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
I- 34127 TRIESTE TS
Tel: +39 040 558.3805
Fax: +39 040 558.3812
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adrian Riegel
Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe HS-OWL
Fachbereich Produktion und Wirtschaft
D - 32657 LEMGO
Tel: +49 5261 / 702 - 190 or 0179 / 1402325
Fax: +49 5261 / 702 - 435
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
|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
|Specialized Manufacturing Technologies
|Product and Process Development
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|
|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.
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