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Taught entirely in English, the international teaching staff includes highly experienced lectures and professionals. The number of places is limited (max. 120) and admissions are based on merit and interviews evaluating motivations and skills. 

The Advanced Automotive Engineering at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - UNIMORE requires student participation in numerous laboratory activities either in Campus or on the premises of industrial partners, in line with a “learning by doing” approach. The programme also includes mandatory internships in companies and lab-based thesis preparation activities, carried out following a “project work” approach.

The first semester is in common for all students and courses take place in the Modena Campus. Courses aim at providing core competences related to high performance vehicle design. Topics include: vehicle lay-out design; vehicle production processes and vehicle components construction and assembly; choice and use of materials for the high- performance vehicles; mechanical effects on systems and components.

Career options

Advanced Automotive Engineers are able to plan, develop and manufacture the main sub- systems of cars and motorcycles, with particular reference to the premium market and to racing vehicles. 

Depending on the chosen curriculum, a graduate in Advanced Automotive Engineering specializes in: - powertrain: s/he is able to plan traditional and innovative propulsion systems paying attention to their optimization as well as to the control and solution of environmental and energetic issues; - architecture of ground vehicles: s/he is in charge of the set-up and development of vehicles, ranging from fundamental design aspects up to the design of the main groups and “cold” sub-groups of high performance vehicles; - racing vehicle architecture: s/he is able to set up all the “cold” groups and sub-groups of racing vehicles. 

In particular, s/he specializes in aerodynamic aspects, employment of light materials (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Materials), and the design and conduction of experimental tests; - motorcycles: s/he is able to design and develop high-tech motorcycles, in both the production and racing segments. 

S/he can manage dedicated aspects of electronic engineering and industrial processes; - production: s/he is able to plan, develop control and manage the processes and production systems related to the automotive field, with particular reference to the use of the most advanced digital technologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Combustion Systems/Electric Propulsion Systems
  • Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Processing
  • Automotive Electronics Systems
  • Automotive Fluid Power Systems 
  • CFD Fundamentals and Aerodynamics 
  • Chassis and Body Design 
  • Chassis and Body Design and Manufacturing/Vehicle Virtual Design 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants must hold one of the following study qualifications:

  • University Degree
  • Three-year University Diploma
  • Specialist Degree or Master’s Degree
  • Five-year University Degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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min. €660 - max. €2,000

Living costs for Modena

  • 800 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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