The duration of your academic learning path is calculated on the basis of the number of academic years you have been enrolled, starting from your first enrolment in the Italian university system:
- for full-time students: the duration of the learning path is equivalent to the number of academic years of enrolment
- for part-time students: each year of enrolment is counted as half-year
* Academic years 2019/20 and 2021/22 do not count towards the number of years of enrolment for the calculation of the average grade for admission to a Master’s degree programme.
|The weighted average grade is calculated on all accrued course credits (graded on a scale of 30) counting towards the achievement of the Bachelor’s degree, after having subtracted the worst 28 credits.
The weighted average is calculated as follows: S(grade*credits) / Scredits
You must have the required average grade by the end of the December Graduation Period.
In the event of credit transfer, the duration of your academic learning path must be increased proportionally to the number of credits that have been recognized (10-60 CFU =1 year, etc.). The worst 28 credits must be subtracted proportionally to the number of validated credits.
Please note that Politecnico does not accept applicants whose average grades are below the required average grade (even slightly below) as numbers will not be rounded.
There are no additional admission tests for applicants who do not have the required average grade, with the exception of the following Master's degree programmes:
- Communications Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- ICT for Smart Societies
- Materials Engineering
- Nanotechnologies for ICTs
- Civil Engineering
Below you can find a breakdown of the rules and admission procedures for applicants with an insufficient average grade for the above-mentioned study courses . TABLE
Rules for applicants enrolled at Politecnico di Torino before a.y. 2007/2008
- graduated by 21/12/2011 - No average grade required
- graduated by 31/12/2012 – minimum average grade required: 21
- graduated after 31/12/2012 – minimum average grade required: 24
Each degree programmme requires a minimum of credits in specific Scientific Disciplinary Fields (SSD) divided in:
- first group minimum 40 credits in specific SSD
- 45 credits are required for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Mathematical Engineering
- second group minimum 60 credits in specific SSD
- 20 credits are required for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Agritech Engineering
Each course can be linked to one or more Scientific Disciplinary Fields (SSD). The credits of the SSD found both in the first group and in the second group are primarily counted for the first group. The remaining ones are counted for the second group. The credits of the same subject can be counted partly to reach the minimum number of credits of the first group and partly to reach the minimum number of credits of the second group.
If you lack less than 10 credits the supervisor in charge of the evaluation for the degree programme will consider if there are similarities among the Scientific Disciplinary Fields and provide guidance. If you lack more than 10 credits, the evaluation of the similarities will be subject to the final approval of the Coordinator or the Vice coordinator of the degree programme.
If you have chosen a Master's degree programme that is different from your Bachelor's degree programme, the result of the evaluation will be available in about 10-20 days.
If you do not meet the curricular requirements, you will have to make up for your unfulfilled curricular requirements (credits) before you enrol in the Master’s degree programme you have chosen. You can:
- enrol in single courses in order to make up for your unfulfilled curricular requirements (consult the section dedicated)
- enrol in a Bachelor’s degree programme if your unfulfilled curricular requirements are worth more than 60 credits.
The Professional Bachelor’s degree programme in INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES is characterized by a lower number of credits in Engineering core subjects compared to the curricula of other Bachelor’s degree programmes. Therefore, applicants with a degree in INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES (L-9) who intend to enrol in a Master's degree programme of the Engineering area are required to enrol in single courses or in a Bachelor’s degree programme in order to make up for their unfulfilled curricular requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: in compliance with the Regulations of the degree programmes of Politecnico, the curricular requirements for admission to a Master's degree programme are evaluated based on the Bachelor’s degree submitted by the applicant during the application process. The Scientific Disciplinary Fields associated with the credits earned by an applicant during additional learning paths (e.g. additional Bachelor’s degree, single courses, etc.) do not count towards the credits threshold for first group or second group subjects. In this case, it is up to the supervisor to evaluate the credits earned by the applicant during their additional learning path.
Single courses taken at Politecnico di Torino to make up for unfulfilled curricular requirements are an exception: the Scientific Disciplinary Fields of single courses taken at PoliTo will be automatically counted towards the attainment of the minimum number of credits required in the two groups.
You are required to have an English language certificate (B2 level - according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment - CEFR).
Politecnico di Torino takes into consideration the following table of certificates accepted in substitution for IELTS 5.5 in order to assess your knowledge of English (B2 level): https://didattica.polito.it/cla/en/certificates . The reference table is the "Table dated 23/09/2019 and updated on 22/12/2022".
Admission decisions are not based on the date of your language certificate but only on your language level.
Cases of exemption
- IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/) only in case the entire path is taught in English, except foreign languages;
- Educational qualifications awarded by the European schools included in the Procedures for entry, residency and enrolment of international students and the respective recognition of qualifications, for higher education courses in Italy - Attachment 2*, only if the first language (L1) is English;
- Non-Italian qualification recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research as equivalent to the Italian high school diploma (diploma di maturità), or university degree awarded by a school/university in which the medium of instruction is English and issued by USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, wherever the school/ university is located.
- Non-Italian qualification recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research as equivalent to the Italian high school diploma (diploma di maturità), or university degree awarded by a school/university in which the medium of instruction is English, only if based in one of the countries listed in Attachment A
PLEASE NOTE: you can see your language certificates (obtained through the CLA and/or outside Politecnico) on your personal page of the Teaching Portal - Apply@polito portlet. This information is available under your personal data. Admission decisions are not based on the date of your language certificate but only on your language level.
N.B. A passing grade in the English language exam organized by the University Language Centre in academic year 2019/20 during the Covid19 emergency (registered under your personal information as LANGUAGE DECLARATION FOR COVID-19) DOES NOT qualify you for admission to the Master's degree programme.
What to do if you do not have the language certificate
If you already know that you will not meet the language requirements by the enrolment deadline of the first semester, but you meet the other admission requirements, you can enrol in single courses (consult the section dedicated) by 24/11/2023 and buy one or more first-year, first-semester courses of the Master's degree programme that you would like to apply for.
By enrolling in single courses, you can take the IELTS exam organized by the CLA (Politecnico Language Centre) and pay a reduced exam fee compared to the fee normally charged by external institutions.
As soon as you get your English language certificate, you will be able to enrol in your Master's degree programme by the deadlines and validate the first-semester courses that you had bought as single courses.
If you are enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at Politecnico and you are going to graduate after October 2023 (December 2023 or March 2024), you are allowed to advance some of your future Master’s courses (so you can take them while you are still a Bachelor’s student).
You can advance only first-semester courses of your Master’s first year, and only if you meet the following requirements:
- you meet all the admission requirements of the Master's degree programme you have chosen (curricular requirements, suitable academic performance)
- at the end of the autumn examination session (September)*, you have a maximum of 23 credits still unearned (including the English language exam and the Final Project - even if they were already included in your Annual Personal Study Plan of previous academic years).
You can apply for admission to a Master’s degree programme and request to advance some of your Master’s courses even if you do not have a language certificate yet (and your Apply page displays the following message «Language requirements unfulfilled»).
Please check the Language Requirements for admissions to Master's degree programmes 2023/24
*You are allowed to add your Master's courses to your APSP even if you do not meet the 23-credit requirement at the time you create your APSP because Politecnico will verify if you meet this requirement after all exam grades are registered in your transcript
|PLEASE NOTE: If you are going to graduate in September and October, you DO NOT need to create your PSP/APSP for the new academic year, so you cannot advance any Master's course. When you receive your offer of admission for your Master's degree programme, a section called "Insegnamenti/Courses" will become visible on your Apply@polito page. From this section, you can select the courses that you want to attend. You will be able to see the class timetables and learning materials. After graduation, you will be able to enrol in your Master’s degree programme and create the corresponding PSP/APSP.|
Enrolment will be possible after your graduation grade is recorded in your transcript (Student status: GRADUATED). After completing the enrolment process you will be able to create your Master's PSP/APSP
Please note that:
- Master’s courses can be advanced one time only during the entire duration of your Bachelor’s degree programme. Once you have advanced them they will remain in your APSP till the bachelor's graduation, but you will not be able to add new master's courses to advance to your bachelor's APSP
- If you have advanced some Master’s courses but you no longer meet the requirements for this operation, these courses will be automatically deleted from your APSP.
- Courses that have been advanced (attended but not passed and/or passed and registered) will be automatically transferred to your Master’s APSP.
- You are not allowed to advance any Master's course offered in the second semester.
- If you pass the English language exam in the September IELTS session, the English credits will not count towards the limit of unearned credits allowed for advancing Master’s courses (max. 23 unearned credits).
- Internships (already included in your APSP in previous academic years) recorded in your transcript before 31st December will not count towards the limit of unearned credits allowed for advancing Master’s courses (max. 23 unearned credits).
How to advance your Master’s courses
- Sumbit your application for admission to your Master's degree programme through the Apply@polito platform. You can apply for a maximum of two Master's degree programmes.
- If you apply for a Master’s degree programme taught both in English and in Italian, it won’t be counted as 2 programmes, but as a single choice (eg. Ingegneria Meccanica + Mechanical Engineering = 1 choice)
- Wait for the outcome of the admission process. If you have been admitted to the Master’s degree programme/s you have selected, you can advance some exams belonging to your future Master’s degree programme. You are allowed to advance all courses belonging to the Master’s degree programmes (and all Specialist Pathways available within the Master's degree programme) you have applied for. This means that if you have applied for two programmes, you can add the courses of both programmes to your APSP. Advancing your Master’s courses IS NOT equivalent to enrolling in a Master’s degree programme. Enrolment will be possible only after you earn your Bachelor’s degree.
- Log in to your personal page of the Teaching portal - Online services TAB - Create your PSP/APSP portlet: here you will visualize the Master’s courses that can be included in your APSP (they will not be displayed in your PSP). They will be marked in violet. You will have to drag and drop them into your APSP.
For more information on how to create your Personal Study Plan, please read the chapter on "Procedure and Deadlines" of the Student Guide 2023/24.
You are allowed to add your Master's courses to your APSP even if you do not meet the 23-credit requirement at the time you create your APSP because the Office of Student Services will verify if you meet this requirement in October after all exam grades are registered in your transcript. If you still have more than 23 credits unearned to graduation after this check, your Master's courses will be deleted from your APSP. You must create your APSP with advanced Master's courses by the deadlines. If you are not sure whether you are going to graduate in October or March, we recommend you create your APSP by the deadline in any case (without enrolling). By doing so, you make sure that you will be able to advance your Master's courses even if you do not graduate in October.
Enrolling in a Master's degree programme after advancing some Master's courses
We remind you that advancing some of your future Master's courses does NOT mean that you are automatically enrolled in the programme after getting your Bachelor's degree. You will have to complete the enrolment process from the EVALUATIONS section of the Apply@polito platform by 4th April 2024.
Enrolment will be possible after your graduation grade is recorded in your transcript (Student status: GRADUATED). After completing the enrolment process, you will have 10 days to create your Master's PSP/APSP taking into account that:
- you are not allowed to add any first-semester course that had not been originally advanced, unless they are courses offered through video lectures, marked with a green video camera on the course catalog page;
- you are allowed to include also second-semester courses of your Master's second year.
Important! If you are going to graduate in March, you are allowed to select your second-semester courses of your Master's first year while you are waiting to enrol in the programme. You can select these courses from the "Courses" section of your Apply@polito personal page. After selecting and saving them on the Apply platform, they will be visible in the OTHER COURSES section of your personal page of the Teaching Portal (this section is located under the APSP).