Master of Science

Master of Science

Master of Science
2 years – 120 ECTS
1st and 2nd years
Track Mandatory and Elective Courses
Industrial and Information Engineering
Milano Bovisa
LM-33 – Industrial Engineering – Ordinamento 270/04
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MSc Programme structure

Programme strucrure details

Starting the academic year 2023-2024, enrolled students can customise their Study Plan according to their interests and passion. After registering, each student must choose a track. First-year courses include a number of Mandatory Core Courses (40 ECTS) and Track Mandatory Courses (20 ECTS). Second-year students can choose among Track Elective Courses up to 30 ECTS as well as choose to attend one Elective Course (5 ECTS) of all courses offered by Politecnico di Milano (or International Partner Universities) and one Lab Mandatory Course (5 ECTS).

For further information on each track and single course, click on the following links:

  • Course list: Manifesto degli Studi (link tbc);
  • Educational Rules (link tbc).

Following the list of the suggested tracks, divided per mechanical-related areas, to attend on one of our campuses (Milano Bovisa, Piacenza, and Lecco).

Milano Bovisa Campus

Core Mechanical Competences:

  • CM1: Digital Technologies for Product Development;
  • CM2: Materials Design and Processing for Industrial Engineering;
  • CM3: Computational Mechanical Design;
  • CM4: Green Design and Sustainable Manufacturing;
  • CM5: Production Systems;
  • CM6: Data Science for Industrial Engineering.

Fields of Application:

  • FA1: Automotive and Motorsport Engineering;
  • FA2: Marine Engineering;
  • FA3: Railway Engineering;
  • FA4: Mechatronics and Robotics.

Cross-cutting Applications:

  • CC1: Propulsion and Power;
  • CC2: Wind Energy;
  • CC3: Defence and Security;
  • CC4: Bio-inspired Engineering;
  • CC5: Micro and Nano Systems.
Piacenza Campus
  • FA5: Mechatronics for Manufacturing.
Lecco Campus
  • FA6: Smart and Sustainable Industry;
  • CC6: Sports Engineering.

Find out about upcoming events by downloading the calendar. More info will be published on the news page.

Programme objective

The objective of the Postgraduate Programme is to give future engineers a diverse technical background to be able to adapt to any working environment in every field. The core course contents set the scientific, economic, and technical foundations which allow later on to specialise according to the professional skills required. The postgraduate in Mechanical Engineering to be capable of being in charge of the design and manufacturing process of the products and their use individually or in mechanical plants must acquire the technical skills on:

  • Concept, development, and realization;
  • Functioning and resistance of the components;
  • Energy transformation;
  • Materials to implement in buildings;
  • Fluid mechanics;
  • Process technologies;
  • Manufacturing systems and plants;
  • Data processing and analysis;
  • Design;
  • Digital renderings of products;
  • Performance-related tools and services;
  • Measurement and control of indicators and performances;
  • Industrial automation;
  • Robotics;
  • Mechatronics.

Admission requirements

To apply to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering you must:

  • Have a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or another equivalent degree;
  • Be about to graduate – graduation day before the enrolment deadline;
  • Have one of the English language certificates listed in the document “English Language: level of knowledge required”;
  • Submit your application before the scheduled deadlines over the year.

To be accepted, your application must be evaluated by the Professor members of the Admission Committee. They will analyse your cv, checking both your academic and working experiences – stages, internships, exchange programmes, extracurricular activities, etc. To sum up, your application will go through according to your previous academic path and education.

For further and more detailed information on admission requirements, application, and deadlines, check the following documents.


After being accepted, every postgraduate student can take the self-assessment TOL. With a score of 60% or more per subject, the student can consider their prior knowledge in line with the requirements needed to attend first-year courses. Here following, you can download a file with all information log on the TOL course and Text Resources to fill in any eventual knowledge gap you might have.

Master’s thesis

To obtain a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, students must be awarded 120 ECTS. The last required ECTS will be awarded after the students will write and present their dissertation during the final exam on graduation day.

The Master’s Thesis is usually written on one of the topics covered in one of the courses included in the track of the Postgraduate Programme selected by the student and supervised by Professors experts in those subjects of the Settori Scientifici Disciplinari (SSD) distinctive of Mechanical Engineering (LM-33) and of the Settori Scientifici Disciplinari (SSD) ING-IND/21. Requests to write a Master’s Thesis on topics of SSDs that differ from the ones mentioned above must be approved by the Commissione Didattica (Teaching Programme Committee).

Students can choose between two types of thesis:

  • A: Master’s Thesis with co-examiner;
  • B: Master’s Thesis without co-examiner.

Despite the type of dissertation, students will have some deadlines to meet: register for the final exam, submit the dissertation; bibliography and validity requirements. For further information, check the Educational Rules. The University administration is in charge of procedures and deadlines.

It is possible for a student to write their Master’s Thesis on a subject from a course connotative of a different track, meaning of a different Settore Scientifico Disciplinare (SSD). To do so, the student must fill in a submit the form “Authorisation form to write the master’s thesis on a subject from a different disciplinary area”.

Here you can find some useful information on how to write your dissertation and other useful documents.

For further information on graduation rules and final exam, visit the School of Industrial and Information Engineering website or the University website.