Semester Exchange at Politecnico di Milano

Students may choose to spend a spring semester studying at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. This experience has been designed for any IE student in good academic standing (additional restrictions may apply – see the Purdue Study Abroad page for this experience for more information). There is no language requirement (all courses available are administered in English) to participate in the semester exchange.

This opportunity would be of interest to any student interested in emphasizing production and logistics systems, especially as they relate to so-called luxury businesses.

Sixth Semester (at PoliMi)

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours Requisites
IE TE IE 59000 3  
TE IE 59000 3 – 6  
TE IE 59000 3 – 6  

Students would select a plan of study that fulfills 12 cr. of coursework.

Available Courses: (each is 3 or 6 cr. and will be listed as IE 59000 credits on the Purdue transcript)

Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (IE 59000 – Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing; 6 cr.)
Manufacturing Systems Planning (IE 59000 – Manufacturing Systems Planning; 6 cr.)
Operations Risk Management and Resilience (IE 59000 – Operations Risk Management; 3 cr.)
Product Life Cycle Management (IE 59000 – Product Life Cycle Management; 3 cr.)
Asset Life Cycle Management (IE 59000 – Product Life Cycle Management; 6 cr.)
Social Innovation (IE 59000 – Social Innovation; 3 cr.)

Note: this is not a complete list of courses. Each year, the IE UG Office will coordinate with the PoliMi representative to identify a complete list. However, the above list of courses are those that are regularly offered during the spring semester.

Links to additional information about PoliMi:

Milan at a Glance

Introduction to Politecnico di Milano

"Tour" the Bovisa Campus

How the International Students Office works at PoliMi

Student Testimonials

How to apply:

  • Meet with an IE academic advisor to discuss your plan of study to determine if this opportunity will work for you.
  • Register for the appropriate study abroad program for "Politecnico di Milano" and complete any required documents necessary for enrollment and travel.