The Second-Cycle Degree course in “Engineering for The Food Industry” has as its specific objectives the creation of a figure with a solid preparation in the areas that characterize the mechanics of the food industry and with a strong preparation aimed at the design of complex systems (with the use of advanced techniques and tools), industrial production and management and processing of food products.
Graduates will be able to understand and apply, assuming roles of responsibility, the techniques of advanced design of machines and plants of the food industry, with the use of advanced methods and tools and the use of new materials and packaging systems; they will be able to realize and manage food production and processing processes, operate in the control of automatic production systems, in the certification of food safety and quality and in the technical-commercial field for the promotion of products and services and customer service.
The educational path of the Second-Cycle Degree course consists of a first year dedicated to the subjects of the scientific disciplinary sectors of the food industry such as: Food Hygiene, Agricultural Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Industrial Mechanical Plants and Energy Machines and Systems. This is done in order to deepen the basic knowledge of the food industry, which is not specific to the Engineering graduate, in order to appropriately address the more specialized and applied disciplines of the following year.
The second year provides a single curriculum, with subjects related to the characterizing and related sectors, with courses aimed at design, automation and production management, with the aim of deepening specific issues and offer the graduate an adequate preparation for the conduct of his future work or to deepen his training in the courses of PhD and Master’s programmes.
The course is completed with optional activities and other activities with the possibility to work in laboratories for practical experience and to carry out an internship at local companies.
Ample space is given to the preparation of the final degree thesis, where the student is required to make a considerable effort to prepare a paper with high-level technical and scientific content.
The provision of teaching in English will increase the internationalization of the course of study, with access to students from abroad or through the use of Erasmus + SMS and SMT.