Academic Year 2017/18





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Physics Engineering
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law366
NamePhysics Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degree ()L-8 - Information Technology
L-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 Milano
Dean of the School Lozza Giovanni
Coordinator of the Study programme Gianluca Valentini
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.fisi.polimi.it/en/teaching/teaching_offer
() The student belongs to one or the other Degree class depending on the education chose.

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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Programme in Physics Engineering, founded in 2001, has the objective of preparing graduates with a solid basic engineering culture with detailed preparation in application areas of modern physics. In today’s increasingly global market, the translation of scientific knowledge into new technology and transferring innovation into the productive system are compulsory steps for many businesses. To answer this requirement the figure of an engineer with a broad cultural foundation is required; in particular, for many advanced sectors in industry and research, recent knowledge of solid-state and modern physics, optics, lasers, physical technology and instrumentation are required. This Programme, therefore, has the task of preparing the student for a professional role of "innovation technician" able to manage and design products and processes with high technological and innovation content in a wide range of industrial sectors. Presence of various experimental laboratory modules within different courses means that students are faced with realistic problems throughout their studies. The Programme is structured to offer a Bachelor qualification after three years and a Master qualification after a subsequent two years.


3. Learning objectives

Acquire detailed knowledge in the scientific and technological fields, together with a solid background in basic engineering subjects, allowing transfer of innovation to the application in physics and optics technology sectors.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The three year Bachelor of Science programme in Physics Engineering is an interclass programme which, with the objective of providing access to the Professional Exam (Esame di Stato), complies with the Ministerial requisites both for the Information Engineering (L-8) and Industrial Engineering (L-9) Classes. The programme, when following the suggested study plan, provides a detailed analysis of issues concerning applications of interest to the Information sector, with particular reference to radiation-matter interaction and to photonics, and issues specific to the Industrial sector, with particular reference to the applications of solid-state physics. The student must choose the specialisation Class by the beginning of the third year.

The overall programme foresees a valid basic training in subjects such as physics, mathematics, chemistry and information technology together with engineering training in electronics, mechanics, automation and electrical engineering. Irrespective of the Class chosen, the Programme can terminate either with an internship within a company for an immediate employment opportunity or a project laboratory for continuation towards a Master of Science degree.

Below is the general structure of the Programme within the 270/04 educational system. Please refer to the specific teaching regulations for the detailed structure of the Master of Science.


4.2 Further Studies

The Bachelor of Science qualification in Physics Engineering gives access to the Master of Science (Master of Science, educational system 270/04), according to the limitations established by law and by the regulations approved by each individual University. The most natural opportunity is continuation of studies in the Master of Science in Physics Engineering, activated since AY 2009/2010 at the Politecnico di Milano by the School of Systems Engineering on the Milano Leonardo Campus.

For students interested in the Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, an individual study plan may be presented with substitution of one course (corresponding to 10 CFU credits) with the course "Introduction to Nuclear Radiation A and B".


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)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The teaching regulations for the Bachelor of Science Programme (system 270/04) is in line with the ministerial guidelines in force both for the class L-8 (Information Engineering) and class L-9 (Industrial Engineering), and in any case the Physics Engineer qualification is only one.

According to the law, however, the Degree issued by the University will refer to only one of the abovementioned two Classes. The Class must be chosen at the beginning of the third year and the Physics Engineer qualification will be awarded according to this choice.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Physics Engineering can, if they are interested, take the Professional Exam, a state-run professional qualification examination, enabling them to enrol under Section B (Junior Engineers) of the Engineers’ professional register, only in the sector (respectively “Information Engineering” or “Industrial Engineering”) corresponding to their degree qualification Classification.


The Physics Engineering graduate is an expert with a wide basic knowledge and a formation in relevant fields of innovation technology such as physics of matter, photonics and optical and physical technologies. The formation is completed by a preparation in the main engineering disciplines. The degree allows one to act as an innovation expert, capable of managing products and processes with a high technological and innovative content in several industrial fields, and in particular in ICT.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Career prospects in the Physics Engineering field are extremely vast and varied. In particular, the graduate can approach all those sectors in which advanced technological systems are developed, such as lasers and their applications, photonics, vacuum applications, materials technology and biomedical optics. A Physics Engineer can therefore find work in:

  • large Italian companies in the material engineering and optical technologies fields
  • small and medium-sized companies that use innovative technologies and systems
  • public and private research centres
  • branches of foreign companies operating in the physics, optical and diagnostics technology market
  • European market (where the significance of technological-innovation elements is more marked).

 

The Politecnico di Milano Career Service (http://www.careerservice.polimi.it)indicates job opportunities and arranges company presentations for Bachelor and Master of Science undergraduates and graduates.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4141

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

For admission to the Physics Engineering Bachelor of Science, a test - common to all Politecnico di Milano Engineering Bachelor degrees - must be taken to ascertain students’ aptitude and preparation for studies. For further information: 

http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it

Students who are already enrolled on other degree programmes or at other Universities and wish to transfer to the Physics Engineering Programme can request acknowledgement of any CFU credits they have already earned.


Secondary school leaving qualification, or foreign comparable qualifications

6.2 Requested knowledge

The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4944

6.3 Deadlines

Transfer requests from students of Politecnico di Milano that want to transfer over to the Bachelor Degree in Engineering Physics are only accepted if the student has reached, by the 15th of August, a number of registered CFUs that is greater or equal to 15, including courses that are present in the student's study plan as supplementary. The Commission in charge of student transfers for the Degree Programme of Engineering Physics will determine which of these courses will be acknowledged as useful for attaining the degree.
How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2985

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The Tutoring service has the objective of assisting students during their studies, especially in the first three years. This service involves reference student-tutors and professor-tutors.  Student tutors provide information to students concerning practical organisation of studies and support structures offered by the Politecnico. Furthermore, they help students which need to fill basic gaps (for example, students with compulsory supplementary education). Student tutor activity is carried out by meetings during his appointment period or via e-mail. The service is organised as part of the Study Programme and students should refer to it for all necessary information in finding tutors and the services provided.

 Moreover, the tutoring service provides professors, on request, with student tutors to support students in laboratory activities, to provide additional support to foreign students or to organise teaching material provided by professors.

For information on events organized by the School to promote students' personal productivity, see the "Tutoring"section of the website http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it.


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2185

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The 180 CFU credits needed to be awarded the qualification substantially cover the following disciplines:

  • general physics, solid-state physics and chemistry;
  • mathematics, computer science and statistics;
  • basic engineering disciplines;
  • information and industrial engineering disciplines.

As specified in the didactic regulations, 180 credits are required to obtain the degree (first level). More specifically, for the basic courses (mathematics, statistics, computer science, chemistry, ..) at least 50 credits are required. For distinguishing courses as main engineering disciplines (as electronics, automation, energetics, mechanics) and for advanced courses as laser physics and applications, structure of matter, material science, the total credits are at least 100; for other activities (laboratory activities project, stages, ...) a minimum of 5 credits.

7.2 Mode of study

This Course requires a full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

In the AY 2013/2014 whole entire cycle of the Bachelor of Science (three-year) Programme in Physics Engineering is activated under the 'new' 270/04 educational system, as detailed below.


1 Year courses - Track: F1A - Ingegneria fisica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
082919A,CMAT/03
MAT/05
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS I AND GEOMETRY110.010.0
061202BING-INF/05COMPUTER SCIENCE A110.010.0
097498A,CCHIM/07
ING-IND/22
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS110.010.0
083024A,CFIS/01EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS I210.010.0
096350A,CMAT/05MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS II210.010.0
089085AMAT/06STATISTICS25.05.0
097501B,CING-INF/03FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION25.05.0

2 Year courses - Track: F1A - Ingegneria fisica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
083224A,CFIS/01EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS II110.010.0
099299A,CMAT/05MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS III110.010.0
050918--ING-IND/09ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR ENGINEERING PHYSICS15.05.0
096213BING-IND/13APPLIED MECHANICS15.05.0
099317BING-INF/07CIRCUITS AND ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENTS210.010.0
085745BING-INF/04BASIC CONTROL ENGINEERING210.010.0
081076A,CFIS/01INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM PHYSICS210.010.0

3 Year courses - Track: F1L - Laboratorio progettuale


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
081079B,CING-INF/01BASIC ELECTRONICS110.010.0
085913A,CFIS/01
FIS/03
PHYSICAL OPTICS AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES [C.I.]110.010.0
060116CING-IND/22MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY110.010.0
083564A,CFIS/03PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF LASER210.010.0
051199A,CFIS/01
FIS/03
STRUCTURE OF MATTER: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS210.010.0
097503A,CFIS/01LIGHT-MATTER INTERACTION25.05.0
085918A,CFIS/01PROJECT LABORATORY AND FINAL WORK--15.05.0
085918A,CFIS/01PROJECT LABORATORY AND FINAL WORK--25.0

Those enrolled will graduate in the chosen Class and can enrol in the professional exam for junior engineers in the corresponding section.


3 Year courses - Track: FFT - Informazione con tirocinio


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
060116CING-IND/22MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY110.010.0
085913A,CFIS/01
FIS/03
PHYSICAL OPTICS AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES [C.I.]110.010.0
081079B,CING-INF/01BASIC ELECTRONICS110.010.0
083564A,CFIS/03PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF LASER210.010.0
097503A,CFIS/01LIGHT-MATTER INTERACTION25.05.0
085919----INTERNSHIP--112.012.0
085919----INTERNSHIP--212.0
086372----FINAL EXAMINATION--13.03.0
086372----FINAL EXAMINATION--23.0

Those enrolled will graduate in the chosen Class and can enrol in the professional exam for junior engineers in the Information Engineering section.


3 Year courses - Track: FDT - Industriale con tirocinio


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
060116CING-IND/22MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY110.010.0
085913A,CFIS/01
FIS/03
PHYSICAL OPTICS AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES [C.I.]110.010.0
081079B,CING-INF/01BASIC ELECTRONICS110.010.0
051199A,CFIS/01
FIS/03
STRUCTURE OF MATTER: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS210.010.0
097503A,CFIS/01LIGHT-MATTER INTERACTION25.05.0
085919----INTERNSHIP--112.012.0
085919----INTERNSHIP--212.0
086372----FINAL EXAMINATION--13.03.0
086372----FINAL EXAMINATION--23.0

Those enrolled will graduate in the chosen Class and can enrol in the professional exam for junior engineers in the Industrial Engineering section.


3 Year courses - Track: F1N - Propedeutico Ingegneria Nucleare


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
060116CING-IND/22MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY110.010.0
079729A,CFIS/01PHYSICS OPTICS15.05.0
081079B,CING-INF/01BASIC ELECTRONICS110.010.0
089494--ICAR/08SOLID MECHANICS15.05.0
061392A,CFIS/03PRINCIPLES OF LASERS25.05.0
051199A,CFIS/01
FIS/03
STRUCTURE OF MATTER: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS210.010.0
094960--ING-IND/20PHYSICS OF THE NUCLEUS + LABORATORY OF PHYSICS OF THE NUCLEUS [C.I.]210.010.0
085918A,CFIS/01PROJECT LABORATORY AND FINAL WORK--15.05.0
085918A,CFIS/01PROJECT LABORATORY AND FINAL WORK--25.0

Those enrolled will graduate in the chosen Class and can enrol in the professional exam for junior engineers in the corresponding section.


Pre-requisite Courses


The course PROJECT LABORATORY AND FINAL WORK can be taken only upon successful completion of the courses: EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS I, EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS II and INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM PHYSICS.

7.3.1 Individual Study Plans


The Programme Board may consider any options presented by the student for good reasons outside the indications of the Programme Board itself with attribution of credits within the limits foreseen by the law. Students interested in this option are invited to contact the Programme Board in advance for submission of an independent study plan.


7.3.2 Any examinations passed before enrolling on the Master of Science programme (MSc)


During the Bachelor degree, students can, in the interests of future admission onto a Master of Science programme:

  • A1) earn CFU credits by passing extra M.Sc. examinations, included in their personal study plans and considered “advance” CFUs that can be acknowledged as part of the 120 credits needed to be awarded an M.Sc.
  • A2) acquire attendance status in M.Sc. modules. As A1) but without passing the examination that, as a result of acquiring attendance status, will then be allowed to be taken in advance.
  • A3) earn CFU credits for curriculum supplements established by an ad hoc Master of Science admissions Board; these CFU credits are “in addition” to the 120 needed to be awarded the Master of Science.

 

In the period between graduation in the Bachelor of Science and possible enrolment in the Master of Science, for the purposes of the Master of Science itself, the graduate may, using enrolment in "individual courses":

  • B1) earn CFU credits from successful M.Sc. examinations by enrolling on M.Sc. modules as individual modules. These are considered “advance” CFUs that can be acknowledged as part of the 120 credits needed to be awarded an M.Sc.
  • B2) acquire attendance status in M.Sc. courses. As B1) but without passing the exam.
  • B3) earn CFU credits for curriculum supplements established by an ad hoc Master of Science admissions Board; these CFU credits are “in addition” to the 120 needed to be awarded the Master of Science.

 

The following limitations are to be taken into consideration:

  1. the total number of CFU credits (by passing examinations and/or by acquiring attendance status) that can be acknowledged as part of the 120 CFU credits needed to be awarded the M.Sc. (A1+A2+B1+B2) is limited to 30. Thus any additional CFU credits earned exceeding 30 will not be taken into account.
  2. in any case, the number of credits earned through "individual courses" cannot exceed 80, including in this limit also curricular supplements (A3 + B3).

7.4 Foreign language

Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3065

7.5 Degree examination

The Bachelor of Science final examination regulations approved by the School Board are available at the website: 

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/en/didactics/bachelors-and-masters-degree-exams/

Accordinh to these rules, and depending on the specific needs and circumstances of the Bachelor of Science, the Physics Engineering Programme introduces the following specifications, also available in the aferementioned website.

 

Final exam with project laboratory: the final exam is linked to the activity of the Project Laboratory for a total of 5 CFU. The final examination score is not calculated as part of the average score but is used to increase the overall graduation score. The maximum increase is 8/110. The Project Laboratory is divided into an individual experimental activity and the final exam consists of a document on a specific issue linked to the experimental activity carried out. In such document the student analyses the assigned issue in depth and provides a critical description of the experimental activity. Such document will be evaluated by a tutor and by the graduation Commission.

 

Final exam with Internship:in this case, the credits allocated to the final exam and Internship amount to 15 in total. Such total number of credits allows the student to carry out an internship in a company for a period of approx. 3 months under the guidance of an internal tutor. At the end of the internship the student prepares a detailed report on the activity carried out. The evaluation of this activity will be used as an increment for the graduation score up to a maximum of 8/110. The scores to be attributed is evaluated by the tutor and the graduation Commission.

Further information concerning general rules, regulations, session calendar, registration and thesis submission are available at: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/concludi-i-tuoi-studi/esame-di-laurea/.

 


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=3145

8. Academic calendar

On the School website under "Teaching" the Academic Calendar of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering is available for the AY 2013/14 (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/).


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3225

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.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Teaching takes place in functional buildings equipped with experimental laboratories at the Leonardo Campus in piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milano. The Programme Board secretariat is located on the ground floor of the Department of Physics and receives students from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on weekdays. Students are invited to regularly consult the information and notices on institutional websites.


11. International context

The Bachelor of Science program in Physics Engineering represents an excellent experience at the international level which integrates in a unified profile the classical basic engineering skills with scientific skills in the areas of physics, materials science and photonics. The tradition of Physics Engineering is particularly well established in the Anglo-Saxon world, with widespread presence in North America (Princeton University, New Jersey, USA; Berkeley University, California, USA; Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada). Well established programs with similar curricula, albeit with different names, can be found at many campuses in Europe, such as ETH Zurich (Zurich, CH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU, Lyngby, Denmark), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden), and many others.


12. Internationalization

In the Physics Engineering Bachelor Degree international student exchanges and mobility abroad are strongly encouraged. To see all of the opportunities, see the University website: http://www.polimi.it/en/students/experience-abroad/ 


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=4654

13. Quantitative data


14. Further information

For any further information, please visit the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering
http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it or on the Bachelor of Science Programme website http://www.fisi.polimi.it/en/teaching/teaching_offer 


15. Errata corrige