Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Course Code: 
Domain: Science
Length of Course: Trimester

Unit Information

All man-made structures and objects in motion obey and are impacted by the laws of Physics. In this course you will learn about the foundations of the mathematical and experimental basis of physics, forces, motion and energy. In the context of Galileo’s experiments on motion you will develop an appreciation of the place of evidence, models, explanation and theories in the development of scientific knowledge.

This course has two overarching aims; that you will understand the historical and cultural development of Science, and you will understand the importance of mathematics and precise measurement in Physics.

You will explore the transfer and transformation of energy and compare energy changes in interactions such as car crashes and pendulums, whilst gathering data and analysing mathematically everyday motions produced by forces. You will also gain an understanding of the experiments and arguments Galileo used to overthrow Aristotle’s ideas on motion.

Pathway Information




This course is further complimented by:

  • Physics (ATAR)
  • Integrated Science (General)

Students undertaking this course may wish to consider tertiary studies in:

  • Physics
  • Engineering

This course suits direct workforce entry into the following:

  • Technician
  • Armed Forces
  • Laboratory Worker

Additional Information

Estimated Charges: $30