Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Engineering Physics
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law486
NameEngineering Physics
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-44 - Mathematics and physics: modelling for engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2009/2010
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Lozza Giovanni
Coordinator of the Study programme Gianluca Valentini
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ingfisica.polimi.it


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Programme in Engineering Physics , founded in 2004, has the objective of preparing graduates with a solid engineering culture and in-depth preparation in application areas of modern Physics. In today’s increasingly global market, the translation of scientific knowledge into new technology and the introduction of radical innovation into the productive system are compulsory steps for many businesses. To answer this requirement, the figure of an engineer with a broad cultural and scientific foundation is required; in particular, for many advanced sectors in industry and research, recent knowledge of solid-state and semiconductor physics, optics, laser science, physical technology and instrumentation, nanotechnologies and photonics are required. This Programme, therefore, has has been planned to prepare the student for a professional role of "innovation engineer" able to manage and design products and processes with high technological, scientific and innovation content, in a wide range of industrial and basic research sectors. The Programme is designed to provide the qualification of Master of Science after two years and is the natural extension of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics.


3. Learning objectives

The main educational objective of the Master of Science in Engineering Physics is to acquire detailed knowledge in the scientific and technological fields, together with a solid background in general engineering subjects, allowing transfer of innovation to the high tech industrial sectors, mainly dealing with photonics and advanced materials. In particular, the areas of engineering and solid-state physics are explored which represent the basis of advanced technologies such as nanotechnology and photonics, which have been judged enabling technologies by several international research and development programmes, including those supported by the European Community. The presence of various experimental laboratory modules, within different courses, means that the students are faced with realistic problems throughout their studies. The final objective of this Master of Science Programme is to prepare an engineer able to “produce” innovation both in the industrial environment as well as in basic research and that is highly competitive in the global market, with particular reference to the physical and photonic technologies.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Master of Science in Engineering Physics completes and deepens both basic skills (scientific and engineering) and advanced skills in the fields of material physics, photonics and advanced instrumentation. In particular, three approved study plans are suggested: the first in the field of Nanooptics and Photonics, which focuses preparation of the graduate on the application of photonics to  electro-optic, microtechnologies, biotechnologies and nanomedicine, mechanics and telecommunications; the second in the field of Nanophysics and Nanotechnology, which finalizes the preparation of the graduate towards the field of thin film and surfaces and magnetic materials technologies and growth of nanostructured materials; the third devoted to Semiconductor Nanotechnologies and focused to semiconductor physics and new materials, like graphene, for electronics and micromechanics.

4.2 Further Studies

For the best students enrolling in the Master of Science, it is possible to be admitted to the Alta Scuola Politecnica, an advanced training programme organized by the Polytechnics of Milan and Turin. For further information: www.altascuolapolitecnica.it.

The qualification of Master of Science in Engineering Physics provides access to the third level university degree, namely the PhD.

The most 'natural' opportunity is a PhD in Physics at the Politecnico di Milano, activated at the Department of Physics.
For further information: www.polimi.it/dottorato.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Master of Science in Engineering Physics (educational system 270/04) is part of Class LM44 - Mathematical-Physical Modelling for Engineering, according to the classification of degrees made by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

The Class "Mathematical-Physical Modelling for Engineering" is a new professional figure contemplated in the University reform which, being newly instituted, is not currently included in the traditional Classes of Engineering (i.e. those existing before the reform). The qualification of Master of Science consequently does not provide access to the State Examination for the profession of Senior Engineer or to the corresponding Professional Orders for Section A.

However, it should be noted that the School does not consider this to be a limiting factor both in terms of employment as well as for professional growth of our Master of Science graduates in Engineering Physics. Actually, the Italian legislation for the Professional Orders establishes two Secions in the Sector of Enegineering: Sections A and B, corresponding to Senior and Junior, respectively. Yet, no type of professional activity is explicitly indicated as exclusively belonging to Section A, while the differentiation between the two sections is generically based on the level of complexity. This is also consistent with the fact that the recent tariffs for professional services provided by members of the Order do not show differences between the two sections. It is worth noting that the Bachelor of Science graduates in Engineering Physics can be included in Sectiob B by taking the State Examination. Hence, it is very unlikely that a graduate in the Master of Science in Engineering Physics happens to be limited in his professional carreer by not beeing able to enter the Section A of the Italian Order of Engineers.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Career prospects in the Engineering Physics field are extremely vast and varied. In particular, the graduate can approach all those sectors in which advanced technological systems are developed, such as lasers and their applications, photonics, vacuum applications, materials technology and biomedical optics. A graduate in Engineering Physics can therefore find work in:

  • large Italian companies working in material engineering and photonics
  • small and medium-sized companies that use innovative technologies and systems
  • strategic consultancy firms
  • public and private research centres
  • branches of foreign companies operating in physical technologies, optics and diagnostics technologies
  • branches of European and international corporates working in high tech market

 

The Politecnico di Milano Career Service (http://www.careerservice.polimi.it) notifies job opportunities and organises company presentations for Bachelor and Master of Science graduates and Master of Science students.

A statistical analysis of job opportunities concerning graduates from previous years can be found at:

http://www.polimi.it/ateneo/organi-centrali/nucleo-di-valutazione See also Paragraph 13 below.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Admission to the Master of Science is subject to an evaluation process aimed at demonstrating the suitability of the candidate. This process, in accordance with existing regulations (D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270 art. 6 par. 2 and D.M. 16/3/2007, art.6 par. 1), is based on curricular requirements and verification of the adequacy of the preparation of the student.

Admission to the Master of Science programme will be decided at the sole discretion of an Evaluation Committee established for that purpose by the Programme Board which - in the absence of supporting documentation showing concrete evidence of elements which justify non-compliance with the criteria outlined below and demonstrate the adequacy of knowledge acquired - will be based on the academic career. In case of exceptional conditions, proper documentation shall be submitted to the the Dean of the School attached to the admission request.

In the case of admission, any constraints in curricular selection (see Section 6.2) will be expressed together with a positive assessment and prior to enrolment so as to provide the information necessary for a transparent and rational choice of study plan.

As for the prerequisite of knowledge of English, please refer to Section 7.4.


6.1.1 Curricular Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics obtained at the Politecnico di Milano:access is not subject to further constraints to those imposed by the teaching regulations of the Master of Science. Credits obtained during the Bachelor of Science exceeding the minimum number of 180 or obtained as "free courses" of university level can justifiably be validated for the Master of Science.
  • Bachelor of Science (three years) in Engineering Physics obtained at another university or other than Engineering Physics*: the Committee reserves the right to evaluate case by case the prior curriculum, considering the career as a whole rather than precise coverage of subjects of the Bachelor of Science, provided they meet the minimum legal requirements (36 core credits, 45 characterising credits) of one of the 'Classes' to which Engineering Physics belongs (Industrial or Information Engineering).
  • Bachelor of Science (three years) not in Engineering*: the Committee reserves the right to evaluate case by case the prior curriculum, considering the career as a whole rather than precise coverage of subjects of the Bachelor of Science, provided they meet the minimum legal requirements (36 core credits, 45 characterising credits) of one of the 'Classes' to which Engineering Physics belongs (Industrial or Information Engineering).

 

*For foreign graduates and graduates in subjects other than engineering, verification of curricular requirements can take place by considering appropriate equivalences between courses passed and those of Engineering SDS


6.1.1.1 Procedures for acquisition of any curricular supplements


Should curricular supplements be assigned, before possible enrolment in the Master of Science, the graduate in the Bachelor of Science can enrol in "individual courses" to:

  • B1) earn CFU credits from successful M.Sc. examinations by enrolling on M.Sc. modules as individual modules. These are considered “advance” CFUs that can be acknowledged as part of the 120 credits needed to be awarded an M.Sc.
  • B2) acquire attendance status in M.Sc. courses. As B1) but without passing the exam.
  • B3) earn CFU credits for curriculum supplements established by an ad hoc Master of Science admissions Board; these CFU credits are “in addition” to the 120 needed to be awarded the Master of Science.

 

The following constraints are emphasized:

  1. the total number of CFU credits (by passing examinations and/or by acquiring attendance status) that can be acknowledged as part of the 120 CFU credits needed to be awarded the M.Sc. (B1+B2) is limited to 30. Thus, any additional CFU credits earned exceeding 30 will not be taken into account.
  2. in any case, the number of credits earned through "individual courses" cannot exceed 80, including in this limit also curricular supplements (B3).

6.1.2 Adequacy of personal skill


Access to the Master of Science is regulated according to the Bachelor of Science qualification acquired by the candidate, to the university from which this was obtained, the corresponding marks and the time taken to obtain the qualification in relation to the expected duration of the studies. In cases in which requisites for automatic admission are missing, the application is assessed by the Committee as specified below.

 

Criteria for admission to the Master of Science for the academic year 2014/2015 .

 

Bachelor of Science graduates in Engineering Physics from the Politecnico di Milano - prior admission

Prior admission is guaranteed to the Master of Science in Engineering Physics on enrolment for the third year of the programme for all students in Engineering Physics at the Politecnico di Milano, enrolled in the academic year 2005-2006 and subsequent years who have accrued at the date of enrolment in said third year:

  • at least 110 credits;
  • with an average (weighted by the credits) of not less than 24/30;

with the only constraint that the Bachelor of Science is obtained within four academic years from enrolment (see note box).

 

Other graduates:

Graduates in Engineering Physics who do not meet prior admission criteria, graduates in other Engineering disciplines from the Polytechnic or from other Universities, must apply for admission which will be assessed by the Committee according to the following criteria

  • evaluation of the entire curriculum, including extra-curricular (work experience, internships, specialized programmes, masters, etc.);
  • assessment of motivation of students to enrol in the Master of Science in Engineering Physics;
  • possible aptitude interview on topics pertaining to the academic curriculum of the candidate, who will have the opportunity to communicate, a few days prior to the interview, 5 course titles on which to base the discussion.

Masters Degrees (for candidates who already have a Master of Science or equivalent from previous educational systems). The Committee will conduct a specific assessment on the basis of the entire curriculum of studies presented by the candidate. No endorsements of courses is foreseen based on work experience.

 

Graduates will not be admitted, regardless of origin, who have graduated from their previous degree with marks lower than 85/110 or equivalent.

Admission or otherwise to the Master of Science will be finally decided at the discretion of the Committee, on the basis of assessment results and an assessment of the maximum number of students which can enrol according to the availability of professors and facilities.

Any curricular supplements notified to the candidate by the Committee during the evaluation of the application for admission must be obtained before proceeding with actual enrolment in the Master of Science.

 

Note

Verification of attainment of the Bachelor of Science in no more than four academic years from enrolment considers all the academic years over which the academic curriculum is distributed.

Closure of the academic curriculum coincides with acquisition of all the 180 credits of the Bachelor of Science, including the final exam, language test and, where required, completion of curricular internships. Particular care must therefore be taken in presenting the study plan, since the presentation of a study plan designed to achieve missing attendance or additional attendance for Master of Science courses automatically generates an additional academic year.

Specifically, note that the April 2014 graduation session is considered the last of the AY 2012/13 for students who have not submitted a new study plan for the AY 2013/14 (since not obliged to acquire missing attendance and/or not interested in incorporating, as additional, attendance of Master of Science courses), whilst it is considered the first of the AY 2013/14 (to acquire missing or additional attendance for the Master of Science).

 

6.2 Requested knowledge

To access the Master of Science in Engineering Physics, the candidate must possess specific curricular requirements, as detailed in the previous paragraph, or knowledge consistent with the educational programme of said Bachelor of Science. This knowledge is defined with reference to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics. Therefore, curricular supplements may be necessary if the Bachelor of Science obtained by the candidate does not present a sufficient degree of "consistency" with the educational programme of the Master of Science in Engineering Physics, as detailed in paragraph 6.1.2.1. The list of Scientific Disciplinary Sectors (SDS) belonging to the "core" or "characterising" domains can be found at: http://www.cun.it/media/77611/lauree_triennali.pdf.

In all cases in which it is necessary, an ad hoc examination of curricula will take place to ensure that candidates are admitted only if they meet the requirements of "consistency" with the educational programme of the Bachelor of Science, possibly achieved through a curricular supplement plan.


6.2.1 Educational obligations


Admission to the Master of Science can be resolved with the assignment of educational obligations in the choice of curricula, that is, assigning obligations or prohibitions concerning the study plan to be presented. Any obligations imposed will be communicated together with the positive assessment of admission and before enrolment, so as to provide students with the necessary information for the preparation of their study plan.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines

At the Politecnico di Milano, students can be admitted onto the Master of Science in the first or second semester.

The application for career evaluation must be submitted within the deadline also by those who are automatically admitted according tothe criteria set forth in Paragraph 6.1.

The positive evaluation of the application is valid only for the semester for which it was submitted.


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

Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The 120 university credits (CFU) required for graduation substantially cover the following subject areas:

  • physics, material science and optics;
  • mathematics, computer science;
  • information and industrial engineering disciplines.

The first year deepens and consolidates training in solid-state physics and engineering subjects and differs between the two approved study plans by only one course. The second year completes the engineering training, in particular with regard to computer science and economics, but is mostly dedicated to exploring the specific areas of the two programmes and thesis work. In this way, the student is given the opportunity to develop an autonomous activity during the thesis in preparation for the employment world.

The proposed courses can be attended either in the first or second year of the Master of Science and no compulsory or highly recommended precedences have been introduced. It is up to the sense of responsibility of the student to acquire prior knowledge of that deemed essential.

For the list of courses planned for approved study plan, see the tables below.

 

Educational System Constraints

The Master of Science in Engineering Physics is part of Class LM44 - Mathematical-Physical Modelling for Engineering.

This class imposes the constraint of at least 45 credits in core courses, including at least 18 in mathematics, physics and computer science and at least 27 in engineering disciplines.

 

For further details on the articulation of disciplines characterising LM-44 see

http://www.cun.it/media/77608/lauree_magistrali.pdf.

7.2 Mode of study

This Course requires a full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1 Year courses - Track: F2A - Photonics and Nano Optics


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
096625BMAT/05
MAT/08
MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING [I.C.]110.010.0
096033CFIS/03SOLID STATE PHYSICS110.010.0
096030BFIS/01PHOTONICS I [I.C.]110.010.0
096031BING-INF/04AUTOMATIC CONTROL210.010.0
096032BING-INF/01ELECTRONICS210.010.0
096061BFIS/01MICRO AND NANOOPTICS [C.I.]210.010.0

1 Year courses - Track: F2B - Nanophysics and Nanotechnology


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
096625BMAT/05
MAT/08
MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING [I.C.]110.010.0
096033CFIS/03SOLID STATE PHYSICS110.010.0
096030BFIS/01PHOTONICS I [I.C.]110.010.0
096031BING-INF/04AUTOMATIC CONTROL210.010.0
096032BING-INF/01ELECTRONICS210.010.0
096058CFIS/03PHYSICS OF LOW DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS [I.C.]210.010.0

1 Year courses - Track: F2C - Semiconductor Nanotechnologies


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
096625BMAT/05
MAT/08
MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING [I.C.]110.010.0
096033CFIS/03SOLID STATE PHYSICS110.010.0
096030BFIS/01PHOTONICS I [I.C.]110.010.0
096031BING-INF/04AUTOMATIC CONTROL210.010.0
096032BING-INF/01ELECTRONICS210.010.0
096058CFIS/03PHYSICS OF LOW DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS [I.C.]210.010.0

2 Year courses - Track: FNF - Photonics and Nano Optics


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
075504BING-INF/05FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE B (COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR INDUSTRIAL AND SCIENTIFICS APPLICATIONS)110.010.0
096620B,CFIS/01PHOTONICS II [C.I.]110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group CORSI A SCELTA------20.0
086232B,CFIS/03PHYSICS OF LOW DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS [C.I.]/210.0
075576CING-IND/17MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS25.05.0
086373----PROJECT LABORATORY--112.012.0
086373----PROJECT LABORATORY--212.0
086374----FINAL WORK (FIS LM)--13.03.0
086374----FINAL WORK (FIS LM)--23.0

2 Year courses - Track: FNT - Nanophysics and Nanotechnology


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
075504BING-INF/05FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE B (COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR INDUSTRIAL AND SCIENTIFICS APPLICATIONS)110.010.0
085891B,CFIS/03MAGNETIC AND SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES [C.I.]110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group CORSI A SCELTA------20.0
075576CING-IND/17MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS25.05.0
086373----PROJECT LABORATORY--112.012.0
086373----PROJECT LABORATORY--212.0
086374----FINAL WORK (FIS LM)--13.03.0
086374----FINAL WORK (FIS LM)--23.0

It is possible to insert other optional courses among those provided by Politecnico, presenting an individual study plan.


Courses of the Group CORSI A SCELTA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU)
091584 B ING-IND/22 ADVANCED MATERIALS 1 10.0
096626 B,C FIS/01 ELECTRON MICROSCOPIES 1 5.0
091609 B ING-IND/22 FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS 1 5.0
085891 B,C FIS/03 MAGNETIC AND SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES [C.I.] 1 10.0
086337 B,C FIS/03 MAGNETIC NANOSTRUCTURES 1 5.0
095162 B ING-INF/01 MEMS AND MICROSENSORS 1 10.0
096627 B,C FIS/03 MICRO AND NANOFABRICATION 1 5.0
096622 B,C FIS/01 NANOSCOPY AND OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY 1 5.0
091608 B ING-IND/22 NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS 1 5.0
095585 C ING-INF/07 OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS 1 5.0
096620 B,C FIS/01 PHOTONICS II [C.I.] 1 10.0
089485 B,C FIS/03 PHYSICS OF AMORPHOUS AND NANOCRYSTALLINE SYSTEMS 1 5.0
096617 B,C FIS/03 PHYSICS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PROCESSES 1 5.0
096621 B,C FIS/01 PHYSICS OF ULTRA FAST PROCESSES 1 5.0
089499 B,C FIS/03 PLASMA PHYSICS I 1 5.0
089498 B,C FIS/03 PLASMA PHYSICS I+II 1 10.0
096038 B,C FIS/03 PLASMAS FOR SURFACE MICRO AND NANOSTRUCTURING 1 5.0
086338 B,C FIS/03 SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES 1 5.0
093564 B,C FIS/03 STATISTICAL PHYSICS 1 10.0
089010 C ING-INF/07 SYSTEMS FOR DATA ACQUISITION 1 5.0
072930 -- ING-IND/23 APPLIED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2 5.0
095381 B ING-INF/01 BIOCHIP 2 5.0
072534 -- ING-IND/34 BIOMATERIALS II (H.C.) 2 5.0
072939 -- ING-IND/27 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES 2 5.0
096509 B,C FIS/01 INTEGRATED OPTICS 2 5.0
096061 B,C FIS/01 MICRO AND NANOOPTICS [C.I.] 2 10.0
089725 B ING-IND/22 MOLECULAR MODELING OF MATERIALS 2 5.0
096510 B,C FIS/01 NANO OPTICS 2 5.0
091020 C ING-INF/03 OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS 2 5.0
083449 C ING-IND/35 PATENTS AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY 2 5.0
096511 B,C FIS/03 PHYSICS OF SURFACES 2 5.0
096081 B,C FIS/03 QUANTUM OPTICS AND INFORMATION 2 5.0
096075 B,C FIS/03 THIN FILMS: MAGNETISM AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY 2 5.0

Individual Study Plans


The Programme Board may consider any options presented by the student for good reasons outside the indications of the Programme Board itself with attribution of credits within the limits foreseen by the law. Students interested in this option are invited to contact the Programme Board in advance for submission of an independent study plan.


2 YEAR COURSES - PROVISIONAL (Activated in the year 2015-2016)


Track F2A - Photonics and Nano Optics


Codice SSD Denominazione Insegnamento Sede d'erogazione Tipo Sem Crediti (CFU) CFU Group
  ING-INF/05 COMPUTING SYSTEMS FOR ENGINEERING PHYSICS MI M 1 10,0 10,0
  FIS/01 PHOTONICS II [I.C.]
(PHYSICS OF ULTRAFAST PROCESSES; NANOSCOPY AND OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY)
MI I 1 10,0 10,0
    Courses to be chosen from TABLE 1 -- -- -- -- 20,0
  ING-IND/17 MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS MI M 2 5,0 5,0
  -- THESIS WORK -- V -- 14,0 14,0

2 YEAR COURSES - PROVISIONAL (Activated in the year 2015-2016)


Track F2B - Nanophysics and Nanotechnology


Codice SSD Denominazione Insegnamento Sede d'erogazione Tipo Sem Crediti (CFU) CFU Group
  ING-INF/05 COMPUTING SYSTEMS FOR ENGINEERING PHYSICS MI M 1 10,0 10,0
  FIS/01 ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND SPINTRONICS [I.C.]
(ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; NANOMAGNETISM AND SPINTRONICS)
MI I 1 10,0 10,0
    Courses to be chosen from TABLE 1 -- -- -- -- 20,0
  ING-IND/17 MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS MI M 2 5,0 5,0
  -- THESIS WORK -- V -- 14,0 14,0

2 YEAR COURSES - PROVISIONAL (Activated in the year 2015-2016)


Track F2C- Semiconductor Nanotechnologies


Codice SSD Denominazione Insegnamento Sede d'erogazione Tipo Sem Crediti (CFU) CFU Group
  ING-INF/05 Courses to be chosen from TABLE 2 CO M 1 10,0 10,0
  FIS/03 PHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES [I.C.]
(PHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES)
CO I 1 10,0 10,0
  FIS/03 GRAPHENE AND NANOELECTRONIC DEVICES [I.C.]  (GRAPHENE NANOELECTRONICS; NANODEVICE FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION) CO I 1 10,0 10,0
  -- Courses to be chosen: FREE CHOICE -- -- -- -- 5,0
  ING-IND/35 PLANNING AND CONTROL OF TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN PROJECTS AND COMPANIES CO M 2 10,0 10,0
  -- THESIS WORK -- V -- 14,0 14,0

TABLE 1


Code SSD Course Title Location Type Sem Credits (CFU)
  FIS/01 MICRO AND NANO OPTICS [I.C.] (INTEGRATED OPTICS; NANO OPTICS) MI I 2 10
  FIS/01 INTEGRATED OPTICS MI M 2 5
  FIS/01 NANO OPTICS MI M 2 5
  FIS/01 PHOTONICS II [I.C.] MI I 1 10
  FIS/01 PHYSICS OF ULTRAFAST PROCESSES MI M 1 5
  FIS/01 NANOSCOPY AND OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY MI M 1 5
  FIS/03 QUANTUM OPTICS AND INFORMATION MI M 2 5
  FIS/03 PHYSICS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PROCESSES MI M 1 5
  FIS/03 PHYSICS OF LOW DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS [I.C.] (PHYSICS OF SURFACES; THIN FILMS: MAGNETISM AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY) MI I 2 10
  FIS/03 PHYSICS OF SURFACES MI M 2 5
  FIS/03 THIN FILMS: MAGNETISM AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY MI M 2 5
  FIS/03 ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND SPINTRONICS [I.C.]
(ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; NANOMAGNETISM AND SPINTRONICS)
MI I 1 10
  FIS/03 ELECTRON MICROSCOPY  MI M 1 5
  FIS/03 NANOMAGNETISM AND SPINTRONICS MI M 1 5
  FIS/03 PHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES [I.C.]
(PHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES)
CO I 1 10
  FIS/03 PHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTORS CO M 1 5
  FIS/03 SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES CO M 1 5
  FIS/03 GRAPHENE AND NANOELECTRONIC DEVICES [I.C.] (GRAPHENE NANOELECTRONICS; NANODEVICE FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION) CO I 1 10
  FIS/03 GRAPHENE NANOELECTRONICS CO M 1 5
  FIS/03 NANODEVICE FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION CO M 1 5
  FIS/03 MICRO E NANOFABRICATION MI M 1 5
  ING-IND/35 BREVETTI E PROPRIETÀ INDUSTRIALE MI M 2 5
  MAT/08 NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING MI M 1 5
  ING-IND/20 FISICA DEL NUCLEO MI M 2 5
  FIS/03 FISICA DEI SISTEMI AMORFI E NANOCRISTALLINI MI M 1 5
  FIS/03 PLASMA PHYSICS I MI M 1 5
  FIS/03 PLASMA PHYSICS I + II MI I 1 10
  ING-INF/07 OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS MI M 1 5
  ING-INF/01 BIOCHIP MI M 2 5
  ING-INF/01 ELECTRONIC DEVICES MI M 1 10
  ING-INF/01 MEMS & MICROSENSORS MI M 1 10
  ING-INF/01 RADIATIONS DETECTORS & SYSTEMS MI M 2 5
  ING-INF/02 OPTICAL INTERCONNECT MI M 2 5
  FIS/03 STATISTICAL PHYSICS MI M 1 10
  ING-IND/22 FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS MI I 1 5
  ING-IND/22 MOLECULAR MODELING OF MATERIALS MI M 2 5

TABLE 2


CODE SSD Course Title Location Type Sem Credits (CFU)
  ING-INF/05 MULTIMEDIA INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS FOR WEB AND MOBILE DEVICES CO M 1 10
  ING-INF/05 COMPUTER GRAPHICS CO M 1 5
  ING-INF/05 MOBILE APPLICATIONS CO M 1 5,0
  ING-INF/05 ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CO M 1 5
  ING-INF/05 PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE CO M 1 5,0
  ING-INF/05 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO M 1 5
  ING-INF/05 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING CO M 1 5,0
  ING-INF/05 INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DATA MINING CO M 1 5
  ING-INF/05 DATA ANALYSIS AND RETRIEVAL CO M 1 10,0
  ING-INF/05 COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO M 1 5
  ING-INF/05 ARCHITETTURA DEI CALCOLATORI E SISTEMI OPERATIVI CO M 1 10,0
  ING-INF/05 ALGORITMI E PRINCIPI DELL'INFORMATICA CO M 2 10
  ING-INF/03 RETI DI COMUNICAZIONE E INTERNET (PER INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA) CO M 1 10,0
  ING-INF/05 RETI LOGICHE CO M 1 5
  ING-INF/05 BASI DI DATI CO M 1 5,0

7.4 Foreign language

Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4337

7.5 Degree examination

The general rules governing the final examination are set out in the Final graduation examination regulations approved by the School Board in the meetings of 25.07.2007 and 01.07.2010 (http://www.ingsis.polimi.it/cms/file/799/regolamento-lauree_NO-2009_-_rev_TESIONLINE.pdf).

Compared to these rules, and depending on the specific needs and circumstances of the Bachelor of Science, the Engineering Physics Programme introduces the following specifications.

The activity of the final examination (3 credits) is linked to that of the project laboratory (12 credits) with the objective of developing, on the part of the student, an independent thesis work on topics related to their innovative research in the chosen cultural sphere at University research laboratories, or those of External Bodies, under the guidance of a supervisor. At the end of their activity, students must present a document to be submitted to the evaluation by an external examiner. The maximum increase possible for a thesis with external examiner is 8/110.

Within the foreseen credits its is also possible to carry out thesis work on more consolidated issues without the evaluation of an external examiner. In this case the maximum increase in graduation marks is 5/110.


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=4368

8. Academic calendar

On the School website under "Teaching" the Academic Calendar of the Industrial and Information Engineering School is available for the AY 2013/14 (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/).


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4399

9. Faculty

Names of Programme Professors and corresponding courses will be available in the study manifesto starting from September. The Study Manifesto is published each year on the Politecnico di Milano Website.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Teaching takes place in functional buildings equipped with experimental laboratories at the Leonardo Campus in piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32,Milan. The Programme Board secretariat is located on the ground floor of the Department of Physics and receives students from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on weekdays. Students are invited to regularly consult the information and notices on institutional websites.


11. International context

The Master of Science programme in Engineering Physics represents an excellent experience at the international level which integrates in a unified profile the classical basic engineering skills, with particular focus on the fields of information and industrial production, with scientific skills in the areas of physics, materials science and photonics. The tradition of Engineering Physics is particularly well established in the Anglo-Saxon world, with widespread presence in North America (Princeton University, New Jersey, USA; Berkeley University, California, USA; Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada). Well established programmes with similar curricula, albeit with different names, can be found at many campuses in Europe, such as ETH Zürich (Zurigo, CH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU, Lyngby, Danimarca), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stoccolma, Svezia), Institut d’Optique (Palaiseau, Ile de France, F), and many others.


12. Internationalization

In the Master of Science in Engineering Physics international student exchanges and mobility abroad are strongly encouraged. To see all of the opportunities, see the University website: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/fai-unesperienza-allestero.

During their academic careers, students have the possibility of taking examinations at foreign universities that will be acknowledged as per the Regulations explained in paragraph 12.1. Foreign exchange proposals put forward by students are submitted for preliminary approval to a Board.


12.1 International Exchange Regulation for Master of Science students


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=3309


12.1.1 Minimum admission requirements


A minimum average of 26/30 in all exams taken in the Bachelor of Science and, possibly, in the Master of Science. In addition, students must have attained an average number of credits per semester - from the date of enrolment- greater than or equal to 25.


12.1.2 Credits which can be acquired abroad


Stays abroad can last from 3 to 12 months (if possible at least 6 months in the same location) in the case of Erasmus projects, or up to 2 years in the case of double degree projects.

 

In the case of Erasmus Projects the maximum number of credits - relating to exams taken at foreign universities - recognized for the purpose of obtaining the Master of Science is established at 30. In the case of the Master of Science, if the credits obtained at other universities exceed 30, these must include the thesis (12 credits of project laboratory), which will be carried out abroad, also under the supervision of a professor of the Politecnico. The thesis must nevertheless be discussed at the Politecnico (3 credits for final exam, to be acquired on return).

In the case of Double Degree projects the maximum number of credits - relating to exams taken at foreign universities - recognized for the purpose of obtaining the Master of Science is established at 60. This must include also the thesis (which must have a professor of the Politecnico as supervisor), and also in this case the thesis must be discussed at Politecnico.

 

To validate a 10 credit Politecnico exam, at least 7.5 credits in related subjects must be acquired abroad.

The total number of credits acquired abroad cannot deviate by more than 2.5 credits from the total number of credits for which equivalence is sought at the Politecnico.


12.1.3 Evaluation of credits acquired abroad


Exams passed abroad which are recognized as equivalent by the Politecnico are certified without a score and therefore do not contribute to the overall average score for admission to graduation.


12.1.4 Credits acquired abroad exceeding the maximum threshold


Credits acquired by taking examinations at foreign universities, exceeding the thresholds set out in the preceding paragraphs, will be considered by the graduation Committee - in the formulation of the final score - similar to the additional credits deriving from examinations taken at the Politecnico di Milano.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4688

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
http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it

Any updates on information herein will be available on the Industrial and Information Engineering School website (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it), website of the Engineering Physics programme (http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/didattica/corsi_di_studio) and on the website of the Department of Physics in the section devoted to teaching (http://www.fisi.polimi.it/en/teaching/teaching_offer).

With the reservation that - according to the availability of the School budget - certain planned courses may not be activated.


15. Errata corrige