The programme

Here you can find an overview of the degree programme, including information on its organisation and regulations, as well as a number of useful information. In addition, this section includes an overview of the University’s Quality Assurance system and the Student Orientation services available to prospective students, to help them choose the right course for them.

A.A. 2021/2022

Student orientation services

The new website of the Student Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long process aimed at providing a better and more comprehensive service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary school pupils approaching the University for the first time, and schools' University Orientation Services which organise activities to assist their pupils in post-school choices. Making a decision means choosing the best alternative to satisfy one's expectations, preferences and aspirations. 
 
More details: www.univr.it/orientamento (italian page)

dal lunedì al venerdì dalle ore 9.00 alle ore 13.00 (via S. Francesco n. 22 - Verona).

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Course of study in brief

 
Presentation
The course aims at training students with extensive methodological bases and advanced technical skills to address the issues related to the design, analysis and development of complex information systems.
The students acquire the knowledge and skills required by the course through advanced training that deepens and expands what learned during the three-year bachelor degree, providing a wealth of tools to address complex problems in Computer Science.

In particular, the course provides the scientific basis to fully understand the new information and communication technologies and the theoretical and practical tools to be able to design and implement these technologies. These skills will be acquired through the study of the state of the art approaches related to modeling, design, analysis and evaluation of algorithms and software systems, with particular emphasis for topics related to *software engineering*, *cyber security* and *artificial intelligence*.

The course promotes the acquisition of transversal skills for a complete training that will help students in their future jobs. This is achieved by recognizing an adequate number of university training credits (CFU) to the students who profitably follow the courses specifically proposed by the University of Verona or by other institutions.

Students can carry out internships and theses in research groups that are active in international research projects or in collaboration with local companies. Moreover, students can also address business and market related issues by collaborating with several spin-offs of the Computer Science Park, which is hosted in the spaces of the IT department. Finally, the students have the opportunity to carry out internships abroad thanks to international mobility programs.

Job profiles
The course aims at training professionals able to operate in IT industries in the fields of hardware and software production, industries for automation and robotics, companies and organizations operating in the area of information systems and computer networks, IT services for the public administration, service companies. In these areas, the master graduate in Engineering and Computer Science is called, immediately, to hold managerial roles and coordination of working groups, thus distinguishing himself/herself from the three-year bachelor graduate, whose main vocation is, instead, linked to more executive aspects.

Admission requirements
For access to the master's degree is required to hold at least 60 CFU in scientific disciplinary areas of the group INF / 01 or ING-INF, as specified in the regulation of the course of study, which also indicate the contents and methods of verification of personal preparation.

For informations:
Please note that all notices relating to the teaching organization of the course can be consulted on the bulletin board of U.O. Didattica Studenti Scienze e Ingegneria.

 
Tutor: tutors are assigned on request. Students can ask the programme director for a tutor.  
 

Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.
 

  • Degree type Corsi di laurea Magistrale
  • Duration 2  years
  • Part-time Study option available Yes
  • Admissions Subject to entry requirements
  • Degree class LM-18 LM-32
  • Location verona
  • Language Italian
  • Mode of teaching Mixed
L'obiettivo del Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria e Scienze Informatiche è quello di fornire le basi metodologiche più ampie per affrontare i problemi legati alla progettazione, analisi e sviluppo di sistemi informatici complessi. Il processo formativo deve culminare con un elaborato-progetto (Tesi) svolto dallo studente, dove emerga la sua maturità in termini di capacità di analisi, adeguatezza degli strumenti utilizzati, profondità di trattazione dei problemi e conoscenza della letteratura. Questi obiettivi devono prevedere una parte di formazione di base, che approfondisca ed ampli la formazione triennale in ambito informatico (sia di Scienze che di Ingegneria) fornendo allo studente un bagaglio di strumenti adeguato a saper affrontare problemi non banali nel settore. Questi devono prevedere conoscenze allo stato dell'arte nell'ambito delle principali metodologie di modellazione, progettazione, analisi e valutazione di algoritmi e sistemi (HW e SW) capaci di manipolare dati provenienti da sorgenti discrete o continue. Le conoscenze di base devono poi accompagnarsi da conoscenze più specialistiche definibili mediante la pluralità di metodi, tecnologie ed applicazioni tipiche di un dato ambito applicativo. L'associazione tra ambito-applicativo e macro area di ricerca permette di assicurare al livello magistrale un adeguata sostenibilità in termini di attività di ricerca effettivamente svolta presso il Dipartimento di Informatica dell'Università di Verona.

Inoltre, i laureati di questo corso di laurea magistrale devono:
- conoscere approfonditamente gli aspetti teorico-scientifici della matematica e delle altre scienze di base ed essere capaci di utilizzare tale conoscenza per interpretare e descrivere i problemi dell'ingegneria complessi o che richiedono un approccio interdisciplinare;
- conoscere gli aspetti approfonditamente teorico-scientifici dell'ingegneria informatica, nella quale sono capaci di identificare, formulare e risolvere anche in modo innovativo problemi complessi o che richiedono un approccio interdisciplinare;
- essere capaci di ideare, pianificare, progettare e gestire sistemi, processi e servizi complessi e/o innovativi;
- essere capaci di progettare e gestire esperimenti di elevata complessità;
- essere dotati di conoscenze di contesto e di capacità trasversali;
- avere conoscenze nel campo dell'organizzazione aziendale (cultura d'impresa) e dell'etica professionale.

Il corso di laurea magistrale deve inoltre culminare in una importante attività di progettazione, che si concluda con un elaborato che dimostri la padronanza degli argomenti, la capacità di operare in modo autonomo e un buon livello di capacità di comunicazione.
Il corso prepara alle professioni tipiche dell'ICT ed in particolare alle figure professionali che rientrano nella classificazione ISTAT di Informatici e Telematici (codice ISTAT 2.1.1.4), Ingegneri progettisti di calcolatori e loro periferiche (codice ISTAT 2.2.1.4.2).

Funzione in un contesto di lavoro
Il laureato magistrale in Ingegneria e scienze informatiche è in grado di svolgere funzioni dirigenziali e di coordinamento negli ambiti di progettazione, sviluppo, gestione e manutenzione di sistemi informatici con particolare riguardo a:
  • progettazione di software complesso;
  • progettazione di reti di calcolatori con elevate competenze in merito di sicurezza informatica;
  • progettazione di sistemi informativi complessi con elevate competenze nell'ambito della sicurezza della trattazione dei dati;
  • progettazione di sistemi dedicati;
  • gestione di sistemi informatici con l'obiettivo di curare particolarmente la qualità di servizio e la sicurezza di grandi impianti;
  • progettazione di sistemi e interfacce visuali nell'ambito della visione artificiale e dell'interazione uomo-macchina.
Competenze associate alla funzione
Nello svolgimento delle sue funzioni, il laureato magistrale in Ingegneria e scienze informatiche sarà in grado di affrontare i problemi informatici da un punto di vista dirigenziale, mettendolo nelle condizioni di poter coordinare un gruppo di lavoro e di definire approcci innovativi rispetto allo stato dell'arte. Le competenze relative alle figure professionali che possono essere ricoperte dal laureato magistrale in Ingegneria e scienze informatiche sono pertanto legate ai seguenti aspetti:
  • conoscenze nei settori delle scienze e tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione mirate al loro utilizzo in ambito di ricerca e progettazione di soluzioni innovative;
  • capacità di affrontare e analizzare problemi complessi e di coordinare lo sviluppo di sistemi informatici per la loro soluzione;
  • conoscenza delle metodologie di indagine e capacità di saperle applicare nella conduzione di un gruppo di lavoro, in situazioni concrete, con appropriata conoscenza degli strumenti matematici e fisici di supporto alle competenze informatiche.
Sbocchi occupazionali
Gli ambiti professionali tipici per i laureati magistrali sono quelli dell'innovazione e dello sviluppo della produzione, della progettazione avanzata, della pianificazione e della programmazione, della gestione di sistemi hardware e software complessi, nelle imprese manifatturiere o di servizi, nelle amministrazioni pubbliche nei laboratori di ricerca e sviluppo e nella libera professione. I laureati magistrali potranno pertanto trovare occupazione presso:
  • industrie informatiche operanti negli ambiti della produzione hardware e software;
  • industrie per l'automazione e la robotica;
  • imprese operanti nell'area dei sistemi informativi e delle reti di calcolatori;
  • imprese di servizi; servizi informatici della pubblica amministrazione;
  • operare come liberi professionisti.


Quality Assurance

The quality of a degree programme is the extent to which it achieves its educational objectives and meets the quality requirements of the educational activities offered, which are determined in line with the needs and expectations of students and representatives of the world of work.

This programme has adopted a teaching Quality Assurance system in line with the University’s quality assurance guidelines and based on the e ANVUR national quality assurance guidelines, by carrying out the following activities:
  • periodic consultations with representatives of the world of work to assess the adequacy of the cultural and professional profiles offered in their courses;
  • design of educational contents and planning of resources;
  • organisation of educational activities and teaching services;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and planning measures to improve teaching and services;
  • provision of complete and up-to-date information on its website, relating to the programme (professional roles, expected learning outcomes, learning activities).
The above activities are scheduled and interrelated, based on the PDCA principles (Plan, Do, Check, Act).
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In a Quality Assurance system, students play a fundamental role: each student can play their part by participating in the Quality Assurance groups of their degree programme and in the Faculty-Student Joint Committees or, more simply, by taking part in the Student Survey on teaching, or questionnaires. It’s in this context that specific workshops for student representatives (‘Laboratori di rappresentanza attiva’) are periodically made available to students by the University and the University’s Quality Assurance Board. To find out more, please see the relevant section.

Il sistema di valutazione universitario e il ruolo dello studente

by Prof. Graziano Pravadelli: a lecture recorded on the occasion of the January 2021 workshop for student representatives.

QA bodies

QA in degree programmes

QA activities

Degree Programme description and regulations

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The Degree programme teaching regulations set out the organisational aspects of the degree programme, in line with the University’s teaching regulations. The first part of the document includes general information about the programme, the second part includes links to the relevant module web pages, and the third part specifies the administrative aspects.

Other Regulations

To view other regulations of interest refer to the section: Statute and regulations

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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