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 of a written dissertation on a small design related to the main aspects of the Electronic engineering.
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.
|The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s:||Roles and skills:|
The designer of electronic circuits and systems defines the technical requirements of the electronic device, system required by the customer. Identifies the components needed, such as integrated circuits or subsystems available as commercial components (COTS) or active and passive discrete components. Then carries out the design of PCB and its layout, its fabrication, and the final test. Responsible for relations with the customer during implementation and testing to verify adherence to specifications. Its activities within the scope of systems (from production control to specific applications commonly used in embedded systems) focuses on the integration of basic components. The activity in the area of circuits concerns the design of analog, digital or mixed (A/D) circuits, of functional units such as amplifiers, filters, ADC, DAC, logic circuits (including programmable logic devices such as FPGA or PLD) microcontrollers, microprocessors, DSP, discrete devices. The application area includes data acquisition, signal conditioning and A/D and D/A conversion (front-end and back-end interface), data storage, transmission and processing (digital signal processing), and the control of simple actuators.
The junior design engineer knows the equipment and basic components of electronic circuits and systems, design methodologies (use of CAD tools), electronic technologies and applications in the context of computing, telecommunications, automatic controls, and related areas. He/she also has competences related to the devices and technology of sensors and actuators. The electronic engineer can define the functionality of a system, evaluating the performance and overall costs, using and interconnecting basic blocks. He has expertise in the field of the electronic measurements necessary for testing and subsequent analysis of compliance with specifications. It also has the ability to manage the manufacturing and the installation of an electronic system.
A manufacturing engineer in the electronics industry area coordinates the manufacturing processes after the design phase. He/she deals with the development of prototypes and the verification of compliance with specifications. Suggests possible design variations for the final product. Manages the automation of production steps, verifies the processing times and the final product testing. The production engineer is responsible for the technical documentation describing the operation of the product.
The electronic engineer involved in product development has sound basic skills in the manufacturing technologies of circuit boards, in electronic measurements, in electronic controls for industrial automation, and in testing techniques. He has adequate knowledge of the electrical characteristics of the various electronic components assembled in the boards. He is able to effectively use CAD tools used in different stages, from board design, to simulation and testing. His/her skills include preparation of documentation and the quality control issues for processes and products.
|Technical – commercial expert||Functions:
The electronic engineer with technical and commercial duties assists customers in all phases, from the definition of specifications to sales and after sales services, for electronic products with high technological content or other products which use electronic systems. He can organize and carry out product presentation and demonstrations, both in trade fairs and directly on customers’ premises.
The relationship with the customer, private, company or institution that use electronic systems, especially high added-value ones, requires, besides skills in communication and management of the sales process, also technical expertise. The electronic engineer in charge of marketing has a sound basic knowledge of the technologies of electronic systems and components (especially boards and complex equipment), as well as of reliability, maintenance, performance and energy consumption aspects. It also has expertise in the field of software for programmable electronic devices configuration.
|Junior service and maintenance engineer||Functions:
The electronic engineer employed in the field of maintenance and customer service uses electronic instruments and software and applies techniques for failure detection and testing of electronic equipment or of systems that include electronic parts.
The skills required to perform service and maintenance of electronic equipments concern the manufacturing technology of the electronic cards, the characteristics of the components (interfacing, power supply, timing, signal dynamics), the instrumentation for electronic measurements and the software to manage these tools, the configuration software/firmware for programmable electronic systems.
|Electronic laboratory manager||Functions:
A graduate in electronic engineering working in electronic laboratories for development or related to the production, oversees the management and organization of these labs according to efficiency. He/she deals with work distribution within the technical personnel team, takes care of components selection and purchasing, manages the project archive, and is responsible for maintenance of the equipment.
The skills of the electronic laboratory manager are related to all phases of design, prototyping and production of small quantities of electronic systems or devices. In particular, the electronic engineer hired in this role knows the design and production technologies for electronic boards, and is able to select the basic electronic components and subsystems for the best cost-performance tradeoff, knows how to use properly laboratory instruments and design software, has knowledge of automatic controls to setup and manage the production equipment.
|Professional consultant||JOB ROLES:
The freelance junior electrical engineer participates to the development of solutions to improve or to start new activities and products that require the use of electronic devices both as production systems and as end products. He/she suggests circuit or system solutions, for a given application in IT and related fields.
SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:
The freelancer's skills include the main phases of design, prototyping and production of electronic systems. He/she is able to analyze cost-performance trade-offs and to select the basic electronic components. He/she knows how to autonomously use software instruments. The junior engineer also has some automatic controls skills to suggest the purchase and, in case, to design new production equipment.
Consulting services for companies, government agencies and other organizations.
|Qualifications for further studies||Knowledge required to continue studies|
|Education required to continue the studies with Master Degree in Electronics or other Master of Science in the Information Technology area||Must have basic knowledge of electronic engineering.
Must be able to deepen the theoretical and methodological aspects of electronic engineering disciplines.
Must have be able to deal with innovative aspects including highly methodological ones, and to carry out even highly complex design activities.
Must be able to analyze and apply the methods that characterize the electronic engineering.
Must have ability to follow innovative processes.
Must have the ability to increase his/her professional skills through continuing education.
Must have the ability 'to analyze a wide range of situations and problems by applying general knowledge of the field of ICT.
Must be able to identify the missing information to solve specific problems, and know the methods to get such information.
Must be able to work independently and manage projects.
Must be able to communicate technical information, directly or using the proper documents and media, also to people not in the field of ICT.
Must know the concepts of intellectual ownership and quality, and must have a general understanding of economics.
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.