Advanced Motorcycle Engineering

Course content


The Program aims to train real experts in the design and development of high-tech motorcycles, with a focus on electronic engineering, endothermic powertrains and industrial design.

The master’s Degree Course in Advanced Motorcycle Engineering lasts two academic years. It covers aspects related to mechanical engineering, electronics and industrial design of high-performance and racing motorcycles with particular attention to design, vibration mechanics, mechanical technology, dynamics, endothermic powertrain and BEV design, as well as driving assistance systems.

It is part of the Master’s Degree Program in Advanced Automotive Engineering (AAE). 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 Sportscar Manufacturing).

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 and motorcycles that are high-performance and suitable for competitions. From hybrid and electric motor propellers to production systems with the 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.

Over 80.000 students

Teaching programme


The first semester of the first Academic Year is held in Modena Campus. Starting from second semester of first Academic Year all courses location will be Bologna campus.


Location: Modena Campus

year sem teaching credits
1 1 Manufacturing and Assembly Technologies / Science and Technology of Metallic and Composite Materials 12
1 1 Mechanical vibrations 6
1 1 Vehicle Conceptual Design 6
1 2 Electric Drives 12
1 2 Internal Combustion Engines 6
1 2 Electronic Systems/ Automatic Controls 12
1 2 Powertrain Design and Manufacturing 6

Location: Bologna Campus

year sem teaching credits
2 1 Chassis and Body Design and Manufacturing / Vehicle Virtual Design 12
2 1 Motorcycle Vehicle Dynamics 6
2 1 Modeling and Control of Internal Combustion Engines and Hybrid Propulsion Systems 6
2 1 Powertrain Testing, Calibration, and Homologation 6
2 2 Elective Courses 12
2 2 Final Project 12
12 BO Internships and/or Laboratory 12

Elective Courses

year sem teaching credits
2 2 Turbo- and Fluid-Machinery for Charging and Auxiliary in Automotive Applications 6
2 1 Advanced Combustion Systems 6
2 1 Electric Propulsion Systems 6
2 1 Electromechanical Energy Storage and Conversion 6
2 2 People Management 6
2 2 Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Processing 6
2 1 Vehicle NVH Testing 6
2 1 Product Safety, Product Liability and Automotive 6

Laboratory and other activities:

2 1 Computer Aided Design Lab M 6
2 2 Logistic simulations Lab M 6
2 1 Formula SAE Lab M 6


Internships 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 motorcycles will be responsible for designing and developing high-tech motorvehicles, both standard and racing-specific. He/She will deal with and manage aspects that are typical of electronic and automotive engineering with a focus on industrial design, specific to motorcycles.

Want to know More

Phone +39 059 2056302

Bologna Campus
Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering coordinator: Prof. Riccardo Rovatti
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI
Viale del Risorgimento, 2

Modena Campus
Advanced Automotive Engineering coordinator: Prof. Francesco Leali
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) Enzo Ferrari Engineering Department
Via Pietro Vivarelli, 10

Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund
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