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The Second-Cycle Degree course in “Engineering for the Food Industry” has the following specific objectives:
- the creation of a figure with a solid preparation in the fields of design of machinery for the food industry, design and management of systems for the food industry and management of food production processes;
- provide specialized knowledge about food packaging and its sustainability, simulative models to support the design and operation of food industry plants and also deal with related activities related to the food sector.
The educational path of the 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. The aim of this course is to deepen the basic knowledge of the food industry that is not typical of a three-year engineering graduate, in order to appropriately address the more specialized and applied disciplines of the following year. Characterising courses in the fields of Industrial Physics, Fluid Machines and Industrial Mechanical Systems complete the first year.
The second year provides a single curriculum, with subjects related to the characterizing and related sectors, with courses aimed at food packaging, design, automation and production management (with the support of enabling technologies Industry 4.0), 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 by optional activities and other activities with the possibility to work in laboratories for practical experience and to carry out an internship in companies in the sector. An English language ability test is also foreseen, in order to guarantee an adequate knowledge to the students before entering the world of work.
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.
There is no English language teaching exam since all courses will be taught in English and since the entrance requirement is the achievement, within one year from enrolment, of a certificate of linguistic ability in English of at least a B2 level.