Module Overview

Energy Science 1

This module aims to introduce the student to the fundamentals of physics relevant to the analysis of energy and energy conversion systems.

Module Code

ENSC H1005

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


The ISO units and definitions for distance, time, force, mass, volume, energy, power, voltage, current electrical resistance, density, pressure and temperature.


Displacement velocity, acceleration, momentum, force, work, power, angular velocity, torque, efficiency, potential and kinetic energy, Newton’s Laws of motion.


Electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric potential, potential difference, capacitance, dielectric materials. Ohm’s Law, resistance, power in electrical circuits. Heating effect of an electric current.


Kirchoff's Laws, Potential Divider, DC circuit analysis.


Magnets, magnetic fields; force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field; magnetic field due to a coil and a solenoid. Electromagnetic induction; Faraday's law; Lenz's law; The AC generator and DC motor.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)40
Formal Examination60