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European Master in Informatics

University of Trento
2 years
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

informaticsThe a two-year Joint Master’s Programme, European Master in Informatics (EuMI), aims to educate professionals who will understand advanced techniques, tools, and methodologies in the field of Computer Science, and who will be able to put this knowledge to practice in the key application domains of Net-Centric/Media Informatics, Life Science Informatics, and Embedded Systems Informatics.

This Masters course is offered jointly by The University of Trento (Italy), the RWTH Aachen University (Germany), and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).

There are three areas of specialization with the European Master in Informatics:

  • Net-Centric / Media Informatics: This specialization covers all those aspects of informatics related to the design, implementation and analysis of distributed, ubiquitous information and computing systems. This area covers a wide range of topics, ranging from network architectures and communication infrastructures to techniques for the design and analysis of distributed knowledge, media applications, intelligent human computer interfaces and distributed web-service applications.
  • Life-Science Informatics: This area of specialization will prepare professionals for research or employment at the intersection of the study of Life Science (biology, neuroscience, cognitive science) and the study of computation and engineering. Students will take basic courses on the fundamentals of biology and/or cognitive science and advanced courses studying the application of computer science techniques to the analysis of structural and behavioral aspects of biological and cognitive systems.
  • Embedded Systems Informatics: This specialization introduces the fundamental principles underlying the theory and the practical design and implementation of embedded systems. Moreover, it allows students to put these principles into practice in applications in the area of control systems (e.g., controllers for automotive systems or industrial plants) and to ambient intelligence applications (e.g., domotics or sensors networks).

After completing the European Master in Informatics programme the student will possess the competencies necessary for the design and implementation of complex computational systems, including their embedding in a socio-technical context. The student will acquire knowledge in both theoretical and applied Computer Science, which will allow him/her to adapt quickly to changes in this constantly evolving field, and specific competencies necessary to operate in the chosen area of specialization.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the European Master in Informatics must meet the following requirements:

  • The EuMI School can accept only students who already have a first level degree.
  • Fluent written and spoken English, certified (certificate not older than 2008) by either an IELTS score of at least 6.0, a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) / 217 (computer-based) / 81 (internet-based) or CAE score of at least C; students with higher English scores (IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 580 / 237 / 88; CAE B or A) will be preferred.

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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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