University of Bologna School of Engineering and Architecture

Introduction

As part of the reorganization of Bologna University approved in 2012, the School of Engineering and Architecture has formed out of three previous Faculties: Bologna’s Engineering Faculty, the Second Faculty of Engineering at Forlì, and the Cesena “Aldo Rossi” Faculty of Architecture. The multiple experience and knowledge accrued by these different places of origin now converge in one new School.

The School of Engineering and Architecture offers its students learning curricula resting on a solid scientific basis, with a clear leaning towards applied technology that combines the differing approaches of systems, design and analytical engineering. This covers the fields of architecture and industrial design, as well as the various fields of engineering: industrial, mechanical, ICT, environmental, civil, constructional, biomedical, aeronautical and space, chemical and biochemical, electric energy, electronic, telecommunications, automation, and management.

Besides these multi-disciplinary skills, students will develop qualities that will stand them in good professional stead: commitment, concentration, intellectual resilience, practice with group work, and a penchant for digging deep, learning properly and then delivering the fruits.

The School organizes its studies so as to combine a solid methodological and scientific training with preparation for a career; humanistic learning twins with practical building know-how.

The basic degree programmes aim to give students mastery of methods and general scientific contents, as well as specific occupational know-how. The second-cycle programmes are an advanced training geared to higher professional practice. In acquiring the statutory educational credits – each with its own skills – the student gains an academic qualification and professional training which will be snapped up by the job market – witness, the star employment rates of the School’s graduates.

The School also imparts a pronounced international slant to its programme catalogue. Students may choose Joint Programmes and Double Degrees in collaboration with foreign universities, while degree programme curricula may be completely taught in English. Students are urged to spend periods of study and gain credits on international mobility programmes in Europe and elsewhere in the world, profiting by internships and research grants designed to help them prepare or develop degree dissertations.

By way of baptism in the labour market, over 2,300 agreements have been struck with firms and institutes prepared to host the internships stipulated on the degree curriculum (as well as extra-curricular internships).

The School teaching and other staff extend a warm welcome to those deciding to embark on a degree programme at Engineering and Architecture. Good luck in their studies and the career that will certainly ensue!

The School has four Campuses.

  • Bologna Campus
  • Cesena Campus
  • Forlì Campus
  • Ravenna Campus
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Forli

Aerospace Engineering is a four-semester programme with core and elective courses. The core modules are applied aerodynamics, aerospace propulsion systems, atmospheric flight dynamics, aerospace structures, automatic flight control and design methods in the aerospace industry. [+]

Aerospace Engineering is a four-semester programme with core and elective courses. The core modules are applied aerodynamics, aerospace propulsion systems, atmospheric flight dynamics, aerospace structures, automatic flight control and design methods in the aerospace industry. From the second semester, students may take elective courses which are logically grouped in an Aeronautics track and in a Space track, but that can also be selected individually. Our list of elective courses expands year-after-year, check them out regularly! Key Details Duration: 2 years (Full-time) ECTS: 120 Number of places: 50 Start: September every year Language: English Coordinator: Prof. Paolo Tortora Location: Forlì Fees: about 2,800€ per year Admission requirements For a successful attendance to the course, the enrolling student must have acquired basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and engineering. To access the Master Degree course in Aerospace Engineering the student must have earned a Bachelor's (First cycle) degree, or another five-year laurea degree (Italian) or another equivalent qualification obtained abroad. The Master Degree course admits a planned number of students each year, in relation to the available resources. The number of admitted students and the selection methods are published yearly in the relative “Call for applications”. Admission to the restricted access degree programme is subject to demonstration of the required knowledge and skills, by passing the exam with a minimum score indicated in the “call for applications”. Students must also provide proof of knowledge of English language of at least B2 Level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If... [-]

Master's Degree in Automation Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna

The Master Degree in Automation Engineering is a two-year programme fully delivered in English. The Degree provides students advanced competencies in many important fields of Automation, such as robust control, system theory, software for real time control, vision systems, mechanical systems, design of advanced automatic machines, diagnostic systems. [+]

The Master Degree in Automation Engineering is a two-year programme fully delivered in English. The Degree provides students advanced competencies in many important fields of Automation, such as robust control, system theory, software for real time control, vision systems, mechanical systems, design of advanced automatic machines, diagnostic systems. Within this Master Degree Programme students have 2 possibilities: Master Degree in Automation Engineering for 2 years in Bologna; Double-Degree Master Programme with Tongji University (AlmaTong Programme). For these students, classes of the first year will be held in Bologna. Then, students will attend classes in Shanghai for a period of 3 semesters. Upon completion of their studies, including a final graduation project, they will obtain two Master degrees: “Laurea Magistrale in Automation Engineering / Ingegneria dell’automazione” from the University of Bologna; “Msc in Control Theory and Control Engineering” from Tongji University. Admission Requirements The admission to this programme is granted to applicants that comply, first, with the curriculum requirements, secondly with the necessary prior preparation and thirdly with the language requirements (section 1.3). If the curriculum requirements are not complied with, the access to the Second Cycle Degree in Automation Engineering/Ingegneria dell'Automazione is denied. If the curriculum requirements are complied with, the applicant's prior preparation has to be assessed. The admission is granted if all requirements are fulfilled. The procedures to verify curriculum requirements and prior preparation are listed below. Curriculum requirements To be admitted to the Second cycle Degree in Automation Engineering/Ingegneria dell'Automazione the applicant must hold a University degree... [-]

Master Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna Ravenna + 1 more

A Masters degree in Chemical Engineering is key to professional success in several modern and innovative industrial sectors. [+]

A Masters degree in Chemical Engineering is key to professional success in several modern and innovative industrial sectors. Smart materials, sustainable processes for energy production, industrial biotechnologies, and advanced pharmaceutical applications are only some of the examples of sectors where the expertise of chemical engineers is sought and highly rewarded. Furthermore, the conventional world-players as the chemical and Oil&Gas field are facing a context of increasing innovation and internationalization, thus requiring global competences and higher qualifications of the chemical engineers recruited. The STEM (Sustainable Technologies and biotechnologies for Energy and Materials) international curriculum of the Masters in Chemical and Process Engineering was built to meet these needs. The course is a two-years Master “second cycle Degree” officially recognized under the “Bologna Process”, requiring the students to obtain 120 ECTS. The program is two years in duration and is divided into four terms. In the first year, courses are mainly oriented to address basic issues of the Master’s studies: advanced thermodynamics and transport phenomena, introduction to basic design, and introduction to industrial safety. In the second year, both compulsory and elective courses are offered on specialized topics, such as materials, energy and environmental processes and industrial biotechnologies. The program is entirely taught in English, and requires the student a proficient use of the English language. At the end of the program, a degree titled "Master in Chemical Engineering" (Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Chimica, Classe LM-22) is awarded and is valid under Italian law. A Dual Degree Agreement is active with Columbia... [-]

Master Degree in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna Ravenna + 1 more

The international Master’s in Civil Engineering is a graduate programme (Laurea Magistrale) which aims at educating professionals with the necessary in-depth scientific and technical knowledge in the field of civil engineering. [+]

The international Master’s in Civil Engineering is a graduate programme (Laurea Magistrale) which aims at educating professionals with the necessary in-depth scientific and technical knowledge in the field of civil engineering. The programme is intended to provide students with firm technical bases while nurturing decision-making and leadership potential. It prepares graduates to practice their profession at an advanced level and with a unique exposure to an international environment to better understand global issues of civil engineering. About the programme: Civil engineering All courses and activities are given in English. The master’s duration is two years (4 semesters). The core modules, common for all students, aim at consolidating fundamentals and improving modelling capabilities in the classical areas of Civil Engineering such as structural mechanics and engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, soil mechanics, road design and transportation. In the second year, students choose a curriculum amongst: Infrastructure design in river basins (Bologna) Structural engineering (Bologna) Off-shore engineering (Ravenna). These will allow students to become skilled in civil-engineering project-management, in design and analysis of civil-engineering structures and infrastructures, providing a comprehensive know how on civil engineering materials, technologies and processes. A Faculty commission will help students selecting the courses to build their own curriculum. In order to obtain the Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale), students must successfully complete all the courses and discuss a final dissertation, for a minimum of 120 Credits (ECTS). The courses will be organized with in-class teaching activities, practice, design and laboratory activities. The final exam consists in the public discussion... [-]

Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna

The Electrical Engineers are the repository of scientific and technical knowledge pertaining to the production, transmission and use of electricity and of a multidisciplinary technical-scientific culture that makes them a particularly versatile professional figure. [+]

Electricity is the most valuable energy and its availability is a precondition for the growth in developed countries as well as those in the developing world. It is well known that the standard of living of a country is directly related to the consumption of electricity. Almost everything that man uses requires electricity to operate: appliances, lighting systems, telecommunication systems, public and private transportation systems, cooling and heating, medical equipment for diagnosis and treatment, ... Applications are so many and accustomed to the use of electricity is such that it perceives the importance only when, for some unforeseen, it fails. The Electrical Engineers are the repository of scientific and technical knowledge pertaining to the production, transmission and use of electricity and of a multidisciplinary technical-scientific culture that makes them a particularly versatile professional figure. Employment opportunities are manifold, and the preparation acquired allows him/her to play key roles in the fields of industrial, technological and environmental engineering. For example, the Electrical Engineer manages large power grids, is responsible for the production of electricity from conventional as well as renewable energy, takes care of environment protection and energy saving, designs electrical systems, measurement instrumentations and drives for industrial automation and for electric traction, and he/she is engaged in nanotechnology research, electromagnetic compatibility, plasmas and superconductors. The demand for Electrical Engineers has always been very high, so that the new graduates in Electrical Engineering are not currently sufficient in number to meet the demand of the labor market. Admission requirements Curricular requirements... [-]

Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna

ECST students, international program fully taught in English, will attain knowledge in the basic issues related to advanced micro-nano-electronic devices, solid-state sensors and biosensors, including reliability features. [+]

Master goals ECST students, international program fully taught in English, will attain knowledge in the basic issues related to advanced micro-nano-electronic devices, solid-state sensors and biosensors, including reliability features. They will as well acquire skills in the modelling and design of digital and analog integrated circuits, advanced telecommunication systems, artificial intelligence and software engineering applications, automation systems and bioengineering. Learning activities ECST is a 120 credits, four-semester programme, consisting in core classes (60 credits), curriculum classes (18 credits), elective classes (12 credits), general-culture classes (9 credits) and a master thesis (21 credits). The core classes are mainly concentrated in the first year and aim to consolidate basic knowledge. During their second-year students can choose their curriculum classes mostly in the field of electronics and telecommunications with options in automation and robotics, computers and information processing, and bioengineering. The classes are organized with lectures, practice, design and laboratory activities. Career opportunities ECST graduates will be able to work in companies whose core business is the design and/or manufacturing of devices, equipment, systems, and infrastructures of electronic and optoelectronic type, including sensor systems, advanced telecommunication systems, applications of artificial intelligence and software engineering. Moreover, they will be able to effectively contribute to all working activities employing electronic technologies or infrastructures for signal processing in the civil construction, industrial and information fields, within public or private research Institutes, public Agencies, or Academia. Their responsibilities will be ranging from design to research, development, management and teaching. [-]

Master Degree in Engineering of Building Processes and Systems (Curriculum Historic Buildings Rehabilitation)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Ravenna China Shanghai + 2 more

The HBR (Historic Building Rehabilitation) international curriculum of the Masters in Engineering of Building Processes and Systems was built to meet the needs of new professionals, able to integrate the functions traditionally found within the process, by focusing on the critical analysis of the historical heritage, the diagnosis of conservation conditions, the definition of procedures and techniques for consolidation and rehabilitation of the artefacts, by applying effective methods and solutions, compatible with the protection of the heritage characters. More information here: http://corsi.unibo.it/2cycle/HistoricBuildings/Pages/default.aspx [+]

The innovation in both technical and organizational structure is increasing the complexity of the building process. The emergence of more stringent requirements and the intense penetration of new materials and technologies take special relevance in consolidation, recovery and rehabilitation of historic buildings, which is a market segment in steady expansion. The growing cultural value attributed to the existing building and the economic and environmental benefits associated with its conservation are expanding this market, whose further development fuels a demand for high-profile skills, able to meet its specific characteristics and constraints. The HBR (Historic Building Rehabilitation) international curriculum of the Masters in Engineering of Building Processes and Systems was built to meet these needs of new professionals, able to integrate the functions traditionally found within the process, by focusing on the critical analysis of the historical heritage, the diagnosis of conservation conditions, the definition of procedures and techniques for consolidation and rehabilitation of the artefacts, by applying effective methods and solutions, compatible with the protection of the heritage characters. The course is a two-years Master “second cycle Degree” requiring the students to obtain 120 ECTS. The program is two years in duration and is divided into four terms. In the first year, courses are mainly oriented to address basic issues of the Master’s studies: History of Italian and European Architecture; Conservation Theory of Historic Buildings and Heritage Conservation; Survey of Historic Buildings, Materials and Technologies for Historic Buildings; Advanced Structural Mechanics and Mechanics of Historic Masonry and Wood Structures. Additionally, a... [-]

Master Degree in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna Ravenna + 1 more

An international Master’s Degree Programme in “Earth Resources Engineering - ERE” (“Laurea Magistrale” according to the Italian regulation), is offered by ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – University of Bologna. According to the Bologna process, the Laurea Magistrale is equivalent to a Master of Science. The program is open to students of any Nationality. [+]

The ERE programme An international Master’s Degree Programme in “Earth Resources Engineering - ERE” (“Laurea Magistrale” according to the Italian regulation), is offered by ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – University of Bologna. According to the Bologna process, the Laurea Magistrale is equivalent to a Master of Science. The program is open to students of any Nationality. The central theme of ERE is the conscientious stewardship of our finite natural resources, namely minerals, fuels, energy, water, and land. Students taking ERE Programme will attain a broad background in environmental engineering and earth resources covering water resources, pollution prevention, energy, resource economics, recycling, waste and biowaste valorization, alternative and renewable raw materials, reclamation, and health. The main goal of the Master’s degree is to educate professionals with the necessary in-depth scientific and technical knowledge to be successful in the field of environmental engineering and in a multi-cultural educational environment. The programme is intended to prepare students with firm technical bases while nurturing decision-making and leadership potential. It prepares graduates to practice their profession at an advanced level and with a unique exposure to an international environment to better understand the global issues of environmental engineering. The organization All courses and activities are in English. The programme duration is two years (4 semesters). The programme has core modules and elective courses. A committee will help students to select the courses to build their own curriculum. In order to obtain the Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale), the students must successfully complete the courses and defend the... [-]

Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna

Nowadays telecommunications are pervasive, applying to all products of modern life. A telecommunications engineer is able to design, implement and manage telecommunication devices, systems, networks and services. [+]

Master goals Telecommunications engineering is an international program fully-taught in English through which, on the one hand, students will acquire a deep knowledge of the four macro-layer of telecommunications: electromagnetism, signal and systems, networks, application and services; on the other hand, they will obtain a solid background in basic related fields (such as electrical circuits and devices, computer science and mathematics). Students will be supported in developing an appropriate attitude towards analytical and designing methodologies, along with organizational and management skills. Career opportunities Nowadays telecommunications are pervasive, applying to all products of modern life. A telecommunication engineer is able to design, implement and manage telecommunication devices, systems, networks and services. Moreover, a solid background in telecommunications can be very helpful in many other jobs and professional positions: about 50% of the telecommunications engineers who graduated from the University of Bologna find a job in companies not belonging to the field of telecommunications. Learning activities Learning activities are based on the established tradition of telecommunications engineering studies in Bologna: they span from signal propagation in both radio and optical media to communication theory, networks, applications and services, including lectures, laboratory activities and seminars. The course value is strengthened by connections with numerous national and regional industrial partners, resulting in opportunities as internships and student-oriented presentations. Students will be able to benefit from active cooperation at the international level as well as spending a period abroad, broadening his/her knowledge and personal background. Admission Requirements Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is... [-]

Master Degree in Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna

The aim of the Master is to educate electronic engineers with a solid knowledge of the methods and tools that make electronics the foundations of all the systems that collect, process, trasmit and store information, with a particular emphasis on the electronic subsystems that are embedded in the nowadays and future vehicles. [+]

The Master Degree in “Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering” fits within a collaboration between the four major Universities in Emilia-Romagna and the main Companies involved in the design and manufacturing of automobiles and motorbikes in the premium and racing sector: Automobili Lamborghini Spa, Dallara Automobili SpA, Ducati Motor Holding Spa, FCA Group - Maserati e Alfa Romeo, Ferrari Spa, Haas F1 Team, Magneti Marelli Spa, Scuderia Toro Rosso Spa.

The aim of the Master is to educate electronic engineers with a solid knowledge of the methods and tools that make electronics the foundations of all the systems that collect, process, trasmit and store information, with a particular emphasis on the electronic subsystems that are embedded in the nowadays and future vehicles.... [-]


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