Academic year 2020/2021

INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA Degree Programme Profile

Basic Information

Qualification awarded


Qualification Type/Level

EHEA Second cycle, EQF level 7

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 pace. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.

Name of the Course Director and other contact information

President of the Degree Course Council:


Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Stefano Pagliara

Language of Teaching


Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

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.

General Information

Programme Profile

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, commentary 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 based on the performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. The 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 the examination and final grades among students for each degree programme, in order to facilitate the comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on the occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated based 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 into 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 students choose which of the appelli they wish 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

Course structure diagram

Available courses, 2020/2021