PHYS501 – Physics for Applied Science

Module code
Module title
Physics for Applied Science
This module is designed to introduce fundamental physical principles, how they are described mathematically, and their applications in other sciences.
  • SX1707
  • SX1709
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Describe principles of physics in the following fields: mechanics, fluids, temperature and heat.
Explain the application of physical concepts to practical problems. Apply mathematical techniques to solve problems related to applications of technology
Demonstrate the ability to learn about technological developments through self-directed study.
Demonstrate the application of physical concepts through laboratory experiments or simulations
-Introduction, Measurement, Estimating
-Describing Motion: Kinematics in one dimension
-Kinematics in two dimensions; vectors
-Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion
-Work and Energy
-Temperature and Kinetic Theory
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence100