Software Engineering

Sapienza University of Rome

24 months
2924 EUR/year
2924 EUR/year
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The complexity of modern software (and hardware) systems needs the support of adequate methodologies for their design and analysis. The goal of the Software Engineering program at the Sapienza University of Rome is to provide such methodologies, to satisfy the ever growing needs of critical functionalities and security. 


Software Engineering is not programming: every software engineer knows how to write programs, but also knows how to operate in a group with different roles and responsibilities, with timelines, and has the ability to abstract from concrete problems to model general software solutions.

Career Development

Graduate students form the Software Engineering program at the Sapienza University of Rome are committed to excellence. Upon graduation, students frequently receive multiple job offers, and our alumni have gone on to brilliant careers in industry, research/academia or as entrepreneurs. They hold leadership positions in leading industries in the IT sector such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Digital Catapult, Ericsson, IBM, Telecom and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Automatic Software Verification Methods
  • Concurrent Systems
  • Formal Methods for Software Development
  • Security of Software Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
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

EU Citizens
  • Citizens from an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland 
  • Foreigners who already reside legally in Italy
  • Staff on duty in foreign diplomatic delegations or in international organizations established in Italy and that are accredited by Italy or the Holy See
NON-EU Citizens 
  • Non-EU citizens who have been legal residents in Italy for no less than one year as of test date registration and who have obtained an Italian university degree
  • Non-EU citizens who possess a secondary school diploma from an Italian school abroad or a foreign or international school legally recognized
  • Non-EU citizens with a valid residence permit for studies since actually enrolled in an Italian University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2924 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2924 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2924 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2924 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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