Master of Science in Environmental Engineering


Programme Description


The MSc in Environmental Engineering provides for the expertise in the fields of Natural Processes, Chemical-Environmental Processes and of Impact and Management of production activities. This approach allows the student to face environmental issues within the framework of Eco-system Based Management EBM.

The career is entirely taught in English and it has two different curricula: Green Engng oriented to land management and Blue Engng oriented to the marine environment and its management.

Learning by doing

The training of students during their career includes both a traditional approach to the study of basic processes and the application of the knowledge acquired through experimental laboratories and practical applications developed in the field. In fact, several courses provide for the development of practical tests to verify and strengthen the learning of the subject by the students.

The academic career ends with a traineeship.

Career perspectives

The MSc in Environmental Engng opens different job opportunities such as:

  • A technical officer of Public Administrations in the areas of Environment, Land Management and Civil Protection.
  • An employee for consulting firms on various environmental issues (environmental impact assessment, monitoring, modelling, etc).
  • An employee in the industrial sector (environmental impact and environmental risk management environmental).
  • An engineer for the civil, environmental, marine and oil & gas sector as a free-professional.

What you will learn

Natural Processes: The student will understand and be able to describe quantitatively all the natural processes involved in environmental processes.

Chemical Processes: A detailed insight will be developed about the main chemical processes triggered by human activities on the environment.

Impact and Management of Productive Activities: Basic knowledge will be used for the benefit of analyzing the impact and the management of anthropogenic pressures on the environment.

The Ocean: Blue Engineering will be dedicated to study and understanding of the marine environment form a physical and ecological point of view.

Watershed Management: The management of the landscape read as a whole among the ground, the water bodies and the human.

Eco-System Based Management (EBM): The understanding of human activities in a framework taking into account the impact on the surrounding environment.

Numerical Modelling: Knowledge for the development and usage of numerical models for the simulation of physical, chemical and environmental processes.

Observing and Monitoring: Developing the abilities and knowledge necessary to measure and monitor the environment.

Sustainable Resources: Enhancing environmental resources and their sustainability; renewable energy production.


The Master of Science (MSc) course in Environmental Engineering is aimed at students trained as general engineers with broad skills in the technologies relevant to the environmental sector.

The study career provides knowledge for an adequate understanding of the physical and chemical processes that are at the base of the dispersion and diffusion of polluting substances in different types of fluids (air, water, porous media) and presents various insights on the interaction between the development and planning of activities and anthropic settlements with the surrounding environment, analyzing the pressures and risks associated with extreme events (natural hazards) and evaluating its ecological impact in order to develop eco-system based management.

Starting from specific knowledge, the environmental engineer trained in this course acquires an overview of issues related to environmental problems in order to be able to deal with them in a systematic way. The objective is to grasp the different aspects (physical processes, chemical processes, ecological processes, social processes, economic processes) and face them in one common context.

Quick Facts

  • Degree type: Master of science
  • Duration and credits: 2 Years / 120 CFU
  • Class: LM-35 Ingneria Per L'Ambiente e Il Territorio
  • Admission: Free access
  • Sede: Genova
  • Teaching language: English
  • Teaching mode: Lectures
  • Taxes and fees: From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
  • International partnerships: Student exchange
Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

The University offers the students a solid cultural and scientific education and gives them many instruments to face the professional future. It offers real possibilities of integration between theory ... Read More

The University offers the students a solid cultural and scientific education and gives them many instruments to face the professional future. It offers real possibilities of integration between theory and practice, also through stages with institutions and companies and training periods abroad. There are many different forms of collaboration and cooperation with foreign Universities and Institutions that allow a high mobility of professors and students from and towards foreign countries. At the moment, with more than 3,000 foreign students, the University went over the 8% mark of the total amount of registered students, establishing even more - and unlike the national data - its position as a point of attraction for the students that choose Italy for their University studies. Read Less
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