Courses & Units

Physics Foundation Unit KYA004

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

Offered Hobart. Distance** Launceston and ** Cradle Coast

** subject to sufficient numbers.

To enrol in this unit, please compete the online form at:  http://www.utas.edu.au/foundation-units

Introduction

This unit is taught through a combination of independent learning, lectures, tutorials and prac sessions.

The aim of the unit is to provide students with an understanding of some key areas of physics: forces, energy and work and momentum, mechanics and dynamics. It assists students in analysing and synthesizing information, problem solving and carrying out scientific experiments and provides a competency in physics to a level appropriate for further studies in physics.

There are no entrance prerequisites to study the Physics Foundation Unit, however proficiency in year 10 mathematics is strongly advised.

Students who successfully complete the Physics Foundation Unit and who have satisfied one of the following - pass in  MTM415117 (TCE Mathematics Methods) or KMA003 (Mathematics Foundation Unit) - will be eligible for enrolment in first year Physics units at the University of Tasmania. In addition, students who successfully complete the unit will qualify for entry into any other units or degree programs which have PHY415115 (TCE Physics) or equivalent as a prerequisite. Places are limited, so it's a first in, first accepted policy.

Fees: The course is free to Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents who are not required to pay any fees to the University or to contribute towards the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS).

Summary

Unit name Physics Foundation Unit
Unit code KYA004
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Mathematics and Physics
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Warren Hankey, Mr David Hughes

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Summer school On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Summer school On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Summer school On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school 1/1/2018 12/1/2018 29/1/2018 25/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 2hr lectures weekly

1 x 2hr tutorial weekly

1 x 6-hr compulsory practical day (in Hobart)

Assessment

Continual assessment, assignments and practical work (40%), 2-hr exam (60%).

Students are required to achieve a pass in the exam in order to pass this unit.

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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