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AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2019/20
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Collegio di Ingegneria Meccanica, Aerospaziale, dell'Autoveicolo e della Produzione
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 2 years
Class LM-33 Degree: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Reference Faculty
TONOLI ANDREA   referente.autoveicolo@polito.it
Program held in English
 Educational objectives

All students attend the same courses in the first year, followed by a second year in which they choose among three orientations: Propulsion Systems Development, Vehicle System Development and Management of Industrial Processes. All three end with internships carried out either within a company or in a university department, and the preparation and presentation of an experimental thesis. Starting from the 2010/11 academic year the course is held... More...

All students attend the same courses in the first year, followed by a second year in which they choose among three orientations: Propulsion Systems Development, Vehicle System Development and Management of Industrial Processes. All three end with internships carried out either within a company or in a university department, and the preparation and presentation of an experimental thesis.
Starting from the 2010/11 academic year the course is held entirely in English, taking the name of MSc degree in Automotive Engineering.

The programme is divided into two semesters with an average of 30 academic credits in each.
The syllabus covers the following macro-areas:
- Theoretical and methodological foundations of technical and scientific subjects, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, informatics and industrial design;
- Engineering basics, including solid and fluid mechanics, applied physics, applied chemistry, operation and construction of machinery, electrical engineering, electronics and automated controls. Also included in basic engineering studies are modeling and numerical simulation techniques related to product design and manufacturing processes;
- Automotive systems: powertrain, chassis, body, including electrical and electronic systems; also addressed are issues of safety, emissions reduction and traffic management;
- Technologies, including processes for transformation of materials, machining of components and assembly;
- Management, including organisation and financial control of enterprises, management of industrial processes and marketing; instruction is also provided in protection of industrial rights and manufacturers' liability toward users, according to the laws in force internationally.

 Career opportunities



The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
Expert automotive engineer and/or highly qualified manager in innovative design, advanced modelling and virtual simulation.   JOB ROLES:
Operates in the industrial sector with direct responsibility for testing, research and development units.
Searches for innovative solutions for the reduction of polluting emissions and the development of alternative propulsion systems using new technologies and materials
Promotes design techniques that allow a minimal impact on the environment during production.
Analyses the product life cycle to improve the process in terms of maximum energy efficiency, maximum recovery of materials and minimal amount of residual waste.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Coordinates interdepartmental working groups that carry out modelling and design of components and highly complex systems within automotive and automotive component industries
Has working knowledge of measurement and design tools, and keeps constantly updated on the technological developments
Has advanced skills in the use of CAE systems
Demonstrates organizational skills in the coordination of laboratory work, by planning the testing of components and systems, defining the tools to be used and the protocols to be followed, and by using simulation methods and by heading testing operations.
Plans the in-house training on innovative topics
Has a good command of spoken and written English .

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Design companies focused on research and development.
 
Automotive engineer, expert in product engineering   JOB ROLES:

Product Life Cycle Management - follows the product throughout the entire manufacturing process, taking care of the correspondence with the design from a functional, morphological, economic point of view.
Plans and monitors the reliability and quality of production, anticipating innovative solutions.
Works to minimize the environmental impact in manufacturing plants by seeking the reduction of energy consumption and natural resources, limiting the emission of pollutants and noise, and increasing the quotas of recycled materials.
Maintains the liaisons/updates with the machine and semi-finished product suppliers.
Manages logistics operations of incoming materials and outgoing finished products.
Organizes the procurement planning cycles.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Coordinates production activities with the objective of improving the working environment and eliminating any environmentally polluting conditions.
Uses internal training to provide expertise on criteria and methodologies for the strategic management of production systems.
Has a good command of spoken and written English.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Large-scale production companies.
 
Automotive engineer expert in the management of car manufacturing plants   JOB ROLES:

Supervises the design, implementation, testing and management of facilities, logistical support, with particular attention to industrial automation, and, in general, takes care of production optimization.
Considers ergonomics and safety in the productive activities within the same context
Searches for advanced solutions in mobility and transport, by considering different modal and inter-modal systems, as well as the institutional and regulatory frameworks
Coordinates the activities of his working team according to the principles of World Class Manufacturing (cost, continuous improvement, quality, environment, safety, professional development and training of employees, etc.)

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Provides expertise for the effective set-up and management of the automotive product development processes
Analyses and quantifies issues concerning the choice between industrial plants
Identifies the features of handling and warehouse systems
Analyses the requirements of general plant systems and applies Lean Production
Has mastered the most important methods for the cost and value analysis of products.
Coordinates marketing of vehicles, services and related business.
Has methodological skills for the analysis and planning of traffic, with the use of mathematical modelling techniques
Has a good command of spoken and written English

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Manufacturing and engineering companies, in particular of tool machines.
 
Automotive engineer, propulsion systems expert   JOB ROLES:

Designs and contributes to the engineering of traditional and innovative propulsion systems (engine, transmission, differential), taking into account their control and the environmental and energy issues.
Directs production units that are responsible for the structural design of the engine and its components and performance monitoring, with a particular focus on the main functional, structural and thermodynamic aspects
Manages production units that deal with sports competitions

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Masters knowledge of the construction and operation of innovative systems for internal combustion engines with advanced systems for air and fuel supply management
Has an in-depth knowledge of (conventional and alternative) fuel injection issues, the related innovative systems, their dynamics and their control
Analyses the thermo-fluid and combustion processes using zero-dimensional and multi-dimensional models
Demonstrates the ability to choose and set the sizing of alternative components of hybrid and electric propulsion systems (batteries or fuel cells)
Applies the techniques of computational fluid dynamics to create models and numerical analyses of the thermo-fluid dynamic processes in the components and systems of internal combustion engines
Evaluates the commercial codes of computational fluid dynamics to direct production choices
Masters the construction and operational aspects of innovative systems for the management of air and fuel supply
Has a thorough knowledge of the formation and control of exhaust emissions and on their reduction
Applies the most advanced technologies to reduce emissions of pollutants and CO2 by promoting a constant technological update
By taking part in internal training, provides expertise for the design and application of motion transmission, in the architectural and construction aspects of sub-systems such as clutch, gearbox, differential and shaft.
Has a good command of spoken and written English.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Manufacturing, engineering and consulting companies in the same fields.
 
Automotive engineer, expert in vehicle systems   JOB ROLES:

Designs and contributes to the engineering of the chassis and the cockpit with a focus on their control, on fuel economy, on production technologies and assembly of components, and on aerodynamics of the vehicle
Schedules the stages of design of the bodywork of a car with CAD methods for the analysis of the structural behaviour, fatigue and shock
Coordinates interdepartmental teams for the solution of design problems specific to dashboards, interior fittings and the HVAC systems, with particular reference to the interactions between style choices and design and assembly issues
Sets up the modelling of vehicle dynamics, using mathematical models for the study of the chassis as a system and considering the active control systems of vehicle dynamics and the related control strategies
Critically analyses the advantages and disadvantages of different systems, also in economic terms

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Directs the development phases of the motor-vehicle cockpit design focusing on comfort and passive safety, by critically analysing the main architectural solutions and setting their models for simulation.
Coordinates the chassis design focusing on the suspension, steering and braking subsystems, critically distinguishing the main architectural solutions with the use of simulation models
Sets the development stages for the design of the bodywork of a motor vehicle with CAD
Starting with the mathematical model of a body element created with three-dimensional CAD, examines the phases that lead to the design of the production equipment, in terms of Concurrent Engineering where all the CAD/CAM/CAE techniques coexist.
Regarding the aerodynamics of the vehicle, he provides guidance on the aerodynamic performance of the motorvehicles and the numerical and experimental analysis and optimization methods, in line with the required style and architecture
Knows the vehicle aerodynamic development methodologies, the wind tunnel experimental techniques and the CFD (Computational Fluid-Dynamics) tools applied to the vehicle.
Has a good command of spoken and written English.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Manufacturers, design firms and consulting and training companies.

 


Qualifications for further studies Knowledge required to continue studies
   

Expected learning outcomes

The subjects contained in the study program are divided in learning areas and defined by the "Dublin descriptors" shown in the chart on panel A4b - expected learning outcomes.



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