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Nanotechnologies for ICTs, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master Degree in Nanotechnologies for ICTs from 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 MSc courses in Nanotechnologies for ICTs 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 
  • Micro and Nanoelectronic Devices 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 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

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Torino

  • 660 - 980 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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