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

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Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna


Registration is open to Italiad 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 6, 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 that represent the world’s top Italian automotive products, whose history is deeply rooted in the territory: Lamborghini, Dallara, Ducati, Ferrari, Haas F1 Team, HPE Coxa, Magneti Marelli, Maserati and Toro Rosso.

“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, CEO of Dallara Automobili and 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 Lamborghini, Dallara, Ducati, Ferrari, Haas F1 Team, HPE Coxa, Magneti Marelli, Maserati and Toro Rosso. 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 is available at:








Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna (MUNER)

Mirandola Comunicazione
Tel +39 0524.574708 |

Marco Ferrario | +39 3207910162
Anna Meini | + 39 3920504231



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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.

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Dallara Automobili, the pursuit of excellence                
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Haas F1 Team
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About Haas Automation
Haas Automation, Inc., is America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools. Founded by Gene Haas in 1983, Haas Automation manufactures a complete line of vertical and horizontal machining centers, turning centers and rotary tables and indexers. All Haas products are built in the company’s 102,000 square-meter (1.1 million square-foot) manufacturing facility in Oxnard, California, and distributed through a worldwide network of Haas Factory Outlets that provides the industry’s best sales, service and support while offering unparalleled cost-to-performance value. For more information, please visit us on the Web at, on Facebook at, on Twitter @Haas_Automation and on Instagram @Haas_Automation.

Hpe Coxa
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Magneti Marelli
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Scuderia Toro Rosso           
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When the team was first established it operated partly as a satellite to Red Bull Racing, running a car designed mainly by Red Bull Technology. However, since 2010, Scuderia Toro Rosso has run completely independently, doing all the car design and manufacturing work in-house in Faenza. This necessitated a major expansion programme for the factory. The Italian side of the operation is supported by the team's wind tunnel facility in Bicester, England. Team Principal Franz Tost has been at the helm since 2005, while the technical side is managed by Technical Director James Key.
Currently the team has one win and one pole position to its name, both courtesy of Sebastian Vettel, who produced the fairytale result at the team's home race, the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, back in 2008. Since the team’s debut up until now, Scuderia Toro Rosso has improved year after year and is now a clear rival for the rest of the top mid-field teams. The aim still remains the same: to add as many points as possible to the team’s tally each race and become a fixed top contender in the Constructors’ Championship.


pubblicato il 05/07/2017


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