Professional opportunities

Laurea Triennale (BSc) Study Programme

The BSc in Engineering Physics’ graduate is a professional with an extensive basic knowledge and has been trained in technology- and innovation-oriented fields, such as physics of matter, photonics, optical and physics technologies. Thanks to such education, together with strong skills acquired in engineering disciplines, the graduate in BSc Engineering Physics is an expert of innovation, capable of managing and designing both products and processes of high technological content across several industrial areas.

Job opportunities for the graduate in BSc Engineering Physics are extremely broad and diverse. In particular, the graduate can consider any areas where advanced technologies are either developed or employed as the key component of products and systems. As an example, and without any claim of being exhaustive, the graduate in BSc Engineering Physics is well suited in the areas in which the following are predominant: photonics, lasers and their applications, material technology and vacuum applications, biomedical technologies and diagnosis techniques, etc.     

Potential job opportunities are available within the national borders and outside them, in Europe and beyond – where technology and innovation play a key role to an even larger extent than in the Italian context. The evolution of the labour market clearly shows that this study programme meets an increasing demand – a professional capable of combining theoretical competencies of fundamental disciplines (mathematics, physics, material science) and the engineering mindset. Analyses of employment opportunities confirm this type of education is worth pursuing.  

Graduates in Engineering Physics, following a qualifying exam in Professional Engineering (in accordance with Italian legislation) can become members of the Italian Order of Engineers as Junior Engineers.

Laurea Magistrale (MSc) Study Programme

Job opportunities of the graduate in MSc Engineering Physics are extremely broad and diversified. In particular, graduates of this programme can enter the workplace in positions requiring sharp technological skills. Leading research positions, both in private organisations and in public research bodies, are opportunities graduates are well-suited for. In particular, analyses performed on employment statistics show that graduates with the typical competences provided by MSc in Engineering Physics are most in demand in the context of:

  • Companies which either manufacture laser systems or employ photonics for the telecom and in advanced measurements systems (e.g. medical setup or pollutant detection systems)
  • Large companies working in the field of materials engineering and advanced technology (semiconductors and nanotechnologies)
  • Strategic and industrial consulting firms
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises developing innovative systems and technologies with a high level of specialisation
  • Public and private research centres and organisations, both in Italy and abroad
  • Local branches of foreign companies at the forefront of the development of future technology

Potential job opportunities are available within the national borders and outside them, in Europe and beyond, where technology and innovation play a key role at an even larger extent than in the Italian context.