Computer and Data Science

What is a Minor

A Minor is a taught study course composed of three modules of 6 ECTS each, that allow you to widen your studies with a glimpse at subjects that fall outside of your principal subject.
Passing the three exams required by the Minor, you will get a certification of the course you attended.


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Objectives and contents 

The Minor in Computer and Data Science helps to provide students with basic skills to use tools for computer science and data science for the management, analysis and interpretation of the bulk of information provided by different digital sources. In particular, case studies will be considered by the analysis and management of relative data on social media, a very current field of study, useful to understand the mechanisms that regulate the collective choices of the society in which we live, with the aim of finally using the acquired knowledge for strategic or decisional choices.

This Minor is taught in Italian.


This minor is aimed at students enrolled in Bachelor’s degree programmes at the university excluding those who are enrolled in Computer Science.

Maximum number of participants: 50

Further information about enrollment will be available on March 2020.

How to enrol

Enter the Minor into the study plan

The Minor is a study course divided into three classes of 6 ETCS each, a total of 18 ETCS .
By completing the study plan, you can sign up for two Minor exams out of the free choice exams, for a total of 12 ETCS, while the third (6 ETCS) must be included in the supernumerary exams.
Business Administration students have a study plan which involves 18 ETCS of free choice, for which they may not have recourse to supernumerary credits.

Fill out the registration form

You can choose which year to attend the Minor classes and take the exams. We suggest that you check your degree programme provides specific indications for the amount of free choice exams.
Before commencing your attendance, we invite you to fill in the appropriate registration form: it will be available on this page a few weeks before the beginning of the Minor.

Enrolment in single Minor classes

You can also add single Minor exams to your study plan without completing the entire course. Even in this case, you will need to fill out the registration form, specifying your choice.

Modules that make up the Minor

Academic year 2019/2020

Curriculum PERCORSO COMUNE (Students enrolled till 2019)

Course Subdiv. Period University credits Professor
SOCIAL MEDIA MINING [NS001C] Summer course 6 GAETAN Carlo
DATA MANAGEMENT [NS001B] Summer course 6 COGO Gianluigi
INTRODUCTION TO CODING [NS001A] Summer course 6 MACCARI Leonardo