Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Electrical Energy Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8610
Course class L-9 - Industrial engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I,II,III
Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Programme Director Carlo Alberto Nucci
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission Requirements

Admission to the 1st cycle degree programme in Electrical Energy Engineering is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, will be assigned additional learning requirements by the Degree Programme Board on a case-by-case basis.

Admission to the degree programme is also subject to the possession of strong oral and written Italian language skills, logical reasoning skills, knowledge of and ability to use the main results of elementary mathematics and the foundations of experimental sciences.

This shall be assessed as described below:

The 1st cycle degree programme in Electrical Energy Engineering may have restricted access, depending on the available resources.

1.1. Entrance exam to assess basic knowledge for open access degree programmes

Students must sit an entrance exam to assess basic knowledge, the methods of which will be published on the University Portal. Students registering with a score of less than the minimum threshold indicated on the University Portal will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), learning activities covering the knowledge of those subjects included in the first year course units. Additional learning requirements (OFA) are deemed to be completed by passing a specific exam, the methods and terms of which are indicated on the University Portal. At least three exam sessions are expected to be held for additional learning requirements during the academic year.

The deadline for the completion of additional learning requirements is set by the University Bodies and published on the University Portal. Prior to the completion of additional learning requirements, students may in any case sit the exams scheduled for the first year. Students not completing the additional learning requirements by the deadline shall be obliged to enrol in the first year of the study programme again, and will not have the right to apply for shortened programme status.

In the event of:

- Withdrawal from studies;

- Loss of student status;

- Application to opt out of previous degree programme systems;

- Possession of an academic qualification obtained from or learning activities carried out in foreign universities;

- Transfer from another degree programme at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna;

- Transfer from another university;

students are exempted from sitting the entrance exam if in previous academic years they passed the exam at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bologna or another Engineering Faculty that is a member of the Cisia Consortium, or have passed entrance exams for restricted access programmes in architecture, but without subsequently registering.

In the event of accepting the transfer application beyond the usual terms, students who have not been exempted from sitting the entrance exam will be assigned additional learning requirements.

1.2 Entrance exam to assess basic knowledge for restricted access degree programmes

If the programme is run on a restricted access basis, the number of places and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.

Students shall be required to sit an entrance exam to assess their knowledge in order to register for the 1st cycle degree programme. Students registering with a score of less than the minimum threshold laid down in the call for applications will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), learning activities covering the knowledge of those subjects included in the first year course units. Additional learning requirements (OFA) are deemed to be completed by passing a specific exam, the methods and terms of which are indicated in the call for applications. At least three exam sessions are expected to be held for additional learning requirements during the academic year.

The deadline for the completion of additional learning requirements is set by the University Bodies and published on the University Portal.

Prior to the completion of additional learning requirements, students may in any case sit the exams scheduled for the first year. Students not completing the additional learning requirements by the deadline shall be obliged to enrol in the first year of the study programme again, and will not have the right to apply for shortened programme status.

1.3 Assessment of language skills

Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, to level A2, by the University Linguistic Centre. Students holding a corresponding language certification may be exempted from sitting this exam.

Students achieving a level of less than A2 in the language test will be assigned additional language learning requirements.

This linguistic deficit must be recovered in preparation for the following exams. For the programme year in which B1 language skills are required, this preparation is as follows:

▪ skills level B1 in the first year:

preparatory courses in order to achieve level B1 prior to the year 3 exams.

Programme profile

Specific learning outcomes of the Programme

The professional learning outcomes for Class L-9 of Industrial Engineering degrees are assured for Electrical Energy Engineering graduates through a curriculum focusing on the methodological and practical aspects of core areas of industrial engineering generally (applied thermodynamics, heat transmission, machine and materials mechanics and energy systems) and the specific subjects of electrical energy engineering, focusing on applied electromagnetism, electric circuits, machine converters and electric mechanisms, electrical systems, components and technologies and electrical measurements. The programme also develops knowledge of electronics and automatic controls. The programme is completed and integrated with workshops and elements of business culture, gained through lectures, seminars and/or an internship, and knowledge of the English language to at least level B1: students will be required to achieve the four language skills (reading, writing, listening and dialogue) through the compulsory attendance of lessons, in line with the criteria specified during the programme, in compliance with the instructions issued by the academic bodies.

Electrical Energy Engineering graduates also acquire knowledge of the main characteristics of electrical energy equipment and components, production, distribution, management, conversion and use. The professional figure to which the 1st cycle degree programme in Electrical Energy Engineering refers is identified in the ISTAT category of professional classifications under point 2.2.1.3.0 — Electrotechnical and Industrial Automation Engineers. Having passed the state examination, in compliance with the applicable regulations, graduates in Electrical Energy Engineering may register with Section B, sector b) Industrial (Junior engineer), of the professional association.

With an interdisciplinary background, graduates in Electrical Energy Engineering have many career opportunities, working profitably in all sectors involving electrical systems and equipment, electrical systems for energy and more or less complex electronic power systems. In particular, the knowledge base of Electrical Energy Engineering graduates allows them to cover technical and technical management roles in the fields of design, production, testing, management, control and maintenance of electrical equipment, machinery and systems and electric/electronic power systems, in a freelance position, working alone or in associated forms, or as an employee in the manufacturing or services sectors, or in public companies and the civil service. They can also fill

technical and sales positions in industrial engineering companies in particular in the field of electrical energy engineering.

With their solid basic training and technical and scientific culture, Electrical Energy Engineering graduates are ready to join the labour market or continue their studies to a higher level.

Expected learning outcomes

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Internship

The School of Engineering and Architecture allows students to perform an internship in order to get credits (CFU) included in the study plan according to the rules set by the degree programmes. ‘Curricular' internship is a learning activity included in the study plan. It can be compulsory or elective, depending on the degree programme, and can be performed both in Universities or other organizations, in Italy or abroad. Some degree programmes allow students to perform internships in preparation for the final thesis.
Graduates within 12 months after graduation are offered the possibility to perform an ‘orientation' internship in order to get a deeper knowledge of the work field.
Further details on the School website page about internships.

International mobility

As part of its educational opportunities, every year the School fosters programmes and international agreements enabling undergraduates and graduates to attend degree programmes , take exams, participate in company internships or research programmes in the most famous European and extra-European universities or other institutions.
Details about opportunities abroad at the International student office

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (Master's Degrees) and master to professional master's programmes.

Career opportunities

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Contact details

For administrative information students can contact:

Student Administration Office
Teaching Office
Internship Office
Student International Mobility Office

For information on the degree programmes students can contact the programme tutor .
For information on credit recognition from previous degrees students can contact:
Prof. Roberto Tinarelli
Prof. Leonardo Sandrolini