Objectives and professional roles


This is a 2-year graduate programme entirely taught in English, offered to both national and international students.

The Master's Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering aims to form a graduate with advanced skills in processing and information-transmission systems of and to provide more specific knowledge in the design of devices and electronic systems. It provides the skills and methodological tools needed to design and develop systems for signal and image processing, antenna design, microwave systems and devices, analog and digital electronic design with applications in the fields of electronics, telecommunications. The program provides methodologies of advanced mathematical calculus, in particular functional and complex analysis, in order to introduce the necessary tools to model and formalize the solutions of complex information engineering problems. The training is complemented by providing advanced knowledge on the different topics characterizing the fields of Telecommunications and Electronics by providing advanced knowledge and skills for digital transmission techniques, theoretical and practical aspects of the information theory, analysis and management of telecommunication networks, representation and protection of multimedia information, advanced knowledge on the design of sensors and microsystems, on radio-frequency components, on analog and digital circuit design. In general, along with a solid math / science / engineering education, the option is given of choosing training student-dedicated paths which meet the requirements that technological innovation demands in application fields such as security, safety, energy and environment .

Career Opportunities

The Master's graduate in Electronics and Communications Engineering can find jobs within industries, public companies, government agencies, financial institutions and research centres, whose R&D divisions carry out activities concerning design, production and management of systems for information processing and transmission, data networking, wired and wireless transmission, design, development and management of complex electronic systems and subsystems. In particular, main positions are in companies involved in design, production and management of telecommunication systems, as well as infrastructures for data acquisition and transportation and information technology applications for telecommunications, remote sensing and multimedia. In particular, the Master's graduate at the University of Siena will acquire knowledge in the vast and complex field of smart and wireless sensor systems. Typical job opportunities for the Master's graduates include companies producing or managing telecommunication and smart sensor systems, in the agro-food, tourism and medical areas, safety and care to elderly or disabled, preservation of cultural heritage, space and automotive industry, energy, etc. The Master's graduates in Electronics and Communications Engineering can access to the Italian professional society of engineers, within the section Information Engineering