Second cycle degree

Electric Vehicle Engineering

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

The degree programme

The increasing success of electric propulsion vehicles is causing disruptive changes to the automotive industry. In particular, new professional figures devoted to developing and integrating the main electrical components that go into the new generation of vehicles and motorbikes are needed.

The goal of the Inter-University Master’s degree in Electric vehicle engineering is to train engineers capable of operating in this new and promising field, with particular attention to fully electric solutions and to the mobility problems associated with them.

The Electric Vehicle Engineering course is taught completely in English with particular emphasis on both theoretical and practical contents, thanks to internships performed at the industrial partners’ premises and theses carried out in “Project Working” mode at university or industrial laboratories.

What are you going to learn?

69 CFU

  • Advanced Electric Drives and Sensors – 12 CFU
  • Electromechanical Energy Storage and Conversion – 6 CFU
  • Diagnosis and Control – 6 CFU
  • Laboratory of Business Plan – 3 CFU
  • Vehicle Energetics and HVAC Systems – 6 CFU
  • Electrical Power Systems dor Sustainabel Mobility – 6 CFU
  • Electric Divelines – 6 CFU
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility – 6 CFU
  • Power Electronic Converters – 6 CFU

Guided choice elective courses – 12 CFU

  • Communication Systems: Theory and Measurement – 6 CFU
  • Dynamics and Compliant Control of Electric Vehicles – 6 CFU
  • Hardware-Software Design of Embedded Systems – 6 CFU
  • Technologies and Applications of Wireless Power Transfer – 6 CFU

51 CFU

  • Automotive Power Circuits and Electric Motor Design – 12 CFU
  • Vehicle Design and Connectivity – 6 CFU
  • Free choice elective courses – 9 CFU
    • Instrumentation for Electrical Engineering – 6 CFU
    • Laboratory of Electric Drives – 3 CFU
    • Product Safety, Product Liability and Automotive – 6 CFU
    • Laboratory of Technical English – 3 CFU
    • Lab of Reliable Systems Design – 3 CFU
    • Virtual Instrumentation Laboratory – 3 CFU
    • Mechatronics Systems Modeling and Control – 9 CFU
  • Final Examination with Optional Internship – 24 CFU

After graduation

An Electric Vehicle Engineering engineer has a multidisciplinary training and is able to face all problems relative to the various subsystems of electric vehicles, from motors and batteries through to onboard communication systems.

The main professional opportunities enabled by the Master’s degree in Electric vehicle engineering are in innovation and development of electric vehicles, advanced design, production planning, management of complex systems in manufacturing or service companies engaged in the production of premium or racing electric vehicles and motorbikes and in the related supply chains, national and international.

Graduates in Electric Vehicle Engineering can complete their training enrolling in a PhD School or a 2nd level Master’s degree. Graduates also own the skills and the legislative requirements to practice as licensed professional engineers in the Italian Ordine Professionale degli Ingegneri, section A, sector B-Industrial.

General Information

  • Course held in English

  • Type of course and duration

    Two-year second cycle degree (Laurea magistrale)

  • Admission

    Restricted access – entrance exam

  • Course code

    LM-28 Classe delle lauree magistrali in Ingegneria elettrica

  • Faculty advisor

    Prof. Alessandro Tasora

  • Department

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