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€ maximum per year - scholarships and waivers available Admission requirements ... [-]

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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


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. ... [-]


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. ... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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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