Academic Year 2018/19
School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Degree Programme of:
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
Milano Leonardo Campus
1. General Information
|School ||School of Industrial and Information Engineering|
|Code Reference Law||476|
|Reference Law||Ordinamento 270/04|
|Class of degree||LM-29 - Electronic engineering|
|Degree level ||Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)|
|First year of activation ||2010/2011|
|Official length of the programme ||2|
|Years of the programme already activated ||1,2|
|Official language(s) ||English|
|Dean of the School ||Capone Antonio|
|Coordinator of the Study programme ||Franco Zappa|
|Website of the School ||http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it|
|Website of the Study programme || |
Central Student Office - Milano
| Address ||VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI) |
2. General presentation of the study programme
The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering (MSEE) prepares graduates with a solid scientific and technological background to design and to use electronic devices, electronic circuits and electronic systems of any complexity. At completion of the Master of Science students will operate at the highest professional standards, having the skills to drive the evolution of this area in technologically advanced industries and in the best national and international research centers, as well as to promote the diffusion of electronic technologies in the fields of human activity where benefits can be envisaged.
To understand the importance of a comprehensive and thorough technical preparation and the role an engineer in the electronics field plays in the society, let us consider the constant innovation that took place in the decades to now. This innovation has been driven by solid-state physics studies and the related electronic and optoelectronic applications that led to the astonishing technological development of the last decades.
Increasingly fast processors and increasingly dense memories are in fact essential electronic components of any computer system, as well as sensitive and miniaturized semiconductor sensors constantly dialogue with the outside world in the most refined robotic systems used in industrial production, in personal healthcare systems or in autonomous driving. Not to mention the pervasiveness of electronic systems in telecommunications, with the creation of increasingly complex and fast electronic circuits that have allowed the growth of cellular, fiber optic and satellite communications. These capabilities of technological innovation and electronic design, together with a solid knowledge of basic scientific subjects, are also essential for the development of biomedical systems, scientific research instruments and innovative nano and bio-electronic systems. The electronic engineer is therefore the one who designs these systems, realizes them, tests them experimentally and knows how to model the physical reality with which electronic systems interact to understand, describe and analyze these interactions. He is a very refined professional figure and oriented towards continuous innovation aimed at improving performance, reducing design and production costs and extending the use of electronics in increasingly diversified areas as well as the invention of new devices and systems.
In the 70s-80s the breakthroughs came from the release of the first generations of integrated circuits, the introduction of the first microprocessor, the development of semiconductor lasers, optical fibers and photodetectors. These devices opened the way to the realization of compact electronic and optoelectronic systems and to the electronics-photonics alliance, in which microelectronic circuits provide the unique capability to process signals and information and photonics provides its capacity to transfer signals at high speed preserving signal integrity. Nowadays the breadth and intensity of innovation is being felt also by the general public with the pervasive presence of electronic devices, from computers, networks and telecommunications systems in all aspects of life, impacting very significantly on the collective behavior. At the opening of the new millennium we are experiencing how these trends are further developing and consolidating.
In this scenario the specialist in Electronics has a central and well defined role because he has the responsibility to conceive and to detail the electrical / optoelectronic / micro-electro-mechanical systems and their components. He/she also acts with his/her creativity and skills to drive this scientific and technological development in the applications fields of its competence. To fulfill this role, the specialist in Electronics should have a solid and vast technical and scientific background, to be able to adapt quickly to the evolving needs of the scientific and technological progress. Since this latter proceeds with often unpredictable trajectories, it is very important to have the ability of continuous evolution and innovation that only such a cultural basis can provide and which could instead be limited by too focused and specialized training.
To cope with the aforementioned needs, the Master of Science in Electronics Engineering program bases its roots on a full spectrum of fundamental courses (mathematics, classical and modern physics, computer science, signal theory, control, communications and fundamental electronics) that are prerequisites from the Bachelor, onto which sits the content of the more advanced disciplines in electronic design (analog and digital electronic design, electronic devices, solid state electronics, microelectronics, optoelectronics, sensors and electronic instrumentation, communication and control systems) to form a preparation which is complete, vast and well-articulated.
3. Learning objectives
A key objective of the Master of Science in Electronics Engineering is to develop a “design oriented” mindset. This learning outcome is achieved by providing students with a solid methodological background. Students will be exposed to reference models and methods inherent to the design of modern electronic systems, as well as to the relative standards and the most advanced technologies available for their implementation. Particular emphasis is placed on fundamental principles and on the use of real-life examples in the definition of technical and scientific approaches. Upon graduating, students will have developed an analytical mindset and acquired a skill to use engineering tools to design solutions to engineering challenges in scientific and technological fields.
The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering graduates are therefore expected to:
• exploit knowledge of advanced mathematics and engineering sciences to identify, formulate and solve advanced electronic engineering problems;
• have developed the technical depth, the professional breadth, and the research and development skills needed for higher studies and/or for industry;
• maintain the desire for innovation, creativity, use and integration of multiple technologies, and lifelong learning;
• work and communicate effectively in a professional environment.
4. Organization of the study programme and further studies
4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications
The study programme in Electronics Engineering is structured in three levels: 1) the Bachelor in Electronics Engineering, lasting three years, 2) the Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, following the Bachelor, lasting two years, 3) the PhD, after the first two levels, lasting three years (for more detailed information you may refer to the site http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it or http://www.dottorato.polimi.it/en/ ).
Each of the two years of the Master of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering is divided into two semesters. Students may start the Master of Science Program at the beginning of either semester. To make this possible, the first and second semester of each year may be considered interchangeable: lessons scheduled in each semester can therefore be attended either in the natural order (1st semester, 2nd semester) or in the reverse order (2nd semester, 1st semester).
4.2 Further Studies
The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)
5. Professional opportunities and work market
5.1 Professional status of the degree
Graduates in Electronic Engineering have acquired the ability to design and manage sophisticated equipment, processes and systems and to design and perform highly complex experiments, solving engineering problems that frequently require an interdisciplinary approach. The M.S.E.E. graduate is a professional figure oriented to continuous innovation, aimed at improving performance, optimizing resources and costs of the designed products to be manufactured, and stimulated to exploit electronics in increasingly diversified and innovative applications.
5.2 Careers options and profiles
Thanks to the deep and solid scientific and technological knowledge, the Master of Science in Electronics Engineering aims at providing professionals of high profile who will be able to hold positions of great responsibility, both at technical and management level, in a wide variety of productive contexts. Among the many professional opportunities, we can mention the following:
- Scientific and technological research centers, national and international, public or private;
- Industries of semiconductors, integrated circuits and in general of electronic components;
- Industries of consumer electronics applications (audio, video, telephone, computers, etc.);
- Electromechanical industries with high technological content such as aeronautics, transportation, aerospace, energy, etc.;
- Industries of electronic instrumentation for optoelectronic and biomedical laboratories and for research and development;
- Industries for robotics and for plant automation in general;
- Work as a freelance in the design and fabrication of custom electronic systems.
Master graduates may find employment opportunities in the same fields of the Bachelor graduates in Electronics Engineering, however accessing positions and duties of greater responsibility thanks to the much deeper technical and scientific background.
Data on the employment of Electronics Engineers can be found on the website of the Politecnico di Milano, in the section of the Career Service as follows:
Surveys of University Assessment Commission
5.3 Qualification profile
Position in a work context:
The Master Graduate in Electronics Engineering is a professional figure oriented towards continuous innovation for the improvement of performance, the reduction of design and production costs and the use of electronics in increasingly diversified applications, able to cover both technical and technical-organizational roles in a huge variety of occupational settings, including high-tech sectors.
The Master Graduate in Electronics Engineering is a central professional figure both because he is responsible for conceiving and articulating the electrical / optolectronic / micro-electromechanical functioning of the systems and their elements, and because he intervenes with his creativity and skills to drive this scientific-technological development in the fields of its competence.
The typical professional position is in scientific and industrial fields of high technology in a wide range of topics, from submicrometric integrated circuits to communication and control systems, from micro and nanoelectronic devices to lasers and their applications.
The Master Degree in Electronics Engineering allows access - after passing a state examination - to Section A of the Register of Engineers - information sector, with the title of Information Engineer.
Skills associated with the function:
The specific skills of a Master Graduate in Electronics Engineering are, among many others, to:
- define the characteristics of electronic systems and related production technologies;
- design and manage sophisticated systems, processes and services;
- design integrated circuits and systems (system on chip);
- design micro and nanoelectronic devices;
- design, produce and use electronic devices and systems for medical and nano-biotechnological applications (diagnostic, imaging, genetic diagnostics and molecular medicine);
- designing complex electronic systems for applications in diversified fields, such as transport, energy, the environment, biosciences, etc .;
- transferring innovation to application in the advanced technology sectors;
- conduct highly complex experiments, solving engineering problems that frequently require an interdisciplinary approach.
Among the many employment opportunities for a Master Graduate in Electronics Engineering we can mention:
- semiconductor and integrated circuits industries;
- industries of consumer electronic applications (audio, video, telecom, information technology, etc.);
- High-tech industries such as aeronautics, transport, aerospace, energy, etc.
- industries of electronic and optoelectronic instrumentation for analytical and biomedical applications and for research and development laboratories;
- automation and robotics industries;
- electronic design consultancy;
- national and international scientific and technological research institutions;
- freelance activity for designing and creating custom electronic systems.
Graduates specialists find employment opportunities in the same areas as first level graduates, but access to positions of greater responsibility thanks to much more in-depth preparation.
6.1 Access requirements
Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science program in Electronics Engineering (MSEE), applicants must hold a Bachelor degree or an equivalent three years academic degree in a related field from an internationally recognized University. All applications are subject to individual evaluation to assess the candidate’s curriculum as well as his/her preparation. Admission to the MSEE program is granted by an Admissions Committee appointed by the Electronics Engineering Program Board (Consiglio di Corso di Studio). The evaluation process sticks to the general guidelines of the Politecnico di Milano and to the specific rules of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering. Based on the applicants’ previous knowledge and qualifications, the Admissions Committee may grant them unconditional admission (i.e. without any additional requirements) or admission with the additional requirement to acquire a maximum of 30 credits from the Bachelor degree program (30 credits amount to a workload of approximately 1 semester). Additional requirements must be fulfilled prior to the enrollment in the Master’s program. Application of candidates who have not yet completed their Bachelor program is allowed upon the condition that they obtain the Bachelor degree before the beginning of the desired Master program.
All the relevant information about requirements, deadlines and admission procedure can be found at http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/.
6.1.1 Curricular requirements
Students graduated in "Ingegneria Elettronica" (Level I) at Politecnico di Milano :
Access is normally not subject to restrictions, except for the specific case of students who have done the internship. To access the MSEE (LM) these students will complete their preparation in advance by acquiring, through individual courses, additional curricular courses specified by the Admissions Committee, for a total of up to 15 credits.
Students graduated in "Ingegneria Informatica", "Ingegneria dell'Automazione", "Ingegneria Elettrica", "Ingegneria Biomedica", "Ingegneria Fisica" ed "Ingegneria Matematica" (Level I) at Politecnico di Milano:
Access is normally not subject to restrictions, except for the specific case of students who have done the internship. To access the MSEE (LM) these students will complete their preparation in advance by acquiring, through individual courses, additional curricular courses specified by the Admissions Committee, for a total of up to 15 credits. Nevertheles students are invited to include in advance in their I° level study plan the following two courses of "Elettronica Analogica" (10 CFU) and "Dispositivi Elettronici" (5CFU) to acquire the necessary solid background on electronic circuits and devices.
Students graduated in other Courses at Politecnico di Milano or in other Universities:
The Admissions Committee will evaluate the curriculum of each student, considering the career of the candidates as a whole. The Admissions Committee evaluates the content of each single course as well as any comment provided by the candidate in the pre-registration form. In those special cases that require further investigation, the Committee calls applicants for an interview aimed to investigate the reasons for his choice. If the evaluation of the candidates CV leads to an admission with additional requirements, the candidates will have to acquire specific credits through individual courses, prior to admission to the Master of Science.
6.1.2 Eligibility criteria ( adequacy of preparation)
Students graduated in "Ingegneria Elettronica" ( Level I ) at Politecnico di Milano :
Candidates are admitted to the Master of Science in Electronics Engineering if and only if they graduated with a weighted average grade* equal to or higher than 23,00/30.
Students graduated in other Courses at Politecnico di Milano or in other Universities:
Candidates are admitted to the Master of Science in Electronics Engineering if and only if they graduated with a weighted average grade* equal to or higher than 24,00/30. The Admissions Committee evaluates the curriculum and the career of the candidate, the programs of the exams and any notes introduced by the candidate in the pre-registration form. In few cases, the Committee might organize an interview with the applicant aimed to investigate the reasons of its choice. As a result, both the admission judgment and possible curricula supplements (individual courses to complete his/her preparation prior to admission to MSEE) will be given.
* The average is the one provided by the Offices. It is just the average of the actual exams (i.e. excluding supplementary exams ) weighted according to the number of credits.
6.2 Requested knowledge
Applicants’ previous studies must comply in quality, depth and breadth with the requirement profile of the Master program. In particular, candidates are expected to possess a solid preparation in basic disciplines such as mathematics and physics, and a good knowledge of the fundamental disciplines of electronic engineering, that is electronic circuits and devices, automation, computer science and telecommunications.
The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
It is possible to begin the Master of Science in Electronics Engineering in both the first and second semester.
To encourage students in planning their studies and their transfer to Milano, the University has provided four distinct periods for requesting the evaluation. In particular, there are two ' windows ' in each semester : the first window is in advance of 5/6 months with respect to the start of the registrations, the second is closest to the beginning of the classes. For each of the two ' windows ' the eligibility criteria defined in Section 6.1 apply.
The list of the deadlines for applications can be found in the following web page http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/
The positive evaluation of the application remains valid only for the semester for which it was submitted.
How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
6.4 Tutoring and students support
The tutoring system was introduced with the Law no. 341 of 1990 (University Academic Systems Reform) aimed at “guiding and assisting students throughout their studies and encouraging them to actively participate in their education, removing obstacles preventing them from successfully attending courses, even through initiatives based on the needs and attitudes of the individuals” (Section 13).
The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers a series of activities aimed at making university students more efficient and productive, with the assistance of both professor-tutors and student-tutors, the latter being selected by way of notice of competitions published by the University every year.
All the relevant information on the tutoring activities is available at:
7. Contents of the study Program
7.1 Programme requirements
The Laurea Magistrale, i.e. the Master of Science, in Electronic Engineering consists of a total of 120 credits according to the following specifications:
at least 55 credits in core courses (electronics, electromagnetic fields, electrical and electronic measurements, etc.);
at least 15 credits in side courses (automation, electrical circuits, information processing systems, etc.);
10 credits in electives;
20 credits for the Master Thesis; 1 credit out of 20 is specifically meant for the acquisition of additional language skills.
7.2 Mode of study
The course is full-time; it includes attendance to lectures, exercise classes and laboratory activities, as well as personal study.
The entire course is taught in English, with only a few electives taught in Italian.
7.3 Detailed learning objectives
The study program provides a unique training track, in English, with possibly some elective courses taught in Italian. The organizational structure of the study plan was deliberately kept extremely linear to facilitate and make clear the possible choices and offer maximum freedom in the definition of a personalized study plan, open to the interests and abilities of each student, but culturally very solid and automatically approved. . In addition to some teachings considered essential and designed to strengthen the foundation of the design of circuits and electronic systems and electronic signal processing (Analog Circuit Design, Electronic Systems and Signal Recovery), the study program allows selected options that every student can choose in a personal way in order to acquire a professional targeted preparation tailored to his/her specific interests. This allows the student to reach a final preparation extremely thorough in the areas of greatest scientific and technological development of modern electronics. By way of example, below are some tracks that a student might define to achieve a specific preparation. The examples are far from exhaustive of the possibilities offered by our study program, but they serve to show how the study plan as proposed lends itself to solid paths from the point of view of electronic design although extremely varied in the final applications.
Advanced Electronic Systems Design. The student who has interests in electronics design, both analog and digital, and a strong attitude towards technological innovation and the application of electronics in diverse industrial fields, finds a specific offer in examslike, for example, MEMS and Microsensors, RF Circuit Design, Digital Electronic System Design, Power Electronics, Advanced Optics and Lasers, Advanced Circuit Theory and others, all selectable in their studies. Electronic systems are in fact increasingly present and important in many different industrial and technological fields, such as transport, avionics, biomedical, telecommunications, industrial automation, robotics, etc. . In these and other fields of research and development in which advanced technologies are developed, electronic devices and circuits are becoming increasingly important in their production processes and innovative in giving value to the final product. The curriculum develops the design methodologies of electronic systems and related technologies, providing the necessary knowledge of control theory, communication and computer science to operate as a leader in these contexts and be able to hold positions of great responsibility in both technical and organizational sectors.
Electronic and photonic devices and nanotechnology. The student interested in the design of electronic devices for digital and analog electronics, of optoelectronic devices or of sensors, can find a specific offer, for example, in the teachings of Electron Devices, MEMS and Microsensors, Microelectronic Technologies, Semiconductor Radiation Detectors, Numerical Methods in Microelectronics and Photonic Devices. The miniaturization of today's integrated technologies and the development of new enabling technologies are the engines of modern electronics, the main drivers of the explosion of the performance and ubiquity of components and electronic systems in daily life. To be able to operate successfully in this area an electrical engineer must have strong skills in fundamental physics and principles of operation of the most important electronic devices, integrated micro and nanoelectronic technologies and possible future innovative lines of modern electronics. The curriculum in Electronics Engineering trains all these skills and allows the student performing an appropriate selection within the offered courses, in order to complete a high level training in electronic devices and integrated technologies.
Microelectronic Integrated Circuits Design. Students interested in the design of integrated circuits, both analog and digital, of increasing complexity find a dedicated offer, for example, in courses like Digital Integrated Circuit Design, RF Circuit Design, Power Electronics, Mixed Signal Circuit Design, Advanced Circuit Theory and others. The enormous development of the digital society is, in fact, made possible by the realization of integrated circuits on a single silicon chip housing now more than a billion transistors featuring dimensions of a few tens of nanometers. This trend opens up continuous new perspectives, such as wireless connection to many Gb/second, massive computing power and large memory systems, but poses very advanced design challenges, for example to design circuits with high performance and very low power consumption and/or operating at frequencies above 100 GHz. The curriculum in Electronics Engineering provides a high level education that combines in-depth knowledge of physics and technology – at the base of the working principles of the new nanoscale devices – with the ability to design advanced circuit architectures to target those complex applications.
Electronics for Medicine and Biotechnology. The student who has interests in the application of electronic technologies to health, medicine and biotechnology finds a dedicated offer in the courses of Electronics Design for Biomedical Instrumentation, Biochip, Semiconductor Radiation Detectors, Digital Electronic System Design and others. All the aforementioned courses can be selected to form the study plan. In fact, electronic technologies are now mandatory also in the medical industry. Thanks to electronic technology it has been possible to develop and make available to a wide swath of the population systems for non-invasive analysis of the human body and intervention techniques unimaginable decades ago, such as computed tomography, PET or assisted surgery. Miniaturized systems (Biochip) offer the possibility of early identification of pathogens, and electronic devices for the identification of proteins, DNA, and bacteria are on the way to reach the market. The curriculum explores the design criteria and micro-fabrication of these new bio-electronic systems and prepares the future graduate to be a leader in this area of science and industry.
Complementary teachings are organized into two groups. The first group (TAB 1) refers to subject areas complementary to electronics, very different one from the other, still considered important in the formation of an Electronic Engineer. They are borrowed from other degree programs or offered in collaboration. The second group (TAB 2), in addition to the courses of TAB 1 also contains all other courses of the master plan so that the student can possibly retrieve a teaching sacrificed in a previous choice. The choice of these elective courses will be done by each student in accordance with its abilities and inclinations, subject to the constraint that at least 15 credits must be chosen within complementary courses. If the selection of the 10 credits of free choice is within the courses given in TAB 2, approval of the study plan will be automatic. The choice of other courses not included in the TAB1 is allowed, provided that these courses are judged consistent with the educational project. We therefore recommend that, in such cases, the student will contact beforehand the delegate of CCS to study plans for an opinion on the consistency of the choices.
1 Year courses - Track: PSS - ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
2 Year courses - Track: PSS - ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
|Code ||Educational activities ||SSD ||Course Title ||Language ||Sem ||CFU ||CFU Group |
|095380||B||ING-INF/01||MIXED-SIGNAL CIRCUIT DESIGN||1||10.0||10.0|
|--||--||--||Courses to be chosen from Group TAB1||--||--||--||10.0|
|095394||B||ING-INF/01||SEMICONDUCTOR RADIATION DETECTORS||2||5.0|
|090935||B||ING-INF/01||ELECTRONICS DESIGN FOR BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION||2||10.0|
|--||--||--||Courses to be chosen from Group TAB2||--||--||--||10.0|
|--||--||--||Courses to be chosen from Group TAB1||--||--||--|
|090921||--||--||THESIS AND FINAL EXAM||--||1||20.0||20.0|
|090921||--||--||THESIS AND FINAL EXAM||--||2||20.0|
Courses of the Group TAB1
Courses of the Group TAB2
|Code ||Educational activities ||SSD ||Course Title ||Language ||Sem ||CFU |
|095398 ||B,C ||ING-INF/02 ||ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY || ||1 ||5.0|
|095155 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||ELECTRON DEVICES || ||1 ||10.0|
|095162 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||MEMS AND MICROSENSORS || ||1 ||10.0|
|095380 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||MIXED-SIGNAL CIRCUIT DESIGN || ||1 ||10.0|
|095585 ||B,C ||ING-INF/07 ||OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS || ||1 ||5.0|
|090918 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||POWER ELECTRONICS || ||1 ||10.0|
|096109 ||B,C ||ING-INF/02 ||RF SYSTEMS || ||1 ||10.0|
|096110 ||B,C ||ING-INF/02 ||ANTENNAS || ||2 ||5.0|
|095381 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||BIOCHIP || ||2 ||5.0|
|095378 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||DIGITAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGN || ||2 ||5.0|
|095264 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN || ||2 ||10.0|
|090935 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||ELECTRONICS DESIGN FOR BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION || ||2 ||10.0|
|095379 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||MICROELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES || ||2 ||5.0|
|094791 ||B,C ||ING-INF/02 ||MICROWAVE ENGINEERING || ||2 ||5.0|
|096115 ||B,C ||ING-INF/02 ||PHOTONIC DEVICES || ||2 ||10.0|
|095274 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||RF CIRCUIT DESIGN || ||2 ||10.0|
|095394 ||B ||ING-INF/01 ||SEMICONDUCTOR RADIATION DETECTORS || ||2 ||5.0|
7.3.1 Individualized study plan
Instead of choosing the above preapproved study plan, students may ask for modifications and consequently design an individualized study plan (ISP). ISPs must comply with the specifications summarized in Section 7.1. They are subject to approval by the EE Program Board on the basis of their consistency with program educational objectives and program outcomes.
To avoid unwanted delays in the approval procedure, it is strongly recommended that students discuss the proposed ISP with the advisor of the EE Program Board (http://www.inginf.polimi.it/servizi/trasferimenti.php?id_nav=1497) before submission.
7.3.2 Honours Programme
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
A prerequisite for admission to the Master of Science in Electronics Engineering is a good knowledge of a foreign language. Considering the kind of courses provided by the University, this language is English. The level of knowledge of the English language must be certified at the time of application for the admission, through the achievement of minimum levels of test scores. This level is given by the University and is made public on the Politecnico di Milano website. Candidates for admission are therefore advised to read carefully the document "Guide to the English language": http://www.polimi.it/studenti/guide/
7.5 Degree examination
The final examination is an oral defense of the thesis, which is open to the public. The candidate defends the thesis by demonstrating to the thesis committee satisfactory command of all aspects of the work presented.
20 credits are assigned to the thesis preparation work, including one credit specifically dedicated to the acquisition of additional English skills. The Thesis can be written either in Italian or English and it must include an extended summary in the other language.
Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and submission of theses is available at http://www.polimi.it/en/students/from-enrolment-to-degree/degree-examination/deadlines-and-academic-calendar/
Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
8. Academic calendar
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
MSEE students will have access to all the facilities of Politecnico di Milano (computer-equipped rooms, libraries, study rooms and sports facilities). Several courses include laboratory activities in either computer-equipped or experimental laboratories. The electronic engineering scientific laboratories, located in the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), are at the forefront both for the instrumentation used and the activities carried out. Graduating students can access these laboratories to prepare their M.Sc. thesis.
11. International context
Research carried out at Politecnico di Milano proceeds alongside the extensive network of cooperative relationships and connections with other Italian and foreign universities, with public and private research centers and with the industrial system. The quality and value of research have proven successful in recent years by the increase in connections with the international scientific community. Testimony to this is the large number of research projects and programs that have recently been undertaken with the best European and worldwide universities, from North America to South-East Asia. In 2007, the 17 university departments submitted their research activities to an international assessment process (peer review). Overall, Politecnico di Milano obtained a total score of 3 (good at International level) on a scale of 1 to 4 (excellent). With reference to research in the field of Electronics, three out of four research lines in which professors are involved were evaluated “excellent at international level”, the fourth one being evaluated “good at international level”.
Politecnico di Milano is presently performing benchmarking analyses with most prominent international technical universities. on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world.
Electronics Engineering students can access international study programs that are based on agreements made with several foreign institutions. Every year several students take part in international exchanges. Students selected for a specific program can enrich their profiles by studying abroad and earning credits that are fully acknowledged by the Politecnico di Milano.
There are multiple opportunities on offer. Amongst them are the following:
study periods abroad (one semester) under the Erasmus program, or special non-EU programs
double degree programs (that foresees awarding of a double Master’s degree in a period of 3 years, of which 2 are spent at partner institutes abroad)
internships with foreign companies or university laboratories
thesis preparation abroad
Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available on the degree programme. The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.
Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
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
For any further information, please visit the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering (www.ingindinf.polimi.it).
Only the original in Italian is valid.
15. Errata corrige