Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview


This unit develops general theory in electromagnetism and fluid mechanics, both incorporating vector calculus; illustrates the theory using applications, for example in communications, consumer electronics, environmental waters and oceanography; and introduces practical techniques for solving problems in electromagnetism and fluid mechanics.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1OnlineOnline Restricted
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) communicate mathematical arguments and solutions to problems; (2) solve problems using a mathematical approach and logical thinking skills; (3) demonstrate mastery of essential techniques used in mathematical problem solving; and (4) explain and apply key mathematical concepts and techniques underpinning engineering and science, with an emphasis on fluid mechanics and electromagnetism.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessments and (2) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Des Hill
Unit rules
Enrolment in
in the 62550 Master of Professional Engineering and the SP-ECHEM Chemical Engineering specialisation
or the SP-EELEC Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation
or the SP-EEVNI Environmental Engineering specialisation
MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods
Advisable prior study
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week
practical classes: 1 hour per week
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