Students at the Master’s degree course in Civil Engineering learn to deal with the most advanced aspects of design and construction of civil engineering works. In particular, the course focuses on the design of civil and industrial structures and infrastructures (with special regard to seismic zones), such as reinforced and pre-stressed concrete or steel structures, aqueducts and sewers, bridges and viaducts, superficial and deep foundations, retaining structures, over-ground and underground constructions, superstructures, air conditioning systems, and energy saving systems in buildings. Student acquire comprehensive skills in the choice and the application of both traditional and innovative construction materials, as well as in the use of the most advanced territorial information systems.
The Master's degree course in Civil Engineering provides a solid grounding in the theoretical and scientific, experimental and applied aspects of structural engineering, geotechnics and hydraulics, thus enabling students to identify and devise innovative solutions to complex or multidisciplinary problems. The constant application of techniques, technologies and methods for the solution of practical problems makes ‘design’ the key feature objective of this Master’s course, differentiating it from many other degree courses.
The two-year course is based upon two semesters per year. Each semester includes three months of class attendance and individual study, and two months devoted exclusively to exams, for a total of 120 ECTS evenly distributed over the two years.
The professional opportunities for second-level graduates in Civil Engineering are to be found in all public and private bodies and companies involved in the innovation and development, planning, designing, implementing and managing of civil engineering works, or as freelance professionals. In particular, graduates can find employment in companies of construction and maintenance of civil works; professional design firms; public bodies for the design, management and supervision of metropolitan and territorial systems; research institutions, companies, bodies, groups and agencies for the management and control of works and service systems; service companies for the feasibility study of the urban and territorial impact of the infrastructures.