Energy and Motion

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 58 hours face to face + Blended

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Anti-requisite (similar in content)

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Identify the symbols and units for a wide range of physical quantities, and describe their definitions. (K1)
2. Discuss the basic principles underlying the physics of energy and motion using both written and oral communication. (K1, K2, A2)
3. 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)
4. Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions as part of a team. (K1, K2, S1, A7)
5. Generate high quality individual reports. (K1, K2, S1, A2)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.