International Mobility

Automa­tion and Con­trol engi­neer­ing stu­dents have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in high qual­i­ty inter­na­tion­al projects based on joint pro­grammes and spe­cial agree­ments with many part­ner uni­ver­si­ties. Every year, many stu­dents take part in inter­na­tion­al mobil­i­ty pro­grammes. The stu­dents select­ed for a spe­cif­ic pro­gramme have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to enrich their aca­d­e­m­ic expe­ri­ence by spend­ing a peri­od at a part­ner uni­ver­si­ty, there­by acquir­ing cred­its ful­ly recog­nised by Politec­ni­co di Milano. Sev­er­al such oppor­tu­ni­ties are available:

  • a peri­od of study as part of Eras­mus mobil­i­ty, non-EU bilat­er­al agree­ments or spe­cial programmes;
  • dou­ble degrees;
  • a work place­ment in com­pa­nies or uni­ver­si­ty labs;
  • a peri­od abroad to pre­pare a thesis.

The Inter­na­tion­al mobil­i­ty committee
The Inter­na­tion­al mobil­i­ty com­mit­tee helps stu­dents in prepar­ing their learn­ing agree­ments (i.e., the list of cours­es, equiv­a­lent to the ones the stu­dent has in the Politec­ni­co di Milano study plan, he/she will attend at the host­ing insti­tu­tion), and con­verts and reg­is­ters the marks of the cours­es attend­ed at the host­ing institution.

Stu­dents are sug­gest­ed to fol­low these steps in prepar­ing their learn­ing agreement:

  1. Ask to the Exchange Office of the host­ing uni­ver­si­ty the dead­line to sub­mit the learn­ing agreement.
  2. Check the list of cours­es avail­able at the host­ing insti­tu­tion dur­ing the mobil­i­ty period.
    Course titles and pro­grammes are usu­al­ly avail­able at the web­site of the host­ing insti­tu­tion. If these infor­ma­tion are not avail­able, the stu­dent should make ref­er­ence to the Exchange Office of the host­ing institution.
  3. Among the avail­able cours­es the stu­dent should select only the ones that are equiv­a­lent to cours­es in his/her Politec­ni­co study plan.
    The archive of res­o­lu­tions con­cern­ing inter­na­tion­al exchange pro­grammes, avail­able on the Online Ser­vices, can be used to check the equiv­a­lence between to courses.
    For all the cours­es in the learn­ing agree­ment, the stu­dent col­lects the syl­labus both from Politec­ni­co di Milano and from the host­ing institution.
    Note that, the cours­es in the learn­ing agree­ment have to sat­is­fy all the rules of the Automa­tion and Con­trol study programme.
    Some cours­es of the Automa­tion and Con­trol Engi­neer­ing Pro­gramme may present some pecu­liar­i­ties (the sub­ject and/or the teacher of the course change every aca­d­e­m­ic year, the course is car­ried out in col­lab­o­ra­tion with a com­pa­ny, etc.) which do not allow the inclu­sion in the learn­ing agreement.
    These are cur­rent­ly the Project Work and Advanced top­ics in automa­tion and con­trol engi­neer­ing cours­es, offered as option­al for the stu­dents of the Mas­ter’s Degree.
  4. The stu­dent asks to the Inter­na­tion­al mobil­i­ty com­mit­tee to ver­i­fy his/her learn­ing agree­ment and, in case it is approved, he/she drafts the offi­cial learn­ing agree­ment document.

Stu­dents should make ref­er­ence to Prof. Luca Bascetta if the host­ing insti­tu­tion is in one of the fol­low­ing countries:

Den­mark, Fin­land, Greece, Latvia, Nor­way, Por­tu­gal, Spain, Swe­den, South America

or to Prof. Mat­teo Corno if, instead, the host­ing insti­tu­tion is in one of the fol­low­ing countries:

Aus­tralia, Aus­tria, Bel­gium, Chi­na, South Korea, Croa­t­ia, France, Ger­many, Japan, India, Ire­land, Israel, North Amer­i­ca, Hol­land, Czech Repub­lic, Roma­nia, Rus­sia, Switzer­land, Tunisia, Hungary

When the stu­dent returns from the peri­od abroad, as soon as the tran­script of records is made avail­able from the host­ing insti­tu­tion, the Inter­na­tion­al mobil­i­ty com­mit­tee con­verts the marks relat­ed to the exams passed at the host­ing insti­tu­tion apply­ing the con­ver­sion rules described in the fol­low­ing School of Indus­tri­al and Infor­ma­tion Engi­neer­ing doc­u­ment (in Italian).