Civil Engineering

Academic year: 2024/2025

Programme duration: 3 years



English (from a.y.2020-21)

Mission and goals

Civil Engineering is a discipline that deals with the planning, design, construction, assessment, monitoring, maintenance and management of structures and infrastructures, including buildings, bridges, tunnels, dams, sewerage systems, pipelines, roads, railways, harbours, airports, and other engineering works that play a fundamental role for the economic growth and sustainable development of the modern society and resilient communities.

The Bachelor programme (BSc) in Civil Engineering aims at providing future professionals with sound theoretical principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science, together with the fundamentals of the core subjects of Civil Engineering (including surveying, mechanics of fluids, solids, soils and structures, hydraulic engineering works, transportation infrastructures).

Career opportunitites

Graduates can operate as self-employed professionals, or as employees in public administration or private companies dealing with problems of civil, building and environmental engineering involving soils, structures, transports, hydraulics, civil protection and surveying. They can act as designers or managers.

More info

Information about organization of the degree program and educational rules for the incoming academic year is already available. Tracks and courses refer to the current academic year for your reference and will be updated soon with new courses for the incoming academic year.

Tracks and courses

Programme description

Possible further education

Provided that their final grade is above a given threshold, graduates in Civil Engineering can enrol in one of the following two-year Master of Sciences (MSc) Degree Programmes offered at Politecnico: Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation, or Management of Built Environment. By enrolling in the MSc in Civil Engineering, students can also have access to the new high level training courses PoliMI Ambassador in Smart Infrastructures aimed at creating new professional profiles that are characterized by forefront systemic skills, interdisciplinary vision, and specific aptitude to innovation in the fields of the smart infrastructures. The PoliMi Smart Infrastructures certification will be reported in the Student’s Diploma Supplement and an electronic badge will be issued by Politecnico di Milano. Upon evaluation of their curriculum, graduates in Civil Engineering can also enrol to other Master of Science programmes, or 1st level Specializing Masters. Enrolment in two Master of Science programmes is also allowed if these are of different degree classes and differ for at least two thirds of the training activities, in terms of academic credits.