Aims and Basic Characteristics:
The Master of Science Programme (LM) in Safety Engineering for Transport, Logistics, and Production wants to provide students with a high level of advanced training, to enable them to operate in the areas the most qualified with reference to the various activities related to safety in transport systems, logistics, and related manufacturing.
The degree course aims at training a professional engineer with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of systems engineering of transportation, logistics and production, in which to realize the acquired ability to conceive, plan, design and manage complex, innovative systems and processes, with particular attention to the related safety aspects.
The degree in Safety Engineering for Transport, Logistics, and Production will support the state exam for a license to practice in all the three areas of Engineering: Civil and Environmental, Industrial, and Information.
The typical professional fields for graduates in Safety Engineering for Transport, Logistics, and Production are those of the design and management of safety systems, with particular reference to the transport systems, the development of advanced innovative services, the management of logistics and production, in private and public enterprises, and public administration.
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• engineering companies and/or large professional firms operating in the field of design, implementation, security management with reference of the transport systems and territorial
• public and private institutions that handle large lines infrastructure (railways, highways, ...)
• government (municipalities, provinces, regions, port authorities, ...)
• research structures (universities, research centers, ...)
What Will You Study and Future Prospects:
The main goal is to enable M.Sc. graduates to operate in the various activities related to safety in transport systems, logistics, and production, but also of the territory where they are located.
The course provides notions about:
• the risk assessment of local systems, and in particular the planning, design and management of both safety (protection against accidental events) and security (protection than intentional events);
• the evaluation in terms of cost/benefits of different design alternatives for risk mitigation in transport, logistics, and production systems;
• the planning and management of the mobility of people and goods, through the knowledge of the fundamental elements of transport and logistic systems, as well as the criteria to define the physical characteristics of isolated infrastructures a network of infrastructures, with particular reference to the relevant functions and interdependencies;
• the design and safe management of transport, logistic, and production systems, with reference to either the systems as a whole, and to the relevant single components, such as infrastructures, facilities, vehicles, equipment;
• the development and use of advanced methods to manage and optimize the performance and safety of road, rail, air and sea infrastructure and transport services, as well as their interactions in an intermodal framework, by means of the design and implementation of monitoring, regulation, and control systems via the most advanced technologies related to their specific disciplines;
• the analysis and evaluation of the externalities of transport and logistic systems, with explicit reference to the particular safety aspect and issues characterizing each phase of the mobility of people and goods, even within the production plants connected, and their interaction with surrounding environment.
The course is articulated into two alternative curricula:
1. TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS: This curriculum concentrates on the problems related to design and manage the complex systems that realize a safe and effective mobility of passengers and freights.
2. INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION: This curriculum concentrates on the problems related to design and manage the complex systems that realize a safe and effective production plant internal logistics and management.
Admission to the Master of Science in Safety Engineering for Transport, Logistics and Production is subject to the possession of specific curricular requirements and adequacy of personal preparation.
The access requirements are equivalent to those provided by the general educational objectives of all three-year university degree in classes of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Information Engineering, and Industrial Engineering. In fact, one of the following curricular requirements must be fulfilled:
• possession of a Bachelor, or a Master degree, or a five-year degree in classes of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Information Engineering, and Industrial Engineering, awarded by an Italian University, or equivalent qualifications;
• possession of a Bachelor, or a Master degree, or a five-year degree with at least 36 ECTS (“Base Courses”, e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics) and at least 45 ECTS that pertain to the Engineering classes, awarded by an Italian University, or equivalent qualifications;
To access, a knowledge of English is required, at least equivalent at B1 European Level.