Civil Engineering

  • Professional profiles applicable in the sectors of private construction and public works
  • Excellent employment opportunities
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment
  • Direct teacher-student relationship
  • Curricula focused on traditional disciplines, new technologies and innovative materials
  • Specializations: Geotechnics, Hydraulics, Structures, Transportation, Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • Non-full-time enrollment options
  • Prizes for excellent students

Topics and focus

  • Foundations
  • Construction Techniques
  • Constructions in seismic areas
  • Transport Infrastructures
  • Aqueducts and sewers
  • Urban planning techniques
  • Special focus on specialization disciplines

Teaching approaches

  • Lectures and tutorials, also at a distance mode
  • Integrative workshops
  • Elaboration of projects and practical activities in the laboratory
  • Case studies, problem solving
  • Technical visits
  • External internships


Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Early (July)
  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM23 Civil Engineering
100 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

The Master’s Degree Course allows access to the world of work with the qualification of Senior Civil Engineer. The Course offers four educational curricula: Geotechnics, Hydraulics, Structures and Transportation. Some courses are taught in two languages (Italian and English). A new international curriculum that allows the participation of the program in the European Master of Science in Advanced Solid Mechanics ( has also been developed. Civil Engineers have advanced knowledge and can work as freelance professionals at all levels for the development of major works.

Students with a degree in the degree class L-7 Civil and Environmental Engineering (DM 270) or L-8 Civil and Environmental Engineering (DM 509) or any other degree obtained abroad and recognized as suitable, and with a good command of English.


The Master’s Degree is the natural completion of the Bachelor Degree, which allows students to acquire all the necessary skills for the design, construction, maintenance and management of major works in the field of Civil Engineering.

Design, construction, maintenance and management of civil works, urban and transport systems, plants and infrastructures; seismic upgrading of structures; freelance professionals in consulting and design firms, construction companies, public and private entities, managers and authorities of works, networks and services

Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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