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Navigation and Related Applications, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The 2nd Level Specializing Master on Navigation and Related Applications is a joint initiative of Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) with the collaboration of the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA). 


Courses in this Navigation and Related Applications programme from Politecnico di Torino will cover the following aspects: 

  • GPS and Galileo systems 
  • Support systems for GPS and Galileo, 
  • terrestrial and satellite-based (e.g., EGNOS) 
  • GNSS regulatory aspects 
  • Receiver technologies Localization in cellular systems (and WLAN) 
  • Navigation and communication hybridization (GNSS + wireless networks) 
  • Applications of GNSS in surveys and mapping 
  • Added-value navigation-related services and applications 
  • Timing and time scale generation 
  • Synchronization

Career opportunities

The expectation for the coming years is to have a Multi-GNSS environment where user equipment will be able to exploit the availability of many signals transmitted by different systems to achieve better performance. In this framework, GNSS providers are involved not only in the development of the systems but also in the promotion of all possible services enabled by the availability of new signals and systems. 

This represents a real boost for the introduction of applications in the worldwide market and a substantial amount of skilled personnel is needed to be engaged in production and management of innovative navigation-oriented applications. The II Level Specializing Master in Navigation and Related Applications (MNRA) is an effective answer to the work market demands in terms of high level technicians endowed with a broad vision of the navigation/ localization world but also with specific skills on related technical topics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Systems and DSP
  • Basics on Geomatics and Satellite Orbits
  • GNSS Introduction 
  • Front-End Technologies and Antennas 
  • Time scales and Timing in GPS and Galileo 
  • Augmentation Systems and their Applications
  • GPS and Galileo Receivers 
  • Carrier Phase Positioning 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    70 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

In order to be enrolled, applicants must have a 5-year (10 semesters) university degree already obtained. The MNA program is addressed to graduate students having completed a Master of Science Degree (or equivalent) title in the following areas or related subjects: 

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology

To profitably attend the Specializing Master program, candidates should have some background in the areas:

  • Principles of digital communications 
  • Principles of digital signal processing 
  • Basics of electromagnetic wave propagation 
  • Basics of software tools (e.g. Matlab) and programming languages

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8004 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8004 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Torino

  • 660 - 980 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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