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First-level Short Specialisation degree

“Surface Treatments For Industrial Applications”

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These courses lead to an out-of-mainstream university qualification; they can be accessed after a 1st cycle degree course or a comparable foreign degree. They last at least one year and involve the acquisition of at least 60 credits.
The corresponding qualification does not give access to 2nd or 3rd cycles. The latter degree course is also clearly different from the usual master degree, which – not only in English-speaking countries but also in the whole area of the Bologna Process – corresponds to the Italian laurea magistrale.

Professional outlets: The Master makes the students acquire the most common industrial processes, in the field of surface treatments. Students complete their training being able to design, plan, set up and test thin film deposition systems, and chemical and electrochemical surface finishing machines. The main aim of the Master is the training of super specialists in the designing, manufacturing, automatization of Physical Vapour Deposition and eletrochemical treatments systems. Students, once obtained the diploma, find employment as R&D Responsibles or process engineers in private industries, as well as Researchers or Technologists in the private/Public Research.

Master a.y. 2021/2022

Objectives: The main objective of the Master is to train the skills necessary for the appropriate use of new technologies and the diagnostics necessary to improve the processes used in the industrial field and in the field of surface treatments. In particular, we train specialists who, once they have learned the plasma engineering technologies (the most technologically advanced), can easily apply them for example to the manufacture of dental implantology, surgical prostheses, titanium heart valves, Titanium components for ultralight cars , new technologies for eyewear and watch making, design and construction of deposition sources. In detail, specialists will be trained for the national industry and for the Research Institutes, able to design, plan, build, develop and maintain PVD thin film deposition machines and electrochemical plants for surface treatment processes

Professional opportunities: At the end of the training course, students acquire the most common industrial processes in the field of surface treatments and finish the course being able to design, build, develop and test machines for depositing thin films and machines of chemical and electrochemical finishing of surfaces. The Master’s objective is – training of super specialists in the design, construction and automation of PVD deposition and electrochemical treatments. Once graduated, people find employment as R&D Manager, Process Engineer in private industry, researcher, technologist, in public / private research organisations.

Director: Giorgio Keppel

Level: 1

Duration: 1 year

Period: November 2021 / September 2022

Teaching method: taught class

Language: Italian / English

Short Specialization degree’s location: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare – Laboratori di Legnaro – Servizio Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali per la Fisica Nucleare, Viale dell’Università, 2 – 35020 Legnaro (PD)

Available seats: min: 5 / max: 10

Registration fee: € 4.022,50

Criteria for selection: evaluation of qualifications and oral examination

Application submission deadline: October 8th, 2021


For information: 049 8068665;,

Technical instructions for completing the application form 2021/2022

(Italian) Avviso di selezione per l’ammissione ai Master per l’anno accademico 2021/2022