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Degree course in INGEGNERIA CIBERNETICA (Codice 2188)
Curriculum\Profile description: MECHATRONICS

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2017/2018
School:
  • POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL
Class:
  • Information technology engineering (L-8)

credits total:180

Educational objectives
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The course specifically aims at training a professional profile alternative to the traditional engineering ones (electrical, electronic, computer, etc.), capable of analysing and managing various systems, seen as networks of interacting elements, where these interactions can be exchanges of matter, energy or information. Within these systems, the cybernetic engineer is able to proceed with the planning of objectives, the mathematical formulation of a control problem taking into account the above objectives, the solution of this problem also using the available computer tools and, finally, the practical realization of a prototype of the entire control system. Therefore students receive an adequate preparation in the core disciplines (mathematics, physics, geometry, computer science) and basic engineering knowledge for the study of a cybernetic system (electrical, electronics, measurements). Moreover, the course provides knowledge and skills relating to the analysis and synthesis methods of Automatics, with particular reference to the identification of the mathematical models that describe the system operation and the appropriate control techniques for the type of built model. The course also includes the study of particular classes of systems, such as robotic, industrial and mobile systems. Starting from this cultural background, students acquire the necessary engineering cross skills enabling them to study different physical systems and to make them interact. In particular, they are in-depth knowledge in the areas of sensor networks, distributed systems, machine automation systems, processes, systems and networks for the distribution of goods or the provision of services, with courses in fields of programming, machine learning and data analysis, telecommunications, mechanics, machinery and electrical drives and industrial automation. Graduates in Engineering Cybernetics will therefore possess appropriate knowledge to continue with post-graduate studies (2nd cycle degree Courses, University master courses), as well as to enter the labour market, being able to work as freelance professionals as well as in manufacturing and service companies and public administrations, in many areas of production and services (such as eg. autonomous vehicles, sensor networks and Internet networks, distributed monitoring and control systems, automation of distribution/delivery systems of goods/services, assisted technology systems, robotic systems, big data). Making judgments: The management of the interface between the components of a system, even of different physical nature to one another, is 'the main trait characterising cybernetic engineers. For systems consisting of a number of elementary subsystems interconnected, to achieve certain objectives, it is necessary to resort to the typical study methodologies of automatics, possessed by the cybernetic engineer. In the above systems, information on the evolution in time of some magnitudes of the entire system are often unavailable. In such contexts, graduates in Cybernetic Engineering know and know how to apply the appropriate techniques to estimate such quantities, making possible to evaluate theoperation of the entire system. The use of systems engineering methodologies enable them to control the interaction of this system with the surrounding environment, which is critical when these interactions may turn into dangerous situations for humans. Judgement, with the ability to select, process and interpret data, are developed in particular through specific exercises, seminars, preparation of reports, stages and training and through the preparation of the thesis. The assessment of the acquisition of judgment skills is carried out through the assessment of exams, training, and final examination. Communication skills: Through the knowledge and ability of understanding developed during the whole training course, the student will be able to communicate competently and with appropriate language the information in its possession and to expose problems, ideas and solutions in the various subject areas of the studies, both in writing, through the preparation of technical reports, and in oral presentations, adapting each time their communication tools to the type of audience (engineering contexts or non-specialists), in order to make communication effective. In addition, students will acquire the ability to express themselves and communicate in English, through use of textbooks in English. Communicative written and verbal skills are developed particularly during exercises, seminars and, more generally, in educational activities that require the preparation of reports and written and oral presentation. In addition, at the end of the course the communication skills are improved and assessed during the course of the internship, and the drafting of its final report, as well as during the final examination. Learning ability: The extensive training and the ability to relate the knowledge acquired in the area of basic engineering disciplines will give graduates a broad-spectrum preparation that enabling them to address the continuation of their studies (2nd cycle degree, University Master Courses) or the update of their culture in the profession and in the workplace (learning on the job, continuous learning). Graduates will be able to identify and use autonomously the information and literature sources which are more suitable to the specific study or professional needs, having gained learning skills and understanding of texts, including specialized ones, on subjects of interest. The learning skills will be achieved during the entire curriculum of the degree course, particularly through self-study, the preparation of individual projects, the activities carried out in preparation for the final examination and tutoring. The achievement of learning skills will be verified primarily through the assessment of the planned examinations and of the final examination.
Professional opportunities
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Profile 1st cycle Graduate in Cybernetic Engineering Functions: Graduates in Cybernetics Engineering are able to design and manage a cybernetic system as a whole, resulting in a model of this system, the interactions between subsystems, communication between them, the optimal achievement of a goal and the fulfillment of specific controls. They have a cultural and professional profile focused on scientific and technological engineering knowledge, such as the knowledge of sensor networks, robotics and distributed systems, electronics and automatic controls, thanks to which they are able to identify, formulate and solve problems which, even if non-complex, may require an interdisciplinary approach. They possess basic knowledge of Automatics design and analytical methods, enabling them to introduce within a non-complex system the necessary intelligence to manage its operation without human intervention (automatic control) , optimizing in some sense its operation and dominating the interaction among the various components of the system as well as between the system and the surrounding environment. Graduates in Engineering Cybernetics are also able to deal with non-complex problems in intrinsically multidisciplinary settings and are therefore capable of interfacing with the specialists of the process and systems to automate, to suggest more effective operational and project solutions in technical and economic terms . Cybernetic engineers, therefore, possess specific capabilities enabling them to readily fit into very different work environments working as systems analysts and/or technicians in various application contexts in which technologies and automation principles play an important role . Skills: - Identification of descriptive models of processes and real systems; - Study of the properties of the models aimed at analyzing the behavior of processes and real systems (operating limits and potential); - Identification of the control methods from models; - Definition of design specifications for process control systems; - design and evaluation of laws and control strategies, based on the real system or process model, in accordance with the design specifications; - Simulation of processes and systems, for their analysis and for the validation of the relevant laws and control strategies; - Implementation of digital systems for rapid prototyping and ability to conduct experiments on such systems; - Theoretical and experimental development of methods and control strategies; - Monitoring, operation, maintenance of processes and systems. Professional opportunities: - Electronic, mechanical, automotive, electromechanical, aerospace, chemical and industrial, mobile, submarine robotics companies; - Service companies (water management and network services, transport, energy, civil and industrial automation, big data, Internet of Things, IoT, and related services); - Research centers and research and development laboratories for the automation industry; - public administration; - freelance activities. Also, since the 1st cycle degree is the first level of university education, in view of the continuation of their studies, graduates in Engineering Cybernetics can access different 2nd cycle degree courses of the University of Palermo as well as equivalent courses on the national territory. In particular, with respect to the 2nd cycle educational offer of the University of Palermo, the course of study is calibrated to allow access to different 2nd cycle in information engineering and Industrial Engineering, directly or by selecting appropriate elective activities available to students.
Final examination features
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To obtain the degree, students must have acquired all the credits required by the curriculum with the exception of the credits of the final test (3), which are acquired at the time of testing . The final test has the objective of assessing the level of maturity and critical skills of the undergraduate, with respect to learning and to the acquired knowledge, on completion of the activities provided by the course syllabus. The final examination consists of a written or oral test, in accordance with the rules fixed every year by the Degree Course Regulations for the final examination, respecting and consistent to the calendar, the ministerial requirements and to the relevant Guidelines of the University.


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Teachings first year \ in common with the others curricula\profiles
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01239 - MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 1 course specifications TRIOLO (PA) 9.0 1 V A MAT/05
03675 - GEOMETRY course specifications LATTUCA (PC) 6.0 1 V A MAT/03
04677 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3.0 1 G E
18794 - ELECTRONIC CALCULATORS - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications VASSALLO (RU) 12.0 Yearly V
PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING VASSALLO (RU) 6.0 A ING-INF/05
LOGIC CIRCUITS VELLA (IE) 6.0 A ING-INF/05
01241 - MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 2 course specifications GARGANO (RD) 6.0 2 V A MAT/05
02795 - ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS course specifications BRUCCOLERI (PO) 9.0 2 V C ING-IND/35
03295 - PHYSICS 1 course specifications GALIANO (PC) 12.0 2 V A FIS/03


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02889 - PRINCIPLES OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS course specifications SORGE (CU) 9.0 1 V B ING-IND/13
02965 - ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND CIRCUITS course specifications ROMANO (PA) 9.0 1 V C ING-IND/31
07811 - PHYSICS II course specifications PERSANO ADORNO (RU) 6.0 1 V A FIS/01
03472 - ELECTRONICS BASICS course specifications CRUPI (PA) 9.0 2 V B ING-INF/01
07393 - SIGNAL THEORY course specifications GARBO (PO) 6.0 2 V B ING-INF/03
19385 - AUTOMATIC CONTROL course specifications D'IPPOLITO (PA) 12.0 2 V B ING-INF/04
Free subjects 12.0 D


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
17880 - INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND DOMOTICS course specifications RAIMONDI (RU) 9.0 1 V B ING-INF/04
17881 - ELECTRONIC POWER CONVERTERS course specifications PELLITTERI (RD) 6.0 1 V B ING-IND/32
19177 - PRINCIPLES OF ROBOTICS course specifications FAGIOLINI (RU) 9.0 1 V B ING-INF/04
04807 - MACHINES AND ELECTRIC ACTIVATIONS course specifications DI DIO (PA) 9.0 2 V B ING-IND/32
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 3.0 2 V E
17879 - MEASURES AND EQUIPMENT FOR AUTOMATION course specifications COSENTINO (PA) 9.0 2 V B ING-INF/07
17882 - DIGITAL MANUFACTURING course specifications LO VALVO (PO) 6.0 2 V C ING-IND/16
17883 - EMBEDDED SYSTEMS ELECTRONICS course specifications GIACONIA (PA) 6.0 2 V B ING-INF/01
Stage and others 3.0 F


Elective activities

Stage and others credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
07899 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 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
19176 - CYBERNETICS LABORATORY 3.0 2 G F


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