Course Title: Apply Scientific Principles to Engineering Problems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6069 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply Scientific Principles to Engineering Problems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply scientific principles to solve problems common to all engineering fields. This includes quantities and units, vector and scaler quantities, kinematics, dynamics, heat and temperature, constitution of matter, and error and uncertaintity.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP230 Apply Scientific Principles to Engineering Problems


Apply scientific principles in the analysis or design of an engineering solution

Identify the scientific principles embedded in an engineering problem

Verify, document and interpret outcomes

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

 A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply principles of mechanics to standard engineering problems. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.