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Module

ENG1003 : Electrical and Magnetic Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jon Goss
  • Lecturer: Dr Shafiq Odhano, Dr Simon Lambert, Dr Andrew Smith, Dr Mohamed Dahidah, Dr Rosemary Norman, Dr Paul Haigh, Mr Andrew Lovatt, Professor Barrie Mecrow, Dr Martin Johnston
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials540:2018:0020-minute non-synchronous pre-recorded video-sets replacing lecture material.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion31:003:00Completion of summative online assessments
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion310:0030:00Revision for online assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00PiP Experiential lab activity in semester 1
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities92:0018:00Reading activity to supplement knowledge of material taught in each week
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops61:006:00One online synchronous tutorial per week, reviewing non-synchronous taught material
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study540:2018:00Student study time of non-synchronous material incl. VLE quizzes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study51:005:00Non-synchronous virtual transformer activities
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study148:0048:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00One online synchronous introduction to the module
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Online recorded lecture segments provide the core material and guidance for further reading. Problem solving and practice are integrated into the lecture structure through VLE quiz content, tutorial sessions and in-course assessment. The associated virtual 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. The experiential lab activity in semester 1 is not assessed, and links both to principles that will be delivered in semester 2 and to the wind-turbine theme in other modules across the flexible stage 1.
For non-PiP candidates, a simplified motor activity home-kit, video recorded content of the lab and sample data will be provided.

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

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M40CBA2
Computer assessment2M60CBA3
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

Timetable