Industrial Engineering (L-9)

The course that paves the way for different paths
  • Type: Degree
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Credits: 180 
  • Frequency: compulsory

The objective of the Degree Course in Industrial Engineering (CdS) is to provide a solid basic preparation to operate in all sectors of Industrial Engineering. The training is geared toward making the graduates Industrial Engineering capable of inserting themselves effectively into the ongoing processes of integrating new technologies in all phases of the production process.

The CdS offers students the opportunity to direct their training more specifically toward three areas by choosing one of the following paths:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems

The course provides a solid basic training on the fundamental disciplines ofingengineering: chemistry, physics, computer sciences and mathematics, with the addition of theoretical and applied content relating to the sectors that characterize the modern ingindustrial engineers, and with the integration of content specific to information engineering, as indicated in Italy's Industry 4.0 plan.

Among the fundamental teachings are also human sciences modules to delve deeper into principles and ethical and deontological criteria, that are the basis of every profession. The training courses also make use of continuous discussion with the teachers of the master's degree courses of the Departmental Faculty of Engineering and collaboration with the companies of the University-Enterprise Committee and with other industrial entities to foster a constant relationship between the training path and the world of work.

The teacher-student ratio of the course is 1:14 (data updated to 2020, ANVUR sources), considering the total number of teachers (weighted by teaching hours) and all enrolled students. This ensures good direct and personal interaction between teachers and students.

The presence of three teaching laboratories and ten research laboratories allows the student to carry out experimental training activities that integrate the theoretical knowledge acquired through institutional teachings.

Industrial Engineers

This is a highly demanding course which will open many career opportunities across numerous medical fields.

The three-year graduate must possess solid basic skills within the various disciplines relating to industrial engineering and professional skills related to the interface function between industrial engineers and other professional categories (surveyors, industrial experts and similar) in work contexts mainly of a technical, organizational or management nature, as well defined by Study Center of the National Council of Engineers ("The professional skills of junior engineers",, July 032).

The functions for which it is intended to prepare graduates, therefore concern: project management; planning with standardized project methodologies. The components of machines, plants and systems; production management; operation of machines and plants; supervision of production activities; ensuring compliance with quality standards; and, in general, collaboration in the activities carried out by the master engineers.

This qualification allows, after passing the state exam, the graduate to be registered in the Register of the Order of Engineers with the title of Junior Engineer.

Skills associated with the function:

The specific key skills that graduates will develop and acquire in order to carry out the functions identified above are as follows:

  • Be able to formalize a problem in terms of specifications, resources and constraints;
  • Know how to analyze simple constructs ingengineering by identifying their fundamental characteristics;
  • Design, both with analytical approaches and with the aid of the computer, simple mechanical, electrical and chemical systems;
  • Carry out verifications and checks by means of measurements;
  • Understand texts and technical documentation in Engineering.

To these must be added general skills, relating in particular to independent judgement, communication skills and self-learning skills.

Typical employment and professional opportunities for graduates in IngIndustrial engineering are:

  • Industries in the manufacturing sector that produce and supply systems, equipment and materials for the most diverse technological applications;
  • Public or private companies that need qualified technical personnel for the management of the technical-commercial aspects of technological equipment, systems and plants;
  • Service companies oriented to technology applications, including the management of equipment, systems and plants.

President of the Course