System Identification and Estimation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Bachelor of Science in EE, CSE or alike.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The project unit focuses on the identification and/or estimation of engineering systems for the control design purpose. The considered systems can come from (petro-)chemical process industry, offshore oil and gas industry, mechanical systems, robots or other engineering systems with the requirements for identification  and/or estimation. The considered problem should be formulated and analyzed, then some proper identification/estimation method needs to be selected and implemented. The designed/constructed system is assessed through simulation and practical test as well.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension for the system identification techniques.
  • Have fundamental knowledge and comprehension of probability, statistics and stochastic processes.
  • Have knowledge of the phases that an engineering project go through
  • Understand various theories and methods applied in problem based learning and group organized project work.¬†


  • Be able to choose different system identification/estimation methods and algorithms for different identification and/or estimation engineering problems.
  • Be able to evaluate the results using the probabilistic and/or statistic sense.
  • Be able to verify the analytical and numerical approaches by means of simple laboratory experiments
  • Be able to communicate scientific results by use of papers, posters and oral presentations
  • Are able to plan and take part in a small group of students working on a problem based project
  • Can reflect on experiences obtained through problem based learning and group organized project work
  • Can discuss various approaches to project management.¬†


  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within identification/estimation technology
  • Independently be able to define and analyze scientific problems of identification /estimation for engineering systems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made for selecting corresponding method.
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competences and specialization
  • Can find, evaluate and reference literature within the professional field
  • Can apply internationally recognized principles for acknowledging and citing work of others

Type of instruction

Project work.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examSystem Identification and Estimation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Project on 1st Semester Intelligent Reliable Systems (IRS).

Facts about the module

Danish titleSystemidentifikation og estimering
Module codeN-IRS-K1-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Intelligent Reliable Systems)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science