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Tuition fee €15,000 per year

Available financial support is:
  • Tuition fee waivers up to 100%
  • Mobility grant scholarship of EUR 2.000 per 24 months
  • Subsistence costs scholarship up to EUR 9.000 for 12 months – EUR 18.000 for 24 months

Students financial support is provided to a sub-set of enrolled students. No specific request is needed.

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The Platforms for digitalized value Networks (PD) programme is a Master of Science level programme within the EIT Manufacturing Master School. The EITM Master School is a highly prestigious Manufacturing Engineering and Science education provider on an advanced level with a focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The education at EIT Manufacturing Master School combines technical competence with skills in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. EIT Manufacturing Master School students will be an elite group of forthcoming engineers, operators, innovators, and other relevant professionals. The EITM Master School students will:

  • improve their knowledge on up to date manufacturing innovation and learn
    how to turn this knowledge into successful business;
  • take part in events such as Summer Schools and Kick-offs;
  • exchange ideas with business partners and researchers at Co-Locations Centres (CLC) and during internships;
  • have access to renowned European research facilities;
  • earn a double degree and the EIT Manufacturing Certificate.

Platforms for digitalized value Networks programme is a combination of studying manufacturing science including the usage and adoption of advanced digital solutions and platforms. During the programme, students will gain new skills in these areas.
In Platforms for digitalized value Networks, relevant fields include modelling and simulation, virtual prototyping, system engineering, industrial processes and operations.
Students learn the latest theoretical knowledge and know how to apply their skills in practical real-life problems. Typical application areas of Platforms for digitalized values networks: Cyber-physical systems (CPS), Information system management, digital monitoring

A student who graduates from the Platforms for digitalized value Networks Master shall:

  • have broad knowledge of theories and concepts in Cyber-physical systems (CPS), Information system management, digital monitoring
  • be able to critically, independently and creatively participate in strategic work to meet manufacturing-related problems and to be able to relate these measures to sustainable social development,
  • be able to implement the gained engineering expertise to create new or improved methods, techniques, products, and services in the field;
  • be able to think beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to find innovative solutions to real-world problems and to come up with new ideas;
  • be able to draw up plans and to make decisions foreseeing future consequences from a scientific, ethical, and societal perspective;
  • be able to turn innovations in the area into feasible and successful business solutions;
  • be able to profitably work in small size teams and contexts by taking into account all relevant elements and showing effective decision-making and leadership abilities.

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Programme structure

The first year is spent at one university (entry) and second year at another (exit) university in two different European countries. There is a choice of 2 entry points and 1 exit point.

The following universities provide an entry year (first year):

  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland
  • Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France
  • University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

The following parties provide an exit year (second year):

  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland
  • Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France

NB: EIT Manufacturing reserve the right to change the exit universities of this programme

The two years programme (120 ECTS) includes an Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Module (30 ECTS) and a Technical Major Module (90 ECTS) structured as follows:

  • 45 ECTS for Host Programme technical courses
  • 15 ECTS for Host Programme specialization courses
  • 30 ECTS for the I&E Module courses
  • 30 ECTS for the Master thesis

Students are committed to collect a total of 40-50 ECTS related to the Technical Major and of 10-20 ECTS related to the I&E Module in the first year (60 ECTS total) whereas in the second year they are committed to collect 10-20 ECTS for the Technical Major, 10-20 ECTS for the I&E Module and 30 ECTS for the Master Thesis Project (60 ECTS total). The total of technical courses and specialization courses must be 60 ECTS, within the boundaries above. All Master School education will be held in English and all partner universities are assumed to use ECTS units.

NOTE: Each university can have, in addition to the general programme above, compulsory requirements for the student study plan, such us mandatory local language courses. You you will be informed by your university about this.

DEGREES and EIT Label Certificate

At the end of the EIT Manufacturing Platforms for digitalized value Networks (PD) programme of 120 ECTS, students will get two degrees from each entry and exit university, according to the following list:

  • POLIMI: Master of Science in Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Laurea Magistrale, Ordinamento 270/04, Classe di Laurea LM-31 – Ingegneria Gestionale) – 120 ECTS Degree
  • SUPSI: Master of Science (MS) in Engineering, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of southern Switzerland (SUPSI). Higher Education Act of Switzerland (414.20/2011) – 90 ECTS Degree
  • UCD: Master of Engineering Science (Manufacturing), ME – Manufacturing Engineering – 120 ECTS Degree
  • ECN: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Smart and Connected Enterprise, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Accréditation du bulletin officiel du 3 septembre 2017-Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation) – 120 ECTS Degree

In addition to the National Accredited degrees, the students receive the EIT Label Certificate, documenting the EIT accreditation and high quality of the programme.

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