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ELEC3104: Engineering Electromagnetics

Semester 1, 2021 [Normal day] - Remote

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code ELEC3104
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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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.

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Javid Atai, javid.atai@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam Final exam
Type B
70% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment Assignment 1
Solving problems related to the material covered during the lectures.
15% Week 06
Due date: 13 Apr 2021 at 23:59

Closing date: 22 Apr 2021
5 questions
Outcomes assessed: LO2
Assignment Assignment 2
Solving problems related to the material covered during the lectures.
15% Week 11
Due date: 18 May 2021 at 23:59

Closing date: 27 May 2021
5 questions
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?

Assessment summary

1. Assignment 1 must be submitted through Canvas as a single file in PDF or JPEG format by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 13.

2. Multiple submission attempts are allowed. However, only the latest submission will be marked. If the latest submission is after the deadline, it will receive a penalty as described below.

3. Any assignment that is labelled LATE by Canvas will receive a penalty as described below.

4. There will be a 5% deduction of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date. For example, assignments submitted within 24 hours after the deadline will receive a 5% penalty. Assignments submitted after 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 14 but before 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 15 will receive a 10% penalty and so on. Assignments submitted after 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 21 but before 1:59 pm on Thursday, April 22 will receive a 45% penalty.

5. Assignments submitted after 1:59 pm on Thursday, April 22 will NOT BE ACCEPTED and will receive a mark of zero.

6. The solutions of the Assignment 1 will be discussed in the Tutorial on Thursday, April 22.

7. Assignment 2 must be submitted through Canvas as a single file in PDF or JPEG format by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 18.

8. Multiple submission attempts are allowed. However, only the latest submission will be marked. If the latest submission is after the deadline, it will receive a penalty as described below.

9. Any assignment that is labelled LATE by Canvas will receive a penalty as described below.

10. There will be a 5% deduction of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date. For example, assignments submitted
within 24 hours after the deadline will receive a 5% penalty. Assignments submitted after 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 19 but before 11:59 pm on Thursday, May 20 will receive a 10% penalty and so on. Assignments submitted after 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 26 but before 1:59 pm on Thursday, May 27 will receive a 45% penalty.

11. Assignments submitted after 1:59 pm on Thursday, May 27 will NOT BE ACCEPTED and will receive a mark of zero.

12. The solutions of the Assignment 2 will be discussed in the Tutorial on Thursday, May 27.

The above information can also be found under the Assignment 1 and 2 on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Late penalties are described in the assessment summary.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction Lecture (2 hr) LO2
Week 02 Transmission lines I Lecture (2 hr) LO2
Week 03 Transmission lines II Lecture (2 hr) LO2
Week 04 Transmission lines III & vector algebra Lecture (2 hr) LO2
Week 05 Vector calculus Lecture (2 hr) LO3
Week 06 Electrostatics I Lecture (2 hr) LO3 LO6
Week 07 Electrostatics II & III Lecture (2 hr) LO3 LO6
Week 08 Electrostatics III (cont'd.) Lecture (2 hr) LO3 LO6
Week 09 Magnetostatics Lecture (2 hr) LO3 LO6
Week 10 Maxwell's equations Lecture (2 hr) LO4 LO5
Week 11 Plane-wave propagation I Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5
Week 12 Plane-wave propagation II and antennas Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5
Week 13 Revision Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

  • Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Fawwaz T. Ulaby, 6th edition, Pearson, 2010

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

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No changes have been made since this unit was last offered.

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