Academic Year 2017/18





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law422
NameSafety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-26 - Safety 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 1,2
Official language(s) Italian
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Lozza Giovanni
Coordinator of the Study programme Isabella Nova
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/index.php?id=304&uid=214
&k_cf=225&k_corso_la=422&annoAA=2015&L=0


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The demand for greater safety in all human activities is a characteristic of all countries with a high level of economic and technological development. In order to ensure that safety management is effective, it must focus on the preventive approach. To this purpose, specific, sophisticated techniques have been developed for: early diagnosis of malfunctions, methods for assessing the reliability, availability and maintainability of systems, methods for estimating the consequences of accidents; all of which have become essential for the design and the operational management of modern engineering components, systems and plants.

 

This approach has been confirmed in the regulatory realm by the numerous safety directives issued by the European Union. In fact, a fundamental aspect of these directives is the awareness, first cultural and then legal, that a safety based on reclamation interventions that follow the occurrence of accidental events is not sufficient, but must be accompanied by preventative measures. It is clear that those who dedicated to both risk prevention and mitigation of the consequences have a very complex task for the relative radical transformation of production processes and for the effect of the emerging new risks.

  In this framework, the proposed training project is aimed at Level I graduates (BSc) in Engineering /Science and aims to study issues and methodologies regarding the safety of production systems, taking into account the territorial and environmental impacts related to the operations of the plants. The project originates from the awareness that the criticality and care of design and management tasks by a safety expert require preparation that only advanced university education can provide. The aim is thus to form engineers with the technical-scientific knowledge required to address and manage the problems typical of the area of safety and prevention, from preventive risk analyses to the analysis of chemical and physical accident-related phenomena, to the use of investigative, monitoring, diagnostic and evaluation tools. The ability to properly analyze and take action to minimize the triggering of conditions of  accidents with territorial impacts requires that the new figure of the engineer focus not only on what happens inside the plant, but also on its interactions with the external environment. This need is particularly strong after the enactment of recent Italian and European regulations that require an increasing involvement of the company’s safety director for the creation of external emergency plans and the communication of risk to the public.

The educational framework is thus delineated specific to the creation of the "safety manager" and "safety planner,” technical figures already present in many countries of the European Union and in the United States.


3. Learning objectives

The MSc Degree Programme in Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry aims to prepare professionals with the technical, organizational, managerial, relational, and legal-administrative skills suited to perform the following functions:

1. identify hazards, quantify and minimize risks, and provide the necessary diagnostic, preventive, protective and maintenance measures;

2. interact with other experts and the public entities in order to make the industrial plants as compatible as possible with other urban and territorial entities.

The MSc study plan is constituted by some compulsory courses for all students, while others offer a choice within a group of electives. Given the likely origin of students from miscellaneous Engineering/Science Degrees, some of the required courses are designed to provide students with an adequate and uniform technical-scientific academic knowledge in areas identified as essential for the Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Master in Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry is divided in 4 semesters during which 120 credits are provided. After two years of study which correspond to the Laurea Magistrale degree course the Master in Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry is awarded.

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

Graduates in Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry are able to practice the profession after passing the examination of State Registration Section A of the Order of Engineers of the province of residence.
More information is available on the website: http://www.ordineingegneri.milano.it.

Moreover, under Article 32 of Decree Law n. 81/08 and subsequent amendments, those who possess the LM26 degree are exempted from attendance at training courses for RSPP (modules A and B).

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Graduates in Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry will be appropriately placed within production units, civil protection entities and consultancy companies. The main tasks deal with safety planning and coordination, both in design and operational phases, safety-report writing for companies with high accident-risk probability, protection and prevention services, maintenance plan design and management.

Another great benefit of the use of new safety engineers may be derived from employment in organizations to which duties of diligence are institutionally entrusted and whose improvement is a strong need often reiterated in influential places.

As part of homeland safety, there are significant employment opportunities, especially following the recent regulations requiring the presence of professionals able to ensure compliance and effectiveness. These rules, as well as the set of all the instruments of command and control and volunteers, will require increasingly close relationship and integration between the skills of those who carry out their activities within and outside companies.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree


According to DM 270, to be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (Master of Science) in Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry, as well as to all other degree courses, it is necessary to hold the Bachelor degree or the University Diploma (three-year course), or another equivalent and recognized foreign degree.

Admission to the MSc degree is decided indisputably by an evaluation committee established for that purpose by the Committee on the Course of Study - in the absence of acceptable documentation showing exceptional elements justifying non-compliance to admissions criteria listed below as well as demonstration of the adequacy of education received, included in a written request – and will be based on the evaluation of the academic career.

The evaluation committee of the Committee on the Course of Study will define, based on the each student’s transcript, the possible equivalence between certain required courses and those taken successfully in the undergraduate program. In the latter case, these required courses will be replaced by other courses of the student's choice among those proposed. The committee will also define, in accordance with regulations, individual study plans that block some elective choices and/or enable other courses provided by the School of Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.

The policies provided by the University on the requirements of a foreign language necessary for admission to MSc degree courses are provided in the document "Guide to foreign languages", edited from the Educational Area - Student Services and available on www.polimi.it site.

Candidates for admission are urged to read carefully the document indicated.

Admission will be allowed only to candidates with the English proficiency requirement at the level established by the School, under the general regulations of Politecnico.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Adequate preparation in (at the Laurea (BSc) level from an Engineering School) mathematics, chemistry, physics, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics is required.

Detailed information concerning the admission is available on the Guidance site (www.orientamento.polimi.it).


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines

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

The School of Engineering offers a range of activities for orientation and tutoring to the enrolled students. For more information please visit the following website: http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/.


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The achievement of the Master of Science in Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry requires the student to earn 120 credits (CFUs).
In particular, the Degree Programme requires 85-90 credits to be acquired in compulsory courses, namely:
- 60-65 credits in related subjects;
- 25 credits in integrative subjects on process engineering.
Other 10-20 credits are chosen by the student.

The thesis (15 or 20 credits) completes the acquisition of the credits necessary for the attainment of the Master.

7.2 Mode of study

The Course requires full-time attendance and involves normal classroom time, topic-specific seminars with experts, and laboratory activities. Visits to industrial plants are also part of the curriculum.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1st-year courses


1 Year courses - Track: P2E - PROVENIENTI DA ING. CHIMICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
089653CING-IND/24END-OF-PIPE AND EMERGENCY SPILLS TREATMENTS A+B210.010.0
089650CING-IND/24SAFETY IN NON-CONTINUOUS PROCESSES25.010.0
096131CING-IND/24SAFETY IN NON-CONTINUOUS REACTORS25.0
089656BING-IND/25
MED/44
SAFETY ANALYSIS AND OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE A+B110.010.0
097544BING-IND/27PROCESSES FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT110.010.0
089626BING-IND/27PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGIES AND REFINING PROCESSES110.0
099301CING-IND/24COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS OF REACTIVE FLOWS15.010.0
051195BING-IND/27LABORATORY OF CONTROL AND INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION25.0
099359BING-IND/25PROCESS PLANTS25.0
093562CING-IND/26PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING110.0
076155BIUS/07THE SECURITY LAW15.05.0
079980CIUS/01PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY.25.0
078147CING-IND/24MODELLING OF CONSEQUENCES OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS25.05.0

1 Year courses - Track: P2G - PROVENIENTI DA ING. ELETTRICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
089653CING-IND/24END-OF-PIPE AND EMERGENCY SPILLS TREATMENTS A+B210.010.0
089686CING-IND/24THERMODYNAMICS OF MIXTURES + TRANSPORT PHENOMENA110.010.0
089656BING-IND/25
MED/44
SAFETY ANALYSIS AND OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE A+B110.010.0
089689BING-IND/27FUNDAMENTS OF PROCESS INDUSTRY A+B110.010.0
099315B,CING-IND/24
ING-IND/25
SAFETY AND RELIABILITY IN THE PROCESSES INDUSTRIES + MODELLING OF CONSEQUENCES OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS210.010.0
076155BIUS/07THE SECURITY LAW15.05.0
079980CIUS/01PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY.25.0
072997BING-IND/22MANAGEMENT AND SELECTION OF MATERIAL25.05.0

1 Year courses - Track: P2F - PROVENIENZA DIVERSA DA ING. CHIMICA E ING. ELETTRICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
089653CING-IND/24END-OF-PIPE AND EMERGENCY SPILLS TREATMENTS A+B210.010.0
089686CING-IND/24THERMODYNAMICS OF MIXTURES + TRANSPORT PHENOMENA110.010.0
089656BING-IND/25
MED/44
SAFETY ANALYSIS AND OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE A+B110.010.0
089689BING-IND/27FUNDAMENTS OF PROCESS INDUSTRY A+B110.010.0
099315B,CING-IND/24
ING-IND/25
SAFETY AND RELIABILITY IN THE PROCESSES INDUSTRIES + MODELLING OF CONSEQUENCES OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS210.010.0
076155BIUS/07THE SECURITY LAW15.05.0
079980CIUS/01PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY.25.0
072997BING-IND/22MANAGEMENT AND SELECTION OF MATERIAL25.05.0

2nd-year courses


2 Year courses - Track: P2E - PROVENIENTI DA ING. CHIMICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
091617BING-IND/35HUMAN FACTORS IN HSEQ MANAGEMENT'S SYSTEM15.05.0
099312CING-IND/24CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING (a)15.05.0
091754BING-IND/19COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR SAFETY AND RISK ANALYSIS A+B210.010.0
094967--ING-INF/07RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND QUALITY CONTROL110.0
061380BING-IND/33ELECTRIC SAFETY25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB. A------15.0
091625----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
091625----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0
096135----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION115.0
096135----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION215.0
096159CING-IND/23ODOUR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (b)25.0

(a) On request to CCS, the course can be replaced with equivalent one in Italian.
(b) On request to CCS, the course can be replaced with equivalent one in Italian.

2 Year courses - Track: P2G - PROVENIENTI DA ING. ELETTRICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
091617BING-IND/35HUMAN FACTORS IN HSEQ MANAGEMENT'S SYSTEM15.05.0
091754BING-IND/19COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR SAFETY AND RISK ANALYSIS A+B210.010.0
094967--ING-INF/07RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND QUALITY CONTROL110.0
099316BING-IND/25INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES25.05.0
098584BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS15.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB. A------15.0
096135----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION115.020.0
096135----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION215.0
096159CING-IND/23ODOUR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (a)25.0
091625----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--120.0
091625----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

(a) On request to CCS, the course can be replaced with equivalent one in Italian.

2 Year courses - Track: P2F - PROVENIENZA DIVERSA DA ING. CHIMICA E ING. ELETTRICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
091617BING-IND/35HUMAN FACTORS IN HSEQ MANAGEMENT'S SYSTEM15.05.0
091754BING-IND/19COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR SAFETY AND RISK ANALYSIS A+B210.010.0
094967--ING-INF/07RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND QUALITY CONTROL110.0
099312CING-IND/24CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING15.05.0
061380BING-IND/33ELECTRIC SAFETY25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB. A------15.0
096135----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION115.020.0
096135----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION215.0
096159CING-IND/23ODOUR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (a)25.0
091625----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--120.0
091625----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

(a) On request to CCS, the course can be replaced with equivalent one in Italian.

Courses of the Group TAB. A


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU)
096119 C MAT/05 ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 1 5.0
096118 C ING-IND/24 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING AND APPLIED CHEMICAL KINETICS 1 10.0
099301 C ING-IND/24 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS OF REACTIVE FLOWS 1 5.0
091677 B ING-IND/22 CORROSION ENGINEERING 1 5.0
099309 B ING-IND/25 ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT (ERM) 1 5.0
083243 C CHIM/07 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 1 5.0
096125 C CHIM/07 INTRODUCTION TO GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY 1 5.0
051192 B ING-IND/25 NEW TECHNOLOGY FRONTIERS IN GAS PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION AND PROCESSING 1 5.0
089626 B ING-IND/27 PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGIES AND REFINING PROCESSES 1 10.0
093562 C ING-IND/26 PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 1 10.0
097544 B ING-IND/27 PROCESSES FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT 1 10.0
051759 B ING-IND/17
ING-IND/25
CHEMICAL PROJECTS ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT 2 10.0
096286 B ING-IND/22 CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT 2 5.0
096046 B ING-IND/19 DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF NUCLEAR PLANTS 2 10.0
051195 B ING-IND/27 LABORATORY OF CONTROL AND INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION 2 5.0
097485 -- ING-IND/14 MACHINE DESIGN 2 5.0
096159 C ING-IND/23 ODOUR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2 5.0
099359 B ING-IND/25 PROCESS PLANTS 2 5.0
061174 C CHIM/07 QUALITY CONTROL OF CHEMICALS 2 5.0
061398 B ING-IND/19 RADIATION PROTECTION 2 5.0
089650 C ING-IND/24 SAFETY IN NON-CONTINUOUS PROCESSES 2 5.0
096131 C ING-IND/24 SAFETY IN NON-CONTINUOUS REACTORS 2 5.0

7.4 Foreign language

To be admitted to the Master of Science, students must be able to fluently use English. The level of knowledge should be certified by the candidate upon admission according to the standard fixed by the Politecnico’s Academic Policies. These are available on the Politecnico websites.

 

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3075


Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

The final degree examination is the presentation and discussion of the independent work performed by the student during the thesis period. The final exam gives students an additional opportunity for further investigation and verification of analytical, developmental and communicative abilities demonstrated by their work. The final exam consists of the discussion and defense, before a commission, of the original results obtained during the thesis work. This activity must be coordinated by a professor of the university as thesis advisor.


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=3155

8. Academic calendar

  
Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3235

9. Faculty

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

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Information concerning this topic is available in the Degree Prospectus.

The Degree Prospectus is published annually on the Politecnico di Milano website.


11. International context

Politecnico di Milano is presently performing benchmarking analyses with some of the most prominent international technical universities, on the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. 


12. Internationalization

ERASMUS Students of the Master degree in Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry of the Politecnico di Milano can achieve up to 30 CFU credits at one of the participating universities in mobility programmes approved by the Politecnico di Milano. The credits mentioned above must be achieved in courses approved by the International Mobility Commission of the Study Course. Students from other universities who want to earn credits at Politecnico di Milano are admitted after an evaluation of the curriculum by the International Mobility Commission of the Study Course.

 Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available in the Degree prospectus. The degree prospectus is published annually on the Politecnico di Milano website.


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=4670

13. Quantitative data


14. Further information

  

15. Errata corrige