Master’s degree courses
Access methods
2 years
Department of Theoretical and applied sciences
Degree classification: Environmental engineering
Presidente del Consiglio di corso: BRUNO ALBERTO DAL LAGO
Credits: 120

Course description

The course of study, activated in the 2018/19 academic year, is oriented to the traditional subjects of environmental protection and safeguard, to which the issues of sustainability in the workplace are added.

Admission is subject to a degree title acquired in any university course and the possession of an adequate number of university credits in the basic disciplines and in those characterizing and relating to civil and environmental engineering.

Environmental and Workplace Sustainibility Engineering is the only master's degree program in Italy oriented both to the environment and to occupational safety and represents the ideal completion of the three-year degree in Engineering for work and Environmental Safety, offered in this University. In addition, the new course responds to the requests of business operators belonging to the world of production and services.

Students wishing to deepen some specific subjects and their specific language competences will be able to access international exchange programs and training internships in companies.

The study program increases engineers' abilities to tackle already known issues (environmental protection and industrial safety) and proposes new topics (for instance, structural recovery, fire-engineering and sustainable development processes, including renewable energy sources). Therefore, the purpose of the course is to provide an interdisciplinary training allowing students to develop adequate skills in the study, design and management of works and services for the safety of workers in the civil and industrial sectors, of activities related to water treatment and gaseous waste, waste management, energy saving, structural recovery.

Thanks also to workshops and internships, students will develop independent judgment, ability to analyse complex issues relating to environmental protection and safety in the workplace and an in-depth knowledge of the technical standards of the sector.

Upon passing the qualifying examination for the profession, graduates of this course will be able to access the Register of Engineers, Civil and Environmental section. Graduates who intend to continue towards further specializations will have the opportunity to access research doctorates or second level university masters.

Acquiring a Degree in Engineering is a safe investment in terms of career and income, as shown by the data that are periodically collected at a national level (for example by the AlmaLaurea Consortium).

Lessons are held in Italian.

What you need to know

The curricular requirements for access are:

  • possession of a Bachelor's or Master's Degree, as referred to in DM 509/1999 or DM 270/2004, or a five-year degree (before DM 509/1999), obtained at an Italian university or equivalent;
  • possession of at least 24 ECTS, or equivalent knowledge, acquired in any university course in the scientific-disciplinary sectors indicated for the basic training activities in the disciplinary areas of the three-year Degrees of Class L-7 Civil and Environmental Engineering;
  • possession of at least 36 ECTS, or equivalent knowledge, acquired in any university course in the scientific-disciplinary sectors indicated for the training activities characterizing the disciplinary fields Civil Engineering, Environmental and Territory Engineering, Safety Engineering and Civil, Environmental and Territorial Protection and of the area of the three-year Degrees pertaining to Class L-7 Civil and Environmental Engineering.

If you are a EU National, you may stay in Italy for as long as you like: you only need a passport or ID card.
If you are a NON-EU National, you'll have to carry out some formalities.

Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences
Via J.H. Dunant 3, 21100 Varese - Italy 
e-mail: didattica.scienze.va@uninsubria.it

Curricula and study plans

To consult teaching courses of previous Academic Years, at the top of this page click on "Course data sheet", then choose the Academic Year of your enrollment and click on "Study plans".

Opportunities and support

For information on scholarships and other benefits, consult:


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Attending classes

Studying, taking exams and graduating

To consult the teaching material:

  1. go to https://elearning.uninsubria.it/ 
  2. log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  3. choose the courses of your study plan in the I miei corsi (My courses) section
  4. there you will find all the materials that the teacher makes available.

Leganto provides easy access to the reading lists of all degree courses.
You can access reading lists:

  • via the E-learning platform.
    Follow the instructions published in the section “Teaching material on the E-learning platform”. 
    On the main page of every course you can find the link “Vai alla bibliografia sul portale Leganto” (view the reading list on the Leganto Course Readings platform);
  • via the Course Catalogue (or section “Curricula and study plans” in this page)
    On the main page of every course, in the “Bibliografia” section, you can find the link to access the reading lists published on Leganto Course Readings platform.

If you need help or further information, please contact: leganto@uninsubria.it 
More about Leganto Reading Lists:

To consult the exam dates and times go to the Servizi Web Segreterie studenti (Student Secretariat Web Services)

https://uninsubria.esse3.cineca.it/ListaAppelliOfferta.do (in Italian)

In the Menu select one or more options:

  • the day scheduled for the exam
  • the teaching structure, i.e. your Department or your School
  • the course of study, i.e. your degree course
  • the teaching course, i.e. the title of the teaching
  • the teacher.

To submit your examination entry, you must access your personal area of the Student Secretariat Web Services.

Go to the reserved area 

  1. Log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  2. Esami > Appelli
    Then, select the exam session you want to submit your entry for and proceed following the instructions.

• Consult the general University rules relating to the Degree application: Domanda di Laurea
(in Italian)
• Submit the application respecting the administrative deadlines. See Conseguimento titolo
on-line (in Italian)
• Register for the last internship registration session before the graduation session,
respecting the instructions given in the session notes
• Check the dates of the graduation sessions and the rules for submitting the thesis on the
page Esame di laurea (in Italian) 
• The diploma (or parchment) is delivered during the graduation session.
Only for the possible collection of diplomas from before 2020 that are still in stock, consult
Ritirare il diploma di laurea (in Italian)

Student services

For all resources, services and opportunities dedicated to registered students, see: Student.