IE500720 - Simulation of Cyber-Physical Systems


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100 ALLE

Course content

Simulations, methods and applications.
Mathematic foundation for simulations.
Modeling of systems (continuous, discrete-time, discrete-event).
Digitalisation of models.
Simulation of digital models.
Simulation of closed loop control of digital models.
Visualisation of simulations.

Digital twins of cyber-physical systems

Learning outcome

The candidate shall have knowledge about:
- mathematic foundation for simulations
- simulation methods
- simulation applications and software

The candidate shall understand:
- the limits of simulations
- how simple and complex systems may be modelled, simulated and visualised

The candidate shall be able to:
- Make a complete digital twin of a simple cyber-physical system
-- make a model for a simple cyber-physical system (i.e differential equations)
-- make a digital modell of the system
-- analyse the system in the time-domain
-- simulate the system
-- control the system by feedback control
-- visualise the simulation (e.g. in Unity3D, ROS Movelt, RoboDK etc.)

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises (individual and in groups) and project work in groups and self study..

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project work

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assesment. Examination into the curriculum and the project (term paper) The required content of the portfolio will be distributed to the students at the start of the semester. Possible content may be (but not limited to) exercises, individual tests, project work (presentation and/or report) and an oral test (in groups or individually). The candidates get individual grades. The resit exam has the same evaluation as for the normal exam. There will be no new project work for the resit exam. Students who have not delivered project work earlier must wait for the next time the subject is scheduled. Submitted project work can be improved and redelivered. It is a requirement that the project can be demonstrated.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Master in engineering in Simulation and Visualization (880MVS)

Course materials

To be defined.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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