The Bridge Career (carriera ponte)

Students non completely fulfilling the minimum entry requirements (based on their previous bachelor degree) could be asked for passing additional exams (Bridge Career, BC) before being successfully enrolled in Energy Engineering. Such exams are a necessary requirements for enrolling, and for this reason they have to be passed in due time (i.e. within March of the first academic year).

Academic year 2023-2024 – Exam sessions for bridge career will be scheduled in the same period of the other exams, that is, between the first semester of lessons (September 18, 2023 – December 15, 2023) and the second semester, starting on February 19, 2024. Additional dates may be also available, for example during the stop of the teaching activities at the end of October 2023.

The exams belong to the following classes, pertaining to other MSc or BSc courses:

  1. Applied Thermodynamics (Fisica Tecnica, cod.
    108756, 6 ECTS )
  2. Applied Mathematics (Elementi di Matematica per l’ingegneria, cod. 84425, 6 ECTS)
  3. Fluid Machines (Macchine, cod.80377, 6 ECTS)
  4. Electric systems (Sistemi elettrici per l’energia cod.66309, 6 ECTS)
  5. Applied chemistry (Processi della chimica Industriale inorganica, cod.90658, 6 ECTS)

Exams are oral and/or written ones, discussed in English.

Reference textbooks for exam preparation (rev. 11 july 2022):

A) MJ Moran, HN Shapiro, BR Munson, DP DeWitt , ” Introduction to thermal systems engineering: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer“, Chapters from 1 (What is Thermal Engineering) to 8 (Vapour Power and Refrigeration System)

B) G. Strang, “Introduction to Linear Algebra” (Fifth Edition), Wellesley – Cambridge Press, Chapters from 1 to 6, and Chapters 8,9

C) S. L. Dixon, C. A. Hall, “Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery” Seventh Edition. Chapter 1. Introduction: Basic Principles, Chapter 3. Two Dimensional Cascades, Chapter 4. Axial Flow Turbines: Mean-Line Analysis and  Design, Chapter 9. Hydraulic Turbines.

C.R. Ferguson, A.T. Kirkpatrick, “Internal Combustion Engines”, Second edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2001 (chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)

V. Chlumsky, “Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors”, John Wiley & Sons, 1973 (chapters 1, 3, 5, 8, 9)

Professors’ Slides (in Italian) at Aulaweb portal, course number 80377 (“Macchine”)

D) Slides available in the file folder of the Team on Electric Systems (see below for further details)

E) Murzin, Dmitry Yu., Chemical Reaction Technology, Series: De Gruyter Textbook, 2015, Chapters 1 to 4

NEW, a.y. 2023/2024. Online lectures on Electric Systems for BC requirements will be offered in academic year 2023/2024, probably starting at the end of September 2023. Tutoring activities for Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Machines will be also offered to support students in their preparation of the bridge career exams. Details will be given in this page, as soon as they will be available. To give an idea about the organisation followed during the previous academic year, below you can find information of those activities. Teams platform will be probably used again this year.

The bridge career course of Electric Systems will start on September 23rd 2022 at 9 am (Italian time). Each lesson will last 3 hours.
Only for 3 Fridays, the lesson will be shifted during the afternoon. The timings of such lessons will be scheduled with participants (depending if some of them have to attend other tutoring activities for their bridge career exams).
The code to access the Team is hy2b26p.
The bridge career course of Electric Systems is composed of 10 online lessons.

  • 5 lessons involve the theoretical elements of Electric systems. The related slides will be uploaded in the Team the first day of lesson.
  • 5 lessons involve exercises, which will be preparatory to the final exam. Exercises will be presented only during the online lessons, thus, to be prepared for the final exams, it is important to join the online lessons during the scheduled timings.

The final exam will be composed of 2 exercises, for which students receive all examples and the related necessary theory during the online lessons.

For the tutoring activities on the exam of Fundamentals of Applied Thermodynamics (En2 Bridge Career a.y. 2023-2024, exam code 108756), you can access the Team with the same name using the following code:
In this Team you can find a PDF document with the proposed exercises and their solutions.
In case you need any explanation, starting from November 9th you can call the tutor on this Team in the following time frames:

  • Monday 09:00-10:00
  • Wednesday 12:00-13:00
  • Thursday 09:00-10:00

Tutoring for the bridge career exam of Fluid Machines, code 80377, will start on October, 7. Tutors will be available for 10 Fridays from 14.00 to 17.00 Italian time (last meeting December, 9). A Team called “En2 BC of Fluid Machines – tutoring and supporting material” will be used. The code to access the Team is ql2g5ra.
In the same Team, supporting material to prepare the exam is available. Please be aware that the content of the course for your exam can be found on the Aulaweb page of academic year 2021-2022, while the documents included in the Team is for your support. You are also allowed to access the Aulaweb page accessing with you Unige credentials. As you will see, the course is divided in two sections, one related to positive displacement machines, the second to turbomachines.
To optimize the time of the tutoring activities, you are asked to send the Tutors your questions on positive displacement machines before each meeting through the Team chat.
Finally, keep in mind that for accessing Teams, you have to register to Office 365, following these instructions.