Coursebook

EDCE - Civil and Environmental Engineering 2019-20    télécharger le plan en pdf

Core courses

Courses
Code
 
Programs
 
Lecturers
Exam
 
Credits
 
 
 
 
 
Active Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere    (Every two years / Next time: Fall 2019. Minimum 5 inscrits)
ENV-716 
EDCE 
Multiple
4
 
 
 
 
Advanced Earthquake Engineering    (Every three years/ Next time: Fall 2020. Minimum 6 inscrits)
CIVIL-706 
EDCE 
Oral
2
 
 
 
 
Climate economics for engineers    (Every two years/ Next time: Fall 2020 Minimum 5 )
ENV-724 
EDCE 
Written
2
 
 
 
 
Environmental Economics for Engineers (2018)    (Every two years. Next time spring 2020. Min 5 participants)
ENV-620 
EDCE 
Written
2
 
 
 
 
Fourier analysis and boundary value problems    (Every year/ Next time, Spring 2020)
ENV-614 
EDCE 
Written
4
 
 
 
 
Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Structures    (Every two years/ Next time: oct/nov 2019 (Block course). Minimum 5 inscrits)
CIVIL-704 
EDCE 
Oral
2
 
 
 
 
CIVIL-606 
EDCE 
Oral presentation
2
 
 
 
 
Information Science in Engineering    (Variable / Next time: Spring 2020)
CIVIL-711 
EDCE 
Smith  
Multiple
4
 
 
 
 
Project report
2
 
 
 
 
Models for applied environmental economics    (Every two years/ Next time: Spring 2021 Minimum 5 )
ENV-723 
EDCE 
Oral presentation
1
 
 
 
 
New Concretes for Structures    (Next time fall 2020, Minimum 6)
CIVIL-709 
EDCE 
Oral
2
 
 
 
 
Optimization and simulation    (Every year/ Next time: Spring 2020)
MATH-600 
EDCE 
Multiple
4
 
 
 
 
Performance-based earthquake engineering    (Every two years / Next time: Fall 2020)
CIVIL-714 
EDCE 
Lignos  
Project report
3
 
 
 
 
Scientific programming for Engineers    (Every year / Next time: Fall 2019)
MATH-611 
EDCE 
Project report
4
 
 
 
 
Selected Topics on Advanced Composites in Engineering Structures    (Every two years/ Next time: Spring 2020 Minimum 5)
CIVIL-705 
EDCE 
Multiple
2
 

Other doctoral courses (EDOC)

Courses
Code
 
Programs
 
Lecturers
Exam
 
Credits
 
 
 
 
 
Multiple
4
 
 
 
 
Design of experiments (a) - Fall semester    (Block course Fall 2019 (including a 2 days optional pre-course on Matlab))
ENG-606(a) 
EDRS 
Project report
4
 
 
 
 
Design of experiments (c) - Spring semester    (Block course Spring 2020 (including a 2 days optional pre-course on Matlab))
ENG-606(c) 
EDRS 
Project report
4
 

External courses (.)

Courses
Code
 
Programs
 
Lecturers
Exam
 
Credits
 
 
 
 
 
Snow Science Winter School (WSL)    (Every year / Next time Feb 2020, for registration see website)
ENV-617 
EDCE 
Schneebeli
Various lecturers  
Project report
3
 
 
 
 
Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research (I)    (Every year/Next time Jan 2020, for registration see website)
MATH-801(1) 
EDCE 
Bierlaire
Various lecturers  
Oral
1
 
 
 
 
Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research (I)    (Information and registration via website: http://transp-or.epfl.ch/zinal/)
MATH-801(2) 
EDCE 
Bierlaire
Various lecturers  
Project report
2
 

Master courses (.)

Courses
Code
 
Programs
 
Lecturers
Exam
 
Credits
 
 
 
 
 
ENG-467 
SIE 
 
 
Written
2
 
 
 
 
Understanding Statistics and Experimental Design    (pas donné en 2019/20 - The course is for MA students and in particular for PhD students.)
BIO-449 
SV 
 
 
Written
4
 

Mandatory courses: You have to choose one of these six courses during your first Ph.D year.

Course / Credits Lecturer Planned Schedule  Program
       
Data Analysis for Science and Engineering Prof. Davison Unknown  EDMA
4 ECTS
       
Optimization and simulation Prof. Michel Bierlaire Spring 2020 EDCE
4 ECTS
 
Fourier Analysis and boundary value problems Prof. Andrea Rinaldo Spring 2020 EDCE
4 ECTS      
       
Scientific Programming for Engineers Guillaume Anciaux Fall 2019  EDCE
4 ECTS      
       
Information Science in Engineering Prof. Ian Smith Spring 2020 EDCE
4 ECTS      
Understanding Statistics and Experimental design
4 ECTS
 Prof. Michael Herzog  Not given in 2019/2020 SV

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EDCE courses fall 2019

Active Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere ENV-716
Alexis Berne
Valentin Simeonov
Tuesday 10h15-12h00

SUMMARY
Provide the students the basics to understand and analyze remotely sensed measurements from active systems like lidar (in particular temperature, humidity, aerosols) and radar (weather and cloud radar, wind profiler). 4 credits

Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Structures Civil-704
Nussbaumer Alain
Brühwiler Eugene
bloc course, Oct 23 –  Nov.11,  exam Nov.20th

SUMMARY
Determination of stress intensity factors and application of fracture mechanics to structures made of different materials. Ability to apply fracture mechanics to predict brittle fracture + compute fatigue life of structural elements. Understanding of the influencing parameters + methods to determine them.
2 credits

Scientific programming for Engineers Math-611
Guillaume Anciaux
Thursday 10-12 and 13-15

SUMMARY
The students will acquire a solid knowledge on the processes necessary to design, write and use scientific software, including the analysis of results. Modeling aspects, which constrain software design, will lead the students to algorithmic and complexity concepts inherent to all numerical calculation.
4 credits

FAQ

  • See the EDCE regulations about credit allocation.
  • No credits can be earned from Bachelor courses
  • Credits from master courses and courses given at other universities must be pre-approved by the thesis director and the director of the doctoral program. The credits will be awarded only after the reception of an official transcript describing explicitly that an exam was passed, and providing the exact number of ECTS credits.
  • Credits can be obtained from short courses or summer schools under the following conditions:
    • The thesis director and the director of the doctoral program must approve the course
    • An official transcript must be provided indicating the number of course hours, plus the number of ECTS credits if available.
    • A formal exam must be passed to evaluate the learning outcomes of the course (a certificate of participation is not sufficient)

Note that the number of ECTS credits proposed by the course organizer does not necessarily correspond to the number of ECTS credits awarded by the doctoral program. The general rule is that a 5-day course is worth 1 ECTS.

  • No credit can be obtained from conferences, seminars, symposium, workshops, internships, etc.