Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Electrical Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law475
NameElectrical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-28 - Electrical engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) () Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Sergio Amedeo Pignari
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.electre.polimi.it
() The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

Electrical Engineering is the branch of engineering which deals with the study and application of  electricity, electronics and electromagnetism, with particular focus on electrical power systems, electrical machines and their control, electronic power converters, electrical transport systems, electrical and electronic measurements, circuit theory and electromagnetic compatibility.

The Electrical Engineering programme organises and provides courses needed to train first level (Bachelor) and second level (Master of Science) graduates in Electrical Engineering.

Industrial and civil development is based on the availability of energy forms able to be easily converted into light, heat, motive power, chemical actions, electromagnetic waves for distance transmission and data processing.  Energy can only be obtained where natural sources permit.

Due to its magnetic, heat and chemical properties, electricity is the most efficient vehicle for both conversion from other primary energy forms and for long distance transmission. The easy management of electrical energy and its conversion into the many different other energy forms makes it irreplaceable in a multitude of everyday, domestic, industrial and service activity applications and uses.

Electricity is a clean energy form that is easily regulated and environmentally-friendly.  Nationally, more than a third of energy is currently transformed into electricity before its final use. Electricity is valuable and not to be wasted. All transformations concerning electricity should be optimised, from production to final use.

The electrical sector is undergoing significant changes that will make the role of electrical engineers even more important in future society as a fundamental element in managing energy and safeguarding the environment.

It is impossible to list all Electrical Engineering applications. Its fields of use range from electrical machines to electronic power convertors, transformers, large transmission and distribution electric grids, electric plants for civil and industrial use, actuators used in the automation of industrial processes, traction systems, heavy metallurgic industry applications, electromagnetic compatibility between apparatus, transport systems and domestic and working environments.

The production, transmission, distribution and rational and economical use of electricity requires first and second-level Electrical Engineering graduates with sufficient design, management, processing and analytical skills.

The need to use renewable energy sources such as solar and wind through production plants, even small in size, distributed throughout the territory, together with the more traditional high-power hydro-electric and thermal plants, leads to a new way of designing and managing electrical distribution grids.

The ever-increasing use of high-tech and sophisticated equipment requires a better quality electricity supply (to give an example, data processing centres), that calls for the study and development of new apparatus so as to ensure electrical utilities are problem-free and electrical distribution grids are more reliable.

The development of fuel cells and advanced storage systems will promote widespread use of hybrid and electric vehicles and contribute significantly to reduce pollution, not to mention allowing a better use of traditional and/or innovative energy sources.

Moving from a monopoly to free energy market undoubtedly brings with it new opportunities for consumers but also causes technical problems for which a figure such as an electrical engineer would be required.

These are the main areas of the Electrical Engineering programme. The skills acquired in this programme are essential in all phases of the process of converting, generating, transmitting, distributing and using electrical energy, for civil and industrial use, to reach desired objectives in an economical way, without wasting resources and in an environmentally-friendly way.

 

Electrical Engineering continually revises the knowledge acquired throughout its long-standing history and tradition (since 1896 at the Politecnico di Milano), enriching its own wealth of information through new research that arises from the need to provide adequate solutions to the problems posed by industrial development and to the various applications of electrical, electromechanical and electronic equipment and devices. 

Electrical engineering graduates must therefore possess a wide spectrum of skills in many fields of engineering, from the traditional to the more modern ones.

The programme in Electrical Engineering that has been offered by the Politecnico di Milano since 1896 was reorganised to adhere to the Ministerial Decree 270/04.

The first level of the programme aims to ensure students have a sufficient command of the general scientific methods and contents surrounding electrical engineering. Students can orientate their choices towards an educational path, as preparation for the Master of Science (or second level), or towards a vocational path for those wishing to work straight after the first-level degree.  In the latter case students carry out a traineeship in a company.

The first-level degree programme lasts three years and upon completion, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is awarded. The programme aims to train experts with a sound background education who are able to address typical problems surrounding basic design in electrical engineering, to understand and manage innovation together with scientific and technological development.

Once graduated (both paths hold the same legal status), graduates can apply to the two-year Master of Science programme.

Acceptance to the Master of Science is subject to submission of an application and a previous career evaluation carried out by the CCS board.

Direct access to the Master of Science is possible for graduates who chose the educational path in the first-level programme, especially devoted to the to second-level studies. For graduates applying from vocational paths or those graduated in other subjects, the access to the Master of Science is possible after having completed the necessary preparation.

 

The two-year Master of Science in Electrical Engineering aims to provide students with an advanced level of education in order to perform highly qualified activities in the scientific and technical fields of electrical engineering, to carry out and manage even complex design activities and to promote and develop technological innovation.

From the A. A. 2012-2013, the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is also provided entirely in English.

From the A. A. 2014-2015, the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering provides an additional Study Plan entirely in English, dedicated to the Smart Grids and financed by Enel Distributione S.p.A.

The areas covered by the Electrical Engineering Master of Science are: electrical energy and renewable sources, transport systems, electrical machines design, power electronics, industrial automation and smart grids.


3. Learning objectives

An electrical engineer has a wide spectrum of knowledge that is necessary to address ever-difficult challenges of work and research, not only in the production, transmission and distribution fields of electricity, but also in the multiple and varied reality of industrial and domestic electrical applications and those used in the transport and hospital sectors, and of the electromagnetic compatibility of measurement techniques and diagnosis.

A wide and in-depth understanding of mathematics subjects and physics is the essential foundation of graduates’ preparation in electrical engineering. Also fundamental is an understanding of computer science, automatics and electronics and their roles in the various areas of electrical engineering.

In line with the regulation according to the DM 270/04, after the Bachelor of Science there is a Master of Science lasting two years and worth 120 credits that aims to provide students with an advanced level of education in order to perform highly qualified activities in the scientific and technical fields of electrical engineering, to carry out and manage even complex design activities and to promote and develop technological innovation. This requires a sound foundation that explores methodological and operative aspects along with theoretic and scientific ones. First-level graduates can take this Programme, either directly (after an educational path) or after having completed the necessary preparation (after a vocational path and for graduates of other subjects).

Finally, to complete the educational offer, after the Master of Science there is a Research Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (third level) that provides education of an elevated cultural level, aimed at training experts that are able to carry out important research activities in the world of industrial and service businesses, in public Bodies and in universities.

The Electrical Engineering programme develops specific skills in the methodological, experimental and applied topics of the electrical field, on different levels, depending on the qualification awarded. In particular, the programme develops competences in the:

•       circuit theory;

•       electromagnetic computation;

•       electromagnetic compatibility;

•       measurement techniques and diagnosis;

•       electrical machinery design;

•       production of electricity and electricity plants;

•       transmission, distribution and utilization systems;

•       advanced industrial applications such as automation systems and electric traction systems;

•       economic and financial applications relating to the electricity market.

The areas covered by the Electrical Engineering Master of Science are: electrical energy and renewable sources, transport systems, electrical machines design, power electronics, industrial automation and smart grids.

The first year of the Master of Science includes four compulsory characterising courses for a maximum of 40 CFUs, aimed at completing the basic and advanced training, courses (mandatory or optional) related to similar or integrative activities, for a total of 14 CFUs. The Programme is completed with an 8-CFU course to be chosen.

Some of the optional courses are offered in English only.

The second year of the Master of Science includes five courses (mandatory or chosen by students according to the Study Plan selected), for a maximum of 40 CFUs of characterising activities, so as to install a personal competence area, and one course related to similar or integrative activities, for a total of 5 CFUs, in order to complete the necessary knowledge for the smart grids area. There are four recommended areas of competence.

The area of competence Energy and renewable sources includes the following courses:

- Electric Power systems (10 CFUs);

- Electric Power Stations (8 CFUs);

- Planning and operation of electric energy systems (6 CFUs);

- Electromagnetic compatibility A (8 CFUs);

- Measurement and diagnosis techniques (8 CFUs);

The area of competence Energy and renewable sources addresses issues surrounding electric systems for energy, in consideration of the impact of electronics, automatics and computer science and with particular attention to modern uses of renewable sources. The skills developed in the production, transmission, distribution and use fields of electricity (for example:  calculations of optimum dispatching, load flow, short circuit, dynamics, reliability) are included in the new prospective of a free electricity market.  Widespread contribution from renewable sources (such as wind, solar and in particular photovoltaic, fuel cells, cogenerative cycles) mainly involves medium and low voltage systems and the revision of structure, control and protection of the distribution system; this is where the quality of electricity supply is important, for the ever-increasing diffusion of equipment that must be problem-free and not cause problems itself.  In terms of use, there are skills in the field of drives and innovative systems, for example: storage for a more efficient use of electrical systems, both stationary and on transportation vehicles.

The area of competence Transport includes the following courses:

- Electric Power systems (10 CFUs);

- Electric systems for transportation (8 CFUs);

- Automatic electric transportation systems (6 CFUs);

- Electromagnetic compatibility A (8 CFUs);

- Electrical Drives (8 CFUs);

The area of competence Transport explores electric issues associated to transport systems. The areas addressed particularly involve railway systems (also High Speed - High Capacity), underground networks (including automatic ones), mass overground urban transport systems (tramlines, trolley buses and light rail), independent transport systems (electric and hybrid vehicles) and electric systems on board ships and airplanes. Both the infrastructural and energy aspects are considered in relation to supply systems together with electromechanic aspects of converting electricity for traction.  The issues of safety and speed control, electrical drives and electromagnetic compatibility between power systems and control and signalling systems are also explored. The skills developed ensure training of an electrical engineer with sound methodological and engineering foundations, and an expertise in the transport sector - a sector that increasingly turns to electrical engineering (for example electric propulsion systems for ships and electric vehicles) to optimise resources and for a sustainable development of transport.

 

 

The area of competence Design and automation includes the following courses:

- Construction and Design of Electrical Machines (10 CFUs);

- Electrical Drives (8 CFUs);

- Systems and components for industrial, home and building automation (6 CFUs);

- Electromagnetic compatibility A (8 CFUs);

- Measurement and diagnosis techniques (8 CFUs);

The area of competence Design and automation provides knowledge, develops skills and instils a certain insight with reference to design methodologies of components, the theoretic and application aspects of electrical drives and static convertors, and the numerous areas of automation: issues that are common in industrial, civil and movement systems' applications. The skills developed vary from modern methods of designing and checking electromagnetic and electromechanic components, both standard and special, to the ability to choose and design the most suitable drive and supply system for each application, with the relative control techniques, to a practical understanding of the most advanced communication, automation and supervision systems in the various fields of industry, of the generation distributed, domotics and of services.

The area of competence Smart Grids includes the following courses:

- Sensors, measurements and smart metering (8 CFU)

- Planning & Operation of distribution grids with high penetration of RES (8 CFU)

- Regulation of Electric Power Systems (10 CFU)

- Network automation and protection systems; tools for networks simulation (8 CFU)

- Smart grids: components, functionalities & benefits (8 CFU)

 

The area of competence Smart Grids, in collaboration with Enel Distribuzione S.p.A., deals with the issues related to electricity distribution networks in medium voltage and low voltage, considering the impact of electronic, automatic and computer science, and with particular attention to the modern use of Renewable Energy Sources. A high degree of penetration of DG has considerable impact on operation, control, protection and reliability of the existing power systems and requires the use of technology to modernize the power grid. It employs innovative products and services combined with intelligent monitoring, control, communication, and self-healing technologies to facilitate the connection and operation of DG of all sizes and technologies, allow consumers (including electric vehicles and energy storage systems) to play a part in optimizing the operation of the system, and allow enhanced levels of reliability and security of supply. The skills developed span from activities related to transmission and distribution of electrical energy, network management of electrical systems, which include development, operations, and maintenance services. An important aspect is also related to the regulation of power systems, necessary to establish the tariffs and promote investments in the network, with particular attention to the adequacy, the efficiency and the security of the overall system. This area of competence can be developed only through the choice of the Study Plan Smart Grids.

 

The Electrical Engineering programme's teaching regulations have been devised in such a way as to reach certain general objectives:

- to pave the way for basic training in electrical engineering at first-level, that observes teaching commitments of a three-year programme;

- promote both a preparatory training for the Master of Science and application routes, with a sound overall training;

- to adapt learning activities to the world of work and to exercising design capabilities and independent judgement;

- to allow, at second level, general training to be orientated towards specialist fields and advanced applications;

- to favour completion of a methodological training with laboratory activities in the pre-chosen specialist fields;

- to require independent development, guided by tutors, of designs and plans starting from the first level, ending in a thesis at the second level;

- to encourage independent choices, obviously limited at the first level and more available at the second level.

Specific learning objectives of the Master of Science are:

- allow the choice between a number of characterising areas of competence relating to fundamental subjects, although in such a way as to allow various types of specialisation, to be chosen by students;

- to favour completion of a methodological training with laboratory activities in the pre-chosen specialist fields;

- encourage students to make independent decisions on their learning paths on the basis of their chosen area of competence;

- require independent development, guided by a tutor, of a thesis that is original and in line with the training path chosen by the student;

- attract foreign students and offer to Italian students an international learning environment through the paths of  Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in English language.

Finally, to complete the educational offer, after the Master of Science there is a Research Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (third level) that provides education of an elevated cultural level, aimed at training experts that are able to carry out important research activities in the world of industrial and service businesses, in public Bodies and in universities.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The following diagram shows the structure of the Electrical Engineering programme, in line with the educational system DM 270/04 (WA:weighted average; T: time in academic years).



A Bachelor of Science is a prerequisite for admission onto the Master of Science Programme, which in turn is a prerequisite for admission onto the research Ph.D.



To access the Electrical Engineering Master of Science, the Bachelor of Science offered by the Politecnico di Milano (formative path) ensures direct access. Instead, the Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science (vocational path) ensures direct access only if the weighted average of exams is not less than 25/30 and the period of study is not more than three years. For other first-level graduates, access to the Master of Science program requires the completion of their training, through curricular supplements to acquire as individual courses.

Both Degree paths allow recognition of acquired credits in most Master of Science programmes in the Industrial Engineering field.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

Graduates are awarded the qualification Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Master of Science graduates of Electrical Engineering can work as self-employed professionals, subject to passing the State Exam, and registering in the Professional Order of Engineers, under Section A, in their home province. For more information please visit the website: http://www.ordineingegneri.milano.it

5.2 Careers options and profiles

There is a continually high demand for electrical engineers: in 2012, compared with the 41 Master of Science graduates in 2011, the companies have requested to the Politecnico di Milano’s Career Service 692 lists for employment of electrical engineering .

 

Graduates in 2011 in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, interviewed by the Career Service 12 months after graduation, declare an employment rate of 93.7%, appreciably greater than that of graduates in other study programmes.

 

According to the Technical Report of the Evaluation Nucleus of the Politecnico di Milano, 87% of the Master of Science graduates in Electrical Engineer of the year 2008, interviewed at December  2009, has declared that they would enroll again on the same Study Programme and 88% have a stable employment.

 

According to the Report of the Commissione Paritetica of the School of Industrial and Information  Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano, dated December 2013, the employment rate for graduates in Electrical Engineering, compared to that graduated in other Engineering programmes, is higher by 4 percentage points; the percentage of graduates in Electrical Engineering who find their first job within 2 months is of 30% (compared with 28% of the other Engineering programmes); the professional preparation of graduates in Electrical Engineering is considered more appropriate when compared to that received by graduates in other Engineering programmes. Finally, the appreciation of the studies done and the confirmation that would be chosen again by undergraduates sees largely positive responses from students in Electrical Engineering (86.8%) than from students of other Engineering programmes (69.2%). Furthermore, 50% of graduates have also stated that it is exclusively necessary his type of degree to carry out its work (compared to 39.5% of the average of the other Engineering programmes).

 

An electrical engineer works mainly in one (or more) of the following fields:

- manufacturers of equipment, electric machinery and electronic power systems;
- industrial automation and robotics industries;
- companies that produce, transmit and distribute electricity (planning and activity);
- companies that design, produce and run electrical transport systems;
- companies that produce and manage automatic goods and services;
- companies and consortiums that purchase electricity on the electricity stock exchange;
- entities that regulate, control and monitor the electricity markets at national and international level;
- self-employment.

Occupational fields for graduates (ref. ATECO 2007, ISTAT):

(27.11 Manufacturing of electrical motors, generators and transformers; 27.12 Manufacturing of equipment for electricity distribution grids and control; 27.20 Manufacturing of batteries and electrical storage; 27.40.01 Manufacturing of lighting and signalling equipment for transport; 35.11.00 Electricity production; 35.12 Electricity transmission; 35.13.00 Electricity distribution; 35.14.00 Electricity commerce; 71.12.10 Engineering studios; 72.19.09 Research and experimental development in the field of natural sciences and engineering.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


A Bachelor of Science is a prerequisite for admission onto the Master of Science Programme, which in turn is a prerequisite for admission onto the research Ph.D.

To access the Electrical Engineering Master of Science, the Bachelor of Science offered by the Politecnico di Milano (formative path) ensures direct access. Instead, the Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science (vocational path) ensures direct access only if the weighted average of exams is not less than 25/30 and the period of study is not more than three years. For other first-level graduates, access to the Master of Science program requires the completion of their training, through curricular supplements to acquire as individual courses.

6.2 Requested knowledge

  1. Students can be admitted onto the Master of Science in the first or second semester.
  2. Students who have not reached English language level B2 are automatically excluded from applying to the Master of Science; the Programme Board (CCS) can nevertheless evaluate their careers;
  1. Generally speaking, admission onto the Master of Science is subject to an application (via the online procedure available at: www.webpoliself.polimi.it) and to a previous career evaluation by the Programme Board whose decision is final. In the case of refusals, the Board shall provide sufficient reasons for the decision.
  2. To assist students in planning their careers and any logistical aspects, there are four distinct periods in which evaluations can be requested. Particularly, there are two per semester: The first "advance" evaluation is 5/6 months prior to enrolment, the second "standard" evaluation is nearer to the start of lessons.

Each candidate can, between the advance and standard phases, by using the online service, make up to three applications to Master of Science programmes, specifying for each one the School/Campus/Programme/Route.

  • The requirements to be admitted to a career evaluation in the advance phase are: to have acquired at least 145 CFUs, excluding any excess examinations;
  • to have an approved study plan complete with all of the CFUs needed to complete the first-level programme that can be self-certified by students from other universities. This allows a thorough evaluation of the first-level studies to be carried out. Should changes be made to the study plan after evaluation, the latter will be considered invalidated and it will be necessary to request another evaluation.

The requirements to be admitted to a career evaluation in the standard phase are:

  • for students of Politecnico di Milano first-level programmes, to be enrolled on the graduation session;
  • for students of other university first-level programmes, to have graduated before enrolling on the Master of Science.

The Board, in the case of acceptance following an evaluation, will inform the candidate of the result "admitted without curricular supplements" or "admitted with curricular supplements". In the latter case, graduates can integrate their training by acquiring, by taking individual courses, the curricular supplements specified by the Board. Admission is subject to achieving the curricular supplements by the end of the a.y. for which the application refers which shall be submitted again when the necessary CFUs have been acquired and graduates will then be officially enrolled on the Master of Science.

Graduates in the above circumstances can bring courses forward that relate to the Master of Science, up to 30 CFUs including any excess CFUs acquired during the course of the first-level studies and in any case, not exceeding 80 CFUs, included therein any curricular supplements.

Politecnico di Milano students that are still enrolled on a Bachelor of Science and that, expecting to graduate within the six foreseen semesters, have applied to a graduation session and whose application to a Master of Science programme has been accepted on the condition that they acquire curricular supplements, can make use of an additional semester (6+1) to the six regular ones so as to acquire the curricular supplements that include:

- courses that are conditioned (curricular supplements) to enrolment onto the Master of Science

- any courses taken in advance that are foreseen in the teaching regulations of the Master of Science programme on which the graduate has been accepted for a maximum of 30 excess CFUs acquired throughout the entire three-year programme and in any case not more than 80 CFUs overall, including curricular supplements.

The Study Plan Smart Grids has a limited number of participants; the selection will be made by a Committee consisting of members of the Study Programme. In addition to the criteria listed above, admission selection is based on previous career evaluation and adequacy of the applicants’ preparation, and on a possible interview; the weighted average of scores obtained in the Bachelor of Science, with particular attention to electrical power system courses, is therefore of fundamental importance. In the case of stipulation of a specific agreement with the Enel Distribuzione, scholarships will be provided. Successful scholarship candidates, in addition to possible periods abroad, can take the opportunity of paid internships at Enel Distribuzione, also with the objective of preparing the graduation thesis. Rules and requisites for admission to the scholarship competition will be published in due time on the School website; the selection for the scholarships will be carried out in collaboration with Enel Distribuzione. During the admission procedure, it is recommended to apply for one of the other Study Plans in Electrical Engineering, within the limits allowed by the School.

For more information on the general admission conditions of the Master of Science, please visit the university's official website www.polimi.it.

 

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MASTER OF SCIENCE

 

Definition of the curricular requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is based on educational requirements that permit a sufficient background in the methodologies and technologies of electrical engineering and in particular:

- a sufficient general mathematical and scientific background;

- a sufficient background in Electrical Engineering, Fundamentals of Automatic, Electronics, Fundamentals of Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Machines, Applied Mechanics and Technical Drawing;

- a sufficient background in Electrical Machinery, Electrical Measurements, Distribution of Electric Power, Modelling of Electrical Machines and Power Systems, Electric Safety.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

For deadlines, please see the Politecnico di Milano's enrolment guide that is updated annually. There are 160 places available on the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. There are 25 places available on the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering – Study Plan Smart Grids at the Politecnico di Milano.


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

To obtain the second-level qualification, 120 credits must be acquired, sub-divided as follows.

For the characterising activities ((ING-IND/31 - Electrical Engineering, ING-IND/32 - Convertors, Machinery and Electrical Drives, ING-IND/33 - Electric Power Systems, ING-INF/07 - Electrical and Electronic Measurements) there are: min. 50 - max. 80 credits.

For the similar or integrative activities (Science and Technology of Electrical Materials, Structural Mechanics, Network Economics, Fundamentals of operations research, Professional liability: aspects and consequences, Applied Statistics) there are: min. 12 - max. 20 credits.

For the activities chosen by students (DM270, section.10, paragraph 5, letter a) there are: min. 8 - max. 10 credits.

Finally, for the thesis (DM270, section.10, paragraph 5, letter c) and for the final examination, there are min. 17 - max.18 credits.

Other subjects that are useful for joining the world of work: min. 0 - max. 1 credit.

Minimum credits reserved by the university for activities (section.10, paragraph 5, letter d) : 1 credit.

7.2 Mode of study

The programme is full-time; it includes attendance at lessons and laboratories.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1 Year courses - Track: R2A - INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
089674BING-INF/07ELABORAZIONE NUMERICA DEI SEGNALI DI MISURA110.010.0
089675BING-IND/32ELETTRONICA DI POTENZA110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AF-INT------6.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELT------8.0
089676BING-IND/31ELETTROMAGNETISMO APPLICATO E METODI DI CALCOLO210.010.0
089140CING-IND/22SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI ELETTRICI28.08.0
089693BING-IND/33SISTEMI ELETTRICI PER L'ENERGIA210.010.0

1 Year courses - Track: R2B - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093585BING-INF/07MEASUREMENT ORIENTED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING110.010.0
093586BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS110.010.0
093587CING-IND/22SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF ELECTRICAL MATERIALS18.08.0
093575CMAT/06APPLIED STATISTICS26.06.0
093588BING-IND/32POWER ELECTRONICS210.010.0
093589BING-IND/31ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY B210.010.0
093584BING-IND/33ELECTRICAL SWITCHING DEVICES28.08.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELT------

1 Year courses - Track: R2C - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - SMART GRID


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093586BING-IND/33ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS110.010.0
096094CING-IND/35PROJECT MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES & TOOLS16.06.0
096095BING-IND/33ELECTRICITY MARKET18.08.0
096101CING-INF/03COMMUNICATION NETWORKS FOR ELECTRICITY SYSTEMS18.08.0
096100BING-INF/07SENSORS, MEASUREMENTS AND SMART METERING28.08.0
093589BING-IND/31ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY B210.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group ELT------8.0

 

Note 1. It is allowed to the Master of Science students a surplus choice among the basic formative courses of the PhD and the course “L’ingegnere e la sua professione” of 2.5 CFU for the introduction to the profession and the preparation of the State Exam.

 

Note 2. The optional courses of APPLIED STATISTICS, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY A, ELECTRICAL SWITCHING DEVICES, ELECTRIC SYSTEMS FOR TRANSPORTATION A will be offered in English only.

Note 3. A course offered at the Master of Science may be chosen istead of APPLIED STATISTICS.

 


2 Year courses - Track: R2E - PROVENIENZA DA FORMATIVO POLIMI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091611BING-IND/33IMPIANTI ELETTRICI110.010.0
091610BING-IND/32COSTRUZIONE E PROGETTO DI MACCHINE ELETTRICHE210.0
083760BING-IND/32AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI18.024.0
089245BING-IND/33IMPIANTI DI PRODUZIONE DELL'ENERGIA ELETTRICA28.0
089682BING-INF/07TECNICHE DI MISURA E DIAGNOSTICA28.0
093576BING-IND/31ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY A28.0
094964BING-IND/33ELECTRIC SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORTATION A18.0
096102BING-IND/32SISTEMI PER L'AUTOMAZIONE E LA COMUNICAZIONE INDUSTRIALE16.06.0
091615BING-IND/33AUTOMAZIONE DEI SISTEMI ELETTRICI DI TRASPORTO26.0
091616----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--118.018.0
091616----THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION--218.0

2 Year courses - Track: ENG - TRACK ENGLISH


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
094966BING-IND/32CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN OF ELECTRICAL MACHINES110.010.0
094965BING-IND/33ELECTRIC SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORTATION B110.010.0
094967BING-INF/07RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND QUALITY CONTROL110.010.0
094968BING-IND/32ELECTRICAL DRIVES210.010.0
094974----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--118.018.0
094974----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--218.0


Courses of the Group AF-INT


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
089678 C ING-IND/35 ECONOMIA DEI SERVIZI E DELLE RETI 1 6.0
089677 C ICAR/08 SCIENZA DELLE COSTRUZIONI 1 6.0
093575 C MAT/06 APPLIED STATISTICS 2 6.0
089679 C MAT/09 FONDAMENTI DI RICERCA OPERATIVA 2 6.0
089681 C IUS/01 IMPLICAZIONI LEGALI DELL'ESERCIZIO DELLA PROFESSIONE (LE RESPONSABILITA' DELL'INGEGNERE) 2 6.0

Courses of the Group ELT


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
083760 B ING-IND/32 AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI 1 8.0
094964 B ING-IND/33 ELECTRIC SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORTATION A 1 8.0
093584 B ING-IND/33 ELECTRICAL SWITCHING DEVICES 2 8.0
093576 B ING-IND/31 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY A 2 8.0
089245 B ING-IND/33 IMPIANTI DI PRODUZIONE DELL'ENERGIA ELETTRICA 2 8.0
089682 B ING-INF/07 TECNICHE DI MISURA E DIAGNOSTICA 2 8.0

7.4 Foreign language

For the information on the knowledge of English language, please refer to the section Guide and Regulations on the Web site of the Polytechnic (http://www.polimi.it/studenti/guide/)


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4326

7.5 Degree examination

The degree thesis is chosen by students on the basis of their education obtained throughout the course of the Master of Science and in line with the choices made concerning the pre-chosen area of competence and chosen courses.

 

The thesis areas offered are usually connected to basic and applied research subjects developed in laboratories connected to the programme with which students enter into contact via teaching activities or by means of meetings with professors.

At the supervising professor and student's discretion, thesis development can include cooperation with external laboratories, companies and bodies.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to develop an electrical engineering problem independently, involving design skills and addressing research issues. The level of educational maturity must allow proposals of original and worthy solutions from a professional point of view.

The supervising professor oversees progress of the work, suggesting issues to address and assessing the solutions proposed by students.

Depending on the complexity of the work, the supervising professor decides whether to request a counter-supervisor who can assess the thesis text in detail.

The defence, in front of the board, supervising professor (or co-supervisor appointed by the former) and any counter-supervisor, is public. Candidates must demonstrate sufficient command of the issues addressed and an ability to present them, underlining the original elements of the proposed solutions and the results obtained.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4357

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4388

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

The Electrical Section of the Department of Electronics, Information Science and Bioengineering and the Electrical Section of the Department of Energy have available teaching laboratories for Electrical Engineering students, specifically intended and designed for this programme. In particular, students use an experimental laboratory, to support experimental activities, fitted out with instrumentation and advanced equipment.


11. International context

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

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

The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4679

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information


Only the original in Italian is valid.

15. Errata corrige