• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The master's programme in Intelligent Reliable Systems (IRS) at Aalborg University Esbjerg concerns process control, reliability demands, fault detection and diagnosis in dynamic software- and hardware systems. The programme features a variety of courses and projects within the area of intelligent reliable systems.
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By taking the Master's programme in Intelligent Reliable Systems at Aalborg University Esbjerg you will be able to take part in the technological evolution on an international level. You will acquire competencies within system identification and identification and its application in engineering systems including comprehension of probability, statistic and stochastic processes. You will also work with fault diagnosis and reliability analysis.

During the programme you will learn about process control, reliability requirements, error detection an diagnosis of dynamic sofware and hardware systems, combining the theoretical knowledge with hands on experience. A subject of interest could be a commercial harbour, where the computer controled cranes need to be perfectly reliable as a failure could have severe consequences.

In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues within the programme’s field of study that challenge you to use all of your knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will better prepare you for your own work life after you graduate.

Job and Career

Upon graduation, you have attained a variety of skills and competences highly applicable in R&D departments in both small and large companies all over the world. As an employee, you will participate in developing several of the products you know from your daily life. Also open to you are sales departments, manufacturing companies, consulting engineering companies and the public sector. You may also pursue a career as a PhD student.

Examples of job titles

  • Automation engineer
  • Consultant within reliable systems
  • Hadware and software designer with specialisation in fault tolerant systems
  • IT developer with specialty in tolerance to machine errors
  • Developer of modern electrical equipment
  • Researcher and educator at a university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • System Identification And Estimation
  • Fault Diagnosis And Reliability Analysis
  • Design Of Intelligent Reliable Systems 
  • Advanced Control And Estimation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

The following Bachelor's degrees qualify for the Master's programme in Intelligent Reliable Systems:

Full Bachelor's programmes

  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • IT, Communication and New Media

Guest/Exchange programmes

  • Electronics and IT (5th-6th semester are offered in English)
  • Internet Technologies and Computer Systems (5th-6th semester are offered in English)
Students with other Bachelor's degrees will receive individual assessment by the Study Board of Energy.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13331 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13331 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Esbjerg

  • 6060 - 7900 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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