The likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ducati may want to leave people behind on the road, but they want everyone to catch up in the classroom.
Maserati Teams Up for MUNER Automotive School
The manufacturers have teamed together to form the world’s very first motorvehicle university. The Motorvehicle University of Emilia Romagna (or “MUNER”) will welcome up to 150 students for the fall opening, with a curriculum that offers two master’s degrees. Joining the four big manufacturers in the sponsorship of the university are Dallara, Haas, Magneti Marelli, and Toro Rosso.
Areas of Focus
One area of study will be Advanced Automotive Engineering, where students will learn about the design of high-performance cars. The curriculum is designed to teach skills related to the design and development of combustion, electric motor and hybrid propellers, energy storage, and conversion solutions.
The second area of focus will be Advanced Electronic Engineering, where students will learn about the electrical technology behind some of the world’s most advanced cars. This curriculum focuses on the inner workings of driverless cars, information technology, connectivity, and the future of automobile capabilities.
Admissions and Curriculum
Students will be selected based on a careful evaluation of their achievements along with a technical and motivational interview.
Courses at the university will be conducted in English (the university is open to candidates from all over the world) and will include both a theoretical part as well as laboratory exercises. Mandatory internships will take place at the facilities of the partnering manufacturers.
The university is located in the heart of Italy in the Emilia-Romagna region and was created by the efforts of the University of Bologna, the University of Ferrara, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and the University of Parma.
The university’s goal is to attract the best candidates from around the world, training them, and then introducing them to the industry as working professionals. The manufacturers will no doubt wish to create a pipeline of hiring talent from the university straight to their own facilities.
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