Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2021

Raumentwicklung und Infrastruktursysteme Master Information
Wahlfächer
Den Studierenden steht das gesamte Lehrangebot der ETH Zürich und der Universitäten Zürich zur individuellen Auswahl offen. Die Studeierenden haben selbst zu überprüfen, ob sie die Zulassungsvoraussetzungen zu einer Lehrveranstaltung erfüllen.
Empfohlene Wahlfächer des Studiengangs
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
103-0227-00LCartography III Information W5 KP4GL. Hurni
KurzbeschreibungThis follow-up course proceeds to a complete Web map project and introduces in 3D and animated cartography.
LernzielThis course enables students to plan, design and realize interactive Web map projects. The introduction to 3D and animated cartography also provides a general knowledge about animated 3D graphics.
Inhalt- Web mapping.
- Data processing.
- Interaction design.
- Graphical user interface.
- 3D cartography.
- Animated cartography.
- Video production.
SkriptHandouts of the lectures and exercise documents are available on Moodle.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesFurther information at Link
151-0757-00LUmwelt-ManagementW2 KP2GR. Züst
KurzbeschreibungVon einem Unternehmen wird künftig erwartet, dass die umweltorientierte Leistung der eigenen Tätigkeiten, Produkte und Dienstleistungen kontinuierlich verbessert wird. In der Vorlesung soll deshalb ein generelles wie auch spezifisches Problemverständnis aus der Sicht eines unter wirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten geführten Unternehmens vermittelt und Lösungsansätze aufgezeigt werden.
LernzielVon einem Unternehmen wird künftig erwartet, dass entsprechend den spezifischen Potentialen die umweltorientierte Leistung der eigenen Tätigkeiten, Produkte und Dienstleistungen kontinuierlich verbessert wird. In der Vorlesung soll deshalb ein generelles wie auch spezifisches Problemverständnis aus der Sicht eines unter wirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten geführten Unternehmens vermittelt und Lösungsansätze im Bereich des proaktiven Umweltschutzes " aufgezeigt werden. Zudem werden Grundlagen zum Aufbau von 'Umweltmanagementsystemen' nach ISO 14001 vermittelt und den Bezug zu 'Öko-Design' (analog zum ISO/TR 14062 Integration of environmental aspects in product design) aufgezeigt.
InhaltTeil 1: Einleitung Umweltmanagement:
Sinn, Zweck, Motivation und Inhalt (=Kernidee), Umweltmanagementsysteme (UMS) als Managementaufgabe:
Charakteristische Verbrauchszahlen / Kennzahlen / Verbrauchswerte, Charakterisierung eines Unternehmens und Beziehungen zum Umfeld (Wirkungszusammenhänge), Normenfamilie ISO 14001 ff.: Ziel und Zweck der einzelnen Normen, deren Entstehung und Anwendung sowie Inhalt / Aufbau, Anwendungsbeispiele

Teil 2: Vorgehen und Methoden:
Product-Life-Cycle-Management / Life-Cycle-Design; Bewertungs- und Beurteilungsmethoden (Abgrenzung und Beurteilungsrahmen, Untersuchsziele, Aussagekraft, Datenbasis, Vorgehen sowie Einordnung in Umweltmanagementsystem); Bezug zu ISO 14031 und ISO 14040ff.; Bestimmen der bedeutenden Umweltaspekte; Bezug zu bestehenden Problemlösemethodiken (insbesondere Einsatz und Umgang mit Methoden, Rollenverständnis zwischen Planer und Auftraggeber und Bezug zu Projektmanagement), Anwendungsbeispiele

Teil 3: Aspekte der Anwendung und Umsetzung:
End-of-Pipe-Massnahmen (stoffliches und thermisches Recycling); Eco-Design / Life-Cycle-Design (Produktentwicklung mit Schwerpunkt Stückgutindustrie / mechanische Fertigung sowie Life-Cycle Engineering) sowie praktische Beispiele

Teil 4: Umweltmanagementsysteme in der Praxis:
Zusammenfassung der Vorlesung und Ausblick, Vorschau auf weitere Vorlesungen; Fragen

Die Vorlesung wird durch kleine Übungen ergänzt. In Gruppen muss ein Fallbeispiel detaillierter bearbeitet werden.
SkriptUnterlagen zu "Umweltmanagement" / "Umweltmanagementsystemen" wie auch das Managementhandbuch der Modellfirma (basierend auf einer realen Firma) werden auf einer CD abgegeben respektive direkt per Mail an die eingeschriebenen Studierenden verschickt.
LiteraturIn der Vorlesung wird eine Literaturliste abgegeben; zudem werden Web-Links und Hinweise auf relevante Normen abgegeben.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesAbgabe eines Fallbeispiels, bearbeitet in Kleingruppen. Lehrsprache in Englisch nach Bedarf.
851-0703-03LPrivates Baurecht Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Nur für Bauingenieurwissenschaften BSc, Raumentwicklung und Infrastruktursysteme MSc und UZH MNF Geographie/Erdsystemswissenschaften.
W2 KP2VT. Ender, E. Rüegg
KurzbeschreibungDie Vorlesung führt in die Grundzüge des privaten Baurechts ein.
LernzielEinführung in Grundfragen des privaten Baurechts.
InhaltEinführung (wichtigste Rechtsquellen des privaten Baurechts), SIA Planer-/Bauleitungsvertrag, SIA-Norm 118, Haftung der Planer/Ingenieure, Bauversicherungen, Eigentumsrecht für Ingenieure, Grundstückkauf, Altlastenrecht, Bauhandwerkerpfandrecht, Submissionsrecht, der Bauprozess, der Ingenieur als Experte.
SkriptDie Vorlesung verwendet ein eigenes Skript.
101-0193-00LSystemic Design Labs: RE:GENERATE Alpine-Urban Circularity Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W4 KP2ST. Luthe
KurzbeschreibungSystemic design (SD) optimizes an entire system as a whole, rather than its parts in isolation. SD is iterative, recursive and circular, requires creative, curious, informed and critical systems thinking and doing, yielding radical resource efficiency. It systems mapping, design thinking, footprint assessment, network analysis, test planning, prototyping, fabrication, social experiments.
LernzielThe teaching purpose of Systemic Design Labs (SDL) is to better tackle the complexity of today’s sustainability challenges. Often, in current education we learn to disassemble design challenges into their bits and parts for individual optimization. While being useful for developing topical expertise, this reductionism to parts with less emphasis on their interaction does not match with the growing complexity of today’s challenges. In contrast, systemic design approaches a task from a holistic perspective, zooming out of a system to reveal its structure and connections between its parts – to zoom in on the hub of influence that matters most.
The objectives of the course are to introduce students to Systemic Design as theory, methodology and practice. This includes whole systems thinking, circularity, cross-scale design, Gigamapping, and many more. The course stimulates overall reflective eco-social thinking in design, planning and engineering disciplines.
InhaltDesign Challenge: How to re-design alpine-urban circularity? How to revive mountain livelihoods, focusing on local identity, resilient landscapes and a regenerative economy? What is a regenerative relation between the alpine and the urban? Covid has accelerated and intensified a traditionally challenging relation of the alpine (mountain livelihoods) and the urban. Both depend on each other, but there are as well many unsustainable elements in this relation, especially for the alpine.

The specific design challenge is to identify and layout a holistic, partly quantified and visualized systems strategy for building a resilient community economy in relation to the actual Covid driven pressure factors in the relation of the alpine with the urban.
We build upon former ETH SDL students who developed a systems maps for the community of Ostana, Italy, that embraces local identity, revitalizes cultural and landscape biodiversity, and creates alpine-urban circularity.

This course will extend this systems map to more clearly understand the urban component, the source market, and design in new opportunities of urban-alpine regeneration, for circularity, for new ways of tourism, of mobility, in a creative economy.

Recap of former SDL courses:
In Ostana, a clear connection is between the local identity (culture, traditions, visions) which is formed by Occitan culture (food, music, dance, language), traditional stone building architecture which is under pressure to carefully evolve with new needs for carbon-neutral and net-positive buildings, and the Monte Viso landscape. How does a re-growing economy that should be regenerative and circular by design, correlate with innovation in architecture, with population growth and associated challenges in mobility, waste systems and supplies, with growing tourism, new agro-forestry practices like industrial hemp and Paulownia, while impacts of climate change are clearly visible? How does the community design a vision that is based on cooperation on different governance scales, balancing local identity and urgently needed international innovation?

Deliverables & output: This SDL course RE:GENERATE builds upon related work from former courses hosted and lead by the MonViso Institute (i.e. on social innovation, mobility, architecture and local identity, tourism, circular economy, land use change) to develop and design foundations for an extension of the existing, visualized and partly quantified systems map, that will support ongoing and future innovation processes in this community. The focus now is on the urban integration into new, regenerative business models of the alpine, and in regenerative relation between both as a model for the future. This course will thus develop an extended graphical systems map from the alpine to the urban, backed up by a technical report, and connected with the existing systems maps of Ostana and the surrounding valley.
Skriptsee learning materials and Link
Literature.g. Striebig, B. and Ogundipe, A. 2016. Engineering Applications in Sustainable Design and Development. ISBN-10: 8131529053.
Jones, P. 2014. Design research methods for systemic design: Perspectives from design education and practice. Proceedings of ISSS 2014, July 28 – Aug1, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Blizzard, J. L. and L. E. Klotz. 2012. A framework for sustainable whole systems design. Design Studies 33(5).

Brown, T. and J. Wyatt. 2010. Design thinking for social innovation. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Stanford University.

Fischer, M. 2015. Design it! Solving Sustainability problems by applying design thinking. GAIA 24/3:174-178.

Luthe, T., Kaegi, T. and J. Reger. 2013. A Systems Approach to Sustainable Technical Product Design. Combining life cycle assessment and virtual development in the case of skis. Journal of Industrial Ecology 17(4), 605-617. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12000
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDepending on the Covid situation, some part of the course will be virtual via Zoom, using a Miro design board.
If possible, we will do a field trip. Some travel costs may apply.
Students need to be motivated to design in teams on the preparation of the deliverables, a systemic strategy map and a written report.
KompetenzenKompetenzen
Fachspezifische KompetenzenKonzepte und Theoriengeprüft
Verfahren und Technologiengeprüft
Methodenspezifische KompetenzenAnalytische Kompetenzengeprüft
Entscheidungsfindunggeprüft
Medien und digitale Technologiengeprüft
Problemlösunggeprüft
Projektmanagementgeprüft
Soziale KompetenzenKommunikationgeprüft
Kooperation und Teamarbeitgeprüft
Kundenorientierunggeprüft
Menschenführung und Verantwortunggeprüft
Selbstdarstellung und soziale Einflussnahmegeprüft
Sensibilität für Vielfalt geprüft
Verhandlunggeprüft
Persönliche KompetenzenAnpassung und Flexibilitätgeprüft
Kreatives Denkengeprüft
Kritisches Denkengeprüft
Integrität und Arbeitsethikgeprüft
Selbstbewusstsein und Selbstreflexion geprüft
Selbststeuerung und Selbstmanagement geprüft
101-0507-00LInfrastructure Management 3: Optimisation Tools
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W6 KP2GB. T. Adey
KurzbeschreibungThis course will provide an introduction to the methods and tools that can be used to determine optimal inspection and intervention strategies and work programs for infrastructure.
LernzielUpon successful completion of this course students will be able:
- to use preventive maintenance models, such as block replacement, periodic preventive maintenance with minimal repair, and preventive maintenance based on parameter control, to determine when, where and what should be done to maintain infrastructure
- to take into consideration future uncertainties in appropriate ways when devising and evaluating monitoring and management strategies for physical infrastructure
- to use operation research methods to find optimal solutions to infastructure management problems
InhaltPart 1:
Explanation of the principal models of preventative maintenance, including block replacement, periodic group repair, periodic maintenance with minimal repair and age replacement, and when they can be used to determine optimal intervention strategies

Part 2:
Explanation of preventive maintenance models that are based on parameter control, including Markovian models and opportunistic replacement models

Part 3:
Explanation of the methods that can be used to take into consideration the future uncertainties in the evaluation of monitoring strategies

Part 4:
Explanation of how operations research methods can be used to solve typical infrastructure management problems.
SkriptA script will be given out at the beginning of the course.
Class relevant materials will be distributed electronically before the start of class.
A copy of the slides will be handed out at the beginning of each class.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSuccessful completion of IM1: 101-0579-00 Evaluation tools is a prerequisite for this course.
401-0647-00LIntroduction to Mathematical OptimizationW5 KP2V + 1UD. Adjiashvili
KurzbeschreibungIntroduction to basic techniques and problems in mathematical optimization, and their applications to a variety of problems in engineering.
LernzielThe goal of the course is to obtain a good understanding of some of the most fundamental mathematical optimization techniques used to solve linear programs and basic combinatorial optimization problems. The students will also practice applying the learned models to problems in engineering.
InhaltTopics covered in this course include:
- Linear programming (simplex method, duality theory, shadow prices, ...).
- Basic combinatorial optimization problems (spanning trees, shortest paths, network flows, ...).
- Modelling with mathematical optimization: applications of mathematical programming in engineering.
LiteraturInformation about relevant literature will be given in the lecture.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThis course is meant for students who did not already attend the course "Mathematical Optimization", which is a more advance lecture covering similar topics. Compared to "Mathematical Optimization", this course has a stronger focus on modeling and applications.
101-0258-00LRiver EngineeringW3 KP2GV. Weitbrecht, I. Schalko, K. Sperger
KurzbeschreibungThe lecture addresses the fundamentals of river engineering to quantitatively describe the flow of water, transport of sediment and wood, and morphological changes such as erosion and deposition processes associated with river structures. In addition, design guidelines for river engineering structures are introduced.
LernzielAt the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- recall and describe the fundamentals of transport processes in rivers,
- apply different calculation approaches and methods to tackle river engineering problems and tasks such as the discharge capacity of a river, scour estimation, or sediment budget of a river,
- design and dimension river engineering works needed to influence the processes in watercourses, and
- determine the interaction between flow (discharge), sediment transport, wood transport and the resulting channel evolution.
InhaltThe first part of the lecture introduces the fundamentals of river engineering, such as methods to determine and calculate the river discharge, or sampling methods to characterize the bed material. In addition, the transport processes of sediment (bedload and suspended load) and wood in rivers will be examined, including the principles of incipient motion, and initiation of erosion or deposition processes.

In the second part of the lecture, the methods will be explained to quantify the bed load budget and the morphological changes (erosion, deposition) in river systems. Specifically, natural channel formation processes, different bed forms and plan forms of rivers (straight, meandering, braided) are examined.

The last part of the lecture focuses on the design of river engineering structures, including examples from an ongoing flood and river revitalization project at the Alpine Rhine in Austria and Switzerland.
SkriptHandouts and powerpoint presentations shown in the lecture can be downloaded via Moodle.
Literatur1. «Flussbau» lecture notes of fall semester 2020 by Dr. Gian Reto Bezzola (available only in German at VAW teaching assistance)

2. Erosion and Sedimentation; Pierre Y. Julien

3. River Mechanics; Pierre Y. Julien
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesRecommended lectures:
Hydrology (102-0293-AAL), Hydraulics I (101-0203-01L), and Hydraulic Engineering (101-0206-00L).

Short practical exercises (voluntary) will be offered throughout the semester to improve the application of the learned subjects.
363-0445-00LProduction and Operations ManagementW3 KP2GT. Netland
KurzbeschreibungThis core course provides insights into the basic theories, principles, concepts, and techniques used to design, analyze, and improve the operational capabilities of an organization.
LernzielThis course provides students a broad theoretical basis for understanding, analyzing, designing, and improving operations. After completing this course:
1. Students can apply key concepts of POM to detail an operations strategy.
2. Students can conduct basic process mapping analysis and elaborate on the limitations of the chosen method.
3. Students can calculate the needed capacity to meet demand.
4. Students can select and use problem-solving tools and methods.
5. Students can select and use the basic tools of lean thinking to improve the productivity of production and service operations.
6. Students can explain how new technologies and servitization affect production and operations management.
7. Additional skills: Students acquire experience in teamwork, report writing, and presentation.
InhaltThe course covers the most fundamental strategic and tactical concepts in production and operations management (POM).

POM is concerned with the business processes that transform input into output and deliver products and services to customers. POM is much more than what takes place inside the production facilities of companies like ABB, Boeing, BMW, LEGO, Nestlé, Roche, TESLA, and Toyota, to mention a few (although factory management is important and a big part of POM). Also, finance firms, professional service firms, media organizations, non-profit organizations, and public service companies are dependent on their operational capabilities. With the ongoing globalization and digitization of operations, POM has won a deserved status for providing a competitive advantage.

The following three fundamental areas in POM are covered: (1) Introduction to POM and operations strategy. (2) Operations design and management, including demand and capacity management, production planning and control, the role of inventory, lean management, service operations, and performance measurement. (3) Operations improvement, including problem-solving and the use of new technologies in POM ("Industry 4.0" / digitalization). Students can expect to learn a range of useful concepts, principles, and methods that can be used to design, analyze, and improve value-creating processes.

POM is concerned with the productivity of technology, people, and processes. Hence, POM is a generic research field, relevant to all business sectors. Yet, many of the examples and concepts of POM stem from the manufacturing sector, which for many years have been subject to global competition and learned how to develop effective and efficient operations.
LiteraturSuggested literature is provided in the syllabus.
701-0565-00LGrundzüge des Naturgefahrenmanagements
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W3 KP3GV. Griess, B. Krummenacher, S. Löw
KurzbeschreibungDurch die Überlagerung von Siedlungsflächen und Infrastrukturanlagen mit Prozessräumen von Naturgefahren entstehen Risiken für Leben und Sachwerte. Die Veranstaltung vermittelt das Vorgehenskonzept für den risikobasierten Umgang mit Naturgefahren, indem für reale Fallstudienobjekte Risiken analysiert, bewertet und Lösungen für den Umgang entwickelt werden.
LernzielDas Vorgehenskonzept wird Schritt für Schritt anhand eines Satzes von Fallstudienobjekten erklärt und von den Studierenden angewendet. Hierbei lernen Sie die Verknüpfung folgender Kompetenzen:
Risikoanalyse - Was kann passieren?
- Naturgefahren-Prozesse in ihren Grundzügen charakterisieren und Resultate aus Modellrechnungen integrieren.
- Einer bestimmten Gefahr exponierte Leben und Objekte identifizieren und ihre mögliche Beeinträchtigung oder Beschädigung abschätzen.
Risikobewertung - Was darf passieren?
- Ansätze zur Festlegung akzeptabler Risiken für Leben und Objekte anwenden, um Schutzdefizite im Raum zu bestimmen.
- Ursachen von Konflikten zwischen Risikowahrnehmung und Risikoanalyse erklären.
Risikomanagement - Was ist zu tun?
- Wirkungsprinzipien von Massnahmen zur Risikoreduktion erklären.
- Für die Bemessung von Massnahmen massgebende Gefährdungsbilder beschreiben.
- Anhand eines Zielkatalogs die beste Alternative aus einer Menge denkbarer Massnahmen bestimmen.
- Prinzipien der Risk-Governance erklären.
InhaltDie Vorlesung besteht aus folgenden Blöcken:
1) Einführung ins Vorgehenskonzept (1W)
2) Risikoanalyse (6W + Exkursion) mit:
- Systemabgrenzung
- Gefahrenbeurteilung
- Expositions- und Folgenanalyse
3) Risikobewertung (2W)
4) Risikomanagement (2W + Exkursion)
5) Abschlussbesprechung (1W)
052-0801-00LGlobal History of Urban Design I Information W2 KP2GT. Avermaete
KurzbeschreibungThis course focuses on the history of the design of cities, as well as on the ideas, processes and actors that engender and lead their development and transformation. The history of urban design will be approached as a cross-cultural field of knowledge that integrates scientific, economic and technical innovation as well as social and cultural advances.
LernzielThe lectures deal mainly with the definition of urban design as an independent discipline, which maintains connections with other disciplines (politics, sociology, geography) that are concerned with the transformation of the city. The aim is to make students conversant with the multiple theories, concepts and approaches of urban design as they were articulated throughout time in a variety of cultural contexts, thus offering a theoretical framework for students' future design work.
InhaltIn the first semester the genesis of the objects of study, the city, urban culture and urban design, are introduced and situated within their intellectual, cultural and political contexts:

01. The History and Theory of the City as Project
02. Of Rituals, Water and Mud: The Urban Revolution in Mesopotamia and the Indus
03: The Idea of the Polis: Rome, Greece and Beyond
04: The Long Middle Ages and their Counterparts: From the Towns of Tuscany to Delhi
05: Between Ideal and Laboratory: Of Middle Eastern Grids and European Renaissance Principles
06: Of Absolutism and Enlightenment: Baroque, Defense and Colonization
07: The City of Labor: Company Towns as Cross-Cultural Phenomenon
09: Garden Cities of Tomorrow: From the Global North to the Global South and Back Again
010: Civilized Wilderness and City Beautiful: The Park Movement of Olmsted and The Urban Plans of Burnham
011: The Extension of the European City: From the Viennese Ringstrasse to Amsterdam Zuid
SkriptPrior to each lecture a chapter of the reader (Skript) will be made available through the webpage of the Chair. These chapters will provide an introduction to the lecture, the basic visual references of each lecture, key dates and events, as well as references to the compulsory and additional reading.
LiteraturThere are three books that will function as main reference literature throughout the course:

-Ching, Francis D. K, Mark Jarzombek, and Vikramditya Prakash. A Global History of Architecture. Hoboken: Wiley, 2017.
-Ingersoll, Richard. World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
-James-Chakraborty, Kathleen. Architecture Since 1400. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

These books will be reserved for consultation in the ETH Baubibliothek, and will not be available for individual loans.

A list of further recommended literature will be found within each chapter of the reader (Skript).
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents are required to familiarize themselves with the conventions of architectural drawing (reading and analyzing plans at various scales).
101-0187-00LStructural Reliability and Risk AnalysisW3 KP2GS. Marelli
KurzbeschreibungStructural reliability aims at quantifying the probability of failure of systems due to uncertainties in their design, manufacturing and environmental conditions. Risk analysis combines this information with the consequences of failure in view of optimal decision making. The course presents the underlying probabilistic modelling and computational methods for reliability and risk assessment.
LernzielThe goal of this course is to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the key concepts behind structural reliability and risk analysis. After this course the students will have refreshed their knowledge of probability theory and statistics to model uncertainties in view of engineering applications. They will be able to analyze the reliability of a structure and to use risk assessment methods for decision making under uncertain conditions. They will be aware of the state-of-the-art computational methods and software in this field.
InhaltEngineers are confronted every day to decision making under limited amount of information and uncertain conditions. When designing new structures and systems, the design codes such as SIA or Euro- codes usually provide a framework that guarantees safety and reliability. However the level of safety is not quantified explicitly, which does not allow the analyst to properly choose between design variants and evaluate a total cost in case of failure. In contrast, the framework of risk analysis allows one to incorporate the uncertainty in decision making.

The first part of the course is a reminder on probability theory that is used as a main tool for reliability and risk analysis. Classical concepts such as random variables and vectors, dependence and correlation are recalled. Basic statistical inference methods used for building a probabilistic model from the available data, e.g. the maximum likelihood method, are presented.

The second part is related to structural reliability analysis, i.e. methods that allow one to compute probabilities of failure of a given system with respect to prescribed criteria. The framework of reliability analysis is first set up. Reliability indices are introduced together with the first order-second moment method (FOSM) and the first order reliability method (FORM). Methods based on Monte Carlo simulation are then reviewed and illustrated through various examples. By-products of reliability analysis such as sensitivity measures and partial safety coefficients are derived and their links to structural design codes is shown. The reliability of structural systems is also introduced as well as the methods used to reassess existing structures based on new information.

The third part of the course addresses risk assessment methods. Techniques for the identification of hazard scenarios and their representation by fault trees and event trees are described. Risk is defined with respect to the concept of expected utility in the framework of decision making. Elements of Bayesian decision making, i.e. pre-, post and pre-post risk assessment methods are presented.

The course also includes a tutorial using the UQLab software dedicated to real world structural reliability analysis.
SkriptSlides of the lectures are available online every week. A printed version of the full set of slides is proposed to the students at the beginning of the semester.
LiteraturAng, A. and Tang, W.H, Probability Concepts in Engineering - Emphasis on Applications to Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

S. Marelli, R. Schöbi, B. Sudret, UQLab user manual - Structural reliability (rare events estimation), Report UQLab-V0.92-107.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic course on probability theory and statistics
363-0565-00LPrinciples of MacroeconomicsW3 KP2VJ.‑E. Sturm
KurzbeschreibungThis course examines the behaviour of macroeconomic variables, such as gross domestic product, unemployment and inflation rates. It tries to answer questions like: How can we explain fluctuations of national economic activity? What can economic policy do against unemployment and inflation?
LernzielThis lecture will introduce the fundamentals of macroeconomic theory and explain their relevance to every-day economic problems.
InhaltThis course helps you understand the world in which you live. There are many questions about the macroeconomy that might spark your curiosity. Why are living standards so meagre in many African countries? Why do some countries have high rates of inflation while others have stable prices? Why have some European countries adopted a common currency? These are just a few of the questions that this course will help you answer.
Furthermore, this course will give you a better understanding of the potential and limits of economic policy. As a voter, you help choose the policies that guide the allocation of society's resources. When deciding which policies to support, you may find yourself asking various questions about economics. What are the burdens associated with alternative forms of taxation? What are the effects of free trade with other countries? How does the government budget deficit affect the economy? These and similar questions are always on the minds of policy makers.
SkriptThe course webpage (to be found at Link) contains announcements, course information and lecture slides.
LiteraturThe set-up of the course will closely follow the book of
N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor (2020), Economics, Cengage Learning, Fifth Edition.

This book can also be used for the course '363-0503-00L Principles of Microeconomics' (Filippini).

Besides this textbook, the slides, lecture notes and problem sets will cover the content of the lecture and the exam questions.
KompetenzenKompetenzen
Fachspezifische KompetenzenKonzepte und Theoriengeprüft
Verfahren und Technologiengefördert
Methodenspezifische KompetenzenAnalytische Kompetenzengeprüft
Entscheidungsfindunggefördert
Medien und digitale Technologiengefördert
Problemlösunggeprüft
Projektmanagementgefördert
Soziale KompetenzenKommunikationgefördert
Kooperation und Teamarbeitgefördert
Kundenorientierunggefördert
Menschenführung und Verantwortunggefördert
Selbstdarstellung und soziale Einflussnahmegeprüft
Sensibilität für Vielfalt gefördert
Verhandlunggefördert
Persönliche KompetenzenAnpassung und Flexibilitätgefördert
Kreatives Denkengefördert
Kritisches Denkengeprüft
Integrität und Arbeitsethikgefördert
Selbstbewusstsein und Selbstreflexion gefördert
Selbststeuerung und Selbstmanagement gefördert
052-0707-00LUrban Design III Information W2 KP2VH. Klumpner, M. Fessel
KurzbeschreibungStudents are introduced to a narrative of 'Urban Stories' through a series of three tools driven by social, governance, and environmental transformations in today's urbanization processes. Each lecture explores one city's spatial and organizational ingenuity born out of a particular place's realities, allowing students to transfer these inventions into a catalog of conceptual tools.
LernzielHow can students of architecture become active agents of change? What does it take to go beyond a building's scale, making design-relevant decisions to the city rather than a single client? How can we design in cities with a lack of land, tax base, risk, and resilience, understanding that Zurich is the exception and these other cities are the rule? How can we discover, set rather than follow trends and understand existing urban phenomena activating them in a design process? The lecture series produces a growing catalog of operational urban tools across the globe, considering Governance, Social, and Environmental realities. Instead of limited binary comparing of cities, we are building a catalog of change, analyzing what design solutions cities have been developing informally incrementally over time, why, and how. We look at the people, institutions, culture behind the design and make concepts behind these tools visible. Students get first-hand information from cities where the chair as a Team has researched, worked, or constructed projects over the last year, allowing competent, practical insight about the people and topics that make these places unique. Students will be able to use and expand an alternative repertoire of experiences and evidence-based design tools, go to the conceptual core of them, and understand how and to what extent they can be relevant in other places. Urban Stories is the basic practice of architecture and urban design. It introduces a repertoire of urban design instruments to the students to use, test, and start their designs.
InhaltUrban form cannot be reduced to physical space. Cities result from social construction, under the influence of technologies, ecology, culture, the impact of experts, and accidents. Urban un-concluded processes respond to political interests, economic pressure, cultural inclinations, along with the imagination of architects and urbanists and the informal powers at work in complex adaptive systems. Current urban phenomena are the result of urban evolution. The facts stored in urban environments include contributions from its entire lifecycle, visible in the physical environment, and non-physical aspects. This imaginary city exists along with its potentials and problems and with the conflicts that have evolved. Knowledge and understanding, along with a critical observation of the actions and policies, are necessary to understand the diversity and instability present in the contemporary city and understand how urban form evolved to its current state.

How did cities develop into the cities we live in now? Urban plans, instruments, visions, political decisions, economic reasonings, cultural inputs, and social organization have been used to operate in urban settlements in specific moments of change. We have chosen cities that exemplify how these instruments have been implemented and how they have shaped urban environments. We transcribe these instruments into urban operational tools that we have recognized and collected within existing tested cases in contemporary cities across the globe.

This lecture series will introduce urban knowledge and the way it has introduced urban models and operational modes within different concrete realities, therefore shaping cities. The lecture series translates urban knowledge into operational tools, extracted from cities where they have been tested and become exemplary samples, most relevant for understanding how the urban landscape has taken shape. The tools are clustered in twelve thematic clusters and three tool scales for better comparability and cross-reflection.

The Tool case studies are compiled into a global urbanization toolbox, which we use as typological models to read the city and critically reflect upon it. The presented contents are meant to serve as inspiration for positioning in future professional life and provide instruments for future design decisions.

In an interview with a local designer, we measure our insights against the most pressing design topics in cities today, including inclusion, affordable housing, provision of public spaces, and infrastructure for all.
SkriptThe learning material, available via Link is comprised of:
- Toolbox 'Reader' with an introduction to the lecture course and tool summaries
- Weekly exercise tasks
- Infographics with basic information of each city
- Quiz question for each tool
- Additional reading material
- Interviews with experts
- Archive of lecture recordings
Literatur- Reading material will be provided throughout the semester.
363-0445-02LProduction and Operations Management – Supplement Credit
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
A parallel enrolment to the lecture 363-0445-00L Production and Operations Management is mandatory.
W1 KP1AT. Netland
KurzbeschreibungExtension to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.
LernzielThis course strengthens the learning objectives of the POM core course (see separate syllabus). After completing this course,
• students can use lean thinking to improve the productivity of production processes,
• students can conduct fundamental process mapping analyses.
• students can select and implement many lean production techniques,
• students can select and use problem-solving tools and methods, and
• students understand the role of management in manufacturing.
InhaltThis course is an extension to the course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management. Participants get an extra deep dive into key concepts of POM.

The lectures in this course are highly interactive. To pass this course, students need to complete a course assignment in pairs. The course assignment consists of two parts: preparations for the lecture and a reflection essay after the lecture
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThis course (1ECTS) is offered as an extension to the D-MTEC core course 363-0445-02 Production and Operations Management (3 ECTS). To take this course, you have to follow the core course.

Due to its practical format, this course is limited to ca 30 students. Note that we offer this course primarily for students who need the extra credit (total of 4 ECTS) to complete their study plans. This will typically be students from D-MAVT and, in some cases, exchange students. Students from all other departments (inducing D-MTEC) are welcome to apply to the lecturer. If capacity, applicants may receive written acceptance by the teaching team to join.
401-3901-00LLinear & Combinatorial Optimization Information W11 KP4V + 2UR. Zenklusen
KurzbeschreibungMathematical treatment of optimization techniques for linear and combinatorial optimization problems.
LernzielThe goal of this course is to get a thorough understanding of various classical mathematical optimization techniques for linear and combinatorial optimization problems, with an emphasis on polyhedral approaches. In particular, we want students to develop a good understanding of some important problem classes in the field, of structural mathematical results linked to these problems, and of solution approaches based on such structural insights.
InhaltKey topics include:
- Linear programming and polyhedra;
- Flows and cuts;
- Combinatorial optimization problems and polyhedral techniques;
- Equivalence between optimization and separation.
Literatur- Bernhard Korte, Jens Vygen: Combinatorial Optimization. 6th edition, Springer, 2018.
- Alexander Schrijver: Combinatorial Optimization: Polyhedra and Efficiency. Springer, 2003. This work has 3 volumes.
- Ravindra K. Ahuja, Thomas L. Magnanti, James B. Orlin. Network Flows: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications. Prentice Hall, 1993.
- Alexander Schrijver: Theory of Linear and Integer Programming. John Wiley, 1986.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSolid background in linear algebra.

Former course title: Mathematical Optimization.
KompetenzenKompetenzen
Fachspezifische KompetenzenKonzepte und Theoriengeprüft
Verfahren und Technologiengefördert
Methodenspezifische KompetenzenAnalytische Kompetenzengeprüft
Entscheidungsfindunggeprüft
Medien und digitale Technologiengefördert
Problemlösunggeprüft
Projektmanagementgefördert
Soziale KompetenzenKommunikationgeprüft
Kooperation und Teamarbeitgefördert
Kundenorientierunggefördert
Menschenführung und Verantwortunggefördert
Selbstdarstellung und soziale Einflussnahmegefördert
Sensibilität für Vielfalt gefördert
Verhandlunggefördert
Persönliche KompetenzenAnpassung und Flexibilitätgefördert
Kreatives Denkengeprüft
Kritisches Denkengefördert
Integrität und Arbeitsethikgefördert
Selbstbewusstsein und Selbstreflexion gefördert
Selbststeuerung und Selbstmanagement gefördert
401-0625-01LApplied Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design Information W5 KP2V + 1UL. Meier
KurzbeschreibungPrinciples of experimental design, one-way analysis of variance, contrasts and multiple comparisons, multi-factor designs and analysis of variance, complete block designs, Latin square designs, random effects and mixed effects models, split-plot designs, incomplete block designs, two-series factorials and fractional designs, power.
LernzielParticipants will be able to plan and analyze efficient experiments in the fields of natural sciences. They will gain practical experience by using the software R.
InhaltPrinciples of experimental design, one-way analysis of variance, contrasts and multiple comparisons, multi-factor designs and analysis of variance, complete block designs, Latin square designs, random effects and mixed effects models, split-plot designs, incomplete block designs, two-series factorials and fractional designs, power.
LiteraturG. Oehlert: A First Course in Design and Analysis of Experiments, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2000.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe exercises, but also the classes will be based on procedures from the freely available, open-source statistical software R, for which an introduction will be held.
101-0249-00LHydraulic Engineering: Selected Topics
Voraussetzung: 101-0247-01L Wasserbau II oder gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltung.
W3 KP2SR. Boes
KurzbeschreibungThe lecture focuses on selected topics in hydraulic engineering, water management and aquatic ecology relating to hydropower and flood protection projects.
LernzielThe overarching goal of the course is to deepen knowledge on special aspects in hydraulic engineering and to understand the procedures and the planning sequence of hydropower projects.
InhaltDifferent selected topics in hydraulic engineering will be focused on, e.g. dam safety, materials in dam building, possible problems at reservoirs like natural hazards by impulse waves, the hydraulics of spillways and intake structures at dams and weirs and the area of conflict between hydropower and ecology. Another focus will be put on typical approaches and procedures in the planning process of hydropower projects at the national and international level.
SkriptLecture notes will be available online.
Literaturwill be specified in the lecture
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExternal speakers will be involved to present current topics and projects in Switzerland and abroad.
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