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Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year: 
Degree Level: 
Master's Degree
2 years
Teaching Facility: 
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Access Requirements: 
Italian Classification: 
LM33 - Ingegneria meccanica
Teaching Languages: 

Course Overview

This MSc is for future mechanical and mechatronic engineers. Students will be trained in all aspects of mechanical design involving mechanics, power, control, and manufacturing traditionally covered by mechanical engineering including:

  • materials engineering;
  • design and ​​modelling;
  • numerical methodology;
  • functional and structural design methods;
  • ​​fluid machines;
  • production systems;
  • energy;
  • ​​mechatronics and biomechanics.

Educational Goals

The educational programme offers three types of curricula with lectures being delivered in English throughout the second year. These are:

  • Advanced Mechanical Design
  • Mechatronics and Manufacturing
  • Energy and Environment

And learning outcomes can be summarized in eight items, in terms of skills acquisition:

  • Problem-solving of complex technical problems through innovative solutions;
  • Able to design, give a structure and manage complex as well as innovative type of processes;
  • Great communicational and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to apply mathematics to other subjects such as science and technology, including topics of a multidisciplinary nature;
  • The ability to formalize hypotheses concerning technical problems and come up with innovative solutions;
  • Plan, structure and manage innovative processes of a high degree of complexity;
  • Use knowledge and professional ethics when relating to internal and external bodies;
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team;

Job Opportunities

Typical job titles

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Industrial and Management Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Industrial Technician
  • IT Technician