Degree Program Profile
Bachelor Degree in
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
3 years; 180 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Prof. GIOVANNA COLOMBINI
Department of ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Luca Spataro
Language of Teaching
Certificate of completion of Italian upper secondary school or equivalent foreign qualification.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Obligatory entrance exam for orientation purposes (non-selective).
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students who do not pass the entrance exam are required to take specific courses and/or complete extra reading to prepare for the programme.
The Degree Programme in Management and Law of Logistic Systems it's a three-year Degree Programme that prepares students to enter the job market or to conitnue advanced studies. Logistical studies is the study of how to organize and integrate means of transport and services necessary to move people and goods from one place do another in an environmentally sustainable way. There are four principles disciplines in the Degree Programme: Business Economics; Law; Transportation Engineering and Political Science. All courses in the first two years of the Degree Programme are in common for all students. In the third year students have the possibility to choose beetwen two different curricula: Management and Law of Logistic Systems and Transport Logistics.
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the First Cycle in Management and Law of Logistic Systems will be able to:
- Organize the operations and systems of transport, storage and distribution of goods / people, in order to optimize the flow;
- Monitor and optimize the cost of operations and the collection of information;
- Solve problems contractual and insurance related to the transportation and distribution of goods;
- Organize and manage distribution centers for the reception and sorting of goods;
- Organize the computerized system of orders.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
Those holding the First Cycle award (Laura) in Management and Law of Logistic Systems are able to work in:
Ports/freight yards/freight services
Air/railways/bus organizations, networks and any other firms of transportation services
Large scale distribution and production enterprises
Tourism industry (cruise liners, tours, etc.)
Administration of transportation planning at a local, provincial, national and international level
Access to further study
The Laurea Degree in MANAGEMENT AND LAW OF LOGISTICS SYSTEMS normally gives direct access to the corresponding Second Cycle degree programme. It also gives access to some other Second Cycle degree programmes, in which case extra work may be necessary for admission.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
The final exam, to which 9 ECTS credits are allocated, foresees the preparation and discussion of a written text and must demonstrate the student's ability to analyze and submit, in writing and orally, a problem linked to a subject studied during their d