Laurea (1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process) IN ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

Academic Year 2005/06

First established in this format in the A.Y. 2000/01

School of Information Engineering

Struttura organizzativa della Facolta

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Campus: MONDOVI'

Degree class 9: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ENGINEERING


Taught in Italian


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Duration and location

Duration: 3 years
Location: Mondovi'(CN) - Via Cottolengo 29 12084
Secretariat: Secretariat Mondovì

The same Course takes place in Torino

Professional profile

A graduate in Electronic Engineering works in planning, product engineering, production, managing and maintenance of electronic systems.
Electronic applications on automation, telecommunication, networks and in general anything that today falls into the broad category of "digital" devices are included.
A graduate in electronic engineering can manage laboratories, or production, or work in promotion, selling and technical care fields.
Qualifying aspects
The main activity of the electronic engineer is planning. To be able to plan means:

  • to have good basic engineering knowledge;
  • to know the features of components, devices and systems;
  • to be able to manage and coordinate laboratories and production systems.
    These are the high profile skills that give the engineer an opportunity to work even outside the electronics field, as well.
    Job opportunities
    A graduate in electronic engineering can be employed both in companies that produce objects and electronic systems (i.e. computers and mobile phones), and in companies that use electronics in their products: for example automation of systems, terrestrial and satellite telecommunication, automotive sector,etc.
    A big request for qualified people in the field of technologies for treatment and transmission of information assures good work opportunities for electronic engineers.

    Course structure

    Topics
    This course has just one program of study, that gives students knowledge of the main features of components, devices and systems. Moreover it gives students the tools that enables them to:

  • identify and formulate engineering problems by using up-to-date methods, techniques and tools;
  • apply analysis and project methodologies to concrete situations;
  • understand business environments and their economic, managing and organizing aspects;
  • work in a group and be able to communicate with both written and oral skills, even in an international context;
  • constant self-update by individual study, thanks to the basic knowledge acquired.
    During the I year basic topics, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, electronics and computer science are studied. During the II year computer science, telecommunication, electronics and automation fields are studied in depth. During the III year more specific topics are studied.
    Apart from training some lectures oriented towards employment will also be arranged.
    Laboratories
    Labs include experimental activities by using a PC or other machines.
    Labs will be arranged in order to use different measurement tools, according to the engineering work. Advanced labs on simulation of transmission systems will be arranged.
    Further activities
    Some lectures are integrated with visits to firms and companies.

    Final exam

    The final exam consists of the public discussion of a dissertation or a written thesis. The final assesment of the student is a combination of the average score obtained through all courses attended during his/her academic period plus the score of his/her final exam.

    Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

    The Bachelor's Degree (Laurea di I livello) gives access to the Master of Science Degree (Laurea specialitsica<(i>)in Electronic Engineering. If the student wants to attend a different Master of Science (Laurea specialistica) of the III School of Engineering, he will amend his program of study to take the necessary basic topics.
    Master of Science Degree (Laurea specialitsitca)in Electronic Engineering
    The Master of Science (Laurea specialitsitca) in Electronic Engineering has three possible specializations. The program of study includes some topics, that are common to all three specializations, and some different. The three specializations are:

  • Wireless
  • Systems
  • Devices
    The Wireless curriculum focuses on electronics for wireless communication systems (mobile phones, satellite systems, systems for automotive applications, home automation, wireless LAN, etc) and on optical fibre systems, LAN, WAN, etc.
    The main topics are digital electronics, analog electronics for RF and microwaves, integrated components.
    The Systems curriculum gives the student skills to plan complex systems wherein the digital part is integrated with analog structures of conversion and interface. These skills enable the engineer to enter each level of a project.
    The Devices curriculum focuses on microtechnologies, including microprocessing techniques. Some aspects of modelling of devices and structures are studied, and their electrical, thermal and structural characterization in different application fields.

    Master of Science Degree (Laurea specialitsitca) in ICT Nanotechnology
    Each Bachelor's Degree (Laurea di I livello), except Cinema end Media engineering, gives access to the Master of Science (Laurea specialitsitca) in ICT Nanotechnology (Master in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems).

    For further information on the Program of Study and Job Opportunities, see courses of the III School of Engineering pag. 212-213.

    FAQ

    What is the difference between Electronic Engineering and other Information and Communication Technologies Engineering degrees? A major share of electronic applications use digital technologies, i.e. binary variables, normally by using symbols 0 and 1. An electronic engineer can analyze and plan the physical reality that is behind 0 and 1: strain, stream, electromagnetic fields and integrated comoponents. This gives him the opportunity to use the best of what information and communication technologies offer.
    What is the difference between Electronic Engineering and Electrical Engineering degrees? Electronics engineering describes methods and applications of lower power (i.e. computation, telecommunication and control), dealing with different aspects, from systems theory to physical principles for functioning of integrated devices. Electrical engineering deals with methods and applications where the managed power is higher.