What will you learn?
The core subjects of the programme will provide you with the necessary skills to understand and model physical, chemical and biological phenomena that are relevant to environmental and land problems. You will also take engineering courses (both core and specific) to learn about the methods, tools, techniques and technologies needed to understand the key aspects of planning and design of interventions, plants, machines and works. The core engineering learning areas include natural systems (atmosphere, water, soil, biosphere), land surveying, and design and management of systems, interventions and plants.
At the end of the programme, you will work on a thesis project for the final examination.
How will you learn it?
The Master’s degree programme is taught in Italian and in English.
In particular, the Industrial Environmental Sustainability, Geo-Engineering, and Climate Change tracks are entirely English-taught.
The programme intends to provide students with project skills and an attitute towards innovation and multidisciplinarity. That is the reason why this programme is not limited to front classes but includes a wide range of learning-by-doing activities.
You will take part in face-to-face lectures, individual or group activities, guided visits, field trips and exercises, scientific and computational laboratories, algebraic and numerical exercises, developing and using modelling, data analysis and interpretation tools.
You will be able to boost your multidisciplinary and soft skills by participating in Student Teams.
You will have the opportunity to study abroad and do an internship in companies and institutions working in the sector of environmental engineering.
What you can do next
Environmental engineers find many job opportunities in industry where sustainability is now a key issue not only for process optimization and compliance with legal requirements, but also for marketing strategies that respond to the needs of a society that is increasingly aware of environmental issues and green policies.
Graduates in environmental engineering are often employed in the public sector, where they control and monitor compliance with environmental legislation and with local, regional and national policies.
Career opportunities can also be found in consulting agencies and engineering firms which need experts in the design of water treatment plants, waste management plants, infrastructures for natural risk prevention, always with a clear awareness of how these might be affected by climate change.
Environmental engineering is a fast-moving sector that requires new ideas to tackle complex problems: this is why environmental engineers have many career opportunities in the field of Research & Development in public and private institutions worldwide.
Last but not least, if you are up for a career as a researcher or in academia, you may enrol in a PhD programme or in a 2nd level Specializing Master’s programme.