Admission criteria

The first require­ment is a Lau­rea (B.Sc.) degree, or an equiv­a­lent title obtained abroad.

The stu­dents are admit­ted to the M.Sc. pro­gramme based on the eval­u­a­tion made by a spe­cif­ic com­mit­tee, which eval­u­ates the can­di­dates depend­ing on their career and the rel­e­vance of their edu­ca­tion­al back­ground to the char­ac­ter­iz­ing topics.

The can­di­dates are select­ed based on their aver­age mark in the Bach­e­lor exams, weight­ed with the cor­re­spond­ing num­ber of cred­its and with thresh­olds depend­ing on the course:

  • B.Sc. degree in Automa­tion Engi­neer­ing at Politec­ni­co di Milano: the aver­age mark must not be low­er than 22/30.
  • B.Sc. degree in oth­er pro­grammes offered by the School of Indus­tri­al and Infor­ma­tion Engi­neer­ing at Politec­ni­co di Milano: the aver­age mark must not be low­er than 23/30.

For all the can­di­dates that are not in the above cat­e­gories, the admis­sion is decid­ed on a case-by-case basis, based on the resumé and the final mark of the B.Sc. pro­gramme. Usu­al­ly, the can­di­dates with no rel­e­vant back­ground, aver­age mark less than 23/30 or final mark less than 90/110 are not admitted.

To be admit­ted, an Eng­lish pro­fi­cien­cy cer­tifi­cate is also required, accord­ing to the offi­cial rules of Politec­ni­co for all Engi­neer­ing Mas­ter programmes.

If the opin­ion of the mem­bers of the com­mit­tee is that the back­ground of a can­di­date is lack­ing impor­tant top­ics in the char­ac­ter­iz­ing sub­jects (Auto­mat­ic con­trol, Applied Mechan­ics, Elec­tri­cal machines and dri­ves), they may assign some “align­ment duties”. These con­cern Bach­e­lor cours­es to be includ­ed in the Mas­ter study plan as alter­na­tives to free choic­es. To the can­di­dates who fol­lowed the pro­fes­sion-ori­ent­ed study track (with intern­ship) in Automa­tion Engi­neer­ing at Politec­ni­co di Milano, the align­ment duty of Cal­co­lo delle Prob­a­bil­ità e Sta­tis­ti­ca (10 cred­its) will be assigned.

The cred­its asso­ci­at­ed to all such duties con­tribute to reach the total of 120 cred­its and the cor­re­spond­ing marks affect the aver­age mark.

If the back­ground prepa­ra­tion is par­tic­u­lar­ly incom­plete, the com­mit­tee may assign also some “cur­ric­u­lar inte­gra­tions”, to be ful­filled as “sin­gle cours­es” before the enrollment.

In any case, a descrip­tion of the pre­req­ui­sites need­ed to suc­cess­ful­ly attend the main sub­jects of the M.Sc. pro­gramme is report­ed in the pre­req­ui­sites doc­u­ment on this website.

For fur­ther details on the admis­sion cri­te­ria, please refer to the edu­ca­tion­al rules on the offi­cial web­site of Politec­ni­co di Milano.