Academic Year 2020/21

School of Industrial and Information Engineering

Degree Programme of:

Mechanical Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)

Lecco Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law485
NameMechanical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-33 - Mechanical engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme is offered in English but the degree programme meets the requirements of MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) note of 11.07.2018 and the CUN opinion of 10.23.2018.
Campus Lecco
Dean of the School Antonio Capone
Coordinator of the Study programme Gaetano Cascini
Website of the School
Website of the Study programme

Central Student Office - Lecco

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Mechanical Engineering Programme has, as its goal, the training of engineers that are capable of carrying out many different roles in the job market, by providing an education aimed at guaranteeing a firm scientific, economic, technical and practical background, so as to facilitate a deepening of knowledge that may be required to carry out professional activities.

A mechanical engineer, being involved in the design, the production process and products and their use – both individually and as part of a plant – must have an advanced technical preparation in: machine design, regarding its functioning and resistance of its components, the transformation of energy in the machinery itself, the materials used in construction, fluid mechanics, the required manufacturing, the design - as an essential part of the design phase, services and elements relating to functioning, size and performance control and the basics of industrial automation .

3. Learning objectives

The considerable variety of skills expected of a mechanical engineer calls for, as the main academic objective of the programme, a solid background with well-founded scientific knowledge with a significant technical and application content, favouring immediate entrance to job market. In particular, the capacity to design, build, install and optimise machinery and plant use, the means used to activate it and related services is developed. In this way, a great deal of attention is dedicated to the technical preparation in all aspects of mechanics allowing rapid adaptation to the most varied of professional needs.

Out of the training course in Mechanical Engineering, there are three fundamental roles sharing a general approach that could strengthen the method of study and encourage  the capacity  to reconfigure themselves adapting to the changes of professional reality in which they will operate.

The three different professional roles can be distinguished amongst themselves by their different capacities to innovate and apply complex models to describe the reality to be modified and/or designed:

  • the Bachelor of Science graduate: a university-trained technician, capable of developing projects and managing processes in the industrial engineering domain, with consolidated engineering methods and technologies;
  • the Master of Science graduate: a figure capable of independently developing innovation projects of products, processes and productive systems, both in the industrial and advanced tertiary fields;
  • the Doctor of Research: a figure that aside from possessing the Master of Science graduate skills, is able to independently carry out applied research projects and organise their operative activities.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Programme in Mechanical Engineering has a structure which is coherent with the decrees on university teaching autonomy, with the objective of facilitating the integration of mechanical engineers in the employment world. This educational programme has, in its articulation and its purpose, highly innovative features and is based on a sequential study programme with a progression leading to the qualifications of (see Table I):

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc): obtained following a three-year Programme, on completion of which the qualification of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is obtained. The first year provides a solid grounding in preparatory and basic, whilst in the second a preparation is more oriented to engineering in key areas of mechanical engineering. In the third year selection among various different study plans approved in advance is foreseen for completion, with specialised courses, of the technical preparation.
  • Master of Science (MSc): reached on completion of a Programme lasting two years, after obtaining the Bachelor of Science. In the first year, the level of cultural preparation is strengthened with broadening of knowledge of advanced analysis methods, which, in the second year, are applied in specialised courses and in the development of a thesis. Admission to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is subject to an admission interview based on the examination of the past career and assessment of the adequacy of the preparation of the student.
  • PhD: awarded after a further training programme, lasting three years, following the achievement of the Master of Science. The PhD is designed and organized to prepare professionals of high cultural profile with a wealth of knowledge to be able to meet the dual demand for training that comes from companies and research institutions, which require highly qualified researchers, and Universities. Access to the PhD is governed by a selection process.


To supplement information given in this Regulation the student should visit the School of Industrial and Information Engineering Website


Table I: General structure of the Mechanical Engineering Programme

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)

4.3 Forfeiture from study

The provisions relating to decadence from studies can be found in "Regulations of the career of students," available through the website of the University.

Among other things, the regulation specifies, in paragraph 6.6, that "are not permitted total years of enrollment in numbers greater than twice the normal duration of the Programme." After this period, students who have not obtained the qualification lose their status as a student.

In addition, for the purpose of forfeiture, "the total number of academic years of enrollment of a student is calculated by weighting each academic year with the ratio between the total of the credits required for the student at the time of the annual presentation of the Curriculum and the standard value of 60 credits. "

Any readmission to the course in Mechanical Engineering, following the eventual withdrawal from studies is subject to the evaluation of a commission appointed by the Coordinator of CCS.

5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Master of Science Mechanical Engineer is a professional technician with higher academic and professional background, able to design and to develop innovative and advanced mechanical products and processes from different aspects - functional, with enhanced structural integrity, energy efficient, with an appropriate choice of the materials and of the processing methods and production technologies. In addition to, the Master of Science Mechanical Engineer is able to design the layout and manage a production plant for optimum production rate, to design systems apt in the field of thermal and mechanical measurements, to design the control systems and the automation technology of complex mechanical systems. The Master of Science Mechanical Engineer due to the broad range of technical skills, may be deployed in several industrial sectors, where technical competences in the design, in the management and in the maintenance of machines and production plant are appreciated.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The Mechanical Engineering graduate has ample possibilities to express his/her professional activity in various industrial sectors. Further opportunities are also offered in manufacturing industries and production plants regarding design, production and development of new technologies, measurement techniques and most appropriate choice of materials. As well as in production and service activities, the Master of Science graduate can find employment in Public Administrations or research institutes in which knowledge acquired can be exploited.

Surveys of University Assessment Commission

5.3 Qualification profile

Mechanical engineer

profile in a work context:

Profile capable of autonomously developing product, process and production system innovation projects, both in industrial and advanced tertiary sector.

The Laurea Magistrale graduate student in Mechanical Engineering is a technician of high cultural and professional skills, able to independently develop innovative projects in terms of product and process, from the functional, constructive and energetic point of view, with the choice of materials and related processing and transformation technologies, the design of the arrangement and management of machines in a plant and their best use with the related services, measures, control and automation. In addition to the mechanical industry, the Laurea Magistrale graduate student can find a place also in different industrial sectors for what concerns the design, management and maintenance of machines and plants.

skills of this function:

Specific skills:

- design and manage industrial production systems, technological processes, industrial installations and production and logistics systems;

- manage maintenance, industrial technologies and automation of industrial systems;

- design and supervise integrated production systems, with particular attention to the industrial management of quality;

- design mechanical systems equipped with high-tech active and intelligent systems (for example: automatic machines and plants,

vehicles and industrial robots);

- face the problems with a system-product approach as a whole, with system architecture, comprehensive vision of product development process oriented to the whole life cycle, with the effective and integrated use of method and technology simulations based on paradigms of virtual prototyping, virtual factory and virtual mannequins;

- independently develop and manage engineering projects involving the sizing, development, selection and operation of internal combustion engines and gas turbines;

- design, in full autonomy and with advanced and innovative methods, mechanical components and systems;

- operate in all areas where the ability to identify innovative technological solutions and to use advanced materials is a fundamental competitive element (for example: iron and steel plants, foundries, rolling mills, heat treatment and thermochemical plants, companies producing consumer goods and capital goods for individual or collective use);

- design, build and manage vehicles, with particular attention also to the problems of the environment and of active and passive safety.

Job opportunities:

Graduate student in Mechanical Engineering has many opportunities to show his/her professional skills in many industrial sectors. In particular, s/he can develop the design of mechanical systems from a functional, constructive and energetic point of view, the layout design, the management and the optimal use of the machines of a plant. Further opportunities are also offered in manufacturing industries and in production facilities for what concerns design, production, development of new technologies, measurement techniques and selection of the most appropriate materials. In addition to production and service activities, the Laurea Magistrale graduate student in Mechanical Engineering can find a place in public administrations or research institutions, where s/he can use the acquired knowledge. In particular, each of the three different educational levels indicated above corresponds to a professional profile that can quickly find a place on the job market.

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification

The admission to the Master of Science degree undergoes an evaluation process aimed to determine the eligibility of the applicant. Such process, in compliance to the existing regulation (D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270 art. 6 par. 2 and D.M. 16/3/2007, art.6 par. 1), is based upon curriculum requirements and an assessment of the preparation of the student.

The final decision about the admission to the Master of Science degree shall be taken by an Evaluation Commission set up by the Board of Studies, according to the academic career of the applicant. The Commission may take into account a valid documentation showing clear exceptional conditions, justifying the non-compliance of the below-mentioned criteria and showing that the student has an adequate background. Such a documentation shall be attached to the admission application.

If the applicant is admitted, compulsory additional subjects shall be communicated together with the admission and before enrolment, in order to provide students with the necessary information for a transparent and rational choice.

Requirements concerning the English language proficiency levels are presented in Paragraph 7.4.


Application for admission

A Bachelor of Science Degree (Laurea) is required for the evaluation of the career, as well as a higher degree (MSc, Laurea Magistrale). The evaluation can be carried out also for students enrolled in Politecnico di Milano BSc, if they are candidates in the next Graduation session, and for students enrolled in BSc of other Italian Universities, if they shall graduate before enrolling to the MSc. In any case, the applications of students enrolled in BSc of other Italian Universities are evaluated only after the achievement of the Bachelor degree to communicate by means of degree certificate or self-certification.

Admission requirements concerning the academic career considered by the Commission are as follows:

  1. average graduation mark not below the “adjusted” admission threshold (see later);
  2. certification of the English language proficiency (please see Paragraph 7.4);
  3. further subjects and knowledge as detailed in Paragraph 6.2.

 If the requirements stated at point 1) of the above list is not satisfied, the Commission will not admit the applicant to the Master of Science degree course. If the requirements stated at either point 2) or 3) of the above list are not satisfied, the applicant will be accepted to the Master of Science degree course and enrolled, after having satisfied these conditions, by demonstrating his/her proficiency in English and/or obtaining the necessary prerequisites identified and communicated by the Commission.


Number of years for achieving the Bachelor

The number of years for achieving the Bachelor of Science, named as “N”, is the half of the number of semesters occurring from the year of first enrolment in any University to the achievement of the BSc Graduation (semesters end at March 31st or October 31st). For the sake of clarification, N can assume the following values:

  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2014 and will earn their BSc degree no later than September 2017 (6 semesters): N = 3
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2014 and will earn their BSc degree no later than February 2018 (7 semesters): N = 3,5
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2013 and will earn their BSc degree no later than September 2017 (8 semesters): N = 4
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2013 and will earn their BSc degree no later than February 2018 (9 semesters): N = 4,5


"Adjusted" admission threshold for candidates with a BSC issued by Politecnico di Milano

Students who earned their Bachelor of Science degree with a score lower than the “adjusted” admission threshold SC will not be admitted to attend to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The ‘score’ is the average of the exams’ scores, weighted by the CFU of each exam. For the 2017-2018 academic year, for candidates with a BSc issued by Politecnico di Milano, the “adjusted” threshold is calculated according to this formula:


SC = S + k * (min(N,N1)-3)


Where k = ½, N1=8 and S is defined as follows:


Study Course of the BSc Graduation


Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Engineering, Production Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, enrolled at Bachelor of Science after 2007/2008


Other Engineers from Politecnico di Milano


Graduates in Mechanical Engineering in other Italian universities


Other graduates


 The score verification is carried out by rounding average grade and admission threshold to the first digit.


English Proficiency

For a list of the recognised certificates and their respective minimum requirements, please see Paragraph 7.4.


Admission without compulsory prerequisites

To be admitted to the MSc in Mechanical Engineering when the Bachelor of Science degree programme is evaluated as being “consistent” with the study programme of the Master of Science degree course. The Evaluation Commission verifies these requirements, also ascertaining the need of imposing any prerequisite (i.e. additional compulsory modules) to fill possible gaps.

Please see Paragraph 6.2, for a presentation of the evaluation process.

6.2 Requested knowledge

In order to be admitted to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, applicants must have acquired a knowledge base that is consistent with the study programme offered in the degree course. The evaluation of the adequacy of this knowledge base uses as a reference framework the programme of the Bachelor of Science degree course in Mechanical Engineering, with the “introductory course” orientation (“propedeutico”). This means that any prerequisite that is required to prospect students derives either from a lack of “consistency” with the applicant’s Bachelor of Science degree course.


In detail, the opportunity to enroll, without curricular supplements, the Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Space, Energy and Mechanical Engineering is given to graduates with Preparatory track in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Engineering, Production Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.


To students who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity, it is advisable to compare their curriculum with the Study track of the Master of Science choice and to adapt their own preparations, taking into account the Table II (table of minimum requirements).

Study track provides graduates with professional Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico of Milano will be assigned curricular supplements as indicated in Table I.


Graduates from the professional guidelines of other courses at the Politecnico of Milan and to all graduates with professional curricula of other universities, however, will be assigned curricular supplements for a number of CFU of not less than a total number of credits allocated to the Internship, elaborate and to the final degree of Bachelor achieved.


The Admissions Commission will evaluate on a case by case how to share any supplement from among the courses.

Table I: List of curricular supplements to be obtained BEFORE enrolment in the Master of Science for graduates (MD 270) with a Professional Study Plan in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. While preparing the application, candidates can request the substitution of the courses  “Metodi analitici e numerici per l’ingegneria” and “Statistica” of the BSc in Mechanical Engineering with the equivalent courses marked in Italics2



Impiantistica Industriale

Motori e Turbomacchine

Processi Tecnologici



Macchine ed Impianti di Produzione (PC)


Metodi analitici e numerici per l’ingegneria (cod. 054361)

Metodi analitici e numerici per l’ingegneria (cod. 086214)








Statistica (cod.086449)

Statistica (cod.095042)








Teoria delle strutture








Meccanica delle vibrazioni


x (1






Laboratorio di progettazione meccanica A e B


x (1)






Totale CFU









1. According to the elective course chosen in the bachelor degree.

2. The examining board assigns the debits by giving priority to courses attended before the application. Substitutions are possible as detailed in Table 1, but the candidate should explicitly include such request in the NOTE form while submitting the application. Later requests will not be taken into consideration.


Table II: Minimum requirements for admission to the Master of Science




Algebra, Analisi Matematica, Calcolo numerico, Geometria, Informatica,  Meccanica Razionale, Ricerca Operativa, Statistica

MAT 02/03/05/06/07/08/09,



Fisica, Chimica

FIS 01/03, CHIM 07



ING-IND 31/32/33


Economia, Impianti industriali, Impianti aerospaziali

ING-IND 05/17/35


Fisica tecnica, Meccanica dei fluidi, Fluidodinamica

ING-IND 06/10/11, ICAR 01

15 (1)

Propulsione, Macchine, Sistemi energetici

ING-IND 07/08/09

5 (1)

Automatica, Meccanica generale, Applicata, dei Solidi, Tecnologia, Materiali

ING-IND 03/04/12/13/14/15/16

ING-IND 21/22, ICAR 08


40 (2)




Note (1)   In the view of students lacking a few credits in one of these areas, no debits will be assigned if the sum is higher or equal to 20 credits.

Note (2)    In this area up to a maximum of 5 credits in Automatica ING-INF 04 can also be counted.

At the time of admission will be validated to  student, in no more than 32 credits, credits relating to the teachings of the first year of the LM in Mechanical Engineering, input supernumerary in the previous  Degree.


Graduates originating from other Programmes at the Politecnico di Milano and all graduates originating from professional specialisations at other Universities will in any case be assigned a number of curricular supplements equivalent to a number of credits not less than the number of credits associated with the Internship, Graduation Thesis and Final Exam of the Bachelor of Science obtained. The admissions Commission will evaluate case by case how to divide such supplements among courses.

Procedures for the application of prerequisites

An applicant who has been assigned any prerequisites may attend “Individual Courses”, in the period before the enrolment to the Master of Science. The following three opportunities exist:

  • Earn credits by passing courses at the Master of Science level, by means of the “Individual Courses” program; these credits will be accepted to part of the 120 credits necessary for the Master of Science degree.
  • Earn the ‘right to attend’ of courses at the Master of Science level. The same as before if the exam was not passed.
  • Earn credits related to the additional compulsory modules, as requested by the Evaluation Commission for the Master of Science. These credits shall be not accounted within the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree.

Furthermore, the following restrictions are in force:

  1. The total amount of credits (by passing exams or only attending courses) that can be accounted under the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree cannot exceed 32. Credits in excess of 32 could be only accepted as ‘over-limit exams’ (soprannumero).
  2. In any case, the total amount of credits earned by passing “individual courses” cannot exceed 80, including credits of compulsory prerequisites.

The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

 Detailed information concerning deadlines and available places can be found in the enrolment guide.

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering provide tutoring services to assist students during their studies. This service involves reference student-tutors and professor-tutors. Further information can be found on the School Website .


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

In order to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineer, 120 credits must be acquired. Those credits may be gained by passing with a positive grade the 12 exams, as indicated in the document illustrating the details of the courses and by presenting a mandatory Master of Science's thesis.

7.2 Mode of study

The single courses of the Mechanical Engineering course are taught in a conventional way (lessons, exercises lessons, computer labs, experimental labs, design&review labs) but, when required, different teaching methods may be adopted in accordance with the Dublin's descriptors of teaching objectives.
Class attendance is not mandatory but is strongly suggested.

Teaching consists of lectures on basic and more theoretical subjects, while during exercises and laboratories aspects of a more application nature will be highlighted. For certain courses laboratories for carrying out and interpreting experiments are organised.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1 Year courses - Track: NDE - Mechanical Engineering

Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
[1.0Innovative teaching]
095841BING-IND/14MACHINE DESIGN 2210.010.0

2nd Year Courses

The second year of the Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering in the Lecco Campus offers a study plan dedicated to "Engineering Design and Manufacturing" consisting of: 32 credits for courses; 6 credits of project work; 2 credits of horizontal competencies (additional educational activities - DM270, art. 10, paragraph 5, letter d - delivered through workshops) and 18 credits for the thesis and final exam.

Educational objectives

The Engineering Design and Manufacturing track offers a mix of competencies related to the design, development and production of mechanical systems and industrial production systems.

Students of the Mechanical Engineering study programme will have the chance to select courses related to the following topics:

- design and optimization of mechanical systems with a specific focus on automatic systems and robots;

- detail design of mechanical components and optimization of their mechanical properties;

- measurement techniques and devices for testing and monitoring mechanical systems;

- technologies and tools for virtual and physical prototyping;

- metallic alloys and related transformation processes;

- optimization of production systems with respect to quality and costs.

The overall goal is the education of engineers with excellent theoretical background and professional skills, with a profile of competencies suitable to face with high flexibility the challenges of technological innovation in industry, and with strong scientific and practical knowledge to address traditional tasks of mechanical engineering.

Educational activities

The Project Work module is held with the support of companies interested in developing innovation projects in the field of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering MS students of the Lecco campus can access the project work once they have 49 CFU credits of the 1st year courses obtained not later than in the first exam session pf the period preceeding the semester when the project work will take place. This is a mandatory requirement to allow for the proper organization of the interaction with companies.

The project work module is offered in both semesters; students willing to attend should communicate at least 2 weeks before the start of the semester their intention and preferences sending an email to

Workshop on horizontal competencies are organized within the break in the middle of the two semesters, and/or in the week at the end of the semesters, before the start of the exam session. The workshops programme and the registration forms are published on the related web page on BeeP. The admission to the workshop and the registration of the 2 CFU credits is allowed only to students with at least 49 CFU credits recorded in the Mechanical Engineering MS programme of Politecnico di Milano.

Master of Science theses are conducted in areas that characterise the chosen study plan. 

Industrial Production


Educational Objectives


The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering oriented towards Industrial Production provides the cultural and design skills necessary to deal with process design, a typical element of industrial production. In particular, in addition to having the ability to face and solve problems related to manufacturing in general, a Master of Science graduate will also have an in-depth knowledge of both metallic materials and transformation technologies.

After obtaining a solid grounding in engineering design, Master of Science graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to deal with the close correlation that exists between materials and transformation technologies in order to optimize industrial production both in terms of cost-effectiveness and quality. Furthermore, they will be capable of handling technological transfer and innovation both as regards materials as well as working technologies.

Thanks to the inter-relationship between problems related to metallic materials and mechanical working techniques, the Master of Science graduate will be given the scope for employment in industrial design and production activities and will have the necessary broad application skills to guarantee the reliability and quality of products without losing sight of the economic aspect.

The second year of the programme includes:

2 Year courses - Track: ML5 - Engineering Design and Manufacturing

Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
[1.0Innovative teaching]
[6.0Innovative teaching]
[6.0Innovative teaching]
[2.0Innovative teaching]
[2.0Innovative teaching]

7.3.1 Internal Double Master of Science Degree

The Internal Double Master of Science degree programmes are joint programmes developed in cooperation with another Study Course with the aim of integrating the mechanical engineer competence profile with different disciplines, in order to answer to the needs of some specific sectors through a new professional profile.

In the 2018-2019 academic years, the following Internal Double Master of Science degree programmes will be running:

  • Mechanical Engineering and Building and Architectural Engineering

7.4 Foreign language

Knowledge of English is a prerequisite for enrolment in a Master of Science Programme. The regulations foreseen by the University are published on the University Website in the Student Services Section, Guides and Regulations - English Language. All students, to be admitted to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, must have completed a certification attesting to the knowledge of the English language at least to level B2 of the CEF (Common European Framework) and this is a necessary prerequisite for enrolment.

Language courses

7.5 Degree examination

Examination of Master of Science focuses on the discussion of a Thesis. The preparation of the thesis requires an effort estimates as 20 credits, one of which is specifically dedicated to the acquisition of additional language skills, certified by the authorship of the thesis in English.

Furthermore, the thesis shall be develpment according to the rules and specification of the School in Industrial and information Engineering:

also taking into consideration the specific demands of the Mechanical Engineering study programme:

Among the others, the thesis should be developed on a subject and on a scientific domain (SSD) included in the study plan selected by the MS candidate.

Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

The names of the professors teaching the Programme and corresponding courses will be available in the study manifesto starting from September. The Study Manifesto is published annually on the Politecnico di Milano website .

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Student services

Student services are involved in guidance and career management for students enrolled in Bachelor and Master of Science courses, student benefits and grants, international mobility and all those services in support of university life. Student services. 


Departmental Secretaries

Toll-free number: 800.420.470  (Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)


General information on the programme in Mechanical Engineering


Student IT services.

Information Technology Services Area for Students and Professors



11. International context

Research at the Politecnico di Milano combines , in a parallel path , the dense network of cooperative relationships with other Italian and foreign universities , research centers and public and private, with the industrial system. The quality and impact of research carried out at the Polytechnic is confirmed , in recent years , the growth of relations with the international scientific community. Proof of this is the large number of projects and programs of research recently undertaken with the best universities in Europe and other countries.

Various research groups that contribute to the teaching of the Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering were evaluated as " excellent at international level" , including:


12. Internationalization

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering of Politecnico di Milano promotes mobility programs in view of the formation of an international experience during their university studies.

The opportunities are numerous, including:
• study period abroad under the Erasmus program , or special programs outside the EU ;
• international dual degree programs (which includes the achievement of a double degree program in a period of three years , two of which are spent at the foreign partner institution);
• Alliance 4 Tech mobility programme (CentraleSupélec, Politecnico di Milano, Technische Universität Berlin, UCL University College London);
• development of the thesis abroad.

Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information

For any further information the student is invited to consult the Website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering and the reference pages of the Programme in Mechanical Engineering 

15. Errata corrige