SEB101 - Engineering Physics


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Middle-level VCE Mathematics



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 5 x 3 hour practical laboratories per trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week and 2 at home practicals and 3 on campus practicals per trimester. Students are required to attend and participate in practical laboratories at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus during the trimester intensive activities as detailed in the unit site.


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 and torque. Also introduced are electrical concepts of charge, field, voltage and circuits. Other topics to be covered include vectors, statics, centre of mass and oscillations.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible for a pass in this unit, students must achieve a minimum of 40% in the End of Unit Assessment 

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