Advanced Control of Offshore Energy Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester at the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering with specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems or similar.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension within how to design control, diagnostic and/or surveillance systems for offshore energy systems
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within different advanced control methods


  • Be able to judge the usefulness of the different scientific methods for the design of control, diagnostic and/or surveillance systems for offshore energy systems using software tools
  • Be able to verify the different scientific analysis and methods by laboratory experiments or real measured data series


  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within control, diagnostic and/or surveillance of offshore energy systems
  • Be able to show entrepreneurship to define and analyse scientific problems in the area of control, diagnostic and/or surveillance of offshore energy systems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made
  • Be able to set up innovative ideas within the area of control, diagnostic and/or surveillance of offshore energy systems
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation
  • Be able to follow more sophisticated literature, or state-of-the-art, within control, diagnostic and/or surveillance of offshore energy systems

Type of instruction

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 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 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.

The project work will consider advanced control, optimisation or diagnostic or surveillance systems for off-shore energy systems. Based on a model, the advanced control-, diagnostic or surveillance 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. The system should be implemented and verified experimentally.

If there are 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.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a pre-condition that the student has submitted a scientific paper and presented the scientific paper at an internal conference prior to the project examination.
  • In case of a re-exam, the student will have to present the scientific paper in front of a committee made up of the supervisor and at least one internal adjudicator.


Name of examAdvanced Control of Offshore Energy Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The 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.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvanceret regulering af offshore energisystemer
Module codeE-SEE-K3-2C
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science