M.Sc. On Campus

Mechatronics Engineering

24 months
4500 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Mechatronics Engineering program at the University of Trento is designed to enhance the prospects of future mechatronics engineers and efficiently enables them to plan, understand, and implement R&D (Research and Development) projects for new products in industry and beyond the traditional industrial domain.


Students will develop a range of modern methods, including Quality Function Deployment (QFD), for design, development, and, more generally, management of the entire life cycle of new industrial products, which are composed of a physical-mechanical base integrated with automation technologies and new materials, and their related development and manufacturing resources, tools, and processes (Concurrent Engineering). On these grounds, students acquire the ability to create new industrial products of mechanical/mechatronic type and beyond the simple industrial implementation.

The Master’s degree program in Mechatronics Engineering is particularly addressed to students who demonstrate a thorough grounding in scientific disciplines (e.g. Mathematics, Physics) and basic knowledge in Industrial Engineering.

Program Overview

The Master’s degree program in Mechatronics Engineering is a two-year full-time program taught in English.

Overall, students will be provided with a global system-level view of the design of mechanical systems and will acquire the ability to understand the impact of new technologies on products and production systems as well as managerial skills to organize projects with a complete view of the entire life cycle of products. 

The Master’s degree program in Mechatronics Engineering is designed to respond to the expanding demand of highly-qualified professionals who efficiently deal with the development of new products and new concepts, periodic and increasingly frequent renewal of existing product lines, renewal of methods and technologies of production, and related capital goods for production. 


The Master’s degree program in Mechatronics Engineering consists of 120 ECTS–credits for a two-year program. Students will undertake to demand full-time learning activities: attendance at lectures is strongly recommended. All courses are taught in English.The educational offer is organized in 3 Curricula:  

  • Mechanics, 
  • Electronics and Robotics
  • Intelligence Vehicles.

Credits required to complete the Master’s degree program in Mechatronics Engineering: 120 ECTS

Notes: according to Sorbonne (1988) and the Bologna (1999) declarations university-level study programs in the European Higher Education Area are structured in university credits (ECTS). A university credit corresponds to 25 hours of student workload, time for personal preparation included. The annual average workload for a full-time student is conventionally fixed at 60 credits.

Career Opportunities

The Master’s degree program in Mechatronics Engineering aims at shaping competitive mechatronics engineers, which are increasingly demanded in the areas of innovation of products and production systems, intelligent mechanics, advanced design, planning, and management of manufacturing processes and complex systems.

Students who have graduated with an MSc in Mechatronics Engineering are in great demand for a variety of careers from manufacturing industries (for example, specializing in high-tech products), basic and applied research, engineering firms, consulting and services companies, business units at the level of corporate responsibility (for example, in production, logistics, quality control, marketing, etc.), and public institutions.

The Master’s degree program in Mechatronics Engineering has been tailored to allow students to embark upon an international post-graduate level study; the Ph.D. programs offered at the University of Trento include Mechatronics Engineering and Control.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanics and Mechatronics
  • Electronics and Robotics
  • Industrial process management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Period:

12/15/2021-04/03/2022: Non-EU citizens permanently living abroad

June-November 2022: rolling admission EU citizens & non-EU living in Italy




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Engineering or related field
  • English at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • Please see the Call for Applications for more details 

How to apply

  • Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
  • Non-EU: 1000€-4500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation) 

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Scholarships are based on income/merit. Information on the tuition fees and ISEE index (economic index of your family financial situation) are available on the Infostudenti UniTrento web page. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index, you will have to pay the maximum tuition amount. Once the ISEE has been calculated, eligible students can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship starting from June/July.

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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