• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
This page is currently being updated - please check again soon. Becoming Product Designer in Milan today is a recognized value on professionalism.The POLI.design - Milan (Italy), together with its advanced production system and a top-class historic culture, creates for its Master in Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation students access to this value.


Politecnico’s technical and design culture, placed in Design 5th place in the world and powered by Italian design masters such as Marco Zanuso and Achille Castiglioni, is integrated with the high technology and engineering expertise in the field of production and innovative materials, feeding the tradition of excellence from the Nobel Prize for Chemistry Giulio Natta to our day.

It is a high profile professionalism the Specializing Master purpose, placing the designer and product design expert in line with contemporary technology and innovation, starting from a solid tradition on creativity and method.

Formative goal

This Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation program from POLI.design - Milan (Italy) aims to train professionals to manage the design and production processes for both small- and large-scale manufactured items, with an expert eye on issues of technology, manufacturing, and cost but without sacrificing features of quality of expression.

Issued Certification

Upon completion of the Specializing Master, students earn a first-level Politecnico di Milano Specializing Master Degree, provided they have met the 75% minimum attendance requirement.

In addition to the degree, the program also issues:

  • certificate for completion of course in Rhinoceros with software-manufacturer accreditation from McNeel;  
  • certificate for completion of course in CREO with software-manufacturer accreditation from PTC.

Job Opportunities

  • Placement may be in design studios that assist in various stages of product development, from concept to engineering.
  • Placement at companies from market segments characteristic of Italian industry, such as home appliances, business equipment, lighting, furniture, toys, and childcare products.
  • Program graduates who opt for consultancy will find they have enhanced capacity to interact with the entrepreneurial environment.

Their job description will be expert product designer and project manager with a theoretical background to match significant accomplishments in applying them to manufacturing processes. After achieving the  needed field experience, graduates can aspire to roles as product manager in charge of developing new products.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Computer-aided Design (CAD)
  • Processes and Criteria for Designing
  • Production Processes and Methods
  • Financial Evaluation of a Design
  • Quality Control and Certification, Patenting
  • Materials and Technologies
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Tools for Design-driven Innovation
  • Empowerment
  • English Language

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 CFU alternative credits
    Equivalent to 60 ECTS.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Legacy Laurea or Diploma degree or current Laurea or specialization degree in engineering, architecture, or industrial design. Foreign students may present equivalent degrees earned abroad.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11004 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11004 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
 Including Politecnico di Milano enrollment fee of € 500 €.

Living costs for Milano

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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