Electromagnetic Waves

PHY40001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 58 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to develop your understanding of, and familiarity with, the fundamental theory and basic methods of Electromagnetism with special reference to electromagnetic wave theory. It also provides an introduction to the application of the theory to wired and wireless communication and related technologies.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Describe the physical significance of Maxwell’s equations (K1)
ULO2Analyse problems associated with the calculation of Electric and Magnetic fields (K1, K2, S2)
ULO3Describe the characteristics of electromagnetic waves in unbounded and bounded media (K3)
ULO4Analyse the solutions of field and wave problems in the context of a range of applications including transmission lines and waveguides (K3, S1)
ULO5Apply appropriate theory to the basics of radio frequency propagation and microwave technology (K3, S1)