Test and Validation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon knowledge obtained in the modules Applied Statistics and Probability Theory.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand methodology for design of experiments and test series and for reduction of ambiguity of experimental results, and for comparability with model predictions
  • Explain elementary and advanced quantification tools, and their application to validation between model  and experiment data
  • Account for common contemporary methods and relevant specific industry standards
  • Understand processing methods for analog and digital data (continuous vs. discrete)


  • Scrutinize a non-trivial physical systems for appropriate experimental study
  • Isolate principal measurable parameters
  • Design an experiment matrix for systematic variation of parameters
  • Perform a probabilistic study of the experimental data in order to quantify the influence of individual parameters
  • Scrutinize a model (analytical or numerical) for comparison with an appropriate experimental study
  • Isolate principal input parameters and their known or assumed statistical variations
  • Perform a probabilistic study of the model in order to quantify the level of confidence
  • Account for the level of coherence between test results and model predictions
  • Identify invalid data (outliers)
  • Account for common errors and limitations in the processing of model data or experimentally obtained data


  • Undertake experiment planning and execution for refinement and validation (or rejection) of model-based predictions of phenomena within their principal line of study

Type of instruction

The course is taught by a mixture of lectures, workshops, exercises, mini-projects and self-studies, including e-learning activities.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examTest and Validation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination based on a submitted written assignment.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
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 titleTest og validering
Module codeN-EE-K3-21A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science