This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to apply scientific principles to solve problems common to all engineering fields.  This includes quantities and units, vector and scalar quantities, kinematics dynamics, heat and temperature, constitution of matter and error and uncertainty.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communicating and working with other team members; - reading skills to interpret job instruction, technical documents and OHS/WHS procedures; - clarifying engineering problems; - obtaining resources and materials; - interpreting graphs and charts; - making appropriate assumptions; - recording analysis/design results, and; - presenting a formal report.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic chemistry; - valencies of common ions and radicals; - molecular and ionic equations; - Avogadro's Number and the mole concept; - solubility and precipitation, solution concentration; - the Gas Laws; - chemical laboratory techniques; - electromagnetic waves; - the SI System of Units; - linear motion; - circular motion; - work, energy, power; - simple machines; - dynamics of linear motion; - momentum; - heat and temperature, and; - error and uncertainty.

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