The MSc electronic engineer conceives, designs and creates systems and hardware (HW) that are crucial to any information generating, processing or transferring technology (ICT): from components and integrated circuits (ASICs, processors, controllers, PLD , FPGA, SIP, SoC...) to printed circuit boards, from sensors and MEMs to micro and nano electronic systems. The electronic engineer will be able to work as a designer and team leader, as a testing and production engineer in industry. As well as potentially taking up applied research in Italian and foreign R&D centres, the electronic engineer can also be employed as a technical- commercial hybrid professional figure.
The degree program is the natural continuation of the three-year BSc program in electronic engineering, but it is also easily accessible to those who hold a BSc in other engineering programs. This is due to the inherently essential characteristics of a good electronic engineer's training that bases on solid and thorough general and broad-spectrum knowledge (the first semester of the two-year program) the specific skills that specialize her/him in a particular state-of-the-art field (the following semesters of the two-year program and the thesis project). The following illustration gives you a glance on the structure of the courses that guarantees this type of training. The direct consequence of this sort of training is also an easier potential employability given the engineers' flexibility and ability to keep the general overview as well as the specific depth of detailed knowledge and planning of a niche topic (See the bottom of the page for a more detailed description of job access statistics).
The various orientations cover the four levels of design of an Electronic System in different ways, starting from the Technology point of view and then moving on to Devices, Circuits & Architectures, up to the System & Application level. The following illustration, combined with the previous on the course structure, gives an idea of what levels are covered by the various orientations.
Micro / nanoelectronic systemsObjective
- Electronic technologies and micro / nano technologies for sensors and biomedicine
- Micro and Nano Integrated Systems
- Technological and modelling bases (not only in Electronics but also Mechanics, Optics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine)
- Understanding and design of micro / nano structures, with particular emphasis on the systemic aspects
- Construction of a complete system, from micro / nano systems to management of interfaces with the outside.
Design of wireless systems
- Platforms for communication systems
- Wireless (cellular, satellite, WI-FI, ...)
- Wireline (LAN, automotive, ...)
- Digital, analog, mixed mode, RF electronics
- Telecommunications (digital transmission)
- Reconfigurable systems
The program offers the possibility of broadening the preparation offered by Politecnico di Torino with an experience abroad at another University. This can happen:
- with thesis work done abroad
- with a program year and thesis done abroad
- with the achievement of a Double Degree, in some specific cases, combined into the curriculum of the two Universities, such as:
- Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (TOP-UIC) (CHICAGO)
- "Eurecom" Orientation (SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS)
- Communication Systems Engineering (GRENOBLE)
In other cases the Double degree is achieved without integration in the curriculum, or through agreements with the hosting university (Learning Agreement), as for example in the cases of:
- EPFL -Swiss Federal institute of technology lausanne
- Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (Royal Institute of Technology)
- Technische Universitat Darmstadt
- Telecom ParisTech
- Institut National Des Science Appliques Lyon (INSA)
- Universidad Politecnica de Catalunia - STSETB Barcelona
- Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ETSIT)
- Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (ETSIT)
- Ecole superieure d'Electricite, SUPELEC, Paris
- Grenoble Institute of Technology - Phelma (ex. ENSERG)
- POLITONG (Shanghai)
The MSc electronic engineer is highly sought after, not only for the ability in designing systems and HW devices that are indispensable for different applications, but also for the ability to communicate with experts of other disciplines: she/he becomes pivotal in a multidisciplinary design team. A better idea of the MSc electronic engineers' employability is provided by Almalaurea's statistics that show data on their working status with the highest rates.