Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
Please read the published information on the individual courses carefully.

Search result: Course units in Spring Semester 2020

Integrated Building Systems Master Information
Main Courses
Core Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
066-0418-00LWhole Building Simulation Restricted registration - show details
Limited number of participants.
Priority will be given to MBS students.
W3 credits3GK. Orehounig, J. Allan
101-0588-01LRe-/Source the Built EnvironmentW3 credits2SG. Habert
227-0680-00LBuilding Control and AutomationW3 credits2V + 2UF. Bünning, J. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, R. Smith
066-0420-00LIndoor Environment, Resources and SafetyW3 credits3GA. Frangi, T. Larsen, S. M. Schoenwald
066-0422-00LBuilding Systems II Information W3 credits3GA. Schlüter, L. Baldini, V. Dorer, I. Hischier, M. Sulzer
Specialised Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0579-00LInfrastructure Management 2: Evaluation ToolsW4 credits2GB. T. Adey, C. Kielhauser
102-0516-01LEnvironmental Impact AssessmentW3 credits2GS.‑E. Rabe
103-0357-00LEnvironmental Planning Information W3 credits2GM. Sudau, S.‑E. Rabe
151-0102-00LFluid Dynamics IW6 credits4V + 2UT. Rösgen
151-0212-00LAdvanced CFD MethodsW4 credits2V + 1UP. Jenny
151-0318-00LEcodesign - Environmental-Oriented Product DevelopmentW4 credits3GR. Züst
227-0216-00LControl Systems II Information W6 credits4GR. Smith
151-0660-00LModel Predictive Control Information W4 credits2V + 1UM. Zeilinger
227-0478-00LAcoustics II Information W6 credits4GK. Heutschi
363-0514-00LEnergy Economics and Policy
It is recommended for students to have taken a course in introductory microeconomics. If not, they should be familiar with microeconomics as in, for example,"Microeconomics" by Mankiw & Taylor and the appendices 4 and 7 of the book "Microeconomics" by Pindyck & Rubinfeld.
W3 credits2GM. Filippini
363-1000-00LFinancial EconomicsW3 credits2VA. Bommier
402-0812-00LComputational Statistical Physics Information W8 credits2V + 2UO. Zilberberg
529-0191-01LElectrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage TechnologiesW4 credits3GL. Gubler, E. Fabbri, J. Herranz Salañer
101-0178-01LUncertainty Quantification in Engineering Information W3 credits2GS. Marelli
363-1038-00LSustainability Start-Up Seminar Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.
W3 credits2GA.‑K. Zobel, A. H. Sägesser
363-1060-00LStrategies for Sustainable Business Restricted registration - show details
Limited number of participants.

Registration will only be effective once confirmed by email from the organizers.
W2 credits2SJ. Meuer
252-0220-00LIntroduction to Machine Learning Information Restricted registration - show details
Limited number of participants. Preference is given to students in programmes in which the course is being offered. All other students will be waitlisted. Please do not contact Prof. Krause for any questions is this regard. If necessary, please contact studiensekretariat@inf.ethz.ch
W8 credits4V + 2U + 1AA. Krause
151-0306-00LVisualization, Simulation and Interaction - Virtual Reality I Information W4 credits4GA. Kunz
063-0610-00LThe Digital in ArchitectureW2 credits1V + 2UF. Gramazio, M. Kohler
376-1178-00LHuman Factors IIW3 credits2VM. Menozzi Jäckli, R. Huang, M. Siegrist
101-0523-00LIndustrialized Construction Restricted registration - show details W4 credits3GD. Hall
063-0640-00LAdvanced Computational Design
Limited number of participants.
W3 credits3GB. Dillenburger
103-0448-01LTransformation of Urban Landscapes
Only for masters students, otherwise a special permit of the lecturer is necessary.
W3 credits2GJ. Van Wezemael, A. Gonzalez
252-0834-00LInformation Systems for Engineers Information
Wird ab HS20 nur in Herbstsemester angeboten.
W4 credits2V + 1UG. Fourny
051-0912-20LSeminar Week Spring Semester 2020 Information Restricted registration - show details
Im FS20 darf nur eine Seminarwoche belegt werden 051-0912-20L oder 051-0914-20L.
W2 credits3ALecturers
052-0568-00LRoom Acoustics (FS) Information W2 credits2GK. Eggenschwiler
252-3900-00LBig Data for Engineers Information
This course is not intended for Computer Science and Data Science MSc students!
W6 credits2V + 2U + 1AG. Fourny
Project Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
363-1056-00LInnovation Leadership Restricted registration - show details
Up to four slots are available for students in architecture or civil engineering (Master level) or for D-MTEC MAS/MSc students with architecture or civil engineering background.

If you are NOT a student in Integrated Building Systems, you need to apply with motivation letter (max. 1 page), CV and a transcript of records no later than 31 January 2020. Please send your application to Zorica Zagorac (zzagorac@ethz.ch).
W6 credits3SD. Laureiro Martinez, C. P. Siegenthaler, Z. Zagorac-Uremovic
Semester Project
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
066-0431-00LSemester Project MBS Restricted registration - show details
Semester projects are supervised and reviewed by one or several professors and possibly by other persons at the same time. At least one professor has to be a member of a department involved in the study programme (article 2). This regulation is also valid for semester projects taking place outside ETH Zurich.

You can choose the mentoring professor of your semester project MBS:
Jan CARMELIET
Stefano BRUSONI
Guillaume HABERT
Daniel HALL
John LYGEROS
Marco MAZZOTTI
Arno SCHLÜTER
Roy SMITH
O6 credits13AProfessors
GESS Science in Perspective
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
» see Science in Perspective: Type A: Enhancement of Reflection Capability
» Recommended Science in Perspective (Type B) for D-ARCH.
» see Science in Perspective: Language Courses ETH/UZH
851-0107-00LScience and the Public: A Problem of Mediation that the Media Have to Solve? Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SU. J. Wenzel
851-0006-00LWater in the Early Modern Period: A Material and Environmental History Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2ST. Asmussen
851-0109-00LPublic Images of ScienceW3 credits2VM. Bucchi
851-0521-00LComputer History. An IntroductionW3 credits2VD. Gugerli
851-0609-04LThe Energy Challenge - The Role of Technology, Business and Society Information
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in economics.
W2 credits2VR. Schubert, T. Schmidt, B. Steffen
363-0532-00LEconomics of Sustainable DevelopmentW3 credits2VL. Bretschger
364-0576-00LAdvanced Sustainability Economics Information
PhD course, open for MSc students
W3 credits3GL. Bretschger
351-0578-00LIntroduction to Economic Policy
Does not take place this semester.
W2 credits2V
701-0758-00LEcological Economics: Introduction with Focus on Growth CriticsW2 credits2VI. Seidl
751-1500-00LDevelopment EconomicsW3 credits2VI. Günther, K. Harttgen
860-0032-00LPrinciples of Macroeconomics Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: An introductory course in Economics is required to sign up for this course.

Number of participants is limited to 20

STP students have priority
W3 credits2VS. Sarferaz
701-0701-00LPhilosophy of ScienceW3 credits2VC. J. Baumberger
851-0125-65LA Sampler of Histories and Philosophies of Mathematics
Particularly suitable for students D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MATH, D-PHYS
W3 credits2VR. Wagner
851-0090-00LThe Philosophy of Complex Systems Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SO. Del Fabbro
860-0001-00LPublic Institutions and Policy-Making Processes Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.

Priority for MSc Science, Technology, and Policy.
W3 credits2.8GT. Bernauer, S. Bechtold, F. Schimmelfennig
851-0252-01LHuman-Computer Interaction: Cognition and Usability Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET
W3 credits2SC. Hölscher, I. Barisic, H. Zhao
851-0232-00LSocial Psychology of Effective TeamworkW2 credits2VR. Mutz
851-0252-08LEvidence-Based Design: Methods and Tools For Evaluating Architectural Design Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40

Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH
W3 credits2SM. Gath Morad, B. Emo Nax, C. Hölscher
851-0740-00LBig Data, Law, and Policy Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 35

Students will be informed by 1.3.2020 at the latest.
W3 credits2SS. Bechtold
851-0702-01LPublic Construction Law
Particularly suitable for students of D-BAUG
W2 credits2VO. Bucher
851-0735-11LEnvironmental Regulation: Law and Policy Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.

Particularly suitable for students of D-USYS
W3 credits1SJ. van Zeben
851-0585-38LData Science in Techno-Socio-Economic Systems Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 80

This course is thought be for students in the 5th semester or above with quantitative skills and interests in modeling and computer simulations.

Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MAVT, D-MTEC, D-PHYS
W3 credits3SN. Antulov-Fantulin
701-0786-00LMediation in Environmental Planning: Theory and Case Studies.W2 credits2GK. Siegwart Merz
Master's Thesis
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
066-0434-00LMaster's Thesis Restricted registration - show details
Only students who fulfill the following criteria are allowed to begin with their master thesis:
a. successful completion of the bachelor programme;
b. fulfilling of any additional requirements necessary to gain admission to the master programme.

Master thesis are supervised and reviewed by one or several professors and possibly by other persons at the same time. At least one professor has to be a member of a department involved in the study programme (article 2). This regulation is also valid for master thesis taking place outside ETH Zurich.
O30 credits40DProfessors
Course Units for Additional Admission Requirements
The courses below are only available for MSc students with additional admission requirements.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0414-AALTransport Planning (Transportation I)
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-3 credits6RK. W. Axhausen