Engineering graduates (Bachelor degree), motivated and passionate about cars and related subjects. During the Master’s course, candidates will be required to have a predisposition and sensitivity to driving. Knowledge of English is indispensable.
The master’s course lasts one year for 1,500 hours, divided into frontal instruction at the University of Pavia, Palazzo Vistarino, practical exercises at the Quattroruote circuit (Vairano di Vidigulfo, Pavia), an internship period at the main companies in the automotive sector, guided tours to facilities related to the course, seminars, study activities and individual preparation.
The curriculum is made up of 10 modules: 8 teaching courses, 1 offered internship module by Automobili Lamborghini, VI-grade, ZF, TRW, Pagani, Danisi Engineering, Bridgestone, 1 “advanced short courses” module.
The Master has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the manufacture of the preproduction vehicle. Students on the Master’s course will gain special and specific competence in vehicle testing techniques, both virtually through CAE and experimentally on the vehicle (on track and road).
The training program, as an absolutely innovative element, includes, alongside frontal instruction, test sessions on the circuit of the Quattroruote Safe Driving Centre, during which the participants will be engaged at first hand in learning the techniques and methodologies used in testing, inspection, checks and fine tuning of the vehicle’s dynamic behaviour.
At introductory level, all the participants will take a course in advanced driving specially designed and oriented to the subsequent phase of testing and inspection on the circuit.
The training program of the Master’s course is completed, and this aspect also represents an innovation, by the use of a static simulator for developing vehicles in a virtual environment.