INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
To be admitted to the degree course the student must possess a Secondary High School Diploma or another qualification obtained abroad that is recognized as suitable. In particular, a good knowledge of the spoken and written Italian language, reasoning skills, knowledge and aptitude to use the main results of elementary mathematics and the foundations of experimental sciences are required.
The above-specified knowledge can be verified through a test conducted on a national scale by CISIA (Centro Interuniversitario per l'accesso alle Scuole di Ingegneria e Architettura - Interuniversity Center for access to the Schools of Engineering and Architecture). Students who will highlight in this test the relevant gaps related to scientific and linguistic knowledge, considered essential for the access, and students who have not taken the test will be assigned Additional Educational Obligations (OFA – Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi) to be recovered in the manner defined in the regulation of the degree course.
Key learning outcomes
The degree course aims to train engineers with solid methodological and operational skills, able to perform analysis, design, development and management of IT systems and applications in the specific area of computer engineering and information systems and in any other area in which information technology plays an important role. The graduate in Information Systems Engineering is able to use consolidated and innovative IT methodologies and technologies with appropriate practical and experimental skills to face and solve a wide range of application problems. The graduate also possesses the basic cognitive tools to operate with an interdisciplinary attitude and to integrate computer systems and technologies in various application fields.
The degree course presents a single course of study that ensures a solid preparation in the basic subjects (mathematics and physics) and in the disciplines of engineering, specific characterizing knowledge appropriate to the context of information systems, and an adequate set of practical and professional activities.
IT knowledge covers the fundamental principles of the development of software applications on individual platforms (desktop or mobile) and distributed, design skills on databases and for the development and integration of information systems, technologies for development of Internet and web applications, skills on software engineering problems and methodologies and on various design languages and tools, including languages and tools used in industrial environments, knowledge on techniques and tools for the automated analysis of large amounts of data.
The basic skills on computer architecture, digital and operating systems are included in lessons that start from problems and application design goals, thus highlighting how knowledge of the principles of operation of computer systems is also essential in an application-oriented design. Skills on general concepts indispensable to an Engineer graduated in class L-8 (such as the sampling of signals and the transmission of information on a narrow band channel, processing by electric and electronic circuits, the concepts of feedback and the stability of the systems) are similarly proposed within lessons that start from the applications that motivate their relevance.
Furthermore, in order to provide adequate experience in the use and development of information systems technologies, laboratory activities, project activities, training apprenticeships and orientation for entering the job world are planned.
The competences provided by the degree course are completed by other topics of interest that enrich the student's portfolio for immediate entry into the job world, such as business administration and the knowledge of English (level B/2).
Final examination, if any
The final test is awarded 3 credits (75 hours overall). The test aims to evaluate the candidate's ability to deepen one of the topics covered in the courses of the study program or, alternatively, to draw up a project on topics covered in one or more courses.
The final exam may include the discussion, in front of a special commission, of a work to deepen theoretical or applicative problems or of project development or the presentation of a report on the activities carried out as part of a company internship.
The commission, having ascertained the level of autonomy and mastery of specific methodologies reached by the candidate, as well as the acquisition of the complementary abilities envisaged in the Dublin descriptor system, expresses a judgment on the candidate with the final vote.