MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree


Each module contains 3 ECTS. You choose a total of 10 modules/30 ECTS in the following module categories: 

  • 12-15 ECTS in technical scientific modules (TSM)
    TSM modules teach profile-specific specialist skills and supplement the decentralised specialisation modules.
  • 9-12 ECTS in fundamental theoretical principles modules (FTP)
    FTP modules deal with theoretical fundamentals such as higher mathematics, physics, information theory, chemistry, etc. They will teach more detailed, abstract scientific knowledge and help you to bridge the gap between abstraction and application that is so important for innovation.
  • 6-9 ECTS in context modules (CM)
    CM modules will impart additional skills in areas such as technology management, business administration, communication, project management, patent law, contract law, etc.

In the module description (download pdf) you find the entire language information per module divided into the following categories:

  • instruction
  • documentation
  • examination 

Modules: 135

Academic Writing and Presenting (CM_AcWritPre)

The goal of this module is to help students to further develop their knowledge and skills in academic writing and presenting through the medium of English. Students will learn what it means to write advanced academic texts and to present them to an audience in an accurate, appropriate and convincing manner. The module is divided into a writing and a speaking part.

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Advanced Project Management (CM_AdvProjMgmt)

The goals of an organization can be efficiently pursued only through proper project management, as a mean able to consistently tackle their needs. Thus the role of the Project Manager become essential, as responsible to achieve the objectives, respecting the constraints determined by the project context. Modern Project Managers must have in-depth technical and management knowledge.
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Management of Complex Processes (CM_ComplPro)

One of the biggest challenges encountered in management is recognizing opportunities and making use of them while giving consideration to the associated risks. The constantly increasing dynamism and complexity of the environment in which companies and organizations operate is, however, making it difficult to take successful decisions. Multifactorial correlations, non-linearities, feedback effects and time lags make…

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Corporate Management and Entrepreneurship (CM_Entrepr)

In the module « Corporate Management and Entrepreneurship », students are enabled to evaluate business models. They learn the building blocks of a business modell and elements of sustainable management practices. Along the business model, relevant aspects from different fields such as strategy, marketing, finance and organization are relevant.

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Ethics and Corporate Responsibility (CM_Ethics)

In an environment that is changing increasingly quickly, students will be taught the ability to assume societal responsibility either as engineers or in management functions in companies. They will develop a profound awareness of the moral and ethical aspects of their actions and also for the ecological and social impacts of companies. In their subsequent professional careers, they will be better able to judge the…

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Global Markets and Intercultural Competence (CM_GlobMark)

The module describes the economic, social, political, technological and natural framework conditions of the global markets and explains the influence of culture on international business.

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Innovation and Changemanagement (CM_InnChang)

The module aims to explain the operational planning and management of innovations to students on the basis of an integrated innovation management model, as well as introducing them to the relevant concepts. This will enable students to establish links to various company-internal and company-external interfaces as part of innovation projects and to correctly interpret and influence these. In this module, students will…

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Innovation and Lean (CM_InnoLEAN)

The course introduces the concepts of Lean innovation and lean thinking. It also foster a complex serious-gaming session where the students can develop their own factory and implement its innovation path. Indeed, the student will be able to devise and implement a production practice that considers to be waste the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the customer.

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Integrated Sustainable Management of Production Systems (CM_IntSust)

Companies are increasingly interested in conducting their activities so that a long-term future is assured for its business, society and environment. The purpose of this class is to deal with the well-recognized but sometimes vague concept of sustainability from an engineering perspective. The module is meant to introduce students to the implementation of sustainable management in industries and provide them with…

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Privacy and Law (CM_PrivLaw)

In the Privacy and Law module, students gain an awareness of the threats to privacy in the fast changing digital society and are prompted to reflect on values in the historical and intercultural context.
Students acquire an overview (system and reference knowledge) of actual legal aspects that have not been specifically covered in either the vocational baccalaureate or in the Bachelor's degree course. In the…

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Quality and Risk Management (CM_QRM)

The CM_QRM addresses the most relevant basics in integrated quality and risk management. Theory is applied and specified by examples and case studies. The Module concentrates on current standards and best practices on quality and risk management and introduces the most established approaches.

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Smart services (CM_SmartSer)

 

Smart Service Design and Engineering - Value Creation:

  • Basics of Smart Service Design (Customer insight, customer journey, value proposition design, use of data insights)
  • Selected topics of Service Science and Service Dominant Logic
  • Service blueprinting as a relevant step in the service engineering process
  • Characteristics of Data Services and Data Products
  • Use of data in the smart service design process and in…

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Sustainable development (CM_SustDev)

Sustainable development is essential for many parts of modern society. This module provides an overview of the history of sustainable development, of established concepts, as well as of relevant initiatives and organisations globally and in Switzerland. Further, methodologies and tools are introduced for engineers to contribute to sustainable development on a technical level. Students learn the fields of application…

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Technology Management (CM_TechMgmt)

The module describes the practical and theoretical framework of Technology Management, and explains the lifecycle of technologies and the related methods in Technology Management. 

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Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures (FTP_AdvAlgDS)

Algorithms are at the heart of every computer program. Informally, an algorithm is a procedure to solve a (computational) problem within a finite number of elementary steps. The same problem can be addressed with different algorithms, hence it is important to compare the different options in order to choose the best one. Experimental analysis is one way to perform such comparison, but it has several limits. The main…

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Algorithms (FTP_Alg)

This module introduces students with different categories of advanced algorithms and typical application areas.
In the first part of the module, the students will have a sound understanding of data structures and algorithms for efficiently handling either very large, complex or dynamic data sets or combinations thereof. They will be able to evaluate suitable algorithms and to apply them to typical tasks such as…

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Applied Statistics and Data Analysis (FTP_AppStat)

Students are introduced to statistical tools used in the industrial sector, and particularly in process and quality control. In this module, students learn to plan and conduct statistical evaluations independently.

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Approximation algorithms (FTP_ApprAlg)

An algorithm is typically called efficient if its worst-case running time is polynomial in the size of the input. This course will focus on a huge and practically relevant family of problems, namely NP-hard ones, for which (most likely) no efficient algorithm exists. This family includes fundamental problems in computational biology, network design, systems, computer vision, data mining, online markets, etc.

The…

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Biology, physiology and anatomy for engineers (FTP_BioEng)

Medical engineering is the intersection of many different disciplines. From engineering in its most varied forms, mechanics, electronics, computer science, management, to disciplines related to medicine: biology, anatomy, and physiology. In order to understand and put into practice the notions that the student will learn in this fascinating path, the same can not ignore the acquisition of basic knowledge about the…

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Numerical Analysis and Computer Algebra (FTP_CompAlg)

After successful studying students are capable to solve selected practical mathematical problems by combining appropriate numerical methods with suitable computer algebra tools. Moreover, students know how to interprete and visualize computational outcomes resulting from numerical algorithms.

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Cryptography and Coding Theory (FTP_CryptCod)

This course provides the mathematical fundamentals of cryptography and coding theory and illustrates them with numerous practical examples.

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Digital Image Processing (FTP_DigImPro)

The goal of this module is to teach the fundamentals of image processing, while putting emphasis on their mathematical and algorithmic principles. In addition, specific 2D and 3D industrial and biomedical applications will be treated.

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Energy: Production, Consumption and Management (FTP_Energy)

Energy is one of the major topics of the future. Even in Switzerland, energy consumption is constantly rising, and politically, it has become an accepted fact that we must find ways to reduce energy consumption on a long-term basis. The 2000-watt society envisages reducing the current output of 6 kW utilized by each citizen to 2 kW by the end of the century.

It is possible to end the existing dependence of a…

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Raumplanungs-, Bau- und Umweltrecht (FTP_EnviPlan)

Im Modul werden ArchitektInnen, BauingenieurInnen, GeomatikingenieurInnen, RaumplanerInnen, Umweltingenieurinnen und weitere mit Projekten mit öffentlichen Aufgaben konfrontierte Personen die rechtlichen Grundsätze, gesetzlichen Regeln und Ausführungsbestimmungen vermittelt. Sie sollen befähigt werden, ihr Projekt (Neubau, Umbau, Rückbau, Erweiterung, Entwicklungen und Gestaltungen des Lebensraumes, usw.)…

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Lifecycle Management of Infrastructures (FTP_Life)

In this module, students are introduced into basic concepts of lifecycle management of infrastructures with respect to costs vs benefit. Established cost and benefit models of infrastructures are discussed. Based on lifecycle costs analysis, we introduce different methods for the assessment of maintenance strategies, and for decision making with respect to construction, preservation, and replacement. The cost-based…

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Machine Learning (FTP_MachLe)

Machine learning (ML) emerged out of artificial intelligence and computer science as the academic discipline concerned with “giving computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed” (A. Samuel, 1959). Today, it is the methodological driver behind the mega-trend of digitalization. ML experts are highly sought after in industry and academia alike.

This course builds upon basic knowledge in math,…

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Modelling Simulation and Optimisation (FTP_ModSim)

Modelling, simulation and optimization are fundamental to solving problems in a number of fields of science, technology and life. Students will learn to design, implement, simulate, and optimize a model of dynamic system. Simulation, the exploration of the dynamic behavior of the model in time and space, is discussed for both continuous and discrete-event systems. Simulating a model allows the evaluation of…

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Multi-agent systems (FTP_MultiASys)

Natural, social, and engineered complex systems can be modelled as being composed of agents interacting with one another and their environment. This course introduces students to the theory, tools and techniques for understanding and solving problems related to such systems. 

The course is composed of two parts. In the first one, both cooperative…

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Multiphysics (FTP_Multiphy)

The module gives students insight into the modeling and simulation of coupled effects (multiphysics). The module provides an overview on the different application fields of multiphysics modeling and simulation in industry. Students learn the methodical procedures that are necessary for successfully solving modeling and simulation problems in the different areas of engineering and physics. The consolidation and…

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Optimization (FTP_Optimiz)

This course offers an introduction to optimization, emphasizing basic methodologies and underlying mathematical structures. Optimization refers to the application of mathematical models and algorithms to decision making.  A large number of quantitative real-world problems can be formulated and solved in this general framework. Applications of optimization comprise, for instance, decision problems in production…

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Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (FTP_OrdDiff)

In this module, students learn which class of dynamical phenomena can be described with systems of ordinary differential equations. They learn to recognize the fundamental behavior patterns of these systems and also to develop simulation models for them.

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Partial differential equations in engineering applications (FTP_PartDiff)

Foundations of the theory of partial differential equations relevant in engineering applications and their numerical solution.

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Physics on micro and nano scale (FTP_PhyMNS)

The module “Physics on micro and nano scale” focuses on physical effects and their applications in photonics, electrical engineering, medical engineering and mechanical engineering which become relevant, when technical systems get miniaturized. In the first step of miniaturization - from macro to micro – the principal physics remains unchanged, but the dominant physical effects change due to a changed surface to…

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The Physics of Materials and Engineering Devices (FTP_Physics)

The students understand and are able to explain the basic principles of important engineering devices in relation to material properties and by applying microscopic concepts. These concepts include electrons and holes in solids, energy band structures of metals and semiconductors, polarization mechanisms in dielectrics and in piezoelectric materials, elementary dipole moments in magnetic materials and pairing of…

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Predictive Modelling (FTP_PredMod)

This course will provide an introductory review of the basic concepts of probability and statistics to understand probability distributions and to produce rigorous statistical analysis including estimation, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of predictive modelling which by definition is the analysis of current and historical facts to make predictions about…

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Planungsmethodik (FTP_StatPlan)

Die Fähigkeit über die eigene Disziplingrenzen hinweg erfolgreich mit Anderen zusammenzuarbeiten ist eine geforderte Kompetenz von Masterstudierenden. Wie geht die eigene Disziplin, wie gehen andere Disziplinen an Planungsaufgaben heran? Wie lassen sich Unterschiede in der Denk- und Arbeitsweise benennen, wie die Zusammenarbeit über Kultur-, Fach- und Disziplingrenzen hinweg produktiv gestalten?
Diese Zusammenarbeit…

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Stochastic Modelling (FTP_StochMod)

The ubiquitous presence of uncertainty and noise in the engineering sciences makes it mandatory to understand and quantify random phenomena. To achieve this goal the course will provide a solid introduction to the theory of stochastic processes. Special attention is given to applications. The applications include examples from various fields such as communications and vision, signal processing and control, production…

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Vectors and Tensors in Engineering Physics (FTP_Tensors)

The course starts with an overview of classical engineering physics with special emphasis of balance and constitutive equations (i.e., continuity equations and material laws). The basic concepts of vector analysis are applied to electrodynamics, various transport phenomena, mechanical elasticity and piezo-electric effects. The concept of tensors enables the description of important anisotropic effects of solid state…

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Theoretical Computer Science (FTP_TheoComp)

The aim of this module is to deepen some basic theoretical aspects of computer science. The master students will learn that ...

  • formal languages and automata are essential concepts to describe different types of problems and computations;
  • Computability/decidability are central to explain that for…

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Advanced aircraft system design (TSM_AdvAirDes)

The course will focus on the design of advanced aircraft systems, aiming towards more electric types of aircraft for a new generation beyond the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787.

Today, aircraft design is more than just aerodynamics, flight dynamics, propulsion, and structures. The new technologies require a systems engineering approach, which guides the way towards a sustainable aircraft.

The whole design process will be…

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Advanced computer graphics (TSM_AdvCompG)

The goal of this course is to provide theoretical and practical insights on selected topics related to the algorithms and solutions adopted by modern real-time 3D Computer Graphics (CG) systems.

This class relies on in-depth, hands-on experiences with the implementation of recent GPU programming techniques for increasing the realism and performance of 3D rendering software to deal with complex synthetic images…

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Advanced Control (TSM_AdvContr)

Model-based controller design is a key technology to control systems with complex dynamics. It was the enabling technology for many innovations in the last decade. In this module, the key elements of the development process are addressed: system identification, LQR/LQG-Controller design and controller implementation. Since there is always model uncertainty, the course ends with an introduction to robust controller…

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Advanced Data Management – non standard database systems (TSM_AdvDataMgmt)

The Internet, new types of data and applications and new business requirements have driven the development of data management systems having data models and architectures beyond traditional relational and object-relational systems and centralised architectures.

The course covers the following core topics:

  • Distributed and parallel database systems architectures, internals and services such as transaction processing,…

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Advanced Electronic Design (TSM_AdvElDes)

This Advanced Electronic Design module gives to the students the key elements for the development of high performance electronic systems. These systems are characterized by:

  • a mixed-signal PCB (Printed Circuit Board)
  • the presence of sensitive analogue circuits and signals
  • the presence of complex and high-speed digital ICs (Integrated Circuits)

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Advanced structural mechanics (TSM_AdvMech)

This course provides a comprehensible introduction to basic concepts of continuum mechanics, material modelling and failure assessment for metals and polymers.

The students learn the fundamentals of tensor algebra and gain comprehensible insight into the governing mechanical and thermo-mechanical concepts of continuum mechanics. On this basis, an overview is given of state of the art material models for metals and…

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Advanced Programming Paradigms (TSM_AdvPrPa)

A wealth of fascinating technologies exists alongside the ubiquitous object-oriented programming and the inadequate testing methods. This module introduces students to the most relevant of these emerging technologies from a general programming-language point of view.

Paradigms Besides object-orientation as today's mainstream programming paradigm, other quite different paradigms have been developed and brought to…

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Advanced robotics (TSM_AdvRobot)

In this module, basic and advanced robotics knowhow is developed necessary for leading-edge, innovative industrial and service applications with robot manipulators.

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Advanced Statistical Data Analysis (TSM_AdvStDaAn)

One of the most used (statistical) models for inferential data analysis is the linear regression model. But it is restricted to a Gaussian distributed response and a linear function for linking the linear combination of predictors with the expected response. Generalized Linear and Additive Models (GLM, GAM) allow us to relax some of these restrictions by specifying a more general set of response distributions and…

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Advanced Thermodynamics (TSM_AdvTherm)

In Part A this module reviews the subjects of basic engineering thermodynamics (energy, entropy and material balances, fluid properties, and important thermodynamic cycles) and extends knowledge to deal with real fluids, phase and chemical equilibria, system stability, and processes with chemical transformation.

Additionally, in Part B the students will learn to draw connections between detailed, thermodynamic…

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Analysis of Sequential Data (TSM_AnSeqDa)

Many data sets are temporal by nature.  The course shows how to analyze time series of different domains and how to develop statistical models based on the data, in order to forecast future values or classify the time series into predefined categories. A probabilistic approach is emphasized, i.e. it is also discussed how to compute the uncertainty of the forecast which has been made.

 

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Analysis of Text Data (TSM_AnTeDe)

This module introduces the main methods of text analysis using natural language processing (NLP) techniques, from a computer / data science perspective. The methods are introduced in relation to concrete applications, in order to extract meaningful, structured knowledge in several dimensions from large amounts of unstructured texts. The knowledge and applications are complementary to those of information retrieval,…

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Applied micro & nano technologies (TSM_AppMNT)

Based on selected examples this modul imparts the scientific and technological basics as well as the possibilities and the perspectives of the micro- and nanotechnologies. The students should become sensitve to the enormous potential of applications of this field and acquire a certain ability in handling it.

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Applied Photonics (TSM_AppPhot)

Applied photonics offers an insight into various application areas of photonics, such as optoelectronics, waveguide optics, micro-optics and several application examples. Starting from the basic physics of light matter interaction, the module covers various topics of modern optoelectronics in the field of light detection systems and light sources. After an introduction to the basics of light guiding and the…

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Autonomous mobile robot systems (TSM_AutMobRoS)

Mobile robots are complex mechatronic systems often interacting autonomously with their environment. The course combines theoretical foundations for coordinate transformations, sensor fusion, planning and control with examples in ROS. Tests of these complex systems can be conducted in simulated environments to speed up development and minimize risk of damage. Data from live tests can be recorded for later reuse and…

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Automatic Drive Systems (TSM_AutoSys)

This module treats methods of concept, dimensioning and development in the servo drive technology sector which are particularly compatible with the various industries.

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) (TSM_BIM)

Die BIM-Methode (VDC) umfasst das digitale Planen, Bauen und Betreiben von Bauwerken mit digitalen Bauwerksmodellen in Kombination von geeigneten Organisationsformen und Prozessen.

Das digitale Bauwerksmodell wird dabei zielgerichtet und disziplinübergreifend erstellt. Es umfasst sowohl die geometrischen (3D) wie die nichtgeometrischen Informationen die es zur Nutzung der vereinbarten Anwendungsfälle braucht. 

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Baustatik (TSM_BauStat)

Ziel des Moduls ist, durch die Erweiterung des im Bachelorstudium angeeigneten Wissens ein vertieftes Verständnis über das Tragverhalten schlanker Stabstrukturen zu erlangen.
Im Modul werden verschiedene Tragwirkungen vor allem schlanker und elastischer Stäbe behandelt. Speziellere Beanspruchungen wie Querkraftschub und Torsion, inkl. Wölbkrafttorsion werden vertieft behandelt. Weiterhin wird das Tragverhalten…

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Biomedical Engineering (TSM_BioMedEng)

 

(1) The aim of this module is to obtain a deeper understanding of the human musculoskeletal system, its function and biomechanical analysis, pathologies and possible treatment strategies in surgery and rehabilitation.

(2) Participants will obtain insight into basic requirements such as biology and physiology, materials used for implants and prostheses and available biomaterials for skeletal tissue regeneration.

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Zustandserfassung von Bauwerken (TSM_Build)

Ein grosser Teil der zukünftigen Bauaufgaben wird an bestehender Bausubstanz durchgeführt werden. Dieses Modul vermittelt dem Masterstudierenden die grundlegenden Methoden und Verfahren zur Erhaltung von Bauwerken.

Die Zustandserfassung mit einer fachlich fundierten Beurteilung ist Grundlage jeder Instandsetzung und ggf. Veränderung von Bauwerken und Infrastrukturanlagen. Die Auseinandersetzung mit bestehenden…

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Business Analytics (TSM_BusAn)

Business Analytics (BA) is the science of analyzing enterprise data with statistical methods. The aim is to better understand market, customers, internal processes and the competitive environment, allowing for better and more informed decisions in business. As such, BA goes well beyond simply presenting data, numbers and tables, but focuses on finding new patterns, explaining the occurrence of results and forecasting…

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) (TSM_CFD)

This module provides students with an introduction to CFD by imparting knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in computational fluid dynamics, with the emphasis on fluid physics and verification/assessment.

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Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM) (TSM_CSM)

The module provides students with comprehensive knowledge in the numerical simulation of demanding static and dynamic problems in structural mechanics. Special emphasis is placed on validation methods for the models and verification possibilities for the results.

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Cloud Computing (TSM_ClComp)

Lecture on advanced topics in the domain of Cloud Computing, more precisely covering use, operations, development of and for IaaS and PaaS, as well as developing applications natively for the cloud.

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Cloud Services and Systems (TSM_CloudSys)

Lecture on advanced topics in the domain of Cloud Computing, more precisely covering use, operations, development of and for IaaS and PaaS, as well as developing applications natively for the cloud.

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Managing complexity and innovation in aviation (TSM_CompAvi)

Theory of complex systems and dynamics to understand challenges of markets and chances for new technologies, to identify niches for  innovation in aviation and to handle complexity.

Risk management and decision making under uncertainty: Dealing with dilemmata

Methods for simplifying and communicating complexity.

Enhancement of collaboration to unfold interdisciplinary potentials: Develop a culture of learning and…

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Machine Learning in Computer Vision (TSM_CompVis)

Analyzing images is a very complex task that has many important real-world applications.  This module presents powerful techniques to extract information from images and 3D data, based on machine learning and deep learning methods.  These methods are mostly used as “black boxes” and their inner workings are not discussed in much detail. The module provides an overview of many image analysis applications such as…

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Data Analysis and Classification (TSM_DataAnaCla)

The module is organised around 4 core subject areas:

  • Data Preprocessing
  • Data Classification
  • Clustering
  • Complex Networks

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Data Management (TSM_DataMgmt)

This course is about Data Engineering and Information Retrieval. It covers methods and technologies for managing, processing and analyzing potentially large and distributed data collections, including multi-model databases and NoSQL stores. And it covers also mastering data in unstructured form (full text search). The course consists of four parts: 1. Database management; 2. Data warehousing and data analytics…

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Deep Learning (TSM_DeLearn)

Deep Learning is one of the most active subareas of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at the moment. Gartner has placed it at the peak in its 2017 Hype Cycle and the trend is going on. Deep Learning techniques are based on neural networks. They are at the core of a vast range of impressive applications, ranging from image classification, automated image captioning, language translation such as Google…

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Entwurfsprozesse und -methoden (TSM_DesProc)

Das Modul vermittelt methodische Grundkompetenzen für den architektonischen Entwurf. In praxisorientierten Übungen als Einzelarbeit oder in Gruppen werden theoretisches Wissen angewendet, Kenntnisse vertieft und interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit geübt.

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DevOps of cloud-native applications (TSM_DevOps)

This course focus on software technologies, architectures, and methodologies for development of cloud-native applications.

 

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Digital health systems (TSM_DigHealth)

This course provides an in-depth overview of data management in digital healthcare.

First, the special features and challenges of medical documentation will be discussed followed by the underlying ontologies, classifications and scoring systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on a deeper understanding of different dimensions of interoperability. This knowledge will then be used to address exemplary specific…

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Digitalisation in industry (TSM_DigInd)

This module offers an overview of digitization in industry from several perspectives.  

Content

Section 1: Product Lifecycle Management

  • Introduction of end-to-end process (As-Required, As-Design, As-Built, As Maintained)
  • Product lifecycle and closed loop lifecycle management
  • Development of mechatronic products (HW/SW Co-Development)
  • Generating master data for mechatronic products
  • Customizable products and…

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Structural Dynamics (TSM_Dynamics)

Das Modul vermittelt Methoden und Vorgehen, um das dynamische Verhalten von mechanischen Strukturen zu verstehen, zu berechnen und zu messen und zeigt deren Bedeutung für die Entwicklung von Tragstrukturen auf.

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Design of Embedded Hardware and Firmware (TSM_EmbHardw)

This module introduces the student to advanced concepts in modern embedded systems engineering. The module is divided into two sections. The first section is practical/theoretical and is designed to get the student familiar with implementing System on Chip (SoC) designs. The second part discusses formal Hardware/Software Co-Design including design and implementation of advanced embedded architectures as well as the…

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Embedded Real-time Software (TSM_EmbReal)

Embedded Systems, although they are not visible, they have become integral parts of this world. Embedded Systems essentially consist of two components, hardware and software. In contrast to information systems in the banking world, hardware is more application specific. Due to this fact, the software that interacts directly with the hardware is more specific as well.

Real-time and Concurrency are important issues in…

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Environmental Remediation Technologies: soil, groundwater and atmosphere (TSM_EnReTe)

This course will provide the student with the background knowledge useful to address different sources of pollution, of measures and technologies to prevent pollution and of contaminated systems and the available technologies for remediation. General aim is knowing the main factors and processes affecting contaminants distribution in the environment and remediation technologies for soil groundwater and atmosphere.

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Factory Planning (TSM_FactPlan)

The course will describe Production Systems Configuration and Management as well as the drivers influencing the choice of a given layout and the rules adopted for managing it. Various typical layouts will be described also highlighting their benefits and pitfalls, while eliciting the characteristics of the manufacturing environments justifying their choice. Well known Production Planning & Control (PPC) methods will…

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Geoprocessing (TSM_GeoProc)

After studies had shown that 80% of all decisions in business and private life are based on geodata, this now also applies increasingly to Big Data. Modern programming languages such as Python have developed into an easy-to-learn and powerful tool for processing this data. Python is the most frequently used programming language for processing geographical data, especially because of its simplicity, the extensive…

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Heat Transfer (TSM_Heat)

The basic theories of heat transfer by conduction, convection and thermal radiation are presented. However, this study-unit focuses on solving practical heat transfer problems in different fields of engineering such as architectural and HVAC engineering, mechanical and process engineering, electrical as well as environmental engineering.

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Thermal Hydraulic Methods for Energy Systems in Buildings (TSM_HydMeth)

The course imparts knowledge on practical design methods for thermal systems such as heating and cooling circuits, solar thermal systems and district networks.  Special emphasis is placed on the conditions for safe operation. The design and integration of storage tanks and heat pumps into thermal networks is also covered. Furthermore, building physical aspects and practical rules regarding pipe routing, building…

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IT-Security (TSM_ITSec)

This module teaches two aspects of IT security. The first part deals with secure software, focusing on developing secure software and exploiting defects in software. The second part deals with several advanced security technologies, which includes authentication, access control, network security devices, and operating system security.

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Industrial Control (TSM_IndContr)

The Machine and Production Operations Control is the core of the module, with focus in PLC and CNC applied to manufacturing and practical laboratory and industrial experiences in logic and numerical control for manufacturing.

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Information Visualization (TSM_InfVis)

More and more complex data is collected in a wide range of application areas. Thus, with the goal of gaining insight into the data and information as well as communicating the resulting knowledge, the need for efficient visual methods is growing rapidly. We need to know the options for effective and efficient visual representations, for example for communication and fact-based decision making, as well as to develop…

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Novel Innovation and Design Principles (TSM_InnoDes)

NOVEL INNOVATION & DESIGN PRINCIPLES. In order to keep generating competitive advantage through innovation, both manufacturing and service industries are in need to apply novel innovation and design principles. This module will focus on reuniting the study and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation. It takes a process-oriented view of agile Innovation.
First it starts with recognizing the opportunity and…

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Integrated Automation (TSM_IntAuto)

In an automation system in manufacturing technology or process automation, sensors measure non-electric values and actuators, such as drives, influence the process. The individual components are controlled by control systems and automatic controllers, connected with industrial networks, and supervised by humans.

The emphasis of this module is on the selection and determination of the individual components, bearing in…

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Internet of Things (TSM_IoT)

This course covers all the topics related to the Internet of Things: from the sensors level to the higher layer of data rapresentation and manipulation. It is intended to give the student the technical knowledge and skills needed for building up an Internet of Things (IoT) system.

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Laser and laser applications (TSM_Laser)

TSM module “Laser and Laser applications” provides a broad overview about the fascinating field of state-of-the-art Laser technology and its applications in industry, R&D, medicine and communication. The modul provides a comprehensive insight into the Laser and applications market, Laser types and devices, Beam deliveries, Laser machines, Physics of interaction between laser and material, and real industrial…

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International Logistics (TSM_Logistic)

The module starting from the analysis of the whole Supply Chain configuration and management process, underlines in particular the greater importance role that logistics and procurement are assuming in modern collaborative Supply Chain. Procurement is a strategic business driver that allows companies to efficiently focus on their key competences and activities while leveraging competences and cost advantage stemming…

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Maintenance des structures porteuses (TSM_MaintStruc)

Une grande partie des travaux futurs de construction se fera dans le bâti existant. Ce module apporte aux étudiant-e-s du master les méthodes et les procédés nécessaires dans la maintenance d'ouvrages.

Toute remise en état, modification ou renforcement d’ouvrages et d’infrastructures nécessite un relevé spécifique et fondé de l’état actuel. L'identification des dégâts et des outils appliqués, l'actualisation des…

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Manufacturing Technologies (TSM_ManTech)

Selected future-oriented manufacturing technologies and procedures with economic aspects of these technologies. Including the improvement of productivity and quality.

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Market Analysis and Forecasting (TSM_MarkFor)

A proper understanding of the current state and probable future development of a market is key to any successful business development. The module Market Analysis and Forecasting provides the foundations of analysis of complex socio-economic systems. It puts students in place to autonomously plan, design and execute their own qualitative and quantitative analysis. Development of well-founded forecasts and scenarios…

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Werkstoffmechanik und Plastizitätstheorie (TSM_MatPla)
  1. Inhalte: Einführung in Kontinuum-Mechanik und in Plastizitätstheorie, Analyse der Stoffgesetze für Boden und Baustoffe im Bereich des konstruktiven Ingenieurbaus; Anwendung der Plastizitätstheorie für Traglastberechnungen in der Geotechnik sowie im konstruktiven Ingenieurbau
  2. Ziele: Nach diesem Modul sollen die Studierenden ein vertieftes Verständnis über die Stoffgesetze von Boden sowie von Baustoffen im…

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Materials Selection and Design (TSM_MatSelDes)

Materials offer immense opportunities for innovation. However, advance is possible only if a procedure exists for making a rational choice from the materials and a method of identifying ways to shape, join, and finish them.

The objective of this course is to develop a systematic procedure for selecting materials and processes, leading to the subset that best matches the requirements of a design. The structure gives…

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Materials and Surfaces (TSM_MatSurf)

The interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering covers approaches to improving the synthesis of new materials, to understanding their surfaces and main properties and, in particular, to adapting their properties to meet special requirements. The aim of this course is to teach students the fundamental principles necessary to understand the relationships between structure and property in material…

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Mechanics of Elastic Structures (TSM_Mechanic)

In this module, students learn calculation methods for furnishing proof of the load-bearing capacity of structures and are made aware of the limits of these procedures.
The module imparts methods and procedures for calculating and measuring the mechanical behavior of structures and highlights their importance for the development of load-bearing structures.

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Mechatronics for production and logistics (TSM_Mechatr)

Virtually all consumer and utility goods today are produced in high volumes in highly automated factories and then delivered to the customer via equally automated logistics and distribution centers. From the technological viewpoint, the entire production system is based on controlled drives which connect the automation control systems and sensor devices, which nowadays are software-based systems, to the mechanical…

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Medical Diagnostics & Devices (TSM_MedDD)

This module gives an introduction to the physical and technical principles and applications of important diagnostic modalities. Starting with an overview of clinically used modalities and their applications, technical requirements and limitations based on the fundamental principles will be discussed. Furthermore, efficient methods for biomedical signal processing and analysis are introduced.

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Medical Device Market Access (TSM_MedDMA)

The course provides an in-depth overview on all relevant aspects  for successfully introducing a medical device into the market. The corresponding topics include the important tasks during the development of a medical device (prior market access) as well as after its placement on the market.

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Mobile Computing (TSM_MobCom)

This module enables students to develop advanced, native applications for the Android mobile operating system and get a solid understanding of mobile computing concepts. Building on the basics of mobile application development, this course covers a selection of application programming interfaces for on-board sensors and connectivity options for the integration with backend services, IoT platforms and peripheral…

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Mobile Operating Systems and Applications (TSM_MobOp)

This module enables students to work with mobile operating systems and platforms such as Android and/or iOS (iPhone/iPad) and to quickly understand concepts of other mobile platforms. Besides a review of the operating systems and application programming interfaces of these platforms, this course provides the necessary basics for mobile application development.
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Modelling for aviation infrastructure and future mobility (TSM_ModAvi)

The course will focus on operational and infrastructure topics and the optimization of complex systems in terms of delay, capacity issues and future developments in aviation.  

Future developments and important upcoming topics in the airline industry will be addressed, such as unmanned aircraft systems, new approaches in business models or passenger operations.  

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Nachhaltigkeit in der Umsetzung von Planungs- und Entwurfsprojekten (TSM_NPlanPro)

Ressourcenknappheit, Klimawandel, aber auch neue Strategien des Bundes (z.B. Biodiversitätsstrategie) verlangen zukünftig verstärkt den Einbezug der Nachhaltigkeit bei Planungs- und Entwurfsprozessen.
Im Modul wird mittels Beispielen aus der Praxis die Berücksichtigung der Nachhaltigkeit bei der Planung und Realisierung von Projekten der Landschaftsarchitektur (Landschaftsplanung, Freiraumentwurf) und der Raumplanung…

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Naturgefahren (TSM_NatHaz)

Das Modul behandelt die wichtigsten meteorologischen-hydrologischen sowie gravitativen Naturgefahren. Neben der Auseinandersetzung mit einzelnen Gefahren (Entstehung, Gefährdungsbilder, Analysen, Massnahmen) werden auch das integrale Risikomanagement sowie rechtliche Aspekte und Haftungsfragen behandelt.

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New IP Architectures and Mobility (TSM_NewIPArc)

The new trend in multimedia and communication requires new paradigms in terms of both mobility and security. This module gives an overview of teh classical network architectures, the new techniques which took advantace of the latest findings in term of technologies and algorithms.
The modul will present the latest technologies and the scientific background to the main topics like:

  • Mobility and virtualization of IP…

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Numerical methods for building engineering (TSM_NumMeth)

Description of numerical methods and application in building thermodynamics and heat transfer. Modelling complex heat transfer through building construction and for modelling air movement outside and inside the building. Numerical methods for fire simulations. Modeling and solving practical problems in different fields of building engineering.

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Optical engineering and metrology (TSM_OpEngMe)

The TSM module "Optical engineering and metrology" will provide the students with knowledge of numerous engineering and practical aspects of optical components, instruments, and metrology systems. Starting from seemingly simple optical components (mirrors, lenses, gratings, filters), the module covers high tech novelties on how to improve those components and bring them to the new level. Building up on those…

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Service Operations and Management (TSM_OpMgmt)

In all developed economies, the service sector is the dominant economic sector. Its importance is still growing. In particular new services based on new technologies such as mobile and internet-based technologies are changing our world at a breathtaking pace. The goal of this module is to make students familiar with some of the main concepts of modern services.

The module focuses on service science and strategic…

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Photovoltaic (TSM_Photo)

This course focuses on the advanced understanding of the main components of Photovoltaic PV power generation systems.
The goal goes beyond the competence to design a PV System, like the installer business is used do, but also to understand how the components are working in detail, either for different PV module technologies as well as for different inverters power electronic topologies. Due to the fact, that in…

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Photovoltaic & storage (TSM_PhotoStor)

This course focuses on the advanced understanding of the main components of Photovoltaic PV power generation systems including storage options. The goal goes beyond the competence to design a PV System, like the installer business is used to do, but also to understand how the components are working in detail, either for different PV module technologies as well as for different inverters power electronic topologies…

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Plastics failure analysis and prevention (TSM_PlaFaAna)

Degradation of polymers is an important driver of plastic and rubber products failures during their service life. Therefore, understanding the
mechanisms of polymer degradation is of paramount importance for properly engineering plastic and rubber products, ensuring performances all
through their service life. This module discusses the impact of chemical and physical depredating factors on the macromolecules…

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Power Electronics Systems (TSM_PowElSys)

Building upon the students' fundamental knowledge in power electronics, this module covers current topics in the field of power electronics in greater depth. In the first part, the focus is on modern switched mode power conversion topologies, small signal modelling, control methods and the magnetic components. The second part looks into topologies, modulation schemes and control techniques for medium and high-power…

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Power Grids: Systems and Devices (TSM_PowGrid)

In this module, students will increase their knowledge in selected areas of power grids in electricity distribution and transmission:

  • high voltage engineering and relevant design problems
  • learn the origin of networks failures, consequences, preventing and recovery measures
  • design, construction and parameters of components in power grids
  • organization of voltage and power regulation in interconnected grid
  • math.…

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Model predictive control (TSM_PredContr)

Model Predictive Control (MPC) is an optimisation-based approach to control systems and processes. The general mathematical formulation of MPC allows it to be applied to a broad range of systems and considers system constraints intrinsically. The advances in optimisation methods and available computational power have made MPC a valuable alternative to classical control approaches also for fast dynamic systems. Today,…

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Process integration and pinch analysis (TSM_ProcInt)

Against the background of rising energy prices, incentive taxes and ecological requirements, increasing importance is being attached to reducing the energy requirements of industry. The key to higher energy efficiency and cost-efficiency in thermal processes is the energy integration of processes with the aid of pinch analysis. This is characterized by a systematic approach which can be applied to establish the best…

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Product Innovation and Product Lifecycle Management (TSM_Product)

Students become acquainted with the product innovation process and its strategic importance for enterprises. They recognize the relationship between the product innovation process and the product development process. Students will get to know and train typical methods of both processes and will gain deeper knowledge of the subject by doing “hands-on”-project work.

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Parallel and distributed computing (TSM_ProgAlg)

The objective of this module is to present an overview of parallel and distributed computing and related algorithms. The first part of the course will be dedicated to the architectures of parallel and distributed  infrastructures, the different theoretical models for these architectures and the different programming models and tools for programming such architectures. The second part will be dedicated to the study of…

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Quantitative Methods in Industrial Operations Management (TSM_QInOpMgmt)

Operations management is concerned with the design, operation and optimization of the value-adding areas of a company.
At the strategic level it includes in particular the design of infrastructure and resources, the dimensioning of capacity and the
definition of business processes. At an operational level, it includes ongoing planning and control of operational activities. The
aim is to achieve high business…

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Regionalentwicklung, Regionalökonomie und Politik (TSM_RegDev)

Lernziel des Moduls ist, dass die Studierenden die Argumentationen, Strukturen und Instrumente kennen, mit welchen auf Ebene unterschiedlicher Gebietskörperschaften Entwicklungsstrategien erarbeitet und umgesetzt werden. Raumplanung und weitere konzeptionelle und planerische Arbeiten sind in dieses Umfeld eingebettet. Deren Dynamiken resp. die Handlungsweise der beteiligten Akteure lassen sich aus diesem Umfeld…

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Systems engineering of safety critical systems (TSM_SafeSys)

Safety-critical systems are those systems whose failure could result in loss of life. An aircraft such as an airliner has more than one safety critical systems.

The system engineering activities required to design and manage these complex systems over their life cycles require a deep understanding of several disciplines and a systematic approach to problems such as:

  • Requirements engineering
  • Requirement based testing

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Servitization of Manufacturing (TSM_ServMan)

This module will help students to understand how a manufacturer changes its business model to provide a holistic solution to the customer, helping the customer to improve its competitiveness, rather than just engaging the sale of product.  Much of the course is based around the transition from pure products to provide product service systems in basic and advanced forms.

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Signal Processing and Transmission (TSM_SignProc)

The aim of this module is to provide insight into state-of-the-art methods of how to make a signal fit for transmission over a cable or over the air. It starts with some information-theoretic aspects, covers modern modulation formats, hardware used, and closes with an excursion into propagation mechanisms.

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Smart systems for building (TSM_SmartSys)

In this module, students shall become acquainted with smart systems that are already or soon to be found in buildings. Those include Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS), Smart Homes, IoT-solutions, Energy Management Systems (EMS) and building security. The students will get to know the purpose, applications and functionality of these systems. In addition, they will perform hands-on experiments with some of…

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Software Engineering and Architectures (TSM_SoftwEng)

The module provides an in-depth view of selected topics of modern software engineering. These stem from the fields: modern software development processes, software architecture, and the principles of evolution of software systems.

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Statistical Digital Signal Processing and Modeling (TSM_StatDig)

The goal of this module is to introduce the students to the powerful world of statistical digital signal processing. While at the bachelor level digital signal processing is most often taught with deterministic signals, in the real world most interesting signals are stochastic in nature. Hence in more advanced applications, such as prediction or noise removal, the theories presented in this module are essential.

The…

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Structural and Vibration (TSM_StrVibr)

Structural vibrations: theoretical aspects, numerical modelling (Finite Element: reduced order models), experimental testing. Passive vibration control.  Dynamic analysis of high performance machine tools.

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Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (TSM_StrucEng)

Der Modulinhalt ist in zwei Themengebiete, Baudynamik und Erdbebeningenieurwesen, untergliedert.

Die Baudynamik beinhaltet: Grundlagen der Kinematik und Kinetik des Massenpunktes; die Modellbildung von dynamischen Systemen und das Aufstellen der Bewegungsdifferentialgleichungen bei Ein- und Mehrmassenschwingern; die Berechnung der Systemantwort infolge dynamischer Einwirkungen; Massnahmen zur Reduzierung von…

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Entwerfen und Planen in grösseren Räumen – Theorie und Praxis (TSM_TheoPlan)

Das Modul behandelt für die unterschiedlichen Vertiefungsrichtungen des Masterstudienganges die wichtigsten Entwurfs- und Planungsmethoden zur Arbeit in grösseren Räumen und mit unterschiedlichen Planungsmassstäben, wie sie beispielsweise in Agglomerationsräumen und siedlungsnahen Frei- und Erholungsräumen zur Anwendung kommen können. Theoretisches Wissen wird fortlaufend mit aktuellen Beispielen aus der Praxis…

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Advanced thin film technology (TSM_ThinFilm)

The Technology of thin films is a core element in the design and fabrication of photonic components. The objective of the module "Advanced Thin Film Technology" is the introduction to this important technology and to the applications of thin films in the field of photonics with the focus on optical coatings. This includes the design and fabrication of thin films as well as the…

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Two-phase flows with heat and mass transport (TSM_TwoPhase)

This module deals with transport phenomena at postgraduate level with a focus on technical problems in material, heat and momentum transport, especially in the environment of multiphase flows. Working on the basis of conservation principles, transport equations are derived in a general form. In order to obtain closed solutions for specific problems, the general balance equations are combined with material laws and…

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Siedlung und Verkehr (TSM_Urban)

Das Modul behandelt die Zusammenhänge von Siedlungsentwicklung und Mobilität auf den verschiedenen Planungsebenen. Zielsetzungen und Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten einer nachhaltigen Mobilität sind dabei zentrale Themen. Die Möglichkeiten und Effekte eines nachhaltig wirksamen Mobilitätsmanagements werden anhand von Beispielen thematisiert.

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Advanced User Interfaces (TSM_UseInf)

Graphical User Interfaces have long become standard UIs for computers, and mobile devices have not only adopted these GUIs but augmented them with multi-touch screens, speech in- and output, gesture and handwriting recognition as well as several additional sensors. This has fostered innovative ways of user interaction with the information available on these devices that were only seen in professional environments so…

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Environmental Technologies: Wastewater Treatment (TSM_WWTreat)

The student learns the mechanical, chemical and biological processes used for environmental engineering (wastewater treatment). The course covers chemical, physical and biological treatment technologies. Furthermore, the topic of water reuse (greywater) and nutrient recovery is lectured.

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Wireless Communications (TSM_WireCom)

The module starts with the basics of the Physical and Data Link layers of advanced wireless systems.

Then the students will be exposed to the definition or functioning of a selection of the most important wireless standards at the present time. The focus will be on the physical layer and the medium-access layer.

Exercises will be used throughout the course to exemplify the use and application of the learnt material…

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