Academic year 2020/2021


Basic Information

Qualification awarded


Qualification Type/Level

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 pace. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.

Name of the Course Director and other contact information

President of the Degree Course Council:


Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Luca Spataro

Language of Teaching


Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

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.

General Information

Programme Profile

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, commentary 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 based on the performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. The 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 the examination and final grades among students for each degree programme, in order to facilitate the comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on the occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated based 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 into 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 students choose which of the appelli they wish 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

Course structure diagram

Available courses, 2020/2021