Vehicle engineering

Master's degree programme

General information

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


Students enrolled in the Master's Degree in Vehicle Engineering specialise in the automotive sector and have the real opportunity to get in touch with important industrial companies operating locally in the field of road vehicles. The opportunities to meet such companies are offered through training internships and participation to research laboratories of the department. Most students of this programme come from other Universities, this being evidence of the fact that its training activities are highly attractive.

Course content

The specific teachings of the Master's Degree Programme in Vehicle Engineering deal with internal combustion engines for vehicles and their fluid dynamic simulation, the dynamic behaviour of vehicles, their external aerodynamics, and the techniques for structural calculation of the engine and chassis components. Programme training also includes classes on numerical analysis and automated controls. In addition, the programme offers students the opportunity to participate in the prestigious “Formula Student” competition, open to Engineering students all over the world, in which they are asked to design and build a single-seater vehicle for various types of racing competitions.

Career options

At the end of the programme, students become highly qualified engineers in the automotive sector, with strong designing skills that may also be used in the other mechanic industry fields. More specifically, the professional skills of master graduates in Vehicle Engineering are aimed at achieving employment opportunities in mechanic industries operating in the manufacturing of cars, motor vehicles, earth moving machines and construction machinery, industrial vehicle in general and their components, subsystems and installations. Graduates will also be able to take on professional roles as well as undertake entrepreneurial activities.

List of single courses taught in English

- Electrochemical Energy Conversion [ credits: 6]
- Additive manufacturing [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof. ing. Francesco Pellicano
prof. Ing Enrico Mattarelli

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