072-0102-00L  Module 2: Automation

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.


072-0102-00 GModul 2: Automatisierung
Does not take place this semester.
Kursraum: HIB E33.
25s hrsby appt.S. Menz

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AbstractKey terms: Substitution or disruption, organisation and “lean management”
ObjectiveModule 2 presents the origins and breadth of applications involved in automation and the conditions it requires, enabling participants to recognise the potential of these areas in a value-creation chain in which software and machines take over specific working steps.
ContentEver since the first industrial age, the automation of repetitive processes has been continuously transforming the processes and competences involved in the manufacturing industries. In relation to the building industry, it represents both an opportunity and a risk, since software is increasingly responding to individualised aspects of the planning, construction and usage of buildings.

An introduction to the scripting language Python is intended to familiarize participants with thinking in terms of data.
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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