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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.





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 41404

Tue Sep 08 - Tue Dec 22 16 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 22 Tue/Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery


Hillgan Ma

Course Outline




  1. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY AND READ IN FULL ** 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 by ALL students. Students need to log into their account no later than 2 business days after registration to make payment for the ANCILLARY fees. THIS PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE A SEAT IN THE COURSE. Non-payment within the specified time period will result in the student being dropped from the course without prior notification therefore it is the STUDENT's responsibility to ensure that any 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 class this pts 202030 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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