Engineering of Autonomous Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge on how to use system engineering tools to model, investigate and select new solutions to the specific problems.
  • Must have knowledge about how to optimize the operations of an autonomous systems in a deterministic or stochastic environment using Operations Research methods and tools.
  • Must have knowledge about how to model and implement a control solution in a given problem to improve the management and performance of an individual autonomous system.


  • Is able to use the major system engineering tools to model an autonomous system.
  • Is able to design autonomous systems and motivate the choices using system design methods.
  • Is able to document the design and the developments using system engineering methods.


  • Is able to apply project- and team-based learning to complete a team project, including preparation of problem definition, coherent analysis and writing of a technical report with clear formulation of results and conclusions, and with proper use of source references.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based, problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organise and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examEngineering of Autonomous Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleUdvikling af autonome systemer
Module codeM-AS-K1-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science