MAComputer Science and Information Technology
|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.
To be eligible, applicants must possess a minimum CGPA of 3.1/4.0, or 77%.
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:
NEW! Software Development and Engineering Curriculum. 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.
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
- Data engineering and management expert
- AI specialist