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Physics, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #55 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
Mechanics is an area of Physics that involves the study of the behaviour of physicalbodies as a result of forces. These forces produce motion, displacement or a changein state of an object.
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 The unit explores three interrelated areas – Kinematics, Dynamics and Statics. Kinematics is the study of the motion of particles, Dynamics involves forces and the change they produce in the motion of an object and Statics introduces torques and the conditions for rotational equilibrium of a body. 

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of classical mechanics when answering quantitative and qualitative questions
  • Show independence, enterprise and flexibility in selecting and using a variety of problem-solving methods
  • Measure and record experimental quantities accurately to the appropriate number of significant figures and give some estimate of the uncertainties
  • Plan and perform experimental investigations efficiently, pay attention to safety
  • Work independently to master new concepts making use of a variety of resources
  • Work with other students in teams assigned by the teacher
  • Communicate their understanding of physics in a clear and organised manner, using the key concepts and terms covered in this course
  • Use measuring instruments and technology to obtain relevant experimental data
  • Use spreadsheets to record and manipulate data and produce graphs and trendlines
  • Write an experimental report which includes a conclusion and an evaluation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • Standard: 12 months
      • Intensive: 9 months
      • Extended: 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This subject provides you with the foundations of physics theory and practical skills in applying them. It introduces:

  • classical mechanics
  • waves
  • electricity and magnetism
  • atomic physics
  • nuclear physics
  • Newton's Laws
  • energy
  • momentum
  • electromagnetism
  • quantum physics.

English Language Requirements

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • To study Monash University Foundation Year, you must meet the academic and English language requirements.
  • Your academic results will help us work out whether you study the standard, intensive or extended program.
  • You will also need to check the age, subject and course prerequisites before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27900 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Standard: A$27,900
  • Intensive: A$27,900
  • Extended: A$40,037

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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