Tracks and Courses

Tracks and Courses

Second-year Master’s students must choose their courses by selecting one of the suggested tracks to attend in one of our campuses (Milano Bovisa, Piacenza, and Lecco).

ME1: PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

By attending the ME1: Production Systems track, students acquire the skills to design and manage industrial production systems. This track courses cover topics that allow future professionals to:
  • Design industrial plants;
  • Design and manage production systems and their logistics;
  • Manage the maintenance of industrial technologies and the automation of the industrial systems.
For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

ME2: MECHATRONICS AND ROBOTICS

The courses of the ME2: Mechatronics and Robotics track will provide students the engineering expertise needed to design a mechanical system equipped with interactive and smart high-tech systems, such as autonomous systems and vehicles along with industrial vehicles and robots. Graduates are professional mechanical system design engineers, capable of implementing all basic principles of automation, electrical, and information engineering. For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

ME3: VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING

By attending the ME3: Virtual Prototyping track, students will learn how to use a systematic approach to design products while taking into account system architecture and efficiently using simulation methods and technologies based on paradigms of:
  • Virtual prototyping;
  • Virtual Factory;
  • Virtual Humans.
All courses are those characterizing the “Design and Methods of Industrial and Information Engineering” group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

ME4: INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES AND TURBOMACHINERY

By attending the ME4: Internal Combustion Engines and Turbomachinery track, students will acquire all basic skills to understand how engines and turbomachinery work and be able to design and manage projects involving again ICEs and turbomachinery, including pumps, compressors and turbines, focusing on their:
  • Dimension;
  • Development;
  • Choice;
  • Functioning.
In particular, the ME4 courses will emphasize fluid dynamics aspects and the energetical and environmental impacts of engines to be used for ground and air propulsion as well as turbomachinery for several applications. For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

ME5: ADVANCED MECHANICAL DESIGN

By attending the ME5: Advanced Mechanical Design track, students will learn to design mechanical systems and their components by using advanced and innovative methods. Graduates will have acquired the technical skills, methods, and principles, to manage and solve problems linked to:
  • Mechanical design;
  • Component and system design;
  • Adequate design materials to use.
For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

ME6: ADVANCED MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING

By attending the ME6: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, students will acquire the skills needed in working environments in which being able to propose innovative and technological solutions and usage of advanced materials is a competitive key element. Graduates will be capable of:
  • Implementing advanced manufacturing technologies;
  • Use advanced materials in applications;
  • Design and optimise manufacturing processes;
  • Adopt experimental techniques;
  • Undertake lab activities.
For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

ME7: GROUND VEHICLES

By attending the ME7: Ground Vehicles track, students will learn general advanced mechanics, focusing in particular on its application in the vehicle industry (travelling on roads and railways). During the courses students will analyse functional, design, building, and management elements of the vehicles, paying attention to their environmental impact and their security, For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

ME8: MACHINE TOOLS ENGINEERING (PC)

By attending the ME8: Machine Tools and Design, students will specialise in designing, integrating, and measuring the performances of complex mechanical systems, such as numeric control machines for mechanical production and production integrated systems. Through the courses, graduates will acquire technical skills about:
  • Dynamics and vibration;
  • Machine building;
  • Production systems and technologies;
  • Technologies and systems for automatic controls.
Lectures and lab activities will be held on two different campuses. Students will attend lectures in Milano Bovisa for three out of four semesters, while for the last semester students will have to attend in Piacenza. For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

ML5: ENGINEERING DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING (LC)

By attending the ML5: Engineering Design and Manufacturing track, students will learn the basic design principles to create mechanical systems while studying all cultural and design elements to carry on manufacturing design projects, one of the most typical fields of industrial production. The courses are about:
  • Size and verification process of mechanical components and machine organs;
  • Robotics and mechatronics;
  • Calculation-aided design and fast prototyping;
  • Measurements techniques and instruments to monitor the functioning of mechanical systems and manufacturing;
  • Applied metallurgy and metals;
  • Advanced production systems for Industry 4.0;
  • Industrial plants and management.
In general, the courses held in Lecco are highly connected with the local manufacturing companies, therefore students can customise their timetable according to their personal interests, work in teams to complete the mandatory project work, and do an internship in one of POLIMI local partner companies. For further information, visit the Manifesto Degli Studi website by clicking on the following link.

POLIMI AMBASSADOR: SMART INFRASTRUCTURES

Students enrolled in the Postgraduate Programme in Mechanical Engineering have the chance to attend a special programme allowing them to obtain the title of Expert in Smart Infrastructures.  According to the selected specialisation track, each student can select a defined number of mandatory and elective courses of at least 30 ECTS credits qualified as SMART (10 of which are extra for a total of 130 ECTS credits) to be awarded the qualification of POLIMI AMBASSADOR in SMART INFRASTRUCTURES. Click on the link below to get further information or download the document to learn the details on available courses, study plan composition and course selection methods and requirements.    

DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Internal Double Degree Programmes
The Internal Double Degree Programmes of Politecnico di Milano are recently added Postgraduate Programmes that last 3 years, created in collaboration with other Postgraduate Programmes of Polimi. Here following the Programmes available:
  • Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology - Mechanical Engineering;
  • Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering;
  • Mechanical and Civil Engineering;
  • Mechanical and Building and Architectural Engineering.
For further intimation, visit the School of industrial and Information Engineering website.
EIT-M: Additive Manufacturing for Full Flexibility
Through student mobility and high-specialised courses, the EIT-M: Additive Manufacturing for Full Flexibility track offers the chance to study more in-depth:
  • Manufacturing and additive manufacturing processes;
  • Mechanical design;
  • Production management.
The EIT-M Master’s students will attend their first year at their entry University and the second at a selected partner University, participate in innovation and entrepreneurship courses, serve an internship in a company, and be awarded two Master’s Degrees. The EIT-M Master’s Programme is included in the MSc Programmes offered by the EIT Manufacturing Master School, one of the initiatives launched by the EIT Manufacturing Innovation Community part of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). For further information, contact us.