Technology / Master's degree programme
Computer Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (8 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


When deciding whether to enrol in the Second-Cycle Degree in Computer Engineering, it is important to consider the strengths of this program. Firstly, it is technologically innovative as it involves the study, experimentation, and design of cutting-edge technologies. Secondly, the program is scientifically advanced. Our Lecturers are all involved in computer engineering research laboratories among the top ranked in Europe, and the world. Thirdly, course work is extremely creative because it provides the necessary preparation for the design of computer systems of the future. Eventually, our professors are involved in research projects, which are conducted in close collaboration with local, national, and international research companies and institutions. More detailed information is available on the websites of the groups active in Modena in the area of Computer Engineering:,,, and Students will also have the opportunity to spend a period of time abroad taking courses or preparing their final thesis. More information about our initiatives can be found also on our Facebook page

Course content

The mandatory content of the program is restricted to computer engineering subjects (45 CFU) with a high customization of the program thanks to the number of choices the student can take when planning their career. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to develop mini- project, also in group, to apply the skills acquired during the program to real- life scenarios. The thesis and related work, which includes internships in companies, or projects, can also be performed abroad as part of national and international research projects. Further information is available at the website

Career options

Upon completion of the program, graduates will become Computer Engineers (with a second-cycle degree), trained to devise, plan, design, and manage complex and innovative information systems, using their strong competencies in advanced engineering and computer technology, as well as their solid ICT background that prepares them for managerial careers. Typical professional settings for a second- cycle graduates include product development and innovation, advanced design, program design, and complex systems management. These professions can be practiced, both as self-employed professionals, or as employees in service or manufacturing companies, particularly in ICT but also in manufacturing ceramics and biomedical companies. Furthermore, graduates can also continue their specialization studies by taking the advanced master and/or doctoral research program in Computer Engineering.

List of single courses taught in English

- Automotive Connectivity [ credits: 6]
- Automotive Cyber Security [ credits: 9]
- Big Data Management and Governance [ credits: 9]
- Introduction to quantum information processing [ credits: 6]
- Machine Learning and Deep Learning [ credits: 9]
- Multimedia Data Processing [ credits: 9]
- Neural Network Computing, AI and Machine Learning for Automotive [ credits: 6]
- Vision and Cognitive Systems [ credits: 9]

More information

Course Director
prof. Costantino Grana
prof.ssa Ing. Sonia Bergamaschi

The course is managed by the "Enzo Ferrari" Department of Engineering