Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Energy Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 0935
Course class LM-30 - Energy and nuclear engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Programme Director Eugenia Rossi di Schio
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the 2nd cycle degree programme

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme in Energy Engineering is subject to the possession of a degree from at least a three-year degree programme, or the acquisition of at least 180 CFU, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad. Admission to the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme is open to graduates who satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

1) First cycle degree in class 10 (Industrial Engineering - ex Ministerial Decree no. 509/99) or class L-9 (Industrial Engineering - D.M. 270/04) or any degree programme with ENERGY and/or NUCLEAR ENGINEERING in the title (or similar wording as assessed by the degree programme board), obtained from an Italian university.

Such graduates will also be considered to satisfy the personal academic preparation requirements provided they comply with one of the two following conditions (a or b):

a) graduates who have obtained: at least 6 CFU in SSD MAT/03; at least 12 CFU in SSD MAT/05; at least 6 CFU in SSD MAT/07; at least 12 CFU in SSD FIS/01; at least 6 CFU in SSD CHIM/07; at least 6 CFU in SSD ING-INF/05; at least 6 CFU in SSD ING-IND/35; at least 6 CFU in SSD ING-IND/15; at least 15 CFU overall in SSD ING-IND/31-32-33; at least 6 CFU in SSD ING-IND/13; at least 6 CFU in SSD ING-IND/14; at least 24 CFU in SSD ING-IND/10; at least 9 CFU overall in SSD ING-IND/24-25; at least 15 CFU overall in SSD ING-IND/08-09; at least 12 CFU in SSD ING-IND/18; at least 3 CFU in English language (to level B1); at least 3 CFU for the final examination; at least 9 CFU in further learning activities the student can choose from a range of internships and teaching laboratories (f-type learning activities) as well as: at least 6 CFU overall in SSD ING-IND/19 or at least 6 CFU overall in SSD ING-IND/17

or

b) a final degree score of at least 95/110 (87/100 if expressed in hundredths) (*)

For all other candidates, admission is subject to the specific assessment of their academic career by the Degree Programme Board.

2) Any first cycle degree in class 10 (Industrial Engineering - ex Ministerial Decree no. 509/99) or class L-9 (Industrial Engineering - D.M. 270/04)

Such graduates will be considered to satisfy the personal academic preparation requirements provided they comply with the two following conditions:

a) a final degree score of at least 95/110 (87/100 if expressed in hundredths)

b) at least 6 CFU in each the following scientific-disciplinary fields:

- ING-IND/08 or ING-IND/09,

- ING-IND/13 or ING-IND/14 or ING-IND/15

- ING-IND/10 or ING-IND/11

- ING-IND/31 or ING-IND/32 or ING-IND/33

Graduates who comply with the personal academic preparation requirements without having obtained any credits in the sectors ING-IND/18-19-20 (Physics of nuclear reactors – Nuclear Systems – Nuclear measurements and instruments) will be obliged to include in their 2nd cycle study programme the following course units/credits: Principles and Applications of Nuclear Energy T, 6 CFU in Principles and Applications of Nuclear Energy and Radioprotection T from the 1st cycle degree programme in Energy Engineering from the University of Bologna as part of the elective credits in the 2nd cycle degree programme in Energy Engineering at the University of Bologna.

For all other candidates, admission is subject to the specific assessment of their academic career by the Degree Programme Board.

3) 1st or 2nd cycle degree from an Italian university (ex D.M. 509/99 or D.M. 270/04)

Such graduates will be considered to satisfy the personal academic preparation requirements provided they comply with the two following conditions:

a) a final degree score of at least 95/110 (87/100 if expressed in hundredths)

b) at least 72 CFU obtained in subject areas included in the core and complementary subjects laid down in the 1st cycle degree programme regulation (ex-D.M.509/1999) in Energy Engineering from the University of Bologna.

Graduates who comply with the personal academic preparation requirements without having obtained any credits in the sectors ING-IND/18-19-20 (Physics of nuclear reactors – Nuclear Systems – Nuclear measurements and instruments) will be obliged to include in their 2nd cycle study programme the following course units/credits: Principles and Applications of Nuclear Energy T, 6 CFU in Principles and Applications of Nuclear Energy and Radioprotection T from the 1st cycle degree programme in Energy Engineering from the University of Bologna as part of the elective credits in the 2nd cycle degree programme in Energy Engineering at the University of Bologna.

For all other candidates, admission is subject to the specific assessment of their academic career by the Degree Programme Board.

4) First cycle degree in class 8 (Civil and Environmental Engineering - ex Ministerial Decree no. 509/99), L-7 (Civil and Environmental Engineering - D.M. 270/04) and classes 9 (Computer Engineering - D.M. 509/99) L-8 (Computer Engineering - D.M. 270/04)

Such graduates will also be considered to satisfy the personal competencies and skills requirements if they have obtained a final degree score of 110/110 (100/100 if expressed in hundredths)

For all other candidates, admission is subject to the specific assessment of their academic career by the Degree Programme Board.

5) First cycle degree in class 25 (Physical Sciences and Technologies - ex Ministerial Decree no. 509/99) or class L-30 (Physical Sciences and Technologies - D.M. 270/04)

Such graduates will also be considered to satisfy the personal academic preparation requirements if they have obtained a final degree score of at least 100/110 (91/100 if expressed in hundredths)

For all other candidates, admission is subject to the specific assessment of their academic career by the Degree Programme Board.

6) Five year degree in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, management engineering, chemical engineering, electrical/electrotechnical engineering, physics (Table XXIX) obtained from an Italian university.

7) University degree obtained abroad deemed suitable by the Degree Programme Board for which it is possible to convert the degree score to the Italian system, and where the scientific-disciplinary fields and number of credits obtained in each sector are easily identifiable. If conversion and/or identification are not possible, the students' career will be assessed by the Degree Programme Board.

For the latter two groups, the satisfaction of personal competencies and skills requirements is subject to assessment of the candidates' academic career by the Degree Programme Board.

A special Admissions session may be held for international students, with a Board appointed to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills; this session will be compatible with the schedule established in the call for applications for study grants (which indicatively expires in May).

International students who pass the above-mentioned assessment are exempted from the following assessment of their personal competencies and skills required for other students.

The Degree Programme Board may exempt candidates from the assessment of personal competencies and skills in the event of:

withdrawal, loss of student status, having submitted a request to opt from a previous degree system or with a degree or certified learning activities from foreign universities, or transferring from another degree programme at the University of Bologna or from another university.

The assessment in this case is based on the analysis of the candidate's previous academic career.

Programme profile

Specific learning outcomes of the Programme

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Energy Engineering aims to provide students with a solid cultural and professional background allowing them to work in highly qualified areas of the specific field.

2nd cycle graduates in Energy Engineering (ISTAT, 2.2.1.9) will have in-depth knowledge of: basic mathematical disciplines, physics, chemistry and computing; engineering disciplines related to fluid dynamics, heat transfer, power and cogenerative energy systems, environmental impact of energy systems, combustion and fuel production processes; methods of physical and mathematical modelling for the simulation of energy phenomena, components and systems. Graduates will have professional skills in the fields of thermo-fluid dynamics, energy systems and advanced energy technologies. In particular, they will acquire specific engineering skills in:

Applied thermo-fluid dynamics and Thermotechnical systems; Energy systems and thermal machines; electrotechnics, electrical machines and systems; mechanics and construction of structures and machines; physics and engineering of fission and fusion nuclear reactor systems; physics and applications of industrial plasma; radiation engineering and radio-protection; safety analysis; environmental control.

These competencies are acquired in order to develop problem solving skills in the field of innovative design and management of Energy production, transformation and utilisation systems. 2nd cycle graduates in Energy Engineering will be able to apply the analytical tools and knowledge of sector-specific technologies also in other important engineering fields.

To complement this highly flexible, interdisciplinary and common profile, Energy Engineering graduates are characterized by specific skills in either of two areas, possibly with a broad common knowledge, depending on the choice of course units which are recommended by the degree programme.

Among others, one can identify professional figures with design and methodological skills, either in the following fields:

· systems design and thermo-fluid dynamics for energy production and transformation systems from nuclear sources;

· design of innovative thermotechnical systems and high energy-efficient building enclosure components;

· design of electrical and thermal energy production systems based on renewable sources;

· design, analysis and management of advanced energy systems (complex-cycle gas turbines, steam units, combined cycles);

· design and optimised management of cogenerative systems;

- or in the following fields:

· physical design for energy production and transformation systems from nuclear sources;

· application of modern system and/or process simulation techniques to the design and analysis of advanced nuclear, radiological and electrical systems;;

· development of nuclear technologies, radiation and industrial plasma applications;

· design, analysis and management of advanced energy systems (complex-cycle gas turbines, steam units, combined cycles),

· design and optimised management of cogeneration systems,

In both above-described professional fields, the specific learning outcomes are achieved through a curriculum focusing on five main learning areas, consistent with the competences required by the professional profiles:

1. specialist basic skills in fluid dynamics and thermodynamics;

2. thermotechnology, energy machines and systems

3. energy production and conversion

4. nuclear engineering and radioprotection

In addition to these four learning areas, graduates will develop skills in professional autonomy, communication and self-learning. The specific competences are detailed in section A4.b. below.

The programme offers two closely interrelated curricula, eco-sustainable energy sources and advanced energy technologies. Both curricula include course units in all four learning areas.

The continuously developed computing and experimental equipment available for use in the university laboratories allow for the further study of applications in the above fields. Internships may also be carried out in collaboration with public and private bodies and companies operating in the territory, as well as in university research departments. The skills learned in the Energy Engineering programme, with its solid grounding in physics, mathematics and computing and its strong interdisciplinary nature, can be successfully put to use in the world of work with a high level of skill in the aforementioned engineering sectors or may be further developed by continuing studies to 2nd level Master's Degree level or PhD programmes.

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Course units

The course units are listed according to the chosen curriculum

Internship

The School of Engineering and Architecture allows students to perform an internship in order to get credits (CFU) included in the study plan according to the rules set by the degree programmes.
‘Curricular' internship is a learning activity included in the study plan. It can be compulsory or elective, depending on the degree programme, and can be performed both in Universities or other organizations, in Italy or abroad. Some degree programmes allow students to perform internships in preparation for the final thesis.
Graduates within 12 months after graduation are offered the possibility to perform an ‘orientation' internship in order to get a deeper knowledge of the work field.
Further details on the School website page about internships.

International mobility

As part of its educational opportunities, every year the School fosters programmes and international agreements enabling undergraduates and graduates to attend degree programmes , take exams, participate in company internships or research programmes in the most famous European and extra-European universities or other institutions.
Details about opportunities abroad at the International student office

Access to further study

It gives access to thirdcycle studies (PhD/Specialisation schools) and to professional master'sprogrammes.

Career opportunities

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Contact details

For administrative information students can contact:

Student Administration Office
Teaching Office
Internship Office
Student International Mobility Office

For information on the degree programmes students can contact the programme tutor .
For information on credit recognition from previous degrees students can contact: Dott. Giulio Cazzoli