Technology / Master's degree programme
Civil and Environmental Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (6 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Master's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering integrates the training of Civil Engineer and Environmental Engineer according to the Sustainable Engineering paradigm. This Master's Degree focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of emerging environmental problems, such as the prevention and control of structural failures, floods and droughts, air quality in cities, waste and energy management, that request systemic and sustainable solutions over time. The formed Engineer has a solid technical and scientific background, is able to identify emerging problems and play an active role in decision processes.

Course content

The Master's Degree meets the requirements of the two classes LM 23 (Civil Engineering) and LM 35 (Environmental Engineering): each student must indicate at the time of enrollment the LM class within which he/she intends to obtain the Master's Degree, and can modify his/her choice, provided that it becomes final upon enrollment in the second year. The Master's Degree offers 4 Programs (curricula): The Program in Design of Structure and Infrastructure is addressed to the design, construction, and maintenance of new and existing structures. Structural safety under earthquake and fire conditions are especially addressed in the program. The Program in Water Resources Management make a profitable use of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Works to identify the optimal structural and nonstructural strategies for water use and flood defense. Urban and rural environments are both addressed. The Program in Environmental Sustainability deals with physics and chemistry-based waste treatment technologies, remediation of contaminated sites, air quality, impact assessment of civil and industrial installations and urban plans, land protection and environmental monitoring, using precision surveys, geomatics, remote sensing, and advanced simulation models. The Program in Energy Sustainability offers specific content in the energy field, concerning the Earth's energy resources, energy production technologies from renewable sources, energy performance of buildings and civil engineering system certifications, energy management and thermal plants. The whole Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering promotes period of study abroad through the Erasmus, Erasmus+, Traineeship, Moreoverseas (non-european countries), and Vulcanos (Japan) projects. In addition, special agreements with Cine and Vietnam exists, which offer opportunities for very significant educational experiences.

Career options

UNIMORE Master's graduates in Civil and Environmental Engineering easily get satisfactory jobs in terms of professional qualification and salaries as project engineers, mainly in studies of Civil, Environmental and Safety Engineering, in construction companies, in public administrations and agencies for environment protection and risk prevention, in civil protection, in multi-utility companies for water, waste and energy management. They can also work in scientific and technological research. The rate of employment at three years from graduation is 100%, significantly greater than the National average (89%), with salaries on the order of 1500 EUR/month, higher than the National average for the same type of master's degree (source: AlmaLaurea, 2017).

After the degree

MS's graduates may access to the Ph.D. Programs in order to test their ability to provide scientific contributions and, in any case, to further increase their professional skills. During the Ph.D. Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering international cooperation is promoted by allowing the Ph.D. students to visit Universities and Research Centers abroad.

List of single courses taught in English

- Advanced Structural Mechanics for Complex Media [ credits: 6]
- Applied Geomatics [ credits: 9]
- Computational Mechanics [ credits: 9]
- Geomatics for Structures and Cultural Heritage [ credits: 9]
- Theory of Structures [ credits: 9]
- Water Resources Engineering [ credits: 9]

More information

Course Director
prof. Stefano Orlandini
prof.ssa Grazia Ghermandi

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