Electromagnetics for Engineers - EL024

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Spring 3 15 (7.5) MR R Oven checkmark-circle


This module introduces students to the basic principles of electro-magnetism and electrostatics that are necessary in order to understand modern electronic and communications systems. Practical work and examples classes are included to assist the student learning.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 39
Private study hours: 111
Total study hours: 150


Spring Term

Method of assessment

Examination 70%
Coursework 20%
Homework 10%

Indicative reading

ROBERTSON, C R..Fundamental electrical and electronic principles. (Third edition) Elsevier (Newnes.) Amsterdam: 2008.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Understand basic laws of electrostatics and magnetism;
2. Be able to perform simple calculations on electromagnetic phenomena.


  1. Credit level 3. Foundation level module taken in preparation for a degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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