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Pre-Entry Physics 1 PHYS 0309

Physics Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course meets the Physics 11 entrance requirement for BCIT programs. It is the student's responsibility to determine the grade they need to meet the requirement for their desired technology. This course offers an introduction to Physics and its basic principles. Emphasis is placed on good problem solving techniques and practical applications relevant to BCIT. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, equilibrium, energy, fluids, heat, electrostatics and direct current circuits. IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTERING: This course serves as an upgrade course specifically for entry into BCIT programs and is not necessarily recognized as a Grade 11 or 12 equivalent by other institutions.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of PHYS 0309 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 41404


Tue Sep 06 - Tue Dec 20 (16 weeks)

  • 16 weeks
  • CRN 41404
  • $754.26
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 20 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 06 - Dec 20 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 3615

Alexander Khramov

Course outline




Important information
  1. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY AND READ IN FULL BEFORE REGISTERING ** This is a hybrid course with Tuesday classes in-person at Burnaby campus and Thursday classes online. All labs and exams will be in-person on Tuesdays. A computer with access to the internet is required. The course instructor will communicate with students through BCIT's Learning Hub therefore it is important that students sign on to the Learning Hub prior to the course start date to review any messages he may have posted. Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion ($712.13) of this course. If you are registering through the online system and are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion, your account will be adjusted within 2 business days after registration. The ANCILLARY fees associated with registration in this course WILL BE CHARGED to ALL students and MUST BE PAID BY ALL STUDENTS AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION - students need to log into their account to make payment. THIS PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE A SEAT IN THE COURSE. Non-payment at the time of registration will result in the student being dropped from the course without prior notice therefore it is the STUDENT's responsibility to ensure this payment is made. Any student who withdraws from the course AFTER it has begun will not be permitted to re-register and re-join the learning activities this pts term.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the metric and imperial system along with scientific notation in basic physics measurements and calculations.
  • Describe the causes and effects of motion in one and two dimensions.
  • Describe the causes and effects of systems in translational and rotational equilibrium.
  • Describe the causes and effects of fluid pressures on objects.
  • Explain the concepts of work, energy and power as they pertain to mechanics, heat and electricity.
  • Describe the causes and effects of objects in uniform circular motion.
  • Explain heat transfer and calorimetry.
  • Explain the causes and effects of direct current in purely resistive circuits.
  • Solve single and multiple problems related to objects in linear motion, circular motion and equilibrium.
  • Solve problems related to fluid pressure, work energy and power.
  • Solve problems related to heat gain and loss.
  • Calculate current, resistance, voltage and power in simple purely resistive electrical circuits.
  • Read and interpret technical information at a difficulty level equivalent to the prescribed textbook.
  • Demonstrate correct measurement and data acquisition skills in the laboratory using typical laboratory equipment.
  • Use a computer to enter and analyze data using prepared software.
  • Write a laboratory report in accordance with a prescribed format similar to that required in the Engineering Technology programs.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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