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:


Building Engineering and Technology for Architecture
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law490
NameBuilding Engineering and Technology for Architecture
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeL-23 - Building Sciences
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) Italian
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Valente Ilaria Pamela Simonetta
Coordinator of the Study programme Tiziana Poli
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
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Student Office (Study programme) - Milano
Reference office
Presidenza della Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Address Via Ampère 2 20133 Milano
Phone --


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Programme in Engineering and Building and Architecture Techniques wants to train engineer graduate students able of working in different ways and strongly characterized in construction industry.

 The construction industry today, in design and innovative construction careers, represents a difficult challenge: buildings with low energy needs that meet high levels of comfort; buildings with low environmental impact, but high technological content and service system (smart and responsive building, smart environment); low cost buildings if compared to their life cycle; resilient and safe buildings.

 To deal with this challenge, engineers with a strong scientific background are required, experts with technical knowledge and affinity to the problems affecting the buildings and the so-called "built environment" in general. These are young dynamic engineers, able to follow and, even more, to guide transformations in construction industry.

 The programme has the ambition to train engineers able to manage the complexity that characterizes the building structures and their related processes of design, construction, operation, maintenance and further transformation or disposal at the end of their life cycle.

 ITEA Programme is preparatory to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes, constantly provided by the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering: Building System Engineering (in Italian language), Building and Architectural Engineering and Management of Built Environment (in English language).

 The first and second year are focused on basic engineering subjects and engineering construction. The third year of the study programme is enhanced by courses in construction engineering, building science and of technical application type. This course catalogue is designed to guide the student to choose the best Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) career and/or strengthen the first skills of the construction engineer for a fast inclusion into the working world as a technician of building production in support of construction and management of buildings.

 The Construction Engineer of first level, with a wide basic preparation, deals primarily with the inclusion of engineering disciplines in the architectural design, in relation to the performance, technology and technical (energy and environment, construction, structural, plant design, security), operational and construction aspects that want to guarantee and control the project quality. The third year courses allow to guide and/or train a Technician of Building Production, or a position that is qualified with particular reference to detection, management of technical-administrative and production processes (organization and management of construction site, estimates and technical and economic assessment, safety) and built management.


3. Learning objectives

In general, graduate students of the study programmes of this class must:

  • know adequately the analytical aspects of the subject areas of the study programme followed;
  • know adequately methodological and operational aspects of this subject area aspects related to the study programme chosen and be able to use them appropriately with reference to technical and application tools;
  • be able to find and solve problems related to building structures, and built environment in general, through the use of appropriate and innovative tools and techniques;
  • use the knowledge, both theoretical and applied, in different fields in which construction activity takes place, ensuring, on the professional level, a real response flexibility to the needs of the job market;
  • be able to communicate effectively their works, in written and oral form, in at least one European language, other than Italian.

Specifically, ITEA graduate students must:

  • know and understand the typological, functional, structural and technological characteristics of a building structure in its materials and building components, in relation to the physical environment, socio-economic and productive context;
  • know and understand a building structures, in relation to their origins and subsequent historical transformations and built environment context, and recognize it through the analysis of the characteristics of materials that compose them, the phases and historical techniques of their construction and the static conditions of the structures;
  • keep the control on the project;
  • analyse the technical, economic and organizational aspects related to industrial production of components for construction industry, with particular attention to recognise and test product and process innovations;
  • know and understand the engineering aspects of safety and protection of constructions, in relation to the relevant prevention and management activities.

Graduate students of this subject area will possess the necessary skills to carry out professional activities in different fields, also through contribution to planning and design activities and implementation of organization and transformation interventions of the built environment on different scales, the safety management during prevention and emergency. They can use these skills in agencies, public and private companies, engineering and architecture firms, and more generally design, industries of the field and construction companies as well as in many ways as freelance (design, work management, specialized consultancy, etc.).

The main employment openings provided by the study programmes of this class can include:

  • the activities of analysis, technical and economic evaluation, understanding, representation and survey of buildings and environmental contexts;
  • the technological and structural design and service system activities (preliminary, final and executive) and performance modelling for identification and optimization of choices (systems and building, plant engineering and structural components) to ensure environmental quality, comfort, low environmental impact, low energy consumption and safety of building structures;
  • design activities for optimization of choices to stop degradation processes and collapse of buildings and containment of their causes;
  • management activities, like: organization and management of building construction site, the economic assessment and management of building processes or transformation of areas with mainly a nature value, the direction of technical-administrative processes and related production processes;
  • activities related to safety and protection engineering of buildings, like: big building infrastructures, management systems and services used for building in construction sites and workplaces, the places for shows and sporting events, public and private bodies in which to develop prevention and safety management activities and where to work with responsibility profiles as required by law to check the safety conditions.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

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.

 

Graduate students in Engineering and Building and Architecture Techniques can continue their studies in Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes related to the construction industry. The access to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes depends on fulfilment of the admission criteria to the same laurea magistrale programmes.

 

In the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, in particular, the following Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes are provided: Building system engineering (ISE), Building and Architectural Engineering (BAE), Management of Built Environment (MBE).


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

It is a professional profile, named "Building Engineer".

The ITEA engineer graduate student has different opportunities as professional in the job market as:

  • design engineer;
  • structural engineer;
  • project manager, quantity surveyor;
  • construction manager;
  • safety and site engineer;
  • maintenance manager;
  • facility manager;

and in many other professional opportunities arising from strong innovation progress that characterizes the world of construction today.

The first level graduate students in Engineering and Building and Architecture Techniques, after passing the State Professional Examination, can achieve the qualification to the profession of junior engineer in Civil-Building-Environment sector (regulated by Presidential Decree 05.06.2001, n°328).

5.2 Careers options and profiles

There are many job opportunities for the ITEA graduate student:

  • Engineering companies;
  • professional studies and design companies;
  • Consulting firms in technology, security, heat engineering, quality control sectors;
  • Construction and maintenance companies;
  • Material production and building component industries;
  • Public administrations;
  • Technical offices for private clients;
  • Different fields as freelance and researcher;
  • Insurance companies.

Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4145

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Secondary school leaving qualification, or foreign comparable qualifications


Upper middle school diploma or similar foreign qualification.

 A good initial preparation is required, which is assessed on the basis of indispensable knowledge, through a screening test. Before lectures, there are recovery activities with compulsory attendance for students that have to fill gaps.

 For the Academic Year 2016-2017, the number of first year students for the Study Programmes in ENGINEERING AND BUILDING AND ARCHITECTURE TECHNIQUES is 200.

 A good initial preparation is required, which is assessed on the basis of indispensable knowledge, through a screening test. Before lectures, there are recovery activities with compulsory attendance for students that have to fill gaps.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Detailed information relating to placement test, admission and enrolment is available on the Guidance and Counselling Office site
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4505


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4948

6.3 Deadlines

Detailed information relating to deadlines and available places is available in the guide to enrolment
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3710


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4286

6.4 Tutoring and students support

Guidance

The study programme is included in the institutional guidance event organized by the University, the Open Day for Study Programmes.

In this occasion, programme presentations are organized, held by professors of the School, in which the educational objectives, the professional results and subjects of study are explained.

Furthermore, the works done by the students of the previous years are also presented, the infrastructures, where teaching takes place, are shown, and events and initiatives that are organized in the study programme.

 Tutoring

For some of the study programme courses is available for students a tutoring activity carried out by researchers and highly qualified professionals.

The management of individual Study Plan and international exchange programmes is carried out by professors of the School.

Detailed information can be found on the web site of the School.

 MOOC

 POK (Polimi Open Knowledge) is the portal MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) that offers free on-line courses open to everyone. The main objective of the portal is to support students, not only of Politecnico di Milano, in the crucial steps of their academic and professional career: from high school to university, from Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), from university to the world of work. Web site www.pok.polimi.it


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The achievement of qualification is based on the acquisition of 180 credits, as specified in the degree programme.

7.2 Mode of study

It is a full time programme; it includes attendance of lectures, exercises and laboratory activities.

 Attendance is not compulsory, but strongly recommended, in order to allow learning through continuous interaction with professors, and technical staff.

 For decision of the School, the courses will be activated only if the minimum number of 15 students will be reached.

 The CCS will inform students in time on the effective training offer availability.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

Preliminary notice

  1. The activation in the a.y. 2014-2015 of the CdS in Engineering and Building and Architecture Techniques ITEA, which merge in one CdS the L23 programmes, involves the progressive deactivation of the CdS in Construction Engineering and Architecture of Building Production until the end of the present cycle in the a.y. 2015-2016.
  2. For a.y. 2016-2017 is provided the activation of the CdS in Engineering and Building and Architecture Techniques ITEA only for the Building Engineering career;
  3. Therefore, in a.y. 2016-2017, the Technical career of Building Production will not provide new enrolments; furthermore, for this career, it is suspended, for the a.y. 2016-2017, the provision of the third year of the programme.

 Students, enrolled in a.y. 15-16 at the first year of TPE career, can change to the career in Building Engineering in September and without any educational debits.
Students, enrolled in a.y. 15-16 at the second year of TPE career, can change to the career in Building Engineering in September and through the agreement on a dedicated study plan.

7.4 Foreign language

Information on English language knowledge
Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4317

7.5 Degree examination

The degree examination will focus on verifying the knowledge and skills acquired by the student, evaluated through submission and subsequent discussion of a graduation work.
The student has 2 types of access to the degree examination:

• presentation and discussion of a research paper (final graduation report);
• presentation and discussion of a monographic work (graduation work).

 

The Graduation exam consists of:

• short presentation, by the undergraduate to the Commission, of the personal study carried out;
• short interrogation by the Commission on subjects of the CdS.

 

Further information on the type of works to be produced and on submission procedures can be found in the ITEA degree examination regulations, available on the CdS web site at the following link:
http://www.ccsitea.polimi.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Regolamento-esame-Laurea-ITEA-EDI_-luglio-16_v01-1.pdf


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=4348

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4379

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

Some project laboratories, in the field of each course, are provided as support to training activities.

 Furthermore, it is available a specialized model making laboratory for model production on the basis of projects developed by students.

 Further information are available on the degree programme.

 The Degree Programme is published each year on Politecnico di Milano's website


11. International context

Laurea Programmes in the field of building engineering are available in many educational programmes of European and non-European universities that have an educational system similar to Italian system (3+2).

In some Countries, the Degree curriculum is provided within the Civil Engineering Programmes.

In other Countries, as in Spain, similar degrees are provided with a different educational system (4+1).

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

Due to the strong preparatory aspect of the Degree for a curriculum in Civil Engineering, it is suggested to students to carry out a period of study abroad, if possible in the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme, for a better outcome of the international experience.

 The School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering helps, through its academic tutors, students that want to perform a period of study, a stage or an internship abroad during their Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme.

 Information on exchange projects, double degree projects and international internships, European research projects and international relations is available on the degree programme.

 The Degree Programme is published each year on Politecnico di Milano's website.

 

For regulations and specific information on international mobility, please visit the web site of the School and University
Information on exchange projects, double degree and international internship, European research projects and international relations are available on
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4584


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=4658

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


15. Errata corrige