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Electro-Mechanical Systems Design

Electro-Mechanical Systems Design

Electro-Mechanical Systems Design

Do you want to work with optimisation of exististing constructions or with creation of new innovative products? As a graduate in Electro-Mechanical Systems Design, you will be able to engineer systems and devices where mechanics, electronics, and intelligent control systems are integrated tightly. In this way, synergetic advantages can be exploited in order to develop truly mechatronic products where different technologies are merged together in the best possible way for use in e.g. industrial products and in automotive components.

Optimisation and creation of new products

Studying Electro-Mechanical Systems Design, you gain knowledge within the areas of mechatronic system design, modelling and analysis of electro-mechanical systems, information technology and control theory. This enables you to take part in interdisciplinary technical development and research projects.

You learn to optimise constructions and to create new products and systems.

During the programme, emphasis is put on disciplines such as modelling of multi-domain systems, simulation, system optimisation, and applied control engineering.

The programme offers courses within the following fields:

  • Control of Fluid Power and Electrical Servomechanisms
  • Embedded Micro Processors
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Engineering Optimisation
  • Control Theory: Multivariable and Nonlinear Systems
  • AC Motor Drives: Converters and Control

Project examples

  • Integration of electric and combustion engine in a Mercedes S400 Hybrid car
  • Design and control of power take-off system for wave-energy power plant
  • Advanced regulation of robots


Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.


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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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