Sicurezza dei sistemi software (double degree)
The University of Molise has signed an agreement for double degree with Università della Svizzera Italiana – USI (Switzerland). In the context of such an agreement, the two universities have developed an integrated program in “Secure Software and Data Engineering” based on the Master’s Degree in “Software system security” at UNIMOL and the Master’s Degree in “Software and Data Engineering” at USI.
The integrated program offers students the opportunity to attend part of their studies abroad at the partner university in order to gain its degree certificate along with the title awarded by the University of Molise. Students enrolled in the integrated program will spend the first semester of the second year (and, optionally, also the second semester of the second year) in Switzerland where they will attend classes, take exams and possibly draw up the final project according to the rule & regulations set forth on the relevant agreement. Classes and learning activities will be in English.
In order to obtain the Degree from the partner University, students will have to achieve 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), distributed as follows: 90 ECTS from the home University and at least 30 ECTS from the host University.
At the end of the course of study students will have obtained a double title:
- Laurea Magistrale in “Sicurezza dei sistemi Software” issued by Università degli Studi del Molise
- Master’s Degree in “Software and Data Engineering” issued by Università della Svizzera Italiana.
Participating students will obtain scholarships based on funds availability; in order to participate to the Double Degree program and receive funding, students will have to participate in a Call for Selection.
To be admitted at USI, UNIMOL students must have completed one semester of study and obtained at least 18 credits. The students are required to provide the proof of academic achievement (18 credits) at the end of the first semester (not at the time of the application deadline).
Applicants will be interviewed by a Commission, who will ascertain the students’ suitability for participation.
The required English level at both UNIMOL and USI is B2 of the CEFR or an equivalent score in another internationally recognised test. The level of knowledge required for the English language will be verified for all students who participated on the Call for Selection during the interview or by providing appropriate certification.
Candidates who do not pass the selection may continue their studies at the home institution as regular students of Laurea Magistrale in “Sicurezza e Sistemi Software” and receive one degree upon completion of study and meeting all graduation requirements.
The selection results and the modalities for accepting the place will be published on this same webpage
Concerning social security and health insurance, students enrolled in the master will have to comply with the rules in force at the hosting institution and possibly subscribe to a personal insurance policy.
The agreement is completed by a learning agreement where students will list the learning activities they will undertake; this form will be jointly signed by the student and the Coordinators at both Universities.
The same office will provide a “Changes to the learning agreement form”, should students need to modify their plan of study at USI, and the “Confirmation of arrival”.
Just like the learning agreement, the “Changes” form will have to be signed by all the three parties involved.
The “Confirmation of arrival”, and, wherever necessary, the “Changes to the learning agreement form”, will have to be sent by email to the home university at the Contacts below.
The transcript of records will be sent by the host university to the home university as soon as the grades are granted. The host university will deliver a letter of confirmation to the home university that the student has fulfilled all the requirements necessary to obtain the host university’s Master’s degree.
Both universities will issue separate certificates according to their respective regulations.
The certificates enable the student to use the academic grade corresponding to Laurea Magistrale in Italy and the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Switzerland.
To apply for the thesis dissertation, students will have to fulfil all the standard procedures required by the home University, just like every other student enrolled in non-double degree courses.
Coordinator of the Double Degree Program and Head of the Laurea Magistrale “Sicurezza e Sistemi Software”
Tel: +39 0874 404159
Dr. Pasquale Lavorgna
Segreteria Dipartimento di Bioscienze e Territorio
Referent for academic and administrative matters on the Degree Course
Tel: +39 0874 404134
Dr. Margherita Di Paolo
Settore Global Mobility ed Eventi Internazionali
Referent for Double Degree Programs
Tel: +39 0874 404415