The Department performs research, training, and teaching  in the sectors of Industrial Engineering, in particular in Mechanics, Mechatronics, Materials Engineering, Electronic-and Micro-electronics systems, Managerial Information Systems, and  Optimization Methods and Models to support decision making.
The research objectives of the Department regard the structure of materials; their features and applications; new materials and technologies; automation systems of processes and machineries;  energy production and storage; the design and implementation of mechanical/electronic integrated devices, with specific functions in innovative applications; the optimization of products and processes.

The Department cooperates with various national and international research institutions, and is engaged in basic and applied research projects, with a strong connection to the
industrial world.

The Head of the Department is professor Dario Petri.

The Deputy Head is professor Giovanni Straffelini.