Academic Year 2016/17





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Computer Science and Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Como Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law482
NameComputer Science and Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-32 - Computer systems 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 1,2
Official language(s) English
Campus Como
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Gianpaolo Cugola
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.como.polimi.it/informatica


Student Office (Study programme) - Como
Reference office
POLO TERRITORIALE DI COMO
Address Via Castelnuovo 7, 22100 Como
Phone 031 332 7400
Contact http://www.polo-como.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Como
Address VIA VALLEGGIO, 11 (CO)

2. General presentation of the study programme

In the past few decades information sciences (automation, computer science, electronics and telecommunications) have had a strong influence on productive processes and on society at large. Information sciences have become, in fact, the driving force of the evolution of society and of its culture, and have triggered industrial innovation and promoted novel and advanced services. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) Program in Computer Science and Engineering is designed not just to fit this scenario, but also to stimulate its growth, as it aims at training engineers with a solid background, capable of developing and exploiting the methods and the tools of information and automation engineering in a broad variety of applications. The resulting professional profile is highly requested in the job market.


The M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering has the twofold objective of guaranteeing a high professional qualification and of providing students with strong engineering skills. Such characteristics are crucial to achieve the flexibility and the ability to adapt to the new technologies that are emerging in the rapidly evolving panorama of ICT.


Besides classical foundational courses for a Master Program in Computer Science and Engineering, the educational offer at the Como Campus is particularly rich in the fields of ambient intelligence, data and signal engineering, web architectures and applications, computer engineering methods and applications for communication and society. By combining this expertise with selected management related topics (at the Bovisa campus), it is also possible to pursue a managerial and entrepreneurial career in ICT. All the courses of the Master degree are taught in English.


Admission to the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering requires the student to pass a selection process that evaluates curriculum and background, according to the criteria and rules from the Board of Teachers of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano.


3. Learning objectives

The strongly interdisciplinary nature of computer engineering and of its ever growing applications requires a wider and wider set of skills, which include computer architectures, information systems, database management systems, web technologies, pervasive systems, multimedia systems, computer graphics, artificial intelligence – to mention a few of them. Besides classical foundational courses, some in depth skills can be gained focusing on five main areas: Ambient intelligence; Data and signal engineering; Web science and engineering; Communication and society engineering; ICT engineering, business and innovation.


The skills gained by the students of the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering enable them to successfully enter the job market as well as to continue their education with a Ph. D. program (the Italian Dottorato di Ricerca).


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The M. Sc. program in Computer Science and Engineering is two-year-long. At the end of their curriculum, students will receive a M. Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering.


The Como Campus of the Politecnico di Milano offers five M. Sc. tracks in Computer Science and Engineering: Ambient intelligence; Data and signal enginee­ring; Web science and engineering; Communication and society engineering; ICT engineering, business and innovation. The first four tracks strongly emphasize interdisciplinary aspects of the information field covering, respectively, the areas of: pervasive and ubiquitous computing, context awareness, development of personalized, adaptive, and anticipatory applications; data storage, modelling, analysis, processing, and recognition, digital signal processing; web architectures, applications and technologies; communication and human sciences. The last is an innovative interdisciplinary track merging technical knowledge and skills from both the information field and management engineering. All the tracks are strongly innovative and, at the same time, they guarantee a broad possibility of didactic exchange with the Master’s programs of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano.


The five tracks are organized into three pre-approved study plans, namely Ambient Intelligence and Data Engineering (which encompasses the first two tracks), Web and Communi­cation (3rd and 4th tracks), and ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation (5th track).

4.2 Further Studies

After receiving the M. Sc. degree, students can continue their education with a three-year-long Ph. D. study program (in Italian, Dottorato di Ricerca).


The Politecnico di Milano also offers one-year-long study programs, that provide students with in-depth skills on relevant subjects, namely a 2nd level Specialization Degree Course (“Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello”) or a 2nd level University Master (“Master Universitario di secondo livello”).


Additional details are available at the web site

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it,

following the link “Didattica” – “Teaching Activities”.


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

M. Sc. graduates in Computer Science and Engineering can operate as freelance professionals or within private firms or the public service. At the time of writing, passing the qualification exam recognized by the Italian Government (“Esame di Stato per l’abilitazione all’esercizio della professione di Ingegnere dell’informazione”) to become a licensed engineer and enrol in the professional register (“Sezione A dell'Albo degli Ingegneri - settore dell'informazione”) is not required in order to operate as a professional in computer engineering in Italy.


The M. Sc. Program in Computer Engineering has the twofold objective of guaranteeing a high professional qualification and of providing students with strong engineering skills. Such characteristics are crucial to achieve the flexibility and the ability to adapt to the new technologies that are emerging in the rapidly evolving panorama of ICT. Besides classical foundational courses for a Master program in Computer Engineering, the course offerings at the Como Campus are particularly rich in the fields of computer engineering methods and applications for ambient intelligence, data and signal engineering, web science and engineering, communication and society, ICT engineering, business and innovation.

M. Sc. graduates in Computer Engineering can operate as freelance professionals or within private firms or the public service. By passing the qualification exam recognized by the Italian Government ("Esame di Stato per l'abilitazione all'esercizio della professione di Ingegnere dell'informazione"), M. Sc. graduates in Computer Engineering can become licensed engineers and enrol in the professional register ("Sezione A dell'Albo degli Ingegneri - settore dell'informazione").

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The applications of computer engineering are continuously growing and spreading through different domains. As a matter of fact, such fields constitute the basis of research and development of new products and technologies with a strong industrial appeal. Experts in computer engineering are expected to have a broad cultural profile, characterized by the ability of solving new problems, but also of managing traditional applications with consolidated technologies. 


Professional activities of a computer engineer include: the design and implementation of information systems for enterprises; the automation of services in public and private organizations by means of modern technologies based on the Internet and the Web; the development of multimedia and hypermedia systems; the development of domotics applications; the control of productive processes and of complex systems; the modelling of the environment; the development of robotic systems and of artificial intelligence applications; the design of network architectures and of distributed information systems; the development of integrated systems for the supervision and the control of industrial pro­cesses; the application of new technologies for manufacturing, just to mention some of them.


Professional, managerial and entrepreneurial career profiles can be pursued by M. Sc. graduates in Computer Science and Engineering. Indeed, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the technological field that rewards qualified graduates the most, and the job market in Italy’s north-west and Lombardy requires M. Sc. graduates in Computer Science and Engineering in particular. According to a recent survey by the Union of Italian Chambers of Commerce, there has been a significant increase in the demand for electronic and information engineers in 2011, due to the contribution in terms of innovation that the manufacturing industry expects from those professionals, in order to regain competitivity and productivity. The number of engineers in this area employed with permanent contracts has grown from 7.310 in 2010 to 9.090 in 2011, corresponding to a 24% increase.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4196

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Students holding a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) or foreign comparable degree can apply to the M. Sc. program. Prospective students with a B. Sc. degree in a related area are not automatically granted admission to the program but are required to undergo a selection process that evaluates their curriculum as well as their background. The selection process adheres to the general regulations of the Politecnico di Milano, and the specific rules of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering and of the Board of Teachers (“Consiglio di Corso di Studi”).


Rules and criteria for admission to the M. Sc. course in Computer Science and Engineering at the Como Campus are defined by the Council of the Study Programme and can be retrieved at the following link: 

http://ccs-informatica.ws.dei.polimi.it/index.php/lmagistrale

Additional information is available at the web site:

http://www.ecs-como.polimi.it/


Additional specific rules apply for the admission to the ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation track (see Section 7.3).


First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification

6.2 Requested knowledge

Prerequisites for the admission to the M. Sc. Program are a solid basic preparation in mathematics, physics, statistics and probability theory, and in the essential disciplines of engineering, as well as a solid background in Automation, Computer Science, Electronics, and Telecommunications.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4971

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

The Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Milano establishes every year the deadlines for enrolment to the various M. Sc. Programs and the admission quotas. Detailed information is available at the web site:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/ 


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4302

6.4 Tutoring and students support

Student tutoring has been defined by the law n. 341 of 1990 (“Riforma degli ordinamenti didattici universitari”) as an activity aimed at “orientating and assisting students along the whole course of study, making them actively participate in the educational process, removing all the obstacles towards a fruitful attendance of courses, even with actions tailored to individual needs, personal dispositions and requirements” (art. 13).


The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers a set of activities aimed at making university studies more proficient and productive, by the aid of both teacher and student tutors, the latter being selected by means of public examinations, annually advertised by the Politecnico.


Tutoring is addressed both to freshmen, who can attend Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science seminars, and to more advanced students, for whom specific seminars on advanced topics are made available every year.


Further information on the available activities can be found on the web site of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering, at the following link:

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/studenti/tutorato/ 

and on the orientation website of the Politecnico:

http://www.orientamento.polimi.it/


Tutoring services for foreign students. The Politecnico di Milano provides foreign students of the master degree with a Tutoring Service. The information point is located in via Valleggio 11, Como (2nd floor). For additional information, questions on enrolment, course selection and career planning or any other issue, please visit the webpage on Tutoring Service.


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4271

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The program requirements for the M. Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering consist in the acquisition of 120 ECTS Credits (in Italian “Crediti Formativi Universitari”, CFU) according to the following specifications:

  • between 50 and 65 Credits from computer science and engineering courses (in the ING-INF/05 SSD, where SSD stands for “Settore Scientifico Disclipinare” and identifies the scientific or disciplinary field);
  • between 15 and 30 Credits from complementary subjects (in the MAT/xx, ING-INF/xx not including ING-INF/05, ING-IND/35, LIN/01, and SPS/08 SSD);
  • 20 additional Credits can be freely selected by the student;
  • 20 Credits for the Master thesis, whose definition and evaluation follow the general criteria established by the School of Industrial and Information Engineering.

The wealth of the course offering allows for various curricular paths and the carving of various professional profiles out of the computer engineering education. Students can either define their study plan autonomously (assisted by tutors) or choose among three pre-approved study plans (see below). Autonomous study plans must comply with the above rules, in terms of Credits and SSD and will undergo an examination by an advisory committee, whose decision on acceptance/refusal is final.


The program requirements for the M. Sc. in Computer Engineering consist in the acquisition of 120 ECTS Credits (in Italian "Crediti Formativi Universitari", CFU) as of the present Rules and Regulations document. In particular, students must select at least 50 Credits from computer science and engineering courses, at least 15 Credits from complementary subjects. Twenty additional Credits can be freely selected by the student. Finally, the Master thesis is worth 20 Credits, one of which is reserved for the accomplishment of other
abilities (see D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270, art.10, comma 5, lett. d).

7.2 Mode of study

The Course requires full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

To guide the students in defining their curricula and to leverage the unique course offerings of the Como Campus, three pre-approved study plans have been defined, encompassing five tracks related to different cultural areas:

  1. Ambient Intelligence and Data Engineering
    1a)  Ambient Intelligence
    1b)  Data and Signal Engineering
  2. Web and Communication
    2a)  Web Science and Engineering
    2b)  Communication and Society Engineering
  3. ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation

While still allowing plenty of choices, these three curricula are pre-approved in advance by the advisory committee and the timetables will be designed in order to minimize schedule overlapping for the courses in the pre-approved plans.


The formerly available pre-approved study plan in Sound and Music Engineering has been transferred to Milano Leonardo. Only the second year will be available in Como in 2016-17 for students enrolled in previous years.


It is worth noting that plan (3), due to its strong interdisciplinary characterization, is rigidly fixed (changes are not allowed). Further information are reported in the following.


“Sound and Music Engineering”

In the past few decades the information society has constantly evolved in such a way to give multimedia content and multimodal applications a more and more leading role. In particular, due to its non-invasive but pervasive nature, audio (voice, sound, music) has always been seen as the preferred carrier of information at all levels of abstractions, from semantic to emotional. Today students enrolled in the M.Sc. curriculum of Computer Science and Engineering have the opportunity to tailor their studies on the exciting fields of Sound and Music Engineering. An extensive set of courses are offered, which provide students with an in-depth understanding of all the concepts and processes that are behind generation, analysis, manipulation/processing, transport, access, coding and rendering of audio and musical signals. The focus is on a wide range of topics that cover, among others, signal processing, psycho-acoustics, electroacoustics, computer music, applied and environmental acoustics. Students will be able to analyze a variety of applications that range from sound synthesis to data mining, from spatial processing to auditory display, from the design of computer music architectures to music information retrieval systems. Students can also complete their curricula with a selection of complementary courses offered by the “Giuseppe Verdi” Music Conservatory of Como (Conservatorio di Musica di Como “Giuseppe Verdi”).


2 Year courses - Track: T2A - Sound and Music Engineering


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF1------20.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF2------
------Courses to be chosen from Group AUT------20.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group CMP------
------Courses to be chosen from Group COM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MAT------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MUS------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF1------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF2------
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

Note. At least 5 Credits must be selected from the MAT Group and 50 Credits in the ING-INF/05 SSD over the two years.


“Ambient Intelligence”

The field of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) envisages a digital environment where humans interact with multiple smart electronic devices, that are aware of the context they operate into and are capable of adapting their response to the users' requirements, anticipating their behaviour and responding to their presence. Processing power is embedded and distributed in all the devices located in the environment, in what is denoted as "ubiquitous computing". This scenario is becoming feasible thanks to the evolution of computer engineering, electronic and communication technologies, which allow to connect large numbers of devices (e.g., sensors) through wireless networks and can handle large amounts of data and information. Different application areas are currently being pursued depending on the specific environment considered (smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart transportation systems). Particularly interesting are the applications of AmI in such areas as people well-being (e.g., healthcare, services and support, assistive technology), commerce and marketing, leisure and entertainment, arts and culture, tourism, environmental management, and agriculture. The track focuses on both the software and hardware architectures and technologies required to develop AmI applications, as well as on methodologies for processing and analyzing large amounts of data, signals, and information.


“Data and Signal Engineering”

“We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.” By this simple scenario Rutherford D. Rogers describes the overwhelming amount of data a modern Computer Engineer has to deal with in terms of finding efficient ways to store/ retrieve it, while trying to make some sense out of it. Large repositories of information are now available ranging from collections of structured data (i.e., databases, datawarehouses, etc.) to repositories of unstructured texts in natural language (i.e., world wide web, digital libraries, etc.). An extensive set of courses are offered, which provide students with an in-depth understanding of all the concepts and processes that are behind generation, analysis, manipulation/processing, coding, modelling and understanding of data and signals. By deepening their knowledge in advanced topics in Computer Engineering and Computer Science, students enrolled in the M. Sc. curriculum of Computer Science and Engineering have the opportunity to tailor their studies toward the emerging fields of multimedia information retrieval, pattern recognition, data mining, model identification, fault detection, knowledge management and business intelligence.


1 Year courses - Track: T2B - Ambient Intelligence and Data Engineering


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF1------25.0
097683BING-INF/05MACHINE LEARNING15.05.0
094751BING-INF/05INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DATA MINING15.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AMI------15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group DAT------
088981CING-INF/04MODEL IDENTIFICATION210.010.0

2 Year courses - Track: T2B - Ambient Intelligence and Data Engineering


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099334CING-INF/01ADVANCED ELECTRONICS15.05.0
088963BING-INF/05PERVASIVE SYSTEMS110.010.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group AMI------15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group DAT------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF2------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MAT------
------Courses to be chosen from Group CMP------
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

Notes. 

  1. At least 5 Credits must be selected from the MAT Group and 50 Credits in the ING-INF/05 SSD over the two years.
  2. It is strongly suggested that all courses of one of the two tematic groups (AMI or DAT) are selected in the study plan.

The tematic groups AMI and DAT are defined as follows:

Courses of the Group AMI (Ambient Intelligence)


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
091113 B ING-INF/05 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING 1 5.0
089073 C ING-INF/03 INTERNET OF THINGS 1 5.0
094753 B ING-INF/05 MOBILE APPLICATIONS 1 5.0
099329 B ING-INF/05 WEB SCIENCE 1 5.0
088948 B ING-INF/05 ADVANCED WEB TECHNOLOGIES 2 5.0
091316 B ING-INF/05 COGNITIVE ROBOTICS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group DAT (Data and Signal Engineering)


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099330 B ING-INF/05 BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING 1 5.0
091113 B ING-INF/05 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING 1 5.0
088983 C MAT/09 FOUNDATIONS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH 1 5.0
099333 C ING-INF/03 SIGNAL PROCESSING 1 5.0
088975 C MAT/03 ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA 2 5.0
088953 B ING-INF/05 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS 2 5.0

In the following, two different study plans are suggested, that are defined according to the Ambient Intelligence and Data Engineering pre-approved plan structure, and that are specifically characterized in one of the two tematic areas.


Suggested study plan in Ambient Intelligence:



Suggested study plan in Data and Signal Engineering:

“Web Science and Engineering”

The Web Science and Engineering track aims at providing students with the skills necessary to solve problems in which the Web plays a central role, in terms of architecture, content, and users’ interactions. The curriculum is multidisciplinary, and spans topics that include fixed and mobile Web architectures, Web application development, information retrieval, semantic web, Web data and stream processing, machine learning, and Web data analytics, Web interfaces for crowdsourcing, human computation and serious games, Web-connected sensing and Internet-Of-Things (IoT) infrastructures. The track will draw examples from applications in diverse fields such as online digital businesses, environment monitoring, digital humanities, social science, and more.


“Communication and Society Engineering”

This track focuses on the integration of computer science and communication skills, for designing, implementing, presenting and evaluating innovative applications (web and multi-channel). The courses address: fundamentals of communication sciences (information and communication quality), argumentation theory (professional communication), computer mediated communication (multimedia interactive applications), visual communication (computer graphics) and social aspects of computer mediated communication (communication and society, accessibility). The possible application domains include fast-growing fields like eTourism, eLearning, eFood, eCulture, highly interactive web sites, multimedia applications for mobile devices, etc. The actual balancing between the core technological topics and the interdisciplinary subjects can be largely determined by the student, in compliance with a few general rules.


1st Year courses - Track: T2C - Web and Communication


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF1------25.0
090958BING-INF/05COMPUTER GRAPHICS15.05.0
099329BING-INF/05WEB SCIENCE15.05.0
088983CMAT/09FOUNDATIONS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH15.05.0
088948BING-INF/05ADVANCED WEB TECHNOLOGIES25.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group WSC------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group CSC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group WSA------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group CSA------

2nd Year courses - Track: T2C - Web and Communication


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091113BING-INF/05DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING15.05.0
094751BING-INF/05INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DATA MINING15.05.0
094753BING-INF/05MOBILE APPLICATIONS15.05.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group WSC------15.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group CSC------
------Courses to be chosen from Group AUT------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF2------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MAT------
------Courses to be chosen from Group CMP------
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

Notes. 

  1. At least 5 Credits must be selected from the MAT Group and 50 Credits in the ING-INF/05 SSD over the two years.
  2. It is strongly suggested that all courses of one of the two tematic groups (WS or CS) are selected in the study plan.

The tematic groups WSa, WSc, CSa and CSc are defined as follows:

Courses of the Group WSC (Web Science - Characterizing)


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
097683 B ING-INF/05 MACHINE LEARNING 1 5.0
088963 B ING-INF/05 PERVASIVE SYSTEMS 1 10.0
099332 B ING-INF/05 DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2 5.0

Courses of the Group WSA (Web Science - Affine)


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
088975 C MAT/03 ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA 2 5.0
088978 C ING-INF/04 MODEL IDENTIFICATION AND DATA ANALYSIS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group CSC (Communication and Society - Characterizing)


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099331 B ING-INF/05 ACCESSIBILITY: MODELS AND APPLICATIONS 2 10.0
099332 B ING-INF/05 DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2 5.0
097709 B ING-INF/05 WEB AND INTERNET ECONOMICS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group CSA (Communication and Society - Affine)


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
094756 C L-LIN/01 COMMUNICATION AND ICT: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS 2 10.0

In the following, two different study plans are suggested, that are defined according to Web and Communication pre-approved plan structure, and that are specifically characterized in one of the two tematic areas


Suggested study plan in Web Science:

Suggested study plan in Communication and Society Engineering:

ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation

Within modern enterprises, Computer Science and Engineering graduates are expected to work on IT-centered projects, but at the same time they must be aware of the managerial, economic, and societal impact of their work. That is why companies are now seeking professional profiles that combine a solid computer science background with managerial capabilities. This track aims at filling this gap, by providing candidates with a mix of pre-selected Computer Engineering and Management Engineeering courses. This allows students to focus on the foundational aspects of the two disciplines, and then to concentrate on some advanced topics in Computer Engineering. Furthermore, the track includes a broad cross-disciplinary project course, carried out in collaboration with companies, whose aim is to put students in touch with real-life industrial scenarios, groupwork and exchanges between different roles, thanks to the mix of Computer science and Management students.

The professional profile originating from this track is that of a Computer Engineer that is capable of developing new enterprises or that, in a company context, can actively collaborate with the management.

This track is open to a limited set of students. Students that intend to enrol must submit a formal request to the student secretary (via email at segreteria@como.polimi.it) including a personal CV and a motivation letter. The selection committee will decide on the admission to the track prior to the deadline of the study plan submission. Notice that adherence to the plan is strict. Any change with respect to the listed courses will automatically lead to the removal of the student from the track.

The courses “Strategy & Marketing”, “Accounting, Finance & Control”, “Leadership & Innovation” and the “ICT and Business in Transformation Lab” will be held in the Milano Bovisa campus. The master thesis must be taken within ING-INF disciplines.


1st Year courses - Track: T2D - ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
------Courses to be chosen from Group INF1 (a)------20.0
099329BING-INF/05WEB SCIENCE15.05.0
099330BING-INF/05BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING15.05.0
088983CMAT/09FOUNDATIONS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH15.05.0
099332BING-INF/05DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT25.05.0
088953BING-INF/05PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS25.05.0
094753BING-INF/05MOBILE APPLICATIONS15.05.0
088948BING-INF/05ADVANCED WEB TECHNOLOGIES25.0
097709BING-INF/05WEB AND INTERNET ECONOMICS25.05.0

(a) The course Privacy and security is not suggested

2nd Year courses - Track: T2D - ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096078CING-IND/35ACCOUNTING, FINANCE & CONTROL110.010.0
096080CING-IND/35STRATEGY & MARKETING110.010.0
097710B,CING-IND/35
ING-INF/05
ICT AND BUSINESS IN TRANSFORMATION LAB115.015.0
096076CING-IND/35LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION210.010.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--120.020.0
089016----FINAL EXAMINATION--220.0

Notes. 
  1. It is strongly suggested that the following courses of Group INF1 are selected: “Advanced Software Engineering” (088947), “Database Systems 2” (088955), “Advanced Computer Architectures” (088949), “Computer Systems” (089011).
  2. The courses “Strategy & Marketing”, “Accounting, Finance & Control”, “Leadership & Innovation” and “ICT and Business in Transformation Lab” will be held in the Milano Bovisa campus. These courses are eligible only for students admitted to the ICT Engineering, Business and Innovation track. 
  3. The master thesis must be taken within ING-INF disciplines.

List of Courses


Courses of the Group AUT


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
088977 C ING-INF/04 MODEL IDENTIFICATION AND ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS 2 5.0
088978 C ING-INF/04 MODEL IDENTIFICATION AND DATA ANALYSIS 2 5.0
088981 C ING-INF/04 MODEL IDENTIFICATION 2 10.0

Courses of the Group CMP


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099334 C ING-INF/01 ADVANCED ELECTRONICS 1 5.0
089073 C ING-INF/03 INTERNET OF THINGS 1 5.0
099333 C ING-INF/03 SIGNAL PROCESSING 1 5.0

Courses of the Group COM


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
094756 C L-LIN/01 COMMUNICATION AND ICT: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS 2 10.0

Courses of the Group INF1


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
088947 B ING-INF/05 ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 1 5.0
088955 B ING-INF/05 DATABASE SYSTEMS 2 1 5.0
094777 B ING-INF/05 PRIVACY AND SECURITY 1 5.0
088949 B ING-INF/05 ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES 2 5.0
089011 B ING-INF/05 COMPUTER SYSTEMS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group INF2


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099330 B ING-INF/05 BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING 1 5.0
090958 B ING-INF/05 COMPUTER GRAPHICS 1 5.0
091113 B ING-INF/05 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING 1 5.0
094751 B ING-INF/05 INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DATA MINING 1 5.0
097683 B ING-INF/05 MACHINE LEARNING 1 5.0
094753 B ING-INF/05 MOBILE APPLICATIONS 1 5.0
088963 B ING-INF/05 PERVASIVE SYSTEMS 1 10.0
099329 B ING-INF/05 WEB SCIENCE 1 5.0
099331 B ING-INF/05 ACCESSIBILITY: MODELS AND APPLICATIONS 2 10.0
088948 B ING-INF/05 ADVANCED WEB TECHNOLOGIES 2 5.0
091316 B ING-INF/05 COGNITIVE ROBOTICS 2 5.0
099332 B ING-INF/05 DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2 5.0
088953 B ING-INF/05 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS 2 5.0
097709 B ING-INF/05 WEB AND INTERNET ECONOMICS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group MAT


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
088983 C MAT/09 FOUNDATIONS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH 1 5.0
088975 C MAT/03 ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA 2 5.0

Courses of the Group MUS


Courses offered by the “Giuseppe Verdi” Music Conservatory of Como (Conservatorio di Musica di Como “Giuseppe Verdi”). In addition to the courses listed below the Conservatory offers the following laboratory courses “Laboratorio di Design del suono e interazione sonora” and “Laboratorio sui sensori e le tecnologie per la cattura del movimento in applicazioni multimodali”, for which no credits are recognized.


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
077980 B ING-INF/05 DESIGN AUDIO PER LA COMUNICAZIONE E PRODUZIONE MULTIMEDIALE 1 5.0
093299 -- L-ART/07 FORME, SISTEMI E LINGUAGGI MUSICALI 1 5.0
077995 -- L-ART/07 MODELLI E TECNICHE DELLA COMPOSIZIONE SONORA CON TECNOLOGIE INFORMATICHE E ELETTROACUSTICHE 1 5.0
077986 -- L-ART/07 PSICOACUSTICA APPLICATA E PERCEZIONE MUSICALE 1 5.0
077988 -- L-ART/07 TECNOLOGIE DEL SUONO E STRUMENTAZIONE ELETTROACUSTICA 1 5.0
094770 -- L-ART/07 TEORIE, METODOLOGIE ANALITICHE E SEMIOGRAFIA DEL REPERTORIO MUSICALE 1 5.0
077984 B ING-INF/05 AMBIENTI INTEGRATI PER IL PROCESSING AUDIO-VIDEO 2 5.0
078005 -- L-ART/07 ESECUZIONE E INTERPRETAZIONE IN CONCERTO DEL REPERTORIO ELETTROACUSTICO 2 5.0
077992 -- L-ART/07 PERCEZIONE UDITIVA DELLO SPAZIO, SISTEMI ELETTROACUSTICI DI DIFFUSIONE E SPAZIALIZZAZIONE DEL SUONO 2 5.0
078001 -- L-ART/07 STORIA, FENOMENOLOGIA E ESTETICA DELLA MUSICA CONTEMPORANEA 2 5.0
078002 -- L-ART/07 TECNOLOGIE, TEORIA E PRASSI DELLA MUSICA FUNZIONALE E DEI GENERI MUSICALI 2 5.0

Notes.

  1. All courses of the MUS Group are given in Italian. 
  2. The course "Psicoacustica Applicata e Percezione Musicale" (077986) consists of a theoretical part and a laboratory of musical perception, each subject to a separate evaluation.

7.4 Foreign language

The regulations of the Politecnico di Milano require candidate students to have a good knowledge of a foreign language in order to enrol in the M. Sc. Program, as described by the document “Lingue Straniere” (“Foreign Languages”), by the Area Didattica – Servizio Studenti of the Politecnico di Milano. The document is available from the web site www.polimi.it following the links “Servizi per gli Studenti”, “Guide per lo studente” and then “Guida alle lingue straniere”http://www.polimi.it/en/students/guidelines-and-rules/ ). English is the recommended language.


All the candidates to the M. Sc. Program are invited to carefully read the above mentioned document.


Teaching material is in English (books, lecture notes, papers, websites, multimedia CDs, etc.). Some courses, as reported in the didactic rules and regulations, may have teaching material, lectures or laboratories in Italian.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4333

7.5 Degree examination

The Master Thesis (20 CFU) has to adhere to the general criteria established by the School of Industrial and Information Engineering. One credit out of the 20 is reserved for the accomplishment of other abilities (see D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270, art.10, comma 5, lett. d).

Information regarding the general rules and regula­tions of the final examination, deadlines, calendars, and registration is available at http://www.polimi.it/en/students/from-enrolment-to-degree/degree-examination/deadlines-and-academic-calendar/ 


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=4364

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4395

9. Faculty

Courses, subjects, and names of professors will be made available on the degree program, starting from September of every academic year. The degree program is annually published on the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano:

http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Students attending the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering will gain access to all the facilities of the Como Campus (computer rooms, libraries, study rooms, canteens, and sport facilities). Lessons and labs will take place in the two neighbouring buildings located in via Valleggio 11 and via Castelnuovo 7, close to the centre of Como and to the railway station Ferrovie Nord – Como Borghi.


11. International context

The Politecnico di Milano, and particularly the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), which most professors of the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering are with, are at the centre of a close net of international relations, involving the development of European excellence networks and technological platforms, the definition of joint teaching programs with renowned university institutions all over the world, the creation of international consortia for the realization of multidisciplinary research programs. The Politecnico di Milano also cooperates with several industrial partners for the joint realization of applied research activities and technological transfer.


The various departments of the Politecnico di Milano were subject to an independent peer review process (conducted by 81 experts coming from 52 international universities and research centres) of their research activities in 2007. Overall, the Politecnico di Milano has been evaluated as "good at international level” (grade 3 in a range from 1 to 4). Of the 1270 professors involved in the peer review process, 39% belong to research groups that were evaluated as “excellent at international level” and 21% to groups marked as “good at international level”. Several research groups that are involved in the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering were evaluated “excellent at international level”, among which

  • Advanced software architectures and methodologies
  • AI, Robotics and Computer Vision
  • Control systems science and engineering
  • Database Management
  • Embedded systems design and design methodologies
  • Information Design of the Web
  • Information systems
  • Operations research and discrete optimization

Joint Masters, double degrees and mobility programs. Students of the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering can access several programs for international mobility. Among the several options, students can spend periods of study abroad with the Erasmus program (as well as other extra-EU special programs), attend international stages in industry or university, develop their Master Thesis abroad under a double-degree (“Doppia laurea”) agreement.

Detailed information on these opportunities are available at:

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/experience-abroad/ 


The Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP). The ASP is a school for young talents founded by the Politecnico di Milano and the Politecnico di Torino. The school offers the opportunity to 150 selected students to take part in an advanced program designed to develop the capabilities to design and realize innovation projects in multidisciplinary fields: from science to economy, from society to culture. The ASP hosts a multicultural community of teachers. A close net of relations with private companies and public institutions allows the development of advanced seminars and study projects. ASP students benefit from scholarships and other financial facilities. At the completion of their course of study, students are awarded the ASP diploma together with the M. Sc. degree from both the Politecnico di Milano and the Politecnico di Torino.


M. Sc. in Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). This is a joint M. Sc. Program between the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Illinois, Chicago, that allows students enrolled at the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano to obtain the M. Sc. degree in Computer Science from the UIC as well, and viceversa. Italian students attend the first semester at the Politecnico and the second one at UIC.


T.I.M.E. Top Industrial Managers for Europe. The Politecnico di Milano is one of the founding institutions of the T.I.M.E. Association, that includes the best European technical universities. The Association aims at defining bilateral double degree agreements between members. T.I.M.E. students obtain a M. Sc. degree from the Politecnico di Milano and an equivalent degree from another University, member of the Association.


UNITECH. The UNITECH program aims at integrating in the study curriculum an international experience and managerial studies. The program enables students of the Politecnico di Milano to attend the 2nd year of a M. Sc. Program at one of the European partners of the program. Every academic year, partner Universities select 14 students that intend to follow a semester or a full year abroad and are willing to integrate their education with a stage period, of at least 3 months, at an international company partner, that will provide an adequate salary. Students successfully completing the program are awarded the UNITECH international certificate.


12. Internationalization

Students of the M. Sc. Program in Computer Science and Engineering at the Como Campus have the opportunity to study in an international environment, where all courses are taught in English, and where they can confront themselves with fellow students from other countries. These unique features open international job and study opportunities worldwide for graduates.


The program “Formare Ingegneri stranieri in Italia”, started in October 2005 at the Como and Lecco Campuses of the Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with ICE (Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero), UnionCamere and the Chambers of Commerce of Como and Lecco, has had an important role in bringing foreign students to Como.


By April 2014 the Como Campus of the Politecnico counted some 415 “active” foreign students from over 60 different countries. 135 of these are students of other Universities attending a semester or an entire academic year, or pursuing a second degree according to a “Doppia Laurea” agreement between the Politecnico and their Universities of origin. 59 students hold scholarships of various internationalization programs. These are B. Sc. graduates that decided to continue their education in Como, attracted by the international features of the M. Sc. Programs and the unique characteristics of the Como area.


Several social activities have sprouted in the resulting melting pot among Italian and foreign students at the Como Campus, such as study groups, cultural trips, sport and musical events, etc.


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=4685

13. Quantitative data


The University Assessment Commission performs periodic analysis on the overall results and on the quality of teaching degree programs, by monitoring teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the job market. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di Milano.
http://www.polimi.it/ateneo/organi/nucleo-di-valutazione/

14. Further information

Accommodation solutions in Como. Universitary residences near the Como Campus have reserved lodgings for students of the Politecnico di Milano, enrolled at the Como Campus. Several accommodations are available. Detailed information on the type and cost of the apartments, on the allocation rules, and on other accommodations are available in the Services section of the Como Campus website ( http://www.polo-como.polimi.it/en/ ). Students having the necessary merit and income qualifications can apply ( http://www.residenze.polimi.it/index.php?id=58&L=1 ) for the assignment of an apartment.


Living together. The program “Living together: one retired person, one student” ("Abitare insieme: un pensionato, uno studente") has operated in Como since 1999, with the collaboration of the Como Campus of the Politecnico di Milano, the Insubria University, the ISU, the Sindacato Pensionati, the Auser, the Como Town Council and Como Province. The program allows non-local students to stay in single rooms at the homes of retired Como citizens, at reduced fares. Detailed information on this program are available at the Como Campus website http://www.polo-como.polimi.it/en/ , following the link “Servizi”.


Como town. Surrounded by green mountains and facing the lake bearing the same name, the town of Como displays a surprisingly vast variety of environments and panoramic locations. Its rich historic past can be appreciated in the beautiful architectures of the town centre, such as the Duomo and Sant'Abbondio Church. Como is also renowned for its splendid lake-view villas, hosting celebrities or international events. The rich local economic system is mostly formed by small and medium enterprises, and is extremely active and dynamic. Besides the world famous textile industry, the service industry has also significantly grown in the last years, especially regarding tourism facilities, such as hotels and entertainment. The trading sector is also worth mentioning.

The town is well served by a rich transportation network, including the trains of Ferrovie dello Stato and Ferrovie Nord. By train, the Como Campus is less than 45 minutes away from the Bovisa Campus and an hour away from the Leonardo Campus of the Politecnico di Milano.


15. Errata corrige

No content for this section.