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Post-bachelor Program in Race Engineering


This one year full-time academic program aims to train highly qualified professionals in race engineering, through a variety of teaching activities. The course includes both theoretical and practical teaching, as well as workshops, and a 4-month internship in industry.

Thanks to the partnerships with VI-Grade, ASC (Automotive Safety Centre), Skydrive, ADM, Megaride, Danisi Engineering, Alfa Romeo Maserati, MSC Software, Siemens, Tatuus, J.A.S. Motorsport, Pirelli and Brembo, among others, students have a wealth of opportunities to develop their knowledge and skill in managing all aspects of racing cars.

Quick Facts

Duration 1 year
Start Date October
Tuition Fee €15,000
Location Pavia, Italy

Students will benefit from:

  • 11 days working on a race track, working towards to full technical management
  • An Advanced Driving Course
  • Practical sessions at both ASC and the Monza circuit
  • A variety of Advanced Short Courses taught by professionals
  • Access to both static and dynamic simulators
  • Workshops with race engineering professionals


The study plan is made up as follows:

  • Teaching Modules: Vehicle Dynamics Fundamental; Virtual Dynamics Design and Simulation; VI-Grade Static Simulator Training; Propulsion: IC & Hybrid; Vehicle Dynamics Control; Advanced Driving Course; Skydrive Dynamic Simulator; Race Track Management and Vehicle Set Up for Performance; Race Engineering Science; Data Acquisition; Biomechanics: Driver/Vehicle Interaction (36 ECTS)
  • 4-month Internship: with racing teams and manufacturers (for example, in the previous editions with Prema, Toro Rosso, Ycom, Lazarus team, Romeo Ferraris) (22 ECTS)
  • Final Exam (2 ECTS)


Tuition fee is 15,000 EUR (divided in two installments).

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering
  • Knowledge of English
  • An automotive or mechanical background with work experience is appreciated

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