The second-level Degree Course in Civil Engineering intends to educate and train professional s being highly specialized in the field of design, construction, maintenance and management of civil structures and city and area infrastructure. In order to do so, this Course gives its students in deep knowledge in the core subjects of Civil Engineering.
Graduates of Class L-7 chemical role in this course without fulfilling further academic obligations; other first- level graduates must have achieved a certain number of University Credits within four specific disciplinary groups instead (please see the relevant Course Regulation for details).
During the two years of this Course, besides those specific objectives this Class entails, two different, although complementary, objectives are followed as well : strengthening for students division proving to be sufficiently articulated and deep of those sectors characterizing civil engineering by means of a strong overall education and training; the other objective revolves around focusing specialization in a specific field, chosen by the students. This Course does therefore promote in its students the capacity to join their technical and scientific knowledge with the most important economic and management aspects, fostering a scientific approach in problem-solving. This Course does also foster the development of soft and interdisciplinary skills, especially in operating autonomously, but also within a group, especially working groups.
Given the interdisciplinary education and training and the wide teams civil engineering entails, this Course offers, during its first year, on education and training activities involving all the characterizing subjects while, during the second year, students will follow one of the four specific sectors civil engineering is subdivided into: construction, hydraulic, infrastructure and structure; students can also create their own study plan choosing within the four aforementioned curricula. Besides, students can choose between several subjects in order to deepen their specific knowledge, in addition to the 6 University Credits reserved to laboratory and workshop activities or traineeships, themselves useful in order to experience the word of employment. The dissertation for this Course, worth 15 University Credits, must represent an effective individual summary of all the contents of this course, showing also the capabilities that students have reached.
During the last three years, this course has seen an average enrolment of 80 units, with negligible dropout. The average time to complete this Course amounts to little more than three years is and its graduates expressed a satisfaction of 81.2% ( 2015 data). According to the data provided by the Alma Laurea consortium, the employed graduates from this course(85% before the crisis) are now affected by the current situation going down to 64%, in 2013, rebounding up to 72,1% in 2015, against the national average of 54,8%.
The main employment outcomes for the second- level graduates of this Course are the same than those of the corresponding first-level degree, even if at a different and greater level of autonomy, competence and specialization, allowing them to face complexity in projects and design such as anti-seismic structures beyond the knowledge of first level graduates; more opportunities are available.
Natural employment outcomes for the graduates of this Course are in the fields of free profession; and in professional studies and construction companies, as well as in those companies dealing with structures and infrastructures, including the upkeep of control and soil preservation structures. By the same token, the graduates of this course can join specific structures, including public and private entities in their area.
The professional fields the graduates of this course usually operate in are those of advanced structure and infrastructure design, including innovative features both concerning model-making and calculus and the materials actually employed in the construction. Such actions may concern the optimization of complex infrastructures (such as technological networks, transport networks or hydraulic infrastructure) on behalf of cities and specific areas. Construction projects of this sort include ecologically aware structures as well and may also concern specialized structure-related consulting.