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Post Bachelor Program in Race Engineering

University of Pavia
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
22 October 2020

Program description

Post Bachelor Program in Race Engineering

The innovative course has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in Race Engineering. The applicants will gain particular specialized skills in managing all the aspects of the racing cars; they will take will be trained both on static and dynamic simulators. Along with the theoretical rationale on vehicle dynamics, the course provides students with special and specific competence in Race Engineering through 11 full days of activity on the Quattroruote ASC (Automotive Safety Centre) track and proving ground areas at Vairano (PV).

The Program will lead them from the first approach to the full technical management of the racing car. MTS (Motor Technical School) provides a Fia F4 single-seater: performed by a professional pilot it is the pivot of all the technical activities. A professional race engineer with international experience guarantees the expert guidance during the unique training. Workshops with professional race engineers cover all kind of problems regarding technical topics relating car set up and performance. Furthermore, issues such as the radio communications between engineer and driver and the real meaning of teamwork are dealt with.

With the Bio-mechatronics module the students are introduced to the driver/vehicle interaction methodologies and to the physiological adaptation and stress evaluation topics with particular emphasis on the psychological issues involving the relationship with the driver. Expanding their senses and managing their emotions as a key factor for success.

The innovative training program of the course is completed by the use of a Vi-Grade compact static simulator, located at the Master’s course headquarters in Palazzo Vistarino (University of Pavia), for developing vehicles in a virtual environment. Students will attend also special workshops on the Skydrive driving simulator set up at the Monza Circuit. A device specifically tuned up for the joint coaching of the pilot and the engineer. The course includes a 6 months internship period offered by the racing Teams partner of the Program.

The call for applications is now open! The deadline is the 30th of September 2019!

Admission requirements

Interested applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

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University of Pavia

Founded in 1361, the University of Pavia (UNIPV) is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. The University of Pavia features in a number of international rankings: Unipv is particularly competitive in the fields of Humanities, Engineering, Pharmacy, Life Science...

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About Pavia

The city of Pavia is located in northern Italy, around 30km south of Milan (20-30 minutes by train) within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times with the name of Ticinum its city centre is a maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings and many fascinating corners all coming alive day and night with students enjoying their favorite meeting points.

Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Students who can enjoy sport activities, at the University Sports Centre (CUS) which offers a wide range of courses, championships and tournaments.


Tuition fees at UNIPV vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin and range from 150 to 4400 Euro. Scholarship, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by Edisu a dedicated government agency.

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Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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