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Science, Technology, and Policy Master Information
Electives
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0222-00LSwiss Energy Policy in an International ContextW3 credits2VR. S. Abhari, M. Ambühl
AbstractWe take an interdisciplinary approach at analysing important challenges of Swiss energy policy. In an introductory section, we scrutinise the fundamentals of both energy technology and energy policy. In a second section, we focus on Swiss energy policy and its interlinkages with Swiss foreign policy. Finally, we take a look at possible scenarios for the Swiss and global energy future.
ObjectiveStudents will learn about the complex interplay between energy technologies and energy policy and develop an in-depth understanding of Swiss energy policy.

Specific learnings:
- Learn how to analyse resource challenges (exemplified by the challenges of the energy supply system) both from a policy and a technology angle.
- Understand the fundamental processes of energy technology.
- Understand the fundamental challenges of energy policy.
- Develop an understanding of the specific energy policy challenges that Switzerland currently faces - taking into account international developments in energy supply.
- Learn the basics of negotiation engineering.
- Learn about the interlinkages between energy policies and long-term development.
- Develop basic skills in scenario-based strategic thinking.
ContentCurriculum:
1. Primary and secondary energy
2. Conversion technologies
3. Energy in industrial development
4. Energy policy in Switzerland
5. Cross-border exchange of energy CH-EU
6. Impact of global and EU energy scenarios on Swiss policy
7. Energy policy as part of Swiss Foreign Policy
8. Renewable electricity / economics and security of supply
9. Alternative fuels: technological issues, security of supply and policy
10. Smart grid and energy efficiency and its role on policy
11. External impacts: negotiation issues
12. Possible scenarios for long term energy needs of Switzerland and the policy implications
13. Impact of level of Swiss future European integration on energy policy
14. Global perspective of energy scenarios and its impact on development.
Lecture notesLecture slides
LiteratureSuggested literature will be provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeETH Master students with some background in thermodynamics
101-0588-01LRe-/Source the Built EnvironmentW3 credits2SG. Habert
AbstractAfter a presentation of the general environmental context and sustainability issues, this course will present the environmental impact of the different building materials and the technical possibilities to improve them.
ObjectiveAfter the lecture series, the students are aware of the main challenges for the production and use of building materials.
ContentThe lecture series is divided as follows:
Lectures 1 to 3: In a first phase, the students study the LCA methodology and the software assiciated.

In a second phase 4 to10: the student learn the environmental impacts of different building materials and implement these calculations in a virtual building.

Finally, they work on the imporvement potentials of this building.
Lecture notesFor each lecture slides will be provided.
LiteratureBasic knowledge of environmental assessment tools is a prerequisite for this class.

Students that have not done classwork in this topic before are required to read an appropriate textbook before or at the beginning of this course (e.g. Baumann&Tillman, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to LCA: An Orientation in Life Cycle ssessment Methodology and Applications, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2004).
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture series will be conducted in English and is aimed at students of master's programs, particularly the departments ARCH, BAUG, ITET, MAVT, MTEC and USYS.
No lecture will be given during Seminar week.

However, a particular interest in physical and chemical properties of building materials is recommended.
Internship
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
860-0800-00LInternship Restricted registration - show details
Only for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.
W0 creditsexternal organisers
AbstractWe advice the students complete an internship. It is optional and not required for the master's degree.
ObjectiveThe aim of the internship is to bring the future working environment closer and to give them a chance to work on projects in which the institute is involved. More details can be found in Art. 33.
ContentDem Praktikum werden keine KP zugeordnet.

Das Praktikum wird auf Antrag der Studierenden im Zeugnis aufgeführt, wenn alle der folgenden Bestimmungen erfüllt sind:
a. Das Praktikum dauert mindestens acht Wochen und kann in einem Industrie- Unternehmen, bei einer nationalen oder internationalen Organisation oder bei der öffentlichen Hand im Inland oder Ausland absolviert werden.
b. Das Praktikum muss während der ETH-Studienzeit absolviert werden.
c. Das Praktikum darf nicht bereits für einen Studienabschluss angerechnet worden sein.
d. Der Nachweis über das Praktikum erfolgt über eine schriftliche Bestätigung des Unternehmens oder der Institution, in welcher das Praktikum absolviert worden ist (Praktikumsbestätigung).
e. Die Praktikumsbestätigung ist möglichst frühzeitig, spätestens aber beim Diplomantrag, der/dem Studiendelegierten vorzulegen. Er/sie entscheidet über die Anerkennung des Praktikums (ein anerkanntes Praktikum wird mit
"bestanden" bewertet). Es können nur anerkannte Praktika auf dem Zeugnis aufgeführt werden.
Prerequisites / NoticeIf during the MSc an optional internship is completed, the student is granted to prolong their study duration for maximum one semester. The extension doesn't happen automatically and is soely looked upon when handing in a application on time, at the vice principal office.
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