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ENG1003 : Electrical and Magnetic Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Lambert
  • Lecturer: Mr Andrew Lovatt, Dr Rosemary Norman, Dr Shafiq Odhano, Dr Mohamed Dahidah, Dr Andrew Smith
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00PiP, weekly support for non-PiP materials
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials101:0010:00Non-synchronous videos
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Completion of main CBA
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion16:006:00Completion of summative lab assessment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion113:0033:00Revision for CB assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00PiP, Experiential lab activity
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching111:0011:00Non-PiP, online problems solving tutorials
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities112:0022:00Reading activity to supplement knowledge of material taught in each week
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study291:0029:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study111:0011:00Student study time of non-synchronous material
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. Present-in-person contact including labs and classroom based delivery constitutes 54% of the contact time.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination1502A80Online CBA3 exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M20CBA for lab, non-time limited coursework
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MExtensive embedded formative assessment will take place in each tutorial. Exercises will be linked to closed book assessment.
Computer assessment2MCBA1 is set as formative
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The three computer assessments provide a co-ordinated and incremental set of problems that cover computational, mathematical, conceptual and critical thinking question types. The first CBA is set as formative to allow students to become familiar with the assessment style. The initial test is low-weighted to provide a low-risk introduction to the style of assessment, with the second and third CBAs (summative) assessing intermediate and comprehensive levels of knowledge and skills outcomes within the syllabus.

Reading Lists