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ENG1003 : Electrical and Magnetic Systems (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mohamed Dahidah
  • Lecturer: Dr Jon Goss
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0


To give an understanding of electromagnetic fields and forces
To enable the student to understand simple electrical machines and transformers
To instruct students in the rules, devices and applications of AC and DC circuits

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to concepts of:
-       electric fields, forces, potentials, fluxes, energies and capacitance.
-       magnetic fields and forces
-       the Lorentz force and induction
Introduction to the principles of DC. machines and transformers
Introduction to DC Circuits:
-       Basic circuit laws, specifically Ohm’s & Kirchov’s
-       Basic circuit analysis
-       Source equivalence
Introduction to AC Circuits:
-       Complex notation of AC waveforms
-       Phase and magnitude concepts
-       Phasor representation of AC signals
Introductory AC power
-       Concepts of reactive, real and actual power
-       Power factor

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion23:006:00Preparation of Lab Report.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final examination.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion360:3018:00Revision for examination.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00Tutorial Sessions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture361:0036:00Lecture sessions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00In-course mid-term assessment.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00Lab experiments.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study163:0063:00Understanding of concepts and principles outlined in lectures, study lecture notes and tutorials
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core material and guidance for further reading. Problem solving and practice are integrated into the lecture structure through tutorial sessions and in-course assessment. The associated laboratory exercise provides students with a context to apply the theoretical knowledge gained during lectures and reflect upon the principles in an applied context, but also to introduce them to laboratory skills, the use of associated measurement equipment (oscilloscopes, voltmeters, etc.), and the formulation of critical conclusions based upon both theory and observation.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A70Closed book examination.
Written Examination601M10Mid-semester test.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M201500 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the course material. The problem-solving aspects of the assessment enable students to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations. Laboratories provide the opportunity to assess practical skills and the application of theoretical knowledge. The mid-term test provides the students with practice of University assessment in the first semester, providing both formative and summative assessment outcomes. The mid-term test also is part of assessment for learning.

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