cod. 1005680

Academic year 2015/16
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Impianti industriali meccanici (ING-IND/17)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding: At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the basic knowledge about the construction of an industrial plant.

Applying knowledge and understanding: The student will be able to plan their activities for the construction of an industrial plant, including inspection and test.

Making judgements: The student will be able to assess the main construction techniques of industrial plants as part of a project for construction of plant.

Communication skills: The student will acquire specific vocabulary about project management and construction of industrial plants. It is expected that at the end of the course the student will be able to communicate (both orally and in writing) the main contents of the course, including the resolution of numerical problems.

Learning skills: Students who have attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the field of construction of industrial plants in general, by consulting their own texts specialized journals or dissemination, even outside of the topics covered closely in class.


There are no compulsory prerequisites, but students are advised to have attended the course of Project Management.

Course unit content

The expression "project management" defines a set of activities intended to achieve the goals / objectives of a project. A project is an effort delimited in time seeks to create products and / or services and / or involving specific results or benefits of added value to the customer / client. This course aims to provide the tools to understand and plan the main activities associated with the construction and installation of an industrial system, providing numerous examples and case histories.

Full programme

1 - Project management as a tool
2 - Industrial plants:
a. Plant for the processing of natural hydrocarbons; b. Petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical plants; c. Installations for the transport of fluids at distance; d. Food industrial plants; e. Installations for raw materials production; f. Industrial maufacturing plants in general
3 - The construction and assembly of industrial plants: a. Components supplied on skids;
b. Tubes, c. Connectors;
4 - Conclusions.


- Corini F., (2005), Tecniche di costruzione degli impianti, Dispense didattiche, IV Edizione
- Amato R., Chiappi R., (2013), Tecniche di Project Management. Pianificazione e controllo dei progetti, Franco Angeli, ISBN: 9788856802313
- Caron F., (2009), Gestione dei grandi progetti di ingegneria. Il project management in azione, ISEDI, ISBN-10: 8880083511; ISBN-13: 978-8880083511

Teaching methods

The theoretical topics of the course are explained by means of lectures. Exercises are proposed on the practical parts of the course. Moreover, business cases are discussed as examples of the main theoretical arguments of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of an oral test.

Other information

The attendance is not mandatory.