Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering

Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Completely taught in English
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Electronic engineers today working in the field of automotive electronics are faced with daily challenges related to the evolution of traditional vehicles within a complex, high-tech environment. This environment is based on the interplay of mechanics, electronics, energy conversion and storage technologies, materials and control systems. The Master Degree in AAEE is an International Inter- University course offered by MUNER - Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna, a project born from the collaboration among the Universities of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Parma and the most prestigious automotive companies in the world based in the Region: Automobili Lamborghini, Dallara, Ducati, Ferrari, Haas F1 Team, HPE Coxa, Magneti Marelli, Maserati, Pagani, Scuderia Toro Rosso.The objective of the programme is to equip students with engineering fundamentals, prepare them for real world applications, and enable them to design, develop and manufacture the main sub- systems of cars and motorcycles, with particular reference to the premium and motorsport market sector. The course also offers training in the development and management of technological and production processes, and develops competences in the field of information engineering so as to enable students to design the most advanced electronic and computer systems in the automotive field. The master's degree programme consists of: a) lectures, held exclusively in English, providing in-depth theoretical and practical preparation in the laboratories of the University and of private companies so as to favour the development of high-level professional competencies based on a “learning by doing” approach; b) mandatory internships in private companies and lab-based thesis preparation activities carried out following a “project work” approach.

Course content

The master's degree programme in Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering is aimed at developing a broad range of competences and skills in the design and manufacturing of high- performance cars and motorcycles in the premium segment and in racing. The first year focuses on subjects related to the electronics of the car of the future. The second year includes a variety of courses offering specialisation in the most innovative areas of R&D. Students are also given the opportunity to spend study periods abroad, either on Erasmus+ grants or for placement and thesis preparation activities.

Career options

Graduates will find employment in the field of innovation and development of products and processes, advanced production design, planning and programming, management of complex systems within manufacturing or service companies involved in the design and production of vehicles in premium segments and racing at national and international level. Graduates can further complete their studies through a PhD and will possess the skills and qualifications required by law to apply for engineering jobs in the various areas of specialisation regulated by Italian state law within the Engineer Professional Register section A, sector C-Information.

More information

Course Director
prof. Roberto Zanasi

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