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High Performance Computing Engineering, MSc, Politecnico di Milano


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About High Performance Computing Engineering, MSc - at Politecnico di Milano

High Performance Computing (HPC) Engineering is a highly multidisciplinary programme, which aims at training engineers with a solid preparation in information technologies and computer architectures for supercomputing, in quantum computing and in the mathematical-statistical modelling of complex problems.

HPC applications can be found in nearly every industry handling most data-intensive workloads, thanks to powerful simulation and to the parallelization of the computational load on high-performance hardware that allows to strongly accelerate the analysis of large amounts of data, as well as the execution of increasingly complex and sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms with unmatched speed, precision, and insight.

The main objective of the Study Course is to train graduates able to design, manage and use HPC systems to solve complex problems in different application domains, based on

  • advanced programming techniques and parallel algorithms
  • mathematical-statistical modelling and advanced numerical simulations
  • development of algorithms in the emerging domain of quantum computing

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematical Engineering and other related fields. Preference to graduates with a solid background in the core disciplines: computer science, applied mathematics, physics, engineering. A Committee will evaluate students with a different background case by case.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Politecnico di Milano

Students enrolled in a Master of Science programme have several scholarships opportunities.

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to the most talented students admitted to the first and the second semester. The scholarship covers the tuition fees and may provide beneficiaries with free accommodation in a student residence and/or pocket money.

Further funding opportunities are offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI). The application is usually open from March till June.

Applicants to the 1st semester (September intake) coming from Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, People’s Republic of China, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam can apply for scholarships offered under the Invest your Talent in Italy project.

U.S. students applying to a postgraduate programme at Politecnico di Milano may apply to a Fulbright award.

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Timothy, MSc in Integrated Product Design

Timothy is from Philadelphia and he is a Design graduate at Politecnico di Milano.

Thanks to the university's well-equipped laboratories, he was able to develop his own creative ideas. He also had the opportunity to take part in Alta Scuola Politecnica and to work with other students in multidisciplinary teams on real-life projects.

Follow his advice and be prepared for the experience of a lifetime!

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Sebastian, MSc in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering

Sebastian, from Bogotá, chose Politecnico di Milano for its high-quality teaching and fell in love with Milan's multicultural atmosphere.

While in Italy, he grew fond of running and participated in the Polimi Run, a competition which takes place twice a year.

After graduating in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, he went on to work for an Environmental Engineering company in Milan. 

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Rogerio and Yiwei

Rogerio, from Brazil, and Yiwei, from China, met each other thanks to Politecnico di Milano Buddy project.

The Buddy project matches new international students with current students of the university according to the programme and the interests of the two.

A Buddy is a current student who, on a voluntary basis, will help one international student by getting in contact before arrival, answering questions, giving useful tips, introducing student life at the university and in the city for the first three months after arrival.

Listen to some of Polimi buddies’ experience here and click here to know more about the Buddy program.

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