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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6486

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-12-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The Course is currently titled Electromagnetic Field Theory. We would like the title changed to Electromagnetic Field Theory and Applications.
Comments: Approval form recd after 3/3/14. Online form missing required info. Emailed 5/2/14. Updated. To chair. Apprd 5/19/14. to USF Sys 5/20/14. to SCNS 5/28/14. Apprd eff 12/1/14 (note - Not lecture/lab - only lecture; no "C" designation on #

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4854 2013-12-02
    Department College Budget Account Number
    EN 2106000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Steve Saddow

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6486 Electromagnetic Field Theory and Applications

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Electromag Field Theory & App
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    Graduate-level course in time varying electromagnetic fields. This course is the basis for further study in wireless systems, antenna theory, power systems, high speed networks or electronics. Low frequency as well as high frequency concepts.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    offered every fall semester with enrollment averaging 10-15 students

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    no other qualifications except expertise with EM theory and techniques required

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Introduce students to time-varying EM fields and concepts.

    Demonstrate working knowledge of EM theory and key relationships/derivations.

    Learn how to use a modern EM simulation/design tool

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Demonstrate a working knowledge of EM principles

    Ability to apply mathematics and science to solve EM problems

    Demonstrate ability to utilize a modern EM simulation/design tool

    C. Major Topics

    1. Review of statics

    2. Maxwell’s Equations

    3. The Electromagnetics of Circuits

    4. Transmission Lines

    5. Plane Wave propagation and Reflection

    6. Wave guides

    7. Resonant Cavities

    8. Electromagnetic Properties of Materials

    9. Radiation

    D. Textbooks

    Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, Ramo, Whinnery, Van Duzer, John Wiley and Sons 1994. ISBN: 0-471-58551-3

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    course power point lectures, course text

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Midterm exam…………… 50%

    Project…………………..... 50%

    Final Grade…………….…100%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1. Review of statics (week 1)

    2. Maxwell’s Equations (week 2-4)

    3. The Electromagnetics of Circuits (week 5)

    Transmission Lines (week 6)

    Plane Wave propagation and Reflection (weeks 7-8)

    Midterm (week 9)

    Wave guides (weeks 10-11)

    Resonant Cavities (week 12)

    Electromagnetic Properties of Materials (weeks 13-14)

    Radiation (week 15)

    Project presentation (week 16)

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Electrical Engineering MSEE/PhD

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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