Electromagnetic Engineering

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electromagnetic Engineering

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science and Math

  • 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

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Review of vector calculus, Electric Fields: Coulomb's and Gauss's laws and Maxwell's equations, Electric potential, Laplace's and Poisson's equations; Magnetic Fields: Biot-Savart law, Vector potential and Ampere's law and Maxwell's equations;Application of Gauss's law; Solution of Poisson's and Laplace's equations for electric field; Boundary value problems and method of images; Dielectric materials, capacitance, electrostatic energy and forces, losses; Field and current density, conductance; Application of Ampere's law; Magnetic materials, inductance, coupling in magnetic circuits; Magnetic energy and forces.Application of Faraday's law, transformers; Skin effect and skin depth, hysteresis and eddy current losses. Electromagnetic spectrum. Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations: forms, boundary conditions. Plane electromagnetic waves in lossless/lossy media: polarization, group velocity dispersion, energy flows, Poynting vector, reflection/refraction at boundary. Transmission lines: wave characteristics, impedance and matching.Waveguides: modal analysis of rectangular metallic waveguides. Antennas: antenna patterns and parameters, linear dipole, antenna array.

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.


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