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Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The objective of the Mechanical Engineering program 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 program 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. 

The core teaching modules cover : 

  • materials 
  • modeling and numerical methods 
  • functional and structural design 
  • production systems and manufacturing through innovative technologies 
  • energy 
  • organization and economics 

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. 

With their ability to identify, formulate and solve complex problems in innovative ways that often require a multidisciplinary approach, MSc graduates in Mechanical Engineering have a wide range of employment opportunities with coordination responsibilities and diverse functions, mainly in the following contexts: 

  • industries involved in the design, production, control and maintenance of mechanical components, equipment and systems, whether metallurgical or electromechanical; 
  • manufacturing and processing industries that use mechanical, metallurgical and electromechanical production systems; 
  • companies in the vehicle production sector; 
  • companies and public bodies in the energy conversion sector; 
  • contractors and companies that organise, manage and maintain plant and equipment for factories, buildings, handling and transport; 
  • service and industrial consultancy firms; 
  • public or semi-public bodies in technical functions. 

Graduates will also be qualified to undertake free-lance professional activities in both design and industrial management consultancy. 

The professional profiles described are based on choices made by the student during the university career. However because of the multidisciplinary nature of the programme all graduates can quickly become operational in the various sectors of mechanical engineering, adapting to different professional needs and assuming ever greater responsibilities. 

Graduates may also continue their studies in doctoral research in the mechanical field, both in Italy and abroad. 



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 
  • Machine design 
  • Dynamic design of machines
  • Hydraulic and thermal machines testing 

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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