Electronics and Electromagnetism

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


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22




Assumed knowledge:  PHY10001 Energy and Motion 

Aims and objectives

 From 2017 this unit will be called Electronics and Electromagnetism (previously known as Electronics and Modern Physics)
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)