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Degree course in CIVIL ENGINEERING (Codice 2026)
Curriculum\Profile description: STRUCTURES AND GEOTECHNICS

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2012/2013
School:
  • POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL
Class:
  • Civil engineering (LM-23)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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The 2nd cycle Degree Course in Civil Engineering aims at educating highly qualified professionals, capable of facing even complex issues related to the typical ambits of civil engineering, viz. structural, geotechnical, hydraulic, infrastructural and transport, through the further development of acquired competences and knowledge. Specific educational objectives will be achieved with respect to: - The foundations of theory and dynamics of structures. In particular, more professional aspects related to the design of bridges, steel structures, with particular reference to issues related to seismic design ,will be investigated in depth. - The methods and tools for designing foundations, retaining works, artefacts of the ground, tunnels, dams, landfills and interventions to stabilize natural slopes. General issues concerning the mechanics of soils and rocks will be also studied in depth. - The methods and tools for the design of works and plants for the exploitation of water resources and the defence of waters, advanced managerial and health-environment issues, as well as marine constructions and coastline defence. Great attention in also paid to hydrology. - The methods and tools for the advanced geometric design of road, railroad and airport infrastructures and of their safety, management and construction, as well as the techniques for designing complex structural elements included in road structures and for choosing construction materials. - The methods and tools for planning, designing, managing and running the transportation system as an integrated system of infrastructures, means, production technologies and organisational techniques of services for mobility. - The methods for carrying out tests of high difficulty and interpreting data in various fields of Civil Engineering. In addition, the curriculum provides extensive knowledge of computer aided design and computational methods which, in recent decades, have helped to innovate the entire field of engineering and applied sciences. The first year consists of core and related subjects, as well as of class specific classes, aiming at strengthening interdisciplinary groundings. The second year of the course provides for advanced study in subjects related to various fields of civil engineering: structures and geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, road infrastructures and transports, and aims at achieving the above mentioned educational objectives. Elective courses (12 credits), other educational activities for better fitting the labour market (6 credits) complete the educational programme, ending with the final examination, awarded with 9 credits, aiming at testing the achievement of learning outcomes of students and their autonomy of judgment and communication skills.
Professional opportunities
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The professional opportunities for 2nd cycle graduates in Civil Engineering are different, with respect o the acquired competences. In the Geotechnical and structural field, professional opportunities might be found in advanced design and control of the following: - foundations, retaining works, artefacts of the ground, tunnels, dams, landfills; - interventions to stabilize natural slopes. - Planning of on-site and laboratory surveys; - Modern concrete, steel and masonry building structures; - Various types of bridge structures; - Foundations; - tanks and retaining walls; - Interventions for the seismic protection of the territory; - Measures for the consolidation and structural repair. In the Hydraulics field: advanced design, maintenance and management of hydraulic works, including the following: - Works on the water cycle for civil and industrial use(supply and primary water treatment, transportation, storage and distribution to users, drainage, treatment, discharge and/or reuse of waste water); - Works of accumulation and distribution of water for irrigation; - Actions for the hydraulic protection of land; - Marine works and interventions for the protection of coasts; - Structural measures for the protection and restoration of water bodies and the protection of the environment against the discharge of sewage and waste; - Planning, programming and management of complex water systems. In the field of Road Infrastructures and Transportation: - design of civil infrastructures and their adaptation to the changing market scenarios; - professional activity as Works Manager, Yard Manager and Tester; - Management, with particular reference to the functions carried out by the Bodies owning and/or managing road infrastructures (ANAS, National Railways, Highways Consortium, Regions, Provinces, Municipalities) and transport companies; - Planning and programming of the integrated transport system and its components (land, sea and air); - Design and organization of transport services with a view of modal integration; - Development of interventions on road and rail traffic. All these activities may be carried out in private practice, public administration and companies. Graduates in Civil Engineering may also carry out their activities with public or private facilities or research institutions.
Final examination features
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It consists of the discussion of a dissertation aiming at ascertaining candidate's technical scientific competences; the dissertation should be written under the guidance of Faculty professors, possibly supported by experts from the world of work. The topic of the dissertation is proposed by the student and approved by the Board of the Degree Course.


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Teachings first year \ in common with the others curricula\profiles
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02375 - STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS PIRROTTA (PO)PIRROTTA ANTONINA 9.0 1 V B ICAR/08
07226 - TOWN PLANNING TECHNIQUE TROMBINO (PO)TROMBINO GIUSEPPE 6.0 1 V C ICAR/20
01122 - AQUEDUCTS AND SEWERAGES MAZZOLA (PO)MAZZOLA MARIO ROSARIO 9.0 3 V B ICAR/02
09020 - PROBABILITY AND APPLIED STATISTICS CURCURU' (PC)CURCURU' GIUSEPPE 6.0 3 V C SECS-S/02
09822 - GEOTECHNICS II VALORE (PQ)VALORE CALOGERO 9.0 3 V B ICAR/07
10044 - CONSTRUCTION SEISMIC DESIGN CAVALERI (PA)CAVALERI LIBORIO 9.0 3 V B ICAR/09
13465 - ROAD, RAILROAD AND AIRPORT TECHNIQUE CELAURO (CU)CELAURO BERNARDO 9.0 3 V B ICAR/04


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
12666 - STRUCTURES AND STEEL STRUCTURES DESIGN CAMPIONE (PO)CAMPIONE GIUSEPPE 9.0 1 V B ICAR/09
09141 - FOUNDATIONS AND SUPPORT WORKS ZICCARELLI (RU)ZICCARELLI MAURIZIO 6.0 3 V B ICAR/07
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 9.0 4 G E
Stage and others 6.0 F
Optional subjects 6.0 B
Optional subjects II 6.0 B
Free subjects 21.0 D


Elective activities

Stage and others credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
11028 - STAGE 6 CREDITS 6.0 1 G F
11033 - STAGE 3 CREDITS 3.0 1 G F
11034 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - 1 CREDIT 1.0 1 G F
11035 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - 2 CREDITS 2.0 1 G F
11036 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - 3 CREDITS 3.0 1 G F
11037 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - 4 CREDITS 4.0 1 G F
11038 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - 5 CREDITS 5.0 1 G F
11039 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - 6 CREDITS 6.0 1 G F
11351 - STAGE 5 CREDITS 5.0 1 G F
15458 - STAGE 4 CREDITS 4.0 1 G F


Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
09136 - COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES PARRINELLO (RU)PARRINELLO FRANCESCO 6.0 3 V B ICAR/08
10829 - THEORY OF STRUCTURES BORINO (PO)BORINO GUIDO 6.0 3 V B ICAR/08


Optional subjects II credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
15983 - BRIDGE THEORY AND DESIGN ARICI (PQ)ARICI MARCELLO 6.0 1 V B ICAR/09
13777 - BUILDINGS EXPERIMENTATION., TESTING AND CONTROL CAMPIONE (PO)CAMPIONE GIUSEPPE 6.0 3 V B ICAR/09


Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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