MSc in Information and Communication Engineering

General

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Program Description

The Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering (Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Comunicazioni) is intended to provide graduate students with advanced skills in the field of telecommunications and electronic engineering.

The specialist graduates will gain a deep understanding of the most recent technologies, tools, systems, and infrastructures for telecommunication applications. The studying process will be combined with practical laboratory sessions, in order to provide students with both practical and theoretical skills.

The standard M.S. program lasts two years. It includes courses on fundamentals of Telecommunications as well as advanced specialization courses chosen by the student.

Every year, in March, the Teaching Committee approves of the Manifesto Studiorum which contains the course program of the following academic year. This includes the list of courses available, their respective syllabuses, types of examination, educational material, and administrative information. Thanks to the Erasmus international mobility program the study plan can contain courses and exams sustained in other top European universities. This program can be taken without any increase in fees. The period abroad can last from three to twelve months. Other opportunities for international mobility are also possible.

At the end of the M.S. program, students will be required to have a training period in a company or in a research laboratory.

Students with multiple University-level qualifications in Electronics, Information Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, or closely related disciplines could have a certain number of examinations recognized from previous studies in their individual study plans. The examination recognition will depend on the educational background of the student and will be performed only after the official enrolment for the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI).

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering aims to train professionals to produce and manage technological innovation and fulfill high-profile technical and/or managerial roles in contexts that require in-depth knowledge of Information Engineering disciplines, focusing on specific aspects of Telecommunications Engineering.

The educational offer is organized into three curricula, with different specialization areas:

  • "Signal Processing and Understanding” Area, aimed to provide vertical expertise in the design and analysis of information for various application areas such as multimedia, environmental remote sensing, assistive technologies and biomedical, digital security, and smart cities.
  • "Wireless and Networking” Area, which aims to provide in-depth expertise in the study, design, and development of wireless systems for communications/radar and telecommunications networks, as well as their application in terrestrial and aerospace

Courses

The Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering consists of 120 ECTS. It provides students with 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. All students are required to attend both compulsory and free-choice specialization courses. The number of credits related to each course may range between 3 and 12, depending on the number of academic hours of the course itself. The dissertation and the final exam will confer some additional credits. The study plan can also include exams taken in other European Universities within the framework of the Erasmus+ international mobility program. Students may join this program without any increase in fees. The period spent abroad can last from three to twelve months.

The program starts every year in September. The academic year is divided into two semesters: autumn semester (from September to January) and spring semester (from February to June). The periods between semesters are dedicated to examinations and holidays. 

Credits required to complete the Master’s degree program in Information and Communication Engineering: 120 ECTS

Notes: according to the Sorbonne (1988) and the Bologna (1999) declarations university-level study programs in the European Higher Education Area are structured in university credits (ECTS). A university credit corresponds to 25 hours of student workload, time for personal preparation included. The annual average workload for a full-time student is conventionally fixed at 60 credits.

Career Opportunities

Our Information and Communication (IC) Engineers fulfill 21 European ICT professional profiles among the 23 recently defined by the European Union. To report just a few of them: Business Information Manager, Systems Analyst and Architect, ICT Operation Manager, Developer, Digital Media Specialist, Network and Technical Specialist, ICT Security Manager, ICT Trainer, and Consultant.

In general, our IC engineers acquire know-how in:

  • The design, testing, validation, control, and production of new devices ranging from networks of wireless nanosensors to large aerospace systems;
  • The creation of software for the analysis, understanding, transmission, and exploitation of information in all its physical instantiations;
  • The organization and management of communication systems as well as all aspects related to their innovation and marketing.

Job opportunities

Our Information and Communication (IC) Engineers fulfill 21 European ICT professional profiles among the 23 recently defined by the European Union. To report just a few of them: Business Information Manager, Systems Analyst and Architect, ICT Operation Manager, Developer, Digital Media Specialist, Network and Technical Specialist, ICT Security Manager, ICT Trainer, and Consultant.

Further studies

The Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering gives the basis to access the ICT International Doctoral School.

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Admission

Application deadlines

  • March for non-EU citizens living outside Italy
  • June for EU citizens and non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

How to apply

  • Access the online application form
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Information and Communication Engineering or related field
  • English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Selection criteria

  • Academic curriculum
  • English language knowledge
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of purpose
Last updated Jan 2021

About the School

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National and international classifications rank the University of Trento as one of the top Italian universities. Besides the traditional lectures, there is much laboratory work and many small seminar groups. Trento is a medium-sized university, where it is easy for students and teachers to meet one another and there is a continuous exchange of ideas among students from different disciplines: in short, the (virtuous) dynamism of a small university. Read less
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