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).
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
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).
No work experience is required.
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