Computer and Automation Engineering

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Computer and Automation Engineering

Degree code
LM-32 – Computer engineering
Free – the adequacy of students’ knowledge will be tested
Lectures On site

Features and aims of the course


The course aims to train highly qualified professionals with remarkable design skills in the most advanced fields of automation and IT systems, such as non-linear control, mechatronic, and robotic system control, distributed computing infrastructures and systems, data management and advanced data analysis, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. Students will have the possibility to opt for specific, specializing study plans or for more interdisciplinary ones. Technical skills and organizational-managerial knowledge are acquired alongside one another, so as to provide students with the ability to understand the close relationship between information and automation technologies and organizational innovation.

This type of education meets the cultural, professional and working needs of the modern “information society”, in which information and automation technologies play, and will continue to play, a central role in redesigning all aspects of people’s lives as well as in the development of economic activities. It prepares professional figures, highly requested on the global market, and enables them to keep up with technological development, or even to determine its path by joining research facilities or laboratories.


The Course offers wide freedom of choice among many highly specialized subjects, letting students put together a study plan tailored to their interests and professional needs. Notably, the following training options are available:

– a highly interdisciplinary course, in which the student is free to choose both from the computer engineering sector and from the automation sector;

– a course oriented towards computer engineering, in which the student can customize the study plan and with about 90% of lessons dealing with specific computer science topics;

– a course oriented towards automation engineering, in which the student can customize the study plan and with about 90% of lessons dealing with specific automation science topics.

IT subjects:

  • Project Management for ICT
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Programming
  • Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Software Cybersecurity
  • Programming Languages
  • Dedicated Operating Systems
  • Advanced Cybersecurity for IT
  • Data Science
  • New Generation Databases
  • Computer Graphics & Multimedia
  • Computer Vision & Deep Learning
  • Digital Adaptive Circuits & Learning Systems
  • Cybersecurity for Networks

Automation subjects:

  • Non-linear control
  • Dynamics and Control of Intelligent Robots and Vehicles
  • Control System Design
  • Preventive maintenance applied to robotics and intelligent automation
  • Drives for automation and robotics
  • Mechatronics laboratory
  • Automation systems
  • Mechanics of Automatic Machines


Graduates in Computer and Automation Engineering are highly requested and enter the labour market immediately after graduation, with an unemployment rate equal to zero.
The main occupational fields are:

  • innovative software houses & start-ups;
  • consulting companies in the ICT field;
  • businesses producing goods and/or services;
  • energy production, transformation and distribution plants;
  • oil and gas, petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants;
  • manufacturing industries, public administration sectors and service companies that use information systems for environmental protection purposes as well as for the management and automation of production processes;
  • automotive and transport industry;
  • automatic machines, robots and more generally mechatronic systems industry;
  • public and private research and development centres that operate in innovative fields of computer engineering and automation.


Maximum flexibility of choice between a large number of highly specialized subjects, and a customizable study plan tailored according to one’s interests and professional objectives, allow immediate post-graduationaccess to the labour market, with an employability rate of 100%, one year after graduation.

The professionalizing experiences in state-of-the-art laboratories carried out in collaboration with local and multinational companies aiming to create and foster innovative start-ups, and the agreements entered into with numerous foreign institutions that make it possible to participate in international mobility programs, allow students to enrich their curriculum and foster their aptitude for reconversion between the numerous fields of application following technology progress or changing working conditions.


President of the course:
Prof. Gianluca Ippoliti

Ufficio Orientamento e Tutorato
Tel: +39 071 2203037 – 3038



Mechatronics Laboratory

MathWorks Minidrone Competition EMEA 2021

Webinar Open Day

15 June 2022


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