To apply to the Laurea Magistrale in Informatica, a Bachelor degree lasting for three years or longer is required; such degree must contain a minimum collection of courses related to programming, algorithms, data management, system architectures (hardware, operating systems, networks), mathematical notions related to calculus, discrete mathematic, probability and statistics. More in-depth notions related to architecutes, operating systems, algorithms, networks, language theory, web must be required depending on the selected specialization.
In this section, the guidelines used to evaluate whether the bachelor degree satisfy these minimum requirements are discussed:
- Laurea in Informatica (class “26 – Scienze e Tecnologie Informatiche”) and Laurea in Informatica (class “L-31 – Scienze e Tecnologie Informatiche”), issued by the University of Trento. Students with such degrees are automatically admitted to the Laurea Magistrale in Informatica. Students who have selected the professional specialization in their Bachelor degree are required to present a personalized study plan;
- “Lauree passanti”: Italian degrees belonging to the classes “L-31 – Scienze e Tecnologie Informatiche”, “26 – Scienze e Tecnologie Informatiche”, “L-8 – Ingegneria dell'Informazione”, “9 – Ingegneria dell'Informazione” whose syllabus satisfies specific requirements. Each year, the Consiglio d'Area Didattica in Informatica publishes a list of “lauree passanti”. The evaluation of which degrees belong to this list can be based on the correspondence between such degrees and syllabi defined at the national level. Students with such degrees are automatically admitted to the Laurea Magistrale in Informatica, but are required to present a personalized study plan;
- Bachelor degrees issued from the University of Trento “similar” to the Bachelor in Computer Science, which individual study plan contain a reasonable amount of credits in the the computer science area (sector INF/01 and ING-INF/05), previously agreed between the Consiglio d'Area Didattica that issues the Bachelor degree and the Consiglio D'Area Didattica in Informatica. Each year, the Consiglio d'Area Didattica in Informatica publishes a list of “similar” Bachelor degrees. Students with such degrees are automatically admitted to the Laurea Magistrale in Informatica, but are required to present a personalized study plan;
- In all the other cases, a formal application request is required, including the following information:
- a detailed study plan of the Bachelor degree, including title and syllabus of all the courses;
- a document issued from the University that issued the Bachelor degree reporting, in Italian or English, the list of courses, the score obtained in each of them and the final score associated to the degree;
- work and professional experiences;
- level of knowledge of English Language, certified by internationally recognized organizations or by the University that issued the Bachelor degree;
- a motivation statement, explaining why the student is willing to apply to the Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Informatica, and what he/she expect from it.
- Students in this last condition must present a personalized study plan.
Application forms will be evaluated by a commission elected by the Consiglio d'Area Didattica in informatica. The commission can require a personal interview (possibly on-line) with the applicants, to better evaluated their knowledge.
In all cases not listed in “Prerequisites and knowledge verification test”, admission is subordinated to the presentation of an admission form which will contain:
• the detailed study plan of the student, with the denomination and the syllabus of the courses; it could also be requested to associate such courses to specific thematic areas necessary to be able to access the Master Course in Computer Science;
• a document issued by the University of origin, in Italian or English language, with the transcripts of the passed exams with marks received during the Bachelor Degree;
• in case, working experiences and professional experiences;
• English language level, certified by international diploma or language certification received at the University of origin;
• a motivation letter to describing the main reason why you would want to follow the Master Course in Computer Science.
The admission requests will be evaluated by a commission, representing the competent didactic structure. More commissions could be organized, each one in charge of a specific groups of students (example: double degree, and foreign students).
The commission could request a personal meeting with the students who have presented the admission form in order to better estimate their background, also online.
The responsible didactic structure will publish an attachment to the Regulations that will list in details which minimums contents are deemed fundamental to being able to successfully attend the Master Course in Computer Science. Such document will have to be held in consideration:
• by the student in phase of orientation, in order to self-estimate he/she is mastering minimum requirements and in case to fill up the gaps;
• by the commission in the evaluation phase of the requirements, by evaluating the documents listed in the request and in case of the individual meeting;
• by the Master Course professors , with the aim to plan the courses starting from the curriculum contents and therefore to characterize the offer.
Transitory norm: the students currently enrolled to the Master Course in Computer Science (class 23/S) of the University of Trento can request the change to the new regulations, with complete recognition of the already acquired credits.