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A master of Smart Systems Integration

Antonio Martellotta from Italy has a masters degree in Smart Systems Integration. Photo.

Antonio Martellotta from Italy has a masters degree in Smart Systems Integration. He graduated in 2015, and is now working for Altran Norway as IoT Engineering Consultant


What was the most educating and interesting thing about the SSI-master?
– The possibility of studying in 3 to 4 different countries and its innovative curriculum. Courses focus on all the aspects of electronic systems design and micro technologies, rather than on traditional electronic topics. 

What surprised you the most about the master?
– How different educational systems are across Europe.

Why should students pay for this master when there are other masters at least here in Norway which are free?
– In general, I don't think that paying for a master in engineering in Europe is a good investment. Education is more or less free in every EU country, and having a paid degree does not necessarily make a difference in terms educational quality and career opportunities. Having said that, with the Joint International Master in Systems Integration you have the possibility of studying in many different countries without struggling with bureaucracy and exams validation.

What is the most rewarding about being in three different countries the two years you study for the master in SSI?
The most rewarding thing was to learn about the social and cultural differences between these countries.

What is the most challenging about being in three different countries the two years you study for the master in SSI?
– To be able to adapt quickly to every new environment and at the same time to achieve the best exams results.

Is this an opportunity for students to get a network and a job abroad?
– Yes, absolutely. During the Master my professional and personal networks significantly expanded and after, I got a job in Oslo related to my final project.

Can you get a job in your own country with this master?
– Yes, I received a couple of job offers there as well. I think that the extensive international exposure that the SSI Master provides makes you really competitive in the job market.