- Level: Master's Degree
- Duration: 2 years
- Italian classification: LM-18
- Language: English
- Admission: Public selection
- Location: Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Via Sommarive 5 - 38123 Trento (Povo), Italy
The goal of the Master's Degree in Computer Science (“Laurea Magistrale in Informatica”) is to train people to get to know the basic theoretical principles of the computer sciences, to be to able to acquire specific knowledge in the macro-areas close to software technologies, systems and networks, multimedia, embedded systems, safety and security engineering.
The course foresees the acquisition of knowledge, methodologies and specialized computer technologies which will give to the graduated student the opportunity to plan, to design, to develop, to estimate, to manage complex or innovative systems for the production, the transmission and processing of information. During the course, after having acquired the above-mentioned competences, the student will be able to choose to further consolidate his knowledge by following a course in computer sciences and technologies, which offers advanced and innovative methodologies to be able to tackle complex industrial technological problems, or to undertake a research doctorate
In alternative, the student will be able to take up interdisciplinary studies, aimed at completing his own computer science background with management/economic competences in the field of technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the ICT sector, or to undertake a double degree with a foreign university. Among the common objectives we like to underline: the autonomy, by taking responsibility of projects and structures of large dimensions; the widening of the scientific research methodology, the method of logical-deductive thinking and the inductive methods connected to research; the fundamental knowledge of the techniques and methods to design and implement information systems, both basics and applicatives.
Among more specific objectives we like to mention: to pursue the scientific and technological aspect of one of the computer science macro-areas or pursuing more than one macro-area. The completion of the career by undertaking other courses offered by UniTN (biology, economy, math, etc.) or activities related to entrepreneurship and innovation within the educational programs offered by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
The EIT Digital Master School program is held in a consortium of European top universities and led together with business partners. The EIT Digital program involves a mandatory mobility scheme, the first year in an entry university and the second one in an exit university. It also includes a mandatory Summer School held in Europe. At the end of the program a Master degree will be awarded by both universities involved in the mobility scheme. The EIT Digital Master School technical majors on Computer Science are the following:
- Cyber Security (entry & exit point)
- Finance Technology (entry & exit point)
- Human Computer Interaction & Design (exit point)
- Embedded Systems (exit point)
- Data Science (exit point)
Starting from the academic year 2022-23, the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science will offer within the Master’s Degree Programme in Computer Science a new specialization area "Competitive Manufacturing" connected with the EIT Master "Data Analysis and AI for competitive manufacturing" reserved to students who want to pursue the EIT double degree program in the frame of the EIT Manufacturing Master School. The EIT Manufacturing Master School offers 5 specialization areas (tracks), the University of Trento participates in the following area as an exit university (2nd year):
- Data Analysis and AI for Competitive Manufacturing (exit point).
For further information about: EIT Manufacturing Master School website
The graduates in Computer Science can enter the workforce by planning, organizing, developing, managing and maintaining information 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 on the principles of complexity and problems solving goes together with the ability to interact, of team-work 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.
With reference to the ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics) professional opportunities list, the following professions can be undertaken by a Computer Science Graduated:
188.8.131.52.3 - Informatics Technicians
184.108.40.206 - Informatics and telematics
220.127.116.11 - Researchers, graduated technicians and similar
18.104.22.168 - Entrepreneurs and administrators of privately-owned companies servicing enterprises, banking sector and similar
22.214.171.124 - Entrepreneurs, managers and professionals in charge of small enterprises in servicing enterprises, banking sector and similar.
However, it is important to notice that this directory is constantly overtaken, as the Computer Science and Technologies development is in continuous rapid progress.
The Master's Degree in Computer Science gives the basis to access for the Information and Communication Technology Doctoral School.