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This degree offers a wide range of employment outlets thanks to the coexistence of subjects characterizing mechanical engineering and the specialized subjects associated with energy and propulsion. It is the only one in Italy that combines the versatility of mechanical engineering with the specificity of subjects associated with energy and propulsion, which are increasingly in demand in the world of work.

The skills acquired during studies range from the field of energy production and conversion, to aeronautical propulsion and land traction, via renewable energy, nuclear power plants, environmental conditioning, and complex energy systems. The multifaceted nature of the skills opens up numerous avenues both in industry, at public and private research institutions, and in professional circles.

The ratio between the number of students enrolled and the number of faculty, which is lower than the national average of other universities in the same subject areas, allows the student to be much more supervised and guided and to work in an environment that fosters growth.

International mobility is widely favored, as evidenced by the fact that in recent years more than 30 percent of students have done part of their studies abroad under the Erasmus+ program or other international agreements.

The student can carry out the dissertation - of a technological or research nature - embedded in working groups active internationally, in collaboration with important industries in the field, within leading-edge laboratories.

The percentage of students overall satisfied with the degree program is 100% (AlmaLaurea data).

What will you study

The first year of the master's degree combines the in-depth study of the disciplines characterizing mechanical engineering and the study of advanced mathematical tools with the learning of specific disciplines from the fields of energy and aeronautics. The training is divided into the following subjects:

  • applied mechanics and machine building
  • process materials and plants
  • mathematical methods
  • gasdynamics
  • energy systems
  • internal combustion engines and turbomachinery
  • energetics and refrigeration

In the second year, having completed the common preparation with the teaching of heat transfer, students have the opportunity to study specific aspects in depth in three curricula:

  • The Aeronautics curriculum is specifically devoted to the study of aerodynamics and systems for aerial propulsion. The use of advanced tools for solving design and technological problems of aircraft engine components is explored. The technical skills acquired are also applicable to the development of innovative fluid machines for energy or propulsion applications other than aeronautics
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  • The curriculum Energetics and Thermotechnical Systems provides knowledge on systems and components for alternative energy (renewable and nuclear), environmental conditioning and refrigeration systems. It focuses on the special aspects of advanced and innovative energy technologies and issues related to environmental comfort
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  • The curriculum Energy Machines and Systems provides knowledge for numerical and experimental analysis and design of fluid machines, dynamic simulation and control of energy systems. Enables in-depth study of technological and economic aspects of innovative energy systems from traditional or renewable sources and issues related to reducing the environmental impact of road vehicles
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The undergraduate thesis completes the course and is a key moment for the development of the ability to apply the knowledge acquired and learn specific knowledge on topics of scientific research and technological development.

After graduation

The graduate in Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics


Who is it?

He is a mechanical engineer capable of:

  • identify, design, and operate traditional and innovative systems for power generation and conversion and for aircraft propulsion
  • develop specific technologically advanced components: reciprocating internal combustion engines, aircraft engine components, turbines, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

What does it do?

It can perform multiple activities, including:

  • design, install and test fluid machines
  • design and optimize systems for the production and conversion of energy from traditional, renewable and nuclear sources
  • design and do research in the field of aircraft propulsion
  • design and test air conditioning and heating systems
  • size heat exchange equipment
  • develop and apply thermofluidodynamic measurement techniques
  • develop and use thermofluidodynamic calculation codes.

Where does he work?

He can work at companies, public or private entities, research facilities and start-ups in the fields:

  • of industrial plant engineering
  • of energy production and conversion
  • of renewable and nuclear energy
  • of environmental air conditioning and refrigeration
  • of the installation, testing and monitoring of machines, equipment and systems for energy and aeronautics.

He can practice freelance in the mechanical and energy fields.

This degree allows you to take the state examination for registration in Section A of the professional register of engineers, industrial sector.

The graduate in Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics can continue his or her studies in PhD courses in energy and mechanical engineering.