Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Energy Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano, Piacenza Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law477
NameEnergy Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-30 - Energy and nuclear engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) () Italian/English
Campus Milano, Piacenza
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Alfonso Niro
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ingind.polimi.it/chi_siamo/organi_collegiali
/energetica.php?id_nav=2742
() The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.


Central Student Office - Milano Bovisa
Address VIA LAMBRUSCHINI, 15 (MI)


Central Student Office - Piacenza
Address VIA G. B. SCALABRINI, 76 (PC)

2. General presentation of the study programme

Energy engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the design and management of systems and processes where energy is produced, transformed or used, in order to ensure the best use of the resources available with the minimum environmental impact. Energy systems may be a large thermal power station, a photovoltaic panel, an air-conditioning and climate control equipment for residences and offices, a vehicle engines or an airplane propellers, a fuel cell or simply a battery.

The subject of energy production and efficiency and subsequent impact on the environment is at the centre of focus in a developed society today. It is also essential for the economy of developing and third-world countries. The focus is on continuous technological advances and changes of scenarios. This is why energy issues are at the forefront of scientific, technical and economic development and can only continue to grow. On an international level, Italy’s position is particularly delicate, considering its heavy dependence on foreign countries for energy supplies. This requires “energy technicians” that are well-prepared to use the instruments emerging from continual scientific and technological advances, thus promoting an increased know-how in the industry. This makes way for a conscious development of energy and industrial policies, increasing awareness and responsibility to protect the environment.

From the academic year 2014-15, the Master of Science in Energy Engineering is offered both in English and in Italian.


3. Learning objectives

The energy issue has taken on fundamental importance for sustainable development of humanity and must therefore play a significant role in the technical and engineering culture. Sources of renewable energy and innovative technologies with minimal environmental impact, whose development requires adequate availability of prepared technicians, have recently been added alongside conventional energy resources. In the Laurea Magistrale, equivalent to the Master of Science, it is necessary to complete and supplement the technical knowledge acquired during the Laure, equivalent to the Bachelor of Science, (with a solid background in basic and industrial engineering subjects and, in particular, in applied thermodynamics, thermal machines and energy systems) with further and more detailed general notions but, above all, with an approach more focused on the more complex and advanced applications and on research and development.

It will therefore be necessary to develop specific issues (some examples are: abatement of combustion pollutants and mitigation of greenhouse effects, advanced thermodynamic cycles for energy conversion, the most sophisticated design methodologies in climate and environmental control, solution of complex design problems regarding heat and mass transfer devices and thermal machines) for which both more rigorous methodological analysis of sciences based on thermodynamics and ample opening towards related inter-disciplinary issues, such as chemical engineering, management and economic methodologies and more, are necessary.

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering aims thus to prepare technicians able to use, with versatility and skill, the main technologies concerning energy production and use, able to actively follow technological advances and operate effectively in a competitive industrial environment, characterised by significant environmental, regulatory and safety issues.

Expected results, expressed in European qualification Descriptors, are:

  • Knowledge and understanding. The Master of Science-graduated student in Energy Engineering has acquired detailed knowledge of significant principles and methodologies not only in subjects pertinent to energy (heat tranfer, energy systems, air-conditioning systems, environmental impact, renewable energy sources) but also in inter-sectorial courses in the industrial area (electrics, mechanics, chemistry, economics). The Master of Science-graduated will therefore be able to interpret, analyse, model and solve complex problems concerning design, operations and application of energy processes, machines and plants. He/she also possesses sufficient knowledge to be able to offer significant and original contributions to the development of advanced technologies, also operating in the area of scientific and technological research.
  • Applying knowledge and understanding.  The Master of Science in Energy Engineering-graduated student is able to apply the  acquired knowledge to the analysis of energy production and management processes in its various forms (electricity, heat, cold), including those most complex and advanced. He/she must precisely evaluate performance in terms of energy efficiency and environmental impact without forgetting the economic aspects.  He/she is able to identify among the technically feasible solutions and various strategies that permit significant savings in the use of primary energy (in particular from fossil sources) and minimal environmental impact, using the best methodologies in terms of analysis, calculation, design , etc. These abilities are developed in the design activity in the various courses, in particular during the second year. They will find their most complete application in the thesis in which the student must demonstrate not only to have acquired the necessary cultural knowledge but to have also developed a critical spirit and an ability to act, applied to broad-ranging issues with complex contents and with an original contribution.
  • Making judgements. Lecture procedures must be such as to render the graduate able to autonomously choose (and therefore apply) appropriate analytical and modelling methods in order to implement projects satisfying specific requisites.
  • Communication skills. The Master of Science-graduated student is able to interpret and draft technical reports concerning the completed projects, to consult and possibly formulate technical norms and manuals. He/she is able to present the results of his/her work with IT tools, as learnt for presentation of the final graduation exam but also to pass certain exams during the Degree Programme. In such occasions (which the programme aims to increase and incentivate), as in developing the degree thesis, the graduate will have the opportunity to work in groups with other students, developing the abilities required to successfully be part of and possible coordinate a design team.
  • Learning skills. The Master of Science Degree Programme is designed to prepare a high-level technician for the worldwide employment, whist not neglecting the possibility of continuing studies with PhD or possibly further Masters. The graduate must continuously update him/herself in the application sector, as learnt during his/her training, with documents and research carried out autonomously, in particular for the thesis.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Study Programme in Energy Engineering consists of a Bachelor of Science lasting three years, followed by a Master of Science lasting a further two years and the possibility of proceeding finally to the Research Ph.D. (Figure 1). Bachelor of Science graduates having followed the preparatory study track (EN1) are admitted to the Master of Science in Energy Engineering without debits. Other graduates will be subject to an admission verification which will also establish any educational debits (curricular supplements) which must be acquired before admission (see paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2). At the end of the Programme the student will have the qualification of an MSc in Energy Engineering.


Figure 1: Academic organisation of the Degree Program

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


After the Master of Science, graduates can proceed to the Research Ph.D. in Energy and Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, orientated towards preparing engineers with an extremely in-depth education of a high scientific level who will fill positions of high responsibility in companies active in the research and development fields. It is based on the experience of the previous Energetics Ph.D. which, together with that of the Nuclear school, has been important for 25 years of the University teaching history. Admission is run by public notice, opened yearly.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering-graduated student is a technician with a high level of education able to address all issues, even the most innovative, for the design and operation of plants for the production, distribution and use of energy, as well as of civil and industrial HVAC systems, and of their components. He/she is also able to carry out the role of energy manager in companies and bodies in which such role is required. Graduates can take the Professional Exam to qualify for enrolment in Section A of the Professional Order of Industrial Engineers.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

There are many opportunities in the job market for energy engineers: production, distribution and correct use of energy are essential fields, albeit largely problematic, of our time. The energy industry is undergoing great changes (the liberalisation of markets, increased competition, decentralization, increased awareness of environmental impact issues, and the reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases) that require an increasing number of skilled technicians. There are many companies working in the energy field with a high concentration in Lombardy and Milan areas (from the large-scale boards involved in the production, transport and distribution of power, to the many companies, even small to medium-sized ones, that operate in the fields of industrial and civil plants, air-conditioning systems and system components). The professional opportunities for a Master of Science graduated engineer are:

  • in the energy management field, in industry and in companies and public boards that supply energy; in reference to this, Italian legislation (law 10/91) has made it obligatory for companies with significant energy consumption to have a “technician who is responsible for the conservation and efficient use of energy” (an energy manager);
  • in activities surrounding design, testing, use and maintenance of energy plants, for example heating and air-conditioning systems, food preservation systems, small and medium-sized plants that produce, distribute and use energy;
  • in the design and planning of heating and cooling systems in buildings and in the building themselves;
  • in industries producing and marketing equipment and components such as boilers, air-conditioning units, refrigerators, motors, heat exchangers, gas or steam powered compressors and turbines;
  • in energy companies operating in the thermal power, hydro-electric power, engines, oil and natural gas fields, in the production or distribution areas.

Master of Science graduates have access to research and development activities as well as those related to feasibility study and design of more specialist and demanding applications (large-scale plant, innovative processes, development of technologically advanced machinery and components). The more extensive and flexible preparation provided by the Master of Science programme will also open up employment possibilities in other sectors linked to the energy industry.


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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


Admission test and evaluation criteria

 

From the 2010/2011 academic year, the Master of Science in Energy Engineering is in place as indicated by the reference law D.M. 270 of 22 October 2004. To be admitted to the Master of Science programme, students must have a Bachelor of Science degree or similarly recognised qualification.

Admission selection is based on previous career evaluation and adequacy of personal preparation (D.M. 28/11/00); the weighted average of scores obtained in the Bachelor of Science is therefore of fundamental importance. Such selection is held in the period indicated by the academic calendar on termination of pre-enrolment, at a date to be published in the notices of the website of the School of Industrial Engineering (www.ingind.polimi.it). The admission Commission will abide by the following rules.

  • For students of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical, Energy and Mechanical Engineering starting from the 2007/08 academic year, an automatic non-admission threshold (referred to the Italian acronym SNA) has been introduced. Normally, students having fulfilled their Bachelor of Science studies in Aeronautical, Energy or Mechanical Engineering and having S parameter lower than the SNA, with SNA established as 21/30, cannot be admitted. The S parameter is defined as [M-(N-3)/2], where M the average score weighted on credits obtained in the Degree, and N the number of years taken to graduate. Students with S>21 are therefore automatically admitted to the Master of Science. However, some special cases of students with S<SNA may be examined by the Dean of School of Industrial and Information Engineering on indication of the admissions Commission.
  • For all other graduates of Italian Universities, admission is based on evaluation of the previous career and adequacy of personal preparation; defining S as in point 1, the following students are automatically admitted to the Master of Science:

                        - graduates in Energy Engineering from other Italian Universities with S≥24

                        - other Engineering graduates, from both Politecnico and other Italian Universities, with S≥25

                        - other graduates with S≥27

  • All students according to point 2 with S<21 are automatically excluded; those with S between 21 and the values indicated above must take an interview with the admissions Commission, aimed at analysing the study curriculum, student motivation and other evaluation elements which may be presented (work experience, internships, study abroad, extra-curricular activities).
  • For students with a Bachelor of Science from a foreign university, access is established by the admissions Commission based on the evaluation of the previous career and adequacy of personal preparation.

 

Prerequisite of knowledge of a foreign language

 

University regulations are set out in the document “Foreign Languages – Regulations on meeting the compulsory educational requirement of knowledge of a European Union language” which is published on the University website http://www.polimi.it/nc/lingue/ . Students are invited to read this document carefully, and they must comply with the regulations.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Admission to the Master of Science does not automatically imply recognition of all educational credits acquired in prior studies. Any curricular supplements and/or recognitions will be assigned by the admissions Commission according to the previous career. Any curricular supplement required to complete preparation must be possessed before enrolment in the Master of Science itself (contrary to what happened with the D.M. 509 system in which debits could also be recovered during the Master of Science Programme).

Any insertion of additional Master of Science courses in the Bachelor of Science study plan and corresponding acquisition of credits is not a guarantee of admission.

Curricular supplements may be acquired as additional courses in the Degree Programme or via Individual Courses ( see “Guidelines for admission to the Master of Science” and “How to enrol in the first year of a Master of Science Programme” published on the University Website under the section Student Services, Guidelines and Regulations). In particular:

  • graduates in Aerospace, Energy and Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a preparatory study plan may enrol in the Master of Science in Aeronautical, Energy, Mechanical and Space Engineering without any curricular supplement.  This does not mean that skills acquired during the Bachelor of Science are sufficient to face the first year with adequate preparation. Students wishing to use this possibility should verify their curriculum and align their preparation, bearing in mind the following table of minimum requisites.
  • graduates in Energy Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano with a professional study track will require a curricular supplement in Analytical and Numerical Methods (086214).
  • mechanical engineering graduates from the Politecnico di Milano originating from the professional study track in the D.M. 270/04 system will require a curricular supplements in (i) Analytical and Numerical Methods (086214) and in (ii) Energy Systems and Environmental Impact (072574) if they follow the study plan in Heating and Cooling Engineering or in Fundamentals of Environmental Climate Control (086012) if they follow other study plans of if they originate from the Engines and Turbomachinery study plan.
  • graduates in Aerospace Ingeneering from Politecnico di Milano with a professional study track in the D.M. 270/04 system will require a curricular supplements in (i) Analytical and Numerical Methods (086214), (ii) Energy Systems and Environmental Impact (072574) and (iii) Fundamentals of Environmental Climate Control (086012).
  • in all other cases the Commission will determine courses to be assigned as curricular supplements  according to the 'Table of minimum requisites which indicates the minimum number of credits the student must have obtained in the corresponding scientific disciplinary sectors (referred to as the Italian acronym SSD). Should the number acquired be less than that of the table, curricular supplements will be assigned in the corresponding SSD. Should the total number of debits exceed 60, the candidate will be redirected to the Bachelor of Science Programme.
  • graduates originating from other Programmes at the Politecnico di Milano and all graduates originating from professional specialisations at other Universities will in any case be assigned a number of curricular supplements equivalent to a number of credits not less than the number of credits associated with the Internship, Graduation Thesis and Final Exam of the Bachelor of Science obtained. The admissions Commission will evaluate case by case how to divide such supplements among courses. Only in the event that the total number of such supplements is less than or equal to 6, the same will not be assigned.

 

Table of minimum requisites for admission to the  Master of Science

Context

SSD

credits

Mathematical analysis, Algebra, Geometry

MAT/02-03-05

20

Numerical analysis

MAT/08

5

Statistics

MAT/06, SECS/S01

5

Fundamental and Applied Mechanics, Solid Mechanics

MAT/07, ING-IND/13, ICAR/08

15

Physics, Chemistry (1)

FIS/01-03, CHIM/07

15

Electrical machines

ING-IND/31-32-33

5

Computer Science, Control systems

ING-INF/04-05

5

Economy, Industrial Plants, Aerospace Systems

ING-IND/05-17-35

5

Thermodynamics and heat transfer, Fluid mechanics, Fluid dynamics

ING-IND/06-10-11, ICAR/01

15

Propulsion, Machine Design, Energy Systems

ING-IND/07-08-09

15

Structural mechanics, Design and manufacturing, Materials

ING-IND/03-04-13-14-15-16-21-22

15

Total

 

120

 (1) with at least 5 credits in Chemistry

 


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6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

The Degree Programme in Energy Engineering belongs to the School of Industrial Engineering which establishes the programmed number of places each year. Please refer to the Website indicated below.


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6.4 Tutoring and students support

Guidance Site:  http://www.orientamento.polimi.it/


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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

To graduate 120 credits are required. Activities necessary to acquire these credits are detailed in this Teaching Regulations: they deal with the most advanced and innovative issues in the energy industry, after a necessary exploration of educational aspects in related disciplines. The degree thesis is an integral part of the programme in which the graduation candidate autonomously explores in depth an energy-related issue with the most innovative and R&D-oriented methodologies possible.

7.2 Mode of study

Attendance is not compulsory but is highly recommended: it is in fact very important in facilitating learning and in acquiring the essential critical abilities. Programme courses are delivered with conventional methods (lectures, exercises, IT, experimental and design laboratories), but with teaching methods appropriate for achieving the educational objectives defined by theDublin descriptors (see paragraph 2).

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The educational offer of the Master of Science in the 270/04 system is developed according to four study tracks with courses given in English, and two tracks with courses in Italian.

  • Power Production" - "Produzione di potenza" track. This track is delivered both in English and in Italian, and it is aimed at preparing a professional figure with a broad range of cross-discipline skills required to operate in the production of various forms of energy by thermodynamic conversion. The reference scenario includes industrial applications, electricity power stations, production processes with a high concentration of power but also distributed power generation, civil and industrial co-generation and renewable energy sources. These are engineering sectors in which problems of an industrial nature are flanked by those related to environmental protection (an issue given great attention in the proposed curriculum) in a competitive and continuously changing  economic context (free gas and electricity market).
  • HVAC” track. This track, delivered only in Italian, prepares specialists for design, implementation and management of HVAC plants used in civil and industrial applications (air-conditioning, cooling, etc.). Amongst others, it prepares the student in heat exchange applications in industrial components and processes, in renewable energy technologies for HVAC uses, in ventilation and environmental contamination techniques and in energy and environmental planning and control.
  • Oil and Gas Engineering” Track. This track is offered only in English and it is aimed at preparing professional figures able to operate in the “oil and gas” industry with a general overview of the various sectors: “upstream” (resources, reserves, perforation), “midstream” (well-head rigging, transport), “downstream” (refining, end products), based on the general skills of an energy engineer. Given the natural propensity of this sector to operate in an international context, within this track, scholarships will be activated with access through competition to support successful candidates in a period of study abroad at universities with a recognised value in the “oil and gas” sector, to be carried out in the second year. The number and amount of scholarships will be defined and assigned during the first year. In particular, in the case of stipulation of a specific agreement with the ENI Group, via ENI Corporate University, successful scholarship candidates, in addition to periods abroad, can take the opportunity of paid internships at industrial sites of the ENI group, also with the objective of preparing the graduation thesis. Rules and requisites for admission to the scholarship competition (financed by ENI, by other companies in the sector and internally) will be published in time on the school Website. Unsuccessful scholarship candidates  may in any case finish their career without a period of study abroad.
  • Energy for the Development” Track. Studies in this track, offered only in English, aim at preparing a professional figure having a broad knowledge in technical and scientific fields in order to operate in the energy sector at a multi-scale level, including  the development of specific technologies and the energy analyses of different scenarios for the sustainability of energy systems in diverse areas. According to UNDP (United Nation Development Organization) energy is strictly related to the development, yet in the World there is a lack of engineers who operate with competence and creativity in diverse sectors, as highlighted by UNESCO (United Nation for Educational and Scientific Organization). For these reasons, the present Track has been created to combine the engineering fundamentals with the scope of facing the problems within the sector with all the tools necessary to assess their economic, environmental and social impacts. To support international experiences, internships will be activated in agreement with NGO’s, national as well as international entities, universities and research centres.  
  • "Energy Engineering for an Environmentally Sustainable World" (EEESW) Track. This Track, delivered only in English on the Piacenza Campus, aims at preparing a professional figure having a deep knowledge across four specific areas, nameley, energy systems and their components, environmental control processes and technologies, control and dynamics of rotating machines, electrical conversion and grid management. The Track includes in the first semester three courses which go into depth in mathematics, chemistry and thermodynamics as an introduction to analysis tools and process and technology phenomena for sustainable energy production. The maximum number of students admitted for the current academic year is 60, with no more than 1/3 Italian students on total admissions (except for special cases admitted by the Dean of the School of Industrial Engineering), to ensure educational activity is carried out in a truly international environment.

 

Admission of foreign students follows the general University rules (www.english.polimi.it, International Projects Service) and is evaluated by a specific Commission appointed by the Programme board with criteria based on merit and curriculum adequacy. Access to available scholarships, assigned by the same Commission according to the same criteria, is reserved for foreign students. More detailed information concerning contents, grants, admission periods and procedures and the number of places available is published on the School website as well as at www.master-EEE-SW.piacenza.polimi.it.

 

For the current academic year (2014-15), changes concern only the first year while the second year track is still being organized according to the structure adopted in 2013-14; from the next academic year 2014-15, indeed, changes will be effective on both years. To make more clear the whole study track structure, the following tables set out the first year of the new degree program, the second year of the degree program in force in 2013-14, both offered in the curent academic year (2014-15), as well as the educational activities indicatively planned for the second year, offered in 2015-16, of the new degree program.

Course programmes can be found on the Schoolof Industrial Engineeringwebsite (www.ingind.polimi.it) where general notices to students are periodically published. In the column AF (Educational Activities), basic subjects (A), characterising subjects (B), related subjects (C) and other activities (D) which include courses of choice (S) are indicated. Only for courses of choice the Programme board may take into consideration student proposals which are outside the scope of authorised tracks (autonomous study track).


1 Year courses - Track: EEP - Power Production


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095902BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.010.0
095909BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.010.0
095910CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.08.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.08.0
095915CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
096868CING-IND/17PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT B28.0
095918BING-IND/25CHEMICAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES28.08.0
095916BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS28.08.0
095912BING-IND/10ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOECONOMICS28.08.0
089786BING-IND/08COMBUSTIONE E SICUREZZA28.0
095924CING-INF/04CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
095917CING-IND/30FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING28.0

1 Year courses - Track: EEH - Oil and Gas Engineering


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095902BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.010.0
095909BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.010.0
095910CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.08.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.08.0
095915CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
096868CING-IND/17PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT B28.0
095918BING-IND/25CHEMICAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES28.08.0
095917CING-IND/30FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING28.08.0
095912BING-IND/10ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOECONOMICS28.08.0
095922CING-IND/22CORROSION AND MATERIAL PROTECTION28.0

1 Year courses - Track: EES - Energy for Development


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095902BING-IND/10HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER110.010.0
095909BING-IND/09ENERGY CONVERSION A110.010.0
095910CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES18.08.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.08.0
095915CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
096868CING-IND/17PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT B28.0
095912BING-IND/10ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOECONOMICS28.08.0
095916BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS28.08.0
093501--IUS/10DIRITTO DELL'ENERGIA28.08.0
095917CING-IND/30FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING28.0
095924CING-INF/04CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
095922CING-IND/22CORROSION AND MATERIAL PROTECTION28.0

1 Year courses - Track: EEE - Energy Engineering for an Environmentally Sustainable World


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093595CMAT/05
MAT/08
ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL METHODS (C.I.)110.010.0
087717BING-IND/10ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER110.010.0
087074CING-IND/27FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT18.08.0
087718BING-IND/08TURBOMACHINERY AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES28.08.0
089302BING-IND/11ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS28.08.0
087073BING-IND/33ELECTRIC CONVERSION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES28.08.0
093592CING-IND/16
ING-IND/21
MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING FOR ENERGY SYSTEMS (C.I.)28.08.0

1 Year courses - Track: EIP - Produzione di Potenza


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
089778BING-IND/10SCAMBIO TERMICO E DI MASSA110.010.0
089779BING-IND/09CONVERSIONE DELL'ENERGIA A110.010.0
089781CING-IND/27FONDAMENTI DI PROCESSI CHIMICI18.08.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.08.0
095915CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
089783CING-IND/17GESTIONE DEI PROGETTI28.0
093598B,CING-IND/25
ING-IND/27
IMPIANTI E PROCESSI CHIMICI (C.I.)28.08.0
089787BING-IND/33SISTEMI E MACCHINE ELETTRICHE28.08.0
089785BING-IND/10ENERGETICA GENERALE28.08.0
089786BING-IND/08COMBUSTIONE E SICUREZZA28.0
095924CING-INF/04CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
095917CING-IND/30FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING28.0

1 Year courses - Track: EIT - Termotecnica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
089778BING-IND/10SCAMBIO TERMICO E DI MASSA110.010.0
089780BING-IND/11PRODUZIONE DI ENERGIA TERMICA E FRIGORIFERA A110.010.0
089781CING-IND/27FONDAMENTI DI PROCESSI CHIMICI18.08.0
089783CING-IND/17GESTIONE DEI PROGETTI28.08.0
095914CING-IND/35ENERGY ECONOMICS28.0
095915CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0
089787BING-IND/33SISTEMI E MACCHINE ELETTRICHE28.08.0
089785BING-IND/10ENERGETICA GENERALE28.016.0
089786BING-IND/08COMBUSTIONE E SICUREZZA28.0
095924CING-INF/04CONTROL SYSTEMS28.0


Educational activities for the second year of the degree program, in force last year (2013-14), offered only in 2014-15



2 Year courses - Track: EPP - Produzione di potenza


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
090922BING-IND/09PRODUZIONE DI POTENZA DA FONTI RINNOVABILI18.08.0
090923BING-IND/08MOTORI A COMBUSTIONE INTERNA LM B18.08.0
090924BING-IND/08TURBOMACCHINE LM B18.0
090925BING-IND/10TERMO-FLUIDODINAMICA COMPUTAZIONALE PER L'INGEGNERIA18.08.0
090926BING-IND/11PRODUZIONE DI ENERGIA TERMICA E FRIGORIFERA B18.0
090928CING-IND/21MATERIALI PER L'ENERGIA18.0
090927CING-IND/13DINAMICA E DIAGNOSTICA DELLE MACCHINE18.0
090929BING-IND/09SISTEMI ENERGETICI AVANZATI28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group PACCHETTO S: ESAMI A SCELTA------8.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

2 Year courses - Track: ETT - Termotecnica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
090932BING-IND/11EFFICIENZA ENERGETICA NEGLI EDIFICI18.016.0
090933BING-IND/11INGEGNERIA DEI PROCESSI SOLARI TERMICI18.0
090934BING-IND/11CONDIZIONAMENTO DELL'ARIA E IMPIANTI PER AMBIENTI A CONTAMINAZIONE CONTROLLATA18.0
090925BING-IND/10TERMO-FLUIDODINAMICA COMPUTAZIONALE PER L'INGEGNERIA18.08.0
091025BING-IND/11ACUSTICA APPLICATA E ILLUMINOTECNICA18.0
090928CING-IND/21MATERIALI PER L'ENERGIA18.0
090974BING-IND/09CONVERSIONE DELL'ENERGIA B18.0
091026BING-IND/11PROGETTAZIONE DI IMPIANTI TERMICI28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group PACCHETTO S: ESAMI A SCELTA------8.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

2 Year courses - Track: EHC - Idrocarburi


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095936BING-IND/09OIL AND GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION18.08.0
090922BING-IND/09PRODUZIONE DI POTENZA DA FONTI RINNOVABILI18.08.0
090933BING-IND/11INGEGNERIA DEI PROCESSI SOLARI TERMICI18.0
090925BING-IND/10TERMO-FLUIDODINAMICA COMPUTAZIONALE PER L'INGEGNERIA18.08.0
095261B,CING-IND/25
ING-IND/27
TECNOLOGIA DEL PETROLIO E BIOCOMBUSTIBILI B18.0
090924BING-IND/08TURBOMACCHINE LM B18.0
090929BING-IND/09SISTEMI ENERGETICI AVANZATI28.0
095951BICAR/01
ING-IND/10
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group PACCHETTO S: ESAMI A SCELTA------8.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

2 Year courses - Track: ECS - Energia per lo sviluppo


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
090933BING-IND/11INGEGNERIA DEI PROCESSI SOLARI TERMICI18.016.0
090922BING-IND/09PRODUZIONE DI POTENZA DA FONTI RINNOVABILI18.0
090974BING-IND/09CONVERSIONE DELL'ENERGIA B18.0
090926BING-IND/11PRODUZIONE DI ENERGIA TERMICA E FRIGORIFERA B18.0
091052BING-IND/10INGEGNERIA E COOPERAZIONE ALLO SVILUPPO18.08.0
091051--SECS-P/01ECONOMIA DELLO SVILUPPO28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group PACCHETTO S: ESAMI A SCELTA------8.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
090930----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

2 Year courses - Track: ESW - Energy Engineering for an Environmentally Sustainable World


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096007BING-IND/09ENERGY SYSTEMS AND LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES (I.C.)112.012.0
090907CICAR/03AIR POLLUTION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING110.010.0
091164CING-IND/13DYNAMICAL BEHAVIOUR OF MACHINES B18.08.0
093473BING-IND/33SMART GRIDS AND REGULATION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES28.08.0
090910B,CICAR/03
ING-IND/09
BIO-ENERGY AND WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES28.08.0
090911CING-IND/27GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--114.014.0
090911CING-IND/27GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--214.0

 

Courses of the Group PACCHETTO S: ESAMI A SCELTA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
091025 B ING-IND/11 ACUSTICA APPLICATA E ILLUMINOTECNICA 1 8.0
090934 B ING-IND/11 CONDIZIONAMENTO DELL'ARIA E IMPIANTI PER AMBIENTI A CONTAMINAZIONE CONTROLLATA 1 8.0
090974 B ING-IND/09 CONVERSIONE DELL'ENERGIA B 1 8.0
090927 C ING-IND/13 DINAMICA E DIAGNOSTICA DELLE MACCHINE 1 8.0
090932 B ING-IND/11 EFFICIENZA ENERGETICA NEGLI EDIFICI 1 8.0
090933 B ING-IND/11 INGEGNERIA DEI PROCESSI SOLARI TERMICI 1 8.0
091052 B ING-IND/10 INGEGNERIA E COOPERAZIONE ALLO SVILUPPO 1 8.0
090928 C ING-IND/21 MATERIALI PER L'ENERGIA 1 8.0
090923 B ING-IND/08 MOTORI A COMBUSTIONE INTERNA LM B 1 8.0
095936 B ING-IND/09 OIL AND GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION 1 8.0
090926 B ING-IND/11 PRODUZIONE DI ENERGIA TERMICA E FRIGORIFERA B 1 8.0
090922 B ING-IND/09 PRODUZIONE DI POTENZA DA FONTI RINNOVABILI 1 8.0
095261 B,C ING-IND/25
ING-IND/27
TECNOLOGIA DEL PETROLIO E BIOCOMBUSTIBILI B 1 8.0
090925 B ING-IND/10 TERMO-FLUIDODINAMICA COMPUTAZIONALE PER L'INGEGNERIA 1 8.0
090924 B ING-IND/08 TURBOMACCHINE LM B 1 8.0
089786 B ING-IND/08 COMBUSTIONE E SICUREZZA 2 8.0
095924 C ING-INF/04 CONTROL SYSTEMS 2 8.0
095922 C ING-IND/22 CORROSION AND MATERIAL PROTECTION 2 8.0
093501 -- IUS/10 DIRITTO DELL'ENERGIA 2 8.0
091051 -- SECS-P/01 ECONOMIA DELLO SVILUPPO 2 8.0
089785 B ING-IND/10 ENERGETICA GENERALE 2 8.0
095914 C ING-IND/35 ENERGY ECONOMICS 2 8.0
095917 C ING-IND/30 FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING 2 8.0
089783 C ING-IND/17 GESTIONE DEI PROGETTI 2 8.0
095915 C ING-IND/35 MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS 2 8.0
091026 B ING-IND/11 PROGETTAZIONE DI IMPIANTI TERMICI 2 8.0
089787 B ING-IND/33 SISTEMI E MACCHINE ELETTRICHE 2 8.0
090929 B ING-IND/09 SISTEMI ENERGETICI AVANZATI 2 8.0
095951 B ICAR/01
ING-IND/10
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS 2 8.0
093598 B,C ING-IND/25
ING-IND/27
IMPIANTI E PROCESSI CHIMICI (C.I.) 2 8.0

 

Educational activities indicatively planned for the second year, of the new degree program, offered from 2015-16

 

Conceivably 2nd year courses offered from 2015-16 – Track: EEP - Power Production                                           

Code  Educational activities SSD  Cours title Sem  Credits (CFU)  CFU Group 
    ING-IND/09 Power Production from renewable energy 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/08 Internal combustion engine LM B 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/08 Turbomachinery LM B 1 8
90929 B ING-IND/09 Sistemi energetici avanzati (ITA) 1 8
90929 B ING-IND/09 Sistemi energetici avanzati (ITA) 1 8 16
  B ING-IND/10 CFD for energy engineering 1 8
  C ING-IND/22 Corrosion and material protection 2 8
  C ING-IND/13 Dynamic behaviour and diagnostics of machines 1 8
90926 B ING-IND/11 Produzione di energia termica e frigorifera B (ITA) 1 8
      One course taken from S1-S2 groups   8 8
      Final exam 2 20 20

 

Conceivably 2nd year courses offered from 2015-16 – Track:  EIP - Produzione di potenza                                           

Code  Educational activities SSD  Cours title Sem  Credits (CFU)  CFU Group 
90922 B ING-IND/09 Produzione di potenza da fonti rinnovabili 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/08 Internal combustion engine LM B (EN) 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/08 Turbomachinery LM B 1 8
89786 B ING-IND/08 Combustione e sicurezza 2 8
  B ING-IND/10 CFD for energy engineering (EN) 1 8 8
90928 C ING-IND/21 Materiali per l’energia 2 8
90926 B ING-IND/11 Produzione di energia termica e frigorifera B  1 8
  C ING-IND/13 Dynamic behaviour and diagnostics of machines (EN) 1 8
90929 B ING-IND/09 Sistemi energetici avanzati (ITA) 1 8 8
      One course taken from S1-S2 groups   8 8
      Final exam 2 20 20

 

Conceivably 2nd year courses offered from 2015-16 – Track:  EIT - Termotecnica                              

Code  Educational activities SSD  Cours title Sem  Credits (CFU)  CFU Group 
90932 B ING-IND/11 Efficienza energetica negli edifici 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/11 Engineering of solar thermal processes 1 8
90934 B ING-IND/11 Condiz. dell’aria e imp. per ambienti a contamin. controllata 1 8
  B ING-IND/10 CFD for energy engineering (EN) 1 8 8
91025 B ING-IND/11 Acustica applicata e illuminotecnica 1 8
90928 C ING-IND/21 Materiali per l’energia 1 8
  C ING-INF/04 Control Systems (EN) 2 8
91026 B ING-IND/11 Progettazione di impianti termici 2 8 8
      One course taken from S1-S2 groups   8 8
      Final exam 2 20 20

 

Conceivably 2nd year courses offered from 2015-16 – Track:  EEH - Oil and Gas Engineering                              

Code  Educational activities SSD  Cours title Sem  Credits (CFU)  CFU Group 
  B ING-IND/09 Power Production from renewable energy 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/11 Engineering of solar thermal processes 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/09 Oil&Gas Field Development and Production 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/10 CFD for energy engineering 1 8 16
  B ING-IND/08 Turbomachinery LM B 1 8
  C ING-IND/27 Petroleum technology and biofuels 1 8
  C ING-IND/22 Corrosion and material protection 2 8
  C ING-IND/19 Risk analysis   8
  B ING-IND/10 Transport phenomena in petroleum reservoirs 2 8 8
      One course taken from S1-S2 groups   8 8
      Final exam 2 20 20

 

Conceivably 2nd year courses offered from 2015-16 – Track:  EES - Energy for Development                             

Code  Educational activities SSD  Cours title Sem  Credits (CFU)  CFU Group 
  B ING-IND/09 Power Production from renewable energy 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/11 Engineering of solar thermal processes 1 8 8
90926 B ING-IND/11 Produzione di energia termica e frigorifera B (ITA) 1 8 8
  B ING-IND/10 Engineering and cooperation for development 1 8 8
  C ING-IND/35 Development Economics 1 8 8
      One course taken from S1-S2 groups   8 8
      Final exam 2 20 20

 

Conceivably 2nd year courses offered from 2015-16 – Track: EEE - Energy Engineering for an Environmentally Sustainable World

Code  Educational activities SSD  Cours title Sem  Credits (CFU)  CFU Group 
  B ING-IND/09 Energy systems and low-carbon technologies (c.i.) 1 12 8
90907 C ICAR/03 Air pollution and control engineering 1 10 8
  C ING-IND/13 Operation and control of machines for power generation 1 8 8
93473 B ING-IND/33 Smart grids and regulation for renewable energy sources 2 8 8
93473 B ING-IND/33 Smart grids and regulation for renewable energy sources 2 8 8
90911 D   Graduation  thesis and final work   14 14

ASPRI tracks

 

Since the 2008-09 academic year the former School of Industrial Engineering has created, within each program, the educational routes named ASPRI track – an acronimous for "Alta Scuola Politecnica per la Ricerca e l’Innovazione", but in Italian “aspri” also means arduous – for students with a strong aptitude for study and research, with the objective of strengthening these abilities as well as  preparing engineers able to naturally enter scientific and technological research sectors. ASPRI track falls within the advanced education strategy of the Politecnico and enhances curriculum specialization aspects. The education program of this route develops throughout the traditional Master of Science course but it offers more oppotrunities to deepen subjects from both a methodological and a content point of view.

ASPRI-track includes supplemental learning activities for a total of 20 credits, comprising additional modules/courses specifically designed for the tracks or taken from other Degree Programs or Doctorate courses, individual courses of reading and researching and laboratories experiences in which the students can conduct experiments independently.

In order to remain within an ASPRI route a student must have an average grade higher or equal to 27/30 while passing all exams of the year with a grade higher or equal to 24/30 by the winter examination session. More deatails at http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it

 

 

7.4 Foreign language

The Politecnico di Milano has adopted the English language as the EU language that must be known in addition to Italian. As already mentioned, to be admitted to the Master of Science, the student must have obtained certification of knowledge of English (http://www.polimi.it/nc/lingue/). Being knowledge of English prerequisite for admission, no further verification is foreseen during the Master of Science programme.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4328

7.5 Degree examination

The final exam consists of preparing, presenting and discussing a graduation thesis autonomously developed by the student. Thesis work should imply an effort coherent with the credits  assigned for the same (normally 20). Graduation theses may have theoretical, numeric and/or experimental characteristics and may be developed in the academic (also at foreign universities) or industrial sphere. Work will be evaluated according to completeness and coherency, validity of adopted methodologies, significance and topical nature of issues addressed, methodological and scientific rigour, technical abilities and clarity and completeness of presentation. In the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it) the "Rules for the final exam of the BSc and of the MSc Programmes" are published, along with the "Special rules for the MSc Programme in Energy Engineering".


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=4359

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4390

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, are available on the School webpage.

http://www.ingind.polimi.it/chi_siamo/presentazione.php?id_nav=1175


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Central Student Office

Toll-free number: 800.420.470 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm)

Student services

Student services provide students enrolled on Bachelor and Master of Science programmes with guidance and counselling, career services, information on rights to study, international mobility and all services providing support to university life.

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/accedi-ai-servizi/

Student IT services.

Information Area for Students and Professors

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/accedi-ai-servizi/infopoint/


11. International context

The Master of Science Programme in Energy Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano is one of the best and most recognised among Italian Universities with enrolment of many students graduating from other Universities. In European Universities courses are usually much more open. It is easy to find very similar content in MSc courses in Industrial Engineering (and similar) proposed by many foreign universities, with particular reference to Northern Europe (GermanyandScandinavia), in which many courses focussed on modern energy techniques are offered (e.g.: renewable energy).


12. Internationalization

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano intends to actively promote student mobility programmes, given the educational importance of an international experience during university studies.

From the 3rd year onwards of a Bachelor of Science programme, students can choose to continue their studies for a variable period of one semester up to two years at a foreign university that the School of Industrial and Information Engineering deems of a good level and with which the Politecnico has signed an exchange agreement.

These periods of time will be fully acknowledged and examinations of the Politecnico courses that will be replaced with those equivalent at the foreign university will be specified one by one. Scores achieved in examinations passed abroad, provided they can be converted to reach a mark out of thirty with criteria deemed to be reasonably reliable by the Programme board, will be valid and count towards the average of scores earned.

 

For further details please refer to the "International Mobility Regulation" of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering at

http://www.ingind.polimi.it/servizi/mobilita.php?id_nav=1268


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=4681

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

Students are invited to periodically consult the School of Industrial and Information Engineering website (www.ingind.polimi.it)

 

Courses offered in previous teaching regulations (509 System)

Students enrolled in previous years within the scope of the  509/99 System who have not inserted courses no longer offered in their study plan and who do not wish to transfer to the new 270/04 System, may build their study plan with new courses now offered using an autonomous study plan. Please note the possibility to transfer to the 270/04 system which is particularly convenient for those students with a significant number of exams still required to graduate.

 
Translated thanks to a contribution from Fondazione Cariplo.


15. Errata corrige