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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Information
6. Semester
Focus Project
Focus Projects in Mechatronics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0073-11LAmphibious Robot
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0073-10L Amphibious Robot in HS16.
W14 credits15AR. Siegwart
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Focus-Project ist supervised by the following lecturers:
Siegwart, R., ASL
Haas, R., ASL
Fankhauser, P., ASL
Alexis, K., ASL
151-0073-31LRobo-Racer
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0073-30L Robo-Racer in HS16.
W14 credits15AR. Siegwart, M. Hutter
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Focus-Project is supervised by the following lecturers:
Siegwart, R., ASL
Haas, R., ASL
Beardsley P., Disney Research Zurich
151-0073-41LAdaptive Helicopter Landing Gear
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0073-40L Adaptive Helicopter Landing Gear in HS16.
W14 credits15AM. Hutter
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
ContentSeveral teams of 4-8 students of the ETH as well as students from other universities realize a product during two semesters. On the basis of a vision and provocative problem definition, all processes of product development are beat down close-to-reality: conception, design, engineering, simulation, draft and production. The teams are coached by experienced staff who gives them the possibility of a unique learning experience.
Innovative ideas of the research labs of the ETH, of industrial partners or students are selected and realized by the teams.
Focus Projects in Manufacturing
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0075-11LSUNCAR - iRoadster - Chassis
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0075-10L SUNCAR - iRoadster - Chassis in HS16.
W14 credits15AK. Wegener
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0075-21LFormula Student Electric - Chassis and Suspension
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0075-20L Formula Student Electric - Chassis and Suspension in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Hora
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Focus-Project is supervised by the following lecturers:
Hora, P.
Heingärtner, J.
151-0075-31LSUNCAR - iRoadster - Antrieb
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0075-30L SUNCAR - iRoadster - Antrieb in HS16.
W14 credits15AK. Wegener
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0075-41LFormula Student Electric - Drivetrain
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0075-40L Formula Student Electric - Drivetrain in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Hora
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
ContentSeveral teams of 4-8 students of the ETH as well as students from other universities realize a product during two semesters. On the basis of a vision and provocative problem definition, all processes of product development are beat down close-to-reality: conception, design, engineering, simulation, draft and production. The teams are coached by experienced staff who gives them the possibility of a unique learning experience.
Innovative ideas of the research labs of the ETH, of industrial partners or students are selected and realized by the teams.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Focus-Project is supervised by the following lecturers:
Hora, P.
Heingärtner, J.
Focus Projects in Design, Mechanics and Materials
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0079-21LSeatCase - An Innovative Airline Seat
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-20L SeatCase - An Innovative Airline Seat in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Ermanni
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0079-31LAirborne Wind Energy System
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-30L Airborne Wind Energy System in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Ermanni
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0079-41LCFLF System: Free Form 3D Printing of Fibre Composite Structures
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-40L CFLF System: Free Form 3D Printing of Fibre Composite Structures in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Ermanni
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0079-51LSkinfactory BioReactor Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-52L Skinfactory BioReactor in HS16.
W14 credits15AM. Meboldt
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the
basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic
contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem
definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD,
CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
Courses Eligible for Focus Projects
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0662-00LProgramming for Robotics - Introduction to ROS Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 70.

This course targets senior Bachelor students as well as Master students focusing on Robotics, Systems, and Control. Priority is given to people conducting a project work in the field.
W1 credit2GM. Hutter
AbstractThis course gives an introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS) including many of the available tools that are commonly used in robotics. With the help of different examples, the course should provide a good starting point for students to work with robots. They learn how to create software including simulation, to interface sensors and actuators, and to integrate control algorithms.
Objective- ROS Basics: Navigating in Linux and ROS, package creation and compilation
- ROS Basics: Publisher and subscriber, services, actions
- Hardware interfaces, static and dynamic transforms
- Introduction to GAZEBO simulator, AR tag recognition
- (optional) Localization & mapping
- (optional) Navigation, ROS control
- Good practice in programming
ContentThis course consists of a guided tutorial and independent exercises with different robots (i.e. mobile robot, industrial robot arm,...). You learn how to setup such a system from scratch using ROS, how to interface the individual sensors and actuators, and finally how to implement first closed loop control systems.
Lecture notesslides, homepage
Literatureslides, homepage
Prerequisites / NoticeC++ programming basics, Linux Basics
151-3204-00LCoaching, Leading and Organising Innovation ProjectsW4 credits4VI. Goller, R. P. Haas, M. Meboldt
AbstractThe course is building up skills and experience in leading engineering projects and coaching design teams. To gain experience and to reflect real coaching situations, the participants of the course have the role of teaching assistance of the innovation project (151-0300-00L). In this framework the participants coach teams and professionalize the knowledge in the area product development methods.
Objective- Critical thinking and reasoned judgements
- Basic knowledge about role and mindset of a coach
- Understanding the challenges of engineering projects and design teams
- Development of personal skills to apply and train product development methods
- Knowledge and know-how about applying methods
- Reflection and exchange of experiences about personal coaching situations
- Inspiration and learning from good cases regarding organizational and team management aspects
- Decision-making under uncertainty
ContentBasic knowledge about role and mindset of a coach
- Introduction into coaching: definition & models
- Introduction into the coaching process
Knowledge and reflection about the problems in coaching an innovation project
- Knowledge about team development
- Reflection about critical phases in the innovation process for an innovation team
- Know-how about reference model for analysis critical situations
Development of personal coaching competencies, e.g. active listening, asking questions, giving feedback
- Competencies in theoretical models
- Coaching competencies: exercises and reflection
Knowledge and know-how about coaching methods
- Knowledge about basic coaching methods for technical projects/innovations projects
- Know-how about usage of methods in the coaching process
Reflection and exchange of experiences about personal coaching situations
- Self-reflection
- Exchange of experiences in the lecture group
Good practice on orgaizational and management aspects
- How to do system and concurrent engineering
- agile development methods (Scrum)
- Projct planning and replanning
Facilitating conflict situations
- Sample cases from former teams
- Actual cases of participants
Role of coaches between examinator and "friend"
- Facilitating decisions
- Using and applying coaches opinions and knokwledge
Lecture notesSlides, script and other documents will be distributed electronically
(access only for paticipants registered to this course).
LiteraturePlease refer to a lecture script.
Prerequisites / NoticeOnly for participants (Bachelor Students, Master Students) who are teaching assistants in the innovation project).
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