M.Sc. Telecommunications Engineering

University of Bologna

Tuition fee:
  • € 3,200 / Year (EEA)
  • € 3,200 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Telecommunications are a major component of the so-called ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), together with Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science. Someone sometimes says that "Telecommunications are something in between Electronics (hardware) and Computer Science (software)". This is false. Telecommunications are about both hardware and software, and integrate them.

Telecommunications (from the Greek prefix tele- (-) = "far", and the Latin verb communico which comes from cum = "with" and munus = "gift") include all activities related to the transmission and processing of informationover distances with the purpose of communication. Wireless and fiber communications are the two mostly used means for transmission of information.

Telecommunications are pervasive, with applications to all sectorsof modern society (health, environment, energy production, etc) and everyday objects (cities, buildings, civil infrastructures, cars, etc). The Telecommunications are a field of application of three major disciplines: Electrical and Electronics Engineering, bridging the physical world with the communication devices; Computer Science, dealing with software languages, content and applications used and processed by communication devices; Advanced Mathematics, which allow formalisation of complex problems, communication systems and networks.

Telecommunications are built on top of these three disciplinary pillars, realising the link between the physical world (which connects remote devices) and information (transmitted, and processed by devices).

Telecommunications Engineering therefore is not a sub-space of other disciplines, rather it makes use of them to realise higher goals; this requires a broader view and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Contents

The study programme is divided into the following curricula:

  1. Telecommunications engineering (Italian language)
  2. Communications networks, systems and services (English language)

"Communications networks, systems and services (English language)"

First Year

1) Attività formative obbligatorie

  • Communication Systems: Theory and Measurement M
  • Electromagnetic Technologies for Link Design M
  • Lightwave Engineering M - Not available for the year2013/2014
  • Mathematical Methods M
  • Multi-Service Networks M
  • Principles of Multimedia Applications and Services M
  • Principles, Models and Applications for Distributed Systems M - Not available for the year2013/2014
  • Propagation and Planning in Wireless Systems M
  • Radio Networks M

Second Year

1) Attività formative obbligatorie

  • Trends in Communications M
  • Preparation to the Final Project M - Not available for the year2013/2014
  • Final Project

2) Attività formative a scelta (12 CFU)

  • Digital Communications M - Not available for the year2013/2014
  • Information Theory (Graduate Course) - Not available for the year2013/2014
  • Radio Systems M
  • Wireless Sensor Networks M
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility M
  • WIRELESS SYSTEMS LABORATORY M

3) Altre attività formative (3 CFU)

  • Software Development M
  • Electromagnetic Modelling of Rf Subsystems M

4) Attività formative a scelta libera consigliate (12 CFU)

    • Internet Technical Design (Graduate Course) - Not available for the year2013/2014
    • Antenna Systems M
    • Computer Networks T
    • Digital Communications M - Not available for the year2013/2014
    • Fundamentals of Teletraffic M - Not available for the year2013/2014
    • Information Theory (Graduate Course) - Not available for the year2013/2014
    • Numerical Methods - Not available for the year2013/2014
    • Numerical Methods for Engineering M
    • Optimisation Algorithms M
    • OPTIMIZATION MODELS AND ALGORITHMS M
    • Radio Systems M
    • Software Development M
    • Telecommunication Electronics M-A - Not available for the year2013/2014
    • Telecommunication Software Laboratory T
    • Telecommunications Engineer M
    • Wireless Sensor Networks M
    • DESIGN OF FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS
    • Digital Systems Electronics M
    • Digital Transmission (Graduate Course)
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility M
    • Electromagnetic Modelling of Rf Subsystems M
    • Resources Optimization M - Not available for the year2013/2014
    • Telecommunication Electronics M-B - Not available for the year2013/2014
    • Telecommunication Laboratory T
    • Telecommunications Networks Laboratory T
    • WIRELESS SYSTEMS LABORATORY M

Requirements

Entrance to this program is granted to applicants that comply, first, with the curriculum requirements and, second, with the necessary prior preparation. If the curriculum requirements are not complied with, the access to the Telecommunications Engineering Program is denied. If the curriculum requirements are complied with, the applicant's prior preparation is checked. Entrance is granted if all requirements are fulfilled. The procedure to verify the curriculum requirements and prior preparation are listed below in short.

Curriculum Requirements

For the applicants that have a foreign University degree, the fulfilment of the curriculum requirements is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Telecommunications Engineering Board (“ Consiglio di Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni ”).

Checking the adequacy of the applicant's prior preparation

For all applicants that comply with the curriculum requirements, the verification of the applicants prior preparations is performed on a case-by-case basis by the Telecommunications Engineering Board.

Funding

The University of Bologna offers Unibo Action 2 study grants to deserving international students, who wish to register for Second Cycle Degree Programmes in A.Y. 2014/2015.

The grants, worth € 11,000 gross, are assigned on the basis of the GRE (Revised General Test) test scores. Read the full information on the requirements and the application procedure in the call for applications, available on the website of the University of Bologna.

The deadline to apply for these grants is March 31st, 2014.

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