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COMPUTER ENGINEERING, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2011/12
Campus: TORINO
Programme duration: 2 years
Degree class LM-32: COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Docenti di riferimento del corso:
LAFACE PIETRO   pietro.laface@polito.it   011/0907004
MONTUSCHI PAOLO   paolo.montuschi@polito.it   011/0907014
SONZA REORDA MATTEO   matteo.sonzareorda@polito.it   011/0907055
Taught in English
The course can be partially offered in Italian Language
Course is also offered in streaming
ESPANDI Educational objectives

The main objective of the MSc degree in Computer Engineering is to train engineers who can operate in sectors for the design, engineering, development, implementation and maintenance of computer applications and systems, information processing systems and complex information systems. The computer engineering graduate can work in industrial production and in the area of services to the general public and to businesses. The required courses speci... More...

The main objective of the MSc degree in Computer Engineering is to train engineers who can operate in sectors for the design, engineering, development, implementation and maintenance of computer applications and systems, information processing systems and complex information systems. The computer engineering graduate can work in industrial production and in the area of services to the general public and to businesses.
The required courses specifically aim to provide in-depth knowledge of:
- hardware infrastructures
- operative systems
- database management
- methodologies of software production and maintenance
- distribution applications
- multimedia systems and man-machine interfaces and their integration in complex systems.
Students can then complete their specialised training with an orientation in the following professional fields:
- design and management of distribution systems
- design and management of business computer systems
- design of graphic and multimedia systems
- design of digital systems
- design of systems and applications for industrial automation.

ESPANDI Target roles and competencies

The programme emphasises solid, basic technical preparation in all cultural areas of Computer Engineering, enabling rapid adaptation to diverse professional needs and avoiding the risk of rapid obsolescence of training. The paths of specialization allow graduates to move towards one (or more) of the possible job profiles listed below that distinguish the professional computer engineer. The main employment opportunities are with manufacturing fi... More...

The programme emphasises solid, basic technical preparation in all cultural areas of Computer Engineering, enabling rapid adaptation to diverse professional needs and avoiding the risk of rapid obsolescence of training. The paths of specialization allow graduates to move towards one (or more) of the possible job profiles listed below that distinguish the professional computer engineer.
The main employment opportunities are with manufacturing firms and service providers, public and private, large, medium or small, operating in areas of advanced design, planning, programming and management of complex systems and product and process innovation, particularly in the following areas:

Computer engineering: computer industries operating in the fields of hardware and software production, industries for automation and robotics, companies operating in the area of information systems and calculator networks, business services, information services of public administrations, computer services for electronic commerce;
Automation engineering: electronic, electromechanical, spatial, chemical and aeronautical firms having advanced functions of dimensioning and realising complex architectures, automated systems, processes and systems for automation that integrate computer components, measurement, transmission and implementation devices;
Electronic engineering: firms that design and produce electronic devices and systems, manufacturing industries, the areas of public administrations and service companies that apply technology and computing infrastructures for the processing, transmission and use of signals in the civil, industrial and information sectors;
Management engineering: manufacturing firms, service companies and public administrations for the procurement and management of materials, for business organisation and production, for the organisation and automation of production systems, for logistics, project management and control management, for the analysis of industrial sectors, for investment assessment, and for industrial marketing;
telecommunications engineering: companies involved in the design, production and operation of equipment, systems and infrastructures for acquiring and transporting information and its use in telematic applications.

ESPANDI Educational activities description

The first-year programme is characterised by required courses in the fields of computer architecture, system programming, database technology, software engineering, automation, and network services and technology. The required courses are then completed with instruction relative to the field of computer security, which is provided in the second year. The students define and complete their formation by choosing a set of courses that allow them to... More...

The first-year programme is characterised by required courses in the fields of computer architecture, system programming, database technology, software engineering, automation, and network services and technology. The required courses are then completed with instruction relative to the field of computer security, which is provided in the second year.
The students define and complete their formation by choosing a set of courses that allow them to complete their specialist training in specific areas: software applications, industrial automation, computer graphics and animation, multimedia, calculator networks, and embedded systems.
In the area of network applications there is further instruction in the development of distributed systems, such as geographical calculator networks and radiomobile telecommunications networks. The topics explored include software development in distributed environments, performance evaluation of distributed systems, development of advanced applications and services in local and geographic networks. Special attention is also given to communication, to the synchronization and interaction between product applications and hardware components, the design of corporate networks and data centres, as well as to analysis of communication systems based on modern technologies such as GSM, GPRS , UMTS, Wi-Fi, IP, MPLS, optical networks, etc.
Regarding software applications, the coursework focuses on the design and management of business information systems as a support for the organisation and specific needs of the company. Particular attention is paid to the management and organisation of large-scale software projects, i.e. to projects involving a number of programmers for long periods of time, with a focus on various problems such as correction and maintenance of the product obtained.

In the context of applications for industrial automation and systems engineering, students examine topics related to design, as well as the theoretical and experimental analysis of models by predicting, monitoring and diagnosing internal mechanisms. There is also instruction in issues related to logistics and managing the mobility of vehicles, people and objects, with attention to both the application domain as well as aspects of automation and basic management.
The computer graphics and multimedia specialization offers modern techniques of modeling and rendering, introduces hardware architecture of graphics systems and devices for interactive graphics and virtual reality, and teaches how to design interactive and real-time environments. It also covers techniques of representation, compression and transmission of audio and video signals.
The area of automatic design of digital systems (embedded systems) provides the skills needed for the logical design of complex digital systems. Instruction includes methods of hardware description and their use in the field of automated synthesis, optimization techniques to improve final product performance with regard to power dissipation, speed, reliability, etc. Finally, we analyse problems related to the correctness and reliability of the final product by evaluating the impact of the various assessment and optimization techniques. The teaching units on embedded systems are held in English.

The MSc degree programme concludes with the preparation and discussion of a written thesis.

There are also agreements with foreign universities allowing students to obtain a double degree or joint degree.

Expected learning outcomes


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