Problem Based Project Organised Learning in Modelling and Identification of Offshore Systems (INTRO)


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension of the project organised¬†Problem Based Learning methods, as it is applied at Aalborg University
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the design, analysis and modelling of offshore energy systems or subsystems with complex dynamics and elements with linear and non-linear behaviour
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within test design, modelling and identification of components used in offshore energy systems
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within modelling of offshore energy systems based on physics as well as data in the form of stochastic systems or processes


  • Be able to judge the usefulness of the used different scientific methods for the analysis, modelling, and verification of offshore energy systems and/or components
  • Be able to verify the analytical and numerical approaches by means of simple laboratory experiments
  • Be able to communicate scientific results by means of a project report and an oral presentation in English.


  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within modelling and identification of offshore systems
  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems for modelling and identification of offshore systems, and based on this be able to make and state the reasons for decisions made for instance with respect to their influences on the environment
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised work in groups. During the project period you should be able to plan and structure the project work, work in groups and solve conflicts, use consensus versus fight/voting and see differences among group members as a strength. You should also work with the structure of a project report and prepare a problem formulation, set up project limitation and time schedule. The project should be based on modelling and identification of a simple offshore system. The set-up system should be analysed, and models and simulations of the offshore system are to be made. Different system identification methods are to be applied to find the parameters of the system. The set-up models should be verified by experimental tests, either directly on a real offshore system or on a model, or parts of the systems, set up in the laboratory.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 10 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 300 hours for the student



Name of examProblem Based Project Organised Learning in Modelling and Identification of Offshore 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

Project on 1st Semester INTRO of Offshore Energy Systems (OES).

Facts about the module

Danish titleProblembaseret projektorganiseret læring i modellering og identificering af offshore systemer (INTRO)
Module codeN-SEE-K1-5A
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 (Sustainable Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science