Our two-year master programme will provide you with the competencies in mechanical and industrial engineering you need for the current industrial revolution!
This Master of Science (“laurea magistrale”) trains industrial mechanical engineers able to work in a wide range of areas and interdisciplinary projects combining mechanical and digital manufacturing engineering skills with management and logistics competencies.
By paying particular attention to the latest engineering technologies and AI developments in manufacturing started with the industry 4.0 revolution, beyond a common training on advanced mechanical and industrial engineering subjects, students have the chance to highly customise their competencies choosing among the following tracks (pre-defined study plans):
The first three are offered entirely in Bozen-Bolzano and are characterised by a strong connection with companies. The fourth is offered as a double-degree programme with the Otto von GuerickeUniversity Magdeburg (OvGU, Germany) where students spend one to two semesters and earn also the OvGU Master of Science degree as “Wirtschaftsingenieur in Logistik” (Management Engineering – Logistics).
This programme is grounded in South Tyrol while maintaining a strong international outlook. This is guaranteed by being taught entirely in English with teaching staff as well as students coming from Italy, Europe and the entire world.
Courses combine theory and engineering practice. Lecture halls are equipped with modern technologies to allow hybrid and remote teaching, and e-learning tools are adopted to complement and support the lectures. Laboratory and project activities are seamlessly integrated into the programme’s activities and students have access to state-of-the-art software tools and equipment in the Smart Mini Factory and the Mechanical Lab, among others. Courses are taught by unibz leading research professors, supported by experts from relevant industries. In-class learning is further enriched by excursions to trade fairs as well as local, regional and international companies.
The master is offered as a full-time programme, though thanks to the modern teaching tools adopted, an increasing number of students are able to work in South Tyrolean companies during their studies.
Upon graduation, students can take the Italian state examination for the profession of Ingegnere Industriale Senior (Senior Industrial and Mechanical Engineer) and after passing this examination to join the Ordine degli Ingegneri (Italian Chamber of Engineers) - Section A.
Degree class: LM-33
ECTS credits: 120
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in: English
Places available: 40 EU + 10 non-EU
Tuition fees: ca. €1350 per year
The first part of the programme (40 ECTS credits) provides students with the fundamental master-level mechanical and industrial engineering knowledge. This combines traditional and novel mechanical engineering subjects, including mechanical and mechatronic design, manufacturing technologies and simulation, with management and systems engineering courses including contents in project, process and technology management as well as robotics and control.
The second part of the programme (50 ECTS credits) is dedicated to deepening students’ knowledge in the subjects of the selected track (pre-defined study plans(*)), carrying out a study (term) project, and attending elective courses of up to 15 ECTS credits. These subjects are reported in the following.
The third and last part of the programme (30 ECTS credits) is dedicated to the research for and the writing of the master thesis. Students have the option of carrying out their master thesis in house at unibz or in cooperation with local or international companies. Previous theses have been carried out at companies and research centers such as BMW, 3M, Intercable, Progress, Leitner, and Fraunhofer Italia.
(*)students not enrolled in the double-degree program may submit their own study plan, compliant with the rules (ordinamento) of the study programme for approval to the course council.
In all tracks students need to do a study project (term project) in the third semester which allows them to put into practice the theory and knowledge acquired. Study projects are individual or team projects and are carried out at unibz or companies. It is also possible to combine the study project with an internship. More specific information can be found in the syllabus.
Degree Course Director: Prof. Renato Vidoni (photo)
Student Representative in the Course Council: Sokaina Chroukate
This master programme offers exchange programmes with the Technical University of Munich (Germany), Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), University of Girona (Spain), Technical University of Graz (Austria), KU Leuven (Belgium), University of Antwerpen (Belgium), Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Chiang Mai University (Thailand). Beyond this, the free mover programme is a gateway to universities all over the world!
Our graduates are able to design and analyse mechanical systems and structures, to define and manage the suitable production systems, as well to manage materials procurement, operations and logistics. In doing so, the programme provides students with the tools for a career as an engineer or a consultant. This includes research and development, engineering design, calculation and analysis, manufacturing, automation technology, production systems procurement, production, operations management, internal and external logistics and quality assurance.
Head of 3D Innovation
As the head of a research and development department, it is important to understand complex topics and relations, and to familiarise oneself with them as quickly as possible. The Master in Industrial Mechanical Engineering allowed me to gain these skills very well from a wide ranging variety of high quality courses. Living up to the motto “think global act local”, I was able to improve my knowledge of English and simultaneously establish contacts with internationally operating local companies.
PhD Student BMW ProMotion Programme
As a PhD student in the BMW ProMotion programme I have the opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of mobility by combining my passion for sustainability with real life-challenges faced by the companies. This master equipped me with a broad spectrum of scientific competencies by means of a variety of targeted lectures combined with practice-oriented exercise classes. Moreover, thanks to the Double Degree Program offered in collaboration with the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, I was able to build a strong international network, which allowed me to make a seamless transition into the industry.
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Everything you need to know as a degree-seeking applicant or as an incoming exchange student
You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.
Application: 01/03 - 27/04/2023 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 17/03/2023 (registration: 1-10/03/2023) and 13 - 14 - 17 - 18 - 19/04/2023 (registration: 23/03-03/04/2023)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 16/05/2023
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 25/05/2023 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 12/07 - 25/07/2023 (by noon local time)
Application: 17/05 - 23/08/2023 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 26/06 - 01/07/2023 (registration: 17/05 - 18/06/2023)
Language exams: 24/07/2023 (registration: 7-17/07/2023)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 06/09/2023
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 15/09/2023 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 06/09 - 13/10/2023 (by noon local time)
Intensive language courses: 04 - 22/09/2023 (Monday to Friday, 6 h/day)
Freshers Days: 02 - 03/10/2023
Classes: 02/10 - 23/12/2023
Exams (extraordinary session): 14 - 22/12/2023
Holidays: 24/12/2023 - 07/01/2024
Classes: 08/01 - 27/01/2024
Exams: 29/01 - 24/02/2024
Classes: 04/03 - 28/03/2024
Holidays: 29/03 - 01/04/2024
Classes: 02/04 - 15/06/2024
Exams (extraordinary session): 15 - 25/05/2024
Exams: 17/06 - 13/07/2024
Exams: 26/08 - 28/09/2024
EU citizens and citizens are treated equally
Early Bird Application: 25
Late Application: 15
Non-EU citizens (living abroad)
Early Bird Application: 10
The programme will only be offered if a minimum of 12 newly enrolled students is reached.
In order to gain admission to this programme you need one of the following qualifications:
If you have not yet graduated at the time of application: you can apply if you have acquired at least 150 ECTS credit points. Until your graduation, you will be admitted conditionally. You must have achieved your degree by the enrolment deadline, otherwise you will be excluded.
To be admitted you must fulfil the language requirements indicated in the section “Language requirements”.
In order to gain access to the Double Degree Programme, you need to certify also:
At the end of the 3rd semester you must have passed the exams of the 1st semester and document at least 10 weeks of internship in the industrial sector.
If you do not fulfil the requirements in time, you will not be able to graduate with the Double Degree.
According to national regulations, simultaneous enrolment in a maximum of 2 programmes is possible (however, the two programmes must not belong to the same class, e.g., LM-33/LM-33 and must differ for at least 2/3 of the course contents).
The official teaching language is English. Therefore, the following language requirements apply, otherwise you will be excluded from the admission procedure:
Entry level (to gain admission)
The levels of the Common European Framework of Reference apply.
You can demonstrate your language proficiency in the application portal (in the section “upload language certificates” and/or “enrol for language exams”) after you have created an application in the section “create/manage applications”.
You can demonstrate language proficiency through:
For information on studying in three languages also visit the following page.
Your application must be submitted online through the Application Portal. The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
Please note: Mendacious declarations will be criminally prosecuted and will result in the automatic exclusion from the ranking list.
You might apply for more than one study programme. If you are excluded in the first session, you might apply again in the second one.
Considered as equivalent are:
Only one application period is offered. After the deadline it is not possible to apply anymore. Application fee: € 50.
Once the ranking list has been published, if you have gained admission, secure it by paying the first instalment and then start your visa application on the Universitaly portal. The application on Universitaly is mandatory, otherwise you will not be allowed to enrol. On Universitaly you can apply for one study programme only.
You are ranked on the basis of your grade average of the passed exams of the first degree (excluded the final grade of the degree).
A test/interview is required only in case the ranking does not lead to a final ranking list (see Section “Deadlines”).
The commission’s decision will be based on the competences and soft skills. The Faculty secretariat informs you in case an interview takes place.
In the application portal, you shall upload:
The above must contain the following information: final grade, exams passed with grade and date of passing, credit points, scientific fields (the latter only for Italian titles).
For qualifications obtained abroad, also: scale of grades awarded by the university of provenance (with a minimum final grade to obtain the qualification and a maximum final grade achievable).
The Faculty reserves the right to request a description of the contents of the courses and/or teaching hours where necessary.
2. Excel file: Please use the file available in the application portal. Applications without a completed excel file will not be considered.
3. Curriculum vitae (English)
Please note: mendacious declarations will be sanctioned by criminal law and will result in your automatic exclusion.
Further documents are required only if you are interested in participating in the double degree programme with the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU):
4. Documentation about previous internships in industry (indicating the number of days/weeks and companies). The missing upload of the form leads to the exclusion from the ranking list for the Double Degree Programme.
The Admission Committee will only evaluate the documents uploaded in the portal by the application deadline. The ranking lists with the admitted students will be published here and are only valid for the respective academic year.
The general ranking list includes all students who submitted the application for the master.
The second ranking list includes only the students who express their interest in attending the Double Degree Program with Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) through the application portal.
Students on the waiting list of the ranking for the double degree programme with Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) of the Early Bird Application will be inserted in the ranking list for the double degree programme of the Late Application (only for those who secured their admission; see chapter below), if there still are available places.
If you have been admitted to more than one study programme, you can secure your admission for a maximum of 2 programmes by paying the designated rate twice. By confirming your place, you renounce admission to the other programmes.
1. Choose the study programme and pay the fees (to secure your admission) in the application portal.
The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
If you do not meet this deadline, you will automatically be excluded and the next applicant in the ranking list will be admitted.
For EU citizens and citizens given parity of treatment only: any remaining places of the early bird application, will be offered in the late application.
Please note that you do not gain full student status by only paying the tuition fees. This status will only be acquired upon enrolment. If you have secured your admission, there will be no refund of the tuition fees unless you do not pass your secondary school final exam or, in the event of non-EU applicants living abroad, you do not receive the documents necessary for enrolment from the Italian authorities in your country.
2. Enrol online in the application portal.
The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
Enrolment is recommended as early as possible, so you have the possibility to upload incomplete documents before the deadline.
If you do not meet the enrolment deadline, you will be excluded and the next applicant in the ranking list will be admitted.
Admission with reservation:
If you do not have the required academic qualification, you will be given a conditional offer for a study place and you must submit your qualification upon enrolment. If you achieve your qualification after the enrolment deadline, you cannot enrol, and you will lose your place which will be offered to the subsequent applicant in the ranking list. Advice: If you achieve your qualification after the enrolment deadline, you should not pay the tuition fees to confirm the study place. You will be able to submit a late enrolment request and, only if there are study places still available, you can enrol by 15 December 2023.
If you have gained your qualification abroad, you must certify that at the universities in the country where you gained your qualification, you can access to a study programme similar to that chosen at unibz. Therefore you must upload (if not uploaded upon application):
and one of the following:
Please note that if you do not possess a valid admission qualification, you could be excluded with Rector’s decree even after enrolment.
If you are a non-EU citizen living abroad:
If you are eligible for admission (check the ranking lists) and have also applied on Universitaly, the Italian Authorities in your own country will issue you the entry visa for studies/university.
This will allow you to arrive in Italy to enrol for the study programme that you have applied for, after passing the admission procedure.
According to Italian law, within 8 working days of your arrival in Italy, you must have applied for the residence permit: as soon as you arrive, get in touch with the Advisory Service and you will be given the necessary information for starting the procedure.
Once you will obtain your residence permit (permesso di soggiorno), you have to hand it in at the Student Secretariat personally or via e-mail.
Students intending to transfer from another Italian University to unibz must submit to the Student Secretariat - at the beginning of the academic year - a copy of the transfer application presented at the university of provenance.
Fees amount to € 1364
Delayed payment of the second instalment will result in a fine being levied. If you have not paid the tuition fees, you will be unable to take exams and will not be able to transfer to other universities or other study programmes.
If you drop out of a programme, interrupt your studies or are excluded from studies, you are not entitled to reimbursement of the fees.
Exemption from the tuition fees (and the provincial tax) is granted to:
Students who benefit from a scholarship granted by the Autonomous Province of Bozen-Bolzano are entitled to receive a refund of the tuition fees.
Credit points from previous university studies can only be recognised after enrolment if the exams taken at the university of provenance are equivalent in content to those offered at unibz. You can fill out the application after enrolment.
The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).