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TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2011/12
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Collegio di Ingegneria Elettronica, delle Telecomunicazioni e Fisica (ETF)
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 2 years
Class LM-27 Degree: TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING
Docenti di riferimento del corso:
GAUDINO ROBERTO   roberto.gaudino@polito.it   011/0904172
GARELLO ROBERTO   roberto.garello@polito.it   011/0904106
LO PRESTI LETIZIA   letizia.lopresti@formerfaculty.polito.it   011/0904033
Program held in English
The course can be partially offered in Italian Language
ESPANDI Educational objectives

MSc students in Telecommunications Engineering receive training that enables them to play an innovative role in the fields of design, engineering, production, operation and maintenance of modern telecommunications systems, with a marked approach to research and development. The specific areas of study regard the main sectors of modern telecommunications and particularly: - physical transmission techniques of modern transmission devices (modulat... More...

MSc students in Telecommunications Engineering receive training that enables them to play an innovative role in the fields of design, engineering, production, operation and maintenance of modern telecommunications systems, with a marked approach to research and development. The specific areas of study regard the main sectors of modern telecommunications and particularly:
- physical transmission techniques of modern transmission devices (modulation formats, equalization techniques, error protection, multiple access, encryption) applied to the fields of wireless systems, xDSL and fiber optics;
- techniques of digital signal processing, with applications in many areas linked not only to telecommunications, but also to the treatment of biomedical, mechanical, sensory signals etc.
- modern technologies and protocols related to telecommunications networks, Internet, mobile radios, wireless and long-distance transport;
-modern techniques related to multimedia applications for the treatment of audio signals, images and videos, and the relative transport over telecommunications networks.
Telecommunications engineers have in-depth scientific preparation in their fields, with sound knowledge of already existing technologies, but also a broad-spectrum preparation suitable for dealing with the ongoing evolution and innovation typical of the ICT sector. Therefore, although there is a
high degree of specialization in the field of telecommunications, the MSc programme also provides a multidisciplinary preparation in the ICT sector, with advanced courses in electromagnetism, electronics and telecommunications. Compared with the graduate with an MSc in electronics, the telecommunications engineer receives much more detailed training in algorithms and protocols at the basis of modern telecommunication systems, while having less extensive preparation regarding electronic hardware. The training is also significantly different from that of the computer science graduate, which instead concentrates mainly on software design and development. With regard to the Computer and Communication Networks Engineer, who is a specialist in network engineering, the Telecommunications Engineer is more specialised in the algorithms, protocols and standards of so-called ┐physical level' transmission and multimedia.

ESPANDI Career opportunities

The graduate with a MSc in Telecommunications Engineering is a specialist in the field of ICT, with a solid multidisciplinary preparation that also includes the fields of electronics and computer science, in addition to telecommunications in particular, together with sufficient preparation in mathematics and physics to learn new technologies. The graduate therefore has a professional profile suitable for a variety of jobs in the ICT sector, with... More...

The graduate with a MSc in Telecommunications Engineering is a specialist in the field of ICT, with a solid multidisciplinary preparation that also includes the fields of electronics and computer science, in addition to telecommunications in particular, together with sufficient preparation in mathematics and physics to learn new technologies. The graduate therefore has a professional profile suitable for a variety of jobs in the ICT sector, with a marked propensity for professions where the ability to innovate and create new knowledge and technologies in the field of ICT is essential.
Employment opportunities are found in the following areas:
┐Telecommunications: This is obviously the natural employment outlet for telecommunication engineers, with professional opportunities at centres for research and development, design and innovation of the major national telecom and mobile telephone operators, as well as with national providers of television services. Within this field, graduates may also find employment in many areas where telecommunications network specialists are needed. Another possible opportunity is with companies that design, produce and implement devices, systems and infrastructures for the acquisition and transportation of information and its use in telematics; public and private enterprises providing telecommunications and land or space remote sensing services; regulatory bodies and control authorities for air, railway, land and naval traffic.
┐ Electronics: Graduates in Telecommunications Engineering can also find employment with firms working primarily in the field of electronics, especially concerning the processing, transmission and use of signals in the civil, industrial and information field. Many electronics companies in fact need the detailed expertise that telecommunications engineers have in digital signal processing.
┐ Management: Graduates in Telecommunications Engineering can find employment in businesses operating in the tertiary and managerial sector, especially in managing the above-mentioned networks and information structures.
┐ Computer Science: Various companies in the computer science sector offer graduates in Telecommunications Engineering employment opportunities managing the aforementioned networks and information structures, and in all those companies with strong applications in multimedia and image, video and audio management.
Students acquire skills that prepare them for the following professional profiles:

-Specialist in transmission by wireless devices (mobile and fixed), cable (xDSL) and fiber optics, with specific skills in algorithms and protocols for these devices. This figure is qualified to manage existing technologies and participating in the design of innovative transmission systems;
- Expert in digital signal processing (DSP) systems, with strong competences in developing algorithms for processing signals not only for telecommunications, but also for sensory, biomedical and mechanical functions;
- Expert in systems for creating and distributing multimedia contents (audio, video and images), from the traditional approaches of television distribution to film clips in streaming on Internet;
- Expert in the algorithms and protocols used in telecommunications networks at various levels, from medium to large scale local networks to national telecommunications providers.
In all of the above fields, graduate have the skills needed for participating in the activities of international standardization, essential for both telecommunication management companies and equipment manufacturers.

ESPANDI Educational activities description

The MSc in Telecommunications Engineering has a two-part educational path. In the first part, essentially coinciding with the first year and for a total of 48 credits, students follow compulsory courses to reinforce and expand the basic notions of modern telecommunications taught in the BSc programme in the areas of digital broadcasting, telecommunications networks, multimedia signal processing and information theory. During this period, studen... More...

The MSc in Telecommunications Engineering has a two-part educational path.
In the first part, essentially coinciding with the first year and for a total of 48 credits, students follow compulsory courses to reinforce and expand the basic notions of modern telecommunications taught in the BSc programme in the areas of digital broadcasting, telecommunications networks, multimedia signal processing and information theory. During this period, students follow advanced courses in electromagnetism and mathematics. Most of these first courses are taught in both English and Italian, with students choosing the language they prefer.
In the second part, basically coinciding with the second year, students can choose from a wide range of elective courses that are organised into four areas of specialization: wireless systems, information theory and advanced signal processing, multimedia and network systems, and fiber optic systems. These courses provide advanced preparation in the telecommunications sector, and allow students to specialise in the area most appropriate to their technical-professional inclinations. The training is completed by a thesis project (30 credits), which can be done at the Politecnico, in Italian companies or at foreign research centres. The thesis is a fundamental step in the curriculum, as students must be capable of examining a technical topic thoroughly and independently.
The degree in telecommunications from the Politecnico di Torino has a long tradition of international exchange programmes for conducting research for the graduate thesis, but also of joint programmes with other European universities that lead to international double degrees and/or joint degrees.

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