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Unit details

SEP101 - Engineering Physics

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

John Long

Prerequisite:Middle-level VCE Mathematics.
Corequisite:SEE010
Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 2 x 1 hour seminar per week, 6 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester.

1 x 8 hour laboratory session for Cloud (online) students per trimester. 

Compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or on a single scheduled day during Week 8.

Typically Waurn Ponds (Geelong) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester and Cloud (online) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit on a single scheduled day during Week 8.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit will commence with a calculus treatment of kinematics of motion in one, two and three dimensions, including parabolic motion. The application of Newton's laws to a wide variety of phenomena will be investigated and the concepts of work, energy and the conservation laws discussed. Rotational kinematics and dynamics will be introduced, including the concepts of moment of inertia, torque, moment of a force, angular momentum. Other topics to be covered are vectors, statics, centre of mass, centroids and systems of particles, collisions, oscillations, waves, fluid mechanics and dynamics.

Assessment

Examination 60%, laboratory work 20%, two problem-based assignments (10% each) 20%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 8.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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