Vehicle engineering

Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
- call for admission for the a. y. 2017-2018
Language Partially taught in English (1 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

Presentation

Students enrolling in the Second-Cycle Degree program in Automotive Engineering are not only guaranteed a secure job and advanced, high-level training, but will also specialize in the “automotive” sector, which will provide them with the opportunity to come into contact with the prestigious automobile industries operating in our vicinity. These contacts will be made during training internships and in the university laboratories which were born from our collaboration with some of these industries. These include: the Millechili Laboratory (which originated from the collaboration with Ferrari for the purpose of contributing to the development of vehicles of the future which are lighter and cleaner), as well as Laboratories for the Analysis of Vibrations, Automotive Hydraulics, Assisted Planning of Mechanical Structures, Computational Fluid Thermodynamics, and Internal Combustion Engine Testing. The excellent reputation of our program is evidenced by the fact that most of our students come from other universities.

Course content

Applied specialized courses offered in the Second-Cycle Degree program in Automotive Engineering include: internal combustion engines for vehicles, the dynamic behavior of vehicles, their external aerodynamics, the design of automotive bodies, control systems, structural calculation techniques for engine components, and the chassis. Students may also choose courses from a wide range of electives including, for example, fluid dynamic simulation, injection control in motors, comfort, agricultural machines, testing, materials, and propulsion systems for hybrid vehicles. A distinctive feature of the program is its strong emphasis on design. Various courses will provide students with the opportunity to use a large number of software instruments (even for industrial use), which will allow them to acquire applied professional skills. In most cases, the final thesis focuses on problems of an industrial nature, and is aimed at finding innovative and concrete solutions for the optimization of the system components of a vehicle. Alongside traditional lectures and laboratories, the program also provides initiatives to familiarize students with vehicle problems through cycles of seminars and other applied learning activities. One example is the “Formula Student,” a prestigious competition open to Engineering students from all over the world in which they must design and build a one seat vehicle with which they will compete in various categories, testing their design, managerial, and marketing abilities. The Modena and Reggio Emilia team achieved prestigious results in recent years, and currently holds the title for the best overall standing of an Italian team.

Career options

Upon completion of the program, graduates will become highly qualified engineers in the automotive sector, with expertise in design, which can also be applied to other mechanical industries. They will also be trained to develop experimental activities and manage and coordinate the design, production, and testing of vehicles or their components. The professional skills of graduates in Vehicle Engineering can be specifically applied to occupations in mechanical industries operating in the production of automobiles, motor vehicles, earth-moving and building machinery, industrial machinery in general, as well as their components, subsystems, and installations. Opportunities also exist to engage in professional activities or pursue entrepreneurial initiatives.

List of single courses taught in English

- Additive manufacturing [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof. Emanuele Galligani
tel. 059 205 6325 - fax
e-mail emanuele.galligani@unimore.it
Tutor
prof. Ing Enrico Mattarelli
tel. 059 205 6151 & - fax fax.
e-mail enrico.mattarelli@unimore.it

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