Second-level Master’s in Energy Innovation - 3rd edition

In partnership with the Politecnico di Milano, this Master's course is aimed at those who wish to acquire expertise in new sources of energy

From theory to practice: your future in the world of energy

We are looking for curious people, open to the new and with a passion for technology to build together the future of energy. Your journey to discover the world of energy starts at the University.

We offer a twelve-month training course and transversal technological frontier topics. You will be able to deepen the fundamental technical aspects of the energy sector both from conventional sources and from the new renewable energy sources, the real key to success to face the future challenges in our sector together with green chemistry, biomass valorization, smart materials. You will also address the topics of big data and digitalization in support of energy. Through the Master you will also develop the so-called "soft skills", necessary to operate in a challenging and constantly evolving context.

The structure of the Master’s

The training programme takes a learning-by-doing approach and includes a period of classroom based lessons at the Politecnico di Milano, pandemic situation permitting, and an internship with Eni and its Companies. The lessons are held by university and company lecturers and are integrated with case studies, seminars by Eni managers and experts.

The course carries a total of 60 ECTS credits. The table below shows the programme's teaching schedule and details.

Topics ECTS Topics ECTS
1) Scenario, Regulations and Project Management 4 5) Soft Skills 2 2,5
Energy scenarios, sustainability and climate change
Energy economics and regulations
Innovation and project management
  Team working and diversity
Ethycs in innovation
Creativity and Innovation
2) Soft Skills 1 2 6) Renewables and innovative energy systems
Problem solving and decision making
Communication skills
  Potential and perspectives of RES
Electric grids with large penetration of RES
Solar: thermal, CSP, PV, frontier technologies
Wind, Geothermal, Hydro, Biomass
Energy Storage
Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Hybrid systems
Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Fusion
Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage
3) Fundamentals and experimental tools 4 7) Approach to Emerging Technologies 5
Fundamentals of Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Fundamentals of Power Plants
Experimental tools
  Overview (R&D technology scenario)
Intellectual property
Metrics of emerging energy technologies (LCA, TRL, etc.)
Circular economy and bioeconomy
Energy and ecological transition
Big data / Artificial Intelligence
Innovative technologies for HSE & Bioremediation
4) Oil & Gas Technologies 8,5    
Reservoir / Drilling & Completion
Facilities & Development
Production & Maintenance / Logistics
Natural gas technologies (treatment and transportation)
LNG, Gas Advocacy
Refinery processes
Innovative Products (fuels / lubricants)
Bio-fuels & green refinery
Petrochemical processes & Polymer Science
Green Chemistry
Stage 16 Preparation and presentation of final Thesis 8


Selected students will receive a monthly scholarship for the entire duration of the Master’s (12 months) of €1,000 gross per month for students of Italian nationality and €1,300 gross per month for students of other nationalities. In the event of dual nationality, participants will be considered Italian or overseas on the basis of their residence.

Eni will pay the Master’s enrolment fee for each student directly to the Politecnico di Milano.  

Who it is aimed at

The Master is aimed at young graduates who meet the following requirements:

  • By 15 January 2022, to have obtained a master's degree with a mark of 100/110 or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in:

     - Physics;
     - Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering;
     - Chemical Engineering;
     - Automation Engineering;
     - Energy and Nuclear Engineering;
     - Mechanical Engineering;
     - Environmental and Territorial Engineering;
     - Mathematical-Physical Modelling for Engineering;
     - Material Science and Engineering;
     - Chemical Sciences;
     - Science and Technology in Industrial Chemistry.
  • To not have reached the age of 28 on 31/12/2021.
  • To have an excellent knowledge of the English language, which will be verified by Eni in accordance with its selection standards; for overseas candidates, a good knowledge of Italian will be considered an advantage.

To find out more about the requirements, please see the Rector’s Decree (call for applications), which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Completing the course

On completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Level 2 Master’s Degree in Energy Innovation by the Politecnico di Milano.

Application and selection procedure and deadlines

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Selection tests will take place online and/or at the company's premises between February-March 2022. Applicants who meet the requirements will be informed about the selection process and further instructions by email.


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