FIRST DEGREE COURSE in COMPUTER SCIENCE
Qualifications Awarded: First Degree in Computer Science
Candidates are expected to have acquired adequate mathematical competencies from their high school education and sufficient knowledge of the Italian language. They will be admitted after passing a placement test. Admittance is currently limited to 90 students but can vary from year to year.
Educational and Professional Goals:
The main objective of the First Degree in Computer Science is the creation of a professional figure who is experienced in problem-solving, possesses solid computational skills, is knowledgeable of computer systems and has a sound background in mathematics. Graduates should be able to understand and use mathematical models designed for scientific, technological or economic purposes and be capable of developing and administering advanced software programmes within an industrial setting.
The programme in this Degree Course emphasizes innovative technologies such as that of Artificial Intelligence and advanced information systems, like Knowledge-Management, Data-Warehousing and Data-Mining, as well as systems related to the Internet environment. Therefore, the Computer Science curriculum contains courses which introduce students to the principles, structure and use of relational databases, and to the methods and techniques for developing and implementing computer systems. The curriculum also incorporates external activities designed to offer students stages in industries, public administrations or laboratories as well as the possibility for short-term studies at other Italian or foreign universities. This training prepares Computer Science graduates for a wide range of professional activities ranging from organization, maintenance and research, to the development of computer systems. Employment possibilities range from pursuing careers in companies specialised in the production, implementation or administration of computer systems and networks to those in corporate administrations and laboratories which utilise complex computer technologies.
Detailed information about the courses can be found in the Course Information Page.
Access to Further Studies: Advanced Degrees in Computer Science
The Final Test consists out of presenting a poster and an oral discussion, before a Degree Course Committee, of a written report of work accomplished during an off-campus stage or a Final Research Project related to a topic covered in the curriculum. The Final Project is worth 10 credits and carried out under the supervision of a Faculty member of the Degree Course. The topic is usually defined at the beginning of the third year of study and pursued intensively during the last semester.
Examination and Assessment Regulations:
The final exam consists in presenting an thesis script in which the student develops some of the themes dealt with during the training course. This test should be developed under the supervision of a professor of the Study Course. The topic is usually defined at the beginning of the third year of course.
Attendance is obligatory. The examination mode of each course is variable (see the individual course descriptions) and may be only or a combination of written exams, orals exams, or laboratory experimentations. The course load for full time students is (at least) 180 credits. Course grades are given on a scale from 0 to 30, where 18 is the minimum passing grade, with the possibility of receiving "30 e lode" for exceptional work and performance throughout the course. The First Degree is rewarded upon completion of the coursework and the successful discussion of the Final Research Project. Students receiving the First Degree in Computer Sciences graduate with a final numerical grade out of 110. However, the examination committee may grant the student honours with a final graduating grade of “110 e lode” for exceptional work accomplished within the three-year schedule and a sound Final Project.
Official statistics of 2018 regarding graduation, employment and student satisfaction indexes can be found on the Universitaly portal - l'Università Italiana a portata di click.
The degree course annually receives the GRIN Certifcation. Details on rules and outcomes of the certification procedure are available at this link.
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