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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Master in

Energy Engineering

Energy Engineering is a multi-university master programme, jointly managed by the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of University of Trento (administrative premises).

Course description

This course is the result of the increasing spreading of technologies connected with the spread generation and the optimized management of energy and the consequent increasing demand of engineers able to develop and propose efficient and innovative technological solutions to deal with the issues deriving from the progressive depletion of fossil non-renewable sources and the environmental impacts due to the use of energy. The course contents focuses on the issues of energy efficiency in buildings and in productive cycles, the energy production from middle-small sized plants of renewable sources, which have a reduced environmental impact and serve customers in the surrounding areas.

At a glance

Degree class: LM-30
ECTS credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in English (Optional courses will be offered in Italian and German)
Places available: 45 EU + 5 Non-EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano and Trento
Tuition fees: € 1.347,50 per year

Structure of the course

The professional profile of this master is thought to meet the needs of design skills to be applied to small to medium size energy production plants, in particular to applications of renewable sources combined heat and power in district heating, and to energy efficient industrial systems and buildings. Energy conversion, energy distribution and energy utilisation systems are the main areas of interest.

The environmental sustainability of the energy utilisation and the reduced exploitation of natural resources will be the common basis for the different disciplines involved: electrical engineering, technical physics and building physics, fluid machines, industrial engineering.

Students must obtain at least 120 CP, of which at least 42 CP obtained at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and at least 33 CP obtained at the University of Trento. In addition to the mandatory subjects, a range of optional courses will be offered.

Prof. Marco Baratieri


Degree Course director: Prof. Marco Baratieri (photo)
Student representative in the Course Council: --

Exchange programmes and internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with almost 20 partner universities all over the world.

This study programme does not involve a compulsory internship. You can still choose to carry out a voluntary internship and choose from the long list of Italian and foreign businesses unibz is partnered with.

Employment prospects

The course aims at training experts able to deal with the various aspects of planning, implementing and managing the integrated energy systems, such as production plants supplied from renewable sources, low energy consumption buildings and networks able to transport electric and thermic energy from the production site to the local consumption sites.

Energy engineers work as independent professionals or in public and private companies, industries of the energetic and thermo-energetic sectors and public and private utilities. Graduates might be admitted to PhD programmes in the field.

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)


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During the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years the master is managed by the University of Trento.

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