Advanced Control and Estimation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

2nd semester at the Master of Science in Intelligent Reliable Systems or alike.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of the project unit is to contribute to students’ attainment of knowledge about advanced control and estimation technologies and their engineering applications

The project is based on a design problem for advanced control and/or estimation system. The considered physical system can be a (petro-) chemical process, mechanical system, or any other safety-critical systems. The control and/or estimation design should take advanced technology into consideration instead of employing fundamental control and/or estimation solution. The strategies and methods for this design are encouraged to consider using some intelligent approaches as support tools. The chosen solution has to be implemented on a real-time platform and tested, either by the computer simulations or a dedicated hardware system. The students in the project work shall demonstrate their ability to handle complex problems by scientific methods.

Learning objectives


  • Have the knowledge and comprehension of fundamental principles, characteristics and limitations of some advanced control and estimation techniques, such as model-based adaptive control, optimal control, model predictive control as well as model -based/-free intelligent control.  
  • Have knowledge and comprehension of different advanced control methods and their potential applications in engineering systems.


  • Be able to judge the usefulness of the selected different scientific methods for the design of advanced control and estimation for engineering systems.
  • Be able to analyze, realize and test the selected control and estimation method in a professional manner


  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within advanced control and estimation of engineering systems.
  • Be able to show entrepreneurship to define and analyse scientific problems in the area of advanced control and estimation of engineering systems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made.
  • Be able to set up innovative ideas within the area of advanced control and estimation of engineering systems
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competences and specialization

Type of instruction

Project work.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student



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

Additional information

Elective project
On this semester one project must be chosen out of two elective projects (total: 20 ECTS).

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvanceret kontrol og estimering teknologi
Module codeN-IRS-K3-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


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