Summary

Academic Year: 2022/2023

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree Programme

Ministerial Degree Code

L-8 (Information engineering)

Announcements and Regulations

The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.

Where

Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Scientific Campus, via Torino 155, 30170 Venezia Mestre
For further information please contact the Scientific Campus,  campus.scientifico@unive.it

Head of Studies

Prof. Stefano Bonetti (Teaching Committee Coordinator,  stefano.bonetti@unive.it)

Language

Italian

Access to the programme

Limited admission, 100 seats available.
Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 10 seats, of which 3 are reserved for Chinese students living in China, under the Marco Polo Project.

Admission requirements

In order to be accepted onto the degree course, students must have a higher secondary school leaving certificate or other equivalent accepted academic qualification obtained abroad.
Proficiency in mathematics and English is also required (minimum B1-level). Proficiency checks are compulsory. The degree programme regulations, published on the university’s website, provide a description of proficiency check procedures, as well as indicating the additional educational obligations ("OFA") which must be fulfilled during the first year of the course by students who fail the checks.

More information on OFA for this programme is available on the webpage dedicated to admission test.

Admission with international qualification

Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a secondary school diploma after having completed at least 12 years of schooling. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
European applicants and non-European applicants with a permit of stay valid for enrolment must take the onsite admission test. Non-European applicants who need a visa for enrolment will take the admission test via Skype.

Course overview

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Engineering Physics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice aims at building a class of modern and professionally cosmopolitan engineers, equipped to address issues pertaining to advanced technologies, whether related to quantum physics and to the physics of matter, to advanced information technology (machine learning and quantum computing) or to electronics, biophysics and biomedicine. These issues arise naturally on a global scale, and are constantly evolving. A Physics Engineer combines the knowledge of physics and mathematics of a Physicist, with that of computer science and electronics of an Engineer, thus mastering different scientific fields. On a global scale, there is an ever-increasing demand for professionals who know how to learn and adapt to situations in constant technological evolution, and to the emergence of the so-called complexity sciences, such as the physics of quantum materials and neuroscience. The Physics Engineer is therefore a versatile professional figure who combines skills in two disciplines, the more practical side of engineering and the fundamental scientific one. In short, a Physics Engineer is capable of shaping the different aspects of an ever-changing reality.

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Engineering Physics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice provides the mathematical-physical and engineering foundations useful to enter the world of research in the fields of quantum physics and physics of matter, specifically of nanotechnologies, optical and laser technologies, and in the field of complex multi-variable systems, of biophysics and artificial intelligence. The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Engineering Physics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is characterised by a particular focus on topics of physics (such as mechanics and quantum optics) and mathematics/computer science. Producing models of multi-variable physical systems is only possible with advanced theoretical knowledge, as it happens, for example, in the application of quantum technologies to information or calculus (an application that simultaneously requires the knowledge and engineerisation of quantum physics needed for quantum computing).

According to the the chosen specialization students may enrich their preparation focusing on the interaction between radiation and matter; new materials and bio-materials; business organization; Chinese culture.

This Bachelor’s Degree Programme introduces to jobs in firms working with advanced physical or IT technologies; research centres or hospitals. It also prepares specifically for further studies in the physics of complex systems; physical engineering; communication engineering; nano-technologies, either in Italy or abroad. 

Professional profile:

Graduates in Engineering Physics are able to work in all technologically advanced sectors, whether they be related to production (materials, nanotechnologies, biomedicine) or processing (numerical modelling, multi-variable systems, cyber security). Physics Engineers can therefore find employment with:

  • large Italian and foreign companies in the field of materials engineering, optical technologies, information technology, quantum technologies and imaging, as well as in the aerospace and security industries;
  • small and medium-sized enterprises that use innovative systems and technologies;
  • national and international companies offering strategic and industrial consulting;
  • private and public research centres;
  • representative branches of foreign companies working in the market of physical and optical technologies and diagnostics;
  • technological start-ups.

Graduates with a bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics can sit the (Italian) state exam to qualify as a professional under section B (Junior Engineer) of the official register for the Information Engineering industry.

Attendance

Open. Laboratory attendance is compulsory.

Examination assessment and graduation

Learning activities comprise taught courses, workshop-based projects and training/internships so that students can acquire a broad range of competencies, both theoretical and practical, that are transferable to the world of work, as well as life-long learning skills.
Learning outcomes are verified by means of written exams, oral exams, assignments, project reports, presentations, and group as well as student-teacher discussions.

The Final Examination consists of writing and discussing a report. Students write their reports under the guidance of their supervisor(s) and their work must focus on the research undertaken and documented during their internship and final examination. Students can complete internal internships within Ca’ Foscari University of Venice or external internships at an institution, research laboratory, other university or company affiliated with the university. External supervisors are allowed, as long as they are supported by a professor from the degree course, who shall act as co-supervisor or supervisor.
In order to graduate, students must have 5 internship credits, 1 credit for the “Health and safety in teaching and research” course and 3 credits for the final examination.
In order to be accepted for an internship, students must have obtained at least 140 credits.
Final examination procedures are specified in the Thesis Regulations for the degree programme.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level) and Master's Degree Programmes.

Ca' Foscari has activated a Master's Degree course in Engineering Physics.

Last update: 23/12/2022