Scientific Paper and Conference on Diagnosis and Maintenance (elective)


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about how to write a scientific paper within diagnostic and maintenance


  • Be able to present scientific results in written format
  • Be able to communicate scientific results as an oral presentation
  • Be able to present a poster with scientific content


  • Be able to document the working and development process within the project theme of N-APEL-K1-1A Diagnosis and Maintenance , and present new solutions within diagnostic, condition monitoring, and maintenance of energy systems
  • Be able to present 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

The project work done in the project module should be documented and presented according to the following criteria:

  • The project should fulfil the objectives of the 1st semester project theme and should be documented to an acceptable technical and scientific level. The documentation shall include a scientific paper and a poster, which shall fulfil the standard of an international conference (i.e. IEEE, Elsevier or similar; templates will be handed out).
  • The following material must be uploaded to the system “Digital Exam” on the date given for the submission:  
    • Scientific paper, max. 10 pages, which presents the primary content and results of the project work
    • Project poster presenting the primary content and results from the project work
    • Project summary report
  • The paper must be presented, by one or more group members, at a conference arranged within the Department of Energy. The conference will be run in the same manner as an international conference. The project poster must also be presented at this conference. All group members must attend the conference and the poster session to be allowed to participate in the project examination
  • The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions from the project module. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages. For more information see semester description in Moodle.

Extent and expected workload

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


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • All group members must attend the internal conference and the poster session to be allowed to participate in the project examination.
  • In case of a re-exam, the student will have to present the scientific paper and poster in front of a committee made up of the supervisor and at least one internal adjudicator.


Name of examScientific Paper and Conference on Diagnosis and Maintenance (elective)
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Submission of the scientific paper and poster to “Digital Exam” and mandatory participation in the oral presentation and poster presentation at the conference.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVidenskabelig artikel og konference om diagnosticering og vedligehold (valgfag)
Module codeN-APEL-K1-2A
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