Diagnosis and Maintenance


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension for how to design condition monitoring and diagnostic for power electronics or dynamic systems
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within different system identification and diagnostic methods
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the design, analysis and modelling of power electronic systems or sub-systems with complex dynamics and elements with linear and non-linear behaviour
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within maintenance schemes, economic benefits, scope and limitation
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within maintenance strategies applied to various problems in the industrial sectors


  • Be able to judge the usefulness of the different scientific methods for the design of diagnostic, and condition monitoring systems
  • Be able to verify the different scientific analysis and methods combined with 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 diagnostic, condition monitoring, and maintenance of energy systems
  • Be able to set up innovative ideas within the area of condition monitoring, diagnostic and maintenance
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation related to the field

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised work in groups. The project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a 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 a part of a so-called MEGA project, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution

The considered system should be analysed, and models and simulations of the system are to be made. Different methods are to be applied to find the parameters of the system.

The set-up models should be verified by experimental test either directly on a real system or on a model or parts of the scaled systems set-up in the laboratory. 

The project must be documented in a project report.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 10 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 300 hours for the student.



Name of examDiagnosis and Maintenance
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleDiagnosticering og vedligehold
Module codeN-APEL-K1-1B
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 (Advanced Power Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science