Attention: this is a draft of the Degree Programme and therefore contents may change until final approval by the Academic Senate.

Academic Year 2016/17





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Architectural Design
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Milano, Mantova, Piacenza Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1094
NameArchitectural Design
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeL-17 - Architecture
Degree level Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)
First year of activation 2008/2009
Official length of the programme 3
Years of the programme already activated 1,2,3
Official language(s) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano, Mantova, Piacenza
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Andrea Campioli
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
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(¹) The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.

Student Office (Study programme) - Milano
Reference office
UFFICIO SERVIZI AGLI STUDENTI E DOCENTI DEI CORSI DI STUDIO DI LAUREA TRIENNALE
Address Via Ampère 2, 20133 Milano


Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)


Student Office (Study programme) - Mantova
Reference office
POLO TERRITORIALE DI MANTOVA
Address Piazza d'Arco 3, 46100 Mantova
Phone +390376317011
Contact http://www.polo-mantova.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Mantova
Address P.ZZA D'ARCO, 3 (MN)


Student Office (Study programme) - Piacenza
Reference office
POLO TERRITORIALE DI PIACENZA
Address Via Scalabrini 76, 29121 Piacenza
Phone 0523 35 6800
Contact http://www.polo-piacenza.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Piacenza
Address VIA G. B. SCALABRINI, 76 (PC)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The aim of the Study Programme in Architectural Design is to create a basic education on the architecture knowledge in its historical, logical-formal, aesthetic, constructive, technological and representative aspects. The architectural project is related to different areas and applications: the city, the landscape, the building, the built environment, the interiors.

The Study Programme has the objective to create a professional skill able to deal appropriately with the growing complexity of the problems related to architectural design and to the new tasks and responsibilities required by the professional world. The graduate student, through a critical and intellectual preparation together with defined technical skills, is able to carry out professional activities specified by law.

The sequence of courses and laboratories is aimed to pursue the objectives of the Study Programme.

Graduate students in Architectural Design will have the educational credits that constitute the prerequisite to access the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes with the aim to train architects and construction engineers/architects, in accordance with Directive 85/384/EEC.

Furthermore, the graduate student can access the Specializing 1st Level Master Programmes.

The Study Programme is carried out at the Politecnico campuses in Milan, Piacenza and Mantova.

The study programme provides also a career completely in English language.


3. Learning objectives

The study programme in Architectural Design shapes a basic educational career of the architect with a a constant confrontation with the complexity of transformation processes of the built environment in contemporary settlement contexts.

The course covers scientific, humanistic and artistic disciplines which are the main knowledge, tools, skills and expertise specifically required for an architects.

The specific objective is the formation of a professional profile based on the knowledge of architecture in its historical, logical-formal, aesthetic, constructive, technological and representational aspects, able to collaborate on design and construction activities with critical and intellectual skills and a deep knowledge of the single techniques.

The career is characterized by the centrality of the project experience, based on integration and synthesis of disciplines, promoting synergy between laboratories and courses, for the study of architecture disciplines, in their humanistic, artistic and technical-scientific aspects, and of those that can add and enhance these knowledge areas.

As completion of this educational career, the internship which is a fundamental moment of contact with the world of work and the professional activity, the business or public administration, depending on the inclination of the student.

The course also involves seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions in which students will come into contact with architects and scholars working both in Italy and internationally.

At the end of the educational career, the graduate students will know properly the basic rules of: the principles, methods and techniques of architectural and urban design; the history of architecture; tools and forms of representation, mathematics and other basic sciences; principles of the structural and plant system calculation; aspects concerning the realization processes, technical and economic feasibility of the architecture works. The educational career includes thematic orientations related to issues and important scales where the architectural design ratio is applied: the city, the construction, the urban fabric and built heritage, to the interior space, the environment and landscape, the territory. For this purpose, the graduate student in Architectural Design can:

-          suggest suitable and consistent solutions to the problem dealt, with cultural awareness and technical competence;

-          show a critical skill on contexts in a spatial, social and economic level, related to the quantity and quality aspects;

-          contextualize the project properly with respect to different scales of intervention, anticipating the impact that the proposed changes can cause on spatial and social systems and discussing the objectives and reasons of the project choices at different levels;

-          communicate the results of the analysis and design activities, with appropriate tools, even innovative ones, for experts and non-expert counterparts;

-          have rhetorical and communication skills that allow him to discuss the reasons of his project choices in a clear and proper way. Starting from the knowledge acquired, the graduate student should therefore be able to autonomously broaden and update his knowledge and the technical skills acquired, with particular reference to the most innovative fields.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

Organizational structure of the B.Sc. Programme

Entrance

TEST

 

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

 

 

 

 

1st year

 

 

 

2nd year

 

 

 

3rd year

 

 

 

 

PROFESSION

State professional examination and admission to the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators - Section B

1st LEVEL MASTER OF SCIENCE

LAUREA MAGISTRALE (MASTER OF SCIENCE)

1st year

 

 

 

2nd year

 

 

 

 

PROFESSION

State professional examination and admission to the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators

2nd LEVEL MASTER OF SCIENCE

 

RESEARCH DOCTORATE

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (2nd degree), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master)


The qualification enables students to access Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), Specializing Courses of first level and Specializing Master of first level

 

The qualification allows to access the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), Specializing Master of first level and post-graduate training courses.

 For continuation of studies, the graduate student in Architectural Design has different options among the Architecture Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes available at Politecnico di Milano.

 This degree provides a consistent title with requirements set by the European Union:

 - Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Study Programmes, activated by this University or others, on subjects of specific interest, with regulated access by the Programme structure;

 - 1° Level Specializing Masters, activated by this University or others, on subjects of specific interest, with regulated access by the Programme structure;

 - Post-graduate Training Courses, activated by this University or others, on subjects of specific interest, with regulated access by the Programme structure;


 


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The graduate student in Architectural Design has job opportunities with different positions in institutions and public and private bodies, public and private companies, professional firms, design companies for the following activities: collaboration in design and construction management of building works, including public works; direct and instrumental survey activities on contemporary and historical buildings; design and supervision of works related to simple civil buildings and maintenance interventions and upgrade of the built environment, through the use of standardized methodologies.

 The graduate student in Architectural Design, after having passed the State Professional Examination, can be registered in the Professional Architect Registry, planners, Landscapers and Curators, in Section B, architecture section, with the title of junior architect.

 For any further information, please refer to the link of University web site (www.esamidistato.polimi.it).


Graduates in Architectural Design are qualified to work in private and public bodies, professional studios and design firms in the following activities: working on design activities and managing building work including public work; direct and instrumental surveying; design and management of work relating to simple building and maintenance work and renovation of buildings.
After passing State Exams, graduates in Architectural Design can register on the following professional registers: architects, town planners, landscape designers and conservationists, Section B, Architecture Sector, with the title of Junior Architect.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Task of the graduate student in Architectural Design is to contribute to the design activity in the fields of architecture carrying out the duties of the Presidential Decree 328/01. The specific skills are related to design activities in different areas and with different scales of application.

The job opportunities for the activities of the graduate student are institutions and public and private bodies in the field of construction and transformation of city and territory; institutional bodies, public and private companies, professional firms, design companies.

The graduate student in Architectural Design is a professional profile able to work effectively to the development of architectural projects at different scales, from definition of the project objectives to verification of technical feasibility of the solutions. In a multidisciplinary design team, this profile can deal with definition and analysis of problems, extensively and completely, which provide many environmental transformation actions of the built environment according to different scales of settlement contexts and comparing consciously with the complex framework of resources and restrictions that determine the design process.

In particular, skills of this function are:

-          set up design processes through a critical ability on spatial, social and economic aspects of the intervention contexts;

-          ability to prepare, through techniques and proper tools, specific context analysis, such as: description and survey of physical environment and buildings, analysis of needs and opportunities, setting of a limitation framework (technical, regulatory, environmental aspects), necessary for preparation of the project;

-          research skills and critical analysis of formal, technical, functional options to solve specific design problems at different scales;

-          ability to communicate effectively through the use of appropriate tools, analysis and project proposals to parties with different levels of proficiency and specialization;

-          ability to explain and communicate clearly and properly their choices about the design process.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4147

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Italian secondary school leaving qualification or other comparable foreign qualification (level 4 EQF)


Upper middle school diploma or similar foreign qualification.

The admission to Study Programme is subject to pass the test (TIP).

6.2 Requested knowledge

A good initial preparation and knowledge of English language are required, which are assessed on the basis of essential knowledge. If the assessment of this preparation, through the mandatory entrance test, is not sufficient, specific additional educational obligations (OFA) are assigned to the student, to be met before they can attend the courses offered in subsequent years to the first one.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

CAMPUS

A

B

C

A+B

 

STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR ENROLMENT (Italian and EU students and non-EU students residing in Italy)

Places reserved for non EU students (including Chinese students)

Of which places reserved for “Marco Polo” Chinese students

TOTAL

Milan

733

17

17

750

Internationalisation - English

60

40

0

100

Mantova

91

9

9

100

Piacenza

95

5

5

100

Detailed information concerning deadlines and available places are provided in the enrolment guide https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=539


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4288

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The Programme organizes in First and Second semester orientation and tutoring activities for students.

On the Study Programme Web site, it will be shown the meeting dates organized during the presentation of the Study Plan.


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4257

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The achievement of qualification (Laurea) is based on the acquisition, during the programme, of 180 ECTS (Cfu). The university educational credit represents the amount of learning work, including individual study, which is requested to a student to acquire the knowledge and skills that characterize the Stud Programme and that are provided in the planned training activities. For Study Programme in Architecture Design, an university educational credit corresponds to 25 hours of work. The average quantity of learning work, carried out in one year by a student involved in full-time university studies, is conventionally fixed at 60 credits. The time that must be dedicated to personal study or other individual learning activities cannot be less than half of the overall workload. The credits related to each educational activity are acquired by the student with the achievement of a positive assessment at the exam verification (examination, certification of activity carried out). Each student can choose educational programmes that require, for each semester, a different number of credits from what provided in the degree programme to achieve, according to his/her needs, a progression of studies. In any case, the number of total CFU acquired, in order to achieve the qualification, must be 180. During the educational programme, the contribution to be paid will be related to the number of Ects inserted each time in the individual Study plan. The minimum number of Ects that a student can insert on his/her study plan is 30, unless the number of credits needed for course completion are fewer than this number. The maximum number of Ects that a student can insert on his/her study plan, according to priorities established by regulations, is equal to 80.

The ECTS registration must comply with the sequence among teachings provided by the degree programme and the priority rules set out in the Technical Annex available on the Educational Rules.

180 ECTS of this Study Programme meet the minimum legal number set for training activities of Laurea Category L-17 Architecture Science (Law 270/2004).


Students graduate on completion of 180 ECTS. ECTS correspond to 25 hours of work overall.
The 180 ECTS encompassed by this Laurea Programme in Architectural Design respect the legal minimums set out for educational activities in L-17 Laurea class Architectural Sciences (law 270/2004) specifically: 44 ECTS for base educational activities (maths for architecture, physical-technical subjects and technology for architecture, history for architecture, architectural and environmental representation subjects); 64 ECTS for professional activities (architectural and urban planning, theories and techniques for architectural renovation, structural analysis and planning for architecture, urban and territorial planning, technological subjects for architecture and building, surveying in architecture and urban planning); 18 ECTS for linked or additional activities. 8 ECTS are also awarded for work experience and the final exam and at least 12 ECTS for activities chosen by students.

7.2 Mode of study

It is a full time Programme; it includes attendance of: Courses consisting of lectures and exercises; multidisciplinary and integrated Design Laboratories, with compulsory attendance; Seminars.

Organization of training activities, attendance and assessment procedures.

Training activities are organized in Single Subject and Integrated Course Programmes and Laboratories.

Each one has a number of credits as shown in the Degree Programme of the Study Programme.

- Single Subject Courses can provide procedures of in-course evaluation and end with an exam.

- There are half-year and annual laboratories, coordinated by professors responsible for the integrated modules in the laboratory. The laboratory attendance is compulsory. Attendance is verified by all professors responsible of the laboratory, based on criteria according to their training organization.

Laboratory activities end with an examination carried out by the commission made by all responsible professors.

Furthermore, workshop seminars and study trips are provided.

Organization of the Academic year

The academic year is made up of two semesters, each one consists of a teaching session and exam sessions.

I semester

- 10/10/2016 starting of lectures of 1° semester

- 03/02/2017: end of I semester

- 06/02/2017 - 04/03/2017 exam session

 

Week dedicated to study trips and workshops from 6-10 March 2017 and 26-30 June 2017

 

II semester

- 13/03/2017: starting of lectures of II semester

- 23/06/2017 end of II semester

 - 26/06/2017 - 29/07/2017 exam session

Week dedicated to study trips and workshops from 6-10 March 2017 and 26-30 June 2017


The course is full time and includes courses made up of lessons and practice, obligatory laboratories, seminars and visits.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The words “Study Plans with Prior Approval”, found on Web applications, is referred to the teaching system of the training courses, It does not mean that the choices made by the student during the compilation of the Study Plan are previously approved.

7.4 Foreign language

The University provides as prerequisite the knowledge of English language.

Different levels, according to kind of programme, can be required (if provided in Italian or English); for further information, please refer to the "Guide to English Language” available on the web site of the University:


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4319

7.5 Degree examination

The Degree Examination consists of a public presentation of the final work to the Graduation Commission, and entails the assignment of a score from 0 to 8 points, which is added to the average score obtained in the three years calculated on the basis of scores obtained in the single exams, cum laude excluded. These last ones will be evaluated during the Degree Examination, as addition to the proposal for Laurea Cum Laude, which must be unanimously approved by the Graduation Commission.
To obtain the 4 credits related to the Degree Examination, the student must produce, individually and independently, a final work consisting of a critical essay, as in-depth study, on a topic chosen, and related to the disciplines of the three years and preferably developed starting from 1 or 2 laboratory experiences, considered to be important and duly documented. This essay must be previously submitted in digital format, printed in three copies to show to the commission and briefly presented through a slide show.
Guideline for writing the Graduation Work are available on the Technical Annex in this Regulations
Information about general rules, regulations, degree exam session calendar, registration and submission of final works, are available on the web portal of the University (www.auic.polimi.it)


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4350

8. Academic calendar

The academic calendar can be consulted on the school’s website

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2389


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4381

9. Faculty

The professors' names of the Study Programme and what they teach will be made available on the degree programme from September onwards.
The Degree Programme is published each year on Politecnico di Milano's website.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

MILAN

Model and Prototype Laboratory: equipped for realization of models and scale models with traditional technologies and numerical control

Model making laboratory: sets and creates architectural models at different scales, from the territorial and urban ones to the building, interiors and objects of use, through many techniques, materials and finishes, related to the different possible uses of the models.

Computer Laboratory: It provides computer support for research and educational activities for: urban development of thematic maps related to data base of archiving and historical sources; scaled graphic rendering of photogrammetric surveys; urban surveys for development of intervention and implementation plans; Comparative analysis of typological and architectural schemes; acquisition, preparation and production of texts, graphics and photos for exhibitions and hypertexts for digital publications.

Mobility, Urban Design and Macro Urban Planning Laboratory: it prepares reliable macroeconomic and macro urban planning transformation scenarios through instrumentations and statistical and cartographic elaborations as well as simulations and evolutionary proportions of transport system. Furthermore, it deals with overall project issues with quantification of project activity and urban redesigning project;

Diagnostic Laboratory for conservation and reuse of built environment: it deals with detection of degradation and diagnostics for conservation project, management and reuse of built environment. In particular, it takes care of the metric, statics and material consistency of buildings, detection of degradations and their causes, and the most appropriate graphic rendering to proceed to the following conservation project.

The Central Architecture Library has about 60.000 Italian and foreign scientific works, mainly dedicated to architecture, art, urban planning, design, interior design, landscape, restoration and museum studies. A special section is dedicated to the works of the city of Milan. All texts used and recommended in the study programme courses of the Schools of Architecture and Design are available. In the reference sector you can consult the main thematic and general encyclopedias, yearbooks and codes in the field of urban planning and building. About 1000 magazines are also available, including 400 currently with subscription. The main periodicals are available on CD ROM, related to art and architecture, and a wide range of publications focused on the same themes.

The Durando Campus Library of Architecture, BDAD, has the texts indicated in bibliographies of the official educational programmes and texts that allow a detailed study of the disciplinary contents related to the project issues in architecture and documenting the progress of the design culture from the Italian and foreign point of view. In reference section, it is possible to freely consult the main encyclopedias, dictionaries, codes and yearbooks, historical essays, normative texts. More than 160 magazines are available on open shelves.

Piero Bottoni Archive: the most important collection of documents of Politecnico di Milano, with more than 90.000 documents (drawings, posters, models, furniture, objects, photographs, books, periodicals, pamphlets, etc.) related to the activity of Piero Bottoni, as well as of other important architects included Le Corbusier and Terragni.

Historical Archives of Politecnico di Milano.

 MANTOVA

Cartography service (Environmental planning laboratory):consultation of historical cartography material, cadastral maps of the city and province of Mantova, urban plans, thematic maps of Lombardia Region, IGM Tables.

Model making laboratory: use of machine tools such as milling machines, sanding machines, drills, jig saws and many hand tools for model production. The access to model making laboratory and the use of its instruments are subject to the authorization issued by the supervising professor.

The Mantova Campus Library is part of the University Library Services and therefore is connected to the Policy.

 

PIACENZA

The Piacenza Campus Library, available in both campuses of Caserma della Neve and Arata Campus, has the texts used and suggested in programme bibliographies of courses related to the study programmes offered. The current documentary heritage, still in expansion, is around 3000 volumes, Italian and foreign scientific works on Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics, Transport, Logistics, Energy systems, Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental sustainability. Furthermore, it is possible to consult, via computer terminals, the electronic journals of Politecnico and on-line databases. The library spaces, in both locations, are four interconnected rooms for consultation, reading and study.


11. International context

Politecnico is carrying out comparative analysis with the main international universities. Reports and studies will be soon available on Politecnico di Milano's website, in the section Degree Programme.


12. Internationalization

All students, that want to participate in a study programme abroad, are required, in January, to go to their studesk of reference in order to receive information about the opportunity to study abroad. At the studesk, students receive information about available locations and suitable to their study programmes, the necessary requirements, the application procedures and related deadlines and criteria by which the selection is performed. Students also have the opportunity to consult the information material on partner institutions. For further detailed information, please contact the studesk of reference


 


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4664

13. Quantitative data

Studies Service and University Assessment Commission carry out periodic analyses of the overall results and qualitative standards on Study Programmes monitoring educational activities and the ability of graduate students to find work. Reports and studies are available on Politecnico di Milano's website.


The University Assessment Commission performs periodic analysis on the overall results and on the quality of teaching degree programs, by monitoring teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the job market. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di Milano.
http://www.polimi.it/ateneo/organi/nucleo-di-valutazione/

14. Further information

Academic Year 2016/17
School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering

Technical Annex to the Educational Rules 2016 – 2017

  ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

 First Level Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science)

  Campuses: Milan - Mantova - Piacenza

  1. Study Programme in Architecture Design

 1.1 Admission requirements to Study Programmes 

 1.1.1 Additional Educational Obligations (OFA)

 1.1.2 Deadline for submission of plan after fulfilment of OFA (Additional Educational Obligations)

 1.2 Transfers and changes

 2. University Educational Credits (ECTS)

 2.1 University Educational Credits (ECTS)

 2.2 Registration to University Educational Credits (ECTS)

2.3 Single Programmes

 3. Study Plan

 3.1 Submission of Study Plan

 3.1.1 Half-year change of Study Plan

 3.1.2 Additional payment

 3.1.3 “Free” Credits

 3.2 Priorities, Limitations for Study Plan

3.3 Courses as extra

 3.4 Allocations

 3.5 Attendance to courses and laboratories

 3.6 Registration to exams and exam sessions

 3.7 Useful information

 3.7.1 Score evaluation

3.7.2 Self-certification of passed exam

 4. Attendance and MIAW registration

 4.1 Workshop

 5. Internship

 6. Conclusion of study programme and Graduation

 6.1 Degree examination

 7. Pre-requisite for admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science)

 1. Study Programme in Architecture Design

 1.1 Admission requirements to Study Programme

 To be admitted to a Study Programme the requirement is the High school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification, recognized as suitable.

 In order to be admitted to this Study Programme a compulsory admission test is provided (Test with attendance- TIP), that it will take place on 8 September 2016: for further information, please visit the web site (http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it, How to access).

 After publication of the admission ranking lists, students can enrol to the Study Programme.

 It is required to pass the admission test also to students from other Study Programme of Laurea not included in Category L-17 Architecture Science (of Politecnico or other University), regardless of the number of University Educational Credits acquired in his/her study programme, or possession of another Degree.

 It is also required the repetition of test for students previously enrolled in other Study Programmes, loss or that made renunciation to study.

 1.1.1 Additional Educational Obligations (OFA)

 The University regulations provide, in the first year of university, the recovery of any Additional Educational Obligations (OFA) resulting from weaknesses identified during registration. In admission ranking lists, students that have to recover the above mentioned Obligations will be listed.

 English OFA (Additional Educational Obligations) - TENG

 Starting from Academic year 2008/2009, the University established the minimum level of knowledge for the English language, to access the Study Programmes, where such pre-requisite is not satisfied, an OFA (additional educational obligations) in English is assigned, which provides restrictions on continuation of university career. In order to recover the English OFA, please refer to the guides available on the Web site of the University - link: http://www.polimi.it/guide

 Limitations related to the presence of OFA (additional educational obligations)

 For plan submission to academic year following the first and/or admission one
you cannot:

- insert courses offered in subsequent years of the programme to that of registration/admission and save a plan as “regular” position

- insert courses as extra

- fill a Study plan to be validated

- change the Pspa of registration

- insert the necessary courses to complete the offer of the year of registration/admission to the programme and save the plan as "repeating" position.

Mathematics OFA of the Academic Year 2016 – 2017, the Mathematics OFA will not be assigned but it will be assigned the Mathematics course of first year that must be registered compulsorily as passed exam before the 3rd year exams.

 1.1.2 Deadline for submission of plan after fulfilment of OFA (Additional Educational Obligations)

The deadlines for submission of hard copy of the Study Plan, for students of subsequent years to the first one, and that passed their English OFA (Additional Educational Obligations), are:

  • within 30/09/2016 for presentation of the annual plan

         • within 03/03/2017 for presentation of the plan of the 2nd semester only.

 The allocation of a student who has fulfilled the OFA (Additional Educational Obligations), among parallel sections of Laboratory or other course will be established by the Office of Students Service and Professors of Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) Study Programmes according to availability of places and merit criteria.

 You will not be allowed to submit the Plan after the dates listed above, to allow a normal development of lectures and do not change the balance between laboratory sections with merit allocation. Students are not allowed to attend laboratories or courses that are not included in the plan. In any case, it is not possible to recognize or validate assessments related to activities not included in the study plan or attended differently from what has been allocated in sections.

 1.2 Transfers and changes

Students enrolled in the first year will not be able to transfer internally to another Study Programme of Politecnico, in the same year of registration.

Students in Old Educational Systems and not yet lost (system 509/99 and previous ones) can submit a change request to the Educational System in force, through www.polimi.it -On line services.

Presentation of transfer request from 15 June 2016 to 20 September 2016.

 2. University Educational Credits (ECTS)

 2.1 University Educational Credits (ECTS)

The University Educational Credit (ECTS) represents the amount of learning work, including individual study, which is requested to a student with proper skills, to acquire the knowledge and skills that characterize the Study Programme

In the Study Programme of Architecture Design, 1 ECTS corresponds to 25 hours of work.

The average quantity of learning work, carried out in one year by a student involved in full-time university studies, is conventionally fixed at 60 ECTS.

The ECTS related to each educational activity are acquired by the student with an exam passed.

The time that must be dedicated to personal study or other individual learning activities cannot be less than 50% of the overall workload.

 2.2 Registration to University Educational Credits (ECTS)

Each year students can choose courses for a different number of credits than that specified by the nominal courses to graduate, according to their needs, their study programmes.

The contribution will be related to the number of credits inserted in the Study Plan.

The minimum number of credits a student can enrol on is 30 unless the number of credits needed for course completion are fewer than this.

The maximum number of credits a student can enrol on is 80, respecting exam priorities.

The credit registration must comply with the sequence among teachings provided by the degree programme and the priority rules.

All courses of the Study Plan (including internship and degree examination) are also counted and calculated for the purposes of contribution.

2.3 Single Programmes

The University allows you to follow single programmes, after payment of the course enrolment fee. The condition to enrol in single programmes is that of not being students of Politecnico. Registration for single courses is subject to availability of places in the course. The programme admission entitles you to attend courses, to sit exams in the exam sessions scheduled during the academic year and obtain certification attesting the scores of passed exams and the corresponding ECTS acquired. Registration to single programmes can be required for a maximum of 30 ECTS for each year, by those that want to strengthen their educational career. Interested persons must submit to the Registrar’s Office the registration application form and payment form (available on the web site www.polimi.it/).

 3. Study Plan

3.1. Submission of Study Plan

The student is required, under its own responsibility, to submit the individual study plan. The plan is taken by the Schools as supporting document for all purposes. Its completion also certifies the conformity of the choices made by the student with the rules specified by law and provisions of the Study Programme Regulations

Please note: We suggest to save and print the submitted plan.

 Plan variation requests will not be accepted. The study plan submission is definitive and it must be completed on time and in the ways established by the Regulations.

 First year

The new enrolled students will have automatically a study plan and will be registered in all courses of the I year.

 Second year

Students enrolled in the second year will have to submit the study plan by the dates provided in the Academic Calendar. Students that does not fulfil this duty, a study plan will be automatically assigned (up to a maximum of 60 Ects) and it will take account of any compulsory courses to attend; they will also be enrolled in Laboratories of the II year with allocation upon availability.

 Third year

Students enrolled in the third year will have to submit the study plan by the dates provided in the Academic Calendar. Students that does not fulfil this duty, a study plan will be automatically assigned (up to a maximum of 60 Ects) and it will take account of any compulsory courses to attend; they will also be enrolled in Laboratories of the III year with allocation upon availability.

 3.1.1 Change of Study Plan

From 01/03/2017 to 08/03/2017, it will be possible to change by Poliself the study plan. It will be possible only to change courses provided in the second semester with the following options:

_change optional courses;

_add single subject courses;

_delete single subject courses;

 3.1.2 Additional payment

Through resolution of the Board of Governors, the allocation of additional payment of 100,00 Euro is provided for failure in submitting the study plan within the deadlines provided in the Academic Calendar. The payment will be required with the second instalment.

 3.1.3 “Free” Credits

The exams related to courses of the 2° semester, included again in the plan and passed in the February session as last exam session of the previous academic year, will "free" some credits that can be included in the plan during the half-year change.

Given that the half-year change excludes the inclusion of laboratories, we recommended to those who think to free credits, to include the laboratories during the plan presentation in September and delay the inclusion of single-subject or integrated courses to the half-year change.

 3.2 Priorities, Limitations for Study Plan

Students enrolled in a Study Programme must comply with the sequence of courses provided by the Degree Programme.

In addition to what provided on degree programmes about course progression, the Study Programmes can apply the following types of priorities approved by the Academic Senate:

 

Priority suggested

It does not define any formal restriction. It aims to provide students with useful information about the sequence of courses, but it does not affect the composition of the Study Programme or exam registration

Priority of Study Plan composition

It defines a restriction that must be respected in the selection of courses when presenting the Study Plan. It is not possible to include in the Study Plan the course b if the course a has not been included (even if not passed). It does not affect the exam registration.

Priority of exam registration

It defines a restriction that must be met at the time of composition of the Study Plan and during the 'positive' exam registration (passed exam). It is not possible to register the exam b if the exam a has not been registered.

               For the Study Programme in Architecture Design, the following suggestions are provided:

 -   priority suggested:

the disposition of courses in the Study Programme is designed to allow the student to progressively acquire skills and competences. Following this sequence is the condition to get the best preparation, so we strongly recommend to not anticipate the attendance to Laboratories before having followed the monographic and integrated courses that come before them and provide the basic knowledge to correctly carry out these activities. In particular it is suggested, except the compulsory priorities about the exam registration shown below, to take all the exams of the first year and of the first semester of the second year before beginning to attend the Courses and Laboratories of the third year.

- for what concerns the exam of the course in Mathematics (1° year, annual), it is strongly suggested its registration within the passing/registration date of the exams of the 3rd year

 -   priority of Study Plan composition:

it is possible to add in the Study Plan the Architecture Design Laboratory 2 only if in the study plan is already available and approved the Architecture Design Laboratory 1 and after approval of attendance.

 - priority of exam registration:

- the exam related to the course in Statics (2° year, 1 sem.) must be compulsorily registered before the course of Construction science (3 year, 2 sem.).

In formulation of study plan, students can include simultaneously, upon condition, the courses of Statics and Construction science, but their registration must comply with the above mentioned sequence.

- The registration of the exams of Architecture Design Laboratory 1 must come before the registration of the exam of Architecture Design Laboratory 2; this last one must come before the registration of Architecture Design Laboratory 3.

 3.3 Courses as extra

Students can add in their study plan some courses as extra (for a maximum number of 30 ECTS) among those shown in the three-year educational offer of the Schools. These courses must be considered as something more to the compulsory ones that make the 60 ECTS of each year of the programme.

 The inclusion of courses as extra is subject to compliance with the sequence obligations and the sum of the actual maximum credits, for each annual registration, however, is set at 80 ECTS.

These courses will not be included in calculation of credits and will not be counted in the average for the purposes of admission to the final examination and graduation. They can be considered for the admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes.

 3.4 Allocations

The allocation of students to different sections of Programmes of the first, second and third year and of Laboratories of the first year takes place by alphabetical balanced distribution, defined by the offices; allocations, once established, cannot be changed.

Student allocation in sections of Laboratories of the second and third year is defined on the basis of merit criteria in order to ensure a distribution of students that streamlines the educational activity.

The student will have to express a number of options equal to the number of available sections.

The placement of students in laboratories will be based on their position in the ranking list and according to the order of the options expressed.

The student who does not express the options on time, he/she will be placed in the section with less participants, compatibly with a balanced distribution of the educational workload.

The options expressed by students will be ordered with the following criteria: Order by decreasing values of the parameter G calculates as shown below:

   

Following years

Order by decreasing values of the parameter G

       n

G=Σ  Vi•Ci

       i=l

where Vi is the score obtained in the i-th exam, Ci is the number of credits corresponding to the i-th exam and n is the number of exam taken.

 Cum laude will be calculated as equal to 33/30. The parameter G will be calculated on the career acquired within the summer session.

Students, that do not submit the Study Plan within the deadlines, will be automatically allocated “to fill” the sections offered by the Degree Programme.

 3.5 Attendance to courses and laboratories

Attendance obligations will be indicated by the Study Programmes in line with directives of the Schools. Such obligations will be communicated to the students by the professors responsible of the courses at the beginning of the programmes. Consistency of attendance rules is guaranteed for all sections of the same course.

Attendance verification is up to the professor responsible of the course based on criteria in line with educational organization and methods to certify the attendance will be communicated to students at the beginning of the Programme.

Laboratory attendance is compulsory and will be met if it is at least 70%.

For students that sit again in the last exam session, the course attendance is not required.

 

3.6 Registration to exams and exam sessions

Students can sit exam sessions only if they enrolled at least 5 days before the date of the exam.

 

The failure in enrolment involves the absolute impossibility to take the exam and register it in the career.

For each course, there will be three exam sessions that approximately will be held:

- in February, July, September for courses and half-year laboratories of the 1st semester;

- in July, September, February for courses and half-year laboratories of the 2nd semester;

- in July, September, February for annual courses and laboratories.

For each course (programmes or laboratories) there are three exam sessions. There are at least two exam session dates, both can be used by students.

 Attention for annual Laboratories the February session does not allow to comply with the sequence of completion of the plan.

 3.7 Useful information

3.7.1 Score evaluation

It is guaranteed, through appropriate forms of coordination, the homogeneity of checking procedures of learning among all sections of the same course, in line with the directives of the Study Programme.

The main related directives are the following:

- professors can plan in-course tests. They can be seen as an evaluation or as a contribution to the final evaluation. Such evaluations will be made known on the Web site and communicated to the students by the professors responsible of the courses at the beginning of the programmes;

- the in-course tests of Laboratories, which require compulsory attendance, will be considered as additional contribution to the final evaluation and will consist of an evaluation of the progress in project activity.

Students, who have not obtained the attendance, will not be admitted to the exam sessions and must attend again the Laboratory.

Students are always required to register to exam sessions.

Based on the evaluation tests, the exams of the students can be:

- passed, with assignment of a score;

- postponed, to a later evaluation;

- to sit again, if they have not fulfilled the obligations of the course or passed the exam within the third exam session; the course attendance is not valid and the student must attend again the course.

The exam registration can be done via web, and it is specified that:

- The student has the right to see his marked examination scripts, within the time and in the ways established and properly advertised by the professor;

- through the registration via web, the student will receive via email (on the university email assigned during registration) the notification of score publication. The student has the opportunity, before registration, to not accept the positive score, through a communication via email to the professor of his/her decision, and then get a postponement to the following exam sessions;

- the score renunciation must be clear and must be made on time and in the ways stated and communicated by the professor in the score notification via email;

- without a clear score renunciation, the professor registers the score assigned to the student.

 3.7.2 Self-certification of passed exam

In case that, when submitting the study plan, an exam already taken (of which therefore the score is known) is not yet registered in career, the student can self-certify the exam.

  Please note: In order to consider the exam taken as valid, it is necessary that the student is officially enrolled to the programme or laboratory and to the related exam session. It is not allowed to self-certify a course of which the exam has not yet been sat when completing the plan. A false declaration has the effect of prohibiting registration to the exam sessions of self-certified course, and it implies cancellation of the course or laboratory and the impossibility to put it back until the next a.y.

 4. Attendance and Miaw registration

During the compilation of study plan, the students can choose among different international professors expressing their preferences about section and they will be allocated according to merit criteria on the weighted average of the exams taken within the 1/08/2016.

Students not admitted will have automatically a general workshop code, that can be changed during the half-year change period of the study plan.

For the academic year 2016/17, eight sections have been activated, each section can have:

 

  • a maximum of 20 students (5 students of CdS in Architecture Design, 15 students of CdS in Architecture)
  • a maximum of 5 Erasmus students

in case the number planned will not be reached, available places can be assigned.

The Miaw provides a final evaluation; at the end of lectures, it will be necessary to register to a dedicated exam date in order to obtain the score in career.

Credits, registered in this way, will substitute 4 ects of optional activities of the student.

After successful allocation it will not be possible to delete the course from your study plan or replace it with another course: it still possible to put it as extra for the following academic year.

New-enrolled students can anticipate the MIAW activities only if they have entered all the courses of the first year.

 4.1 Workshop

 

  • students enrolled starting from the academic year 2016/17

-        in the compilation of study plan, they must enter compulsorily the line Workshop, it will not be possible to replace an optional one with the workshop.

-        after having obtained the credit allocation certificate, they must submit the dedicated application form (it can be downloaded from the web site of the School in the section Students/Forms: http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/modulistica/) at the Study Programme Office to which you are enrolled, with a copy of the participation certificate.

  • Students enrolled to academic years before 2016/17

-        during compilation of study plan they can enter the line Workshop or alternatively an optional course. The student can replace the optional course with the attendance to a Workshop; in this case, the change of the line in the plan will be made by the appropriate offices during registration of credits (for students that want to attend a Workshop, it is suggested the inclusion in their study plan of the line named Workshop available in the list of optional courses).

-        after having obtained the credit allocation certificate, they must submit the dedicated application form (it can be downloaded from the web site of the School in the section Students/Forms: http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/modulistica/) at the Study Programme Office to which you are enrolled, with a copy of the participation certificate.

 5. Internship

 The internship is an experience that allows the student to acquire a first direct knowledge of the world of work, so useful to direct him in a more informed choice of his educational and professional careers. The internship experience is generally carried out not in the same University; however, it is also provided the option of "internal" internship, that takes place in the schools and/or Departments, with the aim to allow the student to have a closer observation of the world of university research.

The internship done during the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) Study Programme allows students to acquire 4 educational credits, with a total of 100 hours of activities.

Although it is not, in any case, an employment relationship, the internship represents an important opportunity of knowledge and experience, useful to guide the student in a more informed choice of his education and/or professional career.

It is possible to carry out the internship in the campuses and structures with an agreement with the university, and in the school and/or Departments.

Therefore, the student can choose his/her internship:

-     in the offer presented on the Career Service web site, where it also published a calendar of meetings with companies of the industry;

-    by autonomous presentation of a professional firm or company with which you already have contact;

-   within the offer directly from the CdL.

The CdL, through the SAT responsible persons, organizes regular opportunities to meet professionals, experts and representatives of the world of work, particularly in the following macro-areas:

-   project (architecture firms, architecture/engineering companies, professional associations, etc.);

-   culture and heritage (museums, cultural institutions, urban centre, architectural magazines, etc.);

-   production (enterprises and companies in the construction sector, associations of the industry, etc.)

-   real estate sector (agencies and real estate development companies, service companies in the field of facility/property management, etc.);

-   public administration (local authorities, ALER, ARPA, Superintendence, etc.).

In this relational and exchange context, the CDL organizes a specific range of external and internal internships, as well as seminars and training initiatives whose attendance allows the acquisition of 4 ECTS related to internship.

Below, the five types of internship:

 

  1. External internship in Italy or abroad, found autonomously or offered by the University;
  2. Internal Practice activity (Internal internship) to be carried out in the University structures and offered by the School professors;
  3. Previous Activity (reserved only to those that work, for a period longer than six months, with a regular contract in a field similar to the professional profile of their study programme and carried out at the same time of the enrolment at Politecnico);
  4. Erasmus Internship (Erasmus+) through participation to the call, managed by the Career Service.
  5. professional courses on the web site www.auic.it it will be published the list of courses activated, the period and the recognition methods

 6. Conclusion of study programme and Graduation

6.1 Degree examination

The Degree Examination consists of a public presentation of the final work to the Graduation Commission, and entails the assignment of a score from 0 to 8 points, which is added to the average score obtained in the three years calculated on the basis of scores obtained in the single exams, cum laude excluded. These last ones will be evaluated during the Degree Examination, as addition to the proposal for Laurea Cum Laude, which must be unanimously approved by the Graduation Commission.
To obtain the 4 credits related to the Degree Examination, the student must produce, individually and independently, a final work consisting of a critical essay, as in-depth study, on a topic chosen, and related to the disciplines of the three years and preferably developed starting from 1 or 2 laboratory experiences, considered to be important and duly documented. This essay must be previously submitted in digital format, printed in three copies to show to the commission and briefly presented through a slide show.
Information on general norms, regulations, exam session calendar, registrations and graduation work submission are available on the Web portal of the University.

The critical essay is a written text of 15.000-18.000 characters, spaces included, with images and captions.

The final work must be in A4 format. It is possible to insert in the work tables properly printed and folded in A3 format.

 The paper will contain, in order:

_cover page with title and general data (university, school, study programme, academic year, name and surname of the candidate with student identification number);

_table of contents;

_introduction with motivation of the choice of the topic of study and subject area with indication of reference educational experience, appropriately documented with drawings and images;

_discussion of the subject divided into paragraphs;

_bibliographies, site links, sources of images.

The critical essay will be briefly presented by the projection of a maximum of 14 slides organized as follows in order to be consistent with the index of the work:

_cover page (1 slide)

_experience/s and teaching of reference (2 slides)

_short written motivation about the choice of the topic and subject area (1 slide)

_discussion of the topic (10 slides)

 

Each slide can consist of an image or a composition of images and eventually include multimedia files. In any case, the description by images will be dominant with respect to the textual content.

The essay and the presentation will be saved in pdf format in a folder named with student identification number, student name and surname, and uploaded on the portal of the School 3 days before the date of the Degree exam session.

The school reserves the right to organize public information meetings to guide students in the elaboration of graduation work, giving proper information to all students, and publish additional reference materials on the web portal.

 

7. Pre-requisite for admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science)

 

In order to be admitted to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Study Programme, the English language is a pre-requisite. The eligible certificates can be downloaded from the Web site

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2229

Please note: - Important change The certificate must be submitted by the submission deadline date of the admission application:

 

• 09/09/2016 for entering in October

 

• 14/02/2017 for entering in March

 

It is recommended to acquire certification in advance because it is not allowed to take the final test more than one time in a month and it always takes at least 20 days to know the result.

 


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