About The Program of the PhD Course
The PhD Course in ICT offers student a wide range of academic options, taking advantage of the multidisciplinary teaching staff and the availability of laboratories.
Students might attend basic or advanced courses in all distinctive areas: from design technologies and software realisation, to hardware implementation technologies; from information elaboration methodologies, to infrastructures for their distribution in networks.
The program consist of 180 credits. The credits are awarded by the Doctorate School commission according to didactic regulation.
The Doctorate programme of the ICT School is organized in three curricula: Computer Engineering and Science, Electronics and Telecommunications and Industrial Applications of ICT. The research topics included in these curricula encompass a number of modern research and technological problems related to information management, electronics and telecommunications.
The Computer Engineering and Science curriculum concerns the following research areas:
The Electronics and Telecommunications curriculum concerns the following research areas:
In particular, in the field of electronics and measurements, the following research areas are considered:
In the field of telecommunications and electromagnetics, the main research areas are:
In the field of control theory, the main research topics are:
The Industrial Applications of ICT curriculum concerns the development of new knowledge aimed at meeting the needs of job market and, consequently, whose relevance is not exclusively limited to academic world. The research carried out by PhD students involved in this curriculum must fit into a three-year industrial project conceived and developed in collaboration with a private company.
English is the official language. All courses are taught in English. Oral and written exams as well as the thesis are in English. English is also the everyday language in the interaction with the Faculty and the admininistration.
Students are strongly recommended to spend at least three months of their doctorate studies in a top international research or academic institution. A significant increase of the grant is guaranteed during this period. Partecipation to international summer schools and conferences are strongly encouraged.
International Students Point
Starting from 25 August 2008 our University has activated the "International Students Point" which has the aim of supporting foreign students applying for the PhD School (for instance: burocracy with the visa, information about the accomodation at the University and about courses for Italian language and culture, etc.).
The International Student Point is located in Via Università 4, Modena, and has the following contacts:
Students are assigned a tutor/advisor who follows and advises the student throughout their research fieldwork.
Thesis and Degree examination
The final examination consists of a public discussion and a written dissertation.
Since 2011, the PhD dissertations of the students of the ICT school are freely available online.
The Academic year starts on November, 1st and ends on October, 31st.
PhD students are covered by the University assurance.