# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Environmental Engineering Bachelor | ||||||

1. Semester | ||||||

First Year Examinations (1. Sem.) | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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401-0241-00L | Analysis I | O | 7 credits | 5V + 2U | M. Akveld | |

Abstract | Mathematical tools for the engineer | |||||

Objective | Mathematics as a tool to solve engineering problems. Mathematical formulation of technical and scientific problems. Basic mathematical knowledge for engineers. | |||||

Content | Complex numbers. Calculus for functions of one variable with applications. Simple Mathematical models in engineering. | |||||

Literature | Klaus Dürrschnabel, "Mathematik für Ingenieure - Eine Einführung mit Anwendungs- und Alltagsbeispielen", Springer; online verfügbar unter: Link Tilo Arens et al., "Mathematik", Springer; online verfügbar unter: Link Meike Akveld, "Analysis 1", vdf; Link Urs Stammbach, "Analysis I/II" (erhältlich im ETH Store); Link | |||||

401-0141-00L | Linear Algebra | O | 5 credits | 3V + 1U | M. Akka Ginosar | |

Abstract | Introduction to Linear Algebra | |||||

Objective | Basic knowledge of linear algebra as a tool for solving engineering problems. Understanding of abstract mathematical formulation of technical and scientific problems. Together with Analysis we develop the basic mathematical knowledge for an engineer. | |||||

Content | Introduction and repetition of vector geometry, linear systems of equations, general vector spaces and linear mappings, bases, change of basis, matrices, determinants and traces, diagonalization, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonal transformations, scalar-product, Gram-Schmidt. Calculation with MATLAB will be introduced in the first exercise class. | |||||

Literature | K. Nipp, D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, VdF Hochschulverlag ETH G. Strang, Lineare Algebra, Springer | |||||

252-0845-00L | Computer Science I | O | 5 credits | 2V + 2U | H. Lehner, F. Friedrich Wicker | |

Abstract | The course covers the basic concepts of computer programming. | |||||

Objective | Basic understanding of programming concepts. Students will be able to write and read simple programs and to modify existing programs. | |||||

Content | Variablen, Typen, Kontrollanweisungen, Prozeduren und Funktionen, Scoping, Rekursion, dynamische Programmierung, vektorisierte Programmierung, Effizienz. Als Lernsprache wird Java eingesetzt. | |||||

Literature | Sprechen Sie Java? Hanspeter Mössenböck dpunkt.verlag | |||||

101-0031-01L | Systems Engineering | O | 4 credits | 4G | B. T. Adey, C. Kielhauser | |

Abstract | An introduction to system development, analysis and optimization, and decision making, with focus on linear programming, networks, formal decision methods and economic analysis. | |||||

Objective | - to gain compentency in methods used to plan and analyse systems - to gain the ability to formulate, analyse and solve complex problems - to gain compentency in the methods used for the evaluation of multiple solutions | |||||

Content | - Introduction - System development - System analysis - Networks - Decision theory - Economic analysis - Cost-benefit analysis | |||||

Lecture notes | Script and transparencies as well as additional material via Moodle. The transparencies will be provided via Moodle two days before the respective class. | |||||

651-0032-00L | Geology and Petrography | O | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | K. Rauchenstein, M. O. Saar | |

Abstract | This course gives an overview of the basic concepts of geology and petrography and shows some links to the application of these concepts. The course consists of weekly lectures and bi-weekly exercises in groups. | |||||

Objective | This course gives an overview of the basic concepts of geology and petrography and shows some links to the application of these concepts. | |||||

Content | Geologie der Erde, Mineralien - Baustoffe der Gesteine, Gesteine und ihr Kreislauf, Magmatische Gesteine, Vulkane und ihre Gesteine, Verwitterung und Erosion, Sedimentgesteine, Metamorphe Gesteine, Historische Geologie, Strukturgeologie und Gesteinsverformung, Bergstürze und Rutschungen, Grundwasser, Flüsse, Wind und Gletscher, Prozesse im Erdinnern, Erdbeben und Rohstoffe. Kurze Einführung in die Geologie der Schweiz. Übungen zum Gesteinsbestimmen und Lesen von geologischen, tektonischen und geotechnischen Karten, einfache Konstruktionen. | |||||

Lecture notes | Weekly handouts of PPT slides via MyStudies | |||||

Literature | The course is based on Press & Siever book Dynamic Earth by Grotzinger et al., available to ETH students via Link | |||||

529-2001-02L | Chemistry I | O | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | J. Cvengros, J. E. E. Buschmann, P. Funck, E. C. Meister, W. Uhlig, R. Verel | |

Abstract | General Chemistry I: Chemical bond and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to general and inorganic chemistry. Basics of the composition and the change of the material world. Introduction to the thermodynamically controlled physico-chemical processes. Macroscopic phenomena and their explanation through atomic and molecular properties. Using the theories to solve qualitatively and quantitatively chemical and ecologically relevant problems. | |||||

Content | 1. Stoichiometry Amount of substance and mass. Composition of chemical compounds. Reaction equation. Ideal gas law. 2. Atoms Elementary particles and atoms. Electron configuration of the elements. Periodic system. 3. Chemical bonding and its representation. Spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules. Molecular orbitals. 4. Basics of chemical thermodynamics System and surroundings. Description of state and change of state of chemical systems. 5. First law of thermodynamics Internal energy. Heat and Work. Enthalpy and reaction enthalpy. 6. Second law of thermodynamics Entropy. Change of entropy in chemical systems and universe. Reaction entropy. 7. Gibbs energy and chemical potential. Combination of laws of thermodynamics. Gibbs energy and chemical reactions. Activities of gases, condensed substances and species in solution. Equilibrium constant. 8. Chemical equilibrium Law of mass action. Reaction quotient and equilibrium constant. Phase transition equilibrium. 9. Acids and bases Properties of acids and bases. Dissociation of acids and bases. pH and the calculation of pH-values in acid-base systems. Acid-base diagrams. Buffers. Polyprotic acids and bases. 10. Dissolution and precipitation. Heterogeneous equilibrium. Dissolution and solubility product. Carbon dioxide-carbonic acid-carbonate equilibrium. | |||||

Lecture notes | Online-Skript mit durchgerechneten Beispielen. | |||||

Literature | Charles E. Mortimer, CHEMIE - DAS BASISWISSEN DER CHEMIE. 12. Auflage, Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 2015. Weiterführende Literatur: Theodore L. Brown, H. Eugene LeMay, Bruce E. Bursten, CHEMIE. 10. Auflage, Pearson Studium, 2011. (deutsch) Catherine Housecroft, Edwin Constable, CHEMISTRY: AN INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC, INORGANIC AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 3. Auflage, Prentice Hall, 2005.(englisch) | |||||

3. Semester | ||||||

Compulsory Courses 3. Semester | ||||||

Examination Block 1 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

402-0023-01L | Physics | O | 7 credits | 5V + 2U | S. Johnson | |

Abstract | This course gives an overview of important concepts in classical dynamics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, quantum physics, atomic physics, and special relativity. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating key phenomena using experiments, and in making connections between basic research and applications. | |||||

Objective | The goal of this course is to make students able to explain and apply the basic principles and methodology of physics to problems of interest in modern science and engineering. An important component of this is learning how to solve new, complex problems by breaking them down into parts and applying simplifications. A secondary goal is to provide to students an overview of important subjects in both classical and modern physics. | |||||

Content | Oscillations and waves in matter Thermodynamics (temperature, heat, equations of state, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, transport) Electromagnetism (electrostatics, magnetostatics, circuits, Maxwell's Equations, electromagnetic waves, induction, electromagnetic properties of materials) Overview of quantum and atomic physics Introduction to special relativity | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes and exercise sheets will be distributed via Moodle | |||||

Literature | P.A. Tipler and G. Mosca, Physics for scientists and engineers, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York | |||||

101-0203-01L | Hydraulics I | O | 5 credits | 3V + 1U | R. Stocker | |

Abstract | The course teaches the basics of hydromechanics, relevant for civil and environemental engineers. | |||||

Objective | Familiarization with the basics of hydromechanics of steady state flows | |||||

Content | Properties of water, hydrostatics, stability of floating bodies, continuity, Euler equation of motion, Navier-Stokes equations, similarity, Bernoulli principle, momentum equation for finite volumes, potential flows, ideal fluids vs. real fluids, boundary layer, pipe flow, open channel flow, flow measurements, demonstration experiments in the lecture hall | |||||

Lecture notes | Script and collection of previous problems | |||||

Literature | Bollrich, Technische Hydromechanik 1, Verlag Bauwesen, Berlin | |||||

103-0233-01L | GIS I (for Environmental Engineers) | O | 3 credits | 2G | P. Kiefer | |

Abstract | Fundamentals of geoinformation technologies: spatial data modeling, metrics & topology, vector and raster data, thematic data, spatial queries and analysis, spatial databases; group project with GIS software | |||||

Objective | Knowing the fundamentals of geoinformation technologies for the realization, application and operation of geographic information systems in engineering projects. | |||||

Content | Einführung GIS & GIScience Konzeptionelles Modell & Datenschema Vektorgeometrie & Topologie Rastergeometrie und -algebra Thematische Daten Räumliche Abfragen & Analysen Geodatenbanken | |||||

Lecture notes | Vorlesungspräsentationen werden digital zur Verfügung gestellt. | |||||

Literature | Bartelme, N. (2005). Geoinformatik - Modelle, Strukturen, Funktionen (4. Auflage). Berlin: Springer. Bill, R. (2016). Grundlagen der Geo-Informationssysteme (6. Auflage): Wichmann. Worboys, M., & Duckham, M. (2004). GIS - A Computing Perspective (2nd Edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. | |||||

102-0293-00L | Hydrology | O | 3 credits | 2G | P. Burlando | |

Abstract | The course introduces the students to engineering hydrology. It covers first physical hydrology, that is the description and the measurement of hydrological processes (precipitation, interception, evapotranspiration, runoff, erosion, and snow), and it introduces then the basic mathematical models of the single processes and of the rainfall-runoff transformation, thereby including flood analysis. | |||||

Objective | Know the main features of engineering hydrology. Apply methods to estimate hydrological variables for dimensioning hydraulic structures and managing water ressources. | |||||

Content | The hydrological cycle: global water resources, water balance, space and time scales of hydrological processes. Precipitation: mechanisms of precipitation formation, precipitation measurements, variability of precipitation in space and time, precipitation regimes, point/basin precipitation, isohyetal method, Thiessen polygons, storm rainfall, design hyetograph. Interception: measurement and estimation. Evaporation and evapotranspiration: processes, measurement and estimation, potential and actual evapotranspiration, energy balance method, empirical methods. Infiltration: measurement, Horton’s equation, empirical and conceptual models, phi-index and percentage method, SCS-CN method. Surface runoff and subsurface flow: Hortonian and Dunnian surface runoff, streamflow measurement, streamflow regimes, annual hydrograph, flood hydrograph analysis – baseflow separation, flow duration curve. Basin characteristics: morphology, topographic and phreatic divide, hypsometric curve, slope, drainage density. Rainfall-runoff models (R-R): rationale, linear model of rainfall-runoff transformation, concept of the instantaneous unit hydrograph (IUH), linear reservoir, Nash model. Flood estimation methods: flood frequency analysis, deterministic methods, probabilistic methods (e.g. statistical regionalisation, indirect R-R methods for flood estimation, rational method). Erosion and sediment transport: watershed scale erosion, soil erosion by water, estimation of surface erosion, sediment transport. Snow (and ice) hydrology: snow characteristic variables and measurements, estimation of snowmelt processes by the energy budget equation and conceptual melt models (temperature index method and degree-day method), snowmelt runoff. | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture notes as well as the lecture presentations and handouts may be downloaded from the website of the Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management. | |||||

Literature | Chow, V.T., Maidment, D.R. and Mays, L.W. (1988). Applied Hydrology, New York, McGraw-Hill. Dingman, S.L. (2002). Physical Hydrology, 2nd ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall. Dyck, S. und Peschke, G. (1995). Grundlagen der Hydrologie, 3. Aufl., Berlin, Verlag für Bauwesen. Maidment, D.R. (1993). Handbook of Hydrology, New York, McGraw-Hill. Maniak, U. (1997). Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft, eine Einführung für Ingenieure, Springer, Berlin. Manning, J.C. (1997). Applied Principles of Hydrology, 3rd ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Knowledge of statistics is a prerequisite. The required theoretical background, which is needed for understanding part of the lectures and performing part of the assignments, may be summarised as follows: Elementary data processing: hydrological measurements and data, data visualisation (graphical representation and numerical parameters). Frequency analysis: hydrological data as random variables, return period, frequency factor, probability paper, probability distribution fitting, parametric and non-parametric tests, parameter estimation. | |||||

701-0243-01L | Biology III: Essentials of Ecology | O | 3 credits | 2V | C. Buser Moser | |

Abstract | This lecture presents an introduction to ecology. It includes basic ecological concepts and the most important levels of complexity in ecological research. Ecological concepts are exemplified by using aquatic and terrestrial systems; corresponding methodological approaches are demonstrated. In a more applied part of the lecture threats to biodiversity and the appropriate management are discussed. | |||||

Objective | The objective of this lecture is to teach basic ecological concepts and the different levels of complexity in ecological research: the individual, the population, the community and the ecosystem level. The students should learn ecological concepts at these different levels in the context of concrete examples from terrestrial and aquatic ecology. Corresponding methods for studying the systems will be presented. A further aim of the lecture is that students achieve an understanding of biodiversity, why it is threatened and how it can be managed. | |||||

Content | - Übersicht der aquatischen und terrestrischen Lebensräume mit ihren Bewohnern - Einfluss von Umweltfaktoren (Temperatur, Strahlung, Wasser, Nährstoffe etc.) auf Organismen; Anpassung an bestimmte Umweltbedingungen - Populationsdynamik: Ursachen, Beschreibung, Vorhersage und Regulation - Interaktionen zwischen Arten (Konkurrenz, Koexistenz, Prädation, Parasitismus, Nahrungsnetze) - Lebensgemeinschaften: Struktur, Stabilität, Sukzession - Ökosysteme: Kompartimente, Stoff- und Energieflusse - Biodiversität: Variation, Ursachen, Gefährdung und Erhaltung - Aktuelle Naturschutzprobleme und -massnahmen - Evolutionäre Ökologie: Methodik, Spezialisierung, Koevolution | |||||

Lecture notes | Unterlagen, Vorlesungsfolien und relevante Literatur sind in der Lehrdokumentenablage abrufbar. Die Unterlagen für die nächste Vorlesung stehen jeweils spätestens am Freitagmorgen zur Verfügung. | |||||

Literature | Generelle Ökologie: Townsend, Harper, Begon 2009. Ökologie. Springer, ca. Fr. 70.- Aquatische Ökologie: Lampert & Sommer 1999. Limnoökologie. Thieme, 2. Aufl., ca. Fr. 55.-; Bohle 1995. Limnische Systeme. Springer, ca. Fr. 50.- Naturschutzbiologie: Baur B. et al. 2004. Biodiversität in der Schweiz. Haupt, Bern, 237 S. Primack R.B. 2004. A primer of conservation biology. 3rd ed. Sinauer, Mass. USA, 320 pp. | |||||

Examination Block 2 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

752-4001-00L | Microbiology | O | 2 credits | 2V | M. Ackermann, M. Schuppler, J. Vorholt-Zambelli | |

Abstract | Teaching of basic knowledge in microbiology with main focus on Microbial Cell Structure and Function, Molecular Genetics, Microbial Growth, Metabolic Diversity, Phylogeny and Taxonomy, Prokaryotic Diversity, Human-Microbe Interactions, Biotechnology. | |||||

Objective | Teaching of basic knowledge in microbiology. | |||||

Content | Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf den Themen: Bakterielle Zellbiologie, Molekulare Genetik, Wachstumsphysiologie, Biochemische Diversität, Phylogenie und Taxonomie, Prokaryotische Vielfalt, Interaktion zwischen Menschen und Mikroorganismen sowie Biotechnologie. | |||||

Lecture notes | Wird von den jeweiligen Dozenten ausgegeben. | |||||

Literature | Die Behandlung der Themen erfolgt auf der Basis des Lehrbuchs Brock, Biology of Microorganisms | |||||

752-0100-00L | Biochemistry | O | 2 credits | 2V | C. Frei | |

Abstract | Basic knowledge of enzymology, in particular the structure, kinetics and chemistry of enzyme-catalysed reaction in vitro and in vivo. Biochemistry of metabolism: Those completing the course are able to describe and understand fundamental cellular metabolic processes. | |||||

Objective | Students are able to understand - the structure and function of biological macromolecules - the kinetic bases of enzyme reactions - thermodynamic and mechanistic basics of relevant metabolic processes Students are able to describe the relevant metabolic reactions in detail | |||||

Content | Program Introduction, basics, composition of cells, biochemical units, repetition of relevant organic chemistry Structure and function of proteins Carbohydrates Lipids an biological membranes Enzymes and enzyme kinetics Catalytic strategies Metabolism: Basic concepts and design. Repetition of basic thermodynamics Glycolysis, fermentation The citric acid cycle Oxidative phosphorylation Fatty acid metabolism | |||||

Lecture notes | Horton et al. (Pearson) serves as lecture notes. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Basic knowledge in biology and chemistry is a prerequisite. | |||||

5. Semester | ||||||

Compulsory Courses 5. Semester | ||||||

Examination Block 3 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

102-0215-00L | Urban Water Management II | O | 4 credits | 2G | M. Maurer, P. Staufer | |

Abstract | Technical networks in urban water engineering. Water supply: Optimization, water hammer, corrosion and hygiene. Urban drainage: Urban hydrology, non stationary flow, pollutant transport, infiltration of rainwater, wet weather pollution control. General planning, organisation and operation of regional drainage systems. | |||||

Objective | Consolidation of the basic procedures for design and operation of technical networks in water engineering. | |||||

Content | Demand Side Management versus Supply Side Management Optimierung von Wasserverteilnetzen Druckstösse Kalkausfällung, Korrosion von Leitungen Hygiene in Verteilsystemen Siedlungshydrologie: Niederschlag, Abflussbildung Instationäre Strömungen in Kanalisationen Stofftransport in der Kanalisation Einleitbedingungen bei Regenwetter Versickerung von Regenwasser Generelle Entwässerungsplanung (GEP) | |||||

Lecture notes | Written material and copies of the overheads will be available. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite: Introduction to Urban Water Management | |||||

102-0455-01L | Groundwater I | O | 4 credits | 3G | J. Jimenez-Martinez, M. Willmann | |

Abstract | The course provides a quantitative introduction to groundwater flow and contaminant transport. | |||||

Objective | Understanding of the basic concepts on groundwater flow and contaminant transport processes. Formulation and solving of practical problems. | |||||

Content | Properties of porous and fractured media, Darcy’s law, flow equation, stream functions, interpretation of pumping tests, transport processes, transport equation, analytical solutions for transport, numerical methods: finite differences method, aquifers remediation, case studies. | |||||

Lecture notes | Script and collection of problems available | |||||

Literature | J. Bear, Hydraulics of Groundwater, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1979 K. de Ridder, Untersuchung und Anwendung von Pumpversuchen, Verl. R. Müller, Köln, 1970 P.A. Domenico, F.W. Schwartz, Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology, J. Wilson & Sons, New York, 1990 R.A. Freeze, J.A. Cherry, Groundwater, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1979 W. Kinzelbach, R. Rausch, Grundwassermodellierung, Gebrüder Bornträger, Stuttgart, 1995 | |||||

102-0635-01L | Air Pollution Control | O | 6 credits | 4G | J. Wang, B. Buchmann | |

Abstract | The lecture provides in the first part an introduction to the formation of air pollutants by technical processes, the emission of these chemicals into the atmosphere and their impact on air quality. The second part covers different strategies and techniques for emission reduction. The basic knowledge is deepened by the discussion of specific air pollution problems of today's society. | |||||

Objective | The students gain general knowledge of the technical processes resulting in air pollution and study the methods used for air pollution control. The students can identify major air pollution sources and understand the methods for measuring pollutants, collecting and analyzing data. The students can suggest and evaluate possible control methods and equipment, design control systems and estimate their efficiency and efforts. The students know the different strategies of air pollution control and are familiar with their scientific fundamentals. They are able to incorporate goals concerning air quality into their engineering work. | |||||

Content | Part 1 Emission, Immission, Transmission Fluxes of pollutants and their environmental impact: - physical and chemical processes leading to emission of pollutants - mass and energy of processes - Emission measurement techniques and concepts - quantification of emissions from individual and aggregated sources - extent and development of the emissions (Switzerland and global) - propagation and transport of pollutants (transmission) - meteorological parameters influencing air pollution dispersion - deterministic and stochastic models, describing air pollution dispersion - dispersion models (Gaussian model, box model, receptor model) - measurement concepts for ambient air (immission level) - extent and development of ambient air mixing ratios - goal and instrument of air pollution control Part 2 Air Pollution Control Technologies The reduction of the formation of pollutants is done by modifying the processes (pro-cessintegrated measures) and by different engineering operations for the cleaning of waste gas (downstream pollution control). It will be demonstrated, that the variety of these procedures can be traced back to the application of a few basic physical and chemical principles. Procedures for the removal of particles (inertial separator, filtration, electrostatic precipitators, scrubbers) with their different mechanisms (field forces, impaction and diffusion processes) and the modelling of these mechanisms. Procedures for the removal of gaseous pollutants and the description of the driving forces involved, as well as the equilibrium and the kinetics of the relevant processes (absorption, adsorption as well as thermal, catalytic and biological conversions). Discussion of the technical possibilities to solve the actual air pollution problems. | |||||

Lecture notes | Brigitte Buchmann, Air pollution control, Part I Jing Wang, Air pollution control, Part II Lecture slides and exercises | |||||

Literature | List of literature included in script | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | College lectures on basic physics, chemistry and mathematics. Language of instruction: In German or in English. | |||||

102-0675-00L | Earth Observation | O | 4 credits | 3G | I. Hajnsek, E. Baltsavias | |

Abstract | The aim of the course is to provide the fundamental knowledge about earth observation sensors, techniques and methods for bio/geophysical environmental parameter estimation. | |||||

Objective | The aim of the course is to provide the fundamental knowledge about earth observation sensors, techniques and methods for bio/geophysical environmental parameter estimation. Students should know at the end of the course: 1. Basics of measurement principle 2. Fundamentals of image acquisition 3. Basics of the sensor-specific geometries 4. Sensor-specific determination of environmental parameters | |||||

Content | Die Lehrveranstaltung gibt einen Einblick in die heutige Erdbeoachtung mit dem follgenden skizzierten Inhalt: 1. Einführung in die Fernerkundung von Luft- und Weltraum gestützen Systemen 2. Einführung in das Elektromagnetische Spektrum 3. Einführung in optische Systeme (optisch und hyperspektral) 4. Einführung in Mikrowellen-Technik (aktiv und passiv) 5. Einführung in atmosphärische Systeme (meteo und chemisch) 6. Einführung in die Techniken und Methoden zur Bestimmung von Umweltparametern 7. Einführung in die Anwendungen zur Bestimmung von Umweltparametern in der Hydrologie, Glaziologie, Forst und Landwirtschaft, Geologie und Topographie | |||||

Lecture notes | Folien zu jeden Vorlesungsblock werden zur Verfügung gestellt. | |||||

Literature | Ausgewählte Literatur wird am Anfang der Vorlesung vorgestellt. | |||||

Examination Block 4 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

101-0031-02L | Business Administration | O | 2 credits | 2V | J.‑P. Chardonnens | |

Abstract | Introduction to business administration Principles of accounting and financial management Financial planning and capital budgeting of projects Costing systems by corporations | |||||

Objective | Prepare and analyze the financial statements of organizations Establish budget and determine profitability of investment Understand the major costing systems Perform some product calculations | |||||

Content | Overview in business administration Financial Accounting - Balance sheet, income statement - Accounts, double-entry bookkeeping - Year-end closing and financial statements Financial Management - Financial statement analysis - Financial planning - Investment decisions Management Accounting - Full costing and marginal costing - Product costing - Management decisions | |||||

851-0723-00L | Environmental Law I: Fundamentals and Concepts Only for Environmental Engineering BSc | O | 2 credits | 2V | C. Jäger | |

Abstract | This class introduces students to the fundamentals of legal systems, focusing on environmental law. It covers the fundamentals of constitutional and administrative law, as opposed to private and criminal law. The class will focus on concepts, terminology and procedures of Swiss environmental law and selected aspects of European environmental law, supplemented through case studies. | |||||

Objective | Students learn fundamental structures of the legal system, understand core concepts and selected problems of public law, focusing on Swiss and European environmental law. These insights can be applied in further law courses, in particular in the course "Environmental law: Areas and Case Studies." | |||||

Content | Die Vorlesung beginnt mit einer allgemeinen Einführung in das Recht (was ist Recht?) und situiert das Umweltrecht in der schweizerischen Rechtsordnung. Anschliessend folgen die Darstellung der Rechtsquellen sowie die juristische Methodenlehre, insbesondere die Auslegung und Anwendung von Rechtsnormen. Darauf aufbauend behandelt die Vorlesung die Ziele und Grundsätze des Umweltrechts, zeigt die rechtlichen Handlungsformen auf, insbesondere die Verfügung. Die Studierenden lernen die grundlegenden Schritte der Rechtsanwendung bzw. eines Verwaltungsverfahrens kennen. Sie erhalten auch einen kurzen Überblick über das Bau- und Planungsrecht. Ein Block zum europäischen Umweltrecht rundet die Vorlesung thematisch ab. Integrierte Fallbeispiele und Falldiskussionen zeigen die Praxisrelevanz auf und bieten Gelegenheit zur aktiven Mitarbeit der Studierenden. | |||||

Lecture notes | Christoph Jäger/Andreas Bühler, Schweizerisches Umweltrecht, Bern 2016 | |||||

Literature | Weitere Literaturangaben folgen in der Vorlesung | |||||

101-0515-00L | Project Management | O | 2 credits | 2G | C. G. C. Marxt | |

Abstract | The course gives a detailed introduction on various aspects of professional project management out of theory and practice. Established concepts and methods for project organization, planning, execution and evaluation are introduced and major challenges discussed. The course includes an introduction on specialized project management software as well as agile project management concepts. | |||||

Objective | Projects are not only the base of work in modern enterprises but also the primary type of cooperation with customers. Students of ETH will often work in or manage projects in the course of their career. Good project management knowledge is not only a guarantee for individual, but also for company wide success. The goal of this course is to give a detailed introduction into project management. The students should learn to plan and execute a project. | |||||

Content | Project planning (aims, appointments, capacities, efforts and costs), project organization, scheduling and risk analysis, project execution, supervision and control, project evaluation, termination and documentation, conflict management, multinational project management, IT support as well as agile project management methods such as SCRUM. | |||||

Lecture notes | No. The lecture slides and other additional material will be available for download from Moodle a week before each class. | |||||

Additional Compulsory Courses | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

102-0515-01L | Environmental Engineering Seminars | O | 3 credits | 3S | J. Wang, P. Burlando, I. Hajnsek, S. Hellweg, M. Holzner, M. Maurer, P. Molnar, E. Morgenroth, R. Stocker | |

Abstract | The course is organized in the form of seminars held by the students. Topics selected from the core disciplines of the curriculum (water resources, urban water engineering, material fluxes, waste technology, air polution, earth observation) are discussed in the class on the basis of scientific papers that are illustrated and critically reviewed by the students. | |||||

Objective | Learn about recent research results in environmental engineering and analyse practical applications in environmental engineering. | |||||

Elective Blocks | ||||||

Elective Block: Environmental Planning | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

102-0535-00L | Noise Abatement | W | 5 credits | 4G | K. Eggenschwiler, J. M. Wunderli | |

Abstract | Basics of acoustics and hearing. Measurement of sound. Impact of noise (physiological, psychological, social, economic). Legislation (focus on Swiss noise abatement ordinance), spatial planning. Sound propagation outdoor and in buildings. Calculation models and measurement procedures. Traffic noise (roads, railways, airports), shooting noise, noise from industrial plants. Building acoustics. | |||||

Objective | The students will understand the basics of noise abatement: acoustics, impact of noise, meas-urement techniques and legislation. The students will be able to analyze different noise prob-lems and they will be able to solve simple problems of noise abatement. | |||||

Content | Physikalische Grundlagen: Schalldruck, Wellen, Quellenarten. Akustische Messtechnik: Umgang mit Dezibel, Akustische Masse, Schallpegelmesser, Spektralanalyse. Lärmwirkungen: Gehör, Gesundheitliche Wirkungen von Lärm, Störung/Belästigung, Belastungsmasse. Gesetzliche Grundlagen der Lärmbekämpfung / Raumplanung: Lärmschutzverordnung/SIA 181. Zusammenhang mit der Raumplanung. Schallausbreitung im Freien: Abstandsgesetze, Luftdämpfung, Bodeneffekt, Abschirmung, Reflexion, Streuung, Bebauung, Wettereinflüsse. Kurze Einführung in die Bauakustik und in die einfachsten Grundlagen der Raumakustik. Eigenschaften von Schallquellen: Akustische Beschreibung von Schallquellen, Lärmminderung an der Quelle. Lärmarten und Prognoseverfahren: Messen/Berechnen, Strassenlärm, Eisenbahnlärm, Fluglärm, Schiesslärm, Industrielärm. | |||||

Lecture notes | Skript "Lärmbekämpfung" erhältlich zu Beginn der Vorlesung. Bestellung auch hier möglich: Sekretariat der Abteilung Akustik, EMPA Dübendorf. Link. +41 58 765 4692. Link | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | 1 - 2 Exkursionen | |||||

Elective Block: Soil Protection | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

701-0501-00L | Pedosphere | W | 3 credits | 2V | R. Kretzschmar | |

Abstract | Introduction to the formation and properties of soils as a function of parent rock, landscape position, climate, and soil organisms. Complex relationships between soil forming processes, physical and chemical soil properties, soil biota, and ecological soil properties are explained and illustrated by numerous examples. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to the formation and properties of soils as a function of parent rock, landscape position, climate, and soil organisms. Complex relationships between soil forming processes, physical and chemical soil properties, soil biota, and ecological soil properties are explained and illustrated by numerous examples. | |||||

Content | Definition of the pedosphere, soil functions, rocks as parent materials, minerals and weathering, soil organisms, soil organic matter, physical soil properties and functions, chemical soil properties and functions, soil formation, principles of soil classification, global soil regions, soil fertility, land use and soil degradation. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes can be purchased during the first lecture (15.- SFr) | |||||

Literature | - Scheffer/Schachtschabel - Soil Science, Springer, Heidelberg, 2016. - Brady N.C. and Weil, R.R. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 14th ed. Prentice Hall, 2007. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in chemistry, biology and geology. | |||||

701-0533-00L | Soil Chemistry | W | 3 credits | 2G | R. Kretzschmar, D. I. Christl | |

Abstract | This course discusses chemical and biogeochemical processes in soils and their influence on the behavior and cycling of nutrients and pollutants in terrestrial systems. Approaches for quantitative modeling of the processes are introduced. | |||||

Objective | Understanding of important chemical soil properties and processes and their influence on the behavior (e.g., speciation, bioavailability, mobility) of nutrients and pollutants. | |||||

Content | Important topics include the structure and properties of clays and oxides, the chemistry of the soil solution, gas equilibria, dissolution and precipitation of mineral phases, cation exchange, surface complexation, chemistry of soil organic matter, redox reactions in flooded soils, soil acidification and soil salinization. | |||||

Lecture notes | Handouts in lectures. | |||||

Literature | - Selected chapters in: Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, 2005. - Chapters 2 and 5 in Scheffer/Schachtschabel - Soil Science, 1st English edition, Springer, 2016. | |||||

Elective Block: Civil Engineering | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

101-0339-00L | Environmental Geotechnics | W | 3 credits | 2G | M. Plötze | |

Abstract | Introduction of basic knowledge about problems with contaminated sites, investigation of this sites, risque management, remediation and reclamation techniques as well as monitoring systems. Introduction in landfill design and engineering with focus on barrier- and drainage systems and lining materials, evaluation of geotechnical problems, e.g. stability | |||||

Objective | Introduction of basic knowledge about problems with contaminated sites, investigation of this sites, risque management, remediation and reclamation techniques as well as monitoring systems. Introduction in landfill design and engineering with focus on barrier- and drainage systems as wellas lining materials, evaluation of geotechnical problems, e.g. stability | |||||

Content | Definition of contaminated sites, site investigation methods, historical research and technical investigation, risque assessment, contamination transport, remediation, clean-up and retaining techniques (e.g. bioremediation, incineration, retaining walls, pump-and-treat, permeable reactive barriers), monitoring, research projects and results waste, waste disposal, treatment and management, multi-barrier-systems, site investigation, lining systems and recovering systems of landfill (e.g. materials, drainage systems, geosynthetics), stability, research projects and results | |||||

Lecture notes | Dr. R. Hermanns Stengele, Dr. M. Plötze: Environmental Geotechnics (german) digital | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | excursion | |||||

101-0113-10L | Theory of Structures (for Environmental Engineering) Only for Environmental Engineering BSc. | W | 3 credits | 2.5G | B. Sudret | |

Abstract | Introduction to structural mechanics, statically determinate beams and frame structures, trusses. Stresses in statically determinate structures. | |||||

Objective | - Understanding the response of elastic beam and frame structures - Ability to correctly apply the equilibrium conditions - Understanding the basics of continuum mechanics - Computation of stresses in elastic structures | |||||

Content | - Equilibrium, reactions, static determinacy - Internal forces (normal and shear forces, moments) - Arches and cables - Elastic trusses - Influence lines - Basics of continuum mechanics - Stresses in elastic beams | |||||

Lecture notes | Bruno Sudret, "Einführung in die Baustatik" (2018) Additional course material will be available on the web page: Link | |||||

Literature | Peter Marti, "Theory of Structures", Wiley, 2013, 679 pp. | |||||

Elective Block: Energy Offer in FS (as from FS19 on): -529-0191-01 Renewable Energy Technologies II -227-0803-00 Energy, Resources, Environment: Risks and Prospects At least 10KP must be achieved for the elective block: Energy. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

227-1635-00L | Electric CircuitsStudents without a background in Electrical Engineering must take "Electric Circuits" before taking "Introduction to Electric Power Transmission: System & Technology" | W | 4 credits | 3G | M. Zima, D. Shchetinin | |

Abstract | Introduction to analysis methods and network theorems to describe operation of electric circuits. Theoretical foundations are essential for the analysis of the electric power transmission and distribution grids as well as many modern technological devices – consumer electronics, control systems, computers and communications. | |||||

Objective | At the end of this course, the student will be able to: understand variables in electric circuits, evaluate possible approaches and analyse simple electric circuits with RLC elements, apply circuit theorems to simple meshed circuits, analyze AC circuits in a steady state and understand the connection of the explained principles to the modelling of the 3-phase electric power systems. | |||||

Content | Course will introduce electric circuits variables, circuit elements (resistive, inductive, capacitive), resistive circuits and theorems (Kirchhoffs’ laws, Norton and Thevenin equivalents), nodal and mesh analysis, superposition principle; it will continue by discussing the complete response circuits (RLC), sinusoidal analysis – ac steady state (complex power, reactive, active power) and conclude with the introduction to 3-phase analysis; Mathematical foundations of the circuit analysis, such as matrix operations and complex numbers will be briefly reviewed. This course is targeting students who have no prior background in electrical engineering. | |||||

Lecture notes | lecture and exercises slides will be distributed after each lecture via moodle platform; additional materials to be accessed online (wileyplus) | |||||

Literature | Richard C. Dorf, James A. Svoboda Introduction to Electric Circuits, 9th Edition Online materials: Link Lecture slides and exercises slides | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is intended for students outside of D-ITET. No prior course in electrical engineering is required | |||||

151-1633-00L | Energy ConversionThis course is intended for students outside of D-MAVT. | W | 4 credits | 3G | I. Karlin, G. Sansavini | |

Abstract | This course provides the students with an introduction to thermodynamics and heat transfer. Students shall gain basic understanding of energy, energy interactions, and various mechanisms of heat transfer as well as their link to energy conversion technologies. | |||||

Objective | Thermodynamics is key to understanding and use of energy conversion processes in Nature and technology. Main objective of this course is to give a compact introduction into basics of Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic states and thermodynamic processes; Work and Heat; First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Students shall learn how to use energy balance equation in the analysis of power cycles and shall be able to evaluate efficiency of internal combustion engines, gas turbines and steam power plants. The course shall extensively use thermodynamic charts to building up students’ intuition about opportunities and restrictions to increase useful work output of energy conversion. Thermodynamic functions such as entropy, enthalpy and free enthalpy shall be used to understand chemical and phase equilibrium. The course also gives introduction to refrigeration cycles, combustion and psychrometry, as well as to basic principles of heat transfer. The course compactly covers the standard course of thermodynamics for engineers, with additional topics of a general physics interest (nonideal gas equation of state and Joule-Thomson effect) also included. | |||||

Content | 1. Thermodynamic systems, states and state variables 2. Properties of substances: Water, air and ideal gas 3. Energy conservation in closed and open systems: work, internal energy, heat and enthalpy 4. Second law of thermodynamics and entropy 5. Energy analysis of steam power cycles 6. Energy analysis of gas power cycles 7. Refrigeration and heat pump cycles 8. Nonideal gas equation of state and Joule-Thomson effect 9. Maximal work and exergy 10. Mixtures and psychrometry 11. Chemical reactions and combustion systems; chemical and phase equilibrium 12. Heat transfer | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture slides and supplementary documentation will be available online. | |||||

Literature | Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, by Cengel, Y. A. and Boles, M. A., McGraw Hill | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is intended for students outside of D-MAVT. Students are assumed to have an adequate background in calculus, physics, and engineering mechanics. | |||||

Electives The entire course programs of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich are open to the students to individual selection. | ||||||

Electives ETH Zurich | ||||||

» Course Catalogue of ETH Zurich | ||||||

GESS Science in Perspective | ||||||

» see GESS Science in Perspective: Language Courses ETH/UZH | ||||||

» see GESS Science in Perspective: Type A: Enhancement of Reflection Capability | ||||||

» Recommended GESS Science in Perspective (Type B) for D-BAUG. | ||||||

Bachelor's Thesis | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

102-0006-00L | Bachelor's Thesis | O | 10 credits | 20D | Lecturers | |

Abstract | The Bachelor Programme concludes with the Bachelor Thesis. This project is supervised by a professor. Writing up the Bachelor Thesis encourages students to show independence and to produce structured work. | |||||

Objective | Encourages students to show independence, to produce scientifically structured work and to apply engineering working methods. | |||||

Content | The contents base upon the fundamentals of the Bachelor Programme. Students can choose from different subjects and tasks. The thesis consists of both a written report and an oral presentation. |