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Computer Science for New Media Comunications  Informatica per la comunicazione digitale

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-31 Computer Science and Technologies
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply
Course Duration 3 years (180 credits)
Course Attendance Highly recommended
Course Language Italian
Course Location Computer Science Department - in via Comelico 39/41 - Milano
Head of Studies Nicolò Antonio Cesa-Bianchi
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The Undergraduate Degree Course in Computer Science for New Media Comunications provides students with knowledge of computer science applied to communication mediated by technology. Specifically, besides the basic courses in computer science and mathematics, it offers courses in computer graphics, multimedia settings, theory of signals, of visual communication and of mobile and Web design. The graduate in Computer Science for Digital Communication designs and creates systems focused on the Web, on mobile and distributed applications, on interaction, multimedia systems and informative systems according to communication methods and technologies. The course is designed to produce graduates who:

  • Possess a broad spectrum of knowledge of computer science, who will acquire skills in design, development and management of communication systems in various application dominions; 
  • Are familiar with the scientific investigation method, possess good modelling skills, and can understand and use mathematical tools to underpin computer skills and communication models; 
  • Are able to use English in their dedicated field of expertise and to exchange general information; 
  • Are able to carry out team work, operate autonomously and easily step into the employment framework

Career and Employment

The undergraduate Degree Course provides the elements of design methodologies and of development techniques for Web and mobile applications, and applications in the multimedia sector. It also provides the basic culture required to adjust to the ongoing evolution of the subject.
The graduate in Computer Science can be employed in the cultural productions industry and related services, in corporate communication services, in political and social communication services, in advertising companies, in public and private companies. In said settings, the graduate in Computer Science can deal with problems related to the following activities:

  • Development of Web applications;
  • Management of the production and distribution chain of digital multimedia chains;
  • Multimedia publishing;
  • Development of mobile applications and of portable and distributed systems;
  • Design and assessment of Web-based communication;
  • Acquisition, compression, encoding and transmission of multimedia information;
  • Integration of software systems and standardisation of multimedia sources;
  • Technical aspects for the production of multimedia content;
  • Development and testing of intelligent interfaces and systems to interact with the user;
  • Programming of basic and dedicated computer systems.