System Analysis and Modelling


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained an in-depth knowledge of theoretical models and methods used for system or system element modelling within the field of mechanical engineering.
  • Have gained an in-depth knowledge of experimental techniques used within the field of mechanical engineering.
  • Have attained knowledge about the assumptions and limitations of the modelling, simulation and experimental tools used in a project.


  • Have attained an understanding of how to select and use suitable mathematical models within their field of specialization.
  • Be able to determine the performance of a system or system element using theoretical, numerical and or experimental methods.
  • Be able to account for the implementation and practical use of the analytical, numerical, and experimental methods applied in the project.
  • Be able to use information technology tools to analyse and design mechanical systems or system elements.
  • Be able to use correct terminology.
  • Be able to compare theoretical and experimental results.
  • Be able to critically evaluate applied methods and their results.
  • Construct a project report according to the norms of the scientific field, include relevant original literature
  • Use correct academic language and communicate the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a coherent written and oral manner, including the connection between the problem formulation, the project's execution and the main conclusions. 
  • Evaluate and select relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project work, as well as assess the project's problem in relevant technical scientific context.


  • Be able to analyze a system or system element within their field of specialization.
  • Be able to compare theoretical and experimental results carefully, and critically evaluate the methods applied and the results obtained.
  • Be able to propose possible improvements on the system or system element from insight obtained from the analysis and modelling.
  • Have the ability to design and evaluate a technical solution.
  • Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for conducting professional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Take responsibility for own academic development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examSystem Analysis and Modelling
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aidsInformation about allowed helping aids for the examination will be published in the description of the semester/module.
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 titleAnalyse og modellering af systemer
Module codeM-ME-K1-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science