Mechatronics engineering

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


In the field of modern industrial production there is an ever-increasing demand for professionals who possess a solid background in mechanical and structural engineering, and are able to successfully combine those skills with computer science engineering. These professionals are required to solve problems involving the integration of mechanical and electric/electronic systems in the design of innovative computer-controlled automated systems, which are predominately used in modern mechanical and manufacturing industries. This demands a multidisciplinary preparation in which the typical competencies of industrial degree programs are combined with those of information technology programs. The local presence of numerous companies involved in the development of mechatronic products (for example, the construction of industrial machines and installations, electronically-controlled oleodynamic devices, and mechatronic self-propelled machines for agriculture and landscaping), represents a valid motivation for choosing an interdisciplinary program which can meet the local productive needs of the region of Emilia-Romagna. In fact, the region has recently formalized an Advanced Mechanics Cluster which has assigned the management of the mechatronic sector within this cluster to the territory of Reggio Emilia.

Course content

The degree program in Mechatronic Engineering is aimed at providing graduates with a unique set of skills developed through the study of three main areas of engineering. Firstly, they will receive a solid preparation in basic mathematical and scientific disciplines, which will equip them with the essential tools to interpret, describe, and solve engineering problems. Secondly, this knowledge will be complemented by a broad-based preparation in industrial and computer engineering for the purpose of gaining knowledge and fundamental skills in applied specialized disciplines such as electronics, information processing systems, automatics, machines, machine construction and design, electrotechnology, and electric drives. Students will also receive a solid grounding in other related disciplines useful for providing further scientific and engineering knowledge, such as technical physics, technology, and mechanical installations.

Career options

Career opportunities lie primarily with mechatronic or mechanical companies whose typical products include either computer-controlled mechanical devices or electronic diagnostic devices. Graduates can also work for companies producing complex mechatronic systems (automated machines, civil or industrial self-propelled machines such as automobiles, tractors, etc.) in which the system mechanics are integrated through electronically controlled devices. This program also leads to related professions in mechanical and electronic engineering.

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Course Director
prof. Riccardo Rubini
prof. Claudio Giberti

The course is managed by the Department of Sciences and Method for Engineering