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Module EIT-AUT-460-M-7

Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
EIT-AUT-460-M-7 Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [EIT-AUT] Automation Control
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V EIT-AUT-460-K-7
Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 SuSe
  • About [EIT-AUT-460-K-7]: Title: "Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Fault analysis methods (fault tree analysis, failure modes and effect analysis, criticality analysis)
  • Maintenance strategies (e.g. preventive maintenance, risk-based maintenance) and the integration of fault diagnosis in maintenance
  • Model-based process monitoring and fault diagnosis methods (observer based approaches, parity space approach)
  • Residual generation, residual evaluation and threshold selection
  • Methods of fault isolation and identification
  • Key performance indices of fault diagnosis systems
  • Data-driven fault diagnosis, multivariable statistical data analysis (e.g. principle component analysis, partial least squares, subspace based approaches)
  • Fault tolerant control (active fault tolerant control, passive fault tolerant control)
  • Basic procedure of carrying out fault diagnosis projects
  • Plant asset management (concept, key components and realization).

Competencies / intended learning achievements

After completing this module you can...
  • ... design and implement process monitoring and fault diagnosis units for technical systems.
  • ... explain the main maintenance strategies in industrial praxis.
  • ... carry out fault analysis, so that suitable monitoring and diagnosis functions can be deployed in industrial plants.
  • ... explain both model-based and data-driven fault diagnosis approaches.
  • ... evaluate the performance of monitoring and diagnosis systems and organize fault diagnosis projects efficiently.
  • ... explain the basic principles and have the ability to design fault tolerant automation systems.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [EIT-AUT-460-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[EIT-88.781-SG#2010] M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering [2010] Elective Subjects [W] Elective Module
[EIT-88.?-SG#2021] M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering [2021] Technical Elective Modules [W] Elective Module
[EIT-88.?-SG#2021] M.Sc. Automation and Control (A&C) [2021] Major "Connected Automation Systems" (CAS) [P] Compulsory
Module-Pool Name
[EIT-AUT-RCS-WP-MPOOL-7] RCS Core Electives
[GS-CVT-EE-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Electrical and Computer Engineering