Academic Year 2018/19





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Music and Acoustic Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano, Cremona Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law263
NameMusic and Acoustic Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-32 - Computer systems engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2018/2019
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano, Cremona
Dean of the School Antonio Capone
Coordinator of the Study programme Augusto Sarti
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
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Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)


Central Student Office - Cremona
Address VIA SESTO, 39 (CR)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The role of Sound and Acoustics is of utmost importance in the Information Society, and its perceived relevance is growing by the day. Their pervasive and non-invasive nature; the richness of the information that they carry at all levels of abstraction (semantic, timbral, rhythmic, tonal, structural, expressive, affective, evocative, etc.); the ubiquity of their fruition; and the emotional potential that they are able to express and elicit; make it all the more important and urgent to develop and adopt sophisticated technologies for audio content production, capturing, processing, management, access, personalization, coding, preservation, restoration, reproduction, etc.

Thanks to the widspeading of the Internet; to the recent dematerialization trends; and to the birth of new content streaming services, digital audio is todey gooing through a renewd spring, which comes with a vertiginous economic growth. This creates a stronger and stronger need of expertise in the multimedia area, with particular emphasis on audio and sound. Millions of songs are at everyone's grasp, within a few clicks of distance. They are accessible with excellent quality anywhere and any time. But navigating in this sea of content requires advanced technologies coming from machine learning or even artificial intelligence, which must be swiftly employed for music information retrieval and music recommendation. There is a strong pressure for new services that offer on-the-fly generation of personalized audio streams; on-the-fly music composition/generation for interactive applications (particularly for the gaming industry). Social media are exerting a strong pressure for do-it-yourself music learning; for collaborative/distributed music composition/production (at amatour or even professional level); and for networked music performance. This calls for a level of technological expertise that goes beyond technical, and enters the realm of critical thinking, problem solving, solution design and  creative development.

The technological advancements of the past few decades have also been accompanied by an exponential growth of our expectations of quality in our listening experiences, which has pushed forward new formats of digital audio, accommodating high resolution; immersive rendering, and 3D audio. Today, most of the leading industries that focus on multimedia content production; big data (social media and search engines); mobile devices; and software production in general; are actively involved in developing technologies for 3D/interactive audio rendering, virtual/augmented reality, etc. Audio rendering/reproduction systems are also evolving very rapidly both in the consumer and the professional markets. Despite their greatly reduced size, loudspeakers are becoming more and more efficient andpowerful, and their quality is improving by the day. Furthermore, they are becoming less and less invasive and faster to install, thanks to modern wireless solutions. Similar improvements concern large-scale professional loudspeaker systems, which enjoy digital transport of multi-channel signals over ethernet connections, without the limits of coverage that are typical of the analog world. Multi-channel audio technologies over Ethernet are today commonplace for stage sonification, with no loss of quality. Advanced signal processing solutions are also commonly employed in order to adaptively avoid acoustic feedback, artificial timbral coloring and undesired reverberation; and to selectively extract acoustic sources in busy and noisy operative conditions. 

In the past few decades the need for acoustic comfort in living and public environments has grown significantly and keeps growing by the day. Acoustic comfort can be achieved through advanced architectural design methodologies; but also through a careful acoustic conditioning of existing environments. As far as musical instruments are concerned, expectations of quality have grown considerably as well, particularly on the part of the professional music performer, who often has needs ot timbral/ergonomic/acoustic personalization of their instrument.

In order to face all these new technological challenges, research has produced new methodologies for music information analysis, processing and retrieval, leading to new content navigation paradigms; and has developed advanced soundfield capturing and rendering solutions (spatial audio recording and reproduction) at high resolution. This is the results of the convergence of very diverse disciplines, including space-time signal processing; computatonal acoustics; machine learning and artificial intelligence; which have paved the way towards a wide range of advanced and exciting applications. Recent examples of applications are the vibrational, acoustic and timbral characterization of musical instruments; the interactive architectural acoustic design of listening environment; self-configuring systems for soundfield capturing and rendering. There is also a renewed interest and enthusiasm towards new technologies for advanced music/audio production and rendering on the part of the big companies that manage big date and social media; that produce mobile computing devices; etc.

The Master Program in Music and Acoustic Engineering is aimed at forming a new generation of experts and designers that are able to face all such challenges in the audio and acoustic areas (whether consolidated or emerging), by making synergistic use of a multi-disciplinary knowledge ranging from computer science to telecommunications (in particular signal processing and netwoks), from computational acoustics to numerical modeling/analysis, from electroacoustics to vibrational and room acoustics.


3. Learning objectives

The main goal of the Master Program in "Music and Acoustic Engineering" is to form experts and designers of technology with a deep background and the necessary expertise to solve advanced problems related to audio (musical signals, speech signals, or sound in general); acoustics (sound and vibrational fields, as well as acoustic structures); and music (representations and models of musical structures and content). It is therefore necessary for the students of Music and Acoustic Engineering to develop a strong background on the following topics, divided here by macro-areas:

  • audio: acquisition/capturing, processing, analysis, synthesis, reconstruction/rendering, classification, storage, organization, representation and publishing;
  • music: analysis, classification, annotation, transcription, organization, modeling/representation, visualization, assistance to composition/orchestration/arrangement/production;
  • acoustics: analysis; control; characterization;improvement, optimization and design of musical instruments, of listening environments and vibrational systems in general.

This background is needed for conceptual and methodological understanding of the problems, as well as for implementation and application purposes.

Graduates of Music and Acoustic Engineering are experts that are able to propose solutions to problems of management and processing of acoustic, musical and audio information; and to interact with people coming from diverse experiences, including artists and entrepreneurs in the music sector and that of performative arts in general; but also architects and (stage, industrial, sound, ...) designers. Courses are mainly offered in English in order to promote the program at an international level and welcom foreign students. This is in line with the current policies of internationalization of the didactic offer of the Politecnico di Milano.

The didactic program includes a number of credits (mostly in the first year) aimed at strengthening the knowledge in the "reference disciplinary area" of this program (Computer Science), contextualized to acoustics, audio and music. In the second year the M.Sci. program branches out in two tracks, one mainly focusing on acoustics (with special emphasis on the vibrational, acoustic and timbral behavior of musical instruments; on room acoustics; and on sound and vibrations in general); and one mainly focusing on music technologies and sound processing. In each one of these tracks there are courses based on projects, with lab activities and with innovative didactic approaches (hackatons, flipped courses, public showcases, ...). The student can develop a master thesis under the supervision of researchers of the Politecnico di Milano, in any of the research labs of the Politecnico di Milano connected to the program (i.e. Sound and Music Computing Lab, Musical Acoustics Lab, Image and Sound Processing Lab, and the whole PoliMI Sound and Vibration Lab network), or at any of the industrial partners in Italy or Abroad.

 

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

Music and Acoustic Engineering is a two-year Master Program that falls within the area of Information Engineering (the "reference disciplinary area", as identified by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research is LM-32, corresponding to Computer Science and Engineering).

Access to this program is possible with an undergraduate degree (or equivalent title) of at least three years, preferably in the area of Information Engineering (which includes computer science, telecommunications, electronics and automation), though it is not necessarily limited to such areas. 

Each one of the two years of the Master Program is divided into two semesters. In order to enable students to enter the program at the beginning of each semester, the first and the second semesters of each year are independent of each other, which means that the courses of first semester can be taken before or after those of the second semesters, if needed. 

This M.S. program has two tracks, identified as AE and ME. The AE (Acoustic Engineering) track has a special focus on computational, vibrational, musical and room acoustics. The ME (Music Engineering) track is more concerned with all aspects of musical informatics; audio and multimedia signal processing; music information extraction and retrieval; and music production technologies.

The first year of the Program is devoted to the study of the foundations of computer science, signal processing, acoustics and electroacoustics, from the perspective of audio, musical and acoustic applications. Depending on their background, students are assigned for the first year to either the Milano Leonardo Campus (students with a strong engineering and/or scientific background), or the Cremona Campus (students that need some degree of background reinforcement). In Cremona, in fact, a number of "alignment" courses are offered in an environment with a more favourable student/professor ratio, where the interaction with the instructors is more facilitated and encouraged.

During the second year of the M.S. program the AE track is offered exclusively at the Cremona Campus of the Politecnico di Milano, where lab facilities devoted to musical acoustics are located, and where it is possible to take courses at the Department of Musicology of the Pavia University (courses that are included in the M.S. program on restoration of historical musical instruments). Symmetrically, the second year of the ME track is only offered at the Milano Leonardo Campus, where it is possible to choose between a wide range of courses devoted to machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile computing, etc. In Milano it is also possible to attend courses offered by the Music Conservatory "G. Verdi", as part of this M.S. program (these courses are in italian).

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)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The M.S. program in "Music and Acoustic Engineering" belongs to the "Degree Class LM-32" (Computer Science and Engineering), as defined by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. It therefore grants access - after passing the related State Engineering exam - to the "albo degli ingegneri" (National Registry of Engineers) within the area of Information Engineering, and can rightfully use the official title of "Ingegnere". The National Register is divided into "Classes", corresponding to different professions that can be accessed by the graduate. Graduates of "Music and Acoustic Engineering" can access "Class 9", corresponding to Information Engineering.

Specific information on the official professions that can be undertaken in Italy in the Sectors listed in Section B of the National Registry of Engineers are included in the Italian Decree of the Presidentof the Republic of June 5, 2001, No. 328 ("Modifiche ed integrazioni della disciplina dei requisiti per l'ammissione all'esame di Stato e delle relative prove per l'esercizio di talune professioni, nonché della disciplina dei relativi ordinamenti", published as a Supplement N. 212/L of the "Gazzetta Ufficiale" No. 190 of Aug 17, 2001, general series).

Notice, however, that the State Engineering Exam are not officially required for the profession of Engineer in the computer science area, whether in the public or in the private sector, though it could be useful for some specific professions related to consulting.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The M.S. program in "Music and Acoustic Engineering" is an offshoot of Information Engineering, thus its graduates can count on a wide availability of well-payed work positions, which are typical of this sector. According to official data collected by ISTAT (the Italian National Institute of Statistics), of all graduates of M.S. Programs in Italy, Information Engineers find a suitable job in the shortest time (within 6 months of graduation as national average, and within 2 months for graduates of the Politecnico di Milano). In particular, graduates of the "Music and Acoustic Engineering" M.S. can capitalize on their strong background in computer science as well as signal processing and acoustics, which creates opportunities in the areas of musical acoustics, environment acoustics and electroacoustics, depending on the choice of "affine" and complementary courses of their study plan.

The didactic track of "Acoustic Engineering" gives the student the opportunity to gather expertise in the design and production of musical instruments (acoustic, electronic, and digital). Italy is rich with companies that produce musical instruments (Fazioli, Meazzi, Borgani, Rampone e Cazzani, Soprani, Orla, Fatar, Viscount, IK Multimedia, etc.), and so is Europe (Selmer, Bosendorfer, Moeck, Höfner, Hohner, Kurtzweil, Yamaha Europe, etc.), but also extra-Europen companies (especially Japanese companies such as Yamaha, Kawai and Roland) are actively seeking designers with this specific expertise, and are strongly interested in this specific professional figure. Italy has also a long tradition of excellence in the production of high-end loudspeakers, and there are quite a few Italian companies that produce such transducers (B&C Speakers, Faital, Ciare, Sonus Faber, RCF, etc.), as well as companies that produce P.A. systems and high-end and largescale audio amplification/diffusion systems (RCF, Powersoft, K-Array, Outline, Montarbo, Phoebus, Alto, Monacor, etc.). These companies have a hard time finding engineers that are specialized in the design of electroacoustic systems and digital audio processing algorithms.

Many are the international companies that produce pro-audio systems, where the Music and Acoustic Engineer would fit perfectly well. There are also many companies that focus on the production of micro-electronics and MEMS in Italy (e.g. ST Microelectronics, LFoundry, etc.) and abroad (Intel, Analog Devices, Sony, Yamaha, etc.). These companies have expressed a strong interest towards the Music and Acoustic Engineer, and have shown this interest by hiring a number of graduates in Computer Science and Engineering ("Sound and Music Engineering" track) over the past 10 years. Music and Acoustic Engineers are also particularly interesting to companies that produce acoustic sensors (microphones) and vibration sensors (Sennheiser, Neumann, ST Microelectronics, PCB, etc.), where a strong background in digital signal processing and computational acoustics is highly sought after.
Another area where the Music and Acoustic Engineer is well suited is that of acoustic surveys and design of listening environments. The number of positions in thus area is growing especially in the public sector, which is particularly interested in dealing with acoustic pollution, and improving the acoustic comfort. There is also a number of companies that do not specifically operate in the audio or acoustic area, but are still interested in studying, designing and monitoring the amount and the quality of noise emissions (e.g. the timbral qualities of the noise produced by domestic appliances or by cars), or the acoustic comfort and the acoustic design of acoustic signals (e.g. in elevators, or in car interiors), or the noise level of devices and systems (e.g. fan noise in computers, rolling noise of car tires, etc.).

The "Music Engineering" track, focuses on building a strong background in computer science and signal processing, which paves the way toward jobs as angineer in all the areas concerning creation, analysis, organization, managing and rendering of audio and multimedia content. The most representative companies in this area are music production labels and music distributors, radio and TV broadcasting companies (both national and private), advertising companing, and the many companies that offer audio streaming services (e.g. Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, LastFM, RAI, etc.) and audio-video streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, RAI, Sky, Mediaset Live, Hulu, DirecTV, Sling, HBO Now, Youtube TV, Sony Playstation Vue, ecc.). Particularly interesting are also those companies that focus on audience intelligence, or advertisement monitoring (both over radio and TV broadcasts, and over social media) for automated user profiling as well as content personalization (e.g. Auditel, IQ Media, oneAudience, Pulsar, NinthDecima, etc.).
Music Engineers can also be suitably employed by companies that produce audio amplification/diffusion systems and P.A. systems. They can also contribute expertise for the development of audio processing algorithms, an area in which these companies have a hard time finding specialized engineers.
Many are the companies, particularly at the international level, which address the audio consumer market (Apple, Samsung, LG, Onkyo, Yamaha, ecc.). In these companies Music Engineers can play a relevant role, thanks to their strong background in signal processing algorithms. This expertise is also very palatable to companies in the area of microelectronics and MEMS for audio consumer applications (ST Microelectronics, LFoundry, nVidia, Intel, Analog Devices, Sony, Yamaha, etc.), which have manifested a strong interest towards this new professional figure by hiring a number of graduates in Computer Science and Engineering ("Sound and Music Engineering" track) over the past 10 years.


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5.3 Qualification profile

Acoustic Engineer ("Music and Acoustic Engineering", "Acoustic Engineering" track)

Abilities in a work context:

Acoustic Engineers are experts of vibrational and resonant systems (whether passive or active), from both the methodological and the design standpoints. They design, implement and optimize systems for production, processing, handling and rendering of soundfields, particularly for musical applications. Typical examples are the design of musical instruments (acoustic, electroacoustic, electronic and digital); amplification, diffusion and sonificationsystems; and listening environment. They also focus on the acoustic design of industrial environment, and on noise reduction and control. The Acoustic Engineer also excels in acoustic measurement campaigns, performing characterization and prediction of the acoustic behavior of all kinds of vibrational systems and environments, using advanced techniques of vibro-acoustic capturing and numerical modeling/simulation. The Acoustic Engineer, therefore, is a professional figure that knows how to best use multidisciplinary expertise, from acoustic/electroacoustic modeling and design to audio and acoustic signal processing, while making extensive use of advanced computer science methodologies (for managing and organizing this information) as well as a signal processing methodologies.
This professional figure has an active role in the scientific-technological evolution in this sector and the related applications, as it is characterized by a deep and rich background, well-developed critical thinking abilities, as well as high-end professional qualifications. The Music and Acoustic Engineer can also access the State Engineering Exam for entering the National Registry of information Engineers.

Abilities associated to the function:

Capturing, Organizing, Managing, Analyzing, Processing and Rendering of vibrational, acoustic, timbral and musical information in the following processes:

  • Vibro-acoustic and timbral analysis and characterization, as well as predictive simulation and design of acoustic, electronic and digital musical instruments;
  • Analysis, characterization, predictive simulation and design of acoustic environments, listening environments and architectural/industrial environments;
  • Conduction of acoustic measurement/analysis surveys, for the evaluation of the noise profile and of the acoustic properties (insulation, absorption, etc.) of machinery, industrial plants, materials, environments and systems in general;
  • Large-scale organization, management and processing of acoustic information;

Design and implementation of:

  • Musical instruments
  • Listening environments
  • Audio amplification/diffusion systems, including immersive and 3D audio;
  • Audio capturing and recording systems;
  • Systems for the reduction and control of noise and vibrations.

Active contributions to the process of future evolution of design methodologies and techniques for musical acoustics.


Music Engineer ("Music and Acoustic Engineering", "Music Engineering" track)

Abilities in a work context:

Music engineers are experts of all methodological and implementational aspects of audio and musical information, with special emphasis on technologies for the processing of audio and sound. This professional figure is also designer (and expert user) of systems for managing musical information.

The music engineer has an active and critical role in the scientific-technological evolution in this sector and the related applications, which comes from a deep background on fundamentals; from an acquired propension to critical thining; and a remarkable professional qualification. The graduate of Music and Acoustic Engineering can access the Engineering State Exam and be inscribed in the Italian National Registry of Information Engineers.

Competences associated to the function:

Management of audio, acoustic and musical information in all processes of:

  • Analysis, classification and processing of audio and musical content;
  • Storage, representation, coding, organization, publishing and distribution of audio and musical content;
  • Automatic annotation of audio and multimedia content;
  • Automatic extraction of musical information from audio (from harmonic-rhythmic annotation to transcription);
  • Affective/emotional analysis and classification of musical content;
  • Harmonic, rhythmic, tonal and structural analysis and modeling of musical content.

Design and implementation of:

  • advanced audio recording and capturing systems;
  • Music production and post-production systems;
  • Automatic annotation and transcription systems for musical and multi-media content (for application to rich media, music information retrieval, music recommendation, etc.);
  • Systems for the assistance to composition and advanced musical didactics;
  • Networked music performance systems
  • Advanced systems for audio and multimedia content distribution (streaming, podcast, novel nonlinear formats)
  • Systems for the creative design and management of musical live events;
  • Systems for audio amplification and diffusione, and systems for reconstruction and immersive rendering of soundfields;
  • Systems for the interactive management of audio in advanced applications (from museum installation to gaming);

Active contributions to the process of future evolution of design methodologies and techniques for music informatics and music engineering.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Admission to the M.S. program in Music and Acoustic Engineering requires a Bachelor degree (preferably a Bachelor of Science) of at least three years of duration and 180 CFUs (Italian credits, corresponding to ACTS standards). Of these 180 CFUs, at least 30 must be in math and physics disciplines, and 15 must be in the area of computer science.

CVs, qualifications, background and motivations of all applicants are evaluated by an Admission Committee (A.C.), nominated by the Study Council of the M. Sci. program.

Students with an Italian B.S. are subject to the admission rules set forth in the Italian version of these very Didactic Rules, which include specific provisions for automatic admission based on the student’s GPA and number of years needed to complete a B.S.

Foreign applications (and the equivalence of qualifications) will be examined and evaluated by the Admission Committee, whose members are listed in https://suono.polimi.it).

Based on the background of the applicant, the A.C. could decide to assign specific didactic constraints (i.e. courses that the student must take as part of the 120CFU that are needed for graduation). This is meant to fill possible background gaps, and help the student succeed in passing the main courses of the M.S. program.

In some cases the A.C. could decide to assign curricular integrations (i.e. courses to be taken in addition to the 120 CFUs that are needed for graduation, before entering the M.S. program).

Applicants are required to prove their level of proficiency with the English language. The required level must be no less than B2 (according to the CEFR level classification, as defined by the Council of Europe). For more information, please see Section 7.4 of these didactic rules.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Admission to the M.S. program in "Music and Acoustic Engineering" requires a solid background on those topics that Information Engineering typically relies upon, i.e. Math, Physics and Computer Science. Basic knowledge of Electronics and Automation are helpful as well.

In order to fill possible background gaps, the Admission Committee might assign the student specific didactic constraints or curricular integrations (see Section 6.1).


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

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6.4 Tutoring and students support

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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

In order to complete the M.S. program in Music and Acoustic Engineering, it is necessary to acquire 120 credits (CFU) as specified in these didactic rules, 45 of which must be in the area of computer science (i.e. "scientific disciplinary sector" of ING-INF/05). In particular, the number of CFUs corresponding to "characterizing courses" (marked with the letter "B" in the tables) must be between 45 and 80; the number of CFUs corresponding to affine courses (marked with the letter "C" in the tables) must be between 25 and 45. No more than 10 CFUs must be spent in courses that can be freely chosen. Finally, the number of credits for the preparation of the M.S. thesis is 20 CFU. 

7.2 Mode of study

This M.S. program is full time, and implies the participation to lectures and lab activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The M.S. program in Music and Acoustic Engineering is offered on two campuses of the Politecnico di Milano (Milano Leonardo and Cremona) with two didactic tracks:

  • Music Engineering (ME)
  • Acoustic Engineering (AE)

During the first year the two tracks are offered on both campuses, though they differ from each other based on the background  background of the student at the time of admission (Cremona campus has specific alignment courses to offer). As for the second year, each one of the two tracks is only offered in one of the two campuses: Acoustic Engineering at the Cremona Campus, and Music Engineering at the Milano Leonardo campus. This is motivated by the fact that the Cremona Campus has specific facilities and infrastructures for AE, and the City itself, has a long-standing tradition in Musical Acoustics (being the historical birthplace of stringed instruments). Students entering the M.S. program are assigned to one or the other Campus by the Admission Committee, based on the background of the student. The student, however, will choose the track (ME or AE), and the corresponding Campus, based on his/her preferences on the topics. There are, therefore, four possible pre-approved study plans, depending on the combination of first-year Campus and second-year track (ME or AE):

  • MMI-ME (Music Engineering - 1st yr in MI, 2nd yr in MI) 
  • MCR-ME (Music Engineering - 1st yr in CR, 2nd yr in MI)
  • MMI-AE (Acoustic Engineering - 1st yr in MI, 2nd yr in CR)
  • MCR-AE (Acoustic Engineering - 1st yr in CR, 2nd yr in CR)

Such study plans are described in the following tables, which also include 2nd year courses, thought they will only be activated in the 2019-20 Ac. Yr.. The study plan can be defined with reference to these tables by picking courses from the lists of courses that follow.

The study plan will have to undergo approval on the part of the Study Plan Committee. We invite the student to consult with members of the Committee prior to submitting the plan, in order to receive advice on how to correctly prepare it (committee members are listed at the web page of the M.S. program, https://suono.polimi.it).

Courses are offered on a semester basis: first semester starts around mid-Sept. and ends around mid-Jan, and second semester starts around mid-Feb. and ends about mid-June.

Most of the coursesj are offered in English (students can easily build a study plan that is exclusively made of English courses). Details on the courses can be found on the website of the Politecnico di Milano (particularly on language options, didactic options, and content).

The preparation of the study plan must comply with the following general rules:

1 – The total number of credits from the lists ALC (CR), FUND-CS e INF (type B in the tables, corresponding to the S.S.D. ING-INF/05) must greater than or equal to 45.

2 – Students must include in their plan at least 10 credits from the lists FUND-CS and/or ALC (CR) 

3 – Students must include in their plan at least 10 credits from the list FSP.

4 – The total number of credits corresponding to affine activities (type C in the tables) must be between 25 and 45.

5 – The total number of "free" credits (tables UNIPV, MUS and, in general, all credits that are not of type B or C) cannot exceed 10.

6 – The 20 credits of Master Thesis can only be included in the second year, either in the first or in the second semester.

As the A. Yr. 2018-19 is the year of activation of the M.S. in Music and Acoustic Engineering, 2nd year courses might undergo minor revisions before the beginning of the 2019-20 Ac. Yr..

Pre-Approved Study Plan MMI-ME

Music Engineering - First year (Milano Leonardo)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

CFU
Group

052828

B

ING-INF/05

ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES

-053410 ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES MODULE 1

-053411 ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES MODULE 2

EN

1

10.0

10.0

052822

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER MUSIC - REPRESENTATIONS AND MODELS

EN

1

5.0

5.0

088966

B/C

ING-INF/05 ING-INF/03

MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING

-089836 MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING 1ST MODULE

-089837 MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING 2ND MODULE

EN

1

10.0

10.0

052843

C

FIS/01

ING-IND/11

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACOUSTICS

EN

1

5.0

5

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Courses from the groups FUND-CS, INT, INF, TLC

EN

1

5.0

5.0

052820

B/C

ING-INF/03 ING-INF/05

SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING

-052819 SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING MODULE 2: SOUND SYNTHESIS AND SPATIAL PROCESSING

-052818 SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING MODULE 1: DIGITAL AUDIO ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING

EN

2

10.0

10.0

052824

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER MUSIC - LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS

EN

2

5.0

5.0

052834

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

-052832 ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING  MODULE 1: ELECTRONICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING 

-052833 ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING  MODULE 2: ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

10.0

15

052830

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE 1: ELECTRONICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

052831

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE 2: ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

052842

C

ING-IND/13

FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS AND VIBROACOUSTICS

-052840 FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS AND VIBROACOUSTICS MODULE 1

-052841 FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION AND VIBROACOUSTICS MODULE 2

EN

2

10.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, INT, INF, TLC

--

--

--

Music Engineering – Second Year (Milano Leonardo, from the 2019-20 Ac. Yr.)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

CFU
Group

--

B

ING-INF/05

CREATIVE PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTING

-CREATIVE PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTING - MODULE 1: LANGUAGES AND ENVIRONMENTS

-CREATIVE PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTING - MODULE 2: PLATFORMS, INTERACTION DEVICES AND INTERFACES

EN

1

10.0

[2.0 d.i.]

30

--

B

ING-INF/05

MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

-MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES  MODULE 1

-MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES  MODULE 2

EN

1

10.0

 [2.0 d.i.]

a--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, INF, TLC, INT, MUS

EN

1

--

--

--

--

THESIS

--

1

20.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, INF, TLC, INT, MUS

EN

2

5.0

30

--

--

--

THESIS

--

2

20.0

Pre-Approved Study Plan MCR-ME

Music Engineering - First year (Cremona)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

CFU
Group

052828

B

ING-INF/05

ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES

-053411 ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES MODULE 2

-053410 ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES MODULE 1

EN

1

10.0

30.0

052822

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER MUSIC - REPRESENTATIONS AND MODELS

EN

1

5.0

052843

C

FIS/01 ING-IND/11

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACOUSTICS

EN

1

5.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups ALC (CR) e UNIPV

--

--

--

052845

C

ING-INF/03

SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

-053413 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS MODULE 2

-053412 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS MODULE 1

EN

2

10.0

30,0

052824

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER MUSIC - LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS

EN

2

5.0

052832

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING  MODULE 1: ELECTRONICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

052833

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING  MODULE 2: ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

052834

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

-052833 ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE

2: ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

-052832 ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE

1: ELECTRONICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

10.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups ALC (CR) e UNIPV

--

--

--

Music Engineering - Second year (Milano Leonardo, from the 2019-20 Ac. Yr.)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

CFU
Group

088966

B/C

ING-INF/05 ING-INF/03

MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING

-089836 MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING 1ST MODULE

-089837 MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING 2ND MODULE

EN

1

10.0

30.0

--

B

ING-INF/05

CREATIVE PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTING

-CREATIVE PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTING - MODULE 1: LANGUAGES AND ENVIRONMENTS

-CREATIVE PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTING - MODULE 2: PLATFORMS, INTERACTION DEVICES AND INTERFACES

EN

1

10.0

[2.0 d.i.]

--

B

ING-INF/05

MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

-MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES  MODULE 1

-MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES  MODULE 2

EN

1

10.0

[2.0  d.i.]

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, INF, TLC, INT, MUS

EN

1

--

--

--

--

THESIS

--

1

20.0

052820

B/C

ING-INF/03 ING-INF/05

SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING

-052819 SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING MODULE 2: SOUND SYNTHESIS AND SPATIAL PROCESSING

-052818 SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING MODULE 1: DIGITAL AUDIO ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING

EN

2

10.0

30.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, INF, TLC, INT, MUS

EN

2

5.0

--

--

--

THESIS

--

2

20.0

Pre-Approved Study Plan MMI-AE

Acoustic Engineering - First year (Milano Leonardo)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

CFU
Group

052828

B

ING-INF/05

ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES

-053410 ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES MODULE 1

-053411 ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES MODULE 2

EN

1

10.0

15,0

052822

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER MUSIC - REPRESENTATIONS AND MODELS

EN

1

5.0

052843

C

FIS/01

ING-IND/11

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACOUSTICS

EN

1

5.0

5,0

--

B

ING-INF/05

Courses from the group FUND-CS

--

--

10,0

10,0

052820

B/C

ING-INF/03 ING-INF/05

SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING

-052819 SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING MODULE 2: SOUND SYNTHESIS AND SPATIAL PROCESSING

-052818 SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING MODULE 1: DIGITAL AUDIO ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING

EN

2

10.0

10.0

052824

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER MUSIC - LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS

EN

2

5.0

5.0

052842

C

ING-IND/13

FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS AND VIBROACOUSTICS

-052840 FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS AND VIBROACOUSTICS MODULE 1

-052841 FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION AND VIBROACOUSTICS MODULE 2

EN

2

10.0

10.0

052830

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE 1: ELECTRONICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

5

052831

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE 2: ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, INF, TLC, INT

--

--

--

Acoustic Engineering - Second year (Cremona, from the 2019-20 Ac. Yr.)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

CFU
Group

--

C

ING-IND/13

NUMERICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION IN ACOUSTICS

EN

1

5.0

30.0

--

B/C

ING-INF/05

ING-INF/03

MUSICAL ACOUSTICS

-MUSICAL ACOUSTICS  MODULE 1: MODELING

-MUSICAL ACOUSTICS  MODULE 1: CHARACTERIZATION

EN

1

10.0

--

C

ING-IND/11

ROOM ACOUSTICS

-ROOM ACOUSTICS  MODULE 1

-ROOM ACOUSTICS  MODULE 2

EN

1

10.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, UniPV, INT*, INF*, TLC*

EN

1

5,0

--

--

--

THESIS

--

1

20.0

052830

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE 1: ELECTRONICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

30.0

052831

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE 2: ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, UniPV, INT*, INF*, TLC*

EN

2

10.0

--

--

--

THESIS

--

2

20.0

Note: the definitive list of courses from the INT, INF and TLC, which will be offered via teleteaching on the Cremona campus for the 2019-20 Ac. Yr., will be communicated before the beginning of 2019-20 Ac. Yr.

Pre-Approved Study Plan MCR-AE

Acoustic Engineering - First year (Cremona)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

CFU
Group

052828

B

ING-INF/05

ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES

-053411 ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES MODULE 2

-053410 ADVANCED CODING TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES MODULE 1

EN

1

10.0

30.0

052822

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER MUSIC - REPRESENTATIONS AND MODELS

EN

1

5.0

052843

C

FIS/01 

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACOUSTICS

EN

1

5.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups ALC (CR) e UNIPV

--

--

--

052845

C

ING-INF/03

SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

-053412 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS MODULE 1

-053413 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS MODULE 2

EN

2

10.0

30,0

052824

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER MUSIC - LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS

EN

2

5.0

052842

C

ING-IND/13

FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS AND VIBROACOUSTICS

-052840 FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS AND VIBROACOUSTICS MODULE 1

-052841 FUNDAMENTALS OF VIBRATION AND VIBROACOUSTICS MODULE 2

EN

2

10,0

052832

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING  MODULE 1: ELECTRONICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

052833

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING  MODULE 2: ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

052834

C

ING-INF/01

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

-052833 ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE

2: ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

-052832 ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROACOUSTICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING - MODULE

1: ELECTRONICS FOR SOUND ENGINEERING

EN

2

10.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups ALC (CR) e UNIPV

--

--

--

Acoustic Engineering - Second year (Cremona, from the 2019-20 Ac. Yr.)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

CFU
Group

--

C

ING-IND/13

NUMERICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION IN ACOUSTICS

EN

1

5.0

30.0

--

B/C

ING-INF/05

ING-INF/03

MUSICAL ACOUSTICS

-MUSICAL ACOUSTICS  MODULE 1: MODELING

-MUSICAL ACOUSTICS  MODULE 1: CHARACTERIZATION

EN

1

10.0

--

C

ING-IND/11

ROOM ACOUSTICS

-ROOM ACOUSTICS  MODULE 1

-ROOM ACOUSTICS  MODULE 2

EN

1

10.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, UniPV, INT*, INF*, TLC*

EN

1

5,0

--

--

--

THESIS

--

1

20.0

--

--

--

Courses from the groups FUND-CS, UniPV, INT*, INF*, TLC*

EN

2

10.0

30.0

--

--

--

THESIS

--

2

20.0

Note: the definitive list of courses from the INT, INF and TLC, which will be offered via teleteaching on the Cremona campus for the 2019-20 Ac. Yr., will be communicated before the beginning of 2019-20 Ac. Yr.

Reference Tables

Courses from the group: Fundamentals of Signal Processing - FSP 

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

052845

C

ING-INF/03

SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

-053413 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS MODULE 2

-053412 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS MODULE 1

EN

2

10.0

088966

B/C

ING-INF/05 ING-INF/03

MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING

-089836 MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING 1ST MODULE

-089837 MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING 2ND MODULE

EN

1

10.0

053435

B

ING-INF/05

MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING 1ST MODULE

EN

1

5.0

053437

B

ING-INF/03

MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING 2ST MODULE

EN

1

5.0

052820

B/C

ING-INF/03 ING-INF/05

SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING

-052819 SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING MODULE 2: SOUND SYNTHESIS AND SPATIAL PROCESSING

-052818 SOUND ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS AND PROCESSING MODULE 1: DIGITAL AUDIO ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING

EN

2

10.0

Courses from the group: ALC (CR)

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

097246

C

ING-INF/03

FONDAMENTI DI INTERNET E RETI

IT

2

10.0

085779

B

ING-INF/05

ARCHITETTURA DEI CALCOLATORI E SISTEMI OPERATIVI

IT

2

10.0

090014

B

ING-INF/05

INGEGNERIA DEL SOFTWARE B

IT

1

10.0

082746

B

ING-INF/05

FONDAMENTI DI INFORMATICA

IT

1

10.0

085887

B

ING-INF/05

BASI DI DATI 1

IT

1

5.0

086039

B

ING-INF/05

IMPIANTI INFORMATICI (PER IL SETTORE DELL'INFORMAZIONE)

IT

2

5.0

Courses from the group: FUND-CS

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

085887

B

ING-INF/05

BASI DI DATI 1

IT

1

5.0

052861

B

ING-INF/05

INGEGNERIA DEL SOFTWARE

IT

1

5.0

095898

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURES

EN

2

5.0

052532

B

ING-INF/05

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 2

EN

1

5.0
[1.0 d.i.]

088949

B

ING-INF/05

ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES

EN

2

5.0

089165

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER SECURITY

EN

2

5.0

089182

B

ING-INF/05

FORMAL LANGUAGES AND COMPILERS

EN

 

1

 

5.0

089183

B

ING-INF/05

DATA BASES 2

EN

1

5.0

Courses from the group: Gruppo INF

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

089214

B

ING-INF/05

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

EN

1

5.0

090958

B

ING-INF/05

COMPUTER GRAPHICS

EN

2

5.0

095947

B

ING-INF/05

CRYPTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURES FOR COMPUTER SECURITY

EN

2

5.0

052536

B

ING-INF/05

SOFT COMPUTING

EN

1

5.0

[1.5 d.i.]

089318

B

ING-INF/05

HYPERMEDIA APPLICATIONS (WEB AND MULTIMEDIA)

EN

2

5.0

095943

B

ING-INF/05

PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

EN

1

5.0

095903

B

ING-INF/05

ADVANCED OPERATING SYSTEMS

EN

1

5.0

097685

B

ING-INF/05

ADVANCED USER INTERFACES

EN

1

5.0

089169

B

ING-INF/05

AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS

EN

1

5.0

097683

B

ING-INF/05

MACHINE LEARNING

EN

2

5.0

089012

B

ING-INF/05

KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING

EN

2

5.0

052534

B

ING-INF/05

RECOMMENDER SYSTEMS

EN

1

5.0

[2.0 d.i.]

089181

B

ING-INF/05

THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE

EN

1

5.0

095946

B

ING-INF/05

ADVANCED ALGORITHMS AND PARALLEL PROGRAMMING

EN

2

5.0

099993

B

ING-INF/05

IMAGE ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER VISION

EN

1

5.0

095905

B

ING-INF/05

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS 1

EN

1

5.0

093212

B

ING-INF/05

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS

EN

1

5.0

089175

B

ING-INF/05

VIDEOGAME DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING

EN

1

5.0

090957

B

ING-INF/05

CODE TRANSFORMATION AND OPTIMIZATION

EN

2

5.0

Courses from the group: INT

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

097678

--

ING-INF/07

DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS

EN

1

5.0

088983

--

MAT/09

FOUNDATIONS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

EN

1

5.0

051822

--

MAT/09

NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION

EN

2

5.0

089180

--

MAT/08

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

EN

1

5.0

090037

--

ING-INF/04

MODEL IDENTIFICATION AND DATA ANALYSIS - 1ST MODULE

EN

2

5.0

093735

--

MAT/09

GRAPH OPTIMIZATION

Studenti da A a ZZZZ - Docente non definito

EN

2

5.0

Courses from the group: TLC

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

091042

C

ING-INF/03

VIDEO SIGNALS

EN

1

5.0

052845

C

ING-INF/03

SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

-053413 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS MODULE 2

-053412 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS MODULE 1

EN

2

10.0

091036

C

ING-INF/03

MULTIMEDIA INTERNET APPLICATIONS

EN

2

5.0

089073

C

ING-INF/03

INTERNET OF THINGS

EN

2

5.0

051787

C

ING-INF/03

WIRELESS NETWORKS

-051786 MOBILE RADIO NETWORKS

-051785 WIRELESS INTERNET

EN

2

10.0

089043

C

ING-INF/03

MULTIMEDIA INTERNET

EN

2

10.0

096120

C

ING-INF/03

COMMUNICATION NETWORK DESIGN

EN

1

5.0

091034

C

ING-INF/03

WIRELESS INTERNET

EN

2

5.0

Courses from the group: UNIPV

Course
Code

Course
Type

Course
Area

Denominazione Course name

Lang.

Sem

CFU

051536

--

M-STO/08

METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA BIBLIOGRAFICA

IT

1

5.0

051530

 

--

L- ART/07

 STORIA DEGLI STRUMENTI MUSICALI

IT

1

5

051533

 

--

L- ART/07 

 STORIA DELLA MUSICA 1

IT

2

10

Courses from the group: MUS

Courses from the MUS group will be offered by the Music Conservatory "G. Verdi" of Milano starting from the 2019-20 Ac. Yr.. The list of the courses that will bne offered is not yet finalized.

Disciplinary
Area

Title

Language

COME/03

Teoria della Percezione Sonora e Musicale/Teorie dell’Ascolto

IT

COME/04

 

Misurazioni e Progettazione di Installazioni e Sistemi Elettroacustici

IT

CODC/01

 

Analisi Compositiva

IT

CODC/01

Forme, Sistemi e Linguaggi Musicali

IT

CODM/03

Estetica della Musica

 IT

 

NOTES: 

1 – The courses “Multimedia Signal Processing 1st Module” (5cr) and “Multimedia Signal Processing 1st Module” (5cr) are incompatible with “Multimedia Signal Processing” (10cr).

2 – The courses “Electronics and Electroacoustics for Sound Engineering - Module 1: Electronics for Sound Engineering” (5cr) nd “Electronics and Electroacoustics for Sound Engineering – Module 2: Electroacoustics for Sound Engineering” (5cr) are incomptible with “Electronics and Electroacoustics for Sound Engineering” (10cr).

Innovative teaching forms 

Some of the above courses offer the opportunity to experience innovative didactic methods, in accordance to the didactic development plans of the Politecnico di Milano. These courses include a number of topics (for at least 1 CFU) which are offered in "flipped classroom" mode. 

The M.S. program in Music and Acoustic Engineering participates and contributes to the university-wide program of innovative extra-curricular didactics, named People @ DEIBhttp://www.peopleatdeib.polimi.it), designed and offered jointly with the Engineering programs in Telecommunications, Automation, Biomedical, Computer Science, Electronics and Electrical.

7.4 Foreign language

Applicants are required to offer proof of their proficiency with the English language. The required level is at least B2 (according to the CERFR level classification, as defined by the Council of Europe). This level must be certified, and the certification must be included in the application. The applicants must have reached the minimum required score, in compliance to the guidelines of the Politecnico di Milano. The regulations to follow on this matter are described in the document “Guida alla lingua inglese” (guidelines for the English Language). The minimum level required to access the M.S. in Music and Acoustic Engineering corresponds to the minimum requirenents of this University.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5163

7.5 Degree examination

The final examination of the M.S. program is based on the defense of a M.S. thesis. The preparation of the M.S. thesis is worth 20 CFUs, one of which specifically devoted to the acquisition of further linguistic skills, such as scientific writing in English or an extended summary of the Thesis in English. The thesis can be written in English or in Italian, but it will have to include an extended summary in the other language.

The general rules of the final exam and the specific regulations for the M.S. program are available on the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering:

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

The final exam, consists of the discussion of a thesis, presented in the form of a written dissertation, which can be experimental or scientific (theoretical or applied research) and must include innovative solutions, in order to assess the scientific, technical and professional maturity of the candidate.

The thesis, developed under the guidance of a supervisor of the Faculty of the M.S. program, might be required to undergo close scrutiny on the part of an expert opponent, who would be required to assess its originality and validity.


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=5144

8. Academic calendar

The academic calendare can be easily found on the official website of the University.
Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5125

9. Faculty

The names of the instructors of the M.S. program and related courses will be published on the official "Degree Program" website starting from the month of September. The degree program is published on an annual basis on the website of the Politecnico di Milano.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Students of Music and Acoustic Engineering will be able to access all infrastructures of the Politecnico di Milano (computer rooms, libraries, study areas, cafeterias, sport facilities). Several courses include lab activity, which will take place in computer rooms or specialized laboratories.


11. International context

The M.S. program in Music and Acoustic Engineering offers a study experience in a highly dynamical and multicultural  environment, which is part of a wide network of international collaborations.
Research at the Politecnico di Milano supports this tight collaboration network through alliances with other Universities beyond national boundaries, with research centers in the public and private sectors, and with industrial partners. The quality and the impact of the research conducted at the Politecnico are confirmed by the rapid growth of connections with the international scientific community. Students, in fact, can take advantage of the large number of international projects and research programs in collaboration with the best European and International Universities, from North America to South-East Asia. 

Thanks to the internationalization efforts of PoliMI in the past few decades, according to the QS World University Ranking the  Politecnico di Milano is today ranked among the Top-Twenty Universities in the world according to all "rankings by subject", including Engineering and Technology (17th in 2018). 


12. Internationalization

Students of Music and Acoustic Engineering can access international study programs, based on numerous agreements with well-reputed partner Institutions. Students that are selected for aspecific mobility program can enrich their curriculum by spending a period abroad, while acquiring credits that are fully transfered to the Politecnico di Milano. Many are the oppurtunities of this sort, including: 

  • period abroad within the Erasmus program, or with special extra-EU * programs, double-degree programs (which enable the student to receive a double M.S. title in a period of 3 years, two of which spent at a partner Institution abroad)
  • internships in University labs or Companies abroad
  • working on a thesis abroad

In the case of the ERASMUS program, the maximum number of credits that a student of Music and Acoustic Engineering can acquire abroad is 30CFU.


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=5112

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observatory  of the University and the Didactic Evaluation Committee of the University, with the support of the didactic observatories of the Schools, conduct periodic assessments on the achievements and on the didactic quality of M.S. programs, by monitoring didactic activities and the performance of alumni after graduation. Reports on such studies are collected and made available on the website of the Politecnico di Milano.

14. Further information

Further information on the M.S. in Music and Acoustic Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano can be found on the website:
https://suono.polimi.it
where contact information is available for specific questions on the program.

Only the original in Italian is valid.

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