Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Electronics Engineering for Energy and Information

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8767
Course class L-8 - Information technology engineering
Years in which the programme is being held

I, II, III

Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Cesena
Programme Director Alberto Bellini
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements
Admission to the 1st cycle degree programme in Electronics Engineering for Energy and Information is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, will be assigned additional learning requirements by the Degree Programme Board on a case-by-case basis.
Admission to the degree programme is also subject to the possession of strong oral and written Italian language skills, logical reasoning skills, knowledge of and ability to use the main results of elementary mathematics and the foundations of experimental sciences.
This shall be assessed as described below:
The 1st cycle degree programme in Electronics Engineering for Energy and Information may have restricted access, depending on the available resources.

1.1 Entrance exam to assess basic knowledge for open access degree programmes
Students must sit an entrance exam to assess basic knowledge, the methods of which will be published on the University Portal. Students registering with a score of less than the minimum threshold indicated on the University Portal will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), learning activities covering the knowledge of those subjects included in the first year course units. Additional learning requirements (OFA) are deemed to be completed by passing a specific exam, the methods and terms of which are indicated on the University Portal. At least three exam sessions are expected to be held for additional learning requirements during the academic year.
The deadline for the completion of additional learning requirements is set by the University Bodies and published on the University Portal. Prior to the completion of additional learning requirements, students may in any case sit the exams scheduled for the first year. Students not completing the additional learning requirements by the deadline shall be obliged to enrol in the first year of the study programme again, and will not have the right to apply for shortened programme status.
In the event of:
- Withdrawal from studies;
- Loss of student status;
- Application to opt out of previous degree programme systems;
- Possession of an academic qualification obtained from or learning activities carried out in foreign universities;
- Transfer from another degree programme at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna;
- Transfer from another university;
students are exempted from sitting the entrance exam if in previous academic years they passed the exam at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bologna or another Engineering Faculty that is a member of the Cisia Consortium, or have passed entrance exams for restricted access programmes in architecture, but without subsequently registering.
In the event of accepting the transfer application beyond the usual terms, students who have not been exempted from sitting the entrance exam will be assigned additional learning requirements.
1.2 Entrance exam to assess basic knowledge for restricted access degree programmes
If the programme is run on a restricted access basis, the number of places and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.
Students shall be required to sit an entrance exam to assess their knowledge in order to register for the 1st cycle degree programme. Students registering with a score of less than the minimum threshold laid down in the call for applications will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), learning activities covering the knowledge of those subjects included in the first year course units. Additional learning requirements (OFA) are deemed to be completed by passing a specific exam, the methods and terms of which are indicated in the call for applications. At least three exam sessions are expected to be held for additional learning requirements during the academic year.
The deadline for the completion of additional learning requirements is set by the University Bodies and published on the University Portal.
Prior to the completion of additional learning requirements, students may in any case sit the exams scheduled for the first year. Students not completing the additional learning requirements by the deadline shall be obliged to enrol in the first year of the study programme again, and will not have the right to apply for shortened programme status.
1.3 Assessment of language skills
Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, to level A2, by the University Linguistic Centre. Students holding a corresponding language certification may be exempted from sitting this exam.
Students achieving a level of less than A2 in the language test will be assigned additional language learning requirements.
This linguistic deficit must be recovered in preparation for the following exams. For the programme year in which B1 language skills are required, this preparation is as follows:
▪ Language skills to level B1 in the first year: language skills must be demonstrated to level B1 prior to the year III exams.

Programme profile

Information and Communication technologies are now pervasive in a vast range of fields and play a fundamental role in economic development. Electronic data and signal acquisition and processing systems, the Internet, wireless mobile systems, electronic devices for energy production and sensor networks for environmental monitoring are an integral part of many modern applications.

The degree programme in Electronics Engineering for Experimental and Information aims to produce engineers with a solid methodological background, integrated with practical competences acquired during experimental laboratory activities. Graduates are able to design, implement and manage systems, processes and services related to Information Engineering, particularly referring to electronic systems, communication networks, and their applications in energy and environmental monitoring. With these skills, the Electronics Engineering for Energy and Information curriculum refers to the professional figures in the ISTAT group 2.x.x.x.x.,“Intellectual, scientific and highly specialised professions” including Electronic Engineers - (2.2.1.4.1) and Computer and Peripherals Design Engineers - (2.2.1.4.2).
Moreover, having passed the state examination, in compliance with the applicable regulations, Engineering graduates may register with Section B, Junior Information Engineer, of the professional association.

For this purpose, Students are guided towards the learning of problems, reference models and methods that distinguish the design of modern electronic and communication systems, electronic communication networks, signal and information processing systems and algorithms and relative standards and ICT applications for energy and environmental monitoring.
The degree programme boasts a particularly inter-disciplinary format. Particular emphasis is placed on the organic focus on the fundamental principles, the use of examples in the definition of methodological approaches, the presentation of environments and instruments which together support the design of specific sectoral systems and architectures with a system-oriented vision. Specific learning skills are complemented by solid foundations in physics, mathematics and modelling, business culture and appropriate knowledge of a foreign language to level B1. Study may include both the acquisition of the four linguistic skills (reading, writing, listening and dialogue) and compulsory attendance of lessons, in line with the criteria specified by the study programme coherently with the instructions of the Academic Bodies.
The computing and electronic equipment available for use in the university laboratories, which is being further enhanced, allow for the study of practical applications. Internships may also be carried out in collaboration with public and private bodies and companies operating locally. The degree programme in Electronics Engineering for Energy and Information produces graduates with a solid methodological background and the flexibility which derives from the technical and scientific knowledge acquired during the programme which they can successfully put to use in the world of work or continue to develop by continuing studies to 2nd cycle Master's Degree level in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and, more generally, in Information Engineering.

Expected learning outcomes

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Internship

Third-year students may participate in a curricular internship of 150-200 hours (6 credits) in firms that have agreements with the University of Bologna, either in Italy or abroad, or in facilities of the Degree itself. The organisation may be chosen directly by students or proposed by professors or by the Internship Office. The internship represents an important opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of the world of work.
Students who work already, or who have completed a period of civil service, may request that this experience be recognised as a substitute to a work placement, as long as the experience is in line with the degree learning outcomes.

The internship activity is evaluated after completion with a simple pass/fail criterion.

Internship office

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.

Contact: Prof. Roberto Verdone
Administrative contact: Dr. Maria Smurro


Student MobilityTutor: ingarc.vpce.internazionalizzazionecesena@unibo.it

Studying abroad

An international dimension to the School of Engineering and Architecture

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo 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

Student Administration Office

Degree Programme Tutor

Functions:

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: Enrico Testi

E-mail: ingarc.vpce.tutorelettronica@unibo.it