Reliability, Safety and Security


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Must have knowledge about:

  • Techniques for increasing the resilience towards accidental and/ or malicious errors in the considered type of a distributed system
  • Methods and tools to achieve fault tolerant, secure and efficient operation of a distributed system.
  • Protocol design to support distributed mode of operation in a communication network. Data access and data delivery in a scalable manner. Data management issues in complex networks
  • how to formulate own competences related to PBL, incl. digital competences


Must be able to:

  • conduct synthesis of theories, methods and techniques used for at least one of the following: robust communication; distribution, storage and processing of data in a distributed system; secure communication
  • Design protocols and algorithms that are able to support e.g. disruption tolerant networking, multi-hop communication in sensor networks, embedded systems, real-time and multimedia systems, content distribution networks, peer-to-peer systems, large scale distributed systems, storage and file systems, autonomic computing, network security.
  • reflect over own use of PBL methods and how these methods can be used in future projects and work situations.


  • undertake the construction of a well-functioning distributed and/or communication system yielding high performance and efficiency or satisfying reliability requirements.
  • Communicate the project work in sound scientific and academic form

Type of instruction

As descript in §17


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examReliability, Safety and Security
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 titlePĂ„lidelighed og sikkerhed
Module codeESNNDSK2P2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design