Automation including Power Electronics


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module Control systems or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have insight of sampling mechanism and sampling theorem for an ADC implementation
  • Be able to simulate the concerned digital control solution applied to a power electronic system in an efficient and reliable manner
  • Be able to deal with real-time issues in a systematic manner when a digital controller is implemented for a power electronic system¬†¬†
  • Must have the knowledge of developing state-space model of power electronic systems and their controllers
  • Be able to understand and create a business case for the automated power electronic device or system


  • Be able to determine a correct sampling frequency based on the system frequency feature analysis
  • Be able to analyse and develop controls for power electronic systems based on derived state-space models
  • Be able to handle the real-time issues of digital implementation in a professional manner
  • Be able to make a cost-benefit analysis of the automated power electronic system or apparatus


  • Be able to analyse and design a controller in a professional way
  • Be able to perform the real-time analysis and programming of the designed controller
  • Be able to evaluate the basic economic conditions for the development and commissioning of systems or devices

Type of instruction

Problem based and project oriented work in project groups.

Some lectures are given in business economy to support the objectives in this area.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examAutomation including Power Electronics
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with external examiner based on a presentation of the project report.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAutomatisering med anvendt effektelektronik
Module codeN-AIE-B5-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Applied Industrial Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science