Academic year 2017/2018

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING Degree Program Profile

Basic Information

Qualification awarded

Bachelor Degree in TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING

Qualification Type/Level

EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6

Number of Years/credits

3 years; 180 ECTS

Mode of Study

Full-Time/Part-Time*

*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. GIULIANO MANARA
Email giuliano.manara@unipi.it

Department of INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE

Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Maria Greco
Email maria.greco@iet.unipi.it

Language of Teaching

Italian

Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

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 program.

General Information

Programme Profile

The Degree Programme in Telecommunication Engineering has the objective of preparing students with solid bases on mathematics, physics, signal processing, applied electromagnetics and telecommunications networks. The aim is to have graduates able to understand and employ scientific methodologies, and to enter their professional environment.

Key Learning Outcomes

The Degree Programme in Telecommunication Engineering has the objective of preparing students with solid bases on mathematics, physics, signal processing, applied electromagnetics and telecommunications networks. The aim is to have graduates able to understand and employ scientific methodologies, and to enter their professional work environment.

Occupational Profile/s of Graduates

Most of the graduates carry on their studies onto the second level degree in Telecommunications Engineering. The first level graduates, who choose to leave their studies, find employment in the field of: basic information and communication technology (ICT), analysis and simulation of communication systems, assembly and use of telecommunications devices and systems.
The program prepares its students for their profession as:
- Laboratory technicians;
- Junior engineers in private and public companies;
- Data analysts;
- Junior engineers in the field of applied electromagnetics and electromagnetic compatibility;
- Junior engineers in the field of testing and certification;
- Assembler and controller of analogic and digital telecommunications devices and systems.

Access to further study

The Laurea Degree in TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING normally provides direct access to the corresponding Second Cycle degree program. It also gives access to some other Second Cycle degree programs, in which case extra work may be necessary for being admitted.

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

In order to obtain the qualification, the student must sit a final examination to which 3 ECTS credits are allocated. The student is asked to prepare and discuss a dissertation on a specific topic in the field of telecommunications engineering. The dissertation must demonstrate the ability of the student to autonomously approach and solve technical problems in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Course structure diagram

Available courses