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The average time between a scientific discovery and its industrial application has now greatly reduced, with companies facing the need to transform scientific knowledge into new technology transfer and innovation in the production system. On the other hand, many of the latest innovations and the corresponding applications were made ​​by an interdisciplinary course not always classified according to the traditional branches of engineering.

To answer this need requires a new kind of engineer, with a broad basic cultural training, in particular, for many advanced sectors in industry and research are required to date knowledge of material physics, optics, laser technology and physical instruments.

The physical engineer is proposed as a "technical innovation" that can manage and design products and processes with high-tech and innovative in various industrial sectors, from electronics to information science, from engineering to biomedicine, from 'environment, cultural heritage.

To learn more, you can also consult the website of Counseling of Politecnico di Milano.