Academic Year 2015/16





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Electrical Engineering
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law349
NameElectrical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeL-9 - Industrial Engineering
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 Sergio Amedeo Pignari
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ccsetec.polimi.it


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

Electrical Engineering is the engineering field that studies and applies of electricity, electromagnetism and electronics, with particular attention to electric power systems, electrical machines and drives, electronic power converters, electric systems for transportation, electric and electronic measurements, circuit theory and electromagnetic compatibility. The programme in Electrical Engineering encompasses all subjectd required to educate undergraduate and graduate students in Electrical Engineering.
Nowadays, societal and industrial growth is largely based on the availability of energy in a form that can be readily transformed into light, heat, movement, electromagnetic waves for data transmission and remote processing, electro-chemical activity. Electric energy represents the most efficient way to convert energy from primary energy sources and transport it to distant places. Its features make electricity unique for many activities in everyday life, ranging from household, industrial or service applications.
Electric energy is clean, easy to control and environment friendly. In our country more than one third of the consumed energy is converted into electric energy before its end use. Electric energy is a precious good that should not be wasted. To attain this goal, all related conversions, from initial production to end use, must be optimized. Presently, the electric energy field is undergoing significant changes that will make the future role of the electrical engineer more and more important as a key player in managing energy and protecting the environment.
The possible applications of the Electrical Engineering are so many that cannot be listed without forgetting some important ones. Its more significant topics go from electrical machines to electronic power converters, transformers, wide-area electrical transmission and distribution networks, electric systems for household and industrial applications, industrial automation, electric traction, heavy metallurgical industry, electromagnetic compatibility.
Production, transmission, distribution and rational and sustainable use of electric energy require B.Sc. and M.Sc. graduates in Electrical Engineering with solid capabilities in designing and managing electric systems and devices, as well as in analyzing and processing all related data. For instance, the need of exploiting renewable energy sources, such as sun and wind, by means of distributed generation that complement the traditional high-power hydro-electric and thermoelectric generation, implies a new way of designing and operating the electric distribution grid. In this field, a significant advancement is expected in the application of ICT techniques to the development of the future intelligent grid (Smart Grids).
Moreover, the ever increasing diffusion of complex and disturbance-sensitive equipment (such as, for example, data processing centers) requires an ever increasing level of quality of the electric supply that, in turn, requires new equipment to be studied and developed in order to attain a better immunity of the electrical appliances to disturbances and more reliable and fault-tolerant distribution networks.
The development of advanced fuel cells and storage systems will soon favor the development of a new generation of hybrid and electric vehicles and will significantly contribute to decreasing environment pollution and optimize the use of traditional and/or innovative energy sources. Moving from a regulated toward a de-regulated energy market will undoubtedly open new opportunities for customers, but will also imply new technical problems, whose solution could be found only by  highly-qualified Electrical Engineers.
These are the key topics of the Electrical Engineering programme. It is aimed at providing the necessary skills to handle all processes involved in the conversion, generation, transmission, distribution and final exploitation of the electric energy both in household and industrial applications. Particular attention is paid to the sustainability of the whole process, from both the financial and environmental points of view.
The Electrical Engineering has a long history and tradition (it was first established in 1886 at Politecnico di Milano) and is still providing a well-recognized contribution to the advancement of new technologies that are the key enablers of the industrial growth of the modern society.

3. Learning objectives

Electrical Engineers master a wide-band knowledge of different disciplines that are needed to deal with the demanding challenges of today jobs, both in the manufacturing and research and development (R&D) worlds. Their skills shall not be and, indeed, are not only focused on production, transmission and distribution of electric energy, but cover also the many, highly-diversified electric and electronic applications in industries, households, services, transportations and electromagnetic compatibility.
A broad and in-depth knowledge of mathematics and physics represents the required background of an Electrical Engineer. Significant skills in computer science, automation and electronics are required as well, since they play a significant role in the modern Electrical Engineering.
The undergraduate programme in Electrical Engineering develops over three years and requires the student to earn 180 credits. This programme is aimed at forming students with sufficient knowledge to master the typical basic methods and notions of the Electrical Engineering, in order to form professionals capable of solving the typical basic design issues. Students can select elective subjects to refine their preparation on more methodological subjects (methodological path), in preparation for the Master of Science programme, or on more practically oriented subjects (vocational path) if they are oriented to enter the job market immediately after graduation. In this latter case, industrial internships are encouraged during the third year. Students can select these elective subjects during the third year of the programme.
After the B.Sc. programme, the M.Sc. program can be entered, that develops over two years and requires the student to earn additional 120 credits. This programme is aimed at forming highly-qualified professionals with the required skills to solve complex design problems and foster technological innovation in the typical fields of the Electrical Engineering. This requires a solid background on the theoretical and scientific foundations of the Electrical Engineering, as well as on the most advanced methods of operating the electric systems and equipment.
At last, Politecnico di Milano offers, after the M.Sc. degree, its most advanced Ph.D. programme in Electrical Engineering, aimed at forming the top-level professionals, capable of conducting top-quality research activity in Academia, R&D departments in industry and Government.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The following table shows the structure of programme in Electrical Engineering as ruled by DM270/04 educational system (WA: weighted average; T: duration, in academic years).


Electrical Engineering Study Programme

4.2 Further Studies

The B.Sc. degree grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (M.Sc. programme), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master).

 

The B.Sc. (Laurea) degree is a strict requirement for the admission to the M.Sc. (Laurea Magistrale) programme; the M.Sc. degree is a strict requirement for the admission to the Ph.D. Programme. Access to the Electrical Engineering M.Sc. programme is granted without additional constraints to B.Sc. graduated by Politecnico di Milano who have followed the methodological path. On the other hand, B.Sc. graduated who have followed the vocational path are allowed to access the M.Sc. programme directly only if the weighted average of the given exams is not below 25/30 and they have obtained their degree over a period of study not longer than three years. For the B.Sc. graduated exiting the vocational path that do not fulfill these requirements and for the other B.Sc. graduates, access to the M.Sc. programme requires earning additional credits that can be acquired as single subjects.
A large number of credits earned in both B.Sc. paths is recognized by many M.Sc programmes in the class of the Industrial Engineering. Moreover, the B.Sc. degree grants access to 1st level Specialization Programmes and 1st level University Master Programmes.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The graduated in Electrical Engineering achieves the degree of Bachelor of Science (Laurea) in the class of Industrial Engineering. He may exercise the free profession, once obtained the State Examination certification and the registration to the Section B of the Professional Roll of the Engineers Association of the residence province. Additional information available at the following link: Ordine degli Ingegneri di Milano

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The demand for Electrical Engineers has always been high: in 2013, the 14 Electrical Engineers who graduated in 2012 received 445 job offers, filed through the Career Service of Politecnico di Milano. The 75% of the B.Sc. graduated in 2012 found a permanent position in a period of time ranging from 12 to 18 months after graduation (whilst the average number of 2012 graduated in Engineering who found a permanent position in the same period of time is only 67.4%). According to the Career Service data, the 63.6% of the graduated B.Sc. has got a job within two months from graduation, and the 45.4% got the job before graduation.
According to the Technical Report of the University Assessment Commission of Politecnico di Milano, the 84% of the students who got the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2008, interviewed on December 2009, stated that they would have applied again to the same Programme (while only the 72.8% of the students who graduated in other programmes gave the same answer).

The percentage of Electrical Engineering students who are fully satisfied by this programme is the 31.5% and is higher than the average (29.3%) of the other programmes in Engineering. Additional evidence is given by the percentage of unsatisfied students (3.4%), that is steadily decreasing and is well below the average (11%) of the other programmes in Engineering.
The provided background on the fundamental theoretical issues is rated as “very satisfying” by the 67.4% of the Electrical Engineering students, while the same evaluation is given by only the 56.5% of the students of other Engineering programmes (2013 data). As for the more practical issues, the 51.7% of the students has rated them as “very satisfying” and “satisfying”, while only the 40.1% of the students of the other Engineering programmes has given the same evaluation (2013 data again).


The main jobs for an Electrical Engineer can be found in the following areas:

  • manufactures of electrical machines and devices and power electronics equipment;
  • industrial automation and robotics;
  • utilities that generate, transport and distribute electrical energy (with specific jobs in planning and operation);
  • manufactures and engineering firms for design, implementation and operation of electrical systems for transportation;
  • automated production of goods and services;
  • firms and pools for energy trade on the deregulated energy market;
  • engineering practice.


More details can be found in the report of the University Assessment Commission of Politecnico di Milano, at: http://www.polimi.it/en/university/organization/university-assessment-commission/

 


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

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


 

Bachelor of Science
According to Italian Law DM 270/04, applicants must have earned a secondary-school degree, earned after having attended a four or five-years programme, or an equivalent foreign degree recognized by the Italian Ministry. 
Enrolment into the B.Sc. programme requires a sufficient background in mathematics, sciences and verbal comprehension. Skills in these subjects are verified through an entrance test. Should the test result prove that the skills are insufficient, students are informed that they have to fulfil specific additional obligations (OFA) in order to be granted access to the second year of the programnme.
Moreover, a sufficient knowledge of the English language is also required, to be verified by an earned standard certificate equivalent to level B1 of the Common European Framework.
More details can be found at: www.orientamento.polimi.it

 

Master of Science
Earning a B.Sc. degree is strictly required to apply to the M.Sc. programme. Earnin an M.Sc. degree is strictly required to apply to the Ph.D. programme.
Direct access to the M.Sc. programme in Electrical Engineering is granted to graduated B.Sc. who have followed the methodological path. Graduated B.Sc. who have followed the vocational path can directly access the M.Sc. programme only if the weighted average mark of the given exams is not lower than 25/30 and the B.Sc. degree has been earned in a period of time not longer than 3 academic years. Access to the M.Sc. programme in Electrical Engineering is granted to graduated B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering who do not fulfil the above requirements and other graduated B.Sc. upon completion of their background by earning additional credits that can be acquired as single subjects.

 

6.2 Requested knowledge

Enrolment into the B.Sc. programme requires a sufficient background in mathematics, sciences and verbal comprehension, as reported in the official enrollment guide. The web site www.orientamento.polimi.it shows examples of some typical questions of the entrance test.
More detailed information about the entrance test, admission and enrolment can be found here https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2033

 


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4933

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

Applications to the B.Sc. programme by students already enrolled in another B.Sc. programme at Politecnico di Milano are accepted only for applicants who, not later than August 15, have officially earned a number of credits equal or greater than 15, including the extra ones in their Study Plan. A dedicated committee of the Study Programme Council will assess which credits can be validated in the new study plan in Electrical Engineering.
Other deadlines may slightly change year by year, so the students are addressed to the enrollment guide, that is updated yearly.

 

The available positions in the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering are 150.
Additional information on deadlines and available positions can be found in the enrolment guide at:

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=569

 


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

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers its students guidance and tutoring activities, whose scheduling and attendance info are published and updated  on the School web site at:

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2113

 


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

To achieve the B.Sc. degree, 180 credits must be earned, distributed in the following areas. At least 43 credits must be earned on fundamental topics (mathematics, physics, computer science); At least 75 credits must be earned on characterizing topics (circuit theory, electrical machines, static converters and electrical drives, electric power systems, electrical and electronic measurements, economics, applied mechanics and technical drawing); at least 18 credits must be earned on complementary topics (electronics, automation, chemistry). Further 16 credits maximum can be earned in elective subjects chosen by the students, and 3 credits are earned from the final test. In the vocational path, an industrial internship is considered, to which 8 credits are assigned.

7.2 Mode of study

This programme requires full time attendance to classes and lab classes.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The B.Sc. programme in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano is organized into two different paths, called “methodological” and “vocational”. Both paths qualify the students to the B.Sc. degree in  Electrical Engineering. The first two years of the programme are the same for both paths and are aimed at providing a wide background in Engineering. Typical subjects of the Electrical Engineering are taught in the third year of the programme.

 
The methodological path is focused on providing a richer background on theoretical methods, rather than applications. It allows students to access the M.Sc. programme in a direct way.

 
The vocational path, on the other hand, is aimed at favoring a quick access to the job market to the students that are not considering an immediate continuation of their studies. This path focuses, during the third year of the programme, on typical subjects of the Electrical Engineering and covers them under a very practical perspective. In particular, the given subjects allow the students to gain specific qualification either on electric power systems or electrical machines and drives. During the second semester of the third year, a mandatory internship in an industry o engineering firm favors a quick contact with the job market further on.


Degree programme - B.Sc. programme DM 270/04


1 Year courses - Track: R1L - elt


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
082919AMAT/03
MAT/05
ANALISI MATEMATICA I E GEOMETRIA110.010.0
083560AFIS/01FISICA I18.08.0
086665A,CCHIM/07CHIMICA A18.08.0
083559AING-INF/05INFORMATICA B27.07.0
091175AMAT/05ANALISI MATEMATICA II210.010.0
083561AFIS/01FISICA II28.08.0
083563BING-IND/35ECONOMIA E ORGANIZZAZIONE AZIENDALE B28.08.0

2 Year courses - Track: R1L - elt


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
089267AMAT/07MECCANICA RAZIONALE18.08.0
086666BING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA I110.010.0
086667CING-INF/04FONDAMENTI DI AUTOMATICA110.010.0
089189BING-IND/08
ING-IND/10
FISICA TECNICA E MACCHINE210.010.0
086668CING-INF/01ELETTRONICA28.08.0
089088BING-IND/13MECCANICA APPLICATA E DISEGNO28.08.0
091185AMAT/05
MAT/06
METODI ANALITICI E STATISTICI PER L'INGEGNERIA28.08.0

Note 1. During the second year of the programme, students can select up to 16 credits of elective subjects in place of RATIONAL MECHANICS and ANALYTICAL AND STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS, provided the selected subjects are compatible with the scope of the programme. The Study Programme Council will assess whether the students’ choice is compatible or not. Compatibility is a-priori granted if the Study Plan refers to the previous table (pre-approved programme structure).
Note 2. Students who wish to access the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering can chose elective subjects (taken in place of RATIONAL MECHANICS and ANALYTICAL AND STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS) to start building a background in Nuclear Engineering and, hence, limit the number of additional credits to earn to be granted access to the M.Sc. programme in Nuclear Engineering.
Note 3. Students who wish to access the M.Sc. programme in Electrical Engineering and select the pre-approved programme structure on ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - SMART GRID can chose elective subjects (taken in place of RATIONAL MECHANICS and ANALYTICAL AND STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS) in the field of Telecommunications. Please refer to the web site COMMTECH@POLIMI.


3 Year courses - Track: R1M - Methodological path


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
089269BING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA II110.010.0
089244BING-IND/32MACCHINE ELETTRICHE110.010.0
089266BING-IND/33DISTRIBUZIONE DELL'ENERGIA ELETTRICA110.010.0
094752BING-IND/32
ING-IND/33
MODELLISTICA DELLE MACCHINE E DEGLI IMPIANTI ELETTRICI210.010.0
089303BING-INF/07MISURE ELETTRICHE210.010.0
089136BING-IND/33SICUREZZA ELETTRICA26.06.0
089255----FINAL EXAM--13.03.0
089255----FINAL EXAM--23.0

3 Year courses - Track: R1N - Vocational path


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
089269BING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA II110.010.0
089190BING-IND/08
ING-IND/10
FISICA TECNICA E MACCHINE (PROFESSIONALIZZANTE)16.06.0
089137BING-IND/32ELETTRONICA INDUSTRIALE DI POTENZA17.07.0
089138BING-INF/07AFFIDABILITA' E CONTROLLO DI QUALITA'17.07.0
089136BING-IND/33SICUREZZA ELETTRICA26.06.0
089139BING-IND/32AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI (PROFESSIONALIZZANTE)28.08.0
089245BING-IND/33IMPIANTI DI PRODUZIONE DELL'ENERGIA ELETTRICA28.0
089140CING-IND/22SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI ELETTRICI28.08.0
093521----STAGE--18.08.0
093521----STAGE--28.0
089255----FINAL EXAM--13.03.0
089255----FINAL EXAM--23.0

 

Note. This structure holds only for the academic year 2015-16


 Mandatory and recommended priorities

 

Courses

Priorities

Mandatory/Recommended

PHYSICS II

PHYSICS I

MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS I AND GEOMETRY

Recommended

Recommended

MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS II  

MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS I AND GEOMETRY

Recommended

ANALYTICAL AND STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS

MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS II

Recommended

APPLIED MECHANICS AND TECHNICAL DRAWING

PHYSICS I 

Recommended

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

PHYSICS II

MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS I AND GEOMETRY

Recommended

 

Mandatory

FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL

MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS II  

Recommended

APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS AND FLUID MACHINES

PHYSICS I

GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Mandatory

Recommended

ELECTRONICS

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

 

PHYSICS II

 

GENERAL CHEMISTRY

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL

Recommended

 

Recommended

 

Recommended

 

Recommended

BASIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING II

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

 

MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS II

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL

Mandatory

 

Mandatory

 

Recommended

ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Mandatory

ELECTRICAL MACHINES

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Mandatory

DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Mandatory

MODELLING OF ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND POWER SYSTEMS

 

ELECTRICAL MACHINES

FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL

BASIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING II

Recommended

 

Recommended

 

Recommended

ELECTRIC SAFETY

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Recommended

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF ELECTRICAL MATERIALS

GENERAL CHEMISTRY

PHYSICS II

Mandatory

Recommended

ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Recommended

ELECTRICAL MACHINES (PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Recommended

DISTRIBUTION AND APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Recommended

INDUSTRIAL POWER ELECTRONICS

ELECTRICAL MACHINES

Recommended

ELECTRICAL DRIVES

INDUSTRIAL POWER ELECTRONICS

Recommended

ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS

 

APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS AND FLUID MACHINES

Recommended

 

7.4 Foreign language

English knowledge must be ascertained before enrolment to the B.Sc. programme either by passing the English section of the entrance test or by filing suitable earned certificates, as stated in the Guide to the English Language requirements available at: http://www.polimi.it/it/studenti/carriera/lingua-inglese/
English knowledge is considered as a mandatory enrolment requirement by Politecnico di Milano.

 


Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

The final exam differs for the methodological and vocational paths.

 

Students who attended the methodological path must submit an individual work, autonomously developed  under the guidance of a Tutor. The work will be defended, in written and oral form, in front of the Tutor and, if considered sufficient, will grant the student the 3 credits assigned to the final exam. The Tutor submits a brief written report to the Secretary of the Degree Committee with his/her evaluation of the student’s work and a proposal of increment, beyond the weighted average, of the final mark. The student is not requests to defend his or her work in front of the Degree Committee.

 

Students who attended the vocational path must submit an individual work, autonomously developed  under the guidance of a Tutor during the internship and will prepare a report on the developed activity. Upon tutor’s approval, internship and final exam grant the student 11 credits (8 +3). The student is required to defend his or her final work in front of the Degree Committee during the final exam.

 
Final exam requirements are available on the Politecnico di Milano web site at: http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/cms/file/12396/RegolamentoProvaFinale.pdf e http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/cms/file/12396/Reg-Int_L-LM-ELT.pdf

 
Information about the general rules, scheduling of the final exam, registration to the exam and final work submission are available at: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/carriera/esame-di-laurea/


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=3153

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3233

9. Faculty

The names of the Faculty members and the subjects they teach will be available on the web page related to the B.Sc. programme starting from September each year.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Students of the programme in Electrical Engineering are granted access to all facilities provided by Politecnico di Milano (computers in dedicated rooms, libraries, study rooms, refectories, sport facilities).
Several subjects consider also lab classes that are held in experimental labs specifically built and equipped for this programme in Electrical Engineering.

 


11. International context

An intense research activity supports Politecnico di Milano networking with Italian and International Universities, public and private research centers and industries. Evidence of the high-quality and high-impact of the research activity done at Politecnico in the recent years can be found in the ever increasing connections with the international scientific community, that have led to several joint research projects with other top-level European University, as well as North-American and South-East Asian Universities.

In 2014 Politecnico di Milano ranked, in the QS ranking for Engineering and Technology, at the 31st position in the world, at the 8th position in Europe and at the 1st position in Italy. In particular, Politecnico di Milano ranks among the first 10 European Universities in Computer Science & Information Systems, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, which are all fields of interest for the programme in Electrical Engineering.


12. Internationalization

Students at Politecnico di Milano are given the chance to enter international student exchange programs. Different programs are available offering different experiences abroad. In general, students that are selected to take part in a specific program can enrich their CV by studying abroad for a given period of time, earning credits that are recognized by Politecnico di Milano. The different possible ways to access international programs include:

 

  • periods of study abroad in the Erasmus+ program framework or in the framework of other special extra-EU programs;
  • double-degree programs that consider earning a double M.Sc. degree, given by Politecnico and a foreign University, after having attended a three-years programme;
  • internships in industries or universities abroad;
  • development of thesis works in universities or research centers abroad.


Additional information about the student exchange programs, the double-degree programs, the international internships, European research projects and international connections is available at the web page: http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/

 

As far as the Electrical Engineering is concerned, a double M.Sc. degree program has been active since the academic year 2012-13 with the Chinese Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU). This university belongs to the C9 League (the association of the top 9 Chinese Universities) and, together with Tsingua University (TU), are the most prestigious Chinese Universities in the field of Electrical Engineering. Like Politecnico di Milano, they are partner of the Top Industrial Managers Europe (T.I.M.E.) association.
The double-degree project POLIMI-XJTU allows brilliant and dedicated students to work in an international context that is very challenging from a cultural perspective and, at the same time, very promising in terms of learning objectives and job opportunities in a true global scenario. The students who apply to this double-degree program are selected at the end of the third year of their B.Sc. programme, continue their studies in international classes and are given the opportunity to spend at least three-semesters at the partner university campus. At the end of their programme, they earn the M.Sc. (Laurea Magistrale) degree in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at XJTU.
Additional information on the student exchange projects and double-degree projects, international internships, European research projects and international connections is available at the web page:
http://www.polimi.it/it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/


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=4642

13. Quantitative data

No additional data in this section.


14. Further information

Additional information on the programme in Electrical Engineering is available on the web site: http://www.electre.polimi.it.


Additional information about loss of student status is available on the web site: http://www.polimi.it/en/students/student-career/loss-of-student-status/


15. Errata corrige

No additional data in this section.