Master's degree in project management of the structural works and infrastructure

Politecnico di Milano - Scuola Master Fratelli Presenti

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Master's degree in project management of the structural works and infrastructure

Politecnico di Milano - Scuola Master Fratelli Presenti

The training offered by the Master aims to introduce students to the management of investments in the real estate, construction, and infrastructure. The investment management starts from a correct valuation. For this, an introduction to the philosophy of "value investing" will be presented to students, as well as an introduction to the most important concepts of accounting. In this way, students will have the fundamental basis to evaluate an investment in the "micro" level. Attention will also be paid to the valuation of investments at the "macro".

For this the students will discuss the key parameters that govern the performance of the markets. Cycles "secular" of expansion and contraction of the economy, as well as their sub-cycles, affecting all sectors of the market, but especially the real estate and construction have always been strongly influenced by them. After the evaluation of investments, will be presented to students the stages of their development. For this, the basics of project management and management control will be illustrated and explained, also deepening aspects of legal, both nationally and internationally. The Master trains prepared and qualified to assess real estate investments and to manage efficiently and effectively Master Plan, projects and construction sites of any complexity, in compliance with the regulations and requirements of time, cost and quality of the job. In the second half there will be a training period of 4-5 months at institutions of different types, as part of national and international projects of special interest. The internship for students of Master ONLINE tends proposed by the students themselves or, alternatively, is emerging as the final replacement exercise. Employment opportunities are identified in the Company of Real Estate Management, studies of Engineering and Architecture, Construction Companies, Technical Offices of public bodies, institutions and public or private agencies for the development of infrastructure and logistics.


Fundamentals of Engineering Management

The unit's goal is to bring the student to the fundamentals of management engineering. In particular the focus will be on the external accounts - the financial statements with related documents, basic accounting operations, reading of the budget and of the indices - on the inside - the main technical and management control, balance short and break-even analysis. It also places the focus on valuation of investments - valuation methods DCF and DCF, cash - on supply chain planning - outbound logistics, production, supplier evaluation and planning cycle and control - and ultimately on the management of projects - organization for projects, technical control lattice, planning and re-planning.

An Introduction to Value Investing

Before evaluating and, therefore, to manage property investments and / or infrastructure (and this also applies to investments of any kind whatsoever), you must know what to look for and where to look. The ideas of value investing are clear and simple, but reliable, guidelines for doing so. A real estate development company, first to quantitatively evaluate an investment, would do well to evaluate qualitatively, according to the ideas of Value Investing. The same could be suggested to a Company, that he was considering an intervention in project financing.

Government: Policies and Procedures

The unit aims to acquaint the student with what the bureaucracy, the timing, the procedures and charges, and financial planning, required by the Public Administration for the realization of real estate projects of varying complexity. Specifically, it will be defined as choosing the certificates of permission (Permissions Building, DIA, SCIA, CILA, etc.) and implement construction projects according to current regulations; how to start and manage building practices, clearances, the opinions of the various public bodies and conventions between public and private sectors for the development of implementation plans and Integrated Plans. The topics and case studies will be considered within the proposed body of legislation in force at the national level, updated with recent regulatory measures.

The Customer in the management of a real estate project

The unit examines the management of a real estate project from the point of view of private client starting from the definition of the project team with the identification and selection of the participants and the preparation of preliminary designs, final and executive, setting tender with the definition of tender documents, the selection of participants, the allocation of work and subsequent management of the contract until the renovation is complete.

The Designer in building project / infrastructure

The return that can provide a real estate investment is enough to justify the risk? First you need to define what the risk really is, what are the means to quantize it and what information they actually confer. After that, you can learn ways to control it and minimize it. The aim of the unit in question is to define, quantify, and control the risks associated with each investment property.

Principles of forensic engineering

The unit is designed to introduce students to the different forms and ways of resolving conflicts arising from contractual relationships between client, enterprise, suppliers and professionals. In particular, attention is focused on the central role of the engineer in technical support to preconflittuali phases, with the collection and analysis of the criteria for the conduct of the subsequent selection procedure to enforce the alleged violated rights for breach of contract. The unit also examines: the different methods of ADR, and compares with the ordinary trial; mediation as a new instrument permitting enforcement of a rapid definition of the conflict; the ad hoc arbitration and regulated. Finally, we analyze the different roles of the engineer as technical advisor to the judge, the PM and the party in relation to the activities for which it was commissioned.

Certification Project Management (CAPM® and PMP®)

The unit is designed to prepare students to quickly obtain prestigious certifications issued by PMI®, helping to understand the approaches, methods, techniques fundamental PMBOK® Guide. The course is structured in modules and includes classroom days side by side in exercises for the application of the techniques learned. The unit is valid as a training course required for registration and PMP® Exam CAPM®.

Decision making - to avoid mistakes and make the right choice

Every decision has a significant impact on our personal and professional lives. Every decision involves a number of risks or errors: defects of our senses purely perceptual assessments wrong for emotional interference, the cognitive conflict in our mind the difficulty of finding an agreement in the group, from brilliant insights in impulsivity not controlled, by weight risk (real or perceived) in contrast to the attraction (more or less founded) the possible benefits. The unit can expect addressed in a practical way all of these factors and others, to be able to monitor or use it to your advantage. They will also be discussed strategies and instruments to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits in every decision-making process. The unit alternates theoretical experiments firsthand of each issue addressed.

Course NEBOSH IGC (International general Certificate)

The unit aims to provide technical expertise: risk assessment, identification of preventive measures, planning, designing procedures to prevent or reduce the risks during the execution of work, identification of critical steps, ability to coordinate activities to avoid harmful interference, Emergency Management (Fire - accident - earthquake - attacks - natural disasters in general). The course is valid as a mandatory update and CSE, CSP D.lvo 81/08 and for obtaining the qualification RSPP, Head of the Prevention and Protection (Form A, B, C).

Admission Requirements

The Master is open to candidates who have a university diploma, degree VO, or Bachelor Degree / Master NO in Engineering, Architecture and related scientific disciplines.

For foreign applicants will be considered equivalent qualifications in their respective studies.

The selection will be made by the Commission. The number of students admitted is 40.


The application must be submitted from the day following the date of this Decree and by 16 October 2015.

Italian citizens / foreigners with a degree obtained in Italy

Application for admission to the Master's degree in plain paper containing self-certification regarding:

  • Personal identity (name, date and place of birth, nationality and residence).
  • Qualification obtained by indicating the marks obtained in each examination.
  • Short academic curriculum and professional.
  • copy of the identity document

Italian citizens / EU with foreign qualification

Application for admission to the Master's degree in plain paper containing:

  • Personal declaration of personal identity (name, date and place of birth, nationality and residence)
  • Photocopy of academic qualification as well as a certificate listing the marks obtained in each examination (upon enrollment must be given the title accompanied by an official translation into Italian, legalization and declaration of local value by Representation of the Italian abroad Agency)
  • Short academic curriculum and professional.
  • copy of the identity document

Non-EU citizens residing abroad

Foreign citizens who are not EU citizens resident abroad will have to present:

  • application for admission to Master's degree in plain paper
  • copy of the passport that would suggest citizenship
  • copy of the diploma in the original language
  • Translation of the bachelor's degree in Italian (alternative translation will be in English, French or Spanish)
  • A brief curriculum must be reported where the professional experience and work of the candidate.
  • transcript with a list of the tests in the original language
  • translation of the transcript in Italian (alternative translation will be in English, French or Spanish)
This school offers programs in:
  • Italian
Duration & Price
This course is
Campus based
Start Date
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Nov. 2019
1677 hours
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6,500 EUR
Cost: € 6500 / € 3500 (online)
Italy - Milan, Lombardy
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Italy - Milan, Lombardy
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