Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Ph.D. | Politecnico di Torino | Torino, Italy
Ph.D. On Campus

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

36 months
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The PhD in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Politecnico di Torino with curriculum in “Electronic Devices” runs in convention with the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).  


Call for applications is now open!

Why Politecnico?

  • Over 200 fully funded positions available 
  • Scholarship amount: € 18.854,52 gross per year   
  • Joint research activity with the non-academic sector 
  • Pre-PhD scholarships available for candidates admitted within the spring session

The main goal of this Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering programme from Politecnico di Torino is providing students with those competences required to carry out theoretical and experimental research and innovation activities in fields closely related to specific features characterizing the programme.

The programme focuses on promoting and developing both theoretical knowledge and practical applications, keeping in mind the varieties of professionals and researchers that this PhD programme aims at training, offering a wide range of interdisciplinary courses.

Usually, students acquire basic knowledge in the field attending II-level and III-level courses; subsequently, in order to improve their knowledge of specialised topics, students are provided with specific III-level courses offered by Politecnico and other external Institutions.

It is also provided the opportunity to attend courses organized in the framework of summer schools, seminars and congresses. Relevant experimental activities are provided, if coherent with the students’ career path. Eventually, during PhD training, students usually spend a period of research and study abroad at academic institutions or companies. 


This programme aims at training highly-qualified  researchers and technicians, who are able to work both in industry and academic sector and in research centres, based in Italy and aborad, operating in the field of electrical and electronics engineering (An example of research topics of interest is provided by themes and researches of IEEE,  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). 

In particular, the following areas are explored: fields, circuits and compatibility EM; Integrated electronic devices and sensors; Electric drives and power supply systems; Electronic systems; Applied ElectroMagnetics; Telecommunications. 

This PhD programme provides that  research activity shall be carry out since the first year; this activity will allow students to exchange information and opinions with international researchers and PhD students, developing relationships which might help them to develop their research activity outside Politecnico, in international environment.

Research Proposals

  • Analog, Power and Mixed-Signal Circuirs and Embedded Systems
  • Antennas, electromagnetics devices, propagation and radars
  • Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
  • Biomedical devices and applications
  • Communication and Computer Networks
  • Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) and EM simulation
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal and Power Integrity
  • Electronic devices: modeling and characterization
  • Geo-positioning, Navigation Systems and Remote sensing
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • Micro and nanotechnologies, devices, systems and applications
  • Modeling, simulation and CAD
  • Multimedia Signal Processing
  • Photonic devices and solar cells
  • Systems, Automation and Control
  • VLSI theory, design and applications

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Microelectronics for radiation detection
  • Advanced Scientific Programming with MATLAB
  • Semiconductor light sorces for optical communication and sensing
  • Advanced devices for high frequency applications  
  • Computational (opto)electronics: a journey through device-level models
  • Nonequilibrium Green's functions modeling of optoelectronic devices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Access to PhD courses in Italy can be only achieved by participating in the Calls for Application. At Politecnico di Torino, PhD candidates are admitted after the evaluation of academic qualifications and the following oral interview: as a matter of fact, your skills are evaluated by analyzing your academic and scientific curricula and by the mandatory interview with the Selection Committee.
  • You can participate in the Call if you have a Master of Science or if you are planning to obtain such degree by 31st October. In addition, it is required an international certificate of English language (IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent one). 
  • The GRE General Test will not be required only for students who apply for a CSC scholarship.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Turin

660 - 980 EUR /month
Living costs

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


PhD scholarships can be with own research topic or with predefined research topic.

The gross annual amount of the scholarship is usually € 15,343.28, but the Politecnico di Torino has  chosen to further enhance and promote the value of PhD programmes, increasing the amount of the scholarships to € 18.854,52.

All candidates compete for scholarships with own research topic, unless they explicitly waive their right to receive them.

The scholarships with predefined research topic are associated to particular research topics for which specific skills are required. Those applicants interested in one or more scholarships shall carefully verify which are the field of research and the competences required, as specified in the scholarship descriptive sheet and contact the relevant scientific referee.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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