ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT Degree Program Profile
Bachelor Degree in ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
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. ANDREA BONACCORSI
Department of INGEGNERIA CIVILE E INDUSTRIALE
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Stefano Pagliara
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 laurea degree in Management Engineering gives the students an interdisciplinary mentality, flexible and systemic, resulting from a stronger integration of a technology-based culture - typical of the school of engineering - with economic, organizational and managerial skills. It prepares engineers aimed at performing functions of planning, management and control of systems and processes. The acquired skills allow the engineer to act on the organizational aspects and management of a company with the aim of increasing the competitiveness and contribute to their growth.
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Programme will be able to demonstrate:
- basic knowledge of the mathematical and physical methodologies to model and analyse systems or processes
- basic knowledge of computing tools and computing languages in order to organize data
- knowledge of statistical and operational research methods, in order to analyze data and make decisions
- competences in typical areas of industrial engineering such as: mechanics, technical drawings, control systems, energy, electrical components, manufacturing processes
- deep knowledge in quality assurance issues
- ability in economics and business administration
- ability in human resources management and financial accounting
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
The main career opportunities provided by the undergraduate program in management engineering are mainly located in service companies and in large, small and medium-sized enterprises.
In short, the main employment opportunities, are:
- technician of logistics processes
- technician of production planning
- technician of material management and flow
- technician of quality service assurance
- technician dedicated to the organization of production processes.
Access to further study
The Laurea Degree in MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING 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 candidates have to complete 180 credits, according to the programme of the course. These include the final exam (3 credits) which assesses the ability of the the candidate to develop, in complete autonomy, a specific topic selected from the research a