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Environmental and Land Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Environmental and Land Engineering programme fromPolitecnico di Torino aims to train engineers to have a deep understanding of the theoretical and scientific aspects of environmental and land engineering, where they are able to conceive, plan, design, manage and control works, plants, systems and processes interacting with the environment and the territory.    


The MSc in Environmental and Land Engineering from Politecnico di Torino is aimed at preparing technicians able to operate in the planning, design, construction and operation of even complex environmental systems, works, excavations and interventions that interact with the territory.

As an example we can mention:

  • the implementation of treatment plants for municipal and industrial waste-water; 
  • plants for the recycling of secondary raw materials; 
  • open and underground excavations for the construction of tunnels and other large civil works; 
  • works concerning waterway flow control and maintenance of water basins, stabilization of slopes in earth and rock walls, consolidation of soils and rocks.

Expected learning outcomes of the programme

The MSc degree programme in Environmental and Land Engineering has the following strengths:   

  • Quick access to job market
  • Wide spectrum of skills in many fields of engineering  (cross-curricular degree program)
  • Rich training offer, with many practical classes, field trips, technical visits
  • Flexibility and adaptability to every field of work
  • Focus on safety, quality and environmental issues
  • Ability to face professional and technological challenges and to keep up-to-date with reference to scientific and technological developments 
  • Chance to work as a freelance consultant, in engineering firms, private companies and public institutions.

Career opportunities

The MSc degree programme aims to form engineers with expertise in the theoretical and scientific aspects of engineering for the environment and territory. They should be able to conceptualise, plan, design, manage and monitor works, equipment, systems and processes that affect the environment and territory.

Career opportunities may be found in planning, design, implementation and management of often complex environmental systems, like: urban and industrial water treatment plants; recycling plants of secondary raw materials. 

Opportunities are also available in the field forecasting, prevention and protection against health and environmental risks through: the implementation and the use of various technical tools such as geographic information systems and monitoring networks for the acquisition and management of environmental data, environmental impact studies and environmental management systems of works, processes, systems, products; the design, implementation and management of technological measures aimed at reducing emissions, disposal and recovery of waste and the reclaim of contaminated sites. 


Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied geomechanics 
  • Landslides and slope engineering 
  • Excavation engineering 
  • Resources geology 
  • Underground works 
  • Environmental Spatial Analysis 
  • Tunnelling 

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:


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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

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


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