Course content

The master’s degree programme in Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering lasts two academic years.

The course is organised into six curricula (see below) whose contents have been defined together with the contribution of the partner companies so as to ensure that training is in line with current requirements of the labour market.

The first semester of the first academic year is common for all students and courses take place in the Modena campus. Courses aim at providing the core competences related to high performance vehicle design.
Topics include: vehicle lay-out design; vehicle production processes and vehicle components construction and assembly; choice and use of materials for the high-performance vehicles; mechanical effects on systems and components.

Teaching Programme

The First semester is common among all the curricula and it is located in Modena campus. Then contents are different by curriculum

Common semester (first year)

Modena campus

yearsemteachingcredits
11Manufacturing and Assembly Technologies / Science and Technology of Metallic and Composite Materials12
11Mechanics of vibrations6
11Vehicle Conceptual Design6

Advanced Powertrain - Modena

Modena campus

It covers the planning and control of endothermic, electric and hybrid powertrains, the main solutions for electromechanic energy conversion and storage, powertrain design and production technology as well as the most advanced motor control and calibration techniques.

yearsemteachingcredits
12Electric Drives / Electric Propulsion Systems12
12Engine Components Design and Manufacturing/ Automotive Computer Aided Design CAD12
12Internal combustion engines6
21Design and modelling of high performance combustion systems12
21Electromechanical Energy Storage and Conversion6
21Mechanical transmissions / Automatic controls12
22Examination chosen by the student12
22Final project12
22Internships and/or Laboratory12

Advanced Powertrain - Bologna

Bologna campus

It covers the planning and control of endothermic, electric and hybrid powertrains, the main solutions for electromechanic energy conversion and storage, powertrain design and production technology as well as the most advanced motor control and calibration techniques.

yearsemteachingcredits
12Electric Drives / Internal Combustion Engines12
12Electronics systems / Automatic controls12
12Powertrain Design and Manufacturing6
21Advanced Combustion / Electric Propulsion systems12
21Electromechanical Energy Storage and Conversion6
21Modeling and Control of Internal Combustion Engines and Hybrid Propulsion Systems6
21Powertrain Testing, Calibration and Homologation6
22Examination chosen by the student12
22Final project12
22Internships and/or Laboratory12

High Performance Car Design

Bologna campus

This curriculum covers the main aspects of vehicle design and manufacturing, dynamics and NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness), materials behaviour, mechanic technology, aerodynamics, thermofluid dynamics, automatic controls, electronic sensors.

yearsemteachingcredits
12 Automotive Computer Aided Design CAD6
12CFD fundamentals and aerodynamics9
12FEM fundamentals and chassis design9
12Vehicle dynamics12
21Automatic controls6
21Automotive Electronic systems6
21Automotive fluid power systems6
21Vehicle NVH testing6
22Examination chosen by the student12
22Final project12
22Internships and/or Laboratory12

Racing car design

Modena and Parma campus

It covers the main aspects of vehicle frame system and racing vehicle architecture, with particular attention to the use of special materials and solutions. Particular emphasis is placed in this curriculum on the strong experimental nature of development activities and aerodynamic performance aspects.

yearsemteachingcredits
12Automotive Computer Aided Design CAD6
12CFD fundamentals and aerodynamics9
12FEM fundamentals and chassis design9
12Vehicle dynamics12
21Chassis and body design6
21Dynamic testing of vehicles6
21Experimental aerodynamics6
21Lightweight materials and composites6
22Examination chosen by the student12
22Final project12
22Internships and/or Laboratory12

Advanced Motorcycle Engineering

Bologna campus

This curriculum covers aspects of mechanical engineering, electronics and industrial design for high-performance and racing motor vehicles and with particular attention to design, vibration mechanics, mechanical technology, dynamics, endothermic powetrain and BEV design, as well as driving assistance systems.

yearsemteachingcredits
12Electric Drives / Internal, Combustion12
12Electronics systems / Automatic controls12
12Powertrain Design and Manufacturing6
21Chassis and Body Design and Manufacturing / Vehicle virtual design12
21Modeling and Control of Internal, Combustion Engines and Hybrid Propulsion Systems6
21Motorcycle Vehicle Dynamics6
21Powertrain Testing, Calibration and Homologation6
22Examination chosen by the student12
22Final project12
22Internships and/or Laboratory12

Advanced Sportscar Manufacturing

Bologna campus

This curriculum covers process engineering, the design of industrial plants and systems, production management and optimization, digital technologies for factory 4.0, and quality assurance process management.

yearsemteachingcredits
12Electric Drives / Internal, Combustion12
12Electronics systems / Automatic controls12
12Powertrain Design and Manufacturing6
21Algorithms and systems for big data processing6
21Industrial Plants Design6
21Industrial Robotics6
21Operations & Supply chain design and management/Automotive Manufacturing and assembly systems12
22Examination chosen by the student12
22Final project12
22Internships and/or Laboratory12