Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Civil Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8888
Degree Programme Class L-7 - Civil and environmental engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Andrea Simone
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission Requirements

Admission to the 1st cycle degree programme in Civil Engineering is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, will be assigned additional learning requirements by the Degree Programme Board on a case-by-case basis.

Admission to the degree programme is also subject to the possession of strong oral and written Italian language skills, logical reasoning skills, knowledge of and ability to use the main results of elementary mathematics and the foundations of experimental sciences. This shall be assessed as described below.

The 1st cycle degree programme in Civil Engineering may have restricted access, depending on the available resources.

1.1. Entrance exam to assess basic knowledge for open access degree programmes

Students must sit an entrance exam to assess basic knowledge, the methods of which will be published on the University Portal. Students registering with a score of less than the minimum threshold indicated on the University Portal will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), learning activities covering the knowledge of those subjects included in the first year course units. Additional learning requirements (OFA) are deemed to be completed by passing a specific exam, the methods and terms of which are indicated on the University Portal. At least three exam sessions are expected to be held for additional learning requirements during the academic year.

The deadline for the completion of additional learning requirements is set by the University Bodies and published on the University Portal. Prior to the completion of additional learning requirements, students may in any case sit the exams scheduled for the first year. Students not completing the additional learning requirements by the deadline shall be obliged to enrol in the first year of the study programme again, and will not have the right to apply for shortened programme status.

In the event of:

- Withdrawal from studies;

- Loss of student status;

- Application to opt out of previous degree programme systems;

- Possession of an academic qualification obtained from or learning activities carried out in foreign universities;

- Transfer from another degree programme at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna;

- Transfer from another university;

students are exempted from sitting the entrance exam if in previous academic years they passed the exam at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bologna or another Engineering Faculty that is a member of the Cisia Consortium, or have passed entrance exams for restricted access programmes in architecture, but without subsequently registering.

In the event of accepting the transfer application beyond the usual terms, students who have not been exempted from sitting the entrance exam will be assigned additional learning requirements.

1.2 Entrance exam to assess basic knowledge for restricted access degree programmes

If the programme is run on a restricted access basis, the number of places and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.

Students shall be required to sit an entrance exam to assess their knowledge in order to register for the 1st cycle degree programme. Students registering with a score of less than the minimum threshold laid down in the call for applications will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), learning activities covering the knowledge of those subjects included in the first year course units. Additional learning requirements (OFA) are deemed to be completed by passing a specific exam, the methods and terms of which are indicated in the call for applications. At least three exam sessions are expected to be held for additional learning requirements during the academic year.

The deadline for the completion of additional learning requirements is set by the University Bodies and published on the University Portal.

Prior to the completion of additional learning requirements, students may in any case sit the exams scheduled for the first year. Students not completing the additional learning requirements by the deadline shall be obliged to enrol in the first year of the study programme again, and will not have the right to apply for shortened programme status.

1.3 Assessment of language skills

Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, to level B1.

Students holding a corresponding language certification are exempted from sitting this exam.

Students achieving a level of less than B1 in the language test will be assigned additional language learning requirements.

Any linguistic deficits must be filled in preparation for subsequent exams, according to the following schedule: level B2 in year I; level B1 prior to the exams in year III.

Programme profile

The 1stcycle Degree Programme in Civil Engineering aims to produce graduates able tounderstand, manage and solve medium-difficulty problems linked to the design ofstructures and infrastructures, the implementation, management and control ofcivil works, buildings, hydraulic works, infrastructures, transport systems andsurveying.
In the firstyear the curriculum offers solid grounding in the cognitive elements requiredto know and understand the methodological and operational aspects ofmathematical analysis, mathematical physics, geometry and rational mechanics.The selected core learning activities aim to allow students to acquireanalytical skills and understand the methodological and operational proceduresof the sciences underlying civil engineering: construction science and technique,hydraulics and hydraulic constructions, road infrastructures, transport systemsand topography. These contents are covered from year two, and are completedwith modern methods, techniques and instruments, practical exercises and simpledesign works, allowing students to perform practical exercises, produce simpledesign works, developing appropriate skills in the design of medium-complexworks using recurrent calculation methods.Elective courses aim toenhance and complete the training, with units in specific scientific areasrelating to geology and geological applications, materials sciences andtechnologies and technical physics.

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Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

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