Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
EEE 203 Electromagnetic Field Theory Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 2 86 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Mehrija Hasičić, Senior Teaching Assistant Kemal Mrkonja, Mehrija Hasičić Mehrija Hasičić, Senior Teaching Assistant
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This is an introductory course in engineering electromagnetism.

This course aims to introduce the students to the fundamental physical concepts of charges and the interaction between charges and currents. These concepts are electrostatics, magnetostatics and time-harmonic electromagnetism.

  1. Mathematical remarks, Introduction to vector calculus, coordinate systems
  2. Multivariable calculus, Parametric presentation of curves
  3. Differential operators, gradient, divergence, and curl, Gauss and Stokes theorems
  4. Electrical charge and electrical effect. Introduction to static electric fields
  5. Electrostatic fields in free space, Coulomb’s law, field lines
  6. Electrostatic potential, potential energy and work, superposition principle
  7. Gauss and Poisson laws, Laplace equation, electrostatic fields in materials
  8. Mid-term
  9. Electrostatic field in an inhomogeneous space and boundary conditions. Polarization concept, dielectrics and conductors.
  10. Image theory, capacitance, electrostatic energy density.
  11. Magnetostatic field in free space. Lorentz force and Biot-Savart law. Current filament. Ohm’s law.
  12. Circulation of the magnetic field, Amperé law. Vector potential
  13. Boundary conditions of magnetostatic. Magnetostatic in materials. Magnetic circuits. Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law.
  14. Introduction to electrodynamics.
  15. Revision

  1. Vector Algebra, Differential Calculus
  2. Integral Calculus, Curvilinear Coordinates
  3. The Dirac Delta Function, The Theory of Vector Fields
  4. The Electric Field, Divergence and Curl of Electrostatic Fields
  5. Electric Potential, Work and Energy in Electrostatics
  6. Conductors, The Method of Images
  7. General Review

  1. Midterm Week
  2. Polarization, The Field of a Polarized Object
  3. The Electric Displacement, Linear Dielectrics
  4. The Lorentz Force Law, The Biot-Savart Law
  5. The Divergence and Curl of B, Magnetic Vector Potential
  6. Magnetization, The Field of a Magnetized Object
  7. The Auxiliary Field H, Linear and Nonlinear Media
  8. General Review

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)30
Final Exam150
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • To understand the use of vector analysis
  • Ability to use vector analysis in understanding fundamental postulates and laws of electrostatics and magnetostatics
  • Ability to determine the electric field intensity using the related postulates and laws
  • To understand the relation between electric field intensity and electric flux density
  • Ability to understand the steady electric currents and the related laws
  • Ability to determine the magnetic flux density using the related postulates and laws
  • To understand the relation between magnetic field intensity and magnetic flux density
  • Ability to understand the coupling of electric and magnetic fields in a time-varying situation and the related postulates and laws
  • Introduction to Electrodynamics, David J. Griffiths (3rd Edition)

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination188
Preparation for Final Examination188
Assignment / Homework/ Project248
Seminar / Presentation122
Total Workload: 86
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 3