Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Computer Science

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8009
Course class L-31 - Computer Science
Years in which the programme is being held 1st, 2nd and 3rd year
Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Programme Director Fabio Vitali
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

To be accepted on this degree programme you need to have a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active (e.g. teaching high school), will be assigned additional learning credits.
You also need the following learning background: good general knowledge; ability to reason logically and understand written texts; good knowledge of basic mathematics.
This is a restricted-access degree programme for which a ranking list will be formed according to the results of an access test which all students must sit. The procedure and criteria of the access test will be outlined in the Call for applications. From the ranking list a pass-mark will be set allowing those above it onto the programme without any catch-up requirement. Those included in the intake but below that pass-mark will be set an additional learning requirement (known as an OFA). The OFA must be fulfilled during the first year of the programme and within the deadline set by the University.
If a student has passed the exam of Mathematical Analysis, scheduled for the first-year study plan, the OFA will be deemed to be fulfilled.
Students who fail to pass the OFA by the deadline will enrol next a.y. to repeat the first year and in the course of that year will have to go through the OFA procedure again.
Students who already have a degree or university diploma, or who enrol in the restricted-access degree programme by a switch from another Bologna University degree programme or transfer from another university, must nonetheless sit the admission test abiding by the rules outlined in the Call.
Foreign students may enrol in the degree programme up to the maximum number stipulated in the Call.

Programme profile

A degree programme in Computer Science aims to ensure that graduates have a solid grounding in the subject, ready for further refinement in a second-cycle degree programme and/or a first-level University Masters. A Computer Science graduate needs to have a flexible open-minded approach geared to problem-solving, and swift assimilation of innovative methods and techniques. The kind of job he/she will do is also likely to require familiarity with the scientific method.
To equip graduates in Computer Science with the above expertise, the degree programme:
- includes training in basic mathematics in relation to algebra, differential and integral calculus, and probability calculus;
- includes activities giving a grounding in the main areas of ICT, covering design and analysis of software (programming languages, algorithms, software engineering); and likewise a grounding in the main ICT areas of system design and administration (including operative systems, databases, distributed systems and computer networks);
- includes project planning and laboratory work designed to instil an understanding of programming methods;
- entails practice in the English language.

Expected learning outcomes

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The study plan provides a project/internship (4 credits). Students may carry out work for their thesis in firms that have stipulated an agreement with the University of Bologna. Furthermore, it is possible to do a post-graduate internship.

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International mobility

International students have many excellent opportunities available to them for investing in their future and developing their talents and skills through the various internationally recognised and accredited programs provided by the University of Bologna.
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Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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Contact details

Academic Office

Computer Science and Engineering Department

Mura Anteo Zamboni 7 - 40126 Bologna


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