Course Description

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is an internationally oriented programme totally delivered in English, which aims at training professionals able to operate at the highest level in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, and work independently and confidently to develop projects and integrate competences both in the industry and service sectors.
Master degree students will advance their knowledge in different areas, such as mechanical design, applied mechanics, mechatronics, automation and industrial production, energy, management of complex systems, logistics, as well as in basic science, from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective.
The Master programme exploits the strong synergic relations that the Department of Mechanics Mathematics and Management at Polytechnic University of Bari has established with industries, corporations, research institutions in Europe and worldwide. Visiting professor and professionals from multinational corporations will also teach, bringing their real world experience to our students.
Students of the Master of Science programme in Mechanical Engineering will be able to choose between two lines of specializations: “Mechanics” which provides the most advanced tools to tackle cutting edge technological mechanical engineering and science applications: micromachines, complex mechanical systems, collaborative robots and swarm robotics, complex flows for space and bio applications, advanced materials; “Industry” which provide and in-depth preparation in the areas of industrial productions, virtual and augmented reality, management of complex system and enterprises, energy economic and environment sustainability of production and enterprises.
The Master of Science qualification provides access to PhD courses, second level Specialisations and second level University Master Programmes.

At A Glance

Degree Class: LM-33
ECTS Credits: 120
Duration of the Course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in: English
Campus: Bari

Structure of the Course

In the first year some of the modules are common to both specializations.
From the second year onwards, modules become specific to the specialisation chosen.
You will be able to choose from a range of modules (defined 'characterising' courses) in order to customise your course.
In the course offering you can find the course descriptions and the available Study Plans:
Mechatronics & Robotics.



Exchange programmes and Internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with many partner universities all over the world and is part of a large network of collaboration with employers in Italy and abroad where you can undertake your internship. We offer double degrees with Cranfield University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and New York University.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are working in the industrial mechanical area in: research and development, product design and development, tooling, automation technology, production system and machine design, , production. The course provides students with the tools to pursue a career as a consultant or to work in manufacturing, mechanical and mechatronic companies, in energy production and conversion, automation, robotics or in the civil service. Our graduates design and produce tools, engines, machines and other mechanical equipment.

Application and Admission

You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.


If you have not Italian citizenship, and you want to enroll as a regular student in one of the degree programmes at Politecnico di Bari, you are a perspective foreign student.


If you have a foreign qualification, we need to evaluate your educational career in order to check if you meet the entry requirements for the course you have chosen.

Studying at Poliba - Living in Bari

Studying at Politecnico di Bari

Studying at Politecnico di Bari

Politecnico di Bari offers several opportunities for international students, either undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. students in the marvelous Apulia region.

Living in Bari

Living in Bari

Bari is the capital city of the Apulia region, on the Adriatic Sea. It is the second most important economic centre of Southern Italy and is well known for its huge port and for Saint Nicholas.

Coming from abroad

Coming from Abroad

Puglia is a treasure trove of art, history, and nature.
A land of sun and hospitality, it's located on a strip of land in southeastern Italy, in a strategic position in the heart of the Mediterranean.



Students can participate actively in the life of the University. Associations and student organizations provide the opportunity to socialize as well as to participate in decision-making moments University.


Coordinator: Prof. Sergio Mario Camporeale

e-mail: sergio.camporeale[at]


e-mail: maria.cinefra[at]