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International Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering
University of Bologna
|Address||Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering – Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy|
|Tel. No.||+39 051 209 3726
International Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering
||Type of course
Full time; International Degree Programme taught in English; Dual degree programmes.
||Length of course
2 years – 120 ECTS
||Date of commencement
|| September 2017
|| Approx. 70
|| Approx. 3.295 €/year
||Student grants / Financial assistance:
|| University students may obtain economic support during their studies from the Emilia Romagna Region, the University of Bologna and other external bodies.
|| Not available
||Exchange partner schools
|| Columbia University in the City of New York (NY, USA)|
University of Miami (FL, USA)
Université de Liège (Belgium, EU)
|Major recruiters of graduates of this programme
|| Graduates may set to work as advisors, designers or project leaders and take up careers with consultancies, contractors, water utilities, water boards or regulatory bodies, relief agencies and international organisations. The Master’s gives access to third cycle studies (PhD/Specialisation schools) and to professional programmes.
||1. Ratio of National / Overseas students
2. Ratio of Men / Women 70/30
3. Age range 21-24
||See the Call for applications for the Master's Degree Programme starting in September 2017:
Admission to the International Master’s in Civil Engineering requires a 1st cycle Italian degree or equivalent bachelor achieved at legally recognised Institutions in Italy or abroad. It also requires a background in the subjects of Civil Engineering:
Hydraulics and hydraulic works; Land survey; Transportation and Road Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Structural Engineering.
Knowledge of the English language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference) is also required, which can be certified by:
- University of Bologna Linguistic Centre (CLA-UNIBO);
- Internationally recognised language certifications, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc. (minimum scores to be considered equivalent to B2 level being 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 English schools.
Graduates in a degree programme taught in English, English native speakers and graduates in English language and literature or equivalent are exempted from this assessment. The Degree Programme may require students to recover any initial deficit, if their knowledge of the English language is below the B2 level on admission. For Non-EU citizens, an annual quota of places is set each year by the University of Bologna. For the Master’s in Civil Engineering, in the academic year 2017/2018, a maximum of 60 Non-EU students will be accepted.
Please note: no entrance exam nor Italian proficiency test are required for the Master’s Degree Programme in Civil Engineering.
||Prof. Stefano De Miranda
||Contact for applications
+39 051 209 3726
The International Master’s in Civil Engineering is a graduate programme (Laurea Magistrale) which aims at educating professionals with the necessary in-depth scientific and technical knowledge in the field of civil engineering.
The programme is intended to provide students with firm technical bases while nurturing decision-making and leadership potential. It prepares graduates to practice their profession at an advanced level and with a unique exposure to an international environment to better understand global issues of civil engineering.
The core modules, common for all students (1st year), aim at consolidating fundamentals and improving modelling capabilities in the classical areas of Civil Engineering such as structural mechanics and engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, soil mechanics, road design and transportation.
In the second year, students choose a curriculum amongst:
In order to obtain the Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale), students must successfully complete all the courses and discuss a final dissertation, for a minimum of 120 Credits (ECTS).
The courses will be organized with in-class teaching activities, practice, design and laboratory activities. The final exam consists in the public discussion of a dissertation (the master thesis).
Thanks to Dual Degree agreements, students can obtain two qualifications in two years. The partners are Columbia University (New York, USA); University of Miami (Florida, USA); Université de Liège (Belgium).
Furthermore, international agreements allow students to spend part of their studies abroad (for exams, research, or internships).
The Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the Western world, paves the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research and a constant and increasingly broad international perspective.
Since its origins in 1088, Alma Mater has been student-centred hosting prominent figures from science and the arts. Based in five campuses (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna, Rimini), with a branch in Buenos Aires, it offers a teaching catalogue diversified and tailored to the needs of present-day society: over 200 degree programmes among its 33 Departments and 11 Schools are offered to over 81,000 students. 5,000 graduates are enrolled in PhDs and 3rd cycle programmes.
As a comprehensive research university Alma Mater invests in the multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach and in the inseparable connection between research and teaching. One of the most active universities leading and participating in European research and academic cooperation projects, Bologna has formed knowledge alliances with industry and public/private organizations. It is a hub of international networks. Beyond its close European links, it enjoys multiple connections with America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The mission of the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM) is to create and develop advanced research in the areas of civil, chemical, environmental and materials engineering, starting from evaluation, design, construction and service of manmade structures and infrastructures (including industrial production facilities), through the study and characterization of the constituent materials, up to the environmental analysis and impact assessment of the footprint on the territory and the environment.
More than 320 people currently team up to DICAM research activities: approximately 105 academic staff, 45 technical, administrative and librarian staff and 174 Ph.D. students, research assistants and fellows.
The Department is based in the two main locations of the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Bologna, the historical building of downtown Bologna and the new building in the strategic urban development of Via Terracini, in the close outskirt of the historical downtown, which houses the largest part of the Laboratory facilities and many modern offices for Researchers and Professors. However, staff’s activity also takes place at the Campuses of Cesena and Ravenna. The Department encompasses 11 specialized laboratories, which represent a large propulsive element to the research in all the specific disciplines, as well as an essential element for the teaching activities.
The high quality, interdisciplinary nature and collaborative work of the research groups enable the Department to provide, worldwide, an effective answer to the demands of today’s modern society and of professional world.
The Department faces many challenges for its future. Continuing its quest for excellence, with real impact in science and technology, is a clear goal. This goal relies on people and this is the most important asset of DICAM. Now and for the future our mission is to make the Department an ever more challenging place to be for young researchers. For all of them, our warmest thanks for the privilege of leading an enthusiastic team.
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