The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering with specialisation in Mechatronic Control Engineering or similar.
Problem based project organised work in groups. The project can be made in cooperation with external partners and the project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project also in cooperation with industry, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.
The project work must be documented by a scientific paper (max. 8 pages) accompanied by a project summary report. The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages. For more information see semester description in Moodle.
The scientific paper will be presented at a conference arranged within the Department of Energy, prior to the project examination.
The project should be based upon a mechatronic system to which an optimisation, control and/or diagnostic system is to be set up. First the system is to be modelled and different system identification methods can be applied to determine the parameters of the system. The system model is verified by simulations and data time series from either a real system or a laboratory set-up. Based on the model, the optimisation, control and/or diagnostic system is set up to improve the performance of the system, either with regard to power output, energy efficiency, life time extraction, fault detections etc. and the system should be implemented and verified experimentally.
Due to special technical or scientific documentation requirements, the student documents the project work in a project report, which can be prepared individually or in a group within the project theme; however the student’s special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.
Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student
|Name of exam||Mechatronic Systems|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a projectThe project group should orally present the project work and scientific paper as specified in the Examination Policies and Procedures. The project group members will undergo an oral examination with internal adjudicator, based on the scientific paper and the project summary report.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
Project on 3rd Semester Mechatronic Control Engineering.
|Danish title||Mekatroniske systemer|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Energy|
|Department||Department of Energy|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Science|