Design and Control of Hydraulic Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules Calculus, Linear algebra, Applied engineering mathematics, Fundamental control theory and Introduction to mechanics and thermo-dynamics or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about and comprehension of various fluid power components and their function
  • Have knowledge about fluid power diagrams
  • Have knowledge about and comprehension of fluid power system design
  • Have knowledge about and comprehension of both steady state and dynamic modelling of fluid power components and systems
  • Have knowledge about and comprehension of classic controllers for fluid power systems
  • Have knowledge about an industrial servo-system and its structure


  • Be able to model and analyse fluid power systems
  • Be able to design fluid power systems
  • Be able to design and dimension basic linear controllers for fluid power servo-systems


  • Be able to solve development-oriented situations with relation to fluid power systems
  • Independently be able to participate in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach with relation to fluid power system

Type of instruction

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following types of instruction that combine skills and re-flection:

  • lectures
  • class teaching
  • project work
  • workshops
  • exercises (individually and in groups)
  • teacher feedback
  • professional reflection
  • portfolio work
  • laboratory work
  • e-learning

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examDesign and Control of Hydraulic Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleDesign og regulering af hydrauliske systemer
Module codeN-EN-B6-5A
Module typeCourse
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