Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Bachelor's Degree Programme
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L-7 - Class Of First Degrees In Civil And Environmental Engineering
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Course Overview

The Bachelor’s degree course in Civil and Environmental Engineering aims at training first level engineers who will be able to plan and support the phases of design and management of works, buildings and infrastructures in the civil sector, and to operate in the domain of the protection of the environment against natural and human risks. Besides giving a thorough grounding in civil engineering (calculus, chemical and applied physics), the degree course also includes training activities for civil engineers in both core and related subjects. The former are designed to promote the acquisition of the tools needed to design civil engineering works and to evaluate environmental engineering problems. The latter, which are centered on the study of the properties of building materials and the application of thermodynamics to civil structures and infrastructures, complete the educational path, thus enabling graduates to acquire working methods and develop key skills required in the job market.


Course Characteristics

The degree course is structured into three years, with two semesters per year. Each semester is further divided into three/four months of classes and individual study, and two months devoted exclusively to exams, and, in the third year, to the final project. The three/four months of classes are divided into two midterms, at the end of which assessment tests are held. Totally, students will collect 180 ECTS credits, which are evenly distributed over a three-year period.

Career prospects

The Bachelor’s degree course in Civil and Environmental Engineering is arranged so that graduates are able: to organize and perform geotechnical investigation campaigns and topographical surveys, and to assess their results; to understand the impact of design choices from a structural standpoint and to influence accordingly the construction work on a building site; to perform independent and conscious assessments of specific aspects of hydraulic constructions and sanitary engineering, both during the design and execution; to understand the theoretical bases of tech facilities in order to operate with absolute mastery while installing and maintaining such facilities.
In particular, graduates can find employment in the:
- Area of civil engineering: construction and maintenance companies of civil works, plants and civil infrastructures; professional firms and design companies; public offices working with design, planning, management and the control of urban and territorial systems; businesses, organizations, associations and agencies for the management and control of works and services; service companies for the study of the urban and territorial impact of infrastructures;
- Area of environmental and land engineering: companies, public and private institutions and professional firms for the design, planning, construction and management of works and control and monitoring environmental and land use systems, soil conservation, waste management, raw materials and environmental, geological and energy resources, as well as the assessment of the impact and environmental compatibility of plans and works;
- Area of safety engineering, and engineering of civil, environmental and territory protection: big infrastructures, construction sites, workplaces, plants, local authorities, public and private bodies where of prevention and safety management activities are developed.