Test and Validation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module builds upon knowledge obtained in the modules Applied Statistics and Probability Theory.

Learning objectives


  • Understand methodology for design of experiments and test series and for reduction of ambiguity of experimental results, and for comparability with model predictions
  • Explain elementary and advanced quantification tools, and their application to validation between model  and experiment data
  • Account for common contemporary methods and relevant specific industry standards
  • Understand processing methods for analog and digital data (continuous vs. discrete)


  • Scrutinize a non-trivial physical systems for appropriate experimental study
  • Isolate principal measurable parameters
  • Design an experiment matrix for systematic variation of parameters using digital platforms
  • Perform a probabilistic study of the experimental data in order to quantify the influence of individual parameters
  • Scrutinize a model (analytical or numerical) for comparison with an appropriate experimental study using digital platforms
  • Isolate principal input parameters and their known or assumed statistical variations
  • Perform a probabilistic study of the model in order to quantify the level of confidence
  • Account for the level of coherence between test results and model predictions
  • Identify invalid data (outliers)
  • Account for common errors and limitations in the processing of model data or experimentally obtained data


  • Undertake experiment planning and execution for refinement and validation (or rejection) of model-based predictions of phenomena within their principal line of study

Type of instruction

The course is taught by a mixture of lectures, workshops, exercises, mini-projects and self-studies, including e-learning activities.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examTest and Validation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination based on a submitted written assignment.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTest og validering
Module codeN-EE-K3-21B
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


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