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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Laurea (1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2019/20
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Collegio di Ingegneria Elettrica
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 3 years
Class L-9 Degree: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Seats available: 120 (5 reserved for non European citizens)
Reference Faculty
CANOVA ALDO   coord.elettrica@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

The Electrical Engineering program is designed to train a professional figure in general industrial engineering, with a specific specialization on electrical components and systems. Starting from a basic cross curricular training, the program provides a specific solid preparation on the fundamentals of electrical engineering, electrical machines, electromechanical applications, electric operations, power electronics, electrical measurements, ele... More...

The Electrical Engineering program is designed to train a professional figure in general industrial engineering, with a specific specialization on electrical components and systems.
Starting from a basic cross curricular training, the program provides a specific solid preparation on the fundamentals of electrical engineering, electrical machines, electromechanical applications, electric operations, power electronics, electrical measurements, electrical safety and electrical systems.
The program highlights methodological and operational aspects that allow graduates to enter the field of electrical engineering with an adequate expertise and the ability to professionally engage with other technical sectors of industrial and IT engineering, with a knowledge of the technical language and a mastery of the basic concepts. As related statistics show, the cultural and methodological skills acquired by graduates will guarantee their swift employment or their continuation of studies, with an adequate preparation.
The program is unique and is designed to create a professional who is able to understand the impact of engineering solutions applied to electricity in the current environment, hence providing the cognitive tools needed to be continuously updated and actively part of the technological innovation process.
The program is organized into interconnected areas of study:
- The basic scientific area: containing the scientific foundations and the methodological and operational aspects of mathematics and the base sciences (physics and chemistry) found in engineering. Its courses are placed in the first half of the program (first year and first semester of the second year). In the second year there is also an addition on the subject of “complex analysis”, which is essential for the subsequent treatment of much of the content in the electric subject domain.
- The basic engineering area: with contents typical of industrial engineering that allows you to identify, formulate and solve problems using up-to-date methods, techniques and tools. Knowledge and skills are provided in industrial technical design, in science and technology of materials, structural mechanics, and machine mechanics. All courses are in the second year.
- A specific set of modules that characterize electrical engineering and related subjects. The electrical engineering base area is treated more broadly compared to other industrial engineering programs. Dedicated modules cover topics concerning problems peculiar to electrical engineering (components, equipment and systems). The related subject area treats statistical concepts and topics related to power electronics, automation, and the thermal sector (applied thermodynamics and heat transfer) that are often applied in electrical engineering. Courses are on the second and third year.
- Further training courses entail basic IT preparation. Within the study options offered by the university, students may also select further courses to complete and deepen their preparation, in economic subjects, humanities, on emerging themes in electrical engineering or other engineering sectors. To obtain the degree title a certification of proficiency in English is also required (IELTS score equal or greater than 5 or equivalent certification). The final examination is based on a work assignment completed independently by the student, with a final report.

 Career opportunities

The degree course in Electrical Engineering aims to form a professional figure for the general industrial engineering context, with specific expertise in components and installations in the electrical sector.
Starting from basic interdisciplinary training anchored on the concepts and methodologies of industrial engineering, the programme provides solid specific instruction in the fundamentals of electrotechnics, electric machines, electrom... More...

The degree course in Electrical Engineering aims to form a professional figure for the general industrial engineering context, with specific expertise in components and installations in the electrical sector.
Starting from basic interdisciplinary training anchored on the concepts and methodologies of industrial engineering, the programme provides solid specific instruction in the fundamentals of electrotechnics, electric machines, electromechanical applications, electric drives, power electronics, electric measurement, electric safety and electrical systems.
The training emphasises the methodological-operative aspects that allow graduates to exploit their competences in the electrical engineering sector, using appropriate technical language and their knowledge of basic concepts to dialogue with other sectors of industrial and information engineering. The cultural and methodological competences acquired by graduates guarantee rapid integration into the working world, and an adequate preparation if they wish to continue their studies.
Graduates in electrical engineering can traditionally work effectively and flexibly in various sectors of industrial engineering, in companies, private bodies and public administration, while at the same time maintaining their exclusive competence in the electrical sector.
The professional opportunities open to electrical engineers are numerous and varied. Within companies and organisations, whether private or public, electrical engineers can undertake various types of activities in these sectors:
- electrical energy production and electric power stations
- distribution of electrical energy and electrical safety
- use of electricity in industrial plants, domestic settings, the service sector and transportation
- industrial automation and electromechanics.
After passing the state exam in section B, electrical engineers can enrol in the Order of Engineers in the industrial class and begin their professional activity.

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
Freelance consultant (by passing the State Exam in Section B after graduation)   JOB ROLES:

A graduate in Electrical Engineering that has passed the required State exam and has registered in the Part B list of the Association of Engineers may work within corporations, companies, private and public institutions or as freelance consultant. Registration with the professional Association allows the graduate to sign projects or verification documents and to take responsibility for their content.
The characteristics of the engineering profession are indicated in the Presidential Decree n. 328 dated 5 June 2001, "Changes and additions to the regulations of the requirements for admission to the State examination and related tests for the practice of certain professions, as well as the regulations of the relevant jurisdictions", published in the ordinary supplement to the "Gazzetta Ufficiale" (Official Gazette), No. 190 dated 17 August 2001 - General series, mainly for the "Electrical engineering " sector. In particular, the electrical engineer graduate is preferably placed in the "industrial engineering" sector.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

The skills are listed in Art. 46 paragraph 3 of Presidential Decree No. 5 June 2001. 328 and include:
- the activities based on the application of science, aimed at the contribution and cooperation in design, construction supervision, evaluation and testing of machines and systems, including public works;
- the direct measurement, with instrumentation, of technical parameters from machinery and equipment;
- activities involving the use of standardized methodologies, such as the design, management and testing of individual part or components of machines, plants and systems as well as systems and processes of the simple and repetitive sort.
The prevailing skills relate to the application of the principles of safety and of design with reference to costs, to knowledge of the characteristics of components and systems, to the ability to write technical documents, measurement estimates and cost estimates, to the ability to perform evaluations, calculations and measurements, to the ability to prepare expert reports, communicate with clients, with technical operators and with public institutions.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The professional opportunities for an electrical engineer are plenty and very diversified. As part of a company, or in a private or public institution, the electrical engineer can carry out different types of activities in the electrical system sector and in industrial automation.
 
Operations and maintenance office, for components, machines, electrical controls and systems   JOB ROLES:

Technical services manager.
Maintenance services Manager.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Manages system solutions that entail the use of electricity.
Checks the compliance of process safety.
Performs tests to verify the functionality of components and systems.
Interprets and verifies compliance with regulatory requirements.
Draws up timely and concise technical reports.
Manages the interactions between the electrical components and other technological-system components.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Private companies or public institutions that use electrical components and systems. Companies and public or private institutions dealing with industrial, transport and civil infrastructure operations.
 
Technical office or lab officer/manager   JOB ROLES:

Technical officer.
Technical Office manager.
Technological lab manager.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Prepares the technical and economic documentation.
Performs tests on machinery and equipment as required by relevant laws and regulations.
Performs tests and measurements of components and systems.
Prepares or coordinates the draw up of technical reports and the testing certification.
Defines solutions for the rational use of energy and coordinates their implementation.
Identifies measures to improve energy efficiency.
Interacts with various institutional and professional figures, with energy and services suppliers and with the industry.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Companies or public or private departments where there are technical offices and laboratories.
 
Collaborator in systems design   JOB ROLES:

Design assistant.
Technical services officer.
Security officer.
Industrial consultant.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Produces project documentation for simple projects.
Interprets legislative, regulatory documentation and technical catalogues.
Provides assistance to design, to product testing, to the definition of work and safety plans .
Checks compliance with electrical safety standards.
Performs surveys, calculations or measurements.
Performs measurements on machinery and systems, and verification tests.
Interacts in a working group by discussing technical solutions.
Defines maintenance plans.
Assists in the preparation of the budgets relating to projects, sizing evaluations and cost estimates.
Explains the characteristics of the technical plant solutions to people outside the electrical engineering sector.
Interacts with the senior operations management, with product or service suppliers, and with the clients, if required.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Electricity production and distribution companies, technical design of electrical systems and integrated multidisciplinary design firms. Service and industrial consulting companies.
 
Technical sales officer   JOB ROLES:

A graduate in Electrical Engineering operates in one of the following functions:
- Sales and Marketing area: technical and commercial product and service expert, sales official.
- User services area: technical support to customers in the selection of products and application of solutions, industrial consulting for the implementation of systems.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Sells machines and electrical components, explaining the features and methods of use.
Shows customers the features of products or technical plant solutions, even with high technological content.
Assists clients in identifying the technical solutions to be adopted.
Draws up technical documentation containing the specifications and operating instructions, and the documentation relating to the quality of the product or the production system.
Assists customers in purchasing, installation, use and maintenance of the products and related systems that ensure their safety and functionality.
Interacts with commercial operators and with institutions that release authorisations and perform tests, audits and inspections.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Companies that manufacture and sell machines and electrical components, technical and commercial consulting company for clients.
 


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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