University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
PHY116, PHY126 or PHY111, PHY121 or PHY151,PHY152
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units20
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4 - 5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6 - 7.5
Hours & Credits
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.
· 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
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.