Overview

Registrations open.

Bridging programs in Mathematics B, Chemistry and Physics are offered to students and the general community to help you meet the requirements to undertake tertiary-level studies.

Successfully completing the physics bridging program will give you the assumed knowledge in physics for QUT courses and meet the science prerequisite for QUT's Bachelor of Education. This program may also meet assumed knowledge or prerequisites for other institutions.

For the assumed knowledge or prerequisite subjects for QUT courses, check our guide for assumed knowledge and recommended study.

Who should participate

This program is for students who:

  • require senior-level physics to qualify for entry into a tertiary course
  • want to extend their understanding of physics.

Delivery

External:

  • Online

When:

You can enrol at any time, and you have 6 months to complete the program.

Cost

$790 (GST-free)

You must pay the full fee online by credit/debit card when you register.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for bridging programs.

Contact

For all registration or payments queries, contact the bridging programs team.


Registrations open.

This online program comprises directed notes, worked problems and tutorials. The program is self-paced with an assigned mentor, and is ideal for students who require senior level physics to qualify for entry into a tertiary course, or who wish to extend their understanding of physics.

Your assigned mentor will be based at QUT. We'll provide you with your mentor's contact details, and some contact time with your mentor is available if required.You can enrol at any time and have 6 months to complete the program from the date you receive your username and password. Extensions of up to one month may be granted if your program progress is satisfactory. Longer extensions are subject to approval by the program coordinator.

Prerequisites

We recommend that you either complete Advanced Maths (Year 10) before you start this program, or take our Mathematics B Bridging Program at the same time as this bridging program.

Topics covered

  • Physical measurements and units.
  • Kinematics (uniformly accelerated linear motion, motion in a gravitational field, circular motion, simple harmonic motion).
  • Mechanics (Newton's laws, force, momentum, energy, conservation laws).
  • Electricity (electrostatics, current electricity, electrical circuits).
  • Magnetism (permanent magnets, electromagnetism, electromagnetic induction).

The program doesn't cover all the material from Year 12 physics. The program teaches the fundamentals of physics and how to approach concepts, critical thinking and analysis techniques. The topics covered are the fundamental areas of mechanics and electricity. The physics of heat and physics of waves are not covered, although the skills learned in the program will equip you to tackle problems in these areas.

Program materials

Notes, a complete set of worked problems and tutorial sheets will be available online.

Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of a 3-hour exam. You can take the exam either:

  • after 6 weeks of enrolment
  • once you have submitted all mandatory worked tutorial solutions.

The exam will be held during normal office hours at a date and time agreed between you and the program coordinator.

You must find a supervisor willing to supervise your exam. Your supervisor must be a teacher at a high school or university, or someone in an 'official' postion (eg. doctor, Justice of the Peace). Generally supervisors will happily supervise exams voluntarily (i.e. without remuneration) and will have access to postage facilities, but when this isn't the case it is the student's responsibility to pay these costs.

You must take the final exam at least 3 weeks before required external deadlines, including QTAC and other university deadlines. We prefer that you take the exam 4 weeks before these deadlines. Off-site exams must be taken 4 weeks before these deadlines.

Registration info

Registrations open.

Payment

You must pay online by credit/debit card when you register.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for bridging programs.

Cancellation

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the bridging programs team.

If you withdraw before the start date of a program, your tuition fees will be refunded, minus a $100 administrative fee.

If you cancel within 10 business days of receiving your username and password, 50% of your tuition fees will be refunded. You will not be eligible for a refund after this date.

We reserve the right to cancel the program under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the program is cancelled.