Nanotechnologies for ICTs

Politecnico di Torino

24 months
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The Master Degree in Nanotechnologies for ICTs programme at Politecnico di Torino besides providing advanced knowledge of solid state physics and about the properties of materials at the nanoscale, focuses on the "top down" methodologies and techniques with particular application of the same to micro-and nanoelectronics and the ICT sector. 


Micro and Nanotechnology is an emerging area of science and technology, with developments and innovations that are radically changing our lives and the different aspects of the same. Their pervasiveness and cross-disciplinary application is absolute, since there is no scientific or technical field that does not benefit from them.

Expectations and future potential are even greater, thanks to the continuous deepening of knowledge about physical phenomena at the nanoscale, materials and their properties, and finally on the technologies for their processing and exploitation in devices (electronics, sensors, actuators, energy harvesters, ... ). 

Therefore, the application areas and the job opportunities for a graduate in Nanotechnology for ICT from Politecnico di Torino are extremely diversified and typically associated to companies or research centers operating at the highest international levels in terms of innovation.

Career Opportunities

All the of the BSc-level degree programmes of the III School of Engineering (except for Cinema Engineering and above all Physics Engineering ) provide an adequate curriculum for subsequent enrolment in the MSc programme in Nanotechnologies for ICTs. This MSc degree was the first to be activated in Italy on the important topic of nanotechnologies for information and communication technology (ICT), widely applied to complex engineering problems of various types. 

This field is destined to occupy an increasing part of development and production activities in the advanced technologies sectors, and brings an increasing degree of innovation in contemporary society. 

The Nanotechnologies for ICTs programme at Politecnico di Torino are all held in English and provide two different elective curriculums: the first is taught entirely on the Torino campus, while in the second a limited number of students also study at two other polytechnic institutes: the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. 

For both orientations, the curriculum provides important contributions in the field of advanced electronics and numerical analysis, as well as solid training in all areas of interest in nanotechnologies specialization. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finite element modelling    
  • Stochastic processes     
  • Materials and characterizations for Micro and Nanotechnologies 
  • Photonic devices  
  • Modern Optics 
  • Electronic transport in crystalline and organic semiconductors 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 1st Call: February 12th 
  • 2nd Call: April 16th




120 ECTS


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a Bachelor degree awarded by an accredited foreign university.
In case you are enrolled in a “single cycle” Laurea magistrale course (5 or 6 years degree program) and you have not yet graduated, you must have completed minimum 3 years at University level, having obtained at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent. In case you obtained the high school diploma after 10 or 11 years of schooling, you must also have completed at least 15 years of previous education.
  • meet curricular and quality requirements of the MS program you want to apply for. 

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee depends on whether the students submit or not the tuition fee reduction application according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).

  • For EU/EEA students, the sum changes from a minimum amount of 161 euro and a maximum of 2596,97 euro. 
  • For non-EU students living outside Italy and not belonging to a LDC, the amount of the tuition fee is calculated considering their country of origin. 


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  • Politecnico International Scholarships
  • EDISU Piemonte scholarships and accommodation services reserved to prospective students
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation scholarships (MAECI)
  • External Bodies calls
  • Scholarships for Refugee Students
  • Part-Time jobs and other support reserved to prospective students (I and II level degrees)
  • Italia Startup Visa program

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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