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Politecnico di Torino: Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering

Politecnico di Torino: Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering

Politecnico di Torino: Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering

Introduction

The Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI) is a leading structure of Politecnico di Torino working in the fields of:

  • Technologies for the protection, conservation, and management of the land and environment
  • Sustainable management of natural resources
  • Optimized and eco-compatible development of infrastructures and transport systems

The department stands out for its multicultural and multidisciplinary approach, as it coordinates and manages 13 scientific-disciplinary sectors, corresponding to as many research areas in the field of applied sciences (e.g. environmental protection and job safety, remediation of contaminated sites, assessment of the impact of anthropic activities on the environment, water resources management, hydraulics and fluid mechanics, design of tunnels, mines and deposits of subterranean fluids, transport infrastructures).

DIATI is an active member of seven interdepartmental research centres and fosters collaboration between various technological and scientific fields, as well as researchers coming from different cultural areas. More than 36% of our department’s publications in scientific journals feature a foreign co-author from another university.

DIATI coordinates the following degree courses:

  • BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering (in English)
  • BSc in Environmental and Land Engineering (in Italian)
  • MSc in Environmental and Land Engineering, divided into four different tracks: Management of natural hazards (in Italian); Industrial Environmental Sustainability (in English); Climate Change (in English); Geo-Engineering (in English)
  • MSc in Georesources and Geoenergy Engineering (in English)
  • MSc in Agritech Engineering (in English)
  • 2nd level Specializing Master in Climate Change: adaptation and mitigation solutions (in English)

Since 2018, DIATI has been awarded the title of Department of Excellence by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, with a project that qualifies the department as the international benchmark on innovative strategies of climate change monitoring and assessment, as well as on the development of innovative adaptation and mitigation technologies.

Statistics

Students (A.Y. 2022/23)

  • 38,700 total students
  • 5,946 first year students - A.Y. 2022/23
  • 740 students enrolled in 1st and 2nd level Specializing Master’s programmes, Lifelong Learning courses and training courses for businesses
  • 1,302 Ph.D candidates
  • 61% students from outside Piemonte (41% italians from outside Piemonte, 20% international students)

Graduates 2021

  • 7,655 graduates
  • Bachelor's degree 4,046 (Average age 23,7)
  • Master's degree 3,609 (Average age 26)

Course Catalogue (A.Y. 2022/23)

  • 25 Bachelor's degree programs (4 in Architecture, Design, and Spatial Planning, 21 in Engineering, and 1 Professional Bachelor's degree program)
  • 36 Master's degree programs (9 in Architecture and 27 in Engineering)
  • 35 educational paths taught completely in English
  • 32 1st and 2nd level Specializing Master’s programmes and Lifelong Learning courses
  • 18 Ph.D. programs, including 5 in cooperation with other universities (3) and research centers (2)
  • Percorso Intraprendenti - for Bachelor's students
  • Percorso Alta Scuola Politecnica for Master's students

Employment rate of PoliTO Master's graduates

(Almalaurea 2023 - def. Istat Work Force):

  • Polito graduates 90,7%
  • Industrial and Information Engineering 91,1%
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering 89%
  • Arte and Design 89,5%

The job satisfaction rate is around 8 (scale 1-10)

Student satisfaction rate from the Almalaurea survey

The satisfaction rate of our Master's students for the degree program amounts to 90,7%; 86,1% of our Master's graduates would enroll again at Politecnico di Torino, among them, 74,3% would enroll in the same degree program, while 11,8% would choose another program (*Source: Almalaurea 2021).

    Campus Features

    Campuses of the Politecnico di Torino draw inspiration from the structure of Anglo-Saxon ones, with multipurpose buildings for teaching, basis and applied research and services to the students in Turin, and a regional network of technological centers (Alessandria, Biella, Mondovì, Verrès), dedicated to research activities, technological transfer, specialist education and services to the region.

    The historical and representative base of the Politecnico is in the town, on the River Po: the Castle of Valentino, a House of Savoy of the 17th Century. It is the main teaching campus for Architecture and has an area of 23,000 sq. m.

    The big complex in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi - with 122,000 sq. m., the main campus of Engineering - was opened in 1958 and it is completed by the Cittadella Politecnica: a modern complex of 170,000 sq. m. adjoining the main building, including areas dedicated to students, research activities, technological transfer, and services.

    The newest campus is the Design and Sustainable Mobility Citadel, in an area adjoining the manufacturing establishment of Mirafiori, the Fiat manufacturing facility which has been remodeled as well as the Lingotto building, which hosts the Master School.

      Admissions

      Bachelor's degree programmes - Admissions

      All Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by Politecnico are capped to a limited number of students decided by the academic bodies of the University every year.

      Prospective students must take a test, called TIL (Test di Ingresso online/Online Admission Test) for admission to:

      • All programmes in the engineering area
      • Design and communication
      • Territorial, urban, environmental and landscape planning
      • Industrial manufacturing technologies.

      Check the admission requirements in the Calls for applications and in the Enrollment regulations.

      Master's degree programmes - Admissions

      Admissions to the Master's degree programmes offered by Politecnico are not subject to a selection process, except for the following programs which are regulated by specific calls for applications:

      • Master's degree programmes in Industrial Production Engineering;
      • Master's degree programme in Technological Innovation;
      • international major of the Master's degree programmes in Physics of Complex Systems and Nanotechnologies for ICTs.

      Single courses enrolment

      You can enrol in single subjects (courses) at Politecnico di Torino without enrolling in an entire degree programme ending with an academic degree, provided that you meet the requirements prescribed by the law.

      Single course enrolment is possible in the following cases:

      • for open competitive exams, professional updating and requalification;
      • for students enrolled at a non-Italian university;
      • to make up for any unfulfilled academic requirements for admission to a Master’s degree programme at Politecnico;
      • for students who do not have the English language certificate (B2 level) required for admission to a Master's degree programme at Politecnico.

      Double enrolment in two study courses

      As a general rule, students are allowed to be simultaneously enrolled in two higher education courses at two different universities and institutions for higher education in art, music and dance (AFAM), both in Italy and abroad. But with some limitations. Find out more.

      Rankings

      QS World University Ranking

      Overall Ranking 2024

      252 - Top 17% globally

      By Broad subject 2023

      • 45 Engineering and Technology
      • By Subject 2023
      • 28 Architecture / Built Environment
      • 51-100 Art & Design
      • 101 Computer Science & Information Systems
      • 63 Chemical Engineering
      • 33 Civil and Structural Engineering
      • 38 Electrical & Electronic Engineering
      • 26 Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
      • 46 Mineral & Mining Engineering
      • 59 Material Science
      • 98 Mathematics
      • 15 Petroleum Engineering

      Locations

      • Turin

        Corso Castelfidardo, 39, 10129, Turin

      Questions