Energy and Motion

PHY10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 58 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22



Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with an introduction to the physics of energy and motion emphasising their applications and importance for further studies in engineering or physics.

After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
  • Identify the symbols and units for a wide range of physical quantities, and describe their definitions. (K1)
  • Discuss the basic principles underlying the physics of energy and motion using both written and oral communication. (K1, K2, A2)
  • Apply the principles of energy and motion to solve conceptual and numerical problems in simple systems, and to understand real-world phenomena. (K1, K2, S2)
  • Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions as part of a team. (K1, K2, S1, A7)
  • Generate high quality individual reports. (K1, K2, S1, A2)

Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.