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

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8615
Course class L-8 - Information technology engineering
L-31 - Computer Science
Years in which the programme is being held

1st and 2nd year

Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Restricted access
Curricula

Place of teaching Cesena
Programme Director Vittorio Maniezzo
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obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active (e.g. teaching high school), will be assigned additional learning credits.
Ascertaining language skills
To be admitted to the programme you need to possess an A2 level of English as certified by the University Language Centre. Students possessing the equivalent language certification may be exempted.
Those whose English is shown by the test to be lower than A2 will be marked as having an initial deficiency in language.
Making good the language deficiency is a prerequisite for taking subsequent exams.
Reaching B1 level is a prerequisite for taking third-year exams.
You also need the following learning background: good general knowledge; ability to reason logically and understand written texts; good basic knowledge of mathematics and the experimental sciences.
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 at least one of the exams scheduled for the first-year study plan and marked out of 30, 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

In conformity with the ministerial decree on degree class objectives, the teaching programme aims to give graduates both a solid theoretical, technological and methodological grounding, and some precise operative skills acquired through working on set projects that form an integral part of the training. Guided in this work, students will learn of the problem issues, reference models and the methods typically used in modelling and designing modern systems of data processing, as well as the very latest techniques by which to apply them. Special attention is paid to giving a full context to the main underpinning principles, illustrating methodological approaches, and giving a systems science overview of the offices and instruments that jointly support design of software, operative systems, information systems, calculator networks, web infrastructure and computational architectures. Specific expertise in this area is completed by a solid grounding in physics and mathematics, and interdisciplinary know-how concerning other core subject areas.
The programme is completed by bringing the level of English up to B1. This may involve both practice in the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and compulsory attendance of lessons. The criteria will be announced as the degree programme unfolds, in line with the norms set by the Academic Bodies.
All in all, the degree programme covers the theoretical and practical skills involved in the main areas of computer science.
Some specific learning targets regard techniques of ICT system programming and design, as well as familiarity with the main hardware and software technology and network systems. This basic knowledge is then supplemented with more detailed professional knowledge in specific areas of computer science which may form a passport to the world of work. To achieve this learning programme, a basic scientific background must be acquired and a method of scientific study and analysis, enabling the future graduate to gain new knowledge on his/her own, keeping abreast of a changing discipline and using innovative methods and complex apparatus.
Graduates will possess:
- a gamut of knowledge and skills in the various ICT areas of use in designing, developing and managing ICT systems and networks, regardless of the specific applicative domain;
- mastery of the mathematical tools needed for formal modelling, analysis, evaluation, design and implementation of systems;
- a certain degree of independence in assimilating various cutting-edge topics in the graduates' own field of study
- an ability to think up and defend arguments both in a work group and when working on their own;
- practice in gathering and interpreting experimental data with which to test the effectiveness and efficiency of information systems;
- effective use of written and oral English, as well as Italian, both in the graduates' special field and for exchange of general information;
- the ability to do bibliographical research, making use of databanks and information networks;
- the skills needed to pursue their studies to the next level with a high degree of autonomy.
To meet this brief, the degree programme lays on:
- training activities designed to teach basic mathematics and the essentials of the main ICT areas (including programming languages, algorithms, operative systems, databases and information systems);
- laboratory projects to practise programming methods;
- English language teaching and practice.


Expected learning outcomes

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Internship

The study plan provides an internship (6 credits).

International mobility

Students are offered a series of opportunities of carrying out exchanges programs due to the various existing agreements with foreign universities. For information about the programs you can contact:
International student office

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

Professor in charge of Student Advisory Services

Prof. Annalisa Franco e-mail: annalisa.franco@unibo.it

Tutor: Lisa Mazzini