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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 Major in Mechanics provides a specialization in the classical field of mechanical engineering. The Major in 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: € 748.50 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: Camilla Betta

Exchange programmes and internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with 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.

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Andreas Baistrocchi

Supply Chain Management, Intercable, Bruneck-Brunico

Thanks to the trilingualism and the international composition of the academic staff, the Bachelor in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering has given me a sound education with a strong application orientation. In the Major in Logistics and Production Engineering, I had to face very different challenges and business experiences. In the dual study programme I was able to gain concrete work experience immediately, which significantly accelerated my career.


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Application and Admission

You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.

Early Bird Application

Application: 01/03 - 28/04/2021 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 18 - 19/03/2021 (registrations 1 - 11/03/2021) and 15 - 21/04/2021 (registrations 26/03 - 08/04/2021)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 17/05/2021
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 27/05/2021 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 14/07 - 26/07/2021 (by noon local time) 

Late Application (only for EU citizens)

Application: 19/05 - 08/07/2021 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 28/06 - 03/07/2021 (registrations 19/05 - 20/06/2021)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 28/07/2021
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 05/08/2021 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 29/07 - 05/08/2021 (by noon local time) 

Late session (only for EU citizens)

Opened if there are available study places, only for people who already have the required language requirements.
Application: 01 - 11/10/2021 (by noon local time)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 22/10/2021
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 29/10/2021 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: by 29/10/2021 (by noon local time) 

Preparatory courses and Freshers Days

Intensive language courses: 06 - 24/09/2021 (Monday to Friday, 8 h/day)
Freshers Days: 27 - 28/09/2021 

1st semester

Classes: 27/09 - 23/12/2021
Exams (extraordinary session): 13 - 23/12/2021
Holidays: 24/12/2021 - 09/01/2022
Classes: 10/01 - 22/01/2022
Exams: 24/01 - 19/02/2022 

2nd semester

Classes: 28/02 - 14/04/2022
Holidays: 15/04 - 18/04/2022
Classes: 19/04 - 11/06/2022
Exams (extraordinary session): 16 - 28/05/2022
Exams: 13/06 - 09/07/2022 

Autumn session

Exams: 22/08 - 24/09/2022

The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).

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