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Maserati and Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna: registration is open to Italian and European students for Master’s degree courses dedicated to innovation in the automotive industry

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Maserati and Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna:

Registration is open to Italian and European students for Master’s degree courses dedicated to innovation in the automotive industry

Registration is now open to European students for the international and inter-university Master’s degree courses dedicated to six professional profiles: Advanced Powertrain, Advanced Motorcycle Engineering, Advanced Sportscar Manufacturing, High Performance Car Design, Racing Car Design e Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering.


Students can register online through two portals:

Italian students and international students from the countries of the European Union must apply by July 28, 2017 to access the later stages of the selection process.


A total of 150 students will be selected to launch the first year of the six training programs: 130 places are reserved to citizens and 20 to non-EU citizens. 

Modena, July 4, 2017 – The calls for entry have now officially been released for the enrollment of Italian and EU students in the international and inter-university Master’s degree courses promoted by the Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna (MUNER), which are dedicated to six areas of specialization: Advanced Powertrain, Advanced Motorcycle Engineering, Advanced Sportscar Manufacturing, High Performance Car Design, Racing Car Design and Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering. 

University students from all over Europe have until July 28 to complete their applications for admission to the degree programs and access the later stages of the selection process, which, in accordance with the methods described in the two calls, will designate 150 talents from all over the world for the creation of the first classes of the Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna. 

The association was strongly endorsed by the regional administration of Emilia-Romagna and is made up of four universities in the region - the University of Bologna, the University of Ferrara, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the University of Parma - and of the motor companies, Maserati included, that represent the world’s top Italian automotive products, whose history is deeply rooted in the territory. 

“Through the Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna, companies, universities and institution have united to form a unique territorial system to create and bolster innovation in the automotive industry,” said Andrea Pontremoli, the new President of MUNER“Our goal is to attract the world’s best students with the best training programs. The courses of the six professional profiles with be held by the best teachers of the four universities, by visiting professors and by professionals from the various companies. In addition, the companies will provide locations and state-of-the-art labs and equipment such as engine test benches, static and dynamic benches, professional driving simulators and wind tunnels to provide students with training that is in step with the industry’s technological innovation." 



Italian, EU or foreign students regularly residing in the countries of the European Union who wish to enroll in the Advanced Automotive Engineering Master’s degree course must apply for admission by 1:00 pm on July 28, following the instructions provided by the University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia (UNIMORE) at the following link:

Candidates will be selected through an admission test that will be held on Monday, September 4.

There will be 108 available places out of 120 (the 12 remaining places are reserved to non-EU students), which will be subdivided based on the curricula of the different courses: the High Performance Car Design course is aimed at training engineers who are capable of understanding, setting up and designing the “cold” architecture of high performance road vehicles, through the study of the main aspects of planning and design. The Advanced Powertrain course, which is offered both in Modena and Bologna, is aimed at training engineers who are capable of designing and contributing to the engineering of traditional and innovative propulsion systems.

The postgraduate course in Racing Car Design focuses on the development of the “cold” architecture of racing cars. The Advanced Motorcycle Engineering course is aimed at providing students with an in-depth knowledge of the various aspects related to the design and development of both standard and competition high-tech motorcycles. The goal of the Advanced Sportscar Manufacturing course is instead to train engineers who are capable of planning, developing, controlling and managing industry-specific automotive production systems based on today’s most modern manufacturing processes.

These specialised courses are offered in close collaboration with the motor companies. Part of the lessons will be held at the experimental facilities and laboratories of the various companies. 

Italian and EU students who are interested in the Master’s Degree in Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering will be able to enroll instead on the portal of the University of Bologna (UNIBO), at the following link:

This Master’s Degree is aimed at training experts capable of designing and engineering the most advanced electronic, computer and connectivity systems in an automotive sector.

There will be 22 places available out of 30 (the 8 remaining places are reserved to non-EU students) and students will have until July 28 to enroll and access the selection phase. 

After the final deadline for submitting applications, the Commission will examine them to verify whether the candidates present the curricular requirements and are adequately prepared. Selected candidates will then be admitted to the final phase of individual interviews that will take place from September 4-9. Admission to the ranking depends on the positive evaluation of the submitted documentation and on the outcome of the interview. 


Admission requirements

Students who wish to enroll in the Advanced Automotive Engineering and Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering Master’s degree courses must have obtained a three-year degree that has provided them with adequate expertise in engineering and in basic technical/scientific subjects (Maths, Chemistry and Physics). They also must have obtained a final grade higher than or equal to 95/100 (or an equivalent, for non-Italian applicants), and must possess sufficient knowledge of the English language to be able to use industry-specific texts and follow lessons and seminars in this language - their level must be equal or superior to level B2 of the Common European Framework.

All the details pertaining to the admission requirements are available on the calls featured at the following links:

Additional information and contacts are available at:           


Università di Bologna

The University of Bologna has ancient origins: founded in 1088, it is considered the oldest University in the western world. It has over 80,000 students and 215 degree programs, 70 of which are international degree programs, in its 5 Campuses: Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini. It has 11 Schools, 33 Departments, 43 PhD programmes, 37 Specialisation Schools, 65 Professional master’s programs of first and second level and an average of 11,000 research products per year. The University of Bologna is the first university in Italy for the number of exchange students both outgoing and incoming. 


Università di Ferrara

The University of Ferrara is a very old, strong, structured and well-established institution. What distinguishes Ferrara most is the visible interpenetration between City and University: an authentic university campus. The University of Ferrara always occupies high positions in the main rankings regarding teaching activity and research. This is due to the quality of the many services dedicated to our main stakeholders – students – and the numerous research activities conducted every day in different scientific domains and disciplines. It can boast many well-established ties with educational and scientific institutions and other organisations around the world, as well as numerous international partnerships with foreign universities and bodies which enable students and researchers to pursue their activities in Ferrara or abroad with the same opportunities. A specific organisation oversees relations with businesses, provides patenting support and aids in the creation and subsequent development of spin-offs and start-ups. 


Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Unimore is one of the oldest Universities in Europe. It has a very strong approach towards innovation in many scientific and technological fields, which has led to very good relationships between enterprises and institutions.

This enviable standing is extremely beneficial, with Unimore’s graduates having the best performance in the labour market one year after their degree. Moreover, Unimore is the first University to obtain the Ministry Quality Certification. 


The University of Parma

The University of Parma is a State University conducting didactic and research activities at a national level. The University of Parma currently boasts about 25,000 students and 1,800 teaching and staff workers.

The University offers a rich course catalogue of more than 80 degree courses, including First Cycle, Second Cycle and Single Cycle degree courses, as well as Postgraduate Schools, Specialisation Courses and Master Programmes. Such activities are coordinated by 9 Departments: Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability; Department of Economics and Management; Department of Engineering and Architecture; Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries; Department of Law, Politics and International Studies; Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences; Department of Medicine and Surgery; Department of Veterinary Science; Food and Drug Department. 


Maserati S.p.A.

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with individual personalities which are instantly recognisable anywhere. Their style, technology and innately exclusive character, delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and remain an automotive industry benchmark. The brand's current line-up comprises the flagship Quattroporte, in GranLusso and GranSport versions, the Ghibli executive sports saloon, the Levante - Maserati’s first SUV, and the legendary GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars, which have recently been restyled. The most comprehensive range Maserati has ever offered; with petrol and diesel engines, rear-wheel and all–wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding expert engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

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