Technology / Bachelor's degree programme
Engineering for Smart Industry

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Better known as Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution is a developing environment leading to achieve fully automated and interconnected industrial production processes. Such interconnection requires high-qualified trained technicians, with high-profile skills in the fields of mechanics, electronics, control, information technology and their mutual integration. These technicians must be able to work in corporate environments and professional associations, who in turns provide services and advice to the players of the production system, to face the challenge of the fourth industrial revolution.

Course content

The job-oriented degree programme in Engineering for Smart Industries has therefore been fully designed to provide students with methods and techniques that help them face the challenges relating to the new technologies commonly used in smart factories of Industry 4.0. In fact, the training programme offered integrates theoretical basic knowledge of engineering distinctive subjects with the practical development of such methodologies in laboratories, and their variations in corporate structures through training internships. The knowledge provided to students involves the disciplines of Electronics, Mechanics, Information Technology and Automation, which are sided by cross-cutting skills relating to modern technologies, and complex-problem solving, as well as fundamental skills in basic subjects such as Mathematics and Physics.

Career options

- Graduate technician in the technical office for the manufacturing of innovative machines and mechatronic systems: graduates may work in companies dealing with the machine and system manufacturing for different productive sectors. In such companies, graduate technicians work in the technical office and carry out design tasks aimed at improving the existing products. More specifically, graduates will be able to work in manufacturing companies in the mechanical, mechatronic and hydraulic sectors; - Graduate technician in the technical office for the development of automation systems for the industry: graduates may work in companies providing industry automation systems and services, such as machinery for industrial automation, systems for automated logistics, and systems for the automation of manufacturing control. More specifically, they will be able to work in manufacturing companies in the mechanic and mechatronic sectors, logistic companies, industrial automation companies; - Graduate technician for the management of systems and services for smart industries: graduates may work as advisors in defining and managing complex systems that are typical of Industry 4.0 and innovative production systems. More specifically, they will be able to work in manufacturing and service companies, consulting firms, or as a freelance professional; - Freelance professionals registered in the Association of Industrial Technicians and Graduate Industrial Technicians.

More information

Course Director
prof. Cesare Fantuzzi
prof. Claudio Giberti

The course is managed by the Department of Sciences and Method for Engineering