Career opportunities

Laurea (equivalento to a Bachelor of science)

Mechanical Engineering graduates are technicians with university training who can produce working drawings for products and processes, develop products, install and test machinery and complex systems, maintain and manage production units, carry our controls and inspections, and provide technical assistance. Graduates carry out this work not only in the mechanical industries but also often in the broader field of industrial engineering, service companies and public organisations. Graduates in Mechanical Engineering, upon passing the State Professional Examination, are eligible to be listed on the Italian Register Engineers (section B).

Laurea magistrale (equivalento to a Master of science)

Graduates with a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Mechanical Engineering are technicians who can independently develop the functional, construction and energy-related aspects of innovative products, processes and systems in the industrial and advanced services sectors. In addition to the mechanical industries, they also work in various industrial fields in the planning, management and maintenance of machines and plants. Upon passing the State Professional Examination, Graduates with a Laurea Magistrale in Mechanical Engineering (equivalent to a Master of Science) are eligible to be listed on the Italian Register of Engineers (section A).

Dottorato di ricerca (equivalent to a PhD)

The PhD in Mechanical Engineering offers an advanced level of scientific training, through a course that combines research, technology and innovation. A PhD in Mechanical Engineering is an essential step for those aiming to work with the most advanced international industrial companies or pursue university careers, whether in Italy or abroad. For further information about career directions for PhDs, please visit the dedicated page dedicated page on the Politecnico di Milano's PhD School site.