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master degree course in AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Course year 2
Teaching units Unit Sviluppo Integrato Scocca/Finizioni in Ambito Automotive
To be chosen by the student (lesson)
  • TAF: Optional subjects SSD: ING-IND/14 CFU: 6
Teachers: Fittizio DOCENTE
Exam type written
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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To know and understand the fundamentals of the systematic approach for the design of automotive systems and components, derived by actual procedures applied in Ferrari spa.

To expand and apply, independently and originally, the multidisciplinary knowledge for the design of systems and components of body and trims of high-performance vehicles.

To develop the ability to operate within project teams, by planning and managing the tasks required to achieve technically valid projects.

Admission requirements

No prerequisite

Course contents

• The Automotive field and vehicle development plans (2h)
• Performance: from vehicle to components (2h)
• Performance: ergonomics and homologation requirements (4h)
• Trims function (2h)
• Body in White function – BIW (2h)
• Body design (10h)
• Design of interior and exterior trims (10h)
• Integrated body/trims design (10h)
• Seat System (5h)
• Retention systems (5h)
• Closing: from product brief to vehicle components validation (2h)

Teaching methods

The course includes theoretical lessons supported by multimedia systems and specialists’ technical seminars. The teaching material is made available before each lesson through the university platform.

Assessment methods

The exam includes: - a written test composed of open questions, closed questions and/or exercises developed during the lessons. The score is assigned out of thirty. - an optional oral test, only for those who have passed the written test, carried out in the form of an interview to verify the knowledge of the course program and the the ability to apply it to the creation of technical sketches. The score is between -3 and + 3. The final mark results from the sum of the scores obtained on each test. During the tests, it is not allowed to consult the teaching material. Note: There are no intermediate tests.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: through lectures and technical seminars held by specialists, students learn the main methods and techniques of engineering design, and develop the ability to develop and apply original ideas, even in a Research & Development context.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: through actual applications taken from industrial experience, students learn how to apply the knowledge acquired, even in new/unfamiliar multidisciplinary fields.

Autonomy of judgement: through discussion with teachers with proven industrial experience, students develop the ability to integrate knowledge and manage complexity, and to formulate judgements, even based on limited/incomplete information, including the impact on social responsibilities and ethics related to the application of their knowledge and judgment.

Communication skills: through discussion with teachers, students develop the ability to communicate critically, especially through technical engineering language, technical information, ideas, problems, solutions to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.

Ability to learn: the activities described allow students to develop the learning skills necessary to autonomously deepen technical topics, in order to effectively face the entry into a job environment or undertake subsequent training courses.


• Teaching material provided by teachers (e.g. presentations)
• G. Genta, L. Morello, "La carrozzeria vol. 1: progetto del sistema", ATA;
• G. Genta, L. Morello, "La carrozzeria vol. 2: progetto dei componenti", ATA;
• G. Genta, L. Morello, "L'autotelaio vol. 1: progetto del sistema", ATA;
• G. Genta, L. Morello, "L'autotelaio vol. 2: progetto dei componenti", ATA.