Academic Year 2017/18





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Mechanical Engineering
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Piacenza Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law354
NameMechanical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeL-9 - Industrial Engineering
Degree level Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)
First year of activation 2008/2009
Official length of the programme 3
Years of the programme already activated 1,2,3
Official language(s) Italian
Campus Piacenza
Dean of the School Lozza Giovanni
Coordinator of the Study programme Gaetano Cascini
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ccsmecc.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Piacenza
Address VIA G. B. SCALABRINI, 76 (PC)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Mechanical Engineering programme is designed to produce professionals that are capable of carrying out many different roles by providing an education aimed at guaranteeing a firm scientific, economic, technical and practical background, so as to facilitate a deepening of knowledge that may be required to carry out professional activities.

A mechanical engineer, being involved in the design, the production process and products and their use – both individually and as part of a plant – must have an advanced technical preparation in: machine design, regarding its functioning and resistance of its components, the transformation of energy in the machinery itself, the materials used in construction, fluid mechanics, the required manufacturing, the design - as an essential part of the design phase, services and elements relating to functioning, size and performance control and the basics of industrial automation.


3. Learning objectives

The great variety of tasks and duties expected of a mechanical engineer calls for, as the main academic objective of the programme, a solid background with well-founded scientific knowledge with a significant technical and application content, favouring immediate entrance to job market. In particular, the capacity to design, build, install and optimise machinery and plant use, the means used to activate it and related services is developed. This set-up dedicates a great deal of attention to the technical preparation in all aspects of mechanics allowing rapid adaptation to the most varied of professional needs.

Out of  the training course in Mechanical Engineering, there are three fundamental roles sharing a general approach that could strengthen the method of study and encorage the capacity to reconfigure themselves adapting to the changes of professional reality in which they will operate.

The three professional roles can be distinguished amongst themselves by their different capacities to innovate and apply complex models to describe the reality to be modified and/or designed:

  • the Bachelor of Science graduate: a university-trained technician, capable of developing projects and managing industrial processes with consolidated engineering methods and technologies;
  • the Master of Science graduate: a figure capable of independently developing innovation projects of products, processes and productive systems, both in the industrial and advanced tertiary fields;
  • the Doctor of Research: a figure that aside from possessing the Master of Science graduate skills, is able to independently carry out applied research projects and organise their operative activities.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Mechanical Engineering programme’s structure is in line with the decrees on universities’ teaching autonomy and in response to the needs on structuring and improving the academic level, with the aim of favouring the entrance of mechanical engineers on the job market.  Through the structure and objectives of this programme, it introduces highly innovative characteristics and is based on a series-configured study route progressing to the qualification of:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) which is awarded after a three-year programme, after which the title of Mechanical Engineering Graduate is awarded. In the first year a solid preparation in the preparatory and foundation disciplines is provided, followed in the second year by a more engineering-orientated education in the main sectors of mechanics. In the third year, students choose between various professional tracks and one preparatory one. The means of access to the third preparatory year and the career paths are laid down in section 7 of this document.
  • Master of Science (MSc) this is awarded after two years, following awarding of the Bachelor of Science. In the first year, high level engineering education is reinforced with an increase in knowledge of advanced analysis methodologies that in the second year are applied to Master of Science modules and in the Master of Science thesis development. Admission to the Mechanical Engineering Master of Science is by an entrance test based on an examination of students’ previous careers and on an assessment to ascertain whether students’ preparation is sufficient.
  • Research Ph.D. (PhD), awarded after studying for a further three years after the Master of Science. The Research Ph.D. was devised and organised to prepare professionals of a high cultural profile with extensive knowledge that allows them to satisfy the demands of companies, research bodies and of universities. Admission to carry out a Research Ph.D is regulated by a test.

In support of the regulations, students are encouraged to consult the Schoolof Industrial Engineering website http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it

 

For more informations about the mechanical Engineering Program, is also active email address mailto:helpccs@mecc.polimi.it

 

 

 


Table I: General structure of the Mechanical Engineering Programme

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (2nd degree), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master)


Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering  grants access to  Master of  Science of Politecnico, usually as a result of an examination or interview prepared by a special committee to analyze the curriculum of educational, cultural motivations and further complementary characteristics (work experience, internships, study periods abroad, extracurricular activities) of the applicant.

Selection to admission to  Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is based on the assessment of the previous career and on the adequacy of personal preparation (DM 28/11/00); the weighted average of the marks obtained in the Bachelor of Science is therefore central. This selection will be carried out during the periods provided by the academic calendar on dates advertised by notices on the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering www.ingindinf.polimi.it.

Admission to the Master of Science does not automatically imply recognition of all educational credits acquired in prior studies. Any curricular supplements and/or recognitions will be assigned by the admissions Commission according to the previous career. Any curricular supplements necessary to complete the preparation must be completed before enrolment in the Master of Science itself. Any insertion of additional Master of Science courses in the Bachelor of Science study plan and corresponding acquisition of credits is not a guarantee of admission.. Curricular supplements may be acquired as additional courses in the Bachelor of Science career or via single course.

For more information on the minimum requirements and admission modality, consult Degree Programme of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Bachelor Mechanical Engineer is a professional technician with academic background, able to design and develop mechanical products and processes, to coordinate the installation and the commissioning of complex machines and mechanical systems, to manage and maintain production plants, and finally to perform technical controls, verifications and technical services at industrial level. The technical skills acquired by Bachelor in mechanical Engineering are typically focused on the mechanical industry sector, even though those skills can be deployed in the broader industrial engineering field, or in service oriented companies and in the public administration
Mechanical engineers trained in this way have multiple opportunities to work in the various mechanical sectors. In particular, students will be able to develop a mechanical systems project from a functional, construction and energetic point of view, the layout and running project of the machinery of a plant, in additional to its optimal use. There are also opportunities in the manufacturing industry and in production plants in terms of design, production, the development of new technologies, measurement techniques and choosing the most appropriate materials. In addition to the production and services field, graduates can find employment with local authorities or research bodies. In particular, each qualification of each academic level set out previously, corresponds to a professional figure that can be applied directly to the job market.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Mechanical engineers has ample opportunity to exercise his professional activity in the industrial sector. In particular, he is able to develop a mechanical systems project from a functional, construction and energetic point of view, the layout and running project of the machinery of a plant, in additional to its optimal use. There are also opportunities in the manufacturing industry and in production plants in terms of design, production, the development of new technologies, measurement techniques and choosing the most appropriate materials. In addition to the production and services field, graduates can find employment with local authorities or research bodies. In particular, each qualification of each academic level set out previously, corresponds to a professional figure that can be applied directly to the job market.

 


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4132

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Secondary school leaving qualification, or foreign comparable qualifications


Secondary school leaving qualification or other qualification recognized as equivalent (obtained abroad).

According to article 6 of Ministerial Decree 270/04, admission to Bachelor of Science Programmes is subject to possession of a four or five-year high school diploma or other qualification obtained abroad and recognised to be suitable.

To enrol in the first year an admission test, aimed at ascertaining student aptitude, preparation and knowledge of the English language , must be passed. For this purpose, the University organizes an on-line engineering test (Test On Line - TOL) in scheduled sessions from March to July and August / September.

As an alternative to admission test TOL, to enter only the first phase of registration, you can take the test TOLC of CISIA (Test On Line CISIA - Interuniversity Consortium for Integrated Systems for Access)

http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/come-si-accede/test-di-ingegneria/tolc-test-on-line-cisia

To access only the first phase of registration, be exempt from sustaining the admission test TOL those who have achieved certain scores in one of the following international tests: SAT (SAT Test and SAT Subject Test), GRE and GMAT

6.2 Requested knowledge

The tests on (TOL) is composed of two sections:

• TEST: probing the oral comprehension skills, knowledge, logical-mathematical and physical properties acquired during high school;
• TENG (Test of Inglese): ensures the knowledge of the English language.

The TOL takes place on personal computers, computerized classrooms within the different branches of the university, and consists in the solution of 65 questions to answer multiple in 1 hour and 50 minutes as follows:

• English: 30 questions in 15 minutes
• Logic, Mathematics and Statistics: 25 questions in 75 minutes
• Understanding verbal: 5 questions in 10 minutes
• Physics: 5 questions in 10 minutes


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4937

6.3 Deadlines

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3002

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School of Industrial Engineering provides tutoring services to assist students during their studies, particularly in the first three years. This service involves students-tutor and professor-tutor. Further information can be found on the School website.


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2202

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

In order to obtain the degree of Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, 180 credits (CFU) must be acquired. The academic activities necessary for acquiring this amount of credits are detailed in the "Teaching Regulations" document.
In particular, a minimum number of 45 CFU must be acquired by basic education activities (mathematics, informatics, chemistry, physics), a minimum number of 60 CFU must be obtained within specific education activities (basic disciplines of mechanical engineering and energy engineering) and finally a number of credits obtained with complementary activities (courses on specific disciplines and industrial internships/stages in the case of the professional tracks).
In the first year priority is given to preparation of mathematical, physics and chemistry principles but already from the first term, engineering-orientated disciplines are provided, developed fully in the second year and partly in the third, with modules in the main mechanics sectors.
In this way, a mechanical engineer's preparation is established on a solid scientific foundation to which the specific mechanical engineering subjects connect (Applied Mechanics, Machine Design, Mechanical Technologies, Materials, Methods of Technical Representation, Mechanical and Thermal Measurements).
In the third year, there is a possible choice between two alternatives: alongside the preparatory track, which has additional basic content that is useful for the subsequent Master of Science route, there are different vocational tracks with a traineeship to be carried out in a company.


Traineeship
To assist students in joining the working world, the vocational tracks in the Mechanical Engineering programme include a compulsory traineeship in the third year, worth 21 CFU credits, to be carried out in a company.

For general information and to understand how company traineeships are allocated, see the document available on the School of Industrial Engineering and Information website

The traineeship is an  educational experience carried out in an Italian or foreign company under agreement with the Politecnico di Milano. During the traineeship, students experience real company problems and situation, as per an educational project in which analysis methodologies and resolutions learnt during the programme must be applied. Students will apply the methodologies and skills acquired during their chosen track for the third year to their field of interest. During the traineeship, students make their engineering background available to companies. They actively participate in collaboration with the company personnel with identifying and resolving problems and acquire company know-how on the issue at hand, being in a totally operative context.  Access and participation in the compulsory traineeship are subject to passing 135 CFU credits and also to the availability of traineeship offers from companies in their pre-chosen track field along with subsequently passing an interview carried out in-company.
Students are advised not to leave it too late so that traineeships can be allocated, compatibly with reaching the necessary credits, in as little time as possible. Therefore, students are asked to  take the time to research the internship, as described in this document, which is available on the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering .

7.2 Mode of study

The single courses of the Mechanical Engineering course are taught in a conventional way (lessons, exercises lessons, computer labs, experimental labs, design&review labs) but, when required, different teaching methods may be adopted in accordance with theDublin's descriptors of teaching objectives. Class attendance is not mandatory but is strongly suggested
The programme includes attendance at lessons and exercises and participation in laboratory activities, possibly with compulsory attendance, and seminars and visits.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The tables in this section describe the structure of the study tracks foreseen by the study programme board within the M.D. 270/04. The course programmes can be consulted on the School of  Industrial and Information Engineering website ( www.ingindinf.polimi.it ) where general notices for students are also published.

 Consider also Table V on the recommended priorities, set out in this document.

Students coming from other universities or other Politecnico di Milano programmes can apply to have their credits recognised. Cases will be examined individually by an ad hoc study programme board committee.


1 Year courses - Track: MEC - non differenziato


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
081360AMAT/03
MAT/05
CALCULUS 1110.010.0
081374ACHIM/07CHEMISTRY17.07.0
081369AING-INF/05INFORMATICS B17.07.0
081376BING-IND/15METHODS OF TECHNICAL REPRESENTATION17.07.0
081372AMAT/03
MAT/05
CALCULUS 2210.010.0
081389AFIS/01FUNDAMENTALS OF EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS212.012.0
081377CING-IND/21METALLURGY AND NON METALLIC MATERIALS27.07.0

Note:

 

  • of the 7 credits assigned to Computer B (code 081369), 1 CFU is dedicated to further learning activities(Article 10, paragraph 5, letter d of DM270/04: computer skills and computer systems)

2 Year courses - Track: MEC - non differenziato


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
083442BING-IND/14MACHINE DESIGN 1110.010.0
083400BING-IND/10THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER110.010.0
083443CING-IND/31
ING-IND/32
ING-IND/33
PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING18.08.0
083444BING-IND/13MECHANICS210.010.0
083445BING-IND/12MECHANICAL AND THERMAL MEASUREMENTS210.010.0
083447BING-IND/16MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY I210.010.0

3rd Year Courses

 

In the third year students will be able to choose between a preparatory track and a professional one.

 

1  Piacenza

 

Preparatory

2  Piacenza

 

Production Plants and Machinery

 


3 Year courses - Track: Preparatory


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
086214AMAT/05
MAT/08
ANALYTICAL AND NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING110.010.0
083503CICAR/01FLUID MECHANICS17.07.0
086448BING-IND/17
ING-IND/35
MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING110.010.0
086449A,CMAT/06
SECS-S/01
STATISTICS25.05.0
086453BING-IND/13MECHANICS OF VIBRATIONS26.07.0
050597BING-IND/13FINAL DEGREE TEST (MECHANICS OF VIBRATIONS)21.0
086218BING-IND/08
ING-IND/09
FLUID-MACHINES29.010.0
050598BING-IND/08
ING-IND/09
FINAL DEGREE TEST (FLUID MACHINES)21.0
086438CICAR/08THEORY OF STRUCTURES15.013.0
086454BING-IND/15CAD LAB27.0
050599BING-IND/15FINAL DEGREE TEST (CAD LAB)21.0
086463BING-IND/14FEM LAB27.0
050600BING-IND/14FINAL DEGREE TEST (FEM LAB)21.0

Preparatory track

Students can log on to the preparatory track only if they fulfil one of the following conditions:

  • average grade 24/30 or higher (all credits estimated at 30 September of the second calendar year following the year of enrollment) and with at least 95CFU registred;
  • average grade higher or equal to 23,5/30 on at least 100CFU registred;
  • average grade higher or equal to 23/30 on at least 105CFU registred.

This track offers all fundamentals useful for the following Master of Science.


3 Year courses - Track: Production plants and machinery track


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
083503CICAR/01FLUID MECHANICS17.07.0
086635BING-IND/08
ING-IND/09
MACHINES AND SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY210.010.0
086468BING-IND/17MECHANICAL PLANTS17.07.0
086513BING-IND/14MODELLING AND COMPUTER ASSISTED ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL STRUCTURES26.06.0
086514BING-IND/16MACHINE TOOLS16.06.0
086515BING-IND/17LOGISTICS25.05.0
086526BING-IND/08
ING-IND/09
ING-IND/14
ING-IND/16
ING-IND/17
TRAINING (PRODUCTION PLANTS AND MACHINERY TRACK)--118.018.0
086526BING-IND/08
ING-IND/09
ING-IND/14
ING-IND/16
ING-IND/17
TRAINING (PRODUCTION PLANTS AND MACHINERY TRACK)--218.0
086614BING-IND/08
ING-IND/09
ING-IND/14
ING-IND/16
ING-IND/17
FINAL DEGREE TEST--13.03.0
086614BING-IND/08
ING-IND/09
ING-IND/14
ING-IND/16
ING-IND/17
FINAL DEGREE TEST--23.0

Production Plants and Machinery Track

 

The objective of this track is to train engineers skilled to understand the production problems of manufacturing companies.


Recommended priorities

Currently there are no compulsory examination priorities, nevertheless, there are recommendations that it is suggested should be adhered to. From the 2011/2012 academic year, a number of these priorities could pass from recommended to compulsory. Please check the italian version for updated information.


Codice Insegnamento Codice Precedenze consigliate Codice Precedenze obbligate (di verbalizzazione)
81372 Analisi e geometria 2 81360 Analisi e Geometria 1
83442 Costruzione di macchine 1   81376 Metodi di Rappresentazione Tecnica        
81360 Analisi e Geometria 1
81389 Fondamenti di Fisica Sperimentale
83400 Fisica tecnica   81360 Analisi e Geometria 1
81372 Analisi e Geometria 2
81389 Fondamenti di Fisica Sperimentale
81389 Fondamenti di fisica sperimentale 81360 Analisi e Geometria 1
81374 Fondamenti di Chimica
75950 Fondamenti di Turbomacchine 86470 Macchine e Sistemi Energetici
86454 Laboratorio progettuale CAD 86437 Metodi di calcolo delle strutture 81376 Metodi di Rappresentazione Tecnica
83444 Meccanica Applicata alle Macchine
83447 Tecnologia Meccanica 1
86463 Laboratorio progettuale di calcolo strutturale 86438 Teoria delle strutture
86515 Logistica industriale 86468 Impianti Meccanici
86470 Macchine e sistemi energetici 83400 Fisica Tecnica
83503 Meccanica dei fluidi
86514 Macchine utensili 81377 Metallurgia e materiali non metallici
83447 Tecnologia Meccanica 1
83444 Meccanica applicata alle macchine     81360 Analisi e Geometria 1
81372 Analisi e Geometria 2
81389 Fondamenti di Fisica Sperimentale
83442 Costruzione di Macchine 1
81376 Metodi di Rappresentazione Tecnica
83503 Meccanica dei fluidi 81360 Analisi e Geometria 1
81372 Analisi e Geometria 2
81389 Fondamenti di Fisica Sperimentale
86453 Meccanica delle vibrazioni 83444 Meccanica Applicata alle macchine
81377 Metallurgia e materiali non metallici 81374 Fondamenti di Chimica
86214 Metodi analitici e numerici per l’ingegneria 81369 Informatica B 81360 Analisi e Geometria 1
81372 Analisi e Geometria 2
86437 Metodi di calcolo delle strutture  81369 Informatica B 81372 Analisi e Geometria 2
83442 Costruzione di Macchine 1
83445 Misure meccaniche e termiche 81372 Analisi e Geometria 2
81389 Fondamenti di Fisica Sperimentale
83442 Costruzione di Macchine 1
83400 Fisica Tecnica
83443 Principi di Ingegneria Elettrica
83443 Principi di ingegneria elettrica 81372 Analisi e Geometria 2
81389 Fondamenti di Fisica Sperimentale
83447 Tecnologia meccanica I 81377 Metallurgia e Materiali non metallici
81376 Metodi di Rappresentazione Tecnica
86438 Teoria delle strutture   83442 Costruzione di Macchine 1 81372 Analisi e Geometria 2
81369 Informatica B
86214 Metodi Analitici e Numerici per l’Ingegneria

7.4 Foreign language

University regulations are set out in the document “Foreign Languages – Regulations on meeting the compulsory academic requirement to learn a European Union language” which is published on the University website.

Students are invited to carefully read this document and must comply with the regulations


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3082

7.5 Degree examination

For the preparatory track (aimed at continuing preparation onto the Master of Science), the final examination consists in preparing, presenting and discussing an activity carried out by students independently and covering a number of modules. For the other tracks, the final examination consists of presenting and discussing an essay on the activities carried out during the compulsory traineeship, carried out by the undergraduate in companies in the mechanics sector.


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=3162

8. Academic calendar

The academic calendar of the Schools of Engineering is available at the University link.


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3242

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano www.polimi.it .

 

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering

 

www.ingindinf.polimi.it

 


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

 Student services

Student services provide students enrolled on Bachelor and Master of Science Programmes with guidance and counselling, career services, information on rights to study, international mobility and all services providing support to university life.

Students further informations

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/services-for-students/

 

Student Secretaries

Toll-free number: 800.420.470 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm)

 

General information on the  Mechanical Engineering program

helpccs@mecc.polimi.it

 

 

Student IT services.

Information Area for Students and Professors http://www.polimi.it/en/students/services-for-students/ict-services/


11. International context

The Politecnico di Milano’s School of Industrial Engineering intends to actively promote student mobility programmes, given the educational importance of an international experience during university studies.

From the 3rd year onwards of a Bachelor of Science programme, students can choose to continue their studies for a variable period of one term to two years at a foreign university that theSchool ofIndustrial Engineering deems of a good level and with which the Politecnico has signed an exchange agreement.

These periods of time will be fully acknowledged and exams of the Politecnico courses that will be replaced with those equivalent at the foreign university will be specified one by one. Scores achieved in examinations passed abroad, provided they can be converted to reach a mark out of thirty with criteria deemed to be reasonably reliable by the study programme board, will be valid and count towards the average of scores earned.


12. Internationalization

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=4646

13. Quantitative data


14. Further information

For all other information students are invited to consult the School of Industrial and Information Engineering website and the relevant pages of the study programme in Mechanical Engineering.

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/

http://www.ccsmecc.polimi.it/

helpccs@mecc.polimi.it



15. Errata corrige