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Brief presentation of the MSc in Computer Science at UIC. This master is a coordinated project between Politecnico di Milano and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to allow students enrolled ...

Brief presentation of the MSc in Computer Science at UIC. This master is a coordinated project between Politecnico di Milano and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to allow students enrolled in Politecnico’s Laurea Specialistica in Ingegneria Informatica to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science from UIC while working towards their degree in Italy.

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Master of Science in Computer Science - Politecnico di Milano and UIC Master of Science in Computer Science - Politecnico di Milano and UIC Presentation Transcript

  • Master of Science in Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Master of Science in Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Agreement between between the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
    • Take the master @ UIC while taking your degree at the Politecnico
    • Structure of the master
      • Same number of credits of the “Laurea Specialistica”
      • Three semesters in Italy, one semester in Chicago
      • Master thesis defense in Chicago
      • Defense of the “Tesi di Laurea” in Milano
  • Why Should I Join the Program? Being an American student is a life experience Opens up many career opportunities Master of Science from a US University
  • Master Organization Politecnico di Milano courses of the laurea specialistica First Semester Politecnico di Milano UIC courses & course from the laurea specialistica Second Semester First Year UIC (Chicago) courses available @ UIC (mapped to courses @ the Politecnico di Milano) First Semester Politecnico di Milano courses of the laurea specialistica Second Semester Second Year Defense @ UIC Defense @ POLIMI
  • What Then? Optional Practical Training (OPT)
    • OPT is temporary employment that is directly related to a student's field of study
    • Students holding F-1 visas are eligible for a maximum of twelve months of OPT authorization for each level of study
    • Most students apply for OPT as they approach the end of their current degree program
    • Participating in OPT "after" completion of studies offers the opportunity to apply skills to "real world" situations.
  • What Courses?
    • Three UIC courses in Milan
      • CS 583 Data Mining and Text Mining
      • CS 545 Formal Methods in Concurrent and Distributed Systems
      • CS 569 High Performance Processors and Systems
    • Four courses in Chicago chosen among the ones available at UIC which will be mapped to four courses at the Politecnico di Milano
    • Examples of courses available @ UIC
      • Advanced Topics in Concurrent Computing Systems
      • Computer Animation
      • Data and Web Semantics
      • Graph Theory
      • Introduction to Bioinformatics
      • Videogame Programming
      • ...
  • Requirements and Deadlines
    • Average score during the bachelor must be greater than B (24 in Italian grades)
    • TOEFL score of at least 80
      • writing 21
      • speaking 20
      • listening 17
      • reading 19
    • Deadlines
      • Mid July , express your interest in the master by sending an email to Mrs. Caldirola ( [email_address] ) who will add your email in the master mailing list
      • Mid September , send the documentation required to enroll in the Master program to Mrs. Caldirola who will check the documents and forward them to Chicago
  • English Test Requirements
    • All international applicants are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. For the TOEFL a minimum score of 230 CBT (570 PBT) is required for admission, although average scores of admitted students have been over 250 CBT (600 PBT). TOEFL iBT scores are valid for admission consideration. The required minima for the four subsections on the iBT TOEFL, as well as the total score are: Reading 19, Speaking 20, Listening 17, Writing 21, and Total 80. 
    • Students may request a TOEFL waiver provided they have completed a minimum of two years of full-time, transferable study at the secondary or collegiate level in a country where English is the primary language as well as the language of instruction, or worked full time in the United States for one year. Requests for a TOEFL score waiver must be made in writing to the Office of Graduate Admissions and included with your application materials. Employment related waiver requests must be accompanied by a letter from a supervisor certifying that the applicant has English proficiency and verifying the length of employment.
    • The latest information at http://cs.uic.edu/bin/view/Main/GraduateAdmissions
  • How Much?
    • Fees to the Politecnico di Milano for the three semesters attended in Milan
    • Fees to the University of Illinois at Chicago, for the two semesters enrolled to the Master of Science
    • UIC Fees for 2008/2009
      • First semester of the master $5,714
      • Second semester of the master $7,258
      • The best student of the first semester receives a studentship and does not pay the second semester fees
    • Living in Chicago
      • Rent $400-$700
  • Further Information
    • Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18771243506
    • UIC MSc Admission Requirements http://cs.uic.edu/bin/view/Main/GraduateAdmissions
    • Master website, http://uic.elet.polimi.it
    • UIC http://www.cs.uic.edu
    • Prof. Pier Luca Lanzi (pierluca.lanzi@polimi.it)