Higher Technician
in Mechanical Design and Materials


Edition 2015-2017 Rif PA 2015-4167/RER
Edition 2016-2018 Rif PA 2016-5635/RER

Higher Technician
in Mechanical Design and Materials


Edition 2015-2017 Rif PA 2015-4167/RER
Edition 2016-2018 Rif PA 2016-5635/RER


In the diverse, evolved and efficient mechanics context in Emilia Romagna, the Higher Technician in Mechanical Design and Materials can find employment in companies which are dedicated to design and research and development, filling key jobs in technical offices or in production processes (monitoring production lines) and production planning (timing and methods)


The Higher Technician in Mechanical Design and Materials works on design and industrialization of mechanical products, focusing on the characteristics of materials used and also to the use of representation and simulation software.


  • Designer in the Technical Department

  • Mechanical production technician
  • Technician working on testing and working of materials

  • Production planning, industrialization and Engineering department technician
  • Technician in the research and development department and quality control

  • Mechanical final tester and fitter abroad


ITS MAKER Foundation:
Modena site

L.go Moro 25 - 41124 Modena
+39 059 827835


2.000 hours, 800 of which involve a didactic internship in a company.


The course offers the possibility to do an internship abroad either as a curricular activity or as an extracurricular activity (during summer holidays and outside training course hours)

Percentage of students who have successfully completed ITS MAKER courses and are currently employed in companies in relevant sectors, with roles that are coherent with the course profile.


  • the two-year training course is designed for 22 students with a secondary school diploma preferably of a technical or scientific nature.
  • It is divided in four semesters for a total of 2000 hours, 800 of which involve didactic internship in the most important mechanical companies.
  • Lessons are held every day from Mondays to Fridays
  • Preliminary extracurricular re-alignment courses in Mechanics, Interpretation of Drawings and English are organized taking into account the initial knowledge of participants admitted
  • Attendance is compulsory with a minimum participation of 80% of the total hours
  • The course is free of charge, apart from a 200 Euro admission fee
  • The course is heavily oriented to the “know-how” culture, to work and professional development
  • The focus is on a pratical laboratory teaching methodology alternated with theoretical lessons in the classroom and in companies, practical tasks and group work in laboratories with specialist software.
  • Company visits and trips to the most important automation trade fairs in Italy are envisaged.


The majority of teaching is entrusted to professionals from the world of work. Specialized company technicians operating in mechanical and design sectors are involved right from the start in course planning and they accompany students in the class activities in internships and in project work in companies.


  • Students who pass the final exam are issued with a Higher Level Technician diploma indicating the technological area of the national reference figure ( V level EQV) which allows access to public selection processes and to Universities with the recognition of University Training Credits.
  • If successfully completed it represents the equivalent of the practicing period required to sit the state exams to be recognized within the Industrial Technician profession


The ITS MAKER Foundation welcomes canditatures of teachers who would like to come forward on the basis of the call for trainers for the four sites of Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia and Fornovo (PR).
Teachers must have matured in the subjects relating to the course they are interested in at least:

  • Five years of experience, if from the working world,
  • Three years of teaching experience, if from the world of School, University and Professional Training