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Why enrol? The modern information society is based on more or less hidden electronic systems that acquire, store, process and transmit information for a wide variety of purposes. Those who enrol in the Master's degree course in Electronic Engineering aim to acquire a solid methodological basis, a high level of specialisation in the various fields of electronics as well as a marked ability to interact in all areas of the wider area of information engineering (universally known as IT - Information Technology), such as communications, automation, information technology and biomedical instrumentation, all of which are based on the availability of high-performance electronic systems. What is achieved? The solid basic training, combined with specific skills in the main application areas and a high degree of interdisciplinarity of knowledge, allows broad employment opportunities in small, medium and large local, national and foreign industries, in public administration and service companies using electronic technologies, and in research. Industries where electronic engineers are employed are, in addition to those more properly microelectronic, telecommunication or computer science, electromechanical industries, industries for automation and robotics, manufacturing companies using systems and plants for process automation, industries in the transport and automotive sectors, packaging, food, biomedical and home automation industries, industries with applications in the civil sector, in energy management and conversion or in solid state lighting technology. The preparation of the master's degree is such that he is able to operate in the numerous application sectors that use his skills, and to take on, manage and promote technological innovation, adapting to the rapid changes typical of high technology sectors. How is the Course of Studies organised? The Master's Degree Course provides the cultural basis and technical skills necessary to design highly complex systems, circuits and electronic components. The Master's Degree graduate in Electronic Engineering therefore has the ability to:
- analyse the behaviour of complex electronic systems and evaluate their performance, also in terms of reliability;
- define and design electronic systems, circuits and components, consciously making technological and methodological choices aimed at optimising their performance;
- organise and manage production, engineering, maintenance and operation of electronic systems;
- operate with competence in all application sectors requiring the use of electronic systems or components, acting effectively in highly multidisciplinary contexts;
- encourage 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 course of the Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering is aimed, on the one hand, at completing the basic knowledge acquired in the three-year degree with further and more in-depth skills of a general nature, necessary for the development of the analysis and design skills characteristic of the master engineer, and, on the other hand, at developing specialist knowledge and skills both in the field of electronics for industrial automation and in the design of electronic systems.
In particular, the concepts relating to the operation of semiconductor devices, high power systems and circuits for the conversion, transmission and distribution of electrical energy, measurement methods and characteristics of sensors and electronic instrumentation, the principle architectures of complex digital systems, computer-aided design of analogue, digital and mixed-signal circuits and systems, principles and applications of electrical drives for automation are examined in depth. In the second year, students can acquire additional skills by choosing subjects related to industrial electronics, renewable energy electronics, embedded systems and integrated circuit manufacturing technologies. Ample space is reserved for design and laboratory experimentation activities. Students can also enrich their curriculum by choosing lessons in the fields of computer engineering and telecommunications, as well as engineering in general. Tuition is provided in English to enrich the training of students on the course of study. The course is completed by a highly-complex final test, for the preparation of which the student faces, generally in the research laboratories of the Department of Engineering and Architecture, but also in collaboration with national and international companies and research centres, problems of high technical, scientific and professional content. For some courses, the activity in preparation for the final exam and the internship can be carried out abroad.