Discover the University of Catania Master of Power Electronics Devices

An extensive theoretical and practical program


Learn power electronics from top academics and professionals

Learn power electronics from top academics and professionals

The second-level master’s degree in power electronics devices and technologies is the most comprehensive partnership between the industrial and academic worlds to foster the innovations that will drive this market forward. It is led by a council of university professors and ST experts with decades of experience in this field.

The program includes 378 hours of lectures and labs, more than 820 hours of individual studies, and 300 hours of internship at ST, on top of tutorials, workshops, and other opportunities.

During the selection process, STMicroelectronics may offer scholarships or grants covering some or all of the tuition fees to certain students, ranked on evaluation criteria.


This is a one-year, full-time, on-campus Master of Engineering professional degree program.

The objective is to develop talents able to operate in high-tech industrial manufacturing processes.

The program covers a broad range of topics, including physics of semiconductors and wide bandgap materials to process technology, microelectronic circuits, power converters, design principles, electronic measurements, and reliability.

Each course is designed to provide comprehensive understanding. For example, in exploring manufacturing processes, students will delve into the techniques of etching and epitaxy, tracing the journey from raw substances to final products.

The purpose is thus to arm them with the knowledge and tools needed to answer the issues they will have to solve during their careers.


Candidate profile

Candidate profile

The program is open to a wide range of backgrounds, including early career professionals with a master’s degree  (“Laurea Magistrale”, Master of science, 4-year or 5-year degree) in engineering disciplines, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, received from an Italian or a non-Italian university. Final-year students who have not completed their degree can still apply, on the condition that they receive their degree within 90 days of the beginning of the program.

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with excellent English.

Why apply


Power electronics, a sustainable technology

Power electronics, a sustainable technology

Sustainable technology is about being responsible and managing our impact throughout the product lifecycle. It is also about identifying and promoting innovative products that provide society with environmental and social benefits.
The transition to renewable energy sources must be implemented, together with the adoption of energy saving techniques. Power Electronics is considered the enabling technology for this transformation.

  • Focus
    The Second Level Master in Power Electronics Devices and Technologies is a focused program with emphasis on Power Electronics, analysis, design, and application of WBG Devices in Electronic Systems and Converters in modern applications like electric traction and renewable energy.


  • International environment
    You will be part of an international class sharing your learning experience with students and professionals from different cultural and educational backgrounds.


  • Faculty
    You’ll find an experienced and qualified faculty and a selected mix of academics and practitioners. STMicroelectronics experts will lead several teaching modules and ensure mentoring for the internships, including visits to relevant STMicroelectronics departments and research laboratories.


  • Location
    Lessons will be held at the University of Catania and at STMicroelectronics in Catania. Experts from several industries of major international importance will be invited for seminar activities.


  • Career opportunities
    The Master will offer the opportunity of an internship at STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and leader in the field of Power Electronics, and exposure to some of the most prolific firms in Italy and abroad.

How to apply

Candidates will be required to complete the online application by September 30th 2024 and upload required documents through the Application Portal. 

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About Università di Catania

About Università di Catania

Founded in 1434, with an average enrolment of 38,000 students, the Università di Catania is one of the oldest universities in Italy. Thanks to synergies and specific collaborations with several research institutes operating in its territory, the University offers a wide choice of excellence programs focused on research and didactic activities.

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About STMicroelectronics

About STMicroelectronics

At ST, we are more than 50,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. An integrated device manufacturer, we work with more than 200,000 customers and thousands of partners to design and build products, solutions, and ecosystems that address their challenges and opportunities, and the need to support a more sustainable world. ST is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2027.