Electronic Systems Engineering

Electronic Systems Engineering

Electronic Systems Engineering

If you are interested in hi-tech electronic systems, comprising state-of-the-art hardware and software technology, such as self-controlling robots, satellites and wireless communication platforms, or if your interests are centred around advanced signal processing and algorithms, the two semesters in Electronic Systems Engineering will suit you perfectly. During the two semesters, you will have the opportunity to work on projects targeting real-life problems and applications.

Programme overview

The last year of the BSc programme in Electronic Systems Engineering runs in English, and international students may be admitted for the two semesters. The programme is focused on theoretical, methodological and practical skills acquired through problem-based learning.

5th Semester


5 ECTS - Digital Signal Processing
5 ECTS - Communication Systems
5 ECTS - Control


15 ECTS - Digital and Analog Systems Interacting with the Surroundings


6th Semester


5 ECTS - Optimisation and Introduction to Machine Learning
5 ECTS - High performance programmering


You may choose between the following themes:

20 ECTS - Control Engineering
20 ECTS - Communication Systems
20 ECTS - Signal Processing
20 ECTS - Informatics

Control Engineering

The project must be based on a physical process. It can be mechanical, thermal, electrical, biologic or chemical. The project must include development of a dynamic model of the process, and this model must be adjusted and verified through measurements. You will design and implement classic controllers on the process using the dynamic model. The controllers must to be evaluated and compared to the demands. Upon completion of a project within Control Engineering, you will among others be able to understand and implement dynamic modelling and conduct classic controller design. You will furthermore be able to analyse and apply controller design methods based on root locus, and to evaluate industrial control and supervision methods.

Communication Systems

Apart from communication between people (e.g. a phone) or communication between machines (e.g. web browsing), communication also involves indispensable subsystems which consist of many different distributed components. This could for instance be home automation such as centralised control of lighting or an advanced burglar alarm. Such a communication system must meet several demands; data must arrive timely in order for the control process to be able to adapt, and data must be reliable despite the possible transmission errors in the connections. If you choose to do your BSc project in Communication Systems, you will be working with a system such as the ones mentioned. You will analyse the chosen system and evaluate it according to performance, design, etc.

Signal Processing

An embedded system is an electronic system which is based on a computer, but the system is not a computer in itself like for instance a pc. A person interacts with hundreds of embedded systems during the course of a normal day; wireless communication (mobile), sound and video, games, household machines, satellite-based systems, etc. Typically, the embedded system works by an analogue signal being registered by a sensor, is sampled and analysed or digitally modified. Subsequently, the signal is converted back to analogue. The really interesting aspect is that all of this must take place in real time; a lot of things have to happen quite fast. If you choose to do your BSc project within this theme, you will be working with a real problem or system which you will specify, design, simulate, implement, test and document.


Automatic interpretation of measurable signals is basic within modern engineering. For instance, there’s recycling of bottles. When you place a used bottle in the reverse vending machine, a sensor (here a camera) takes a photo of the bottle and automatically identifies it via its shape, colour, dimensions, etc. This identification is then passed on to a database where it is compared to others, and the system subsequently makes a decision as to the amount of refunded deposit. The system is also able to detect whether the bottle is broken and thus non-refundable. A project within the theme of Informatics could be about a system such as a reverse vending machine or other systems such as parking ticket system or automatic access control via fingerprint or face recognition. Or what about automatic recognition of road signs as a step towards the automatic car?

Upon completion of the 6th semester, you are BSc in Electronic Systems Engineering.

Further information on courses and regulations, etc., may be found in the curriculum for Electronic Systems Engineering (mostly in Danish).

postgraduate options

With a BSc degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from Aalborg University, you have six different postgraduate programmes in engineering to choose from the following:

Please click on the individual link to learn more about each programme.

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Contact and student guidance

If you have questions regarding the Electronic Systems Engineering guest/exchange programme at Aalborg University, please contact:

Study secretary Hanne Høvring 

 Ms Hanne Høvring

 Phone: +45 9940 8699




If you have questions about what it's like to be a student at AAU, etc., please feel free to contact the student counsellors who also study at AAU:

Student study counsellor Gustav Juul Lind Pedersen

Gustav Juul Lind Pedersen

Student Study Counsellor Jonathan Falk

Jonathan Falk

Phone: +45 9940 8614


Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room D2-109
9220 Aalborg East


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