Knowledge and understanding: by means of frontal lessons, the student acquires the method and knowledge required to describe the fluid flow in the pipes, to understand the design and installation criteria for the distribution networks of the main utilities.
Applying knowledge and understanding: Through practical classroom exercises connected to some important topics, students learn how to apply the acquired knowledge in a real context of design, as well as in multidisciplinary or non-familiar areas. The possibility to voluntary participate to an interdisciplinary project in a group enables the student to extend and apply on a small scale the theoretical knowledge of the design and implementation of a utility plants.
Making judgements: The student must be able to understand and critically evaluate the main utility plants; by means of acquired knowledge, he has to be able to analyze existing plants, to evaluate their performance and adequacy, to elaborate numerical data and to support decisions about the plant itself. In particular, he must have acquired the ability to independently assess and design a utility plant (source or generator, distribution network) that meets the requirements imposed by the connected machines.
Communication skills: Through the front lessons, the assistance of the teacher and the voluntary group project, the student acquires the specific vocabulary inherent to the utility plants. At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to communicate the main contents of the course, both written and orally, such as ideas, engineering issues and related solutions. The student must communicate his knowledge through appropriate tools, so numerical problems are solved using common methods in the industry such as tables, diagrams, flow charts, and numerical spreadsheets.
Learning skills: The student who has attended the course will be able to deepen his knowledge of utility plants through the autonomous consultation of specialized books, scientific or divulgative journals, even outside the topics explained during lectures.