Our Program

  • Duration: one-year full-time
  • Start date: November 2022
  • Location: Pavia, Italy
  • Start date for submitting the application: June 24th, 2022
  • Application Deadline:  October 31st, 2022

This one-year full-time programme aims to train highly qualified professionals in race engineering, through a variety of teaching activities. The course includes both theoretical and practical teaching, as well as workshops, and a 6-month internship in industry. Thanks to the partnerships with VI-Grade, ASC (Automotive Safety Centre), Skydrive, and MSC Software, among others, students have a wealth of opportunities to develop their knowledge and skill in managing all aspects of racing cars.
Students will benefit fromRace Engineering, University of Pavia:

  • 11 days working on a race track, working towards to full technical management
  • An Advanced Driving Course
  • Practical sessions at both ASC and the Monza circuit
  • A variety of Advanced Short Courses taught by professionals
  •  Access to both static and dynamic simulators
  • Workshops with race engineering professionals
  • Guided tours of plants and facilities

Teaching Modules

  • Vehicle Dynamics Fundamental
  • Virtual Dynamics Design and Simulation
  • VI-Grade Static Simulator Training
  • Propulsion: IC & Hybrid
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Advanced Driving Course
  • Skydrive Dynamic Simulator
  • Race Track Management and Vehicle Set Up for Performance
  • Race Engineering Science
  • Data Acquisition
  • Biomechanics: Driver/Vehicle Interaction

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Advanced Short Courses

Courses are held by expert professionals on the following topics:

  • Data Acquisition and Analysis and Trackside Documentation (16 hrs)
  • Racing Tyre Design and Manufacture (8 hrs)
  • Racing Brake System and Components, Freni da competizione (8 hrs)
  • Unconventional Vehicle Dynamics
  • Tire/Vehicle Handling Analyses
  • Advanced Techniques for the Physical Modelling of Tyre/Road Interaction Phenomena
  • CFD Analysis
  • Wheel Force Transducer Technology
  • Laser 3D Scanning


A 5-month internship with racing teams will complete students’ training.