Industrial engineering - Occupational and Professional Outlets

Specific Learning Targets

Graduates of the degree course in Industrial Engineering must:

  • know how to apply the methods of mathematics and other basic sciences to interpret and describe Industrial engineering problems;
  • know the various methodologies of Engineering sciences in general and those of Industrial Engineering in detail;
  • identify, formulate and find a solution to Energy Engineering problems by applying updated methodologies and adequate techniques and tools;
  • know how to apply techniques and tools for the design of components, systems and processes;
  • know how to perform experiments and analyses and interpret the data;
  • understand the impact of the engineering solutions in the social, physical-environmental context;
  • know their professional and ethic responsibility;
  • know the business context and culture in their financial, managerial and organisational aspects;
  • know contemporary contexts;
  • have relational and decisional skills;
  • have acquired the specific skills to update their own knowledge.

Occupational and Professional Outlets

Professionals with this job title typically work in the fields of design, construction supervision, and testing of individual components or parts of machines and lines for the production, transmission and distribution of energy, direct instrumental measurements of the technical parameters of plants and machinery. They can work as a professional consultant (junior industrial engineer), in manufacturing or service industries, and in the public administration.

The main occupational and professional areas in which the Industrial Engineering graduates can find employment are:

  • municipal service companies;
  • public and private agencies operating in the energy supply sector;
  • manufacturers of components of electrical and thermotechnical systems;
  • design firms in the energy field;
  • companies and civil and industrial organizations that require the position of energy manager;
  • companies and organizations engaged in the conversion of energy.

Final examination peculiarities

To be admitted to the final examination students must positively pass the assessment of their learning activity. The final examination can consist of:

  • a thesis dissertation (in English language) about one of the subjects studied during the degree course, written in an original way, under teacher supervision and with the help of one or more tutors, one of whom at least being a member of the degree course;
  • a written report of the laboratory project;
  • a report presentation concerning any experience gained during a period of internship among public or private authorities, institutions, companies and administrations, under the tutelage of an internship supervisor and of a teacher of the degree course.

The ability to synthesise and the quality of the presentation in both written and spoken form will be taken into account, in addition to the quality of the work, to evaluate the final examination papers.