Control of Energy Conversion Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module Modelling and analysis of simple energy conversion systems or similar.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about modelling of fundamental mechanical, electrical and/or thermal systems
  • Have obtained comprehension of classic fundamental control theory
  • Have knowledge and experience within laboratory work on control of an energy conversion system


  • Be able to set up dynamic models of an energy conversion system and be able to implement these models in a simulation tool
  • Be able to set up specifications for a control system taking the system characteristics and limitations into account
  • Be able to set up a specific goal for the project
  • Be able to apply fundamental control theory to design and dimension a controller and evaluate its applicability
  • Have knowledge about practical implementation of a controller and have understanding of the instrumentation for measuring the system conditions
  • Be able to evaluate gained theoretical results and  results from experiments based on laboratory work


  • Be able to translate the academic knowledge and skills within fundamental classic control theory to practical problems
  • Be able to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation within the energy control theory area related to energy systems

Type of instruction

Problem-based project-organised work in groups, where the solution emerges as an iterative process with reflections on the set sub-goals and analyses, and where personal collaboration skills and tolerance and robustness towards others' inputs are strengthened through group collaboration.

The project may be discipline-oriented, interdisciplinary or part of a multidisciplinary project, depending on project choice.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project work, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examControl of Energy Conversion Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with internal adjudicator based on a presentation seminar and project report.
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 titleRegulering af energiomsættende systemer
Module codeN-EN-B4-1B
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
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