What will you learn?
The course objective is to train a junior management engineer, a flexible professional who works on approaches for managing and organizing complex systems, as well as managing and leading logistics and production systems.
Besides basic disciplines – common to all engineering study courses – the future management engineer develops specific multidisciplinary skills aimed at addressing the main issues regarding planning and control of production activities of goods and services, together with their organizational implications.
The study path offers a solid background in maths and statistics, aimed at developing useful methods to solve the main issues related to planning and control of production activities of goods and services, and to their organizational implications. A further set of courses is organized into two cultural paths:
- knowledge of production processes and relationships with suppliers and customers;
- the analysis of business information flows and the evaluation and management of organizational and technological innovation projects through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
You will also choose between two fields of study:
- management of ICT and information systems, to support the main business activities (administration and accounting, sales, planning and control of production and logistics flows);
- management of logistic flows, as well as the design of industrial plants and the development of knowledge about the main production technologies.
At the end of the study programme you will take a final exam, that might be also in English, focused on a specific problem, either faced during your company internship or related to the courses you attended.
How will you learn it?
The study course will be Italian-taught; the first year is also English-taught.
You will attend lectures integrated with practical exercise sessions and/or lab activities. You will also take part in company visits and in project works focused on specific practical business cases.
Starting from year 2, you will have the chance to choose some elective courses, to perform a company internship, to attend other educational activities provided both inside and outside Politecnico, or to combine several elective courses/training/internship activities.
What you can do next
Management engineering students (from both L-8 and L-9 degree classes) can choose to enrol in a Master’s degree programme.
For L-8 class graduates, the main fields of activities cover the processes of technological innovation, analysis and management of information systems in organizations, both private and public ones. Class L-9 graduates will mainly focus on process engineering, management of internal and external logistics flows (distribution and procurement).
The possible professional opportunities are related to two main areas, consistent with the classification provided by EUCIP (European Certification of Information Professionals):
- EXPERT IN LOGISTIC FLOWS AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF GOODS AND SERVICES PRODUCTION, working with technical company functions in several areas: management of production technologies and systems, improvement of production processes, internal and external logistics, quality control, management control;
- EXPERT IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, who analyzes business processes in order to identify innovative solutions through information systems. Such a professional figure plays a role of interface between business management, users and developers of IT solutions; supports the design and maintenance of ICT solutions for business activities related to planning, economic and operational control of production, internal and external logistics, marketing, management of customer relationships.