The second-level Degree Course in Engineering for Food Industry Equipment has amongst its objectives to educate and train professionals having a strong knowledge base in those sectors characterizing could machinery, especially in designing complex systems (by making the most of advanced techniques and tools) in industrial production and in managing and processing foodstuffs.
Second-level Graduates in in Engineering for Food Industry Equipment shall therefore be able to understand and apply, by taking responsibility roles firsthand, those advanced designing techniques used in creating and running food machinery. By the same token, advanced tools, new material and packaging systems can be used by students and graduates. Students and graduates shall also be able to design and manage food production and processing procedures, as well as to operate in controlling automatic protection systems and in certifying food security and quality. Graduates from this second-level Degree Course shall also be able to operate within the more technical and commercial sectors, in order to promote products and services and in supporting customers.
The learning pathway for this second-level Degree Course is made up by a first year featuring subjects connected with the scientific sectors of food industry, such as the following: Food Hygiene, Agrarian Microbiology, Foodstuff Science and Technology, Industrial Plants and Machinery and Energy Systems. The subjects will allow students to gain further knowledge on those subjects beyond the purview of three-year graduates in Engineering, so that the students of this second- level Degree Course may tackle those more specialized and application-based disciplines during the following year more aptly.
The second year for this course entails a single curriculum, featuring subjects connected with the most important topics and other similar subjects pertaining design, automation and production management, in order to allow undergraduates to further study specific themes and provide graduates with specific knowledge, fit for their further professional activities or useful to let them access further training, such as Ph.D. and Master Courses.
The Learning Pathway for this second-level Degree Course gets completed by those other activities and those activities chosen by students, so that they may use workshops for their practical experience and to activate Traineeships in specific Undertakings active. Furthermore, qualification tests in English are a part of this Course, so that knowledge in this foreign language may be offered the students before they enter employment.
Ample room is then given to students in their preparation of their second-level “dissertation”, a challenging undertaking, as this dissertation shall have high-level technical and scientific contents.
Some subjects shall be taught in English as well, in order to increase the international value of this Degree Course.