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PHYS 0309 - Pre-Entry Physics 1

Physics Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 41404

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Dec 21 16 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 21 Tue/Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online


Hillgan Ma

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY AND READ IN FULL BEFORE REGISTERING ** All course content (including labs) will be delivered remotely (online). This delivery format will accommodate both synchronous and asynchronous learners. 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 (online) 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 not be held on Thursday September 30th; instead class will be held on Wednesday September 29th.Class will be held on Thursday November 11th. Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion ($698.17) of this course. If you are registering through the online system and are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion ($698.17) 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 202130 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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