ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING Degree Program Profile
Bachelor Degree in ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
3 years; 180 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Prof. ANDREA NANNINI
Department of INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Maria Greco
Language of Teaching
Certificate of completion of Italian upper secondary school or equivalent foreign qualification.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Obligatory entrance exam for orientation purposes (non-selective).
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students who do not pass the entrance exam are required to take specific courses and/or complete extra reading to prepare for the programme.
The Curriculum in Electronic Engineering aims to educate professionals with sound fundamentals and multidisciplinary skills ranging from electronics, circuit theory, systems theory, computer science, communications, control theory, economics, electromagnetics, nanoelectronics. The electronic engineer will be able to apply and develop electronics – from the level of complexity of the single device to that of modern services – in several fields of economic activity.
Key Learning Outcomes
The electronic engineering graduate
1) has adequate knowledge of methodological aspects of mathematics and basic disciplines and can use such knowledge to understand and provide appropriate solutions to engineering problems;
2) knows the typical methods of analysis and synthesis of electrical and computer engineering, and especially of electronics;
3) can use techniques and tools for the design of components, circuits, and systems;
4) can perform experiments and analyse results;
5) communicates with effectiveness, in written and oral form, in Italian and English language;
6) knows how to continuously update her or his know-how.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
Graduates in Electronic Engineering can perform professional work in the following fields:
1) As a professional engineer, the Electronic Engineer can perform consulting work in the field of certification of electronic systems, equipment, and components and can design electronic systems and circuits.
2) In public entities and in service companies, the Electronic Engineer performs his activity in the divisions in charge of buying and maintaining electronic equipment, instrumentation, and infrastructures.
3) In Manufacturing, which is the main Industrial sector of employment, the Electronic Engineer perform several technical functions in the design, production and management of complex systems for application in the ICT, biomedical, and production sectors. Multinational companies in the Semiconductors Industry represent a noteworthy sector of employment.
Access to further study
The Laurea Degree in ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING normally gives direct access to the corresponding Second Cycle degree programme. It also gives access to some other Second Cycle degree programmes, in which case extra work may be necessary for admission.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
As the final degree exam, the candidate student will prepare a 15-20 minute presentation on a subject agreed with a professor of the Laurea programme and will discuss it with a committee of three professors of the Laurea programme. The final exam provide