Christian Schaffner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Dr. Christian Schaffner
Address
Energy Science Center (ESC)
ETH Zürich, SOI C 3
Sonneggstrasse 28
8006 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 72 55
E-mailschaffner@esc.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.esc.ethz.ch/
DepartmentInformation Technology and Electrical Engineering
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
227-1631-20LCase Studies: Energy Systems and Technology: Part 2 Restricted registration - show details
Only for Energy Science and Technology MSc.
2 credits4GC. Franck, C. Schaffner
AbstractThis course will allow the students to get an interdisciplinary overview of the “Energy” topic. It will explore the challenges to build a sustainable energy system for the future. This will be done through the means of case studies that the students have to work on. These case studies will be provided by industry partners.
ObjectiveThe students will understand the different aspects involved in designing solutions for a sustainable future energy system. They will have experience in collaborating in interdisciplinary teams. They will have an understanding on how industry is approaching new solutions.
Lecture notesDescriptions of case studies.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
247-0100-00LEnergy Fundamentals Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS in Applied Technology in Energy and MAS in Applied Technology.
3 credits2GC. Schaffner
AbstractThe module provides an introduction to the fundamental science and the underlying technology throughout the rest of the CAS in Applied Technology in Energy.
ObjectiveParticipants will have an overview over today’s energy system (including energy generation, distribution and consumption) functions and will understand the underlying scientific principles, technologies as well as the regulatory frameworks.
ContentToday’s energy system (including energy generation, distribution and consumption) will be explained, starting from the underlying scientific principles moving to energy technologies as well as the relevant regulatory frameworks and economic principles. Special attention will be paid to understanding renewable (solar & wind) electricity generation and why this rapidly evolving technology is driving change in multiple industries. If time permits, the basics of climate change science and its relationship to energy related business decisions will be discussed as well.
Prerequisites / NoticeMAS AT participants must have successfully completed CAS 1 and 2 in order to enrol.

Non-MAS applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- Demonstrated managerial experience working with technology companies or industries
- Good knowledge of English
- ETH recognized Master’s degree*

CAS ATE applications will be reviewed by the Admission Committee of the Certificate Programme. The final decision is communicated in writing.

* For non-MAS applicants, preference may be given to applicants with technical degrees or demonstrated practical knowledge in a relevant field for the purpose of maintaining a higher level of technical discussion.
247-0103-00LElectrification and Practical Applications Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS in Applied Technology in Energy and MAS in Applied Technology.
3 credits2GC. Schaffner
AbstractThe focus of this module is on understanding the challenges of a future sustainable energy system with a focus on electrification technology and their practical application in multiple industries.
ObjectiveParticipants will understand the opportunities and challenges of future energy systems including the electrification of different sectors (e.g. transportation, buildings, industry).
ContentThis course takes a case study approach to look at how electrification is currently impacting products and technology use in manufacturing, electronics, automotive/ transport, building construction and facilities management. Some policy and regulatory elements may be discussed to provide context, but the focus is on understanding the technical and practical aspects of implementation. The technical results that can be expected will be discussed in terms of power availability and security, energy efficiency, etc. as well as how electrification supports other potential technical goals such as digitalization and automation.
Prerequisites / NoticeMAS AT participants must have successfully completed CAS 1 and 2 in order to enrol.

Non-MAS applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- Demonstrated managerial experience working with technology companies or industries
- Good knowledge of English
- ETH recognized Master’s degree*

CAS ATE applications will be reviewed by the Admission Committee of the Certificate Programme. The final decision is communicated in writing.

* For non-MAS applicants, preference may be given to applicants with technical degrees or demonstrated practical knowledge in a relevant field for the purpose of maintaining a higher level of technical discussion.