2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Electrical Energy Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8611
Degree Programme Class LM-28 - Electrical engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies

The study programme is divided into the following curricula:

1) Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica (Taught in italian)
2) Electrical Engineering (Taught in english)

Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Lorenzo Peretto
Language Italian,English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Curricular requirements

To be able to profitably follow the Secondd Cycle Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering students must possess the following knowledge:

- University level knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Informatics and Electrotechnics

- Knowledge of English language at least of level B1 for the Italian language curriculum and level B2 for the curriculum in English language.

Admission to the Second Cycle Degree Programme is also subject to the possession of the following curricular requirements:

1. A First Cycle Degree in one of the following classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad:

Ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270:

a) L-9

b) L-8

c) LM-25 – Automation Engineering LM-27 – Telecommunication Engineering; LM-29 Electronic Engineering; LM–30 Energy and Nuclear Engineering

Ex. Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/99:

a) class 10

b) class 9

c) 29/S – Automation Engineering; 30/S – Telecommunication Engineering;; 32/S - Electronic Engineering; 33/S – Energy and Nuclear Engineering


2. a.

shall have acquired at least 6 CFU credits in one of the following subject areas:





If the applicant comes from an institution where the CFU credits system was not established, the rules apply by counting one year of the original institution as equivalent to 12 CFU credits, and one half year as equivalent to 6 CFU credits


2. b

having accomplished the bachelor degree in:

Ingegneria Elettrica;

Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica;

Ingegneria Energetica;

Ingegneria dell'Automazione;

Ingegneria Elettronica e delle Telecomunicazioni;

by Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

If no Degree certificate and/or above-mentioned credits have been obtained, admission to the Second Cycle Degree Programme is subject to assessment by a Board to ascertain the required skills and competencies through analysis of the curriculum and a possible interview.

The Board, appointed by the Degree Programme Board, will establish a calendar for the interviews, which will be published on the University website.

If the Board considers the Candidates' level of knowledge and skills to be satisfactory, graduates will be allowed to enrol in a test to assess their personal competences and skills.

If considered necessary, the Board can establish differentiated curricula based on the Student's previous University curriculum and according to the institutional regulation.

For those who hold a foreign title, the Commission shall review/ assess the knowledge and skills of the applicant based on previous career.

Assessment of basic knowledge

The Assessment of adequacy of the applicant's background will be accomplished through the following schemes:

- at least score 92/110 (up to A.A. 2011/12 with minimum score 85/110)


- at least the following CFU credits in the following subject areas: CHIM/07 (at least 6); FIS/01 (at least 12); MAT/03 (at least 6); MAT/05 (at least 12); MAT/07 (at least 6), ING-INF/05 (at least 6); ING-IND/31 (at least 15); ING-IND/32 (at least 9); ING-IND/33 (at least 21); ING-INF/07 (at least 9); ING-IND/10 (at least 6); ING-IND/13 (at least 6); ICAR/08 (at least 6); ING-INF/01 (at least 6); ING-INF/04 (at least 6).

- assessment of previous career and possible interview.

In absence of the possession of the Degree and / or the minimum required score and / or of the credits listed above and / or in the presence of a foreign Degree mark non-convertible with respect to ECTS, the Commission shall review the adequacy of preparation through analysis of the curriculum and a possible interview.

The Degree Programme Board will also provide a special session for international students and the appointment of a Board for the assessment of personal preparation, consistent with the time scale relevant to the assignment of the scholarships and the pre-inscription ministerial procedures.

Assessment of knowledge and language skills

The Second Cycle degree in Electrical Engineering is divided into the curricula Electric Power Engineering in Italian and Electrical Engineering in English.

For access to the Second Cycle Degree in Electrical Engineering the assessment of the knowledge and skills compliant with English language level B1 is required. The knowledge and language skills of level B1 is considered accomplished for students in possession of the corresponding language certification. In the case of linguistic competence lower than B1 Level, the degree board can foresee that the student has to fill an early deficit, with anticipation of the prerequisites of the suitability B1 compared to the examinations of the second year.

For access to the curriculum Electrical Engineering is expected the assessment of the knowledge and skills in English language level B2. The assessment of knowledge and language skills at level B2 is considered paid in respect of students in possession of the corresponding language certification.

Otherwise, English proficiency of the candidate is assessed by a Commission nominated by the Degree Programme Board. Whenever English knowledge is not evaluated as adequate, the Degree Programme Board may require students to fill the gap before registering any exam of the second year.

Programme profile

The 2ndcycle degree programme in Electrical Energy Engineering provides studentsspecifically with high-level technical, scientific and professionalcompetencies for filling highly qualified roles in the electrical engineeringfield, particularly for the production, management, conversion and use ofelectrical energy by conventional and renewable sources, distribution through"active" and “intelligent” networks in the free energy market, thedesign and production of electromechanical energy conversion systems,high-efficiency and energy saving electrical systems and equipment also throughthe widespread civil and industrial use of innovative electrical equipment interms of both design and materials used.
Theprofessional learning outcomes specified for class LM-28 for 2nd cyclegraduates in Electrical Energy Engineering are achieved through a curriculumoffering students a full command of the specialist methodological aspects ofelectrical energy engineering, based on the advanced knowledge of appliedelectromagnetism, electronic power systems, electrical drives, electricalsystems for energy, electricity production from conventional and renewablesources, electric technologies and electronic measuring instruments.
The 2ndcycle degree programme includes core and elective subjects that aim to developbroad interdisciplinary professional skills and an appropriate knowledge of theEnglish language to at least level B2. Study may include both the acquisitionof the four linguistic skills (reading, writing, listening and dialogue) andcompulsory attendance of lessons, in line with the criteria specified by thestudy programme coherently with the instructions of the Academic Bodies. Theprogramme includes elements of business culture and industrial economics, andample room will be reserved for the learning of modern assisted design,modelling and simulation methods. The experimental laboratories and computingequipment available for use at the university, and constantly being enhanced,allow for the study of fields of application.
Preparationfor the final examination may also be done in collaboration with public andprivate bodies and companies operating in the territory.
During theprogramme, Electrical Energy Engineering students will develop skills for theplanning, design, development and management of complex and/or innovativesystems, equipment, processes and services with a high electrical technologicalcontent.
Theprofessional figure to which the 2nd cycle degree programme inElectrical Energy Engineering refers is identified in the ISTAT category ofprofessional classifications under point — Electrotechnical andIndustrial Automation Engineers. Having passed the state examination, incompliance with the applicable regulations, graduates may register with SectionA, sector B) Industrial, of the professional association.
ElectricalEnergy Engineering graduates have many career opportunities, working profitablyin any professional area in which even highly complex electrical systems andequipment and electronic power systems are present. In particular, theknowledge base of Electrical Energy Engineering graduates allows them to covertechnical and technical management roles in the fields of production, advanceddesign, planning, programming and management of electrical equipment andmachinery, electrical systems for energy and conventional or renewable energyproduction systems, electronic power systems and electrical measuringequipment, in a freelance position, working alone or in associated forms, or asan employee in the manufacturing or services sectors, or in public companiesand the civil service.
With a solid generalbackground and highly developed technical and scientific culture, ElectricalEnergy Engineering graduates are ready to work profitably in a professionalcontext or continue with further studies to 2nd level Master'sdegree or PhD level in engineering and scientific studies.

More information


The study programme is divided into the following curricula:

1) Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica (Taught in italian)
2) Electrical Engineering (Taught in english)

Expected learning outcomes

Access to further study

It gives access to thirdcycle studies (PhD/Specialisation schools) and to professional master'sprogrammes.

Career opportunities

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