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Guided tours of Engineering and Architecture research laboratories

For secondary school students interested in Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) programmes operated at the Piacenza Campus, every year guided tours of research laboratories are organised in order to show them the importance of these laboratories as teaching support tool for the programme they will enrol in.

Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) programme in Architectural Design

For the Laurea programme in Architectural Design a tour of the Modelling Laboratory and of the Fab Lab is organised.

The Modelling Laboratory is designed as a work space in which students have the opportunity not only to experience the most innovative construction techniques of plastics, mock-ups and models, but also to enrich their education through a direct and guided application, including reading layouts, model design, scale of materials, processing methods and definition of the degree of detail.

The Fab Lab is a place for sharing, training and development of three-dimensional models via an additive manufacturing process. The Fab Lab is conceived as a place of innovative experimentation through the use of 3D printers. Students have the opportunity to build prototypes of the construction elements of an architectural structure according to the additive manufacturing method.

Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) programme in Mechanical Engineering

For the Laurea programme in Mechanical Engineering a tour of the research laboratory MUSP Macchine Utensili e Sistemi di Produzione - Machine Tools and Production Systems ( is organised.

MUSP is one of the nodes of the Emilia-Romagna Region's Advanced Technology network, in which research is carried out in collaboration with the main industrial companies. MUSP conducts research and experimentation in the field of advanced mechanics, configuration and management of integrated production systems, precision and testing engineering, machine tools and technological processes, as well as materials and technologies for aircraft production.

Students enrolled in the Laurea programme in Mechanical Engineering can perform certain application activities in the laboratories, with the advantage of experimenting the concepts learned in lectures in the field. Attending the laboratory may also create the opportunity to do an internship or to develop the thesis in local companies, organisations and institutions, with a view to subsequent employment.