Technology / Master's degree programme
Vehicle Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (5 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list Bando di ammissione al corso di laurea magistrale a libero accesso in Ingegneria del Veicolo(classe LM-33) a.a.2022/2023


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. The degree programme is divided into two curricula: POWERTRAIN CURRICULUM for a specialisation in the propulsion system. VEHICLE SYSTEM CURRICULUM for a specialisation in the vehicle body and chassis.

Course content

The specific teachings of the Master's Degree Programme in Vehicle Engineering deal with the design and development of both internal combustion and electric engines, the dynamic behaviour of vehicles, their external aerodynamics, and the techniques for structural calculation of the engine and chassis 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.

Career options

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.

List of single courses taught in English

- Additive manufacturing [ credits: 6]
- Automotive Electronics Systems [ credits: 6]
- Automotive Thermal Control [ credits: 6]
- Design Methods [ credits: 9]
- Electrochemical Energy Conversion [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof. Enrico Mattarelli
proff. Elena Bassoli, Antonio Zippo

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