Analysis of a Mechatronic System


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module Control of energy converting systems or similar.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about and understanding for the significance of modelling mechatronic systems
  • Be able to understand the importance of control engineering as an integrated part of  mechatronic design
  • Have knowledge about design choices and the interaction of technologies in a mechatronic system
  • Be able to understand scientific methods and theories compared to the semester theme and identify different types of problems
  • Be able to understand how to set up an economic analysis for the mechatronic system


  • Be able to analyse the relevant dynamic interactions in a mechatronic system
  • Be able to set up and apply models, to be able to conduct analyses of mechatronic, electrical, thermal, electro-mechanical and other multi-disciplinary systems
  • Have gained experience with validation of models for mechatronic systems based on laboratory experiments or real time measured data series
  • Be able to analyse obtained results from simulations and laboratory work, or real measured data series, via digital tools
  • Be able to understand business principles and be able to conduct a cost-benefit analysis for the mechatronic system


  • Have achieved an ability to convert academic knowledge and skills of the digital analysis of a mechatronic system to a practical problem, be able to work on such a problem, and be able to put this into perspective in relation to the surrounding society
  • Have achieved an ability to enter into professional and interdisciplinary collaboration within mechatronic systems
  • Be able to evaluate the basic economic conditions for the development and commissioning of systems or devices

Type of instruction

Problem based and project organised work in groups. Some lectures are given in business principles and cost-benefit-analysis to support the objectives in this area.

The students are introducted to the entrepreneurship PBL Model from AAU They are introduced to models, tools and methods often used in entrepreneurial projects.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project work, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examAnalysis of a Mechatronic System
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with external adjudicator based on a presentation seminar and project report.
Permitted aidsFor more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnalyse af et mekatronisk system
Module codeN-EN-B5-2D
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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