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ENG1003 : Electrical and Magnetic Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Lambert
  • Lecturer: Dr Mohamed Dahidah, Mr Andrew Lovatt, Dr Matthew Deakin
  • 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 introduce students to the basic theory and concepts associated with the underpinning physics behind electrical and electronic systems and the operation of simple circuits.

Students will recognise and compute the effect of electromagnetic fields and forces.

Students will recognise and discriminate between different circuit structures and solve various associated problems (DC and AC).

To demonstrate use of these basic understandings real-world, local industrial application

To enable the student to recognise the behaviour of simple electrical machines.

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

- Recognising 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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00In person, weekly support for on-line materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Coursework problem introduction
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion101:0010:00Formalisation and submission of coursework. Coursework writeup/results submission.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Completion of main CB assessment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion101:0010:00Coursework problem solving. Calculations & problem solving for coursework.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion113:0033:00Revision for main CB Assessment
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities13:003:00Preparation and submission for Lab results. Formative exercise using structured result tables.
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities13:003:00Preparation for Lab. Reading written lab preparation notes.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00In person, Experiential lab activity
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities101:0010:00Studying/reading coursework assignment problem. Coursework problem study.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching111:0011:00In person Tutorial sessions
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).
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study121:0012:00Background reading (theory)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core material of the course and give students the opportunity to query the material covered.

Problem solving sessions are embedded within the In person structured sessions and are made up with a combination of fully demonstrated and interactive question sets and examination examples within these lecture sessions. Additionally, revision material is made available comprising of sample question sets, video descriptions of the theory and problems and walk-through problems. Students are encouraged to use the VLE discussion boards to access specific out-of-class support from both the academic team and their peers in an attempt to promote community-engaged learning. The coursework components is a directed self-learning activity whereby students will actively visit an installation and gain a tangible appreciation of the theory they have learned in a real-world application.

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 Examination1201A75In Person Digital Assessment. Covers all Semester 1 content.
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Electrical and Magnetic Systems for International Year One Engineering1INU1123
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study2M25CBA 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
Computer assessment1MFormative NUMBAS Assessments. Extensive embedded formative assessment will take place in each timetabled session. 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