Technology / Bachelor's degree programme
Mechanical Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The BSc programme Mechanical Engineering is characterized by strong relationships with a large number of manufacturing industries, where many graduates easily find employment. Furthermore, due to broad and multidisciplinary competencies, graduates can work in many industrial sectors. As a result, the exceptional demand of young mechanical engineers guarantees the employment after graduation. After the BSc Mechanical Engineering degrees, the Dept. of Engineering Enzo Ferrari offers MSc programmes: Vehicle Engineering; Advanced Automotive Engineering (in English); Mechanical Engineering; Materials Engineering. The academic staff is mainly permanent, easily accessible to students, and actively involved in national and international research. The learning environment is welcoming. There are many classrooms, teaching and research labs, libraries, study rooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias, etc. The program also provides the opportunity to participate to Erasmus programs and to have a professional experience through industrial internships.

Course content

The first part of the program provides a basic knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, enabling students to gain a solid understanding of methodological- operational aspects and use their knowledge to interpret and describe engineering problems. Additionally, beginning in the first year, students will acquire the engineering knowledge and skills which will permit them to adequately understand the general concepts of mechanical engineering. These range from Mechanical design to Thermodynamics, from Energy conversion systems to the functional principles of the machines, from the analysis of Mechanisms to their final Design, from Production technologies to plant services. Furthermore, the Program provides fundamental knowledge about Materials science and Electrical engineering. In addition to traditional lectures, course activities will also include lab experiences in which each student will be able to practice and verify the skills acquired. For several years now, the program has offered some students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to design and build a racecar for the prestigious “Formula Student” competition, which is open to Faculties of Engineering from all over the world. Students can also take advantage of our excellent tutoring program which is run by professors and senior students, and which allows them to use the website to find updated information and the instructional material for each course.

Career options

Upon completion of the three-year program, graduates will become qualified Mechanical Engineers. Most employment opportunities lie in the industrial sector, particularly in the mechanical, electromechanical and chemical areas, and in the automation and robotic industries operating in the production of machines, components, systems, and installations. The responsibilities of graduates in Mechanical Engineering are very diversified and principally involve planning, production, management and organization, as well as support in the field of technical-commercial structures. Mechanical engineers can also work as self-employed planners or consultants, or in public administration, where their duties are mainly in the areas of management or monitoring. Successful graduates will have direct access to all second-cycle degree programs of the Faculty of Engineering belonging to the disciplinary area LM-33 (Mechanical Engineering and Vehicle Engineering) and may also be able to enroll in the second-cycle program in Materials Engineering.

After the degree

The BSc Degree Mechanical Engineering allows to access the MSc programs: Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Advanced Automotive Engineering, Materials Engineering.

More information

Course Director
prof. Silvio Sorrentino

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