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Programme overview


The IMEG Ph.D. covers a wide area of topics, related to Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, with particular reference to the fields of:

  • Measurements;  
  • Mechanics of Machines;  
  • Machine Design;  
  • Engineering Methods and Tools;  
  • Metallurgy;  
  • Materials Science and Technology;  
  • Industrial Technical Physics;  
  • Nuclear Engineering;  
  • Technologies and Processing Systems;
  • Industrial Plants;  
  • Economy, Management & Financial Engineering.

Interdisciplinary methodologies are also developed for the achievement of advanced and autonomous research skills, by means of methodological and specialized training on innovative scientific themes, characterizing the scientific/disciplinary sectors involved.

Learning objectives

IMEG Ph.D. is divided into five curricula:

  • EG: Economics and Management
  • FT: Technical Physics
  • MMM: Mechanics, Measurements, and Materials
  • RM: Robotics and Mechatronics (international curriculum)
  • TI: Technologies and Plants

In addition to the scientific themes characteristic of each curriculum, some general training aspects will be developed in common with all curricula: mathematics; chemical physics; IT studies; research management and protection of intellectual property; other transversal skills (e.g. ability to speak in public, also in English).

Career perspectives

The PhD courses in Italy are the academic reference for the training of young people who intend to undertake a university and/or a research career. In this regard, a very satisfactory result has been obtained with our PhDs, with about 35% of IMEG PhDs working in Italy or abroad for Universities or Research Institutes. Considerable employment prospects also exist for the more professional aspects concerning civil and industrial engineering, energy systems, management systems, robotics, mechatronics, machine design, in the energy and plant sectors, electronics, aeronautical, mechanical, naval and, in general, for all those sectors for which the acquisition of highly qualified personnel is interesting, capable to carry out research and innovative design, including techno-economic and managerial evaluations. Estimates made in the past and recent independent research (DOXA, by the Polytechnic School), on the employment situation of our PhDs have shown excellent satisfaction from the industry. It can be said that 5% of IMEG PhDs have become university professors, 30% continue in the academic way as postdoctoral fellow or researcher, 40% find employment in industry, about 15% in public bodies.

Head of programme

Giovanni Berselli

Welcome to the PhD programme in Mechanical, energy and management engineering.

We are committed to support PhD students in all of their activities, laboratory, individual discussions and international collaborations. Our PhD specialization curricula face all major challenges and continuous advancement for human being. Research and technological development are our main goals. We want you to become part of this development.

Giovanni Berselli

International collaborations

This is a short list of institution in collaboration with us:

  • Tianjin University (China)
  • Techniche universitat Iimenau (Germany)
  • Leibniz Universitt Hannover (Germany)
  • Kings college London, University of London (United Kingdom)
  • CERTH - Center for Research and Techology (Greece)
  • Vytautas Magnus University - Kaunas (lithuania)
  • UASLP - Universidad autonama de San Luis Potosì (Mexico)
  • University of Twente (Netherlands)
  • Universidad Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
  • Bauman Moscow State technical university (Russian Federation)
  • Chalmers university of technology (Sweden)

Dedicated website

To learn more, please visit the dedicated PhD course website.