Navigating choices

Compass symbolically pointing to the right decision

At the end of your high school studies, you need to start thinking about what comes next: choose the right university programme, fulfil your expectations for the future, reflect on your interests and potential. Likewise, after earning your Bachelor's degree, you will wonder whether to continue your studies with a Master's degree.

Making the right decision about the future at a turning point is difficult and you may feel the need for some support. In this section you will find useful resources to learn more about what Politecnico can offer to guide you towards the best choice.

Understanding your options when it is time to choose the best university programme for you means reflecting on various factors and assessing how these combine into a decision that is consistent with your life project. Asking yourself the right questions is a good start to identify the study courses and the professions that best suit your inclinations and expectations for the future.

  • “What do I want to become?”
  • “What am I really interested in?”
  • “Who am I?”
  • “What kind of studies are made for me?”

These are some of the possible questions to ask yourself, based on your interests and passions. In addition, motivation and awareness are crucial to help you pursue your degree with commitment and dedication.

You can learn more about the different levels of education in the Italian university system here:


Choosing Politecnico di Torino

An educational experience at Politecnico not only guarantees excellent teaching and a highly marketable degree on the labour market, but it also means:

  • becoming part of a place where education and research complement each other and work as a system, even on an international level, thus providing a concrete response to students and addressing the demands of the social and economic system;
  • that it is attentive to education but also to the well-being of its students with the opportunity to take part in cultural, sporting and social activities;
  • undertaking a path of growth not only on a cultural level but also on a human and relational level;
  • opening up to better employment and earning outlook.

The wide range of study programmes is divided into four main areas:


  • area of study that aims at the acquisition of: design skills based on the specific context of action; scientific-technological skills to be used in research and/or in the transfer of new technologies into practical applications; organisational skills needed to build complex processes.


  • area of study focused on the development of: the ability to design the physical space inhabited by people; technical and scientific skills to carry out new interventions, to transform the existing heritage and to safeguard the historical heritage; communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to critically take part in work programmes.


  • area of study aimed at acquiring: the ability to fully plan and manage the activity of process and industrial product design with the aim of striving for “zero emissions”; an interest in innovation combined with a broad vision of the approach to the production system, attentive to the humanistic components and placing the person at the centre of the design; the ability to work with specialists from other sectors to identify leading and innovative sectors, to support the design of open industrial systems and new ecological products and product-systems.


  • area of study aimed at developing: the ability to work with other experts from different disciplines, to elaborate strategies, to contribute to the definition of policies, to design projects that address urban and territorial transformations; the ability to interact with different professionals - institutional, economic, social - also non-experts, stimulating active participation in decision-making processes; skills necessary to operate in the local, national and European context.

With the aim of helping prospective students make such an important choice, Politecnico di Torino organises the Open Days as a point of reference for choosing the best Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme.

The orientation days are designed as opportunities for discussion and exchanges to facilitate entry into a new academic environment but also to discover all the services and special projects offered by Politecnico.

Find out more about the study experience at Politecnico di Torino: