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Automotive Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Automotive Engineering program offered at Politecnico di Torino aims to train professional gures capable of contributing to the development and management of integrated auto-vehicular systems, by applying constantly updated techniques and methodologies, both for R&D and for the management of production processes. 


Thanks to the teaching staff coming from the industry, training is geared to the competitive development of products for the global automotive market. 

The Automotive Engineering course at Politecnico di Torino is entirely in English and has three orientations:

  • Propulsion Systems Development
  • Vehicle Systems Development
  • Management of Industrial Processes. 

Educational objectives

All students attend the same courses in the first year, followed by a second year in which they choose among three orientations: Propulsion Systems Development, Vehicle System Development and Management of Industrial Processes. All three end with internships carried out either within a company or in a university department, and the preparation and presentation of an experimental thesis. 

Job Roles

  • Operates in the industrial sector with direct responsibility for testing, research and development units. 
  • Searches for innovative solutions for the reduction of polluting emissions and the development of alternative propulsion systems using new technologies and materials 
  • Promotes design techniques that allow a minimal impact on the environment during production. 
  • Analyses the product life cycle to improve the process in terms of maximum energy efficiency, maximum recovery of materials and minimal amount of residual waste. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Automatic control 
  • Numerical Modelling and simulation 
  • Product quality design  
  • Strategic marketing and products planning     
  • Car body design and aerodynamics  
  • Combustion engines and their application to vehicle 
  • Electric and electronic systems in vehicles 

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:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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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