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Engineering in Computer Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #203 (QS) ,
The Engineering in Computer Science program at the Sapienza University of Rome is aimed at the acquisition of the necessary competence to pursue highly-specialized research activities and concludes with the preparation of a final thesis.


The aim of the Engineering in Computer Science program at the Sapienza University of Rome is to train Computer Engineers with specific expertise both in the sector of Computer Science, focussing on software applications such as software design, data management, and analysis and software application to A.I., and in the sectors of information processing systems and security, models and methodologies, tools for the assessment of systems performance, as well as the optimization of systems for information processing and network systems.


The program specifically prepares students for the following jobs: 

  • Analyst and software design Engineers - these professionals develop, create, modify and optimize software applications based on the needs of final users; they analyze problems of data processing for different computing needs and develop, identify and optimize information processing systems. Software engineers also deal with the planning, creation, integration, and verification of software employed in a website or a web application. 
  • Engineers for the planning and management of systems and networks - these professionals identify and optimize ad hoc information management systems, they plan, coordinate and implement security measures for information systems in order to regulate data access and prevent unauthorized data access; they analyze, plan, test and optimize the performance of network and telecommunication systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Achieving Business Process Intelligence through Process Mining -- State of the Art and Recent Research Advances
  • Algorithms and computational models for large-scale data analysis
  • Algorithmic bias, fairness, and ethics in machine learning systems
  • Cryptographic primitives for blockchain and the security of cloud-based systems

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The documents required for the evaluation of qualifications are:

  • Curriculum, including the academic carrier (exams, thesis, and grades), professional/work/research experience, and any other qualification
  • Publications (optional); 
  • Letters of recommendations supporting the candidate (at most three) (optional); 
  • Research proposal prepared by the candidate  

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Roma

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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