Master Program in Engineering Technology for Strategy and Security


Program Description


STRATEGOS, the International Master Program in Engineering Technology for Strategy and Security (MSC in Engineering/Laurea Magistrale), prepares young Engineers able to develop Models, Algorithms & Simulators, analyze Big Data, apply AI (Artificial Intelligence), IA (Intelligent Agents) & Machine Learning techniques to support the Strategic Decision Making Process. STRATEGOS combines advances in Engineering with Modelling Techniques, Social and Economic Strategies for solving real challenges.

Learning by doing

STRATEGOS propose an innovative approach & educational objectives based on Classes, Labs, Computer Simulations, Role Play Games, Virtual and Live Experiences to create skills in using Advanced Techniques on Modeling, Simulation, Data Science, AI/IA to Industry, Business, Defense, International Affairs, etc. STRATEGOS deals with Complex Systems and prepares students to master HiTech and enabling ICT Technologies. STRATEGOS starts on September 2019-2020; please contact for more info.

Career perspectives

Strategy Engineering skills are crucial for Top Management, Strategic Planning, and Management in major Corporations. The Strategic Engineers work also on the development of Smart Solutions to create new services and products in Complex Systems for Business, Industry, Consulting, International Agencies, and Defence. Several major Companies already signed to evaluate STRATEGOS Students in Internships, and also small Hi-Tech Enterprise are engaged with us to offer many job opportunities.

What you will learn

Advanced Models Complex System Analysis: Capability to develop Models for Industry, Business Sector, Defense and Homeland Security.

Modeling & Simulation: Foundation of Modelling and Development of Computer Simulations.

Data Mining and Big Data: Data Science Methods to deal with Big Data from different sources.

Decision Support Systems: Methodologies & Techniques for Decision Making based on Quantitative Approaches.

Game Theory: Strategic Interaction Mathematical Models devoted to identifying Winning Strategies.

AI & IA, Machine Learning: Techniques to develop Solutions based on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents.

Human Behavior Modeling: Computer Modeling related to Human Behavior and Human Factors.

Economy for Company Strategic Planning: Strategic Planning and Management in Corporation and related Economic.

International Affairs & Geopolitical Models: Evaluation of Risks related to Geopolitical Situations, International Affairs, and Conflicts.

Serious Games: Computer Games devoted to educate, train based on immersive and engaging virtual environments.

Data Farming, DOE, Statistics & Data Fusion: Methodologies to generate and combine experimental results by using advanced methods.

Enabling ICT Networks and Technologies: Architectures, Networks, and Technologies enabling new possibilities in decision making.

Did you know that

STRATEGOS Trans-Disciplinary Approach combines Engineering, Economics and International Affairs based on Bleeding Edge Technologies providing a highly qualified Profile.

STRATEGOS is a quantitative Engineering Master able to develops also soft skills such as Project Management and Team Working by specific Seminars and Skills.

Last 6 months of the Master Program are devoted to complete the Internship into a major Company or International Lab working on the development of new solutions for real problems.

Major Companies such as Accenture, Ansaldo, Leonardo, and Paul Wurth already confirmed their engagement in STRATEGOS initiative.

Hi-Tech Small and Medium Size Enterprises need Strategic Engineers to develop the applications of the Future.

Defense and Homeland Security Sector as Smart Cities and Governmental Sectors are very interested in Strategic Engineers.


STRATEGOS, the International Master Program in Engineering Technology for Strategy and Security (MSC in Engineering/Laurea Magistrale), is the new initiative on Strategic Engineering of Genoa University, established 1471 AD and ranked 1st in Italy within Engineering Area by the major ranking system. STRATEGOS promotes quantitative modeling to support decisions by developing a new generation of Engineers able to deal with Strategic Thinking and to support Decision Makers by mastering advanced modeling, simulation as well as other enabling technological and scientific areas.

The operational lifecycle of innovative systems are usually quite long and rich of uncertainties and strongly affected by many variables as well as by future scenarios, so a proper approach in modeling and analyzing quantitatively these elements is fundamental for the final success.

Understanding these issues is really fundamental and it is necessary to prepare engineers and scientists able to create models for supporting Decision Makers. Despite this importance, up to now, these strategic aspects are frequently roughly addressed by traditional approaches and educational practices: often just qualitative approaches or simplified static analysis methodologies are proposed.

STRATEGOS relies on foundations on ICT and M&S education, Strategic Modeling, Decision Support, Scenario Analysis, and Economy, providing the deep scientific and business knowledge as well as the technical engineering skills needed in this sector.

Quick facts

  • Degree type: Master course
  • Duration and credits: 2 Years / 120 CFU
  • Class: LM/DS
  • Admission: Free access
  • Sede: Genova
  • Teaching language: English
  • Teaching mode: Lectures
  • Taxes and fees: From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
  • International partnerships: Student exchange
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Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

The University offers the students a solid cultural and scientific education and gives them many instruments to face the professional future. It offers real possibilities of integration between theory ... Read More

The University offers the students a solid cultural and scientific education and gives them many instruments to face the professional future. It offers real possibilities of integration between theory and practice, also through stages with institutions and companies and training periods abroad. There are many different forms of collaboration and cooperation with foreign Universities and Institutions that allow a high mobility of professors and students from and towards foreign countries. At the moment, with more than 3,000 foreign students, the University went over the 8% mark of the total amount of registered students, establishing even more - and unlike the national data - its position as a point of attraction for the students that choose Italy for their University studies. Read less
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