Academic Year 2023/24





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


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


Cremona Campus

1. General Information

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


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

Since its conception, in 1982, the management engineer has been perceived as the engineer of change and innovation. In some aspects, the management engineer is similar to the classical engineer, being responsible for creatively using scientific principles and methods to design and manage systems. The management engineer works in complex contexts, where technological, economic, human, organizational and financial variables closely interact. Hence, the skills profile of the management engineer has been shaped by translating the already existing professional profile of the manager-engineer into a clearly defined and consistent university curriculum. This curriculum has been continuously updated and enriched so as to meet the requirements of both Italian and foreign private companies and institutions where management engineers are employed.

Today, management engineers who graduated from Politecnico di Milano can be found everywhere. The different career paths that these engineers have followed demonstrate that the labour market appreciates this professional qualification. Management engineers work in industrial and service (e.g., telecom, transport) companies, consulting firms, financial institutions, banks and insurance companies, authorities, public administrations and non-profit organizations.

Our graduates cover a widereaching range of activities, such as managing technology and the means of production, designing and managing production and logistic systems, strategic planning and marketing, business organization and management, internationalization processes, corporate and market finance, company management in regulated sectors and network services, relationships with authorities, large-scale project planning and management (e.g., manufacturing plants, infrastructures, R&D), internet applications and ICT management. 


3. Learning objectives

The overall aim of the Bachelor of Science iManagement and Production Engineering at PolitecnicdMilano is to train individuals able to contribute to the economic and industrial development of their country by adopting a structured and analytical approach. To pursue this objective, after long interactions with the labour market, we defined four main Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for the management engineer. Specifically, graduates in Management and Production Engineering from Politecnico di Milano must be able to:

  1. understand the key scientific and engineering principles and how they are embodied in the various technologies adopted in the corporate world;
  2. know the context variables, and the essential functions and processes of the corporate and industrial field;
  3. design solutions by applying the scientific and engineering approach (learning, reasoning and modelling relying on a solid multidisciplinary preparation) to responsibly tackle problems and opportunities in the corporate and industrial field;
  4. interact professionally, effectively and constructively with colleagues in the work environment.

The accomplishment of these objectives presupposes the acquisition of knowledge and methods in the fields of both Information Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

Below we detail the educational objectives qualifying the L-8 and L-9 Classes.

 

Educational objectives qualifying L-8 (Information Engineering) Class 

Graduates from the Bachelor’s programmes of the class must:

  • adequately know the methodological-operational aspects of mathematics and the other basic sciences and be able to use that knowledge so as to interpret and describe engineering problems;
  • adequately know the methodological-operational aspects of engineering sciences, both igeneral and in depth as regards a specific area of information engineering in which they are able to identify, formulate and solve problems through the use of updated methods, techniques and tools;
  • be able to use techniques and tools for designing componentssystems and processes;
  • be able to conduct experiments and analyse and interpret their data;
  • be able to understand the impact of engineering solutions within the social and physical-environmental context;
  • know their own professional and ethical responsibilities;
  • know the corporate contexts and the business culture in its economic, managerial and organisational aspects;
  • know the contemporary contexts;
  • possess relational and decision-making skills;
  • be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in at least one European Union language, besides Italian;
  • be equipped with the basic cognitive tools for the ongoing updating of their knowledge.

 

Educational objectives qualifying L-8 (Industrial Engineering) Class 

Graduates from the Bachelor’s programmes of the class must:

  • adequately know the methodological-operational aspects of mathematics and the other basic sciences and be able to use that knowledge so as to interpret and describe engineering problems;
  • adequately know the methodological-operational aspects of engineering sciences, both ingeneral and in depth as regards a specificarea of information engineering in which they are able to identify, formulate and solve problems through the use of updated methods, techniques and tools;
  • be able to use techniques and tools for designing components,systems and processes;
  • be able to conduct experiments and analyse and interpret their data;
  • be able to understand the impact of engineering solutions within the social and physical-environmental context;
  • know their own professional and ethical responsibilities;
  • know the corporate contexts and the business culture in its economic, managerial and organisational aspects;
  • know the contemporary contexts;
  • possess relational and decision-making skills;
  • be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in at least one European Union language, besides Italian;
  • be equipped with the basic cognitive tools for the ongoing updating of their knowledge.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Bachelor Degree in Management and Production Engineering lasts three years and covers 180 credits (ECTS).

The first two years are aimed at providing a solid cultural background that combines topics typical of classical engineering with topics typical of management and production engineering. The third year allows students to complete their skills in management and production engineering, by selecting different courses.

4.2 Further Studies

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


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


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

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


The Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Production Engineering (Teaching Regulation 270/04) belongs to both the L/8 (Information Technology Engineering) and L/9 (Industrial Engineering) clusters. Therefore students will have to chose whether they want to obtain a degree in either the L/8 (Information Technology Engineering) or the L/9 (Industrial Engineering) clusters. As a consequence, Management and Production Engineering Bachelor graduates can, if they are interested, take a state-run examination for professional qualification in Section B (Junior Engineers) of the Engineers’ professional register, in the sector “Information Technology Engineering” or "Industrial Engineering" corresponding to their degree qualification Classification.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The management engineers who have graduated from the Politecnico di Milano since the introduction of this degree course, have followed many diverse career paths. This diversity proves that the labour market appreciates management engineers and employs them also in activities not covered or considered when the Degree Programme was designed (e.g., activities in the financial industry).

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

The Career Service (http://www.careerservice.polimi.it/en-US/Home/Index/) 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 https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/didactic-activities-and-degree-examination/internships/  

 

5.3 Qualification profile

Management Engineer

Profile in a work context:

Highly qualified professional profile able to work in different business areas with particular attention to the analysis and management of processes and the resolution of industrial and organization problems.

Skills of this function:

1. To understand the basic scientific and engineering principles and their meanings in the main technologies used by companies

2. To know the context variables, the functions, the processes and the key decisional areas in the business and industrial environment

3. To design solutions by applying the scientific and engineering approach (learning, reasoning and modelling based on a strong multidisciplinary preparation) to address problems and opportunities in the business and industrial fields

4. To interact in a professional, responsible, effective and constructive way with colleagues in the workplace

Job opportunities:

The main industries where management engineers can work are: consulting, energy/oil&gas/utilities, mechanics and automation, electronics, IT and ICT services, and finance. Some examples of profiles held by management engineers who have obtained the First Level Laurea are: marketing analyst, demand planner, controller, junior consultant.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

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


For the admission to the Bachelor of Science in Management and Production Engineering, an admission test, that must be taken to ascertain students’ aptitude and preparation for studies. The test is the same for all the Bachelor of Science Degrees in Engineering offered by Politecnico di Milano.

Students who are already enrolled on other degree programmes of the Politecnico di Milano or at other Universities and wish to move to the Management and Production Engineering Programme can request acknowledgement of any ECTS they have already earned. A Commission in charge of student transfers for the Degree Programme in Management and Production Engineering will determine which of these courses will be acknowledged as useful for attaining the degree. The commission will accept any transfer requests only after evaluating the student's educational curriculum and considering the number of available seats.

 

Requests from Politecnico di Milano students who want to move to the Bachelor Degree in Management and Production Engineering are accepted only if the student has reached, by the 15th of August, a number of registered ECTS: greater or equal to 40 for students with first enrolment in the same academic year; greater or equal to 70 for students with first enrolment the previous academic year; greater or equal to 90 for students with first enrolment two or more previous academic years. The computation of CFU includes supplementary courses in the student's study plan.

 

For further information: https://www.polimi.it/en/international-prospective-students.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Detailed information concerning the admission test are available on the website https://www.polimi.it/en/international-prospective-students 

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The tutoring service is aimed at assisting students during their studies, especially in the first three years. This activity involves student-tutors and professor-tutors. Student-tutors provide students with information on the practical organization of studies and on the support system offered by the Politecnico. Furthermore, they help students who need to fill basic gaps (for example, students with compulsory supplementary education). Student-tutor activity is carried out through meetings during her/his appointment period or via e-mail. The service is organised as part of the Study Programme to which students should refer for all necessary information to find tutors and the services provided.

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


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

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


According to Law No. 33 of April 12, 2022, simultaneous enrollment in two programs is allowed. Enrollment in two programs is possible only if they are of different degree classes (classi di laurea) and differ in at least two-thirds of their educational activities regarding academic credits.

Consistent with what is defined by Law No. 33, at the student's instance, the maximum number of CFUs already taken in the other program and validatable is 60 CFUs for BSc programmes.

Please note that courses belonging to programs of a different level or type from the program you are enrolled in cannot be validated.

Full details on when to apply for validation and the administrative fees to be paid are available on the Polimi website:https://www.polimi.it/contemporanea-iscrizione

7.2 Mode of study

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

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The courses offered in the 2021/2022 academic year are listed below.


1 Year courses - Track: PND - Non Diversificato


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
082740AMAT/05ANALISI MATEMATICA 1110,010,0
082746AING-INF/05FONDAMENTI DI INFORMATICA110,010,0
051479B,CING-IND/35IMPRESA E DECISIONI STRATEGICHE110,010,0
082745AFIS/01FISICA212,012,0
082747AMAT/03GEOMETRIA E ALGEBRA LINEARE28,08,0
082742BING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA210,010,0

2 Year courses - Track: PND - Non Diversificato


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
052425AMAT/05ANALISI MATEMATICA 2110,0
[1,0Innovative teaching]
10,0
091105BING-INF/04FONDAMENTI DI AUTOMATICA110,010,0
051478B,CING-IND/35GESTIONE E ORGANIZZAZIONE AZIENDALE110,010,0
072361AMAT/06PROBABILITA' E STATISTICA MATEMATICA210,010,0
098474AINF/01
MAT/09
METODI DI OTTIMIZZAZIONE DELLA RICERCA OPERATIVA210,010,0
072363B,CING-IND/17GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI LOGISTICI E PRODUTTIVI210,010,0

3 Year courses - Track: PND - Non Diversificato


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
086051BING-INF/04AUTOMAZIONE DEI PROCESSI PRODUTTIVI15,010,0
086825B,CING-IND/35GESTIONE AMBIENTALE D'IMPRESA E DELLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI110,0
085887AING-INF/05BASI DI DATI 115,0
085914AING-INF/05SISTEMI INFORMATIVI (PER IL SETTORE DELL'INFORMAZIONE)15,0
072366B,CING-IND/17GESTIONE DEGLI IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI110,010,0
087345B,CING-IND/35
SECS-P/01
ECONOMIA (ECONOMIA DEI SISTEMI AGROINDUSTRIALI) [C.I.]110,010,0
077930CING-IND/09
ING-IND/10
FISICA TECNICA E SISTEMI ENERGETICI110,010,0
055924BING-IND/16TECNOLOGIA MECCANICA E QUALITA'210,010,0
055668B,CING-IND/17
ING-IND/35
PROJECT WORK + PROVA FINALE110,0
[7,0Innovative teaching]
10,0
055668B,CING-IND/17
ING-IND/35
PROJECT WORK + PROVA FINALE210,0
[7,0Innovative teaching]
055667B,CING-IND/17
ING-IND/35
LABORATORIO DI ANALISI E MODELLIZZAZIONE DEI PROCESSI + PROVA FINALE210,0

7.3.1 Individual Tracks


Students should avoid autonomous tracks. Autonomous tracks can be exceptionally accepted only in presence of strong motivations. Students with strong motivations are those

  • whose study plan has become autonomous as a result of the transfer to the degree course in Management and Production Engineering from other degree courses of Politecnico di Milano or from other universities and the recognition of the ECTS already achieved;
  • whose study plan has become autonomous as a consequence of changes made to the Academic Regulations of the Study Program;
  • who propose an individual track to participate in international exchange programmes,
  • enrolled in the third year of the course who intend to include in their study plan some M.Sc. courses to acquire the attendance or the ECTS (see the following point of the teaching regulations).

7.3.2 Examinations passed before enrolling in the Master of Science programme


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

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

 

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

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

 

Please note the  following limitations:

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

7.3.3 Project Work

As discussed in Section 4.1 of this document, the final examination may be associated with an internship experience carried out in a company (Project Work), or with a project work developed during the Laboratorio di Analisi e Modellazione del Processi (LAMP).

The Project Work is based on the internship opportunities offered by the Career Service in collaboration with the CCS and campus Cremona. This activity aims to make the student apply knowledge and methodologies learned during the course of study, within a well-defined project.

The modalities of access to the final exam are explained in the document of presentation of the final exam, available on the CCS website in the sectionhttps://management-eng.polimi.it/en/bachelor-of-science/final-examination/.

Students are allowed to autonomously propose a Project Work opportunity of their own that is consistent with the guidelines defined by the CCS for the following exceptional conditions, such as: 

  • Participation in international exchange programmes during the last year; 
  • Enrolment in the degree exam session of March with a maximum of 30 CFU missing (including the 10 CFU of the Project Work) for the completion of the fall study plan.  

7.4 Foreign language

7.5 Degree examination

The general procedures on the graduation exam are included in the document Final Graduation Exam Regulations that is available at https://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/en/.

According to both this document and the specific needs of the programme, the Programme Board in Management and Production Engineering has introduced the following specifications.

The final graduation exam is worth 3 ECTS credits. The exam score is not calculated as part of the average score but it is used to increase the overall Bachelor Degree score. The increase range is between -1/110 and 7/110. In exceptional cases, the Degree commission could attribute to a student an additional point so as to bring the maximum increase to 8/110.

The final graduation exam can either be linked to an experience in a company (for instance, an internship or an in-company project), or consist in a project associated with the "Laboratorio di Analisi e Modellizzazione dei Processi".

Additional information on the rules and regulations, final exam calendar, registration and thesis delivery are available on: https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/didactic-activities-and-degree-examination/degree-examination/  .


8. Academic calendar


9. Faculty

The names of the 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 on the Campus in via Sesto 41, in Cremona, in modern and functional buildings equipped with computer laboratories.

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

Industrial and Information Engineering School
Management and Production Engineering Programme

       https://management-eng.polimi.it/en/ 


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

Guidance and entrance tests for students that are not enrolled yet
Any information on program transfers and recognition of exams, admissions to the Master of Science, study plan, exchange programs, internships, final thesis:
Student-elected representatives on the Programme Board

11. International context

As reported by a recent EQUIS (the European Quality Improvement System) survey, the degree in Management and Production Engineering 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 20% of the students enrolled in the Master of Science in Management Engineering are international.

There is a continuous growth of the number of foreign professors and of courses and seminars in English. In addition, the degree program offers study abroad opportunities at the most prestigious universities both in Europe and outside Europe (e.g., international exchange programs, seminars abroad, international double degrees). The available opportunities are reported in the University website: https://www.polimi.it/servizi-e-opportunita/studiare-allestero/


Exams taken abroad will be recognized in the university career according to the following rules (par. 12.1). Students' International Exchange proposals are subject to approval by a Commission appointed by the Degree Program Board.
To facilitate students, the Commission prepared a Guide to International Exchanges, which is available at the website: https://www.som.polimi.it/course/laurea-magistrale/ This guide is regularly reviewed in order to offer updated and complete information.

It should be noted that some Dual International Degree agreements with other prestigious European institutes have been defined at the Management Engineering Study Course Council. The Alliance4Tech exchange program is also active, which gathers 3 prestigious European technical universities. For more information on these exchange projects and the related methods of participation, please refer to the website: https://www.som.polimi.it/course/laurea-magistrale/.


12. Internationalization

The Bachelor Degree in Management and Production Engineering encourages international exchanges and student mobility abroad. The various possibilities are avaialble at https://www.polimi.it/en/exchange-students-incoming/.

During their academic career, students can take courses in foreign Universities. The credits earned abroad may be acknowledged according to specific rules (see section 12.1).  Proposals for  foreign exchanges  must be approved by a Commission delegated by the Programme Board. 

The Commission has prepared a dedicated guideline to international mobility and exchange, available here: https://www.som.polimi.it/en/course/master-of-science/. This guideline is regularly updated and revised.

Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at

https://www.polimi.it/en/exchange-students-incoming/.

To have access to exchange programmes students should participate to an annual call, managed at University level. For details and information visit https://www.polimi.it/en/exchange-students-incoming/.

 

Requirements for the acceptance in exchange programmes

All students who have earned an average number of ECTS per semester – starting from the date of enrolment – of 25 or more, regardless of the average score, could be admitted to the international programme, if they pass the call.

It is possible to be admitted to international programmes only once, thus a student who has been in an international programme during the Bachelor degree cannot apply again during the Master degree.

Credits which could be attained from abroad

It is not possible to earn ECTS abroad on modules already attended but whose examinations have not been taken. Students cannot leave before the second semester of the second year.

For the characterising courses, the students must find “close” correspondences, in terms of content, with courses at the host University. On the other hand, for non-characterising courses, a correspondence on a subject level is permitted only where a close correspondence cannot be found.

A dedicated guideline to international mobility and exchange is available here: https://www.som.polimi.it/en/course/master-of-science/. This guideline is regularly updated and revised.


13. Quantitative data

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


15. Errata corrige