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Course overview - Master's Degree Course in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Type of Study Programme: Master's Degree Programme

Department:  Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics

Degree Programme Class: LM-35 –Master’s Degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Duration in years: 2

Credits: 120

Place of teaching: BRESCIA

Type of access:  three-year university degree or diploma, or other recognised and approved qualification obtained abroad.

Language: English

Teaching method: Traditional

Attendance: Optional

Location: Engineering campus, 43 Via Branze, Brescia  (Gmaps)

Study Programme Sheet

  • The Master's Degree Course in Civil and Environmental Engineering is a two-year Master's Degree Programme, taught entirely in English.
  • To be eligible, students should have a trhee-year Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or in Environmental Engineering, with a sound background in Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Fluid mechanics and Structural Mechanics (see Enrolment > Entry requirements)
  • A good English proficency is required (CEFR B2).
  • Student exchange programs with foreign Universities are available as well as scholarships for foreign students (call open in spring).
  • The course offers the opportunity, according to the choices available in the study plan, to channel preparation more towards the civil area or environmental area of engineering.
  • The course is organised over two academic years and foresees the acquisition of a total of 120 credits divided among specific subjects, related and additional subjects chosen by the student, as well as final examination preparation activities.


Learning objectives

The Master’s Degree Course in Civil and Environmental Engineering is structured in order to provide interdisciplinary advanced knowledge and comprehension in the principal areas of civil, environmental and land engineering and, specifically, to prepare students for:

  • the design and management of hydraulic and land defence works, water and waste treatment systems, urban and rural transport systems and environmental surveys, urban regeneration and the restoration of built up areas;
  • the design and management of urban and land planning, programming and design on different scales, as well as the assessment of technological plans, projects and systems;
  • high level technical-administrative and technical-commercial management within Public Administration, enterprises, public and private bodies and professional firms.
Expected learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master's Degree Programme shall, in particular, be able to work in contexts characterised by high levels of international interaction, such as companies with branches in different countries, major professional contracts abroad, projects funded by EU Structural Funds, etc.

The Master's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering is thus establishes as a pathway of excellence intended to train engineers who are preparing to compete on the global job market with specific expertise bridging the traditional skills of civil and environmental engineering.