Materials Engineering

Politecnico di Torino

24 months
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The first year of the Materials Engineering programme at Politecnico di Torino provides core teaching in the structure of matter, materials science and phenomena of surface and interface. 


There is also instruction on production technology and characteristics of materials traditionally used in engineering work (metals, polymers, ceramics), with extensive study of composite materials. 

The second year focuses on materials for biomedical applications, nanostructured materials and techniques for the study of surfaces. 

During the second year students can also personalise their study programme according to their individual interests and inclinations, investigating materials for specific applications or other aspects of materials engineering: the use of modeling tools and advanced characterisation techniques, material recycling, and the use of materials and devices for environmental protection. 

The Materials Engineering programme at Politecnico di Torino concludes with elective courses and the final exam.

Career opportunities

These professional figures find occupational opportunities mainly in the public and private sector industry with managerial/organizational and management tasks; they also carry out activities as freelance advisors or as employees in services and consulting companies. 

Typical fields of activity are: innovation, development, design, qualification of materials and the organization and management of complex systems for material processing and production of industrial good

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomaterials and Nanostructured materials
  • Physical chemistry and surface engineering
  • Degradation and recycling of Polymeric materials
  • Metal forming technologies
  • Challenge@CLIK - CLEAR - miCro pLastic freE wAteR
  • Materials corrosion and protection

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


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Italian


120 ECTS


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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).


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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