Master degree in Environmental Engineering - Curriculum in REACH: REsilience to climAte CHange effects

University of Pavia
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Master degree in Environmental Engineering - Curriculum in REACH: REsilience to climAte CHange effects

The academic activities planned for the Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering – Resilience to Climate Change Effects (REACH) aim at training expert professionals capable of operating in a reality where climate changes increasingly impact the management of water resources, the safeguard of the environment, and soil protection.

The environmental engineers graduating in this curriculum will be able to analyse problems, build models to support decisions, plan and design actions and operations of natural and territorial interest to mitigate the effects of climate changes, as well as in ordinary contexts, using modern, innovative and inter-disciplinary approaches, techniques and tools.

Starting from a reinforcement of previous bases in mathematics, hydraulics, sanitary engineering, applied geology, and hydraulic constructions, in this curriculum the topics related to climate dynamics, the impact of climate changes on aquatic ecosystems, the sustainable use of water resources in urban and agricultural environments, fluvial hydraulics and related hydraulic protection works and the use of satellite data are especially developed.

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, postgraduate Master’s degree or a three-year diploma or other officially recognised study titles awarded abroad in Engineering.
  • Language requirements: English

Other requirements

  • Strong background in the basic scientific subjects (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Geology) and in the characteristic subjects of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • For students who graduated from a foreign university, the Teaching Committee will evaluate the background using the application documents.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute's website.

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Program content

Year 1

• Continuum Mechanics
• Groundwater Contamination
• Water Energy Sustainable Urban Development
• Reliable Design and Management of Urban Hydraulic Infrastructures
• Numerical Methods in Engineering Sciences
• Satellite Data Analysis
• Climate Dynamics and Changes
• Applied Geology to Environmental Sustainability
• Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Landslides Hazard and Risk / Planning of Energy Conversion Systems

Year 2

• Fluvial Hydraulics
• Flood Propagation
• Climate Change Impacts on Water Ecosystems
• Environmental Planning and Assessment
• One or more subjects to be chosen from this list: Design of Hydraulic Structures for Environment Protection / Italian Language for Foreign Students / Agronomic Utilization of Residuals /Geomatics for Precision Agriculture
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Computational Fluid Dynamics / Snow Avalanches and related Mountain Natural Hazards / Earth Surface and Processes / Structural Measures for Flood Risk Mitigation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the institute's website for more information.


The annual fee in Pavia ranges from €156,00 to €3.985,00. Tuition fees are calculated on your family income.

For more information regarding tuition fees, please visit the institute's website.


Master's degree

Career paths

Among the possible career opportunities for graduates in Environmental Engineering we can mention:
• Freelance in the field of planning, design, executive supervision and testing of public infrastructures
• Freelance in the field of environmental monitoring and environmental impact analysis
• Jobs in companies operating in the building and maintenance of civil plants and infrastructures (water systems, hydroelectric plants, land reclamation and flood protection systems, sewer connection and treatment plants for urban and industrial wastewater, solid waste treatment plants)
• Jobs in companies, authorities, consortia and agencies for the management of infrastructures and services (integrated water service companies, land reclamation and irrigation consortia, companies related to waste management)
• Jobs in public authorities for the planning, design and management of urban and environmental systems (municipalities, provinces and regions)
• Jobs in environmental control and safeguard authorities (river basin authorities, environmental protection agencies, public health agencies, etc.)
• Jobs in the public administration at national and international levels (authorities, institutions and agencies devoted to the management and planning of natural and urban areas) as an expert in the control and management of measures for the mitigation of climate change effects
• Jobs in insurance and consultancy companies for estimating the risks induced by climate changes

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University of Pavia

The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest Academic Institutions. It was founded in 825 as a “School of law, rhetoric and liberal arts” by King Lothair I, and in 1361 it was officially established as a “Universitas...

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Why study at University of Pavia

Pavia: a city campus

Located in Lombardy Region, only 30 KM south of Milan, the City of Pavia offers a lively, genuine, cooperative and safe environment with a high quality of life. Pavia is the Capital of the fertile Province of Pavia, which is known for a variety of agricultural products -including wine, rice, cereals and dairy products- and is situated at the heart of Italy’s manufacturing district. Tts fascination remains intact with the center’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches and elegant buildings, all bordered by the Ticino river. The countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, meeting places and sports competitions combine to offer students a unique University experience.

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University of Pavia

Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

Phone no: +39 0382 989898

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