Modelling of Physical Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on basic knowledge of Newronian mechanics

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this course is to give the student advanced competences within the realm of modelling of physical systems. The course will cover various aspects within mechanical systems, electro-mechanical systems and thermodynamically systems. Students who complete the course will be able to model and design various real-world systems.

Learning objectives


The student should have knowledge about:

  • Static and dynamic friction models
  • Rigid body kinematics and dynamics
  • Analytical mechanics
  • Electromechanical energy conversion
  • Fundamental laws of thermodynamics
  • Kinematics of flow
  • Mass, momentum and energy balance
  • Gas or compressor dynamics


  • Should be able to formulate models of basic mechanical, electromechanical, and thermodynamic systems.
  • Should be able to identify correct modelling methods for basic engineering problem within mechanical, electromechanical, and thermodynamic systems.
  • Should be able to identify limitations and application area of physical systems


  • Capable of modeling a physical system with sufficient information level, suitable for solving a given engineering problem
  • Capable of applying relevant software tools to simulate physical systems

Type of instruction

As described in §17



Name of examModelling of Physical Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleModellering af fysiske systemer
Module codeESNESK1K4
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 Engineering (Electronic Systems)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design