Laurea Specialistica (Master of science-level of the Bologna process) IN ECO-EFFICIENT PRODUCT DESIGN

Academic Year 2007/08

First established in this format in the A.Y. 2002/03

First School of Architecture

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Campus: TORINO

Degree class 103/S: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN THEORY AND METHODS


Taught in Italian


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Duration and location

Duration: 2 years
I and II year lectures are at Alenia - C.so Francia 366.
Location: Torino - Castello del Valentino Viale Mattioli, 39
Secretariat: Secretariat Alenia

Professional profile

This Master of Science (Laurea specialistica) aims at developing professional skills, based on cultural, technical-scientific and operating fields. These skills concern innovation and development of of the product during all phases of their manufacture. This should also consider social and cultural needs of the market. Furthermore, the skills concern production, communication and distribution strategies that are vital for a business identity. The engineer also has to make decisions regarding production and the use of products, multi-media communication, production of these communication means as well as planning of prototypes and 3-dimensional models.

Job opportunities

A graduate can conceive and manage design activities of an industrial product. He/She can especially help to mitigate problems concerning eco-compatibility of products vis-a-vis safeguard of environment; he/she can design products that lead to their sustainable development. He/She is also responsible for supporting innovative and important eco-design fields, such as components production and their transport.
The Master of Science (Laurea specialistica) aims at producing a professional engineer who can work as a freelancer, in public or private bodies, in design companies and in industrial design field; after the Master of Science a graduate can also attend a II level master or a PhD, in order to delve deeper into his/her field of interest.

Final exam

1. To be admitted to the final exam the student must have successfully passed all the exams of the program of study.
2. The final exam for the bachelor's degree (Laurea di I livello) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation or of a written thesis. The final exam for the master's degree (Laurea specialistica) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation worked out by the student, under the guidance of a professor. The final assessment of the student is a combination of the average score obtained through all courses attended during his academic curriculum and the score of the final exam.
3. Educational structures decide how the Examining Board, that will give the master's degree (Laurea specialistica), is made up.
4. The Examining Board for the bachelor(Laurea di I livello) is made up of 5 to 7 members, including the President; the Examining Board for the master (Laurea specialistica)is made up of 7 to 11 members, including the President. In both cases most of the members are professors or permanent researchers. The Examining Board can give up to 110 points; honors can be given if the mark is 110 and if all members agree. With the master's degree it is possible to obtain the Dignità di stampa in case the final mark is 110 with honors and all the members agree.

Requisites for admission to the Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

Bachelor (Laurea di I livello) that gives access to this Master of Science (Laurea specialistica):Industrial Design (I School of Architecture), Torino.