Control and Analysis of Building Energy Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based upon knowledge obtained at the 2nd semester or equivalent.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must have knowledge on basic control theory, transfer functions, essential strengthening and accuracy of control
  • Must have knowledge on feedback control and classical control (P, PI, PID)
  • Must have knowledge on models for thermal systems and facilities
  • Must have knowledge on state space modelling and control
  • Must have knowledge on dynamical modelling and control of HVAC systems


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to perform analysis and simulation of operational conditions of thermal systems and facility functions
  • Must be able to setup a numerical model of the control system/design
  • Must be able to device and perform control of a building HVAC system
  • Must be able to prescribe functional requirements for building systems control


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to choose and compare different control designs and regulator types
  • Must be able to establish evaluate and reflect on control of building energy systems

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examControl and Analysis of Building Energy Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleStyring og analyse af bygningers energisystemer
Module codeB-BED-K3-14
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Building Energy Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science