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Electrical engineering is at the forefront of the major challenges that our society is faced with: sustainable energy, efficiency of industrial processes and smart cities are just a few of the areas where the use of electricity is changing the rules of the game. From a society based on fossil fuel usage, we are moving towards a greater use of renewable sources, to an electric mobility and overall economy towards a "low-carbon".

In the “Energy Roadmap 2050” document the European Commission states that:
Electricity plays an increasing role 
All scenarios show electricity will have to play a much greater role than now (almost doubling its share in final energy demand to 36-39% in 2050) and will have to contribute to the decarbonisation of transport and heating/cooling. Electricity could provide around 65% of energy demand by passenger cars and light duty vehicles, as shown in all decarbonisation scenarios. Final electricity demand increases even in the High energy efficiency scenario.

The next few years will be characterized by intense replacement activity of traditional technologies - based on fossil fuels - with new applications involving the conversion of electrical energy. In this process the electrical engineer will be a key figure since he/she masters electricity, the laws of its transformations and knows the present applications and the way of designing the ones of the future.

A strong historic background
Electrical engineering at the Politecnico di Torino has solid historical roots: in 1889 Galileo Ferraris founded the School of Electrical Engineering, first in Italy, at the Royal Italian Industrial Museum. At the end of 1800 Galileo Ferraris was highly regarded internationally and was at the center of the stage along with the main figures of his time, such as Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse. The legacy of Galileo Ferraris still remains in the research and teaching: in 2016, according to the website, the sector of “electrical and electronic engineering” from the Politecnico di Torino is ranked first in Italy the sixth in Europe and the fortieth in the world.

The Electrical Engineering course of studies provides students with the basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry together with industrial engineering, as for instance essential knowledge and skills related to the geometric description of the machines, materials involved in their construction, mechanical and structural behavior as well as the applied thermodynamics, that is necessary for the multi-physical understanding of many electrical phenomena.
The peculiar electrical subjects are: principle of electrical engineering, electrical measurements, electrical machines and industrial electronics, electrical systems and safety.
Although more than 70% of graduates in Electrical Engineering continues in the path of the Master, the percentage of bachelor electrical engineering entering the world of work is greater than the one of other disciplines present at the Politecnico di Torino.

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