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CIVIL ENGINEERING, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2021/22
DEPARTMENT OF STRUCTURAL, GEOTECHNICAL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING
Collegio di Ingegneria Civile
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 2 years
Class LM-23 Degree: CIVIL ENGINEERING
Reference Faculty
BAGLIERI ORAZIO   coord.civile@polito.it
Program held in Italian, English
EUR-ACE® Accredited program, European quality label for engineering degree programmes
Accreditato EUR-ACE
 Educational objectives

Il Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Civile è finalizzato alla formazione di una figura professionale avente un ampio spettro di conoscenze e competenze riferibili alla progettazione, realizzazione, gestione, rilevamento, controllo e manutenzione delle costruzioni (edifici civili ed industriali), delle grandi opere (ponti, dighe, gallerie) e delle infrastrutture (vie e trasporti, sistemi di raccolta, distribuzione e smaltimento delle acque... More...

Il Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Civile è finalizzato alla formazione di una figura professionale avente un ampio spettro di conoscenze e competenze riferibili alla progettazione, realizzazione, gestione, rilevamento, controllo e manutenzione delle costruzioni (edifici civili ed industriali), delle grandi opere (ponti, dighe, gallerie) e delle infrastrutture (vie e trasporti, sistemi di raccolta, distribuzione e smaltimento delle acque).

Il percorso formativo biennale è progettato in modo tale da consentire agli allievi di acquisire una autonoma capacità di analisi di problematiche ingegneristiche complesse negli ambiti su indicati, con la conseguente possibilità di inserimento, nel contesto nazionale ed internazionale, sia nel mondo del lavoro sia in quello della ricerca e dello sviluppo.

La formazione degli allievi viene fondata su insegnamenti che da una parte rafforzano la preparazione ingegneristica acquisita nel Corso di Laurea triennale, e dall'altra introducono elementi che concorrono a delineare in maniera più completa la preparazione necessaria per ricoprire funzioni di responsabilità nel processo di progettazione, costruzione e gestione delle opere civili, anche con riferimento alle loro interazioni con il territorio. In particolare, il percorso didattico si compone di un gruppo di insegnamenti comuni a tutti gli orientamenti a cui si aggiungono gli insegnamenti riconducibili ai vari settori specialistici dell’Ingegneria Civile affinché essi possano affrontare, mediante un ampliamento della preparazione teorica e molteplici applicazioni pratiche, problematiche ingegneristiche caratterizzate da un elevato livello di complessità. In tal senso, i contenuti di tali insegnamenti sono fortemente correlati, oltre che alla pratica ingegneristica condivisa, alle innovazioni ed ai risultati raggiunti in sede di ricerca.

I laureati nel Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Civile potranno trovare sbocchi occupazionali nel mercato del lavoro nazionale e internazionale presso studi professionali, società di consulenza e progettazione, imprese di costruzione, gestione e manutenzione di opere civili, infrastrutture e impianti, imprese manifatturiere o di servizi, enti pubblici e privati, gestori e concessionari di opere, reti e servizi, operanti nei seguenti settori:
- pianificazione, progettazione, costruzione, manutenzione e gestione di opere civili, impianti, infrastrutture e reti di servizi;
- pianificazione, progettazione, gestione e controllo di sistemi urbani, territoriali e di trasporto;
- adeguamento sismico e miglioramento delle prestazioni funzionali del patrimonio edilizio esistente, nonché operazioni peritali e forensi ad esso connesse;
- rilevamento e controllo del territorio.
I laureati magistrali potranno inoltre trovare occupazione presso Università ed enti di ricerca, nel campo dell’alta formazione e della ricerca.
I laureati magistrali potranno infine svolgere attività libero-professionale accedendo all’ordine degli Ingegneri, previo superamento dell’esame di stato e iscrizione all’albo.

A seconda del percorso formativo scelto, i laureati magistrali in Ingegneria Civile acquisiscono competenze specifiche che corrispondono a figure professionali ben distinte. Si sottolinea tuttavia come la base di preparazione comune a tutti gli allievi, finalizzata all'acquisizione di capacità di analisi trasversali a tutte le tematiche specialistiche, sia caratterizzata da un livello di approfondimento e da una estensione tali da consentire ai laureati una certa versatilità.

Il percorso formativo è strutturato in due anni ed è articolato in cinque orientamenti, di seguito elencati: Idraulica (Water), Strutture (Structures), Geotecnica (Geotechnics), Infrastrutture e Sistemi di Trasporto (Infrastructures and Transportation Systems), Gestione e Riqualificazione delle Costruzioni e delle Infrastrutture. I primi quattro sono offerti attraverso percorsi totalmente in inglese ovvero attraverso percorsi misti italiano-inglese; il quinto orientamento è offerto totalmente in italiano.

La formazione viene completata con la Tesi di Laurea che costituisce un momento di sintesi nel quale gli allievi affrontano autonomamente, ed in un'ottica multidisciplinare, temi progettuali o di ricerca caratterizzati da elementi di originalità ed innovazione.

Gli insegnamenti comuni a tutti gli allievi che rafforzano la preparazione nell’area dell’ingegneria di base relativa al settore delle costruzioni riguardano la teoria delle strutture, con particolare riferimento alla risoluzione di strutture bidimensionali e tridimensionali, la tecnologia dei materiali, con particolare riferimento ai fenomeni di degrado e alle tecniche di prevenzione, la geomatica, con la possibilità di sviluppare competenze per quel che riguarda l'acquisizione, la modellazione e l'analisi, anche con strumenti tecnologicamente avanzati, di dati geografici spaziali georeferenziati, la gestione dei progetti secondo le metodologie del project management.

Gli insegnamenti comuni a tutti gli allievi che rafforzano la preparazione nell’area dell’ingegneria civile forniscono elementi utili per la progettazione avanzata di strutture ed infrastrutture coprendo un ampio spettro di tematiche progettuali. Vengono infatti sviluppate, da un punto di vista teorico ed applicativo, tematiche inerenti alle strutture in calcestruzzo armato e in acciaio, le fondazioni superficiali e su pali, progettazione e la costruzione delle infrastrutture viarie.

Gli insegnamenti specialistici proposti per i vari orientamenti prima indicati concorrono a definire curricula molto specifici, legati anche alle particolari competenze che nel corso degli anni sono state sviluppate dai docenti del Politecnico di Torino attraverso attività di alta consulenza istituzionale e di ricerca applicata. Nell’orientamento relativo all'ingegneria geotecnica vengono trattate questioni connesse con la modellazione del comportamento meccanico degli ammassi rocciosi, con la modellazione numerica di rocce e terreni, con lo studio del comportamento dinamico dei terreni, con la geomeccanica avanzata, e con la valutazione della stabilità di pendii naturali ed artificiali. Nell’orientamento relativo all'ingegneria idraulica, viene sviluppata una trattazione approfondita dell’idrologia fisica e del rischio idrogeologico, della gestione delle risorse idriche, la progettazione e la gestione di dighe, serbatoi e impianti idroelettrici, la progettazione dei sistemi di drenaggio urbano, l’ingegneria fluviale e delle correnti a superficie libera. Nell’orientamento relativo all’ingegneria delle infrastrutture e dei sistemi di trasporto vengono analizzate le problematiche inerenti alla tecnica ed economia dei trasporti, al comportamento e alla progettazione strutturale e funzionale delle sovrastrutture di strade, ferrovie ed aeroporti, alla pianificazione dei trasporti, alla progettazione esecutiva di infrastrutture viarie, ai materiali e alle tecniche di costruzione di strade, ferrovie e aeroporti, alla sicurezza stradale, e ai sistemi di trasporto nonché alla raccolta e analisi di grandi volumi di dati di interesse trasportistico. Nell’orientamento relativo all’ingegneria strutturale, vengono approfonditi i temi relativi alla dinamica delle strutture, all’instabilità statica e dinamica, allo studio della plasticità e della meccanica della frattura; vengono altresì fornite le conoscenze teoriche ed applicative necessarie per la progettazione delle costruzioni in acciaio, le costruzioni in calcestruzzo armato e precompresso, la progettazione e costruzione dei ponti, l’ingegneria sismica. Nell’orientamento relativo alla gestione e riqualificazione delle costruzioni e delle infrastrutture, convergono gli insegnamenti comuni agli altri orientamenti a cui si aggiungono altri insegnamenti in cui vengono affrontate le problematiche inerenti alle costruzioni esistenti in zona sismica, al monitoraggio delle strutture, alle tecniche di consolidamento strutturale, ai metodi e alle tecnologie per la manutenzione delle infrastrutture viarie. Il percorso prevede altresì un atelier multidisciplinare di progettazione e consolidamento di ponti.

 Career opportunities

The MSc programme in Civil Engineering is designed to train a professional figure with a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings (civil and industrial), major public works ( bridges, dams, tunnels) and infrastructure (roads and transport, systems for water collection, distribution, and treatment).
The two-year curriculum is structured to give students... More...

The MSc programme in Civil Engineering is designed to train a professional figure with a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings (civil and industrial), major public works ( bridges, dams, tunnels) and infrastructure (roads and transport, systems for water collection, distribution, and treatment).
The two-year curriculum is structured to give students an autonomous capacity for analysis of complex engineering problems in all of these areas, preparing them for both domestic and international contexts, whether in the working world or in research and development.
The formation is based on courses that reinforce the engineering background gained during the three-year BSc degree, but that also introduce new elements that will allow graduates to fill positions of responsibility in the planning and management of civil works, also with a view to their interactions with the local territory. Students are offered groups of both theoretical and practical teaching units in five main specialist areas (geotechnical, hydraulic, infrastructure and transport systems, structures, structures and infrastructures) so that they can address engineering problems characterised by a high level of complexity. The contents of these units are strongly correlated, not only with shared engineering practice, but with innovation and results achieved in the research field.

Graduates in Civil Engineering can undertake professional activities, which entail liability to third parties, after passing the state exam and enrolling in the Order of Engineers (Section A). These are autonomous activities with a high degree of responsibility, in activities relating to the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings, major public works and infrastructure. Graduates are sought by public and private technical offices, building contractors and engineering firms; their expertise is also needed in public and private research programmes in both national and international contexts.
Depending on the curriculum chosen, MSc students in Civil Engineering acquire specific skills that correspond to distinct professional profiles. However, the core training received by all students, aimed at providing analytical skills that cut across all specialist areas, is characterised by a depth and breadth which will give graduates a certain degree of versatility.

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
Civil engineer   JOB ROLES:

The MSc program in Civil Engineering is designed to train an engineer with a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings (civil and industrial), major public works (bridges, dams, tunnels) and infrastructure (roads and transport, systems for water collection, distribution, and treatment).
The two-year curriculum is structured to give students the capability to independently analyse complex engineering problems in all of these areas, preparing them for both domestic and international contexts, whether in the construction industry or in research and development.
The student training is based on courses that further develop the engineering background gained during the three-year BSc degree program, but that also introduce new elements, thus allowing graduates to fill positions of responsibility in the planning and management of civil works, also considering their interactions with the local territory. Students are offered groups of both theoretical and practical teaching units in several specialist areas so that they can address engineering problems characterised by a high level of complexity. The contents of these units are strongly correlated, not only with shared engineering practice, but with the innovations and results coming from research.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Graduates from the Master's degree program must:
- have a thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of mathematics and other basic sciences and be able to use this knowledge to interpret and describe complex engineering problems or those requiring an interdisciplinary approach;
- have thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of engineering, both in general and more specifically in relation to those of civil engineering, in which they are able to identify, formulate and solve, even in an innovative manner, complex problems that require an interdisciplinary approach;
- be able to conceive, plan, design and manage systems, complex and/or innovative processes and services;
- be able to design and manage highly complex experiments;
- show context knowledge and transversal capabilities;
- demonstrate expertise in business organization (corporate culture) and professional ethics;
- be fluent, in written and oral form, in at least one European language besides Italian, with reference to the field's lexicon.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

MSc graduates in Civil Engineering can undertake professional activities, which entail third party liability, after passing the State exam and enrolling in the Association of Engineers (Section A). These are independent activities with a high degree of responsibility, relating to the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings, major public works and infrastructure. Graduates are sought by public and private technical offices, building contractors and engineering firms; their expertise is also needed in public and private research programs in both national and international contexts.
Depending on the chosen curriculum, MSc students in Civil Engineering acquire specific skills that correspond to distinct professional profiles. However, the core training received by all students, aimed at providing analytical skills that cut across all specialist areas, is characterised by a depth and breadth which will give graduates a certain degree of versatility.
 
Civil engineer, specializing in Geotechnical Engineering   JOB ROLES:

A technical expert who, independently and with a management role, is capable of developing detailed analyses of the design, implementation, management, survey, control and maintenance of civil works, with particular reference to those having specific implications from the behaviour of rocks and soils. This profile finds employment mainly in the technical departments of public and private companies, in engineering companies and research facilities.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Beyond the skills generally required of a Civil Engineer, a specialist in Geotechnical Engineering must have more specific competencies demonstrated by the ability to:
- apply the principles, theories and analytical, computational and experimental methods to the physical-mechanical modelling of soils and rocks and to the evaluation of their static and dynamic behaviour;
- develop procedures for the geotechnical characterization of the territory, before constructing civil works, to evaluate the consequent natural hazards;
- analyse and design foundations, underground constructions, earth retaining systems, tunnels, embankments and earth dams;
- design and oversee the implementation of measures to stabilize slopes and for ground improvement.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

MSc graduates in Civil Engineering can undertake professional activities, which entail third party liability, after passing the State exam and enrolling in the Association of Engineers (Section A). These are independent activities with a high degree of responsibility, relating to the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings, major public works and infrastructure. Graduates are sought by public and private technical offices, building contractors and engineering firms; their expertise is also needed in public and private research programs in both national and international contexts.
Depending on the chosen curriculum, MSc students in Civil Engineering acquire specific skills that correspond to distinct professional profiles. However, the core training received by all students, aimed at providing analytical skills that cut across all specialist areas, is characterised by a depth and breadth which will give graduates a certain degree of versatility.
 
Civil engineer, specializing in Hydraulic Engineering   JOB ROLES:

The Civil Engineer specialised in Hydraulic Engineering has job roles that generally coincide with those of the more general Civil Engineer. However, because of their specific training, specialists in Hydraulic Engineering can have a role of excellence with respect to planning and management of civil works, particularly with matters concerning the behaviour of waterways and waterworks for the safeguard of land and as a service to the public.


SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Beyond the skills generally required of a Civil Engineer, a specialist in Hydraulic Engineering must have more specific competencies demonstrated by the ability to:
- apply the principles and theories of hydraulics to complex problems related to the movement of water in natural (sea, lakes, rivers, groundwater) and artificial (pipes, plants, machines, devices) systems;
- analyse the interaction of the water flow with the boundary conditions arising from territorial constraints (inland waterway and coastal engineering);
- apply the analytical, computational and experimental methods for the physical and mathematical modelling of hydraulic systems;
- plan the design, construction and operation interventions of works and structures for the protection of land against rain, rivers and sea, as well as the use and development of hydraulic resources;
- define methodologies and strategies for the management of water resources, as well as for the collection, distribution and drainage in urban, agricultural and industrial environments.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

MSc graduates in Civil Engineering can undertake professional activities, which entail third party liability, after passing the State exam and enrolling in the Association of Engineers (Section A). These are independent activities with a high degree of responsibility, relating to the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings, major public works and infrastructure. Graduates are sought by public and private technical offices, building contractors and engineering firms; their expertise is also needed in public and private research programs in both national and international contexts.
Depending on the chosen curriculum, MSc students in Civil Engineering acquire specific skills that correspond to distinct professional profiles. However, the core training received by all students, aimed at providing analytical skills that cut across all specialist areas, is characterised by a depth and breadth which will give graduates a certain degree of versatility.  
Civil engineer, specializing in Infrastructure and Transport Engineering   JOB ROLES:

The Civil Engineer specialised in Infrastructure and Transport Engineering has job roles that generally coincide with those of the more general Civil Engineer. However, because of their specific training, specialists in Infrastructure and Transport Engineering can have a role of excellence with respect to planning and management of civil works, particularly with matters concerning infrastructures, transport systems and traffic flows.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Beyond the skills generally required of a Civil Engineer, a specialist in Infrastructure and Transport Engineering must have more specific competencies demonstrated by the ability to:
- coordinate the design, planning, construction, adjustment, management, maintenance and control of infrastructure (road and rail including underground infrastructures, airports and special systems);
- define the characteristics of the infrastructure considering the public's demand for transport, traffic safety, its impact on the environment and the economic effectiveness of the interventions;
- analyse the advanced issues related to: materials used for the construction of infrastructure, stability and computational static and dynamic analysis of road structure and superstructure;
- model the functional and structural behaviour of road, airport and railway paving considering the characteristics of the vehicles and aircraft that use them in the course of their life-cycle;
- design the components, the equipment and the complementary devices of road infrastructure;
- coordinate, as a manager, procedures aimed at ensuring the quality of the works and the organization and safety of building sites;
- understand and model the phenomena related to the mobility of people and goods, with appropriate analytical and numerical tools;
- define the configuration of the best transport system in technological, functional, economic, financial, territorial, environmental and safety terms, and also taking into account the logistics, management and operation of the systems;
- ensure, through appropriate methods and techniques, the simulation of the demand for mobility, the supply of transport, the interaction between supply and demand, and the impacts on the economy, the territory, the environment and the rate of road accidents ;
- coordinate and develop tactical and strategic planning of transports;
- define the specific technologies of the different transport systems, their regulation and their control.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

MSc graduates in Civil Engineering can undertake professional activities, which entail third party liability, after passing the State exam and enrolling in the Association of Engineers (Section A). These are independent activities with a high degree of responsibility, relating to the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings, major public works and infrastructure. Graduates are sought by public and private technical offices, building contractors and engineering firms; their expertise is also needed in public and private research programs in both national and international contexts.
Depending on the chosen curriculum, MSc students in Civil Engineering acquire specific skills that correspond to four distinct professional profiles. However, the core training received by all students, aimed at providing analytical skills that cut across all specialist areas, is characterised by a depth and breadth which will give graduates a certain degree of versatility.
 
Civil engineer, specializing in Structural Engineering   JOB ROLES:
The Civil Engineer specialised in Structural Engineering has job roles that generally coincide with those of the more general Civil Engineer. However, because of their specific training, specialists in Structural Engineering can have a role of excellence with respect to planning and management of civil works, particularly with matters concerning the structures.

SKILLS:
Beyond the skills generally required of a Civil Engineer, a specialist in Structural Engineering must have more specific competencies demonstrated by the ability to:
- apply the principles, theories and analytical, computational and experimental methods to the physical-mechanical modelling of structural response to stress actions;
- assess the vulnerability, reliability, comfort, safety and durability of structures;
- develop procedures for the optimisation of structures in terms of statics, dynamics, instability, fracture and collapse;
- use of elements of computational mechanics, of experimental analysis and of structural identification for an effective design of complex structures;
- understand and model the interactions between structures and the surrounding physical environment;
- develop methods for the analysis of the mechanical behaviour of non-traditional materials and structures;
- use the most recent theories and techniques for the structural design and planning of new buildings, as well as for the structural rehabilitation of existing ones;
- evaluate the problems, from a quantitative point of view, related to actions on structures and the consequent behaviours, depending on the types and morphologies, on the materials and technology, on the interaction with the soil and the environment, on the operation and control procedures and strategies;
- critically use the methods and tools of structural design and construction, as well as those for experimentation, testing and monitoring of buildings.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

MSc graduates in Civil Engineering can undertake professional activities, which entail third party liability, after passing the State exam and enrolling in the Association of Engineers (Section A). These are independent activities with a high degree of responsibility, relating to the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings, major public works and infrastructure. Graduates are sought by public and private technical offices, building contractors and engineering firms; their expertise is also needed in public and private research programs in both national and international contexts.
Depending on the chosen curriculum, MSc students in Civil Engineering acquire specific skills that correspond to distinct professional profiles. However, the core training received by all students, aimed at providing analytical skills that cut across all specialist areas, is characterised by a depth and breadth which will give graduates a certain degree of versatility.
 
   


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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