The Department performs research, training, and teaching  in the sectors of Industrial Engineering, in particular in Mechanics, Mechatronics, Materials Engineering, Electronic-and Micro-electronic 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 Alessandro Pegoretti.

The Deputy Head is professor Daniele Bortoluzzi.