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Vehicle Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list Call for applications to English courses


The Bachelor's Degree Programme is intrinsically connected with the automotive industries operating in the area and beyond. Thanks to their cross-cutting and broad spectrum training, graduates may access any industrial sector, even if not strictly connected with the automotive, motorcycle, and off-road sector. The global demand for young automotive engineers is quite strong and occupational levels are high.

Programme contents

The first part of the programme provides the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and chemistry. Starting from the first year, they are combined with specific teachings that are essential to properly address general vehicle engineering themes: mechanical drawing, thermodynamics and heat transmission, energy conversion systems, fluid machinery, electrical engineering, electric machines, sensors, machinery and mechanism design, mechanic technology, materials science. Teaching is based on classroom lectures and laboratory activities. The Programme offers students the opportunity to apply and further explore their own engineering knowledge by taking part in University “Learning-by-Doing” projects, that provide for the realisation of car and bike prototypes to compete with Engineering students all over the world. The Programme also offers students the opportunity to study abroad and approach the job market by carrying out internships in companies.

Job opportunities

At the end of the three years, students become Automotive Engineers. The main employment sector is the automotive industry and its satellite activities. The professional profile of the Automotive Engineer is based on sound technical and scientific fundamentals, together with a broad overview of the vehicle system. The Automotive Engineers are able to assist in designing and developing the main vehicle sub-systems, as well as take part in the development and management of technological and manufacturing processes. In addition to technical and engineering skills, automotive engineers boast soft skills aimed at communicating the technical contents, planning the management of project activities, and continuously refining the theoretical and practical skills through a “learning by doing” approach. These functions will be carried out when working both in manufacturing industries and engineering companies. The degree programme allows students to access the Master's Degree in Vehicle Engineering and the new Master's Degree in Advanced Automotive Engineering (in English), but also the master degree programmes in Mechanic Engineering and Materials Engineering. Access to these degree programmes is ensured with no educational debits.

More information

Course Director:
Prof. Stefano Fontanesi?
tel. 059 2056114?
Tutoring delegate:
Prof. Roberto Giovanardi
Tel. 059-2056225,
Prof. Margherita Peruzzini
Tel: 059-2056259,
Prof.ssa Cecilia Vernia
Tel. 059 2055207,

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