Incoming Exchange Students

The School of Management has built a worldwide network of international partnerships that allows for a vast array of exchange and double degree opportunities for incoming students. Every year we welcome over 250 exchange students enrolled in our Management Engineering programmes.

Please check with your home school that there is an agreement in place with Politecnico di Milano and, in the case of Double Degrees, that the agreement pertains the Management Engineering Degree. Politecnico di Milano does not accept free moving independent incoming students.

We have included below some useful tips and information for those who are considering enrolling or are currently enrolled as exchange or international double degree students in the field of Management Engineering.

USEFUL COURSE AND SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

When at Politecnico, students must submit their Study Plan online upon arrival, in order to enroll for classes. The Study Plan must be based on their Learning Agreement. Students will receive guidance from the Studesk office during the Welcome Week.

All courses at the BSc level are taught in Italian within the Management Engineering Degree. Upon approval from their home institution, BSc exchange students may enroll in some MSc level courses.
All courses at the MSc level are taught in English within the Management Engineering Degree. The vast majority of our courses, at the BSc and at the MSc level, are open to exchange students.

MSc exchange Students DO NOT select a Concentration (or Stream), only degree-seeking students do. Students on exchange are therefore free to register for courses throughout the nine Concentrations.

While exchange students can potentially access most Politecnico courses, there must be a consistency between their Learning Agreement and the Engineering School programme they select in their application. Further information and guidance will be provided by our International Exchange Office once the student is accepted in the mobility programme.

A full semester course load at Politecnico is 30 ECTS credits. Courses run by semesters (September to December, with examinations in January-February; February to June, with examinations in June-July) and there are no summer sessions. One additional Examination Session is administered in September.

Students must sign up for final exams through the online system prior to the examination session or they will not be able to earn a final grade or credits for the course.

Final examinations are graded on a 0-30 grading scale, where the minimum passing grade is 18. A star indicating excellence (lode) may be awarded to top grade students, at the professor’s discretion.

More questions on the Management Engineering programmes? Please email exchangemanagement-dig@polimi.it

USEFUL COURSE AND SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR DOUBLE DEGREE STUDENTS

Each Double Degree programme is structured differently, based on the specific agreement signed by the partner schools. Students must comply with the requirements established by the agreement (including the final thesis requirements), and those requirements must be followed when setting up a Study Plan.

As a general rule, students pursuing an International Double Degree should always keep in mind that they are simultaneously enrolled at two Universities and, as such, must abide by both Institutions’ requirements.

When at Politecnico, students must submit their Study Plan online upon arrival in order to enrol for classes. Students will receive guidance from the Studesk office during the Welcome Week.

A full semester course load at Politecnico is 30 ECTS credits. Courses run by semester (September to December with examinations in January-February; February to June with examinations in June-July) and there are no summer sessions. One additional Examination Session is administered in September.

Students must sign up for final exams through the online system prior to the examination session or they will not be able to earn a final grade or credits for the course.

Final examinations are graded on a 0-30 grading scale, where the minimum passing grade is 18. A star indicating excellence (lode) may be awarded to top grade students, at the professor’s discretion.

For their Final Thesis requirements, Double Degree students must refer to the School’s General Regulations  and to the Additional Requirements of the Management Engineering MSc Degree, while also verifying any further specific requirements established by their home institution.

The Academic Advisor for International Double degrees is Professor Sergio Terzi: sergio.terzi@polimi.it. While enrolled at Politecnico, students should feel free to reach out to him for any advice regarding their Study Plan.

We currently offer four International Master Double Degree programmes in Management Engineering with prestigious universities in Europe and China. If you wish to know more about those degrees, please visit this section of our website, Double Degrees page, where you can also download the Programme Prospect Summaries.

Students on a Double Degree Programme who are required to complete a full MSc Degree in Management Engineering at Politecnico should refer to the Degree requirements listed here under the Teaching and Study Plan sections.

  • For a full list and description of the current Politecnico international double degree programmes in Engineering see here (this list will be updated annually)
  • Please also refer to this Double Degrees Prospect

More questions on the Management Engineering programmes? Please email exchangemanagement-dig@polimi.it