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Dual Degree in Computer Science

University of Trento
2 years
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

computer scienceThis two-year Master of Science in Computer Science program is jointly offered by The University of Trento (Italy) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (United States), providingg students with the right mix of science, engineering, and application, preparing them for a professional life in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.

Students will attend the 1st and 2nd semesters at University of Trento, and the 3rd and 4th semesters at Georgia Institute of Technology; a short period at the TU Munchen is also required - this period will be scheduled between the first and second year, or after the second year.

The Dual Degree in Computer Science currently offers 5 areas of specialisation:

  • Net-Centric Informatics: this specialization covers all those aspects of Computer Science throughout the design, implementation and analysis of distributed, ubiquitous information and computing systems.
  • Bio-Informatics: this area of specialization covers tools and techniques for modelling biological systems and analyzing biological data. Students will learn mechanisms and methodologies to describe, analyse, simulate and predict the behaviour of biological systems.
  • Software Technologies: this specialization covers advanced techniques and methods for developing large scale, reliable software systems. The focus is on advanced software engineering methodologies, and on tools for supporting the design and analysis of software systems.
  • Data media and Knowledge: this specialization covers techniques, methods and tools for data, media, knowledge and process management. Students will learn advanced topics in this field, both from a theoretical point of view and by working on key applications.
  • Embedded Systems and Ambient Intelligence: this area of specialization covers the wide body of knowledge, spanning over diverse scientific and technological disciplines that are necessary with the challenge of developing embedded systems and ambient intelligence applications.

During the 4th semester the students will identify and propose a joint research thesis, under the support of a joint tutorship between the two Universities. The work on the thesis will be performed at the University where the 4th semester is attended.

Upon successful completion of the Computer Science dual degree program, the following titles will be awarded:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) from the College of Computing of GIT.
  • Laurea Specialistica / Magistrale in Informatica (Master of Science in Computer Science) from UNITN.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Dual Degree in Computer Science must fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • A bachelor in Computer Science.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is also required.
  • Students to be admitted will be selected by Georgia Institute of technology and University of Trento, based on a common selection process concerning applicant's curriculum, skills, motivations, recommendation letters and certified language competences.

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University of Trento

The University of Trento was founded almost 50 years ago, and has since established itself as an institute of quality research and education; characterized by its focus on international relations and student mobility. As a dynamic and medium-sized research university,...

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