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IMI4.0 – International Master in Smart Operations and Industry 4.0

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THE MASTER FOR THE CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICERS OF THE FUTURE

Major of the International Master in Digital Transformation

In today’s increasingly complex competitive scenario, a strong competitive advantage can be achieved by integrating the activities of all the different areas involved in delivering products and services to customers. In order to do so, a growing number of companies are appointing a Chief Operations Officer to coordinate the different functions. In this context, Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 are an emerging technological breakthrough, and one of the main issues Operations Managers will have to address in their activities. Therefore, an Operations manager with a specific competence in these topics is currently one of the most sought-after figures by any company.
The International Master in Smart Operations and Industry 4.0 aims to equip students with the capability to manage the challenge of Industry 4.0, combining the process, the product and the technological view. In this way, our students will be trained to use the levers of Industry 4.0 as an innovative tool in the company and in supply chains, also fostering sustainability along all of the tiers of the value chain.

*In order to fully participate in classes and company visits, presence on campus is strongly suggested, especially since January 2023. In case of visa delays, travel barriers or other specific issues, it will be possible to continue attending online. 

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Location: Milan

Language: English

Format:  Full Time

Intake: Fall 2022

Length: 12 months

University Requirements: 3-year Bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS)

Tuition fee: € 18,500
€ 9,500 for PoliMi MSc Alumni
For further info click here

International Masters Admissions Office
Tel : +39 02 2399 2820
Email: infomasters@mip.polimi.it

KEY FACTS

In partnership with BCG,
PTC, SAP, ST and Thales

 

Innovative teaching methods, using
smart learning, real case studies and practical experience at MADE

 

I4.0

is about more than just production. Smart, connected technologies could transform how parts and products are designed, made, used, and maintained. (Deloitte)

94%

of global manufacturing companies said that Industry 4.0 technologies keep operations running during Covid.
(McKinsey)

WHY CHOOSE US

  • 12 months
  • 100% in English
  • Innovative teaching methods with practical experience at MADE, the top Italian competence centre for Industry 4.0
  • In partnership with key players in this field
  • 3 reasons why:
    • Industry 4.0 represents a new industrial revolution, disrupting the business models along the supply chains (McKinsey);
    • Players utilizing digital solutions moved faster and further than their peers during the crisis: as companies think about restoring operations, using digital technologies will be top of mind for many (McKinsey);
    • 94% of global manufacturing companies said that Industry 4.0 technologies keep operations running during COVID-19 (McKinsey).
  • Including soft skills for professional development

The International Master in Smart Operations and Industry 4.0 aims to equip students with the capability to manage the challenges of Industry 4.0, understanding the impact of digital technologies on the products and services of the future and on innovative practices in Operations Management processes. On top of that, MIP Politecnico di Milano offers a perfect balance between a technological and a managerial approach, thanks to its strong connection with companies and its innovative teaching methods.

The International Master in Smart Operations and Industry 4.0 is delivered in partnership with MADE – the top Italian competence centre for Industry 4.0.

MADE’s Digital and Sustainable Factory is the technical partner for businesses willing to manage innovation activities, technological transfer and applied research, offering them direct assistance to implement I4.0 tools. Not only the centre supports the enterprises in their digital transformation path towards Industry 4.0. – providing a wide range of knowledge, methodologies, and digital tools that encompass the entire product lifecycle – but it also helps them to reshape their organizational, business, and strategical models to keep a high competitiveness level.

In order to grant these services, MADE is composed of 42 companies (technology suppliers, advisors, system integrators, education experts), 1 public body (Inail), and 4 universities (Politecnico di Milano, University of Bergamo, University of Brescia, University of Pavia).

Discover more on MADE’s webpage

PROGRAMME

The International Master in Smart Operations and Industry 4.0 is a 12-month International Master programme offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano. The course seeks to provide participants with the capability to manage the challenges of Industry 4.0, combining the process, the product and the technological view. Moreover, the programme is characterised by innovative teaching methods with smart learning, an extensive use of real case studies, and practical experience at MADE – the top Italian competence centre for Industry 4.0.
The master is taught entirely in English.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. Candidates who have have more than 3 years of work experience may also consider our International MBA programs.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The programme includes highly structured career management services thanks to the MIP Career Development Center. Among the services offered:

  • Career workshops integrated into the Master’s programme to develop the career management skills needed to be competitive in the job market
  • Digital tools and artificial intelligence at the student’s service to optimise your CV and measure and improve your hard, soft and digital skills
  • Individual consultation meetings with professional career coaches
  • Free access to the MIP Global Network of Careers Websites
  • Networking events with employers, such as company presentations, company visits, recruiting on-campus events, Career Days
  • Preferential access to internship and job advertisements on Job Teaser, the School’s digital careers platform

 

ANNUAL CAREER EVENTS & CORPORATE NETWORK

  • 3 Career Weeks per year with over 300 partner companies, both national and international
  • Over 30 business workshops and business presentations per year
  • More than 15,000 internships and job opportunities globally accessible thanks to our wide network of international career portals
  • 5-10 Recruiting Days per year, organised by MIP in partnership with individual employers based on the needs and timelines of placement into the company

Who is eligible for the programme?

Students with a bachelor degree of 3 or 4 years (minimum 180 ECTS) or higher are eligible to apply.
English knowledge is a compulsory requirement.

How long is the programme?

The programme is 12 months long.

In what language is the programme taught?

The programme is taught in English, although there are opportunities for students to study the native language of the country of study throughout the programme.

Do I need to speak Italian?

No, as the medium for the course is English, students are not required to learn Italian, although they will be given the opportunity to do so.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the average age of the candidates is 20-25 years.

What type of degree/title will I obtain upon graduation?

Upon graduation, candidates obtain the First Level University Specialising Master from Politecnico di Milano which is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and it is issued under the autonomous responsibility of Politecnico di Milano. With regard to the specific meaning of the 1st level master's degree, as per the Bologna process, this is a 2nd cycle programme intended to provide students with further specialisation or higher continuing education after completion of the first cycle. The first level Master Degree will release 60 ECTS/CFU credits.

Candidates are advised to check with the relevant authorities regarding the validity/recognition of this title in their home countries.

Will I have to buy textbooks?

No, you will be provided with textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.

ADMISSIONS

STATUS OF APPLICATIONS: APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 INTAKE ARE OPEN.

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Since the number of seats in class is limited, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Should the course become fully subscribed before the deadline dates, applications will close earlier.

Non-EU students are encouraged to apply at least three months before the start of the programme in order to allow enough time for the Statement of Comparability of the degree and application of the student visa.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. Candidates who have have more than 3 years of work experience may also consider our International MBA programs.

The International Master in Smart Operations and Industry 4.0 addresses candidates with Management & Economics, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Social Sciences backgrounds who aim to acquire the professional expertise, approaches and tools help their company in designing and managing a successful international growth by leveraging digital technologies.

The ideal candidate:

  • is willing to lead change for the better, enabled by digitalisation and the digital technologies of Industry 4.0.
  • has a strong quantitative background and analytical skills.
  • holds a bachelor/undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and an English proficiency certificate: IELTS (or equivalent) with 6.5 overall (for non-native speakers).

STEP 1: ONLINE APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTS SUBMISSION

  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload the following documents:
    • CV in English
    • University Transcripts/Mark sheets
    • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (if available)
    • Passport or ID
    • Digital Picture
    • Letter of reference (optional)
    • Motivation letter
    • Financial Aid Essay (if applying for one of MIP’s tuition fee reductions)
    • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)

STEP 2: SCREENING OF CANDIDATURE

You will be contacted for the Motivational Interview in English, which will take place online.

STEP 3: COMMUNICATION OF THE FINAL ADMISSION DECISION

If the result of the selection interview is positive, you will receive the final admission and scholarship (if any) decision by email.

STEP 4: CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION

Upon receipt of the admission offer, you will be required to pay the first instalment of EUR 2500 within 15 days of the date of receipt of the offer letter should you wish to confirm your participation to the programme (a short extension to this deadline can be requested in case you are applying for an education loan, external scholarship etc, or for any other viable reason).

HOW TO PAY

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What is the deadline for applying to the programme?

Please note that the admission process for the master is on a rolling basis, therefore the sooner you apply the more chances you will have of securing your place in the class, as capacity may be reached before the final application deadlines.

Does the programme have a letter of recommendation form?

There is no specific form for the recommendation letters; however if you need any further assistance on the ideal template for your application, please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we can provide you with further assistance in this matter.

GET FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASTER

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FEES AND BENEFITS

The programme costs €18,500. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.
The tuition fee is €9,500 for alumni who completed a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019.
MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide: for more info, click here.

Applicants for the 2022 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. The reductions will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged. Candidates wishing to apply for financial aid must make their request on the application form at the time of application – later requests for financial aid will not be considered.

For further details about financial aid and contributions you can visit the dedicated webpage.

Please note that we do not offer any full scholarships. The DSU and other scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government are not applicable for MIP’s programmes.

Here below you can find more information about the Best Alumni Impact Scholarship, dedicated to IMI4.0 candidates:

BEST ALUMNI IMPACT

The Best Alumni Impact scholarship, offered in collaboration with the Gianluca Spina Association, will give one meritorious candidate the possibility to benefit from a €5000 discount on the tuition fee of the programme.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should deliver an essay of a few pages in length (2-3), on the following topic:

The term ‘sustainability’ is commonly heard in several fields and industries and it’s fundamental for companies to have talent and resources able to drive the sustainability change. What does ‘achieving sustainable impact’ mean throughout the planning, design, and implementation of a product or a service?

The application must be sent to infomasters@mip.polimi.it by no later than 31st May 2022. Only completed applications delivered by the due date will be submitted to the Committee.

CAREER

Industry 4.0 is about more than just production. Smart, connected technologies could transform
how parts and products are designed, made, used, and maintained. They could also transform
organisations themselves.
(Deloitte)

24%

of the companies interviewed expect to hire new staff over the next two years. Automation plays a major role in creating more jobs.

 

(Manpower Group Report)

21st

century should be about supply chains: companies lavish more attention on their supply-chain professionals and business schools refreshed their supply-chain curricula.
.

.(Bloomberg)

€95,821

is the average salary for a Chief Operating Officer. The COO has a strategic cross-functional role within the company.

 

.(Payscale)

Industry 4.0, the manufacturing model of the future: with the help of digital technologies, manufacturing companies will enhance interconnection and cooperation abilities among resources, which will dramatically change their efficiency and competitiveness.
(Osservatori Digital Innovation)

Thanks to the systemic view given by this Master, you will be able to start from any of the many areas of Operations, e.g. as:

– Operations/Production SpecialistManufacturing Specialist

– Maintenance Specialist

– Engineering Specialist

– Quality or Quality Control Specialist

– Planner/Supply Chain Specialist

– New Product Development/R&D Specialist

– Purchaising Specialist

The target position is Chief Operating Officer: the manager who coordinates all areas of Operations, from Manufacturing to Maintenance, Engineering, Quality, Planning, Supply chain, and New product development, with a cross-functional role.

Generally speaking, the entry level (e.g. Analyst, Manager, Senior Manager) will depend upon previous work experience and academic background.

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