Getting to know the School

As part of the reorganization of Bologna University approved in 2012, the School of Engineering and Architecture has formed out of three previous Faculties: Bologna’s Engineering Faculty, the Second Faculty of Engineering at Forlì, and the Cesena “Aldo Rossi” Faculty of Architecture. The multiple experience and knowledge accrued by these different places of origin now converge in one new School.

The School of Engineering and Architecture offers its students learning curricula resting on a solid scientific basis, with a clear leaning towards applied technology that combines the differing approaches of systems, design and analytical engineering. This covers the fields of architecture and industrial design, as well as the various fields of engineering: industrial, mechanical, ICT, environmental, civil, constructional, biomedical, aeronautical and space, chemical and biochemical, electric energy, electronic, telecommunications, automation, and management.

Besides these multi-disciplinary skills, students will develop qualities that will stand them in good professional stead: commitment, concentration, intellectual resilience, practice with group work, and a penchant for digging deep, learning properly and then delivering the fruits.

The School organizes its studies so as to combine a solid methodological and scientific training with preparation for a career; humanistic learning twins with practical building know-how.

The basic degree programmes aim to give students mastery of methods and general scientific contents, as well as specific occupational know-how. The second-cycle programmes are an advanced training geared to higher professional practice. In acquiring the statutory educational credits – each with its own skills – the student gains an academic qualification and professional training which will be snapped up by the job market – witness, the star employment rates of the School’s graduates.

The School also imparts a pronounced international slant to its programme catalogue. Students may choose Joint Programmes and Double Degrees in collaboration with foreign universities, while degree programme curricula may be completely taught in English. Students are urged to spend periods of study and gain credits on international mobility programmes in Europe and elsewhere in the world, profiting by internships and research grants designed to help them prepare or develop degree dissertations.

By way of baptism in the labour market, over 2,300 agreements have been struck with firms and institutes prepared to host the internships stipulated on the degree curriculum (as well as extra-curricular internships).

The School teaching and other staff extend a warm welcome to those deciding to embark on a degree programme at Engineering and Architecture. Good luck in their studies and the career that will certainly ensue!