• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The central theme of the Environmental Engineering - Curriculum Earth Resources Engineering (ERE) programme at the University of Bologna is the conscientious stewardship of our finite natural resources, namely minerals, fuels, energy, water, and land. 


Students taking  the Environmental Engineering - Curriculum Earth Resources Engineering (ERE) programme at the University of Bologna will attain a broad background in environmental engineering and earth resources covering water resources, pollution prevention, energy, resource economics, recycling, waste and bio-waste valorization, alternative and renewable raw materials, reclamation, and health.

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).

Career prospects

ERE graduates will be prepared to move to higher levels of their careers, across a variety of industries and sectors.

They will gain access to a wider range of positions both in engineering companies and in national and international government agencies.

They may also join PhD programmes.

Besides these traditional activities, in industrialized and rapidly evolving societies, the skills of Environmental Engineers are increasingly needed in the fields of territory planning and environmental conservation. Moreover, the rising demand for safety and protection against natural and industrial risks is the framework in which the skills of Environmental Engineers meet the continuously evolving needs of civil protection agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Applied Geomatics
  • Geotechnics and Geology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Geotachnical Engineering
  • Introduction To Numerical Methods
  • Laboratory Of Environmental Engineering And Energy Economics
  • Laboratory On Renewable Raw Materials And Circular Economy
  • Advanced Hydrosystems Engineering
  • Biotechnology For The Sustainable Reclamation Of Contaminated Lands And Waters
  • Industrial And Environmental Safety
  • Environmental Engineering Research
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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.

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  • 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

Who might apply: Students who either hold a BSc and/or a MSc, or expect to hold one by the end of the enrolment period, in the following topics:

  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Civil Engineering;
  • Chemical Engineering;
  • Petroleum Systems Engineering;
  • Resources Engineering;
  • Biotechnology.

A B2 level English proficiency is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3226 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3226 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3226 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3226 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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 - 1100 EUR/month
Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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