Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Computer Science and Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8614
Course class LM-18 - Computer science
LM-32 - Computer systems engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Mode of study Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Cesena
Programme Director Antonio Natali
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements for the degree programme
To be able to profitably follow the 2nd cycle degree programme in Computer Science and Engineering,
students must possess the following knowledge:
- university-level knowledge of mathematics and physics (SSD MAT01 MAT09, FIS01 FIS03),
- university-level knowledge of computing (SSD INF01, ING-INF05)
- knowledge of the English language to level B1.
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of the following curricular requirements:
1. A 1st cycle degree in on of the following classes, or other suitable qualification
obtained abroad:
ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270:
L-31: Computer sciences and technologies
L-8: Computer Engineering
ex. Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/99:
L-26: Computer sciences and technologies
L-9: Computer Engineering
Degree from the previous four-year / five-year system in:
Information Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
If none of the above degrees have been obtained, admission to a 2nd Cycle Degree Programme is subject to the demonstration of the required skills and knowledge, assessed by a Board based on the analysis of the CV and an interview, the methods, criteria and procedures of which will be set by the Degree Programme Board and published on the University portal.
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is in any case subject to the possession of the described curricular requirements and the assessment of the students' personal competencies and skills, based on the analysis of the candidates' curriculum, which may be followed by an interview, the methods, criteria and procedures of which will be set by the Degree Programme Board and published in advance on the University portal.
Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language. The Degree Programme may require students to recover any initial deficit in their language skills if they are assessed to below level B1 on admission.
A special Admissions session may be held for international students, with a Board appointed to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills; this session will be compatible with the schedule established in the call for applications for study grants (which indicatively expires in May).
International students who pass the above-mentioned assessment are exempted from the following assessment of their personal competencies and skills required for other students.

Programme profile

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Computer Science and Engineering aims specifically to train professional specialists, as described i the list of functions and competences for this figure.
The specific learning outcomes are achieved through a curriculum focusing on three main learning areas, consistent with the competences required by the professional profiles which aim to provide learning in products, processes and management:
1. Specialist transversal computer skills
2. Analysis, design and management of computer, web and network systems
3. Design of embedded systems and infrastructures
In addition to these three learning areas, graduates will develop communication and self-learning skills.
These learning outcomes are achieved through a curriculum focusing on laboratory work, facilitating the practical application of theoretical and methodological learning.
The study plan thus provides learning opportunities within a system of the above described competences, guaranteeing the ability to respond to different specialist demands for the advanced analysis and design of processes and products relating to production and industrial research.

Expected learning outcomes

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Course units

The course units are listed according to the chosen curriculum


Students may also prepare their thesis in firms which have an agreement with the University of Bologna, either in Italy or abroad, through an internship activity for thesis (6 or 12 CFU).

More information are available at the link "Dissertation-related internship "

Extra-curricular activities

The Degree Programme organises seminars, conferences and supplementary courses held by internal professors, foreign professors and qualified professional figures.

International mobility

Bologna University offers its students a series of study and training programmes abroad, both in Europe and worldwide. The University of Bologna is part of international networks, in particular it signs many Bilateral Agreements within the Erasmus+ programme and agreements with country outside Europe (Overseas programme).
Participation in the networks is aimed at promoting the cooperation between universities, while the agreements contribute to enhance academic relations for students, professors and researchers exchange.
Students can choose to carry out part of their final project or internship abroad.

Contact: Ing. Andrea Roli
Administrative contact: Enrica Zanelli

Student Mobility Tutor:

Studying abroad

An international dimension to the School of Engineering and Architecture

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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More information

To improve the learning opportunities available to the students the degree programme provides teaching and research laboratories.

Contact details

Degree Programme Secretariat
Via Sacchi, 3 - 47521Cesena
Tel: 0547 338888
monday, tuesday, thursday
9.30 - 12.00
14.00 - 15.00
9.30 - 12.00

Student Administration Office

Degree Programme Tutor


The Tutor acts as an interface between the students and the Degree Programme to offer a tangible reference for the teaching activities, to collect information and comments, as well as to receive any claims or feedbacks about existing critical conditions and, in general, the students' requests regarding logistic and organizational aspects or other issues.
He/she has also the function of providing a personalized support to learning, with the objective of maintaining the contacts with students who may for various reasons (for example, job activities) encounter major difficulties at tests/exams and of setting up a clear programming for their studies and career. The Tutor participates into the orientation activities, provides support to the Degree Programme Coordinator in the management of students' practices, and collaborates in the activities for the surveying of students' opinion about the teaching activities.

Reference contact: Alberto Giunta