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ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND ENGINEERING, Laurea (1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2018/19
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING
Collegio di Ingegneria per l'Ambiente e il Territorio
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 3 years
Class L-7 Degree: CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Seats available: 105 (5 reserved for non European citizens)
Reference Faculty
SOCCO LAURA   coord.aet@polito.it
Program held in Italian
The first year is common to other graduate programs and is also offered in English Language
The first year is common to other graduate programs and is also offered in streaming
SDSS service is available
 Educational objectives

All students follow the same core programme (with no specific orientation or elective curriculum). The educational path is designed to create a professional figure who understands the impact of engineering solutions applied to the environment and the territory in social and physical contexts. It provides the necessary cognitive tools so graduates can continuously update their knowledge and play an active role in the process of technological innov... More...

All students follow the same core programme (with no specific orientation or elective curriculum). The educational path is designed to create a professional figure who understands the impact of engineering solutions applied to the environment and the territory in social and physical contexts. It provides the necessary cognitive tools so graduates can continuously update their knowledge and play an active role in the process of technological innovation.
The curriculum is divided into three interconnected areas: basic science (first and second year); basic engineering subjects (second and third year); specific scientific and engineering subjects (second and third year).
The basic science and engineering subjects provide the notions and tools to understand the physical world and to simulate the events, processes, and actions that occur in it.
The specific science and engineering courses cover the vast subject area of engineering for the environment and territory, giving students a broad-spectrum preparation necessary to enter employment or continue their studies, and all the tools to expand on their topics of interest or specialise in a narrower field.
Students also have the chance to select additional courses within the curriculum to enhance and further their preparation in emerging issues in environmental and territorial engineering.
The conclusion of the training involves passing a final exam concerning a project carried out individually by the student, which need not be original, and preparation of the relative dissertation.

 Career opportunities

The main objective of the degree course in Environmental and Territorial Engineering is to form professional engineers having a multidisciplinary background, with specific knowledge and skills related to environmental and territorial works, systems and processes.
Starting from a basic interdisciplinary education anchored to conceptual and methodological contents of industrial and civil engineering, the degree course in Environmental and Te... More...

The main objective of the degree course in Environmental and Territorial Engineering is to form professional engineers having a multidisciplinary background, with specific knowledge and skills related to environmental and territorial works, systems and processes.
Starting from a basic interdisciplinary education anchored to conceptual and methodological contents of industrial and civil engineering, the degree course in Environmental and Territorial Engineering provides students with solid, specific preparation to perform and manage interventions of:
- surface and underground excavations in soil and rocks;
- recovery following territorial instability due to natural or man-made causes;
- protection from natural risks (seismic, volcanic and flood);
- containment of toxic emissions to mitigate their environmental impact;
- purification of liquid waste and gaseous emissions;
- in situ reclamation of polluted soils.

Coursework also focuses on:
- techniques for analysing soil using geophysical sampling and surveys;
- methods for laboratory and in situ measurement of subsoil and fluid characteristics;
- analysing environmental risk induced by human activities and settlements;
- the environmental impact of works and infrastructures;
- environmental risk assessment;
- developing environmental management, safety and monitoring systems of the principal parameters of impact measurements;
- preventing and controlling hydro-geological risk;
- monitoring territorial evolution.
The programme emphasizes methodological-operative aspects that enable graduates to work skilfully in the field of environmental and territorial engineering, and to use appropriate technical language and a knowledge of basic concepts when working with other sectors of industrial and civil engineering.
Students acquire cultural and methodological skills enabling them to integrate rapidly into the world of work, and providing them with sufficient preparation to continue their studies if they so wish.
The strong basic preparation makes graduates sufficiently autonomous to pursue topics that arise during their working life and specialization in a particular field through self-learning or by attending courses or specialised seminars.
Environmental and territorial engineers have strong multidisciplinary and transversal skills, with a solid foundation in engineering. These characteristics give them a broad vision and understanding of current problems and a great degree of flexibility in the increasingly dynamic and changeable labor market.
Employment opportunities may entail office tasks (management and control of operations or processes, collaboration in design phases) as well as fieldwork (responsibility for the realization of works and infrastructures).
Professional opportunities are found in public and private facilities and as freelance consultants. In public administrations, environmental and territorial engineers can work in control of production activities, in environmental and territorial safety, and in the realization and management of environmental recovery projects.
In private industries, they can supervise land excavation projects, surveying and consolidation, soil conservation and territorial protection, construction of treatment plants and recycling of solid or liquid waste. They may also be responsible for managing environmental infrastructures (waste recovery and treatment facilities, systems for environmental and territorial control, monitoring and surveying).

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
Engineer experienced in environmental protection   JOB ROLES:
The engineer experienced in environmental protection oversees the implementation, manages and controls the environmental protection systems, structures and environmental infrastructures, with particular attention to environmental protection.
He/she can skilfully also to deal with issues related to resource management and conservation (with particular reference to development sustainability), issues related to environmental restoration and recovery, studies of management systems for the territory to improve life and environmental quality.
SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:
The engineer experienced in environmental protection can specifically deal with:
management and control of treatment and recovery plants for water, waste, soil and atmospheric emissions;
evaluation of environmental compatibility of processes and recovery of contaminated areas;
creation of monitoring networks to acquire and manage environmental data;
analysis of the environmental and safety issues (of workers and third parties) in construction and production companies;
management of offices/departments for quality of production processes and the environmental aspects of SMEs;
environmental impact studies on processes, systems, products.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
They may relate to public or private companies and professional consulting.
As part of the Public Administration the graduate can be employed for the supervision of production activities, for environmental and occupational safety, and for the implementation and management of actions for environmental recovery.
In private industries the graduate may be a manager of a construction site, a construction manager of plants for treatment and recovery of solid or liquid waste, or a prevention and protection technician. The graduate may also be responsible for the management of environmental infrastructure (treatment plants and recycling systems for control, monitoring and survey of environment and land, landfills of urban solid waste and industrial waste).
In the field of professional consulting services the graduate can assist in the design or construction management of works and installations for the treatment and recovery of waste, for the implementation of waste burial and for environmental recovery. The graduate can also carry out measures and surveys for the supervision of works and plants, and for environmental monitoring.

 
Engineer experienced in the construction of the great works, that have an impact on the territory, and in territorial protection   JOB ROLES:
This engineer oversees the implementation, manages and controls the great works that have an impact on the territory, with particular attention to environmental and land protection.
He/she is also able to skilfully deal with issues related to resource management and conservation (with particular reference to development sustainability), issues related to the definition of the soil and subsoil structure through geo-gnostic and geophysical technical surveys, studies of excavation machines and techniques for the construction of surface and underground works.
SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:
The engineer experienced in the construction of the great works can specifically deal with:
construction of major excavation works that interact with the territory;
management and control of large infrastructure and mining works;
construction and control of earthworks (embankments, dams, levees);
execution of on field and in the lab surveys and measurements ;
management of excavation sites and of major infrastructure sites.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
They may relate to public or private companies and professional consulting.
As part of the Public Administration the graduate can be employed for territorial planning, safety and management.
In private industries the graduate may act as site manager for excavations and tunnel constructions, construction surveys and land consolidation, soil conservation and land protection; he/she may also be a prevention and protection services technician.
As a freelance consultant, the graduate can collaborate in the design or construction management of works and excavations that have an impact on the territory, of works for the protection of land against catastrophic natural events (landslides, floods, earthquakes, etc.). This figure can also execute the measures and surveys for the supervision of major works and for the monitoring and survey of the territory.

 


Qualifications for further studies Knowledge required to continue studies
   

Expected learning outcomes

The learning outcomes are described below in terms of "knowledge and understanding" and "Ability to apply knowledge and understanding."



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