Introduction to Physics

PHY10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

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



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 in aviation and science.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Identify the symbols and units for a wide range of physical quantities, and describe their definitions
ULO2Discuss the basic principles underlying the physics of energy and motion using both written and oral communication
ULO3Apply the principles of energy and motion to solve conceptual and numerical problems in simple systems, and to understand real-world phenomena
ULO4Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions as part of a team
ULO5Generate high quality individual reports