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Electrical Engineering for E-Mobility

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The objective of this Bachelor Degree Course is to train engineers with both fundamental electrical engineering knowledge and skills and the ability to apply and structure this knowledge to the e-mobility sector. E-mobility began as a response to the pressing need to reduce the polluting emissions generated by combustion engines. All vehicles using electricity for traction and propulsion are thus studied. The Bachelor Degree Course covers battery powered vehicles, hybrid vehicles with internal combustion engines in series/parallel configuration and fuel cell electric vehicles but also electric drones and modern aircraft in which onboard services are being progressively electrified to reduce and, in future, eliminate energy-intensive systems such as hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic systems. Vehicles are not the sole subject of study and power systems and electrical network measurement devices supplying energy for new sustainable mobility are also covered by the course.

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What do you learn?

This Bachelor Degree Course offers students an educational trajectory which combines fundamental engineering scientific knowledge with an innovative trajectory which aims to project today’s mobility, with its energy inefficiencies and pollution generation, into the mobility of the future, already present in the European Union’s development policies but also laying the foundations for the development of the autonomous vehicles currently of such market interest. Electrical Engineering for E-Mobility graduates will have the fundamental knowledge required to design, build, manage and test all vehicles’ electrical components (batteries, converters, engines, cabling and measurement tools) and to design, implement and test electrical infrastructure supporting e-mobility (distribution networks, distributed generation, smart-grid, recharging infrastructure). For the purposes of satisfying powerful market demands this Bachelor Degree Course comprises a significant laboratory component.

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What can you do with it?

Given the applied nature of the course, graduates in Electrical Engineering for E-Mobility will have a multidisciplinary type training with a pronounced professional character and will thus find immediate work in all e-mobility employment contexts. Specifically:

  • e-mobility component, device and system production industries;
  • electrical energy conversion component, device and system production industries;
  • the car industry;
  • public and private transport service bodies;
  • electrical vehicle maintenance, repair and servicing centres;
  • consultancy services for the e-mobility market;
  • public and private electrical energy distribution bodies;
  • public and private electrical infrastructure for mobility design, creation and management bodies;
  • electrical vehicle and electrical plant safety experts;
  • freelance work after registering on the professional register;
  • public office (local council technical offices, ministries).
Graduates in Electrical Engineering for E-Mobility can also continue their studies with a specific course rather than starting work right away. To this end, the University of Palermo Master Degree Course in Electrical Engineering Board formalised a commitment to add an E-Mobility curriculum to its programme from academic year 2022/23 onwards at its 30 October 2018 meeting.