24 months
4500 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
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The Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering aims to train engineers with the necessary skills to effectively manage and govern the processes that characterize the new production paradigm and the related industrial revolution. 

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Modern industrial systems are distinguished by a relevant complexity which requires a holistic approach for their appropriate management. The recent evolution and pervasiveness of modern digital technologies, which characterize the new productive and economic paradigms thanks to their cognitive and connectivity potential, is deeply modifying the operating context and the role of the engineer in the industry. The engineer is now required to face the challenges posed by technological innovation and be able to adopt and manage them within the systemic complexity in which he/she is called to operate. Multi- and interdisciplinary approaches are typically required along with in-depth knowledge and technical skills as well as extensive knowledge and skills in economics and organizational structures. To this end, the programme aims to provide very solid, but at the same time balanced, competences both in technical disciplines as well as in disciplines related to the management of the systemic complexity of modern industry. It also considers economic-organizational aspects and the challenges arising from environmental sustainability and digital technologies in industrial development. The Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering is especially addressed to students who have solid knowledge in the field of industrial engineering. 

Program Overview

The Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering aims to train engineers with the necessary skills to effectively design and manage the processes that characterize the modern production paradigms, with particular attention to the completeness of the technical background as a fundamental condition to allow these practitioners to interact with the different business units and functions. The Master degree programme aims to train engineers with a holistic and integrated vision of industrial problems rather than an approach focused on single aspects or specific technologies. Master graduates in Industrial Systems and Management Engineering are distinguished by the ability to:

  • apply tools and methodologies for the design and management of complex industrial systems;
  • apply modern quantitative techniques to support decision-making processes;
  • manage the main digital technologies at the basis of the new industrial revolution;
  • apply methodologies for the promotion and management of innovation;
  • evaluate the environmental sustainability of industrial products and processes.


The Master programme is characterized by courses of marked originality and innovativeness. Their contents are aligned with the most recent developments in academic and industrial research that are revolutionizing modern industrial systems: from product customization to processes environmental sustainability, from digitalization of industrial plants to quality and safety of production systems.

A first year of shared courses aims to provide students with a solid foundation in the disciplines characterizing engineering management and industrial systems. On this basis, students can differentiate their programme in the second year thanks to the offer of two curriculums, called 'Design and sustainability' and 'Management and digitalization'.

Credits required to complete the Master’s degree program in Management and Industrial Systems 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 students graduated in the Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering will be able to contribute effectively, working in complete autonomy and perfect coordination, to the activities of multifunctional teams for the management and development of innovative and complex projects, as well as to join specific business functions or units (production, logistics, organization, human resources, purchasing, etc.) in which the graduated student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge, even in contexts characterized by high technical and organizational complexity, highly innovative and dynamic. 

The roles that can be covered with functions of responsibility by graduates are related to the management of industrial production and logistics systems, automation of production processes, selection and implementation of industrial technologies including digital applications, quality assurance and related certification processes. Following the maturation of specific experiences after the master degree, these professionals can take on roles ranging from the production line manager to the manager of a distribution logistics platform, from the leader of interdisciplinary teams to the manager of technological innovation projects, from the referent for process quality to the sustainability manager of a facility plant. Thanks to the broad spectrum of acquired competences and knowledge, they will also be able to find employment in applied research, as managers of different business areas, including marketing, purchasing and human resources, complex innovation projects, as well as in consulting and service companies. 

The main career opportunities for graduates in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering concern the entire manufacturing sector, the transformation and process industry, traditional services (transport, distribution, procurement) and advanced services (banking and insurance, IT, telecommunications) as well as public administration. Master graduates will be able to carry out high-level entrepreneurial activities or, after gaining specific experience, be employed in business and management consulting firms. According to figures published by the Italian Institute of Statistics, the Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering contributes to the training of industrial and management engineers. The Master degree programme has been tailored to allow students to embark upon any international post-graduate level study; the PhD programmes offered at the University of Trento include the Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering Doctoral School of the Department of Industrial Engineering.

Programme Structure

A first year of shared courses aims to provide students with a solid foundation in the disciplines characterizing engineering management and industrial systems. During the second year students can choose between one of the two curriculums Design Sustainability and Management and Digitalization.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Period:

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

June-November 2022: rolling admission for EU & Non-EU citizens 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.

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Engineering or related field
  • English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • For more details please see the Call for Applications 

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

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  • 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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