Environmental and Land Safety Engineering

  • A modern educational approach, in line with the ongoing technological developments of Environmental Engineering.
  • The topics covered, such as sustainable development, land safety, and climate change, are at the core of the global debate and the key words of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and will provide job opportunities in the short and long term.
  • Students who choose this course will be the protagonists of changes and the creators of a better world.


Topics and focus

  • Territorial protection and safety (geotechnics, hydraulics and territorial safety, remote sensing, emergency management and civil protection directives)
  • Environmental sustainability (environmental health engineering, low carbon processes and techniques, technologies for environmental sustainability, ecological risk mitigation)

Teaching approaches

  • Theoretical lectures, practical exercises and laboratory activities
  • Individual and group projects


Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on universitaly.it is required

Degree program class
L07 Civil and Environmental Engineering
150 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The course trains professional profiles in line with the modern requirements of environmental engineering, with an ability to problem-solving and multidisciplinarity. The teaching activities allow to acquire competences in the design of works for the land-defense, land protection and safety, the management of waste and environmental resources, design of water treatment plants, territorial planning, management and exploitation of environmental and energetic resources.  The Course is divided into two curricula: Land Protection and Environmental Sustainability

Students with a secondary school diploma (5-year course) and students with another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Ideal candidates are students with an interest in environmental engineering and in sustainability and resilience issues


The course prepares professionals with sound skills to manage the challenges and emergencies related to environmental sustainability, land protection, and safety in industrial processes. The course allows the continuation of studies with the Master’s Degree Program in the classes of environmental, civil and safety engineering.

The main occupational opportunities are in companies and public and private entities operating in the environmental field, private practices and companies dealing with the design of civil and environmental plants and infrastructures. Employment opportunities abroad are facilitated thanks to the international curriculum and to agreements signed with European institutions.


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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