Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Automation and Control Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law473
NameAutomation and Control Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-25 - Automation engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Paolo Rocco
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://ccs-automazione.elet.polimi.it/


Student Office (Study programme) - Milano
Reference office
Segreteria didattica del Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (sezione Ingegneria dell'Informazione)
Address Via Ponzio 34/5, 20133 Milano
Phone 02 2399 3400/3641


Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The role of Automation Engineering is to design, develop, and manage, equipment that makes  the operation of machines, processes, plants, and networks for the distribution of goods and the deployment of services, independent, as far as possible, from the direct intervention of the human. Automation Engineering allows to both increase functionality and value of equipment and machinery, and to design systems able to perform strenuous and repetitive tasks, sometimes in hostile environments. The increasing adoption of automation in industry and society is due to the technological development in the traditional engineering areas (mechanics, electrical engineering, energy, aerospace) and to their integration with the more advanced information technologies (control and automation, electronics, computer science, and telecommunications). The MSc programme in Automation and Control Engineering aims at training specialists in the design, implementation, and operation, of automation systems characterized by a strong technological content. Graduate's education is characterized by a solid background on fundamentals as well as by high interdisciplinary skills. Furthermore, in the MSc programme specific topics of growing interest are addressed, including:

 

  • the automation of systems for energy production, both  traditional (power plants, hydroelectric plants, ...) and based on renewable sources (wind, solar, biomasses,...);
  • automation of vehicles (cars, motorcycles, high-performance trains, ...);
  • robotic systems, both employed in the industrial sector (automated production lines) and in special applications, such as autonomous agents that operate in contexts that are potentially dangerous to humans.

 

The Master of Science Programme was launched at Politecnico di Milano in the Academic Year 2004/05, with the objective of training highly skilled technicians in the field of Automation, to meet the needs of a local context characterized by an extraordinary concentration of companies operating in the process industry, manufacturing systems, and services. Since then, the programme has been successful in terms of enrollment of both students from all Italian regions, and of foreign students. Graduates have easily found job opportunities in all sectors of production and services, research centers, engineering companies, both in Italy and abroad.


Starting from the Academic Year 2014/15 the Master takes the name "Automation and Control Engineering" and is offered in English.


3. Learning objectives

The MSc programme is characterized by a strong scientific and technological nature.  The goal is to train experts who understand and contribute to the technological evolution, using the results of the research for the design of innovative automation systems in inherently multidisciplinary contexts and in highly competitive industries.

 

The MSc graduate should then: a) have gained a good grasp of the mathematical tools necessary for the analysis and design of complex automation systems; b) have gained a thorough understanding of the technologies and processes typical of some of the major industrial sectors where automation plays an increasingly important role; c) have developed the ability to explore and evaluate the offer and market trends in the field of instrumentation and system components, in view of innovative applications; d) have gained familiarity with the most advanced techniques for the identification, analysis, simulation, optimization, and control, of dynamical systems of all kinds, as well as the ability to merge them in an effective and creative manner, tailored to the specific characteristics of the problems to be solved; e) have grown aptitude for teamwork and the ability to embrace the principles and methods of organization.

 

 


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Automation Engineering programme is organized in three levels: (1) a three-year programme in Automation Engineering leading to a Bachelor of Science degree; (2) a two-year Master of Science programme in Automation and Control Engineering; (3) a three-year Doctorate programme.

Each of the two years of the MSc programme is divided into two semesters. To allow access to the Master of Science programme at the beginning of each semester, the first and second semester of each year are interchangeable; classes scheduled in each semester can therefore be attended without appreciable harm both in the natural order (1st semester, 2nd semester) and in the reverse order (2nd semester, 1st semester).

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The graduate in Automation and Control Engineering can take an examination to get an engineering license and join the Italian professional register of industrial or information engineers. There exist different registers for graduates holding a Bachelor of Science degree and graduates holding a Master of Science degree. However, in Italy it is not usually necessary to belong to the national register of engineers in order to practice, either in industry or in public administration.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The Automation Engineer can find job opportunities in all the companies that produce, or incorporate in their products, tools and systems for the automation, as well as in those characterized by flexible production processes at high levels of automation. The automation market covers, increasingly, all sectors of industrial production and services: process industries (chemical, petrochemical, energy, etc.); companies and institutions working in the field of transport (land, sea and air); the manufacturing industry of consumer goods (food, appliances, games, etc. . ); the public utility networks (water, gas , energy, transport , etc.); manufacturers of automatic machines, robots, and more in general of mechatronic systems, deriving from the integrated design of the mechanics and of the measuring and control electronics; bodies that oversee or participate in the management of resources (material, natural and human ones) of relevant economic and social interest.

In all these areas, the automation engineer typically operates in:

  • companies producing and selling automation systems (both hardware and software);
  • companies that use automated production plants or that manage highly complex services;
  • companies producing systems with high technological content, due to the inclusion of sophisticated automation and control elements;
  • engineering and consulting firms that design and project complex, economically challenging and technologically advanced plants and systems

Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


The access to the Master of Science programme is subjected to an examination. The selection is based on evaluation of previous career and on the assessment of the adequacy of personal preparation.

Students of Politecnico di Milano who, at the end of the BSc programme, have obtained a weighted average grade of less than a threshold value of 22/30, will not be admitted in general to the Master of Science in Automation and Control Engineering. All graduates of the BSc programme in Automation Engineering at Politecnico di Milano who at the end of the programme have obtained a weighted average grade of not less than 22/30 will be automatically admitted.
All students not automatically excluded or not automatically admitted to the Master of Science will be evaluated by the admission Committee.

Admission to the programme does not imply the validation of all the credits that the students have earned in their former career. The obligations to be satisfied by the candidates in order to get the MSc Degree are determined on an individual basis by the Committee, based on the number and type of credits earned in the student’s former career.

6.2 Requested knowledge

A solid background in the fundamentals of engineering is requested to be admitted in the MSc programme of Automation and Control Engineering, i.e. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics. Adequate skills are also requested in the core disciplines of the Master programme, i.e. Automatic Control, Applied Mechanics, Electrical Machines and Drives. Finally, it is advisable to have some background in the typical subjects of the Information Technology, like computer science, electronics and telecommunications.

Possible gaps in the background have to be filled as explained in Section 7.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

Please refer to the web page:


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers a range of activities aimed at making university studies more efficient and productive, with the help of both faculty mentors, and student tutors, the latter selected through specific calls that University publishes annually.
For more information on activities please refer to the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/).


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified by the syllabus, 120 credits are required to obtain the Master of Science degree. More specifically, out of the overall 120 credits, a minimum of 45 must be taken on qualifying subjects (systems and control; converters, electrical machines and drives; applied mechanics) and 15 credits or more on subsidiary subjects (computer science, industrial production technologies, ...). The final thesis corresponds to 20 credits.

7.2 Mode of study

The course requires full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

This degree programme regulates the 2nd year of the Master of Science in Automation Engineering (code 436 of the course catalog at Politecnico di Milano), activated for the last time in the academic year 2014/15, and the 1st year of the Master of Science in Automation and Control Engineering (code 473 of the course catalog at Politecnico di Milano), activated for the first time in the academic year 2014/15. It also gives an indication on the structure of the 2nd year of this Degree.
For clarity, in the following, educational activities are treated separately for the two Masters of Science. Subsequently, tables are reported, that include the courses of common interest.


Master of Science in Automation Engineering (code 436)


As already specified in the Degree Programme in the academic year 2013/14, two curricula are available, the first one (Italian track) is taught in Italian, the second one (English track- Automation and Control Engineering) is entirely taught in English.

 

In the Italian track, the 120 credits to be earned are divided as follows:

  • mandatory courses for 60 credits, 55 of which reserved to traditional courses and 5 reserved to a particular course, named "Automation and Control Laboratory", prevailingly oriented towards an experimental activity, where knowledge acquired in various courses is integrated;
  • complementary courses, for at least 40 credits;
  • a final thesis, to which 20 credits are reserved.

 

In the English track, the 120 credits to be earned are divided as follows:

  • mandatory courses for 75 credits, 70 of which reserved to traditional courses and 5 reserved to a particular course, named "Automation and Control Laboratory", prevailingly oriented towards an experimental activity where knowledge acquired in various courses is integrated;
  • complementary courses, for at least 25 credits;
  • a final thesis, to which 20 credits are reserved.

 

Complementary courses can be optional, freely elective or "alignment" ones.

 

Optional courses are organized into two groups. The first group (Tables 1, 2) refers to subject areas typical of Automation Engineering. For all courses included in this group direct usability (i.e. without overlapping schedule) will be ensured to the maximum possible extent. The second group, related to issues of particular interest (Tables 3 , 4), comprises courses of various nature, with very different targets , but in any case interesting for Automation Engineering . They are borrowed from other degree programs or offered in collaboration. Because of the predictable problems of coordination, direct usability (i.e. without overlapping schedule) cannot always be ensured for these courses.
Some complementary courses related to Automation Engineering and to other topics are offered in English only and can be chosen either by students who follow the Italian track in Italian, or by students following the English track.

 

The choice of optional courses will be undertaken by the students in accordance with their abilities and inclinations, under the following constraints

  • at least 15 credits must be taken among the courses specified in Tables 1, 2. However, in the absence of "alignment" courses, students in the Italian track are advised to take at least 25 credits from Tables 1, 2.
  • a maximum of 10 credits can be freely chosen by the student. If all the courses are taken from Tables 1-4, the study plan is automatically approved, provided that the other constraints are fulfilled.
  • further constraints are detailed in Table 5.

 

Finally, "alignment" courses are all the courses intended to fill any gaps in the student's background, emerged at the time of admission to the Master of Science. Generally, they refer to specific courses, included in the Bachelor of Science Degree Programme. Because the constraints on the choice of the optional courses engages only 15 of the 40 credits reserved to the complementary courses, in the Italian track up to 25 credits of alignment courses can be inserted in a curriculum without increasing the load, but just reducing, in the same measure, the amount of available options.
Any further training gaps need to be filled prior to enrollment in the Master through the recording and passing as a "single course" of examinations specified by the admission Committee to the Master of Science.

 


1 Year courses - Track: XIT - Italian track (not active in 2014/15)



1 Year courses - Track: XEN - English track - Automation and control engineering (not active in 2014/15)



2 Year courses - Track: XIT - Italian track


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
088875CING-INF/05INGEGNERIA DEL SOFTWARE (PER L'AUTOMAZIONE)25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB1------30.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB2------
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB3------
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB4------
088861BING-IND/13
ING-IND/32
ING-INF/04
LABORATORIO DI AUTOMAZIONE25.05.0
088897----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
088897----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

2 Year courses - Track: XEN - English track - Automation and control engineering


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
088724CING-INF/01ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS110.010.0
090913BING-IND/13
ING-IND/32
ING-INF/04
AUTOMATION AND CONTROL LABORATORY15.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB1------25.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB2------
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB3------
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB4------
090921----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--120.020.0
090921----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--220.0

Master of Science in Automation and Control Engineering (code 473)


A single curriculum is available, taught in English, with a few complementary and optional courses taught in Italian.

 

The 120 credits to be earned are divided as follows:

  • mandatory courses in English language for 60 credits;
  • complementary courses, prevailingly taught in English language, for at least 40 credits;
  • a final thesis, to which 20 credits are reserved.

 

The mandatory courses in English consist of 5 courses of 10 credits in the first year and 2 courses of 5 credits in the second year. One of these courses, named "Automation and Control Laboratory", is prevailingly oriented towards an experimental activity where knowledge acquired in various courses is integrated;

 

Complementary courses can be optional, freely elective or "alignment" ones.

 

Optional course are organized into two groups. The first group (Tables 1, 2) refers to subject areas typical of Automation Engineering. For all courses included in this group direct usability (i.e. without overlapping schedule) will be ensured to the maximum possible extent. The second group, related to issues of particular interest (Tables 3 , 4) comprises courses of various nature, with very different targets , but in any case interesting for Automation Engineering . They are borrowed from other degree programs or offered in collaboration. Because of the predictable problems of coordination, direct usability (i.e. without overlapping schedule) cannot always be ensured for these courses.
 

The choice of optional courses will be undertaken by the students in accordance with their abilities and inclinations, under the following constraints

  • at least 15 credits must be taken among the courses specified in Tables 1, 2. However, in the absence of "alignment" courses, students are advised to take at least 25 credits from Tables 1, 2.
  • a maximum of 10 credits can be freely chosen by the student. If all the courses are taken from Tables 1-4, the study plan is automatically approved, provided that the other constraints are fulfilled.
  • further constraints are detailed in Table 5.

 

Finally, "alignment" courses are all the courses intended to fill any gaps in the student's background emerged at the time of admission to the Master of Science. They can refer to specific courses (in Italian language), included in the Bachelor of Science Degree Programme or to courses (in English language) that will be activated beginning from the academic year 2014/15 and that are reported in the following:


Alignment courses in English



Please be aware that the courses in this Table cannot be selected by the students when compiling their Study Plan, but only assigned by the admission Committee.

 

Because the constraints on the choice of the optional courses engages only 15 of the 40 credits reserved to the complementary courses, up to 25 credits of alignment courses can be inserted in a curriculum without increasing the load, but just reducing, in the same measure, the amount of options available. Any further training gaps need to be filled prior to enrollment in the Master through the recording and passing as a "single course" of examinations specified by the admission Committee to the Master of Science.

 

As already mentioned, this Degree Programme regulates the 1st year of the Master of Science activated in the academic year 2014/15.

However it also gives an indication on the structure of the second year of the Programme, which will be activated in the academic year 2015/16. This indication is binding as far as the presence of two mandatory courses taught in English (Software engineering (for automation) and Automation and control laboratory) is concerned. The organization in tables of the complementary courses in the second year and the teaching language is subject to revision in the Degree Programme of the academic year 2015/16.


1 Year courses - Track: XEN - AUTOMATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
090912CING-IND/16COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING110.010.0
088775BING-IND/13DYNAMICS OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS110.010.0
096297BING-INF/04MODEL IDENTIFICATION AND DATA ANALYSIS110.010.0
096129BING-INF/04ADVANCED AND MULTIVARIABLE CONTROL210.010.0
088860BING-IND/32DYNAMICS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND DRIVES210.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB1------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB2------
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB3------
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB4------

2 Year courses - Track: XEN - AUTOMATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING (provisional)



Courses of the Group TAB1


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
093061 B ING-INF/04 ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS AND LEARNING 1 5.0
090914 B ING-INF/04 CONTROL OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS 1 5.0
088862 B ING-IND/13 CONTROLLO DELLE VIBRAZIONI E DEL RUMORE (NEI SISTEMI MECCANICI) 1 5.0
088866 B ING-INF/04 CONTROLLO NON LINEARE 1 5.0
088724 C ING-INF/01 ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 1 10.0
089180 C MAT/08 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS 1 5.0
093060 B ING-INF/04 SAFETY IN AUTOMATION SYSTEMS 1 5.0

Courses of the Group TAB2


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
093062 B ING-INF/04 AUTOMATION AND CONTROL IN VEHICLES 2 5.0
090916 B ING-INF/04 AUTOMATION OF ENERGY SYSTEMS 2 5.0
088874 B ING-IND/32 ELETTRONICA DI POTENZA ED ALIMENTATORI 2 5.0
090917 C ING-IND/35 HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2 5.0
088923 B ING-INF/04 MODELLISTICA E CONTROLLO DEI PROCESSI CONTINUI 2 5.0
090915 B ING-INF/04 PRODUCTION SYSTEMS CONTROL 2 5.0
088876 C ING-IND/12
ING-INF/07
TECNICHE DI MISURA E STRUMENTAZIONE AVANZATE (PER IL CONTROLLO) 2 5.0
088869 B ING-INF/04 TECNICHE E STRUMENTI DI SIMULAZIONE 2 5.0

Courses of the Group TAB3


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
095143 C ING-INF/01 ANALOG CIRCUIT DESIGN 1 10.0
089169 C ING-INF/05 AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS 1 5.0
089194 B ING-INF/04 COMPLESSIT└ NEI SISTEMI E NELLE RETI 1 5.0
096221 -- ING-IND/26 DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES 1 5.0
095901 B ING-INF/04 ICT FOR CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 1 5.0
089166 C ING-INF/05 IMAGE ANALYSIS 1 5.0
090931 C ING-INF/05 MIDDLEWARE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS 1 5.0
085766 C ING-IND/17 MODELLAZIONE DEI SISTEMI PRODUTTIVI E LOGISTICI 1 10.0
094179 C ING-INF/07 OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS 1 5.0
090918 C ING-INF/01 POWER ELECTRONICS 1 10.0
089184 C ING-INF/05 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 2 1 5.0
094172 B ING-INF/04 SYSTEMS THEORY (NONLINEAR DYNAMICS) 1 5.0

Courses of the Group TAB4


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
089076 C MAT/09 COMPLEMENTI DI RICERCA OPERATIVA(a) 2 5.0
093064 -- ING-IND/14 COSTRUZIONE DI MACCHINE 2 5.0
090920 C ING-INF/01 DIGITAL SYSTEMS 2 10.0
088882 C ING-INF/05 FORMAL METHODS FOR CONCURRENT AND REAL-TIME SYSTEMS 2 5.0
095896 B ING-INF/04 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 2 10.0
089187 C MAT/09 OTTIMIZZAZIONE DISCRETA(b) 2 5.0
090919 C ING-IND/16 RECONFIGURABLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS 2 5.0

(a) Course held in English (as part of 095972 - Optimization)
(b) Course held in English (as part of 095972 - Optimization)

Table 5: incompatible selections of courses



Note:

  • the course "Reconfigurable manufacturing systems" is taken from the second half of the 10 credits course "Reconfigurable manufacturing systems" offered in the MSc programme of Management Engineering.

7.4 Foreign language

For the admission to the Master programme, an essential prerequisite is an adequate knowledge of the English language. The level of knowledge of the English language must be certified at the time of application for admission, through the achievement of minimum levels of test scores recognized by the University. These are available at the website of the University and of the School.
Candidates for admission are therefore advised to read carefully the document "Guide on English language requirements".


Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

The final examination consists in the discussion of a Thesis. The preparation of the thesis is worth 20 credits, one of which is specifically dedicated to the acquisition of additional language skills, certified by the presence of an extended summary of the Thesis in English language. The Thesis will be written in Italian or in English, however it must contain the extended summary written in English.

In the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it) the rules for the final exam of the BSc and of the MSc Programmes are published, along with the special rules for the Automation and Control Engineering Programme.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4355

8. Academic calendar

The academic calendar is published in the website of Politecnico di Milano.


Academic calendar
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9. Faculty

The names of professors for each course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme, which is  annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Automation and Control Engineering students will have access to all of the Politecnico di Milano facilities (computer-equipped rooms, libraries, studios, canteens, sports facilities). Several courses include laboratory activities that will be carried out in computer-equipped rooms or experimental laboratories. The laboratory activities, computer based or experimental ones, aim at integrating the knowledge acquired in the lectures and allow the students to apply them in solving specific problems of automation.


A specific course of 5 credits, called "Automation and Control Laboratory", is completely carried out in a laboratory, specially equipped to allow the students to perform an experiment in which they integrate the knowledge acquired in the previous courses.
Graduating students can work at their Thesis in the research labs of the Departments

 

Further information concerning this topic is available on the degree programme, which is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

 


11. International context

Research in the Politecnico di Milano proceeds alongside the extensive network of cooperative relationships and connections with other Italian and foreign universities, with public and private research centres and with the industrial system. The quality and effect of research carried out at the Politecnico have been confirmed in recent years by the increase in connections with the international scientific community. Testimony to this is the large number of research projects and programmes that have recently been undertaken with the best European and worldwide universities, from North America to South-East Asia.

 

In 2007, the university departments submitted their research activities to an international assessment process (peer review). In order to ensure impartiality of the assessment, the coordinators of the assessment panels have been chosen by the Chancellors from European technical universities (for the most part chosen amongst those that are higher than the Politecnico in international rankings), and in turn, the coordinators chosen have decided the composition of their groups. In total, the process has seen participation by 81 experts (not one Italian) from 52 universities and international research centres.

The university obtained a total score of 3 (good at International level) on a scale of 1 to 4 (excellent). Out of the 1270 professors involved in the peer review process, 39% were valued “excellent at International level” and 21% were valued “good at International level”.

Various research groups concerning the Automation and Control Engineering Master of Science were rated "excellent at international level".

 

In the 2013 QS Ranking, in the Engineering and Technology category, Politecnico di Milano ranked 28th among the Universities at the world level, 9th at European level, and 1st at Italian level. In particular, Politecnico di Milano ranks within the first 10 European Universities for the areas Computer Science & Information Systems, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, all of which of interest for the BSc Programme in Automation Engineering.


12. Internationalization

Students on the Automation and Control Engineering programme can access international study programmes, based on the agreements held with numerous foreign institutions. Every year various students, both Italian and foreign, take part in international exchanges. Students chosen for a specific programme can enrich their profiles by studying abroad and earning credits that are fully acknowledged by the Politecnico di Milano.

There are multiple opportunities on offer. Amongst them are the following:

  • study periods abroad with the Erasmus programme, or other non-EU special programmes;
  • double degree programmes (that foresee awarding of a double master of science degree over a 3 year period, of which two are spent in a partner institution abroad);
  • traineeship in companies or foreign university laboratories;
  • writing the final thesis abroad.

A dedicated section of the website of the programme (http://ccs-automazione.elet.polimi.it/) reports useful information on international mobility for the Automation and Control Engineering students.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4677

13. Quantitative data

The Evaluation Unit regularly reports on programs final results, including input indicators, performances and quality didactic features, graduates' employability. Reports are available on the University website.


14. Further information

Further information on the Automation and Control Engineering programme at the Politecnico di Milano can be found on the website:

http://ccs-automazione.elet.polimi.it

All the e-mail addresses available to ask questions related to specific topics are indicated.


15. Errata corrige