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

Academic Year 2007/08

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

First School of Engineering

Course Website

Campus: TORINO


Taught in Italian


Duration and location

Duration: 2 years
Location:Torino - Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Secretariat: Southern secretariat. The same degree course takes place in Mondovì

Professional profile

This degree course is born in the tradition of the Politecnico di Torino, which has produced the ruling class at most important Piedmontese firms.
It is application-oriented and the graduate is able to design and manage complex systems or develop innovative ideas within a research and development groups.
The curriculum is organized as follows: a first period to give an in-depth knowledge and a second to impart practical knowledge. Then the final dissertation, that takes a whole semester to be prepared. It can be a project or applied research, in order to show the knowledge acquired in this field and the skills to work autonomously.

Job opportunities

The degree guarantees the skill to see, formulate and solve in an innovative way complex problems, that often requires a multidisciplinary approcah.
A graduate in mechanical engineering can be employed in manufacturing industries with very different tasks: managing industries, design of a product or of a project, technical support to commercial activities, work security, etc.
He/She can be employed in public or private firms, as a freelancer and as an advisor.

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 in Torino,
Mechanical Engineering in Alessandria,
Mechanical Engineering in Mondovì.