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Ingegneria elettronica

University of Padua
Italy, Padua
Department of Information Engineering Italy, Via Gradenigo, 6/b - 35131 Padua
Tuition fee €2,623 per year

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The Master’s degree programme in Electronic Engineering is aimed at training designers of electronic systems in various sectors, such as electronics for computing and telecommunications, industrial, electronics for biomedical applications, the electronics domestic use (home, office, transport), the electronics for airborne-space systems.

Programme structure

The programme offers six paths that focus on different aspects of contemporary electronic engineering. Nevertheless, all the paths includes a block of mandatory course units (54 ECTS, allocated in the first two semesters) in order to guarantee that all the graduate students have a solid base covering all the main areas of electronic engineering. The remaining credits can be chosen by the students among a rich offer, focusing on one of the six paths. The mandatory course units, as well as most of the other course units offered for the personal choice, are fully held in English: therefore international students can complete the whole study programme fully in English.

The six proposed paths are:

1 – Nanoelectronics and photonics: this path explores the technology and operation of nanoelectronic and photonic devices, with a specific focus on LEDs and lasers, photovoltaics, organic electronics, quantum optics, nano- and bio-photonics, components for energy efficiency, quality and reliability. The knowledge acquired on the devices will be fundamental for the development of reliable and efficient systems.

2 – Electronics for energy: the conversion and efficient control of energy are the foundations of sustainable development and constitute the heart of all electrical / electronic equipment, from the exploitation of renewable energy sources to consumer electronics, from biomedical systems to transport (cars, trains , planes). This path provides the tools for a full understanding of energy conversion circuits, and promotes the development of design skills, both of the power part of the converters, and of the analog / digital control and supervision systems.

3 – Advanced integrated circuits: integrated circuits connect the micro and nanoelectronic devices made available by semiconductor technologies on a single chip to create the electronic systems that now pervade all applications, from cars to smartphones to biomedical systems to robotics. This path explores the structure, operating principles, design techniques and experimental verification of analog and digital circuits created through monolithic integration of active and passive devices.

4 – Biomedical and health care: Electronics and biosensors are at the heart of medical systems. This path addresses issues related to the development of electronic systems for biomedical application, with specific insights into various fields, including those of biosensors, biophotonics, analysis of biological signals and organic electronics.

5 – Consumer electronics and domotics: The consumer electronics market is constantly expanding, thanks to the development of increasingly advanced and innovative systems. Local and international industries require expertise in this rapidly evolving sector. This path allows to deepen the issues relating to the development of electronic systems for consumer electronics, with applications in lighting, communications, automotive, home automation, automation, the internet of things. A large list of elective exams allows close interaction with the other disciplines in the information area;

6 – Smart industry and automotive: Electronics is revolutionizing the world of industry and the automotive world, favoring the development of smart and reliable systems. This path allows to address issues related to the development of intelligent electronic systems: specific insights concern digital control, automotive and home automation, signal processing, industrial automation, machine learning and robotics.

Career opportunities

The master electronics engineer, thanks to a solid basic education and to a significant expertise in the key application areas, enhanced by highly interdisciplinary nature of knowledge, aims to meet the advanced and innovative requirements of most high-tech companies.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering opens employment opportunities both in small and medium-sized enterprises, operating in various sectors of information technology, electromechanical, biomedical, entertainment, and in large enterprises of microelectronics, telecommunications, automotive, avionics. The curriculum offers a multidisciplinary training, compatible with the flexibility required by market globalization and the constant evolution of technologies and products.

Graduates will be able to adapt to the rapid and continuous technological innovation, to easily interact with other Engineering sectors and to operate in all areas of application electronics. In particular, our graduates will have the ability to solve engineering problems of high complexity, operating in multidisciplinary environments and in full cooperation with other members of the technical staff. They will be able to evaluate, analyse and solve problems in new and emerging areas of their specialization by applying innovative methods in problem solving. They will have the ability to design and conduct analytic studies, to operate in the field of measurements, computer simulations and experiments in the laboratory. They will critically discuss the obtained data, draw conclusions and make decisions with the aim of optimizing the proposed solutions. They can actively participate in decision-planning phases of the design of new equipment and systems. They have the ability to assess the possibility of application of emerging technologies, evaluating the purchase of equipment and consciously choose the suitable components to the development of complex systems. Finally, they will develop their awareness in the reliability problems often heavily dependent on the application sector of the product.

Typical employment opportunities for graduates in Electronic Engineering are in:
- companies that design and develop electronic components, equipment, and systems, including the semiconductor industry;
- companies that develop systems and devices in different sectors for which electronics represents the essential element: the automotive, biomedical, telecommunications, avionics, space, solid state lighting, management and conversion;
- companies that design and develop equipment, systems and infrastructures for the acquisition and transmission of information and its use in telematic applications;
- manufacturing enterprises, agro-food companies, companies operating in residential areas, areas of public administration and service companies, in which systems and infrastructure for the acquisition, processing, processing and transmission of information (data, voice and images) are used;
- industrial automation and robotics companies that use systems for the automation of their manufacturing process;
- companies from different sectors, which require expertise in the development and use of electronic systems and telecommunications services in the internal organization support, production and marketing;
- public and private enterprises of telecommunication services and terrestrial or satellite remote sensing.

Graduates in Electronic Engineering can also work professionally on the standard test and collaborate with certification laboratories.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States