Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Civil 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 8895
Course class LM-23 - Civil 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) Structural engineering
2) Infrastructure design in river basins
3) Offshore engineering

Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Multiple degree
Type International Degree Programme
Programme Director Stefano de Miranda
Teachers Teachers
Language English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Access requisites.

Two requirements (1. Curriculum requisites and 2. Academic preparation) must be satisfied to be admitted to the Civil Engineering International Master course.

Applicants with an Italian first-level (Bachelor) degree:

1. Curriculum requisites

At least ONE of the following curriculum requisites (A. or B.) must be satisfied (SSD=scientific area):

A. Italian First-level degree, with a number of credits not less than (all three requisites a), b), c)) must be satisfied):

a) ICAR/01, ICAR/02, ICAR/04, ICAR/05, ICAR/06, ICAR/07, ICAR/08, ICAR/09 SSD ICAR/10, ICAR/11, ICAR/17 scientific areas (SSD) - N. OF CREDITS > 51, and b) ICAR/01, ICAR/02, ICAR/04, ICAR/05, ICAR/06, ICAR/07, ICAR/08, ICAR/09 scientific areas (SSD) - N. OF CREDITS > 39 , and

c) MAT & FIS Scientific areas (SSD) - N. OF CREDITS > 24.OR

B. Italian First-level degree belonging to class L-7 (ex DM 270/2004) or to class 8 (ex DM 509/99) – Classe delle Lauree in Ingegneria Civile ed Ambientale, with final grade of 110/110.

2. Adequacy of the academic preparation

In order to verify the adequacy oftheacademic preparation, an evaluation will be held by an AdmissionBoardappointed by the Board of the Degree Programme (Consiglio di Corso di studio).

The Admission Board willevaluate the candidate'sacademic merit, with reference to the final graduationgrade, which will be considerate adequate if equal to 92/100 or higher.

For studentswith a final graduation grade lowerthan 92/100, the Board will examine the academic merit through the exam ofthefollowing elements:

- Exams scores;

- Duration of the studiesincomparison with the legal duration on the Bachelor's Degree.

Together with the evaluation of the adequacy of the academic preparation,a verification of the English language skills(language requisites) willbeheld.

Students need to demonstrate an Englishlanguage skillB2or higher, by presenting avalid Certificate issued by one of the following institutions:

· University ofBologna Language Centre (CLA-UNIBO), or other Italian Universities Language Centre.

· Internationally recognizedlanguage certifications,suchas TOEFL, IELTS, etc. (minimum scores to beconsidered equivalent to B2 levelbeing 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 Englishschools.

If no Certification is presented fortheevaluation an individual evaluation is carried out by the Admission Board through an interview or test with a specifically appointedAssessment Board.

Applicants with a foreign University Bachelor degree:

The fulfillment of the curriculum requirements and the adequacy of the academic preparation is evaluated case-by-case by the Board of the Degree Programme (―Consiglio di Corso di Laurea‖). If a credit/grade conversion (for both course contents and hours) to the Italian system is possible, the requirements listed above are checked.

For all the students (with Italian or Foreign University Bachelor degree), if one of the above requirements (Curriculum requisites and Academic preparation) is not fulfilled, the Board of the Degree Programme can decide to admit the student on the basis of his whole career.

The degree programme can provide a session for international students and appoint a commission to assess the students' personal competencies and skills, consistent with the competition notice awarding scholarships (scolarships deadline is usually scheduled in May).

Programme profile

The 2ndcycle degree programme aims to produce specialist, professional figures fortechnical and organisational roles in working contexts demanding knowledge ofmethodological and operative aspects of basic sciences and engineering,privileging the specific aspects of civil engineering but without neglectingother more general areas.
The degreeprogramme aims to produce highly qualified professionals in great demand bothlocally and nationally. These outcomes are achieved through a teachingprogramme based on a solid background in physics and mathematics, completed inthis 2nd cycle degree programme by some specific course units, theacquisition of professional and practical skills in all specific disciplines ofCivil Engineering, and in particular the design, execution, management and monitoringof civil building works, hydraulic works, infrastructures, transport systems,geotechnical works, territorial projects and surveying in territorial and urbanareas.
The selectedcore learning activities aim to provide skills in the analysis of advancedmethodological and operational procedures applied to civil engineeringsciences:
- specialisttraining in structural engineering, the instruments and methodologies of whichare particularly applied to the analysis of the design, conservation and recoveryof works, as well as safety;
- specialistcompetences in the field of hydraulic infrastructure engineering;
-interdisciplinary learning in the design of off-shore structures for energyproduction and mining. The curriculum provides ampleroom for autonomous learning activities, including exercises and laboratorywork allowing students to develop strong skills in the design, execution,management and monitoring of even highly complex works. The programme isdelivered entirely in the English language, targeting foreign students andItalian students wishing to study in an international context. The programmealso includes the possibility to spend a period of study abroad.


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.

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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.