24 months
6500 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Information and Communication Engineering program from University of Trento is intended to provide graduate students with advanced skills in the field of telecommunications and electronic engineering.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

The specialist graduates will gain a deep understanding of the most recent technologies, tools, systems, and infrastructures for telecommunication applications. The studying process will be combined with practical laboratory sessions, in order to provide students with both practical and theoretical skills.

The standard M.S. program lasts two years. It includes courses on fundamentals of Telecommunications as well as advanced specialization courses chosen by the student.

Every year in March, the Teaching Committee approves of the Manifesto Studiorum which contains the course program for the following academic year. This includes the list of courses available, their respective syllabuses, types of examination, educational material and administrative information. Thanks to the Erasmus international mobility program, the study plan can contain courses and exams taken at other top European universities. Students can participate in this program without any increase in fees. The period abroad can last from three to twelve months. Other opportunities for international mobility are also possible.

At the end of the M.S. program, students will be required to have a training period in a company or in a research laboratory.

Students with multiple University-level qualifications in Electronics, Information Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, or closely related disciplines could have a certain number of examinations recognized from previous studies in their individual study plans. The examination recognition will depend on the educational background of the student and will be performed only after the official enrolment for the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI).

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering aims to train professionals to produce and manage technological innovation and fulfill high-profile technical and/or managerial roles in contexts that require in-depth knowledge of Information Engineering disciplines with a focus on specific aspects of Telecommunications Engineering.

Within the program there are different areas of specialization:

"Signal Processing and Understanding” Area, aimed to provide vertical expertise in the design and analysis of information for various application areas such as multimedia, environmental remote sensing, assistive technologies and biomedical, digital security, and smart cities.

"Wireless and Networking” Area, which aims to provide in-depth expertise in the study, design, and development of wireless systems for communications/radar and telecommunications networks, as well as their application in terrestrial and aerospace


The Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering consists of 120 ECTS. It provides students with 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. All students are required to attend both compulsory and free-choice specialization courses. The number of credits related to each course may range between 3 and 12, depending on the number of academic hours of the course itself. The dissertation and the final exam will confer some additional credits. The study plan can also include exams taken in other European Universities within the framework of the Erasmus+ international mobility program. Students may join this program without any increase in fees. The period spent abroad can last from three to twelve months.The program starts every year in September. The academic year is divided into two semesters: autumn semester (from September to January) and spring semester (from February to June). The periods between semesters are dedicated to examinations and holidays. Credits required to complete the Master’s degree program in Information and Communication Engineering: 120 ECTS

Notes: according to the Sorbonne (1988) and the Bologna (1999) declarations university-level study programs in the European Higher Education Area are structured in university credits (ECTS). A university credit corresponds to 25 hours of student workload, time for personal preparation included. The annual average workload for a full-time student is conventionally fixed at 60 credits.

Career Opportunities

Our Information and Communication (IC) Engineers fulfill 21 European ICT professional profiles among the 23 recently defined by the European Union. To report just a few of them: Business Information Manager, Systems Analyst and Architect, ICT Operation Manager, Developer, Digital Media Specialist, Network and Technical Specialist, ICT Security Manager, ICT Trainer, and Consultant.

In general, our IC engineers acquire know-how in:

  • The design, testing, validation, control, and production of new devices ranging from networks of wireless nanosensors to large aerospace systems;
  • The creation of software for the analysis, understanding, transmission, and exploitation of information in all its physical instantiations;
  • The organization and management of communication systems as well as all aspects related to their innovation and marketing.

Further studies

The Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering provides a solid base to access the ICT International Doctoral School.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Signal Processing and Understanding
  • Wireless and Networking
  • Cloud and Networking Infrastructures
  • Visual Computing and Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 

12/15/21-4/03/22 for Non-EU citizens permanently living abroad; 

12/4/22-17/06/22 for EU students and Non-EU students living in Italy




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Information and Communication Engineering or related field
  • English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • Please see the Call for Applications for more details. 

How to apply

  • Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: 340€ - 3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
  • Non-EU: 1000€ - 6500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation) 

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Scholarships are based on income/merit. Information on the tuition fees and ISEE index (economic index of your family financial situation) are available on the Infostudenti UniTrento web page. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index, you will have to pay the maximum tuition amount. Once the ISEE has been calculated, eligible students can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship starting from June/July.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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