Bachelor in
Electronic and Communications Engineering
ECE - a TOP degree in the 2021 QS ranking
The 2021 QS World Ranking by Subject confirms Electronics and Communications Engineering as a top course - reaching the 45th position out of 503 in the the international ranking, and the 15th position in Europe over 179 Universities.
91% of students appreciate the degree
According to AlmaLaurea website, 91% of students appreciated the relationships with Professors, thanks to the small classes. 100% of students also continue studying in a master degree after completing the bachelor.
Taught by renowned international professors
Professors in the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of Politecnico di Torino are among the most prominent researchers worldwide. 19 are IEEE Fellow, a title given only to top 2% people in the area.

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Course at a glance
The new trends in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) require more and more a multidisciplinary preparation that spans over the fields of Communications, Electronics and Computer Science. Three areas that “speak” English in a native way.

Are you ready for this challenge?

Electronic and Communications Engineering is what you are looking for: all courses are given in English, the official language of ICT.
  • The first year of study gives the foundations of mathematics, physics, computer science, computer networks and electronics.
  • The second year of studies offers more in depth knowledge of math and physics, and the fundamentals of electronic systems.
  • The third year classes focus more specifically on ICT topics: algorithms and programming, digital transmission and computer networks, and advanced electronic systems
Program Coordinator: Prof. Andrea Carena 
Video Presentations
Application domains
Optical systems
Embedded systems
Home automation

CPU and GPU design
Computer Networks and datacenters
Advanced communication systems
Signal and Image Processing
Course catalogue
First semesterSecond semester
Mathematical analysis l

Linear algebra and geometry

Physics l
Computer Sciences
Communication networks
English language
First semester Second semester
Mathematical analysis ll

Electronic Circuits

Electronic devices

Mathematical methods

Circuit theory and applications
Free ECTS credits
Physics ll
Automatic control
First semester Second semester
Algorithms and Programming
Digital transmission

Applied electronics
Electromagnetic waves and antennas

Signals and systems

Free ECTS credits
Final Project
Digital Systems Electronics
Electronic Measurements
Applied signal processing laboratory

The official curricula of the first and second year of the Bachelor in Electronic and Communications Engineering can be found at this page.
Study abroad
The ECE degree offers the possibility to study abroad in foreign Universities that support a mobility program.At the moment ECE has mobility agreement with:
  • Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrere, Brussels, Belgium;
  • Universities of Southeastern Conference (SEC) in USA: University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, Auburn University and University of Georgia (SEC-U program);
  • Tongji University, Tongji, China. (PoliTong program);
  • Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland (only for ECE students enrolled in "Percorso per i Giovani Talenti" program).

For more information, please refer to the official page of the Mobility Office, or contact the Mobility Coordinator for ECE Prof. Monica Visintin.
After the bachelor
Students normally choose to continue studying with any master degree in the ICT area offered by Politecnico di Torino.
Natural choices would be the
ECE offers in any case a solid and multidisciplinary background that gives students the chance to continue with a Computer engineering degree or to choose an equivalent course abroad too.
Here you can find some statistics from the official AlmaLaurea website.
Example of an English class
Some students are worried about the fact that classes are taught in English, and that this may be an obstacle to understanding. 
Professors try to use a basic English and a simple accent,  they are always available for clarifications in Italian and often give pointers to additional material to help students. Furthermore, all classes are recorded, and made available on each student's personal web-page.

To let you check if your knowledge of English is good enough to understand classes, you can find below a video of the first lecture of the chemistry course, held by Prof. Guido SARACCO. The system used to record this video is the same used to record all classes.
During the 3rd year the student can choose the Internship (Professional Training) in a company.
  • Students who do not have in their Personal Study Plan both Free ECTS credits courses can include in their Personal Study Plan the Professional Training class with 12 credits.
  • Students who do not have in their Personal Study Plan one Free ECTS credits course can include in in their Personal Study Plan the Professional Training class with 10 credits, out of which 6 credits are necessary to complete the total required number of credits and 4 will be extra-credits.
Foreign students
Politecnico di Torino has always been one of the top choices for Engineering and Architecture worldwide. This contributed to make PoliTO a truly international and multicultural university, currently chosen by over 5,000 international students from 114 countries (16% of all students).
All master courses offered by the ETF faculty were among the first to be taught in English, and among the first to offer the possibility to follow classes both in person and remotely, with in-person class recordings made available online. For bachelor degrees, the Electronic and Communications Engineering (ECE) course is entirely offered in English – and its lectures are video-recorded since years.
We welcome all foreign and Italian students who want to follow classes in English to open their career for an international and vibrant world!
For more information, please visit International students @polito:
Online teaching
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, PoliTO’s reacted promptly to guarantee assistance to all of the students and international applicants. Online teaching was immediately made available to every student, and will be guaranteed also for the Academic Year 2020/21.
Here at the ETF faculty, we have always worked to guarantee students the access to all classes, both using live streaming and video on demand, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. We have done a lot of work to guarantee that every single student can remotely attend all the courses, labs, and exams. Specifically:
  • We reorganized laboratories so that students can work remotely. We started providing virtual infrastructure for the software-oriented labs, and offering demo sessions for the more hardware-oriented labs.
  • We invested a lot of time to make exams accessible remotely, preferring oral exams to cumbersome proctoring-assisted written exams.
  • We increased the opportunities to get support, both from lecturers and PhDstudents, by organizing virtual rooms where students can receive assistance and discuss their ideas for projects.
In the future, we will guarantee students access to remote learning also in the welcome chance the situation will allow us to get back to regular, in-person classes. This allows all students to be able to follow courses without the need to come to Torino.
The ECE Bachelor degree has also a great advantage: apart from the first year, our course has about 100 students – and lab classes often have less than 50 students – it is much simpler to follow classes and interact with the lecturers and teaching assistants. This allows us to organize hand-on labs, where students work in small groups and assistants can easily support them.