University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module presents the field theory of electromagnetism. Gauss's Law, Ampere's Law, Biot-Savart's Law and
    Faraday's Law are examined, leading to Maxwell's Equations. The physical significance of these equations is
    emphasised. Solutions to Maxwell's Equations in the form of electromagnetic waves are presented. The behaviour
    of electromagnetic fields in vacuum, dielectric and magnetic media, conductors, wave-guides, and at the
    interface between different media is described. Electromagnetism as a relativistic phenomenon is discussed and
    the nature of light is investigated. The source of electromagnetic radiation is identified.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.