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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute

The ALaRI Teaching Model

Professors from the Faculty of Informatics and other high-ranking European universities as well as top research centers, with extensive international experience and outstanding research profiles, assure top-quality teaching within this innovative and unique program.

The two-year master program is built around a challenging multi-disciplinary project that acts as a leitmotiv and guides students towards a friendly acquisition of both technical and soft skills, as nowadays expected for high profile positions within the industry. Each year, a main class project “guiding theme” will be assigned, e.g., centered on smart buildings, smart environments, smart medicine, smart factory. Such projects will permit students to bring life to taught methodologies and tools as well as learn from challenges that cross-disciplinary, teamwork-based, real-world problems pose. Experts from industry will contribute with their know-how as tutors or advisors in given projects and offer internships by creating a university-industry cross-fertilization platform. The close coupling between basic and applied research, theory, design and implementation, and interdisciplinary work with hands-on laboratory experience completes the curriculum.