Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Mechanical Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law483
NameMechanical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-33 - Mechanical 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 1,2
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Michele Monno
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.mecc.polimi.it/corsi-di-laurea/laurea-magist
rale/


Student Office (Study programme) - Milano
Reference office
Segreteria didattica del Dipartimento di Meccanica
Address Via La Masa 1, 20158 Milano
Phone 02 2399 8425/8481


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Mechanical Engineering Programme has, as its goal, the training of engineers that are capable of carrying out many different roles in the job market, by providing an education aimed at guaranteeing a firm scientific, economic, technical and practical background, so as to facilitate a deepening of knowledge that may be required to carry out professional activities.

A mechanical engineer, being involved in the design, the production process and products and their use – both individually and as part of a plant – must have an advanced technical preparation in: machine design, regarding its functioning and resistance of its components, the transformation of energy in the machinery itself, the materials used in construction, fluid mechanics, the required manufacturing, the design - as an essential part of the design phase, services and elements relating to functioning, size and performance control and the basics of industrial automation .

From the academic year 2014-2015 the degree program takes the name of Mechanical Engineering with sorting in English.


3. Learning objectives

The considerable variety of skills expected of a mechanical engineer calls for, as the main academic objective of the programme, a solid background with well-founded scientific knowledge with a significant technical and application content, favouring immediate entrance to job market. In particular, the capacity to design, build, install and optimise machinery and plant use, the means used to activate it and related services is developed. In this way, a great deal of attention is dedicated to the technical preparation in all aspects of mechanics allowing rapid adaptation to the most varied of professional needs.

Out of the training course in Mechanical Engineering, there are three fundamental roles sharing a general approach that could strengthen the method of study and encourage  the capacity  to reconfigure themselves adapting to the changes of professional reality in which they will operate.

The three different professional roles can be distinguished amongst themselves by their different capacities to innovate and apply complex models to describe the reality to be modified and/or designed:

  • the Bachelor of Science graduate: a university-trained technician, capable of developing projects and of managing industrial processes that do not require the development of complex and innovative technologies, that require a use of consolidated engineering methods and technologies;
  • the Master of Science graduate: a figure capable of independently developing innovation projects of products, processes and productive systems, both in the industrial and advanced tertiary fields;
  • the Doctor of Research: a figure that aside from possessing the Master of Science graduate skills, is able to independently carry out applied research projects and organise their operative activities.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Mechanical Engineering programme’s structure is in line with the decrees on universities’ teaching autonomy and in response to the needs on structuring and improving the academic level, with the aim of favouring the entrance of mechanical engineers on the job market.  Through the structure and objectives of this programme, it introduces highly innovative characteristics and is based on a series-configured study route progressing to the qualification of:

 

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) which is awarded after a three-year programme, after which the title of Mechanical Engineering Graduate is awarded. In the first year a solid preparation in the preparatory and foundation disciplines is provided, followed in the second year by a more engineering-orientated education in the main sectors of mechanics. In the third year, students choose between various professional tracks and one preparatory one. Only students with an average score, rounded up to the nearest whole number, of 24/30 or above can access the preparatory training (valued on 30 September of the second calendar year after that of enrolling) and with a credit deficit, in the transitory period for passing from the 509/99 educational system to the 270/04 educational system, particularly for the 2013-2014 academic year, lower than or equal to 25 CFU credits.

 

Master of Science (M.Sc.) this is awarded after two years, following awarding of the Bachelor of Science. In the first year, high level engineering education is reinforced with an increase in knowledge of advanced analysis methodologies that in the second year are applied to Master of Science modules and in the Master of Science thesis development. Admission to the Mechanical Engineering Master of Science is by a selction based on an examination of students’ previous careers and on an assessment to ascertain whether students’ preparation is sufficient.

Research Ph.D. (Ph.D), awarded after studying for a further three years after the Master of Science. The Research Ph.D. was devised and organised to prepare professionals of a high cultural profile with extensive knowledge that allows them to satisfy the demands of companies, research bodies and of universities. Admission to carry out a Research Ph.D is regulated by a test.

In support of the regulations, students are encouraged to consult the School of Industrial and Information Engineering website http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it

For information about the  Mechanical Engineering Program, is also active email address mailto:helpccs@mecc.polimi.it


Table I: General structure of the Mechanical Engineering Programme

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)


4.3 Forfeiture from the study

The provisions relating to decadence from studies can be found in "Regulations of the career of students," available through the website of the University.

Among other things, the regulation specifies, in paragraph 6.6, that "are not permitted total years of enrollment in numbers greater than twice the normal duration of the Programme." After this period, students who have not obtained the qualification lose their status as a student.


In addition, for the purpose of forfeiture, "the total number of academic years of enrollment of a student is calculated by weighting each academic year with the ratio between the total of the credits required for the student at the time of the annual presentation of the Curriculum and the standard value of 60 credits. "


Any readmission to the course in Mechanical Engineering, following the eventual withdrawal from studies is subject to the evaluation of a commission appointed by the Coordinator of CCS.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Master of Science Mechanical Engineer is a professional technician with higher academic and professional background, able to design and to develop innovative and advanced mechanical products and processes from different aspects - functional, with enhanced structural integrity, energy efficient, with an appropriate choice of the materials and of the processing methods and production technologies. In addition to, the Master of Science Mechanical Engineer is able to design the layout and manage a production plant for optimum production rate, to design systems apt in the field of thermal and mechanical measurements, to design the control systems and the automation technology of complex mechanical systems. The Master of Science Mechanical Engineer due to the broad range of technical skills, may be deployed in several industrial sectors, where technical competences in the design, in the management and in the maintenance of machines and production plant are appreciated.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Mechanical engineers has ample opportunity to exercise his professional activity in the industrial sector. In particular, he is able to develop a mechanical systems project from a functional, construction and energetic point of view, the layout and running project of the machinery of a plant, in additional to its optimal use. There are also opportunities in the manufacturing industry and in production plants in terms of design, production, the development of new technologies, measurement techniques and choosing the most appropriate materials. In addition to the production and services field, graduates can find employment with local authorities or research bodies. In particular, each qualification of each academic level set out previously, corresponds to a professional figure that can be applied directly to the job market.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4197

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


 

To be admitted to Master of Science Programme the applicant must be in possession of a Bachelor of Science, other qualification recognised as equivalent. (See also http://www.polimi.it/studenti/guide/).

 

Admission selection is based on previous career evaluation and adequacy of personal preparation (MD 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 foreseen 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 and Information Engineering http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it

 

The admission Commission, appointed by the Programme Board, will abide by the following:

  1. For graduates in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Engineering, Production Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, registered in the Bachelor of Science starting from the AA 2007 - '08, the S parameter is calculated based on the average achieved in the exams and the number of years since first registration:


                                           S = M + (3-N) / 2


            where M is the grade point average, weighted by the credits obtained in the Degree and, in the case of regular                         students, N = 3. Where the first-level university course at a certain number of years greater than 3, N is calculated as                 the actual time, expressed in years and fractions of the year, up to one decimal place, after the first registration to the               date of the  last final exam useful for graduation.

     2.    For graduates listed in section 1., the threshold for admission to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is fixed             at S ≥ 21 for AA 2014-'15 ( this threshold will be S ≥ 22 for AA 2015-'16 and S ≥ 23 for AA 2016-'17).This threshold,                       defined by the CCS in Mechanical Engineering for AA 2014-'15, may be amended t to the subsequent AA .

    3.     Any special cases of students with S below the threshold specified, will be examined by the Dean of the School of                       Industrial and Information Engineering, on the recommendation of the Commissions for admissions.

    4.     For students with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at other universities, to other graduates in                               Engineering, or more generally in other courses of study, access is based on an assessment of the adequacy of the                   previous career and personal preparation; are automatically admitted to the Master of Science students:

  • Graduates in Mechanical Engineering in other Italian universities with S ≥ 24
  • Other Engineering graduates (even the Polytechnic) with S ≥ 25;
  • other graduates with S ≥ 27;
  • all students referred to in paragraph 4, will still have to attend an interview with the Admissions Commission, aimed at analyzing the curriculum of studies, student motivation and other factors which will be presented (work experience, internships, studies at 'external, extra-curricular activities)
  • For students with a first degree awarded in foreign universities, access is determined by the Commission for admissions on the basis of an assessment of the adequacy of the previous career and personal preparation

 

 

For students in the admission, admission to the Master of Science may be subject to the passing of an educational debt at the input, as specified in the next step.


As a rule, students fallen in the previous training program (degree) are not admitted to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Possible applications for admission in derogation will be reviewed by the Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering.

6.2 Requested knowledge

For admission to the Master, is an essential prerequisite adequate knowledge of a foreign language. Considering the range of courses of the University, this language is found in the English language. The levels of knowledge of the English language must be certified at the time of application for admission, through the achievement of minimum levels of test scores recognized by the University, which are also available at the website of the University and the School.

Candidates for admission are therefore advised to read carefully the document "Guide to the English language":
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2302

 

 

Possible assignment of curricular supplements for admission to the MSc (MD 270)

 

Admission to the Master of Science program does not automatically imply the recognition of all credits earned in previous studies. Any curricular and / or credits will be awarded by the Commission for admissions on the basis of previous career. Any curricular necessary to complete the preparation have to be observed BEFORE enrollment in the Master of Science itself. The eventual inclusion in surplus in the plans of first-level studies of its teachings of the Master of Science program and its acquisition of credits are not guarantees of access. The curricular supplements may be acquired as part of the teachings in excess of the first level or career mode with single courses www.polimi.it / students / enter-to-polytechnic / admission / courses-singles.

       In particular:

The opportunity to enroll, without curricular supplements, the Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Space, Energy and Mechanical Engineering is given to graduates with Preparatory track in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

To students who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity, it is advisable to compare their curriculum with the Study track of the Master of Science choice and to adapt their own preparations, taking into account the Table IV (table of minimum requirements).
Study track provides graduates with professional Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico of Milano will be assigned curricular additions as indicated in the following table (for graduates of the previous system, the Admissions Commission will refer to what is stated in the Regulations Teaching LM Mec in previous years).

Graduates from the professional guidelines of other courses at the Politecnico of Milan and to all graduates with professional curricula of other universities, however, will be assigned curricular supplements for a number of CFU of not less than a total number of credits allocated to the Internship, elaborate and to the final degree of Bachelor achieved.


The Admissions Commission will evaluate on a case by case how to share any additions from among the courses. If the total of the credits corresponding to these additions should be less than or equal to 10, the integrations themselves may be replaced by self-study activities.


 

 

Table II: List of curricular supplements to be obtained BEFORE enrolment in the Master of Science for graduates (MD 270) with a Professional Study Plan in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano

 

 

Industrial Plant

Engines and Turbomachinery

Technological Processes

Vehicles

Design

Production Plant and Machinery (PC)

Credits

COURSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Metodi analitici e numerici per l’ingegneria

x

x

x

x

x

x

5

Statistica

 

x

 

x

x

 

5

Teoria delle strutture

 

 

x

x

x

x

6

Meccanica delle vibrazioni

x

x 1

x

 

 

x

7

Laboratorio progettuale di calcolo strutturale

x

1

 

 

 

 

7

Laboratorio progettuale CAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Meccanica dei fluidi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

23

21/22

21

21

20

21

Notes:

  1. Depending on your choice examination supported in Degree.
  2. Due to the semester of teaching materials are presented in the table, the student will be indicated integrations replacement.

 

Table III: Minimum requirements for admission to the Master of Science

Area

SDS

Credits

Algebra, Analisi Matematica, Calcolo numerico, Geometria, Informatica,  Meccanica Razionale, Ricerca Operativa, Statistica

MAT 02/03/05/06/07/08/09,

SECS S01, ING-INF 05

30

Fisica, Chimica

FIS 01/03, CHIM 07

15

Elettrotecnica

ING-IND 31/32/33

5

Economia, Impianti industriali, Impianti aerospaziali

ING-IND 05/17/35

10

Fisica tecnica, Meccanica dei fluidi, Fluidodinamica

ING-IND 06/10/11, ICAR 01

15 (1)

Propulsione, Macchine, Sistemi energetici

ING-IND 07/08/09

5 (1)

Automatica, Meccanica generale, Applicata, dei Solidi, Tecnologia, Materiali

ING-IND 03/04/12/13/14/15/16

ING-IND 21/22, ICAR 08, ING-INF 04

40 (2)

Total

 

120

Notes

1  In the case of students with a slight deficiency in one of these two areas are not assigned debts if the sum is greater than or equal to the total of 20 credits.

2 In this context may also be counted up to a maximum of 5 CFU of Automatic Control (ING-INF/04).


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4972

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4303

6.4 Tutoring and students support

At the School of Industrial and Information Engineering are active mentoring services with the objective of assisting students during their course of study. This activity involves students and teachers-tutors-tutors.  Further information can be found on the School Website www.ingindinf.polimi.it .


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4272

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

In order to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineer, 120 credits must be acquired. Those credits may be gained by passing with a positive grade the 12 exams, as indicated in the document illustrating the details of the courses and by presenting a mandatory Master of Science's thesis.

7.2 Mode of study

The single courses of the Mechanical Engineering course are taught in a conventional way (lessons, exercises lessons, computer labs, experimental labs, design&review labs) but, when required, different teaching methods may be adopted in accordance with the Dublin's descriptors of teaching objectives.
Class attendance is not mandatory but is strongly suggested.


 Teaching consists of lectures on basic and more theoretical subjects, while during exercises and laboratories aspects of a more application nature will be highlighted. For certain courses laboratories for carrying out and interpreting experiments are organised.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

 

 Starting from A. A. 2011/2012 the path of the Master of science has been fully activated according to the D.M. 22 ottobre 2004 n.270 


1 Year courses - Track: NDE - Mechanical Engineering


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095837B,CING-IND/13
ING-IND/32
ING-INF/04
CONTROL AND ACTUATING DEVICES FOR MECHANICAL SYSTEMS19.09.0
095838CING-IND/21APPLIED METALLURGY16.06.0
095839BING-IND/09ENERGY SYSTEMS LM17.07.0
095840BING-IND/16ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES110.010.0
095841BING-IND/14MACHINE DESIGN 2210.010.0
095842BING-IND/13MECHANICAL SYSTEM DYNAMICS25.05.0
095843BING-IND/12MEASUREMENTS25.05.0
095844BING-IND/17DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS210.010.0

Notes

-  For students graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in Mechanical Engineering MD 509, having passed the Materiali exam ( code 070942 ), the Metallurgia applicata course ( code 084844) need not be followed and should be replaced by one of the following optional courses:

  • Controlli automatici per la meccatronica
  • Azionamenti elettrici per l’industria ed i trasporti 
  • Metalli e leghe per applicazioni avanzate.

2nd Year Courses

 

For the second year, the choice between different study plans, approved in advance, is foreseen. With 38 credits for courses and 20 credits for the thesis and final exam (including 1 dedicated to additional educational activities - art. 10, paragraph 5, letter d). Master of Science theses are conducted in areas that characterise the chosen study plan. 

Beginning with the academic year 2015 - '16, as a result of assessments that will be made by the Board of Study in the current academic year, including the teachings of the 2nd year of the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering  will be held in English. It is believed that the structure of the PSPA will remain consistent with that of the current guidelines of the 2nd year.

As an example, the PSPS of the 2nd year of the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, from the AA in 2015 - '16, will be of the type shown in the following table:

Codice SSD Denominazione insegnamento Crediti (CFU)
91115 ING-IND/16 Reconfigurable manufacturing systems 10
94845 ING-IND/16 Precision manufacturing (c.i.) 10
94910 ING-IND/13 Smart Structures and devices 6
95119 ING-IND/14 Advanced design of machine elements 6
95120 ING-IND/21 Material engineering for product innovation 6
91083   FINAL DEGREE TEST 20

 

 

 Approved Master of Science study plans for AY 2014-’15:

  • Plant and Production
  • Innovative Materials and Technologies
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Methods and Techniques for Virtual Prototyping
  • Engines and Turbomachinery
  • Design
  • Terrestrial vehicles

 

 

Plant and Production Study Plan

 

Educational objective

 

The Mechanical Engineer with the study plan in Plant and Production is a professional with complete skills in the design and management of industrial production systems. This professional is commonly delegated responsibilities ranging from the design of technological processes to the design of industrial facilities and the management of production and logistics systems.

Consistent with this approach, the plan foresees for the second year of the Master of Science courses corresponding to different issues which characterize the professional role: plant-project area, design and management of production and logistics systems area, technology and manufacturing systems area.

In the plant-project area, issues relating to the planning of complex industrial projects, layout design and feasibility studies are explored. In the design and management of production and logistics systems area, issues related to maintenance management, industrial technologies and automation of industrial systems are explored.

In the technology and technology and manufacturing systems area, issues concerning the design and supervision of integrated production systems, industrial quality management and design of technological processes are explored. The organisation of the second year is as follows:


2 Year courses - Track: MM1 - Plant and Production Study Plan


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
072461BING-IND/17IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI110.010.0
091082BING-IND/16MIGLIORAMENTO CONTINUO DELLE TECNOLOGIE A18.08.0
085737BING-IND/17GESTIONE DEI GRANDI PROGETTI DI INGEGNERIA210.010.0
096867BING-IND/17PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT A210.0
085774BING-IND/17GESTIONE DELLA MANUTENZIONE210.0
085738BING-IND/17SICUREZZA E AMBIENTE210.0
079840BING-IND/17SISTEMI DI PRODUZIONE AUTOMATIZZATI210.0
091115BING-IND/16RECONFIGURABLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM - A210.010.0
094845BING-IND/16PRECISION MANUFACTURING [C.I.]210.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--120.020.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--220.0

Notes

  • ING-IND/17 and ING-IND/16  second semester: one optional course per group.
  • 091083 Final Degree Test: of the 20 credits  devoted to the thesis 1 Credit is assigned to additional educational activities - DM270/04 Art.10, paragraph 5, letter d.
  • As general rule, the Master Thesis is developed on topics covered during Master of Science Programme courses characterizing the chosen study track (in this case ING-IND/16 or /17). Thesis developed in different Scientific Disciplinary Sectors have to be submitted to the assessment of the Programme Board (for further details contact the Student Desk at Mechanical Engineering Dept).

 


Mechatronics and Robotics Study Plan

 

Educational objective

 

The Robotics and Mechatronics study plan is designed to provide those cross-sectional skills needed for the design of a mechanical system equipped with advanced technology active and intelligent systems. This means automatic machinery and equipment as well as industrial vehicles and robots. The professional role targeted is therefore an expert and designer in the mechanical sector able to contribute with the skills of automation, electrical and information engineering to the development of integrated and innovative industrial systems.

The organisation of the second year is as follows:


2 Year courses - Track: MM2 - Mechatronics and Robotics Study Plan


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091091BING-IND/13SISTEMI MECCATRONICI E LABORATORIO A110.010.0
091092CING-INF/04CONTROLLI AUTOMATICI A110.010.0
091096BING-IND/13DINAMICA E CONTROLLO DEI VEICOLI B16.06.0
091221BING-IND/14AFFIDABILITA' DI SISTEMI16.0
087711CING-IND/32AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI PER L'INDUSTRIA E I TRASPORTI26.0
091093BING-IND/13PROGETTAZIONE MECCANICA FUNZIONALE26.0
091221BING-IND/14AFFIDABILITA' DI SISTEMI16.012.0
091099BING-IND/13CONTROLLO DELLE VIBRAZIONI E DEL RUMORE16.0
091096BING-IND/13DINAMICA E CONTROLLO DEI VEICOLI B16.0
091086BING-IND/17IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI B16.0
091106BING-IND/13MECCANICA DEI ROBOT16.0
091101BING-IND/16MIGLIORAMENTO CONTINUO DELLE TECNOLOGIE B16.0
091097BING-IND/12TECNICHE DI MISURA AVANZATE16.0
095889BING-IND/15HAPTICS16.0
095890BING-IND/15METHODS FOR VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING16.0
087711CING-IND/32AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI PER L'INDUSTRIA E I TRASPORTI26.0
091109CING-IND/35BREVETTI E PROPRIETA' INDUSTRIALE26.0
091100BING-IND/13INGEGNERIA DEL VENTO26.0
091093BING-IND/13PROGETTAZIONE MECCANICA FUNZIONALE26.0
094910BING-IND/13SMART STRUCTURES AND DEVICES26.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--120.020.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--220.0

Notes:

  • 091083 Final Degree Test: of the 20 credits  devoted to the thesis 1 Credit is assigned to additional educational activities - DM270/04 Art.10, paragraph 5, letter d.
  • As general rule, the Master Thesis is developed on topics covered during Master of Science Programme courses characterizing the chosen study track (in this case ING-IND/13 or ING - INF/04). Thesis developed in different Scientific Disciplinary Sectors have to be submitted to the assessment of the Programme Board (for further details contact the Student Desk at Mechanical Engineering Dept).
  • In the present PSPA is included  " 094910 Smart structures and devices" that is part of internationalization path of CS MEC:

  - for procedures please refer to the Academic Regulations and the teaching program published on the School website;                

  - students of this PSPA will replace this teaching with others, of course, offered by other PSPA of the Academic Regulations of the LM MEC.

 


Methods and Techniques for Virtual Prototyping Study Plan

 

Educational objective

 

The aim of the Methods and Techniques for Virtual Prototyping study plan is to prepare a figure capable of having a systemic approach oriented to the product in its entirety, to the system architecture, the integrated vision of the product development process oriented to the entire life cycle, the effective and integrated use of simulation technologies and methodologies based on the paradigms of virtual prototyping, virtual factory and virtual mannequins.

The Study Plan includes courses in the area of Industrial Engineering Design and Methods which, in relation to the choices of the student, are supplemented by project and laboratory activities. In particular, in the compulsory courses, issues of virtual prototyping are addressed; in the two optional courses, methods, techniques and tools used or usable in such context are presented. The remaining courses are chosen in three different disciplinary sectors, within the characterising disciplines of Mechanical Engineering.

The organisation of the second year is as follows:


2 Year courses - Track: MM3 - Methods and Techniques for Virtual Prototyping Study Plan


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095888BING-IND/15VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING (C.I.)--110.010.0
093523BING-IND/14MODELLAZIONE DEL COMPORTAMENTO MECCANICO DEI MATERIALI (C.I.)110.010.0
091120BING-IND/15METODI DI PROGETTAZIONE16.06.0
091119BING-IND/15MODELLAZIONE E SIMULAZIONE PHYSICALLY-BASED16.0
091088BING-IND/14MECCANICA SPERIMENTALE E CONTROLLI NON DISTRUTTIVI26.0
091118BING-IND/15METODI E STRUMENTI PER L'INNOVAZIONE SISTEMATICA B - PROBLEM SOLVING E PROGETTAZIONE INVENTIVA26.0
094859BING-IND/15COMPUTER VISION E REVERSE ENGINEERING26.0
091120BING-IND/15METODI DI PROGETTAZIONE16.012.0
091127BING-IND/12MISURE DI FORMA SENZA CONTATTO16.0
091119BING-IND/15MODELLAZIONE E SIMULAZIONE PHYSICALLY-BASED16.0
091125CICAR/13PROGETTO ESECUTIVO DEL PRODOTTO INDUSTRIALE16.0
091088BING-IND/14MECCANICA SPERIMENTALE E CONTROLLI NON DISTRUTTIVI26.0
084843CING-IND/21METALLI E LEGHE PER APPLICAZIONI AVANZATE26.0
091122BING-IND/15METODI E STRUMENTI PER L' INNOVAZIONE SISTEMATICA C - GESTIONE DELL'INNOVAZIONE E DELLA PROPRIETA' INTELLETTUALE26.0
091118BING-IND/15METODI E STRUMENTI PER L'INNOVAZIONE SISTEMATICA B - PROBLEM SOLVING E PROGETTAZIONE INVENTIVA26.0
091093BING-IND/13PROGETTAZIONE MECCANICA FUNZIONALE26.0
091126BING-IND/16INTEGRATED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS26.0
094859BING-IND/15COMPUTER VISION E REVERSE ENGINEERING26.0
095893BING-IND/14LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN OF MECHANICAL STRUCTURES (a)26.0
095118BING-IND/15TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING AND RESEARCHING FUTURE26.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--120.020.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--220.0

(a) In a.y. 14-15, taught in Italian together with 093841

Notes:

  • 091083 Final Degree Test: of the 20 credits  devoted to the thesis 1 Credit is assigned to additional educational activities - DM270/04 Art.10, paragraph 5, letter d.
  • As general rule, the Master Thesis is developed on topics covered during Master of Science Programme courses characterizing the chosen study track (in this case ING-IND/14 or /15). Thesis developed in different Scientific Disciplinary Sectors have to be submitted to the assessment of the Programme Board (for further details contact the Student Desk at Mechanical Engineering Dept).
  • In the present PSPA is included  " 095118 Technology Forecasting and research Future" that is part of internationalization path of CS MEC:

  - for procedures please refer to the Academic Regulations and the teaching program published on the School website;                

  - students of this PSPA will replace this teaching with others, of course, offered by other PSPA of the Academic Regulations of the LM MEC.

 


Engines and Turbomachinery Study Plan

 

Educational objective

 

The Engines and Turbomachinery study plan has the purpose of preparing a mechanical engineer with extensive training in the principles of operation of engines and turbomachinery, able to lead him/her in autonomously developing and managing engineering projects involving problems of dimensioning, development, selection and operation of internal combustion engines and gas turbines.

Particular attention is paid to fluid dynamics, energy and environmental aspects of engines for terrestrial and air propulsion, with a significant emphasis on innovative solutions currently being analysed. In addition to a solid scientific background in the field of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and mechanics, applied to engines and turbomachinery, this expert acquires that technical-application content which facilitates immediate employment, with a Master of Science, in industries manufacturing and marketing engines and power plants.

The organisation of the second year is as follows:


2 Year courses - Track: MM4 - Engines and Turbomachinery Study Plan


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091128BING-IND/08MOTORI A COMBUSTIONE INTERNA LM A110.010.0
091129BING-IND/08TURBOMACCHINE LM A110.010.0
091131BING-IND/09PRODUZIONE DI POTENZA DA FONTI RINNOVABILI B16.06.0
091130BING-IND/08COMBUSTIONE E SICUREZZA B26.0
091132BING-IND/09SISTEMI ENERGETICI AVANZATI B26.0
091133BING-IND/08TECNICHE DI MODELLAZIONE DELLE MACCHINE A FLUIDO26.0
083903BING-IND/10HEAT TRANSFER AND THERMAL ANALYSIS26.0
091136CING-INF/04CONTROLLI AUTOMATICI B16.012.0
093839BING-IND/12ENVIRONMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL NOISE MANAGEMENT16.0
091221BING-IND/14AFFIDABILITA' DI SISTEMI16.0
091086BING-IND/17IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI B16.0
091138CING-IND/21MATERIALI PER L'ENERGIA B16.0
091120BING-IND/15METODI DI PROGETTAZIONE16.0
091101BING-IND/16MIGLIORAMENTO CONTINUO DELLE TECNOLOGIE B16.0
091140CING-IND/33SISTEMI ELETTRICI PER I TRASPORTI16.0
091141BING-IND/13SISTEMI MECCATRONICI E LABORATORIO B16.0
091097BING-IND/12TECNICHE DI MISURA AVANZATE16.0
087711CING-IND/32AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI PER L'INDUSTRIA E I TRASPORTI26.0
091137BING-IND/14COSTRUZIONE DEI VEICOLI B26.0
084843CING-IND/21METALLI E LEGHE PER APPLICAZIONI AVANZATE26.0
091118BING-IND/15METODI E STRUMENTI PER L'INNOVAZIONE SISTEMATICA B - PROBLEM SOLVING E PROGETTAZIONE INVENTIVA26.0
091093BING-IND/13PROGETTAZIONE MECCANICA FUNZIONALE26.0
091139BING-IND/14PROGETTAZIONE PER LE ALTE TEMPERATURE26.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--120.020.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--220.0

Notes:

  • 091083 Final Degree Test: of the 20 credits  devoted to the thesis 1 Credit is assigned to additional educational activities - DM270/04 Art.10, paragraph 5, letter d.
  • As general rule, the Master Thesis is developed on topics covered during Master of Science Programme courses characterizing the chosen study track. Thesis developed in different Scientific Disciplinary Sectors have to be submitted to the assessment of the Programme Board (for further details contact the Student Desk at Mechanical Engineering Dept).

 


Design Study Plan

 

Educational objective

 

The Design study plan provides the basis to address in total autonomy, with advanced and innovative methods, the design of mechanical components and systems.

The characterising courses of this plan address the methodological and content aspects of the mechanical design process and then analyse in detail (by way of example) the design issues of certain components and systems, as well as the rational use of materials for design.   

The other courses, chosen by the student, complete the preparation and provide conceptual and operational tools and applied knowledge in the field of materials, design quality, machine reliability, experimental mechanics, use of numerical methods in computer assisted calculation, modelling, manufacturing, mechatronics, road and rail vehicles and much more.

The organisation of the second year is as follows:


2 Year courses - Track: MM5 - Design Study Plan


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093751BING-IND/14PROGETTAZIONE: METODI, STRUMENTI E APPLICAZIONI (C.I.)110.010.0
091144BING-IND/15METODI E STRUMENTI PER L'INNOVAZIONE SISTEMATICA A210.010.0
093840BING-IND/14PROGETTAZIONE CON MATERIALI AVANZATI16.06.0
091221BING-IND/14AFFIDABILITA' DI SISTEMI16.0
091141BING-IND/13SISTEMI MECCATRONICI E LABORATORIO B16.0
093841BING-IND/14ELEMENTI FINITI PER LA PROGETTAZIONE DEI SISTEMI MECCANICI26.0
091088BING-IND/14MECCANICA SPERIMENTALE E CONTROLLI NON DISTRUTTIVI26.0
094859BING-IND/15COMPUTER VISION E REVERSE ENGINEERING26.0
091221BING-IND/14AFFIDABILITA' DI SISTEMI16.012.0
091086BING-IND/17IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI B16.0
091141BING-IND/13SISTEMI MECCATRONICI E LABORATORIO B16.0
091097BING-IND/12TECNICHE DI MISURA AVANZATE16.0
093840BING-IND/14PROGETTAZIONE CON MATERIALI AVANZATI16.0
091173CING-IND/04TECNOLOGIE E MATERIALI AEROSPAZIALI 2 (B)16.0
095890BING-IND/15METHODS FOR VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING16.0
091165CING-IND/22CORROSIONE E PROTEZIONE DEI MATERIALI B26.0
087711CING-IND/32AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI PER L'INDUSTRIA E I TRASPORTI26.0
091137BING-IND/14COSTRUZIONE DEI VEICOLI B26.0
091088BING-IND/14MECCANICA SPERIMENTALE E CONTROLLI NON DISTRUTTIVI26.0
084843CING-IND/21METALLI E LEGHE PER APPLICAZIONI AVANZATE26.0
091139BING-IND/14PROGETTAZIONE PER LE ALTE TEMPERATURE26.0
094859BING-IND/15COMPUTER VISION E REVERSE ENGINEERING26.0
095893BING-IND/14LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN OF MECHANICAL STRUCTURES (a)26.0
095119BING-IND/14ADVANCED DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS26.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--120.020.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--220.0

(a) In a.y. 14-15, taught in Italian together with 093841

Notes:

  • 091083 Final Degree Test: of the 20 credits  devoted to the thesis 1 Credit is assigned to additional educational activities - DM270/04 Art.10, paragraph 5, letter d.
  • As general rule, the Master Thesis is developed on topics covered during Master of Science Programme courses characterizing the chosen study track ( in this case ING-IND/14 or /15 ). Thesis developed in different Scientific Disciplinary Sectors have to be submitted to the assessment of the Programme Board (for further details contact the Student Desk at Mechanical Engineering Dept).
  • In the present PSPA is included  " 095119 Advanced Design of Machine Elements" that is part of internationalization path of CS MEC:

  - for procedures please refer to the Academic Regulations and the teaching program published on the School website;                

  - students of this PSPA will replace this teaching with others, of course, offered by other PSPA of the Academic Regulations of the LM MEC.

 


Innovative Materials and Technologies Study Plan

 

Educational objective

 

The study plan in Innovative Materials and Technologies addresses the needs of industries specializing in process (steel plants, foundries, rolling mills, heat and thermochemical treatment plants) or product (manufacturers of consumer goods and capital goods for individual or collective use) production.

The objective of this plan is to prepare production engineers able to work in all areas where the ability to identify innovative technology and use advanced materials is a key competitive element.

To this end, particular attention is paid to special processing technologies and application of advanced materials, design and optimization of technological processes, experimental techniques and laboratory activities using equipment and instrumentation also used in scientific research.

The organisation of the second year is as follows:


2 Year courses - Track: MM6 - Innovative Materials and Technologies Study Plan


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091084CING-IND/21SIDERURGIA18.08.0
091082BING-IND/16MIGLIORAMENTO CONTINUO DELLE TECNOLOGIE A18.08.0
091086BING-IND/17IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI B16.06.0
091088BING-IND/14MECCANICA SPERIMENTALE E CONTROLLI NON DISTRUTTIVI26.0
084843CING-IND/21METALLI E LEGHE PER APPLICAZIONI AVANZATE26.0
091085BING-IND/16SIMULAZIONE FEM DEI PROCESSI DI LAVORAZIONE26.0
095120CING-IND/21MATERIAL ENGINEERING FOR PRODUCT INNOVATION26.0
091087BING-IND/16LABORATORIO DI TECNOLOGIE SPECIALI110.016.0
094845BING-IND/16PRECISION MANUFACTURING [C.I.]210.0
091089CING-IND/21PROCESSI E IMPIANTI METALLURGICI INNOVATIVI16.0
091090CING-IND/21SOLIDIFICAZIONE E METALLURGIA DELLA SALDATURA16.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--120.020.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--220.0

Notes:

  • 091083 Final Degree Test: of the 20 credits  devoted to the thesis 1 Credit is assigned to additional educational activities - DM270/04 Art.10, paragraph 5, letter d.
  • As general rule, the Master Thesis is developed on topics covered during Master of Science Programme courses characterizing the chosen study track (in this case ING-IND/16 or /21). Graduation Thesis developed in different Scientific Disciplinary Sectors have to be submitted to the assessment of the Programme Board (for further details contact the Student Desk at Mechanical Engineering Dept).
  • In the present PSPA is included " 095120 Metallic Materials and Product Innovation" that is part of internationalization path of CS MEC:

  - for procedures please refer to the Academic Regulations and the teaching program published on the School website;                

  - students of this PSPA will replace this teaching with others, of course, offered by other PSPA of the Academic Regulations of the LM MEC.

 


Terrestrial Vehicles Study Plan

 

Educational objective

 

This study plan has been designed to provide an extensive and thorough preparation in mechanical disciplines in general, with specific application oriented to the field of terrestrial vehicles (road and rail). The various functional , design, construction and operational aspects of the vehicle are addressed, with particular attention to environmental and active and passive safety issues.

The professional role targeted is therefore an expert in the automotive sector capable of interfacing using the skills of other fields, also in order to contribute to the development of innovative vehicles.

The organisation of the second year is as follows:


2 Year courses - Track: MM7 - Terrestrial Vehicles Study Plan


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
075849BING-IND/14COSTRUZIONE DI VEICOLI A210.010.0
075850BING-IND/13DINAMICA E CONTROLLO DEI VEICOLI A110.010.0
091141BING-IND/13SISTEMI MECCATRONICI E LABORATORIO B16.06.0
091221BING-IND/14AFFIDABILITA' DI SISTEMI16.0
091184BING-IND/14PROGETTAZIONE DI VEICOLI (METODI DI OTTIMIZZAZIONE)26.0
091136CING-INF/04CONTROLLI AUTOMATICI B16.012.0
091221BING-IND/14AFFIDABILITA' DI SISTEMI16.0
091099BING-IND/13CONTROLLO DELLE VIBRAZIONI E DEL RUMORE16.0
091086BING-IND/17IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI B16.0
091120BING-IND/15METODI DI PROGETTAZIONE16.0
091187BING-IND/08MOTORI A COMBUSTIONE INTERNA LM C16.0
091140CING-IND/33SISTEMI ELETTRICI PER I TRASPORTI16.0
093840BING-IND/14PROGETTAZIONE CON MATERIALI AVANZATI16.0
091141BING-IND/13SISTEMI MECCATRONICI E LABORATORIO B16.0
091097BING-IND/12TECNICHE DI MISURA AVANZATE16.0
093841BING-IND/14ELEMENTI FINITI PER LA PROGETTAZIONE DEI SISTEMI MECCANICI26.0
087711CING-IND/32AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI PER L'INDUSTRIA E I TRASPORTI26.0
091109CING-IND/35BREVETTI E PROPRIETA' INDUSTRIALE26.0
091100BING-IND/13INGEGNERIA DEL VENTO26.0
084843CING-IND/21METALLI E LEGHE PER APPLICAZIONI AVANZATE26.0
091184BING-IND/14PROGETTAZIONE DI VEICOLI (METODI DI OTTIMIZZAZIONE)26.0
091093BING-IND/13PROGETTAZIONE MECCANICA FUNZIONALE26.0
091186CING-IND/04SICUREZZA PASSIVA DELLE STRUTTURE26.0
094910BING-IND/13SMART STRUCTURES AND DEVICES26.0
095119BING-IND/14ADVANCED DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS26.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--120.020.0
091083----FINAL DEGREE TEST--220.0

Notes

  • 091083 Final Degree Test: of the 20 credits  devoted to the thesis 1 Credit is assigned to additional educational activities - DM270/04 Art.10, paragraph 5, letter d.
  • As general rule, the Master Thesis is developed on topics covered during Master of Science Programme courses characterizing the chosen study track (in this case ING-IND/13 or /14). Graduation Thesis developed in different Scientific Disciplinary Sectors have to be submitted to the assessment of the Programme Board (for further details contact the Student Desk at Mechanical Engineering Dept).
  • In the present PSPA are included " 094910 Smart structures and devices" and " 095119 Advanced Design of Machine Elements" that are part of internationalization path of CS MEC:

  - for procedures please refer to the Academic Regulations and the teaching program published on the School website;                

  - students of this PSPA will replace this teaching with others, of course, offered by other PSPA of the Academic Regulations of the LM MEC.

 


Optional courses

 

Optional courses are not included in the minimum number of courses required to obtain the Master of Science and cannot in any way replace other courses in the study plan.

In the AY 2014-'2015  the following optional course has been activated:

  • Technical communication (2 credits code 084149 in the 2nd semester).

7.4 Foreign language

Knowledge of English is a prerequisite for enrolment in a Master of Science Programme. The regulations foreseen by the University are published on the University Web site in the Student Services Section, Guides and Regulations - English Language and on the politecnico web site. 

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/guide


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4334

7.5 Degree examination

Examination of Master of Science focuses on the discussion of a Thesis. The preparation of the thesis are devoted 20 credits, one of which is specifically dedicated to the acquisition of additional language skills, certified by the editors in the English language with a summary of the thesis extended. The Thesis will be written in Italian or in English, however it must contain the extended summary written in English.


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=4365

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4396

9. Faculty

The names of the professors teaching the Programme and corresponding courses will be available in the study manifesto starting from September. The Study Manifesto is published annually on the Politecnico di Milano website www.polimi.it .


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Student services

Student services are involved in guidance and career management for students enrolled in Bachelor and Master of Science courses, student benefits and grants, international mobility and all those services in support of university life. Student services.

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/servizi/

 

Departmental Secretaries

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

 General information on the programme in Mechanical Engineering

helpccs@mecc.polimi.it

 

Student IT services.

Information Technology Services Area for Students and Professors

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/a-chi-rivolgersi/

 


11. International context

Research at the Politecnico di Milano combines , in a parallel path , the dense network of cooperative relationships with other Italian and foreign universities , research centers and public and private, with the industrial system. The quality and impact of research carried out at the Polytechnic is confirmed , in recent years , the growth of relations with the international scientific community. Proof of this is the large number of projects and programs of research recently undertaken with the best universities in Europe and other countries.

Various research groups that contribute to the teaching of the Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering were evaluated as " excellent at international level" , including:

ADVANCED MATERIALS
ANALYSIS , DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
DESIGN AND TESTING GROUND VEHICLES
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
MECHANICAL AND THERMAL MEASUREMENTS
MECHATRONICS AND ROBOTICS
PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
RAILWAY DYNAMICS
ROAD VEHICLE DYNAMICS
ROTORDYNAMICS
METALLURGICAL AND STEEL MAKING PROCESSES
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AND DESIGN OF RAILWAY COMPONENTS
VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING
WIND ENGINEERING


12. Internationalization

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering of Politecnico di Milano promotes mobility programs in view of the formation of an international experience during their university studies.

The opportunities are numerous, including:
• study period abroad under the Erasmus program , or special programs outside the EU ;
• international dual degree programs (which includes the achievement of a double degree program in a period of three years , two of which are spent at the foreign partner institution ) ;
• dual degree programs within the Polytechnic ;
• development of the thesis abroad.


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=4686

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 all other information students are invited to consult the School of Industrial and Information Engineering website and the relevant pages of the study programme in Mechanical Engineering.

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it

helpccs@mecc.polimi.it

http://www.mecc.polimi.it


15. Errata corrige