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Technologies for e-government

University of Trento
1 year
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

technologyThe Technologies for e-government Master’s program focuses on the delivery of knowledge related to the proper design, implementation and management of e-Government solutions.
This requires bringing together the expertise in the areas of public administration and the expertise in innovative solutions in the areas of information, knowledge, and process management, which are necessary to provide governmental services.

The goal of the Master program is to provide advanced competences in these two areas and to concretely show how to combine them to deliver e-government solutions. Students will spend a substantial portion of time in collaboration with local companies in the framework of the LEGO e-government lab or with an industry partner.

Key topics of study in the Technologies for e-government Master’s program include:

  • Organizational Information Systems
  • Distributed systems and service interoperability
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • E-Government Concepts
  • Data Management for e-Government
  • Process Management for e-Government
  • Lifecycle management of e-Government applications

The Masters program is divided in two parts: the first part is dedicated to teaching activities, and the second to hands-on experience and delivery of a final thesis. Candidates will have the opportunity to perform supervised activities on real-life E-government projects using state of the art platforms

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study Technologies for e-government must have either an Italian degree (laurea triennale, i.e. bachelor, or laurea in the "vecchio ordinamento") or a degree from another country that is equivalent. University degrees that require less than three years of studies are not considered equivalent.

Good knowledge in the area of computer science is expected. In particular, candidates need to:

  • know about Object Oriented Programming;
  • have experience in writing applications of reasonable complexity in Java or an equivalent language;
  • be familiar with the fundamental Java API;
  • have a good knowledge of DataBases (Entity-relationship modelling, SQL language, accessing databases from a programming language);
  • have a basic knowledge of web technologies, operating systems, distributed systems.

As the courses are taught in English, good knowledge of the English language is required. Providing certification of knowledge of the English language is highly desired, though not strictly required.

  • IELTS certificate with score of at least 6.0
  • Paper-Based TOEFL certificate, with score of at least 550
  • Computer-Based TOEFL certificate, with score of at least 217
  • ALTE-UCLES certificate, with a score CAE/C or superior
  • Trinity College of London Certificate, with a score at least ISE II
  • WBT Certificate in English Stage 3
  • Pitman Certificate, with a score at least "ESOL Intermediate 1st Class Pass + SESOL Intermediate 1st Class Pass"

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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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