072-0101-00L  Module 1: Foundations of Digitalisation

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersS. Menz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for CAS ARC in Digital and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.


072-0101-00 GModul 1: Grundlagen der Digitalisierung
Does not take place this semester.
Kursraum HIB E33.
25s hrsby appt.S. Menz

Catalogue data

AbstractKey terms: Atoms and bits, transparency and manipulation
ObjectiveIndependently of the building industry, Module 1 initially provides information about the characteristics of digitalisation through its principles and rules, enabling the participants to independently recognise the short-term and long-term changes that are resulting from it.
ContentThe principles involved in digitalised business and society are illustrated using experience from fields that have already been changed, such as the hotel industry and the music industry. The switch from materially based collaboration to data-supported networking conflicts with established methods, tools and structures. Weaknesses in the relevant legislation may even become apparent — such as the uncertainties involved in liability issues for self-driving robots. Parallels with the building industry are developed on this basis in order to identify effects involving transparency, the acceleration of business processes and questions of property and liability.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersA. Paulus, S. Menz
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction (072000)
CAS ETH ARC in Digitalisation (073000)

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CAS ARC DigitalCore CoursesOInformation
MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, ConstructionCore CoursesWInformation