From September 2023 the two curricula of the Master's Degree in Computer Science are transformed into two different master's degrees:
therefore in the 2023/24 academic year only the second year of this Master's Degree in Computer Science will be active.
The M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science belongs to the School of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Science of the University of Florence. Starting from the Academic Year 2017-2018, the M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science is structured in two different curricula.
The M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science aims to develop deep knowledge on the theoretical, methodological, and technical foundations in the main field of computer science and ancillary disciplines. In details, the M.Sc. will include extensive studies on algorithms, distributed systems, programming languages, data and systems analysis. The main learning objectives that shall be developed are here summarized:
REQUIREMENTS TO ENROLL
STRUCTURE OF THE MSC
The M.Sc. in Computer Science is organized on 2 years, for a total of 120 CFU (Crediti Formativi Universitari). The student which achieves the whole 120 CFU, following all the requirements for the M.Sc., is allowed to graduate in a shorter time.
The didactic and research activities planned for the 2 years are described, for the two curricula, at the following pages:
GRADUATION (FINAL EXAM: THESIS)
The students are expected to devote approximately 6 months to the development of their final exam i.e., a graduation Thesis. Such Thesis shall have an appropriate level of innovation and will be developed with the supervision of a member of the M.Sc Degree Committee. Such member is officially appointed as Thesis Supervisor.
The typical professional activities for the M.Sc. in Computer Science are in the field of the design, planning, management, and maintenance of ICT systems. The target companies embrace IT companies , public administration, and in general all companies that rely on complex and innovative ICT systems.
The graduated Student will also have the background knowledge to enroll for PhD studies and also eventually perform research and teaching activities.
Graduated students have the opportunity to apply for the professional register in Information Engineering (Albo degli ingegneri dell’informazione, Albo professionale - Sezione A degli Ingegneri – Settore dell'informazione).