SECS-P/13 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Knowledge and understanding. The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge needed to analyze and clarify the causes of the changes in production techniques and the effects that these changes create the industrial system. The route chosen for the achievement of these goals is the illustration and analysis of the many attributes of the technology in its continuous dynamism in relation to data relevant phenomena such as the phases of the innovation process, the competitive advantage of technological innovation in the system economic; the types of production structures in relation to the technologies available, particularly within information technology and industrial automation, and the role played by the quality and certification of production cycles.

Applying knowledge and understanding. The end result students will have a tool that can provide an overview of the various issues that you need to address in a production environment. In particular, the students, with their knowledge, will be able to carry out the analysis of the production system in which they operate and evaluate technological innovations that assume greater importance in order to achieve competitive advantages business.

Making judgments. Teaching, in consideration of the different types of production processes and the ways in which today's industrial production is organized, aims to put students in a position to assess, independently, the inherent qualities of the technologies on the market, their positive and / or negative, both for production and the environment, in order to implement an adequate choice for business needs. With particular attention to the issues discussed, the students at the end of the course are given the opportunity to express independent judgment and to assess and identify which technologies, relating a particular industry, are today the most appropriate to meet the needs of a modern and dynamic company.

Communication skills. The student is given an opportunity to communicate and interact with others appropriately using the knowledge gained. In particular it will be able to tackle the problems that will arise with appropriate terminology that will allow him to show communication skills and interaction, also useful for labor relations.

Learning skills. In keeping with the themes of the discipline, from the beginning of the course, students are given timely advice and encouragement for a more active participation as possible to the entire educational process and for an improvement in the method of study, the purpose of a more effective learning discipline, presenting precise characteristics in terms of learning, through an appropriate process inductive - deductive. During the lessons the teacher occurs continuously, topic by topic, if the transfer of knowledge takes place effectively, possibly by reviewing the year the method of teaching, in order to better adapt it to the concrete achievement of this important objective, taking into account the actual composition classroom. In this context, the profit is checked by inspection of a natural and consistent corollary of the learning process, which is constantly monitored and improved, also to avoid a traumatic approach to examinations.

Verification of this descriptor is carried out both during the lectures, and in the written tests and in the final one.

Detailed Course Content

MODULE I (3 credits)

Description of the program. Description of the program. Link between science and technology and dynamic evolution of the technology. The technology in the economy. Technology and related structural and environmental changes. Technology as a function of production and as a system of technical variables. Features of a technology. Evaluation of the "intrinsic qualities of a technology. Life cycle of technology and product. Some examples of the production cycles of national interest industries : the food industry , the papermaking industry, the leather industry , the stone industry. Research, Development and Innovation. Actors Research. Transfer of technology. Partial credit given: 3 credits.


MODULE II (3 credits)

Description of the program. The technology in productive activities. The technologies of the revolution: electronics, microelectronics, nanoelectronics, information technology, telecommunications. Production cycle of pure silicon, the chip and chip. Biotechnology. Automation and control of industrial production with the electronic systems. Automation of the process control and production for parts. MU / NU, industrial robots, AGV, FMS. Systems of production flows: the logic and push and pull "just in time".Partial credit given: 3 credits.


MODULE III (3 credits)

Description of the program. Forms and sources of energy, current trends and issues - choice of different sources. Fossil fuels, hydrocarbons, combustion, oil, coal, natural gas, composition, extraction, processing, transportation, reserves, production and market (supply and demand green certificates). The OPEC. Nuclear energy - electricity (efficiency and cost) - Renewable energy sources: solar thermal, hydro, solar, geothermal, tidal, wind, solar, biomass. The production of waste, classification of waste, municipal solid waste and similar: production and disposal technologies and / or management, technical.

Textbook Information

Handouts provided to students during the course.

Detailed text:

E. Chiaccherini – “Tecnologia e produzione” – Ed. Kappa, Roma, 2003;

G. Barbiroli “Strategie di produzione e dinamica tecnologica” - Ed. Bulzoni, Roma, 1998;

Morgante, A. Simboli – “Tecnologia dei processi produttivi” – Maggioli Editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna, (RN), 2015;

Grado, S. Vicari, G. Verona – “Tecnologia, Innovazione, Operations” – Ed. Egea, Milano, 2006;

Galgano – “La qualità totale” - Il Sole 24 ore, Milano 1991 e edizioni successive;

M. Proto – “Il sistema qualità – Profili tecnici e percorsi evolutivi” – Ed. G. Giappichelli, Torino, 1999

E. Leonardi – “Capire la qualità” - Il Sole 24 ore, Milano 2000

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