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Environmental 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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101-0203-AAL | Hydraulics IEnrolment 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 | R. Stocker | |

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

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

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

Lecture notes | Script and collection of problems available (in German) | |||||

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

102-0214-AAL | Introduction to Urban Water Management Enrolment 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 | E. Morgenroth, M. Maurer | |

Abstract | Introduction to urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment). Introduction to Urban Water Management is a self-study course. | |||||

Objective | This course provides an introduction and an overview over the topics of urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment). It supports the understanding of the interactions of the relevant technical and natural systems. Simple design models are introduced. | |||||

Content | Overview over the field of urban water management. Introduction into systems analysis. Characterization of water and water quality. Requirement of drinking water, production of wastewater and pollutants Production and supply of drinking water. Urban drainage, treatment of combined sewer overflow. Wastewater treatment, nutrient elimination, sludge handling. Planning of urban water infrastructure. | |||||

Lecture notes | For more information about provided material, have a look at: Link | |||||

Literature | In this self-study course the students must work through and understand selected sections from the following book Viessman, W., Hammer, M.J. and Perez, E.M. (2009) Water supply and pollution control, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Students must understand and be able to discuss the required reading in a 30 min oral exam. The required reading includes the following: - Read and know by heart: All chapters in Viessman et al (2009) except those listed below. - Read and have basic overview but no detailed knowledge: Chapters 11.15 - 11.30, 14.15 - 14.24 - Not part of the required reading: Chapters 2, 3.1 - 3.9, 3.12, 3.13, 3.19, 3.20, 4.5, 4.6, 12.23 - 12.26, 12.31, 12.32, and 12.34. This required reading and studying should correspond roughly the time invested in the course "Siedlungswasserwirtschaft GZ". Students are welcome to ask the assistants (Link) for help with questions they have regarding the reading. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Some students joining the MSc program in Environmental Engineering at ETH Zürich have to take additional courses from our BSc program. The decision of what courses to take is done at the time of admission at ETH. The course on "Introduction to Urban Water Management" is offered at ETH Zürich only in German. Students who can speak and understand German must take the course (Siedlungswasserwirtschaft GZ) and get a passing grade. For students that do not have sufficient German language skills there is a self-study course and they have to take an oral exam. This course is required for further in depth courses in urban water management. Prerequisite: Hydraulics I and Hydrology | |||||

102-0324-AAL | Ecological Systems AnalysisEnrolment 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 | S. Hellweg | |

Abstract | This course deals with the methodological basics and application of various environmental assessment tools. | |||||

Objective | After attending the lecture, students know environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment. They can identify and apply the appropriate tool in a given situation. Also, they are able to critically assess existing studies. | |||||

Content | - Material flow analysis - Life cycle assessment - Risk assessment - Case studies | |||||

Literature | Literature to be studied is indicated on Link | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Self-study course. | |||||

102-0325-AAL | Waste ManagementAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 4 credits | 9R | C. Leitzinger | |

Abstract | Introduction into the problems of waste handling with the goal to get the ability of seeing and improving the influence of commodities and products with there packaging to the environment - as they are becoming waste. Knowing the different mechanical and chemical processes, which are applicable in the field of waste management. | |||||

Objective | *To reconstruct the historical development of the waste problems (C2) *To know the problems of a modern waste management (C4) *To see and to improve the influence of commodities and products to the environment (C5) *To recognize waste and his components as raw material and resources and to get the know how for a correct handling (C6) *To know the different mechanical and chemical processes, which are applicable in the field of waste management (C6) | |||||

Content | This lecture gives a comprehensive overview of the different waste-types and waste handling possibilities: *Waste composition as a mirror of the human evolution *Waste definition (formation, amount, energy content, waste composition) *Several recycling possibilities and processes *Thermal waste treatment (electricity/district heat as products), including off-gas cleaning and incineration residue handling with regards to the final residue storage in a landfill and the problems which have to be solved there *Special fields like biological waste handling (composting, fermentation), handling of special wastes and municipal sewage sludge treatment *Economical aspects | |||||

Lecture notes | Martin F. Lemann: Waste Management 2nd enhanced English Edition 2008, 450 pages Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Bern ISBN 978-3-03911-514-3 | |||||

Literature | see bibliographie in the script | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | basic of chemical processes has to be known | |||||

102-0455-AAL | Groundwater IAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 4 credits | 9R | 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. | |||||

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-AAL | Air Pollution ControlAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 6 credits | 13R | J. Wang, B. Buchmann | |

Abstract | The lecture provides an introduction to the formation of air pollutants by technical processes, the emission of these chemicals into the atmosphere and the impact on air quality. Theoretical description and modeling of these processes, air quality measurement techniques and pollution control techniques are covered. | |||||

Objective | The students gain general knowledge of the factors resulting in air pollution and the techniques used for air pollution control. The students can identify major air pollution sources and understand the methods for measurement, data collection and analysis. The students can evaluate possible control methods and equipment, design a control system and estimate the efficiency and cost. | |||||

Content | - the physical and chemical processes leading to emission of pollutants - air quality analysis - the meteorological parameters influencing air pollution dispersion - deterministic and stochastic models, describing the air pollution dispersion - measurement concepts to observe ambient air pollution - removal of gaseous pollutants by absorption and adsorption - control of NOx and Sox - fundamentals of particulate control - design and application of wet scrubbers | |||||

Literature | Text book Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook, Karl B. Schnelle, Jr. and Charles A. Brown, CRC Press LLC, 2001. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | College lectures on basic physics, chemistry and mathematics. | |||||

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). | |||||

529-2001-AAL | Chemistry I and II Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. All other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 9 credits | 19R | J. Cvengros | |

Abstract | General Chemistry I and II: Chemical bond and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, acids and bases, electrochemistry | |||||

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 2. Atoms and Elements (Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom) 3. Chemical Bonding 4. Thermodynamics 5. Chemical Kinetics 6. Chemical Equilibrium (Acids and Bases, Solubility Equilibria) 7. Electrochemistry | |||||

Lecture notes | Nivaldo J. Tro Chemistry - A molecular Approach (Pearson), Chapter 1 - 18 | |||||

Literature | C. E. Housecroft, E. C. Constable, 'Chemistry'. | |||||

529-2002-AAL | Chemistry IIEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. All other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | J. Cvengros, H. Grützmacher | |

Abstract | Chemistry II: Redox reactions, chemistry of the elements, introduction to organic chemistry | |||||

Objective | General base for understanding of inorganic and organic chemistry. | |||||

Content | 1. Redoxreactions 2. Inorganic Chemistry Rules for nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Systematic description of the groups of elements in the periodical system and the most important compounds of these elements. Formation of compounds as a consequence of the electronoc structure of the elements. 3. Introduction to organic chemistry Description of the most important classes of compounds and of the functional groups. Principal reactivity of these functional groups. Stereochemistry. Rection mechanisms: SN1- and SN2-reactions, electrophilic aromatic subtitutions, eliminations (E1 and E2), addition reactions (C=C and C=O double bonds). Chemistry of carbony and carboxyl groups. | |||||

Lecture notes | C.E.Housecroft, E.C.Constable, Chemistry, 4rd Edition, Pearson, Harlow (England), 2010 (ISBN 0-131-27567-4), Chap. 18-33 | |||||

Literature | Th.L.Brown, H.E.LeMay, B.E.Bursten; Chemie, 10. Auflage, Pearson Studium, München, 2007 (ISBN 3-8273-7191-0) C.E.Housecroft, E.C.Constable, Chemistry, 3rd Edition, Pearson, Harlow (England), 2010 (ISBN 0-131-27567-4) D.W.Oxtoby, H.P.Gillis, N.H.Nachtrieb, Principles of Modern Chemistry, Fifth Edition, Thomson, London, 2002 (ISBN 0-03-035373-4) | |||||

752-0100-AAL | BiochemistryAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 2 credits | 4R | 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 | In this self-study course, the students will gain solid biochemical knowledge about enzymology, membrane biochemistry, and central metabolism. | |||||

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

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

Literature | Horton, Moran, Scrimgeour, Perry, Rawn: Principles of Biochemistry, 4th ed. or Moran, Horton, Scrimgeour, Perry: Principles of Biochemistry, 5th ed. Pearson Education Limited, Essex | |||||

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

752-4001-AAL | MicrobiologyAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 2 credits | 4R | M. Ackermann | |

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 | Vermittlung der Grundlagen im Fach Mikrobiologie. | |||||

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 | |||||

406-0023-AAL | Physics Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 7 credits | 15R | L. Degiorgi | |

Abstract | Basic topics in classical as well as modern physics, interplay between basic research and applications. | |||||

Objective | This is a self-learning unit and the goal is to acquire basic concepts in classical and moderately even in modern physics. | |||||

Content | Electrodynamics, Thermodynamics, Quantum physics, Waves and Oscillations, special relativity | |||||

Literature | P.A. Tipler and G. Mosca, Physics for scientists and engineers, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York Hans J. Paus, Physik in Experimenten und Beispielen, Carl Hanser Verlag München Wien (als unterrichtsbegleitendes und ergänzendes Lehrbuch) | |||||

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 | |||||

406-0141-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 |

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