166-0202-00L  Integrated Assessment of Technologies and Transport Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


166-0202-00 GIntegrated Assessment of Technologies and Transport Systems Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Does not take place this semester.
20s hrs

Catalogue data

AbstractThe module provides a solid introduction to integrated technology assessment with regard to economic, ecological and social criteria. It introduces life cycle assessment (LCA), cost assessment, risk assessment and multi-criteria decision analysis. It also presents scenario analyses based upon energy-economic models which explicitly represent transport and energy-supply technologies.
ObjectiveAn overview of suitable methods for analysing and evaluating technical systems (transport systems) and the ability to choose among them to address concrete problems
Content(1) Introduction to and overview of integrated assessment
- Current status of transport in Switzerland and internationally
- Scope and goals of integrated assessment
- Sustainability: concept and practical implementation via criteria and indicators
- Overview of concepts and implementation methods

(2) Selected methods for assessing transport technologies and their application to current and future options
- Ecobalance / life cycle assessment (LCA)
- Location-specific assessment of health hazards and environmental pollution
- Risk analysis
- Internal cost assessment
- External cost assessment

(3) Integrated assessment of transport technologies
- Overall costs (internal and external)
- Multi-criteria analysis

(4) Analysis of transport scenarios
- Scenarios, influencing factors, policy and sustainability
- Approaches to scenario modelling
- Global mobility scenarios: examples
- Transport scenarios for Switzerland using energy system models
Lecture notesDistributed at start of module
LiteratureDistributed at start of module
Prerequisites / NoticeAnnounced to students of the of the MAS / CAS at the beginning of the term

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersC. L. Mutel
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementmin. 80% Anwesenheit im Präsenzunterricht. Genaueres wird zu Beginn des Semesters bekannt gegeben.
Additional information on mode of examinationTasks relevant to the performance assessment may be delivered in English or German.
Die im Rahmen der Leistungskontrolle zu erfüllenden Aufgaben können auf Englisch oder Deutsch erfolgen.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Future Transport Systems (166000)
CAS ETH Future Transport: Technology Potential (169000)

Offered in

CAS in Future Transport Systems: Technology PotentialMajor CoursesOInformation
MAS in Future Transport SystemsMajor in Technology PotentialOInformation