Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Management and Production Engineering
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Cremona Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law368
NameManagement and Production Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degree ()L-8 - Information Technology
L-9 - Industrial Engineering
Degree level Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)
First year of activation 2008/2009
Official length of the programme 3
Years of the programme already activated 1,2,3
Official language(s) Italian
Campus Cremona
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Alberto Portioli Staudacher
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.dig.polimi.it/gestionale
() The student belongs to one or the other Degree class depending on the education chose.


Student Office (Study programme) - Cremona
Reference office
POLO TERRITORIALE DI CREMONA
Address Via Sesto 39/41, 26100 Cremona
Phone 0372 56 7700
Contact http://www.polo-cremona.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Cremona
Address VIA SESTO, 39 (CR)

2. General presentation of the study programme

Since its conception about twenty-five years ago, the image of the management engineer has been perceived as one of change and innovation. In some aspects, it is similar to that of the classical engineer, being responsible for designing and managing systems, but with the difference that the context in which the management engineer works is both more complex and more heterogeneous, due to the introduction of a human element and the close interaction between technological, economic, organisational and financial variables.

The idea of the management engineer was inspired by a new professional profile - that of the engineer-manager – that concept was then translated into a clearly defined and consistent university curriculum, which was subsequently imitated by other top European universities. This programme has been continuously updated, modifying and improving the courses offered, in order to meet the requirements of businesses and institutions where future engineers  will be employed and to retain the cutting edge innovating knowledge associated with this professional profile.

 

The over 10,000 management and production engineers who have graduated from Politecnico di Milano can be found everywhere,  evidence of the extremely favourable regard that the labour market has given and continues to give to this professional role.

Management engineers work in a wide range of activities and functions, such as the design of technologies and aids to production, the design and management of production and logistics systems, strategic planning and corporate development, sales, purchasing and marketing, management control and organisation, supply chain management and internationalisation, financial markets and corporate finance, management of large projects (manufacturing and processing plants, infrastructures, R&D), internet applications and ICT services, and management of activities in regulated markets and in network service sectors.


3. Learning objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Management and Production Engineering (B.Sc.) is aimed towards forming  a professional figure of a highly unitary character.  Each student may put more emphasis on certain aspects rather than on others, according to the track chosen at the beginning of the third year. In particular, the structure of the programme offers two Tracks, one more oriented toward Logistics and Production and the other,  more oriented toward Organisation.

 

The Corporate Environmental Management  track places a greater focus on  both the principles of the function, design and modeling of production and logistics systems in light of environmental sustainability issues, and on the role of sustainable use of resources in the management and development of companies and economic systems.. Within this  scope , the track  places special attention on understanding and measuring environmental phenomena, and on planning and implementation of improvement actions.

 

The Organisation track places more emphasis on the vision of a company as a system, on how it organises its activity and on management tools (financial statements, cost analysis, investment analysis, competitive analysis). Within this scope, it places specific attention on both interactions between management and technological choices, with particular reference to information and communication technologies, as well as on the issues of reorganisation and computerisation of company processes.

 

There is also an application track  for students who aim for an immediate launch into the world of work. It includes a company traineeship, in which students are directly involved in a working experience.

Within the scope of  each  track, ad hoc laboratories have been created in order to move students closer to real issues and introduce them to project-related problems. The possibility – entirely innovative outside  business schools – of using the business game as a final examination has been introduced.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Management and Production Engineering Bachelor Degree lasts three years and it covers 180  credits (CFU). The first and second year are the same for all students. The third year varies according to the choice of programme (in preparation for the Masters Degree) and to the chosen track (Corporate Environmental Management or Organisation).     

The first two years are aimed to provide  a solid cultural background that brings together typical engineering knowledge with that characteristic of management and production engineering. The third year allows students to complete their  skills in management and production engineering, by offering different tracks.

In order to provide a complete overview, the general structure of the Programme, Teaching Regulation 270/04 is shown below.


4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (2nd degree), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master)


The Bachelor degree in Management and Production Engineering allows access to the  “Master Degree” (Teaching Regulation 270/04) according to the limitations established by the law and according to the policies approved by each university. The most natural continuation of the programme is the  Master of Science in Management and Production Engineering, offered by the Politecnico di Milano, on the Bovisa and Como campuses. For the admissions conditions please see the related  Master of Science Programmes.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Management engineering graduate integrates a solid scientific and engineering background with wide knowledge of economics and management. This preparation allows one to operate in very wide scope of activities such as: professional field: planning and management of manufacturing and logistic systems, strategic planning, marketing, cost accounting, organization, finance, project management and management and planning of new Information and Communication Technologies.


A Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Production Engineering (Teaching Regulation 270/04) is classed in both the L/8 (Information Technology) and L/9 (Industrial Engineering) Categories. In any case,  the qualification of Management and Production Engineer is the unique (to what?).



According to the law, however, the Degree issued by the University will refer to only one of the abovementioned two Classes. The choice of  a Track at the beginning of the  third year will imply the Class in which to graduate: the 'Organisation' track  belongs to class L/8 (Information Engineering) whilst ' Corporate Environmental Management ' belongs to class L/9 (Industrial Engineering). A student who chooses the Application track must express the option for one of these two Classes.
Management and Production Engineering Bachelor graduates can, if they are interested, take the ‘Professional Exam’ (Esame di Stato), a state-run, professional qualification examination, enabling them to enrol under Section B (Junior Engineers) of the Engineers’ professional register, only in the sector “Information Technology Engineering” or “Industrial Engineering” corresponding to their degree qualification Classification.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

 

More than 10,000 management engineers have graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in the 30 years since this degree course was introduced. The many diverse paths they have followed underline the significance the labour market gives to this professional qualification, clearly appreciating the flexibility shown by graduates when working in activities not initially covered or considered when the course was designed. The majority of them can be found in industry, but they are also in service companies, in utilities (communications, energy, transport, etc.), in consultancy firms, in financial institutions, in local authorities, in public administrations and in non-profit organisations.

Management engineers work in a wide range of activities and functions, such as the design of technologies and aids to production, the design and management of production and logistic systems, strategic planning and corporate development, sales, purchasing and marketing, management control and organisation, supply chain management and internationalisation, financial markets and corporate finance, management of large projects (manufacturing and processing plants, infrastructures, R&D), internet applications and ICT services, management of activities in regulated markets and in network service sectors.

An Istat (Istituto nazionale di statistica - national statistics institute) survey carried out in 2011 underlined that at national level one year after obtaining their degrees, 89,7% of  Bachelor graduates and 91,7% of Master graduates were in stable employment.

 

The best job placement of the young Bachelor graduates is that concerning Management Engineering where the 93,5% have an employment. As far as Master Degrees are concerned, 95% of Management and Mechanical Engineers have an employment.

The degree course in Management Engineering has always had strong links with businesses and the labour market.

 

The Career Service (http://www.careerservice.polimi.it) coordinates the offer of work placements for students and graduates. Opportunities within each course are posted on the Career Service portal, which can be accessed at http://www.polimi.it/studenti/percorri-la-tua-carriera/stage-e-tirocini..

 

In the Application track of the Bachelor of Science in Management and Production Engineering, a traineeship is compulsory. The Programme Board will notify students of any internship opportunities and guide them in the choice of an academic tutor who will support them in the project.

 

 


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Italian secondary school leaving qualification or other comparable foreign qualification (level 4 EQF)


For admission to the Management and Production Engineering Bachelor degree, the admission test, that is the same for all Politecnico di Milano Engineering Bachelor degrees, must be taken to ascertain students’ aptitude and preparation for studies.

Students who are already enrolled in other degree programmes or at other Universities and wish to transfer to the Management and Production Engineering Programme can request acknowledgement of any CFU credits they have already earned.

 

For further information:http://polimi.it/orientamento

6.2 Requested knowledge

The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4946

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2981

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The "Tutoring" service has the objective of assisting students during their studies, especially in the first three years. This activity involves  student-tutors and professor-tutors.  The student-tutors provide students with informationon the practical organisation of  studies and on the support system offered by the Politecnico. Furthermore, they help students who need to fill basic gaps (for example, students with compulsory supplementary education). Student tutor activity is held either in one-on-one meetings during a given appointment period or via e-mail. The service is organised as part of the Programme to which students should refer for all necessary information in finding tutors and the services provided.

Moreover, the tutoring service provides professors, on request, with PhD student tutors to support students in laboratory activities, to provide additional support to foreign students or to organise teaching material provided by professors.

Courses in Unix and Matlab are also some of the initiatives provided by the School to enhance individual student productivity.


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified in the didactic regulations, 180 credits are required to obtain the degree (first level). More specifically, at least 70 credits are required for the basic courses (mathematics, statistics, computer science), the remaining credits for distinguishing courses and other activities.


As specified in the academic regulations, 180 credits are required to obtain the degree (first level) in the following areas.

  • physics and chemistry;
  • mathematics, computer science and statistics;
  • engineering principles;
  • management and production engineering.

7.2 Mode of study

This Course requires a full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

Starting from the academic year 2009/10,  the Programme of study supporting the   Management and Production Engineering Bachelor Degree  has been activated according to the Teaching Regulation 270/04.

The courses offered in the 2014/15 academic year are listed below.


7.3.1 Recomended prerequisities


Code

Course

Code

Recomended prerequisites

082747

Geometry and Linear Algebra

082745

Mathematical Analysis 1

072361

Probability and Mathematical Statistics

082745

Mathematical Analysis 1

061189

Management and Organisational Design A

061190

Economics and Business Administration  A

061186

Fundamentals of Automatic Control

082747

Geometry and Linear Algebra

082922

Metodi di ottimizzazione della ricerca operativa

082745

Mathematical Analysis 1

072363

Logistics and Production Systems Management

072361

Probability and Mathematical Statistics

061190

Economics and Business Administration A

094776

Mechanical Technology and Quality [C.I.]

072361

Probability and Mathematical Statistics

072366

Industrial Plants Management

072363

Logistics and Production Systems Management

085778

Mathematical Analysis 2

082747

Geometry and Linear Algebra

077930

Technical Physics and Energetics Systems

082745

Physics

086826

Economics (Economics of Agro Industrial Systems)

061190

Economics and Business Administration  A

085914

Information Systems

082746

Fundamentals of Computer Science

085899

Mesurements

082742

Basic Circuit Theory

085887

Data Bases 1

082746

Fundamentals of Computer Science

086825

Corporate Environmental Management and Renewable Energy

061190

Economics and Business Administration  A

086051

Automation of Production Processes

061186

Fundamentals of Automatic Control

087196

Analysis and Design Of Business Processes

061189

Management and Organisational Design A

072363

Logistics and Production Systems Management

086829

Environmental Performance Analysis and improvement

086834

Pollution phenomena, prevention and control techniques

086825

Corporate Environmental Management and Renewable Energy


7.3.2 Individual Tracks.


Tracks proposed by the students and constructed in an autonomous way can be accepted on a case-by-case basis only in presence of strong motivations. Such a restriction can be overcome only if:

  • a track has become de facto autonomous since  modifications to the Teaching Regulation of the study programme
  • the autonomous track has been submitted in order to participate in international exchanges programmes.

7.3.3 Examinations passed before enrolling in the Master of Science programme (M.Sc.)


During the Bachelor degree, students can, in the interests of future admission to a Master of Science programme:

  • A1) earn CFU credits by passing extra M.Sc. examinations, included in their  study tracks; these CFUs   that can be acknowledged as part of the 120 credits needed to be awarded an M.Sc.
  • A2) acquire attendance status in M.Sc. courses.  As in A1) but without the request of passing the examination that, as a result of acquiring attendance status, can be taken in advance.
  • A3) Earn CFU credits for track integrations established by an ad hoc Bachelor of Science Admissions Commission; these CFU credits are “in addition” to the 120 needed to be awarded the Bachelor of Science.

 

In the period between awarding the Bachelor Degree and enrolment in the M.Sc., in the interests of the latter, it is possible to:

  • B1) earn CFUs   by successfully passing M.Sc. Examinations, by enrolling in M.Sc. modules as individual modules. These are considered “advance” CFUs that can be acknowledged as part of the 120 credits needed to be awarded an M.Sc.
  • B2) acquire attendance status in M.Sc. modules as in  B1) but without passing the examination.
  • B3) Earn CFU credits for track integrations established by an ad hoc Bachelor of Science Admissions Commission; these CFU  are “in addition” to the 120 needed to be awarded the Bachelor of Science.

 

Please note the  following limitations:

  1. the total number of CFUs  (by passing examinations and/or by acquiring attendance status) that can be acknowledged as part of the 120 CFU credits needed to be awarded the M.Sc. (A1+A2+B1+B2) cannot exceed  30. Thus any additional CFU credits earned exceeding 30 will not be taken into account.
  2. the number of CFU credits acquired by single modules cannot exceed 80 CFUs, including  track integrations (A3 and B3).

7.4 Foreign language

Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3061

7.5 Degree examination

The general procedures on the final graduation exam are included in the document “Final Graduation Exam Regulations” approved by the School Board in the meeting of  09.10.2013 (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/cms/file/12396/RegolamentoProvaFinale.pdf). According to this document and according to the specific needs of the programme, the C.S. In Management and Production Engineering has introduced the following specifications.

The final examination is worth 3 CFU credits. The final examination score is not calculated as part of the average score but is used to increase the overall Bachelor degree score. The maximum increase is 8/110.

For students of M.Sc. Preparatory courses the final graduation exam consists of participation in a dissertation or in a 'business game', that is a competition based on simulating a company environment, which is held annually in the second semester. A student is admitted to the business game if he\she has in its Track the final graduation exam (3CFU) and have already passed two of the following three exams: Economy and business administration, Logistic and production system management, Management and organisation design. The rules and how to participate will be available on the website www.dig.polimi.it/business-game.

The final graduation examination for students on the Application  track is linked to the traineeship and will consist of a critical analysis of the specific project to which the student has contributed. The work is  then assessed by a board. Students will be notified regarding the preparation procedures in  due time.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3141

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
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9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Teaching activities take place in the Campus at via Sesto 41, Cremona in modern and functional buildings equipped with computer laboratories.

 

Students are invited to regularly consult information and notices on the school websites:

 

Industrial and Information Engineering School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Management and Production Engineering Programme

http://www.dig.polimi.it/gestionale

 

 

A list of e-mail contacts is made available to students for obtaining specific information or for sending applications and requests:

 

Clarifications on how to pass to the Teaching Regulation 270/04

270.ges@polimi.it

Guidance and entrance tests (for students that are not enrolled)

ufficio.orientamento@ceda.polimi.it

Guidance (for enrolled students only)

orientamento.ges@polimi.it

Transfers and recognition of examinations (Bachelor degree)

trasferimenti.ges@polimi.it

Study Tracks (Bachelor degree)

pianiLP.ges@polimi.it

Admission to the Master of Science

ammissioniLM.ges@polimi.it

Study Tracks (Master of Science)

pianiLS.ges@polimi.it

Erasmus Programmes and international exchanges

erasmus.ges@polimi.it

Traineeships

tirocini.ges@polimi.it

Business Game

businessgame.ges@polimi.it

President of the Programme Board (CCS)

ccs.ges@polimi.it

Student-elected representatives on the Programme Board

studenticcs.ges@polimi.it

 


11. International context

As reported by a recent EQUIS (the European Quality Improvement System) survey, the Management Engineering degree is recognised as a programme of excellence creating a uniform professional profile which unites traditional fundamental engineering competencies with the organisational, corporate and productive skills typical of Business and Management Schools.

About the 27% of the students in the Milano and Como Campus are international.

There is a continuous growth of the number of foreign professors and of courses and seminars in English.

In addition to the Erasmus exchange programme, several bilateral agreements are in force. These include agreements

Erasmus, double degree programs, Unitech (agreements with Ecole Centrale Paris, ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen University and others) and specific agreements for joint initiatives with Tongji University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Ural State Technical University.

 


12. Internationalization

The Bachelor degree in Management and Production Engineering  encourages international exchanges  and student mobility abroad. The various possibilities may be  found at http://www.polimi.it/studenti/fai-unesperienza-allestero/.

Students, during their academic career, can take examinations in foreign Universities. The credits earned abroad may be acknowledged according to specific rules. Proposals for  foreign exchanges  must be approved by the appropriate Commission. For requests and clarifications: erasmus.ges@polimi.it.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4656

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information


Only the original in Italian is valid.

15. Errata corrige