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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Bachelor in

Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

If you choose to study engineering at unibz, you can start your study career with the Bachelor in Industrial Mechanical Engineering. This study programme will provide you with wide knowledge and crucial skills in the field and its related areas.

Course description

This study programme is subdivided into four majors:

  • Mechanics;
  • Energetics;
  • Logistics and Production;
  • Automation.

The first in Major Mechanics provides a specialization in the classical field of mechanical engineering. The Major Energetics focuses more on the foundations of the field of energy engineering, such as production and energy distribution as well as energy efficiency. These two majors guarantee optimal technical education and prepare students for direct further study in the Master in Industrial Mechanical Engineering or Energy Engineering.

The Major Logistics and Production especially deepens the knowledge in the field of industrial production and management.

The Major Automation (only offered as a dual study course) focuses on topics of industrial automation. Through a strong partnership with hi-tech industry, this major trains professionals in the 4.0 industry.

The Dual Study Programme

These nationwide unique dual study programmes in Logistics and Production and Automation are offered in collaboration with Assoimprenditori Alto Adige, the association of the local entrepreneurs. Students specialising in Logistics and Production and Automation have the opportunity to combine studies and work. In this case the duration of the course is extended to four years. In the first year you study full time whereas starting with the second year you'll be alternating work and study.

In the Major in Logistics and Production, students can conclude an employment contract with a company participating in the program at the end of the first year. In the case of the Major Automation, students conclude an employment contract with a company when starting the studies.

If you choose this programme you'll gain real work experience in a company that has agreed to invest in your training and that will allow you to obtain your degree while working. Learning by doing and projects combined with self-paced study and specific tutorship programmes (company tutors and university tutors) are the success key of this awarded study program. Next to the knowledge of the specific study programme, students acquire precious professional skills like team-working and problem solving.

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At a glance

Bachelor class: L-9
ECTS credits: 180
Duration of the course: 3 years
Courses will be taught in: Italian, German and English (trilingual)
Places available: 70 EU + 4 non-EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano
Tuition fees: € 1.347,50 per year

Structure of the course

All study programmes guarantee specific training in the field of industrial engineering. In the first year and a half, the teaching content of the four majors are almost identical and based on lectures in basic subjects such as mathematics, physics or materials science. In the following years, you'll specialise in the fields of mechanics, energy or economics and management depending on the chosen study programme.

The majors in Mechanics, Energetics and Automation are propaedeutic studies, which means they prepare for the continuation of studies in a master's degree in the fields of energetics, mechanics and automation. The major logistics and production is more practically oriented with contents in the fields of production, management and economy.


Degree Course director: Prof. Andrea Gasparella (photo)
Student Representative in the Course Council: Francesco Melissano

Exchange programmes and internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with about 20 partner universities all over the world and a broad cooperation network with Italian and foreign businesses where you can carry out your compulsory internship of 150 hours.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Major in Mechanics work as freelance professionals or for companies in the mechanical, electromechanical or plant sectors, in automation, in production systems, energy conversion and related fields in energy companies, in most manufacturing industries, in services companies, for the government or the local authorities.

The Major in Energy, in particular, provides specific training to those students who want to work in the sector of electricity providers, designing and setting up energy production systems with a special focus on technology aimed at producing energy from renewable sources.

Graduates from the Dual Programme (alternating study and work) in Logistics and Production will be able to work – as freelancers, employees or managers – for manufacturing companies, service providers and for the public administration. They will be specialists in the management of materials and in Supply-Chain Management; in the organization of production systems (production planning and control), in business organization and production processes; in Logistics, Quality Management, Project Management and Controlling.

The Major in Automation prepares for activities and a career in the following areas: system integrator or user of automation components, R&D, process engineering, process quality (quality assurance and management), production planning and control, maintenance, lean manufacturing, production management, plant management.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.

go to the survey (in Italian)

Greta Höller

Process Engineer, Durst Phototechnik GmbH/SpA, Brixen-Bressanone

Why I am convinced that I have chosen the right study programme? 3 words: practical - trilingual - future-oriented. The combination of theoretical engineering knowledge and practical examples from industrial companies make this bachelor unique. The practical examples of professors from the consulting industry today give me a head start over competitors who have chosen a more theoretical degree. The combined knowledge of technical and economic topics opens many doors in the labor market.


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In order to be admitted for the course, you will be required to prove that you have a B2 level of competence in at least two of the three languages in which courses are taught at unibz. If you don't have an official language certification, you can take a language exam at our university.

Selection Criteria
Multiple choice test about natural sciences and average of your grades from the third last and penultimate years of secondary school

Online Application
Early Bird - for EU and non-EU citizens: 1 March - 26 April 2019, noon
Late Application - for EU citizens only: 20 May - 31 July 2019, noon
Super Late Application - for EU citizens only, with the necessary language requirements (remaining places): 7 - 14 October 2019, noon

Admission exams
Early Bird
- for EU and non-EU citizens: 3 May 2019 at 14 h
Late Application - for EU citizens only: 5 August 2019 at 10 h
Super Late Application - for EU citizens only, with the necessary language requirements (remaining places): 16 October 2019 at 10 h
Please note: applicants will be informed via email about the exact time and place of the exam

Publication Ranking List
Early Bird: by 17 May 2019
Late Application: by 9 August 2019
Super Late Application: by 24 October 2019

A piece of advice
Take a look at a recent admission test to get an idea of the structure of the test and the type of questions. You can also look at the topics suggestions in order to prepare for the exam.

For first year students we offer a preparatory course in maths taking place between August and September. The following study book is recommended but not mandatory: "Precorso di Matematica", with MyMthLab, 2nd edition, Pearson publisher.

You can find all the information you need about the documentation required for the application in the Study Manifesto. 

Contact us by phone at +390471012100 or fill in the request form.

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