M.Sc. Civil Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR3382 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR1605 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Bologna | Bologna, Italy
The international Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna 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 Civil Engineering programme from the University of Bologna 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.

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 of a dissertation (the master thesis).

Even more international

Thanks to Dual Degree agreements, students can obtain two qualifications in two years. The partners are Columbia University (New York, USA); University of Miami (Florida, USA); Université de Liège (Belgium).

Furthermore, international agreements allow students to spend part of their studies abroad (for exams, research, or internships).

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3382 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR 1605 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

First Year
  • Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Design Of Structures
  • Advanced Hydrosystems Engineering
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Civil Engineering Research A
Second Year
  • Civil Engineering Research B
  • Design Projects
  • Managing Engineering And Construction Processes
Elective Courses:
  • Design Of Large-scale Structures
  • Mechanics Of Historical Masonry Structures
  • Structural Safety
  • Structural Strengthening & Rehabilitation
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Earthquake Engineering
Courses Freely Chosen By The Student:
  • Applied Geomatics
  • Context-sensitive Design In Transportation Infrastructures
  • Engineering Geology
  • Flood And Drought Risk Management
  • Groundwater And Contamination Processes
  • Internship
  • Public Procurement
  • Road Safety Engineering
  • Science And Technology Of Composite Materials
  • Sustainability In Construction
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Sustainable Design Of Water Resources Systems
  • Water Engineering I.c.
  • Groundwater And Contamination Processes
  • Flood And Drought Risk Management
  • Biotechnology For The Sustainable Reclamation Of Contaminated Lands And Waters
  • Large-scale Water And Wastewater Structures


Access requisites.
  • Two requirements (1. Curriculum requisites and 2. Academic preparation) must be satisfied to be admitted to the Civil Engineering International Master course.
  • Applicants with an Italian first-level (Bachelor) degree:
Curriculum requisites
  • At least ONE of the following curriculum requisites (A. or B.) must be satisfied (SSD=scientific area):

Italian First-level degree, with a number of credits not less than (all three requisites a), b), c)) must be satisfied):

  • ICAR/01, ICAR/02, ICAR/04, ICAR/05, ICAR/06, ICAR/07, ICAR/08, ICAR/09 SSD ICAR/10, ICAR/11, ICAR/17 scientific areas (SSD) - N. OF CREDITS > 51, and b) ICAR/01, ICAR/02, ICAR/04, ICAR/05, ICAR/06, ICAR/07, ICAR/08, ICAR/09 scientific areas (SSD) - N. OF CREDITS > 39 , and
  • MAT & FIS Scientific areas (SSD) - N. OF CREDITS > 24.OR

Italian First-level degree belonging to class L-7 (ex DM 270/2004) or to class 8 (ex DM 509/99) – Classe delle Lauree in Ingegneria Civile ed Ambientale, with final grade of 110/110.

  • Adequacy of the academic preparation

The academic preparation is adequate if:

  • The final grade > 92/110.
  • English language certification

To be admitted at the Degree Programme, students must hold a certification of knowledge of the English language at the level of at least B2. Students not holding the required certification may be admitted after an individual evaluation is carried out by the Board of the Degree Programme of their ability to speak in English and the idoneity of their curriculum vitae and studiorum to obtain the requested knowledge. The assessment may take place through a colloquium. In that case, a certification of English language of at least B2 level has to be obtained anyway by the end of the first year of enrollment.

Applicants with a foreign University Bachelor degree:

The fulfillment of the curriculum requirements and the adequacy of the academic preparation is evaluated case-by-case by the Board of the Degree Programme (Consiglio di Corso di Laurea). If a credit/grade conversion (for both course contents and hours) to the Italian system is possible, the requirements listed above are checked.

For all the students (with Italian or Foreign University Bachelor degree), if one of the above requirements (Curriculum requisites and Academic preparation) is not fulfilled, the Board of the Degree Programme can decide to admit the student on the basis of his whole career.

The degree programme can provide a session for international students and appoint a commission to assess the students' personal competencies and skills, consistent with the competition notice awarding scholarships (scolarships deadline is usually scheduled in May).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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