Mechanical Engineering

  • Students start by studying basic subjects (mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science) to gain sound knowledge of the disciplines of mechanical engineering.
  • Subsequently, they study disciplines focusing on mechanical engineer, thus acquiring knowledge and skills in the area of mechanics and energy
  • The course provides transversal skills that complete the background of mechanical engineers, through disciplines that are selected by students, the final dissertation, internships and apprenticeships.


  • How to design and manufacture industrial products, using the most advanced mechanical methods and tools, and the most innovative materials
  • How to produce and process any material and how to identify its damage
  • How machines work
  • How to apply the methods and tools of thermodynamics to study heat engines
  • How to transform primary energy into mechanical and/or electrical energy


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 is required

Degree program class
L09 Industrial Engineering
194 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

Training is carried out through lectures, practical exercises, laboratories, interdisciplinary projects, and internships in institutions and companies. Through these activities, students obtain in-depth technical knowledge of the materials to be used in mechanical constructions and technologies for their processing, on the design and methodologies of machines, on fluid dynamics, on the problems of transformation and production of energy, as well as on measurements and industrial instrumentation. The degree provides direct access to the Master’s Degree Programs in mechanical and energy engineering.


Students with a secondary school diploma (4 or 5-year course) and students with another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Verbal comprehension skills and basic scientific knowledge of mathematics, physics, and chemistry are required


The degree course in mechanical engineering aims to train engineers capable of performing significantly diversified tasks, thanks to an educational offering that provides a solid preparation on basic scientific and technical-application and the knowledge necessary to work as free-lance professionals


The degree course qualifies students to work as mechanical or energy engineers in public and private organizations, professional practices or companies (of any size) operating in the sectors of engineering, manufacturing, electromechanical, air conditioning, as well as energy conversion and production.


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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