MCPES aims at educating the next generation of application designers and system developers by integrating different areas such as physical modeling, electronics, informatics, communication and control, and focusing on the most advanced applications using smart technologies.
The first-in-the-world Master on cyber-physical and embedded systems study programme allows you to:
The need of new professional profiles, such as cyber-physical and embedded systems application designers and system developers, opens rewarding positions perspectives both in national as well as international companies.
ALaRI graduates founded successful startups or joined dynamic medium-size and global companies like ABB, Google, IBM, Philips, Samsung, Siemens and Unilever. Our graduates are present across the world, in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. All-in-all, it is an exciting, brave new world of cyber-physical and embedded systems where the diversity and the number of available opportunities is simply immense.
Our new study program prepares graduates to enter a large segment of the job market, with the knowledge and skills which allow them to work in automation, IT, embedded systems and IoT domains to name a few and, at the same time, boost Industry 4.0, smart homes, cities and grid technologies and design applications.
Find out for yourself by visiting some of the best websites for your career, according to Forbes e.g., LinkedIn.com, Indeed.com,SimplyHired.com, Monster.com, Glassdoor.com. If you just search for, as an example, "embedded systems", you will be impressed by the number and quality of opportunities. However, at a more careful look you will appreciate the fact that, despite the "embedded system" name you searched for, job offers are truly referring to cyber-physical systems with individual intelligent -embedded- units interacting with the physical world through sensors and actuators.
The MCPES programme, has been designed for students holding a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer or Industrial Engineering and, more in general, in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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Bachelor's degree granted by a recognized university in the general domain of Information and Communication Technologies, e.g., Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication.
Candidates with a Bachelor's degree of a recognised University of Applied Sciences may be admitted with 30-60 additional ECTS to be earned during or before the beginning of the programme, with Bachelor courses according to a study program defined by the scientific director. Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.
ALaRI Master programs are taught in English. Applicants who are not native English speaker or whose first degree was not taught in English, are required to have earned a C1 certificate according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or an equivalent level of another proficiency certificate - e.g. TOEFL, IELTS.
Tuition fees for the Master's degrees amount to CHF 4,000 per semester. Applicants whose official residence was in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein and Campione d'Italia) at the time of the final high school exam (Maturità) pay a reduced semester fee of CHF 2,000.
For the academic year 2017/2018, the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of the Università della Svizzera italiana will award a total of 60 one-off study grants of the amount of CHF 4'000 each. The merit-based grants are given to the students admitted to the first year of a USI Master programme starting in September 2017.
Università della Svizzera italiana organises a contest for 10 study grants for students admitted to the first year of one of the Master programs offered by the Faculty of Informatics for the academic year 2017/2018.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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