Problem Based Project Organised Learning in Dynamics in Electrical Energy Engineering (INTRO)


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the Problem Based Learning methods, as it is applied at Aalborg University
  • Have knowledge and analytical skills within project work in connection with problems in the areas of electrical energy engineering.
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within dynamics in electrical energy engineering systems or apparatus


  • Be able to analyse the dynamic behaviour of electrical energy systems or apparatus within the area of electrical power systems, electrical drive systems or in wind power systems
  • Be able to make models and simulate such dynamic systems 
  • Be able to verify the models and the simulations by measurement in the laboratory or from 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 the area of dynamics in electrical energy engineering
  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems within the area of dynamics in electrical energy engineering, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised work in groups. During the project period you should be able to plan and structure the project work, work in groups and solve conflicts, use consensus versus fight/voting and see differences among group members as a strength. You should also work with the structure of a project report and prepare a problem formulation, set up project limitation and time schedule. The project is based on a problem where the dynamics of an electrical energy system or an electrical apparatus has to be analysed. The problem can be within the area of: • Electrical power systems • Electrical drive systems • Wind power systems where, for instance, short circuits, starting procedures, control issues etc. demand that the dynamics of the systems have to be taken into account. The system or apparatus is analysed and modelled and has to be simulated in an appropriate simulation tool. Verification of the models and the simulations are done by measurement in the laboratory or from existing data.

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 examProblem Based Project Organised Learning in Dynamics in Electrical Energy Engineering
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

Additional information

Common for students with a Bachelor’s degree from another university than Aalborg University heading for the specialisations in Wind Power Systems, Power Electronics and Drives, and Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering.

Facts about the module

Danish titleProblembaseret projektorganiseret læring i dynamik i elektriske energisystemer (INTRO)
Module codeN-EE-K1-5B
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 (Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science