Control and Analysis of Building Energy Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge on basic control theory, transfer functions, essential strengthening and accuracy of control
  • Must have knowledge on feedback control and classical control (P, PI, PID)
  • Must have knowledge on models for thermal systems and facilities
  • Must have knowledge on state space modelling and control
  • Must have knowledge on dynamical modelling and control of HVAC systems


  • Must be able to perform analysis and simulation of operational conditions of thermal systems and facility functions
  • Must be able to setup a numerical model of the control system/design
  • Must be able to device and perform control of a building HVAC system
  • Must be able to prescribe functional requirements for building systems control


  • Must be able to choose and compare different control designs and regulator types
  • Must be able to establish evaluate and reflect on control of building energy systems

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examControl and Analysis of Building Energy Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleStyring og analyse af bygningers energisystemer
Module codeB-IE-K3-11
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science