Academic Year 2016/17





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Telecommunication Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law474
NameTelecommunication Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-27 - Telecommunications engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Lozza Giovanni Gustavo
Coordinator of the Study programme Antonio Capone
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://ccs.dei.polimi.it/telecomunicazioni


Student Office (Study programme) - Milano
Reference office
Segreteria didattica del Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (sezione Ingegneria dell'Informazione)
Address Via Ponzio 34/5, 20133 Milano
Phone 02 2399 3400/3641


Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering requires two years of training after obtaining the Bachelor of Science Degree. It enriches the curriculum of the graduate with the necessary theoretical and scientific formation, in order to develop the knowledge and ability to design and innovate in a constantly evolving field.

The Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering covers many disciplines apparently far from each other that have developed over the years from a common cultural basis. This Engineering field deals with the study, design, implementation, and management of communication networks (including the Internet), information transmission systems and devices, processing systems for voice, sound, data, images, and remote sensing. The Telecommunication Engineering allows to deliver applications and services to users anywhere in the world: e-commerce, real-time multimedia applications, secure e-banking, remote medical diagnostics, exchange of music and video on both fixed and mobile devices. Moreover advanced  technologies for the Earth surface monitoring and for oil exploration are developed within the Telecommunications Engineering area. 

The Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering allows flexibility in the definition of the individual study program with the opportunity to specialize in areas of growing interest such as:  

  • Communications systems and transmission techniques
  • Communications networks
  • Signal processing
  • Technologies and devices
  • Internet engineering
  • Smart interconnected objects
  • Multimedia
  • Remote sensing
  • Wireless communications and networks
  • Optical communications and networks
  • Satellite and navigation systems 

Detailed information on Telecommunication Engineering can be found in the study program web site (http://commtech.dei.polimi.it/en).



3. Learning objectives

The Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering is characterized by a strong scientific and technological curriculum. The goal is to train experts who can understand and contribute to the technological evolution, using the results of research for the design and analysis of complex telecommunications systems in several industrial sectors of high technology often multidisciplinary.
A graduate of the second level will then have acquired a good knowledge of the mathematical tools necessary to analyze and design complex telecommunication systems, he will have gained a thorough understanding of advanced technologies that are currently used in the various fields of telecommunications. Moreover he will have developed a good ability to explore and assess the  market trends in view of innovative applications, having cultivated the attitude of teamwork and the ability to present the results of his/her work in a clear and organized way.



4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

Telecommunication Engineering is a two-year program  leading to a Master of Science degree. Graduates can apply for a three-year doctoral program.

Each of the two-year degree course is divided into two semesters. To allow access to the course Master of Science at the beginning of each semester, the first and the second half of each year are interchangeable. The lessons can then be followed without significant problems both in  the natural order (1st semester, 2nd semester) and in the reverse order (2nd semester, 1st semester).


4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


 A Master Degree is required to apply for a position of Doctorate (PhD) student.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The graduate in Telecommunications Engineering can take an examination to get an engineering license and join the Italian professional register of information engineers. There exist different registers for graduates holding a Bachelor of Science degree and graduates holding a Master of Science degree. However, in Italy it is not usually necessary to belong to the national register of engineers in order to practice, either in industry or in public administration.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Telecommunication Engineering offers challenging and fulfilling careers for engineering technologists and managers in many fields where Telecommunications are of paramount importance. A Telecommunication Engineer can cover key positions in the field of research, development, innovation and management of infrastructures of communications services working with big or small medium size companies that today represent the most dynamic part of this economic sector. Good employment positions can be found as network experts in fields different from Telecommunications as signal processing experts in oil as well as mechanical and biomedical companies. The most motivated and creative students can also start new companies as shown by the several successful cases of spin-off companies founded in the framework of our study program (more information about the spin-off companies of Telecommunication Engineering can be found on the web site http://ccs.dei.polimi.it/telecomunicazioni/). Most of the students who graduate in Telecommunication Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano find good job opportunities in Italy and abroad thanks to their good technical preparation and to the favorable geographic location of our university at the center of the area with the highest density and quality of Communication Technologies companies in Italy and with relations with most of the industrial districts around the world.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4188

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree


The access to the Master of Science curriculum is regulated by the rules reported in the web site:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/laurea-magistrale/ (international students)

and

http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/ammissione-magistrali/ (students with an Italian bachelor degree)

An admission committee of the study program in Telecommunication Engineering evaluates all the admission requests and take final decisions based on the curriculum of each candidate and the documents provided in the application.

Admission to the program does not imply the validation of all the credits that the students have earned in their former career. The obligations to be satisfied by the candidates in order to get the MSc Degree are determined on an individual basis by the Committee based on the number and type of credits earned in the student’s former career.

6.2 Requested knowledge

A solid background in the fundamentals of engineering is requested, i.e. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics. Adequate skills are also requested in the core Telecommunications disciplines.  Finally, it is advisable to have some background in the Electronics field.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4964

6.3 Deadlines

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4294

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The tutor system was introduced with the Law no. 341 of 1990 (university academic systems’ Reform) aimed at “guiding and assisting students throughout their studies and encouraging them to actively participate in their education, removing obstacles preventing them from successfully attending courses, even through initiatives based on the needs and attitudes of the individuals” (Article 13). 


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4263

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The Master of Science program in Telecommunications Engineering consists of a total of 120 credits (CFU- "Crediti Formativi Universitari") according to the following specifications:
- between 50 and 80 credits in core courses from Tables COMMUNICATIONS METHODOLOGIES and COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (Telecommunications and Electromagnetic fields, indicated with the letter "B" in the tables);
- between 15 and 45 credits in complementary courses from Tables MATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ELECTRONICS & PHYSICS (indicated with the letter "C" in the tables);
- 20 credits for the Master Thesis. 

7.2 Mode of study

The Course requires full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering provides a unique training program described in the following tables. The student can thus design his/her individual study program by choosing among many different courses.

Individual study programs are evaluated by a Study Program Committee which is in charge of approving them based on their coherence with the general learning objectives of the MSc in Telecommunication Engineering. Students are expected to contact the member of the committee before submitting their study program to get advise and suggestions (the name of the committee members are available at the web page http://commtech.dei.polimi.it/en/contacts).

A number of officially pre-approved study programs are reported in the next sections and can be selected into the web application for student study programs. 

Studies are organized into semesters: some courses are offered in the first half (roughly from the beginning of October and the end of January), others in the second half (roughly between early March and the end of June).


First Year



Second Year



Important Notes


In addition to the constraints indicated in the tables above, the following rules apply to individual study programs:

 Students must select at least 20 credits from list COMMUNICATIONS METHODOLOGIES.

 Total credits from lists COMMUNICATIONS METHODOLOGIES and COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLGIES must be between 50 and 80.

 Total credits from lists MATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, and ELECTRONICS & PHYSICS must be between 15 and 45.

 The 20 credits for the Thesis must be selected at the second year, either in the first or second semester. 

5 – The admission committee can assign as mandatory some courses that are not included in the tables:

      - Fundamentals of Communication Networks (5 cr)

      - Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields (5 cr)

      - Fundamentals of Signals and Transmission (5 cr)

The credits of these courses must be compensated in the individual study program not including some of the optional courses  in positions 4 or 5 of the second year.

6 – Students who do not select a pre-approved study program are expected to contact the members of the study program committee before submitting the study program through the web application (http://commtech.dei.polimi.it/it/contacts).


LISTS OF COURSES


Courses of the Group COMMUNICATIONS METHODOLOGIES



Courses of the Group COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
091032 B ING-INF/03 AUDIO AND VIDEO SIGNALS 1 10.0
091041 B ING-INF/03 AUDIO SIGNALS 1 5.0
096120 B ING-INF/03 COMMUNICATION NETWORK DESIGN 1 5.0
091039 B ING-INF/03 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION I 1 5.0
091040 B ING-INF/03 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION II 1 5.0
095398 B,C ING-INF/02 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY 1 5.0
094788 B ING-INF/03 GEOPHYSICAL AND RADAR IMAGING 1 10.0
094789 B ING-INF/03 GEOPHYSICAL IMAGING 1 5.0
094790 B ING-INF/03 RADAR IMAGING 1 5.0
091038 B ING-INF/03 SWITCHING AND ROUTING 1 5.0
091042 B ING-INF/03 VIDEO SIGNALS 1 5.0
096114 B ING-INF/03 WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 1 10.0
096110 B,C ING-INF/02 ANTENNAS 2 5.0
093294 B ING-INF/03 INFORMATION THEORY 2 5.0
089073 B ING-INF/03 INTERNET OF THINGS 2 5.0
094791 B,C ING-INF/02 MICROWAVE ENGINEERING 2 5.0
089043 B ING-INF/03 MULTIMEDIA INTERNET 2 10.0
091033 B ING-INF/03 NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY 2 5.0
091020 B ING-INF/03 OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS 2 5.0
096115 B,C ING-INF/02 PHOTONIC DEVICES 2 10.0
096113 B ING-INF/03 POSITIONING AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MOBILITY 2 5.0
096112 B,C ING-INF/02 RADIO AND OPTICAL WAVE PROPAGATION 2 5.0
093287 B,C ING-INF/02 WIRELESS AND MOBILE PROPAGATION 2 5.0
091035 B ING-INF/03 WIRELESS NETWORKS 2 10.0

NOTES:

1 – Digital communication I (5cr) and Digital communication II (5cr) are incompatible with Digital communication (10cr).

2 – Audio signals (5cr) and Video signals (5cr) are incompatible with Audio and video signals (10cr).

3 – Geophysical imaging (5 cr) and Radar imaging (5 cr) are incompatible with Geophysical and radar imaging (10 cr)

4 - Optical Interconnects (5 cr) and Photonic Devices (10 cr) are incompatible.


Courses of the Group COMPUTER SCIENCE


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
094748 C ING-INF/05 ADVANCED USER INTERFACES 1 10.0
089183 C ING-INF/05 DATA BASES 2 1 5.0
094743 C ING-INF/05 DATA MANAGEMENT FOR THE WEB 1 5.0
093212 C ING-INF/05 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS 1 5.0
090950 C ING-INF/05 DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS 1 5.0
095905 C ING-INF/05 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS 1 1 5.0
090931 C ING-INF/05 MIDDLEWARE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS 1 5.0
089184 C ING-INF/05 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 2 1 5.0
088949 C ING-INF/05 ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES 2 5.0
091023 C ING-INF/05 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS 1 2 5.0
090958 C ING-INF/05 COMPUTER GRAPHICS 2 5.0
089165 C ING-INF/05 COMPUTER SECURITY 2 5.0
089167 C ING-INF/05 DATA MINING AND TEXT MINING (UIC 583) 2 5.0
089185 C ING-INF/05 HIGH PERFORMANCE PROCESSORS AND SYSTEMS (UIC 569) 2 5.0

Courses of the Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
088724 C ING-INF/01 ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 1 10.0
098416 C GEO/11 GEOPHYSICAL DATA PROCESSING 1 1 5.0
094179 C ING-INF/07 OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS 1 5.0
096032 C ING-INF/01 ELECTRONICS 2 10.0
089479 C FIS/03 PLASMAS IN SURFACE ENGINEERING 2 5.0
095401 C ING-INF/07 RADIOFREQUENCY MEASUREMENTS 2 5.0
089473 C FIS/03 SOLID STATE PHYSICS 2 10.0

Courses of the Group MATHEMATICS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
093269 C MAT/03 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 1 5.0
088983 C MAT/09 FOUNDATIONS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH 1 5.0
088976 C MAT/05 GAME THEORY 1 5.0
089180 C MAT/08 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS 1 5.0
089076 C MAT/09 ADVANCED OPERATIONS RESEARCH 2 5.0
097688 C ING-INF/05 ECONOMICS AND COMPUTATION 2 5.0
093735 C MAT/09 GRAPH OPTIMIZATION 2 5.0

Glossary


Educational activities (Att Form)
BIdentifying activities
CSimilar or integrative activities
Semester (Sem)
1First Semester
2Second Semester
AAnnual course

Pre-approved study plans


In order to facilitate the student in writing a curriculum consistent with the educational project, five pre-approved study plans are offered:

  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • NETWORKS
  • SIGNALS
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • INTERNET ENGINEERING

the first oriented to communications systems and transmission techniques, the second to communication networks, the third to signal processing, the fourth to technologies for communication devices, the fifth to the engineering of the Internet. Regarding the curriculum in Internet Engineering, it is important to point out the strong interaction with a track with the same name offered in the Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.

 


1 Year courses - Track: Z2C - COMMUNICATIONS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093268BING-INF/03OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS110.010.0
096679BING-INF/03DIGITAL COMMUNICATION110.010.0
096108B,CING-INF/03
MAT/09
NETWORK DESIGN110.010.0
093294BING-INF/03INFORMATION THEORY25.05.0
091033BING-INF/03NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY25.05.0
091035BING-INF/03WIRELESS NETWORKS210.010.0
089043BING-INF/03MULTIMEDIA INTERNET210.010.0

2 Year courses - Track: Z2C - COMMUNICATIONS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096114BING-INF/03WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS110.010.0
096109B,CING-INF/02RF SYSTEMS110.010.0
093267BING-INF/03DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING110.0
096115B,CING-INF/02PHOTONIC DEVICES210.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES------5.0
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

1 Year courses - Track: Z2B - NETWORKS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093268BING-INF/03OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS110.010.0
091029BING-INF/03TRAFFIC THEORY110.010.0
088983CMAT/09FOUNDATIONS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH15.05.0
091038BING-INF/03SWITCHING AND ROUTING15.05.0
089043BING-INF/03MULTIMEDIA INTERNET210.010.0
091035BING-INF/03WIRELESS NETWORKS210.010.0
089073BING-INF/03INTERNET OF THINGS25.05.0
091033BING-INF/03NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY25.05.0

2 Year courses - Track: Z2B - NETWORKS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096114BING-INF/03WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS110.010.0
096679BING-INF/03DIGITAL COMMUNICATION110.0
096120BING-INF/03COMMUNICATION NETWORK DESIGN15.05.0
093735CMAT/09GRAPH OPTIMIZATION25.05.0
091041BING-INF/03AUDIO SIGNALS15.05.0
091042BING-INF/03VIDEO SIGNALS15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------5.0
093287B,CING-INF/02WIRELESS AND MOBILE PROPAGATION25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

1 Year courses - Track: Z2A - SIGNALS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093267BING-INF/03DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING110.010.0
096679BING-INF/03DIGITAL COMMUNICATION110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS------
096113BING-INF/03POSITIONING AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MOBILITY25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES------15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS------

2 Year courses - Track: Z2A - SIGNALS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091032BING-INF/03AUDIO AND VIDEO SIGNALS110.010.0
094788BING-INF/03GEOPHYSICAL AND RADAR IMAGING110.010.0
093294BING-INF/03INFORMATION THEORY25.020.0
096108B,CING-INF/03
MAT/09
NETWORK DESIGN110.0
089043BING-INF/03MULTIMEDIA INTERNET210.0
093287B,CING-INF/02WIRELESS AND MOBILE PROPAGATION25.0
096112B,CING-INF/02RADIO AND OPTICAL WAVE PROPAGATION25.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS------
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

1 Year courses - Track: Z2E - TECHNOLOGIES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096109B,CING-INF/02RF SYSTEMS110.010.0
093268BING-INF/03OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS------
096115B,CING-INF/02PHOTONIC DEVICES210.010.0
088724CING-INF/01ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS110.010.0
096110B,CING-INF/02ANTENNAS25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS------

2 Year courses - Track: Z2E - TECHNOLOGIES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096108B,CING-INF/03
MAT/09
NETWORK DESIGN110.010.0
093267BING-INF/03DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING110.0
096114BING-INF/03WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS110.010.0
096679BING-INF/03DIGITAL COMMUNICATION110.0
095398B,CING-INF/02ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY15.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMPUTER SCIENCE------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MATHEMATICS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICS------
094791B,CING-INF/02MICROWAVE ENGINEERING25.05.0
096112B,CING-INF/02RADIO AND OPTICAL WAVE PROPAGATION25.05.0
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

1 Year courses - Track: Z2D - INTERNET ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091029BING-INF/03TRAFFIC THEORY110.010.0
088983CMAT/09FOUNDATIONS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH15.05.0
089183CING-INF/05DATA BASES 215.05.0
089184CING-INF/05SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 215.05.0
091038BING-INF/03SWITCHING AND ROUTING15.05.0
089043BING-INF/03MULTIMEDIA INTERNET210.010.0
091035BING-INF/03WIRELESS NETWORKS210.010.0
089073BING-INF/03INTERNET OF THINGS25.05.0
091033BING-INF/03NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY25.05.0

2 Year courses - Track: Z2D - INTERNET ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096120BING-INF/03COMMUNICATION NETWORK DESIGN15.05.0
093735CMAT/09GRAPH OPTIMIZATION25.05.0
091032BING-INF/03AUDIO AND VIDEO SIGNALS110.030.0
094743CING-INF/05DATA MANAGEMENT FOR THE WEB15.0
090950CING-INF/05DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS15.0
090931CING-INF/05MIDDLEWARE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS15.0
093212CING-INF/05DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS15.0
089185CING-INF/05HIGH PERFORMANCE PROCESSORS AND SYSTEMS (UIC 569)25.0
091023CING-INF/05BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS 125.0
088949CING-INF/05ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES25.0
089167CING-INF/05DATA MINING AND TEXT MINING (UIC 583)25.0
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
091081----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

7.4 Foreign language

An adequate knowledge of the English language is mandatory according to the rules indicated in the web site of Politecnico di Milano. The Master of Science programme in Telecommunication Engineering requires the minimum level indicated in the rules.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4325

7.5 Degree examination

The thesis is worth 20 credits. Its definition and evaluation follow the general criteria established by the School.  The thesis can be written in Italian or in English. In any case an extended abstract in the other language must be included.

The general rules for the final exam and the specific rules of the study program are available on the web site of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering:

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/didattica/esami-di-laurea-e-laurea-magistrale/ 


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4356

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4387

9. Faculty

The list of the academic staff will be made available by the University offices at the beginning of each academic year. The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree program starting from the month of September. The degree program is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Telecommunication Engineering students will have access to all of the Politecnico di Milano facilities (computer-equipped rooms, libraries, studios, canteens, sports facilities). Various courses foresee laboratory activities that will be carried out in computer-equipped rooms or experimental laboratories. Further information concerning this topic is available on the degree program. The degree program is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.


11. International context

The Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering has a high percentage of foreign students (more than 30%) and offers the opportunity to live a study experience in a dynamic and international environment with people of different cultures.

Research in the Politecnico di Milano proceeds alongside the extensive network of cooperative relationships and connections with other Italian and foreign universities, with public and private research centres and with the industrial system. The quality and effect of research carried out at the Politecnico have been confirmed in recent years by the increase in connections with the international scientific community. Testimony to this is the large number of research projects and programs that have recently been undertaken with the best European and worldwide universities, from North America toSouth-East Asia. In 2007, the university departments submitted their research activities to an international assessment process (peer review). In order to ensure impartiality of the assessment, the coordinators of the assessment panels have been chosen by the Chancellors from European technical universities (for the most part chosen amongst those that are higher than the Politecnico in international rankings), and in turn, the coordinators chosen have decided the composition of their groups. In total, the process has seen participation by 81 experts (not one Italian) from 52 universities and international research centres. The university obtained a total score of 3 (good at International level) on a scale of 1 to 4 (excellent). Out of the 1270 professors involved in the peer review process, 39% were valued “excellent at International level” and 21% were valued “good at International level”.

Most of the research groups concerning the Telecommunications Engineering Bachelor of Science were rated "excellent at international level".


12. Internationalization

Students on the Telecommunications Engineering program can access international study programs, based on the agreements held with numerous foreign institutions. Every year various students, both Italian and foreign, take part in international exchanges. Students chosen for a specific program can enrich their profiles by studying abroad and earning credits that are fully acknowledged by the Politecnico di Milano.

There are multiple opportunities on offer. Amongst them are the following:

 

  • study periods abroad with the Erasmus program, or other non-EU special programs;
  • double degree programs (foreseeing awarding of a double master of science over a 3 year period, of which two are spent in a partner institution abroad);
  • traineeship in companies or foreign university laboratories;
  • writing the final thesis abroad.

 

Information on exchange programs, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available on the degree program. The degree program is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4678

13. Quantitative data


The University Assessment Commission performs periodic analysis on the overall results and on the quality of teaching degree programs, by monitoring teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the job market. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di Milano.
http://www.polimi.it/ateneo/organi/nucleo-di-valutazione/

14. Further information

Further information on the Telecommunications Engineering program at the Politecnico di Milano can be found on the website:

http://ccs.dei.polimi.it/telecomunicazioni/

indicating all the e-mail addresses to which it is possible to write and ask questions related to specific topics.


15. Errata corrige