You are there: Home » What you can study » Bachelor's Degree Programmes » Vehicle Engineering

Technology / Master's degree programme
Vehicle Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Those who enrol in the Master's Degree programme in Vehicle Engineering specialise their training in the Automotive sector and have the concrete opportunity to meet prestigious industrial companies in the area and beyond operating in the field of land vehicles. Encounters with these realities are structured within the framework of courses, training placements and attendance of the department's research laboratories. Most students of this programme come from other Universities, this being evidence of the fact that its training activities are highly attractive. The degree programme is divided into two curricula: POWERTRAIN CURRICULUM for a specialisation in propulsion systems. VEHICLE SYSTEM CURRICULUM for a specialisation in the vehicle body and chassis.

Programme contents

The specific teachings of the Master's Degree Programme in Vehicle Engineering cover the design and development of powertrains, thermal, hybrid, electric and fuel cell engines, the study of the dynamic behaviour of vehicles and their external aerodynamics, structural and fluid-dynamic calculation techniques of components. Programme training also includes teachings on numerical analysis, automated controls, and heat management. The programme promotes the participation of students in Learning-by-Doing, Formula Student and Moto Student projects, or international competitions in which students of Engineering from all over the world are called to design and build prototypes of vehicles, and to compete with them, in which the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia has won numerous awards in recent years.

Job opportunities

At the end of the programme, students become highly qualified engineers in the automotive sector, with 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.

More information

Course Director:
Prof. Stefano Fontanesi
tel. 059 2056114
Tutoring delegate:
Prof. Elena Bassoli


tel: +390592056252

Dott. Antonio Zippo


tel: +390592056312

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