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Mapping Report

OPITO Standard
Title
An Introduction to Physical Science and Basic Properties of Materials
O1
Outline the basic
P1.1
identify phase changes and the basic properties of solids, liquids and gases
principles of matter and
atomic structure in an
P1.2 describe the basic concept of atomic structure
engineering context
P1.3 identify the key principles of the periodic table of elements
P1.4
O2

O3

Outline the basic


P2.1
properties of materials in
P2.2
an engineering context

identify the key features and mechanisms of wear and corrosion


describe the key features of the concepts of density, reactivity and magnetism

P2.3

describe the key features of electrical and thermal conductivity of materials

P2.4

describe the key features of the concepts of hardness, ductility, plasticity,


toughness and malleability

Outline the basic


P3.1
principles of mechanics in P3.2
an engineering context
P3.3
P3.4
P3.5

O4

describe the basic principles of elements and compounds

Carry out simple


P4.1
mechanics calculations in P4.2
an engineering context
P4.3

give an overview of the concepts of force, mass and acceleration


give an overview of the basic principles underlying statics and dynamics
including the key concepts of equilibrium, centre of mass, moment of inertia
and torque
give an overview of the concepts of work, energy, power and friction
describe the concept of and the relationship between speed, velocity and
acceleration
describe the operation of simple machines such as levers, gears, springs and
pulleys
carry out simple calculations involving force, mass and acceleration
carry out simple calculations involving work, energy and power
carry out simple calculations involving speed, velocity and acceleration

O4

Carry out simple


mechanics calculations in
an engineering context
P4.4

Scope:

Basic scientific principles S1


in an engineering context

carry out simple calculations involving levers, gears, springs and pulleys

phase changes, (solids, liquids and gases)


basic atomic structure, elements and compounds
periodic table of the elements
wear, corrosion and reactivity
magnetic properties
electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity
hardness, ductility, plasticity and toughness and malleability
mass, force and acceleration
work energy and power
speed, velocity and acceleration
torque
friction

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Assessment / Evidence
Assessment evidence must include:
record of questions and Candidate responses which
demonstrate that all of the requirements of the Performance
Criteria, Knowledge and Scope have been met

Benchmarked qualification
Reference
Outcome/Performance

Assessment / Evidence