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
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

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 Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science