Academic Year 2018/19





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Computer Science and Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Como Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law482
NameComputer Science and Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-32 - Computer systems engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 2
Official language(s) English
Campus Como
Dean of the School Antonio Capone
Coordinator of the Study programme Gianpaolo Cugola
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.como.polimi.it/informatica


Central Student Office - Como
Address VIA VALLEGGIO, 11 (CO)

2. General presentation of the study programme

In the past few decades information sciences (automation, computer science, electronics and telecommunications) have had a strong influence on productive processes and on society at large. Information sciences have become, in fact, the driving force of the evolution of society and of its culture, and have triggered industrial innovation and promoted novel and advanced services. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) Program in Computer Science and Engineering is designed not just to fit this scenario, but also to stimulate its growth, as it aims at training engineers with a solid background, capable of developing and exploiting the methods and the tools of information and automation engineering in a broad variety of applications. The resulting professional profile is highly requested in the job market.


The M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering has the twofold objective of guaranteeing a high professional qualification and of providing students with strong engineering skills. Such characteristics are crucial to achieve the flexibility and the ability to adapt to the new technologies that are emerging in the rapidly evolving panorama of ICT.


Besides classical foundational courses for a Master Program in Computer Science and Engineering, the educational offer at the Como Campus is particularly rich in the fields of ambient intelligence, data and signal engineering, web architectures and applications, computer engineering methods and applications for communication and society. By combining this expertise with selected management related topics (at the Bovisa campus), it is also possible to pursue a managerial and entrepreneurial career in ICT. All the courses of the Master degree are taught in English.


Admission to the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering requires the student to pass a selection process that evaluates curriculum and background, according to the criteria and rules from the Board of Teachers of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano.


3. Learning objectives

The strongly interdisciplinary nature of computer engineering and of its ever growing applications requires a wider and wider set of skills, which include computer architectures, information systems, database management systems, web technologies, pervasive systems, multimedia systems, computer graphics, artificial intelligence – to mention a few of them. Besides classical foundational courses, some in depth skills can be gained focusing on five main areas: Ambient intelligence; Data and signal engineering; Web science and engineering; Communication and society engineering; ICT engineering, business and innovation.


The first four tracks bring out the interdisciplinary features of the information sector, with particular reference to pervasive and ubiquitous systems and applications with context-oriented, personalized, adaptive and anticipative functionalities, to the storage, analysis, processing and detection of data, to architectures, applications and technologies for the web, to communication and human sciences. The fifth is an innovative and interdisciplinary track which puts together technical knowledge and skills of the information and management enegineering areas. 


The skills gained by the students of the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering enable them to successfully enter the job market as well as to continue their education with a Ph. D. program (the Italian Dottorato di Ricerca).


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The M. Sc. program in Computer Science and Engineering is two-year-long. At the end of their curriculum, students will receive a M. Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering.


The Como Campus of the Politecnico di Milano offers five M. Sc. tracks in Computer Science and Engineering: Ambient intelligence; Data and signal enginee­ring; Web science and engineering; Communication and society engineering; ICT engineering, business and innovation. The first four tracks strongly emphasize interdisciplinary aspects of the information field covering, respectively, the areas of: pervasive and ubiquitous computing, context awareness, development of personalized, adaptive, and anticipatory applications; data storage, modelling, analysis, processing, and recognition, digital signal processing; web architectures, applications and technologies; communication and human sciences. The last is an innovative interdisciplinary track merging technical knowledge and skills from both the information field and management engineering. All the tracks are strongly innovative and, at the same time, they guarantee a broad possibility of didactic exchange with the Master’s programs of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano.


The five tracks are organized into three pre-approved study plans, namely Ambient Intelligence and Data Engineering (which encompasses the first two tracks), Web and Communi­cation (third and fourth tracks), and ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation (fifth track).

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 M. Sc. degree is a prerequisite for access to the three-year-long Ph. D. study program (in Italian, Dottorato di Ricerca).


The Politecnico di Milano also offers one-year-long study programs, that provide students with in-depth skills on relevant subjects, namely a 2nd level Specialization Degree Course (“Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello”) or a 2nd level University Master (“Master Universitario di secondo livello”).


Additional details are available at the web site

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it,

following the link “Didattica” – “Teaching Activities”.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The M. Sc. program in Computer Science and Engineering has the twofold objective of guaranteeing a high professional qualification and providing students with strong engineering skills. Such characteristics are crucial to acquire the flexibility and the ability to adapt to the new technologies that are emerging in the rapidly evolving panorama of ICT. Besides classical foundational courses for a Master program in Computer Engineering, the course offerings at the Como Campus are particularly rich in the fields of computer engineering methods and applications for ambient intelligence, data and signal engineering, web science and engineering, communication and society, ICT engineering, business and innovation.


M. Sc. graduates in Computer Science and Engineering can operate as freelance professionals or within private firms or the public service. At the time of writing, passing the qualification exam recognized by the Italian Government (“Esame di Stato per l’abilitazione all’esercizio della professione di Ingegnere dell’informazione”) to become a licensed engineer and enrol in the professional register (“Sezione A dell'Albo degli Ingegneri - settore dell'informazione”) is not required in order to operate as a professional in computer engineering in Italy.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The applications of computer engineering are continuously growing and spreading through different domains. As a matter of fact, such fields constitute the basis of research and development of new products and technologies with a strong industrial appeal. Experts in computer engineering are expected to have a broad cultural profile, characterized by the ability of solving new problems, but also of managing traditional applications with consolidated technologies. 


Professional activities of a computer engineer include: the design and implementation of information systems for enterprises; the automation of services in public and private organizations by means of modern technologies based on the Internet and the Web; the development of multimedia and hypermedia systems; the development of domotics applications; the control of productive processes and of complex systems; the modelling of the environment; the development of robotic systems and of artificial intelligence applications; the design of network architectures and of distributed information systems; the development of integrated systems for the supervision and the control of industrial pro­cesses; the application of new technologies for manufacturing, just to mention some of them.


Professional, managerial and entrepreneurial career profiles can be pursued by M. Sc. graduates in Computer Science and Engineering. Indeed, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the technological field that rewards qualified graduates the most, and the job market in Italy’s north-west and Lombardy requires M. Sc. graduates in Computer Science and Engineering in particular. According to a recent survey by the Union of Italian Chambers of Commerce, there has been a significant increase in the demand for electronic and information engineers in 2011, due to the contribution in terms of innovation that the manufacturing industry expects from those professionals, in order to regain competitivity and productivity. The number of engineers in this area employed with permanent contracts has grown from 7.310 in 2010 to 9.090 in 2011, corresponding to a 24% increase.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4196

5.3 Qualification profile

Computer Science Engineer
profile in a work context:
The graduate student in Computer Science Engineering of Politecnico di Milano has a high professional qualification and an in-depth basic culture, which allow him/her to play an active and main role in the evolution of information technology and its applications.
Like any engineer, the computer engineer is, first of all, a designer of equipment and systems. 
Compared to the laurea triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science), the laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Computer Engineering provides the skills to deal with complex problems that require: 
a) a greater critical and abstraction ability;
 b) an improved skill on modelling reality, including through formal tools;
 c) adequate preparation in order to combine different and specific skills and technologies.

The Laurea Magistrale Study Programme in Computer Science Engineering provides the access, after passing the State examination, to the Class of Information Engineering of Section A of the Register of Engineers, with the qualification of Engineer.
Specific information about the professional activities allowed in the Sections of the Register are available in the Presidential Decree of 5 June 2001, n. 328 "Modifications and amendments to the admission requirements and regulations that govern the State exams and related testing required to practice certain professions", published in the Ordinary Supplement N. 212/L to the O.J. n. 190 of 17 August 2001 - General series.
However, it must be noted that the aforementioned State Examination for the qualification to practice as an Information Engineer and the registration in the relevant Register are not currently necessary to exercise the professions related to computer science, neither in the private field nor in the public field.
skills of this function:
The Laurea Magistrale in Computer Science Engineering provides specific skills for: 
- design devices and systems;
 - create hardware and software systems;
 - use information technology to plan, design, manage, decide, produce and supervise;
 - design and create corporate information systems;
 - design and create the automation of services using modern technologies, including Internet-based ones;
 - develop multimedia and hypermedia systems;
 - develop IT systems based on joint Hw/Sw project techniques;
 - develop robotics systems and applications;
 - develop systems based on artificial intelligence;
 - designing networked computer architectures and systems, infrastructures and software for "smart" environments.
Job opportunities:
Computer science applications are constantly growing and diversifying; they have an important component dedicated to research and development. Therefore, the expert in Computer Science Engineering is an Engineer with a broad cultural profile, characterized by the ability to solve new problems, but also to deal with more traditional applications through proven technologies.
The professional profiles in the field of computer science engineering can be found in many statistics as highly requested and well paid in the industrial field, both at international and national level, and in particular in the Lombardia region where there is a high number of industries.
For example, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, (as shown in Communications of the ACM, 53(3), Mar.2010, p.17), "... almost 60% of ALL new jobs, created from now to 2018, in ALL the fields of science and engineering will be related to computer science".

Politecnico di Milano is driven by the ambition to train engineers able to show their talents on the global market, as demonstrated by the presence of our graduate students with high profiles, not only in Italy but also in foreign countries.
Most of the graduate students in Computer Engineering, in any case, can find a job in many service companies and industries of Lombardia region. Indeed, there is a high demand for engineering/computer science skills.
According to the most recent surveys by the Assessment commission on graduate students of Politecnico di Milano, 12-18 months after qualification, none of the laurea magistrale graduate students in Computer Science Engineering is looking for a first job, 60% of them found a job in less than three months from qualification, 78% in less than four months (data refer to graduate students in the period 2008-2011). 
These data are much better than national averages.

Among the job opportunities, there are the following:
- the sector of public and private services;
 - companies producing and supplying IT and robotic equipment and systems;
 - companies that develop products and services with a high IT content;
 - public administrations;
 - industry in general.

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

In order to be admitted to the M.Sc. programme in Computer Science and Engineering, candidates must satisfy the conditions that are required by the current Italian legislation. Furthermore, they must fulfill suitable curricular requirements and possess an adequate personal qualification, to be verified by a committee. The committee operates according to criteria approved by the Council of the Study Programme and reported below.


For candidates who have or are going to obtain a first level degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Politecnico di Milano there is a single condition for automatic admission or denial, based on the GPA (weighted per CFU) obtained during the first level degree, according to the formula below: GPA ≥ 21 + min(years of study - 3, 3), where the years of study are calculated as the solar years between the first time the candidate registered for any first level degree at any University and the time the candidate achieved his/her degree. In this calculation we will also consider half solar years (for candidates who got their degree in February, as opposed to July/September). So, a student graduated in July/September after three years of study is admitted if his/her GPA is greater or equal to 21 and is denied admission otherwise. The same student graduating later in February must have a GPA not lower than 21.5 to be admitted, and so on. If the GPA is greater or equal to 24, the student will be admitted regardless of the time required to achieve the first level degree.


If the condition above is satisfied, the committee evaluates the curriculum of the candidate and the list of passed exams. Based on this evaluation, the committee may impose additional constraints on the study plan, in terms of obligations in the choice of the courses to attend within the regular curriculum of 120 credits, and/or in terms of additional credits to be obtained by the candidate before enrollment (e.g., if the candidate took an internship longer than 5 CFU at the bachelor level).


Candidates coming from another (Italian or foreign) academic institution or from a different study programme of Politecnico di Milano will be denied admission if the GPA (weighted per CFU) achieved at the bachelor level is lower than 24. If the minimum grade condition is met, the final decision on the candidate’s admission will be taken by the mentioned committee, upon the evaluation of the candidate’s curriculum.  Admission does not necessarily imply the full recognition of the validity of the previous studies. Should the committee detect some deficiency w.r.t. the requirements for the second level programme, it can impose additional constraints on the candidate’s study plan, in terms of obligations in the choice of the courses to attend within the regular curriculum of 120 credits, or in terms of additional credits to be obtained by the candidate before enrollment.


Important notes:

·  All candidates (either coming from Politecnico di Milano or from other academic institutions) must in any case apply according to the specified procedures and deadlines.

·  The thresholds mentioned above could be increased in the next academic years.

·  To be admitted all candidates must comply with the rules regarding the knowledge of a foreign language, as required by Politecnico di Milano for admission to second level courses (Master Courses - Corsi di Laurea Magistrale).

·  Additional specific rules apply for the admission to the ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation track (see Section 7.3).


Additional information is available at the web site:

http://www.ecs-como.polimi.it/

6.2 Requested knowledge

Prerequisites for the admission to the M. Sc. Program are a solid basic preparation in mathematics, physics, statistics and probability theory, and in the essential disciplines of engineering, as well as a solid background in Automation, Computer Science, Electronics, and Telecommunications.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4971

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

The Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Milano establishes every year the deadlines for enrolment to the various M. Sc. Programs and the admission quotas. Detailed information is available at the web site:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/ 


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

Student tutoring has been defined by the law n. 341 of 1990 (“Riforma degli ordinamenti didattici universitari”) as an activity aimed at “orientating and assisting students along the whole course of study, making them actively participate in the educational process, removing all the obstacles towards a fruitful attendance of courses, even with actions tailored to individual needs, personal dispositions and requirements” (art. 13).


The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers a set of activities aimed at making university studies more proficient and productive, by the aid of both teacher and student tutors, the latter being selected by means of public examinations, annually advertised by the Politecnico.


Tutoring is addressed both to freshmen, who can attend Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science seminars, and to more advanced students, for whom specific seminars on advanced topics are made available every year.


Further information on the available activities can be found on the web site of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering, at the following link:

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/financial-aid/tutoring/

and on the orientation website of the Politecnico:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/


Tutoring services for foreign students. The Politecnico di Milano provides foreign students of the master degree with a Tutoring Service. The information point is located in via Valleggio 11, Como (2nd floor). For additional information, questions on enrolment, course selection and career planning or any other issue, please visit the webpage on Tutoring Service.


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The program requirements for the M. Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering consist in the acquisition of 120 ECTS Credits (in Italian “Crediti Formativi Universitari”, CFU) according to the following specifications:

  • between 50 and 65 Credits from computer science and engineering courses (in the ING-INF/05 SSD, where SSD stands for “Settore Scientifico Disclipinare” and identifies the scientific or disciplinary field);
  • between 15 and 30 Credits from complementary subjects (in the MAT/xx, ING-INF/xx not including ING-INF/05, ING-IND/35, LIN/01, and SPS/08 SSD);
  • 20 additional Credits can be freely selected by the student;
  • 20 Credits for the Master thesis, whose definition and evaluation follow the general criteria established by the School of Industrial and Information Engineering.

The wealth of the course offering allows for various curricular paths and the carving of various professional profiles out of the computer engineering education. Students can either define their study plan autonomously (assisted by tutors) or choose among three pre-approved study plans (see below). Autonomous study plans must comply with the above rules, in terms of Credits and SSD and will undergo an examination by an advisory committee, whose decision on acceptance/refusal is final.

7.2 Mode of study

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

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

To guide the students in defining their curricula and to leverage the unique course offerings of the Como Campus, three pre-approved study plans have been defined, encompassing five tracks related to different cultural areas:

  1. Ambient Intelligence and Data Engineering
    1a)  Ambient Intelligence
    1b)  Data and Signal Engineering
  2. Web and Communication
    2a)  Web Science and Engineering
    2b)  Communication and Society Engineering
  3. ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation

While still allowing plenty of choices, these three curricula are pre-approved in advance by the advisory committee and the timetables will be designed in order to minimize schedule overlapping for the courses in the pre-approved plans.


Important note.
Starting from a.y. 2018/19 the first year will no longer be provided.
The M.Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering – Como Campus - will be closed in the a.y. 2019/20.

 


“Ambient Intelligence”

The field of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) envisages a digital environment where humans interact with multiple smart electronic devices, that are aware of the context they operate into and are capable of adapting their response to the users' requirements, anticipating their behaviour and responding to their presence. Processing power is embedded and distributed in all the devices located in the environment, in what is denoted as "ubiquitous computing". This scenario is becoming feasible thanks to the evolution of computer engineering, electronic and communication technologies, which allow to connect large numbers of devices (e.g., sensors) through wireless networks and can handle large amounts of data and information. Different application areas are currently being pursued depending on the specific environment considered (smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart transportation systems). Particularly interesting are the applications of AmI in such areas as people well-being (e.g., healthcare, services and support, assistive technology), commerce and marketing, leisure and entertainment, arts and culture, tourism, environmental management, and agriculture. The track focuses on both the software and hardware architectures and technologies required to develop AmI applications, as well as on methodologies for processing and analyzing large amounts of data, signals, and information.


“Data and Signal Engineering”

“We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.” By this simple scenario Rutherford D. Rogers describes the overwhelming amount of data a modern Computer Engineer has to deal with in terms of finding efficient ways to store/ retrieve it, while trying to make some sense out of it. Large repositories of information are now available ranging from collections of structured data (i.e., databases, datawarehouses, etc.) to repositories of unstructured texts in natural language (i.e., world wide web, digital libraries, etc.). An extensive set of courses are offered, which provide students with an in-depth understanding of all the concepts and processes that are behind generation, analysis, manipulation/processing, coding, modelling and understanding of data and signals. By deepening their knowledge in advanced topics in Computer Engineering and Computer Science, students enrolled in the M. Sc. curriculum of Computer Science and Engineering have the opportunity to tailor their studies toward the emerging fields of multimedia information retrieval, pattern recognition, data mining, model identification, fault detection, knowledge management and business intelligence.


“Web Science and Engineering”

The Web Science and Engineering track aims at providing students with the skills necessary to solve problems in which the Web plays a central role, in terms of architecture, content, and users’ interactions. The curriculum is multidisciplinary, and spans topics that include fixed and mobile Web architectures, Web application development, information retrieval, semantic web, Web data and stream processing, machine learning, and Web data analytics, Web interfaces for crowdsourcing, human computation and serious games, Web-connected sensing and Internet-Of-Things (IoT) infrastructures. The track will draw examples from applications in diverse fields such as online digital businesses, environment monitoring, digital humanities, social science, and more.


“Communication and Society Engineering”

This track focuses on the integration of computer science and communication skills, for designing, implementing, presenting and evaluating innovative applications (web and multi-channel). The courses address: fundamentals of communication sciences (information and communication quality), argumentation theory (professional communication), computer mediated communication (multimedia interactive applications), visual communication (computer graphics) and social aspects of computer mediated communication (communication and society, accessibility). The possible application domains include fast-growing fields like eTourism, eLearning, eFood, eCulture, highly interactive web sites, multimedia applications for mobile devices, etc. The actual balancing between the core technological topics and the interdisciplinary subjects can be largely determined by the student, in compliance with a few general rules.


ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation

Within modern enterprises, Computer Science and Engineering graduates are expected to work on IT-centered projects, but at the same time they must be aware of the managerial, economic, and societal impact of their work. That is why companies are now seeking professional profiles that combine a solid computer science background with managerial capabilities. This track aims at filling this gap, by providing candidates with a mix of pre-selected Computer Engineering and Management Engineeering courses. This allows students to focus on the foundational aspects of the two disciplines, and then to concentrate on some advanced topics in Computer Engineering. Furthermore, the track includes a broad cross-disciplinary project course, carried out in collaboration with companies, whose aim is to put students in touch with real-life industrial scenarios, groupwork and exchanges between different roles, thanks to the mix of Computer science and Management students.

The professional profile originating from this track is that of a Computer Engineer that is capable of developing new enterprises or that, in a company context, can actively collaborate with the management.

This track is open to a limited set of students. Students that intend to enrol must submit a formal request to the student secretary (via email at segreteria@como.polimi.it) including a personal CV and a motivation letter. The selection committee will decide on the admission to the track prior to the deadline of the study plan submission. 

The courses “Strategy & Marketing”, “Accounting, Finance & Control”, “Leadership & Innovation”, “Social Innovation”, “Digital Business Innovation”, and “Management of Design and Innovation Projects” will be held in the Milano Bovisa campus. The master thesis must be taken within ING-INF disciplines.


2 Year courses - Track: T2B - Ambient Intelligence and Data Engineering


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099334CING-INF/01ADVANCED ELECTRONICS15.05.0
088963BING-INF/05PERVASIVE SYSTEMS110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AMI------15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group DAT------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF2------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MAT------
------Courses to be chosen from Group CMP------
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

Notes. 

  1. At least 5 Credits must be selected from the MAT Group and 50 Credits in the ING-INF/05 SSD over the two years.
  2. It is strongly suggested that all courses of one of the two tematic groups (AMI or DAT) are selected in the study plan.

The tematic groups AMI and DAT are defined as follows:
Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
089073 C ING-INF/03 INTERNET OF THINGS 1 5.0
094753 B ING-INF/05 MOBILE APPLICATIONS 1 5.0
099329 B ING-INF/05 WEB SCIENCE 1 5.0
088948 B ING-INF/05 ADVANCED WEB TECHNOLOGIES 2 5.0
091316 B ING-INF/05 COGNITIVE ROBOTICS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group AMI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
088975 C MAT/03 ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA 2 5.0
088953 B ING-INF/05 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group DAT


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
094751BING-INF/05INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DATA MINING15.05.0
094753BING-INF/05MOBILE APPLICATIONS15.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group WSC------15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group CSC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group AUT------15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF2------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MAT------
------Courses to be chosen from Group CMP------
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

2 Year courses - Track: T2C - Web and Communication


Notes. 

  1. At least 5 Credits must be selected from the MAT Group and 50 Credits in the ING-INF/05 SSD over the two years.
  2. It is strongly suggested that all courses of one of the two tematic groups (WS or CS) are selected in the study plan.

The tematic groups WSc and CSc are defined as follows:

Courses of the Group CSC


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099331 B ING-INF/05 ACCESSIBILITY: MODELS AND APPLICATIONS 2 10.0

Courses of the Group WSC


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
097683 B ING-INF/05 MACHINE LEARNING 1 5.0
088963 B ING-INF/05 PERVASIVE SYSTEMS 1 10.0

2 Year courses - Track: T2D - ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096078CING-IND/35ACCOUNTING, FINANCE & CONTROL110.010.0
052795CING-IND/35STRATEGY & MARKETING110.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
097334CING-IND/35SOCIAL INNOVATION15.010.0
097325CING-IND/17
ING-IND/35
DIGITAL BUSINESS INNOVATION25.0
097317CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION PROJECTS25.0
052796CING-IND/35LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION210.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

Notes. 
  1. The courses “Strategy & Marketing”, “Accounting, Finance & Control”, “Leadership & Innovation”, “Social Innovation”, “Digital Business Innovation”, and “Management of Design and Innovation Projects” will be held in the Milano Bovisa campus. These courses are eligible only for students admitted to the ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation track. 
  2. The master thesis must be taken within ING-INF disciplines.

List of Courses


Courses of the Group AUT


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
088977 C ING-INF/04 MODEL IDENTIFICATION AND ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS 2 5.0
088978 C ING-INF/04 MODEL IDENTIFICATION AND DATA ANALYSIS 2 5.0
088981 C ING-INF/04 MODEL IDENTIFICATION 2 10.0

Courses of the Group CMP


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099334 C ING-INF/01 ADVANCED ELECTRONICS 1 5.0
089073 C ING-INF/03 INTERNET OF THINGS 1 5.0

Courses of the Group MAT


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
088975 C MAT/03 ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA 2 5.0

Courses of the Group INF2


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
094751 B ING-INF/05 INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DATA MINING 1 5.0
097683 B ING-INF/05 MACHINE LEARNING 1 5.0
094753 B ING-INF/05 MOBILE APPLICATIONS 1 5.0
088963 B ING-INF/05 PERVASIVE SYSTEMS 1 10.0
099329 B ING-INF/05 WEB SCIENCE 1 5.0
099331 B ING-INF/05 ACCESSIBILITY: MODELS AND APPLICATIONS 2 10.0
088948 B ING-INF/05 ADVANCED WEB TECHNOLOGIES 2 5.0
091316 B ING-INF/05 COGNITIVE ROBOTICS 2 5.0
088953 B ING-INF/05 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS 2 5.0

7.4 Foreign language

The regulations of the Politecnico di Milano require candidate students to have a good knowledge of a foreign language in order to enrol in the M. Sc. Program, as described by the document “Lingue Straniere” (“Foreign Languages”), by the Area Didattica – Servizio Studenti of the Politecnico di Milano. The document is available from the web site http://www.polimi.it following the links “Servizi per gli Studenti”, “Guide per lo studente” and then “Guida alle lingue straniere” (http://www.polimi.it/en/students/guidelines-and-rules/ ). English is the recommended language.


All the candidates to the M. Sc. Program are invited to carefully read the above mentioned document.


Teaching material is in English (books, lecture notes, papers, websites, multimedia CDs, etc.). Some courses, as reported in the didactic rules and regulations, may have teaching material, lectures or laboratories in Italian.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4333

7.5 Degree examination

The Master Thesis (20 CFU) has to adhere to the general criteria established by the School of Industrial and Information Engineering. One credit out of the 20 is reserved for the accomplishment of other abilities (see D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270, art.10, comma 5, lett. d).

Information regarding the general rules and regula­tions of the final examination, deadlines, calendars, and registration 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
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4364

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4395

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.

Courses, subjects, and names of professors will be made available on the degree program, starting from September of every academic year. The degree program is annually published on the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano:

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Students attending the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering will gain access to all the facilities of the Como Campus (computer rooms, libraries, study rooms, canteens, and sport facilities). Lessons and labs will take place in the two neighbouring buildings located in via Valleggio 11 and via Castelnuovo 7, close to the centre of Como and to the railway station Ferrovie Nord – Como Borghi.


11. International context

The Politecnico di Milano, and particularly the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), which most professors of the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering are with, are at the centre of a close net of international relations, involving the development of European excellence networks and technological platforms, the definition of joint teaching programs with renowned university institutions all over the world, the creation of international consortia for the realization of multidisciplinary research programs. The Politecnico di Milano also cooperates with several industrial partners for the joint realization of applied research activities and technological transfer.


The various departments of the Politecnico di Milano were subject to an independent peer review process (conducted by 81 experts coming from 52 international universities and research centres) of their research activities in 2007. Overall, the Politecnico di Milano has been evaluated as "good at international level” (grade 3 in a range from 1 to 4). Of the 1270 professors involved in the peer review process, 39% belong to research groups that were evaluated as “excellent at international level” and 21% to groups marked as “good at international level”. Several research groups that are involved in the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering were evaluated “excellent at international level”, among which

  • Advanced software architectures and methodologies
  • AI, Robotics and Computer Vision
  • Control systems science and engineering
  • Database Management
  • Embedded systems design and design methodologies
  • Information Design of the Web
  • Information systems
  • Operations research and discrete optimization

Joint Masters, double degrees and mobility programs. Students of the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering can access several programs for international mobility. Among the several options, students can spend periods of study abroad with the Erasmus program (as well as other extra-EU special programs), attend international stages in industry or university, develop their Master Thesis abroad under a double-degree (“Doppia laurea”) agreement.

Detailed information on these opportunities are available at:

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/experience-abroad/ 


The Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP). The ASP is a school for young talents founded by the Politecnico di Milano and the Politecnico di Torino. The school offers the opportunity to 150 selected students to take part in an advanced program designed to develop the capabilities to design and realize innovation projects in multidisciplinary fields: from science to economy, from society to culture. The ASP hosts a multicultural community of teachers. A close net of relations with private companies and public institutions allows the development of advanced seminars and study projects. ASP students benefit from scholarships and other financial facilities. At the completion of their course of study, students are awarded the ASP diploma together with the M. Sc. degree from both the Politecnico di Milano and the Politecnico di Torino.


M. Sc. in Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). This is a joint M. Sc. Program between the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Illinois, Chicago, that allows students enrolled at the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano to obtain the M. Sc. degree in Computer Science from the UIC as well, and viceversa. Italian students attend the first semester at the Politecnico and the second one at UIC.


T.I.M.E. Top Industrial Managers for Europe. The Politecnico di Milano is one of the founding institutions of the T.I.M.E. Association, that includes the best European technical universities. The Association aims at defining bilateral double degree agreements between members. T.I.M.E. students obtain a M. Sc. degree from the Politecnico di Milano and an equivalent degree from another University, member of the Association.


UNITECH. The UNITECH program aims at integrating in the study curriculum an international experience and managerial studies. The program enables students of the Politecnico di Milano to attend the 2nd year of a M. Sc. Program at one of the European partners of the program. Every academic year, partner Universities select 14 students that intend to follow a semester or a full year abroad and are willing to integrate their education with a stage period, of at least 3 months, at an international company partner, that will provide an adequate salary. Students successfully completing the program are awarded the UNITECH international certificate.


EIT Digital Data Science Master (DSC). The EIT Digital Master on Data Science is a two-year double degree master programme in Computer Engeneering, where students can study data science, innovation, and entrepreneurship at leading European universities. Students will learn about scalable data collection techniques, data analysis methods, tools and technologies for data capture, processing, storage, transfer, analysis, and visualization of data, data-intensive application domains, and related concepts (such as data access, data value, and data privacy). The EIT Digital Master School is a European organization that deliver 500 graduates per year to society and industry. Each student is equipped with an innovative technical specialisation and entrepreneurship mindset.

Students will take the first year at Politecnico di Milano (entry university). The second year will be in one of the five partner universities (exit universities):

  • Technische Universität Berlin – Germany (TUB)
  • Royal Institute of Technology – Sweden (KTH)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven – Netherlands (TU/e)
  • Université Nice Sophia Antipolis – France (UNS)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Spain (UPM)

Further information, also concerning possible scholarships, are available on the web site: http://eit.deib.polimi.it


12. Internationalization

Students of the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering at the Como Campus have the opportunity to study in an international environment, where all courses are taught in English, and where they can confront themselves with fellow students from other countries. These unique features open international job and study opportunities worldwide for graduates.


The program “Formare Ingegneri stranieri in Italia”, started in October 2005 at the Como and Lecco Campuses of the Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with ICE (Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero), UnionCamere and the Chambers of Commerce of Como and Lecco, has had an important role in bringing foreign students to Como.


By April 2014 the Como Campus of the Politecnico counted some 415 “active” foreign students from over 60 different countries. 135 of these are students of other Universities attending a semester or an entire academic year, or pursuing a second degree according to a “Doppia Laurea” agreement between the Politecnico and their Universities of origin. 59 students hold scholarships of various internationalization programs. These are B. Sc. graduates that decided to continue their education in Como, attracted by the international features of the M. Sc. Programs and the unique characteristics of the Como area.


Several social activities have sprouted in the resulting melting pot among Italian and foreign students at the Como Campus, such as study groups, cultural trips, sport and musical events, etc.


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=4685

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus carry out a periodic analysis of the didactic performance related to the teaching activities and of the integration of graduates into the job market. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di Milano at the following link:

http://www.polimi.it/en/university/organization/university-assessment-commission/


14. Further information

Accommodation solutions in Como. Universitary residences near the Como Campus have reserved lodgings for students of the Politecnico di Milano enrolled at the Como Campus (http://www.residenze.polimi.it/index.php?id=38&L=1). Several accommodations are available. Detailed information on the type and cost of the apartments, on the allocation rules, and on other accommodations are available in the Services section of the Como Campus website (www.polo-como.polimi.it). Students having the necessary merit and income qualifications can apply for the assignment of an apartment (http://www.polimi.it/en/students/financial-aid/diritto-allo-studio-universitario-dsu/).


Como town. Surrounded by green mountains and facing the lake bearing the same name, the town of Como displays a surprisingly vast variety of environments and panoramic locations. Its rich historic past can be appreciated in the beautiful architectures of the town centre, such as the Duomo and Sant'Abbondio Church. Como is also renowned for its splendid lake-view villas, hosting celebrities or international events. The rich local economic system is mostly formed by small and medium enterprises, and is extremely active and dynamic. Besides the world famous textile industry, the service industry has also significantly grown in the last years, especially regarding tourism facilities, such as hotels and entertainment. The trading sector is also worth mentioning.

The town is well served by a rich transportation network, including the trains of Ferrovie dello Stato and Ferrovie Nord. By train, the Como Campus is less than 45 minutes away from the Bovisa Campus and an hour away from the Leonardo Campus of the Politecnico di Milano.


Only the original in Italian is valid.

15. Errata corrige

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