Course Objectives

The MSc. course in Civil Engineering has the specific objective of offering the student an advanced professional training in the field of design, construction and management of civil constructions, with reference to both new constructions and rehabilitation of existing buildings. The graduate will therefore be able to design the civil work in response to specific functional requirements in compliance with the current technical regulations, to define all the construction characteristics, to take care of its implementation also through the organization of construction sites and finally to follow its management in the time including ordinary and extraordinary maintenance works. The educational path is aimed at graduates with a solid background in the basic sciences of physics and mathematics and a broad-spectrum basic knowledge in the field of civil engineering. A first year of training is foreseen with many common subjects in order to transmit a coherent body of knowledge and methodologies in the great branches of modern civil engineering (construction, geotechnics, hydraulics, infrastructures and structures, transport, environment). In the second year the student deepens and specializes his preparation in one of the specific topics and completes the course with an important personal thesis work. For the completion of the study plan, related and supplementary courses are indicated, useful for providing knowledge of the environmental / legal / technical context and / or for providing information on methods, equipment and machinery for the construction of the works.

The MSc. Course is divided into curricula, corresponding to central topics and sectors that characterize and have a consolidated tradition, respectively, of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The didactic regulations of the course of study and the training offer will allow students, who request them, to follow training courses containing an adequate amount of credits in similar and non-characterizing supplementary sectors. There is also a high possibility of individual choices, in order to further specialize one's training and the enrollment of students with different degrees, even belonging to different classes, while guaranteeing the achievement of the educational objectives of the master's degree course.