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Communications and Computer Networks Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #348 (QS) Turin, Italy
The Master of Science in Communications and Computer Networks Engineering 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 MSc in Communications and Computer Networks Engineering 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:

  • Signal Processing: Methods and algorithms
  • Mobile Broadband Networks
  • Computer Network Design and Management
  • Operational Research or
  • Devices for Optical and Microwaves Communications
  • System Programming 
  • Information and Communication Theory
  • Stochastic Processes 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • hold a Bachelor degree awarded by an accredited foreign 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 minimum 3 years at University level, having obtained at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent. In case you obtained the high school diploma after 10 or 11 years of schooling, you must also have completed at least 15 years of previous education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Torino

  • 660 - 980 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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