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Computer Science

University of Trento

24 months
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About

The Computer Science programme from University of Trento foresees the acquisition of knowledge, methodologies and specialized computer technologies which will give the graduate student the opportunity to plan, to design, to develop, to estimate and to manage complex innovative systems for production, transmission and processing of information.

Overview

Key Features

The goal of the Computer Science programme from University of Trento is to train people to get to know the basic theoretical principals of the computer sciences, to be able to acquire specific knowledge in the macro-areas close to software technologies, systems and networks, multimedia, embedded systems, safety and security engineering.

A strong drive toward Internationalization is one of the key factor that distinguishes Computer Science at UniTN: all Master Degree courses are taught in English, 20% of our teaching staff comes from abroad and about 40% of the Master Degree students are foreigners. The reason behind it is simple: to be a Computer Science professional today means to be confronted and to be working in a global market where the English language is fundamental. From the students’ point of view, to take part in an international environment from the start, gives them the opportunity to face global problems and cultural issues right from the beginning.

Program Overview

The Computer Science course at the University of Trento offers some specific features, which makes it unique compared to similar courses of other Italian Universities; the standards of UniTN Computer Science courses are comparable to the standards of prestigious European and worldwide universities.

A strong drive toward Internationalization is one of the key factors that distinguish Computer Science at UniTN. The Computer Science course offers the opportunity to enter the Double Degree Programme in the frame of the EIT Digital Master School; the student will spend one year in Italy and one year at the Partner University and, at the end of the program, he/she will obtain two Degrees recognized by both institutions and both Countries.

The educational offer is organized into two curricula, with different specialization areas:

Curriculum: “Computer Science and Technologies”

Areas:

  • Computational Foundations
  • Data Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Software and Service Architectures 
  • Systems and Networks
  • Curriculum: “ICT Innovation”

Areas:

  • Cyber Security
  • Software and Service Architectures
  • Data Science
  • Embedded Systems
  • FinanceTechnology
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Design

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Computer Science consists of 120 ECTS. It includes courses on the fundamentals of computer science (networking, the semantics of programming languages, formal languages, and automation, etc.) as well as courses on the selected area of specialization.Students can complete their studies with “free choice” courses covering advanced topics in different areas of specialization. Practical training periods in industrial or research laboratories allow the student to apply the gained knowledge and assimilate various aspects linked to professional practice. This program offers three different study paths focused on the following research field: Data Science, Service Design and Engineering, Systems, and Networks.The program starts every year in September. The academic year is divided into two semesters: the autumn semester (from September to January) and the spring semester (from February to June). The periods between semesters are dedicated to examinations and holidays. 

Awarded degree

Upon the successful completion of the curriculum and fulfillment of the Master’s course requirements (120 ECTS), students will be awarded a degree: Master of Science in Computer Science (in Italian - Laurea Magistrale in Informatica).Credits required to complete the Master’s degree program in Computer Science: 120 ECTSNotes: according to 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

The objective of the Master of Science in Computer Science is to form professionals and researchers with both theoretical and practical knowledge. Theory and lab classes rotate during all courses of study. That is the reason why the Computer Science graduated finds a job quickly (two months, if not before ending the studies - source Almalaurea); this happens not by chance but because Computer Science jobs are on the top 5 list of the most wanted specialists in Italy. The graduated in Computer Science can enter the workforce by planning, organizing, developing, managing, and maintaining informatics systems. For the most capable and determined students, in particular for who will continue with a doctorate, management careers will come available, because a solid competence in the principles of complexity and problem solving goes together with the ability to interact, of teamwork, and innovative proposals. Last but not least, individual capabilities are of the maximum importance: computer science is still a field where newly created innovative companies created by enterprising young people, often can top consolidated enterprises on time and quality. Further studiesThe Master of Science in Computer Science gives the basis to access the ICT Doctoral School.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Foundations
  • Data Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Software and Service Architectures 
  • Systems and Networks
  •  Cyber Security
  • Software and Service Architectures
  • Data Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Period:12/15/2021-04/03/2022: Non-EU citizens permanently living abroad12/04/2022-17/06/2022: EU students and Non-EU students living in Italy

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of Computer Science or in any related field; English language qualification at level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference)
  • Academic curriculum; higher English language level; CV and statement of purpose
  • Fore more details please see the Call for Applications

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

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  • 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.

Funding

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.

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