Students who possess curricular requirements and an adequate personal knowledge can enrol in the Second Level Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering.
Any curricular supplements must be fulfilled before the personal knowledge assessment test.
The Second Level Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering aims to train highly qualified technicians who will eventually be able to hold a management function within the company organogram. They will have the specific task of setting up and coordinating the planning phase, organising and managing the production phase, in an integrated perspective to reach product and process innovation in the manufacturing industry. In this perspective, and in line with the knowledge acquired with the First Level Degree Course, Second Level Mechanical Engineering students will have to refine those skills which will allow them to acquire, vertically, a deeper specific knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering. They will also have to range, horizontally, over various subjects, identifying the connections among the subjects which, so far, have shared a high level of homogeneity in the substratum of numerical simulation combined with the use of the modern tools of Information Technology.
The Second Level Mechanical Engineers profile will include the knowledge and skills listed below:
* Theoretical-scientific knowledge of maths, basic science, computer science, in order to identify and describe complex engineering problems, for which an interdisciplinary approach is required;
* Ability to synthesise issues related to functionality, construction, technology, plant and service functioning, and to combine them with issues related to control, measurements and automation, in order to find innovative solutions to complex problems or to problems which require an interdisciplinary approach;
* Ability to realise, plan, design and manage systems, complex and innovative processes and services;
* Awareness of contexts and transversal skills;
* Knowledge of company organisation (company culture) and professional ethics;
* Ability to communicate in English and Italian, both in written and oral form.
Recognition of prior learning will be assessed case by case based on the specific educational objectives of the Second Level the Degree Course.
To obtain the degree students are required to pass the Bachelor final.
Students who have been awarded the total of credits as set forth in the Educational Schedule, and as required in their curriculum except for credits that have to be awarded for the Bachelor final can sit for the Bachelor final, provided that they have paid all tuition fees.
The main career opportunities of the Second Level Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering are in the field of industrial production, and, equally, in the services sector. In these fields, this figure meets the requirements of innovation and development of production, advanced design, management and control of production, as well as planning and programming. However, Second Level Management Engineers often find employment in sectors which are not strictly technical, where they will be employed thanks to their pragmatic approach to problems and to their specific qualifications. The main sectors these graduates may find employment in are:
* Engineering industry in general;
* Process industry (chemical, petrolchemical, pharmaceutics, food, etc.);
* Transport industry (land, sea and aerospace transport), dealing both with the single means of transport and with the system and its infrastructures;
* Automation industry, robotics and numerical control machines;
* Research centres related to the above-mentioned sectors;
* Networks of public utility (gas, electricity and transport) and home automation;
* Public services, in particular in safeguard and safety sectors;
* Small and medium enterprises dealing with modern integrated design on a national and international level;
Graduates can access: First and Second Level Postgraduate Courses, PHD Courses, Schools of Postgraduate Studies, Advanced Education Courses.
Exams can include either oral or written and oral tests. If grading is required, assessment of students performance is expressed through a Pass Grading on a 30 point scale.
Students will pass the exam if the grading obtained is no lower than 18/30. Upon unanimous judgment of the Examining Board, students can be awarded a vote of 30/30 with distinction.
Grading for the assessment of students performance for learning activities other than courses may not require the awarding of marks, in such cases, only a successful completion assessment is awarded to students.
On average, at least one exam session is scheduled for each course at the end of the teaching activity and two extra sessions included between the end of the last session of the current academic year and the beginning of the teaching activities of the subsequent academic year.
Students who are regularly enrolled, have paid tuition fees and who are in line with course attendance levels, can sit for the performance assessment of all attended learning activities.
In each session, students who have regularly paid tuition fees can sit for exams with no restrictions in number whatsoever, provided that they possess a statement of attendance to courses and that such courses are over.
Students who have been awarded the total of credits as set forth in the Educational Schedule, and as required in their curriculum except for credits that have to be awarded for the Bachelor final can sit for the Bachelor final, provided that they have paid all tuition fees. Students who have obtained the minimum mark of sixty-six out of one hundred and ten will pass the Bachelor final. The highest mark that can be awarded to students is 110/110 with honour.
In addition to the more traditional full-time approach to study, a specific part-time educational course has been developed for students. Such course is organised according to an average commitment of students corresponding to the award of 30 credits per year.
President of the Degree Course