ADVANCED SPORTSCAR MANUFACTURING

Course Content

The Curriculum in Advanced Sportscar Manufacturing (ASM) is part of the Master’s Degree Course in Advanced Automotive Engineering (AAE).

 The Program aims to train professionals in the development of production systems in the automotive field, from the design of new industrial plants to the new technologies of the industry 4.0.

It lasts two academic years and covers topics such as process engineering, the design of industrial plants and systems, production management and optimization, digital technologies for factory 4.0, and quality assurance process management.

The first semester of the first academic year is common with the other 4 curricula of the AAE Master’s Degree (Advanced Powertrain, High Performance Car Design, Racing Car Design, Advanced Motorcycle Engineering).

The number of places is limited to a maximum of 20 students. Admissions are based on merit and interviews evaluating motivations and skills. All teachings are delivered entirely in the English language.

The international teaching staff of Muner includes highly experienced lecturers and professionals. The contents of the Courses have been defined together with the contribution of the partner companies so as to ensure that training is in line with current requirements of the labour market. The aim is providing knowledge and skills related to the design of motorvehicles that are high-performance and suitable for competitions. From hybrid and electric motor propellers to production systems with typical features of the new manufacturing 4.0 environment.

The Program requires student participation in numerous laboratory activities either on campus or on the premises of industrial partners, in line with a “learning by doing” approach. It also includes mandatory internships in private companies and lab-based thesis preparation activities carried out following a “project work” approach.

Teaching Program

The first semester of the First Academic year is held located in Modena Campus. Starting from second semester of first academic year all courses location will be Bologna Campus.

Teaching Program

The first semester of the First Academic year is held located in Modena Campus. Starting from the second semester of the first Academic Year, the Course will split between Modena and Bologna Campus depending on the specialization.

Common Semester (First Semester, First Year)

Location: Modena Campus

YearSemTeachingCredits
11Manufacturing and Assembly Technologies / Science and Technology of Metallic and Composite Materials12
11Mechanical Vibrations6
11Vehicle Conceptual Design6

 

Second Semester, First Year

Location: Bologna Campus

YearSemTeachingCredits
12Electric Drives /Electric Propulsion Systems12
12Electronic Systems/ Automatic Controls12
12Powertrain Design and  Manufacturing6

Location: Modena Campus

YearSemTeachingCredits
21Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Processing12
21Industrial Plant Design6
21Industrial Robotics6
21Operations and Supply Chain Design and Management/Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly Systems12
22Elective Courses12
22Final Project12
22Internships and/or Laboratory12

Elective Courses

YearSemTeachingCredits
22People Management6
22Production Management and Optimisation6
21Electromechanical Energy Storage and Conversion6
22Turbo and Fluid-Machinery for Charging and Auxiliary in Automotive Applications6
21Chassis and Body Design and Manufacturing6
21Vehicle Virtual Design6
21Product Safety, Product Liability and Automotive6

Laboratory and other Activities

YearSemTeachingCredits
22Logistic Simulations Lab M6
21Formula SAE Lab M6

Internship and Career Perspectives

The educational path has been designed in strong cooperation with Companies operating in the automotive sector to allow a seamless insertion of the graduated in high profile roles in the research, development and manufacturing environments focused on vehicles and their technologies. Since companies are requiring engineers who are highly qualified and possess specialized skills, due to complete the Master’s Degree Program, students have to attend mandatory internships in private companies, as well as, lab-based thesis preparation activities carried out following a “project work” approach. Moreover, students also attend seminars with industrial and international speakers, factory visits, alumni talks throughout the year.

The Advanced Automotive Engineer expert in production activities will be responsible for training engineers and teach them how to plan, develop, control and manage production systems in the automotive sector.

Through teachings like process engineering, industrial system design, production management and optimisation, automation technologies and solutions, digital technologies of the factory 4.0 and quality control process management, he/she will be able to develop the most advanced sportscar production systems