Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering for Energy

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 8770
Course class LM-29 - Electronic engineering
Years in which the programme is being held


In the “Information and Communication Technology for Climate” curriculum, only the first year is active.

Mode of study Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies

The degree programme has the following curricula:

1. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering for Energy

2. Information and Communication Technology for Climate

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 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession, firstly of the curricular requirements and secondly to the assessment of personal competencies and skills. Candidates not possessing the described curricular requirements will not be admitted to the 2nd cycle degree programme. Those in possession of the described curricular requirements will be assessed on their personal competencies and skills. Candidates passing this assessment will be admitted to the 2nd cycle degree programme. The curricular requirements and methods of assessing personal competencies and skills are described below.
Curricular requirements:
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is open to candidates in possession of:
a) a degree in the Information Engineering class, School of Engineering and Architecture (class 9 ex DM 509/1999 or class L-8 ex DM 270/2004).
b) a 1st or 2nd cycle degree, a degree from the previous system, three-year university diploma under the previous system, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad, satisfying the following requirements:
1 At least 18 CFU in subject areas ING-INF/01, ING-INF/02, ING-INF/03
2 At least 36 CFU overall in the following three subject areas:
MAT/02, MAT/03, MAT/05, MAT/06, MAT/07, MAT/08, MAT/09
FIS/01, FIS/03
ING-INF/05, INF/01, ING-INF/04
with a minimum of 9 CFU in each subject group.
For degrees obtained in Italy under previous degree programme systems or suitable qualifications obtained abroad, the studies completed within such programmes will be allocated to the scientific-disciplinary fields, assessed in terms of credits and recognised by the Degree Programme Board in order to verify the compliance with the curricular requirements, following the criteria laid down in Art. 8 below.
Assessment of personal competencies and skills
Graduates meeting the curricular requirements laid down in point a) shall be deemed to have sufficient personal competencies and skills provided they also comply with at least one of the following requirements:
1 Final degree score of at least 105/110.
2 Or, a degree score of less than 105/110 which satisfies both of the following requirements:
i) At least 18 CFU in subject areas ING-INF/01, ING-INF/02, ING-INF/03.
ii) At least 9 CFU in subject areas ING-INF/05, ING-INF/01, ING-INF/04.
For curricular requirement b), candidates are deemed to be accepted with a degree score of no less than 85/110.
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 Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering for Energy aims to provide students with a solid cultural and professional background to operate in highly qualified fields of electronic engineering and telecommunications, with applications aiming at the efficient use of energy and environmental resources, including electronic energy generation systems and devices as well as telecommunications networks and sensors for environmental monitoring.
2nd cycle graduates in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering for Energy have a strong cultural and professional background in functional, construction, management and economic terms in:
- The specific subject areas of this class;
- Innovative design of electronic devices and components;
- Electronic systems for generating and processing electrical signals;
- Telecommunications equipment, systems and networks;
- ICT technologies for efficient energy use and generation;
- ICT technologies for environmental monitoring and control.
The 2nd cycle degree programme in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering for Energy aims specifically to produce professional figures able to fill positions of responsibility in design, management, coordination and development of industrial and/or research activities in public and private bodies and companies, as well as advanced professional activities in a freelance capacity. Career opportunities are available in companies working specifically in the electronics and telecommunications fields, the application of ICT technologies to energy efficiency and the environment, as well as other industrial areas and companies delivering services with a high technology content.
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 Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering for Energy programme produces graduates with a solid 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 or PhD programmes in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering and, more generally, in Information Engineering.
Having passed the state examination, in compliance with the applicable regulations, graduates in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering for Energy may exercise the private profession (feasibility studies, design, technical arbitration, technical expert for parties and on behalf of the courts, etc.), also dealing with complex issues which require great skill.

Expected learning outcomes

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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 "

Moreover, in the "Information and Communication Technology for Climate" curriculum an internship activity is included. Details are available in the degree website.

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.

Moreover, in order to promote the international dimension of the teaching activities offered, the degree participates in a call for accreditation in the "Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community" of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Climate Kic), whose modalities are established by Climate-Kic and published in the university webpages. Within this opportunity, students admitted to the "Information and Communication Technology for Climate" curriculum can deepen their knowledge in energy efficiency and ICT tools for monitoring, mitigation and adapting to climate changes during European initiatives that include a 6-month study and training period in a European university or company involved in the programme.

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

Student MobilityTutor:

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

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: Lorenzo Pucci