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

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 9217
Degree Programme Class L-8 - Information technology engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access

The degree programme has the following curricula:

1. Automation systems
2. Automation engineering

Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Only few curricula provide multiple degree
Inter-University programme TONGJI UNIVERSITY
Degree Programme Director Lorenzo Marconi
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Programme profile

The specific learning outcome of the Automation Engineering programme is totrain professionals with a solid basic preparation who are able to performtechnical management and design roles in companies where it is necessary tohave a knowledge of sizing and creating architectures of medium/highcomplexity, automated and robotic systems, and automation processes andinstallations that integrate computer components and devices for measuring,transmission and implementation. It follows then that the automation engineer,as opposed to others from the class of information engineering, must possessgood interdisciplinary knowledge in the sectors of automation, mechanics,computers, electronics and electrical engineering. Graduates therefore firstacquire a solid knowledge of the methodological and operational aspects of thebasic sciences and engineering, favouring specific aspects in the automationfield but without omitting the general aspects; they are then guided through aprocess of learning and in-depth study of the fundamental methods and tools forthe project of automation components, systems and processes in the field andwith an interdisciplinary approach. Their preparation is rounded out andcompleted with significant laboratory experience, elements of contemporarycorporate culture and an adequate knowledge of a foreign language. The graduatein Automation Engineering possesses knowledge and understanding at apost-secondary level in the fields of automation, mechanics, computers,electronics and electrical engineering, and attains a level defined by the useof advanced textbooks, which also includes the knowledge of cutting-edgesubjects such as those regarding the use and design of automated high-dynamicmachinery, robotics, the automotive sector and control systems andimplementation systems based on modern, innovative technologies.


The degree programme has the following curricula:

  1. Automation systems
  2. Automation engineering


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 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. Andrea Tilli
Prof. Roberto Diversi