Computer Science

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Computer Science
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-31 - Computer science
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The goals of the degree course in Computer Science are: on the one hand to provide a solid basic and methodological knowledge of the main sectors of computer science and mathematics and on the other to provide a good command of the methodologies and technologies of Computer Science, offering adequate background to learn and know the different application areas of the discipline and to be able to assimilate, understand and evaluate the impact of the constant scientific and technological progress in the discipline. The degree program provides a broad common basis of activities, all aimed at preserving the homogeneity and cultural coherence expected of a Computer Science graduate. It is also given to the student a certain amount of freedom in the choice of a part of the courses in order to further investigate some topics of their own interest among those proposed by the course of study. For the realization of all the training objectives set out above, frontal lessons, practical exercises, labs and IT tools to support teaching are provided.
The type of role that the degree course in Computer Science intends to train with a view to immediate placement is that of a graduate capable of collaborating with technical, operational and professional tasks in consultancy, analysis, design , management, maintenance, marketing of small and medium-sized IT systems. Graduates will be able to operate in the most varied application fields for the design and management of IT and telematic systems and for the study of new systems and applications.
This activity can be carried out in all areas of the public and private sector that use information technology. Therefore the main market segments concerned are: banks, insurance companies, logistics and transport, healthcare, public administrations, telecommunications and media, service companies, industry. More precisely, the graduate's specific roles and jobs, according to the ISTAT code, are listed below.
3.1.2 IT, telematics and telecommunication technicians
3.1.2.1 Programmer technicians
3.1.2.2 Application expert technicians
3.1.2.3 Web technicians
3.1.2.4 Database manager technicians
3.1.2.5 Network and telematic system manager technicians

The course allows to qualify for the following regulated professions: junior information engineer; graduate industrial expert.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The education program can be enriched by educational activities abroad both to deepen some topics and as socialization experience in international environments. WIthin the Erasmus+ program study periods can be taken in over 50 universities in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary. Courses will be recognized in the personalized study plan. These periods abroad are typically 5-month long and include courses for about 30 CFU, in the area of information and communication technology and related applications. Recognition of these educational activities will be based on the Learning Agreement, to be defined in advance by the student and the Erasmus coordinator at the Computer Science Department before starting the period abroad: course in the learning agreement with passed exams will replace the educational activities of the study plan ("manifesto"), either by covering the same topics or complementing the acquired basic competences. The Erasmus Committee at the Computer Science Department will perform the recognition of CFU obtained abroad and the definition of the personalized study plan. Similarly, stages to prepare the final dissertation are allowed in the same foreign universities. Recognition will be performed by the Department Erasmus Committee.
Erasmus: the coordinator for the Department of Informatics is Prof. Fabio Scotti
International Programs: the coordinator for the Department of Informatics is Prof. Vincenzo Piuri.
More information are available at the following link: http://www.di.unimi.it/ecm/home/didattica/international-studies

Attendance is strongly recommended for both courses and laboratories.

Enrollment

Admission requirements
Applicants to the Bachelor's degree programme in Computer Science must hold an upper secondary-school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004.

Admission assessment
Admission is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to available resources. Therefore, applicants will be required to sit a TOLC (Test On Line CISIA) admission test. There are 250 places available for the first year of the programme.
You may sit for the TOLC test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems). Register to the TOLC test on the CISIA website (https://www.cisiaonline.it/).
The test providing access to the degree programme is TOLC-S, consisting of the following sections: basic mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), reasoning and problems (10 questions - 20 minutes), reading comprehension (10 questions - 20 minutes), basic sciences (chemistry, physics and geology - 10 questions - 20 minutes).
Each question has 5 answer options, of which only one is correct.
Score: +1 for a correct answer, -0.25 for a wrong answer, 0 for a no answer.
Students who take the TOLC-S test and apply for admission to the programme will be included in a merit ranking based on the test score. The score will be weighted, for each section, according to the criteria set out in the call for applications. The winners may enrol within the deadlines.
The selection is divided into several time windows beginning in spring and ending in early September.
Students who have not achieved at least 10 points in the basics mathematics module will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA).

The TOLC test includes an additional English section, consisting of 30 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. This section does not count toward the overall test score.

You will find detailed information, registration procedures, dates, deadlines and more in the call for applications and at:
https://www.unimi.it/en/study/enrolment

https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/degree-programme-enrolment/enrolment-first-degree-programme

 

Remedial activities and tests
Students with additional learning requirements will have to carry out remedial activities organised by the University in the period October-December, and then take a test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they will not be able to take any second-year exams before passing the Continuum Mathematics exam.
For information: https://informatica.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole  


Transfers and second degrees
Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if they meet the following requirements, based on a preliminary assessment of their academic career:
- if the student, in the pre-assessment phase, is awarded at least 30 credits, of which 12 for Continuum Mathematics, he/she is admitted to the second year with no test or additional learning requirements (OFA);
- if the student is awarded less than 30 credits, he/she must register for the test.
To this end, candidates will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications.
These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications.
The request for career assessment must be submitted no later than 10 June 2021.
The assessment outcome will be notified by email by 15 July 2021.
Students admitted to years subsequent to the first will be required to enrol in compliance with the deadlines and procedures specified in the call for applications.
Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.

Places available: 250 + 10 reserved for non-EU citizens + 3 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 15/03/2021 to 27/05/2021

Application for matriculation: from 08/06/2021 to 18/06/2021

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 21/06/2021 to 14/07/2021

Application for matriculation: from 19/07/2021 to 02/08/2021

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Session: 3

Application for admission: from 06/08/2021 to 13/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 29/09/2021 to 04/10/2021

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Programme description and courses list
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer architecture i 6 60 Italian INF/01
Computer programming 12 120 Italian INF/01
Continuum mathematics 12 112 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Automata and formal languages 6 48 Italian INF/01
Computer architecture ii 6 60 Italian INF/01
Discrete mathematics 6 56 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Mathematical logic 6 64 Italian INF/01 MAT/01
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Algorithms and data structures 12 120 Italian INF/01
Computer programming ii 6 56 Italian INF/01
Databases 12 120 Italian INF/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Operating systems 12 120 Italian INF/01
Statistics and data analysis 6 60 Italian INF/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer networks 12 120 Italian INF/01
Software engineering 12 120 Italian INF/01
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economical, ethical, social, and legal aspects of it 3 24 Italian
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Training 15 0 Italian
Final exam 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Artificial intelligence i 6 48 Italian INF/01
Cryptography i 6 48 Italian INF/01
Digital image processing 6 48 Italian INF/01
Information systems 6 48 Italian INF/01
Physics 6 48 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03
Programming languages 6 48 Italian INF/01
Security and privacy 6 60 Italian INF/01
Signal processing 6 48 Italian INF/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Algorithms and data structures ii 6 48 Italian INF/01
Declarative programming 6 48 Italian INF/01
Embedded systems 6 48 Italian INF/01
Fundamentals of digital social media 6 48 Italian INF/01
Languages and compilers 6 48 Italian INF/01
Operations research 6 48 Italian MAT/09
Scientific visualization 6 48 Italian INF/01
Tecnologies and languages for web 6 48 Italian INF/01
Optional activities and study plan rules
1 - Courses of the following Table 1, from which 12 CFU must be chosen, can be used by the student to complete his / her education both with respect to the physical-mathematical fundamentals (Physics, Operational research), and with respect to more specific topics to computer science disciplines (Languages programming, security and privacy).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Operations research 6 48 Italian Second semester MAT/09
Physics 6 48 Italian First semester FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03
Programming languages 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
Security and privacy 6 60 Italian First semester INF/01
2 - Studentes must obtain 6 credits by choosing from the courses of Table 1 and Table 2 below.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Algorithms and data structures ii 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
Artificial intelligence i 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
Cryptography i 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
Declarative programming 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
Digital image processing 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
Embedded systems 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
Information systems 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
Languages and compilers 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
Scientific visualization 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
Tecnologies and languages for web 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
3 - Free choice courses.
Students will have to achieve 12 free CFU among the courses of the previous tables, among the following courses activated by the Department, or among all the courses activated by the university.

Students can request the recognition of credits for training activities at external institutions, presenting a certification. Each certification can give rise to a maximum of 3 credits, and up to 2 certifications can be recognized. The students who intend to request the recognition of the certifications must complete the "application" form available on the page https://www.unimi.it/en/study/student-services/welcome-desk-infostudenti/general-forms and send ver to the secretary of his / her degree together with a copy of the certifications achieved.
The evaluation will be carried out by a special commission based on the following parameters:
- Validity: the certification must have been obtained for a maximum of 5 years.
- Specificity: the object of the certification must be those referable to those required by the degree course in which the student is regularly enrolled.
- Specialization: the certification must concern specialized and / or professional skills.
- Level: the certification must attest to skills of a medium or advanced level. Basic and entry level certifications are excluded.

ADDITIONAL COURSES ACTIVATED BY THE EDUCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL COLLECTION OF INFORMATICS AVAILABLE FOR THE FREE SELECTION:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Fundamentals of digital social media 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
Signal processing 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
The compulsory prerequisites between the courses are as follows:
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
DATABASES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
OPERATING SYSTEMS COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
OPERATIONS RESEARCH DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (compulsory)
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS CONTINUUM MATHEMATICS (compulsory)
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Location
Milano
Course locations
Sede dei corsi di area informatica: via Celoria 18 - Milano.
Altre sedi di svolgimento delle lezioni: Settore Didattico, via Celoria 20; Settore Didattico, via Golgi 19; Didatteca, via Venezian 15.
Laboratory locations
Laboratorio informatico (Silab) presso il Dipartimento di Informatica, via Celoria 18, Milano.
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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