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CAS ETH in Future Transport Systems: Technology Potential

Type: Certificate of Advanced Studies
Topics: The 'CAS ETH programme in Future Transport Systems: Technology Potential' 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.

It provides a solid foundation for identifying and realising software and hardware technology potential for future transport systems. Topics include:
- Conventional drive systems, information and communications technologies and interfaces between energy and transport systems
- Methods of product optimisation and innovation

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 develop and implement transport solutions. They have the basis to work with specialists from various disciplines and sectors. They can, for example
- Identify the optimisation and innovation potential of technologies such as drive systems and information and communication technologies
- Use this potential for sustainable, resource-friendly products, transport services and systems

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 wish to identify technology potential for future transport systems and deploy it in products, services and systems. Project managers and other management personnel, technical/strategic decision-makers in e.g. corporate development, product development, product manage-ment, 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: Autumn 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 Future Transport Systems: Technology Potential'
Credit points: 15 ECTS credits
Application period: (prospectively) 1.1 - 30.4.2017
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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