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Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering, Ph.D.

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University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
The PhD program in Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering at University of Padova was designed as an interdisciplinary learning path suitable to provide expertise and knowledge for highly qualified researchers working both in Academia and Industry.
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The multidisciplinary teaching program in Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering at University of Padova, supported by the strong research groups inside the department and several international co-operations, is oriented to complete and to be consistent with the master courses and the research activity of the university campus of Vicenza in the area of manufacturing mechanical industry, with specific attention to the automatic machines and plants. 


To this aim, the key competencies provided are the innovative design methodologies and advanced materials, design and control of automatic machines, industrial plants and logistics.

The definition of research projects by perspective PhD candidates has to be made with the support and supervision, even in the preliminary phase, by a member of the teaching staff of the School. 

Each student accepted for the program will be supervised by an experienced tutor, with the possibility also to add an external supervisor. For preparing their research proposal, perspective candidates are invited to contact either the curriculum coordinators or the referent for each curriculum.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Industrial Facility design, analysis and simulation. Industrial logistics and material flow optimization
  • Logistic networks design and control, Supply Chain Management
  • Automated logistics systems design and management  (automated warehouses, ASRS systems, handling systems, packaging flow lines, picking systems, shuttle systems, etc.)
  • Integrated study and design of the product-package-machine system
  • Transportations and info-mobility of goods and persons

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Anyone in possession of the following, regardless of nationality, may apply to take part in the selection process: 

  •  diploma di laurea (pre-reform regime); 
  •  laurea specialistica/magistrale (post-reform regime); 
  •  Second-level academic qualifications awarded by AFAM (Higher Education in Art and Music) institutions. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    187 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • EU/EEA

    187 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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