Vehicle Engineering

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Engineering is intrinsically connected with the automotive industries present in the area. The interdisciplinary and broad preparation makes graduates in Automotive Engineering able to access any other industrial sector, even if not strictly connected with automotive. The global demand for young automotive engineers is quite strong and occupational levels are high.

Course content

The first part of the degree programme provides the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and chemistry. Besides, and starting from the first year, engineering knowledge and skills are provided, allowing students to properly deal with general vehicle engineering subjects: mechanical drawing, thermodynamics, energy conversion systems, fluid machinery, electrotechnics, electric machines, machinery and mechanism sizing, production technologies, materials science. In addition to the traditional classroom lessons, laboratory activities are also provided. The programme offers students the opportunity to shape their own knowledge through the construction of a Student Formula vehicle, a prestigious competition open to Engineering students all over the world. The programme also offers abroad studies for periods of time and approach the job market through internships in companies.

Career options

At the end of the three years, students become Automotive Engineers. The main occupational sector is working in the automotive industry and its satellite activities. The professional profile of the Automotive Engineer is based on sound technical and scientific fundamentals, together with a broad overview of the vehicle system. The Automotive Engineer is able to assist in designing and developing the main sub-systems that vehicles are made of, as well as take part in the development and management of technological and production processes. In addition to technical and engineering skills, the automotive engineer boasts interdisciplinary skills aimed at communicating the technical contents, planning the management of project activities, and continuously refining the theoretical and practical skills through a “learning by doing” approach. These functions will be carried out when working both in manufacturing industries and engineering companies.

More information

Course Director
prof. Francesco Pellicano
prof. Matteo Giacopini

The course is managed by the "Enzo Ferrari" Department of Engineering