M.Sc. Civil Engineering

University of Bologna

Tuition fee:
  • € 3,300 / Year (EEA)
  • € 3,300 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Partnership: Joint
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

The International Master Course in Civil Engineering is an international graduate program, entirely taught in English. A Dual Degree program (Laurea Magistrale + US Master) with Columbia University is also offered.

The program is open to students of any Nationality. The main goal of the program is educating professionals with the necessary in-depth scientific and technical knowledge in the field of civil engineering, within a multicultural educational environment. The program is intended to give to the students 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.

The master duration is two years (4 semesters) during which there are core and curriculum courses. 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. Some courses will be given by invited foreign professors.

In the second year, the curricula courses allow the students to specialize in the following areas of concentration:

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING; TERRITORIAL INFRASTRUCTURES.

Students may also choose to attend courses across the two areas of concentration. The curricula courses 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. The Civil Engineering Board will help students selecting the courses and building their own curriculum.

The courses will be organized with in-class teaching activities, practice, design and laboratory activities. The lectures of the course will be recorded and available for the students by means of a podcast system. The final exam consists in the public discussion of a dissertation (the Master thesis).

Career opportunities:

After the Master, civil engineers plan and design all types of buildings, houses, industrial plants, bridges, roads and railways, waterways and water reservoirs. Besides these traditional activities, in industrialised and rapidly evolving societies, the skills of Civil Engineers are increasingly requested in the fields of territory planning and environment preservation. Moreover, the arising demand for safety and protection against natural and industrial risks is the framework in which the skills of Civil Engineers meet the continuously evolving needs of Civil Protection.

Main employers of civil engineers are national and international construction companies, engineering and consultancy agencies and, public authorities. Quite a number of civil engineers are self-employed and run their own company or office.

Contents

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

1st year (60 ECTS – S indicates the semester)

Course

  • Advanced Hydrosystems Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Design Of Structures
  • Design Projects
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Civil Engineering Research A

2nd year (60 ECTS)

Course

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Managing Engineering And Construction Processes
  • Civil Engineering Research B

+ 24 ECTS from one of the following 2 groups

Group Structural Engineering

Course

  • Mechanics Of Historical Masonry Structures
  • Structural Safety
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Strengthening & Rehabilitation

Group Territorial Infrastructures

Course

  • APPLIED GEOMATICS
  • CONTEXT-SENSITIVE DESIGN IN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURES
  • ADVANCED HYDROLOGY & WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
  • COASTAL ENGINEERING

+ 12 ECTS from the following group and the other courses of the programme

Course

  • ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS M
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR THE SUSTAINABLE RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED LANDS AND WATERS
  • SUSTAINABILITY IN CONCSTRUCTION

Requirements

A Bachelor degree is required to access the International Master in Civil Engineering. For Italian students, the required degree is a first level Laurea in “Civil Engineering” or in “Environmental Engineering”.

A Board will evaluate the curriculum of applicant foreign students and of Italian students with different first level Laureas. For the admission rules, see the Master’s Web page: http://corsi.unibo.it/civil-engineering/Pages/call-for-applications-20142015.aspx

Funding

The University of Bologna offers Unibo Action 2 study grants to deserving international students, who wish to register for Second Cycle Degree Programmes. The grants, worth € 11,000 gross, are assigned on the basis of the GRE (Revised General Test) test scores.

Read the full information on the requirements and the application procedure in the call for applications, available on the website of the University of Bologna. The deadline to apply for these grants is March 31st.

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