PHYS101-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Engineering Physics A: Mechanics, Waves, Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


This is a required course for all Engineering Programmes as well as Physics and Astronomy degrees. PHYS101 builds on NCEA level 3 physics to develop Mechanics, Conservation Laws, Fluids, Waves, Thermal Physics, and Electromagnetism into an essential foundation for science and technology understanding.

Your first reference for all matters related to PHYS101 should be the course outline this is available on LEARN and in the link below.  This will be updated as information becomes available throughout  the course. You should also examine the discussion forums on the course web pages (see LEARN section in this document) and ask general questions in those forums.

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Any queries about information not covered in this course outline should be directed to the email address  below,  please  email  only that address as this helps to ensure that your questions are
answered by the appropriate person. You should make the subject line of your email informative enough so that the issue you have can be identified from that subject line.



1) a) PHYS111 or
NCEA 14 credits (18 credits strongly recommended) at level 3 Physics, and b) MATH101 or
14 Credits (18 credits strongly recommended) at level 3 Mathematics (including the standards 'Apply differentiation methods in solving problems (91578)' and 'Apply integration methods in solving problems(91579)), or

2) Cambridge: D at A level or
an A at AS level in both Physics and Mathematics, or

3) IB: 4 at HL or
6 at SL in both Physics and Mathematics, or

4) approval of the Head of Department based on alternative prior learning.


PHYS113, PHYS112

Equivalent Courses


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For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the departments and colleges page


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 65%
Laboratory 10% Lab book checkpoint marking for two lab reports
Term Test One 7.5% Test One - 7%
Term Test Two 7.5% date to be advised
Tutorial 10% Marks for active participation and an 'honest attempt' at two of the assigned questions before the session.

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $883.00

International fee $4,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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