Access admission unrestricted
Class LM-31 Management engineering LM-33 Mechanical engineering
Credits 120
Duration 2 years
Location Udine
Legal requirements three-year university degree or diploma or equivalent

Industrial Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing

The Master's program in Industrial Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing is delivered entirely in English and trains professionals to work as designers and managers in the supply chains of the circular economy, the energy transition and of hard-to-abate industries (steel and metallurgy, construction materials, chemistry), to develop and implement cleaner production, digitalisation, and internationalisation strategies.
The program qualifies as an “interclass” degree program in LM-31-33 INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE – INGEGNERIA MECCANICA. This means that, when applying for graduation, students are free to choose whether to earn their Master’s degree either in Mechanical Engineering – LM 33 INGEGNERIA MECCANICA or in Management Engineer¬ing – LM 31 INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE.

The MSc (Laurea Magistrale) in Industrial Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing is rooted in a triple-bottom line view of sustainability, and in a life cycle perspective on goods, services, and supply chains.
Students will acquire practical knowledge of the latest technologies for the sustainable production of goods and services, and will become able to engineer safe and innovative products and processes. They will delve into the subjects at the core of digital manufacturing, such as additive manufacturing, robotics, and simulation, and they will get to master analytic approaches and computational tools to assess the environmental impact of industrial and logistic processes, and of manufactured goods over their life cycles.

Two curricular options are available:
Track M – Metals, production and materials provides students with a solid understanding of materials science and a practical focus on metals, on their properties and on the production processes of the metal industry.
Track E – Processing, Energy & Environment gives students the skills needed to reengineer and decarbonize industrial processes, by offering courses in renewable energy conversion, hydrogen technologies, carbon capture and utilization.

Active learning approaches, lab-based and project-based learning are a distinctive feature of this program, with a focus on real engineering case-studies.
The strengths of this program are its international character and the close cooperation with environmental consultancy firms, public agencies, energy-intensive and circular manufacturing companies, and generally with companies striving to optimize the sustainability of their processes.

Graduates can access jobs of technical and managerial responsibility for the design and manufacturing of sustainable products, or for the development and implementation of sustainable processes and services in the private and public sector. Typically, they will pursuea career as development engineers, manufacturing engineers, HSE managers, project managers, supply chain managers. They can also gain admittance to PhD programs, particularly in the areas of industrial, environmental, and energy engineering (look here for more information about doctoral programs available at the University of Udine). Graduates with an advanced knowledge of the Italian language can also access the additional courses and exams required to pursue a career as a freelance engineering professional or as a teacher in secondary schools in Italy. 

Please visit the program website for more information about curricula, learning opportunities, and partner companies that support the program.