1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Automation Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 9217
Degree Programme Class L-8 - Information technology engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Restricted access

The degree programme has the following curricula:

1. Automation systems
2. Automation engineering

Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type One or more curricula provide double/multiple degree
Partner Universities TONGJI UNIVERSITY
Degree Programme Director Lorenzo Marconi
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission to the degree programme inAutomation Engineering requires possession of a secondary school diplomaawarded after five years of study or a foreign qualification recognised as suitable.

The student is also required to possess agood knowledge of spoken and written Italian, the ability for logicalreasoning, the knowledge and ability to use the main results of elementarymathematics and the fundamentals of experimental science.
There is an assessment of knowledge andcompetence in B-1 level English.
The methods for testing the knowledgerequired for admission are defined in the point on Method of Admission.
If the results of the test are notpositive, additional learning requirements will be specified. Completion of thelearning requirements is the subject of a specific test; the relevant testingmethod is indicated in the point on Method of Admission.Students who do notcomplete the additional learning requirements by the date established by thecompetent bodies and, in any case, by the end of the first year of the degreeprogramme, will be required to repeat their enrolment for that year.

Programme profile

The specific learning outcome of the Automation Engineering programme is totrain professionals with a solid basic preparation who are able to performtechnical management and design roles in companies where it is necessary tohave a knowledge of sizing and creating architectures of medium/highcomplexity, automated and robotic systems, and automation processes andinstallations that integrate computer components and devices for measuring,transmission and implementation. It follows then that the automation engineer,as opposed to others from the class of information engineering, must possessgood interdisciplinary knowledge in the sectors of automation, mechanics,computers, electronics and electrical engineering. Graduates therefore firstacquire a solid knowledge of the methodological and operational aspects of thebasic sciences and engineering, favouring specific aspects in the automationfield but without omitting the general aspects; they are then guided through aprocess of learning and in-depth study of the fundamental methods and tools forthe project of automation components, systems and processes in the field andwith an interdisciplinary approach. Their preparation is rounded out andcompleted with significant laboratory experience, elements of contemporarycorporate culture and an adequate knowledge of a foreign language. The graduatein Automation Engineering possesses knowledge and understanding at apost-secondary level in the fields of automation, mechanics, computers,electronics and electrical engineering, and attains a level defined by the useof advanced textbooks, which also includes the knowledge of cutting-edgesubjects such as those regarding the use and design of automated high-dynamicmachinery, robotics, the automotive sector and control systems andimplementation systems based on modern, innovative technologies.


The degree programme has the following curricula:

  1. Automation systems
  2. Automation engineering

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (Master's degrees) and to professional master's programmes.

Career opportunities

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