Course-specific learning objectives

The Degree Course in Management Engineering aims to provide a solid scientific background together with an overview of technical problems and engineering methods for solving problems in the professional field of management engineering.
The course is divided into semesters in which students are provided with solid knowledge in the following learning areas:

  • Basic Sciences, comprising the main engineering knowledge of mathematics and geometry as well as physics, with the aim of providing methodological and scientific knowledge that is a prerequisite for the training of a management engineer;
  • Management Engineering and Economics, comprising the fundamental knowledge of the management engineer such as business economics, marketing, law, production management, industrial plants and industrial logistics.
  • Industrial Engineering, relating to mechanics, industrial component design, electrical engineering principles and applications, and production design and technology.

In order to respond to the emerging needs of companies and the institutional context in which the management engineer is called upon to work, it has been decided to divide the course into three curricula in which the common and more general course units that form the disciplinary basis of the L-9 class have been flanked with more specific units in management engineering to enable the development of specific technical skills in the specific industrial fields in which the management engineer typically works:

  • 'industrial': for in-depth study of topics related to materials, machines and mechanics;
  • 'production': for in-depth study of topics related to production systems management, industrial automation and manufacturing studies;
  • 'organisation': for in-depth study of topics related to business management, information systems and virtual design.

The learning outcomes are checked by means of examinations, followed by the awarding of a mark, or by practical qualifying tests, subject to the maximum number of examinations. There is also the possibility of delivering course units in English to enhance the international value of the degree course.
The level of skills attained at the end of the course enables graduates to enter and operate in the world of work in highly diversified and qualified fields, including the re-engineering of business processes, the development of models, systems and applications for decision support, the design of organisational systems and procedures for interaction between companies and between these and the purchasers of the goods and services produced, the configuration of planning and control systems for operational and financial activities, the operational management of complex projects, production and distribution management. The general preparation provided enables the graduate to acquire, also through independent study, further specific skills. At the same time, the First-Cycle Degree Course has the essential function of preparing for the Second-Cycle Degree Course in Management Engineering, which provides more complete and in-depth competence in the core subjects of management engineering, as well as high-level operational and professional specialisation in the fields of business management, operations management, corporate finance and production systems management, and which has proven to be the main outlet for graduates of the First-Cycle Degree Course in Management Engineering who have decided to complete their university studies.