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

Academic Year 2009/10

First established in this format in the A.Y. 2000/01

School of Management and Industrial Engineering

Struttura organizzativa della Facolta

Course Website


Campus: TORINO

Degree class 10: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Referente del corsox:
ANTONELLI DARIO
dario.antonelli@polito.it
011/5647288


Taught in Italian


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Duration and location

Duration: 3 years
Location: Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24
Secretariat: Southern Secretariat

The same course takes place in Bolzano.

Professional profile

A graduate in Logistics and Production Engineering handles "Operating business management", especially in production and distribution fields. He/She is able to manage the resources of a company and its materials, or to keep in contact with suppliers and customers, or deal with quality.
He/She mediates between specialized technicians (i.e. mechanical or electrical engineers) and who administrates the company (economy graduates).
Qualifying aspects
This professional can increase the operating efficiency of a company, which is very important in the global market.
This skill is given by the analysis of problems of production processes of a company, and of the enonimic context in which it works. He/She can use mathematical tools and informatic applications, that companies require in managing their activities. This course gives the students a solid technical, cultural and methodological basis on which it is possible to give further managing and economic skills to the students attending the Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Job opportunities
Since a logistics and production engineer has a lot of skills, he/she can be employed in manufacturing companies as well as in distribution field. He/She can work in counselling societies or in big service companies, where activites connected to the managing of resources and materials are getting more important (i.e. transportation or health).

Course structure

Topics
This course has one curriculum and during the three years topics are divided in three fields:

  • mathematics, physics and chemistry topics, that give the basic culture and the methodologies needed for further topics;
  • computer science and telecommunication topics, focusing on e-commerce, law and security;
  • managing topics, that give the students skills to understand the functioning of a business, of production processes and the economic context in which they are operating.
    Laboratories
    There are labs for mathematics and computer science and labs for other main lectures. Relistic problems are faced and to solve them the knowledge acquired during the lectures is used.
    Currently software for computation and optimization are used and there is a lab for integrated business management (in collaboration with SAP, a leading company in this field).
    Further activities
    Meetings and seminars held by important industrial managers are arranged.

    Final exam

    The final test consists of public discussion of a dissertation or of a written thesis: the assesment of the student is the result of the whole university career and the final exam.

    Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

    The Bachelor (Laurea di I livello) gives access to the Master of Science (Lurea specialistica)in Industrial Engineering and Management.

    Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)in Industrial Engineering and Management
    The master of science gives the graduate the opportunity to deepen the skills previously acquired, especially in managing and organization fields. In particular:

  • he/she can analyze the market and value the competitivness of companies;
  • he/she can formulate business-policies coherent with the strategy used by the company he/she is working for;
  • he/she has a deeper knowledge of technological aspects, than a bachelor's graduete.
    This reachness in skills enables the graduate to work in managing positions and in a greater number of business areas and fields.

    FAQ

    What is the difference between Logistics and Production Engineering and Business Organization Engineering? These two courses give equivalent skills on managing, but the technological contents are different.Business organization engineering gives a more technical education oriented to the use of computer science and telecommunication. Logistics engineering gives skills on industrial and distribution fields, and on methods used to manage production processes.
    What is the difference between Logistics and Production Engineering and the courses of the School of Economics? Logistics and production engineering is similar to courses in econamy, but the professional formed is quite different, because of the technological and scientific education of the engineer. He/She has economic and managerial knowledge in order to understand the economic importance of technology and has operative management skills.
    The employment fields are different, since the engineer can manage and also administrate.
    What is the difference between Logistics and Production Engineering and Industrial Production Engineering of the I School of Engineering? The course of logistics and production engineering was planned together with the industrial enghineering and management one. Thanks to this, the graduate in logistics and production engineering has access to the Master of Science (Laurea specialistica). This is not possible for industrial engineers.