The master’s programme in Control and Automation at Aalborg University is comprised by four semesters where you work with gradually more complex subjects. The 1st and 2nd semester focus on modelling and control of linearized systems, multivariable and optimal control, analysis of stability and controlled systems as well as control in networks. On the 3rd semester, you are introduced to more advanced methods for control and automation, and we focus on how systems may be made independent of human operators. On the 4th and last semester, you carry out your master’s thesis in a subject of your own choosing in cooperation with your supervisor.
See also the curriculum for the master’s programme in Control and Automation. Here, you may find details on courses and projects as well as information on the programme’s legal basis, etc.
COMPULSORY FOR ALL NON-AAU BACHELORS
All bachelors enrolled in the programme who have not obtained their bachelor's degree from Aalborg University must take part in a course on problem based learning (PBL) as part of the 1st semester project. In case non-AAU bachelors get credit transfer for the 1st semester, they will be asked to take part in a course ensuring that they are trained in working according to the PBL-model. Read more about PBL here.
1st SEMESTER; networked control systems
- Networked Control Systems (15 ECTS)
2nd SEMESTER; multivariable Process control
- Multivariable Process Control (15 ECTS)
- Modelling of Mechanical and Thermal Systems (5 ECTS)
- Optimality and Robustness (5 ECTS)
- Fault Detection, Isolation and Modelling (5 ECTS)
In the 3rd semester, you have five different options on how to comprise your semester.
- Control of Complex Systems (20 ECTS)
Electives (choose 2)
Electives (choose 2)
ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 1)
- Long master's thesis (50 ECTS - distributed across the 3rd and 4th semester)
Elective courses (choose 2)
4th SEMESTER; master’s thesis
In the 4th semester, you either continue working on your master’s thesis, or you start up this work.
- Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)
You specialise in a subject of your own interest, as you carry out your master's thesis research project either by yourself or as part of a small group of two-three people.
Once you have completed your 4th semester, you are Master of Science in Engineering in Control and Automation.