ENGEE211-20A (HAM)

Electromagnetics and Machines

15 Points

Edit Header Content
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering


Edit Staff Content




: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)


Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)


: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
Edit Staff Content

Paper Description

Edit Paper Description Content

This paper starts by considering electric potential, electric fields and dielectrics, including basic theory and how to make measurements of electric fields. Then magnetic fields are introduced, including the magnetic effects of currents and permanent magnets and applications such as motors. Finally, the two concepts are combined together, with electromagnetic induction, and examples given in terms of magnetic stimulation, transformers, and generators.

Edit Paper Description Content

Paper Structure

Edit Paper Structure Content
This paper is taught through lectures, labs and tutorials.
Edit Paper Structure Content

Learning Outcomes

Edit Learning Outcomes Content

Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe and draw electric potentials, electric fields, magnetic fields
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Simulate electric and magnetic fields in computer aided design software in laboratory.
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Use electromagnetic principles to create and characterise simple electromagnetic devices in a laboratory
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Describe in words and mathematics the behaviour of dielectric and magnetically-responsive materials
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Describe electromagnetic induction and use it to describe motors and generators
    Linked to the following assessments:
Edit Learning Outcomes Content
Edit Learning Outcomes Content


Edit Assessments Content

Assessment Components

Edit Assessments Content

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Six Laboratories
2. Six Assignments
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
3. Exam
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
Edit Assessments Content

Required and Recommended Readings

Edit Required Readings Content

Recommended Readings

Edit Recommended Readings Content

Clayton R Paul. Electromagnetics for Engineers. Wiley, 2004

W. G. Hurley and W. H. Wölfle. Transformers and Inductors for Power Electronics: Theory, Design and Applications. Wiley. 2013

Edit Recommended Readings Content

Online Support

Edit Online Support Content
This paper is supported with a Moodle page
Edit Online Support Content


Edit Workload Content

Lectures & tutorials 36; Labs 6x2 hours=12. Total contact time = 48 hours

Non-contact time: approximately 100 hours (assignments, study, preparation for tests/exams etc).

Total time: approximately 150 hours

Edit Workload Content

Linkages to Other Papers

Edit Linkages Content


Prerequisites: ENGEN111 and (ENGEN102 or ((ENGEN183 and ENGEN184) or (MATHS101 or MATHS102)).


Corequisite papers: ENGEN201



Restricted papers: ENEL281 or ENEL284 or PHYS201 or PHYS304

Edit Linkages Content