40h Th, 15h Pr
Number of credits
|Bachelor in business engineering||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
In this course we will deal with the following chapters : a)electricity, also included electromagnetism and b) modern physics. Here are the main topics that will be developed : 1. Electricity : electrostatics, electric current, electromagnetism (magnetic field, its sources, electromagnetic induction) 2. Modern physics : quantum physics, atomic physics, relativistic physics
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
This course deals with a part of physics. As for the other part, it aims at giving students some knowledge of the fundamental laws that govern physical phenomena as well as physical procedures used in the industry. This course constitutes a prerequisite for the advanced applied sciences courses.
Strategy : The course will allow students to demonstrate scientific precision and a critical mind in the analysis of a complex situation. Implementation : The course will train the student to take into account its scientific, technological and entrepreneurial dimensions when confronted with a complex situation. Adaptability : The course will encourage students to be curious and to show a scientific precision of academic level in their studies as well as in their professional life. The course will encourage students to be creative and self sufficient in their studies as well as in their professional life.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Course on General Physics (Block 1 Business Engineering)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Practical work classes are organised in addition to the theoretical ones to enable students to sovle problems under the supervision of an assistant lecturer.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Multimedia presentation supported by an excellent reference textbook (see basic bibliography) which is adopted to teaching basic science to business engineers. A power point application will cover all the course and a syllabus with the copy of the transparencies will be available. The powerpoint application will be completed with numerous animations replacing lab experiments. As far as possible a real-life experiment will be presented in class. Many exercises and concept applications will be detailed during the course.
Recommended or required readings
- Harris BENSON, "Electricité et électromagnétisme", (de Boeck-Université). - Harris BENSON, "Physique Moderne", (de Boeck-Université).
Assessment methods and criteria
1st session assessment : a written examination with questions covering the whole course. This covers the theory as well as the underlying applications.
The exam generally takes the form of a MCQ and open questions (exercices and theory)
The final score will be calculated provided the score obtained for the 'open questions' part is equal to or above 6. If not, the score obtained for this section is taken as the final one.
2nd session assessment:
similar to the 1st session
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