PHYS443-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Advanced Electromagnetism and Materials

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


The development of the Maxwell equations in differential form. The propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space, dielectrics and conducting media, their behaviour at dielectric interfaces and their production from radiating sources. Advanced topics in modern materials science. Development of the electronic theory of solids leading to band-structure calculations and on to band-structure engineering in quantum architectures. Advanced semiconductor physics including devices in modern opto-electronics.


(1) PHYS203; (2) PHYS206; (3) MATH103 or
MATH109 or
EMTH119 or
MATH201. RP: PHYS205, MATH201


PHYS312, PHYS313, PHYS314, PHYS442, PHYS444

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
23 Aug - 29 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mike Reid


Roger Reeves

Course links

Library portal

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page .

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