Computational Electromagnetics I (CEM1)


The course CEM I will take place in WiSe 2021/22 as a face-to-face course, supported by digital elements via Microsoft Office 365 / Teams. To participate in the course you need to join the team "Computational Electromagnetics I" using the team code nie540u.

Instructions for using Microsoft Teams.

  • In MS Teams, click "Join a team or create a team".
  • Then enter the team code nie540u under "Join a team with a code" and then click "Join team".


Instructor: Prof. Dr. Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger
Location: building C6 4 - lecture room I (room 0.08)
Time: on Friday, period of Oct 22, 2021 til Feb 11, 2022
from 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Extent: 15 weeks per 2 weekly hours


Location: building E1 3 - seminar room 0.16
Time: on Friday, period of Oct 29, 2021 til Feb 11, 2022
from 12:00 noon - 01:30 p.m.
Extent: 15 weeks per 1 weekly hour


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Correlation to curriculum:

Master Systems Engineering
Master Mechatronik: main focus on Electrical Engineering

Admission requirements:

Recommended: a first course in Electromagnetics (e.g. Theoretische Elektrotechnik)

Evaluation / Examination:

Programming projects during the semester. Written or oral final exam.
Here you will find the underlying grading scheme .


Private studies
45 h
75 h
120 h

Module grade:

Bonus points for optional homework
Final exam
40 %
100 %

Educational objective

  • To master selected topics in numerical linear algebra..
  • To know how to pose linear (initial-) boundary value problems of classical electrodynamics.
  • To understand the principles of differential and integral equation methods.


    • Selected topics in numerical linear algebra
    • Linear (initial-) boundary value problems of classical electrodynamics
    • Numerical methods.
    • Finite difference method / finite integration technique
    • Finite element method
    • Boundary element method

    Further information

    • Language of instruction: Students may choose between German or English.
    • Bibliography: see lecture notes.
    Postal address

    Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering
    Saarland University
    Campus C6 3, 11th floor
    Box 15 11 50
    66041 Saarbrucken

    Visitor and delivery address

    Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering
    Saarland University
    Campus C6 3, 11th floor (site plan)
    66123 Saarbrücken (directions)

    Prof. Dr. Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger
    Phone: +49 681 302-2441
    Consultation by appointment.
    Petra Braun
    Phone.: +49 681 302-2551
    Fax: +49 681 302-3157

    Office hours
    Mo   08:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon
    Tue  08:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon
    Wed 08:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon
    Thu  08:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon
    Fri   closed