|Study location||Italy, Mestre|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€2,100 per year|
|Application fee||€20 one-time
This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for admission to a maximum of three programmes of study.
Bachelor's diploma (or higher)
A minimum three-year undergraduate degree is required.
Admission to this master’s degree programme is subject to your possession of specific minimum curricular requirements. A Teaching Committee will evaluate your undergraduate transcript of records to determine if you possess the necessary background knowledge to be admitted. Please check this programme’s minimum curricular requirements to find out if you could be a suitable candidate.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
If your documents are not in English or Italian, please upload the original documentation or a verified copy of it AS WELL AS a professional translation in English or Italian. You can obtain professional translations either in your country or in Italy, and they can be issued by professional translators, a local court of law or court interpreters.
A minimum B2-level knowledge of English is mandatory for enrolment.
Please note: Ca’ Foscari University does not conduct any test to assess your knowledge of English as part of the application procedure.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
TUNE IN TO OUR ONLINE INTERNATIONAL OPEN DAYS FOR A LIVE PRESENTATION OF THIS PROGRAMME ON FEBRUARY 16.
This degree programme trains you as a professional equipped to work in either industry or research in sectors requiring a high level of training in software development and design, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. Together with the disciplinary foundations of these fields of study, you will also acquire practical skills that are crucially important for applications, technology transfer and applied research, as well as learn how to manage and analyse large quantities of data by exploring statistical techniques, machine learning techniques and how to design reliable software with a particular emphasis on security, correctness and performance. The programme’s course work is characterised by a learning-by-doing approach and you are encouraged to develop a close relationship with the productive sectors by taking advantage of the opportunity to carry out an internship with prominent companies.
The degree offers multiple study paths, or curricula, each of which ensures that you acquire a high degree of specialisation in selected socially relevant study areas.
PLEASE NOTE: In March 2022, this degree programme is planned to become Computer Science and Engineering. The Data Management and Analytics curriculum will become Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering, while the Software Dependability and Cyber Security curriculum will become Cybersecurity.
The new study plans of these curricula, which will be officially approved and published mid March, will be different with respect to the ones currently posted on the degree programme’s official web page on the university website: in each case, the obligatory course work will be more focused on the field of specialisation, while the interdisciplinary and elective portions of the study plan will offer new course options.
In addition, a new curriculum entitled Software Development and Engineering will be introduced. This curriculum focuses on the study of methodologies and technologies to develop distributed software on a large scale. Its study plan will address modern programming languages, agile software development and recent architectures (e.g., microservices), and techniques for ensuring software security, safety, correctness and scalability. The finalised study plan will be officially published mid March.
If you are accepted to this degree programme, you will be able to choose any of the three available curricula.
This programme includes the following components:
- course work
- curricular internship
- final thesis
You can request to spend one or two semesters at a partner university through Ca’ Foscari’s exchange programmes, and your curricular internship can be carried out either in Italy or abroad.
Once you graduate, you’ll be ready to seek employment in the fields of software construction and data analysis at manufacturing companies dealing with information systems and processor networks as well as at companies, local authorities or laboratories that employ complex information systems and analysis methods.
Some of the career paths open to you include:
- Software analyst and developer
- Information security specialist
- System analysis
- System administrator
- Web application developer and analyst
- Database developer and analyst
- Information and network specialist