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Master's Degree in Off-shore Engineering

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering – Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italy

+39 051 209 3726

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Type of course
Full time; International Degree Programme. Dual degree programmes.

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 years – 120 ECTS

Date of commencement
September 2018

Class size
Approx. 40

Cost / fees
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

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / Overseas students 50/50
2. Ratio of Men / Women 50/50
3. Age range 21-24

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
The programme is designed in the framework of an intense cooperation with companies active in the off-shore sector mostly in the Ravenna region. The topics of the courses offered are specifically declined to meet both the requirements of a high-ranked engineering preparation and to answer the professional needs of the sector.

Admission requirements
Call for applications for the Master's Degree Programme starting in September 2018:

Admission to the International Master’s in Off-shore Engineering requires a 1st cycle Italian degree or equivalent bachelor achieved at legally recognised Institutions in Italy or abroad. Background knowledge is required in subjects related to off-shore engineering, as: Fluid dynamics and hydraulics; Thermodynamics; Geotechnical Engineering; Process Engineering; Structural Mechanics; Design.

Knowledge of the English language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference) is also required.

Contact details for application
Dicam International
+39 051 209 3726

University of Bologna

Master's Degree in Off-shore Engineering

The two-years Master’s degree in Off-shore Engineering is entirely delivered in English. The programme aims at building knowledge to put at use in an international working environment, to cope with advanced design techniques and to tackle the improvement and optimization of off-shore operations in harsh environments.

The programme offers three different tracks:
  • the track addressing Off-shore Energy Technologies, dedicated to the design and operation of off-shore technologies and processes for renewable energies and Oil&Gas, as well as for the exploitation of marine bioresources;
  • the track addressing Off-Shore Structures, dedicated to the design, installation, management and maintenance of off-shore and maritime structures and systems for the exploitation of fabrication techniques, structures assembling, conventional and renewable energies;
  • the track addressing Environmental Off-Shore Engineering, dedicated to the assessment and management of environmental and safety issues in the design and operation of off-shore structures, technologies and systems.
The programme was designed in the framework of an intense cooperation with companies active in the off-shore sector. The topics of the courses are specifically defined to meet both the requirements of a high-ranked engineering preparation and to answer to the professional needs of the sector.

Other courses offered by University of Bologna

  • International Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Historic Building Rehabilitation
  • Master in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs - International Politics and Markets curriculum
  • Master in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development

  • About The University of Bologna

    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.