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PHYS 0309 - Pre-Entry Physics 1

Physics Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 60991

Mon Jun 07 - Mon Jul 19 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 07 - Jul 19 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Hillgan Ma

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY AND READ IN FULL BEFORE REGISTERING ** This course will accommodate both synchronous and asynchronous learners - all course content (including labs) will be delivered remotely. Synchronous sessions will be held at scheduled class times and all students are encouraged to attend. For students unable to attend synchronous classes, recordings of all lectures and course material will be distributed online. All students, whether synchronous or asynchronous, must attend synchronous midterm and final exam sessions. Additionally, both synchronous and asynchronous learners are expected to complete assignments and lab exercises according to the same schedule. Remote delivery of all course content does not require students to be physically on campus at any time. 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. Class will be held on Thursday July 1st. Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion ($684.48) of this course. If you are registering through the online system and are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion ($684.48) your account will be adjusted within 2 business days after registration. ANCILLARY fees such as the Student Association fee, the BCIT Student ID Card fee, etc. WILL BE CHARGED to ALL students and MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. Students need to log into their account to make payment for the ANCILLARY fees. 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 that fees owing are paid on time. 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 202120 term.

3 seats remaining as of May 13, 2021 11:33 pm (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

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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