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 site of the Study Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long project aiming to give a better and more complete service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary schools pupils approaching the university world for the first time and schools' University Orientation Services who organize 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)

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Course of study in brief

Degree representative Prof. Isabella Mastroeni
The Degree in Computer Science is designed to provide the necessary skills to plan, build, develop, manage and maintain computer systems, whether in computer or calculator manufacturing companies, public administration, or companies or laboratories that use complex computer systems. Compared to the Degree in Information Technology, this course aims to develop typical skills in the following areas: information systems and databases, complex software architecture, information and knowledge modelling, network services (especially design) and systems security. Students will gain knowledge and skills in various areas of science, IT and communication technology and will also learn at least one European language apart from Italian.

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
  • Duration 3  years
  • Part-time Study option available Yes
  • Admissions open access
  • Degree class L-31
  • Location verona
  • Language Italian
  • Mode of teaching Mixed
Il corso di laurea proposto fornisce al laureato le competenze necessarie per operare negli ambiti della progettazione, realizzazione, sviluppo, gestione e manutenzione di sistemi informatici sia in imprese produttrici collocate nelle aree dei sistemi informatici e dei calcolatori, che nelle amministrazioni pubbliche, nelle imprese e nei laboratori che utilizzano sistemi informatici complessi.
Il corso di laurea in Informatica è di tipo metodologico.

Il corso di laurea comprende attività finalizzate ad acquisire competenze di base nei seguenti campi:

Competenze matematiche e fisiche di base (Primo/secondo anno)
- matematica discreta e del continuo;
- fisica.

Competenze informatiche di base (Primo/secondo anno)
- programmazione e algoritmi;
- architetture degli elaboratori, sistemi operativi e reti di calcolatori.

Ulteriori competenze specifiche (Secondo/terzo anno):
- basi di dati e sistemi informativi;
- fondamenti dell'informatica;
- linguaggi di programmazione;
- compilatori;
- tecniche avanzate di programmazione;
- elaborazione dei segnali e immagini;
- grafica al calcolatore.

Per gli scopi indicati, il CdS:
Fornisce le competenze matematiche, fisiche e informatiche sulle quali fondare l'acquisizione delle conoscenze tecniche e di programmazione di sistemi informatici complessi; fornisce gli elementi culturali e tecnologici per acquisire una reale operatività professionale, anche in settori applicativi diversi; integra la preparazione tecnico-scientifica con conoscenze linguistiche; prevede l'obbligo di tirocini formativi presso aziende o laboratori nazionali ed internazionali.

Questi obiettivi vengono perseguiti predisponendo un corso di laurea basato prevalentemente su insegnamenti fondamentali ai quali sono attribuiti un congruo numero di crediti. Gli insegnamenti si susseguono nel corso del triennio in modo tale che l'apprendimento delle competenze di base nei vari ambiti garantiscano la costruzione di competenze operative ed applicative, obiettivo che si raggiunge facendo si che il piano didattico di ogni studente preveda sempre almeno 4 competenze tra quelle specifiche elencate sopra, indipendentemente dalle possibilità di scelta dello studente stesso.

PROFILI PROFESSIONALI

Funzione in un contesto di lavoro: Il laureato in Informatica in qualità di programmatore e analista può svolgere funzioni legate principalmente a sviluppo, gestione e manutenzione di sistemi informatici con particolare riguardo ai requisiti di affidabilità, prestazioni e sicurezza nei seguenti ambiti: - sviluppo di software; - installazione di reti di calcolatori; - implementazione di sistemi informativi; - sviluppo di applicazioni web; - sviluppo di applicazioni per sistemi dedicati; - sviluppo di sistemi e interfacce visuali nell'ambito della visione artificiale e dell'interazione uomo-macchina; - amministrazione di sistemi informatici. Competenze associate alla funzione: Le competenze relative alle figure professionali che possono essere ricoperte dal laureato in Informatica sono legate ai seguenti aspetti: - conoscenze nei settori delle scienze e tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione mirate al loro utilizzo in ambito di sviluppo, gestione e manutenzione di sistemi informatici; - capacità di affrontare e analizzare problemi e di sviluppare sistemi informatici per la loro soluzione; - conoscenza delle metodologie di indagine e capacità di saperle applicare in situazioni concrete con appropriata conoscenza degli strumenti matematici e fisici di supporto alle competenze informatiche; - capacità di lavorare in gruppo, operare con definiti gradi di autonomia, e inserirsi prontamente negli ambienti di lavoro. Sbocchi occupazionali: Il laureato in Informatica è in grado di svolgere compiti tecnici o professionali nell'ambito delle tecnologie informatiche presso enti pubblici o privati. In particolare, la formazione informatica, fondata su solide basi di matematica e fisica, permette al laureato di inserirsi agevolmente sia in imprese che progettano e sviluppano sistemi informatici, che in imprese, pubbliche amministrazioni e, più in generale, organizzazioni che utilizzano sistemi informatici, riuscendo, in tempi brevi, ad acquisire eventuali competenze specifiche richieste.



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

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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