Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

H63FWA Fields Waves and Antennas
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 3

Target Students:  BEng and MEng students and those planning a career in high frequency engineering  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: Basic university level mathematics. Background knowledge of electromagnetic fields. The ability to solve and understand second order differential equations. Vector calculus.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module presents and develops the basic analytical, computational and experimental tools used in the study of electromagnetic fields and waves at high frequency. Topics covered include waves on transmission lines, Maxwell's equations and plane electromagnetic wave propagation, power flow, methods for electromagnetic field computation and an introduction to antennas.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 11 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 90 2 hour exam 
Coursework 1 10 Assessed Coursework/Design Exercise 

Professor T Benson

Education Aims:  To present and develop the basic analytical tools used in the study of electromagnetic fields and waves. The module will introduce students to the importance of electromagnetics in a variety of applications and will cover analytic methods for calculating electromagnetic fields, Maxwell's equations, plane electromagnetic wave propagation, power flow, and an introduction to antennas.

Learning Outcomes:  

By the end of the module, students should be able to;