Master's degree in Electronic Engineering

Study Programme Course LM-29

The Master's degree in Electronic Engineering of Niccolò Cusano University aims to offer students good knowledge in the field of Electronic Engineering and telecommunication systems. The Master's degree is available online and, through additional services, on campus.

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Master's degree in Electronic Engineering - programme overview
The course provides a solid preparation in various specific fields of Electronic Engineering (analogical and digital design, electrical and electronic measurements, telecommunications, and biomedical electronics).

The expected learning outcomes are:

  • acquiring knowledge of the scientific, technological and methodological aspects of Electronic Engineering, with specific reference to the field of integrated systems and circuits, electromagnetic fields and telecommunications, in which the future electronic engineer is able to identify, formulate and solve even in an innovative way complex problems or requiring an interdisciplinary approach;
  • acquiring knowledge of the planning, design and management of complex and / or innovative systems, processes and services, even in the field of bioengineering, characterised by the presence of advanced electronic systems;
  • ability to manage complex experiments in the field of Electronic Engineering.

Online degree
The MA degree in Electronic Engineering (online) is designed for those who are unable to attend a traditional education programme due to distance or professional commitments.
Through Unicusano e-learning platform, it is possible to attend the Electronic Engineering degree classes online, to study using computer storage media at home, at your own pace and take the exam at the nearest exam centre. Thanks to the teaching quality and to the broad number of authorised exams centres spread across Italy, Unicusano is today the best choice for students willing to earn an online degree in Electronic Engineering.

Job profiles.
Electronic Engineer
The Master's degree in Electronic Engineering allows graduate to work as a specialist both in private and public sectors:

  • planning for complete embedded systems;
  • test and verify the reliability of components and developed systems;
  • identify and solve problems in planning, design, engineering, production and monitoring of components, devices, equipment, systems and services in the electronic field.

Acquired competences:
The Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering aims to prepare qualified engineers, able to work both in national and international fields. Graduates will

  • acquire knowledge of the state of the art of Electronic Engineering;
  • acquire advance theoretical and scientific knowledge;
  • develop planning skill;
  • be able to manage complex experiments;
  • be able to manage projects.

Career opportunities
The graduates in Electronic Engineering can work in various sectors, such us:

  • semiconductor and integrated circuits industries;
  • industries of consumer electronic applications (audio, video, telephone, information technology, etc.);
  • high-tech industries such as aeronautics, transport, aerospace, energy, etc .;
  • electronics and optoelectronic instrumentation industries for analytical and biomedical applications and for research and development laboratories;
  • automation and robotics industries;
  • design industries for high-frequency components and systems;
  • electronic design consultancy;
  • national and international scientific and technological research bodies;
  • freelance activity for designing and creating custom electronic systems, after passing the state exam and registering in the professional register.

A Master's degree in Electronic Engineering prepares students to the following careers (ISTAT DATA):

  1. Electronic Engineers  (2.2.1.4.1);
  2. Computer Design engineers (2.2.1.4.2);
  3. Telecommunication Engineers (2.2.1.4.3);
  4. Researchers and technicians graduated in industrial and information engineering sciences - (2.6.2.3.2).

Entry requirements
To enroll in the Master's degree in Electronic Engineering LM-29, students should have a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, as long as in possession of the following curricular requirements:

  • at least 24 credits in  MAT/02, MAT/03, MAT/05, MAT/06, MAT/07, MAT/08, MAT/09 sectors;
  • at least 9 credits in FIS/01 e/o FIS/03 sectors;
  • at least 9 credits in ING-IND/31, ING-IND/32 e ING-IND/33 sectors;
  • at least 27 credits in ING-INF/01, ING-INF/02, ING-INF/03, ING-INF/07 sectors.

The student who desire to enroll in the Master's degree must meet the curriculum requirements and have an adequate scientific-technical and linguistic preparation, according to the provisions of art. 6 paragraph 2 of the 270/2004 D.M.

A good knowledge of the English language (B2 level) is required. The procedures for admission and verification of the possession of curricular requirements are established by the University and reported in Regulations of the course.

Educational aims and course plan outline
The aim of the Master's degree in Electronic Engineering is to create professional figure able to plan, develop, program and manage technologies, components and electronic systems in  Electronic Engineering.

Graduates are able to analyse and predict present and future needs of the Electronic industry. The Master's degree is aimed at training engineers able to:

  1. design electronic systems;
  2. test and verify safety and reliability of components and developed systems;
  3. identify and solve problems in planning, design, engineering, production and monitoring of components, devices, equipment, systems and services in the electronic field.

During the first year, students learn the general aspects of electronic engineering, such as analogue and digital electronic systems and acquisition and processing systems. Planning skills go along with the study of electronic systems applied to the biomedical field. The student acquires a solid preparation on analysis and synthesis techniques and deepens the main application aspects. At the same time, particular attention is given to the methodologies of transduction and measurement.

During the second year, students complete their preparation with the telecommunication disciplines, antennas and microwave components, so as to acquire a complete, solid and articulated preparation, of fundamental importance in the professional field. Studies on electronic constructions complete the Electronic Engineering educational background.

At last, students are offered the possibility of an internship at their University or in one of the companies collaborating with the university, in order to acquire specific professional skills. Teaching is designed to develop the ability of being autonomous in dealing with the resolution of the problems.

Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and comprehension skills
Graduates will acquire:

  • improved knowledge and understanding skills;
  • advanced expertise in the Electronic Engineering sector, with particular regard to the microelectronics, industrial electronics, antennas and radiating systems, information disciplines and relapses in the sectors of integrated components and systems, microsystems, high frequency components, antennas, nanomaterials, as well as in some avant-garde themes of at least one of the aforementioned areas;
  • knowledge of other fields of Electronic Engineering such as computer science, physical sciences, science of materials, telecommunications and economics, in order to develop a multidisciplinary approach.

Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension skills
Graduates should be able to solve problems related to the various fields of Electronic Engineering by applying innovative solutions and research methods.
The electronic engineer is required to find new solutions, providing lower energy consumption and reduced environmental impact.

Making judgements
Among the skills that can be learnt during the Master's degree, autonomy of judgment and the ability to make personal decision are very important.

Communication skills
Students should be able to convey technical information, using an interdisciplinary approach, both to specialist and non-specialists.

Learning skills
Graduates are required to keep their knowledge constantly up-to-date with the latest technologies and the relative application.
Learning skills are pursued through the introduction of seminar components, bibliographic research and elements of scientific research within specific teaching courses and also through the Master's degree thesis. In addition, such skills are further developed through the multidisciplinary courses. Learning skills are assessed by exams, as well as with the internship and during the elaboration and dissertation of the thesis.

Final exam
The final exam is a public discussion of the student's written dissertation, evaluated by a committee.
The students write their thesis, assisted by a supervisor, with whom they agree topic and methodology: the thesis can be experimental, numerical or theoretical and may be carried out in companies or in external public or private bodies.