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Academic year 2023/2024
Master's Degree (MSc) on ENERGETIC AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SYSTEMS

Coordinator Prof. Vincenzo Franzitta
Class of Master's Degree (MSc) on Energy and nuclear engineering (LM-30)
2 years
PALERMO
Free access
Department of Engineering
Course Code
2033

Course info
The 2nd cycle degree course in Energetic and Nuclear Engineering aims at training specialist engineers with competences in the field of design, planning and management of systems for the transformation of all forms of energy, with respect to traditional as well as to renewable and nuclear sources. Graduates of this course may work in the field of private practice, as well as of industrial production and public administrations. The course aims at providing a high cultural qualification through a modern educational offer adequate for the regional and national context. The educational programme is characterised by a broad-spectrum core education, with respect to the technical and scientific skills, which are typical of industrial, and energy engineering, of the conversion and utilisation processes of conventional and renewable sources, and of nuclear engineering. The curricula “Industrial energy systems”, “Green energies”, and “Sustainable energies” provide three specialist educational paths. Graduates of this course will be able: - To master and apply engineering techniques, with respect in particular to energy and nuclear engineering; - to design and manage complex and/or innovative systems, processes and services; - to design and experimental tests and numerical simulations. - to understand and quantify the energy issues related to plants, buildings, technologies and systems. It is also planned to introduce the teaching of some disciplines in English in order to make the course more attractive for students coming from abroad
Profile: 2nd cycle Energy and Nuclear Engineer Functions: 1) responsible for energy projects in the civil and industrial fields; 2) responsible for conventional and nuclear energy plants at institutions and companies; 3) energy manager at institutions and companies; 4) freelance engineer, especially in the energy and environmental fields; 5) responsible for research programs at research institutions and companies. 6) expert in plants for the production of electricity and heat based on renewable sources 7) energy planning expert Skills: 1) responsible for energy projects in the civil and industrial fields: development and management in all its phases the design and construction of a plant, a production process or a service related to the production or use of energy. Among the knowledge typically called into question: thermotechnics, technical systems, design of energy plants, solar energy systems, electrical systems for production and transmission, hydrogen technology and electrochemical storage systems, electric and hybrid propulsion systems 2) responsible for conventional and nuclear energy plants at institutions and companies, performing safety and / or environmental impact analyzes of plants and processes for the production, transformation and use of energy. The related competences are: technical installations, environmental impact of energy systems, power of production and transmission systems, nuclear fission and fusion plants. 3) energy manager at institutions and companies, running and optimizing the overall energy consumption of companies or agencies; performing energy audits with the managers of processes, facilities and services. The related competences are: thermotechnics, design of energy plants and cold technology, analysis of energy systems and thermoeconomics, eco-design of components and energy systems, combustion. 4) freelance engineer: after obtaining the qualification to practice as senior industrial engineers, Energy and Nuclear Engineers will operate above all in the energy and environmental fields, thanks to the pecific knowledge of technical systems, thermotechnics, building thermophysics, combustion. 5) responsible for research programs at research institutions and companies: manages, participating in or evaluating research projects of experimental or theoretical and computational nature. The related competences are: numerical thermofluidynamics, fission and fusion nuclear plants. 6) Expert in plants for power and heat production based on renewable sources, designing and running the components and systems used for the production. These skills deal with plant engineering and the physics of wind, geothermal, solar, sea-motor and biomass exploiting plants (energy and economic evaluation of the energy source, conceptual design and dimensioning of plants and components). The related competences are: numerical thermofluidynamics, geothermal and biomass plants, wind and tidal energy sources, solar plants. 7) Energy planning expert, performing analysis on different territorial scales (urban, municipal, national, international) on energy balances, in order to plan the use and location of power production plants according to the demand, evaluating the environmental repercussions. The related competences are: design of power plants, analysis of energy systems and thermoeconomics, eco-design of components and energy systems, power production and transmission sysems. Professional opportunities: Graduatess in Energy and Nuclear Engineering may find professional opportunities: - in public and private companies providing energy services at large (power and heat, fuels, complete plants, financial services related to energy, environmental impact studies); - in the public administration; - in (small, medium and large) manufacturing companies operating in the sector of energy and components of energy plants; - in research centers. - In companies producing components for heating, air conditioning, industrial refrigeration systems; - in companies producing materials and components for the building envelope with high energy and environmental performance; - in laboratories for the certification of the thermophysical properties of materials; - in companies for the design, creation and installation of thermal and electric power production, from fossil and renewable sources; - in design practices in the sectors of thermotechnics, energy efficiency of buildings, cogeneration and remote heating systems, and of power and thermal production systems using renewable sources.
The final examination consists in the presentation of an original dissertation, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor, related to the results of the research activity carried out by the undergraduate while attending a university or external laboratory. The dissertation content will also be discussed in front of an examining Board. Candidates must use audio-visual tools. The final mark will be attributed by the Board based on the final examination, taking also into account the marks obtained in individual teachings. The appointment of the commission and the formulation of the degree mark are governed by specific regulations of the Degree Course

course outline
Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
18021 - ANALYSIS OF ENERGY SYSTEMS AND THERMAL ECONOMICS Details PIACENTINO (PO) 6.0 1 V B ING-IND/10
19660 - COMPUTATIONAL THERMOFLUIDYNAMICS Details CHIOVARO (PA) (*) in english 6.0 1 V B ING-IND/19
23148 - THERMAL ENGINEERING AND THERMAL-FLUID-DYNAMIC SETTINGS Details CATRINI (RD) 9.0 1 V B ING-IND/10
23198 - TECHNICAL PLANTS AND COOLING TECHNIQUE - INTEGRATED COURSE Details PANNO (PA) 15.0 Yearly V
COOLING SYSTEMS PANNO (PA) 6.0 B ING-IND/10
TECHNICAL PLANTS PANNO (PA) 9.0 B ING-IND/10
19658 - HYDROGEN AND ELECTRO-CHEMICAL ACCUMULATION SYSTEMS Details INGUANTA (PA) 6.0 2 V C ING-IND/23
23147 - FISSION NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS Details BONGIOVÌ (RD) (*) in english 6.0 2 V B ING-IND/19
23225 - COMBUSTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - INTEGRATED COURSE Details CAPUTO (PA) 12.0 2 V
COMBUSTION CAPUTO (PA) 6.0 B ING-IND/25
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACR OF ENERGY SYSTEMS TOMARCHIO (PA) 6.0 C ING-IND/20
Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
23203 - ENERGY PLANT DESIGN Details MORALE (PA) 6.0 1 V B ING-IND/10
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 15.0 2 G E
23146 - DATA-DRIVEN ENERGY LAB Details LO BRANO (PO) (*) in english 6.0 2 V B ING-IND/11
Stage and others 9.0 F
Optional subjects 12.0 B
Free subjects 12.0 D
Elective activities
Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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