Laurea Specialistica (Master of science-level of the Bologna process) IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Academic Year 2009/10

First established in this format in the A.Y. 2002/03

First School of Engineering


Campus: VERCELLI

Degree class 36/S: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


Taught in Italian


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Duration and location

Duration: 2 years
Location: Vercelli - Piazza Sant┐Eusebio, 5
Secretariat: Secretariat Vercelli

Professional profile

The aim of this master's degree is to form professional experts fit for the industial situation in Italy and in Europe. For students it is possible to make exchanges with other Engineering Schools abroad.
This is the reason why the masetr's degree combines two foundamental aspects: planning and production. The graduate has interdisciplinary skills, given by the different topics he/she studies during the master's course, so is he/she is able to coordinate the activity of technicians of different fields.
The professional expert has a solid technical and scientific knowledge typical of the tradition of the Politecnico di Torino, added to the econimics and managing ones.

Job opportunities

The aim of this master's degree is to form a professionist with a lot of different skills, in order to make him/her adaptable to the working market needs.
The graduate in mechanical engineer can effort multisector problems and this is a very important skill nowadays, both in public and private bodies.

Final exam

1. To be admitted to the final exam the student must have successfully passed all the exams of the program of study.
2. The final exam for the bachelor's degree (Laurea di I livello) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation or of a written thesis. The final exam for the master's degree (Laurea specialistica) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation worked out by the student, under the guidance of a professor. The final assessment of the student is a combination of the average score obtained through all courses attended during his academic curriculum and the score of the final exam.
3. Educational structures decide how the Examining Board, that will give the master's degree (Laurea specialistica), is made up.
4. The Examining Board for the bachelor(Laurea di I livello) is made up of 5 to 7 members, including the President; the Examining Board for the master (Laurea specialistica)is made up of 7 to 11 members, including the President. In both cases most of the members are professors or permanent researchers. The Examining Board can give up to 110 points; honors can be given if the mark is 110 and if all members agree. With the master's degree it is possible to obtain the Dignità di stampa in case the final mark is 110 with honors and all the members agree.

Requisites for admission to the Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

Bachelor (Laurea di I livello) that gives access to this Master of Science (Laurea specialistica):Mechanical Engineering (II School of Engineering) in Vercelli.