Technological/Scientific Courses

Mandatory course

Research Methodology offered by ICT International Doctoral School - DISI


Courses offered by ICT International Doctoral School - DISI

Courses' description and scheduling:

  • Research Methodology (mandatory)
  • Advanced Evolutionary Algorithms
  • An Introduction to SAT and SMT
  • Biometrical Autentication
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computing in Communication Networks
  • Data Ethics
  • Deep Learning for Advanced Vision Systems
  • Deep Learning for Image Processing
  • Information Visualisation
  • Introduction to Conversational Agents
  • Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
  • Modern Weather Radar Technology and Systems
  • Speech-to-speech translation
  • Surface Electromagnetics
  • Teaching Computers to Imagine with Deep Generative Models


Courses offered by Doctoral Programme in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering – DII

Courses' description and scheduling:

Materials Science and Engineering

  • Biodesign applied to tissue engineering
  • Coatings for corrosion protection and electrochemical surface characterization
  • Computational thermodynamics II
  • Electron microscopy techniques – Practice
  • Electron microscopy techniques – Theory
  • Elemental analysis by X-ray spectroscopy – Practice
  • Elemental analysis by X-ray spectroscopy – Theory
  • Environmental sustainability of materials
  • Materials science and technology
  • Optical properties of nanomaterials
  • (*) Scanning probe microscopy – Theory and Practice 
  • Synchrotron-based techniques for characterization of materials
  • Thermal analysis

(*): Course is offered on demand - contact the Secretariat of the Doctoral Programme in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering.

Mechatronics and Mechanical Systems

  • Network dynamics
  • Non-linear vibrations
  • Numerical optimization. Algorithms and practical implementation
  • Optimization-Based robot control
  • Saturated control systems

Electronic Systems and Integrated Microelectronic Systems

  • Designing and Programming the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Image sensors
  • Silicon radiation detectors

Operational Research

  • Decision-Making under Certainty, Risk and Uncertainty
  • Linear and non-linear optimization
  • Multicriteria and Multiagent Decision theory
  • Web strategy

Multidisciplinary Research Tools and Languages

  • Design of experiments and analysis and modelling of experimental data
  • Virtual instruments for data acquisition and signal analysis

In addition, during the academic year 2019/2020 the following courses will be offered by visiting professors at the Department of Industrial Engineering:

  • Astrodynamics
  • Lyapunov methods for the robustness of control systems


Courses offered by Doctoral Programme in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering – DICAM

Courses' description and scheduling:

  • Advanced numerical methods for free-surface hydrodynamics
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Environmental data management and analysis with GIS
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Field sampling and Spatial Ecological Modelling
  • Integrated river morphodynamics
  • Introduction to Sustainability Assessment
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineering
  • Mechanics of electroactive materials
  • Modelling hydrological systems with Geoframe
  • Multiple approaches to the investigation of seismic behaviour of timber structures
  • Nonlinear Solid Mechanics 
  • North American Theory and Practice of Steel Design for Seismic Applications
  • Random Vibrations and Metamaterial-Based Shields for Safety – Critical Industries
  • Statistical methods and data analysis
  • The City and the Futures. Perspectives and Experiences for Resilient Communities
  • X-ray Diffraction applied to the study of polycrystalline materials: theory and practice


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