The Second Cycle Degree in Electronic Engineering aims to produce graduates with a high level of specialization in the different Electronics sectors, and with solid methodological foundations in the wider field of information engineering. The training graduates receive enables them to work in numerous applied sectors that value the ability to understand, manage and promote technological innovation, while adapting to the rapid changes typical of high-technology sectors. The second cycle degree provides, more specifically, the necessary academic foundation and technical skills to design highly complex systems, circuits and electronic components.
With reference to specific competences, graduates of the second cycle degree in Electronic Engineering have the ability to:
- analyse the behaviour of complex electronic systems and evaluate their performance and reliability;
- define and design systems, circuits and electronic components, and make the necessary technological and methodological choices for optimizing their performance;
- organize and manage the production, engineering, maintenance and operation of electronics systems;
- work competently in all applied sectors requiring the use of electronic systems or components, acting efficiently in highly multidisciplinary contexts;
- promote and manage innovation in its operational context, with reference to the evolution and development of information technologies in general and electronics in particular.
The training provided by the course in Electronics Engineering during the first year aims to complete the basic knowledge acquired in the three-year degree with further and more in-depth skills of a general nature, which are necessary for the development of the analytical and design abilities required by an advanced engineer graduate. It also aims to provide initial specialised knowledge in the two key fields of the course: electronics for industrial automation and microelectronics. In particular, this phase examines the concepts regarding the operation of semiconductor devices, measurement methods and the characteristics of sensors and equipment, the basic architecture of complex digital systems, electronic power converters and power systems. Specialist subjects are also tackled, such as analogue design and electrical drives for automation systems. In the second year, the students will learn on the design of digital circuits, and can enhance their academic profile with subjects chosen from the field of industrial electronics, electronic technologies and "embedded" systems. As part of the optional subjects, students can also acquire credits by increasing their broader skills in English, economics, energy legislation, etc.. A substantial amount of time is devoted to design and experimentation activities in the laboratory. The course ends with a Final Examination requiring a substantial amount of work, requiring the student to deal with problems of an in-depth technical, scientific and professional nature.