Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Mechanical Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8771
Course class LM-33 - Mechanical engineering
Years in which the programme is being held

I, II

Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Forlì
Degree Type Multiple degree
Inter-University programme UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL - CORDOBA
Programme Director Alessandro Rivola
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements for the degree programme
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession, firstly of the curricular requirements and secondly to the assessment of personal competencies and skills. Candidates not possessing the described curricular requirements will not be admitted to the 2nd cycle degree programme. Those in possession of the described curricular requirements will be assessed on their personal competencies and skills. Candidates passing this assessment will be admitted to the 2nd cycle degree programme. The curricular requirements and methods of assessing personal competencies and skills are described below.
CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of both the following curricular requirements:
1) One of the following degrees:
a) Degree in Computer Engineering (class 9 ex DM 509/1999 or class L-8 ex DM 270/2004); Degree in Industrial Engineering (class 10 ex DM 509/1999 or class L-9 ex DM 270/2004); Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (class 8 ex DM 509/1999 or class L-7 ex DM 270/2004);
b) First or second level degree from the previous degree system, three-year university diploma from the previous degree system, or other suitable university qualification obtained abroad.
2) documented evidence of meeting the following requirements:
- at least 42 CFU in the following subject areas: INF/01, ING-INF/05, MAT/02, MAT/03, MAT/05, MAT/06, MAT/07, MAT/08, MAT/09, SECS-S/02, CHIM/03, CHIM/07, FIS/01, FIS/02;
- at least 30 CFU in the following subject areas: ING-IND/08, ING-IND/12, ING-IND/13, ING-IND/14, ING-IND/15, ING-IND/16, ING-IND/17, ING-IND/19, ING-IND/22, ING-IND/25, ING-IND/28, ING-IND/31, ING-IND/33, ING-IND/35, ICAR/08;
- at least 18 CFU in the following subject areas: ING-IND/08, ING-IND/12, ING-IND/13, ING-IND/14, ING-IND/15, ING-IND/16.
For candidates with a qualification obtained abroad, or in Italy under previous degree systems, a special Board (appointed by the Degree Programme Board) will assess the equivalence of the qualification for the purposes of meeting the admission requirements, identifying the number of credits obtained in each subject area, possibly also with an interview. If it is not possible to identify the subject areas and number of credits obtained, the Board will proceed with an assessment of the candidates' academic career.
For candidates not meeting the above-indicated curricular requirements, the aforementioned Board will assess their suitability based on the analysis of their academic curriculum (and possibly an interview).
The Board will set a calendar for its activities, which will be published on the University portal. If the Board considers the level of the candidates' knowledge and skills to be satisfactory, they will be admitted for further assessment as described in the following paragraph.
ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
For candidates meeting the curricular requirements, admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is in any case subject to the assessment of the students' personal competencies and skills. Assessment of personal competencies and skills is based on the analysis of the candidates' curriculum by the above-mentioned Board.
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language. The Degree Programme may require students to recover any initial deficit in their language skills if they are assessed to below level B1 on admission.
A special Admissions session may be held for international students, with a Board appointed to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills; this session will be compatible with the schedule established in the call for applications for study grants (which indicatively expires in May).
International students who pass the above-mentioned assessment are exempted from the following assessment of their personal competencies and skills required for other students.
The 2nd cycle degree programme in Mechanical Engineering may have restricted access, depending on the available resources.
In the event of restricted access, candidates will be admitted following a selection procedure. The number of places and selection methods are published annually in the call for applications.
If restricted access applies to the programme, only applicants meeting the curricular requirements will be admitted to the selection procedure.
For candidates not meeting the above-indicated curricular requirements, admission to the selection procedure is assessed by the Board appointed by the Degree Programme Board, based on the analysis of their academic curriculum (and possibly an interview).
This assessment is also open to candidates enrolled in a degree programme listed in point a) of the first curricular requirement for admission, provided they have already obtained at least 156 CFU. If such candidates pass the selection they must graduate within the deadline for registration laid down in the call for applications.
If the Board considers the level of the candidate's knowledge and skills to be satisfactory, they will be admitted to the selection procedure.
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is in any case subject to the assessment of the students' personal competencies and skills.
Personal competencies and skills are assessed during the selection procedure for the restricted access programme, held as described in the call for applications. Students passing with at least the minimum score set in the call for applications will be deemed to have passed this selection.

Programme profile

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Mechanical Engineering aims to provide students with a solid cultural and professional background to operate in highly qualified areas of the mechanical engineering field.
2nd cycle graduates in Mechanical Engineering have a high level of cultural and professional understanding of the specific subjects in this class, in particular concerning the innovative design of components, machines, systems, products and processes in functional, construction, energy and economic terms.
The 2nd cycle degree programme in Mechanical Engineering aims specifically to train professional figures able to occupy positions of responsibility in design, management, coordination and development of industrial and/or research activities in public and private boards and companies, as well as the highly professional activities within the freelance field.
The computing and experimental equipment available for use in the university laboratories, which is being further enhanced, allow for the study of fields of application. Internships may also be carried out in collaboration with public and private bodies and companies operating locally. Among others, the professional figures described below may be developed.
The Mechanical Engineering curriculum produces graduates with a solid and flexible background based on the in-depth technical and scientific knowledge gained during the curriculum, which they can successfully put to use in the world of work or continue to develop by continuing studies to 2nd cycle Master's Degree level or PhD programmes in Mechanical Engineering and similar industrial disciplines.
Having passed the state examination, in compliance with the applicable regulations, graduates in mechanical engineering may exercise the private profession (feasibility studies, design, technical arbitration, technical expert for parties and on behalf of the courts, etc.), also dealing with complex issues which require great skill. In the table given in the Degree Programme System, the wide range of course units offered to gain CFU credits in the various programme types allow students the possibility to follow different curricula and make guided choices that fully satisfy the requirements of the degree programme system.

Expected learning outcomes

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Course units

The course units are listed according to the chosen curriculum

Internship

Students may also prepare their thesis in firms which have an agreement with the University of Bologna, both in Italy and abroad, through an internship activity for thesis (6 or 12 CFU).

More information are available at the link: "Dissertation-related internships"

Extra-curricular activities

The Degree Programme organises seminars, conferences and supplementary courses held by internal professors, foreign professors and qualified professional figures.

International mobility

Bologna University offers its students a series of study and training programmes abroad, both in Europe and worldwide. The University of Bologna is part of international networks, in particular it signs many Bilateral Agreements within the Erasmus+ programme and agreements with country outside Europe (Overseas programme).
Participation in the networks is aimed at promoting the cooperation between universities, while the agreements contribute to enhance academic relations for students, professors and researchers exchange.
Students can choose to carry out part of their final project or internship abroad.

Moreove, an agreement for the granting of a Double Degree (or multiple degree) is active with Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)

Student Mobility Tutor e-mail: ingarc.vpce.internazionalizzazioneforli@unibo.it

Studying abroad

An international dimension to the School of Engineering and Architecture

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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More information

To improve the learning opportunities available to the students the degree programme provides teaching and research laboratories.

This degree programme also has a Computing Laboratory for the preparation of 2nd cycle degree dissertations.

Contact details

Degree Programme Secretariat

Student Administration Office

Degree Programme Tutor

Functions:

The Tutor acts as an interface between the students and the Degree Programme to offer a tangible reference for the teaching activities, to collect information and comments, as well as to receive any claims or feedbacks about existing critical conditions and, in general, the students' requests regarding logistic and organizational aspects or other issues.
He/she has also the function of providing a personalized support to learning, with the objective of maintaining the contacts with students who may for various reasons (for example, job activities) encounter major difficulties at tests/exams and of setting up a clear programming for their studies and career. The Tutor participates into the orientation activities, provides support to the Degree Programme Coordinator in the management of students' practices, and collaborates in the activities for the surveying of students' opinion about the teaching activities.

Reference contact: Andrea Togni

E-mail: ingarc.vpce.tutormeccanica@unibo.it