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:

  • Management and Industrial Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Mechatronics Engineering

with a B1 level in German 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 TUM UniTrento has active agreements with the following universities / Schools: TU Dresden, the group of the Ecoles Centrale (Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, CentraleSupélec), the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, the Instituto Superior Tecnico of Lisbon.

Why TUM?

The Technische Universität München is one of the most prestigious international polytechnics (position no. 55 - QS Top Universities) and is part of TU9 (association of the 9 most prestigious German technical universities).
Defined "entrepreneurial University" for its vocation in creating an environment conducive to young future entrepreneurs and for its strong link with the world of industry.
Founded in 1868, it has around 40,000 students, including 24% international.

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.

What are the professional outlets?

In addition to the already good employment prospects of the engineers of the degree courses in industrial engineering, double degree graduates can aspire to top positions in companies with strong cross-border ties: Germany is in fact the first commercial partner of Italy, while the latter represents the third commercial partner of the first, without forgetting that the importance of the German language for local companies, especially South Tyrolean, strongly integrated into the Central European economic system. TUM offers the possibility to do a PhD in collaboration with companies of international caliber.

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
It is recommended to consolidate your knowledge of German as the level expected to complete your studies successfully is B2. 

How long does mobility abroad take?

Minimum 3 semesters (90 credits), extendable by a further semester if the thesis is carried out abroad (additional 30 credits).
The duration of the master's degree, for those who undertake the double degree course, is three years (180 credits).

Study plan

In which language?

Most of the courses are delivered in German, a few courses are in English. The new Master in Mechatronics (MRBE) can completely be studied in English.  

How does the conversion of grades take place?

The conversion takes place on the basis of the conversion table available in the downloads.


The degree thesis, in English, must be carried out under the supervision of teachers from both institutions and can be discussed at the University of Trento or at the TUM.
The final exam mark, if discussed in Germany, is converted into thirtieths on the basis of the grade conversion table applied to the individual courses.
Procedures to be followed in the vademecum available in the downloads.

Tuition fees

Students participating in the double degree program pay the tuition fees exclusively at UniTrento.
TUM requires the compulsory contribution for complementary services (which includes concessions for public transport) of approx. 140 euros / semester.

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
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) from TUM