The Course

The Department of Industrial Engineering, thanks to the expertise developed in several national and international research projects and collaborations with highly innovative research institutes and companies, provides an education program which allows to face successfully the technological challenges imposed by the digitalisation. The formative activities provide a solid education both in the traditional industrial engineering and in the emerging key technologies. The system engineering approach is proposed, where the object of study is conceived as a complex set of functions which interact at many levels, exchanging information and implementing perception and cognitive skills. These systems, known as Cyber Physical Systems, represent the technologies which mainly characterises Industry4.0.

The master course is offered in three curricula and a double degree program in the frame of the European Institute of Technology (EIT). The three curricula are the following:

  • Mechanics: focused on the most advanced tools for the design of mechanical systems, their prototyping and testing, and the development of their production technologies;
  • Electronics and Robotics: provides the student with adequate knowledge about the modern techniques of Artificial Intelligence focused on their application on mechanical and industrial systems, together with a proper insight into measurement systems and robot modelling, planning and control.
  • Intelligent vehicles: deals with the enabling technologies for the design and development of intelligent systems for connected and autonomous vehicles, the most advances Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The double degree program in Autonomous Systems at EIT Digital is offered in partnership with qualified European partners and aims at combining the most advanced topics of mechatronic engineering and autonomous systems, with expertise on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Learning outcomes

The general objective of the Course is to promote the culture of innovation in all the professional activities of the mechatronic engineer and, in particular, in the formulation, planning, design and development of industrial systems, processes and services. The scientific basis of engineering are aimed at the functional description of the mechatronic system, intended as a system composed of subsystems (mechanical, electronic, informatic) which interact and integrate cognitive and interconnecting abilities. The education aims at developing in the student - also through experimental and simulation activities - transversal competencies allowing him/her to lead the interactions and synergies among different technologies.

The organisation of the educational path is based on a first year aimed at providing the students the theoretical tools required to consolidate the skills for the comprehension, formalization, modelling, simulation and control of a modern intelligent mechanical system. The second year completes the education through the dedicated curricula, aimed at providing the tools and methods for successfully practice the profession of mechatronic engineer in different strategic sectors.

Among these, we highlight: the innovative mechanics (and related design, verification and control tools), robotics (from enabling technologies, to industrial applications and innovative developments), intelligent vehicles (from autonomous driving to advanced transportation systems), autonomous systems (integrated by innovation and entrepreneurship).

Professional profiles

The reference professional profiles of the Master Course are identified as the best interpretation of the system engineer in the specific framework of the modern mechatronics, requested in the framework of the Industry 4.0 paradigm.

In the manufacturing and service industry, public administration, research institutes and private practice, interdisciplinary profiles are more and more requested, which integrate skills and knowledge from disciplines which traditionally belong to different areas, like mechanics, electronics, automatics and information technology.

The educational approach is therefore shifted from the component level (and related technologies) to a high-level perspective, targeting the comprehension of whole system, characterised by their interactions and synergies.

The master’s graduates in Mechatronics Engineering have a command of the main reference methods for the design, development, production and management of the modern Cyber Physical Systems. They are able to apply such methods and techniques to the functional subsystems and related interfaces while keeping the system overview. The master’s graduates are able to use the modern tools to update their knowledge and to promote innovation of the existing technologies.

In particular, the master’s graduates also have the competences to apply the Artificial Intelligence technologies, often implemented in the development of the modern Cyber Physical Systems.

With reference to ISTAT classification of job opportunities, the Master Course in Mechatronic Engineering allows graduates for the following positions:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Researcher and graduate technician in Industrial and Information Engineering

Post-graduate education opportunities

The Master's degree in Mechatronic Engineering allows graduate students to access the PhD courses in the frame of mechatronics, mechanics, electronics and automation, such as the Doctoral programme in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering.

Graduates may also access second level Professional Master Courses.

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26 Gennaio 2022