The PhD Programme in Mechanical Engineering covers a number of different disciplines being devoted, in particular, to innovation and experimental activities. Please consult our research pages for further details.

The additional call for the XXXVII cycle (positions funded by FSE REACT-EU resources) is currently available on the website of the PhD School of the Politecnico di Milano. The deadline to apply is October 18th 2021 no later than 2:00 PM (Italian time). The PhD activities will start in November 2021.

The PhD programme in Mechanical Engineering has both positions funded by the Ministry of the Education, University and Research and positions funded by some of the main Italian and international companies and research institutes such as Pirelli, BLM Group, ESA European Space Agency, Rold Elettronica, Saes Getters,ST Microelectronics,  Tesmec, Inaf - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera,  Fondazione Politecnico, Fondazione Cariplo, Comau, MUSP, ITIA-CNR,  Clamp,  IIT, GE Oil & Gas, Impact Innovations, Celada, Pama, Tenova, Monzesi, Lamborghini, Iseo Serrature, Eureinox, Baker Hughes, Enel Foundation, GE Power, Salvi, ENI, Boldrocchi, MCM, Pennservice, Univerlecco, Thyssenkrupp AG, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana.

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 phd-dmec(at)