Introduction to Physical Science and Maths (8776.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in physics, and how to apply this knowledge in novel settings;
2. Apply skills in physics investigations and the analysis of physical data;
3. Apply skills in working in a group; and
4. Skills in communicating ideas in physics and mathematics.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Learning outcomes and objectives of the University of Canberra College units aim to prepare students to achieve the Graduate Attributes of University of Canberra.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2024||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
Paul G Hewitt, Conceptual Physics 13e, Pearson, 2022, with access to "Mastering Physics"
Other resources and readings will be posted from time-to-time on the unit canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
It is compulsory for students to attend all workshops and all laboratory sessions. If a student is unable to attend due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, a medical certificate or other appropriate supporting documentation must be supplied to the unit convener prior to, or within three days after the missed session. Failure to participate in at least 80% of the laboratory sessions (9 of the 11 laboratory sessions) without a medical certificate or similar documentation will result in failure in the unit. Students must attempt and submit all assessment items to pass this unit Including:
Mathematics Poster (10%) + Mid-semester test(15%) + Physics Investigation (20%) + Mastering Physics (15%) + Laboratory Journal (15%) + Final Assessment (25%) = 100%
In order to pass this unit, students must;
1. attempt and submit all assessment items;
2. participate in at least 80% of the laboratory sessions (9 out of 11 laboratory sessions); and
3. achieve an overall mark of at least 50%
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The 150 hours include time spent in classes. The unit occupies a total of 15 weeks including the examination period. Therefore it is expected that you should spend about 10 hours per week for this unit. This might be broken up as follows:
The teaching style in this unit is highly interactive with many in-class activities. The classes are NOT formal lectures and lecture notes are NOT available. It is therefore very important that you attend every class and to be prepared to actively participate.
A roll will be called at the beginning of every class.
Students should attend all workshop classes. As a guideline students with less than 80% attendance are placing their studies at risk as students with poor attendance will find it difficult to keep up with the workload.
Attendance at the Laboratory classes is compulsory. A roll wil be maintained. Before leaving the laboratory your work must be signed off by a member of staff. Any lab sessions without a signature will not be counted. Failure to attend at least 80% of the laboratory classes (9 classes) without a medical certificate or similar documentation will result in failure in the unit.
Required IT skills
Standard software such as Word and Excel will be used in this unit.
You will need: scientific calculator, laboratory log book for the journal, access to the prescribed text book which will be available through the Mastering Physics platform.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (212728)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (207138)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (200209)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (193037)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192226)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (182337)