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Geomatic Engineering Master | ||||||

Course Units for Additional Admission Requirements The courses below are only available for MSc students with additional admission requirements. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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103-0115-AAL | Geodetic Metrology IIEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | A. Wieser | |

Abstract | Advanced studies of the topics of the lecture "Basics of Geodetic Metrology". Knowing important aspects of the practical use of geodetic sensors and the work flows of metrology. Know-how of coordinate calculation methods and statistical aspects of Geodesy. | |||||

Objective | Advanced studies of the topics of the lecture "Basics of Geodetic Metrology". Knowing important aspects of the practical use of geodetic sensors and the work flows of metrology. Know-how of coordinate calculation methods and statistical aspects of Geodesy. | |||||

Content | Application and field tests of geodetic sensors: levelling instruments, tacheometers, GPS, laserscanning; geodetic coordinate calculations: traverses and trigonometric leveling; refraction; introduction to inertial surveying; software tools for data acquisition, data evaluation, preparation and visualisation of measurements | |||||

Lecture notes | Slides of the regular lecture will be provided (in German), and further reading will be indicated as necessary. | |||||

Literature | Witte B, Sparla P (2015) Vermessungskunde und Grundlagen der Statistik für das Bauwesen. 8. Aufl., Wichmann Verlag (in German) Uren J, Price WF (2010) Surveying for Engineers. Palgrave Macmillan A list of references for further reading will be provided. | |||||

103-0126-AAL | Geodetic Reference SystemsEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 6R | M. Rothacher | |

Abstract | Fundamentals and theory of geodetic reference systems and frames. Introduction to current international systems as well as to systems for the Swiss national geodetic survey. | |||||

Objective | Provision of fundamental knowledge and theory to get familiar with the applications of geodetic reference systems. Special emphasis will be placed on international global systems as well as on the systems of the Swiss national geodetic survey. | |||||

Content | Various coordinate systems and transformations; reference systems and frames (inertial, Earth-fixed, topocentric) and associated transformations between the systems; introduction to Earth rotation theory; time systems; Swiss national geodetic survey | |||||

Lecture notes | Will be provided on ILIAS | |||||

Literature | Will be provided on ILIAS | |||||

103-0132-AAL | Geodetic Metrology FundamentalsEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 6 credits | 13R | A. Wieser | |

Abstract | Introduction to the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology | |||||

Objective | Getting to know the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology | |||||

Content | Overview on the different domains of geodetic metrology Geodetic instruments and sensors Determination of 3D-coordinates with GNSS, total sttaion and levelling Calculation methods of geodetic metrology Assessment of precision, introduction to variance propagation Survey and staking-out methods | |||||

Lecture notes | The slides of the lecture "Geodätische Messtechnik Grundzüge" (in German) will be provided. | |||||

Literature | Witte B, Sparla P (2015) Vermessungskunde und Grundlagen der Statistik für das Bauwesen. 8. Aufl., Wichmann Verlag (in German) Uren J, Price WF (2010) Surveying for Engineers. Palgrave Macmillan. | |||||

101-0414-AAL | Transport Planning (Transportation I)Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 6R | K. W. Axhausen | |

Abstract | The lecture course discusses the basic concepts, approaches and methods of transport planning in both their theoretical and practical contexts. | |||||

Objective | The course introduces the basic theories and methods of transport planning. | |||||

Content | Basic theoretical links between transport, space and economic development; basic terminology; measurement and observation of travel behaviour; methods of the four stage approach; cost-benefit analysis. | |||||

Literature | Ortuzar, J. de D. and L. Willumsen (2011) Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chichester. | |||||

103-0153-AAL | Cartography IIAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 6 credits | 13R | L. Hurni | |

Abstract | Theory and mathematical basics of the cartographic visualisation of attributed geo-objects for static and interactive maps (with exercises). | |||||

Objective | The course offers first computer graphics and mathematical basics and concepts of cartography. The accompanying exercises introduce further cartographic and GIS software, programming libraries for cartographic visualisation purposes. It is shown how web browsers, text editors and scripting languages can be used to develop efficient tools for cartographic data processing, design and visualisation. | |||||

Content | Topics like cartographic workflow, data capturing, data sources and legal aspects and Web map technologies: - Introduction to QGIS, ArcGIS and OCAD - Data sets, data types and data formats - Analytical and visualisation processes in cartography - Colour management and pre-press processes - Web maps using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG and Canvas 2D - Interaction with diagrams and maps - Libraries and APIs for cartographic applications | |||||

Lecture notes | A specific programme for students with "additional requirements" will be provided. Please contact the supervisors. | |||||

Literature | Links to references and other materials will be provided by the supervisors. | |||||

103-0184-AAL | Higher GeodesyAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | M. Rothacher | |

Abstract | Modern methods of Higher Geodesy. Basics of Shape of the Earth: Geoid determination and deflection of the vertical. Introduction into the most important topics: Satellite Geodesy and Navigation; Physical Geodesy and gravity field of the Earth; Astronomical Geodesy and Positioning; Mathematical Geodesy and basics of Geodynamics. Reference systems and applications in National and Global Geomatics. | |||||

Objective | Overview over the entire spectrum of Higher Geodesy | |||||

Content | Actual methods of Higher Geodesy. Basics of Shape of the Earth: Geoid determination and deflection of the vertical. Introduction into the most important topics: Satellite Geodesy (GPS) and Navigation; Physical Geodesy and gravity field of the Earth; Astronomical Geodesy and Positioning; Mathematical Geodesy and basics of Geodynamics. Reference systems and applications in National and Global Geomatics. | |||||

Lecture notes | Rothacher, M.: Höhere Geodäsie (deutsch) | |||||

103-0214-AAL | Cartography FundamentalsAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | L. Hurni | |

Abstract | Basic knowledge about communication with spatial information by using plans and maps, about the most important design rules and production methods for map graphics. | |||||

Objective | Acquire basic knowhow about communication with spatial information by using plans and maps, about the most important design rules and production methods for map graphics. Ability to assess existing products with respect to their content-related and design quality. Ability to design proper plans and well designed legends for basic maps. | |||||

Content | Definitions "map" and "cartography" Map types Current tasks and situation of cartography Map history Spatial reference systems Map projections Map concepts and workflow planning Map design Topographic maps Analogous and digital map production technology Prepress technology Printing technology Map critics | |||||

Lecture notes | A specific programme for students with "additional requirements" will be provided. Please contact the supervisors. | |||||

Literature | Links to references and other materials will be provided by the supervisors. | |||||

103-0233-AAL | GIS BasicsAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 6R | M. Raubal | |

Abstract | Fundamentals in geo information technologies: database principles, including modeling of spatial information, geometric and semantic models, topology and metrics; | |||||

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

Content | Modellierung von raumbezogenen Informationen Geometrische und semantische Modelle Topologie und Metrik Raster und Vektormodelle Datenbanken Anwendungsbeispiele | |||||

Literature | Worboys, M., & Duckham, M. (2004). GIS - A Computing Perspective (2nd Edition ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. O'Sullivan, D., & Unwin, D. (2010). Geographic Information Analysis (second ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. Bill, R. (2016). Grundlagen der Geo-Informationssysteme (6. Auflage ed.): Wichmann. | |||||

103-0234-AAL | GIS IIAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | M. Raubal | |

Abstract | Advanced geoinformation technologies: geodatabases advanced; system architectures; mobile GIS; user interfaces; fields and interpolation; data quality, uncertainty, metadata; temporal aspects in GIS. | |||||

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

Literature | Worboys, M., & Duckham, M. (2004). GIS - A Computing Perspective (2nd Edition ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. | |||||

103-0253-AAL | Parameter EstimationAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 4 credits | 4R | E. Brockmann | |

Abstract | This course provides basic knowledge on parameter estimation and data processing. The necessary mathematical and statistical methods are developed and are applied to actual examples in geomatics. | |||||

Objective | The students are capable of analysing measurements with appropriate methods. They can optimally extract model parameters from real measurements and are able to analyse and to retrieve additional information from data series. They understand the underlying algorithms of different geodetic analysis tools and processing methods. | |||||

103-0254-AAL | PhotogrammetryAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 6 credits | 13R | K. Schindler | |

Abstract | The class conveys the basics of photogrammetry. It shall equip students with basic knowledge of the principles, methods and applications of image-based measurement. | |||||

Objective | Understanding the principles, methods and possible applications of photogrammetry. The course also forms the basis for more in-depth studies and self-reliant photogrammetric project work in further photogrammetry courses. | |||||

Content | Fundamental concepts of photogrammetry, its products and applications: the principle of image-based measurement; digital aerial cameras and related sensors; projective geometry; mathematical modeling, calibration and orientation of cameras; photogrammetric 3D reconstruction and stereoscopy; digital photogrammetric workstations; recording geometry and flight planning | |||||

Lecture notes | Photogrammetry - Basics (slides on the web) Exercise material (on the web) | |||||

Literature | - Kraus, K.: Photogrammetrie, Band 1: Geometrische Informationen aus Photographien und Laserscanneraufnahmen, mit Beiträgen von Peter Waldhäusl, Walter de Gruyter Verlag, Berlin, 7th edition - Kraus, K.: Photogrammetrie, Band 2: Verfeinerte Methoden und Anwendungen, mit Beiträgen von J. Jansa und H. Kager, Walter de Gruyter Verlag, Berlin, 3rd edition - Thomas Luhmann: Nahbereichsphotogrammetrie. Grundlagen, Methoden und Anwendungen, H. Wichmann Verlag, Karlsruhe, 2nd edition 2003 - Richard Hartley and Andrew Zisserman: Multiple View Geometry, Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition 2004 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Requirements: knowledge of physics, linear algebra and analytical geometry, calculus, least-squares adjustment and statistics, basic programming skills. | |||||

103-0255-AAL | Geodata AnalysisAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 2 credits | 4R | M. Raubal | |

Abstract | The course deals with advanced methods in spatial data analysis. | |||||

Objective | - Understanding the theoretical principles in spatial data analysis. - Understanding and using methods for spatial data analysis. - Detecting common sources of errors in spatial data analysis. - Advanced practical knowledge in using appropriate GIS-tools. | |||||

Content | The course deals with advanced methods in spatial data analysis in theory as well as in practical exercises. | |||||

103-0274-AAL | Image ProcessingAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 6R | J. D. Wegner | |

Abstract | The objective of this lecture is to introduce the basic concepts of image formation and explain the basic methods of signal and image processing. | |||||

Objective | Understanding core methods and algorithms in image processing and computer vision and the underlying signal processing foundations. Applying image processing algorithms to relevant problems in photogrammetry and remote sensing. | |||||

Content | The following topics will be covered in the course: - Properties of digital images - Signal processing/Sampling - Image enhancement - Image restoration: Spatial domain - Image restoration: Fourier domain - Color/Demosaicing - Image compression - Feature extraction - Texture analysis - Image segmentation | |||||

Lecture notes | A script will be provided as PDF files on the lecture website. | |||||

Literature | We suggest the following textbooks for further reading: Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods Digital Image Processing Prentice Hall International, 2008 ISBN: 013168728X Rafael C. Gonzalez, Steven L. Eddins, Richard E. Woods: Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB Prentice Hall, 2003 ISBN: 0130085197 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The lecture is accompanied by programming assignments, that need to be completed in order to pass the course. | |||||

103-0325-AAL | Planning IIAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 6 credits | 13R | E. Derungs | |

Abstract | The lecture imparts methodological and instrumental fundamentals for spatial planning and will be exemplified by exploring Zurich city quarters. | |||||

Objective | Spatial planning is concerned with the foresighted design of the built and un-built environment. Starting points are spatially relevant problems that need to be explored, clarified and solved. The cornerstone of the course is formed by an independent exploration by the student of Zurich city quarters that involve investigating specific spatially relevant conditions, recognizing regularities and relevant problems. | |||||

Content | The self-study course compromises the following readings: Chapters of - Lynch, Kevin: «The Image of the City» - Alexander, Christopher et al.: «A Pattern Language» - Mikoleit, Anne and Pürckhauer, Moritz: «Urban Code» and SIDAIA - Spatial and Infrastructure Development: an Integrated Approach. The graded semester performance comprises a condensed paper to be written by the student reflecting both the literature read as well as exemplarily applying the knowledge gained from the literature by independently exploring the two city quarters. | |||||

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Literature | cf. content | |||||

252-0846-AAL | Computer Science II Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 4 credits | 9R | F. Friedrich Wicker, H. Lehner | |

Abstract | Together with the introductory course Informatics I this course provides the foundations of programming and databases. This course particularly covers algorithms and data structures and basics about design and implementation of databases. Programming language used in this course is Java. | |||||

Objective | Basing on the knowledge covered by lecture Informatics I, the primary educational objectives of this course are - constructive knowledge of data structures and algorithms amd - the knowledge of relational databases and When successfully attended the course, students have a good command of the mechanisms to construct an object oriented program. They know the typically used control and data structures and understand how an algorithmic problem is mapped to a sufficiently efficient computer program. They have an idea of what happens "behind the secenes" when a program is translated and executed. The know how to write database queries and how to design simple databases. Secondary goals are an algorithmic computational thinking, undestanding the possibilities and limits of programming and to impart the way of thinking of a computer scientist. | |||||

Content | We discuss the paradigm of object oriented programming, typical data structures and algorithms and design principles for the design and usage of relational databases. More generally, formal thinking and the need for abstraction and importance of appropriate modelling capabilities will be motivated. The course emphasizes applied computer science. Concrete topics are complexity of algorithms, divide and conquer-principles, recursion, sort- and search-algorithms, backtracking, data structures (lists, stacks, queues, trees) and data management in relational data bases. | |||||

Lecture notes | The slides will be available for download on the course home page. | |||||

Literature | Robert Sedgewick, Kevin Wayne, Introduction to Programming in Java: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Addison-Wesley, 2008 T. Cormen, C. Leiserson, R. Rivest, C. Stein, Introduction to Algorithms , 3rd ed., MIT Press, 2009 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites are knowledge and programming experience according to course 252-0845-00 Computer Science I (D-BAUG). | |||||

406-0141-AAL | Linear AlgebraAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | M. Akka Ginosar | |

Abstract | Introduction to Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis for Engineers. The contents of the course are covered in the book "Introduction to Linear Algebra" by Gilbert Strang (SIAM, 2003). MATLAB is used as a tool to formulate and implement numerical algorithms. | |||||

Objective | To acquire basic knowledge of Linear Algebra and of a few fundamental numerical techniques. The course is meant to hone analytic and algorithmic skills. | |||||

Content | 1. Vectors and vector spaces 2. Solving linear systems of equations (Gaussian elimination) 3. Orthogonality 4. Determinants 5. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors 6. Linear transformations 7. Numerical linear algebra in MATLAB 8. (Piecewise) polynomial interpolation 9. Splines | |||||

Literature | G. Strang, "Introduction to linear algebra", Third edition, 2003, ISBN 0-9614088-9-8, Link T. Sauer. "Numerical analysis", Addison-Wesley 2006 | |||||

406-0242-AAL | Analysis II Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 7 credits | 15R | M. Akveld | |

Abstract | Mathematical tools of an engineer | |||||

Objective | Mathematics as a tool to solve engineering problems, mathematical formulation of problems in science and engineering. Basic mathematical knowledge of an engineer | |||||

Content | Multi variable calculus: gradient, directional derivative, chain rule, Taylor expansion. Multiple integrals: coordinate transformations, path integrals, integrals over surfaces, divergence theorem, applications in physics. | |||||

Literature | - James Stewart: Multivariable Calculus, Thomson Brooks/Cole - William L. Briggs / Lyle Cochran: Calculus: Early Transcendentals: International Edition, Pearson Education (Chapters 10 - 14) | |||||

406-0243-AAL | Analysis I and II Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 14 credits | 30R | 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 | Short introduction to mathematical logic. Complex numbers. Calculus for functions of one variable with applications. Simple types of ordinary differential equations. Simple Mathematical models in engineering. Multi variable calculus: gradient, directional derivative, chain rule, Taylor expansion. Multiple integrals: coordinate transformations, path integrals, integrals over surfaces, divergence theorem, applications in physics. | |||||

Literature | Textbooks in English: - J. Stewart: Calculus, Cengage Learning, 2009, ISBN 978-0-538-73365-6 - J. Stewart: Multivariable Calculus, Thomson Brooks/Cole (e.g. Appendix G on complex numbers) - V. I. Smirnov: A course of higher mathematics. Vol. II. Advanced calculus - W. L. Briggs, L. Cochran: Calculus: Early Transcendentals: International Edition, Pearson Education Textbooks in German: - M. Akveld, R. Sperb: Analysis I, vdf - M. Akveld, R. Sperb: Analysis II, vdf - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, Vieweg Verlag - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure 2, Vieweg Verlag | |||||

406-0603-AAL | Stochastics (Probability and Statistics)Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 4 credits | 9R | M. Kalisch | |

Abstract | Introduction to basic methods and fundamental concepts of statistics and probability theory for non-mathematicians. The concepts are presented on the basis of some descriptive examples. The course will be based on the book "Statistics for research" by S. Dowdy et.al. and on the book "Introductory Statistics with R" by P. Dalgaard. | |||||

Objective | The objective of this course is to build a solid fundament in probability and statistics. The student should understand some fundamental concepts and be able to apply these concepts to applications in the real world. Furthermore, the student should have a basic knowledge of the statistical programming language "R". The main topics of the course are: - Introduction to probability - Common distributions - Binomialtest - z-Test, t-Test - Regression | |||||

Content | From "Statistics for research": Ch 1: The Role of Statistics Ch 2: Populations, Samples, and Probability Distributions Ch 3: Binomial Distributions Ch 6: Sampling Distribution of Averages Ch 7: Normal Distributions Ch 8: Student's t Distribution Ch 9: Distributions of Two Variables [Regression] From "Introductory Statistics with R": Ch 1: Basics Ch 2: Probability and distributions Ch 3: Descriptive statistics and tables Ch 4: One- and two-sample tests Ch 5: Regression and correlation | |||||

Literature | "Statistics for research" by S. Dowdy et. al. (3rd edition); Print ISBN: 9780471267355; Online ISBN: 9780471477433; DOI: 10.1002/0471477435; From within the ETH, this book is freely available online under: Link "Introductory Statistics with R" by Peter Dalgaard; ISBN 978-0-387-79053-4; DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-79054-1 From within the ETH, this book is freely available online under: Link | |||||

406-0062-AAL | Physics IAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | A. Vaterlaus | |

Abstract | Introduction to the concepts and tools in physics: mechanics of point-like and rigid bodies, elasticity theory, elements of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, periodic motion and mechanical waves. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to the scientific methodology. The student should develop his/her capability to turn physical observations into mathematical models, and to solve them. The student should acquire an overview over the basic concepts in mechanics. | |||||

Content | Book: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Douglas C. Giancoli, Pearson Education (2009), ISBN: 978-0-13-157849-4 Chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (without: 6-5, 6-6, 6-8), 7, 8 (without 8-9), 9, 10 (without 10-10), 11 (without 11-7), 13 (without 13-13, 13-14), 14 (without 14-6), 15 (without 15-3, 15-5) | |||||

Literature | see "Content" Friedhelm Kuypers Physik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Band 1: Mechanik und Thermodynamik Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2002, 544 S, ca.: Fr. 68.- |

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