Autonomous Systems in Practice


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st and 2nd Semester.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the advantages and practical limitations of autonomous systems deployed in at least one application area.
  • Must have knowledge of the scientific basis and possible engineering solutions for the specific application area.


  • Must be able to make a requirement specification for the implementation of autonomous systems in a given situation.
  • Must be able to seek out and develop a solution and present it in the form of sketches, diagrams, drawings and virtual, as well as physical, prototypes.
  • Must be able to justify the benefits of a developed solution
  • Must be able to independently plan and carry out a development on basis of a given problem.
  • Must be able to choose and apply relevant methods and tools.


  • Must be able to devise how a relatively complex autonomous system can be specified, designed, managed and implemented, and in a professional manner to prove this.
  • Must have the ability to assess important impacts, such as material flows, equipment or asset utilization, and other economic aspects, of the solution.
  • Must be able to demonstrate engineering skills within the implementation and/or deployment of autonomous systems and to display their ability to perform engineering work.
  • Must be able to take responsibility for their own professional development.

Type of instruction

The project 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 may be carried out individually or in groups. The project may be finalized with a project report or in the form of a scientific paper with supporting appendices.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project module the expected workload is 900 hours for the student.



Name of examAutonomous Systems in Practice
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 titleAnvendelse af autonome systemer
Module codeM-AS-K3-1
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