International opportunities for students
within T.I.M.E. Consortium

Who can apply?

1st year UniTrento students of one of the following master's degree courses:

  • Civil Engineering,
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Materials Engineering 

with a B2 level in English language

Please note that complete information and updates are to be checked on UniTrento call for applications and on the partner website. 

What is T.I.M.E.?

T.I.M.E. (Top International Managers in Engineering) is a consortium of 58 prestigious Faculties of Engineering and Polytechnics from all over the world that offers double degree courses in several branches of engineering.
The T.I.M.E. it distinguishes the high level and the international dimension of training and makes recent graduates competitive globally.
In addition to IST UniTrento has active agreements with the following universities / Schools: TU Dresden, the group of the Grandes Ecoles (Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, Paris), the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, the Technische Universität München (TUM).

Why Técnico?

Técnico is the largest school of Architecture, Enginnering, Science and Technology in Portugal, involving a community of over 10.000 people.
Técnico ranks among the Top 50 engineering schools in the world and ULisboa is among the 129 best universities worldwide in Engineering & Technology.  
It boasts a strong links with society and with industry and for over a century IST graduates have contributed to the development of Portuguese industry and have played very important roles, having reached top positions in the most relevant Portuguese companies.

What is the added value?

In Italy and abroad, a double degree is always an added value. Not only the experts say it, you just have to browse through the job offers to realize that companies and organizations are looking for international and open-minded profiles, able to work in multicultural and face ever new global challenges: these are the engineers of the future. Among the several workshops dedicated to the job market "Pitch Bootcamp", the most popular, is organized by IST. Besides IST provides new graduates with a dedicated service, Career discovery, aimed at enhancing thier access to the work market.

What are the professional outlets?

86% of graduates get a job within six months after graduation.
Técnico is fully committed to strengthening and enhancing Técnico Alumni Network based on three major areas: lifelong learning, knowledge updating and a strong community oriented towards scientific and technological production.

What are the requirements at the time of departure?

  • have obtained all the credits of the first year of master's degree
  • weighted average of marks of at least 25/30

How long does mobility abroad take?

4 semesters (120 credits), from September.
The duration of the master's degree, for those who undertake the double degree course, is three years (180 credits).

Study plan

You can choose any academic activity within Mestrados 
You can find the accademic offer for each Mestrado Integrado in the section "Curriculum".

You cannot choose the actvities among the following Mestrados: Structural Engineering, Construction and Rehabilitation, Transport Infrastructure Engineering, Engineering and Water Management, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Biomedical Technologies, Geographic Information Systems, Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems (with MIT), Energy Engineering and Management, Information Security and Cyberspace Law, Information and Enterprise Systems.

In which language?

Courses of  the mestrados are taught in English while courses of the first 3 years are in Portuguease.

How does the conversion of grades take place?

The conversion takes place on the basis of IST grading system in the downloads.


The thesis work (30 ECTS), in English, must be carried out under the supervision of teachers from both institutions and will be defended at IST, unless otherwise agreed by both parties.
The final exam mark, if discussed in Portugal, is converted into thirtieths on the basis of IST grading system in the downloads.
Please follow the rules and deadlines of your Department (Uselful links section).

Tuition fees

Students participating in the double degree program pay the tuition fees exclusively at UniTrento.

Educational qualification

At the end of the double degree course, students obtain two separate second cycle degree diplomas:
  • Master's Degree in Engineering from UniTrento
  • "Mestrado em Engenharia" from IST