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ENG1003 : Electrical and Magnetic Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Lambert
  • Lecturer: Dr Rosemary Norman, Dr Shafiq Odhano, Dr Mohamed Dahidah, Dr Andrew Smith, Mr Andrew Lovatt
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 8.0
European Credit Transfer System


To give an understanding of electromagnetic fields and forces
To enable the student to understand simple electrical machines
To instruct students in the rules, devices and applications of AC and DC circuits
To demonstrate use of these basic understandings real-world, local industrial application

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Basic Circuit Theory
-       Basic circuit conventions, laws, and rules
-       Basic circuit analysis techniques (source equivalence & superposition)
- Introduction to AC Circuits
-       Concept of steady state time varying signals
-       Amplitude and phase calculations
-       Phasor and complex notation for AC quantities
2.       Introductory electromagnetism and electrostatics
-       Magnetic fields: quantification & measurements, forces and field strength, inductance
-       Electric fields: quantification & measurements, forces and potentials, capacitance
3.       Applications of Electrical and Magnetic systems
- Understanding and operating principles of DC machines
- Application of Electrical and Magnetic systems theory to real-world industrial application

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Completion of main CB assessment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion113:0033:00Revision for main CB Assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00PiP, weekly support for non-PiP materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Coursework problem introduction
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00PiP, Experiential lab activity
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities13:003:00Preparation and submission of lab results. Formative exercise using structured results tables.
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities13:003:00Preparation for Lab. Reading written lab preparation notes.
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities101:0010:00Formalisation and submission of coursework. Coursework writeup/results submission.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching111:0011:00PiP Tutorial sessions
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities101:0010:00Studying/reading coursework assignment problem. Coursework problem study.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study121:0012:00Background reading (theory)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study101:0010:00Coursework problem solving. Calculations & problem solving for coursework.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study111:0011:00Regeneratable questions hosted on Canvas. Self-directed use of example questions and quizzes.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study181:0018:00Background reading (coursework). Background study (coursework preparation)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The combination of recorded content and other non-synchronously delivered content such as digital tutorials, quizzes and discussion boards are augmented by weekly timetabled in-class activities that build upon the online content, reinforce principles and provide additional context. The tutorials provide a positive environment for students to practice problem solving with support from the module team. The coursework element is guided through PiP problem introduction, detailed written problem statements, example solutions and a structured submission portal.

Present-in-person activity accounts for 100% of synchronous teaching.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination1201A75PiP CBA exam
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Electrical and Magnetic Systems for International Year One Engineering1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M25CBA for coursework element submission - non-time limited coursework
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MExtensive embedded formative assessment will take place in each tutorial. Exercises will be linked to closed book assessment and example exam questions will be included.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formative computer assessments provide a co-ordinated and incremental set of problems that cover computational, mathematical, conceptual, and critical thinking question types. The problem-solving exercises include example exam questions to allow students to become familiar with the assessment style. Students are able to view these as they would be shown in the actual exam. The theory element is examined first in order to focus students’ effort on the underpinning material, in the second semester this theory is put into practice in the coursework element which is formed around a real-world local industrial system.
A single A4 sheet (two-sided) may be prepared in advance and taken into the exam as a study support.

Reading Lists