Second cycle degree

Advanced Automotive Engineering

Joint degree with Universities of Bologna, Modena and Reggio Emilia and Ferrara

The degree programme

This Master’s Degree course in Advanced Automative Engineering, aims to offer all the skills needed to design and develop high performance cars and motorcycles. It’s promoted by MUNER (Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna), an association founded by the Emilia Romagna Region and through collaboration between the universities in the area, including the University of Parma, and some of the most prestigious Italian companies in the sector such as Lamborghini, Dallara, Ducati, Ferrari, Haas F1 team, HPE Coxa, Marelli, Maserati, Alpha Tauri and Pagani. This Master’s Degree course in AAE, offered exclusively in English, is made up of 6 different syllabuses with 25 places available for each one.

Advanced Powertrain – Modena (Modena), Advanced Powertrain Bologna (Bologna in the 2nd Semester); High Performance Car Design (Parma in the second year); Advanced Motorcycle Engineering.

What are you going to learn?

First semester (shared programme) – Modena

  • Manufacturing and assembly technologies / Science and technology of metallic and composite materials – 12 CFU
  • Mechanical vibrations – 6 CFU
  • Vehicle conceptual design – 6 CFU

Second semester

Advanced Powertrain – Modena

  • Internal Combustion Engines – 6 CFU
  • Electric Drives – 6 CFU
  • Automatic Controls – 6 CFU
  • Engine Components Design and Manufacturing / Automotive Computer Aided – 12 CFU
  • Mechanical Transmissions – 6 CFU

Advanced Powertrain – Bologna

  • Electric Drives / Electric Propulsion Systems – 12 CFU
  • Electronics Systems / Automatic Controls – 12 CFU
  • Powertrain Design and Manufacturing – 6 CFU
  • Internal Combustion Engines – 6 CFU

High performance car design – Modena

  • CFD Fundamentals and Aerodynamics – 9 CFU
  • FEM Fundamentals and Chassis Design – 9 CFU
  • Vehicle Dynamics – 12 CFU
  • Automotive Computer Aided Design – 6 CFU
  • Automatic Controls – 6 CFU

Racing car design – Modena

  • CFD Fundamentals and Aerodynamics – 9 CFU
  • FEM Fundamentals and Chassis Design – 9 CFU
  • Vehicle Dynamics – 12 CFU
  • Automotive Computer Aided Design CAD – 6 CFU

Advanced motorcycle engineering – Bologna

  • Powertrain Design and Manufactoring – 6 CFU
  • Electronics Systems / Automatic Controls – 12 CFU
  • Electric Drives / Internal Combustion Engines – 12 CFU

Advanced sportcar manufactoring – Bologna

  • Powertrain Design and Manufactoring – 6 CFU
  • Electronics Systems / Automatic Controls – 12 CFU
  • Electric Drives / Internal Combustion Engines – 12 CFU

Advanced Powertrain – Modena

  • Design and Modelling of High Performance Combustion Systems – 12 CFU
  • Electric Propulsion Systems / Electrochemical Energy Storage And Conversion – 12 CFU
  • Optional units – 12 CFU
  • Dissertation – 12 CFU
  • Internship / Lab – 12 CFU

Advanced Powertrain –Bologna

  • Modeling And Control Of Internal Combustion Engines And Hybrid Propulsion Systems / Advanced Combustion Systems – 12 CFU
  • Electromechanical Energy Storage and Conversion – 6 CFU
  • Powertrain Testing, Calibration and Homologation – 6 CFU
  • Optional units – 12 CFU
  • Dissertation – 12 CFU
  • Internship / Lab – 12 CFU

High Performance Car Design -Modena

  • Vehicle NVH Testing – 6 CFU
  • Automotive Electronic Systems – 6 CFU
  • Automotive Fluid Power Systems – 6 CFU
  • Optional units – 12 CFU
  • Dissertation – 12 CFU
  • Internship / Lab – 12 CFU

Racing Car Design – Parma (presso Dallara Academy – Varano de Melegari)

  • Chassis and Body Design – 6 CFU
  • Design of Racing Car Composite Structures – 6 CFU
  • Dynamic Testing of Vehicles – 6 CFU
  • Industrial Aerodynamics – 6 CFU
  • Optional units – 12 CFU
  • Dissertation – 12 CFU
  • Internship / Lab – 12 CFU

Advanced Motorcycle Engineering -Bologna

  • Modeling and Control of Internal Combustion Engines and Hybrid Propulsion Systems – 6 CFU
  • Chassis and Body Design and Manufacturing / Vehicle Virtual Design – 12 CFU
  • Motorcycle Vehicle Dynamics – 6 CFU
  • Powertrain Testing, Calibration and Homologation – 6 CFU
  • Optional units – 12 CFU
  • Dissertation – 12 CFU
  • Internship / Lab – 12 CFU

Advanced Sportcar Manufacturing -Bologna

  • Industrial Plants Design – 6 CFU
  • Industrial Robotics – 6 CFU
  • Operations & Supply Chain Design and Management / Automotive Manufacturing And Assembly Systems – 12 CFU
  • Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Processing – 6 CFU
  • A Scelta – 12 CFU
  • Tesi – 12 CFU
  • Tirocinio e/o Laboratorio – 12 CFU

After graduation

The Advanced Automative Engineering graduate is a professional who has an understanding of the industrial aspects of the business and, through their global vision of the various systems within the vehicle, can design, develop and produce the main subsystems for road vehicles, both automobiles and motorcycles, with particular attention being paid to luxury and competition vehicles. Depending on the syllabus followed, the professional profile of the Advanced Automotive Engineer is specialized in:

  • Advanced Powertrain: Focused on the design and engineering of propulsion systems, both innovative and traditional, particular attention being paid to optimization, control and resolving issues regarding the environment and energy.
  • High Performance car Design: Starting from an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals, the focus is on the development of vehicle systems and the design of all the main “cold” systems and sub-systems for high performance road vehicles.
  • Racing Car Design: Focused on setting up the vehicle systems and designing all the “cold” systems and subsystems for competition vehicles. It is characterized by the particular emphasis on aerodynamic aspects, the use of light materials (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Materials) and the skills needed to experiment and invent tomorrow’s technologies.
  • Advanced Motorcycle Engineering: Focused on the design and development of high-tech motorcycles, both for the competition and production markets, managing typical Electronic Engineering and Industrial Design issues in the motorcycle sector.
  • Advanced Sportcar Manufacturing: Focused on planning, developing, controlling and managing processes and production systems in the automobile sector with particular emphasis on the use of cutting-edge digital technologies.

General information

  • Course held in English

  • Type of course and duration

    Two-year second cycle degree (Laurea magistrale)

  • Degree code

    LM-33 Classe delle lauree magistrali in Ingegneria meccanica

  • Faculty advisor

    Prof. Gianni Nicoletto – gianni.nicoletto@unipr.it

  • Department

    Department of Engineering and Architecture – dia.unipr.it Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A – Campus Universitario