

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 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Alex Malikotsinas

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4714

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in physics, which underpins the more advanced training required for employment as a para-professional technician.
Areas covered in this course include:
• Circular motion
• Orbital motion
• Rotational motion
• Oscillation
• Thermodynamics
• Wave motion-light and sound.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MATH5156 Mathematics 1
ONPS5098 Physics 1
MATH5158 Mathematics 2

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBH157 Aerospace Physics 2

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss circular motion and solve problems involving uniform circular motion (UCM).
2. Discuss orbital motion and solve problems involving orbital motion.
3. Discuss rotational motion and solve problems involving rotational motion.
4. Discuss oscillation and solve problems involving simple harmonic motion (SHM).
5. Discuss the pressure-volume-temperature relationship in gases and solve problems relating to temperature and gases.
6. Discuss thermodynamics with regard to heat and matter and solve related problems.
7. Discuss the Laws of Thermodynamics and their application and perform related calculations.
8. Discuss the electromagnetic and sound wave phenomena and solve related problems

Overview of Assessment

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