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
Degree Programme Class LM-30 - Energy and nuclear engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Antonio Barletta
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

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, 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


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