Laurea Specialistica (Master of science-level of the Bologna process) IN LAND PROTECTION ENGINEERING

Academic Year 2007/08

First established in this format in the A.Y. 2004/05

First School of Engineering

Course Website


Campus: TORINO

Degree class 38/S: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Taught in Italian


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Duration and location

Duration: 2 years
Location: Torino - C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Secretariat: Central secretariat

Professional profile

It is a well known fact that the environment is very vulnerable and a lot of natural calamities are hydrologic or geologic in nature. In this course, the impetus is on understanding these phenonmenons. Laws and civil protection require operativeness, quick-actions and skills in case of an emergency. Therefore, it is very important to have professional engineers that can study, elaborate data and evaluate them, in order to plan structural and non-structural interventions in different situations.

Job opportunities

Since the environment is always susceptible to activities going on in different parts of the world, it is necessary to have specialized engineers who can cater to the needs of forecasting natural disasters. They are required to be able to intervene using civil protection techniques, and to adapt the projects for a bearable development.

Final exam

1. To be admitted to the final exam the student must have successfully passed all the exams of the program of study.
2. The final exam for the bachelor's degree (Laurea di I livello) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation or of a written thesis. The final exam for the master's degree (Laurea specialistica) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation worked out by the student, under the guidance of a professor. The final assessment of the student is a combination of the average score obtained through all courses attended during his academic curriculum and the score of the final exam.
3. Educational structures decide how the Examining Board, that will give the master's degree (Laurea specialistica), is made up.
4. The Examining Board for the bachelor(Laurea di I livello) is made up of 5 to 7 members, including the President; the Examining Board for the master (Laurea specialistica)is made up of 7 to 11 members, including the President. In both cases most of the members are professors or permanent researchers. The Examining Board can give up to 110 points; honors can be given if the mark is 110 and if all members agree. With the master's degree it is possible to obtain the Dignità di stampa in case the final mark is 110 with honors and all the members agree.

Requisites for admission to the Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

Bachelor (Laurea di I livello) that gives access to this Master of Science (Laurea specialistica):Land Protection Engineeringin Torino.