Specific Learning Targets
Graduates of the degree course in Civil Engineering must:
- know how to employ the methods of mathematics and other basic sciences to interpret and describe Civil Engineering problems;
- know the various methodologies of Engineering sciences in general and those of Civil Engineering in detail;
- identify, formulate and find a solution to Energy Engineering problems by employing updated methodologies and adequate techniques and tools;
- know how to employ techniques and tools for the design and the maintenance of civil engineering works and infrastructures, in cooperation with various experts; how to employ techniques and tools to manage and control network systems;
- know how to conceive, design and verify current structural elements and how to actively partake in complex projects and in works achievement, management and carrying out; how to manage designs and programmes for the execution, maintenance, renovations and security measures of constructions;
- have adequate knowledge relating to planning through graphic elaboration and to observations processing;
- gain proficiency in the field of surveying and controlling, of geomatics and territorial information systems, of real estate cadastre, of law, of evaluation and accounting of real estates and technical architecture and building site organization.
- know how to perform experiments and analyses and interpret the data;
- understand the impact of the engineering solutions in the social, physical-environmental context;
- know their professional and ethic responsibility;
- know the business context and culture in their financial, managerial and organizational aspects;
- know contemporary contexts;
- have relational and decisional skills;
- fluently speak and write one of the European Union languages, in addition to the Italian language, in their specific field of competence to share general information;
- have acquired the specific skills to update their own knowledge.
Final examination peculiarities
The final examination consists of a public thesis dissertation about one of the following written texts guaranteed by a supervisor in front of a Degree Board:
- a written report of the internship activities;
- a written report of the laboratory project.
The ability to synthesize and the quality of presentation in both written and spoken forms will be taken into account, in addition to the quality of the work, to evaluate the final examination papers.
Occupational and Professional Outlets
Professionals with this job title typically work in the fields of design, construction supervision, assessment and testing of civil works, direct and instrumental data about contemporary and historical constructions and about territory, support for technical and commercial facilities. They can work as a professional consultant (junior industrial engineer), in manufacturing or service industries, and in the public administration.
The main occupational and professional areas in which the Civil Engineering graduates can find employment are:
- contractors engaged in the construction and maintenance of civil works, systems, and infrastructure;
- engineering firms and companies engaged in the design of construction projects, systems, and infrastructure;
- public agencies that design, plan, manage and control urban and territorial systems;
- companies, organizations, agencies, and consortia that manage and control works and services systems;
- service companies that study the feasibility and urban and territorial impact of infrastructure.
Background knowledge required to access the degree course (Art. 6 D.M. 509/99) (potential assessment)
To be admitted to the degree course in Civil Engineering it is required:
- a good knowledge of logic, mathematics, physics and chemistry provided by the learning programs of upper secondary school;
- the ability to explain clearly and accurately one’s thought in written and oral form;
- the aptitude to use IT technologies;
- the aptitude and motivation to study Engineering.
With reference to the first point, adequate tests to prove basics knowledge can be submitted to all students and, in particular, to those who have an upper secondary school curriculum with blind spots in their grounding. If the assessment of the initial grounding does not succeed, students can be admitted with an Educational Debt.
In order to limit educational debts, Course of Study Council can anticipate the setting-up of preparatory learning activities to be performed before taking the test. Such activities can be performed in collaboration with upper secondary schools on the basis of special agreements.
Skills, attitudes, and motivations are verified through the assessment of the previous school curriculum or with possible and appropriate tests.