EDCE Coursebook

Rescheduled and cancelled courses

Course Lecturers Status

Mandatory courses: please choose one of these six courses during the first year

Course / Credits Lecturer Planned Schedule  Program
Data Analysis for Science and Engineering Prof. Davison Spring 2019  EDMA
4 ECTS
Optimization and simulation Prof. Michel Bierlaire Spring 2019 EDCE
4 ECTS
Fourier Analysis and boundary value problems Prof. Andrea Rinaldo Spring 2019 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  Fall 2018 SV

Experimental Design and and Data Analysis with R
2 ECTS
Prof. Rodolphe Schlaepfer, Prof. Nikola Besic, spring 2019

EDCE courses spring 2019

Fourier analysis and boundary value problems ENV- 614 – 4 credits
Andrea Rinaldo
Wednesdays 10h15 – 12h00

SUMMARY
Learning Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems with a view to a variety of science and engineering problems. Learn the use of special functions like Bessel functions and applications. Introduce the doctoral students to general Sturm-Liouville problems and applications.

Selected Topics on Advanced Composites in Engineering Structures CIVIL-705 – 2 credits
Thomas Keller
Anastasios Vassilopoulos
Tuesdays 2x/month 14h15-17h00

SUMMARY
The course focuses on the current investigations in the fields of fatigue and fracture of composite materials and composite structural components, like adhesively-bonded joints. Students would be able to develop design concepts for composite structures under realistic loading conditions.

Optimization and simulation Math-600 – 4 credits
Michel Bierlaire
Tuesdays 13h15-17h, ROOM: on 19/2, 26/02, 05/03 and 02/04 MED 2 1124, otherwise GR C0 01. On Tuesday (19.02 to 28.05)

SUMMARY
Master state-of-the art methods in discrete optimization and simulation. Work involves: – reading the material beforehand – class hours to discuss the material and solve problems – homework.

Models for applied environmental economic Env – 723 – 1 credit
Frank Vöhringer
Thursdays March – May 13h15 – 16h

SUMMARY
Mainly based on the discussion of peer reviewed academic papers, the course introduces non economists to the main types of applied models used in environmental economic analysis: linear programming, partial and general equilibrium, game theory, and agent based models

EDCE - Civil and Environmental Engineering 2018-19    tlcharger 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 participants)
ENV-716 
EDCE 
Multiple
4
 
 
 
 
Advanced Earthquake Engineering    (Every three years / Next time: Fall 2019. Minimum 6 participants)
CIVIL-706 
EDCE 
Oral
2
 
 
 
 
Climate economics for engineers    (Next time: Every two years / Next time fall 2018. Min 5 participants)
ENV-724 
EDCE 
Written
2
 
 
 
 
Environmental Economics for Engineers (2018)    (Next time: 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 2019)
ENV-614 
EDCE 
Written
4
 
 
 
 
Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Structures    (Every two years/ Next time: Nov. 2019 (Block course). Minimum 5 inscrits)
CIVIL-704 
EDCE 
Oral
2
 
 
 
 
Information Science in Engineering    (Variable / Next time: Spring 2020)
CIVIL-711 
EDCE 
Smith  
Multiple
4
 
 
 
 
Introduction to digital signal processing using Matlab, applied to environmental sciences and civil engineering    (Every two years/ Next time: Jan. 28-31 and Feb 04-07, 2019. Minimum 10 participants)
CIVIL-604 
EDCE 
Project report
2
 
 
 
 
Microbial diversity    (Every two years / Next time: Fall 2019)
ENV-722 
EDCE 
Multiple
2
 
 
 
 
Models for applied environmental economics    (Every two years / Next time: Spring 2019, min 5 participants)
ENV-723 
EDCE 
Oral presentation
1
 
 
 
 
New Concretes for Structures    (Next time: Fall 2018. Minimum 6 participants)
CIVIL-709 
EDCE 
Denari  
Oral
2
 
 
 
 
Optimization and simulation    (ROOM: on 19/2, 26/02, 05/03 and 02/04 MED 2 1124, otherwise GR C0 01. On Tuesday (19.02 to 28.05) from 13.15 to 17.00. )
MATH-600 
EDCE 
Multiple
4
 
 
 
 
Performance-based earthquake engineering    (Next time: Fall 2018)
CIVIL-714 
EDCE 
Lignos  
Project report
3
 
 
 
 
Scientific programming for Engineers    (Every year / Next time: Fall 2018)
MATH-611 
EDCE 
Project report
4
 
 
 
 
Selected Topics on Advanced Composites in Engineering Structures    (Every two years/ Next time: Spring 2019 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 2018 (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 2019)
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 2019, for registration see website)
ENV-617 
EDCE 
Schneebeli
Various lecturers  
Project report
3
 
 
 
 
Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research    (Every year / Next time Jan 2019, for registration see website)
MATH-801 
EDCE 
Bierlaire
Various lecturers  
Multiple
2
 

Master courses (.)

Courses
Code
 
Programs
 
Lecturers
Exam
 
Credits
 
 
 
 
 
Experimental design and data analysis with R    (Every year / Next time: Spring 2019)
ENG-467 
SIE 
 
Written
2
 
 
 
 
Understanding Statistics and Experimental Design    (The course is for MA students and in particular for PhD students. Every year, next time fall 2018)
BIO-449 
SV 
Herzog  
 
Written
4
 

Courses sorted by professor

Anciaux Guillaume

  • Numerical modelling of solids and structures

    Solids and structures numerical modeling is addressed through the finite-element method. Purely analytic aspects are first presented, before describing numerical interpolation, integration and resolution of solid mechanics problems by using various finite element types.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 6
    Section of Civil Engineering, Spring semester
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Programming concepts in scientific computing

    The aim of this course is to provide the background in scientific computing. The class includes a brief introduction to basic programming in c++, it then focus on object oriented programming and c++ specific programming techniques.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 3
    Section of Mathematics, Master semester 1
    Section of Mathematics, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Scientific programming for Engineers

    The students will acquire a solid knowledge on the processes necessary to design, write and use scientific software. Software design techniques will be used to program a multi-usage particles code, aiming at providing the link between algorithmic/complexity, optimization and program designs.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Doctoral Program in Mechanics,
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Berne Alexis

  • Active Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

    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).

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Berne Alexis. Simeonov Valentin.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Global issues: climate A

    This course presents the global issue of climate change: climate system and prediction; impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity; historic frame and public debate; climate targets and policies. The interdisciplinary approach introduces students to working in teams and to scientific methodologies.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Program, Bachelor semester 2
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Introduction au projet Russie I

    The course prepares to a field work in The Russian Arctic. It develops skills and competences related to project conception and management and teamwork

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Introduction au projet Russie II + Projet Russie I

    The course prepares to a field work about the impact of climate change in the Russian Arctic. It develops skills and competences related to project conception and management, teamwork and intercultural relations.

    MINEUR, Spring semester
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Projet pratique obligatoire Russie III

    Fieldwork by group under supervision of teacher in the Russian Far North and Arctic about one practical issue related to the changing climate in this region. Data collecting on the field during Summer intersemestrial pause, analyse of the results and report due in MA3 semester.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Remote sensing

    This course aims at exposing the students to the main concepts, instruments and techniques of environmental remote sensing. The interactions between waves and matter, different types of sensors and image-processing techniques are presented.

    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 4
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Spring semester
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Spatial statistics and analysis

    The main objective is to make the students understand the importance of the spatial issues in environmental sciences and engineering, for example for mapping and interpolation. Presentation of different concepts and techniques devoted to spatial data.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 1
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 3
    Section of Digital Humanities, Master semester 1
    Section of Digital Humanities, Master semester 3
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Bernier-Latmani Rizlan

  • Groundwater and soil remediation

    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 2
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 4
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 2
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 4
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Introduction to environmental engineering

    This introduction to Enviromental Engineering is meant to show the students how upcoming courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and other areas will be used to gain a scientific understanding of environmental problems and then help to solve them.

    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 1
    Teachers : Bernier-Latmani Rizlan. Holliger Christof. Nenes Athanasios.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Microbial diversity

    Microbes are ubiquitous in the environment and in animal hosts but their activity and role are often not well known. This course presents the latest scientific insights into microbial phylogenetic and functional diversity and its impact on natural and engineered environments and on eukaryotic hosts.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Bernier-Latmani Rizlan. Holliger Christof. Keel Christoph. van der Meer Jan Roelof.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Microbiology for engineers

    This course covers the fundamental microbial processes that take place in the environment and in specific engineered compartments. It represents the major cycles that are carried out by microorganisms and that impact planet Earth.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Autumn semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 3
    Teachers : Bernier-Latmani Rizlan. Holliger Christof.
    Language :
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Terra Epidermis

    This transversal project aims to test around a case study chosen, the specifics of " reverse soil ." On a chose site, students will be invited to propose a single technical and architectural gesture, and synthesize their concept graphically.

    ENAC, Bachelor semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Bierlaire Michel

  • Chantier urbain:perception, gouvernance, usages

    This week ENAC aims to apprehend urban construction sites as key moments in the territorial fabric, in the articulation between urban planning and the effective implementation of a vision for the territory.

    ENAC, Bachelor semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Introduction to optimization and operations research

    Introduction to the main optimization algorithms.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Bachelor semester 5
    Section of Civil Engineering, Autumn semester
    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 3
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 5
    Section of Mechanical Engineering, Autumn semester
    Section of Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor semester 5
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Mathematical modelling of behavior

    Discrete choice models allow for the analysis and prediction of individuals' choice behavior. The objective of the course is to introduce both methodological and applied aspects, in the field of marketing, transportation, and finance.

    Financial Engineering Section, Master semester 1
    Financial Engineering Section, Master semester 3
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 1
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 3
    Section of Mathematics, Master semester 1
    Section of Mathematics, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Optimization and simulation

    Master state-of-the art methods in discrete optimization and simulation. Work involves: - reading the material beforehand - class hours to discuss the material and solve problems - homework

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Doctoral Program in Neuroscience,
    MINEUR, Spring semester
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research

    The objective of the Winter School is to expose the audience to modern topics on Optimization and Operations Research. Every year, two prominent researchers are invited to provide tutorials on selected topics, and to discuss some of their recent research with the students.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Botteron Cyril

  • Advanced satellite positioning

    All fundamental principles behind modern satellite positioning to acquire, track and evaluate direct and indirect satellite signals and process them in relation to example applications: Earth monitoring (landslides,...), high precision positioning (automated driving, robots,...) and time transfer.

    MINEUR, Spring semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 2
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 4
    Section of Microtechnics, Master semester 2
    Section of Microtechnics, Master semester 4
    Teachers : Botteron Cyril. Skaloud Jan.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Brühwiler Eugen

  • Aesthetics of civil structures

    A dictionary for the reading and description of aesthetic and cultural values of engineering structures and notions of art of structural engineering are introduced by means of bridges, tunnel portals, retaining walls, galleries as well as large infrastructure such as dams, roads and railways.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 2
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Existing structures : basis

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Existing structures : selected topics

    Advanced examination methods are introduced to verifiy structural and fatigue safety of existing structures; intervention methods including new technologies are introduced to improve and modify existing civil structure.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 2
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Structures

    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

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Brühwiler Eugen. Nussbaumer Alain.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Safety and reliability

    Notions of danger and safety as well as measures to master hazard situations relative to structures are introduced. Modelling of actions (loads) and verification principles of structural elements are introduced using deterministic and probabilistic approaches.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Autumn semester
    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 3
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • UE F : Architecture and rehabilitation

    This class aims to raise the students' awareness to the specificities of a renovation project. The Teaching Unit focuses on the relation between renovation demands and a broad architectural vision, with particular emphasis on sustainable development.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Architecture, Autumn semester
    Section of Architecture, Master semester 1
    Section of Architecture, Master semester 3
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Denarié Emmanuel

  • Materials and structures

    Starting from basic knowledge of concrete technology, this course develops relations between composition, processing, microstructure and structural properties of "new concretes", with a special emphasis on Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concretes (UHPFRC).

    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • New Concretes for Structures

    This course provides an in depth coverage of mechanical and physical properties of Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concretes (UHPFRC), in the framework of new cementitious composites for structures. The structural applications and environmental assessment of construction systems with UHPFR

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Diana Lorenzo

  • Advanced Earthquake Engineering

    This course deals with the complex problem of seismic evaluation of existing structures; by far more complicated than for new structures. Aims are to: - show how and why the analysis methods need improvements to be used in this context. - provide an insight of the different retrofitting methods.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Diana Lorenzo. Lestuzzi Pierino.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Holliger Christof

  • Introduction to environmental engineering

    This introduction to Enviromental Engineering is meant to show the students how upcoming courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and other areas will be used to gain a scientific understanding of environmental problems and then help to solve them.

    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 1
    Teachers : Bernier-Latmani Rizlan. Holliger Christof. Nenes Athanasios.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Microbial diversity

    Microbes are ubiquitous in the environment and in animal hosts but their activity and role are often not well known. This course presents the latest scientific insights into microbial phylogenetic and functional diversity and its impact on natural and engineered environments and on eukaryotic hosts.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Bernier-Latmani Rizlan. Holliger Christof. Keel Christoph. van der Meer Jan Roelof.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Microbiology for engineers

    This course covers the fundamental microbial processes that take place in the environment and in specific engineered compartments. It represents the major cycles that are carried out by microorganisms and that impact planet Earth.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Autumn semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 3
    Teachers : Bernier-Latmani Rizlan. Holliger Christof.
    Language :
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Sites remediation

    This course introduces the students in the different steps of contaminated site management, the techniques of site investigation, the choice of appropriate remediation techniques, and the modeling of the contaminants in aquifers.

    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Autumn semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 5
    Language :
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Water and wastewater treatment

    This course on water and wastewater treatment shows how to implement and design different methods and techniques to eliminate organic matter, nitrogen and phosporous from wastewater, and how to apply physical and chemical methods and techniques to produce drinking water.

    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 1
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 3
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Kalogeropoulos Alexis


Keel Christoph

  • Microbial diversity

    Microbes are ubiquitous in the environment and in animal hosts but their activity and role are often not well known. This course presents the latest scientific insights into microbial phylogenetic and functional diversity and its impact on natural and engineered environments and on eukaryotic hosts.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Bernier-Latmani Rizlan. Holliger Christof. Keel Christoph. van der Meer Jan Roelof.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Keller Thomas

  • Building technology III

    (Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

    Section of Architecture, Bachelor semester 3
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Building technology IV

    (Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

    HPLANS, Autumn semester
    Section of Architecture, Bachelor semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Complex structures

    Different kinds and levels of complexity are discussed: geometric complexity, morphological complexity, material complexity (composite materials, glass) and program complexity. Form-finding methods are treated.

    Section of Architecture, Master semester 2
    Section of Architecture, Master semester 4
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 2
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Selected Topics on Advanced Composites in Engineering Structures

    The course focuses on the current investigations in the fields of fatigue and fracture of composite materials and composite structural components, like adhesively-bonded joints. Students would be able to develop design concepts for composite structures under realistic loading conditions

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Keller Thomas. Vassilopoulos Anastasios.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Kohn Tamar

  • Environmental chemistry

    This course provides students with an overview over the basics of environmental chemistry. This includes the chemistry of natural systems, as well as the fate of anthropogenic chemicals in natural systems. It enables students to apply general chemical concepts to natural systems.

    MINEUR, Spring semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 4
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Spring semester
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants

    The student will learn the important processes that control the transport and transformation of organic chemicals and pathogens in the environment, as well as the formulation and solution of quantitative models to describe these processes.

    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 1
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 3
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Lestuzzi Pierino

  • Advanced Earthquake Engineering

    This course deals with the complex problem of seismic evaluation of existing structures; by far more complicated than for new structures. Aims are to: - show how and why the analysis methods need improvements to be used in this context. - provide an insight of the different retrofitting methods.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Diana Lorenzo. Lestuzzi Pierino.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Dynamic analysis of structures

    Develop capabilities to determine natural frequencies of vibrating structures as well as resultant stresses and movements.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Statics II

    Develop analytical and intuitive understanding of structural behavior.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Martinoli Alcherio

  • Distributed intelligent systems

    The goal of this course is to provide methods and tools for modeling distributed intelligent systems as well as designing and optimizing coordination strategies. The course is a well-balanced mixture of theory and practical activities using simulation and real hardware platforms.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 1
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 3
    Section of Communication Systems, Master semester 1
    Section of Communication Systems, Master semester 3
    Section of Computer Science, Master semester 1
    Section of Computer Science, Master semester 3
    Section of Electrical and Electronical Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Electrical and Electronical Engineering, Master semester 3
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 3
    Section of Mathematics, Master semester 1
    Section of Mathematics, Master semester 3
    Section of Microtechnics, Master semester 1
    Section of Microtechnics, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Signals, instruments, and systems

    The goal of this course is to transmit knowledge in sensing, computing, communicating, and actuating for programmable field instruments and, more generally, embedded systems. The student will be able to put in practice the knowledge acquired using concrete software and hardware tools.

    MINEUR, Spring semester
    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 6
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 6
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Spring semester
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Merminod Bertrand

  • Acquisition of environmental geo-data

    Based on theoretical and practical knowledge, the student gets familiar with the photo-interpretation tools: maps, aerial photography, numerical models, specific software. The learning is reinforced via an application in the field.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 6
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 6
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • From digital data acquisition to change detection

    The digital statement covers all three disciplines of the ENAC faculty. From the territorial scale to structural analysis and building measurement, this implies integrating methodologies specific to the different fields of activity of each Section.

    ENAC, Bachelor semester 6
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Geomonitoring

    The students learn several techniques for spatial mesurements, such as geodesy, aerial photogrammetry and laser scanning. They will be able to collaborate with geologists and civil engineers to master natural risks (landslides, avalanches) and to maintain infrastructures.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 1
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 3
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Quantitative methods I

    The students treat observations affected by uncertainty in a rigorous manner. They master the main methods to adjust measurements and to estimate parameters. They apply specific models to real-world problems encountered in various experimental sciences.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 5
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Autumn semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 3
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Nenes Athanasios


Nussbaumer Alain

  • Bridge design

    Introduction to the design of road bridges focused on steel-concrete composite and prestressed concrete road bridges. This course deals with the bridge design criteria, construction technique, the material and applications of the design principles to different situations.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 6
    Section of Civil Engineering, Spring semester
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Civil engineering teaching unit: Sustainable construction

    The conformity of construction with the principles of the sustainable development requires of the engineer and architect multidisciplinary skills. At the end of the course), the students will acquire the theoretical and practical bases to estimate the sustainability of buildings.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Design of steel structures

    This course deals with the fondamental and practical aspects of steel structures design. This includes the design of beams, columns, connections, frames, structural systems and stability problems.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Structures

    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

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Brühwiler Eugen. Nussbaumer Alain.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Living in Mars

    This course proposes to students of the 3 ENAC sections (AR,GC,SIE) to design in groups a space habitat on planet Mars. In an interdisciplinary way, they will approach problematics which they will have to analyze, interpret, integrate and represent.

    ENAC, Bachelor semester 6
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Steel structures

    Conceptual and structural design of steel structures, with emphasis on different analysis and design methods concerning connections, fatigue and fire protection.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language :
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Rinaldo Andrea

  • Fourier analysis and boundary value problems

    Learning Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems with a view to a variety of science and engineering problems. Learn the use of special functions like Bessel functions and applications. Introduce the doctoral students to general Sturm-Liouville problems and applications.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Doctoral Program in Mechanics,
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Hydrology for engineer

    Hydrology for Engineers is an introduction to the study of floods, droughts and a fair distribution of water. The course will introduce to hydrologic materials and methods: fluid mechanics, probability and statistics, surface and subsurface hydrological processes

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 5
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 5
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Water resources engineering

    Water resources engineering designs systems to control the quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of water to support human demands and the needs of the environment.

    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 1
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 3
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Schneebeli Martin

  • Snow Science Winter School (WSL)

    The modern techniques and methods to measure snow properties in the field and in the laboratory are introduced by specialists in the corresponding field. The methods are applied in the field and in the laboratory and a report prepared using the measured data.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Simeonov Valentin

  • Active Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

    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).

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Berne Alexis. Simeonov Valentin.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Green highways in residential area

    The two main topics of this multidisciplinary project are: the evaluation of air and noise pollution induced by a high way on an urban residential area; and the propositions of innovative, low-cost architectural and civil engineering solutions based on the use of vegetation and advanced materials

    ENAC, Bachelor semester 4
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Skaloud Jan

  • Advanced satellite positioning

    All fundamental principles behind modern satellite positioning to acquire, track and evaluate direct and indirect satellite signals and process them in relation to example applications: Earth monitoring (landslides,...), high precision positioning (automated driving, robots,...) and time transfer.

    MINEUR, Spring semester
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 2
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 4
    Section of Microtechnics, Master semester 2
    Section of Microtechnics, Master semester 4
    Teachers : Botteron Cyril. Skaloud Jan.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Sensor orientation

    Determination of spatial orientation (i.e. position, velocity, attitude) via integration of inertial sensors with satellite positioning. Prerequisite for many applications related to remote sensing, environmental monitoring, mobile mapping, robotics, space exploration, smart-phone navigation, etc.

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 1
    Middle East EPFL Section, Master semester 3
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Master semester 3
    Section of Microtechnics, Master semester 1
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Smith Ian F. C.

  • Communication for Research Engineers

    Communication proficiency is one of the most important results of a good PhD and postdoc experience and it is valued equally in academia and in industry. EPFL PhD students and postdocs are expected to have excellent written, oral and graphic skills in order to transmit their ideas effectively.

    Doctoral School,
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Computer-aided engineering (for GC)

    Engineering computing is much more than a specialized skill that enables engineers to create programs and use commercial tools. The science of computing involves the study of representation and reasoning strategies as well as fundamental topics such as computational complexity.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Information Science in Engineering

    An introduction to engineering-relevant computer-science concepts that are hardware and software independent. Outcomes include knowledge of the limits of computing, improved ability to understand the true value of new developments and capabilities to effectively select good computing methodologies

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Thalmann Philippe

  • Climate economics for engineers

    The course introduces non economists to the economic analysis of climate change: economic activity and climate change, estimation of climate impacts, optimal mitigation and adaptation, national and international climate policy, instruments for climate policy.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Thalmann Philippe. Vielle Marc. Vöhringer Frank.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Environmental Economics for Engineers (2018)

    Economic analysis (supply, demand, prices, elasticities), applied to environmental issues: externalities, instruments of environmental regulation (voluntary approaches, incentive taxes, emissions markets), assessment of economic impacts and valuation of natural resources, cost-benefit analysis.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Thalmann Philippe. Vielle Marc. Vöhringer Frank.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Global issues: climate B

    This course presents the global issue of climate change: climate system and prediction; impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity; historic frame and public debate; climate targets and policies. The interdisciplinary approach introduces students to working in teams and to scientific methodologies.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Program, Bachelor semester 2
    Language :
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Growth and sustainable development

    This course examines growth from various angles: population growth, economic growth, growth in the use of resources, growing inequality, need for growth, limits to growth, sustainable growth.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Program, Bachelor semester 5
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Land, properties, housing

    This MOOC-based course prepares to the analysis of the economic context of construction projects: land acquisition, land prices, property prices, housing prices (rental and owner-occ.), in an urban setting. At the end of the course, students will understand the determinants of these prices.

    Section of Architecture, Master semester 2
    Section of Architecture, Master semester 4
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Organisation of a sustainable construction project

    Initiation to the preparation and implementation of construction projects: organization (who does what, when and why?), conditions, challenges and risks, experiences. Particular emphasis on social and sustainable housing, in particular cooperatives and eco-neighbourhoods.

    ENAC, Bachelor semester 4
    Language :
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Vassilopoulos Anastasios

  • Advanced composites in engineering structures

    The objective of the course is to: 1. Introduce topics in properties, processing, mechanical behavior, characterization, analysis and structural design of Fiber Reinforced Composites 2. Help students develop their research skills through independent investigations on research topics.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 1
    Section of Civil Engineering, Master semester 3
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Selected Topics on Advanced Composites in Engineering Structures

    The course focuses on the current investigations in the fields of fatigue and fracture of composite materials and composite structural components, like adhesively-bonded joints. Students would be able to develop design concepts for composite structures under realistic loading conditions

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Keller Thomas. Vassilopoulos Anastasios.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Vielle Marc

  • Climate economics for engineers

    The course introduces non economists to the economic analysis of climate change: economic activity and climate change, estimation of climate impacts, optimal mitigation and adaptation, national and international climate policy, instruments for climate policy.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Thalmann Philippe. Vielle Marc. Vöhringer Frank.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Environmental Economics for Engineers (2018)

    Economic analysis (supply, demand, prices, elasticities), applied to environmental issues: externalities, instruments of environmental regulation (voluntary approaches, incentive taxes, emissions markets), assessment of economic impacts and valuation of natural resources, cost-benefit analysis.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Thalmann Philippe. Vielle Marc. Vöhringer Frank.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


Vöhringer Frank

  • Climate economics for engineers

    The course introduces non economists to the economic analysis of climate change: economic activity and climate change, estimation of climate impacts, optimal mitigation and adaptation, national and international climate policy, instruments for climate policy.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Thalmann Philippe. Vielle Marc. Vöhringer Frank.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Environmental Economics for Engineers (2018)

    Economic analysis (supply, demand, prices, elasticities), applied to environmental issues: externalities, instruments of environmental regulation (voluntary approaches, incentive taxes, emissions markets), assessment of economic impacts and valuation of natural resources, cost-benefit analysis.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Thalmann Philippe. Vielle Marc. Vöhringer Frank.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019

  • Models for applied environmental economics

    Mainly based on the discussion of peer reviewed academic papers, the course introduces non economists to the main types of applied models used in environmental economic analysis: linear programming, partial and general equilibrium, game theory, and agent based models.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


van der Meer Jan Roelof

  • Microbial diversity

    Microbes are ubiquitous in the environment and in animal hosts but their activity and role are often not well known. This course presents the latest scientific insights into microbial phylogenetic and functional diversity and its impact on natural and engineered environments and on eukaryotic hosts.

    Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Teachers : Bernier-Latmani Rizlan. Holliger Christof. Keel Christoph. van der Meer Jan Roelof.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019