Civil and environmental 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


Civil and environmental engineers are technical experts who actively contribute to the planning, implementation, management, and maintenance of environmentally sustainable works necessary for the advancement of society. They can operate in various settings, assist in the planning, production, management and organization of projects, providing technical-commercial assistance to companies, performing impact assessments and risk analyses, and managing preventive and emergency security. Their work can be performed as self-employed professionals with public works or services companies, or in public administrations. They are responsible for residential and industrial buildings, bridges and viaducts, dams, harbor and maritime works, aqueducts, roads, railways and airports. They are also involved in waste management and treatment systems, waste water purification plants, environmental impact assessments, soil protection against hydrogeological risks, the treatment of pollutants, materials recycling, and energy management and protection. These professional competencies are closely connected to the local territory and today, as in the past, this degree prepares students for direct entry employment.

Course content

The degree program is divided into two different areas: “Environmental Engineering” and “Civil Engineering.” These two sectors share the same basic core scientific and engineering disciplines, such as mathematical analysis, physics, geometry, chemistry, rational mechanics, technical and hydraulic physics and hydraulic construction, and construction science. The Environmental Engineering curriculum explores environmental chemistry, and offers courses in applied geology and geotechnics, environmental health engineering (study of the phenomena of pollution, and plant engineering, water purification, waste management and treatment), recovery of materials and energy systems, environmental impact assessment, and environmental law. The Civil Engineering curriculum includes courses in statics and design, geotechnics, technical architecture and building design, construction technology with a laboratory practice in structural planning, the dynamics of structures, computational mechanics, and chemistry applied to construction materials. Students in both curricula can participate in placements with companies, in public or private bodies, or at the university.

Career options

By virtue of the competencies and technical knowledge acquired by graduates in the planning, implementation and management of civil and environmental works, there are numerous and interesting employment opportunities. Civil engineering graduates find work with companies involved in the construction and maintenance of civil works, in professional consultancy and civil works planning firms, in public and private offices for the design, planning, management, and monitoring of municipal and local systems, in companies, institutions, consortiums and agencies for the management and monitoring of systems and services, and in service companies studying the municipal and local feasibility of infrastructures. Environmental engineering graduates find work in companies, public and private bodies, in consultancies for the design, planning, implementation, and management of public works, distribution networks and systems for overseeing and monitoring the environment and the local territory. They are also involved in soil protection, water purification, the management of waste, raw materials and environmental and energy resources, and the assessment, impact, and environmental compatibility of installations, infrastructures, urban plans, and civil works. Environmental engineers also design systems for managing the quality and safety of work environments and monitor environmental certification procedures.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Grazia Ghermandi
tel. 059 205 6120 / 6117 - fax
proff. Grazia Ghermandi - Marcello Tarantino
tel. 059 205 6120 / 6117 & - fax fax.

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