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The international Master’s in Civil Engineering is a programme that aims at educating professionals with the necessary in-depth scientific and technical knowledge in the field of civil engineering.

The programme provides students with firm technical bases while nurturing decision-making and leadership potential. It prepares graduates to practice their profession at an advanced level and with a unique exposure to an international environment to better understand global issues of civil engineering.

About the Programme: Civil Engineering

All courses and activities are given in English. The master’s duration is two years (4 semesters). The core modules, common for all students, aim at consolidating fundamentals and improving modelling capabilities in the classical areas of Civil Engineering such as structural mechanics and engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, soil mechanics, road design and transportation.

In the second year, students attend modules related to the chosen curriculum amongst:

These will allow students to become skilled in civil-engineering project-management, in design and analysis of civil-engineering structures and infrastructures, providing a comprehensive know how on civil engineering materials, technologies and processes.

A Faculty commission will help students selecting the courses to build their own curriculum.

In order to obtain the Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale), students must successfully complete all the courses and discuss a final dissertation, for a minimum of 120 Credits (ECTS).

The courses will be organized with in-class teaching activities, practice, design and laboratory activities. The final exam consists in the public discussion of a dissertation (the master thesis).

Even more international

Thanks to Dual Degree agreements, students can obtain two qualifications in two years. The partners are:

  • Tongji University (Shanghai, China);
  • University of Miami (Florida, USA);
  • Université de Liège (Belgium).

Furthermore, international agreements allow students to spend part of their studies abroad (for exams, research, or internships).


Read the Call for Applications on the website for detailed information on deadlines, registration rules and scholarship opportunities. 

A first cycle title and a B2 level English proficiency are required.

About the curriculum: Structural Engineering


to provide a comprehensive education and training on structural systems using a holistic approach in which the roles of materials, mechanics, analysis and design are emphasized.


-   to apply fundamental principles and standards within the Civil engineering fields;

  • to provide a strong technical education and broad multi-disciplinary skills to embark on successful professional careers in public enterprises, industry or academia;
  • to understand the ethical issues pertaining to engineering, and develop appropriate communication and collaboration skills essential for professional practice.


  • ability to identify, formulate, and solve Civil engineering problems;
  • ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • ability to use modern engineering techniques and computing tools necessary for the engineering practice;
  • ability to communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means and to function in multi-disciplinary teams.

About the curriculum: Infrastructure Design in River Basins

The curriculum focuses on the management of water resources and river basins in a human-impacted environment through:

  • the analysis of the hydrological, geological, geomorphological
  • and socio-economical behaviour of the catchment area;
  • the monitoring, understanding and management of surface water and ground water resources, keeping into consideration the impact and feedback of human interventions on these systems;
  • the design and management of water systems and hydraulic structures, their characteristics and functioning in relation to other civil engineering infrastructures (such as transportation systems).

Students will become able to make appropriate and critical use of methods, techniques and tools necessary for planning the integrated management of water resources and water systems in river basins, for designing engineering structures and infrastructures (aimed at water supply, drainage and defense from water-related risks), together with the accompanying maintenance and operational control practices.

Graduates may set to work as advisors, designers or project leaders and take up careers with consultancies, contractors, water utilities, water boards or regulatory bodies, relief agencies and international organisations.

About the curriculum: Harbour engineering


provide a comprehensive education and training on the design and management of coastal defense structures and harbour works, and for the evaluation of their impact on the neighboring environment.


Train professionals for industrial sectors that leverage both conventional and renewable energy sources, for the management and design of coastal areas and littoral zones, having regard for environmental sustainability.

These technical experts, with marked design and innovation skills, have the competencies needed to work successfully in the design, operational management, control, safety and verification of the environmental and economic sustainability of harbour installations, systems and structures.


Knowledge needed for the professional competencies, including the application of mathematics to the solution of numeric design and simulation problems, the application of fluid dynamics in the specific context of marine environments and harbour installations, and elements of solid and structure mechanics.

The degree programme will also provide vocational knowledge about the environmental, safety and sustainability aspects, within specific course units on management of the environmental, monitoring, remediation and safety aspects. These topics will also be embedded drivers in the course units dedicated to the design and management of installations, systems and structures.

A further area of learning will focus on providing students with specific knowledge of offshore and coastal technologies, systems and structures, with particular reference to technologies for the production of offshore petroleum resources and offshore renewable energies.

About the curriculum: Sustainable mobility in urban areas


Provide a comprehensive education and training on the design and management of urban and regional mobility in the road, rail and airport sectors.


Train professionals who able to design, monitor, manage and plan roads, railways and airports. Besides these, this professionals will capable of integrated urban transit solutions. Main idea is providing all this knowledges with green and sustainable systems.


  • Design road, railway and airport infrastructures with green and environmentally friendly materials to promote recycling in the perspective of CAM;
  • Design and monitor intermodal nodes;
  • Analyze and improve urban road safety;
  • Design with innovative methods "cycle path and greenways";
  • Conducting sustainable mobility services analysis;
  • Introduce innovative systems in urban mobility.