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Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The MSc Civil Engineering program from Politecnico di Torino elaborates the topics introduced in the BSc program with the aim to train an engineer with a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in the design, implementation, management, surveying, control and maintenance of (civil and industrial) buildings, major public works ( bridges, dams, tunnels).


The curriculum of the Civil Engineering program from Polytechnic University of Turin offers four areas of specialization - Geotechnics, Hydraulics, Infrastructure and transport systems, Structures - which also correspond to four distinct professions. 

Job opportunities are mainly in individual or group self-employment (after registration in the Association of Engineers, Section A) and in public and private technical offices, construction companies and engineering firms.

Educational objectives

The programme is structured over two years. 

The first year is devoted to civil engineering, with particular reference to the design of structures and infrastructure, taking into account their interactions with the territory. 

The second year completes this preparation, and courses are offered in four different areas of specialization (geotechnical, hydraulic, infrastructure and transport systems, structures) with an additional area (structures and Infrastructures), with the possibility to further enhance training through optional subjects to be selected from among those offered in the Civil Engineering area and in the entire Faculty of Engineering. 

Training concludes with preparation of the thesis. Students are expected to deal independently and using a multidisciplinary approach with research or design themes characterised by originality and innovativeness. 

All students are given core instruction in civil engineering topics: construction science, with particular reference to the resolution of two-dimensional and three-dimensional structures, materials science and technology, including both ordinary and innovative construction materials, and geomatics, with the opportunity to develop expertise in the acquisition, modeling and analysis of geo-referenced geospatial data using technologically advanced instrumentation. 

Career opportunities

The MSc programme in Civil Engineering is designed to train a professional figure with a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in the design, implementation, management, surveying, testing and maintenance of buildings (civil and industrial), major public works ( bridges, dams, tunnels) and infrastructure (roads and transport, systems for water collection, distribution, and treatment). 

The two-year curriculum is structured to give students an autonomous capacity for analysis of complex engineering problems in all of these areas, preparing them for both domestic and international contexts, whether in the working world or in research and development. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Construction of Roads, Railways and Airports 
  • Hydrology 
  • Structural Mechanics 
  • Theory and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures 
  • Earthquake Engineering 
  • Foundations 
  • Geomatics 
  • Technology of construction materials 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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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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