Computer Science for New Media Communications

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2021/2022
L-31 - Computer science
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The objectives of the degree programme in Computer Science for New Media Communication are, on the one hand, to provide a solid basic and methodological knowledge in the areas of computer and mathematical sciences and on the other to provide a good mastery of methodologies and technologies of communication and information and their use in the creation, integration and maintenance of high-tech environments for the dissemination of professional, scientific, cultural and entertainment contents. In addition, the programme offers adequate preparation for the different application areas of the discipline (web, cinema, photography, publishing, television, new media). The degree programme is structured with a common trunk, which then branches in two curricula ("Y" shape), aimed at creating professionals with different skills: one on the web and mobile computing, the other on multimedia. The two paths share a broad common basis that preserves the uniqueness of the programme, allowing crossing between the paths and ensuring the homogeneity and cultural coherence of the graduates.
The programme is designed to train graduates who:
· have a wide range of knowledge and expertise in the various fields of information technology and communication, aimed at their use in the design, development and management of communication systems, in relation to a wide range of application domains, with particular reference to the web, multimedia and mobile applications;
· 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 at least one language of the European Union, beyond Italian, in their dedicated field of expertise and to exchange general information;
· are able to carry out teamwork, operate autonomously and easily step into the job market.
The areas in which the graduates in Computer Science for New Media Communications can be included are: industry and services for cultural productions (web, publishing, radio, film, television, new media), services for corporate communication, services for political and social communication, advertising companies, public and private companies.
In these areas, graduates in Computer Science for New Media Communications can deal with issues related to the following activities:
· management of the production and distribution chain of digital multimedia content;
· digital and multi-channel publishing;
· mobile and distributed applications;
· cloud computing;
· support for digital multimedia technology-based communication;
· web communication design and evaluation;
· capturing, compressing, encoding, and transmitting multimedia information;
· software system integration and homogenization of distributed, web and multimedia sources;
· graphic and digital photography experts;
· technical experts in visual audio productions;
· development and testing of user interfaces and intelligent systems for user interaction;
· programming of basic and dedicated IT systems.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission requirements
Applicants to the Bachelor's degree programme in Computer Science for New Media Communications 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 150 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 may not take any second-year exams before passing the Continuum Mathematics exam.
For information: https://icd.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.

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.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
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
Human-computer interaction 6 48 Italian INF/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer architecture 6 48 Italian INF/01
Digital marketing 9 72 Italian SECS-P/08
Information technology law 6 48 Italian IUS/20
Mathematical methods for digital communication 6 48 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Undefined
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
Computer networks 6 48 Italian INF/01
Computer programming ii 6 64 Italian INF/01
Operating systems 6 48 Italian INF/01
Statistics and data analysis 6 60 Italian INF/01
Web and cloud applications 6 64 Italian INF/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Algorithms and data structures 6 48 Italian INF/01
Databases and web 12 120 Italian INF/01
Signal processing 6 60 Italian INF/01
Optional
Computer graphics 6 48 Italian INF/01
Fundamentals of digital social media 6 48 Italian INF/01
Study plan rules
1 - Students must acquire 6 credits by choosing the teaching related to one of the following two courses:
- Digital social media foundations for the "Social and Mobile Computing" path;
- Computer Graphics for the "Multimedia" path.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Computer graphics 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
Fundamentals of digital social media 6 48 Italian Second semester INF/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Principles and models of perception 6 48 Italian M-PSI/01
Optional
Mobile computing 9 96 Italian INF/01
Multimedia information 12 96 Italian INF/01
New media sociology 6 48 Italian SPS/08
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Multimedia project 9 72 Italian INF/01
Social media mining 12 120 Italian INF/01
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Professional stages 18 0 Italian
Final exam 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
3 - TABLE A.
Optional activities (Social and Mobile Computing path)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Mobile computing 9 96 Italian First semester INF/01
Social media mining 12 120 Italian Second semester INF/01
4 - TABLE B.
Optional activities (Multimedia path)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Multimedia information 12 96 Italian First semester INF/01
Multimedia project 9 72 Italian Second semester INF/01
2 - Students will have to acquire 21 credits, following the teachings of the chosen course:
- "Social and Mobile Computing" path (Table A);
- "Multimedia" path (Table B).
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 AND WEB COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
SIGNAL PROCESSING CONTINUUM MATHEMATICS (compulsory), MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (compulsory)
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS CONTINUUM MATHEMATICS (compulsory)
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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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 150 + 5 reserved for non-EU citizens + 1 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 03/06/2021 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 04/08/2021 to 13/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 16/09/2021 to 22/09/2021

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