Mechatronics engineering

Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (3 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Second-Cycle Degree in Mechatronics Engineering belongs to the class LM-33 (Mechanical Engineering), in which the applied disciplines of Mechanical Engineering are complemented with courses in Computer Engineering for the purpose of producing professionals with interdisciplinary and innovative training. The main goal of this program is to prepare technical professionals who are capable of designing and developing systems which integrate mechanical, electronic, and computer systems. The program aims at training graduates with intrinsically cross-curricular knowledge and skills in different areas of engineering such as, automation, and mechanical and electronic/computer engineering. The result is a highly trained professional who possesses competencies in the scientific area of Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and can manage complex project in multidisciplinary fields of electrical and mechanical engineering.

Course content

The program of the Second-Cycle Degree in Mechatronics Engineering is a natural continuation of the first-cycle degree, integrating and adding content which allows students to acquire a vision of the system, as well as the skills for innovative design in the area of complex mechatronic systems. To provide this systematic approach, the program includes courses from different sectors of mechanics and electronics, which are then combined with applied practical experience. The Second-Cycle Degree Program in Mechatronics Engineering embraces the highly specialized areas of computer engineering and mechanical engineering, along with the broader discipline of industrial engineering.

Career options

The main employment opportunities for graduates are in the innovation and development of production, advanced design, planning and programming, and in the management of complex systems, both as self-employed professionals, or in manufacturing or service companies and public administrations. Graduates can also work for mechanical and electromechanical industries, companies and institutions involved in the production and conversion of energy, industrial installations companies, automation and robotics industries, general manufacturing companies involved in production, installation and testing, and in the maintenance and management of machines, production lines and departments, as well as complex systems. In particular, graduates in Mechatronics Engineering can find their ideal career with mechanical companies that design and produce machines and systems with integrated electronic devices, such as electromechanical and electronic companies involved in the design and production of monitoring systems and devices for mechanical machines and systems. The program also prepares graduates for the profession of mechanical engineer and other related engineering professions.

List of single courses taught in English

- Control of Automatic Machines [ credits: 6]
- Digital Control [ credits: 6]
- Control of Industrial Robots [ credits: 9]

More information

Course Director
prof. Riccardo Rubini
prof. Claudio Giberti

The course is managed by the Department of Sciences and Method for Engineering