University of Pavia


University of Pavia. Advancing Knowledge since 1361

The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions: it was founded in 1361 and until the 20th century it was the only university in the Milan area and the region of Lombardy. Pavia has been a city-campus since its foundation and even today it offers its 24,000 students an experience unique in Italy and rare in Europe: studying at 20 University colleges that are largely independent from the administrative structure of the University. The University of Pavia covers all subject areas and is composed of 18 Departments offering study programmes at all levels, from Bachelor’s degrees to Doctorate programmes.

Pavia is a small city in northern Italy with 70,000 inhabitants and over 24,000 students. Located only 30 km south of Milan, by regional and suburban trains, every 10 minutes. Pavia is also within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times, it was the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards for over two centuries and this fascinating legacy of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings remains intact and alive day and night with students enjoying their favourite meeting points.

Cultural life in Pavia is intense with 19 museums and collections (14 within the University), 2 cultural centres, 4 public libraries and 18 university libraries, 4 cinemas and theatres, 10 social-cultural meeting halls, a musical college and 2 civic schools of music and arts. Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Pavia’s campus offers a unique university experience to students who can enjoy countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts and sport activities, at all levels

The college system: unique in Italy

Pavia, like Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, has a unique College system in Italy, dating back to the 16th century. Each of Pavia’s 20 colleges, that in total host approximately 2.000 students, has its own particular history and opportunities to offer, including access to many study abroad programmes and sport activities. The Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) offers extra courses to the best performing students from our colleges. These advanced-level programmes for high achievers are organised by theme into four different academic areas: Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Technology and Biomedical Sciences. Students who successfully complete their studies at IUSS obtain an additional Diploma, alongside their university degree. College life aims at creating an open community where academic achievements, traditional events, parties and sporting rivalries all play a role. In college students can also build their first professional network. Access to colleges is based on merit criteria and a parental-income based fee system. Today, Pavia can count on 4 merit based colleges; 12 public colleges; and 4 private colleges.

Pavia, city of sport

For Pavia, the title ‘European City of Sport 2014’ serves as the deserved international recognition for our enduring excellence in sport. The University Sports Centre (CUS) promotes sport among students enrolled in the university by offering a wide range of courses and organizing championships and tournaments. With its teams, CUS Pavia participates in national and international competitions such as the World University Games. Specifically, sport in Pavia means:

  • Olympic and World Championship-level rowing
  • Pavia-Oxford-Cambridge-Pisa rowing race
  • University championships in the main team sports
  • Intercollege tournaments
  • Sports programmes specifically designed for disabled students
  • Facilities designed for all students’ physical wellbeing, integrated with university training.

Pavia, city of health, technology and research

The University offers 17 international PhD programmes organised into 5 macro-areas: • Science and Technology • Science Engineering • Life Sciences • Humanities • Social Sciences

The University of Pavia has indeed a tradition of top-level research and counts three Nobel Prize winners among its full professors (Camillo Golgi, Giulio Natta and Carlo Rubbia). Alessandro Volta, Albert Einstein, Gerolamo Cardano and Ugo Foscolo have also taught here. The University is an active promoter of research in collaboration with the world’s most prestigious academic institutions making Pavia a modern technological centre for advanced research on the reduction of seismic risk (EUCENTRE), cancer treatment (CNAO), nuclear energy (LENA). Seven research centres are based in Pavia and further 21 are located in different sites with in collaboration with other institutions, in addition to 42 interdepartmental research centres that carry out ongoing and interdisciplinary basic and applied research. It also supports start-ups and spin-offs initiatives: 25 generated only in the past year.

Research activities have resulted in 7 international patents in 2013. The University has just started a new process of selecting flagship projects and it has recently launched Universitiamo: the first Italian crowdfunding university project platform. The University of Pavia also combines research and treatment in three leading university hospitals where around 12.000 professionals are employed. In 1987 the University established its Center for International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS). By offering scholarships and supporting joint studies and international research projects, CICOPS is working towards the creation of an ever-growing network of international contacts, that includes foreign universities, governments and international, non-governmental organisations. Since 1998, more than 200 scholarships have been awarded to academics from 55 different countries to carry out research in Pavia.

The international dimension

The University of Pavia is dedicated to preparing its students for lifelong learning and the challenges facing them in an increasingly complex and diverse world. To familiarize students and staff with the global dimension of today’s international relations, more than 200 exchange programmes are available at locations around the world.

Mobility schemes such as Erasmus+ for studies and traineeship, the Fund for Cooperation and Knowlegde and many other EU and non-EU international programmes offer grants to both outgoing and incoming, local and international students. Every year several hundreds of participants benefit from these opportunities and have the chance to add a valuable international dimension to their curriculum.

The international strategy of the University of Pavia sets out three clear objectives in order to keep and strengthen its position amongst the world’s leading research intensive universities:

  • Embedding internationalization into our core teaching and research activities
  • Creating sustainable recruitment of high quality international students
  • Developing and maintaining high quality strategic partnerships as well as Joint Programmes with partners all over the world


The University of Pavia was originally created around schools of law and humanities, soon followed by medicine. Over the centuries, the range of courses on offer has expanded to the natural sciences, pure sciences, engineering, political sciences and pharmacology and, more recently, to psychology, communication and sports sciences thereby confirming Pavia’s vocation as a multidisciplinary university.

The University of Pavia offers 83 courses (both Bachelor's and Master's) in:

  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Mathematics, Physics and Natural sciences
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Literature, Languages and Philosophy
  • Pharmacology
  • Health professions
  • Political sciences
  • Psychology
  • Communication studies
  • Sports sciences
  • Musicology
  • Tourism

Eight international masters degree courses in English -taught by academic staff and visiting professors- are internationalizing the university from within and marking a significant increase in the number of overseas students.

1 Single-cycle Master's degree (6 years):

    Medicine and Surgery

    7 Master’s degree courses:

    The University of Pavia stands out for its large number of postgraduate courses, from research-based programmes to courses aimed at gaining entry into specific professions:

    • 29 Professional Masters courses that range from the medical, health and pharmaceutical fields to the science sector. A common trait among these is ground breaking themes studied in highly specialised fields as well as the interdisciplinary approach adopted.
    • 17 International PhD Programmes organised into 5 macro-areas (Science & Technology; Science Engineering; Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences) and 4 Joint doctorate courses with EU Universities.
    • 51 Medical Specialization schools
    • 1 School of Specialization for the Legal Professions

    Masters Courses, advanced training courses and PhD Programmes are also offered by the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS).

    This school offers programs in:
    • English
    • Italian

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    Master in Design and Development of Vehicle Dynamics

    Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

    The Programme has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. [+]

    Now on board with offered internships: Automobili Lamborghini, Bridgestone, Danisi Engineering, Pagani Automobili, VI-grade, ZF, TRW The Programme has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. The Course provides students with special and specific competence in vehicle testing techniques, both virtually, through CAE, and experimentally on the real vehicle (on track and road). See the promotional video of the Programme: The training program, as an absolutely innovative element, includes, alongside frontal instruction, test sessions on the circuit of the Quattroruote Safe Driving Centre, during which the participants will be engaged at first hand in learning the techniques and methodologies used in testing, inspection, checks and fine tuning of the vehicle dynamic behavior. All the participants will take a specially designed course in Advanced Driving, oriented to the subsequent phase of testing and inspection on the circuit. The training program of the Course is completed, and this aspect also represents an innovation, by the use of a static simulator for developing vehicles in a virtual environment. The Programme is a full time, international, one-year course equivalent to 1,500 hours and to a total of 60 ECTS points, divided into frontal instruction at the University of Pavia, Palazzo Vistarino, practical exercises at the Quattroruote circuit (Vairano di Vidigulfo, Pavia), an internship period (equivalent to 24 ECTS points) at the main automotive companies, guided tours to facilities related to the course, seminars, study activities and individual preparation. The wide-ranging curriculum is made up of 8 teaching modules: Total Vehicle Design - total hours 150 - ECTS 6 Fundamental Driving Dynamics - total hours 100 - ECTS 4 Virtual Dynamics Design and Simulation - total hours 100 - ECTS 4 Materials and Structural Design - total hours 100 - ECTS 4 Propulsion: IC and Hybrid - total hours 50 - ECTS 2 Vehicle Dynamic Control - total hours 25 - ECTS 1 Total Vehicle Testing and Development - total hours 150 - ECTS 6 Biomechanics: Driver/Vehicle interactions - total hours 175 - ECTS 7 Advanced short courses included: Road/tire interaction: focus on grip/temperature and real time algorithms implementation in racing and for safety improvement. Innovative features in Vehicle Dynamics. Experimental workshop on objective and subjective performance evaluations. Outlook and different scenarios on legal international aspects on the autonomous car. For further information please contact prof. Carlo Rottenbacher e-mail or mobile +39 340 4105159 [-]

    Master in Economics, Finance and International Integration

    Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Pavia

    The <strong>Master Program (Laurea Magistralis) in Economics, Finance and International Integration (MEFI)</strong> is a post-graduate course open to Italian and foreign students aiming to pursue advanced studies in the field of applied economics and finance in an international perspective. [+]

    The Master Program (Laurea Magistralis) in Economics, Finance and International Integration (MEFI) is a post-graduate course open to Italian and foreign students aiming to pursue advanced studies in the field of applied economics and finance in an international perspective. MEFI trains students longing to start high level careers as professionals or managers in national and multinational firms and within the Public Administration. Starting from the academic year 2013-2014 this Master Program will be entirely taught in English, fulfilling the internalization aims of our Department. The Department is already involved in many international mobility programs for graduate students. Moreover a few double degree programs in Economics have been already agreed and are being carried out with some major European Universities. The decision to teach all MEFI courses in English is then just a further path in our internalization strategy. Though students attending MEFi will get the same degree, they may choose from the start between three different specializations: Finance; Industrial Organization and Market Strategies; International Economic Integration. Such a variety of academic options is consistent with the existence in our Department of different groups of researchers sharing common scientific interests, publishing extensively on these topics and occasionally working as consultants for private and public institutions. The Finance curriculum has been developed by a group of mathematicians, statisticians and econometricians who have long since concentrated their research work on financial markets. They also cooperate with colleagues involved in macroeconomics and corporate finance. The Industrial Organization and Market Strategies curriculum is based as well on a group of professors and researchers long since involved in research work about theoretical and empirical industrial organization, regulatory economics and competition policy. A third curriculum concerning International Economic Integration is also available, as the University of Pavia is a leading academic institution for post-graduate education in the field of international cooperation and economic development. MEFI is expected to be completed in two years and is divided into 4 semesters. Teaching time is mostly devoted to advanced courses of economics with an applied perspective. In the case of the Industrial Organization option the focus is on the applications of game theory and econometrics to regulated and unregulated markets, and on the microeconomics of the firm. The Finance option includes courses of mathematics, statistics and econometrics with a common focus on financial markets issues. The International Integration option requires less training in mathematics and statistics, as more weight is given to political economy and international policy issues. Students interested in sustainable development, independently of their specialization, may always pick up environmental economics and energy economics as elective courses. Complementary courses in Law have also been introduced. They are differentiated according to each specialization and include financial markets regulation, European Community Law and Antitrust law. Management courses mainly concern multinational firms and the organization of information systems. Following the Italian multicultural tradition, students may be also required to attend one course in Economic History and/or one in Sociology. Most courses require students to undertake individual short projects or produce short essays to be discussed during the class and that may contribute to their assessment together with traditional exams. Lastly students will have to write and defend a Master program dissertation that will contribute to their final grade. [-]

    Master in International Business and Entrepreneurship

    Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Pavia

    This 2-year course is an intensive, full-time graduate programme entirely taught in English and designed for graduates who are seeking an international qualification in Business & Management. [+]

    MIBE at a glance The ‘Master in International Business and Entrepreneurship’ (MIBE) is an intensive, full-time Master Programme – “Laurea Magistralis” - in Business and Management. It is entirely taught in English and covers two academic years, i.e. 4 semesters (120 ECTS credits). It focuses on three main pillars: - International environment, showing faculty and students from all over the world; - Balance between in-depth theory and practical experience, including innovative learning methods; - Strong Community – ‘Mibers’ - coupled with the unique athmosfere and background given by one of the oldest universities in Europe. Core Topics - International Management International Business and Management; Doing business in emerging countries; International Marketing; Cross-cultural Marketing; - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Innovation Management International Entrepreneurship - Digital Management Digital Marketing Management of Information Systems Big Data Analysis - Others Firm Valuation and Capital Market Instruments; Project Management; Performance Management; Basics of Competition and International Law; Basics of Economics; Fundamentals of statistics and data mining, with a special emphasis on problems related to: market forecasting, analysis of international scenario, web analytics; Class profile • About 100 students per year; • Starting from the second year, small sub-classes to stimulate teamwork and practical exercises; • Up to 30% of foreign students, coming from all over the word; MIBE Pillars 1. International environment Started in 2009, throughout the academic years the course has built a very strong reputation in the international academic environment. It has attracted students from all over Italy and all over the world. The number of enrolled students has almost doubled, reaching a high percentage of foreign students (more than 30%). In addition to this, more than a third of the enrolled students has taken part to a double-degree programme, thanks to the agreements with 10 foreign partner universities. All this contributes to a highly rich international environment with a lively cultural scenario and a multidisciplinary approach to higher education. 2. Balancing in-depth theory and practical experience Lectures are a well-studied blend of theory and practise, with a strong focus on class discussion stimulation, case studies, teamwork, simulation projects, business games and workshops. MIBE project also shows innovative teaching methods, including: e-learning platform, business games (jointly with well known companies), ‘Call for Ideas’ is aimed at bringing together students coming from different departments (economics & management, biotechnology, engineers, software developers, ...), working on business plan for new ventures. 3. Unique experience First of all: because our students develop a strong feeling of belonging to a community, the community of ‘Mibers’. They feel that MIBE is a label, a distinctive mark: a nice one, to wear and recognise. Secondly: because of the unique atmosphere of the University of Pavia, one of the oldest universities in Europe (founded in 1361).The university is also well-known for its students’ accommodation system consisting of 20 students’ residences (the so called “collegi”), where thousands of students live, study and play sports. Furthermore, Pavia is a lovely small medieval town, which feeds that special sense of community, but at the same time offers the opportunity to reach a metropolis like Milan in a very short time (only 35 kilometres away, with an excellent train connection). Career opportunities and job profile MIBE is for aspiring leaders only, with an interest in pursuing careers as manager or entrepreneur and showing strong international attitude. Careers taken up by MIBERS include, but are not limited to: export manager, business development manager, analyst of international markets, innovation manager, IT manager / CIO, web marketing manager, management consultant, and – of course – international entrepreneur. Because of their distinctive profile, MIBE students have acquired a kind of “trademark” in the job market and they are highly saught by companies with a international vocation. Contact and Further information Website: Email: [-]

    Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur)

    Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

    The Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. [+]

    The Master in Musicolog:, Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. The master addresses European musical culture, from its creations and compositional techniques to the discourse surrounding music that has developed over the centuries and present-day management of musical heritage. The two-year program aims to provide the methodological fundamentals, the analytical skills and the cultural background for higher level musicological research and, more generally, to allow students to competently participate in current discussions of music. In the academic panorama, musical knowledge appears nowadays to be complex and multifaceted: it includes musical texts and theories, art and popular music, compositional tools and conceptions of performance, the impact of media on musical experience, and the functions of music in different social contexts. The Master prepares students for this composite and interdisciplinary knowledge, which is now a fundamental prerequisite for doctoral programs in Europe and America. The skills acquired also provide access to careers in high-level institutions dedicated to conserving and promoting musical resources, and professions that involve transmitting musical culture or conceiving and managing cultural events with musical content. The Department of musicology and cultural heritage, which hosts the program, is part of the University of Pavia, but it is located in Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s native city. In 2013 it ranked first for academic production among all Italian departments comparable for size and sector of research. It is made up of distinguished scholars who represent all fields of musicological research and have gained international recognition. A long history of exchanges involving both students and instructors has consolidated the Department’s position within today’s global academic debate. The teaching staff’s areas of specialisation range from historiography to music theory and philology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies, covering the entire chronological span from classical antiquity to the 21st century. Our wide and finely articulated didactic offer guarantees a complete and competitive training. Many ex-students of this Department have found positions in European and non-European universities, while others are employed by prestigious institutions dedicated to the conservation of musical heritage or concert activities, bearing clear witness to the wide scope of the education available at Cremona. Students of the program will be part of a dynamic intellectual community that encourages direct contact between professors and students and offers an extremely up-to-date library along with the most modern databases in the field of music. Furthermore, thanks to the work-experience seminars and presentations organised by the Department, students will be able to establish first-hand contacts with the music world (theatres, archives, music editors and the media). The courses will be distributed over three semesters. In the fourth, students will attend a workshop on Musical Archives and Libraries, complete an internship and write a master’s thesis. The curriculum of studies deals with three main areas: History, Theory and Text focuses on the different types of text through which European music is handed down: manuscripts and scores, theoretical writings, concert critiques, institutional documents. Music and Stage deals with the various aspects of music written for the stage, from Monteverdi to the present day. Music in Society and Media explores the relationships between music and society and their different conceptualizations in theory, in addition to the role of music in multimedia production. [-]

    Master in World Politics and International Relations

    Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Pavia

    The <strong>two-year taught Master (Laurea Magistralis) in World Politics and International Relations</strong> is designed to help you analyse the major issues arising out of these processes. Whether you are aiming at a career in national or international public services, in non-governmental organizations or in the private sector, you need a multidisciplinary approach to grasp the key issues. [+]

    Our world is united and fragmented. Common links and challenges bind the international community together, while political phenomena are increasingly driven by regional dynamics and by conflicting national perspectives on security, wealth and identity. Globalization is still on the move along with processes of regional integration and the proliferation of new states. Military power is still concentrated at the state level, but is also becoming available to non-state actors. Technologies and information spread globally, and are variously transformed into forces for cooperation and conflict. The two-year taught Master (Laurea Magistralis) in World Politics and International Relations is designed to help you analyse the major issues arising out of these processes. Whether you are aiming at a career in national or international public services, in non-governmental organizations or in the private sector, you need a multidisciplinary approach to grasp the key issues. How are foreign policy and domestic policy related? Is regime change necessarily inconsistent with political stability? Under what conditions can power be tamed in contemporary international relations? To answer these questions, you need expertise in political science. Are contemporary international relations more or less conflict-driven than in the past? How, exactly, did the current international system arise? How did we get from Statecraft to “Globecraft”? To address contemporary challenges you need expertise in contemporary history. Is international law just a set of formal rules, or does it impact on the content of international relations? How are human rights promoted or enforced internationally? Are Mercosur and Nafta comparable to the European Union? To answer questions like these, you need regional and international expertise not only in politics but also in law. And what exactly is a human right? And what would a more just international order look like, if it were possible? To make informed judgements in these areas, you need a solid grounding in ethics. Following the long-established Italian tradition of “Political Sciences”, this Master will help you to acquire advanced skills in comparative analysis, to sharpen your analytical reasoning, and to approach world politics from a genuinely multidisciplinary perspective. Multidisciplinary approach “Political sciences” is a multidisciplinary form of study peculiar to a limited number of European countries, most notably Italy and France (scienze politiche, sciences politiques). The “political sciences” (in the plural) include political science (in the singular), but also the other social sciences (economics and sociology), together with history, and law. These other “sciences” count as “political” insofar as they focus on political phenomena, making political science a central discipline through which the other disciplines relate to one another. Pavia has produced and hosted a number of nationally and internationally renowned scholars in the political sciences. The political and legal theorist Bruno Leoni, the economist Libero Lenti, and the historian Carlo Maria Cipolla are among the figures who have established pioneering and leading schools of research at Pavia. As well as including prominent researchers in Western and European comparative politics, history, law, economics and sociology, Political Sciences at Pavia also boasts particular strengths in the study of African and Asian history and politics, and in the teaching of the Arabic, Chinese and Japanese languages. Minimal entry requirements A first (at least three-year) degree covering one or more of the humanities or social sciences and including at least 36 credits (ECTS or international equivalent) in one or more of the following areas: politics; sociology; modern or contemporary history; public, private or international law; demography; economics (not including business studies). For students taking their first degree at an Italian University, these disciplinary areas are given official classifications. The admissions committee has no discretion regarding these classifications. Proficiency in the English language at the level of the European standard C1. Candidates are strongly advised (though not on pain of exclusion) to submit one of the following English language certificates with their application (this point does not apply to students who have completed a course of higher education in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, or UK, or who can demonstrate, by means of certification from the relevant university, that their previous degree was taught and examined in English): TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT), with a score of at least 90; TOEFL Paper-based test (PBT), with a score of at least 570; IELTS (Academic version), with a score of at least 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Grade C with a score of 67; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Grade C. Candidates without an English language certificate at the time of application may be asked to do so as a condition for enrollment. Applicants taking their first degree at an Italian University must have acquired at least 150 credits by the relevant application deadline. Applicants need to satisfy the admissions committee not only that they meet these minimal requirements but also that their knowledge and academic abilities are of a sufficiently high level to undertake the proposed course of study. To this end, the admissions committee will assess applicants’ academic qualifications (both overall and in the relevant disciplines), their academic potential in the relevant fields, and their level of English. Academic potential will be assessed in part through an interview (by skype or in person) held shortly after the relevant application deadline. Application deadlines Prospective students wishing to enroll in the degree program in September 2015 should apply by one of the following deadlines: First deadline: 19 March 2016; Second deadline: 19 May 2016; Third deadline: 14 July 2016 (open only to Italian and other EU applicants); Fourth deadline: 12 September 2016! (open only to Italian and other EU applicants; Non-EU applicants must apply by either the March or May deadline. Italian and other EU applicants may apply at any one of the three deadlines. Non-EU applicants are advised to apply earlier rather than later, given the time needed to obtain a study visa and the competitive nature of the application process. Non-EU applicants applying to the degree program at the second of the above deadlines (in May) should consider beginning their visa application (at the Italian Embassy) beforehand, or simultaneously. Deadlines for visa applications can vary. For more precise information, we strongly advise applicants to contact the Italian Embassy in their own country as soon as possible. All applicants will be interviewed shortly after the relevant application deadline, either in person (in Pavia), or by skype. In the latter case, interviews must use the video as well as the audio facility. The interview is an integral part of the selection procedure and will include questions designed to assess applicants’ analytical, argumentative, and critical abilities. The interview will not normally presuppose specialist knowledge in particular disciplines. The admissions committee will inform all applicants by email of the outcome of the application procedure. Successful applicants will then be supplied with further information about the enrollment process. Please note that applications for academic year 2016-2017 are now open. Please consult the page "How to apply" on the WPIR website . For further information please refer to the website or send an email to [-]


    Master in Computer Engineering

    Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Pavia

    The program provides high level education to graduate students with a bachelor in computer technology or scientific disciplines. The syllabus focuses on applied mathematics, economics, management and curriculum-specific subjects. [+]

    The School of Engineering offers a Laurea Magistralis (Master of Science) program in Computer Engineering. The Computer Science and Multimedia curriculum includes Multiprocessor Architectures, Computer Networks, Performance Evaluation, Multimedia Systems and Technologies, Computer Vision and Human Computer Interaction. The Services Engineering curriculum includes Business Analysis, Design of Enterprise Systems, Service and Web Systems Design. The Double Master in Services Engineering A and Double Master in Services Engineering B curricula allow students to get two Master Degrees, spending compulsory semesters in our university and in partner universities. In this connection, a peer to peer agreement has already been activated with Chinese Universities, namely Tongji (Shanghai), HIT (Harbin), UESTC (Chengdu). Lectures are integrated by lab activities, seminars and tutorials, delivered by industry leaders and visiting professors from all over the world. Admission Requirements A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Electronics or similar topics acknowledged by the Italian Government is required. In some cases, a legalized translation of Degree Certificates into Italian by the Italian Consulate is also required. Lower-income students are entitled to apply for EDISU scholarships. Degree, Internship and Thesis Our educational activities greatly benefit from the vibrant international research activity carried out by faculty assigned to the Computer Engineering Master Program. Many courses include lab activities where students can practice and be involved in experiments relating to course topics. The labs dedicated to teaching activity are equipped with modern electronic instruments and computers, as well as state-of-the-art software tools and experimental set-ups. MS students develop a thesis with a University of Pavia Tutor. Typically, a thesis is an innovative project, an experimental system or a research study. Research activity is performed during the last MS semester in University labs and/or in companies and bodies with specific agreements with the University. Moreover, a PhD School in Electronics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering has been operative for over twenty years at the University of Pavia which is designed to train researchers with a cultural background which fits the innovation requirements of today’s Information Society, from the standpoint of both scientific originality and design ability. Career Opportunities Throughout the International Master Program in Computer Engineering students will improve their technical and scientific skills, as well as their ability to operate at an international level. All the members of the teaching staff have lasting and fruitful collaborations with leading companies in Automation, Computer Science and Service Systems Engineering nationally and internationally. Interesting job opportunities for graduate students can be created in Italy and abroad thanks to the involvement of teaching staff in European or International Projects involving companies and research centers. Our students will already be interacting with foreign companies at the time of their graduation project which can even be developed abroad with the support of an ERASMUS Placement. [-]

    Master in Electronic Engineering

    Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Pavia

    The program provides high-level education to graduate students with a bachelor in electronics, communications and other scientific disciplines. Besides traditional courses, the syllabus includes other industry-oriented courses and opportunities for exposure to most recent advances in three different tracks. [+]

    The program provides high-level education to graduate students with a bachelor in electronics, communications and other scientific disciplines. Besides traditional courses, the syllabus includes other industry-oriented courses and opportunities for exposure to most recent advances in three different tracks. Microelectronics is intended to offer in-depth knowledge in integrated circuits and systems. The two-year program in Microelectronics is intended to offer a challenging high-level education and a stimulating research environment to talented students who hold a Bachelor degree in technology or science of substantial quality and level. The proposed program leverages a rather unique peculiarity of Pavia: the town houses several design and research centers of international semiconductor companies which tightly collaborate with the University to train students of high profile. Most companies host students for their graduation projects and participate, in co-operation with the University, in national and European research programs. STMicroelectronics supports a Laboratory housed inside the campus. Engineers graduated from Laurea Magistralis are nowadays employees of the most important international semiconductor companies in Italy and abroad: Austriamicrosystems, Broadcom, Conexant, Elpida Memory, Huawei, International Rectifier, Marvell, Maxim, MaxLinear, Micron, National Semiconductor, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics. Photonics focuses on laser and optical components technologies. The Master in Photonics is a two year (four semesters), English-taught program designed to prepare students for a challenging career in the fast growing photonics industry or in qualified research institutions. Indeed photonic technologies are currently pervading several fields, taking up a crucial role in advanced applications dealing with communications, medicine, imaging, lighting, heavy duty industry, biology, energy conversion, automotive, consumer and sensing. Expertise in photonics is well evaluated in a wide range of small and large companies. The master builds on the strong background of photonics’ research carried out at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering (ECBE), which is at the topmost international level in fields such as solid state lasers, biophotonics, silicon photonics, sensors, quantum optics and optical fiber communications. In these areas, the ECBE has several collaborations with national and international leading photonics industries, as well as research centers, and has also led to spin-off enterprises founded by faculty members. Space Communication and Sensing is a new course combining electronic, high-frequency and remote sensing technologies with the booming world of space-related applications. Putting men on the Moon and robots on Mars might be the most eye-catching achievements of space technology, but its real weight and potential to impact our everyday lives actually lies elsewhere and is more pervasive than we believe. The space industry offers an ever-expanding array of space products and services, which are changing the way people go about their daily lives. Examples may be cited from GPS navigation, telecoms, weather forecasting, satellite monitoring of Earth surface. They continue to evolve in technological sophistication and capability, and their applications continue to change and adapt with the needs of the economy. Space manufacturing and service industries are the strategic high-tech sectors driving growth and innovation well beyond the space sector, delivering value across all economic areas. [-]

    Master in Industrial Automation Engineering

    Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Pavia

    The master’s program provides high-level education to graduate students with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering or scientific disciplines. [+]

    The master’s program provides high-level education to graduate students with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering or scientific disciplines. The syllabus comprises topics in the following areas: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Drives, Automation and Communication in Industrial Systems, Industrial Measurements, Wireless Communication Systems Automation: Advanced Control Systems, Industrial Automation, Process Control, Robotics, Embedded and Real-time systems Economics and Management: Lean production, Organization Theory and Design, Economics for digital society, Strategic Management and Business Planning, Logistics Management Lectures are integrated by lab activities, seminars and tutorials, delivered by industry leaders and visiting professors from all over the world. The program is organized into two tracks: Industrial Technologies and Management Robotics and Mechatronics A Teaching Committee is purposely designated by the Teaching Council of the EECS course. The Committee has the task of checking whether the applicant can enter the Master's Program based on an evaluation of his/her compliance with the curricular requirements and of the individual background. [-]


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    Pavia (PV), 27100 IT
    Location address
    Corso Strada Nuova, 65
    Pavia, 27100 IT
    Location address
    Milan, IT