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BScFull-time3 yearsOctober find outEUR 2739 per year

About Information Engineering, BSc - at University of Padua

The Bachelor’s degree provides in-depth training in both the physical/mathematical fundamentals and in the disciplines characterising information engineering: control systems, electronics, telecommunications, computer science and bioengineering. The educational objectives are distinguished by a methodological and multidisciplinary training approach which enables to acquire skills in information and communication technologies (ICT) based on a solid physical/mathematical background.
At first, the programme offers fundamental and cross-cutting theoretical course units. As students progress, specialising courses, including high-tech equipped laboratory units, can be chosen within a large list, to create personal, focalised or broad-spectrum training.

Programme structure

1st Year: Calculus 1, Foundations of computer science, Linear algebra, Physics 1, Digital systems

2nd Year: Data structures and algorithms, Physics 2, Calculus 2, Electric circuit, Introduction to machine learning, Probability theory, Signals and systems

3rd Year
Compulsory course units: Control systems, Electronics, Telecommunications.
Course units to be chosen by the student:
List 1 – Algorithms for engineering, Information transmission media (at least 1);
List 2 – Systems and models, Internet, Digital signal processing, Microcontrollers and DSP (at least 2);
List 3 – Computer engineering laboratory, Internet and multimedia laboratory, Signals and measurement laboratory, Bioengineering laboratory, Control systems laboratory, Microelectronics laboratory, Optics and photonics laboratory (at least 2).

Career opportunities

This Bachelor’s degree grants access to all Master’s degree programmes in the area of ICT, in Italy and abroad. Four Master’s degrees (Computer EngineeringControl Systems EngineeringElectronic EngineeringICT for Internet and Multimedia) are also offered, in English, by the same Department. As well, graduates can find professional employment in all areas of ICT, in enterprises or in the public sector.

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Notes about fees for this course

Our tuition fees will not exceed 2700 euros per year. Scholarship and fee waivers are available for international students, for more information visit our website.

Entry requirements

Secondary Studies diploma (or equivalent)

English TOLC-I
Please check the TOLC webpage
IMPORTANT: TOLC-I results can be uploaded after the call for application deadline.

Rules for EU and equated candidates ONLY
The English TOLC-I test must have been sat between 1st March 2022 and 2nd August 2023 and results uploaded in the dedicated task by 4th August 2023.

  • Candidates with an English TOLC-I score equal or above 30/50 will automatically receive an admission offer;
  • Candidates with an English TOLC-I score below 30/50 will be placed on a waiting list. At the end of the Call for application, they will be ranked according to their test results and will receive an admission offer depending on left available places.

Please verify country-based specific entry title requirements at the following link.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

  • You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.

  • If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.

English B1 Level (CEFR) or equivalent

Please check out this link for the full list of accepted certificates, minimum scores and exemptions.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at University of Padua

The University of Padua, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and other organisations offer various scholarships and fee-waiver opportunities to support students.

The University of Padua offers up to 54 "Padua International Excellence Scholarships" to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue an English-taught degree at Padua.

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Prachi

  • from India
  • Master’s degree in Biotechnologies for food science

I was positive to join UniPD because it had a curriculum that did fit my subject. Furthermore, there is a history of UniPD that instantly depicts the strong foundation of education... and to me that university, where I would get that foundation would always be preferred. And looking back at those years, I can clearly see that it was the right choice.

The educational structure was somewhat to quite different from my home country.
1) There is an inclination towards comprehensiveness of the course; professors like to teach in depth which make you get immersed into the topic and fully understand it.
2) Exam period is especially interesting. You have so much time to focus and prepare (even though it never feels enough to any student.. haha). Also, there is a good direction by the professor if someone doesn't do well in the exam, so he/she can prepare better next time and retake the exam.
3) It has a strong research focus for the science-based courses and that makes it a good learning.

I enjoyed going to classes, and then walking around in the city, breathing the nature and refreshing in the company of my class-mates. There were phases of fun, study, extreme-fun and intense-study, which we managed to balance well somehow. The bestest part was having some professors who were like friends to us, which made study much more engaging.. and I for sure miss those professors. Can you imagine how good it was, that someone miss going to classes, and by the way, it is not only about UniPD, but there was also a lot because of the country, Italy, that made my time memorable.

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Carolina

  • from Brasil
  • Master’s degree in Forest Science

The master's programme in Forest Science balances equally between the theoretical and practical parts of the courses, which frequently involves field trips in the North region of Italy, where Padova is located. This is a privileged region to have a forest science course, since it is close to a variety of ecosystems, such as the mountains (Alps), plain area (Po river), and the coast (Venice) and where it is possible to see the interaction of people-nature and climate change aspects.

After the first year of the master experience, I got the chance to do a summer internship in FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), whose headquarter is in Rome. That was a dream coming true, since from the beginning of my career I used FAO’s reports as supporting material for my job and studies.

Padua has the charm of a small city but everything you need from a big city. The thing I appreciate the most is just walking around the city centre and admiring the architecture of the historical buildings and squares, with an occasional stop for a coffee or spritz! The fact that it is bike friendly was another big plus.

Padova is also logistically interesting, since you can easily reach many beautiful cities by train or bus, such as Venice (in just 30 minutes!), Verona, Vicenza, Treviso, or if you feel like going a little bit further (2 hours) you can get to Milano, or to the Alps (Belluno, Asiago), where you can find natural areas to hike or ski or just escape the hot summer days.

Coming to Padova not only changed my professional career, but deeply changed my personal life: Here I found friends that I know I can count on for the rest of my life, and I also found love! I met my boyfriend over a year ago in the University.

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Lauren

  • from Scotland
  • Master’s degree in Human Rights and Multilevel Governance

I would recommend the Unipd experience to anyone who wants to challenge themselves and be immersed in the Italian style of learning at university. At times it’s very intense but it’s also flexible and can suit anyone’s schedule, as I managed to work part time and even for 6 months, full time, on top of studying and volunteering. One thing I think is really important is making a real effort to learn Italian: it was very important for me to speak to local people and have the independence to go through bureaucratic procedures independently. In saying that, Padua is a very open-minded city with lots of people who speak English and a lot of international students! I sat my Italian exam and I was very happy that my efforts to immerse myself in the language have paid off, having never properly studied Italian before arriving in Padua!

An important part of my university experience came from joining the CUS Padova triathlon team. Having not come from a sporty background but however enjoying running and cycling, I decided to challenge myself to complete a triathlon. I didn’t realise I would find such a great team of people who encouraged me to keep going and after 6 months in the team I saw such great improvements in my fitness. I managed to participate in 4 races, even completing one in Scotland whilst visiting home! The training sessions helped to de-stress after long days of studying but it also required a lot of commitment and taught me how to balance my studies alongside preparation for the race season!

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