Access to Science, Engineering and Nursing: Physics ADED11415E
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: Short Courses
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The course provides an introduction to Physics, focusing on the key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in Sciences and Engineering.
Blocks 1 and 2
3 hours per week for 22 weeks, plus 1 revision week
At enrolment, students will be asked to select one of the two sessions. There will be no opportunity to change session.
Requirements of Entry
One in-class test, one scientific essay, one presentation, and one lab report (each weighted at 12.5%, totalling 50%)
Final 60-minute examination (50%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aim of this course is to enable students to put in place basic Physics understanding and skills needed for Level 1 undergraduate study in Physical Science or Engineering
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
■ Explain the concepts involved in basic Physics ideas (for example, Law of Dynamics, Waves and Optics, Electricity)
■ Solve real world Physics problems involving by carrying out algebraic, trigonometric and numerical operations, as needed for Level 1 Science courses
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.