Test and Validation including System Set-up and Understanding


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Modelling and simulation or similar.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about how different physical systems are built up and interact, this includes for instance understanding of:
    • System division in different layers
    • How to take different time-constants in a system into account
    • How inner control loops affects outer control loops and vise versa
  • Have knowledge about what to measure and with which precision, this includes knowledge about
    • Different measurement techniques to be applied
    • Planning and documentation
    • Accuracy
      • analogue versus digital measurements and the combination hereof
    • What affects the accuracy and the resolution of measured signals
  • Have knowledge about how to detect signals in noise
    • Mean values and standard deviation
    • Noise and interference, coupling mechanisms


  • Be able to split up a system in different subparts to have better overview of the total system and to understand how the subparts affects each other
    • Physical layers contra data, business and control layers
    • Sub-systems with different time constants
  • Be able to calculate the accuracy of a given measurement
  • Be able to document a validate a test set up


  • Be able to use the acquired skills for test and validation and understanding of system set ups for different systems and apparatus
  • Be able to use the professional approach for test and validation and understanding of system set ups in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Be able to identify their own learning needs and to structure own learning within test and validation
  • Be able to understand the difference between test, train, and validation systems

Type of instruction

Lectures, laboratory work and practical exercises.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student



Name of examTest and Validation including System Set-up and Understanding
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleTest og validering inklusiv systemopbygning og -forståelse
Module codeN-AIE-B6-4A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


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