Advanced Control of Offshore Energy Systems

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester at the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering with specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge and comprehension within how to design control, diagnostic and/or surveillance systems for offshore energy systems
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within different advanced control methods

Skills

  • Be able to judge the usefulness of the different scientific methods for the design of control, diagnostic and/or surveillance systems for offshore energy systems
  • Be able to verify the different scientific analysis and methods by laboratory experiments

Competences

  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within control, diagnostic and/or surveillance of offshore energy systems
  • Be able to show entrepreneurship to define and analyse scientific problems in the area of control, diagnostic and/or surveillance of offshore energy systems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made
  • Be able to set up innovative ideas within the area of control, diagnostic and/or surveillance of offshore energy systems
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation
  • Be able to follow more sophisticated literature, or state-of-the-art, within control, diagnostic and/or surveillance of offshore energy systems

Type of instruction

Problem based project-oriented project work in groups. The project work must be documented by a scientific paper (max. 8 pages). If judged necessary, this paper may be accompanied by a project summary report. The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages, and in addition the summary report should follow the rules as laid down by the Study Board in “Proce-dure for Project Work”, i.e. the total number of pages must not exceed 30 + 15 × number of students in the project group. The project work will consider advanced control, optimisation or diagnostic or surveillance systems for off-shore energy systems. Based on a model, the advanced control-, diagnostic or surveillance system is set up to improve the performance of the system, either with regard to power output, energy efficiency, life time extraction, fault detections, etc. The system should be implemented and verified experimentally. Due to special technical or scientific documentation requirements, the student documents the project work in a project report, which can be prepared individually or in a group within the project theme; however the student’s special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a pre-condition that the student has submitted a scientific article and presented the scientific article at the CES conference prior to the project examination. All group members must be present at the conference.

Exams

Name of examAdvanced Control of Offshore Energy Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The project group should orally present the project work and scientific paper as specified in the Examination Policies and Procedures, Addendum to the Joint Programme Regulations. The project group members will undergo an oral examination with internal adjudicator, based on the scientific paper and the project summary report.
ECTS20
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Additional information

Project on 3rd Semester Offshore Energy Systems.

The student may follow a relevant study as a guest student (30 ECTS) at another university in Denmark or abroad, see details in Moodle. However, the student's special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvanceret regulering af offshore energisystemer
Module codeN-SEE-K3-2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS20
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science