Electronics Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Palermo | Palermo, Italy
24 months
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The Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the University of Palermo (Italy), with around 60 years of history, offers an interdisciplinary training program, organized in two years, and articulated in four curricula (“Modern Electronics”, “Telecommunications”, “Bioelectronics” and “Robotics and mechatronics”).

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Thanks to the acquired skills, especially through laboratory activities, graduates in Electronics Engineering can easily find a job.

Graduates of the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the University of Palermo  provide the answer to the need for transversal skills, nowadays more and more required in the fields of smart cities, Internet of Things, big data, secure and ultra-broadband telecommunications networks, last generation electrical networks, smart and electrical vehicles, domotics, mechatronics, robotics, but also of diagnostic medicine, new production technologies and modern power plant engineering.

  • The MODERN ELECTRONICS curriculum allows to work on the design, development and realization of electronic devices and systems, in different contexts including micro/nano electronics, electronic design, electronics for industry, energy and automotive. The graduates will have acquired a broad spectrum of knowledge, ranging from physics of semiconductors, to the technologies for designing and producing devices and circuits, to the electronic characterization methodologies and measurement equipment.
  • The TELECOMMUNICATION curriculum allows to find a job on the design, development, production, operation and maintenance of telecommunications systems, network operators  and ICT service providers offering wired and wireless communications, remote sensing and teletraffic control, network security, critpography, cybersystems, smart grids and network data services. The acquired knowledge and skills will pertain to different telecommunication fields: broadband communication systems, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), innovative modulation techniques, signal processing, Internet and wireless networking technologies and services, optical fibers, mm-Wave transmission systems, wireless sensor networks (WSN), vehicular networks, underwater communications and sensors, communications for unmanned vehicles (e.g. drones, authonomous vehicules), artificial intelligence, software defined radios, network function virtualization, 5G edge computing, cloud and fog network offloading, content delivery networks, radar, antennae, satellite, wireless localization,  body area networks, cyberphysical systems, blockchains,  and system management.
  • The BIOELECTRONICS curriculum allows to work both in industries, healthcare facilities, specialized clinical laboratories, and also in research centers and universities, with tasks concerning the design, production, management, testing and employment of biomedical sensors, instrumentation and medical software for monitoring of healthy or impaired people (also directly at home, i.e. ambient assisted living environment), for therapy or diagnostic support, and also for e-health and telemedicine. The knowledge and skills provided in the curriculum include a strong basic training in the electronic field, with specialized skills in the fields of sensors and diagnostic equipment, of electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) for biomedical applications (i.e. for acquiring, storing, handling and transferring biomedical data and signals), and of analysis, modeling and post-processing of signals, images and medical-biological data.
  • The ROBOTICS AND MECHATRONICS curriculum allows to find a job in the automotive, nautical, avionic, railway and electromechanical sector, also for companies dealing with industrial or mobile robotics, or in research and development centers specialized in the automation sector. Within this curriculum, the approach of control and systems engineering is employed to deal with complex systems, managing the interaction among the various components of a system and optimizing its operation. The main knowledge and skills acquired will deal with the identification and filtering of dynamical systems, the modeling, analysis, simulation and control of the main mobile robotic platforms available nowadays, with specific reference to robotics architectures and to control algorithms for vehicles and aircrafts.

Programme Structure

Students can learn to:

  • characterize optical and optoelectronic components and circuits, acquire and elaborate medical signals (Optics and Optoelectronics Laboratory);
  • analyse the performances of components and circuits operating at very high frequencies (Microwave Electronics Laboratory);
  • acquire the needed skills for the characterization of experimental prototypes of converters (Power Electronics Laboratory);
  • design digital electronic systems for embedded applications (Programmable digital electronic systems Laboratory);
  • emulate control systems for mobile two-wheeled robots and for quadcopters (Mobile Robots Laboratory);
  • evaluate network architectures and protocols interactions (Telecommunications Laboratory);
  • synthesize innovative materials for nanoelectronics applications (Thin Film Laboratory).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • You’ll need a first cycle University Degree. You may choose only 2nd cycle Degree Courses compliant with your 1st cycle Degree.

Tuition Fee

Foreign students will finalize the enrollment by presenting their personal income certificate (ISEE - a document that can be requested at a dedicated help desk), in order to be located in the proper tax area to calculate the right amount of fees.

If they do not present any personal income certificate, they will have to pay a standard amount of fees: €300 for students from a member country of the DAC LIST OCSE; €600 for those NOT from a DAC LIST OCSE country. 

In addition they will pay the regional tax (€ 150) and the virtual revenue stamp (€ 16).

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Living costs for Palermo

610 - 870 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Please, visit the webpage of MSc Degree Course in Electronics Engineering at UNIPA on the official website to get information and be updated about scholarships.

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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