Employment opportunities

Electronic Engineer


The Second-Cycle Degree in Electronic Engineering, characterised by a broad-based approach, trains professionals to fulfil technical and technical-organisational roles in a multitude of contexts with a predominantly technological content, in the fields of production, design, programming and management of complex systems and in basic and applied research, with particular reference to electronic measurement and control instrumentation, drives and control systems, elementary and/or complex components and integrated systems for the processing and treatment of electrical signals.

The preparation, which is both theoretical and applied, opens up a wide variety of employment opportunities, both in the context of industrial production and in the area of services to citizens and businesses:

1) analyst: on the basis of market requirements and the objectives set by the customer, he/she identifies new application outlets and defines system specifications;

2) designer: on the basis of the objectives set by the customer, he/she defines the specifications of electronic components, circuits and systems including sensors and drives in the various application areas and implements the design;

3) production expert: he/she can deal with the organisation and management of production activities and is able to intervene on systems and equipment through maintenance and control activities.

4) laboratory and high-tech electronic installation manager.

5) researcher in technologically advanced research centres: able to identify and propose innovative solutions in an R&D context.

The Second-Cycle Degree in Electronic Engineering allows access (subject to passing a State examination) to Section A of the Register of Engineers: the Information Technology Sector, with the title of Information Technology Engineer.


With reference to their specific competences, graduates of the second-cycle degree in Electronic Engineering are capable of:

- analysing the behaviour of complex electronic systems and assessing their performance, including in terms of reliability;

- defining and designing electronic systems, circuits and components, consciously making technological and methodological choices aimed at optimising their performance;

- organising and managing the production, engineering, maintenance and operation of electronic systems;

- operating competently in all application sectors that require the use of electronic systems or components, acting effectively in highly multidisciplinary contexts;

- promoting and managing innovation in one's own operating context, with reference to the evolution and development of information technologies in general and electronics in particular.

Employment opportunities

Thanks to the pervasiveness of modern electronic systems, graduates of the second-cycle degree in Electronic Engineering find employment opportunities in a wide range of sectors, both in the production of goods and services and in scientific and technological research.

The most important sectors are:

- semiconductor and integrated circuit design and manufacturing industries

- consumer electronic application design industries (audio, video, telephony, IT)

- electronic and optoelectronic instrumentation industries for process automation, environmental monitoring and the biomedical sector

- energy production and distribution industries

- automotive and transport industries

- manufacturing industries using electronic systems and instrumentation for the acquisition measurement, data processing and automation in the various stages of the production process

- public administration sectors and service companies applying electronic technologies and infrastructures for the processing and transmission of information

- national and international scientific and technological research bodies.

Communication Skills

Students are expected to have the ability to organise the results of their work clearly and unambiguously, and to present them effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

The graduate of the Second-Cycle Degree in Electronic Engineering:
- must possess the technical-scientific knowledge that enables him/her to fully frame his/her work in broader contexts, and to clearly justify his/her choices on the basis of known fundamentals;
- must be able to interact with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors, both in Italian and in a foreign language, typically English, and must therefore be able to communicate effectively in writing and orally
- must be able to transfer his/her knowledge using the most modern presentation technologies, including multimedia; - must possess interpersonal and decision-making skills, in order to be able to participate in, but also coordinate, work groups and train staff.

These communication skills are achieved and constantly verified:
- as part of normal teaching activities, by stimulating the active participation of students in lectures and exercises,
- on the occasion of the numerous oral examinations,
- by carrying out group activities in the laboratories, by drafting written reports and oral presentations of such activities
- in the graduation examination, in which an independently developed paper is to be discussed in front of a committee, and which is to be assessed not only in terms of its content, but also in terms of its conciseness, clarity and efficiency of presentation.