The Mechanical Engineering study program has historically always provided a solid scientific and technical training

, which allows graduates to actively contribute to the industrial and technological development of our society with a remarkable ability to adapt to different working contexts, also acting as a springboard for future managers with extensive technical and organizational professional skills.

 

The programme can be divided into three interconnected areas :

  • basic scientific training, with teaching modules in mathematics, chemistry, physics and computer science;
  • basic engineering training for industry, with input from various areas (technical design, applied physics, electrical engineering and electrical machinery, materials, applied mechanics, structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, testing and measurements);
  • specific training in mechanical engineering, in planning and design of machines, thermal and fluid machinery, production technologies, and industrial plant and equipment.

Career opportunities

 

The BSc course in Mechanical Engineering is aimed at training a professional figure with a solid technical background in areas related to industrial engineering and specific expertise in mechanical engineering, with a focus on basic concepts and methodological aspects.
More specifically the programme is intended to provide:

  • knowledge of the physical and chemical background as well as mathematical and informatic tools for engineering applications;
  • knowledge of basic techniques and methodologies used in industrial engineering;
  • a good level of knowledge and skills in specific areas of mechanical engineering: materials, design methods, thermo-fluid dynamics, fluid and heat machines, production technologies, industrial equipment and related technical services;
  • ability to work independently and collaborate effectively even in interdisciplinary working groups;
  • ability to interface, using appropriate technical language and knowledge of basic concepts, with specialists from other engineering fields;
  • ability to deal with change, and strong motivation to stay abreast of new developments and adapt to various industrial situations.
    Achieving these objectives will enable graduates to continue their studies with an adequate background, or to integrate quickly into the workplace by virtue of their capacity to continuously upgrade their skills and adapt to various professional contexts.

Graduates in Mechanical Engineering will find a wide range of employment opportunities, with various functions, mainly in:

  • companies specialising in designing and producing mechanical and electromechanical components and systems;
  • manufacturing and processing firms that use mechanical, metallurgical and electromechanical production systems;
  • companies and public utilities for energy conversion;
  • plant and equipment manufacturers;
  • service and industrial consulting firms;
  • public bodies with technical functions.

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s:

Roles and skills:

Junior Mechanical Engineer, product design and maintenance officer  

JOB ROLES:

He/she works within the frame of teams applied to design and maintenance of mechanical components and systems - including both static and dynamic elements aimed at moving materials and people - on the modeling and design of components and assemblies of intermediate complexity and on the selection of suitable components and subsystems. In addition he/she works, within his job role, on the so-called "failure analysis".

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Main skills:
- functional design of systems and mechanical assemblies of intermediate complexity and evaluation of applied loads;
- sizing and selection of materials; verification of mechanical parts and assemblies based on the computation of applied stress;
- stress analysis and material characterization against failure, in "failure analysis" activity
- use of software tools for 3D modelling and management of associated documents.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Design departments in Industrial Companies and Service Companies.

 

Junior mechanical engineer, design and process officer  

JOB ROLES:

He/she collaborates in selecting and reviewing of processes and methods for the production and design, implementation and maintenance of the equipment needed to complete the whole production process.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- selection of the technologies and the tools for treatments, machining and assembly to achieve the desired product properties;
- design of equipment needed to complete the production process;
- definition of production cycles of mechanical components in metallic and polymeric materials.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Design and process engineering departments in Industrial Companies and Service Companies.

 

Junior Mechanical Engineer, production officer  

JOB ROLES:

Cooperates in managing the production systems and methods and evaluates the productivity of processes. In addition he/she evaluates the quality of product, through some suitable parameters and their characteristics through statistics.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- definition of the single production process timing and optimisation of the production equipment's performance;
- definition of experimental plans for the quality evaluation of product.
- definition of the product measurement methods, for sizing, to predict strength, and performing of statistical analysis of results;
- definition of the required tests for "failure analysis".
- analysis of production system malfunctions and failures
- definition and management of control and maintenance plans.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Production departments in Industrial Companies and Service Companies.

 

Junior Mechanical Engineer, industrial plant design and maintenance officer  

JOB ROLES:

Helps in the design and general maintenance of industrial facilities, including the dimensioning of technical services, and the definition of layouts and internal logistics of factories and production plants of intermediate complexity.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- general layout design of an industrial factory, selection of warehouses and means used to move products;
- definition of internal logistics;
- dimensioning of technical plants and distribution systems of a factory.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Design and maintenance departments in Industrial Companies and Service Companies.
 

Junior Mechanical Engineer, industrial plant management officer  

JOB ROLES:

Helps run the factory logistics and plants, with particular attention to safety issues.
Cooperates in the direction and management of production systems and conversion of energy.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- management of internal logistics of industrial plants and technical installations of a plant
- management of plant and machinery maintenance;
- energy, economic and environmental performance assessments of electromechanical fluid machines, thermal and hydraulic systems deemed to be most appropriate for use
- occupational safety management, even with full accountability

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Management and internal logistics departments in Industrial Companies, safety officer.

 

Junior mechanical engineer technical sales services officer  

JOB ROLES:

Collaborates with technical-commercial institutions and companies for the procurement of materials, products, parts and mechanical systems and technical support for commerce, including the installation and testing of products.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- selection and technical evaluation of materials, products and parts necessary for production;
- on site customer product installation and management.
- management of testing activities and approval of products.
- customer services management.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Technical and commercial departments in Industrial Companies.

 

Junior Mechanical Engineer, industrial plant design and maintenance officer, specifically for the textile industry  

JOB ROLES:

Helps in managing the factory logistics and plants, with particular attention to safety issues and environmental sustainability.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- organization of the production process;
- management of internal logistics of industrial plants and technical installations of a textile factory;
- management of plant and machinery maintenance;
- safety management and environmental sustainability management in industrial plants

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Management and internal logistics departments in Industrial Companies specialized in textile production.

The degree program teaches how to design, implement, manage, survey, monitor and maintain buildings in the broadest sense: from civil and industrial buildings to major works, and infrastructure; it also completes the quali cation with expertise on security and civil protection.

The overall structure of the Civil Engineering degree program is strongly rooted in tradition, thus maintaining the Civil Engineer’s professional  figure in keeping with its recognizable demand on the job market.

At the same time, the detailed structure of the study program, the specific contents of the modules and the innovations introduced make the curriculum very cutting edge and innovative.

 

The first year of the programme trains students in the basic language of engineering, with courses in the foundation sciences (mathematics, chemistry, physics and informatics); the second year builds on the basic scientific preparation and provides the fundamentals of engineering for the construction sector; the third year completes the basic engineering training and introduces the specific applications of civil engineering, particularly in the areas of design, realization and testing.

The courses providing the basic language of engineering are organised into four groups: mathematics (including physical mathematics and numerical and statistical methods), physics, chemistry, and informatics. They are held in the first and second year.

The basic construction engineering courses are organised into three groups: representation and surveying, technical physics and materials science and technology, and structural engineering and hydraulics.

The courses in civil engineering applications are organised into two groups: geology and geotechnics, and structural and infrastructure engineering.

Career opportunities

 

The BSc degree course in Civil Engineering is designed to train a professional figure with specific knowledge and skills related to the design, implementation, management, surveying, control and maintenance of buildings (civil and industrial), large structures (bridges, dams, tunnels) and infrastructure (roads and transport systems, systems for collection, distribution and treatment of water). To complement these skills, and taking into account the impact that major civil works have on the territory, the programme also provides basic instruction related to safety and civil defence.
The three-year programme is designed to give students the methodolical and operative tools they will need for immediate employment, in positions of support to the activities described above, or to continue their education in the two-year MSc course, where they will acquire the competences necessary to undertake free-lance professional activities.
Starting from a solid formation in basic sciences, students receive instruction that builds an engineering background founded on the basic notions of construction, followed by specific training in civil engineering. This includes both theoretical and applicative elements which will be a point of reference both in future professional activities and in the MSc degree course.
The overall organisation of the Civil Engineering programme has remained strongly traditional, in order to preserve the professional profile of the civil engineer which is a stong point for entering the working world. However, the specific contents of the curriculum and the innovations that have been introduced make the programme very up-to-date, forward-looking and open to new trends and developments.

Graduates in Civil Engineering can undertake professional activities, which entail liability to third parties. These are support activities in the areas of design, realization, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings, large public works, and infrastructure, and are sought by public and private technical departments, building contractors and engineering firms.

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s:

Roles and skills:

Civil engineer  

JOB ROLES:

The Degree in Civil Engineering is designed to train a professional figure having specific knowledge and skills related to the design, implementation, management, survey, control and maintenance of constructions (civil and industrial), major public works (bridges, dams, tunnels) and major infrastructures (roads and transport systems; collection, distribution and disposal of water). Given the complexity of the interactions that civil works create on a territory, these skills are supplemented with basic knowledge about security and civil protection.
The three-year training program is structured to provide students with the methodological and operational tools required for both a direct entry into the job market and for the pursuit of an MSc, with which they will acquire the necessary skills to start as freelance consultants.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Starting with a training in the field of basic sciences, students are offered modules that progressively define a basic qualification in engineering, based on the cultural cornerstones of the construction industry, and then a specific preparation in Civil Engineering. This is provided through theoretical and practical modules that are pivotal both for the professional activity, and for further education with the MSc program.
The overall structure of the Civil Engineering degree program is strongly rooted in tradition, thus maintaining the Civil Engineer's professional figure in keeping with its recognizable demand on the job market. At the same time, the detailed structure of the study program, the specific contents of the modules and the innovations introduced make the degree program very state-of-the-art, outward looking and highly geared to future updates and evolutions.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Graduates in Civil Engineering can carry out freelance professional work , with responsibilities toward third parties, provided they pass the State exam and the consequent registration in the Association of Engineers (Section B, junior engineer). These are support activities in the areas of design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings, major public work and infrastructure, and are sought by public and private technical departments, building contractors and engineering firms.
 

Civil engineer, qualified in design  

JOB ROLES:

The Civil Engineer has cross curricular skills for a large number of issues concerning constructions and infrastructure. His functions and skills can be referred to two professional figures who may find employment in many working environments: the civil engineer qualified in technical design and the civil engineer qualified in execution and management of works.
The Civil Engineer, qualified in design, is a technician who can help in the design of a building or an infrastructure from the preliminary draft design to the executive design and/or construction projects.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- plan and direct the civil engineering work, in accordance with the law;
- perform static calculations for reinforced concrete works, with the use of standardized methodologies;
- design of infrastructure and water work projects;
- design of ordinary geotechnical works;
- design of road infrastructures;

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The BSc trained civil engineer in design, helps with the design of constructions, including complex ones, and can design simple constructions independently, and in conformity with the law. The activities as a freelance, entailing responsibilities towards third parties, may begin after registration with the Association of Engineers, in section B (junior engineer), after passing the State exam. These professionals are employed primarily for their support activities within public and private civil technical design departments, and in engineering firms.
 

Civil engineer, qualified in execution and management of works  

JOB ROLES:

The Civil Engineer has cross curricular skills for a large number of issues concerning constructions and infrastructure. His functions and skills can be referred to two professional figures who may find employment in many working environments: the civil engineer qualified in technical design and the civil engineer qualified in execution and management of works.

The Civil Engineer, qualified to execute and manage major works, is a technician who can help in the construction and maintenance of a building or infrastructure, during the work's life cycle up to its dismantling and reuse. This professional figure is primarily employed to monitor implementation phases in technical departments of government agencies and engineering companies operating in construction activities.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- plan and coordinate on-site safety;
- prepare and submit technical documents
- carry out tests and audit the standards, the functionality and the safety of structures and infrastructures
- preparation of reports
- manage ordinary and emergency maintenance of buildings and civil works
- prepare specifications for tenders;
- coordinate and manage labs for tests on materials and structures
- coordinate the survey of structures and infrastructures
- liaise with clients, workforce, colleagues and institutions

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The BSc trained Civil engineer, qualified in execution and management of works, helps with the design of major works, even complex ones, and can design simple works independently, and in conformity with the law. The activities as a freelance, entailing responsibilities towards third parties, may begin after registration with the Association of Engineers, in section B (junior engineer), after passing the State exam. These professionals are employed primarily in the management and organization of building site operations, production management in companies dealing with building materials and structural components.
 

The degree course presents a single course of study that provides students with basic engineering notions and an in-depth knowledge of the main characteristics of information processing systems, both in hardware and software components. In particular, computer skills cover the fundamental principles of the architecture of computers and processing systems, problems relating to the design and integration of hardware and software systems, with in-depth knowledge of operating systems, programming languages, techniques and software engineering methods, principles and technologies for modeling, designing and managing databases. 

 

Analyzing, designing and maintaining IT systems requires a wide-ranging scientific culture on the main sectors of information engineering (IT, electronics, automation, telecommunications) accompanied by in-depth methodological and technological skills of the main specific sectors of computer science.

Furthermore, the figure of the computer engineer needs a solid preparation in the basic sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry) to acquire the scientific tools and methodologies that guarantee the ability to deal with engineering problems rigorously.

 

The degree course presents a single course of study that provides students with basic engineering notions and an in-depth knowledge of the main characteristics of information processing systems, both in hardware and software components. In particular, computer skills cover the fundamental principles of the architecture of computers and processing systems, problems relating to the design and integration of hardware and software systems, with in-depth knowledge of operating systems, programming languages, techniques and software engineering methods, principles and technologies for modeling, designing and managing databases.

 

The 1st year, shared by all engineering courses, is characterized by basic disciplines in the mathematical, physical, chemical and IT fields and is completed by the English language. The 2nd year provides a common knowledge base in the field of Information Engineering concerning electrical engineering, electronics, architecture of computer systems, advanced programming, design and management of databases, object-oriented programming, with the completion of basic training in mathematics and physics.

The 3rd year focuses on the specialized contents of Computer Engineering, integrated with topics of electronics, telecommunications and automation. The application and in-depth aspects of information processing systems are highlighted, providing for arguments concerning theoretical and practical aspects of operating systems and the design of computer networks. During the 3rd year the student can choose to follow an internship in the company.

 

 

Career opportunities

 

Computer engineering is a dynamic sector in continuous movement: twenty years ago social media such as Facebook and Twitter, or devices such as smartphones and tablets were simply unthinkable, while today they are an integral part of our life. The era of Cloud Computing, virtual reality and biometric sensor networks has just begun. 

In this constantly evolving scenario, the degree course in Computer Engineering provides the engineers of the new generations with the foundations and skills to continue to innovate the world of information by making technologies increasingly pervasive and at the service of users.

The Computer Engineering course aims to train engineers capable of interacting effectively with other professional figures both in the field of engineering and in the field of other disciplines, in order to form synergies that generate innovation. To this end, courses of a theoretical nature necessary for the formation of solid engineering bases are flanked by courses with practical laboratory activities that lead future engineers to experiment in the field with the creation of prototypes, projects, videos, tools and simulations.

Given the heterogeneous nature of information technologies in our society, the figure of the Information Engineer easily fits into a wide range of industrial and business realities.

Industries of every sector (from manufacturing to companies operating in the hi-tech sector), public administrations, service managers, banks, financial companies and commercial companies, cannot today ignore the technical and organizational skills of highly specialized IT Engineers.

Furthermore, the dynamism of information technologies does not limit the ideas and launch of innovative start-ups and companies.

The degree course has a single training course with the aim of preparing the IT engineer as a whole for the different professional profiles described in the following table.

 

 

The professional profile that the CdS intends to train

Main functions and skills of the professional figure

Hardware Systems Engineer 

FUNCTION IN A WORKING CONTEXT:

It mainly deals with hardware systems and components (such as embedded systems, electronic calculators, information systems equipment).
The main functions performed by a computer engineer who deals with hardware systems are:
- evaluation of alternatives in the processes of acquiring IT goods and services,
- definition of inventories of IT systems,
- design of processing units,
- management of development of system components.

SKILLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FUNCTION:

The computer engineer combines the knowledge of the various sectors of computer engineering. In particular, it relates and integrates knowledge of systems and hardware components, the architecture of computers, the programming of microprocessor systems, the description languages ​​of the hardware and the properties of the operating systems. This is to:
- compare offers from different suppliers, evaluating them from a technical point of view,
- oversee the maintenance of a computer system,
- oversee the programming of the system firmware and component drivers,
- design simple processing units for embedded systems.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

IT departments of medium-large companies.
IT consulting company.  

Analyst and designer of application and system software 

FUNCTION IN A WORKING CONTEXT:

Engineer who deals with software applications (for example databases, management applications, web applications, etc.).
The main functions performed by a computer engineer who deals with application and system software are:
- production of system documentation,
- definition of the specifications of the requirements,
- production of the IT systems,
- coordination of development activities.

SKILLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FUNCTION:

The IT engineer applies his knowledge of programming paradigms and object-oriented programming methodologies, advanced algorithms and data structures, database design and query languages ​​and the architecture of operating systems in order to:
- acquire specific expertise on an application program,
- write a user manual,
- interact with possible customers in order to define the project specifications of the software and system application program
- interact with the design managers in order to verify the adequacy of the application product with respect to the project specifications and possibly suggest changes to improve it,
- oversee the installation and maintenance of an application program
- coordinate the programming technicians in the development of a software and system application program.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

IT departments of medium-large companies.
IT consulting firm and not.
Software development company.  

Computer Network Engineer 

FUNCTION IN A WORKING CONTEXT:

Engineer who deals with computer networks.
Its main functions are:
- analyst / designer of computer networks and network applications,
- superintendent for the creation and maintenance of computer networks.

SKILLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FUNCTION:

The computer engineer who performs the function of computer systems administrator puts into practice the basic knowledge of the various sectors of computer engineering, in particular those specific to network technologies (architectures, protocols, languages, hardware and software), in order to:
- analyze and design corporate IT networks
- analyze, develop and design software systems that operate on internet (or intranet) networks
- interact with possible customers in order to illustrate the technical characteristics of the computer network
- interact with the design managers in order to verify the adequacy of the network calculators with respect to the project specifications and possibly suggest changes to improve it
- oversee the installation and maintenance of a network of computers.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

IT departments of medium-large companies.
IT consulting company.  

Preparation for continuing the studies

Knowledge necessary for the continuation of studies

Training required for the continuation of studies in the Master's Degree in Computer Engineering or other Master's Degrees in the ICT area  

Must have basic knowledge of computer engineering.
Must be able to deepen the theoretical and methodological aspects of the computer engineering disciplines.
Must have the ability to deal with innovative and highly methodological aspects and carry out design activities.
Must have the ability to analyze a wide spectrum of situations and problems by applying general knowledge of the ICT field.
He must be able to identify the missing information to solve specific problems and know the methods for acquiring this information.
He must be able to work independently and manage projects.
He must be able to communicate, directly or through the most appropriate documents and means, technical information also to people outside the ICT sector.