Academic Year 2018/19





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Electrical Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law475
NameElectrical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-28 - Electrical 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) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Capone Antonio
Coordinator of the Study programme Sergio Amedeo Pignari
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ccsetec.polimi.it/index.php?id=107&no_cache=
1&L=2
(¹) The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.

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

2. General presentation of the study programme

Introduction

Electrical Engineering is the engineering field that investigates applications of electrical phenomena by resorting to electromagnetic field and circuit theory. Of particular interest for this sector are electric power systems, electrical machines and drives, electronic power converters, electric systems for transportation, electric and electronic measurements, circuit theory and electromagnetic compatibility. The programme in Electrical Engineering encompasses all the subjects required to educate undergraduate and graduate students in Electrical Engineering.
Nowadays, societal and industrial growth is largely based on the availability of energy in a form that can be readily transformed into light, heat, movement, electromagnetic waves for data transmission and remote processing, electro-chemical activity. Electric energy represents the most efficient way to convert energy from primary energy sources and transport it to distant places. Its features make electricity unique for many activities in everyday life, ranging from household, industrial or service applications.
Electric energy is clean, easy to control and environment friendly. In our country more than one third of the consumed energy is converted into electric energy before its end use. Electric energy is a precious good that should not be wasted. To attain this goal, all related conversions, from initial production to end use, must be optimized. Presently, the electric energy field is undergoing significant changes that will make the future role of the electrical engineer more and more important as a key player in managing energy and protecting the environment.
Electrical Engineering inherently involves cross-disciplinary skills and covers a large number of different application areas. These  include electrical machines, electronic power converters, transformers, wide-area electrical transmission and distribution networks, electric systems for household and industrial applications, industrial automation, electric traction, heavy metallurgical industry, electromagnetic compatibility.
Production, transmission, distribution and rational and sustainable use of electric energy require B.Sc. and M.Sc. graduates in Electrical Engineering with solid capabilities in designing and managing electric systems and devices, as well as in analyzing and processing all related data. For instance, the need of exploiting renewable energy sources, such as sun and wind, by means of distributed generation that complement the traditional high-power hydro-electric and thermoelectric generation, implies a new way of designing and operating the electric distribution grid. In this field, a significant advancement is expected in the application of ICT techniques to the development of the future intelligent grid (Smart Grids).
Moreover, the ever increasing diffusion of complex and disturbance-sensitive equipment (such as, for example, data processing centers) requires an ever increasing level of quality of the electric supply that, in turn, requires new equipment to be studied and developed in order to attain a better immunity of the electrical appliances to disturbances and more reliable and fault-tolerant distribution networks.
The development of advanced fuel cells and storage systems will soon favor the diffusion of hybrid and electric vehicles and will significantly contribute to decreasing environment pollution and optimize the use of traditional and/or innovative energy sources. Moving from a regulated toward a de-regulated energy market will undoubtedly open new opportunities for customers, but will also imply new technical problems, whose solution could be found only by  highly-qualified Electrical Engineers.
These are the key topics of the Electrical Engineering programme. It is aimed at providing the necessary skills to handle all processes involved in the conversion, generation, transmission, distribution and final exploitation of the electric energy both in household and industrial applications. Particular attention is paid to the sustainability of the whole process, from both the financial and environmental points of view.
The Electrical Engineering has a long history and tradition (it was first established in 1886 at Politecnico di Milano) and is still providing a well-recognized contribution to the advancement of new technologies that are the key enablers of the industrial growth of the modern society.

 

Study Programmes 

The overall programme in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano includes the B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. study programmes.

 

The Laurea Programme (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) - The undergraduate programme in Electrical Engineering develops over three years and requires the student to earn 180 credits. This programme is aimed at forming students with sufficient knowledge to master the typical basic methods and notions of the Electrical Engineering, in order to form professionals capable of solving the typical basic design issues.

 

The Laurea Magistrale Programme (equivalent to Master of Science) - After the B.Sc. programme, the M.Sc. program can be entered, that develops over two years and requires the student to earn additional 120 credits. This programme is aimed at forming highly-qualified professionals with the required skills to solve complex design problems and foster technological innovation in the typical fields of the Electrical Engineering. This requires a solid background on the theoretical and scientific foundations of the Electrical Engineering, as well as on the most advanced methods of operating the electric systems and equipment.

In the academic year 2017-18, three M.Sc. tracks are offered:

 

  • English track (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING), with all courses delivered in English
  • Bilingual track (INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA), including both courses taught in Italian and courses delivered in English
  • Special track devoted to Smart Grid (SMART GRID), with all courses delivered in English. (This track is supported by ENEL S.p.A..)

 

Students enrolled in the M.Sc. Programme will gain expertise in the technical areas of electric power systems, renewable energy sources, smart grid technologies, smart transportation systems, e-vehicles, design of electrical machines and drives, power electronics, and industrial automation.

 

The Ph.D. Programme - After the M.Sc. degree, the Ph.D. programme in Electrical Engineering can be entered, that is aimed at forming the top-level professionals, able to conduct leading edge research activity in Academia, research agencies and centers, as well as in R&D in several industry sectors.


3. Learning objectives

Introduction

The Electrical Engineering Programmes at Politecnico di Milano have been designed in order to reach the following objectives.

 

General Learning Objectives:

- To pave the way for basic training in Electrical Engineering (B.Sc.);

- To promote both a preparatory training for the M.Sc. and a vocational path;

- To adapt learning activities to the job market and to develop design capabilities and independent-thinking ability;

- To favour completion of a methodological training with lab activities in pre-selected specialization fields;

- To develop independent development capabilities, under the guidance of tutors, by involving the students in theoretical and practical design activities, from the beginning of the B.Sc. to the end of the M.Sc., where a thesis project is required;

- To encourage independent choices (limited number of options at the B.Sc., but quite wide range of possibilities at the M.Sc.).

 

Specific Learning Objectives (M.Sc.):

- To allow selection among a number of areas of competence associated with fundamental subjects, allowing different specialization fields, to be chosen by the students;

- To favour completion of methodological training with lab activities in the pre-selected specialization fields;

- To encourage students to make independent decisions on their learning paths, based on the area of competence they prefer;

- To attract foreign students and offer to the Italian students an international learning environment through the formation of international classes and learning plans involving English taught courses.

 

The M.Sc. Programme in Electrical Engineering

The M.Sc. programme in Electrical Engineering (second level, two-year programme) allows students to gain solid skills in theoretical, experimental and applied areas of Electrical Engineering. Students can focus on different technological areas and develop diversified expertise, depending on their learning plan. In particular, the following subject areas are addressed in the courses foreseen by this study programme:

 

•       Electromagnetic compatibility and numerical electromagnetics;

•       Measurement techniques and diagnosis;

•       Design of electrical machinery;

•       Production of electricity and electricity plants;

•       Transmission, distribution and utilization systems;

•       Advanced industrial applications (e.g., automation systems, electric traction systems, e-vehicles);

•       Electricity market economic and financial applications.

 

The main subjects covered by the M.Sc. Programme in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano are power systems, Smart Grid, renewable sources, transport systems (including Smart Transportation and e-vehicles), electrical machines design, power electronics, industrial automation. 

Learning plans include both mandatory and elective courses. This allows students to customize their learning plans (both official and self-designed plans) becoming a specialist in one of the following Areas of Competence: 1) Energy and renewable sources, 2) Transports, 3) Design and automation, 4) Smart Grid.

In the following, possible examples of course baskets in line with the aforementioned Areas of Competence are reported.

 

Energy and Renewable Sources

- Electric Power Systems II (10 credits);

- Electric Power Stations (8 credits);

- Electricity Market (8 credits);

- Electromagnetic Compatibility A (8 credits);

- Measurement and Diagnosis Techniques (8 credits);

 

This area addresses topics in electric systems for energy, in consideration of the impact of electronics, automatics and computer science and with particular attention to modern uses of renewable sources. Skills developed in the production, transmission, distribution and use of electricity (e.g. calculations of optimum dispatching, load flow, short circuit, dynamics, reliability) are analyzed and discussed in the current prospective of  a deregulated electricity market.  Widespread contribution from renewable sources (such as wind, solar and in particular photovoltaic, fuel cells, cogenerative cycles) mainly involves medium and low voltage systems and the revision of structure, control and protection of the distribution system; this is where the quality of electricity supply is important, for the ever-increasing diffusion of equipment that must be problem-free and not cause problems itself.  In terms of use, there are skills in the field of drives and innovative systems, for example: storage for a more efficient use of electrical systems, both stationary and on transportation vehicles.

 

Transport

- Electric Power Systems II (10 credits);

- Electric Systems for Transportation A (8 credits);

- Automatic Electric Transportation Systems (6 credits);

- Electromagnetic Compatibility A (8 credits);

- Electrical Drives (8 credits);

 

This area explores electric issues associated to transportation systems. The areas focuses mainly on railway systems (including High Speed - High Capacity systems), underground networks (including automatic systems), mass overground urban transport systems (tramlines, trolley buses and light rail), independent transport systems (electric and hybrid vehicles) and electric systems on board ships and airplanes. Both the infrastructural and energy aspects are considered in relation to supply systems together with electromechanic aspects of converting electricity for traction.  The issues of safety and speed control, electrical drives and electromagnetic compatibility between power systems and control and signalling systems are also considered. The skills developed ensure training of an electrical engineer with sound methodological and engineering foundations, and an expertise in the transport sector - a sector that increasingly turns to electrical engineering (for example electric propulsion systems for ships and electric vehicles) to optimise resources and for a sustainable development of transport.

  

Railway Engineering

Starting from academic year 2017-18, a new field of competence oriented to Railway Engineering will be also available to students through ad hoc individual study plans. That learning path will be coordinated jointly by the M.Sc. Programme Boards in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and supported by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (i.e. the Italian Railways Group).

 

Design and Automation

- Construction and Design of Electrical Machines (10 credits);

- Electrical Drives (8 credits);

- Systems for Industrial Automation and Communications (6 credits);

- Electromagnetic Compatibility A (8 credits);

- Measurement and Diagnosis Techniques (8 credits);

 

This specialization area focuses on design methodologies of components, theoretic and application aspects of electrical drives and static convertors, and several specific areas of automation: issues that are common in industrial, civil and movement systems' applications. The skills developed vary from modern methods of designing and checking electromagnetic and electromechanic components, both standard and special, to the ability to choose and design the most suitable drive and supply system for each application, with the relative control techniques, to a practical understanding of the most advanced communication, automation and supervision systems in the various fields of industry, of the generation distributed, domotics and of services.

 

Smart Grid

- Sensors, Measurements and Smart Metering (8 credits)

- Planning & Operation of Distribution Grids with High Penetration of RES (8 credits)

- Regulation of Electric Power Systems (10 credits)

- Network Automation and Protection Systems; Tools for Networks Simulation (8 credits)

- Smart Grids: Components, Functionalities & Benefits (8 credits)

 

This specialization area, organized and run in collaboration with Enel S.p.A., deals with the issues related to electricity distribution networks in medium voltage and low voltage, considering the impact of electronic, automatic and computer science, and with particular attention to the modern use of Renewable Energy Sources. A high degree of penetration of DG has considerable impact on operation, control, protection and reliability of the existing power systems and requires the use of technology to modernize the power grid. It employs innovative products and services combined with intelligent monitoring, control, communication, and self-healing technologies to facilitate the connection and operation of DG of all sizes and technologies, allow consumers (including electric vehicles and energy storage systems) to play a part in optimizing the operation of the system, and allow enhanced levels of reliability and security of supply. The skills developed span from activities related to transmission and distribution of electrical energy, network management of electrical systems, which include development, operations, and maintenance services. An important aspect is also related to the regulation of power systems, necessary to establish the tariffs and promote investments in the network, with particular attention to the adequacy, the efficiency and the security of the overall system. This area of competence can be developed only through the choice of the Study Plan Smart Grid.

 

Further and more detailed information on the Areas of Competence and guidelines to the preparation of individual learning plans are available on the website of the Study Programmes in Electrical Engineering.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The following diagram shows the structure of the Electrical Engineering programme, in line with the Italian educational system, DM 270/04.


Electrical Engineering Study Programme

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)


The B.Sc. (Laurea) degree is a strict requirement for admission to the M.Sc. (Laurea Magistrale) programme; the M.Sc. degree is a strict requirement for admission to the Ph.D. Programme.

 

For foreign graduated students, access to the Electrical Engineering M.Sc. programme is based on evaluation of the transcript of records, international ranking of the University where they got the B.Sc degree, and specialization area.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

Graduates are awarded the qualification Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Master of Science graduates of Electrical Engineering can work as self-employed professionals, subject to passing the State Exam, and registering in the Professional Order of Engineers, under Section A, in their home province. For more information please visit the website: http://www.ordineingegneri.milano.it


At the end of the M.Sc. study programme, and after successful thesis defence, students receive the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering.

The M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering belongs to the degrees in the class of Industrial Engineering. M.Sc. Graduates in Electrical Engineering can work as self-employed professionals, subject to passing the State Exam, and registering in the Professional Order of Engineers, under Section A, in their home province. 

Additional information is available in the web site: http://www.ordineingegneri.milano.it

 

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Electrical Engineers are highly employable in many and diversified areas. The main sectors providing job positions for Electrical Engineers include:

  • Manufacturing of electrical machines and devices, and power electronics equipment;
  • Industrial automation and robotics;
  • Utilities that generate, transport and distribute electrical energy (with specific jobs in planning and operation);
  • Manufacturing and engineering firms for design, implementation and operation of electrical systems for transportation;
  • Automated production of goods and services;
  • Companies operating in energy trading on the deregulated energy market;
  • Engineering practice.

 

The demand for Electrical Engineers has always been very high. In 2014, the 62 M.Sc. Graduates received (during 2015) 1548 job offers (the total count of job offers was 513 in 2014) through Politecnico di Milano’s Career Service. As a whole, the employment rate is very large (the most recent data provided by the Career Service indicate an employment rate close to 96.1%) and sizably higher than the other areas of Engineering. Concerning the survey mentioned above, job positions not closely related to the specific Engineering area (i.e., Electrical Engineering) were 28.6%, whereas job positions requiring Electrical Engineering as the subject area of specialization were 67.3%. This clearly points out cross-disciplinary skills of M.Sc. Graduates, highly appreciated and recognized by the national and international job market.

  


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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5.3 Qualification profile

Electrical Engineer

Profile in a work context:
The Electrical Engineer profile is characterized by a wide range knowledge, necessary to face the increasingly demanding challenges of the world of work and research, not only in the field of production, transmission and distribution of electricity, but also in the many and different situations of industrial, domestic, hospital and transport applications, electromagnetic compatibility and measurement and diagnostic techniques.
 The Laurea Magistrale graduate students in Electrical Engineering can work as freelancer, upon State Examination and enrolment in Section A of the Register of Professional Engineers of the province of residence.

 

Skills of this function:
Specific skills: 
- perform and manage even complex design activities;
 - promote and develop technological innovation;
 - review the structure, control and protection of distribution networks;
 - improve the efficiency of electrical systems both stationary and on transport vehicles
 - designing power supply conversion systems for tractive purposes, taking into account infrastructural, energy, electromechanical aspects and respect to safety and gear control, electric drives and electromagnetic compatibility between power systems and control and signalling systems (railway systems also High Speed - High Capacity, to underground railways, to urban surface transport systems of collective type, to individual transport systems, to electrical systems on board ships and airplanes;
 - optimise resources for sustainable mobility development;
 - dimension and verify the electromagnetic and electromechanical components, both standard and special ones;
 - choose and design the most suitable drive and power supply system for each application, with related control techniques;
 - apply the most advanced systems of communication, automation and supervision, in different areas of industry, distributed generation, home automation and services.

 

Job opportunities:
There is a particular high demand of Electrical Engineers: in 2016, with 80 Laurea Magistrale graduate students of 2015, there were 1791 requests from companies submitted to the Career Service of Politecnico di Milano to recruit graduate students in Electrical Engineering. The percentage of Laurea Magistrale graduate students in Electrical Engineering that find a first job within 2 months is 41.2%.
In 2016, the laurea magistrale graduate students in Electrical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, interviewed by the Career Service 12 months after graduation, declared an employment rate of 96.1%, significantly greater than that of the graduate students from the other engineering study programmes. According to the Technical Report of the Assessment Commission of Politecnico di Milano, 72% of graduate students in Electrical Engineering, of the calendar year 2016, stated that they would enrol again in the same study programme. In 2015 the percentage of graduate students who believe that the professional training received by the university is very or good enough with the type of work done is 92.9%, slightly higher than the previous year (91.1%) and above the average of all Engineering study programmes (84.2%) and of those of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering (85.2%). 33.3% of the graduate students in Electrical Engineering (compared to 17.4% of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering and 17.1% of the whole Engineering field) believes that to access the work (carried out by the interviewees) it is necessary only the training programme attended (data available in the public reports of the Assessment Commission). This data confirms the high level of matching of the training offered by the Laurea Magistrale study programme in Electrical Engineering with the requirements for inclusion in a wide range of companies in the field of industrial engineering.
The work activity of an Electrical Engineer takes place mainly in one (or more) of the following areas:
- industries for production of equipment, electrical machinery and power electronic systems;
 - industries for industrial automation and robotics;
 - companies and entities for production, transmission and distribution of electricity (planning and operation);
 - companies and entities for design, construction and operation of electrical transport systems;
 - companies for production and management of automated goods and services;
 - regulatory bodies of the electricity sector at national and international level;
 - freelancer.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree


The B.Sc. (Laurea) degree is a strict requirement for admission to the M.Sc. (Laurea Magistrale) programme; the M.Sc. degree is a strict requirement for admission to the Ph.D. Programme.

Admission to M.Sc. Degree Course undergoes an evaluation process aimed to determine the eligibility of the applicant. Such process, in compliance to the existing regulation (D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270 art. 6 par. 2 and D.M. 16/3/2007, art.6 par. 1), is based upon curriculum requirements and an assessment of the preparation of the student.

The final decision about the admission to the M.Sc. Degree Course is taken by a Selection Committee set up by the Board of Studies, according to the academic career of the applicant. The Committee may take into account valid documentation showing clear exceptional conditions, justifying non-compliance of below-mentioned criteria and showing that the student has an adequate background. Such a documentation shall be attached to the admission application.

 

If the applicant is admitted, compulsory additional subjects shall be communicated together with the admission and before enrolment, in order to provide students with the necessary information for a transparent and rational choice.

Requirements concerning the English language proficiency levels are presented in Paragraph 7.4.

 

Application for Admission

A Bachelor of Science Degree (Laurea) is required for the evaluation of the career, as well as a higher degree (MSc, Laurea Magistrale). The evaluation can be carried out also for students enrolled in Politecnico di Milano BSc, if they are candidates in the next Graduation session, and for students enrolled in BSc of other Italian Universities, if they shall graduate before enrolling to the MSc.

 
Admission requirements concerning the academic career considered by the Commission are as follows:

 

  1. if weighted average grade (or graduation mark in case of graduate candidates with B.Sc. Degree issued by other Italian Universities) is not below the admission threshold (see later);
  2. if graduate candidates can certify proficiency in English (see Paragraph 7.4);
  3. if further subjects and background knowledge are not required.


If requirement stated at point 1) on the above list is not satisfied, the candidate will not be admitted to the M.Sc. Degree Programme, unless documentation testifying a proven exceptional case is presented.

If requirements stated at point 2) and/or 3) on the above list are not satisfied, the candidate will be accepted and enrolled in the M.Sc. Degree Programme, only after he/she has satisfied those requirements, by demonstrating his/her proficiency in English and/or earning the prerequisites identified and communicated by the Selection Committee.

 

Admission threshold

Graduates in the BSc programme in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano

Graduates in the BSc programme in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano who, at the end of the programme, have obtained a weighted average grade less than a threshold value of 21/30 will not be admitted in general to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Graduates in the BSc programme in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano who at the end of the programme have obtained a weighted average grade not less than 21/30 will be automatically admitted.

 

Graduates in other BSc programmes of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering at Politecnico di Milano

Graduates of other BSc programmes of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering at Politecnico di Milano who at the end of the programme have obtained a weighted average grade less than a threshold value of 22/30 will not be admitted in general.

Graduates of other BSc programmes of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering at Politecnico di Milano who at the end of the programme have obtained a weighted average grade not less than 22/30 will be automatically admitted.

 

Please note that, admission to the M.Sc. Programme in Electrical Engineering does not necessarily implies validation of all the credits that graduated candidates have earned in their former career, as excess courses or single courses. Prerequisites and/or obligations to be satisfied by the candidates in order to get the MSc Degree are determined on an individual basis by the Selection Committee, based on the number and type of credits earned in the student’s former career.

 

For all candidates who do not fall in the above categories, admission will be decided case by case by the admission committee, based on the cv of the appplicant and the graduation mark. Particularly, for foreign students access to the Electrical Engineering M.Sc. programme is based on evaluation of the transcript of records, international ranking of the University where they got the B.Sc. degree, and specialization area.

 

English Proficiency

For a list of the recognised certificates and their respective minimum requirements, please see Paragraph 7.4.

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6.2 Requested knowledge

In order to be admitted to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, applicants must have acquired a knowledge base that is consistent with the study programme offered in the degree course. The evaluation of the adequacy of this knowledge base uses as a reference framework the programme of the Bachelor of Science degree course in Electrical Engineering.

Definition of the curricular requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is based on educational requirements that permit a sufficient background in the methodologies and technologies of electrical engineering and in particular:

  • Sufficient mathematical and scientific background in general;
  • Sufficient background knowledge in Electrical Engineering, Fundamentals of Automatic, Electronics, Fundamentals of Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Machines, Applied Mechanics and Technical Drawing;
  • Sufficient background knowledge in Electrical Machinery, Electrical Measurements, Distribution of Electric Power, Modelling of Electrical Machines and Power Systems, Electric Safety.

 

Procedures for the application of prerequisites

An applicant who has been assigned any prerequisites may attend “Individual Courses”, in the period before the enrolment to the Master of Science, earn credits related to the additional compulsory modules, as requested by the Evaluation Commission for the Master of Science. These credits shall be not accounted within the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree.

Furthermore, the following restrictions are in force:

  1. The total amount of credits (by passing exams or only attending courses) that can be accounted under the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree cannot exceed 32. Credits in excess of 32 could be only accepted as ‘over-limit exams’ (soprannumero).
  2. In any case, the total amount of credits earned by passing “individual courses” cannot exceed 80, including credits of compulsory prerequisites.

 

Course restrictions (compulsory modules and exclusions)

B.Sc. graduates in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano who opted for the internship in a company, and apply for enrollment in the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, are required to take the course ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING II as compulsory module, to be earned as individual course.

 

Smart Grid

The Study Plan Smart Grid has a limited number of participants; the selection will be made by a Committee consisting of members of the Study Programme. In addition to the criteria listed above, admission selection is based on previous career evaluation and adequacy of the applicants’ preparation, and on a possible interview; the weighted average of scores obtained in the Bachelor of Science, with particular attention to electrical power system courses, is therefore of fundamental importance. In the case of stipulation of a specific agreement with the Enel S.p.A., scholarships will be provided. Successful scholarship candidates, in addition to possible periods abroad, can take the opportunity of paid internships at Enel S.p.A., also with the objective of preparing the graduation thesis. Rules and requisites for admission to the scholarship competition will be published in due time on the School website; the selection for the scholarships will be carried out in collaboration with Enel S.p.A.. During the admission procedure, it is recommended to apply for one of the other Study Plans in Electrical Engineering, within the limits allowed by the School.

For detailed information on the general admission conditions of the M.Sc. Programme in Electrical Engineering, please visit Politecnico di Milano website and, particularly, the Educational Offer webpage.

 


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines

Deadlines may slightly change year by year. Accordingly, students are addressed to the enrollment guide, that is updated yearly.

The available positions in the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering are 120. The available positions of the SMART GRID track are 25.

Additional information on deadlines and available positions can be found at the link shown below.


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers a range of activities aimed at making university studies more efficient and productive, with the help of both faculty mentors, and student tutors, the latter selected through specific calls that University publishes annually.

For more information on activities please refer to the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering.


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

To obtain the second-level qualification, 120 credits must be acquired, sub-divided as follows.

For the characterising activities ((ING-IND/31 - Electrical Engineering, ING-IND/32 - Convertors, Machinery and Electrical Drives, ING-IND/33 - Electric Power Systems, ING-INF/07 - Electrical and Electronic Measurements) there are: min. 50 - max. 80 credits.

For the similar or integrative activities (Science and Technology of Electrical Materials, Structural Mechanics, Network Economics, Fundamentals of operations research, Professional liability: aspects and consequences, Applied Statistics) there are: min. 12 - max. 20 credits.

For the activities chosen by students (DM270, section.10, paragraph 5, letter a) there are: min. 8 - max. 10 credits.

Finally, for the thesis (DM270, section.10, paragraph 5, letter c) and for the final examination, there are min. 17 - max.18 credits.

Other subjects that are useful for joining the world of work: min. 0 - max. 1 credit.

Minimum credits reserved by the university for activities (section.10, paragraph 5, letter d) : 1 credit.


To obtain the M.Sc. degree (i.e., second-level qualification), 120 credits must be earned, according to the following rules.

At least 72 credits earned through courses belonging to the category of Characterising Activities (B: ING-IND/31 - Electrical Engineering, ING-IND/32 - Convertors, Machinery and Electrical Drives, ING-IND/33 - Electric Power Systems, ING-INF/07 - Electrical and Electronic Measurements).

From 12 to 20 credits earned through courses belonging to the category of Related or Supplementary Activities (C:
ICAR/08 - Construction science, ICAR/09 - Construction techniques, ING-IND/22 - Science and technology of materials, ING-IND/35 - Management engineering, ING-INF/03 - Telecommunications, IUS/01 - Private law, MAT/06 - Probability and mathematical statistics, MAT/09 - Operational research)

 

At most 10 credits for educational activities freely chosen by the students.

Finally, 18 credits are assigned to the M.Sc. thesis work and final exam.

7.2 Mode of study

The programme is full-time; it includes attendance at lessons and laboratories.


The M.Sc programme in Electrical Engineering requires full time attendance to classes (lectures and training sessions), as well as lab classes.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1 Year courses - Track: R2D - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093585BING-INF/07MEASUREMENT ORIENTED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING110.010.0
052570BING-INF/07SMART MEASUREMENT ARCHITECTURES FOR ELECTRIC SYSTEMS110.0
093586BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS110.010.0
052571CMAT/05MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS TOOLS FOR ENGINEERING18.08.0
052572CING-IND/22MATERIALS FOR ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS15.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AF-INT------
093588BING-IND/32POWER ELECTRONICS210.010.0
089675BING-IND/32POWER ELECTRONICS210.0
093589BING-IND/31ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY B210.010.0
089676BING-IND/31ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS AND COMPUTATIONAL METHODS210.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group SOFT SKILLS------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELT5------5.0

1 Year courses - Track: R2E - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - SMART GRID


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093586BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS110.010.0
096094CING-IND/35PROJECT MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES & TOOLS16.06.0
052589BING-IND/33ELECTRICITY MARKETS18.08.0
096101CING-INF/03COMMUNICATION NETWORKS FOR ELECTRICITY SYSTEMS18.08.0
052590BING-INF/07SENSORS, MEASUREMENTS AND SMART METERING210.010.0
093589BING-IND/31ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY B210.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELT5------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group SOFT SKILLS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELT10------

2 Year courses - Track: R2A - INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096102BING-IND/32SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS16.06.0
091615BING-IND/33AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS16.0
083760BING-IND/32ELECTRICAL DRIVES18.024.0
089245BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS28.0
089682BING-INF/07MEASUREMENT AND DIAGNOSIS TECHNIQUES28.0
093576BING-IND/31ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY A28.0
051550BING-IND/33ELECTRIC SYSTEMS FOR TRANSPORTATION A18.0
051543BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS II210.010.0
091616----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--118.018.0
091616----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--218.0

2 Year courses - Track: R2B - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
094966BING-IND/32CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN OF ELECTRICAL MACHINES110.010.0
051179BING-IND/33ELECTRIC SYSTEMS FOR TRANSPORTATION110.010.0
094967BING-INF/07RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND QUALITY CONTROL110.010.0
094968BING-IND/32ELECTRICAL DRIVES210.010.0
094974----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--118.018.0
094974----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--218.0

2 Year courses - Track: R2F - MOBILITY ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097671BING-IND/33ELECTRIC SYSTEMS FOR TRANSPORTATION C16.06.0
052711CING-IND/35INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND PROJECT FINANCE15.015.0
052712--ING-INF/05DATA SCIENCE FOR MOBILITY15.0
052713--ICAR/05TRANSPORT PLANNING AND ECONOMICS15.0
052714CING-IND/09ENERGY AND EMISSIONS IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS15.0
052718--M-FIL/02ETHICS FOR TRANSPORTATIONS15.0
052079B,CING-IND/13
ING-IND/33
MOBILITY: INFRASTRUCTURES AND SERVICES28.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
8.0
051140CING-IND/13
ING-IND/14
RAIL VEHICLE DYNAMICS AND TRAIN-TRACK INTERACTION26.06.0
097523BING-IND/32ELECTRICAL DRIVES FOR INDUSTRY AND TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS26.06.0
052298CING-IND/14GROUND VEHICLE ENGINEERING C26.0
052717----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL EXAM (ELT)117.017.0
052717----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL EXAM (ELT)217.0

2 Year courses - Track: R2C - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - SMART GRID


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097729BING-IND/33PLANNING & OPERATION OF DISTRIBUTION GRIDS WITH A HIGH PENETRATION OF RES18.08.0
097736B,CING-IND/09
ING-IND/32
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND NETWORK INTERFACE110.010.0
097733BING-IND/33REGULATION OF ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS110.010.0
097738BING-IND/33NETWORK AUTOMATION AND PROTECTION SYSTEMS; TOOLS FOR NETWORK SIMULATION28.08.0
097739BING-IND/33SMART GRIDS: COMPONENTS, FUNCTIONALITIES AND BENEFITS28.08.0
094974----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--118.018.0
094974----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--218.0

Courses of the Group AF-INT


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
089174 C ING-IND/35 ECONOMICS OF NETWORK INDUSTRIES I 1 5.0
089678 C ING-IND/35 NETWORK ECONOMICS(a) 1 6.0
089494 C ICAR/08 SOLID MECHANICS 1 5.0
052573 C MAT/06 APPLIED STATISTICS 2 5.0
088698 C MAT/09 FUNDAMENTALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH 2 5.0
052772 -- IUS/07 PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY. 2 5.0

(a) 6 CFU version just for students enrolled at the second year of the MSc

Courses of the Group ELT5


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
052578 B ING-IND/33 AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 1 5.0
097678 B ING-INF/07 DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS 1 5.0
052576 B ING-IND/33 ELECTRICAL SWITCHING DEVICES 1 5.0
052577 B ING-IND/32 SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS 1 5.0
096532 B ING-IND/31 ADVANCED CIRCUIT THEORY 2 5.0
052575 B ING-IND/33 ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group SOFT SKILLS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
053583 C ING-IND/35 HIGH-TECH STARTUPS: CREATING AND SCALING UP I 1 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052580 -- L-FIL-LET/11 ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN CULTURE 1 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052582 -- M-PED/03 COMMUNICATION AND ARGUMENTATION 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052581 -- M-FIL/02 ETHICS FOR TECHNOLOGY 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052585 -- ING-INF/05 PERSONALITÀ, TEAM BUILDING, LEADERSHIP 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
052583 -- ING-IND/10 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2 5.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
098504 -- ING-IND/15 TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING AND RESEARCHING FUTURE 2 5.0

Courses of the Group ELT10


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
094966 B ING-IND/32 CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN OF ELECTRICAL MACHINES 1 10.0
051179 B ING-IND/33 ELECTRIC SYSTEMS FOR TRANSPORTATION 1 10.0
052587 B ING-IND/32 ELECTRICAL DRIVES 1 10.0
094967 B ING-INF/07 RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND QUALITY CONTROL 1 10.0
052588 B ING-IND/33 ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS 2 10.0
051543 B ING-IND/33 ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS II 2 10.0
094968 B ING-IND/32 ELECTRICAL DRIVES 2 10.0
052586 B ING-INF/07 MEASUREMENT AND DIAGNOSIS TECHNIQUES 2 10.0

Note. In individual learning plans, the course APPLIED STATISTICS can be replaced with an elective course of type C (courses on related or supplementary subjects).

 


Individual Learning Plans 

M.Sc. students are allowed to propose individual learning plans. Such plans are to be submitted to an ah-hoc committee of the Programme Board for assessment.

In general, individual learning plans shall meet the general constraints specificed in Section 7.1 of this document, and mandatory courses at the first year of the M.Sc. Programme cannot be replaced. Further information and guidelines for the preparation of individual learning plans are available in the F.A.Q. webpage of the website of the M.Sc. Programme in Electrical Engineering.

 

Note. M.Sc. students are allowed to include courses of the Ph.D. programme in Electrical Engineering in their learning plans. Such courses shall be selected in the category devoted to background knowledge, and are considered as extra courses.


Honours Programmes

 

Honours programme Engineering for Sustainable Development (HP-E4SD)

The Honours Programme Engineering for Sustainable Development is a parallel training programme that takes place at the same time as the Laurea Magistrale programmes (equivalent to Masters of Science) of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering, of the School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering and of Bulding Systems Engineering, Building and Architectural Engineering and of Building Engineering/Architecture of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering.

Aim of this Honours Programme is to enhance and to develop the systemic and cross-discipline skills of future engineers, helping them understand and evaluate global challenges so that they may operate effectively in the field of sustainable development, deploying both theoretical and practical technical skills. 

The is an innovative training programme aimed at young, talented, competent and highly motivated students, who are selected based on their profile, on their academic career and on a letter of motivation (or statement of purpose). The Honours Programme alternates conventional teaching of extracurricular courses with more informal training experiences, such as seminars, in which students are involved in new experiences and engage in group work. Finally, the programme requires students to develop a technological and/or methodological research project for their thesis, complemented where possible by a field experience (in a national, European or non-European organisation) based on multidisciplinary issues connected with global development.

 

Honours programme Scientific Research in Information Technology (ESR-IT)

The Honours Programme Scientific Research in Information Technology is an extracurricular excellence programme aimed at offereing M.Sc. students a unique opportunity to familiarize with scientific research in the field of Information Technology. The programme allows students to join and work as a team with a research group with the aim of developing original research results, possibly leading to a scientific publication. It combines research activity conducted in collaboration with research groups of Politecnico di Milano with lectures and seminars specifically delivered for this programme. The programme title will be officially reported in the students’ Transcript of Records together with a brief description of the research activity that will be carried out.

7.4 Foreign language

For detailed information on the knowledge of the English language, students are invited to see the section Guide and Regulations on Politecnico di Milano website (Student Guide)


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4326

7.5 Degree examination

M.Sc. thesis projects are chosen by the students when they are close to the end of their learnign plan. The choice of the topic is driven by the skills gained during the two years of the M.Sc. study programme, and the specialization area they have selected. Thesis projects proposals are offered by the professors on the Board of the M.Sc. programme on subjects closely related to on-going research lines, in the area of Electrical Engineering. Students usually get in touch with such research activities and relevant labs through teaching activities carried out during the M.Sc. courses. Development of the thesis project may involve cooperation with external laboratories, companies and/or research centers, in Italy or abroad.

Candidates must demonstrate ability to address and elaborate individually on a research problem. Problem solution usually requires both design and research skills. The thesis project supervisor oversees progress of the work, suggesting issues to address and assessing the solutions proposed by the students.

At the end of the thesis project, the students need to defend project results in front of a Board for M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering. Thesis defence is open to public. During thesis defence, students shall show ability to present the results they have obtained, underlining novelty, strength and weaknesses of the proposed solutions.


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=4357

8. Academic calendar

The academic calendar is available on Politecnico di Milano website.
Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4388

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Students of the programme in Electrical Engineering are granted access to all facilities provided by Politecnico di Milano (computers in dedicated rooms, libraries, study rooms, refectories, sport facilities).

Several subjects includes also lab classes that are held in experimental labs specifically built and equipped for this programme in Electrical Engineering. Particularly, students can take adventage of specific labs of the Electrical Section of the Department of Electronics, Information Science and Bioengineering, the Electrical Section of the Department of Energy, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


11. International context

An intense research activity supports Politecnico di Milano networking with Italian and International Universities, public and private research centers and industries. Evidence of the high-quality and high-impact of the research activity done at Politecnico in the recent years can be found in the ever increasing connections with the international scientific community, that have led to several joint
research projects with other top-level European University, as well as North-American and South-East Asian Universities.
In 2016 Politecnico di Milano ranked, in the QS ranking for Engineering and Technology, at the 24th position in the world, at the 7th position in Europe and at the 1st position in Italy. In particular, Politecnico di Milano ranks among the first 10 European Universities in Computer Science & Information Systems, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, which are all fields closely related to the programme in Electrical Engineering.


12. Internationalization

Students at Politecnico di Milano are given the chance to enter international student exchange programs. Different programs are available offering different experiences abroad. In general, students that are selected to take part in a specific program can enrich their CV by studying abroad for a given period of time, earning credits that are recognized by Politecnico di Milano. The different possible ways to access international programs include:

 

  • Periods of study abroad in the Erasmus+ program framework or in the framework of other special extra-EU programs;
  • Double-degree programs that consider earning a double M.Sc. degree, given by Politecnico and a foreign University, after having attended a three-years programme;
  • Internships in industries or universities abroad;
  • Development of thesis works in universities or research centers abroad.

 

Additional information about the student exchange programs, the double-degree programs, the international internships, European research projects and international connections is available at the following web page: Polinternational

 

As far as the Electrical Engineering is concerned, two special double M.Sc. Degree Programmes are ongoing with the following Chinese universities:

 

 

Both the aforementioned universities are partner of the Top Industrial Managers Europe (T.I.M.E.) association, and rank among the most famous Chinese universities in the field of Electrical Engineering.

These double-degree programmes allow brilliant and dedicated students to work in an international context that is very challenging from a cultural perspective and, at the same time, very promising in terms of learning objectives and job opportunities in a true global scenario. The students who apply for these double-degree program are selected at the end of the third year of their B.Sc. programme, continue their studies in international classes and are given the opportunity to spend at least three-semesters at the partner university campus. At the end of their programme, they earn the M.Sc. (Laurea Magistrale) degree in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at the partner university.

 

Further information and details on the aforementioned double-degree programmes are available in the webpage "Study Abroad" of the website of the Study Programme in Electrical Engineering.

 

Additional information on international student exchange programmes is available at: http://www.polimi.it/en/students/experience-abroad/


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=4679

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information


Only the original in Italian is valid.

15. Errata corrige