Engineering Physics 2

    Unit code: NEF1202 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    NEF1102 - Engineering Physics 1
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit continues with the concept of forces studied in Engineering Physics 1, beginning with a consolidation of the student’s knowledge of the gravitational force and the idea of 'action at a distance'. These principles are then applied to Electrostatic Forces and the Magnetic Force produced by moving charges as well as electromagnetic induction. The unit extends the topic of energy from Engineering Physics 1 with the topic of thermodynamics including temperature, thermal expansion, heat capacity, specific and latent heat, ideal gases, work and heat in the thermal process, first law of thermodynamics and an introduction to heat engines.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Apply principles of electric and magnetic fields to engineering-related problems;
    2. Calculate the forces acting on charged particles in electric and magnetic fields;
    3. Apply principles of heat and temperature to engineering-related problems;
    4. Effectively collaborate in teams/groups where students demonstrate responsibility for their own contributions and accountability in achieving the group’s outcomes.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Portfolio
    Grade: 20%
    PBL Group Work
    Assessment type: Laboratory Work
    Grade: 15%
    Interactive Laboratory tests
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 15%
    Group Oral Presentation
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 50%
    Individual Online Tests

    Required reading

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    As part of a course

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