Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Environmental 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 8894
Course class LM-35 - Environmental engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Mode of study Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies

The degree programme is divided into the following curricula:

1) Environmental engineering (Taught in Italian)
2) Earth resources engineering (Taught in English)

Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Multiple degree
Type Course with one or more international curricula
Programme Director Stefano Gandolfi
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian,English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission to the degree programme is subject to the possession of a first cycle degree or three-year university diploma worth 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, with at least the number of CFU credits described below:

- at least 54 CFU in the following core subject areas of Environmental Engineering degree programme regulations of the University of Bologna: GEO/02; GEO/05; ICAR/01; ICAR/02 ICAR/03; ICAR/04; ICAR/05; ICAR/06; ICAR/07; ICAR/08; ICAR/09; ING-IND/11, ING-IND/24; ING-IND/25; ING-IND/27; ING-IND/28; ING-IND/29; ING-IND/30

- at least 36 credits in the following subjects: ICAR/01, ICAR/02, ICAR/03, ICAR/06, ICAR/07, ICAR/08, ICAR/09, ICAR/20, ING-IND/08, ING-IND/09, ING-IND/10, ING-IND/11, ING-IND/22, ING-IND/24, ING-IND/25, ING-IND/27, ING-IND/28, ING-IND/29, ING-IND/30 , ING-IND/31, ING-IND/32, ING-IND/33, ING-IND/35

- at least 24 credits in MAT and FIS.

2. 1stcycle degree in class L-7 (Civil and Environmental Engineering) ex DM 270/2004 or class L-8 (Civil and Environmental Engineering) ex DM 509/1999 with a final degree score of at least 105/110. The same criteria apply also to 2nd cycle graduates in Italy under ex 270/2004 or ex DM 509/99 and gradates from five-year single cycle degree programmes in Italy: graduates from degree programme systems which did not apply a credit system shall be calculated according to an annual credit of 12 CFU and a semi-annual credit of 6 CFU.

3. university degree obtained abroad and deemed appropriate by the Degree Programme Board. Suitability is established according to the aforementioned criteria where it is possible to convert the degree score to the Italian system, and where the subject areas 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.

Admission to students who do not possess the aforementioned requirements indicated in points 1, 2 and 3 is subject to the assessment of the Degree Programme Board based on the students' academic career (obtained credits, scores, final degree scores).


Personal competencies and skills are deemed acceptable for graduates who satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

1) final degree score of at least 88/110 (or 80/100);

2) minimum number of credits obtained in specific subjects, as shown below:


ICAR/01, ICAR/02; ICAR/03; ICAR/06, ICAR/07; ICAR/08, ICAR/09

at least 15 CFU.



At least 15 CFU.


MAT/03, MAT/05, MAT/07:

At least 15 CFU



At least 9 CFU

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree in Environmental Engineering for students who do not possess the requirements indicated in points 1 and 2 is subject to the specific assessment by the Degree Programme Board of the students' academic career.

For students in possession of a university degree obtained abroad and deemed appropriate by the Degree Programme Board, for which the conversion of the degree score to the Italian system is possible, the criteria adopted are those applied to graduates in Italy; otherwise the students' academic career will be assessed 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).

All applicants to the international curriculum (Earth Resources Engineering) must possess a knowledge of English equivalent to a B2. If no certificate (given either by the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo or by an equivalent certifying body) is available to support such a knowledge the Degree Programme Board may ascertain it by considering previous academic records and possibly an interview with a suitably nominated commission. 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.

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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 third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

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:
Prof. Stefano Bonduá
Prof. Giacomo Antonioni