Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    3224 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3224 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The international Masters 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 masters 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).
Career prospects
  • Structural Engineer
  • Hydraulic Engineers
  • Transportation infrastructure engineer
  • Transportation System Engineer
  • Geomatics Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer in Building Construction
  • Supervisor of Construction Works
  • Engineer for the Production Control of Materials and Artifacts for Civil Engineering
  • Engineer for Safety and Civil Protection

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Design Of Structures
  • Advanced Hydrosystems Engineering
  • Infrastructure Systems
For more information, please visit the programme website.

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • More details: Other application deadlines:
                  • March 14
                  • April 6
                  • May 03
                  • June 20
                  • July 19
                  • September 05
                  • October 12
                  • November 16
                  • December 22
                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Credits
                  120 ECTS
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:


                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                  Take IELTS test
                • Minimum required score:


                  The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                • Minimum required score:


                  The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                Academic Requirements

                Admission to the International Master Degree Programme in Civil Engineering requires a 1st cycle Italian degree or equivalent bachelor achieved at legally recognised Institutions in Italy or abroad.

                Knowledge of the English language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference) is also required, which can be certified by:

                • University of Bologna Linguistic Centre (CLA-UNIBO);
                • Internationally recognised language certifications (minimum scores to be considered equivalent to B2 level being the following: IELTS 5,5; TOEFL PBT 507-557; TOEFL CBT 180-217; TOEFL IBT 80-99; Cambridge First Certificate (FCE); Trinity College of London ISE II),
                • Entitled English schools

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  3224 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 3224 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  3224 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 3224 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

                Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.

                Living costs for Bologna

                750 - 1,100 EUR/month
                Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                There are many funding opportunities for prospective and current students wishing to enroll/enrolled at the University of Bologna offered on the basis of specific competitions. Once enrolled, students can apply for several other opportunities such as prizes, paid students collaborations and specific financial aids.

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