Academic year 2017/2018

MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING Degree Program Profile

Basic Information

Qualification awarded

Master Degree in MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Qualification Type/Level

EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6

Number of Years/credits

2 years; 120 ECTS

Mode of Study

Full-Time/Part-Time*

*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
Email andrea.bonaccorsi@unipi.it

Department of INGEGNERIA DELL'ENERGIA, DEI SISTEMI, DEL TERRITORIO E DELLE COSTRUZIONI

Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Diego Lo presti
Email diego.lopresti@dic.unipi.it

Language of Teaching

Italian

Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.

Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences

Assessment of competences acquired in First Cycle studies in related or un-related subject areas to determine admission by Degree Programme Council with possible assignment of extra work to be done before admission.

Required knowledge and competences support programmes

Students whose curricula show lacuna may need to take extra first cycle course units before admission.

General Information

Programme Profile

The Master of Science in Management Engineering gives the students the competences to design, plan and manage systems and processes with a high degree of complexity and innovation. Graduates in Management Engineering are able to assume multiple roles within a manufacturing industry, a consulting firm or service enterprise: from the management and development of products, to the supply chain manager, the direction of an establishment and the person in charge of production planning.

Key Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Programme will be able to demonstrate:
- deep knowledge of computing tools for management of services and processes
- deep knowledge of statistical and operational research methods, in order to analyze data and make decisions
- competences in integrated manufacturing systems, with special focus to programming capabilities, dimensioning and balancing of production lines
- deep knowledge in production planning and control
- ability in management of innovation
- ability in supply chain management and e-commerce
- ability in corporate finance and marketing
- knowledge of methods for the assessment and improvement of an organization

Occupational Profile/s of Graduates

The main career opportunities provided by the graduate 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:
- responsible of logistics processes
- responsible of production planning
- responsible of material management and flow
- responsible of manufacturing processes and their programming
- responsible of industrial marketing

Access to further study

The Laurea Magistrale degree in MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.

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 120 credits, according to the programme of the course. These include the final exam (21 credits) which assesses the ability of the the candidate to develop, in complete autonomy, a specific topic proposed by teachers and ta

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