Laurea (1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process) IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Academic Year 2009/10

First established in this format in the A.Y. 1999/00

First School of Engineering



Taught in Italian

The first year is also offered in English Language...


Duration and location

Duration: 3 years
Location: Vercelli - Piazza Sant┐Eusebio 5
Secretariat: Secretariat Vercelli

Professional profile

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering works in technological and mechanical fields. He/She can design, manage and unkeep productive systems; work as a technician to check quality and security; etc. He/She can also work as an advisor for pubilc or private bodies, even in fields not directly conneted to the mechanical one.
Qualifying aspects Mechanical engineering offers a wide range of working opportunity, since its importance in the modern society. Thanks to the flexibility of a solid tecnical and scientific education, the mechanical engineer is very adaptable in many working fields; he/she can self-update his/her knowledge and effort every kind of problem solving.
Job opportunities
A mechanical engineer can be employed in small, medium and big industries, even not working in mechanical field.

Course structure

Topics common to all the curricula
Generalist curriculum: this course gives a basic scientific knowledge, like mathematics and physics. Professional curriculum: gives knowledge and skills immediatley useful in working field. The main topics are applicative and can be chosen by the students among some topics.
Some lactures include lab activies, both experimental and computer simulation.
Further activities
Some lectures include visits to firms and production buildings.

Final exam

The final exam consists of a public discussion of a dissertation or of a written thesis. The final assesment of the student is a combination of the average score obtained through all courses attended during his/her academic period plus the score of the final exam.

Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

After the Bachelor (Laurea di I livello) it is possible to enter the Master of Science Degree (Laurea specialistica) in Mechanical Engineering (in Vercelli). If the origin curriculum is the professional one, during the I year of the master's degree some optional topics are replaced by basic ones not yet attended. Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Vercelli) The master's degree combines two different but foundamental aspects of mechanical engineering: planning and production. Planning oriented topics give the engineer synthesis skills that enable him/her to communicate and coordinate technicians with different skills. The graduate has also economics and managing knowledge. He/She can solve multisector problems: this is a very important skill to get on in production and research fields. There is the opportunity to attend courses or to write the thesis abroad, within or out of the European Community.