With just a few years to 2030 (EU targets), for many countries achieving sustainable development goals is a fight against the odds. Yet, times are changing. In the EU, the ambition to curb energy dependence has given an unprecedented boost to renewable energy sources. More and more companies now see innovative, sustainable technologies as business opportunities, as competitive weapons, or even as conditions for existence and prosperity in the long term. Industries and institutions need highly skilled and motivated engineers to develop, build, and operate innovative and sustainable products and relative manufacturing processes. This is particularly true for North-eastern Italy and the entire region at the foothills of the Alps, from Austria to Slovenia and on to Croatia, featuring solid industrial ecosystems that revolve around metallurgy and hard-to-abate industries such as glass, building materials, wood and pulp and paper.
The new Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale) program in Industrial Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Udine has been designed to train students with an undergraduate degree in any field of industrial engineering to become either Mechanical Engineers or Management Engineers who are able to make a difference in the environmental field through their daily job as designers and managers of renewed processes with minimum environmental impact.
The Master's in Industrial Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing is an internationally-oriented degree, entirely taught in English. Thanks to its innovative inclination in the Italian academic landscape to the practical side, relying on both project- and laboratory-based teaching approaches, this programme provides its students with skills that can be spent anywhere in the world, but are particularly appreciated by companies and institutions within this industrial ecosystem: they have been partners in this study programme from the outset and they are ready to welcome our students for dissertations, internships, and career development.