Academic Year 2014/15

School of Industrial and Information Engineering

Degree Programme of:

Electronic Engineering
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)

Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law357
NameElectronic Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeL-8 - Information Technology
Degree level Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)
First year of activation 2008/2009
Official length of the programme 3
Years of the programme already activated 1,2,3
Official language(s) Italian
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Marco Sampietro
Website of the School
Website of the Study programme

Student Office (Study programme) - Milano Leonardo
Reference office
Segreteria didattica del Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (sezione Elettrica)
Address Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano
Phone 02 2399 3702

Central Student Office - Milano Leonardo
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Electronic Engineering program aims at providing students with an engineering background that bridges the physical, chemical and technological aspects and those of information transmission and processing. The programme is a multi-disciplinary route in which a deep-rooted knowledge of the physics world is combined with that of the techniques used for processing, transmitting and storing information and the related applications. Research in the industry is continual and if on one hand it allows an increase in system performance by reducing the size of semiconductor devices to quantum size (Moore’s law) on the other hand it does not stop here and continues to assimilate and apply new technologies (e.g. plastic materials, optoelectronics). This is where the need for an extensive university preparation is necessary, to ensure students to be able to understand the multiple aspects of innovation. Furthermore, this allows graduates to update their skills more easily once in the job market. The programme aims to train engineers equipped with a rich cultural preparation, able to develop and use electronic methods and tools with an engineering mindset to address common problems over a wide spectrum of application. More detailed information on electronic engineering activities can be found in the program website

3. Learning objectives

The interdisciplinary nature of electronics requires a broad-spectrum scientific and technical knowledge. The curriculum of the Bachelor degree in Electronics is based on 3-year courses and aims to give a valid view of the technology to those intending to enter directly the professional field as well as to form a solid basis for possible further studies in the upper levels of the degree course. It is characterized by initial three semesters in which the student acquires a solid foundation, studying the essential elements of scientific disciplines (physics, mathematics and chemistry) that constitute the indispensable basis of engineering studies. The electronic preparation takes shape over the next three semesters with examinations that not only methodologically introduce and define the major areas of modern electronics, i.e. analog electronic circuits, digital circuits and electronic devices, but deepen already the main aspects of the application. The electronic preparation is accompanied and completed during the same three semesters with the study of the fundamentals of other disciplines related to ICT, such as automati control, telecommunications and programming, in order to reach a comprehensive preparation, solid and well articulated. In the last six months, students who do not wish to continue their studies have the possibility of an internship in one of the many companies in the electronic sector, so as to acquire specific professional skills.

The methods of teaching and the assessment of preparation contribute to the training and are not only limited to the assessment of the scientific and technical knowledge but also intend to stimulate the capability to understand and carry out independent study (essential for continuing education and necessary to maintain skills in a constantly evolving field), to oral and written communication (important in a professional environment where team-work is more and more necessary) and the capability of identifying problems in often very complex systems.

The structure of the course is graphically sketched in the figure below. The trunk of education, electronics, based on the roots of the basic disciplines and branches, opens into multiple addresses, especially in the Master of Science (the third level of studies, PhD, is not represented in the diagram). The overall preparation acquired in the Bachelor and Master of Science in Electronics will bring graduates to deal with major problems in the most different applications.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Electronic Engineering programme is structured over three stages of study: the three-year Bachelor of Science, followed by the Master of Science and after two further years, the PhD. that lasts three years.

Fig. 1 Structure of the study programme

The Bachelor of Science Program, lasting three years, provides students with a broad scientific and technological education along with a solid foundation in electronic engineering. Graduates are able to develop and use electronic methods and tools with an engineering mindset to address common problems over a wide spectrum of applications. Agli studenti che non intendono proseguire gli studi è consigliato un tirocinio formativo presso una fra le numerose aziende del territorio, in modo da acquisire competenze professionali specifiche. A conclusione del ciclo di primo livello, lo studente viene proclamato laureato in Ingegneria Elettronica.

Students who do not wish to continue their studies are advised to complete an internship with one of the numerous companies in the area to acquire specific professional skills. Upon completion of the first stage of the programme, students obtain a Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering.


The next stage, or Master of Science Program, takes a further two years of study. According to their needs and interests, students may choose one of the following tracks: Design of electronic systems, Physical electronics, Electronics for medicine and nanobiotechnology and Electronic systems engineering (the latter is completely taught in English). The Master’s program prepares professionals who are capable of applying advanced design skills to a broad range of research and development problems in the field of electronics and in those interdisciplinary applications where electronics plays a central role. The Master’s ends with a thesis that gives the student the opportunity to participate in research activities carried out at Politecnico di Milano, other universities, research centers and industries in Italy or abroad.


The Ph.D., or third stage, takes three years and it aims at producing professionals capable of conducting studies and research work in the most advanced areas of Electronics.


Relevant information concerning the Bachelor and Master of Science programs is available at


Detailed information concerning the PhD program is available at

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (2nd degree), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master)

5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Bachelor's program provides students with a broad scientific and technological education along with a solid foundation in electronic engineering. Graduates are able to develop and use electronic methods and tools with an engineering mindset to address common problems over a wide spectrum of applications. Among them, notably, industrial controls, communication, detectors and sensors, electronic instrumentation.

The B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering gives graduates the possibility of registering on the Italian Professional Register of Engineers (junior section) subject to passing a state examination.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Bachelor of Science graduates succeed in finding work in many areas, amongst which:
- companies operating in the design and production of electronic and optoelectronic components and and systems;
- manufacturers and service companies that apply electronic technologies and infrastructures for the processing and transmission of information.

Surveys of University Assessment Commission

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Italian secondary school leaving qualification or other comparable foreign qualification (level 4 EQF)

In accordance with Article 6 of the Ministerial Decree 270/04, admission to Bachelor Degree Programmes is dependent upon possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or similar qualification obtained abroad and recognised as suitable.

Secondary school leaving qualification, or foreign comparable qualifications.

6.2 Requested knowledge

To be admitted onto the Bachelor of Science, students must have a sufficient background preparation (in mathematics, the sciences and verbal comprehension). Furthermore, a satisfactory level of English is required. An entry test must be taken to evaluate the applicant's qualification. In case the test demonstrates insufficient qualification in some fields, the applicant is assigned additional specific duties to be fulfilled before taking exams for the regular courses.

The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The tutor system was introduced with the Law no. 341 of 1990 aimed at “guiding and assisting students throughout their studies and encouraging them to actively participate in their education, removing obstacles preventing them from successfully attending courses, even through initiatives based on the needs and attitudes of the individuals”.

The V School of Engineering offers a series of activities aimed at making university students more efficient and productive, with the assistance of both professor-tutors and student-tutors, the latter being selected by way of notice of competitions published by the University every year. The tutor is for both first year students, for whom meetings with mathematics, physics and information technology professors are foreseen, and students from other years, for whom activities exploring specific subjects that are defined every year are foreseen.


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified in the academic regulations, 180 credits are required to obtain the B.Sc. (first level) degree. Specifically, at least 50 credits are required for courses in the basic disciplines (mathematics, physics, chemistry..), at least 55 credits for core subjects (automation, electronics, telecommunications..); at least 18 credits for supplementary activities and at least 16 credits for activities such as elective courses, stage and thesis preparation.

7.2 Mode of study

The Course requires full time attendance and includes, besides personal study, classroom and laboratory activities

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The BSc in Electronic Engineering is organized in semesters. Over the first three semesters courses are intended to develop both the mathematical-logical skills of the student along with his/her comprehension of physical and chemical phenomenologies. Electronics is taught only in the final three semesters, when such skills are sufficiently developed.

Mid-term exams are scheduled in each semester. Detailed information about schedule of lectures, mid-term exams and final exams can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Relevant information about each course is available along with the syllabus of the course in the website of the V School of Engineering

1 Year courses - Track: E1A - Non diversificato

Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
082740A,CMAT/05ANALISI MATEMATICA 1110.010.0

2 Year courses - Track: E1A - Non diversificato

Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
085778A,CMAT/05ANALISI MATEMATICA 2110.010.0

3 Year courses - Track: E1A - Non diversificato

Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
086001----TIROCINIO (ING. ELETTRONICA - MI)115.015.0



Students who do not plan to apply for enrollment in the Master of Science programme may either complement their training with an internship in a company or complete their curriculum with two courses (either “Elements of functional analysis and transforms” and “Electromagnetic Fields” or  “Elements of functional analysis and transforms” and “Solid State Electronics”) for a total of 15 credits.  Student who choose the internship and then wish to apply for registration with the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering will be requested to complete their formation with core courses for a total of 15 credits, as specified by the Commission for admission to Master of Science.

According to the current rules, students may choose electives from any of the courses available at Politecnico di Milano, provided they are consistent with the program educational objective. Consistency is assessed by the EE Program Board. A list of courses that meet the consistency requirement is suggested and pre-approved by the EE Program Board (see Table 1). Students are entitled to choose other courses than those suggested in Table1. Inthis case their study plan will be forwarded to the EE Program Board for a specific assessment of consistency and formal approval.

To avoid delays, it is strongly recommended that students discuss their choices with the advisor of the EE Program Board ( before submitting the study plan.





Scientific area



Thermodynamics and heat transfer





Fundamentals of measurement





Fundamentals of numerical analysis





Electrical machines













Table 1

7.4 Foreign language

Students must have a certificate attesting their English language skills to at least level B1 of the CEF – Common European Framework.

Language courses

7.5 Degree examination

The final examination will consist in a test related to the topics of the courses: Fundamentals of Electronics; Analogue Electronics and Digital Electronic Systems. Each of these courses will allocate one credit (out of the whole number of credits assigned to the course) for the preparation of this test.

Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Students attending the Eelctronics Engineering programme will have access to all the facilities the Politecnico di Milano (computer equipped rooms, libraries, study rooms, sport facilities). Several courses include laboratory activities that will be developed in computer equipped rooms or in experimental laboratories. The electronic engineering scientific laboratories, located in the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione (DEI), are at the forefront both for the instrumentation used and the activities carried out. More information concerning this topic is available on the degree programme. The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

11. International context

Research in the Politecnico di Milano proceeds alongside the extensive network of cooperative relationships and connections with other Italian and foreign universities, with public and private research centers and with the industrial system. The quality and effect of research carried out at the Politecnico have proven successful in recent years by the increase in connections with the international scientific community. Testimony to this is the large number of research projects and programs that have recently been undertaken with the best European and worldwide universities, from North America toSouth-East Asia. In 2007, the 17 university departments submitted their research activities to an international assessment process (peer review). Overall, Politecnico di Milano obtained a total score of 3 (good at International level) on a scale of 1 to 4 (excellent). With reference to research in the field of Electronics, three out of four research lines in which professors are involved were evaluated “excellent at international level”, the fourth one being evaluated “good at international level”. Politecnico di Milano is presently performing benchmarking analyses with most prominent international technical universities. on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies on this topic will be available on the of the Politecnico di Milano website, in the section “Manifesto degli Studi”.

12. Internationalization

Electronic Engineering students can access international study programs that are based on agreements made with several foreign institutes. Every year several students take part in international exchanges. Students selected for a specific programme can enrich their profiles by studying abroad and earning credits that are fully acknowledged by the Politecnico di Milano.

There are multiple opportunities on offer. Amongst them are the following:

  • study periods abroad under the Erasmus programme, or special non-EU programs
  • double degree programs (that foresees awarding of a double Master’s degree in a period of 3 years, of which 2 are spent at partner institutes abroad)
  • internships with foreign companies or university laboratories
  • thesis preparation abroad

Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at

13. Quantitative data

14. Further information

For any further information, please visit the website of the V School of Engineering

15. Errata corrige