MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree


Each module contains 3 ECTS. You choose a total of 10 modules/30 ECTS in the following module categories: 

  • 12-15 ECTS in technical scientific modules (TSM)
    TSM modules teach profile-specific specialist skills and supplement the decentralised specialisation modules.
  • 9-12 ECTS in fundamental theoretical principles modules (FTP)
    FTP modules deal with theoretical fundamentals such as higher mathematics, physics, information theory, chemistry, etc. They will teach more detailed, abstract scientific knowledge and help you to bridge the gap between abstraction and application that is so important for innovation.
  • 6-9 ECTS in context modules (CM)
    CM modules will impart additional skills in areas such as technology management, business administration, communication, project management, patent law, contract law, etc.

In the module description (download pdf) you find the entire language information per module divided into the following categories:

  • instruction
  • documentation
  • examination 
Applied Electromagnetics (TSM_AppElm)

This module offers a comprehensive introduction and

provides fundamental tools for electromagnetic field theory, up to modern

numerical methods for solving the field equations and state-of-the-art

simulation techniques. The global objective is to provide a deep theoretical

knowledge in electromagnetic field from low frequency domain (required for

electrical machines as example) up to radio- frequency domain (re-quired in

domains of RF-antennas).


Prerequisites

Knowledge on vectorial algebra, multivariable functions, ordinary and partial differential equations

Learning Objectives

This module offers a comprehensive introduction into electromagnetic

field theory and its relevant applications, modern numerical methods for solving

the field equations, and state-of-the-art simulation techniques. This aim is to

present tools and formalism leading to the understanding of following items:

 

 

  • Fundamental equations of the electromagnetic field theory.
  • Finite difference time domain - Finite element methods.
  • From low to super high frequency domain.


Contents of Module

1. Fundamental equations of the electromagnetic field theory (20%)

 

 

  • Maxwell equations
  • Static und quasi-static analysis (dielectric design, computation of the electric capacitance and magnetic inductance, eddy currents, skin effect, proximity effect, and magnetic force)

 

  • Emission, propagation and reception of electromagnetic waves
  • Eigenvalue problems (waveguide, antenna, resonator, and optical fiber)

 

2. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) (20%)

 

 

  • 2-D and 3-D FDTD theory (Cartesian grid, discretization of Maxwell equations, stability criterion, etc.) and practical experience using Matlab
  • FDTD simulations (wave propagation, antenna, etc.)

 

3. Finite element method (FEM) for electromagnetic simulations (20%)

 

 

  • Scalar FEM (electrostatic, magnetostatic, eddy currents, etc.)
  • Vector FEM (3-D eddy currents, wave propagation, eigenvalue problems, etc.)

 

4. Practical applications (40%)

 

 

  • Dielectric simulations of high voltage devices
  • Eddy-current analysis
  • Electromagnetic simulations of electrical machines
  • Eigenvalue analysis of filters and waveguides
  • Electromagnetic simulations of RF-antennas
  • Electromagnetic analysis of microstrip structures
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC and EMI)
  • MRI-applications
  • Electromagnetic meta-materials


Teaching and Learning Methods

This course involves theoretical presentations and practical exercises

Own

laptop computer is necessary

Literature

Lecture slides, references to internet resources and books



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