The aim of this two-year programme is to provide you with a sound knowledge of mechanical engineering, combining traditional engineering courses with management modules.
The course aims at training professionals who are able to work confidently in areas of engineering that are traditionally separate, such as: mechanical design, mechatronics, automation, management and logistics. You can choose between two specialisations: “Mechanics and Automation” or “Logistics and Production”. The latter is offered in partnership with the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (OvGU) with the possibility to obtain a double degree.
Degree class: LM-33
ECTS credits: 120
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in: English
Places available: 40 EU + 5 non-EU
Tuition fees: €1.348,50 per year
In the first year, some of the modules, such as Project Economics and Management or Quality Management, are common to both specialisations.
From the second year onwards, modules become specific to the specialisation chosen. You will be able to choose from a range of modules (defined ‘characterising’ courses) in order to customise your course.
In the course offering you can find the course descriptions.
Both study plans foresee in the 3rd semester a compulsory “study project” activity. This “study project” is intended to let students practice and implement the skills acquired. Study projects can be individual or team projects. More specific information can be found in the syllabus.
Currently we offer exchange programmes with almost 20 partner universities all over the world and is part of a large network of collaboration with employers in Italy and abroad where you can undertake your internship.
Graduates are working in the industrial mechanical area in: research and development, product design and development, tooling, automation technology, production system and machine design, procurement, production, operations management, internal and external logistics and quality assurance. The course provides students with the tools to pursue a career as a consultant or to work in manufacturing, mechanical and mechatronic companies, in energy production and conversion, automation, robotics or in the civil service. Our graduates design and produce tools, engines, machines and other mechanical equipment and/or manage materials procurement, operations and logistics.
During my internship in the automotive sector, I found out what international companies expect from young graduates: language skills, subject-specific knowledge and the ability to work in multicultural environments are the main points. The master in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, which allows you to graduate at the same time at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and at the University of Magdeburg through the double degree program, in my opinion is the best one that offers an adequate preparation to fulfill all these requirements.
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: 02/03 - 28/04/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 15 - 22/04/2020 (registration 31/03 - 07/04/2020)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 18/05/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 28/05/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 15/07 - 16/10/2020 (by noon local time)
Application: 20/05 - 31/08/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 01 - 02/07/2020, if necessary, also on 03/07 (registration 20/05 - 25/06/2020), 28/07/2020 (registration 10/07 – 21/07/2020)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 09/09/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 18/09/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 09/09 - 16/10/2020 (by noon local time)
Preparatory Mathematics Course (recommended): 24/08 - 04/09/2020
Freshers Days: 28 - 29/09/2020
Classes: 28/09 - 23/12/2020
Exams (extraordinary session): 14 - 23/12/2020
Holidays: 24/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Classes: 07/01 - 16/01/2021
Exams: 18/01 - 13/02/2021
Classes: 22/02 - 01/04/2021
Holidays: 02/04 - 05/04/2021
Classes: 06/04 - 12/06/2021
Exams (extraordinary session): 17 - 29/05/2021
Exams: 14/06 - 10/07/2021
Exams: 23/08 - 25/09/2021
EU citizens and citizens given parity of treatment
Early Bird Application: 25
Late Application: 15
Non-EU citizens (living abroad)
Early Bird Application: 5
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:
1. a bachelor degree in the Italian degree class L-9 (Industrial Engineering) ex D.M. 270/2004 or equivalent qualification gained abroad
2. a bachelor degree in the Italian degree class 10 (Industrial Engineering) ex D.M. 509/1999 or equivalent qualification gained abroad
3. another Italian or foreign degree if you certify the following credit points (ECTS):
4. average grade in the bachelor (not including the final exam) of 22/30 (Italian system) or 3,0 (German system).
If you have not yet graduated at the time of application: you can apply if you have acquired at least 150 credit points (ECTS). 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.
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 upload language certificates to 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:
Information regarding the structure of the language proficiency exams, their duration, their administration, and typical processing time for the publication of the results can be found on the following webpage: https://www.unibz.it/en/services/language-centre/language-exams/.
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 have to upload:
If you gained your qualification abroad, you must also upload:
In case of doubt, unibz reserves the right to request further documents (e.g. declaration of equivalent value).
The declaration of equivalent value (not necessary for qualifications gained in Austria or Germany, but unibz reserves the right to request it in case of doubt)
If you have a foreign qualification, you must certify that your qualification would grant you admission to a similar study programme in the country where you gained this qualification. For this reason, you must:
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: € 30.
As a non-EU citizen living abroad, you will also have to apply at the Italian authorities (consulate or embassy) in your country. The deadlines set by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/) must be met. At the Italian authorities, you can apply for one study programme only. Should you not follow this procedure with the local Italian authorities, your direct online application to unibz will be declared null and void.
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-Universität 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-Universität Magdeburg (OVGU) through the application portal.
Students on the waiting list of the ranking for the double degree programme with Otto-von-Guericke-Universität 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 only secure your admission in one of them. Doing so you refrain from the admission to 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 18 December 2020.
If you have gained your qualification abroad, you must upload (if not uploaded upon application):
At the beginning of the academic year you must submit the originals of the above-mentioned documents to the Student Secretariat.
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), 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 € 1348.50.
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 at your Faculty Secretariat.
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).