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ETH World 2000-2005

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Institut für Verfahrenstechnik, D-MAVT
Projekttyp: e-Learning

The course is offered to undergraduate engineering students in the 2nd study semester. It is a lecture course based on a textbook and supplemented with weekly self-assessment exercises which are offered and corrected via the internet.

To familiarize engineers with a number of biological concepts which will allow them to make considerate use of the structures and processes invented by nature in technical designs and solutions. They will learn about the basic principles of life which led to and which are necessary to maintain organismic diversity and which are essential if one is to make use of biological resources. And last but not least, during the course engineers will be trained to evaluating risks of new techniques and of preventing damage to natural ecosystems.

The course is divided into two sections; part I (Biology) deals with molecular, microbiological and biotechnological aspects; part II (Environment) is devoted to ecological issues.

2001/01/01 Project start
2002/07/31 Project end


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