Programme details

What will you learn?

The programme covers both general learning areas and specific technical pathways. In Year 1 you will study scientific and technological subjects in the field of energy and nuclear engineering such as structural mechanics, energy economics and a laboratory on energy and nuclear systems. You will be able to select from among three different specialist tracks:

  1. Renewable energy systems
  1. Design and management of power plants
  1. Sustainable nuclear energy

After the first year, you will delve into more detailed topics related to the specialized pathways. Each curriculum allows you to choose between a specialist track on energy/nuclear engineering, focused on thematic courses, and a more multidisciplinary track, aimed at acquiring more transversal skills.

The programme ends with an internship, the thesis project and some optional courses.

How will you learn it?

The Master’s degree programme is taught in both Italian and English.

You will be able to apply what you have learned through experimental activities with credits dedicated to measurements in the laboratory and with a curricular internship in a company or in a research centre.

You will take part in specific exercises, face-to-face lectures, classroom practicals and laboratory exercises, working both independently or in groups.

You will be able to study abroad both to attend courses and to work on your thesis project with the possibility of earning a double degree from another European university.

What you can do next

Your career as an Energy Engineer begins here. You will be able to find a job in public service companies working for energy management issues, in public and private organisations operating in the field of energy supply, in institutions of applied research and technology, in companies that produce and market machines and energy systems, in firms that design, install and test heating and air conditioning systems and heating systems.

Alternatively, you will be able to choose from a variety of career fields:

  • Chief technician: for conservation and rational use of energy (energy manager) or to promote and develop projectsthat optimize and enhance territorial energy systems and resources;
  • Energy production and transport: you will be an expert who is able to choose the right technologies available on the market for electrical and thermal energy production or a combination of the two;
  • Power plants and components: you will be a designer who can draw up an energy project in both the civil and industrial sectors;
  • Energy in civil and/or industrial organization: you will be a manager who is able to evaluate data on civil and industrial utility energy consumption, and – based on these evaluations – is able to indicate alternative supply solutions.
  • Electro-nuclear plants: you will be an expert in fission and fusion who designs and analyses components and systems that are or will be used to produce electric power from nuclear sources.
  • Production and management of nuclear fuel: you will be a professional who can plan the nuclear fuel cycle: type and material requirements, production methods, strategies of use within the reactor core, fuel management after its removal from the core. For each of these phases the engineer knows the normal operating conditions, the incidental risks and the effect of radiations on materials.
  • Design, production and operation of equipment: you will be a specialist who designs, develops and manages radiogenic devices for both medical and industrial applications.
  • Energy planning: you will be a professional who is able to analyse the energy balance on any territorial scale (from local to national scale) and can plan the use and location of power plants based on the local demand for energy.