Information and communication technologies engineering

The Degree Course in Computer Engineering aims at training a professional profile with working skills in Information Engineering, who is able to operate in the planning, development, use, and management of applications and computer systems, computer networks, electronic calculators and databases. Graduates of this class will possess knowledge suitable to deal with professional activities in different areas, including participating in activities such as design, production, management and organization, assistance of technical-commercial structures, with the necessary attention to risk analysis, safety management in the prevention and response phase, both as free-lance professionals and in manufacturing or service companies, as well as in public administrations. In particular, the professionalism of graduates can be defined in relation to the different application areas typical of this degree class. In order to achieve these objectives, and in order to privilege an interdisciplinary approach, the educational path aims at providing methodological and technical skills in the field of information engineering in order to create a professional figure with a high degree of flexibility and adaptation to market demands. It also provides a solid basic training in the subjects of mathematics and physics to provide the tools and scientific methodologies that ensure the graduate the ability to address, analyze and formalize engineering problems in an accurate manner. The objective of the training path is therefore to meet opposing needs that on the one hand require a cross-field scientific and methodological preparation, on the other hand must provide for the creation of professional profiles with a high level of specialized technical expertise. For this reason, an in-depth study of basic and characterizing cross-field subjects is foreseen, providing a methodological training to analyze and model engineering problems, even complex ones, as well as more specialized courses that allow the Computer Engineering graduate to be characterized by presenting methodologies and technical and applicative solutions in specific sectors. A common knowledge base in the field of Information Engineering has been foreseen dealing with electronics, electrical communications, modeling and control of dynamic systems. These are complemented by related subjects providing methodologies relevant to electrical engineering and basics of economics and business organization. In addition, since proficiency in English is nowadays essential for the role of the engineer, it is therefore a stated training objective to be able to write and speak in English, especially on topics in the technical field. As far as specialized knowledge is concerned, the aspects of information processing systems are deepened by providing topics on theoretical and practical aspects of computer architecture, operating systems, design and management of databases, design and implementation of software and computer networks. The skills to be acquired also concern the technologies of control systems, the design of digital and programmable devices, the problems related to electronic measurements, the analysis of analog and digital electronic circuits, the aspects concerning the technologies of networks and telecommunication systems. Within the course of study, it will be possible to provide internships and company visits for students willing to carry out activities in presence. It will also be possible to provide seminars, organized at a distance thanks to the computer technologies made available by the University. Finally, the thesis work will represent an opportunity for summing up things in which the student, under the supervision of one or more faculty members, will develop a work resulting from the knowledge acquired throughout the course of study. This work can be theoretical, realizable or experimental and can eventually take place in companies and research centers affiliated with the University.

The study program includes two paths:

  • Computer Engineering
  • • Information and communication technologies engineering (for the students of Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt).

Employment opportunities

The main career opportunities are represented by computer industries operating in the fields of software and hardware production, of computer networks and telecommunications, by organizations dealing with information systems in public administrations and services companies as well as in the businesses ‘IT divisions in general. In particular, possible job opportunities for an ICT Engineer (ISTAT code 2.2.1.4.) can be the following:

  • design and implementation of company information systems;
  • automation of services in public and private organizations;
  • development of application packages, including multimedia and web-based ones;
  • implementation of the processing systems;
  • management of the processing systems;
  • management of the IT departments in small and medium enterprises;
  • free-lance profession as consultant.