ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301334

Coordinator Leigh Sheppard Opens in new window

Description This subject will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub - Hassall St, Parramatta campus. The aim of this subject is to introduce students to the conceptual, mathematical and practical aspects of the following topics in advanced engineering physics, viz: vectors, linear and circular motion, photons, electrons and atoms, Newtons laws of motion, work and kinetic energy, dynamics of rotational motion, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, periodic motion and waves/acoustics. The content will be delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials and hands-on practicals in order to develop the growth of theoretical and applied engineering physics knowledge. This will provide students with a solid foundation for their engineering studies.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Other Engineering And Related Technologies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects ENGR 1011 - Engineering Physics
ENGR 1013 - Engineering Physics

Assumed Knowledge

HSC Physics and HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (not General Mathematics).

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 

  1. Identify and apply System Internationale (SI) units.
  2. Identify and solve problems by applying the laws and principles of engineering physics.
  3. Plan, conduct and document experiments performed in the laboratory.
  4. Interpret the results of experiments against the theory including the estimation of experimental uncertainties.

Subject Content

  1. Units, Physical Quantities and Vectors
  2. Motion along a straight path
  3. Motion in two and three dimensions
  4. Newton's Laws of motion
  5. Work and energy applications
  6. Momentum, impulse and collisions
  7. Rotation and dynamics of rigid bodies
  8. Temperature and heat
  9. Periodic motion and mechanical waves


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report 2 hours per practical 15 N Individual
Quiz 40 minutes 20 N Individual
Practical Exam 2 hours 5 N Individual
Numerical Problem Solving 5-10 problems 10 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Young, HD & Freedman, RA 2020, Sears and Zemansky's University Physics with Modern Physics, 15th Global edn, Pearson Higher Ed, Boston.

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2022)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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Autumn (2023)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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