Design of Intelligent Reliable Systems


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 how to design intelligent control-, diagnostic- or surveillance systems with the consideration of reliability. 

The project is based on a design problem for reliable control system. The considered physical system can be a (petro-) chemical process, mechanical system, or any other safety-critical systems. The control system design should take fault tolerant control into consideration. The strategies and methods for fault tolerant deign is determined for the considered system possibly 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 knowledge and comprehension for how to design control-, diagnostic- and surveillance systems by taking the reliability into consideration.
  • Have knowledge and comprehension of different advanced control methods and their potential application in intelligent reliable system development. 


  • Be able to judge the usefulness of the used different scientific methods for the design of intelligent control-, diagnostic- and surveillance systems for engineering systems.
  • Be able to apply quantitative and qualitative, intelligent and/or model-based methods for reliable system design


  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within intelligent control-, diagnostic- and surveillance of engineering systems.
  • Be able to show entrepreneurship to define and analyze scientific problems in the area of control-, diagnostic- and surveillance 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 control-, diagnostic- and surveillance 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 examDesign of Intelligent Reliable Systems
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 titleDesign af intelligente pålidelige systemer
Module codeN-IRS-K3-2
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