SEB101 - Engineering Physics


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (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

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 5 x 3 hour practical per trimester. All students are required to attend and participate in project-based activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2 hours of class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar per week, and 8 hours of at home practicals per trimester. Students are required to attend and participate in 1 day of practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week (typically week 8) to complete practical tasks.


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

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the laboratory reports and a mark of at least 40% on the examination.

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