The Statute of the University establishes that the DICAM, the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering is an academic structure aimed at achieving specific scientific and teaching objectives.

The primary objective of DICAM is the development of research and teaching in important fields of engineering and architecture. The research and teaching activities are developed in six main subject areas, aimed at enhancing the individual and society well-being where they are developed and applied. Within this framework, they focus on the quality of the urban and natural environments, the enhancement of the quality of life, and security and the harmonious development of society, through the innovation of products.

The work of DICAM in all these sectors pursues high-level scientific and teaching objectives, regarding research and training, in line with the most important research-intensive universities. The Department also promotes significant interrelations with public authorities and private companies, at local, national, and international levels.

The mission of the Department is laid down in the following specific targets:

  • The promotion of research in key areas of Engineering, Planning, and Applied Sciences, such as Environmental Protection, Landscape, Architecture, Natural Renewable Resources, Energy, Biomedical Sciences, Smart Structures and Materials, Risk Prevention, Infrastructures and Efficient and Sustainable Structures, Building and Estates, Service Networks and Territory Wireless and Digital Technologies and Systems.
  • The training of professionals (engineers and architects) and researchers of the future generations, able to contribute to society's economic and cultural growth, innovatively and creatively, in all the above-mentioned fields.

Research subject areas

The main research subject areas are:

  • Environmental Resources, Security, and Climate Change
  • Mechanics, Materials, and Smart Structures
  • Surveying, planning, and design for sustainable places – SusPlaces
  • Architectural Sciences
  • Modelling and Simulation in Engineering and Sciences
  • Energy and Green Technologies
  • Wireless and Digital Technologies and Systems and Smart Electromagnetic Environments


DICAM includes the following courses:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering (L 7)
  • Degree in Engineering for the Environment and the Territory (L 7)
  • Master's Degree in Civil Engineering (LM 23)
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering for the Environment and the Territory (L 35)
  • 5-year Master's Degree in Building Engineering – Architecture (LM 4)

The Department also provides two cross-university courses:

  • Degree course in Environmental Meteorology in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Master’s Degree in Energetic Engineering (LM 30) in cooperation with the Free University of Bolzano.

The Doctoral School

Finally, the Department manages the Doctoral Courses in Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering.