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:
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).
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).
Students will become able to make appropriate and critical use of methods, techniques and tools necessary for planning the integrated management of water resources and water systems in river basins, for designing engineering structures and infrastructures (aimed at water supply, drainage and defense from water-related risks), together with the accompanying maintenance and operational control practices.Graduates may set to work as advisors, designers or project leaders and take up careers with consultancies, contractors, water utilities, water boards or regulatory bodies, relief agencies and international organisations.
Mission: to provide a comprehensive education and training on structural systems using a holistic approach in which the roles of materials, mechanics, analysis and design are emphasized.
The courses will delve into the themes of design, construction and management of Off-shore and maritime structures, starting from the action of the sea on constructions, and addressing fabrication techniques and structures assembling.The first year of the programme will be delivered in Bologna, while the second year will be offered in Ravenna.
The programme, entirely delivered in English, is offered thanks to the support of companies in the Ravenna Off-Shore District and of Fondazione Flaminia.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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Italian First-level degree, with a number of credits not less than (all three requisites a), b), c)) must be satisfied):
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.
The academic preparation is adequate if:
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).
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