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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CAPE1070 Foundation Engineering Physics

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Nicole Hondow

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is mutually exclusive with

CAPE1060Fundamentals of Process Chemistry

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students should have gained an understanding of the fundamental principles of physics which will be essential to further studies in programmes within the School of Chemical and Process Engineering.

Learning outcomes
Gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of physics.


- Units and dimensions
- Scalars and vectors
- Kinematics
- Newton's Laws of motion
- Conservation of energy and momentum
- Dynamics of uniform circular motion
- Work and energy
- Temperature and heat
- Wave and sound
- Introduction to electricity and magnetism

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment12.002.00
Private study hours65.00
Total Contact hours35.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

The students are expected to read the recommended textbooks together with the handouts for developing a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the formal classes. They should look at the worked out example problems in textbooks to learn how theory can be applied to solve practical problems. To develop problem solving skills they should independently try to solve the problems given in the Problem Sheets provided by the lecturers and also textbook exercise problems prior to the tutorial class.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored via:
- The extent of participation and response to questions asked in the formal lecture and tutorial classes;
- The attendance in lecture and tutorial classes.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentTest30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) 2 hr 70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/10/2023


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