This Master of Science programme, taught entirely in English, aims at preparing high level professionals that can deal with a variety of problems common to all development and resource exploitation plans.
Their expertise will range from the knowledge of modelling of land and ecological systems, to acquisition and processing of relevant data, geo-referencing and representation of results, design of ground safeguard and defense systems, to main pollution abatement technologies. Students following this programme may either specialize in Geomatics or Environmental Engineering with particular emphasis on sustainable development and water resources.
In addition to the classic professional opportunities for Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, studying Geomatic Engineering in depth allows to work in national or local bodies involved in cartography, land registries and collection of land data, in the aerospace industry and that of information technology applied to the management of territorial databases, logistics, planning, etc.
On the other side, graduates with a deeper knowledge of Environmental Engineering can also found opportunities in the field of international relations, large multinational corporations and in non-governmental organizations.
Basic courses for all students include: Modelling and Simulation, Statistical Analysis of Environmental Data, Natural Resources Management, Environmental and Urban Economy and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Students wishing to specialize in geomatics may follow courses as Remote Sensing, Image Analysis, Geodetic Monitoring and Navigation as well as Applied Geophysics.
Those more interested in environmental engineering may select courses on Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Reclamation, Environmental Protection Plans and Pollution Risk, and Engineering and Cooperation or Energy for Global Development.
All engineering students, after a minimum 3-year degree of Bachelor, are entitled to submit a request to this Master of Science, students from Environmental, Civil and Computer Engineering are particularly welcome.
Also students with a Bachelor in Chemistry, Land Planning, Physics and Mathematics will be considered.
Thanks to the cooperation with public and private partners, every year all international candidates admitted to one of Politecnico di Milano M.Sc. programmes, starting during the 1st semester of every academic year, are automatically considered for different types of merit based scholarships (there is no separate application for scholarships). Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee.
For the Academic year 2013-2014, there will be a number of merit based scholarships for which all admitted students with a complete dossier will be automatically considered (there is no separate application for scholarships).
The relevant calls will be published by the month of February.
Scholarships for the Academic Year 2012-2013
The Politecnico di Milano operates 3 scholarship schemes, which provide financial support for full-time Non EU and EU* students enrolled in our Master of Science programmes:
Important note for EU students: EU students can be considered only for Platinum and Gold scholarships if they apply and consign a complete dossier (including the language certificate) by the final deadline set for Non EU students.
The number of Platinum, Gold and Silver scholarships awarded varies from year to year, a small number of Platinum scholarships and a larger number of Gold and Silver scholarships are available.
Scholarships Assignment criteria:
The selection criteria are based on the evaluation of your previous education and its match with the prerequisites of our M.Sc. programmes. Obviously GPA (grade point average) and academic achievements (including the portfolio when requested) are of utmost importance. Last but not least a well written motivation letter will highly contribute to a positive decision by the Scholarship Awarding Committee
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