The Bridge Career (carriera ponte)

Students non completely fulfilling the minimum entry requirements (based on their previous bachelor degree) could be asked for passing additional exams (Bridge Career, BC) before being successfully enrolled in Energy Engineering. Such exams are a necessary requirements for enrolling, and for this reason they have to be passed in due time (i.e. within March of the first academic year).

Academic year 2022-2023 – Exam sessions for bridge career will be scheduled in the same period of the other exams, that is, between the first semester of lessons (September 19, 2022 – December 16, 2022) and the second semester, starting on February 20, 2023. Additional dates may be also available, for example during the stop of the teaching activities at the end of October 2022.

The exams belong to the following classes, pertaining to other MSc or BSc courses:

  1. Applied Thermodynamics (Fisica Tecnica, cod. 66041, 6 ECTS )
  2. Applied Mathematics (Elementi di Matematica per l’ingegneria, cod. 84425, 6 ECTS)
  3. Fluid Machines (Macchine, cod.80377, 6 ECTS)
  4. Electric systems (Sistemi elettrici per l’energia cod.66309, 6 ECTS)
  5. Applied chemistry (Processi della chimica Industriale inorganica, cod.90658, 6 ECTS)

Exams are oral and/or written ones, discussed in English.

Reference textbooks for exam preparation (rev. 29 December 2021):

A) Y. Çengel, “Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer”, Second Edition, Chapters from 1 (Introduction) to 8 (Entropy)

B) G. Strang, “Introduction to Linear Algebra” (Fifth Edition), Wellesley – Cambridge Press, Chapters from 1 to 6, and Chapters 8,9

C) S. L. Dixon, C. A. Hall, “Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery” Seventh Edition. Chapter 1. Introduction: Basic Principles, Chapter 3. Two Dimensional Cascades, Chapter 4. Axial Flow Turbines: Mean-Line Analysis and  Design, Chapter 9. Hydraulic Turbines.

C.R. Ferguson, A.T. Kirkpatrick, “Internal Combustion Engines”, Second edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2001 (chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)

V. Chlumsky, “Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors”, John Wiley & Sons, 1973 (chapters 1, 3, 5, 8, 9)

Professors’ Slides (in Italian) at Aulaweb portal, course number 80377 (“Macchine”)

D) Slides available in the file folder of the Team on Electric Systems (see below for further details)

E) Murzin, Dmitry Yu., Chemical Reaction Technology, Series: De Gruyter Textbook, 2015, Chapters 1 to 4

NEW, a.y. 2020/2021. Free lectures on Electric Systems (related to BC requirements) will be offered On Teams (online lectures) , starting from October 16th, 2020, 9.00-12-00am, all fridays till dec 18th 2020.

The Teams Accessing code can be asked to Student Office Savona (

Enrolling in such class is possible by sending an email to  (Subject: En2 Bridge Career Class, Electric Systems 2020), indicating Student names and Number (“matricola”)

NEW, a.y. 2021/2022. Lectures on Electric Systems for BC requirements will be also offered in academic year 2021/2022, starting on October 2021. Below the message from the teacher, Eng. Alice La Fata:

Dear students,
the bridge career course of Electric Systems will start on October 1st 2021 at 9 am (Italian time). Each lesson will last 3 hours.
Only for 3 Fridays, the lesson will be shifted during the afternoon. The timings of such lessons will be scheduled with participants (depending if some of them have to join the english course).
The code to access the Team is f5nq4ng.
The bridge career course of Electric Systems is composed of 10 online lessons.
– 5 lessons involve the theoretical elements of Electric systems. The related slides will be uploaded in the Team the first day of lesson.
– 5 lessons involve exercises, which will be preparatory to the final exam. Exercises will be presented only during the online lessons, thus, to be prepared for the final exams, it is important to join the online lessons during the scheduled timings.
The final exam will be composed of 2 exercises, for which students receive all examples and the related necessary theory during the online lessons.

NEW 2, a.y. 2021/2022, Bridge career exam on Applied Thermodynamics (AT). Tutoring on AT will be offered to students by Mohammad Nasiri, student representative at En2 (See Contact Section).

These online seminars will start on October 5 2021 and will be given online every Tuesday and Thursday, from 18:00 – 19:00. Students can join the lectures using the following code in Microsoft Teams: so55ix8