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ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, Laurea (1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2010/11
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Collegio di Ingegneria Elettronica, delle Telecomunicazioni e Fisica (ETF)
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 3 years
Class L-8 Degree: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
Docenti di riferimento del corso:
BONANI FABRIZIO   fabrizio.bonani@polito.it   011/0904140
DEL CORSO DANTE   dante.delcorso@formerfaculty.polito.it   011/0904044
ZAMBONI MAURIZIO   maurizio.zamboni@polito.it   011/0904079
Program held in Italian
Course is also offered in streaming
ESPANDI Educational objectives

In everyday life we use a myriad of electronic devices: computers, mobile phones, televisions, audio players, digital cameras, cars (now practically computers on wheels), the control systems of industrial plants and those that handle financial transactions (from cash machines to the stock market). The creation and development of these applications require diverse skills, ranging from a thorough knowledge of application to expertise in various fie... More...

In everyday life we use a myriad of electronic devices: computers, mobile phones, televisions, audio players, digital cameras, cars (now practically computers on wheels), the control systems of industrial plants and those that handle financial transactions (from cash machines to the stock market). The creation and development of these applications require diverse skills, ranging from a thorough knowledge of application to expertise in various fields of engineering. Graduates in Electronic Engineering are professional figures who have the knowledge and the skills to design and implement these different applications.
In the general context of information engineering, the BSc degree course in Electronic Engineering presents a broad spectrum approach that balances the study of subjects that are specific to electronics with a sound preparation in areas related to informatics, telecommunications and industrial automation. The electronic engineer focuses on the applicative aspects of various disciplines and on the structure and implementation of electronic systems, computing, control and information handling in general. Compared to other degrees in the field, the electronics programme is more focused on the design of physical objects, ranging from the tiniest nanotechnology-based devices, to complex systems of huge dimensions. All this requires a thorough knowledge of the characteristics of electronic devices, circuits and systems of all types, complemented by wide-ranging engineering expertise in design, engineering, production, and management of laboratories and facilities.
Scientific knowledge is constantly evolving and technologies are changing rapidly. No school or university can prepare for all possible future situations, so they must prepare students for change and continuous professional development. For this reason training in Electronic Engineering devotes ample space to providing a broad and solid engineering background, laying the groundwork for rapid adaptation to diverse professional needs. This ensures that, even after completion of their university studies, graduates will be able to maintain a high professional profile in a context of rapid change.

ESPANDI Career opportunities

The professional figure of Electronic Engineer has undergone a transformation in recent years, with an expansion of activities and diversification of the skills required. These are no longer limited to traditional elements (such as circuits and electronic devices), but include the related areas of telecommunications, informatics, automation, and other areas where information technologies are present in hidden form and provide high added value. Th... More...

The professional figure of Electronic Engineer has undergone a transformation in recent years, with an expansion of activities and diversification of the skills required. These are no longer limited to traditional elements (such as circuits and electronic devices), but include the related areas of telecommunications, informatics, automation, and other areas where information technologies are present in hidden form and provide high added value. This brings "electronic content" to areas seemingly unrelated to information technology, such as mechanics, construction, manufacturing, and management of energy and the environment. The list of companies and institutions that require the skills of the electronic engineer therefore includes, in addition to those directly involved in information technology, most manufacturing industries as well as public administrations and the service sector.

Employment opportunities are therefore to be found both in electronic engineering in the narrowest sense (companies that design and manufacture electronic components, equipment and systems), and more generally in those areas that apply electronic technology and infrastructure to process, transmit and utilize information. The basic engineering background and specific technical training allow graduates to orient themselves towards a wide variety of career opportunities, both in the context of industrial production and in the area of services to citizens and business, covering a wide range of professional roles, such as:
- Designer: starting from the objectives defined by the client, defines the specifics of the electronic components or systems needed and designs them;
- Production expert: starting from the design, implements and organises the industrial production of the electronic component or system and its integration with other systems (e.g. mechanical, energy management, transport);
- Organiser and manager of laboratories and plants using electronic devices and equipment, and of processes and products including promotion and support services.

ESPANDI Educational activities description

The degree course in Electronic Engineering has a single core curriculum that provides basic engineering concepts and thorough knowledge of the main characteristics of electronic components, devices and systems and their applications. The programme begins with topics common to all engineering, then goes on to more specific content of the information sector, and concludes with subjects focused on different aspects of electronics. Many courses incl... More...

The degree course in Electronic Engineering has a single core curriculum that provides basic engineering concepts and thorough knowledge of the main characteristics of electronic components, devices and systems and their applications. The programme begins with topics common to all engineering, then goes on to more specific content of the information sector, and concludes with subjects focused on different aspects of electronics. Many courses include laboratories in measurement and design to strengthen the student┐s understanding of the interaction between mathematical models and experimental reality, fundamental in this branch of engineering.
The first year of the undergraduate degree, common to all engineering degree programmes, is devoted to basic engineering subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, as well as English. The second year explores mathematics and physics as they relate to information technology, and includes courses on topics essential for those working in this sector: electrical engineering, informatics, general electronics and measurement. The third year focuses on the specific contents of electronic engineering, integrated with topics of telecommunications and automation. Emphasis is placed on implementation, design and in-depth study, preparing BSc graduates to enter the labour market directly or to continue their studies with a Master of Science degree.
During the third year students can choose an internship in a company. The final exam includes the preparation, under the supervision of a teacher, a written dissertation on a subject that may be related to the internship.
Given the large presence of students from other nations, courses are taught in Italian and English. It is also possible to attend part of the courses abroad and achieve double degrees, under agreements with universities in other countries.
A degree in Electronic Engineering gives direct access to the Master of Science programmes in ICT's area.

 Expected learning outcomes

The electronic engineer has a high level technical training, is qualified to address the technical problems in the short term, with wide range education, able to understand and use the innovation. The electronic engineering education focuses on applicative aspects of the various disciplines. In this context, the programme avoids excessive specialization by emphasizing a strong technical and basic preparation in the various aspects of Electron... More...

The electronic engineer has a high level technical training, is qualified to address the technical problems in the short term, with wide range education, able to understand and use the innovation.

The electronic engineering education focuses on applicative aspects of the various disciplines. In this context, the programme avoids excessive specialization by emphasizing a strong technical and basic preparation in the various aspects of Electronic Engineering. This allows fast adaptation to different professional requirements, avoids the risk of obsolescence, and enables graduates to move towards the various profiles belonging to electronic engineer professional role.

The profession of electronic engineering requires the knowledge of a broad spectrum of basic scientific subjects (mathematics, physics and chemistry), necessary to develop a deep and detailed knowledge in the field of information engineering (Electronic, Computer , Telecommunications, and Automation). The electronic engineer, to carry out properly her/his profession, must integrate the technical and scientific knowledge with an adequate knowledge of economics and management, and the ability to use the foreign languages used in the field.

Graduates are provided methods and concepts that allow them to operate in the areas of design, engineering, production, operation and maintenance of electronic systems, in the governance and management of laboratories and production lines, even out of the electronic manufacturing sector. Graduates know the main characteristics of components, devices and systems. The skills acquired at the end of the programme allow to operate, besides the design and development activities, also in promotion, sales, technical support.



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