Electrical and Fluid Power Servomechanisms


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained in-depth understanding of theoretical and experimental mode of operation of electrical and hydraulic servomechanisms.
  • Have attained an understanding for methods of analysis and experimental methods and the characteristics of their applications and limitations.


  • Be able to set up the governing equations a servomechanism
  • Be able to specify performance criteria for a given application
  • Be able to design linear controllers for a servomechanism
  • Be able to implement a controller digitally
  • Be able to analyse a computer controlled system
  • Be able to use information technology tools to analyse and design of computer-controlled systems
  • Be able to use correct terminology
  • Be able to compare theoretical and experimental results
  • Be able to critically evaluate applied methods and their results


  • Be able to analyse and design a hydraulic or electrical servomechanism on a model based approach. The system being a complex mechatronic system encompassing mechanical, electrical and control engineering elements requiring a creative design method
  • Be able to implement a computer-controlled system addressing areas important for development in the field such as process knowledge, measurement technology, computer technology and control theory
  • Be able to compare, evaluate and validate theoretical and experimental results carefully, and critically evaluate the methods applied and the results obtained.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examElectrical and Fluid Power Servomechanisms
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleElektriske og hydrauliske servomekanismer
Module codeM-EMS-K1-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science