Macquarie University

MQ Physics Bridging Course (Online) 2021 1-5 FEB


MQ Physics Bridging Course 2021:

Physics Bridging Course Prepares You For Studies In Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Medical Sciences, And Related Disciplines. It Provides Learning Support, A Useful Refresher And A Solid Foundation For Your University Studies In Science.*

If you have not completed physics to HSC level or equivalent, this course is recommended to give you background knowledge to support your studies in:

  • PHYS1510 / PHYS1520 or PHYS1020 / PHYS1010.
  • WPHY1510 / WPHY1520.

It is also excellent preparation for:

  • PHYS1210 and a foundation for the GAMSAT.
  • Foundations for engineering units such as MECH1001, CIVL1001 etc.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Foundation for science: Units, scientific notation, orders of magnitude, accuracy and precision.
  • Kinematics: Vectors, scalars, and properties of motion.
  • Mechanics: Forces, equilibrium, dynamics, Newton's laws, gravity, momentum, energy and power.
  • Waves: Sound and electromagnetic waves, wave propagation and wave properties.
  • Properties of matter: Constituents of matter, thermal properties of matter, fluids and ideal gases.
  • Electrostatics and magnetism: Electrical and magnetic phenomena, and electronic circuits.
  • Atomic, quantum, and nuclear physics.


Date and time: Monday 1 February - Friday 5 February 2021

The 27-hour online course will be run over four full days plus one half day. It will run from 9am-5pm on Monday to Thursday and from 9am-12.30pm on Friday.  

Cost: $300 (including electronic copy of Course notes & GST)

Register: Registration closes 24 January 2021 at 11pm.

Enquiries: Victoria Park, Academic Administrator
T: (02) 9850 4244


* Please note this course is designed to provide a general knowledge of introductory physics, however, it does not qualify as a prerequisite for entry into Macquarie University units.

*Please ensure to enter in email address upon payment screen in order to obtain a receipt for payment.

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