Ph.D. On Campus

Management, Production and Design

Politecnico di Torino

36 months
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This Management, Production and Design PhD programme from Politecnico di Torino focuses on several research areas, corresponding to several specific production activities.  


Call for applications is now open!

Why Politecnico?

  • Over 200 fully funded positions available  
  • Scholarship amount: € 18.854,52 gross per year 
  • Joint research activity with the non-academic sector 
  • Pre-PhD scholarships available for candidates admitted within the spring session

The PhD programme in Management, Production and Design from Politecnico di Torino aims at training researchers who are able to carry out research activities, employing serious methodologies and scientific rigour, and to promote innovations in the field of design, technology, organisation, economics, management and legislation, in order to foster the innovation of productive systems related to sectors of good and services, in a way which promotes social, healthcare, environmental and economic sustainability.

Those areas cover a wide range of sectors, from devise and design of products to improvement and industrialization of the sector and manufacturing processes, from transformation of metal, plastic, ceramic materials and their compounds to capital equipment and industrial plants, from organisation and management of productive and logistic processes to analysis of economic and legal contexts (internal and external to the productive system) and issues of safety conditions at workplace of those who work in productive system. 

Even if influenced from the local context, this programme has an international character, as proven by its agreements with several European and international universities and research programmes established in the framework of national and international projects. 


This PhD programme has a transversal character and offers career opportunities in almost every branch of productive system. In particular, this include manufacturing industry, given its use of technology and design and its strong attention for organisation, supervision and management, along with safety conditions at workplace.

Another area of interest is financial-economic sector, given the PhD curriculum focusing on management and aiming at developing competences and improving the knowledge of students in this field. Banks, foundations, insurance companies, strategic and financial planning units in big companies are all potential future employers. All these sectors look for innovators and invite other companies and institutions to employ highly-qualified figures.

Research Proposals:

  • Set up the concepts for the interactive programming of industrial robots
  • Finishing methods for additive manufactured metal components
  • Sustainability assessment of production processes: 3D printing vs. traditional manufacturing
  • Methodologies and Tools for 3D Human Face and Body for Diagnostic and Security Purposes

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Additive Manufacturing of metals by laser powder bed fusion: an integrated approach
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes for Polymeric Materials
  • Design studies
  • Directed energy deposition processes
  • Firms, markets and institutions
  • Industrial welding processes
  • Lean approach in manufacturing, management and innovation 
  • Modeling complex systems in engineering and management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Access to PhD courses in Italy can be only achieved by participating in the Calls for Application. At Politecnico di Torino, PhD candidates are admitted after the evaluation of academic qualifications and the following oral interview: as a matter of fact, your skills are evaluated by analyzing your academic and scientific curricula and by the mandatory interview with the Selection Committee.
  • You can participate in the Call if you have a Master of Science or if you are planning to obtain such degree by 31st October. In addition, it is required an international certificate of English language (IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent one).
  • The GRE General Test will not be required only for students who apply for a CSC scholarship.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Turin

660 - 980 EUR /month
Living costs

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


PhD scholarships can be with own research topic or with predefined research topic.

The gross annual amount of the scholarship is usually € 15,343.28, but the Politecnico di Torino has  chosen to further enhance and promote the value of PhD programmes, increasing the amount of the scholarships to € 18.854,52.

All candidates compete for scholarships with own research topic, unless they explicitly waive their right to receive them.

The scholarships with predefined research topic are associated to particular research topics for which specific skills are required. Those applicants interested in one or more scholarships shall carefully verify which are the field of research and the competences required, as specified in the scholarship descriptive sheet and contact the relevant scientific referee.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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