Bachelor's Degree

Industrial Engineering

Bachelor's Degree

Industrial Engineering

Why study industrial engineering?

Industrial engineers are among the most sought-after professionals in today’s labour market.

They are key to the growth and development of companies and public and private organisations, thanks to their ability to integrate the typical technological engineering skills  with managerial skills.

The School of Industrial Engineering at LIUC – Cattaneo University aims to train students capable of adapting to different contexts and managing complex systems. LIUC students attain, on the one hand, rigour in a basic knowledge of engineering and management skills, and, on the other, of transversal skills, such as the ability to work in a team, critical thinking, attention to environmental and social sustainability issues, and multi-disciplinarity.

Professional opportunities are mainly in these areas:

  • management of production, logistics and distribution systems;
  • planning and control of company activities;
  • strategic and organisational analysis and management control;

In addition, with specific reference to the manufacturing-oriented course, management engineers work in the areas of:

  • industrial quality control;
  • management of production systems;
  • lean production management;

and, for the services-oriented course, in the areas of:

  • digital process management;
  • the development of IoT systems.

A LIUC graduate in Industrial Engineering will have the knowledge and skills required for the continuation of studies with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.

Why choose LIUC?

The LIUC teaching model is characterised first and foremost by direct experience, with:

  • individual or group project work on real cases
  • testimonials and company visits
  • i-FAB laboratory
  • possibility of in-company training

The curriculum is structured so that graduates in industrial engineering can go on to work in both the manufacturing and service sectors. The training course aims to train professionals who will be responsible for:

  • process planning and control activities
  • economic and financial analysis and evaluation of investment decisions and projects
  • production and logistics management
  • information systems and information management
  • strategic and organisational analysis

Year I

During the first year, the curriculum includes teaching of the basic scientific subjects (Mathematical Analysis, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Statistics), but also includes options aimed at personalising the training course in line with the aptitudes and interests of each student, also with a view to the choice of specialist course in the third year.

Year II

In the second year, teaching covers some of the main engineering disciplines (Automation, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research) and the basic disciplines of management engineering (Business Decisions, Strategic Analysis and Organisational Planning, Information Management, Production Planning and Management, Energy Services for Industry).

Year III

The third year concludes the acquisition of the skills that characterise management engineering, particularly in the areas of business process management and control, logistics, and industrial marketing.

Students make a choice between the two different specialisations, corresponding to two course pathways:

  • Operational excellence in industry, focusing on the organisational model for the operational management of lean manufacturing, in which ample space is given to quality (dealt with from the Six Sigma perspective) and the study of production systems. The course is offered in either Italian or English.
  • Business design in the digital age, focusing on digital enterprise management, IoT system design and development, and the use of data science to support digital enterprises. The course is accordingly dedicated to learning the models and tools that lead a management engineer to work effectively in service sector companies, addressing the digital transformation of businesses.

Consistent with the relevance of transversal skills emphasised by representative organisations, by the HR world and the many European engineering schools, the Bachelor of Engineering Management also offers students the opportunity to customise their training by choosing activities in the areas of sustainability, professional and personal skills, and multi-disciplinarity.

Finally, with reference to the possibility of flexibly customising their educational pathway, LIUC students can choose optional and extracurricular activities in the areas closest to their aptitudes and interests, choosing from a range that the school renews each year.


As far as internationalisation is concerned, LIUC is able to offer an international experience to all students who request it, through a semester or year abroad, summer and winter schools, internships abroad, an entire third year at LIUC taught in English, in classes with international students.

With reference to transversal skills, LIUC offers students the opportunity to invest in the development of personal and professional skills, such as the ability to learn and work in a team, in sustainability issues and in multi-disciplinarity, thanks to courses offered in the humanities and social sciences.

A further distinguishing feature is the strong interaction between students and lecturers, guaranteed by the limited number of 120 students, the possibility of small group work and tutoring involving individual or group meetings to clarify key concepts and refine study methods.

Study plan

Specialist courses

In the third year, students are offered a choice between two different specialisations, in one of two courses:

Raffaella Manzini

School of Industrial Engineering

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