The University of Miami and Universita di Bologna (UniBo) offer a graduate dual degree program for Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering students; students spend their final academic year in Bologna as part of the program. UM students should speak with Dr. Matthew Trussoni or Dr. Antonio Nanni in the UM CAE department to determine their eligibility for this program and map out their academic schedule. Eligible students should begin their application on this page the spring before they plan to study at Universita di Bologna (for example, a student wanting to study at UniBo during the 2019-20 academic year would need to apply during the January-February 2019 application cycle).
UniBo was founded in 1088, and is a leading academic institution in Italy and Europe. It also has the distinction of being recognized as the oldest university in continuous operation. UniBo is a very large institution with 5 campuses, 5 schools, 32 departments, 10 research/training centers, 219 degrees and over 80,000 students.
This program is intended for students on the 5-year BS/MS in Civil Engineering track, though others may be eligible on a case by case basis. The academic requirements of this program are very specific; course eligibility and availability will be determined by faculty advisors at both UM and UniBo; early planning with the CAE department is therefore essential in order to be able to participate in this program.
Bologna is considered a medium-sized city; the university is a cornerstone of life in the community. Bologna is famous within Italy for its porticoes and cuisine, especially mortadella and Bolognese sauce/pasta. Going to dinner typically requires a reservation in advance because of their popularity.
There are several museums and archaeological sites in Bologna. The university has several locations spread out through the city; the types of classes you take will dictate where your classes are located.
For more information about the program or to determine your eligibility, please visit the CAE office or contact Dr. Matthew Trussoni at email@example.com.