The 2nd level specializing Master in WIRELESS SYSTEMS AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES – MWST is organized 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.
Wireless communication systems have undergone a fast growth during the last few years, giving rise to a huge support infrastructure.
Further developments of wideband systems are expected to sustain the expansion of this segment of the telecommunication and electronic market, linking it more closely to data communication and Internet world.
n the next future, a substantial amount of skilled personnel will be engaged in running wireless systems both at a network level and in the maintenance and organization of field apparatuses. At the same time, short time-to-market is becoming a must for companies engaged in the development and design of wireless hardware, which requires advanced skills in terms of analog and digital design, but also a broad vision of the wireless world at large.
Finally, openings for new technical positions are expected to experience a substantial growth not only in Europe and in the United States, but also in other areas, like Latin America and Far East, where a fast development in the wireless market is already in progress.
A II Level Specializing Master in Wireless Systems and Technology is an effective answer to the work market demands in terms of high level technicians endowed with a broad vision of the wireless world but also with specific skills.
In order to be admitted into the second level Specializing Master program, applicants must possess a 5-year (10 semesters) university degree.
The MWST program is addressed to graduate students having completed a curriculum in Electronic engineering, Telecommunication engineering, Information technology or equivalent subjects.
Prospective candidates must have good command of written and spoken English, together with basic notions in communication theory and electronics. All tuition will be in English.
To profitably follow the II Level Specializing Master program, candidates should have some background in the 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 areas is considered acceptable, while having no background in four or more of the above fields should discourage application.
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.
The II Level Specializing Master provides an extensive background in wireless systems, ranging from network aspects to wireless technology and hardware maintenance and design.
The courses include topics in Wireless Communication Networks (protocols for mobile communications, mobility concepts, access techniques), Transmission Theory for Wireless Systems (fundamentals of coding, coding concepts for wireless systems, the radio segment), Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Systems (basic and advanced antenna design, smart antennas, propagation and field coverage), Wireless Electronics (systems-on-a-chip design, VLSI design for wireless systems, microwave and RF electronics).
- Devices and technologies in mobile communication systems 4 CFU (Prof. Marco Pirola)
- Wireless low-power architectures and systems 4 CFU (Prof. Maurizio Zamboni)
- Telecommunication networks 4 CFU (Dr. Paolo Giaccone)
- Antennas for mobile communication 4 CFU (Prof. Giuseppe Vecchi)
- RF electronics for mobile communication systems 4 CFU (Dr. Vittorio Camarchia)
- Telecommunication networks design 6 CFU (Prof. Marco Ajmone Marsan)
- Secure mobile networks 4 CFU (Dr. Claudio Casetti)
- Radio channel transmission 4 CFU (Adjunct professor)
- Mobile telecommunication networks 4 CFU (Adjunct professor)
- Evolution of mobile telecommunication networks 4 CFU (Prof. Carla Chiasserini)
- Radio channel coding 4 CFU (Prof. Roberto Garello)
- New opportunities and challenges in mobile applications 4 CFU (Adjunct professor)
Durata The MWST program starts in September and its duration is 12 months. The program includes 70 credits, 50 corresponding to courses, 20 to a internship project in a lab or company operating in the field of wireless communications and/or in technical laboratories of Politecnico. Courses and CAD labs are held at Politecnico di Torino in special classrooms equipped with workstations. Courses are structured into three terms (ending June) plus one term devoted to the internship. All tuition and teaching material is in English. The second level specializing master is a full time program and attendance is compulsory. Students are allowed to miss at a maximum of 10% of lectures (illness included). Absences (except for the ones certified for medical problems) must be certified and approved by the master Coordinator. Stage Internship is a training period offered by major companies operating in the Specializing Master field. During the internship the student is officially allocated within a company, with full insurance coverage during working hours. It is compulsory and its duration is about 3 months (480 hours). During this period student will be supported by the Master coordinator and supervised by his tutors (at Politecnico di Torino and in the company); at the end they will acquire 20 educational credits (ECTS) doing a pilot project. To set up an Internship the Master Office will be supported by the Stage & Job Placement Office. Costo The tuition fee is 8.000 Euro divided in two instalments, the first one at the moment of the enrollment and the second one at the end of March 2013, but for this II Level Specializing Master course there is also the opportunity of obtaining a scholarship. There is also the possibiliy to be enrolled only to some courses of the II Level Specializing Master and this possibility is generally addressed to people that wants to specifically deepen only some topics. The Master Coordinator will take into consideration the request depending on the course admission requirements, availability in the classroom etc. Borse di studio e finanziamenti Politecnico di Torino, thanks to the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo, offers international students the possibility to receive a scholarship in addition to the coverage of tuition fees (8,000 Euro). The gross amount of the scholarship is 6,000 Euro*. This amount could not be sufficient for the living costs in Italy, students will need their own pocket money. Payment of the scholarship occurs periodically (12 instalments). The first instalment is dependent upon the possession of the relevant documentation (residence permit, Italian fiscal code, and bank account in the name of the scholarship recipient), all obtainable upon arrival in Italy; for this reason, the first instalment is not paid at the moment of arrival at the Politecnico di Torino (September 2012), but at the end of October. Payment of the scholarship and the participation to the II level specializing master course will be suspended if the academic performance of the recipient does not meet a satisfactory level. Scholarship winners will be selected among the students who have successfully completed and submitted the online application form within May 17th 2012 (h 11:59 a.m., Italian time). All candidatures correctly received by the deadline will be taken into consideration for the available scholarships, it is not necessary to fill in any other proper document. * around 450 Euro net per month.