Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PVB200 or MXB105 or MZB125 

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Electromagnetism is one of the fundamental forces in the universe and is present in almost all aspects of modern technology. In this unit you will develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of electromagnetism from electric charge to more advanced topics such as electrostatics, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves and applications such as waveguides. It will extend your mathematical knowledge and techniques from earlier units to explore and analyse these advanced physics concepts.

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of this unit you will provide evidence of your ability to:
    1. Recall and understand theoretical knowledge and concepts in electromagnetism.
    2. Apply mathematical knowledge and skills to characterize electromagnetic fields individually and in groups.
    3. Evaluate the safety implications of the use of electromagnetic fields

    The Mathematics component covers topics necessary to understand electromagnetism. These topics include Vector calculus: vector and scalar fields, conservative fields, line integrals, surfaces and surface integrals, oriented surfaces and flux integrals, gradient, divergence and curl.

    Physics Electromagnetic fields
    The electromagnetism component will cover a range of topics from introductory electrostatics and electrodynamics such as Coulomb's Law, potentials, electric properties of matter and dielectrics, through to more advanced topics such as the Biot-Savart Law, Maxwell's Equations and other advanced topics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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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.