Course presentation

The degree course in 'Computer Systems, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering' represents the evolution of a consolidated tradition. In fact, over the last twenty years the University of Parma has always offered study courses at different levels in Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering with extremely positive employment and career opportunities. Long-term observation of graduates' careers and data from the Alma Laurea Consortium testify to their successful integration into the world of work.
Starting from A.Y. 2021/22, the LIIET curriculum is organised to offer a strong transversality. The first two years and part of the third year have fixed course units. In the third year, it is possible to choose one curriculum (worth 24 ECTS credits) from the following eight possible curricula in order to study aspects of interest to you:
•             Automation
•             Electronics
•             Electronics for industry and energy
•             ICT for Internet and multimedia
•             Software systems engineering
•             IoT for intelligent systems
•             Distributed networks and systems
•             Digital systems and communications
The 24 ECTS credits of the curriculum are in addition to the 12 ECTS credits reserved for free-choice activities, allowing students a large (or larger) degree of customisation of their curriculum.

The course in brief

The Degree Course in Computer Systems, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering aims to train engineers in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) whose background is wide ranging, and who have adequate knowledge of the methodological aspects of the basic sciences and Computer Systems Engineering, with specific skills in Computer Systems Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering.
The overall objective of the degree course is to train engineers who are ready to enter the labour market immediately but also to continue his or her studies, being equipped with the appropriate educational foundations to acquire the ability to promote technological innovation and design complex systems. The course benefits from the direct contacts that the Information Technology Engineering research groups have with the most advanced national and international organisations, and from a close connection with a world of work that requires more graduates than are available today.
Employment and career opportunities are extremely positive: long-term observation of graduates' careers and data from the Alma Laurea Consortium testify to their successful integration into the world of work. After passing the State Examination, the Graduate in Information Technology Engineering can register on the Register of Engineers, Section B (Junior Information Technology Engineer).
The course aims to provide future graduates with a good basic education and a broad-based engineering background through the course units in the first, second and partly in the third year. Through the definition of the programme of study and the free-choice activities, students, depending on their aptitudes and their intention to take a specific second-cycle degree course or enter the world of work, will be able to complete their education by tailoring it to the most appropriate disciplinary and applicative contexts in the fields of software systems engineering, automation, Internet of Things, analogue and digital electronics, electronics for industry and energy, telecommunications systems and networks, digital and multimedia communications.
The training activity is divided into a limited number of teaching modules, each of which comprises classroom lectures, tutorial sessions and/or laboratory activities, and individual study or activities, each worth a number of ECTS credits that the student obtains through examinations.
The graduate's training profile enables him/her to work in the fields of design, development, engineering, production, operation and maintenance of computer, electronic and telecommunications systems. Specific attention is paid to the ICT scenario and the pervasive use of these technologies in all areas of production and social life. Therefore, the graduate's natural career opportunities lie in companies that design and/or manufacture systems and equipment and in organisations that provide services in the many fields of ICT. The course also helps future graduates enter the world of work by offering internships within companies, for which we have a well-established tradition and a large number of partner companies.