ELECTRIC ENGINEERING Degree Program Profile
Master Degree in ELECTRIC ENGINEERING
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
2 years; 120 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. STEFANO BARSALI
Department of INGEGNERIA DELL'ENERGIA, DEI SISTEMI, DEL TERRITORIO E DELLE COSTRUZIONI
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Stefano Pagliara
Language of Teaching
Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Assessment of competences acquired in First Cycle studies in related or un-related subject areas to determine admission by Degree Programme Council with possible assignment of extra work to be done before admission.
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students whose curricula show lacuna may need to take extra first cycle course units before admission.
The Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering aims to provide the students a comprehensive knowledge of the electrical disciplines and a systemic view of the entire electrical system. The main knowledge fields are electrical machines and drives, power electrical systems, applied electromagnetism, power electronics. Graduates shall be able to operate in both the industrial and research world in the whole energy sector as well as in any other industrial sector and public administrations.
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates are expected to:
-have a clear knowledge of the entire electrical system as a whole and in all its components
-have a good knowledge of the physics basis of electromagnetism
-be able to work with specific software tools
-show capacity in designing lab tests
-have a clear view of the various energy conversion processes even not purely electrical
-have some basis of managerial engineering and economics
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
The Degree prepares the students mainly to work in the electric sector industry: electric utilities, electric component manufacturers, electric plant manufacturer, system operators, energy authorities, energy market operators, public administrations.
The systemic approach makes the graduates suitable for being employed in all the engineering sectors and especially in all the energy sector including the renewable energy industry.
Access to further study
The Laurea Magistrale degree in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.
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
The final dissertation, to which 15 ECTS are allocated, must demonstrate the knowledge of the above mentioned professional skills. A thesis showing the knowledge of the up to date state of the art in some of the main fields approached during the studies m