Technology / Master's degree programme
Electric Vehicle Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Interuniversity programme with Università di Bologna and Università degli studi di Ferrara and Università degli studi di Parma

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Completely taught in English
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Electric propulsion is one of the key components of smart mobility. It is recent news that in some countries of Northern Europe the sales of electric cars have exceeded 50% of the total of the registrations while according to ANFIA forecasts, in Italy in 2030 there will be no more pure endothermic cars and already in 2025 the number of pure electric or Plug-In hybrid cars will match the internal combustion cars. It becomes essential to have engineers and researchers able to bring design skills and innovation in a field of enormous development. Figures able to address specific issues such as the electric Powertrain project, the accumulation and management of electricity on board but also issues such as the auto-grid interface and the interconnection between vehicles. The EVE Degree Programme is aimed at training these professional figures.

Course content

Engineers in Electric Vehicle Engineering will be focused and skilled in the main subsystems making up an electric driveline, including: • battery charger: OBC - On Board Charger, fast charger, network connection • drive - traction • energy storage system • HVAC - heat and air conditioning systems • Auxiliaries: CC/CC converters, wiring • Sensors for purely electric and Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. For the different subsystems and the integrated system, the EVE engineer will deal with the following themes: • Control algorithms • Thermal management • Electric safety • Failure modes, reliability, quality, monitoring and diagnostics • Electric, mechanic, and functional interfacing • System setting and integration. S/he will have in-depth knowledge in the field of electromagnetic compatibility, testing and reliability of electric systems: interference and technical issues for its reduction, failures, testing and failure simulation techniques, reliability and the methods to ensure it.

Career options

The training programme in Electric Vehicle Engineering will provide graduates with adequate skills to analyse and design complex electric components and systems dedicated to electric and electromechanical conversion of energy with specific focus on the electric traction sector. S/he will be able to identify, formulate, and solve issues by means of up-to-date methods, techniques and tools in the field of industrial engineering in general; process original and highly innovative solutions within electric systems, machines, and drives in advanced research contexts or in cutting- edge sectors of e-vehicle engineering, thus contributing to the transfer of know-how and technology needed for the implementation of new functions inside new-concept vehicles.

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Course Director
prof. Lorenzo Peretto (Unibo)
prof. Giovanni Franceschini

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