The graduate programme in Systems Engineering Logistics for the agri-food industry aims to form a specific professional able to face, in a systemic and interdisciplinary way, manufacturing companies and service companies, configuration problems and analysis of technological processes, systems and organization of industrial enterprises.
To develop this capacity graduates in Engineering Logistics Systems (for agro-food) must achieve:
- a solid grounding in the basic disciplines and develop a scientific approach to the solution of engineering problems;
- the ability to address issues of sizing and management of technological systems, logistics, plants and organizations;
- knowledge of methodological approaches and techniques and quantitative own management engineering and its systemic nature, support to assessment and decision making on the basis of technical and tangible and intangible economic variables;
- the ability to predict and estimate the impact of decisions and engineering solutions adopted in the corporate context, both social and environmental;
- knowledge of the main tools used in a management company;
- cognitive tools that ensure the continuous updating of knowledge.
The Programme also aims to give students a preparation in the broader context of Industrial Engineering. In this way it seeks to provide graduates with better prospects for adaptation, flexibility, and integration into the labour market.
It is the objective of the Degree to also provide adequate preparation for the type of application. Course activities include seminars and, if possible in relation to quota availability, apprenticeships and internships in industry, SMEs in the manufacturing sector and in professional offices. The course provides students with the necessary training in basic Mathematics, Physics, Geometry, Computer Science and Chemistry. A B1 level English test is also included. Preparation of the basic subjects is completed with Statistics and Applied Economics.
In addition, subject related to Electrical Engineering (Circuit Theory and Electrical Installations) and Mechanics (Applied Mechanics, Energy Systems, Technical Physics) are included in the course programme. The preparation of the student is supplemented by materials that characterize the field of Management (Design and Process Quality, Project Management, Control Systems) to provide students with adequate skills that will enable both access to a Master of Science and entering the world of work. The course of study also provides the individual courses chosen by the student and the final test.
Specific areas of training of graduates in Systems Engineering for Lagro-Food Logistics are the manufacturing and services sectors. With regard to the former, a significant presence is found in the food industry and process industry (eg, pharmaceutical, chemical). With regard to services, opportunities exist in those companies which have developed in both public (eg, transport, freight, ports) and private (eg transport companies, and telecommunications) sectors. The broad spectrum of the preparation provided in the training programme allows for an effective integration of graduates in Systems Engineering Logistics (lmagro for-food) in many contexts of industrial production and especially in the agro-food enterprises in advanced services such as in the field of logistics and commercial structures.
The social partners consulted in the territory emphasize that the issue of logistics is as essential for the development of the regional economy as the theme of technology. Therefore this undergraduate course aims to specialise in the logistics of the food industry, leading to the formation of professional contacts in roles such as logistics management, warehouse management, and management of sales and production. These social partners show great interest in the undergraduate programme and look forward to a continuous interaction with the university and to the formation of professional contacts in the business world.