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Cybernetic Engineering

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The Degree Course in Cybernetic Engineering studies dynamic systems capable of self-regulation and the control mechanisms that confer this ability to them. It aims to train an engineer who can study and manage a cybernetic system as a whole, seen as a network of elements that interact with each other, and to apply modern information technologies to the emerging fields of automation. In particular, the course focuses on the study of mechatronic systems, exploiting the knowledge of the technologies that underlie the Internet and of all the innovative services widely used in the Cloud and in general in the global communication network.

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What do you learn?

The Course in Cybernetic Engineering teaches its own methodological knowledge and Information Engineering skills, in a solid multidisciplinary training course which involves the study of: - Basic disciplines (mathematics, physics and geometry) - Engineering courses with a transversal nature (electrical engineering, electronics, embedded systems, measurements ...) - Specific training in the automation sector (control, industrial and mobile robotics); - In-depth study of the specific aspects of cyber engineering, with reference to the different aspects of mechatronic and cyber-physical systems; - In-depth study of information technologies used in various application areas characterized by interactions between the real and digital world. - Strong focus on the ability to use both procedural and object oriented programming languages (C language, Java, Python, Matlab, assembly)

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What can you do with it?

The graduate in Cybernetic Engineering has several employment opportunities as a freelance developer, within companies, administrations and public and private entities in all production and service sectors in which information technologies and the principles of automation play an important role. Some examples of systems and application areas in which the Cybernetic Engineer can operate are: - Autonomous vehicles; - Sensor networks and internet networks; - Distributed monitoring and control systems; - Automation of distribution and supply systems for goods and services; - Assisted technology systems; - Robotic systems; - Technologies for the Cloud. For those wishing to continue their university education with a Master Degree course, the new Master Degree Course in Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering for Industry is the natural next step. In addition to this path, graduates can also continue on the Master's degree course in Electronics Engineering (in English), which includes training courses suitable for the Cybernetic Engineer. Graduates from these sectors find jobs very quickly. In Italy 91 graduates out of 100 work after one year. The situation is even better for graduates from the University of Palermo; in this case, all graduates (100%) find work within one year and enter the job market with higher economic rates than the entire panorama of Engineering (source: Alma Laurea official data).