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CAS ETH in Systemic Aspects of Future Transport

Type: Certificate of Advanced Studies
Topics: The 'CAS ETH programme in Systemic Aspects of Future Transport' focuses on the development and implementation of integrated and resource-friendly transport solutions and the associated transformation of present transport systems into sustainable systems for the future, contributing (for example) to realisation of the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050. The multimodal programme covers both goods and passenger transport and public and private transportation.

The Systems Aspects module imparts a sound systemic understanding and emphasises solution-oriented approaches in the context of (e.g.) the following topics:
- Dynamics and interrelationships of complex transport systems
- Central drivers such as rapid digitisation, transport behaviour and efficiency
- The selection of suitable methods for creating and evaluating transport scenarios
- Deriving objectives from transport scenarios

The programme covers science-based facts, models and methods from various disciplines from a practically oriented perspective and deploys them to address authentic current problems.
Objectives: Graduates are able to to understand the complexity of transport systems and apply this knowledge in order to develop and implement transport solutions. They have the basis to work with specialists from various disciplines and sectors. They can, for example
- Deploy dynamics and interrelationships in complex transport systems to optimise or develop products, services and systems
- Derive objectives from transport scenarios

Programme structure: The CAS programme is modular and involves the respective basic module content, respective module theme and a CAS project/thesis.
Total workload: 375 hours involving ca. 20 classroom days in blocks of 3 to 5 days, distributed over 6 months.
Students may expand the CAS programme into an MAS ETH programme in Future Transport Systems.
Additional information: For detailed information visit our website http://www.mas-mobilitaet.mavt.ethz.ch/
Target group: Persons who require a comprehensive understanding of systems. Project managers and other management personnel, technical/strategic decision-makers in e.g. corporate development, product development, product management, and fleet management; consultants in the areas of transport and transportation; persons in related fields; and persons from other sectors.
Requirements: A Master’s degree recognised by ETH or the equivalent in a recognised discipline which are generally engineering, information and communication sciences, economic enginieering, natural sciences or geography and (generally) at least two years’ professional experience in the area of transport/transportation or a related field. For persons moving sideways into the field of transport/transportation: dependent on qualification a.o.
Required language skills: German: C1, English: C1 - Show proficiency scales
Tuition languages: German: 80 %  English: 20 %  
Responsible body: ETH Zurich, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT)
Course management: Prof. Dr. K. Boulouchos (Director of Studies), Prof. Dr. M. Raubal and Prof. Dr. Ch. Onder (Deputy Directors of Study) Dr. R. Grau (Programme Director)
Start: Spring Semester 2017 (every 2 years)
Course duration: Ca. 6 months part-time: 375 hours, involving ca. 20 classroom days (160 hours), blended learning format
Course location: ETH Zurich
Fees: CHF 9800
Certification: Certificate of Advanced Studies 'CAS ETH in Systemic Aspects of Future Transport'
Credit points: 15 ECTS credits
Application period: 1.7.-31.10.2016
Information: ETH Zurich, D-MAVT, Dr R. Grau, Tel: +41 44 632 47 38
E-Mail: renate.grau@mavt.ethz.ch
Additional information: Links and downloads
Programme website: http://www.mas-mobilitaet.mavt.ethz.ch/
Online application: http://www.mas-mobilitaet.mavt.ethz.ch/informationen-und-anmeldung/anmeldung-cas.html
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