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PhD Positions

The PhD Programme in Mechanical Engineering is organised and carried out within the Politecnico di Milano Department of Mechanical Engineering. It covers a number of different disciplines, being devoted, in particular, to innovation and experimental activities. We train highly skilled profiles, qualified to meet academic and industrial most challenging demands: our graduates are prepared to embrace careers at the forefront of technology, responding to a call for innovation and top-level research efficiently.

The XXXVIII Cycle Additional Call is now open – DEADLINE February 16th 2023, 2:00 p.m. (Italian time).

One scholarship, fully-funded with investments provided by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR Missione 4 Istruzione e Ricerca Componente 2 dalla Ricerca all’Impresa), and one research topic scholarship in self-financing; application procedure and information here.

The PhD positions referred above are partially funded by some of the main Italian and international companies and research institutes such as A2A, Ansaldo Energia, Brembo, BLM Group, Italferr, Pirelli Tyre, ST Microelectronics, ENI, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, Baker Hughes, Comau, Hitachi Rail, Lucchini RS, Stellantis Group.

Employees who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering may select an Executive PhD path, specifically designed for workers. If you are interested in supporting our doctoral programme by sponsoring a scholarship, or you are willing to know more about our Executive PhD track please contact