Physics 227

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physics 227

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PHY116, PHY126 or PHY111, PHY121 or PHY151,PHY152

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4 - 5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6 - 7.5
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    At the end of this module students should be able to:
    · Describe the environmental issues involved in energy
    · Be knowledgeable on environmental physics and
    · Present on issues related to the environment.
    · Perform laboratory work on environmental physics
    · Explain how energy is generated
    · Explain and represent environmental issues around energy
    · Do experimental work related to energy issues.

    Main Content
    · Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental
    Physics, Environment and technology
    · Traffic and transport, Environment and Industry,
    Atmospheric Physics, Water in the Environment.
    · The Energy Future, Electricity Generation, Fossil (coal,
    liquid, gas), Nuclear, Hydrogen economy, variety hydroenergy.
    · Experimental laboratory and computational applications

    Breakdown of Learning Time:

    Contact with lecturer/tutor: 56 hours, 3 lectures per week
    Assignments & tasks: 14 hours
    Practicals: 56 hours, 2 Practicals per week
    Tests & examinations: 6 week
    Self-study: 52 hours
    Project and Presentation: 16 hours

    Total Learning Time: 200 hours

    Method of Student Assessment:
    Continuous Assessment 60%
    Final Examination: 60%
    Assessment Module type: CFA

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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