All Muner’s Degree courses are Inter-University Master’s Degree Programmes (the so-called “Laurea Magistrale” in Italy) afferent to the LM-33 Degree Class according to the Ministry of Education, University and Research classification: Advanced Automotive Engineering, Electronic Engineering for Intelligenti Vehicles, Electric Vehicle Engineering.
The administrative procedures and rules for Electronic Engineering for Intelligent Vehicles are managed by University of Parma, for Electric Vehicles Engineering are managed by University of Bologna and Advanced Automotive Engineering are under University of Modena and Reggio Emilia management.
Electronic Engineering for Intelligent Vehicles
The first year of the Electronic Engineering for Intelligent Vehicles Master’s Degree is held at the University of Bologna, while in the second year students move to the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia campus or to the University of Parma, according to the curriculum chosen between Autonomous Driving Engineering and Electronic and Communication Systems.
The Programme aims to form engineers who will drive the application of ICT technologies to new generation vehicles.
The ubiquity of Electronic and Information Technology in today’s and tomorrow’s vehicles is a mandatory requirement for achieving safer, greener, and more enjoyable drive.
This calls for up-to-date professionals devoted to the development, design, and integration of Electronic and Information Technology subsystems into new generation vehicles.
The aim of this Master Degree Course is to train engineers capable of operating in this challenging and exciting field, with specific focus on the understanding of the main Electronic and Communication Systems as well as Autonomous Driving applications.
Electric Vehicle Engineering
Electrical Vehicle Engineering (EVE) is an international master’s degree conveying in-depth knowledge in electric components technologies and their integration in electric vehicles, held at the University of Bologna. This course aims to train real experts in the design and development of high-tech electric vehicle, with particular emphasis on the electric subsystems that are embedded in future electric vehicles.
EVE’s graduates will be particularly focused on “full-electric” traction systems, the storage and management of electricity on board and the integration of the vehicle with the electricity grid.
Upon completion of their preparation, EVE’s graduates will have knowledge of the electric systems and components and of the communication systems used in electric traction vehicles, of the control techniques of power electronic devices, of the electric drives and of the electrical apparatuses on board.
Advanced Automotive Engineering
The training Programmes under Advanced Automotive Engineering: High Performance Car Design, Advanced Powertrain, Racing Car Design, Advanced Motorcycle Engineering and Advanced Sportscar Manufacturing, start with a common semester organized at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena campus), aimed at introducing the fundamentals on high-performance vehicle design such as design approach of the vehicle lay-out, manufacturing processes for the construction and assembly of vehicles and their components, choice and use of materials in the high-performance vehicles, main mechanical consequences on systems and components.
The main Programme is then divided into the six curricula:
Advanced Motorcycle Engineering: this profile aims to train design and manufacturing engineers, experts in the development of high-performance and race motorcycles, with a focus on chassis and powertrain design and manufacturing, also considering motorcycle vehicle dynamics.
Advanced Powertrain (Bologna Campus/ Modena Campus): this profile aims to train design and manufacturing engineers, experts in the development of high-performance propulsion systems, with a focus on Internal Combustion Engines and hybrid propulsion systems. Two curricula offers special views on powertrain development (Modena Campus) and engine control (Bologna Campus).
Advanced Sportscar Manufacturing: this profile aims to train production engineers, experts in the development and managing of automotive production processes and relative supply chains, offering a specific focus on advanced manufacturing and assembly systems and enabling technologies for digital factories, such as industrial robotics, big data analytics.
High Performance Car Design: this profile aims to train design and manufacturing engineers, experts in the development of high-performance vehicles, through state-of-the-art computer aided engineering methods and tools for aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics, structural analysis for chassis and body, engineering design of automotive components and systems.
Racing Car Design: this profile aims to train design and manufacturing engineers, experts in the development of race cars, with a special focus of fundamental and applied aerodynamics, advanced vehicle dynamics and light weight design and manufacturing of carbon fiber chassis and components.
METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH
Contents of each Master’s Degree have been defined from Universities jointly with the partner companies, in order to offer a professional training based on the most advanced needs of the job market. The objective is allowing a seamless insertion of the graduated in high profile roles in the research, development and manufacturing environments focused on vehicles and their technologies. Teachers are selected by a Inter-University Coordination Committee open to the Partners among professors and practitioner, Italian and foreigners, with recognized experience in the field, in order to maximize teaching quality. All classes are delivered in English, many courses with a lab part to be taken at one of the involved Universities or directly in the companies premises on a “learning-by-Doing” logic. The study plan allows students to interact with the local companies during practice courses and laboratories. They have also to attend factory visits and seminars held by professionals directly in the industrial partners premises. The end of the educational path of each Master’s Degree program consists of an internship period for the dissertation or Project Working activities within the most important industrial realities in the automotive sector or in University labs.