UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit covers mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and experimental method.
Outcomes Students are able to develop skills in critical thinking about physical situations, problem solving, quantitative analysis and experimental technique.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) laboratory classes; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the laboratory classes component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Mr Timothy Webber
Unit rules
Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
Incompatibility: a scaled score greater than or equal to 50 per cent in Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or equivalent or PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers or PHYS1002 Modern Physics
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHYS1030/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHYS1030/SEM-2/2017
Note Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.