Courses & Units

Engineering Physics KYA375



Restricted to Engineering students.


Provides the physics background material needed for engineering research and applications. Electromagnetism, semiconductors and dielectric media are covered in the unit. Topics in electromagnetism include electric fields, Gauss Law, magnetic induction, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Lenz's law, Electromotive force and Maxwell's equations.

The physics of semiconductors is introduced by looking at crystal structure together with semiconductor materials. Details of the physics of energy bands and levels, as well as of charge carriers and diffusion in homogeneous semiconductors, then leads on to an examination of the simplest types of junction devices such as diodes and transistors and their voltage-current behaviour.

Laboratory work covers practical applications of concepts introduced in the lectures.


Unit name Engineering Physics
Unit code KYA375
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Physics

Teaching staff

Prof J Dickey, Dr A Cole and others

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,701.00 010301

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(KMA152 and KMA154  or JEE103 and JEE104) and (KNE151 or KNE122)

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Teaching Pattern

3x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial weekly, 5x3-hr labs


50% examination, 50% Internal assessment

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