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Success in this joint study program enables graduates to use a double qualification: the Italian ‘Laurea Magistrale’ and the German ‘Master of Science’.

1. Program Co-coordinators

Prof. D. Pozzetto (UNITS) e Prof. A. Riegel (HS.-OWL).

Prof. Ing. Dario Pozzetto

Università degli Studi di Trieste UNITS

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Navale

Via Valerio 10



Tel: +39 040 558.3805

Fax: +39 040 558.3812

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adrian Riegel

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe HS-OWL

Fachbereich Produktion und Wirtschaft

Liebigstr. 87

D - 32657 LEMGO


Tel: +49 5261 / 702 - 190 or 0179 / 1402325

Fax: +49 5261 / 702 - 435

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2. Objectives

The Masters Degree course in ‘Production Engineering and Management’ aims at training and creating a high-profile, professional figure, the Engineer in Production Engineering and Management specialized in the planning and management of highly-complex financial-productive systems.

The skills of the Management and Logistics Engineer have been identified by borrowing those of the role which has developed naturally and is today extremely widespread – that of the so-called Engineer-Manager – and translating these into a well-structured and coherent University syllabus as followed in several European Universities.

The Engineer in ‘Production Engineering and Management’ is a specialist who understands technology and who is able to model systems. S/he is characterized by a vocation for project design, a passion for innovation and a preference for adopting both qualitative and quantitative tools of analysis and support. The Engineer in ‘Production Engineering and Management’ is able to face complex situations requiring heterogeneous methodologies and highly-evolved procedures, where the human factor and financial and organizations questions interact closely with technology.

3. Course Organization

Teaching throughout the program takes place in English.

The students from one University study at the partner university for one complete semester.

German students will spend the second semester of the first year in Italy, with a program offering 30 credits, and the Italian students will study in Germany for the third semester – the first of the second year – with a program also offering 30 credits.

Specifically, the Italian students will study the following modules in the first year:

a) I semester

Cogeneration and Industrial Energy Management ING-IND/09 9 ECTS
Industrial Plants ING-IND/17 9 ECTS
Applied Mathematics MAT/08 10 ECTS

b) II semester

Engineering Planning and Control
Sub-divided in:
Furniture Technologies
Sub-divided in:
Operations Management ING-IND/17 6 ECTS

The second year has designed in such a way as to enable students to attend the remaining courses, to take part in a work-experience program and to prepare their final thesis at their own University.

In particular, the Italian students will have the following modules in their second year in Germany:

a) I semester (in Germany: two sub-modules to be chosen out of the four available)

Management and information technologies of SME
Sub-divided in
Specialized Manufacturing Technologies
Sub-divided in:
Wood Management
Product and Process Development
Sub-divided in:
Wood Management

b) II semester (either in Germany or in Italy)

  In Italy, free choice:
  Organisational Behaviour and Design (Dept of Economy at Trieste) SECS-P/10 8 ECTS
  Industrial Organisation (Dept of Economy at Trieste) SECS-P/06 8 ECTS
  Industrial Plants II   ING-IND/17 8 ECTS
  Design of Fluid Machinery (Dept of Engineering at Trieste) ING-IND/08 8 ECTS
Internship       6 ECTS
Master Thesis       18 ECTS

4. Registration, enrolment and fees.

Students participating in the program will be registered and enrolled at both Universities according to the normal procedure at each, with the payment of fees and contributions at their home University. Enrolments at the University of Trieste cover one year, while those at HS-OWL are for six months.

To complete the enrolment at HS-OWL for the semester spent there, students from UNITS must pay the ‘social fee’ at the German University (currently this is 130 Euros). On their arrival in Germany, students must show a copy of their valid European Health Insurance Card at the International Office of HS OWL.

5. Exams

Exams will be held in English. In Italy, marks will be expressed in 30ths with a minimum pass mark of 18/30 and a maximum of 30/30 ‘e lode’ (=with distinction).

In Germany, marks will be given from a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 1 and will be converted into the Italian system according to a conversion chart approved by both Universities.

Students who fail an exam for a module or sub-module four times will be obliged to leave the program.

Preparatory courses will be held to ensure that all students will begin their course of study without serious gaps in their basic knowledge. It should be noted here that ‘Supply Chain Management’ requires ‘Industrial Plants’ as a preparatory course.

The work experience phase may be carried out entirely within the University structure to extend the theoretical knowledge acquired during the teaching phases, or in outside companies or public organizations which carry out activities inherent to the profession of engineer in Production Engineering and Management.

The thesis and final examination will be written and carried out in English.

The thesis will be supervised jointly by UNITS and HS-OWL and will have as a tutor a professor from one University (in Italy, an Italian professor) and as co-tutor a professor from the other university. The tutor will be a member of the final examination commission.

The evaluation, marking and discussion of the thesis will follow the rules approved by the council of the Faculty of Engineering.

In Italy, the final mark will be expressed in 110ths and in Germany the mark will be from a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 1. The marks will be converted according to a conversion chart approved by both Universities.

During their stay abroad, students are expected to follow all the rules and regulations of the host University.

6. Course Plan

The first semester will start on last week of September and end on 22nd December.

The winter examination session will be between 9th January and end February.

The second semester will start on 1st March and end on 31st May.

The summer examination session will be between 1st June and 31st July.

An addition examination session will be held between 1st September and 30th September.

7. Further information

Segreteria studenti – sede di Trieste – tel: 040.558.3228

Segreteria studenti – sede di Pordenone – tel: 0434.29423