Degree awarded

Two-year Master’s – “Laurea Magistrale” – in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering


120 ECTS


2 years

Starting Date

September each year

Tuition Fee



Trento, Italy

*Fee range based on personal income and merit.
**Fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation.

About the programme

The engineer is now required to face the challenges posed by technological innovation and be able to adopt and manage them within the systemic complexity in which he/she is called to operate. Multi- and interdisciplinary approaches are typically required along with in-depth knowledge and technical skills as well as extensive knowledge and skills in economics and organizational structures.

The Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering aims to train engineers with the necessary skills to effectively manage and govern the processes that are characterizing the new production paradigm and the related industrial revolution. To this end, the programme aims to provide very solid, but at the same time balanced, competences both in technical disciplines as well as in disciplines related to the management of the systemic complexity of modern industry. It also considers economic-organizational aspects and the challenges arising from environmental sustainability and digital technologies in the industrial development.

The Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering is especially addressed to students who have solid knowledge in the field of industrial engineering.

Career opportunities

The students graduated in the Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering will be able to contribute effectively, working in complete autonomy and perfect coordination, to the activities of multifunctional teams for the management and development of innovative and complex projects, as well as to join specific business functions or units (production, logistics, organization, human resources, purchasing, etc.) in which the graduated student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge, even in contexts characterized by high technical and organizational complexity, highly innovative and dynamic.

The roles that can be covered with functions of responsibility by graduates are related to the management of industrial production and logistics systems, automation of production processes, selection and implementation of industrial technologies including digital applications, quality assurance and related certification processes. Following the maturation of specific experiences after the master degree, these professionals can take on roles ranging from the production line manager to the manager of a distribution logistics platform, from the leader of interdisciplinary teams to the manager of technological innovation projects, from the referent for process quality to the sustainability manager of a facility plant. Thanks to the broad spectrum of acquired competences and knowledge, they will also be able to find employment in applied research, as managers of different business areas, including marketing, purchasing and human resources, complex innovation projects, as well as in consulting and service companies.

The main career opportunities for graduates in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering concern the entire manufacturing sector, the transformation and process industry, traditional services (transport, distribution, procurement) and advanced services (banking and insurance, IT, telecommunications) as well as public administration. Master graduates will be able to carry out high-level entrepreneurial activities or, after gaining specific experience, be employed in business and management consulting firms.

According to figures published by the Italian Institute of Statistics, the Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering contributes to the training of industrial and management engineers.

The Master degree programme has been tailored to allow students to embark upon any international post-graduate level study; the PhD programmes offered at the University of Trento include the Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering Doctoral School of the Department of Industrial Engineering.


Application deadlines
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  • March for non-EU citizens living abroad
  • From June to November: rolling admission for EU citizens & Non-EU living in Italy


  • have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or related field of Management and Industrial Systems Engineering awarded by any internationally recognized university, along with a corresponding study plan which proves acquired basic knowledge and competencies in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Industrial Engineering.
    Applicants who have not yet graduated within the application deadline are required to provide a certificate of enrollment which includes the expected graduation date. Once selected, those applicants need to submit a copy of the degree certificate not later than June 30 (valid only for non-EU applicants living abroad).
  • have a minimum intermediate level of English (Level B2), according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), proved by one of the English language certifications (please check the CLA website).
    ​Applicants who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree awarded by any internationally recognized university whose official teaching language is English have to submit a written statement issued by their university stating that English is the official teaching language.

Selection criteria

The Selection Committee will shortlist the eligible applicants taking into account the following criteria:

  • academic curriculum (assigning up to 60 points);
  • coherence between applicants previous studies and academic objectives of the Master’s degree programme (assigning up to 30 points)
  • higher English language level (assigning up to 10 points).

Applicants might be invited to interview (in person or via Conference call), only if the Selection Committee requires to collect further information on applicants’ academic skills and personal competencies.

The applicants will be considered eligible with a score of at least 50 out of 100 points. In a tie-breaker situation, the Selection Committee will give priority to younger applicants.

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