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Doctorate in Information Technology for Engineering

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Master degree
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Italian, English


The PhD course in Information Technologies for Engineering (ITE) aims at deepening theoretical and practical aspects of information technologies and applying them to develop applications in a number of domains under the guidance of experts. The course is characterized by a variety of teaching and research topics, often related to on-going national or European research projects, promoted by the researchers of the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio.

We aim at educating researchers with a sound scientific background and a specific culture of design in different areas of application, with an interdisciplinary approach and a vision towards the creation of new solutions.

This will enable the conception and development of innovative solutions and investigation methodologies, a basis to perform advanced research in public and private enterprises with scientific and technical competence, and a managerial attitude.


The education is directed to the acquisition of methodological, technological, theoretical and experimental tools, either traditional or innovative, to be utilized for modelling, designing, prototyping/simulation and testing of information technologies and their applications to complex information, mechanical, energy, electrical systems and civil work in a natural or anthropic environment.

The objective is also to stimulate the development of a spirit of entrepreneurship. 
The education will be complemented with international exchanges or internships at public or private research labs.

The course comprises two curricula, Information Technologies and Energy and Environment.

Profile and career opportunities

A PhD in ITE offers a wide range of job opportunities based on the capabilities, acquired during the course, to manage research activities, write high-quality scientific and technical reports, develop practical results, collaborate within work groups in national or international partnerships, with a good knowledge of the English language, written and spoken.

Students that graduated in ITE at Università del Sannio will be fit for employment in both private and public institutions.  Just as an example, five Engineering Schools and a number of Research laboratories of CNR, ENEA, INFN, and other government research agencies operate in the Campania Region. There exist a number of local employment opportunities as postdocs in research and teaching activities.  More broadly, our alumni were able to find prestigious academic and industrial positions both in Europe and in the US.


For the sake of illustration we mention here some technical areas where our alumni have found or may find employment:


  • Computer aided design of civil works;
  • Design and management of software systems;
  • Design and management of water systems and water resources;
  • Design and simulation of centralized or decentralized computing systems;
  • Design and simulation of sensors and systems for ground- or satellite-based data acquisition systems;
  • Industrial automation;
  • Information-technology and electrophysics support to fundamental research experiments;
  • Modelling and analysis of complex components and materials for automotive, aerospace, railways, biomedical, telecommunication, civil development industries;
  • Modelling and design of systems for energy conversion and energy management;
  • Modelling and realization of measurement system with application in telecommunication, aerospace, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing;
  • Planning, design and simulation of transportation systems;
  • Planning and management of electrical power systems on regional, national or transnational scales;
  • Simulation of geotechnical structures and systems under dynamics inputs;

Simulation and design of chemical plants and combustion processes

Final exam

Students are admitted to the final exams on the basis of:

  • their three-year curriculum,
  • a 40' presentation of their work,
  • the reviewers’ comments.

Detailed Information of Final Test are in  Manifesto - Study Plan

Administrative offices

Insert the initial year of the academic year of your interest
2019 / 2020

Manifesto - study plan

The department organizes a number of PhD courses.  Some of them are given every year being considered at the core of Information Technology and offered mainly to first year student, i.e.

  • Advanced mathematics (6 credits, prof. G. Cardone);
  • Methods and tools of numerical analysis (6 credits, dr. A. Fusco);
  • Probability (3 credits, prof. C. Galdi);
  • Stochastic processes (3 credits, prof. M. di Bisceglie).

Every year professors and researchers of the department are asked to propose possible "specialized" 4-credit PhD courses; students are then asked to point out the courses they would be interested in so that the professors can decide whether teaching the course or not according to the number of possible students.  Over the last year the following courses were taught:

  • Gravitational waves (prof. I. Pinto);
  • Advanced laboratory (prof. P. Daponte);
  • Enabling technologies and methodologies for smart grids (prof. A. Vaccaro);
  • Quantum mechanics and quantum computers (prof. A. Feoli);
  • Measurements for drones (prof. L. De Vito);
  • Optical and radar remote sensing (prof. S. Ullo);

while previously held courses include:

  • Model thinking and social networks (prof. F. Vasca);
  • Machine learning (prof. L. Troiano);
  • Empirical methods (prof. M. Di Penta).

Other teaching initiatives may be included upon request by one or more professors after approval by the Board of professors of the doctorate (Collegio del dottorato).


See the Manifesto for discovering the teachings