Communications and Computer Networks Engineering

Politecnico di Torino

24 months
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The Communications and Computer Networks Engineering programme at Politecnico di Torino focuses heavily on research and design and it provides methodologies for the analysis of complex systems, thus allowing either employment in highly competitive companies and in industrial or public research centres of excellence, or continuation of studies in a Ph.D. program.


Through its cross curricular and multidisciplinary approach, the Communications and Computer Networks Engineering programme at Politecnico di Torino equips students with methodological skills in telecommunications, computer engineering and other IT engineering specializations that are needed to design in an innovative way both complex telecommunication systems and advanced data transmission applications and networks. 

The MSc program favours methodological rather than descriptive content, providing students with solid and long terms skills, which are needed for a swift entry on the job market, and with foundations that allow a continuous educational update. 

The Master of Science in Communications and Computer Networks Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin ends with the preparation of a thesis: a time and opportunity for individual learning and work. 

This is of fundamental importance for the completion of the students' training, because it exercises their ability to work both independently and within a group that is working on highly interdisciplinary topics. The thesis may be a research, design or advanced development activity taking place in Politecnico di Torino or within a company. 

The final thesis work is then described in a dissertation that must demonstrate a mastery of the topics, the originality of the results and overall good communication skills. 

Career opportunities

The main professional profiles trained by the degree program are:

  •  designer of telecommunications equipment,
  •  design and development expert of communication networks and telematic services,
  •  marketing expert,
  •  engineer, experienced in the management of communications systems and computer networks,
  •  researcher in ICT disciplines,
  •  freelance/consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer network design and management
  • Information and communication theory
  • Signal processing: methods and algorithms
  • Stochastic processes
  • System programming
  • Devices for optical and microwave communications
  • Operational research
  • Network modelling and simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1st Call: February 12th 
    • 2nd Call: May 4th
    • 3rd call: June 19th




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a Bachelor degree awarded by an accredited foreign university obtained after at least 15 years of previous education(primary and secondary plus university).
  • In case you are enrolled in a “single cycle” Laurea magistrale course (5 or 6 years degree program) and you have not yet graduated, you must have completed at least 15 years of previous education (minimum 3 years at University level) having obtained at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent.
  • Any field of Engineering, Computer science, Mathematics

Tuition Fee

The new model adopted by Politecnico consists in:

  • For non-EU students living outside Italy and not belonging to a LDC, the amount of the tuition fee is calculated considering their country of origin and whether they apply or not for tuition fee reduction according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).
  • For EU students living outside Italy, the amount of the tuition fee depends on whether they submit or not the tuition fee reduction application according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).


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