Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Management Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Como Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law480
NameManagement Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-31 - Management engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2009/2010
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) English
Campus Como
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


Student Office (Study programme) - Como
Reference office
POLO TERRITORIALE DI COMO
Address Via Castelnuovo 7, 22100 Como
Phone 031 332 7400
Contact http://www.polo-como.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Como
Address VIA VALLEGGIO, 11 (CO)

2. General presentation of the study programme

Since being conceived 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 project of the management engineer was inspired by a new professional profile - that of the engineer-manager – this concept was then translated into a clearly defined and consistent university curriculum, which was subsequently imitated by other eminent 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 he/she will be employed and to retain the cutting edge innovating knowledge associated with this professional profile.

Today a management engineer faces a wide selection of professional opportunities in many different sectors, evidence of the high regard with which the labour market greeted and continues to greet this qualification. Furthermore, over the years, the programme has acquired a large array of orientations which, while producing a single recognisable professional profile, offers various different study programmes determined by market needs and changes dictated by technical progress, innovation and economic globalisation.


3. Learning objectives

A degree course of Master of Science in Management Engineering is wide ranging and has two objectives which complement each other: on the one hand that of developing - through a core knowledge of common methods and procedures – the basic uniform characteristics of a management engineer and, on the other, of supplying qualified professionals to the market in possession of an array of skills with which to satisfy the many requirements of businesses and  institutions where management engineers will work, both in traditional and innovative fields.

The study programme imparts a solid knowledge in the use of modelling and problem solving, based upon rigorous quantitative and qualitative methodologies, using interactive teaching, with work groups and presentations by highly qualified experts from the fields of industry, services, finance and consultancy. Furthermore, the course provides continuous updates in methods and study cases to supplement the various modules.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The degree of Master of Science in Management Engineering is a two year course providing a total of 120 credits.

The course is entirely in English.


4.2 Further Studies

The most able students studying for a Master of Science degree can be admitted to the "Alta Scuola Politecnica", for an advanced study programme organised by the Politecnico di Milano e di Torino. For further information, see: www.altascuolapolitecnica.it.

After obtaining a Master of Science degree in Management Engineering, students can proceed to the next stage, i.e. a research Doctorate degree.

The most logical progression is to a Doctorate of Science in Management Engineering. Within the Politecnico di Milano, this course is run by the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering  ("Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale – DIG). For further information, see: www.polimi.it/dottorato.

The Department  of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering  in partnership with MIP also offers to postgraduate students the possibility of studying for a Master's degree or for further advanced studies. For details, see: www.mip.polimi.it.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The degree of Master of Science in Management Engineering (Teaching Regulation 270/04) is classed in category LM/31 (Management Engineering) and students can sit the State Examination for professional certification within Section A of the State Register (Engineers) both in the subsection "IT Engineers" and in the subsection "Industrial Engineers".

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
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4194

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Due to differences in educational background, applications of graduates from non-Italian universities are processed by a specifically appointed commission. Criteria for the evaluation of international students’ applications include: GPA of the applicant, educational background, knowledge of English, motivation letter and recommendation letters.

For any further information, please visit www.polinternational.polimi.it


Admission to the Master of Science Degree undergoes evaluation to determine the eligibility of the applicant.

Such process, in compliance to the existing regulation (D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270 art. 6 par. 2 and D.M. 16/3/2007, art.6 par. 1), is based upon curriculum requirements and an assessment of the preparation of the student.

 

The final decision for admission to a Master of Science Degree shall be taken by an Evaluation Commission set up for this purpose by the School  Council which – if no valid documentation showing clear exceptional conditions which justifies non-compliance of the mentioned criteria and showing that the student has an adequate preparation for the Degree is submitted - will analyze the case according to the academic career of the applicant. The eventual  documentation showing clear exceptional conditions shall be submitted attached to a request to the Dean of the School.

 

If the applicant is admitted, any potential compulsory courses to be chosen in the curricula and/or potential additional credits shall be communicated for each curriculum together with the admission and before enrolment, in order to provide students with the necessary information for a transparent and rational choice.

 

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Logistic and Production Engineering (at Politecnico di Milano), which is deemed correspondent to the Management Engineering Bachelor of Science – applicative course, who are interested in enrolling to the Master of Science, should contact the Commission that evaluates all applications.

 

As for the requirements regarding the English language proficiency levels, see par. 7.3.


6.1.1 Application for admission while studying for a Bachelor in Science degree or after obtaining a Bachelor in Science degree


Requirements for admission to the evaluation of the career are:

  • for students from the Bachelor of Science at the Politecnico di Milano, to be enrolled to the Graduation session;
  • for students from Bachelor of Science Degrees from other Universities, to graduate before enrolling to the Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale);
  • or, for everyone, to hold a Bachelor Degree.

 

Requirements of the academic career considered by the Commission for admission are:

  1. Graduation at the Bachelor of Science in not more than four academic years from initial enrolment (please see paragraph 6.1.1.1); such requirement does not apply for candidates having a MSc or a degree earned under the old Teaching Regulation;    
  2. a graduation mark not below the “adjusted” admission threshold (please see paragraph 6.1.1.2);
  3. a certification for English Language proficiency (please see paragraph 7.3);
  4. having qualifications which do not require any further prerequisites.

 

If either 1) or 2) above are not satisfied, the applicant will not be admitted to the Master of Science degree course, unless documentation testifying a proven exceptional case can be presented. If either 3) or 4) above are not satisfied, the applicant will be accepted for a degree of Master of Science and so matriculate, after having satisfied these conditions, by demonstrating his/her proficiency in English and/or obtaining the necessary prerequisites identified by the Commission and communicated to the applicant.


6.1.1.1 Award of the Bachelor of Science in maximum 4 academic years


The number of academic years since first enrolment used by the student to graduate from the Bachelor of Science is certified in the documents of the Student’s Office.

When evaluating this four-year limit for the achievement of a Bachelor of Science, the school calculates all the academic years required for the academic curriculum.

The academic curriculum ends when all 180 credits of the Bachelor of Science have been awarded, including the final work, the language exam and, when requested, the curriculum-based in-company training period. Students should therefore take particular care in choosing their Course of Study, since the application for a Course of Study aimed at earning missing courses or at anticipating additional courses for Master of Science Degrees are actually accounted for as one academic year.

More specifically, the examination period of March 2014 is considered as the last one for the academic year 2012/13 for students who did not apply for a new Course of Study for academic year 2013/14 (since they do not need to attend missing courses and/or are not interested in anticipating additional courses in the Master of Science Degree), while it is considered the first period of academic year 2013/14 for students who applied for a new Course of Study (because they want to attend missing courses or anticipate additional courses for the Master of Science Degree).


6.1.1.2 "Adjusted" admission threshold


Students who earned their Bachelor of Science with a score under the “acceptable” admission threshold will not be admitted to attend the Master of Science Degree.

 

The “acceptable” threshold is calculated by summing up the final degree score with a bonus linked to the time in which the student graduated:

  • 3/110 for students who apply for enrolment after finishing the Bachelor of Science in due time (i.e. students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2011 and will earn their BSc degree no later than September 2014)
  • 2/110 for students who will graduate one semester later (i.e. students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2011 and will earn their BSc degree no later than March 2015)
  • 1/110 for students who will graduate two semesters later (i.e. students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2010 and will earn their BSc degree no later than September 2014).

 

Following is the synoptic table of the “acceptable” admission thresholds (Table A).

Table A

Category of graduates

“Acceptable” admission threshold

Management Engineers from Politecnico di Milano – Bachelor of Science with Introductory curriculum

88/110

Management Engineers from Politecnico di Milano – Bachelor of Science with Applicative curriculum

93/110

Other Engineers from Politecnico di Milano

93/110

Industrial Designers and Architects from Politecnico di Milano

102/110

Management Engineers from other Universities

102/110

Other graduates from other Universities

105/110

 

For students of the Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano who enrolled to the BSc until September 2009. Specifically the “acceptable” threshold is calculated by summing up the final degree score with a bonus linked to the time in which the student graduated:

 

  • 5/110 for students who apply for enrolment after finishing the Bachelor of Science in due time (i.e. students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2009 and earned their BSc degree no later than September 2012)
  • 3/110 for students who will graduate one semester later (i.e. students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2009 and earned their BSc degree no later than March 2013)
  • 1/110 for students who will graduate two semesters later (i.e. students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2008 and earned their BSc degree no later than September 2012).

 

Following is the synoptic table of the “acceptable” admission thresholds valid only for students of the Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano who enrolled to the BSc until September 2009.

 

Table B

Category of graduates

“Acceptable” admission threshold

Management Engineers from Politecnico di Milano – Bachelor of Science with Introductory curriculum

85/110

Management Engineers from Politecnico di Milano – Bachelor of Science with Applicative curriculum

90/110

Other Engineers from Politecnico di Milano

90/110

Industrial Designers and Architects from Politecnico di Milano

100/110

Management Engineers from other Universities

100/110

Other graduates from other Universities

105/110

 


6.1.1.3 Knowledge of English


For a list of recognised certificates and their respective minimum requirements please consult paragraph 7.3.


6.1.1.4 Non-requirement of prerequisites


The applicant can be admitted to study for a degree of Master of Science in Management Engineering when his/her Bachelor of Science degree course is regarded as being “consistent” with the programme of studies contained in the Master of Science degree course; there is an assessment process to determine whether the applicant has the necessary requirements and, where necessary, prerequisites are imposed.

For the definition of assessment of necessary requirements and possible application of any prerequisites, please see paragraph 6.2.


6.1.2 Request for "early" admissions (before completion of the Bachelor of Science)


The requirements for admission to the academic career evaluation in an earlier period are:

 

  • To have at least 150 CFUs out of the 180 required to complete the Bachelor of Science, except for any additional exams; CFUs need to be passed and recorded in not more than three consecutive academic years;
  • An approved curriculum with all necessary CFUs to complete the Bachelor of Science, which may also be declared directly by students from different Universities. This is an important requirement to have a comprehensive evaluation of the Curriculum in the Bachelor of Science; obviously, if the Curriculum is modified after the evaluation, the latter shall be deemed not valid any more and another evaluation needs to be requested.

 

The request for admission by an applicant having the necessary requirements as defined above will be assessed according to:

  • the average of the applicant’s marks attained in the examinations taken while studying for his/her Bachelor of Science degree;
  • the applicant’s proven proficiency in English;
  • non-requirement of any prerequisites.

6.1.2.1 Admissions criteria


The average of the applicant’s marks attained in the examinations taken while studying for his/her Bachelor of Science degree must be above the minimum requirement indicated below for each discipline.

 

Bachelor of Science

Threshold for admission

Management Engineering (Politecnico di Milano) – Bachelor of Science, preparatory curriculum

24,5 / 30

Management Engineering (Politecnico di Milano) – Bachelor of Science applied curriculum

25,5 / 30

Other Engineering courses at the Politecnico di Milano

25,5 / 30

Design or Architecture School at the Politecnico di Milano

28 / 30

Management Engineering courses in other campuses

28 / 30

Other courses from other campuses

28,5 / 30

 


6.1.2.2 Knowledge of English


For a list of recognised certificates and their respective minimum requirements please consult paragraph 7.3.


6.1.2.3 Non -requirement of prerequisites


The applicant can be admitted to study for a degree of Master of Science in Management Engineering when his/her Bachelor of Science degree course is regarded as being “consistent” with the programme of studies contained in the Master of Science degree course; there is an assessment process to determine whether the applicant has the necessary requirements and, where necessary, prerequisites are imposed.

For the definition of assessment of necessary requirements and possible application of any prerequisites, please see paragraph 6.2.


6.1.3 Outcomes of the early evaluation


The early evaluation may:

  1. be positive, i.e. the student is admitted to the Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale);
  2. be negative, i.e. the student is not admitted to the Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale);
  3. be postponed to the end of the second time slot, closer to the beginning of the course, due to unsatisfied requirements

6.1.4 Guaranteed admission already at the final year of the Bachelor of Science


Admission is guaranteed - already upon enrolment at the third year of study (whatever the final degree score, provided that the two other requirements, i.e. English language certification and the four years of academic career, are complied with)  -  for Management Engineering students from Politecnico di Milano who upon enrolment to the third year earned at least 110 credits, with an average (weighted according to the credits) of at least 26/30. Even when these requirements are met, the evaluation of one’s previous education (i.e. Bachelor) to determine the eligibility of the applicant is still mandatory.

6.2 Requested knowledge

In order to be accepted to the Master of Science in Management Engineering degree course, applicants must have acquired precise requirements and specifically a knowledge consistent with the programme of studies offered in the degree course. The definition of these requirements is based upon the programme studied for the Bachelor of Science degree course in Management Engineering, with the “introductory course” orientation. This means that any prerequisites derive either from a lack of “consistency” with the applicant’s Bachelor of Science degree course or from the differences between the two options, "introductory course" orientation and "applicative" orientation (or equivalent), within the Bachelor of Science course. "Applicative" courses usually contribute less credits for the modules taken during the Bachelor of Science degree course.

Because of the wide and varied background of the graduates applying for a Master in Science degree, it is only possible to define beforehand the admission requirements for the majority of cases and in particular for graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. In all other cases, applicants must sit a purpose specific examination on the curricula in order to ensure that only applicants having the necessary requirements of ”consistency”, with the study programme of the Master of Science degree are admitted, to be integrated by means a set of prerequisites and course restrictions.

In particular:

  • for graduates in Engineering with degrees obtained at Italian universities, the applicant’s educational background is considered “consistent” with the study programme of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering, if, in his undergraduate degree or in any case before applying to matriculate, the applicant attained at least 45 credits from core modules and 80 credits from specialist modules within categories L-8, “ICT Engineering" or L-9 "Industrial Engineering" contained in the undergraduate programme. The list of the Scientific Sector Disciplines (SSD) and relative core and specialist modules can be found on the site: http://www.cun.it/media/77611/lauree_triennali.pdf ;
  • for graduates in Engineering with degrees obtained abroad and graduates in other subjects, assessment of the applicant’s necessary requirements and the "consistency" of these with the programme of studies will be carried out through the careful evaluation of the applicant’s educational background. The Admissions Commission will define conclusively any equivalences between modules which the applicant passed with success and the (SSD) disciplines listed for Engineering, after a careful appraisal of the official programmes of the modules.

 

Any prerequisites communicated by the Commission to the applicant during the assessment of his/her application must be completed before applying for matriculation to the Master of Science degree course. The relative procedures are indicated in the following paragraph 6.2.2.

 

On the base of the criteria previously expressed, conditions for admission to the Master of Science degree course for students coming from different backgrounds are stated below:

 

  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano ("introductory course” orientation)

    No prerequisites are required. There are no course restrictions.

  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano ("applicative” orientation)
    A prerequisite 10 credits is required, to be attained according to the procedures indicated in the following paragraph 6.2.2. There are no course restrictions.

    It is a necessary condition that the applicant must have satisfied this prerequisite before he can proceed to his/her application for matriculation in the Master of Science degree course. Matriculation will be assured only if all the requirements defined by the Teaching Regulation are met.

    The required 10 credits are defined by the Admission Commission drawing from a list of courses which are differential between the "introductory course” orientation and "applicative” orientation of the Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering. The courses chosen are going to be communicated by e-mail. Within maximum 5 days after the email is received, students have the possibility to ask for changes in the courses assigned for their academic integration. For asking this, students must send a written communication, explaining why they request the change.

    Following a table summarising the list of courses.

    Table C

    Code

    Module

    Semester

    Credits

    077933

    Design and Fundamental Principles of Applied Mechanics (Milan/Bovisa campus)

    2

    10

    077930

    Basic Thermodynamics and Energetics Systems (Milan/Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    072365

    Fundamental Principles of Chemistry for Technologies (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    091112

    Mathematical Methods and Models (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    060124

    Mechanics of Elastic Structures (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10



  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from other Italian universities and who have attained at least 45 credits from core modules and 80 credits from specialist modules in either L-8 in "ICT Engineering" or L-9 in "Industrial Engineering" contained in the undergraduate programme and who chose the "introductory course" orientation

    No prerequisites are required, but an assessment is needed to define any course restrictions in choosing subsequent curricula within the Master of Science degree course (see paragraph 6.2.1).

  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from other Italian universities and who have attained at least 45 credits from core modules and 80 credits from specialist modules in either L-8 in "ICT Engineering" or L-9 in "Industrial Engineering" contained in the undergraduate programme and who chose the "applicative" orientation

    A prerequisite 10 credits are required, to be attained according to the procedures indicated in the following paragraph 6.2.2. It is a necessary condition that the applicant must have satisfied this prerequisite before he can proceed to his/her application for matriculation in the Master of Science degree course. Matriculation will be assured only if all the requirements defined by the Teaching Regulation are met.

    The required 10 credits are defined by the Admission Commission drawing from a list of courses which are differential between the "introductory course” orientation and "applicative” orientation of the Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering. Alternatively the Admission Commission will draw from the list reported in Table D, if not already sustained by the candidate. The courses chosen are going to be communicated by e-mail. Within maximum 5 days after the email is received, students have the possibility to ask for changes in the courses assigned for their academic integration. For asking this, students must send a written communication, explaining why they request the change.

    Table D

    Code

    Module

    Semester

    Credits

    077933

    Design and Fundamental Principles of Applied Mechanics (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10

    077930

    Basic Thermodynamics and Energetics Systems (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    072365

    Fundamental Principles of Chemistry for Technologies (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    091112

    Mathematical Methods and Models (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    060124

    Mechanics of Elastic Structures (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10


    Additionally, an assessment is needed for these graduates to define any course restrictions in choosing subsequent curricula within the Master of Science degree course (see paragraph 6.2.1).

 

  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering other than Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano n or at any other Italian university and who have attained at least 45 credits from core modules and 80 credits from specialist modules in either L-8 in "ICT Engineering" or L-9 in "Industrial Engineering" contained in the undergraduate programme and who chose the "introductory course" orientation

    No prerequisites are required, but an assessment is carried out in order to define any course restrictions in the choice of curriculum within the Master of Science degree course (see paragraph 6.2.1).

 

  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering other than Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano  or at any other Italian university and who have attained at least 45 credits from core modules and 80 credits from specialist modules in either L-8 in "ICT Engineering" or L-9 in "Industrial Engineering" contained in the undergraduate programme and who chose the "applicative" orientation

    A prerequisite 10 credits is required, to be attained according to the procedures indicated in the following paragraph 6.2.2. It is a necessary condition that the applicant must have satisfied this prerequisite before he can proceed to his/her application for matriculation in the Master of Science degree course. Matriculation will be assured only if all the requirements defined by the Teaching Regulation are met.

    The required 10 credits are defined by the Admission Commission drawing from a list of courses which are differential between the "introductory course” orientation and "applicative” orientation of the Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering. Alternatively the Admission Commission will draw from the list reported in Table E, if not already sustained by the candidate. The courses chosen are going to be communicated by e-mail. Within maximum 5 days after the email is received, students have the possibility to ask for changes in the courses assigned for their academic integration. For asking this, students must send a written communication, explaining why they request the change.

    Table E

    Code

    Module

    Semester

    Credits

    077933

    Design and Fundamental principles of Applied Mechanics (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10

    077930

    Basic Thermodynamics and Energetics Systems (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    072365

    Fundamental Principles of Chemistry for Technologies (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    091112

    Mathematical Methods and Models (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    060124

    Mechanics of Elastic Structures (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10


    Additionally, an assessment is needed for these graduates to define any course restrictions in choosing subsequent curricula within the Master of Science degree course (see paragraph 6.2.1).

 

  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in any branch of Engineering and who have NOT attained at least 45 credits from core modules and 80 credits from specialist modules in either L-8 in "ICT Engineering" or L-9 in "Industrial Engineering" contained in the undergraduate programme

    A prerequisite 20 credits is required, to be attained according to the procedures indicated in the following paragraph 6.2.2. It is a necessary condition that the applicant must have satisfied this prerequisite before he can proceed to his/her application for matriculation in the Master of Science degree course. Matriculation will be assured only if all the requirements defined by the Teaching Regulation are met.

    The required 20 credits are defined by the Admission Commission drawing from the following list of courses (TABLE F) with the criteria that the candidate must have not sustained these courses in their previous academic path. The courses chosen are going to be communicated by e-mail. Within maximum 5 days after the email is received, students have the possibility to ask for changes in the courses assigned for their academic integration. For asking this, students must send a written communication, explaining why they request the change.

    Table F

    Code

    Module

    Semester

    Credits

    077933

    Design and Fundamental Principles of Applied Mechanics (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10

    072398

    Economics (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10

    061190

    Economics and Business Administration A (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    077930

    Basic Thermodynamics and Energetics Systems (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    072365

    Fundamental Principles of Chemistry for Technologies (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    061189

    Management and Organisation (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    072363

    Logistics and Operations Management (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10

    091112

    Mathematical Methods and Models (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10

    060124

    Mechanics of Elastic Structures (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    2

    10

    061200

    Information Systems (Milan/ Bovisa campus)

    1

    10


    Additionally, an assessment is needed for these graduates to define any course restrictions in choosing subsequent curricula within the Master of Science degree course (see paragraph 6.2.1).

 

  • Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in any discipline other than those specified previously
    The Admissions Commission will evaluate the necessary requirements and define any prerequisites or restrictions conclusively defining any equivalences between modules which the applicant passed successfully and the (SSD) disciplines listed for Engineering. Furthermore, the Commission may request that the applicant sit specific purpose examinations which will be communicated to him or her. Any prerequisite must be attained according to the following paragraph 6.2.2.

 

  • Further degrees (for applicants who have already gained a Master of Science degree or the equivalent as defined in previous Teaching Regulations)
    The Commission will carry out an individual assessment based upon documentation of the applicant’s educational background submitted to them. Please note that any work experiences, including documented ones, cannot be taken into account.

6.2.1 Procedures for the application of prerequisites


An applicant who has been assigned compulsory modules may attend individual courses, in the period before the enrolment to the MSc. The following three opportunities exist:

  • B1) earn credits by passing courses at the MSc level (individual courses); these “early” credits can be used towards the 120 credits necessary for the MSc degree.
  • B2) earn the attendance of courses at the MSc level. As per B1, but without passing the exam.
  • B3) earn credits related to additional compulsory modules as requested by the Admission Commission for the MSc. These credits cannot be accounted under the 120 credits required for the MSc degree.

 

Furthermore, the following restrictions are in force:

  1. the total amount of credits (by passing exams or only attending courses) that can be accounted under the 120 credits required for the MSc degree (B1+B2) cannot exceed 30. Credits in excess of 30 will not be considered.
  2. in any case, the total amount of credits earned by passing “individual courses” cannot exceed 80, including credits earned under B3.

If an applicant does not complete any prerequisites imposed and communicated to him/her by the appointed Commission within 15 months, he or she forfeits his/her right to admission totally and completely.


6.2.2 Course restrictions (compulsory modules and exclusions)


With the exception of graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, all applicants admitted to the Master of Science degree course – including where prerequisites were imposed - will be assessed to verify whether they have already taken certain specialist modules (or the equivalent) within the Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. If the applicant has not taken any of these modules, he or she must take compulsory modules within the three areas of Economics, Industrial Engineering and Management as defined by the table below. Furthermore, applicants may face restrictions in his/her choices where he or she has already taken a particular module or an equivalent one.

Finally, in the category defined as “Graduates who gained a Bachelor of Science degree in any discipline other than those specified previously” the Commission reserves the right to apply further obligations and/or exclusions, with regards to the peculiarities of their studies carried out during their undergraduate degree course.

 

Specialist modules (or equivalent)

Corresponding prerequisites to be applied in the choice of modules

061190

Economics and Business Administration

079781

Management Control Systems

072398

Economics

096092

Business & Industrial Economics

072363

Logistics and Operations Management

One from:

079841

Operations Management

079839

Logistics Management

083432

Industrial Technologies


6.2.3 Other aspects


For any other aspects regarding admission conditions not otherwise covered in this Teaching Regulation, the applicant should contact the Admissions Commission by e-mail, who will make the ultimate decision.

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

A student can start his/her Master of Science degree course in either the first or the second semester.

To be enrolled it is mandatory that candidates request the assessment of their Bachelor career. This request must be made with an online procedure available at: www.webpoliself.polimi.it. The assessment is mandatory, because it is not sufficient that candidates have gained a bachelor to be admitted to the Master of Science.

Request for assessment must be submitted within the given period even by those who are automatically accepted according to the criteria defined in paragraph 6.1.

Acceptance on the course is only valid for the semester for which the application was made.


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4300

6.4 Tutoring and students support

Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4269

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified in the didactic regulations, 120 credits are required to obtain the degree. For more information about the specific disciplines of LM/31 visit http://www.cun.it/media/77608/lauree_magistrali.pdf.


To see the list of courses, please refer to paragraph 7.3.

7.2 Mode of study

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

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The following pages contain the Study Plan for the Master of Science degree in Management Engineering. Students already enrolled in the Master of Science (Laurea Specialistica) degree course for the academic year 2008/2009 can transfer to the new Teaching Regulation 270/04.

Students enrolled in the academic years 2008/2009 to the Master of Science (Laurea Specialistica) degree course (Teaching Regulation 509/99) can apply to be accepted to the Master of Science degree course (Teaching Regulation 270/04) if the following conditions are met:

  • students must have attained the credits due from any prerequisites imposed when they were accepted to the Master of Science (Laurea Specialistica) degree course (Teaching Regulation 509/99).
  • students must apply for their academic achievements to be assessed within the appropriate “windows” at the start of every semester (for further details, see http://www.webpoliself.polimi.it).

The applicant’s new study plan defined according to the Ministerial Decree 270/04 must be agreed with the appropriate Course of Study Commission (CCS) which reserves the right to apply further course restrictions consistent with the Master of Science degree course.


7.3.1 1 Year courses (CL 480)


Track: DSU - DIGITAL STARTUP


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096076B,CING-IND/35LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION110.010.0
096076B,CING-IND/35LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION210.0
096090B,CING-IND/17INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES110.020.0
096086B,CING-IND/16QUALITY ENGINEERING110.0
096088B,CING-IND/17OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (a)210.0
096089B,CING-IND/17LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT (b)210.0
096080B,CING-IND/35STRATEGY & MARKETING210.010.0
096078B,CING-IND/35ACCOUNTING, FINANCE & CONTROL210.010.0
096092B,CING-IND/35BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS210.010.0

(a) Course taught at Milano Bovisa Campus
(b) Course taught at Milano Bovisa Campus

The second year for the course will be activated in a.y. 2015-16 and is  presented in 7.3.3


7.3.2 2 Year courses (CL405)


Here are presented only the courses that will be available in a.y. 2014-15. The constraints for each group are to be satisfied along the tow years of the program, i.e. considering also the courses that have been selected by the student in the a.y. 2013-14.

 

GROUP OF COURSES

AREA

CREDITS TO SELECT

BM

Business Management (Gestione d’Impresa)

20

SM

Supply Chain Management (Gestione dei Sistemi Logistici e Produttivi)

20

C

Concentration (Insegnamenti complementari)

30

M

Basics of engineering (Insegnamenti ingegneristici di base)

10

IE

International Economics (Economia internazionale)

10

BP

Business Processes (Processi aziendali)
Cross-boundary Processes (Processi Trasversali)

5

E (Elective)

Elective (Esame a scelta)

10

FW

Final work (Prova finale)

15

 

TOTALE

120


Courses of the Group BM COURSES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
096653 B ING-IND/35 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND HRM 1 10.0
087171 B ING-IND/35 BUSINESS STRATEGY 2 10.0

Courses of the Group BP COURSES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
091124 B ING-IND/35 CROSS BOUNDARY PROCESSES 1 5.0
083435 B ING-IND/35 BUSINESS PROCESSES 2 5.0

Courses of the Group C COURSES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
096090 B ING-IND/17 INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES 1 10.0
083431 B ING-IND/35 MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION 1 10.0
072797 B ING-IND/35 MARKETING 1 10.0
083430 B ING-IND/35 FINANCE 2 10.0
072447 B ING-IND/16 RECONFIGURABLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS 2 10.0
093158 B ING-IND/35 COMPLEX DECISION MAKING A 10.0

Courses of the Group E COURSES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
095111 C ING-INF/05 CORPORATE INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS 1 10.0
091124 B ING-IND/35 CROSS BOUNDARY PROCESSES 1 5.0
096090 B ING-IND/17 INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES 1 10.0
085764 B ING-IND/35 ISTITUZIONI E MERCATI FINANZIARI(a) 1 10.0
083431 B ING-IND/35 MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION 1 10.0
072797 B ING-IND/35 MARKETING 1 10.0
072441 B ING-IND/16 MIGLIORAMENTO CONTINUO DELLE TECNOLOGIE(b) 1 10.0
072469 B ING-IND/15
ING-IND/16
ING-IND/17
PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT(c) 1 10.0
079789 B ING-IND/17 QUALITY MANAGEMENT 1 10.0
094835 C ING-INF/05 DATA ANALYSIS AND RETRIEVAL 1 10.0
096653 B ING-IND/35 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND HRM 1 10.0
083435 B ING-IND/35 BUSINESS PROCESSES 2 5.0
087171 B ING-IND/35 BUSINESS STRATEGY 2 10.0
083430 B ING-IND/35 FINANCE 2 10.0
072447 B ING-IND/16 RECONFIGURABLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS 2 10.0
093158 B ING-IND/35 COMPLEX DECISION MAKING A 10.0

(a) Course taught in italian at Milano Bovisa Campus
(b) Course taught in italian at Milano Bovisa Campus
(c) Course taught in italian at Milano Bovisa Campus

Courses of the Group IE COURSES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
083434 C SECS-P/01 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 2 10.0

Courses of the Group M COURSES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
095111 C ING-INF/05 CORPORATE INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS 1 10.0
094835 C ING-INF/05 DATA ANALYSIS AND RETRIEVAL 1 10.0

Courses of the Group SM COURSES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
079789 B ING-IND/17 QUALITY MANAGEMENT 1 10.0

FW


Final Work (15 CFU)


7.3.3 2 Year courses (CL480)


DSU - DIGITAL STARTUP (activated in the a.y. 2015/16)


SSD

Course

ECTS

ECTS

ING-INF/05 + ING-IND/35

Digital StartUp Lab

15

15

ING-INF/05

Data Analysis and Retrieval

10

30

ING-INF/05

Workgroup  and Workflow  System

5

ING-INF/05

Internet Monetization

5

ING-INF/05

Communication and ICT: Principles and Applications

10

ING-INF/05 + ING-IND/35

Master Thesis

15

15


Independent Courses of Study


Any potential independent Courses of Study are exceptionally accepted if motivations are sufficiently valid.

Such constraint is not valid for students:

  • whose course of study has become “independent” due to changes made by the Evaluation Commission upon admission to the Master of Science Degree;
  • attending the Bachelor of Science Degree who submit an independent course of study to participate in international projects (cfr. § 12.1).

 

7.4 Foreign language

Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4331

7.5 Degree examination

The general procedures on the final work are included in the document “Final Graduation Exam Regulations” approved by the School Board in the meetings 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 Engineering has introduced other specifications. Detailed informations are available at the following link: http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/cms/file/12396/Reg-Int_LM-GES.pdf 

The final work accounts for 15 credits. The score awarded for the final work is not included in the GPA, but it is used to increase the Graduation mark.

The final work is constituted by two parts:

Part I - Research Methodology Course

All the students will attend a course on research methodologies, providing the basis for the definition of a research question and the conduction of a qualitative/quantitative research. Students will have to attend the course at the beginning of the first semester in the second year, before the start of the main courses.

Attendance to the course is compulsory for all the students enrolled as second year students in the M.Sc. The course is held in September 2013 after the exam session and before the start of the first semester.

 

Part II – Final work

Students may choose from three alternatives:

  1. Project, which may consists in the report over an empirical project (stage/internship) or in a review summarizing extant literature on relevant topics for management, economics and industrial engineering. The work is evaluated by the supervisor and the graduation commission separately; the supervisor’s mark accounts for the 70% of the final mark, and the commission’s for the remaining 30%.
  2. Thesis without discussant, which is the development of a research problem in which students are required to conduct a thorough literature review and a coherent empirical work. The work is evaluated by the supervisor and the graduation commission separately; the supervisor’s accounts for the 60% of the final mark, and the commission’s for the remaining 40%
  3. Research dissertation with discussant, which is the development of a particularly challenging research problem. Students are required to develop a new model for analysing or interpreting relevant phenomena in management, economics or industrial engineering. This option requires the development of a novel theoretical model, and its testing through significant and appropriate empirical exercises. The work is evaluated by the supervisor, the discussant and the graduation commission separately; the supervisor’s mark accounts for the 30% of the final mark, the discussant’s for 30% of the final mark, and the commission’s for the remaining 40%. The discussant, randomly selected within a group of professors and assistant professors suggested by the supervisor, evaluates the novelty and the relevance of the work before the discussion.

 

For all students attending the Management Engineering Master of Science the final work shall be in English.

The following criteria are applied:

  • Students that, upon request,  earned at least 60 credits with an average score of at least 27/30 (honour marks are not included in the calculation) have the right to work at a Dissertation with a supervisor
  • All students that passed a number of exams with at least 90 credits in total have the right to write a Thesis.

 

Please note that the score threshold for the Dissertation with a supervisor does not in any way prevent any students from accessing this kind of final work, even if their score average is lower, provided that they checked whether a supervisor is available to follow their Dissertation.

The final graduation mark is given by the sum between the student’s GPA expressed in a 110 scale and the increment given by the evaluation of the final work. The maximum increase achievable for a Research Dissertation with discussant is 7/110 (exceptionally a further point could be assigned for internationally outstanding works); for a Thesis without discussant, the maximum increase is 5/110; for a Project, the maximum increase is 3/110. If the sum has a decimal part bigger or equal to .50, then the final mark will be rounded up. Otherwise, it will be rounded down.


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=4362

8. Academic calendar

The Calendar of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering for the Academic Year 2013/2014 is posted on the School’s website (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/).


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4393

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 at the Como campus, in via Castelnuovo and Via Valleggio,Como.

 

Students are invited to regularly check university websites for information and notices:

School of Industrial and Information Engineering http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Study Course in Management Engineering http://www.dig.polimi.it/gestionale

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

During the course of a degree in Management Engineering, international exchanges are strongly recommended, together with study periods abroad. To evaluate all these opportunities, please consult the University website: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/fai-unesperienza-allestero.

Students, during their academic career, have the opportunity to pass exams in foreign Universities, which are recognized in compliance with the Regulation in paragraph 12.1. The proposals made by students for an exchange programme abroad are examined by a Commission.


12.1 Erasmus regulations for postgraduate students


12.1.1 Minimum requirements for score average and/or number of credits per academic year for admission


Since admission criteria for the Master of Science Degree already exist, there are no additional rules to gain access to the international exchange programs. However, if the application is submitted during the last year of the Bachelor of Science, so that the students will leave during the first year of the Master of Science Degree, the curriculum of the students will need to have strong indications that they will be likely to graduate within the first semester of the following academic year and be admitted to the Master of Science.


12.1.2 Credits which must be attained from the Politecnico di Milano


A Master of Science degree awarded by the Politecnico di Milano must reflect significant participation in the programme offered by the University; to this effect every student must attain at least 75 credits from the Politecnico di Milano, excluding credits deriving from the final examination and recognised credits attained during international exchanges or in other universities from which the student may have transferred.

For what concerns the credits to be awarded at Politecnico at least 40 must be earned from exams in the BM or SM groups because, if  the “fundamental courses” are taught mainly by the foreign University, a graduation at Politecnico di Milano would not make sense.


12.1.3 Credits from abroad


Restrictions defined in point 12.1.2 normally limits to 30 per examination the credits which can be attained abroad, which means that normally students are allowed to take part in exchange programmes lasting one semester. There are however some exceptions:

  • when the student wishes to prepare his/her thesis abroad, programmes lasting one year can be considered, however the number of credits per examination must abide by the restrictions defined in point 12.1.2. However, credits gained in the thesis will not be transferred directly, but will be credited only when the thesis is submitted during the final examination. The tutor must be a teacher at the Politecnico, while the supervisor of the host institution can appear as co-tutor and can provide his/her written appraisal;
  • when the student’s study plan is worth more than 120 credits (for example due to excess credits) the limit of 30 credits can be exceeded without infringing the restriction defined in point 12.1.2. In this case, programmes lasting a year may be considered where the number of credits which can be attained depends on his/her study plan, but in any case must respect the restrictions defined in point 12.1.2;
  • students having a study plan of 120 credits, notwithstanding the restrictions defined in point 12.1.2, may be allowed to participate in programmes lasting one year, but only if these take place at one of a limited number of eminent institutions (to be defined year by year) and only for students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, who have not taken part in any international exchange programmes previously during their undergraduate degree course and who have an excellent academic record. In these cases, the minimum number of credits per examination acquired from the Politecnico is reduced from 75 to 45, of which at least 40 must come from examinations belonging to groups BM or SM and at least 10 must come from examinations belonging to groups BM, SM or C (as defined in Sections 7.1 and 7.2). TIME and UNITECH programmes belong to these groups;
  • students who at the time of matriculation obtained the ratification of credits acquired elsewhere can attain a total of up to 30 credits from a foreign institute. However, even in this case, it is possible for students to study abroad for a semester (by possibly dedicating part of this time to the preparation of his/her thesis), as long as the restrictions defined in point 12.1.2 are respected.

12.1.4 Flexibility of the Course of Study


To make the planning of the curriculum for studies abroad easier, the following opportunities are granted:

  • With what regards the 10 credits in the M group (“Mathematical subject” courses – sectors MAT/05, 09 - and/or “Basic Engineering subjects” courses - sectors ING-IND/09; ING-INF/05), students are allowed to choose a course of the same subject area (SSD) among the ones offered at the Politecnico;
  • With what regards the 10 credits of group E (Electives), students are allowed to choose a course of the subject same area (SSD) among the ones offered at the Politecnico.

12.1.5 Calculation of the final score


The Graduation Commission, when calculating the final score, takes also into account the results of the student abroad, in accordance with the evaluation of the coordinator from the Erasmus program the student participated to. The initial average for the calculation of the graduation mark shall be calculated ( if available information is comprehensive and sufficient) according to the following criterion:

Initial GPA = α GPAEST + (1-α) GPAIT

where:

α = 10/(115-N)

N = number of credits earned abroad

GPAEST = average of marks earned abroad, in 30ths

GPAIT = average of marks earned at the Politecnico  with the exclusion of additional exams (esami in sovrannumero)

The CCS reserves the right to harmonize such criterion to any general guideline established by the University, promptly communicating any changes to the students.   


12.1.6 Credits earned abroad which exceed the maximum threshold


Credits earned by passing exams in foreign universities which exceed the thresholds indicated in previous paragraphs, may be taken into account by the Graduation Commission when calculating the final score, as it does with the additional credits from exams passed at Politecnico di Milano.


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

For any further information, please visit the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering
http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it

Any further update will be published on the School website (www.ingindinf.polimi.it) and on the course of study website (www.dig.polimi.it/gestionale/).

With reserve that, depending upon the School budget, some classes may not be taught.


15. Errata corrige