Mechanical Engineering

Politecnico di Torino

24 months
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The objective of the Mechanical Engineering programme at Politecnico di Torino is to form professional figures able to work in the industrial field on complex design projects, in the management and operation of complex systems (industrial plants, production lines, transport systems), and within R & D departments. 


Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering programme at Politecnico di Torino includes courses followed by all students, mainly during the first year, while the second year offers several orientations with specialised teaching units, grouped into homogeneous areas corresponding to the main professional profiles traditionally associated with mechanical engineering. 

Main specializations covered by the degree are : 

  • automation 
  • mechanical production 
  • equipment and systems design 
  • mechanical design 
  • propulsion of land vehicles 
  • transportation systems and vehicles 

The core subjects are provided both in Italian and English. Within the various specializations some subjects will be provided in English. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the capacity to autonomously develop both standard and innovative projects in terms of product and process, working both independently and in monodisciplinary or multidisciplinary teams and with responsibility for coordination. 

    The goals of the programme are to provide: 

  • in-depth study of mechanical subjects; a high level of knowledge of the technical-scientific problems of various sectors underlying applications and innovations in engineering (materials, functional and structural design methods, energy, production systems, numerical modeling); 
  • ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, with an emphasis on innovation; 
  • ability to integrate areas of knowledge and to interface with specialists in different areas; 
  • understanding of economic problems and models of company organisation; 
  • in-depth knowledge and solid expertise in one of the areas in which mechanical engineers traditionally operate (production, design, automation, plant engineering, propulsion of land vehicles, transport). 

The broadly transversal training allows graduates to adapt quickly to different professional requirements, even in sectors other than that of their degree course. They will be prepared both to interact effectively with experts from different sectors, and to continuously update their professional expertise. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Economics and Organization 
  • Materials for mechanical industries 
  • Mechanical system dynamics       
  • Thermal and hydraulic machines 
  • Advanced engineering thermodynamics/Numerical modelling 
  • Advanced topics of Engineering Thermodynamics 
  • Numerical modelling 
  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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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