Objective of the course
The Bachelor Degree in Management Engineering aims to train students that are able to deal with issues relating to the design and management of production and logistic systems, model processes and interactions with the other corporate systems, identify performance, suggest and implement improvements. In addition, as a result of the training, divided into two different courses, the student becomes qualified to be involved by a company in facing practical activities, by applying his/her methodological expertise both in terms of organizational and managerial aspects, and in relation to the control of production systems.
The management engineer gets a basical education that integrates knowledge of the physical-mathematical sciences, common to all engineering degrees, and the basic contents of the disciplines that define the industrial sector, with the understanding of the fundamental elements of economic analysis and organizational and technical decision-making. These are the basis to develop experiences in applying methodologies and using tools to manage complex systems, namely: (1) capacity for analysis and modelling, typical skills of an engineer, (2) knowledge of the most common production technologies and information for design and management of production and logistic systems, and their effective implementation and (3) capacity for economic analysis and management, for the solution of problems of organization and operational management in logistics and production.
DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRICULA
The two curricula offered in the undergraduate program in Management Engineering differ only in the third year.In the first year the study involves the basic theoretical scientific disciplines such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science, and some contents specific for management, such as Business Management, then three-year curriculum continues with more specific contents. In particular, the second year presents traditional courses, such as Mathematics and Statistics and of Building Science, qualifying any degree of engineering. In addition subjects characterizing the area of industrial engineering, such is Technical Physics, Industrial Drawing and Electrical are proposed; then, courses related to the management area are addressed, such as Business Administration. From the third year, the students can choose between two different training: economic management or production. Some of the courses of the third year are in common for the two programs, such as Operations Research, Industrial plants, Quality Management.The economic address is characterized by courses in the management and logistics while the address of production involves courses related to disciplines of processing technologies and industrial plant and planning and control of the production. The 180 credits are then completed by attending stage in a company and by compiling the final thesis (3 credits). The thesis consists of the preparation and discussion of a short report focused on one of the issues characterizing the Management Engineering.
Expected learning results, expressed through the European Descriptors of Study Title (DM 16/03/2007, art. 3, paragraph 7)
Knowledge and understanding
With reference to the degrees descriptors system adopted in the European Union (Dublin descriptors) and the accreditation model EURACE, the Degree program in Management Engineering is designed to make its graduates able to gain knowledge and understanding in a field of study of post-secondary level. Students achieve a good level of knowledge of some aspects of the main issues related to this field, also thanks to the use of books and documents in English. In particular, students achieve knowledge of scientific and mathematical principles to be applied to the issues regarding industrial engineering and Management engineering; they also achieve systematic understanding of key aspects and concepts of industrial engineering and management engineering. They are formed in the field of technology of the material, principles of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, together with the modelling and design; Students learn the theory and thermodynamics applied to equipment and energy systems, together with the principles of electronics and electrical machines used in industrial environments; moreover, they study production technologies, industrial plants, and the principles of economy and organization;
Applying knowledge and under standing
With reference to the degrees descriptors system adopted in the European Union (Dublin descriptors) and the accreditation model EURACE, the Degree in Engineering Management is designed to make the graduates able to apply their knowledge and understanding with a professional approach in their work. In particular, in the study course, students demonstrate the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to: identify and formulate problems of industrial engineering and specifically in the management field; analyse products, processes and methods; select and implement appropriate analytical methods and modelling also supported by statistical methods; select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods; combine theory and practice to solve engineering problems;
With reference to the degrees descriptors system adopted in the European Union (Dublin descriptors) and the accreditation model EURACE, the Degree in Engineering Management is designed for its graduates to be able to store and analyse the data considered useful to study a problem. The students: achieve the ability to conduct bibliographic researches of scientific papers and text especially, but not exclusively, while preparing for the final examination; have the ability to design and validate experiments, to design the set of data and implement simulation modules; have ability to consult databases, regulations, and safety standards. Autonomous analysis skills are developed by mean of activities that require the personal effort of each student, such as for the production of a report, or for individual courses or for the final exam. But it is also realized in group activities, such as virtual rooms, role playing, laboratories, where participant’s individuality and leadership skills can appear.
With reference to the degrees descriptors system adopted in the European Union (Dublin descriptors) and the accreditation model EURACE, the Degree in Engineering Management is designed for its graduates to be able to communicate information, data, ideas, problems, and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist, both in Italian and in a foreign language. In particular, the student: learns to submit in particularly in the multimedia way, its arguments and the results of their study or work both in written and oral forms. The final test, in particular, is structured to ensure such ability, but also testing of individual lessons can be used for presenting the results of their work; demonstrates an appropriate level of knowledge of the English language (at least at level B1) both in the comprehension of the sources and to communicate their ideas; Interpersonal communication skills are developed in participation in laboratory activities assisted, mainly organized in groups, as well as learning activities.
With reference to the degrees descriptors system adopted in the European Union (Dublin descriptors) and the accreditation model EURACE, the Degree in Engineering Management is designed for its graduates to develop their training in learning skills necessary to face future studies. The student dealing with a subject that is constantly evolving, such as science and technology, acknowledges the need for autonomous learning throughout the life span. The ability to learn is developed in a guided form and toward the preparation of oral exams, in writing documents and reports.
Admission requirements (DM 270/04, art 6, paragraphs 1 and 2)
The admission to the degree is allowed to people having a diploma of secondary school or other academic qualification obtained abroad and recognized as equivalent. It is also required to have logic capacity, adequate preparation in mathematics, chemical and physic properties, as well as a proper understanding and skills in the use of the Italian language. The student must have:
- a good understanding of written texts and speeches, and expression through writing;
- an attitude towards a methodological analytical approach.
The mastery of the admission requirements will be verified by the Faculty with a placement test and / or during the first cycle of teaching in the first year. The Academic Regulations will set out the procedures for verification and will also show the additional training provided in the case where the verification has not passed.
Final exam (DM 270/04, Article 11, paragraph 3-d)
The final exam consists in writing a brief paper in one of the disciplines followed by the student or in a professional activity inherent to the courses characterizing the Management Engineering. The thesis will be evaluated by a committee of five teachers.
Employment and career opportunities for graduates
The main employment expected is in the management engineering area: manufacturing companies; service companies and public administration for the supplying management of materials, for corporate organization and production, for organization and automation of production systems, for logistics, for project management and management control, for the analysis of industrial sectors, for the assessment of investments, and for industrial marketing.
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