Technology / Bachelor's degree programme
Vehicle Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Bachelor's Degree in Vehicle Engineering is intrinsically connected with the automotive industries present in the region. The interdisciplinary and broad competencies make graduates in Automotive Engineering able to access any industrial sector. The global demand for young automotive engineers is huge and occupational levels are extremely high.

Course content

The first part of the degree programme provides the fundamentals of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Besides, starting from the first year, Engineering knowledge and skills are provided, allowing students to properly deal with general Vehicle Engineering subjects: Mechanical Design, Thermodynamics, Energy conversion systems, Therma engines, electric circuits and motors, Mechanisms and Machine Theory, Production technologies, Materials science. In addition to the traditional classroom lessons, lab activities are also provided. The programme offers students the opportunity to shape their own knowledge through the construction of a Student Formula vehicle, a prestigious competition for engineering students all over the world. The programme also offers Erasmus experiences and approach the job market through internships in companies.

Career options

At the end of the three years, students become Automotive Engineers. The main occupational sector is working in the automotive industry and its satellite activities. The professional profile of the Automotive Engineer is based on sound technical and scientific fundamentals, together with a broad overview of the vehicle system. The Automotive Engineer is able to assist in designing and developing the main sub- systems of vehicles, as well as take part in the development and management of technological and production processes. In addition to technical and engineering skills, the automotive engineer boasts interdisciplinary skills aimed at communicating the technical contents, planning the management of project activities, and continuously refining the theoretical and practical skills through a “learning by doing” approach. These functions will be carried out when working both in manufacturing industries and engineering companies.

After the degree

The Degree course in Mechanical Engineering allows BSc engineers to gain access to the following MSc Courses of the Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari: Vehicle Engineering; Advanced Automotive Engineering (in English ); Mechanical Engineering; Materials Engineering.

More information

Course Director
prof. Enrico Mattarelli
prof. Matteo Giacopini

The course is managed by the "Enzo Ferrari" Department of Engineering