Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Qualifications corresponding to the 4th semester on the Bachelor's programme in Electronics and Computer Engineering.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This semester offers two themes: automation and real-time signal processing, students has the option to select any one of them.
Through the automation theme student shall acquire fundamental knowledge of digital regulation systems as well as the real time issues within these kinds of systems. Students shall be able to develop a physical regulation system using the control techniques leaned from previous semester. They should be able to implement the developed digital controller using the real-time and embedded programming skills.

Learning objectives


  • Must have insight of sampling mechanism and sampling theorem for an ADC implementation
  • Must have insight of typical numerical computation methods, including the principles, features and limitations
  • Must be able to simulate the concerned digital control solution in an efficient and reliable manner
  • Must be able to convert a controller initially formulated in an analog form to its equivalent digital version and analyse the influence because of this discretization
  • Must have insight of typical digital filter design techniques, including FIR and IIR filters
  • Must have insight of discrete Fourier transform and its efficient digital computation algorithms, FFT 
  • Must be able to deal with real-time issues in a systematic manner when a digital controller is implemented


  • Must be able to determine a correct sampling frequency based on the system frequency feature analysis
  • Must be able to commit a proper discretization of a controller which initially is in analog form
  • Must be  able to perform spectrum analysis of the signals
  • Must be able to handle the real-time issues of digital implementation  in a professional manner


  • Must be able to analyse and design a digital system controller in a professional way
  • Must be able to design typical frequency selective filters both as direct digital as well as in an indirect manner
  • Must be able to perform the real-time analysis and programming of the designed digital controller

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examAutomation
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

Additional information

Elective project module on 5th Semester Electronics and Computer Engineering (BSc).

Facts about the module

Danish titleAutomation
Module codeN-ED-B5-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science