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Study programmes in Off-shore Engineering at the University of Bologna

Add value to your M.Sc. Degree: accept the Off-Shore Challenge.
Photo shot by Michele Buda in the COMART production sites in the Port of Ravenna.

The exploitation of off-shore resources will play a strategic role in the future of
mankind. A sustainable valorization of renewable and conventional off-shore energy
sources may give a relevant contribution to balance the overall energy demand.
The exploitation of marine bioresources combined to the improvement of coastal
infrastructure can be a key to the economic development. Improved off-shore technologies will be needed to realize such scenario.

A growing demand for the development and installation of innovative off-shore
structures, systems and facilities as well as of coastal infrastructures is experienced.
Specific technical problems arise when off-shore structures and plants need to
be designed and installed, also concerning safety and environmental issues that
arise when operating in the marine context.

The challenge for a sustainable exploitation of off-shore resources requires highly
qualified professionals
, prepared to operate in an international context, ready to
cope with advanced design techniques and to tackle the improvement and optimization
of off-shore operations in harsh environments.

The programmes in Off-Shore Engineering offered by the University of Bologna were built to meet these needs. Three different programmes are offered as two-year Master's (second cycle degree – Laurea Magistrale) entirely taught in English and officially recognized under the “Bologna Process”. Each programme allows to gain specific skills on off-shore engineering from a different perspective: chemical engineering, civil engineering and environmental engineering.

The programmes were designed in the framework of an intense cooperation with
companies
active in the off-shore sector. The topics of the courses offered were
specifically de!ined to meet both the requirements of a high-ranked engineering
preparation and to answer the professional needs of the sector. Participation of
professionals in lectures, internships and graduation thesis in companies are available
to the students choosing these programmes.

International master's progammes

Two-year programmes, fully delivered in English.
International Master Course in Civil Engineering
Second cycle degree/two year master's in Civil Engineering; it has 3 curricula, one of which is Off-shore Engineering.
Environmental Engineering - Curriculum Earth Resources Engineering
Second cycle degree/two year master's in Environmental Engineering; it encompasses an option in Off-shore Engineering.
Chemical Engineering - STEM international curriculum
Second cycle degree/two year master's in Chemical Engineering; it encompasses an option in Off-shore Engineering.