Automotive Engineering

Politecnico di Torino

24 months
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The Automotive Engineering programme 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 programme 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1st Call: February 12th 
  • 2nd Call: May 4th
  • 3rd call: June 19th




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 obtained after at least 15 years of previous education(primary and secondary plus 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 at least 15 years of previous education (minimum 3 years at University level) having obtained at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent.
  • meet curricular and quality requirements of the MS program you want to apply for. 

Tuition Fee

The new model adopted by Politecnico consists in:

  • 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 and whether they apply or not for tuition fee reduction according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).
  • For EU students living outside Italy, the amount of the tuition fee depends on whether they submit or not the tuition fee reduction application according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).


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