Internet and multimedia engineering
Master course (2 years)

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Programme overview

Summary

The course offers advanced education in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), with special reference to signal processing (voice, video, data and multimedia), telecommunications systems, networks and networking applications. The program focuses on providing methodological and advanced design skills to become high-level professionals in all areas of Telecommunications Engineering.

Learning by doing

The course offers lectures (in English), laboratories, guided visits to companies and seminars. The final thesis project gives students the possibility of developing further competence in the framework of high-level research labs.

Career perspectives

Design, implementation and presentation of commercial tenders, sales, technical assistance and customer care, in advanced ICT technology, with specific reference to systems, networks and applications development.

Quick facts

Quick facts

Degree type
Master course (2 years)
Duration and credits
2
Years
120
CFU
Class
LM-27
Telecommunications engineering
Admission
Free access
Location
Genova
Teaching language
English
Teaching mode
Lectures
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
Head of programme
Franco Davoli
Old website
link

What you will learn

  • Advanced Telecommunication Engineering

    Physical layer aspects of digital communications, channel models, coding and modulation

  • Mobile Communication Systems

    Mobile radio networks, current structure and evolution towards 5G

  • Network Architectures and Protocols

    Advanced networking, QoS, virtualisation, cloud/fog computing, sensor networks and IoT, performance evaluation

  • Multimedia Digital Signal Processing

    Advanced DSP, image processing and recognition, array SP, cognitive telecommunication systems

  • Antennas and Electromagnetic Propagation

    Fundamentals of guided propagation, antennas and remote sensing

  • Cybersecurity

    Security of computer systems and networks

Contents

The Master Program in Internet and Multimedia Engineering provides advanced education on signal, image, and video processing, networking and telematics, mobile and fixed communications systems and applied electromagnetics.

We build high-level ICT professionals in Internet, Multimedia, and Telecommunications Engineering, with vision and knowledge on current technology evolution, ready to face the challenges of Internet-of-Things, Big Data, Smart Systems, Machine Learning and 5th Generation Mobile Networks (5G) era.

Our program has a strong characterization toward Internet engineering on one side, and toward signal processing and multimedia systems, either networked or stand-alone, on the other. Students learn how to address the design, management, and operation of distributed communication and processing architectures and multimedia applications, in mobility and over heterogeneous networks, with different levels of smartness and interactivity.

Head of programme

Franco Davoli
Welcome to the MSc Program in Internet and Multimedia Engineering. We are committed to offering students our support in all phases of their learning process, in class, laboratory and individual discussions. Information and Communication Technology -ICT- is still presenting challenges in its continuous advancement, and it is incresingly at the core of many other sectors -energy, transportation, manufacturing, health-. We want you to become part of this development.

Franco Davoli
Head of Programme

Where to find us

Dipartimento di Ingegneria navale, elettrica, elettronica e delle telecomunicazioni - DITEN
Via all'Opera Pia 11-11A-13
16145 Genova

Success stories

Luigi Sambolino
I always wanted to work in a big Telco company and now, mainly thanks to my experience at the University of Genoa, I work as a Technical Engineer in Huawei Technologies in the field of Cloud and Data Center Solutions. Before jumping aboard, they asked me three things I received from the Internet and Multimedia Engineering Master: proficiency in the English language, strong technical IT and TLC theoretical and practical basis and a relevant experience abroad. This master gave me all of them, especially thanks to the great professors' expertise, a brilliant teamwork with an original multicultural mix of colleagues and the chance to live an outstanding experience in Dublin City University, Ireland, working on innovative technologies (Software Defined Routers and Power Saving Algorithms in network devices). Looking back, I still have to thank who gave me the chance to try, fail, and learn. Listen and put trust in the teaching board, you will understand the usefulness of subjects later.

Luigi Sambolino
Technical Engineer in Huawei Technologies

Jane Frances Hollanes Pajo
My journey from the Philippines to Italy started when I got a scholarship from the IME (formerly Multimedia Signal Processing and Telecommunication Networks - MSPTN) Master Program Committee of the University of Genoa. I will always be grateful for this opportunity as it has opened many doors to me - learning, growing, new perspectives, friendship - and more! I was also given the chance to work out my thesis at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, developing a simulation framework for the live migration of online games towards the edge. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD in Science and Technologies for Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, through which I get to interact with experts and fellow researchers in this field. In line with the objectives of the INPUT European Project (http://www.input-project.eu), my work focuses on optimizing the trade-off between energy efficiency and network performance in datacenter networks, valuable for both cloud and fog computing.

Jane Frances Hollanes Pajo

Luca Marchesotti
M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering and the Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering opened the doors of one of the most prestigious corporate research lab in Europe: the Xerox Lab in Grenoble, France. After 10 years of research in Machine Learning and Computer Vision brought forward with worldwide experts in the field of image classification, I started a new business adventure related to my research interests: Beautifeye.
Beautifeye is a startup I founded in Dublin at the end of 2013. Beautifeye's mission is to automate market research through image analysis techniques combined with data gathered from social networks such as Instagram and Twitter. Today, even if I devote the largest amount of my time to applied research and product development, still I am interested in research and I constantly follow new trends in image analysis and machine learning.

Luca Marchesotti
Beautifeye©

Odnan Ref Sanchez
I am from the Philippines and I am very thankful that I have been given a chance to pursue my master's degree in MSPTN (now IME) here at the University of Genoa, Italy. I have received a scholarship from the committee, which partially covered my living expenses. After the 2-year course, I was also given a chance to do my thesis at the University of Würzburg, Germany, modelling the network traffic of an online game. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Digital Humanities focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT). I am currently involved in the INPUT European Project (http://www.input-project.eu).

Odnan Ref Sanchez

Learn more

Ufficio Didattica DITEN (DITEN Education Office)
Villa Cambiaso
Via Montallegro 1
16145 Genova
+39 010 353 2410
+39 010 353 2429
+39 010 353 2056
didattica@diten.unige.it

Sportello dello Studente della Scuola Politecnica (Polytechnic School Sudents Office)
Villa Cambiaso
Via Montallegro 1
16145 Genova
+39 010 353 2318
sportello.ingegneria@unige.it

Coordinator
Franco Davoli
+39 010 353 2732
franco.davoli@unige.it