Second cycle degree in

Product innovation engineering

Class: LM-33 - Mechanical engineering

y2024 WUR Subject Engineering Mechanical badge 150
Class LM-33 - Mechanical engineering
Duration 2 years
Branch Vicenza
Language Italian
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Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator MICHELE ZAPPALORTO
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of management and engineering, School of engineering

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2024/25:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2023 - 2 February 2024
  • 2nd Call: 2 March - 2 May 2024
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2024


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Characteristics and objectives
The master degree in Product Innovation Engineering has been designed to meet the exact industrial needs in relation to the current dynamics of the markets and inspired by the most advanced international specifications in relation to the modern figure of the mechanical engineer. The degree program, unique in the national context, forms the figure of a mechanical engineer capable of studying, designing, implementing new products and industrial processes at competitive costs using the latest innovations in mechanical design methodologies, in the use of advanced materials (such as composite materials, nano-materials and innovative metal alloys), new technologies, modern and advanced production and logistics facilities. It is an engineer capable of designing new products in a wide variety of industrial fields and of performing fast and efficient feasibility studies to deliver innovative, high performance, and cost-competitive products. The course includes a compulsory internship supported by a network of selected partner companies and guarantees the possibility to carry out periods of study / thesis abroad in the context of structured international exchange programs having as head teachers of the course.

Occupational opportunities
Certain and satisfactory opportunities in the labour market are the cornerstone of this master degree course. The most likely and natural position to be achieved in a few years, is the one of technical director or production / plant manager. The product innovation engineer is a strategic figure for the company of the future to innovate products, processes, plants and logistics and hence to keep a leading position in the market. The main occupational and professional opportunities are those of the mechanical engineer focused on innovation in product design and development, production planning and programming, and the design and management of complex integrated systems. The training that characterizes the course is also appreciated by small and medium-sized enterprises where an adaptive, flexible and quick response approach is required.