Academic Year 2018/19





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Energy Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Bovisa Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law477
NameEnergy Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-30 - Energy and nuclear 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) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano, Piacenza
Dean of the School Capone Antonio
Coordinator of the Study programme Luigi Pietro Maria Colombo
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/index.php?id=304&uid=225
&k_cf=225&k_corso_la=477&annoAA=2015&L=0
(¹) The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.

Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA LAMBRUSCHINI, 15 (MI)


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

Energy engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the design and management of systems and processes where energy is produced, transformed or used, in order to ensure the best use of the resources available with the minimum environmental impact. Energy systems may be a large thermal power station, a photovoltaic panel, an air-conditioning and climate control equipment for residences and offices, a vehicle engines or an airplane propellers, a fuel cell or simply a battery.

The subject of energy production and efficiency and subsequent impact on the environment is at the centre of focus in a developed society today. It is also essential for the economy of developing and third-world countries. The focus is on continuous technological advances and changes of scenarios. This is why energy issues are at the forefront of scientific, technical and economic development and can only continue to grow. On an international level, Italy’s position is particularly delicate, considering its heavy dependence on foreign countries for energy supplies. This requires “energy technicians” that are well-prepared to use the instruments emerging from continual scientific and technological advances, thus promoting an increased know-how in the industry. This makes way for a conscious development of energy and industrial policies, increasing awareness and responsibility to protect the environment.

From the academic year 2014-15, the Master of Science is offered both in English and in Italian.

In addition, from the currente academic year 2015-16, the Energy Engineering MSc degree has a new specific track which has been designed for an internal double degree scheme with Management Engineering. The program allows students to get the double degree with a reduced number of credits (180) instead of the total amount usually required (240). The participation to this program is subjected to the approval of a joint Admission Commission of the two Study Courses. More details about this double degree scheme are available in the relevant Annex (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/scuola/documenti-e-regole-della-scuola/)


3. Learning objectives

The energy issue has taken on fundamental importance for sustainable development of humanity and must therefore play a significant role in the technical and engineering culture. Sources of renewable energy and innovative technologies with minimal environmental impact, whose development requires adequate availability of prepared technicians, have recently been added alongside conventional energy resources. In the Laurea Magistrale, equivalent to the Master of Science, it is necessary to complete and supplement the technical knowledge acquired during the Laure, equivalent to the Bachelor of Science, (with a solid background in basic and industrial engineering subjects and, in particular, in applied thermodynamics, thermal machines and energy systems) with further and more detailed general notions but, above all, with an approach more focused on the more complex and advanced applications and on research and development.

It will therefore be necessary to develop specific issues (some examples are: abatement of combustion pollutants and mitigation of greenhouse effects, advanced thermodynamic cycles for energy conversion, the most sophisticated design methodologies in climate and environmental control, solution of complex design problems regarding heat and mass transfer devices and thermal machines) for which both more rigorous methodological analysis of sciences based on thermodynamics and ample opening towards related inter-disciplinary issues, such as chemical engineering, management and economic methodologies and more, are necessary.

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering aims thus to prepare technicians able to use, with versatility and skill, the main technologies concerning energy production and use, able to actively follow technological advances and operate effectively in a competitive industrial environment, characterised by significant environmental, regulatory and safety issues.

Expected results, expressed in European qualification Descriptors, are:

  • Knowledge and understanding. The Master of Science-graduated student in Energy Engineering has acquired detailed knowledge of significant principles and methodologies not only in subjects pertinent to energy (heat tranfer, energy systems, air-conditioning systems, environmental impact, renewable energy sources) but also in inter-sectorial courses in the industrial area (electrics, mechanics, chemistry, economics). The Master of Science-graduated will therefore be able to interpret, analyse, model and solve complex problems concerning design, operations and application of energy processes, machines and plants. He/she also possesses sufficient knowledge to be able to offer significant and original contributions to the development of advanced technologies, also operating in the area of scientific and technological research.
  • Applying knowledge and understanding.  The Master of Science in Energy Engineering-graduated student is able to apply the  acquired knowledge to the analysis of energy production and management processes in its various forms (electricity, heat, cold), including those most complex and advanced. He/she must precisely evaluate performance in terms of energy efficiency and environmental impact without forgetting the economic aspects.  He/she is able to identify among the technically feasible solutions and various strategies that permit significant savings in the use of primary energy (in particular from fossil sources) and minimal environmental impact, using the best methodologies in terms of analysis, calculation, design , etc. These abilities are developed in the design activity in the various courses, in particular during the second year. They will find their most complete application in the thesis in which the student must demonstrate not only to have acquired the necessary cultural knowledge but to have also developed a critical spirit and an ability to act, applied to broad-ranging issues with complex contents and with an original contribution.
  • Making judgements. Lecture procedures must be such as to render the graduate able to autonomously choose (and therefore apply) appropriate analytical and modelling methods in order to implement projects satisfying specific requisites.
  • Communication skills. The Master of Science-graduated student is able to interpret and draft technical reports concerning the completed projects, to consult and possibly formulate technical norms and manuals. He/she is able to present the results of his/her work with IT tools, as learnt for presentation of the final graduation exam but also to pass certain exams during the Degree Programme. In such occasions (which the programme aims to increase and incentivate), as in developing the degree thesis, the graduate will have the opportunity to work in groups with other students, developing the abilities required to successfully be part of and possible coordinate a design team.
  • Learning skills. The Master of Science Degree Programme is designed to prepare a high-level technician for the worldwide employment, whist not neglecting the possibility of continuing studies with PhD or possibly further Masters. The graduate must continuously update him/herself in the application sector, as learnt during his/her training, with documents and research carried out autonomously, in particular for the thesis.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Study Programme in Energy Engineering consists of a Bachelor of Science lasting three years, followed by a Master of Science lasting a further two years and the possibility of proceeding finally to the Research Ph.D. (Figure 1). Bachelor of Science graduates having followed the preparatory study track (EN1) are admitted to the Master of Science in Energy Engineering without debits. Other graduates will be subject to an admission verification which will also establish any educational debits (curricular supplements) which must be acquired before admission (see paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2). At the end of the Programme the student will have the qualification of an MSc in Energy Engineering.


Figure 1: Academic organisation of the Degree Program

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)


After the Master of Science, graduates can proceed to the Research Ph.D. in Energy and Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, orientated towards preparing engineers with an extremely in-depth education of a high scientific level who will fill positions of high responsibility in companies active in the research and development fields. It is based on the experience of the previous Energetics Ph.D. which, together with that of the Nuclear school, has been important for 25 years of the University teaching history. Admission is run by public notice, opened yearly.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering-graduated student is a technician with a high level of education able to address all issues, even the most innovative, for the design and operation of plants for the production, distribution and use of energy, as well as of civil and industrial HVAC systems, and of their components. He/she is also able to carry out the role of energy manager in companies and bodies in which such role is required. Graduates can take the Professional Exam to qualify for enrolment in Section A of the Professional Order of Industrial Engineers.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

There are many opportunities in the job market for energy engineers: production, distribution and correct use of energy are essential fields, albeit largely problematic, of our time. The energy industry is undergoing great changes (the liberalisation of markets, increased competition, decentralization, increased awareness of environmental impact issues, and the reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases) that require an increasing number of skilled technicians. There are many companies working in the energy field with a high concentration in Lombardy and Milan areas (from the large-scale boards involved in the production, transport and distribution of power, to the many companies, even small to medium-sized ones, that operate in the fields of industrial and civil plants, air-conditioning systems and system components). The professional opportunities for a Master of Science graduated engineer are:

  • in the energy management field, in industry and in companies and public boards that supply energy; in reference to this, Italian legislation (law 10/91) has made it obligatory for companies with significant energy consumption to have a “technician who is responsible for the conservation and efficient use of energy” (an energy manager);
  • in activities surrounding design, testing, use and maintenance of energy plants, for example heating and air-conditioning systems, food preservation systems, small and medium-sized plants that produce, distribute and use energy;
  • in the design and planning of heating and cooling systems in buildings and in the building themselves;
  • in industries producing and marketing equipment and components such as boilers, air-conditioning units, refrigerators, motors, heat exchangers, gas or steam powered compressors and turbines;
  • in energy companies operating in the thermal power, hydro-electric power, engines, oil and natural gas fields, in the production or distribution areas.

Master of Science graduates have access to research and development activities as well as those related to feasibility study and design of more specialist and demanding applications (large-scale plant, innovative processes, development of technologically advanced machinery and components). The more extensive and flexible preparation provided by the Master of Science programme will also open up employment possibilities in other sectors linked to the energy industry.


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5.3 Qualification profile

Energy engineer - Laurea Magistrale


profile in a work context:
The laurea magistrale graduate students in Energy Engineering is a qualified technician to deal with all the issues, even the most innovative ones, for design and operation of plants for production, distribution and use of energy, heating and air conditioning systems, their components and of civil and industrial thermotechnological systems. The training allows him/her to work effectively in a competitive industrial context characterized by significant environmental, regulatory and safety issues.
The laurea magistrale energy engineer can cover the duty of responsible for energy in companies and institutions where this profile is required, and an expert in energy within national and international bodies in order to define strategies and energy scenarios.
The laurea magistrale graduate students can take the State Examination for qualification in Section A of the Register (Engineers) in the Industrial Engineering sector.
skills of this function:
Specific skills:
- understand, analyse, model and solve complex problems related to the design, management and applications of machines, plants and energy processes;
 - accurately assess the performance of energy management systems in its different forms (electricity, heat, cold) in terms of energy efficiency, environmental impact and economic sustainability;
 - offer significant and original contributions to the development of advanced technologies, also by working in the field of scientific and technological research and in transferring knowledge from the development sector to industrial applications;
 - carry out energy planning activities, also in different sectors;
 - develop, through a multidisciplinary approach, solutions to problems on specific issues through the use of the best methods of analysis, calculation, and design.
Job opportunities:
The work market offers a wide range of opportunities to the Laurea magistrale Energy engineers: the production, distribution and correct use of energy are actually essential topics, even if with many problems, of our period. However, the energy industry must continuously adapt to the increasing pressing demands in terms of competition in the liberalised markets, decentralization of production, greater attention to environmental impact problems and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, convergent needs in the request for technicians with specific skills.
Therefore, the possible career opportunities for the Engineer with a Laurea magistrale are:
• in the design, test and operation of thermal, thermoelectric, air-conditioning and refrigeration plants, both in industrial and civil-commercial sectors;
• in the field of production and sale of machinery and components for the energy sector such as boilers, air-conditioners, refrigerators, engines, heat exchangers, compressors and gas or steam turbines;
• in the renewable or fossil energy generation industry, in the oil and natural gas sector, in terms of production, dispatching or distribution services;
• in big companies, public bodies or international organizations where the role of energy specialists is required to contribute to the definition of strategies, energy scenarios and technological plans;
• energy management activities in companies or institutions, with production purposes that can be very different from those of energy. It should be noted here that the Italian Legislation (Law 10/91) provides for the obligation of the profile of "responsible technician for conservation and rational energy use" (Energy Manager) for companies with significant levels of consumption.
Laurea magistrale graduate students can work on research and development topics, as well as those related to study and design of the most specialized and demanding applications (large plants, innovative processes, development of machines and technologically advanced components). Furthermore, the broader and more flexible preparation provided by the study programme allows to have job opportunities in cross-sectoral areas that involve the energy sector.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree


Admission test and evaluation criteria

 

To be admitted to the Master of Science programme Energy Engineering, students must have a Bachelor of Science degree, or similarly recognised qualification, and a certificate of proficiency of the English language (see the last section). Admission selection is based on previous career evaluation and adequacy of personal preparation; consequently, the weighted average of scores obtained in the Bachelor of Science is of fundamental importance. Hence the parameter S=[M-(N-3)/2] was introduced, where M is the average score weighted on credits obtained in the Degree, and N the number of years taken to graduate. Moreover, an automatic non-admission threshold (referred to the Italian acronym SNA) was also introduce, and therefore applicants with a value of S greater than or equal to SNA are automatically considered eligible for admission to this Master of Science programme. Evaluation and selection are carried out by the Admission Board during the period indicated by the academic calendar on termination of pre-enrolment, at a date to be published in the notices of the website of the School of Industrial Engineering (http://www.polimi.it/en/programmes/schools/school-of-industrial-and-information-engineering/).

 The Admission Board will abide by the following rules.

  1. For applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace- or Energy- or Mechanical-Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, SNA is equal to 21.
  2. For applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree  in Energy Engineering from an Italian University, SNA is equal to 24.
  3. For applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano or any other Italian University, SNA is equal to 25.
  4. For all other applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree from an Italian University, SNA is equal to 27.
  5. For all the applicants at points 2-3-4 with a value of S ranging between 21 and SNA corresponding to the proper point, a further evaluation, including a possible interview with the Admission Boards, is planned aimed at analysing the study curriculum, student motivation and other evaluation elements (as work experience, internships, study abroad, extra-curricular activities) which may be presented.
  6. Possible special cases of applicants with S<SNA may be examined by the Dean of School of Industrial and Information Engineering on indication of the Admission Board.
  7. For applicants with 15 years of education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical- or Chemical- or Energy- or Mechanical-Engineering from a foreign university, access will be evaluated on basis of their previous career and adequacy of personal preparation. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score, if produced with the application, is a very valuable title (the score can be provided through ETS DI code or by sending a scanned copy by email)

 

Prerequisite of knowledge of a foreign language

University regulations are set out in the document “Foreign Languages – Regulations on meeting the compulsory educational requirement of knowledge of a European Union language” which is published on the University website http://www.polimi.it/en/students/from-enrolment-to-degree/english-language/. Students are invited to read this document carefully, and they must comply with the regulations.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Eligibility for the 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 Admission Board according to the previous career. Any curricular supplement required to complete preparation must be possessed before enrolment in the Master of Science itself, contrary to what happened with the D.M. 509 rule in which debits could also be recovered during the Master of Science Programme.
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 Degree Programme or via Individual Courses ( see “Guidelines for admission to the Master of Science” and “How to enrol in the first year of a Master of Science Programme” published on the University Website under the section Student Services, Guidelines and Regulations). In particular, the following regulations hold.
  • BSc-graduates in Aerospace-, Energy-, and Mechanical- Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a preparatory-study track may enrol in the Master of Science in Energy Engineering without any curricular supplement.  This does not mean that skills acquired during the Bachelor of Science are sufficient to face the first year with adequate preparation. Students wishing to use this possibility should verify their curriculum and align their preparation, bearing in mind the following Table of Minimum Requisites.
  • BSc-graduates in Energy Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano originating from the professional-study track in the D.M. 270/04 rule will require a curricular supplement in "086214 Analytical and Numerical Methods" and "070792 Machine Design", and moreover they are obliged to include in their study plan the course "089779 Energy Conversion A" if they follow the study track in Energy use and Built Environment, or the course "097344 Heating and cooling systems A" if they follow any other study track.
  • BSc-graduates in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano originating from the professional study track in the D.M. 270/04 rule will require a curricular supplements in "086214 Analytical and Numerical Methods", "072574 Energy Systems and Environmental Impact, and "086012 Fundamentals of Environmental Climate Control".
  • BSc-graduates in Chemical, Electrical, Environmental and Land Planning, and Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano are going to follow the track EEESW, the Admission Board will determine courses to be assigned as curricular supplements  based on the "Table of Minimum Requisites (EEE)", according to the procedure described at the last point of this llist.
  • For all other cases the Admission Board will determine courses to be assigned as curricular supplements based on the"Table of Minimum Requisites", according to the procedure described at the last point of this list.
  • For the BSc-graduates with a professional-study track from the Politecnico di Milano as well as from any other Italian University, the Admission board willassign in any case a number of curricular supplements equivalent to a number of credits not less than the number of credits associated with the Internship, Graduation Thesis and Final Exam of the Bachelor of Science obtained. Moreover, the Admissions Board will evaluate case by case how to divide such supplements among courses.
The "Table of Minimum Requisites" indicates the minimum number of credits the student must have obtained in groups of scientific disciplinary sectors (referred to as the Italian acronym SSD). Should the number of credits acquired in each group be less than that of the table, curricular supplements will be assigned in the corresponding SSD. If the total number of such supplements is less than or equal to 6 credits, the same will not be assigned; on the contrary, should the total number of debits exceed 60, the candidate will be redirected to the Bachelor of Science Programme.

Table of Minimum Requisites
Context SSD credits
Mathematical analysis, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics MAT/02-03-05-06, SECS/S01 25
Numerical analysis MAT/08 5
Fundamental and Applied Mechanics, Solid Mechanics MAT/07, ING-IND/13, ICAR/08 15
Physics, Chemistry (1) FIS/01-03, CHIM/07 15
Electrical machines, Computer Science, Control systems

ING-IND/31-32-33, ING-INF/04-05

10

Economics, Project and Programme Management

ING-IND/05-17-35

5

Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Fluid mechanics, Chemical processes and technologies

ING-IND/06-10-11-24-25, ICAR/01

15

Propulsion, Machine Design, Energy Systems, 

ING-IND/07-08-09

15

Structural mechanics, Design and manufacturing, Plants, Materials

ING-IND/03-04-05-13-14-15-16-17-21-22

15

Total

 

120

 (1) with at least 5 credits in Chemistry
 
Table of Minimum Requisites EEE

Context

SSD

credits

Mathematical analysis, Algebra, Geometry, Numerical analysis, Statistics

MAT/02-03-05-06-08, SECS/S01

30

Fundamental and Applied Mechanics, Solid Mechanics

MAT/07, ING-IND/13, ICAR/08-09

15

Physics, Chemistry (1)

FIS/01-03, CHIM/06-07

20

Electrical machines, Computer Science, Control systems

ING-IND/31-32-33, ING-INF/04-05

10

Economics, Project and Programme Management, Research operations

ING-IND/05-17-35, MAT/09

5

Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Fluid dynamics, Chemical processes and technologies

ING-IND/06-10-11-24-25-27, ICAR/01-02

15

Propulsion, Machine Design, Energy Systems, Environmental Engineering

ING-IND/07-08-09, ICAR/03

15

Structural mechanics, Design and manufacturing, Plants, Materials

ING-IND/03-04-05-13-14-15-16-17-21-22

15

Total

 

120

 (1) with at least 5 credits in Chemistry


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines

The Degree Programme in Energy Engineering belongs to the School of Industrial Engineering which establishes the programmed number of places each year. Please refer to the Website indicated below.


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6.4 Tutoring and students support

Guidance Site:  http://www.orientamento.polimi.it/


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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

To graduate 120 credits are required. Activities necessary to acquire these credits are detailed in this Teaching Regulations: they deal with the most advanced and innovative issues in the energy industry, after a necessary exploration of educational aspects in related disciplines. The degree thesis is an integral part of the programme in which the graduation candidate autonomously explores in depth an energy-related issue with the most innovative and R&D-oriented methodologies possible.

7.2 Mode of study

Attendance is not compulsory but is highly recommended: it is in fact very important in facilitating learning and in acquiring the essential critical abilities. Programme courses are delivered with conventional methods (lectures, exercises, IT, experimental and design laboratories), but with teaching methods appropriate for achieving the educational objectives defined by theDublin descriptors (see paragraph 2).

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The educational offer of the Master of Science in the 270/04 system is developed according to five study tracks organized in six previously approved programme tracks (referred to the Italian acronym PSPA).

  • EEP - Power Production" track - "EIP - Produzione di potenza" track. These programme tracks are offered in English and in Italian, respectively, and are perfectly eqivalent between them; they are aimed at preparing a professional figure with a broad range of cross-discipline skills required to operuate in the production of various forms of energy by thermodynamic conversion. The reference scenario includes industrial applications, electricity power stations, production processes with a high concentration of power but also distributed power generation, civil and industrial co-generation and renewable energy sources. These are engineering sectors in which problems of an industrial nature are flanked by those related to environmental protection (an issue given great attention in the proposed curriculum) in a competitive and continuously changing  economic context (free gas and electricity market).
  • EIT - Energy Use and Built Environment” track. This programme  track, offered in Italian (but near all subjects can be substituted by the corresponding ones offered in English, by selecting them in the autonomous mode), prepares specialists for design, implementation and management of Heating, Ventilating and Air Cnditioning (HVAC) plants used in civil and industrial applications (air-conditioning, cooling, etc.). Amongst others, it prepares the student in heat exchange applications in industrial components and processes, in renewable energy technologies for HVAC uses, in ventilation and environmental contamination techniques and in energy and environmental planning and control. 
  • EEH - Oil and Gas Engineering” track. This programme track, offered in English, is aimed at preparing professional figures able to operate in the “oil and gas” industry with a general overview of the various sectors: “upstream” (resources, reserves, perforation), “midstream” (well-head rigging, transport), “downstream” (refining, end products), based on the general skills of an energy engineer. Given the natural propensity of this sector to operate in an international context, within this track, scholarships will be activated with access through competition to support successful candidates in a period of study abroad at universities with a recognised value in the “oil and gas” sector, to be carried out in the second year. The number and amount of scholarships will be defined and assigned during the first year. In particular, in the case of stipulation of a specific agreement with the ENI Group, via ENI Corporate University, successful scholarship candidates, in addition to periods abroad, can take the opportunity of paid internships at industrial sites of the ENI group, also with the objective of preparing the graduation thesis. Rules and requisites for admission to the scholarship competition (financed by ENI, by other companies in the sector and internally) will be published in time on the school Website. Unsuccessful scholarship candidates  may in any case finish their career without a period of study abroad.
  • EES Energy for the Development” track. Studies in this track, offered in English, aim at preparing a professional figure having a broad knowledge in technical and scientific fields in order to operate in the energy sector at a multi-scale level, including  the development of specific technologies and the energy analyses of different scenarios for the sustainability of energy systems in diverse areas. According to UNDP (United Nation Development Organization) energy is strictly related to the development, yet in the World there is a lack of engineers who operate with competence and creativity in diverse sectors, as highlighted by UNESCO (United Nation for Educational and Scientific Organization). For these reasons, the present Track has been created to combine the engineering fundamentals with the scope of facing the problems within the sector with all the tools necessary to assess their economic, environmental and social impacts. To support international experiences, internships will be activated in agreement with NGO’s, national as well as international entities, universities and research centres.  
  • "EEE - Renewables and Environmental Sustainability" track. This programme track, offered in English on the Piacenza Campus only, aims at preparing a professional figure having a a mix of design, operational and management skills, with particular emphasis on system and process engineering related to the production of basic energy carriers (electricity, heat and fuels) under tight environmental constraints. Students will learn how to evaluate and solve engineering issues (thermal, environmental, mechanical, chemical, electrical) raised by energy conversion systems, as well as analyze and assess operational and maintenance issues. Particular attention will be devoted to renewable energy sources, non-conventional energy technologies, emission control, electric systems with distributed power generation. Further information concerning contents, grants, admission periods and procedures and the number of positions available is published on the School website.

1 Year courses - Track: EEP - Power Generation - Produzione di Potenza


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095902BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.010.0
089778BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.0
095909BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.010.0
089779BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.0
095910CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.08.0
089781CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.08.0
096868CING-IND/17PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT B28.0
095912BING-IND/10ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOECONOMICS28.0
095918BING-IND/25CHEMICAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES28.08.0
093598B,CING-IND/25
ING-IND/27
CHEMICAL PLANTS AND PROCESSES (C.I.)28.0
095916BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS28.08.0
089787BING-IND/33SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL MACHINES28.0
089786BING-IND/08COMBUSTION AND SAFETY28.08.0
095924CING-INF/04CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
099362BING-IND/10ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE28.0
097400BING-IND/19RELIABILITY, SAFETY AND RISK ANALYSIS C28.0
090928CING-IND/21MATERIALS FOR ENERGY18.0
095922CING-IND/22CORROSION AND MATERIAL PROTECTION28.0

2 Year courses - Track: EEP - Power Generation - Produzione di Potenza


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
090929BING-IND/09ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS18.08.0
099361BING-IND/10MULTIPHASE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES18.0
097348BING-IND/08INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES B18.08.0
097354BING-IND/08TURBOMACHINERY B18.0
052393BING-IND/09WIND, HYDRO AND GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION18.08.0
052394BING-IND/09SOLAR AND BIOMASS POWER GENERATION18.0
097394BING-IND/09POWER PRODUCTION FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY18.0
097359BING-IND/10CFD FOR ENERGY ENGINEERING18.08.0
097389CING-IND/13ROTOR DYNAMICS AND DIAGNOSTIC A18.0
052392BING-IND/08
ING-IND/32
MODELING OF AUTOMOTIVE PROPULSION SYSTEMS28.0
097397BING-IND/08DESIGN OF FLUID MACHINES FOR CLEAN POWER GENERATION28.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group S1------8.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group SOFT SKILLS (a)------
097440----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL EXAM (ENG)--120.020.0
097440----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL EXAM (ENG)--220.0

(a) Courses held in Milano Leonardo campus

1 Year courses - Track: EIT - Termotecnica - Energy use and built environment


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
089778BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.010.0
095902BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.0
089780BING-IND/11REFRIGERATION, HEAT PUMPS AND THERMAL POWER SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS A110.010.0
089781CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.08.0
095910CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.08.0
098521CING-IND/17INDUSTRIAL PLANTS MANAGEMENT B28.0
096868CING-IND/17PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT B28.0
089787BING-IND/33SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL MACHINES28.08.0
095916BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS28.0
089785BING-IND/10GENERAL ENERGETICS28.016.0
089786BING-IND/08COMBUSTION AND SAFETY28.0
052395BING-IND/11GREEN BUILDING ENERGY SYSTEMS28.0
095924CING-INF/04CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0

2 Year courses - Track: EIT - Termotecnica - Energy use and built environment


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
090932BING-IND/11ENERGY SAVINGS AND RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN BUILDINGS18.016.0
052395BING-IND/11GREEN BUILDING ENERGY SYSTEMS28.0
091025BING-IND/11APPLIED ACOUSTICS AND LIGHTING18.0
097365BING-IND/11ENGINEERING OF SOLAR THERMAL PROCESSES18.0
090928CING-IND/21MATERIALS FOR ENERGY18.08.0
097400BING-IND/19RELIABILITY, SAFETY AND RISK ANALYSIS C28.0
095922CING-IND/22CORROSION AND MATERIAL PROTECTION28.0
091026BING-IND/11DESIGN OF THERMAL SYSTEMS28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group S1------8.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group SOFT SKILLS (a)------
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

(a) Courses held in Milano Leonardo campus

1 Year courses - Track: EEH - Oil and Gas Production


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095902BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.010.0
089778BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.0
095909BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.010.0
089779BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.0
095910CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.08.0
089781CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.08.0
052397CING-IND/35ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MODELING AND SCENARIOS28.0
095912BING-IND/10ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOECONOMICS28.0
095918BING-IND/25CHEMICAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES28.08.0
093598B,CING-IND/25
ING-IND/27
CHEMICAL PLANTS AND PROCESSES (C.I.)28.0
095917CING-IND/30FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING28.08.0
097400BING-IND/19RELIABILITY, SAFETY AND RISK ANALYSIS C28.08.0
090928CING-IND/21MATERIALS FOR ENERGY18.0
095922CING-IND/22CORROSION AND MATERIAL PROTECTION28.0

2 Year courses - Track: EEH - Oil and Gas Production


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097394BING-IND/09POWER PRODUCTION FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY18.08.0
052393BING-IND/09WIND, HYDRO AND GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION18.0
052394BING-IND/09SOLAR AND BIOMASS POWER GENERATION18.0
095951B,CICAR/01
ING-IND/10
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS18.08.0
052396CING-IND/27FUELS FROM FOSSIL AND RENEWABLE SOURCES18.08.0
099361BING-IND/10MULTIPHASE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES18.0
095936BING-IND/09OIL AND GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group S1------8.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group SOFT SKILLS (a)------
097440----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL EXAM (ENG)--120.020.0
097440----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL EXAM (ENG)--220.0

(a) Courses held in Milano Leonardo campus

1 Year courses - Track: EES - Energy for Development


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095902BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.010.0
089778BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.0
095909BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.010.0
089779BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.0
095910CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.08.0
089781CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.08.0
095912BING-IND/10ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOECONOMICS28.08.0
095916BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS28.08.0
089787BING-IND/33SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL MACHINES28.0
052389B,CING-IND/31
ING-IND/32
ELECTRIC CONVERSION FROM GREEN SOURCES OF ENERGY28.0
093501--IUS/10ENERGY LAW28.08.0
052397CING-IND/35ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MODELING AND SCENARIOS28.0

2 Year courses - Track: EES - Energy for Development


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097365BING-IND/11ENGINEERING OF SOLAR THERMAL PROCESSES18.016.0
097394BING-IND/09POWER PRODUCTION FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY18.0
052393BING-IND/09WIND, HYDRO AND GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION18.0
052394BING-IND/09SOLAR AND BIOMASS POWER GENERATION18.0
052396CING-IND/27FUELS FROM FOSSIL AND RENEWABLE SOURCES18.0
095917CING-IND/30FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING28.0
097381BING-IND/10ENGINEERING AND COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT18.08.0
097386CING-IND/35
SECS-P/01
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group S1------8.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group SOFT SKILLS (a)------
097440----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL EXAM (ENG)--120.020.0
097440----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL EXAM (ENG)--220.0

(a) Courses held in Milano Leonardo campus

1 Year courses - Track: EEE - Renewables and Environmental Sustainability


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093595CMAT/05
MAT/08
ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL METHODS (C.I.)110.010.0
089302BING-IND/11ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS18.08.0
052407BING-IND/09ENERGY SYSTEMS18.0
087074CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT18.08.0
087073BING-IND/33ELECTRIC CONVERSION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES18.08.0
099254BING-IND/09RENEWABLE ENERGY AND LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES (I.C.)210.010.0
099248BING-IND/08FLUID MACHINES FOR LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES28.08.0
093473BING-IND/33SMART GRIDS AND REGULATION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES28.08.0

2 Year courses - Track: EEE - Renewables and Environmental Sustainability


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099247--BIO/07INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY18.08.0
090907CICAR/03AIR POLLUTION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING110.010.0
099251B,CICAR/03
ING-IND/09
BIO-ENERGY AND WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES (I.C.)110.010.0
053418BING-IND/09MANAGING POWER PLANT PROJECTS28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group LEONARDO (a)------8.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group S1------
089302BING-IND/11ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS18.0
099263----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK116.016.0
099263----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK216.0

(a) Courses held in Milano Leonardo campus

Courses of the Group LEONARDO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
098634 C ING-INF/04 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS [I.C.] 1 10.0
095857 -- CHIM/07 BASIC OF GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY 1 8.0
097461 -- BIO/07 ECOSYSTEMS CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT 1 10.0
096128 C ING-IND/22 CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2 10.0
098513 C ICAR/01 GROUNDWATER HYDRAULICS 2 8.0
095896 C ING-INF/04 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 2 10.0

Course programmes can be found on the School of Industrial Engineering website (http://www.polimi.it/en/programmes/schools/school-of-industrial-and-information-engineering/) where general notices to students are periodically published. In the column AF (Educational Activities), basic subjects (A), characterising subjects (B), related subjects (C) and other activities (D) which include courses of choice (S1-S2) are indicated. Only for courses of choice the Programme board may take into consideration student proposals which are outside the scope of authorised tracks (autonomous programme track).


Courses of the Group S1


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
090929 B ING-IND/09 ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS 1 8.0
097359 B ING-IND/10 CFD FOR ENERGY ENGINEERING 1 8.0
090974 B ING-IND/09 ENERGY CONVERSION B 1 8.0
052398 B ING-IND/09 ENERGY CONVERSION B 1 8.0
097365 B ING-IND/11 ENGINEERING OF SOLAR THERMAL PROCESSES 1 8.0
052396 C ING-IND/27 FUELS FROM FOSSIL AND RENEWABLE SOURCES 1 8.0
097348 B ING-IND/08 INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES B 1 8.0
090928 C ING-IND/21 MATERIALS FOR ENERGY 1 8.0
099361 B ING-IND/10 MULTIPHASE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES 1 8.0
090926 B ING-IND/11 REFRIGERATION, HEAT PUMPS AND THERMAL POWER SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS B 1 8.0
097389 C ING-IND/13 ROTOR DYNAMICS AND DIAGNOSTIC A 1 8.0
052394 B ING-IND/09 SOLAR AND BIOMASS POWER GENERATION 1 8.0
097354 B ING-IND/08 TURBOMACHINERY B 1 8.0
052393 B ING-IND/09 WIND, HYDRO AND GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION 1 8.0
095912 B ING-IND/10 ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOECONOMICS 2 8.0
093598 B,C ING-IND/25
ING-IND/27
CHEMICAL PLANTS AND PROCESSES (C.I.) 2 8.0
095918 B ING-IND/25 CHEMICAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES 2 8.0
089786 B ING-IND/08 COMBUSTION AND SAFETY 2 8.0
095924 C ING-INF/04 CONTROL SYSTEMS 2 8.0
095922 C ING-IND/22 CORROSION AND MATERIAL PROTECTION 2 8.0
097397 B ING-IND/08 DESIGN OF FLUID MACHINES FOR CLEAN POWER GENERATION 2 8.0
052389 B,C ING-IND/31
ING-IND/32
ELECTRIC CONVERSION FROM GREEN SOURCES OF ENERGY 2 8.0
095916 B ING-IND/33 ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS 2 8.0
099362 B ING-IND/10 ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE 2 8.0
052397 C ING-IND/35 ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MODELING AND SCENARIOS 2 8.0
095914 C ING-IND/35 ENERGY ECONOMICS 2 8.0
093501 -- IUS/10 ENERGY LAW 2 8.0
089785 B ING-IND/10 GENERAL ENERGETICS 2 8.0
052395 B ING-IND/11 GREEN BUILDING ENERGY SYSTEMS 2 8.0
098521 C ING-IND/17 INDUSTRIAL PLANTS MANAGEMENT B 2 8.0
052392 B ING-IND/08
ING-IND/32
MODELING OF AUTOMOTIVE PROPULSION SYSTEMS 2 8.0
096868 C ING-IND/17 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT B 2 8.0
097400 B ING-IND/19 RELIABILITY, SAFETY AND RISK ANALYSIS C 2 8.0
089787 B ING-IND/33 SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL MACHINES 2 8.0

Courses of the Group SOFT SKILLS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
053583 C ING-IND/35 HIGH-TECH STARTUPS: CREATING AND SCALING UP I 1 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
053351 -- L-FIL-LET/11 ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN CULTURE 1 3.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
052580 -- L-FIL-LET/11 ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN CULTURE 1 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052770 -- M-PED/03 COMMUNICATION AND ARGUMENTATION 2 3.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
052582 -- M-PED/03 COMMUNICATION AND ARGUMENTATION 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052769 -- M-FIL/02 ETHICS FOR TECHNOLOGY 2 3.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
052581 -- M-FIL/02 ETHICS FOR TECHNOLOGY 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052771 -- ING-INF/05 PERSONALITÀ, TEAM BUILDING, LEADERSHIP 2 3.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
052585 -- ING-INF/05 PERSONALITÀ, TEAM BUILDING, LEADERSHIP 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
098504 -- ING-IND/15 TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING AND RESEARCHING FUTURE 2 5.0


7.4 Foreign language

The Politecnico di Milano has adopted the English language as the EU language that must be known in addition to Italian. As already mentioned, to be admitted to the Master of Science, the student must have obtained certification of knowledge of English (http://www.polimi.it/en/students/from-enrolment-to-degree/english-language/). Being knowledge of English prerequisite for admission, no further verification is foreseen during the Master of Science programme.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4328

7.5 Degree examination

The final exam consists of preparing, presenting and discussing a graduation thesis autonomously developed by the student. Thesis work should imply an effort coherent with the credits  assigned for the same (normally 20). Graduation theses may have theoretical, numeric and/or experimental characteristics and may be developed in the academic (also at foreign universities) or industrial sphere. Work will be evaluated according to completeness and coherency, validity of adopted methodologies, significance and topical nature of issues addressed, methodological and scientific rigour, technical abilities and clarity and completeness of presentation. 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 MSc Programme in Energy Engineering".


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=4359

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4390

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.

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, are available on the School webpage

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=990&lang=en&k_corso_la=477&aa=2016


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Central Student Office

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

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.

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

Student IT services.

Information Area for Students and Professors

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


11. International context

The Master of Science Programme in Energy Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano is one of the best and most recognised among Italian Universities with enrolment of many students graduating from other Universities. In European Universities courses are usually much more open. It is easy to find very similar content in MSc courses in Industrial Engineering (and similar) proposed by many foreign universities, with particular reference to Northern Europe (Germany and Scandinavia), in which many courses focussed on modern energy techniques are offered (e.g.: renewable energy).


12. Internationalization

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano 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 semester up to two years at a foreign university that the School of Industrial and Information 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 examinations 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 Programme board, will be valid and count towards the average of scores earned.

 

For further details please refer to the "International Mobility Regulation" of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering at

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/ 


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=4681

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information

Students are invited to periodically consult the School of Industrial and Information Engineering website (www.ingindinf.polimi.it)

 


Only the original in Italian is valid.

15. Errata corrige