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ELEC3104: Engineering Electromagnetics

This unit introduces students to the broad spectrum of engineering electromagnetics and helps students to develop theoretical and analytical skills in the area of electrical and telecommunications engineering and develop understanding of the basic electromagnetic theory underpinning optical communications, wireless communications and electrical engineering.

Code ELEC3104
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Differential calculus, integral calculus, vector integral calculus; electrical circuit theory and analysis using lumped elements; fundamental electromagnetic laws and their use in the calculation of static fields

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. proficiently calculate the effects of the material parameters on the propagation of plane waves
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of wave propagation in transmission lines to the extent of the course work presented
  • LO3. analyse and solve problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics by applying techniques, principles and methodology presented in the course
  • LO4. apply Maxwell's equations to solve specific engineering problems
  • LO5. describe the interaction between time-varying electric and magnetic fields and how this interaction leads to Maxwell's equations
  • LO6. apply Gauss's Law, Coulomb's Law and Poisson's Equation to calculate fields and potentials of topic specific engineering problems.