Electronic engineering

Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Main fields of studiesElectronic engineering
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Completely taught in English
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


When considering a career in Electronic Engineering it is important to think of the future and consider the technologies which make this career possible. Electronics has permitted the most incredible revolution in the recent centuries. The first transistor was invented in 1948 and since then, we have produced microprocessors with millions and millions of sub-micrometric transistors, which function perfectly at frequencies greater than two GHz! The integration of millions of components in one single chip permits a reduction in the costs and sizes of integrated circuits, and at the same time improves performance. Today it is difficult to think of any machine, installation, or other device that does not contain an electronic component. However, it is even more difficult to imagine our lives without the use of a “digital aid” as in the case of cell phones, MP3 players, digital TVs, and digital cameras, to name a few. From calculators to mobile communications, from industrial automation to consumer electronics, and from biomedical instrumentation to automobiles, there is an ever-increasing value placed on innovative components, circuits, and electronic systems. Students enrolling in the second-cycle degree program will specialize in electronic engineering and prepare for a high-level career in industry, services, or research. Electronics is rapidly changing and this progress requires highly qualified engineers, with a solid preparation, and the ability to adapt to applications which are in rapid evolution.

Course content

The degree program enables students to deepen their competencies in electronics, automation, and telecommunications, by studying the following topics: microelectronic technologies and semiconductor devices, high-frequency integrated circuits, power electronics, sensors, electronic instrumentation, microwaves, monitoring and system theory, and telecommunications systems and networks. The final examination consists of a major experiment or project, which can be conducted in collaboration with international research companies or centers. There is also the concrete opportunity to enter into contact with the world of electronics which potentially has no boundaries. During the preparation of the final thesis, most students take advantage of the network of international contacts (set up by faculty professors) by traveling abroad and performing research in major European structures. Our students are renowned internationally for their solid preparation. In fact, many of our engineering graduates are working today for major companies in Europe and in the United States.

Career options

Typical professional settings include innovation and development, advanced design, and the management and oversight of complex electronic systems. Graduates can find employment (with responsibilities higher than those of first-cycle graduates in industries for the design and production of electronic components, circuits, and systems, in manufacturing industries, in sectors of public administrations and service companies which apply electronic technologies for the processing, transmission, and use of electronic signals. Furthermore, second-cycle graduates can continue their studies through a second-cycle master and/or research doctorate in the area of ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

List of single courses taught in English

- Advanced Circuits Design [ credits: 12]
- Instrumentation and measurement methods [ credits: 9]
- Micro and Nano Electronics [ credits: 12]
- Photonics and Microwaves [ credits: 9]
- Techniques and Systems for Wireless Communications [ credits: 9]
- Advanced Photonics [ credits: 6]
- Internet Technologies and Protocols [ credits: 6]
- Laboratory on selected topics in networking and data communication [ credits: 6]
- Power Devices and Circuits [ credits: 6]
- Reliability in Electronics [ credits: 6]
- Systems and Control Theory [ credits: 9]

More information

Course Director
prof. Ing. Paolo Pavan
tel. 059 2056158 - fax 059 2056329
e-mail ccl_ing_elettronica@unimore.it
prof. Ing. Mattia Borgarino
tel. 059 205 6168 & - fax fax. 059 205 6129
e-mail tutorato_ing_elettronica@unimore.it

The course is managed by the "Enzo Ferrari" Department of Engineering