Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Understanding of the concepts in electromagnetics: electric and magnetic fields, charges, currents, forces, energies, radiation, static and dynamic fields. Ability to solve quantitatively problems involving electromagnetic sources; to compute fields created by charges and currents in a given environment in basic geometrical constellations. Ability to connect, on a basic level, the mathematical description of electromagnetism into electrical engineering applications light phenomena of everyday life.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2023 - 19.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ilkka Tittonen, Matti Raasakka, Ari Sihvola

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Classical electrostatics and magnetostatics: electric and magnetic fields due to charges and steady currents. Conductors and insulators. Electrodynamics: Maxwell equations and their basic solutions. Plane waves, reflection from and transmission through interfaces. Radiation from a Hertzian dipole. The required mathematical tools.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Graded homework problems, exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    24 hours lectures

    12 hours exercise sessions

    3 hours exam

    96 hours independent studies


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

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