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Frequently Asked Questions Quick answers for frequently asked questions

1. Department description and practical information

1.1 DIISM stands for…?

1.2 Where is the DIISM located?

1.3 Where is the Students’ Office located?

1.4 Which professor can I contact to ask for information?

1.5 Who are the tutoring students?

 

 

2. DIISM structure and courses

2.1 Which courses are offered at DIISM?

2.2 What are the CFUs?

2.3 Which research areas are present at DIISM?

2.4 What can I do with my degree?

2.5 Is it mandatory to attend lectures?

 

 

3. I want to enrol: how to do it

3.1 Which procedure should I follow to enrol?

3.2 Do I have to take an admission test?

3.3 What is the tutoring course (bachelor degree)?

3.4 Which test do I have to take to assess my English competence?

3.5 What is the study plan? When do I have to fill it?

3.6 Once chosen my curriculum, can I modify it?

3.7 When should I pay tuition fees?

3.8 Can I study abroad for a period?

 

 

 

Department description and practical information

 

1.1 DIISM stands for…?

DIISM is the acronym for “Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Scienze Matematiche”, which means Department of Information Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. DIISM began its activities in November 2012, when the Department of Information Engineering and the Department of Mathematical Sciences “R.Magari” were joined.

 

1.2 Where is the DIISM located?

The Department is located in Via Roma 56 (Siena), in the building called “San Niccolò”.

 

1.3 Where is the Students’ Office located?

The Students’ Office is located in the “San Niccolò” building (turning left from the main entrance). All the related information is available at the following link

 

1.4 Which professor can I contact to ask for information ?

Each BSc and MSc course has been assigned some professors called tutors, available for students who need explanations, suggestions and help regarding courses and curricula. You can find all their email addresses and contact information at the following link

 

1.5 Who are the tutoring tutors?

Students can ask tutoring students for information about the courses, their organization, the University facilities, and so on. Tutoring Students can be contacted at the email  or using the contact information available on the web page

 

 

 

DIISM structure and courses

 

2.1 Which courses are offered at DIISM ?

Three bachelor degree courses are offered (in Italian): Ingegneria gestionale (Management Engineering); Ingegneria informatica e dell’informazione (Computer and Information Engineering); Matematica (Mathematics). For the Master degree courses, the Department offers four courses all in english: Management Engineering; Computer and Automation Engineering; Electronics and Communications Engineering; Mathematics.

 

2.2 What are the CFUs?

The CFU is a measure of the student work load: a CFU corresponds to 25 hours of student activity. The work load can be divided in hours dedicated to lectures and hours of individual study. For the bachelor degree courses, 1 CFU includes from 8 to 11 hours of lectures. For the master degree courses, 1 CFU includes from 7 to 9 hours of lectures. Regarding internships, 1 CFU consists of 25 hour of individual activity.

 

2.3 Which research areas are present at DIISM?

The research areas of DIISM are illustrated at the following link

 

2.4 What can I do with my degree?

The job opportunities offered to students by DIISM’s courses are described in the following web page

 

2.5 Is it mandatory to attend the lectures?

It is not mandatory to attend the lectures, but it is strongly recommended. Actually, many courses include laboratory activities that cannot be autonomously replicated by students on their own.

 

 

I want to enrol: how to do it

 

3.1 Which procedure should I follow to enrol?

All the enrolling information can be found at link

 

3.2 Do I have to pass an admission test?

For bachelor degrees, there is an admission test, which is not selective, but aims to make students aware of their preparation levels and the possible missing knowledge to be made up. More details are available at the following page

For master degrees, students can be allowed to directly enroll provided they have a bachelor degree by a Italian University on a topic related to the one on which they want to enroll and they have a received a high final mark link. Other students, including foreign students must pass a test. See the page of the course for more details.

 

3.3 What is the tutoring course (bachelor degree)?

During the 1st year of the bachelor degree courses, along with the scheduled courses, there will be a tutoring course. This course is a preparatory class to help students to make up possible missing background knowledge and to help them to gain a suitable method for studying scientific subjects.

 

3.4 Which test do I have to take to assess my English competence?

The students of the bachelor degrees must acquire a knowledge of the English language at least of level B1, as established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The students can assess the required knowledge either through a recognized international certification (see the list of certifications recognized by the University of Siena) or by passing an exam at the University of Siena center for languages. Students of the master degrees must acquire at least a level B2 in one of the four papers: Reading and use of English, Writing, Listening, Speaking. More details are available on this page

 

3.5 What is the study plan? When do I have to fill?

The study of a student plan includes all the subjects the student has to pass during his/her degree. Some of subjects are mandatory, while others can be chosen by the student. The study plan must be approved by Teaching Committee. The students will be advised when they have to fill the study.

 

3.6 Once chosen can I modify my study plan?

Yes, through a form available from the Student Secretariat. Changes to the study plan must be submitted no later than December 20 to be implemented in the current academic year. Changes to the study plan are subject to the approval of the Teaching Committee.

 

3.7 When should I pay tuition fees?

For information about tution fees, please visit the web page

 

3.8 Can I study abroad for a period?

DIISM encourages students to acquire CFU spending a visiting period at foreign Universities that have institutional agreements with the University of Siena. The responsible for the international programs is Prof. Giovanni Giambene, please contact him for information.