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Master course in
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
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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.

Here is an overview of the Electronic Engineering MSc's organisation.
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 orientations: an overview from a project level perspective
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.
The orientations: a few more details
Micro / nanoelectronic systems
Objective
  • Electronic technologies and micro / nano technologies for sensors and biomedicine
  • Micro and Nano Integrated Systems
Content
  • 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.
ELN / OPTOEL devices and technologies  
Objective
  • Electronic technology and microtechnology
  • different application sectors (radio, optical, transducers, sensors, ...)
Content
  • Modelling and technology of devices and structures (semiconductors, organic or polymer materials)
  • Electrical, thermal and structural characterization
  • Technologic CAD
  • micromachining techniques

Radio Frequency Design
Objective
  • Circuits and systems for analog electronics from RF to microwave / millimetre waves
  • Synergies between functional blocks, integrated technologies, TLC applications
Content
  • Design of linear and non-linear analog circuits
Analog and power design
Objective
  • Front-end between the physical world (analog) and (digital) information processing
  • Back-end between numerical results and physical world (actuators - Mechatronics Industrial Automation)
Content
  • Design of analog integrated circuits
  • Components and power circuits
  • Integrating A/D/power

Microelectronics
Objective
  • Design of complex integrated circuits/systems
  • Digital and analog components
Content
  • Integration technologies and integrated design
  • Full custom and standard-cell Layout Design
  • Architectural project
  • CAD tools used in industry
Design of wireless system
Objective
  • Platforms for communication systems
  • Wireless (cellular, satellite, WI-FI, ...)
  • Wireline (LAN, automotive, ...)
Content
  • Digital, analog, mixed mode, RF  electronics
  • Telecommunications (digital transmission)
  • Reconfigurable systems
  • Antennas

Electronic systems 
Objective
  • Project of complex systems (predominantly on-chip and on-board)
  • Embedded,  automotive, automation systems...
  • Specifications, partitioning, synthesis and evaluation.
Content
  • Microelectronic design and architecture (processors, FPGAs, system-on-chip)
  • Project aid instruments, co-design
  • Systems engineering
  • Skills in Real-time Operating Systems
Embedded systems
Objective
  • Ability to design a system where hardware and software must coexist and be optimized
Content
  • Systems electronics and microelectronics
  • Architectures: processors/FPGA
  • Software: operating systems/drivers/algorithms
  • Methods of HW/SW co-design and optimization
Double Degree programs
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 job world: Almalaurea
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.

Master Degree

Degree
Level
Duration
Location
Language
Statistics
Master
2 years
Torino
Italian/English/Mixed
Master
2 years
Torino
English
Not available yet -- former Communication Eng. or Computer Network Eng.
Master
2 years
Torino
English
Not available yet
Master
2 years
Torino
English

Bachelor Degrees

Degree
Level
Duration
Location
Language
Statistics
Bachelor
3 years
Torino
English
Not available yet -- see related degree below
Bachelor
 3 years
Torino
Italian with some courses taught in English
Bachelor
 3 years
Torino
Italian with some courses taught in English
Any information on the course catalog 15/16 enclosed in this page should be considered as provisional, until formal approval from the Italian Ministry of Education. Official study plans are expected by June/July 2015.