Qualifying vocational degree programmes

The distinctive features of vocational degree programmes and what the University of Bologna has to offer.

What is a qualifying vocational degree programme?

A vocational degree programme is a degree in which classroom training is accompanied by laboratory training and an internship in a company.

Indeed, the course structure provides for one third of the course to take place in workshops and one third to be composed of internships carried out directly in companies matching the professional profile formed by the programmes.

The qualification obtained directly qualifies for the profession, without having to sit the specific state examination, thus simplifying and speeding up access to the world of work.

The programmes are the result of partnerships between universities, local authorities and local businesses, and designed to train professionals who, due to their specific skills, can find a coherent and satisfactory employment outlet in the Emilia-Romagna Region’s economic system.

What distinguishes them from other degree programmes?

The vocational oriented degree programmes are the result of a fruitful and constant dialogue with local companies and are aimed at fostering rapid job placement for graduates in the region's production system. Professionals from the industrial world work alongside university lecturers to deliver the more vocational content.

At the end of the three years, you will already be able to go straight into the world of work. These programmes, therefore, find their natural outlet in the world of work and not in subsequent cycles of studies. If, however, following graduation you decide to continue your studies with a Master's degree, you can do so by completing certain supplementary activities.

What is needed to register for vocationally-oriented degree programmes

You can find the information on the website of the programme in which you are interested.

What career-oriented programmes are offered by the University of Bologna

Programmes will run only following the completion of the established ministerial procedure.

The active programmes for academic year 2023/24 are:

First Cycle degree in Mechatronics

Qualifies for the profession of graduate industrial expert.

Website of the degree programme in Mechatronics

First Cycle degree in Chemical Methodologies for Products and Processes

Qualifies for the profession of graduate industrial expert.

Website of the degree programme in Chemical Methods for Products and Processes

First Cycle degree in Building and Land Use Techniques

Qualifies for the profession of graduate surveyor. Starting from the a.y. 2024/25, it will also qualify for the profession of graduate industrial and construction expert.

Website of the degree programme in Building and Land Use Techniques

First Cycle degree in Information Systems Technology

Qualifies for the profession of graduate industrial expert.

Website of the degree programme in Information Systems Technology

First Cycle degree/bachelor in Polymeric composite materials

Qualifies for the profession of graduate industrial expert.

Website of the degree programme in Polymeric composite