The training course, entirely held in English language, includes the following disciplinary areas, grouped in homogeneous themes corresponding to the main professional figures traditionally covered by mechanical and mechatronic engineers:
- modeling and numerical methodologies;
- structural design;
- fluid machines;
- production systems;
The training path is divided into two years and is differentiated into three curricula.
The first year is the same for all three paths. The second year, is divided into three curricula:
1) Advanced mechanical design;
2) Mechatronics and manufacturing;
3) Energy and Enviroment.
The course ends with a thesis that may concern design activities or applied research activities in order to demonstrate not only the mastery of the topics studied but also the ability to address new issues and operate independently within an industrial or research structure.
During the training course there is the possibility to spend a period of study, a thesis preparation and a stage at foreign universities, through Erasmus+ or other programs.
In relation to these purposes, the training path is developed by providing students with specific skills on:
- acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge for the design of mechanical and mechatronic systems;
- design of mechanical systems through FEM numerical simulation;
- characterization of materials and mechanical components through laboratory tests and non-destructive testing methods;
- realization of components with additive manufacturing rapid prototyping techniques;
- mechatronics of mechanical systems, systems for robotics and industrial automation, modeling of multibody and automotive systems, planning and control of mechanical systems;
- study of internal combustion engines, renewable energy sources, energy technology systems, energy management and environmental impact;
- the organization and control of production;
- the optimization of industrial processes, also considering production and management aspects;
- the automation of production systems;
- the information and computer supports for the design of mechanical systems.
The skills acquired by graduates concern:
- the ability to solve complex technical problems and formulate innovative solutions;
- the ability to design, organize and manage complex and/or innovative processes;
- the ability to communicate and relate within technical and productive organizations.