Department of Engineering and Architecture

The Faculties of the Kore have been identified with reference to the five macro-areas in which it is possible to group all the current reference sectors of training and research activities, namely: the area of Economic and Legal Sciences, the area of Human and Social Sciences, the area of Classical Linguistic Studies and Education, the area of Medical Sciences and, finally, the technical area in which there are courses in Engineering and Architecture.

From an educational point of view, the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture offers a wide range of courses in the most qualifying sectors, with degree courses enabling highly skilled professionals to enter the labour market.

Our commitment is not only to award a qualification, but to ensure that this qualification is recognised as a synonym for preparation and a guarantee of seriousness, and for this indispensable objective we never leave our students alone during their training.


The single-cycle degree course in Architecture and the four engineering courses (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace and Aeronautical Infrastructures, and Professional Engineering), all belonging to the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, offer well-defined training courses in terms of content and types of professionalism acquired, ensuring a good link between the university and the world of work.

The five-year International Single-Cycle degree course in “Architecture”, in inter-university collaboration with the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – UPC in Barcelona, aims to train a technician with skills in the vast panorama of architecture, starting with the planning of urban systems, the design of large structures/infrastructures, redevelopment work, up to the design of interiors and everyday objects.

On the basis of the attendance of semesters in Italy and Spain, the degree course offers the possibility of obtaining the UPC/UKE double degree, and after the corresponding state examinations, it allows the practice of the profession of Architect and Building Engineer.

The degree course is subject to local admission requirements.

The degree course in “Environmental Risks and Infrastructure Engineering” is the first step in the training of civil and environmental engineers and has two focuses: on the mitigation of environmental risks and the management of civil infrastructures.

Students are introduced to subjects that define a basic engineering preparation, while in the third year, with the two paths, the training path is characterised in the field of environment, climate change, mitigation of pollution, energy sustainability or civil infrastructures, addressing the issues of construction and maintenance of major works.

In addition, students receive comprehensive training in workplace risk prevention and protection, with the possibility of acquiring the relevant certificate.

The degree course in “Computer Engineering” is aimed at an educational profile characterised by a specific professional preparation, which allows a prompt entry into technically significant jobs and an easy updating in relation to technical progress.

The didactic structure is characterised by an excellent basic preparation in mathematics and physics – indispensable tools for the figure of the Information Engineer – and by a complete and rigorous training on the most characteristic topics of the most modern IT discipline, assisted by practical and laboratory activities that are fundamental for the maturation of theoretical concepts.

The aerospace engineering degree program at the University of Enna is the only one in Sicily and south of Naples. The one at Kore combines typical aerospace training with industrial and highly interdisciplinary skills.

The goal is thus to train a graduate who is highly competitive internationally so as to guarantee fascinating and motivating work scenarios such as Space Agencies, Aeronautical Industries and Motorsport.

The professional degree course in “Technologies for the Built Environment and Sustainability” aims to train a new professional figure with operational skills and with knowledge and skills in the use of the most modern systems to support a building process, interventions on the built heritage and for land protection, sustainable management of the environment, environmental remediation and rehabilitation, also with reference to industrial areas.

The graduate will be able to fill technical operational roles by collaborating with other professionals involved in the management of construction sites, control the organisation of field activities, deal with legal and administrative issues, also in relation to worker safety.

The degree course is subject to local admission requirements.

Innovative Technologies for Engineering and the Built Environment

Finally, the research sector is completed by the activities of the Research Doctorate in “Innovative Technologies for Engineering and the Built Environment”, which is the natural completion of studies in the fields of Engineering and Architecture.

The objectives of the PhD are oriented towards advancing knowledge in the field of: design, management, control, security and monitoring of critical infrastructures and structures that interact with the environment and the territory; basic sciences, technologies and systems for the defence of the built environment, the territory and new materials; intelligent systems in infrastructure networks (knowledge representation, machine-learning, deep learning, optimisation, etc.) and intelligent systems (smart mobility and smart building).

The Director

Prof. Francesco Castelli

Qualification: Full Professor
Scientific Disciplinary Sector: [1}ICAR/07 – Geotechnics{2]