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ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2012/13
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Collegio di Ingegneria Energetica
Campus: TORINO
Programme duration: 2 years
Degree class LM-30: ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Docenti di riferimento del corso:
FRACASTORO GIOVANNI VINCENZO   giovanni.fracastoro@polito.it   011/0904438
RAVETTO PIERO   piero.ravetto@polito.it   011/0904443
MALANDRONE MARIO   mario.malandrone@polito.it   011/0904439
Taught in Italian, English
ESPANDI Educational objectives

The MSc degree programme offers advanced studies in scientific and technological topics applied in the field of Energy and Nuclear Engineering. In addition to completing the student┐s background knowledge in the basic engineering disciplines, the course aims to provide advanced skills in energy problems, and the analysis of plant and systems for energy processing and utilization in various fields of application. The issues of safety analysis and... More...

The MSc degree programme offers advanced studies in scientific and technological topics applied in the field of Energy and Nuclear Engineering. In addition to completing the student┐s background knowledge in the basic engineering disciplines, the course aims to provide advanced skills in energy problems, and the analysis of plant and systems for energy processing and utilization in various fields of application. The issues of safety analysis and location of power plants are also dealt with.
The programme is designed to train the Master engineer to perform the following functions:
- Develop mathematical models and numerical simulations of complex energy systems using fossil fuels, renewable resources and nuclear energy;
- Use methodological, technological and engineering skills and an interdisciplinary approach to identify, formulate and solve complex problems relating to the energy industry;
- Plan and optimise complex energy systems;
- Design components of energy systems;
- Assess the safety and environmental impact of energy systems.
The programme dedicated to energy technologies aims to provide skills and cognitive tools for the calculation, design and management of components, equipment and systems for generating thermal, mechanical and electrical energy, from both fossil and renewable resources. It also provides the expertise to determine the scale of demand and identify the necessary steps for a rational use of energy in various production sectors, and in civil and transportation areas. Also addressed are issues of energy and environmental planning, life-cycle analysis, development and use of new and innovative energy sources and vectors.
The programme focused on nuclear technologies and applications provides the skills and cognitive tools for the design and management of facilities producing energy from nuclear fission. In-depth attention is focused on the issues of environmental impact, risk analysis and reliability of equipment, and fuel cycles. The course also addresses the study of nuclear fusion and innovative nuclear systems.

ESPANDI Target roles and competencies

MSc graduates in Energy and Nuclear Engineering can hold careers in traditional and advanced sectors of the energy industry, with responsibility for designing, planning, programming and managing complex systems. They can also undertake free-lance professional practice in the service sector and public administration. Graduates can thus find employment with public and private institutions working in the field of energy supply, manufacturers of comp... More...

MSc graduates in Energy and Nuclear Engineering can hold careers in traditional and advanced sectors of the energy industry, with responsibility for designing, planning, programming and managing complex systems. They can also undertake free-lance professional practice in the service sector and public administration. Graduates can thus find employment with public and private institutions working in the field of energy supply, manufacturers of components for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems, design and consulting firms in the energy field, manufacturers of electro-nuclear equipment, industries for production and management of nuclear fuel and radioactive materials, companies that design and build systems using particles and radiation for medical and industrial use, and companies and institutions that require a professional figure responsible for energy.

ESPANDI Educational activities description

The training consists of a common core worth 52 credits and two programmes dedicated to energy technologies and to nuclear technologies and applications, each worth 28 credits. In the core programme students will study various aspects of general engineering, also acquiring skills in the computational methods necessary to operate in the sector, advanced aspects of energy analysis, statistical methods and safety and risk analysis, issues related to... More...

The training consists of a common core worth 52 credits and two programmes dedicated to energy technologies and to nuclear technologies and applications, each worth 28 credits. In the core programme students will study various aspects of general engineering, also acquiring skills in the computational methods necessary to operate in the sector, advanced aspects of energy analysis, statistical methods and safety and risk analysis, issues related to localisation and environmental impact of energy systems, thermoelectric and nuclear plants, and regulation.
The programme in energy technologies provides instruction in heating and cooling technology and renewable energy technologies, and addresses more advanced topics of hydrogen technologies, fuel cells, accumulation and transport of energy.
The programme in nuclear technologies and applications, after presenting models and methods for the physical description of nuclear fission systems, addresses the engineering of nuclear fission plants and advanced physical and engineering problems encountered in nuclear fusion.
The programme is complemented by a range of elective courses (24 credits) to enhance training in specialized sectors of both traditional and nuclear energy.
The final thesis (16 credits) requires an independent project, with preparation of a technical report and a presentation. Preparation of the thesis may take place at external firms and institutions which collaborate with the university.

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