International context

Providing constant stimulus for internationalisation is essential for the Mechanical Engineering programme, given the educationally important role it plays in university study.

As a first major initiative towards internationalisation, the Master of science in Mechanical Engineering is held entirely in English (at all Campuses).

Two Internal Double-Degree programmes are also held entirely in English: "Mechanical Engineering and Management Engineering"' and "Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology".

The Mechanical Engineering programme offers other opportunities for internationalisation as well, including courses given by internationally-recognised Visiting Professors, specially invited each year to the programme, and a number of study abroad programmes for students enrolled in the Laurea and Laurea Magistrale.

Visiting professors

Towards the University's increasing internationalisation, the various Departments of the Politecnico di Milano invite non-Italian professors (Visiting Professors) to spend a period of time at the University engaged in teaching or research.

For the Mechanical Engineering programme, illustrious professors of international fame, coming from the most prestigious non-Italian universities, are invited as Visiting Professors to teach part or all of a study plan course in the Bachelor of science programme and Master of science programme. In some cases, Visiting Professors also carry out research and hold seminars and Summer Schools. 

In 2014, the Master of Science programme in Mechanical Engineering availed for the teaching of a group of Visiting Professors coming from qualified international universities. The experience of Master of Science programme taught by international professors will be repeated and enlarged during 2015.

Study abroad programmes

Starting in the third year of the Laurea programme, Mechanical Engineering students may continue their studies, for a period ranging between one semester to two years, at a non-Italian university with which the Politecnico di Milano has an exchange agreement. The students selected for a specific programme have the opportunity to enrich their academic experience by spending a period abroad, while acquiring credits fully recognised by the Politecnico di Milano.

Complete information about exchange projects, double-degree programmes, international internships, and European research and international relations programmes is available on the Politecnico di Milano's website at 

If you are a student in the Mechanical Engineering programme interested in study abroad, please contact the Bovisa Studesk Office (regardless of which campus you are affiliated with). The reference Committee for study abroad programmes is the International mobility programmes Committee.


International mobility programmes