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Electronic Engineering, MSc, University of Padua


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MScFull-time2 yearsOctober find outEUR 2739 per year

About Electronic Engineering, MSc - at University of Padua

A course combining technological innovation (hardware) and design / application skills (software), training professionals capable of working from the single component level up to the most complex systems. You may choose from six paths: Nanoelectronics and photonics, Electronics for energy, Advanced integrated circuits, Biomedical and health care, Consumer electronics and domotics, Smart industry and automotive. The variety of educational paths and workshops is a guarantee of multidisciplinarity and of a training in tune with the continuous evolution of technology. You will be provided with the skills required to work in many employment sectors, all characterised by high innovation and competitiveness: from companies for automation and robotics, to those for aeronautics and space, from manufacturing companies to all of those in which skills for development and use of electronic systems and telecommunication services are required.

Characteristics and objectives
Features and purpose
The master degree in Electronic Engineering is aimed at training designers of electronic systems in various sectors, such as electronics for computing and telecommunications, industrial, electronics for biomedical applications, the electronics domestic use (home, office, transport), the electronics for airborne-space systems.
The Master engineer professional figure will be able to adapt to the rapid and continuous technological innovation, to easily interact with other Engineering sectors and to operate in all areas of application electronics. In particular, the graduates will have the ability to solve engineering problems of high complexity, operating in multidisciplinary environments and in full cooperation with other members of the technical staff. They will be able to evaluate, analyse and solve problems in new and emerging areas of their specialization by applying innovative methods in problem solving. They will have the ability to design and conduct analytic studies, to operate in the field of measurements, computer simulations and experiments in the laboratory. They will critically discuss the obtained data, draw conclusions and make decisions with the aim of optimizing the proposed solutions. They can actively participate in decision-planning phases of the design of new equipment and systems. They have the ability to assess the possibility of application of emerging technologies, evaluating the purchase of equipment and consciously choose the suitable components to the development of complex systems. Finally, they will develop their awareness in the reliability problems often heavily dependent on the application sector of the product.

Programme structure

The programme offers six study paths that focus on different aspects of contemporary electronic engineering:
- Nanoelectronics and photonics
- Electronics for energy
- Integrated circuits
- Biomedical and health care
- Consumer electronics and domotics
- Smart industry and automotive.

They all include a block of mandatory core course units (51 ECTS) aimed to guarantee that all graduates acquire a solid foundation in the main areas of electronic engineering.

Occupational opportunities
The master electronics engineer, thanks to a solid basic education and to a significant expertise in the key application areas, enhanced by highly interdisciplinary nature of knowledge, aims to meet the advanced and innovative requirements of most high-tech companies. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering opens employment opportunities both in small and medium-sized enterprises, operating in various sectors of information technology, electromechanical, biomedical, entertainment, and in large enterprises of microelectronics, telecommunications, automotive, avionics. The curriculum offers a multidisciplinary training, compatible with the flexibility required by market globalization and the constant evolution of technologies and products.
Typical employment opportunities for graduates in Electronic Engineering are in:
- companies that design and develop electronic components, equipment, and systems, including the semiconductor industry;
- companies that develop systems and devices in different sectors for which electronics represents the essential element: the automotive, biomedical, telecommunications, avionics, space, solid state lighting, management and conversion;
- companies that design and develop equipment, systems and infrastructures for the acquisition and transmission of information and its use in telematic applications;
- manufacturing enterprises, agro-food companies, companies operating in residential areas, areas of public administration and service companies, in which systems and infrastructure for the acquisition, processing, processing and transmission of information (data, voice and images) are used;
- industrial automation and robotics companies that use systems for the automation of their manufacturing process;
- companies from different sectors, which require expertise in the development and use of electronic systems and telecommunications services in the internal organization support, production and marketing;
- public and private enterprises of telecommunication services and terrestrial or satellite remote sensing.
Graduates in Electronic Engineering can also work professionally on the standard test and collaborate with certification laboratories.

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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

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required in related subjects or proven skills in 1) Eletronics; 2) Informatics and/or Information Engineering; 3) Physics and Mathematics.
  • Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA
    Please verify country-based specific entry title and GPA requirements at the following link.
  • Entry test on basic analog/digital electronics, mathematics and physics

English language

B2 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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  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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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