Engineering Electromagnetics

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Electromagnetics

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • 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
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Dynamic form of Maxwell Equations; Time-Harmonic Fields and Phasors; General Wave Equations; Wave Propagation in Charge-Free Media, in Dielectrics and in Conductors; Poynting Theorem and Power Transmission; Polarisation Reflection and Transmission Phenomena; TE and TM Polarisation.

    Principles of Antennas; Radiated Power, Radiation Patterns, Directivity, Impedance Calculations and Antenna Efficiency; Short Antennas and Dipole Antennas; Small Loop Antennas; Half-Wave Dipole; Image Theory; Antenna Arrays: Pair of Hertzian Dipoles; N-Element Arrays; Parasitic Arrays; Friis Transmission Equation; Polarisation Effects. Equivalences between Circuit Theory and Maxwell's Equations. Examples and case studies.

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.


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