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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Information
6. Semester
Engineering Tools
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0034-10LEngineering Tool: Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.

Number of participants limited to 36.
W0.4 credits1KB. G. Rüttimann
AbstractThe course introduces to linear and non-linear modelling of processes via "Design of Experiments". DOE is an actively generated regression analysis for fast and economic determination of input parameters to achieve an optimal output with a reduced number of experiments.
ObjectiveThe students gain insight into theory and practice of DOE. They learn the most important terms, DOE types, full and fractional-factorial modelling and what has to be respected during the factor selection and investigational procedure, everything enriched by a practical exercise. The course provides indispensable basic knowledge for target-oriented scientific experimentation.
Content1. Einführung
- T&E, OFAT, DOE, Vorteile von DOE
- Auffrischung Multiple Regression
- Multiple Regression vs DOE
- DOE Typen: Screening, Refining, Optimizing

2. Theoretische Grundlagen
- Vertiefung refining DOE
- Voll-, teilfaktorielle DOE, confounding
- Design generator, design resolution, factor levels, blocking
- Beta-Risiko, Power, Replicates, Repeats, Mid-Points, Lack-of-fit

3. Versuchsplanung und -durchführung, Resultatanalyse
- CNX Variablen
- Experiment set-up mittels Software
- Main effects, interaction plots
- Modellreduzierung, Residualanalyse
- Response optimizer
- Einblick in die nicht-lineare Modellierung

4. Praktische Übung "Katapultschiessen"
- Prozessverständnis
- Versuchsdurchführung
- Auswertung, Modellbildung, Wettbewerb
Lecture noteswird bereitgestellt und kann von den Kursteilnehmer heruntergeladen werden
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzung für die Kursteilnahme: Studenten des Maschinenbaus, der Betriebswirtschaft o.ä.; Kenntnisse der Statistikgrundlagen sind von Vorteil aber nicht zwingend (kurze Einführung in die inferentielle Statistik und multiple Regression wird vermittelt)
151-0055-10LEngineering Tool: Planning of Human Work Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.

Number of participants limited to 24.
W0.4 credits1KP. Acél
AbstractThis course gives an introduction into the planning and optimization of human work procedures in industry as a basis for the determination of personnel requirements. By using Methods of Time Management (MTM) it is shown, how work procedures are modelled in the different abstracted layers.
MTM is the benchmark for time in process elements - an international standard.
ObjectiveThe participants learn the basics in planning and optimizing of human work. They recognize that the problem solving based on work-organisation (e.g. efficiency of the staff members, pulsing) and ergonomical issues (e.g. overload of staff members) is made easier to achieve through the planning with MTM.
ContentThis educational-objective will be shown by machine demonstrations, movies and lecture/theory. The contents will be engrossed in practice oriented group works.

1. The input by MTM to solve operational tasks
- definition and application of MTM (process elements)
- 7 wastes
- comparison MTM, stopwatch, estimation
- planning of working-systems (personnel requirements and optimized operational procedures)

2. The MTM-System and the respective main attributes
- system elements
- information content of MTM-application flow diagram
- simulations ability

3. Development of processes
- description of shortage, flow, rhythm, layout, standards, complexity, amount of parts etc.
- is (analysis) - should-be (synthesis) in CHF

4. Application of MTM for the entire process chain
- 3-stage model: development, scheduling, operation in fabrication and assembly
- assembly fitting production engineering in the development, structuring appendage
- work in the rated range, transparency and staff member motivation
- ergonomically assessment of the working area, norm for human effort

5. MTM-systems and border lines (compression)
- differences in the application MTM 1, MEK, UAS
- IT-support: Ticon, Prokon
- classification REFA, IE, stopwatch, ROM; Value Stream, KAIZEN, KVP, 5S, Lean Management etc.
- other applications for logistic, administration, hospital etc.
Lecture notes- Script: Copies of the foils will be distributed to the participants
- downloadable movies from real examples as extension
- MTM-Time card with 5S and the 7 wastes
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements for the participation in the course: Students in MAVT, MTEC or the like.

This is a praxis-oriented course. Your entire attendance is therefore expected.

Your inscription to this course is binding.
151-0057-10LEngineering Tool: Systems Engineering for Project Work Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.

Number of participants limited to 60.
W0.4 credits1KR. Züst
AbstractThe course is about a methodical basis of systematic project work, with a focus on demanding interdisciplinary problems. The participants will be shown how to use it appropriately and correctly in their projects. This short course is based on the "Systems Engineering" (SE) method, which was developed at the ETH.
ObjectiveThe goals of this compact course are:
- Goal-oriented identification and perception of relevant problem areas and project goal setting.
- Deduction and development of procedures for a promising project, including systematic planning of the project content.
- Development of work packages including efficient methodology
- Simple embedding of the projects in the organization, including relationships with buyers, users and securing project participation.
Content1. Nachmittag:
- Einstieg ins Systems Engineering; Entstehung, Inhalt und Werdegang; Voraussetzungen (anspruchsvolle Fragestellungen, institutionelle Einbettung, Systemdenken und heuristische Prinzipien);
- Grundstruktur und Inhalt Lebensphasenmodell; Grundstruktur in Inhalt Problemlösungszyklus;
- Zusammenspiel von Lebensphasenmodell & Problemlösungszyklus in Projekten
2. Nachmittag:
- Situationsanalyse: Systemanalyse (Systemabgrenzung (gestaltbarer Bereich, relevante Bereiche des Umsystems)), Methoden der Analyse und Modellierung, Umgang mit Vernetzung, Dynamik und Unsicherheit; wichtigste Methoden der IST-Zustands- und Zukunftsanalyse),
- Zielformulierung (wichtigste Methoden der Zielformulieren),
- Konzeptsynthese und Konzeptanalyse (u.a. Kreativität; wichtigste Methoden der Synthese und Analyse),
3. Nachmittag:
- Beurteilung (u.a. Methoden für mehrdimensionale Kriterienvergleich, z.B. Kosten-Wirksamkeits-Analyse); Diskussion von Planungsbeispielen
- Diskussion von Planungsbeispielen: Analyse des Methodeneinsatzes, Entwickeln alternativer Vorgehensschritte und Auswahl des zweckmässigsten Vorgehens
Lecture notesZusammenfassung wird in elektronischer Form abgegeben;
Lehrbuch: die Grundlagen sind in einem Lehrbuch beschrieben
Anwendungsbeispiele: 8 konkrete Anwendungen von Systems Engineering sind in einem Case-Book beschrieben
Prerequisites / NoticeZielpublikum: Der Kurs richtet sich insbesondere an Personen, welche anspruchsvolle Projekte initiieren, planen und leiten müssen
Lernmethode: Der Stoff wird mittels kurzer Vorträge vermittelt und an kurzen Fallbeispielen/Übungen vertieft. Zudem sollen die Lehrinhalte durch selbständiges Studium der Lehrmittel vertieft bzw. ergänzt werden.
151-0061-10LEngineering Tool: Scientific Writing with LaTeX and Vector Graphics Information Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.

Number of participants limited to 80.
W0.4 credits1KR. Gassert
AbstractThis course provides insights into the structure and compilation of scientific papers and publications using LaTeX as well as open source software for image editing and the creation of vector graphics. LaTeX is a typesetting tool that separates text format and layout. It is widely used for reports and publications in the scientific domain.
ObjectiveBy looking at specific examples during class you will obtain an overview on composing scientific papers (e.g. bachelor theses, semester theses, master theses) using LaTeX and acquire the most important commands to typeset complex formulas, tables and graphics.
Content-- layout of scientific reports
-- writing with LaTeX (structure, formatting, formulas, tables, graphics, references, table of contents, hyperlinks, packages) based on a template for bachelor/ semester/ master theses.
-- graphic design and illustration using open source software and Matlab
-- including PDF files in the report (project description, data sheets)
-- managing bibliography databases
Literaturehttp://www.relab.ethz.ch/education/courses/engineering-tools-latex.html
Prerequisites / NoticeParticular:
The exercises will be done on your personal laptop (at least one laptop per two students). The entire LaTeX package, Inkscape and Gimp should be installed in advance.
151-0068-10LEngineering Tool: Reduction of Production Costs and Value Analysis Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.
W0.4 credits1K
AbstractManufacturing costs are the largest challenge for manufacturing companies in high-wage countries. To reduce the manufacturing costs significantly, all areas of the product development process have to be taken into consideration. This tool course teaches the most important instruments for cost reduction in product development using concrete project and product examples.
ObjectiveA methodical approach to estimate and reduce manufacturing costs is taught using a combination of theory and case studies. The participants learn the most important tools for cost reduction in development and practice their application in concrete case studies.
ContentProvide methodical approach using best-practices from concrete project examples
- As-is analysis – the “systematics” of cost reduction
- Potential analysis – the “creativity” of cost reduction
- Cost transparency and visualization
- Development for manufacturing / assembly and cost
- Lean production
Lecture notesIs provided.
151-0069-10LEngineering Tool: Design Optimization and CAD Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.

Number of participants limited to 25.
W0.4 credits1KT. Stankovic
AbstractParticipants will learn about the Computer-Aided Engineering fundamentals and methods that are necessary for successful design of modern technical products. The focus will be placed on the simulation-driven design in the context of product development process as well as on the fundamentals of the design optimization.
ObjectiveBasic Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) knowledge and skills will be acquired to enable students to recognize both the advantages and the limitations of current CAE tools. Examples of how to build feature-based and parametric models for simulation-driven design automation will be given along with common pitfalls. The CAE environment will be the Siemens NX 8.5 which couples the simulation modeling (e.g. structural, thermal, flow, motion, and multiphysics) with design optimization and Feature-Based Design (FBD). After taking the course students should be able to independently create effective feature-based and parametric models to suit the requirements of simulation-driven design.
Content1. Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) methods and tools in context of design process (2 afternoons):
* CAE in the context of the design process
* Simulation-driven design
* Introduction to design optimization
* Features, parameterization and synchronous modeling technology
* Basic design optimization examples
* Introduction to Finite-Element Method (FEM) with basic examples

2. Simulation-Driven Design with application to structural design (1 afternoon):
* Coupling simulation with structural design optimization and feature based-design
* Simulation driven design examples (single parts and assemblies)
Lecture notesHandouts in the lecture
Literature1. CAD NX:
Schmid, M. 2012: CAD mit NX: NX 8, Wilburgstetten : Schlembach Fachverlag , ISBN: 978-3-935340-72-4
2. CAE NX:
Reiner, A. and Peter, B. 2010: Simulationen mit NX Kinematik, FEM, CFD und Datenmanagement Mit zahlreichen Beispielen für NX 7.5, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, eISBN: 978-3-446-42611-5
Prerequisites / NoticeMax. 25 participants
151-0912-10LEngineering Tool: Patents Restricted registration - show details
All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.

Number of participants limited to 50.
W0.4 credits1KF. Gross
AbstractThe students will learn to use patent documents, the legal basis for patents and the use of patent databases through practical examples.
ObjectiveKnowledge and expericene in using patent documents and patent databases
Lecture notesLecture notes will be made accessible.
Prerequisites / Noticenone
252-0867-00LEngineering Tool: Case Study Physics Simulations Information Restricted registration - show details
The Engineering Tool-courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.
W0.4 credits1KV. da Costa de Azevedo
AbstractThe course provides an introduction to physics simulations and in particular discusses the fundamentals and numerical solution of an Eulerian fluid simulation. The students will implement the discussed techniques by extending the provided code framework.
ObjectiveParticipants will learn about the fundamentals of Eulerian fluid simulations and how to implement a fluid solver numerically.
ContentThe lecture includes theoretical and practical parts. The practical exercises include multiple smaller tasks and will be implemented in the provided C++ code framework.
Lecture notesHand-outs and code framework can be downloaded.
LiteratureNo textbooks required.
Prerequisites / NoticeFundamentals of calculus and physics, knowledge in programming with C++.
Laboratory Practice
Students attend at least 10 Laboratory Practices during the 4th and 5th semester. 4 of them must be Physics laboratories. All laboratory works are graded "pass" or "fail". After completion of 10 laboratory training units, 2 credit points will be issued.

Please register online at www.mavt.ethz.ch/praktika
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0029-10LLaboratory Practice
Enrollment is only possible under www.mavt.ethz.ch/praktika.
No registration required via myStudies.
O2 credits4PLecturers
AbstractSelected laboratory experiments in physics, mechanical and process engineering. With the Laboratory Training held during the fourth and fifth semester, the students learn how to handle and apply measurement methods and devices. Students are offered a diversified choice of laboratory experiments at least ten of which must be completed. Four of the chosen experiments must be in physics.
ObjectiveWith the Laboratory Training held during the fourth and fifth semester, the students learn how to handle and apply measurement methods and devices.
Prerequisites / NoticeDer Link zur Website, welche alle Informationen für das Physikpraktikum bietet: https://ap.phys.ethz.ch
Workshop Training
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0003-00LWorkshop Training
Placement of internships and request for recognition under www.mavt.ethz.ch/praxis.
O5 creditsexternal organisers
AbstractThe main objective of the minimum five-week internship is to provide Bachelor’s students with practical experience in producing components as well as knowledge and understanding about materials and their machining and finishing.
ObjectiveThe main objective is to provide Bachelor’s students with practical experience in producing components as well as knowledge and understanding about materials and their machining and finishing.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe minimum duration of the workshop training is five weeks.
GESS Science in Perspective
» see Science in Perspective: Type A: Enhancement of Reflection Capability
» Recommended Science in Perspective (Type B) for D-MAVT
» see Science in Perspective: Language Courses ETH/UZH
Bachelor's Thesis
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0001-10LBachelor's Thesis
Supervisor for the Bachelor's Thesis:
- All D-MAVT professors (https://www.mavt.ethz.ch/the-department/people/professors.html)
- Professors in other departments who are accredited to D-MAVT (https://www.mavt.ethz.ch/the-department/people/accredited-professors.html)
- D-MAVT titular professors (https://www.mavt.ethz.ch/the-department/people/titular-professors.html). For enrollment with a titular professor, please contact the D-MAVT Student Administration.
W14 credits30DSupervisors
AbstractThe Bachelor's Thesis is the culmination of the program. The thesis corresponds to a work load of 420 hours and can be done in part- or full-time.
ObjectiveThe students develop, enhance and demonstrate their methodological abilities to independently tackle and solve a given research problem.
ContentThe topics for the Bachelor's Thesis are published by the professorship or they can be set in consultation between the professors and the students. Thesis projects in cooperation with the industry are also possible.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe Bachelor's Thesis can be only started when the First Year Examinations, the Additional First Year Courses, the Examination Block 1 and 2 are passed. It is insistently recommended for students to only begin the Bachelor's Thesis if 150 credit points have been achieved.
The declaration of originality is an integral part of the Bachelor's Thesis
151-3630-00LBachelor's Thesis (Focus Specialization Management, Technology and Economics) Restricted registration - show details
Supervisor for the Bachelor's Thesis: All D-MTEC professors (https://www.mtec.ethz.ch/people/professors.html)
W14 credits30DProfessors
AbstractThe Bachelor's Thesis is the culmination of the program. The thesis corresponds to a work load of 420 hours and can be done in part- or full-time.
ObjectiveThe students develop, enhance and demonstrate their methodological abilities to independently tackle and solve a given research problem.
ContentThe topics for the Bachelor's Thesis are defined by the professorship or can be set in consultation between the professors and the students.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe Bachelor's Thesis can be only started when the First Year Examinations, the Additional First Year Courses, the Examination Block 1 and 2 are passed. Exclusively D-MAVT students who have enrolled for the Focus Specialization Management, Technology and Economy are eligible for this type of Bachelor's Thesis.
It is strongly recommended for students to only begin the Bachelor's Thesis if 150 credit points have been achieved.
The declaration of originality is an integral part of the Bachelor's Thesis
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