Electronics and Electromagnetism

PHY10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + Blended

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Assumed knowledge: PHY10001 Energy and Motion

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide a basic introduction to electronics, electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics and aspects of modern physics (atomic, molecular, nuclear, relativity and quantum physics).
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) 
Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
1. Identify the symbols and units for a wide range of physical quantities, and recall their definitions (K1).
2. Demonstrate a good understanding of the principles underlying basic physics both verbally and in writing (K1, K2, A2)
3. Apply all the above principles to solutions of conceptual and numerical problems in simple systems, and to understand real-world phenomena (K1, K2, S2)
4. Safely execute hands-on experiments, collect and analyse experimental data, interpret results and formulate conclusions. (K1, K6, S1)
5. Use computer simulation to analyse electronic devices, circuits or physical phenomena (K1, K2, S1)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.