Percorso formativo

Il corso è strutturato in quattro curricula:

  • Manufacturing and product Development
  • Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Bio-related and functional materials
  • Industrial Processes Management and Optimization.
     

I ANNO

Insegnamenti obbligatori

Metallic materials engineering (corso integrato 1° mod. - 2° mod.)

Module 1 -The module aims at providing the basic concepts for the analysis of processing technologies of metallic materials. Next to the description of equipment’s and tools, the mechanical and deformation processes will be presented, along with the metallurgical transformations and tribological issues. The aim is to provide the pupil with the necessary skill for the design of the processing schedule of a metallic alloy on the basis of the required functional properties and quality. Numerical exercises form an integral part of the course.

Module 2 - The second module of the course is aimed at providing the main physical metallurgy principles at the base of diffusive and martensitic phase transformations of metals and alloys. Special attention is paid to the correlation between processing parameters, microstructure and materials properties to give the student the knowledge required for the evaluation of the metallurgical quality of product and useful support for its development.

12 crediti

Mechanical design and machine elements 

The course objectives are: (1) to develop an ability to analyze the stress and strain on mechanical components and understand, identify and quantify failure modes for mechanical parts; (2) to provide knowledge on basic machine elements used in machine design and design machine elements to withstand the loads and deformations for a given application, while considering additional specifications; (3) to develop an ability to approach a design problem successfully, taking decisions when there is not a unique answer; (4) to gain familiarity with the use of software for analysis and design .
9 crediti

Ceramic materials engineering 

1) knowledge of fundamental properties (mechanical, physical, electrical, chemical) of ceramics for their specific applications

2) knowledge of processing technologies for the production of ceramic components

3) ability to select the proper forming technology to produce specific ceramic articlesnts

4) knowledge of reological behaviour of ceramic suspensionsnts

5) knowledge of densification through sintering

9 crediti

Properties and charaterization of materials (corso integrato 1° - 2° modulo)

Module 1 -This module introduces the methodological aspects of the measurement of the properties of engineering materials, with particular attention to the evaluation of the mechanical properties. After an introduction to the basic concepts of metrology and statistical analysis of experimental data, the course focuses on the strategies for the evaluation of the main mechanical properties of engineering materials.

Module 2 - The module provide an overview of the main characterization techniques, which give a basic understanding on the molecular features in different types of materials. Several spectroscopic techniques and methods for surface characterization will be discussed. Particular focus will be given to the knowledge of basic principles and experimental setup, and the presentation of selected examples about applications in materials science.

12 crediti

Composite materials engineering

Composite materials are increasingly widely used in the development of advanced technological structures in a variety of fields. The range of possibilities for modulating the properties of these materials and the variety of processing techniques allow engineers to adapt the characteristics of the material to those of the structure requirements, offering a wider range of design solutions and fabrication methods. Increasing utilization of composites requires that more and more engineers be able to design and fabricate composite structures.The course covers basic principles, design criteria, properties and processing technologies, with a particular emphasis on polymer matrix composites.
6 crediti

Polymeric materials engineering 

Learning Objectives of the course of Polymeric Materials Engineering are related to the polymer science and technology of transformation in the perspective of engineering applications. At the end of the course students should be able to reach a basic knowledge in thermoplastic and thermosetting polymeric materials. The team-working-skill should be also improved, being the course organized in laboratory sessions for student groups on specific topics related to the materials production, and their characterization and testing. Laboratory reports will be helpful in improving the student capability to rationalize experimental results. English proficiency in both understanding and writing will be expected, with particular competence in specific terminology and peculiar understanding in the behavior and in the processing polymeric materials.
9 crediti

Design methods for industrial engineering

The course of Design methods for industrial engineering aims at giving the basic criteria for structuring, planning and managing the main steps in engineering design. The most widespread methods are presented, giving the students the opportunity to manage engineering design as the first part of the product lifecycle. In this way the quality of the design process can be improved, considering the requirements of production, assembly, verification, maintenance and recycling. Through specific design tools, (TRIZ, Robust design, DOE…) the students approach the methods to improve inventiveness in the design step and product performances. They will be also aware of the problems to be considered in the choice of the materials and production processes, which guarantee the most satisfactory products function.
6 crediti

Solid state physics 

The Course of Solid State Physics aims to provide students the basis for a deeper understanding of the phenomena that determine the physical properties of materials. After the introduction of the basic concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum statistics, the course continues with a description of the properties of solids related to the vibrations of the crystal lattice and to the energy distributionof the electrons. Are therefore derived mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties of solids, highlighting the applications in the basic research and in industry. In particular, the final part of the course is devoted to the physics of semiconductor materials and to the basic operation of the most important electronic devices.
6 crediti

Principles of bioengineering 

The focus of the course is to generate and translate new knowledge in a bioscience-based engineering discipline, at the interface of engineering with biology. The course track educates students to use engineering principles in the analysis and manipulation of biological systems, allowing them to solve problems across a spectrum of important applications in medicine. Combining quantitative, physical, and integrative principles with advances in molecular and cellular bioscience, biological engineering increases understanding of: (1) how biological systems function in terms of physical/chemical mechanisms, and of how they respond when perturbed by external and intrinsic factors including trauma, pathology, and genetic diseases; (2) novel technologies based on this understanding for a spectrum of applications focused on human health; (3) new biology-based paradigms to design therapeutics constructs/devices. Students will also work on a bioengineering related project in small teams.
6 crediti

Operations research 

The students will be well grounded in the modeling skills that are the basis for operations research, and they will be prepared to apply those skills to the efficient design, analysis, operation and control of complex systems. The consequent learning outcomes are mostly focused on getting proficiency with tools from optimization and simulation and applications in industrial processes, and facility with mathematical modeling od real decision making problems.
6 crediti

Curriculum "MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCT DEVELPOMENT"

II ANNO

Insegnamenti obbligatori

Corrosion and degradation control of materials 

The course aims to provide scientific and technological basis for understanding the technological problems of durability of materials, and in particular the processes of metal corrosion.
6  crediti

Product Design

The perceptive aspects of the industrial products and of the materials will be shown. Traditional and innovative materials will be considered with particular attention to the designer view. With the information showed in this course the students, that they have acquired in others courses the knowledge of materials about mechanical properties and workability technologies, could be able to interact with the designer, considering its point of view and its requirements.
6 crediti

Steelmaking and foundry technologies 

An overview of the metallurgical plants and processes for the production of metals is given, with particular emphasis to steels and aluminium alloys. The main foundry technologies will be also introduced. The relations between production parameters, product quality and energy balances are highlighted. Numerical exercitations and visits to industrial plants will be an important part of the course.
6 crediti

Elective course

Gli insegnamenti a scelta (Elective course) devono essere scelti tra quelli proposti dal Manifesto; una scelta di insegnamenti diversi rispetto a quelli indicati va approvata dal Consiglio di Dipartimento.

6 crediti

Finite elements modeling 

The finite element method (FEM) is the dominant discretization technique in mechanical engineering. The student has already understood the fundamental concepts of FEM in the course “ Mechanical design and machine elements”. Objectives of FEM in this course are: (1) to know the behaviour and usage of each type of elements covered in this course; (2) to be able to use finite element software to develop models of mechanical systems; (3) to be able to interpret and evaluate the quality of the results (know the physics of the problems); (4) to be aware of the limitations of the FEM (don't misuse the FEM - a numerical tool).
6 crediti

Elective course

Gli insegnamenti a scelta (Elective course) devono essere scelti tra quelli proposti dal Manifesto; una scelta di insegnamenti diversi rispetto a quelli indicati va approvata dal Consiglio di Dipartimento.
6 crediti

Tirocinio/altre attività

Possono essere acquisiti: - con il riconoscimento di altre attività; - con attività collegate alla prova finale (presso i laboratori del Dipartimento o presso azienda/ente/struttura esterna all'Università); - con la frequenza a seminari e iniziative offerte annualmente dal Dipartimento; - con attività di tirocinio esterno.

3 crediti

Prova finale

La prova finale è rivolta a valutare la maturità scientifica raggiunta dallo studente, l’autonomia di giudizio e la padronanza degli argomenti, la capacità di operare in modo autonomo e l’abilità di comunicazione. La prova finale per il conseguimetno del titolo è redatta in lingua inglese.
18 crediti

 

Curriculum "ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT"

II ANNO

Insegnamenti obbligatori

Corrosion and degradation control of materials 

The course aims to provide scientific and technological basis for understanding the technological problems of durability of materials, and in particular the processes of metal corrosion.
6 crediti

Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies 

The objectives of this class are to introduce different classes of nanomaterials and the nanotechnologies and let the student understand the behavior of the nanomaterials, the associated phenomena and the physical processes that are at the origin of the enhanced properties of these materials. The course will cover materials and proerties that exhibit size effects (mechanical, electronic, magnetic, photonic etc.) and the relevant modern technologies up to the environmental, health and ethical implications.
6 crediti

Materials for energy 

The course will focus on the production and storage of energy and more specifically on the combustion processes and on the employed materials. In particular, the course will introduce the phenomenology of combustion (premixed as well as diffusion flames) and the pollution related to the combustion phenomena. Materials for energy will include the materials for high temperature, for diesel particulate filters, for Li-ion batteries, for H2 production and storage, for fuel cells and for CO2 capture.
6 crediti

Elective course

Gli insegnamenti a scelta (Elective course) devono essere scelti tra quelli proposti dal Manifesto; una scelta di insegnamenti diversi rispetto a quelli indicati va approvata dal Consiglio di Dipartimento.
6 crediti

Recycling and sustainable materials

The course aims to give basic skills in recycling process technologies of industrial materials, as a tool for increasing materials production sustainability and waste reduction. Moreover, the course will introduce to basic concepts of sustainable materials, which are materials with low environment impact during whole life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials until the final disposal. The main tool for the sustainability evaluation will be the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).
6 crediti

Elective course

Gli insegnamenti a scelta (Elective course) devono essere scelti tra quelli proposti dal Manifesto; una scelta di insegnamenti diversi rispetto a quelli indicati va approvata dal Consiglio di Dipartimento.
6 crediti

Tirocinio/altre attività

Possono essere acquisiti: - con il riconoscimento di altre attività; - con attività collegate alla prova finale (presso i laboratori del Dipartimento o presso azienda/ente/struttura esterna all'Università); - con la frequenza a seminari e iniziative offerte annualmente dal Dipartimento; - con attività di tirocinio esterno.
3 crediti

Prova finale

La prova finale è rivolta a valutare la maturità scientifica raggiunta dallo studente, l’autonomia di giudizio e la padronanza degli argomenti, la capacità di operare in modo autonomo e l’abilità di comunicazione. La prova finale per il conseguimetno del titolo è redatta in lingua inglese.
18 crediti

 

Curriculum "BIO-RELATED AND FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS"

II ANNO

Insegnamenti obbligatori

Corrosion and degradation control of materials 

The course aims to provide scientific and technological basis for understanding the technological problems of durability of materials, and in particular the processes of metal corrosion.
6 crediti

Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies 

The objectives of this class are to introduce different classes of nanomaterials and the nanotechnologies and let the student understand the behavior of the nanomaterials, the associated phenomena and the physical processes that are at the origin of the enhanced properties of these materials. The course will cover materials and proerties that exhibit size effects (mechanical, electronic, magnetic, photonic etc.) and the relevant modern technologies up to the environmental, health and ethical implications.
6 crediti

Bioinspired and fuctional materials 

The course offers an overview of bio-inspired and functional materials and design concepts through advanced understanding of material properties, design and structural behavior at different levels. There is a growing interest in the industry on the understanding of bio-inspired and functional materials concepts to design materials with adaptive capabilities to external stimuli, to meet the needs of industry application. The principal objectives of the course are: • to offer an overview of bio-inspired and functional materials, • to introduce advanced processing methods for their synthesis and fabrication (ranging from single units to three-dimensional nanostructures), • to illuminate the impact of bio-inspired and bio-derived ideas on nano- and related technologies.
6 crediti

Elective course

Gli insegnamenti a scelta (Elective course) devono essere scelti tra quelli proposti dal Manifesto; una scelta di insegnamenti diversi rispetto a quelli indicati va approvata dal Consiglio di Dipartimento.
6 crediti

Biomaterials and biomedical technologiies 

Natural and synthetic materials have increasingly wider applications for the fabrication of devices and prostheses used to repair or substitute damaged body tissues, organs and functions. Due to the complexity of the phenomena affecting the relationships between the body and prosthetic material, and to the variety and the duration of their functions, prosthetic materials must be carefully selected and designed, following biological, physico-chemical and engineering considerations. The course is addressed to students wishing to acquire knowledge of the use and characteristics of biomaterials, and will provide information on the design of a biomaterial or a prosthesis.
6 crediti

Elective course

Gli insegnamenti a scelta (Elective course) devono essere scelti tra quelli proposti dal Manifesto; una scelta di insegnamenti diversi rispetto a quelli indicati va approvata dal Consiglio di Dipartimento.
6 crediti

Tirocinio/altre attività

Possono essere acquisiti: - con il riconoscimento di altre attività; - con attività collegate alla prova finale (presso i laboratori del Dipartimento o presso azienda/ente/struttura esterna all'Università); - con la frequenza a seminari e iniziative offerte annualmente dal Dipartimento; - con attività di tirocinio esterno.
3 crediti

Prova finale

La prova finale è rivolta a valutare la maturità scientifica raggiunta dallo studente, l’autonomia di giudizio e la padronanza degli argomenti, la capacità di operare in modo autonomo e l’abilità di comunicazione. La prova finale per il conseguimetno del titolo è redatta in lingua inglese.
18 crediti

 

Curriculum "INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES MANAGEMENT AND OPTIMIZATION"

II ANNO

Insegnamenti obbligatori

Corrosion and degradation control of materials 

The course aims to provide scientific and technological basis for understanding the technological problems of durability of materials, and in particular the processes of metal corrosion.
6 crediti

Quality and innovation engineering 

The course is aimed at providing an introduction to different approaches and methods for the management of quality in modern organizations, with a particular emphasis to organization performance measurement. Also fundamentals concepts of reliability and of technological innovation management are provided.
6 crediti

Project management 

The objective of the course is to provide the student with an overview of project management foundations, concepts, theories and techniques. The student will acquire knowledge about the importance of project definition and fundamental planning and scheduling techniques useful for project managers, such as work breakdown structures (WBS), critical path method (CPM), Gantt charts and PERT. An overview of project, program and portfolio management will be provided, allowing students to distinguish among the different roles and responsibilities associated with project management tasks.
6 crediti

Elective course

Gli insegnamenti a scelta (Elective course) devono essere scelti tra quelli proposti dal Manifesto; una scelta di insegnamenti diversi rispetto a quelli indicati va approvata dal Consiglio di Dipartimento.
6 crediti

Enterprise information systems

The course intends to bring the students to a basic understanding of how information technologies and systems can help firms achieve their business goals. Starting from the basics of a computer's hardware, data and programs, it will then cover current developments on information technologies and systems to achieve a competitive advantage, develop new products, markets, and services. Finally, the course will cover topics on how a firm's knowledge can be one of its crucial assets if properly stored, managed, and used with the help of computers.
6 crediti

Elective course

Gli insegnamenti a scelta (Elective course) devono essere scelti tra quelli proposti dal Manifesto; una scelta di insegnamenti diversi rispetto a quelli indicati va approvata dal Consiglio di Dipartimento.
6 crediti

Tirocinio/altre attività

Possono essere acquisiti: - con il riconoscimento di altre attività; - con attività collegate alla prova finale (presso i laboratori del Dipartimento o presso azienda/ente/struttura esterna all'Università); - con la frequenza a seminari e iniziative offerte annualmente dal Dipartimento; - con attività di tirocinio esterno.
3 crediti

Prova finale

La prova finale è rivolta a valutare la maturità scientifica raggiunta dallo studente, l’autonomia di giudizio e la padronanza degli argomenti, la capacità di operare in modo autonomo e l’abilità di comunicazione. La prova finale per il conseguimetno del titolo è redatta in lingua inglese.
18 crediti

 

Aggiornato il
22 Novembre 2018