Academic Year 2018/19

School of Industrial and Information Engineering

Degree Programme of:

Electronic Engineering
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)

Milano Campus

1. General Information

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

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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Electronic Engineering program aims at preparing the student to design, use and innovate devices, circuits and electronic systems, to guide the evolution over the years of this technological sector with competence and professionalism and to promote its diffusion in the fields of human activity when advantages are identified. The aim of the course is to train professionals with a rich and solid scientific and technological preparation, combining the physical-chemical-mathematical aspects of the most advanced technologies with the engineering ability to develop applications, products and innovative electronic systems that can be used in the most diverse application and fields, often opening new markets and inventing new sectors.


Electronic engineering is the basis of all the technologies of the present information age affecting the various aspects of life, work and society. Research in the field of electronic technologies is, as it is well known, continued and stimulated by the most various applications. Increasingly fast processors and ever denser memories are in fact essential electronic components of any computer system, as well as sensitive and miniaturized semiconductor sensors constantly dialogue with the outside world in the most refined robotic systems used in industrial production, in personal help or in autonomous driving. Not to mention the pervasiveness of electronic systems in telecommunications, with the creation of increasingly complex and fast electronic circuits that have allowed the explosion of cellular, optical fiber and satellite communications. These capabilities of technological innovation and electronic design, combined with a solid knowledge of basic scientific subjects, are also essential for the development of biomedical systems, scientific research instruments and innovative nano and bio-electronic systems that increasingly support the evolution towards a sustainable society focused on the person and his/her health.


The electronic engineer is the one who designs these systems, realizes them, tests them experimentally and knows how to model the physical reality with which electronic systems interact to understand, describe and analyze these interactions. He is a very refined professional figure oriented to continuous innovation aimed at improving performance, reducing design and production costs and extending the use of electronics in increasingly diversified areas as well as the invention of new devices and systems.

3. Learning objectives

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

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

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Electronic Engineering programme is structured over three stages of study:

- Bachelor of Science in Ingegneria Elettronica, of three-years,

- Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, of two-years,

- PhD. that lasts three years.

The Bachelor of Science Program, lasting three years, provides students with a broad scientific and technological education along with a solid foundation in electronic engineering. Graduates are able to develop and use electronic methods and tools with an engineering mindset to address common problems over a wide spectrum of applications.

Students who do not wish to continue their studies are advised to complete an internship with one of the many companies that are partners in our program to acquire specific professional skills.

Upon completion of the three years study programme, students obtain a Bachelor Degree in "Ingegneria Elettronica".


The next stage, or Master of Science Program, takes a further two years of study. According to their needs and interests, students may focus their preparation toward the design of integrated electronic circuits, the development of advanced electronic devices or the design of electronic systems for specific applications. The Master’s program prepares professionals who are capable of applying advanced design skills to a broad range of research and development problems in the field of electronics and in those interdisciplinary applications where electronics plays a central role. The Master’s ends with a thesis that gives the student the opportunity to participate in research activities carried out at Politecnico di Milano, other universities, research centers and industries in Italy or abroad.


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


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


Detailed information concerning the PhD program is available at 

4.2 Further Studies

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

5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

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

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

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Employment opportunities for graduates in Electronic Engineering are extremely wide, and include the following areas:
- semiconductor companies, integrated circuits industries and in general industries of electronic components;
- industries of consumer electronics (audio, video, multi-media, computer, etc.).
- electromechanical industries with high technological content such as aeronautics, transport,
aerospace, energy, etc.
- industries of electronic and optoelectronic devices for telecommunication systems;
- instrumentation for analytical applications and for the biomedical sector and research and
development laboratories ;
- industries in the field of automation and robotics;
- consultancy for electronic design;
- a freelancer for design and construction of dedicated electronic systems.
- scientific and technological national and international research organizations, public or private.

In fact many statistics show that the professional figure of the Electronic Engineer is essential not only in the specific sectors of the electronics industry but also in the broad field of industrial activities where technology plays a distintive role, like in the mechanical, aeronautical or biomedical sectors, i.e. where advanced technologies are used in the production processes and/or electronics add essential functionalities to the final product (see eg. the "1st report on Engineers in Italy," CNI Research Center, available at web page
By virtue of the solid formation and the particular geographic location of the Polytechnic Milano, graduates in Electronic Engineering are so readily used in the world of work. In the Italian context, the Lombardia area does not have comparisons for concentration, number and importance of companies in the technology sector. The quality of the preparation, however, allows graduates to
to assert their talents on an international scale.

Surveys of University Assessment Commission

5.3 Qualification profile

Role of the Electronic Engineer :
The Electronic Engineer with the 1st level Degree is characterized by a solid basic engineering preparation and an in-depth overview of the devices, circuits and electronic systems. This allows the engineer to enter the professional world with an adequate methodological and operational knowledge to operate with competence and professionalism in the many areas of use of even complex electronic systems.
The graduate in Electronic Engineering has in fact acquired a wide base of scientific, technological and engineering knowledge and a more in-depth preparation in the typical disciplines of Electronic Engineering. Graduates also have operational training, which enables them to use electronic devices and systems in various application areas, from electronic controls of industrial machinery to telecommunications, from sensors to electronic instrumentation.
The Degree in Electronic Engineering allows access - after passing a State examination - to Section B of the Register of Engineers - information sector, with the title of Junior Information Engineer.


Skills associated with the function:
The graduate in Electronic Engineering has acquired solid specific skills for:
- use electronic devices and components together with project methodologies (use of CAD tools) in the creation of basic electronic circuits for applications in information technology, telecommunications, automation and related fields;
- use the devices and the microelectronic technology for the analysis and use of sensors and actuators;
- define the functionality of a system, evaluating overall performance and costs, through the use and connection of basic blocks;
- verify and test the instrumentation for electronic measurements, carrying out the analysis of compliance with the specifications;
- manage the production and installation of an electronic system;
- implement and monitor process and product quality control;
- evaluate the aspects of reliability, maintenance, performance, energy consumption related to the technologies of electronic components and systems (especially boards and complex equipment);
- configure programmable electronic devices;
- perform assistance and maintenance of electronic equipment and programmable electronic systems with regard to the manufacturing technology, the characteristics of the components, the measurement equipment and the software for the configuration and management of these instruments;
- collaborate in the design, prototyping and production of an electronic system or apparatus;
- select the basic electronic components and the subsystems to be used based on the best compromise between cost and performance;
- use laboratory equipment and design software with expertise.

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

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

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

6.2 Requested knowledge

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

The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano

6.4 Tutoring and students support

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

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


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

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

7.2 Mode of study

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

The entire course is taught in Italian.
Some of the teachings of the first year of study are offered in common with students of the Master of Science in Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. This enables the formation of dimensionally homogeneous classes and a simplified transfer of students from one Master to the other when desired by the students upon regular re-immatriculation following the procedure prescribed by law.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The Bachelor in Electronic Engineering degree offers a single preapproved study plan, where in the third year the student has the possibility of choosing among a wide range of courses.
The organization of the corses is on a semester basis: some courses are offered in the first semester (tipically between mid-September to end of December), others in second semester (tipically between March to end of June).
Examination sessions are offered during the period of about 6 weeks after the end of the courses. A third time window of about three weeks dedicated to exam is also scheduled in September. Mid-term exams can be scheduled in each semester if desired by the teacher, dealing with the subjects covered by the course so far.
The table below lists the offered courses. Over the first three semesters courses are intended to develop both the mathematical-logical skills of the student along with his/her comprehension of physical and chemical phenomenologies. Electronics is taught only in the final three semesters, when such skills are sufficiently developed.
Information concerning the time schedule of the courses and the periods devoted to the examinations can be inferred by the Academic Calendar.
Detailed information about schedule of lectures, mid-term exams and final exams can be found in the Academic Calendar. The Academic Calendar and the detailed program of all the courses can be found in the Polytechnic site.

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

1 Year courses - Track: E1A - Non diversificato

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

2 Year courses - Track: E1A - Non diversificato

Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
[1.0Innovative teaching]

3 Year courses - Track: E1A - Non diversificato

Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
[1.0Innovative teaching]
086001----TIROCINIO (ING. ELETTRONICA - MI)115.015.0



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

According to the current rules, students may choose electives from any of the courses available at Politecnico di Milano, provided they are consistent with the program educational objective.

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

7.4 Foreign language

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

Language courses

7.5 Degree examination

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

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

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar

9. Faculty

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

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

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

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

11. International context

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

12. Internationalization

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

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

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


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

13. Quantitative data

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

For any further information, please visit the website of the V School of Engineering
Only the original in Italian is valid.

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