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Aviation Physics will introduce you to areas of applied physics relevant to aviation. You will discover the theory behind mechanics, AC and DC circuits, fluid dynamics and waves, and their practical application to aviation. Further, you will apply this theory to aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and navigation. The theory will be used to aid calculations in flight planning, performance, and loading.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 3 - 2021
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
University’s Grades and Results Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
This is an individual assessment accessible via the unit Moodle site. This assessment will consist of several questions to test the student's basic understanding of Physics concepts, which will involve solving some analytical and numerical problems. It comprises a set of question on the topics covered from Week 1 to Week 5 (including week 1 and week 5) and students are required to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge and analytical and problem solving skills. This assessment is an important activity to check and enhance your comprehension. This assessment is an integrated part of the study to test the key aspects of each topic. This assessment item weights 10% of your final mark. In addition, students should submit their scanned detailed solution and workings within allowed time period to Moodle as a single PDF file. Further specific details related to this assessment will be published on the unit Moodle site.
· This assessment will have essay type questions and short questions as well.
· Students need to copy the questions to blank A4 papers and solve the problems.
· Students need to show all steps of their workings and final answers.
· Students should scan the workings, answers, and produce a single PDF file and upload it to the unit Moodle site.
· There is no specific word count in answering this assessment.
· This assessment has a set end time and answer/workings submission link will be closed at the end of time.
· Students are strongly advised to sufficiently cover the related material before answering the assessment.
Assessment Due Date
Week 6 Monday (20 Dec 2021) 8:00 am AEST
Return Date to Students
Week 8 Monday (10 Jan 2022)
We strive to release the assessment marks in 2 weeks after due date.
Students can use a calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, and graphics calculators are authorized.
Each question in the assessment will be assessed separately against the following criterion:
· Proper formatting and structuring.
· Have neat, legible and tidy work and presentation.
· Evidence of understanding Correct workings, answers and solutions to questions.
(correct method and procedure, correct selection and application of formula, clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical calculations for the results obtained).
· Accuracy and correct results Correct use of terminology (scientific language), SI units and conventions.
The assignment 2 will be based on the work completed during the laboratory activities. This will involve solving scientific problems, by identifying the correct principle and formulae where appropriate and carrying out scientific analysis.
This assessment item will cover topics from 1 to 10. This will consist of several experiments carried out in small teams, and students will be required to work as a team and write a team report. The team report needs to consist of a brief explanation of the principles being investigated, apparatus, the methodology, sources of error, results, discussions and conclusions.
Attendance to residential school to complete laboratory exercises are compulsory for all students to PASS this unit. All information regarding the laboratories will be provided via the unit Moodle site.
Laboratory reports of students who did not attend the compulsory residential school will not be accepted for marking and will be awarded zero marks.
Students will be working in teams during residential school.Attendance for residential school is compulsory. Tutorials and discussion may take place at the residential school depending on the availability of time.
Students need to submit a single Team laboratory report (one report per laboratory group) for this assessment by the due date and marks will be given for this report.
Students need to submit team laboratory report as a single pdf file via the unit Moodle site.
Students need to score equal to or more than 50% for this assessment to PASS this unit.
This assessment weights 30% of your final marks.
Assessment Due Date
Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Return Date to Students
Exam Week Friday (18 Feb 2022)
We strive to release the assessment marks before the examination.
Minimum mark or grade
Need to score more than 50% to Pass
Laboratory exercise based assessment will be graded using the following criteria:
Proper formatting and structuring of report.
Have neat, legible and tidy work and presentation of the laboratory work.
Correct workings, answers, and solutions.
The correct use of terminology, using scientific language and conventions.
Correct description of laboratory procedures.
The correct identification and explanation of the applicable principles and formulae (where appropriate).
Where appropriate show the calculated values based on the theory and compare them against the measured values.
The accuracy of calculations.
Appropriate discussion of laboratory results and a clear understanding of the purpose of experimentation and the logical interpretation of results (where applicable).
Correct use of terminology (scientific language), SI units and conventions.
Perform simple calculations in basic fluid mechanics
Describe the effects of electric and magnetic field
Explain DC and AC circuits
Describe the propagation of waves.
Academic Integrity Statement
As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.
Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work.
Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit,
including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.
When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment,
you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit.
Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.
Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification
you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.
As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the
Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure.
This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid,
the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.
What is a breach of academic integrity?
A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct.
The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.
Why is academic integrity important?
A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University.
It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere.
Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.
Where can I get assistance?
For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.