Laurea (1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process) IN TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Academic Year 2009/10

First established in this format in the A.Y. 2004/05

First School of Engineering

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Taught in Italian--, French--


Duration and location

This is a "close number" course, with 30 places

Duration: 3 years
Location: Torino - Duca degli Abruzzi 24
Central Secretariat

Professional profile

Since Industrial Production is an international program, the graduates acquire technical and management skills related to the field both in Italy and abroad. The candidate with a degree in Industrial Engineering can deal with industrial organizaztion, resource management, economic evaluation of activities, national and international commerce, evaluation of investments risks, marketing, etc.
Qualifying aspects
The Politecnico di Torino organizes the course degree in partnership with the Pole Lèonard de Vinci in Paris.
Collaborations with foreign universities give the course an international feel, that distinguishes the program from the other course degrees offered at the Politecnico: graduates have an international view of production and economics and develop diverse skills.
Job opportunities
Graduates in Industrial Production can be employed in:

  • small and medium firms, in Italy and abroad;
  • support services field;
  • national and international trade;
  • national and international management and financial consulting;
  • as freelancers in Italy and abroad.

    Course structure

    The student must choose, during the pre-enrollment, the curriculum he/she wants to follow: Torino/Paris, Torino/Barcelona, Torino/Athlone. The curriculum is the same and can not be modified:
    I year
    The students attend lectures at the university where they have been enrolled. Topics include basic disciplines such as: mathematics, computer science, economics, languages.
    II year
    Italian students go abroad: during the 1st semester they attend lectures with the students of the partner university; during the 2nd semseter they undertake training, in an Italian firm, or abroad (*)
    The topics covered during the II year deal with business, marketing and European studies, followed by industrial training.
    III year
    All the Italian and foreign students (Spanish, French, Irish) attend lectures in Torino. During the 3rd year technical topics related to production engineering are extensively covered.
    During the 1st semster all the students (Italian/French - Italian/Spanish - Italian/Irish) go abroad to attend one semester at the partner university; the courses taught include international business, product development and innovation, management.
    During the 2nd semester all the students (Italian and foreingers) undertake training at an Italian firm or abroad. (*)
    In Italy computer science, mechanics, technology, CAD/CAM labs are housed. In the partner universities there are computer science, languages, marketing, micro and macroeconomy, research and development labs.
    Further activities
    During the 2nd year students undertake training in Italian or foreing firms (*) By the end of this training the student will write a report on his/her experience.
    During the master's year the students undertake training in an Italian or foreing (*) firm, like the first one. If the training is in Italy, before commencing the student is encouraged to attend an introductory session on indutrial systems, organized by the Associazione per lo Sviluppo della Scuola della Prosuzione Industriale (ASSEPI), started in 1986 to broker fruitful collaborations between industries and universities.
    Further informations
    The Bachelor's program is full time, and it is mandatory for the enrolled students to regularly attend lectures both at the Politecnico di Torino and at the partner university. Besides English language, the language of the country of the partner university is also studied.
    The students of this course are part of the Socrates/Erasmus program, that finances the students' mobility in Europe, with a great number of scholarships. Thanks also to the AESSEPI, every year there are sholarships for the best italian students.

    (*) It is compulsory that one practicing is done in Italy and one abroad.

    Final exam

    The final exam consists of a public discussion of a dissertation or of a written thesis. The final assesment of the student is a combination of the average score obtained through all courses attended during his/her academic period plus the score of the final exam.

    Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

    The complete course in Industrial Production is composed of a 3 years Bachelor's Degree and a 1 year Master's Degree. A bachelor's graduate in industrial production enters the master of science degree directly, while students that have a differet bachelor must ask the Secretariat.
    The master of science is not compulsory, so the study can be stopped after the bachelor's degree, but 20-years of experience suggests that in the long run it pays to complete the master of science degree and get the double degree of the foreign partner university.


    Is it requested to know English, French or Spainish to enter the course? Lectures are in Italian at the Politecnico di Torino, in French at Paris, in Spanish at Barcelona and in English at Athlone. At the time of enrollment it is not required to know these languages, because they will be studied from the 1st semester onwards at the Politencnico.
    Which are the main differences in foreign universities? It requires great care, interest and motivation; studying at a foreign university requires one to come to terms with the regulations of that university: for instance in Spain it is required to have 60% credits validated to enter into the 2nd year.
    It is important that the student understands the regulations berfore enrolling into the program.