The MOCPT – Master in Optical Communications and Photonic Technologies will be offered by the School of Information Engineering of Politecnico di Torino.
The II Level Specializing Master is a post graduate academic program (taken after a Master of Science program) that provides high quality training. It provides students with professional knowledge and skills.
Optical communications are at the core of today’s Internet revolution. Such revolution could not be happening without the ultra-high capacity optical transmission systems and networks that make up the massive backbone infrastructure needed to support it.
In addition, optical systems are currently extending their reach from the backbone to the metropolitan area, all the way to the last mile and to the end-users’ homes.
This is a whole new market that is opening up and that will greatly expand in the coming years. A number of challenging problems will have to be dealt with to support such growth and expansion, regarding transmission techniques, network architectures and design, key optical components and enabling technologies.
The MOCPT aims at providing the student with a comprehensive view of all these aspects.
Its contents are designed to enable the II Level Specializing Master graduates to fulfill the cultural requirements set forth by the most advanced companies in the field, also in challenging R&D contexts.
In order to be admitted into the second level Specializing Master program, applicants must possess a 5-year (10 semesters) university degree.
The MOCPT program is addressed to graduate students who have completed a curriculum in Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent subjects.
Prospective candidates must have a good command of written and spoken English, together with basic notions in communication theory and electronics.
To profitably attend the II Level Specializing Master program, candidates should have a good background in these areas:
- Fourier Transforms
- Stochastic Variables and Processes
- Elements of Digital Transmission
- Elements of Communication Networks
- Protocols Basics of Semiconductor Devices and Materials
- Transmission Line Theory
- Basics of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits
- Basics of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
A lack of background in one or two of the above areas is considered acceptable. A lack in three or more areas should discourage application.
All tuition will be given in English.
Specializing master students are under the obligation to attend the specializing master program throughout the established one-year period and to acquire the related credits. A specializing master student cannot be enrolled in any other university program.
This one-year II Level Specializing Master aims at providing an extensive background in optical systems, ranging from transmission aspects, to technological and component-related issues, as well as networking aspects. The teaching staff includes many internationally known researchers from Politecnico di Torino. Seminars on selected topics will be given by experts from companies operating in the field.
Courses and computer-aided training sessions are held at Politecnico di Torino, in special classrooms equipped with workstations.
Courses are structured into three quarters (ending May 2013) plus one quarter devoted to internships.
All tuition and teaching material is in English.
The courses include topics in Optical Transmission Theory (WDM systems, long-haul, non-linear fiber effects, PMD, RAMAN, etc.), Optical Components and Technologies (lasers, detectors, AWG filters, EDFAs, optical integrated circuits, etc.) and Optical Networking (SONET/SDH, Gbit Ethernet, MPLS, MPlS, IP over WDM, Optical Cross Connects, PONs and FTTx, etc.).
- Introduction to digital transmission 5 CFU (Dr. Gabriella Bosco)
- Optical transmission I 5 CFU (Dr. Andrea Carena)
- Telecommunication networks 4 CFU (Dr. Paolo Giaccone)
- Passive optical components 5 CFU (Prof. Renato Orta)
- Optical transmission II 5 CFU (Dr. Vittorio Curri)
- Optical networks 5 CFU (Prof. Pierluigi Poggiolini)
- Telecommunication networks design 6 CFU (Prof. Marco Ajmone)
- Optical transmission special topics 5 CFU (Dr. Valter Ferrero)
- Optical modulators and detectors 5 CFU (Prof. Giovanni Ghione)
- Optical sources and amplifiers 5 CFU (Prof. Ivo Montrosset).