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Politecnico di Milano - Scuola Master Fratelli PesentiMilano - ITALY

Field(s) of study: Engineering
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 100 €
Course cost: 3 500 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Paid internship

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 40
Places available per academic year: 40

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

  • 1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+5 years



The Master in Forensic Engineering is characterized by a multidisciplinary path and a strong practical orientation. It is proposed as a tool for the acquisition of skills in a matter which concerns the application of scientific principles and methods of engineering to the solution of technical problems in the legal sphere. The Forensic Engineering is a purely professional matter that is not one of the traditional teachings in the engineering study program. 

  • Legal Fundamentals
  • Legal documents and deeds
  • Legal environments
  • Legal investigations
  • Technical Aspects
  • Case Studies

Course format: 

The Master is essentially divided into two semesters: the first involves lectures and seminars carried out by University Professors and professionals. The didactic activity will use different methods: lectures, workshops, business cases, project works, exercises and site visits. In the second semester there will be a training period of 4-5 months (INTERNSHIP) offered by one of the partners of the School.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

​This master aims to form a professional with skills that cross the technical disciplines as the legal ones. The Forensic Engineer may be called on to investigate the causes and responsibilities of a harmful event or to quantify the damage, to act as an official adviser, in arbitration or as a conciliator. The Master is aimed at those who wish to get closer to the professional activity in the judiciary field. The Forensic Engineer has over time become a professional figure to which it is required a high specialization and continuous updating to keep up with the changes of technology and of laws.

Entry requirements

The admission is open to candidates with a University Diploma, a Bachelor or a Master of Science in Engineering, Architecture, Management and similar scientific subjects. As for candidates who graduated abroad, equivalent study titles in the respective educational institutions will be considered. (bachelor for 1st level Specializing Master or MsC for 2nd level Specializing Master). 

Admission criteria: 


The Politecnico di Milano will evaluate admissability of each candidate who must send by email the following documents:

  • Specializing Master Application filled
  • Copy of the passport, from which the nationality can be deduced.
  • Copy of the University degree in original language and translated in English or Italian
  • Curriculum Vitae (a short resume reporting the work and professional experience)
  • Transcript reporting the passed exams in original language and translated in English or Italian

The Politecnico could decide to do a phone interview to each admissible candidate.
The admissibility will be given to each candidate by email. For canditates graduated abroad, the Politecnico di Milano will send an admission letter to the Italian Embassy (or Consulate) of the candidate's Country asking for a Letter of Academic Eligibility and Suitability (DV “Dichiarazione di valore in loco”) and VISA (for non EU citizens, also if graduated in EU).
The students admitted to the Master Program must submit the enrollment form using the form prepared  for this purpose, the DV, a copy of the first payement and a copy of  the permit of stay (if necessary) before the first day of lesson.