Academic Year 2017/18





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Architecture and Urban Design
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1217
NameArchitecture and Urban Design
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-4 - Architecture and Architectural engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2008/2009
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Valente Ilaria Pamela Simonetta
Coordinator of the Study programme Francesca Bonfante
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 Magistrale
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 Study Programme aims to train the professional figure of architect, able to critically combine the contributions of the Italian design, theoretical, humanistic and artistic tradition with changes and contamination of cultures of home living, the shapes and spaces of the contemporary city, the settlement phenomena of emerging countries, constructive innovation and environmental sustainability.

The training must adequately answer to the growing complexity of problems and new professional responsibilities required by the European and international sector.

The graduate student is required to set up and manage projects in order to realize them through the specific tools of architecture and urban design, with a good knowledge of feasibility of the work designed, and coordinating other specialists and operators in the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning and restoration.

In line with European Union directives, the programme promotes a cultured and conscious architect profile, able to combine knowledge with knowing how to do, and therefore able to provide project design synthesis at different levels through the help of a wide range of knowledge and skills.



3. Learning objectives

The laurea magistrale graduate students are required to design, through the tools of architecture and with the knowledge of tools related to constructive feasibility and the work designed, the construction procedures, changes and modification of the physical environment, with full knowledge of distribution, functional, structural, technical-constructive, managerial, economic and environmental aspects, with a critical attention to cultural changes and needs expressed by contemporary society. They set up and manage projects of works, coordinating, if necessary, other specialists and operators in the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning and architectural restoration.

 

The Study Programme aims to train a laurea magistrale graduate student profile that corresponds to the accredited architect that is critically able to combine the contributions of humanistic and artistic culture with those of technical-scientific culture. The training answers to the growing complexity of problems, new duties and professional responsibilities required by the European and international sector. In line with European Union directives, the programme promotes a cultured and conscious architect profile, able to combine knowledge with knowing how to do, and therefore able to provide project design synthesis at different levels through the help of a wide range of knowledge and skills.

 

The programme objectives are:

-the ability to use knowledge to understand the phenomena and face the complex problems of architecture, city and territory;

-knowledge of disciplines that characterize their theoretical, scientific and methodological-operational aspects, in particular of Architectural Design and Composition, Construction Techniques and Technology of Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape and Restoration.

- the ability to use this knowledge to identify, provide and solve, also in an innovative way, problems at different levels of intervention;

-the awareness of professional ethics.



4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The training programme is characterized by the central experience of the architectural project and its theoretical and operational aspects. At the centre of the work of description and interpretation of reality is the concrete material culture of artefacts and places, with reference to specific contemporary settlements; at the same time, project work is assessed in relation to the changes of needs and resources, in close dialogue with the historic values of contexts.

This study career provides a strong commitment of the student in the experience of design laboratories, that are activated in both first and second year of the programme.

Therefore, this Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) aims to study in detail the architecture design in the following areas of interest that have in common the central aspects of project and the intervention on physical environment:

-architectural and urban design;

-landscape and urban project;

-project for conservation of architectural and landscape heritage.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification enables students to access Research Doctorate, Level II Specialisation Courses and Level II University Master's courses


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

Graduate students from Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica in Architecture can carry out all activities as European architect professionals, furthermore, s/he can find positions of high responsibility in institutions and public and private bodies (institutional bodies, institutions and public and private companies, professional studies and design and promotional companies), operating in the fields of construction, transformation and restoration of the city and territory. An enrolment/qualifying examination is required for professional recognition. The degree allows to access the 2nd Level Master Programme and Ph.D. Programme.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The laurea magistrale graduate student in Architecture and Urban Design can be enrolled in Professional Registries as an Architect. Enrolment in Professional Registries is subject to pass the State Examination. The laurea magistrale graduate student in Architecture can carry out design activities in the fields of architecture, according to Presidential Decree 328/01.

Graduate students from Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica in Architecture and Urban Design can carry out all activities as architect professionals, furthermore, s/he can find positions of high responsibility in institutions and public and private bodies (institutional bodies, institutions and public and private companies, professional studies and design and promotional companies), operating in the fields of construction, transformation and restoration of the city and territory.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea or comparable foreign qualification.

For admission to the Laurea Magistrale Programme in Architecture and Urban Design, it is necessary:

- a diploma of the class of degree L-17 (or of the class 4 former Ministerial Decree 509/1999) without curricular integrations or degree obtained abroad, recognized as valid;

-          fulfilled the indispensable training activities shown in the table and relating to the degree in Architectural Science L-17, considered a mandatory educational requirement, in accordance with EEC Directive 85/384 and its recommendations;

-          having passed the entrance test required for enrolling for a degree programme and/or single-cycle Laurea Magistrale, explicitly finalised for “architect training”, as regulated at national level.

General information relating to admission and enrolment is available on the Guidance and Counselling Office site

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/

The Admission Regulations to Laurea Magistrale Programmes of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering are available on

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/

6.2 Requested knowledge

Curricular requirements are the qualification obtained and the skills and knowledge that the student has acquired in the previous training career, expressed as credits referring to specific scientific-disciplinary sectors. Furthermore, for admission to the Laurea Magistrale Study Programmes, an appropriate level of English language is required, decided by the University.

The students, in order to be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale Programme in Architecture and Urban Design, are subject to pass the selection test, consisting of a comparative assessment which takes into account their previous career (on the basis of documentation submitted by the applicant at the time of enrolment) and possibly other significant training or adequately documented professional experiences.

Furthermore, for admission to the Laurea Magistrale Study Programmes, an appropriate and certified level of English language is required, as decided by the University.

The admission can require the completion of curricular integration as well as the recognition of credits already acquired that vary according to the Laurea of origin. For the purposes of admission to the Laurea Magistrale Study Programme, possible curricular integration, in terms of Ects, must be acquired before the enrolment.

Specific instructions for admission, as well as how the selection test will be carried out, are given in the Regulations for admission to Laurea Magistrale Programmes of the AUIC School.

Based on the selection test, a list of candidates will be drawn up and used until all available places will be assigned. In the admission period of February, a number of students, equal to the places not occupied in September, will be allowed to enrol, according to the ranking list.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4998

6.3 Deadlines

The Laurea Magistrale Programme in Architecture and Urban Design, for the academic year 2017/2018, has 440 places of which 98 reserved to non-EU students and from "Marco Polo” programme.

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School organizes in First and Second Semester Orientation and tutoring activities for students. The dates of the scheduled meetings will be shown on the School's Web site.


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) provides to obtain 120 ECTS, as specified for each PSPA in the educational rules. In particular, for specialised courses (Architectural and urban design, Historical disciplines for architecture, Structural analysis and design of architecture, Estimation disciplines for architecture and urban planning, Urban and regional planning, Representation of architecture and environment, Theories and techniques for architectural restoration, Physical-technical and installation disciplines for architecture, Technology disciplines for architecture and building production, Economic, social, legal disciplines for architecture and urban planning) a minimum number of 52 ects are provided; for similar activities, a minimum number of 12 ects are provided; for internship and finale test, 16 ects are provided.

7.2 Mode of study

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 evaluations and end with an exam.

- The Integrated Courses can provide in-course tests and they are organized according to modules provided by different professors that are part of a single examination commission. Each Integrated Course has a single exam for the student.

- There are laboratories coordinated by professors responsible for the integrated modules in the laboratory. The Laboratory attendance is compulsory for at least 70% of the whole number of hours. 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.

  The University has decided that a university educational credit (Ects) corresponds to 25 hours of student work, including front-of-class teaching activities and the individual study activity.

 

Types of training

The types of training provided, in order to ensure the cultural and professional education of students, consist of lectures, exercises, laboratory activities (computer, experimental and design activities), seminars, study visits, internship activities.

Teaching activities include also checking of learning, Tutoring and Orientation activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

In its general setting and articulation, the Study Programme provides advanced training in architectural design and urban design, with a detailed study, during the first year, of theories, techniques and tools acquired in the first cycle of study, and in the second year, a detailed study of different topics in view of the final graduation work. 

 

The training career of the Study Programme is characterized by the central experience of the project in its theoretical and operational aspects and is divided into multidisciplinary laboratories, mono-disciplinary and integrated courses, optional courses. The first year includes: an architectural design laboratory, which integrates the disciplines of design and structural and seismic engineering; a restoration workshop that integrates the disciplines of restoration and representation; a laboratory of urban planning; a construction and sustainability laboratory of the project, which integrates the technological and installation disciplines. In addition to laboratories, there are three courses on the themes of history of contemporary architecture, contemporary architectural theories and construction technique. There is also a wide range of courses and workshops aimed at providing advanced digital skills (digi skills).

 

The second year (from a.y. 2018-19) provides different thematic and final laboratories, intended as different integration of disciplines, with the aim to study in detail specific topics in view of the final graduation work. The areas of interest, with in common the centrality of the project and the intervention on the physical environment, are: architectural and urban planning design, urban planning and landscape design, conservation project of architectural and landscape heritage. In addition to laboratories, there are two courses: one in the economic evaluation of projects, the other one in the economic, social, legal and architectural fields. The training ends in the second year with optional courses and the internship.

 

The Laurea Magistrale study programme consists of two Study Plans previously approved: the first one in Italian language, Architecture and Urban Design; and the other one in English, Architecture and Urban Design. 

Single professors can, thanks to some shared cultural objectives, provide coordinated teaching activities.


1 Year courses - Track: AUD - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
051512B,CICAR/14CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051709B,CICAR/14CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY14.0
051510BICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE16.06.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051707BICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE16.0
051595BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051708BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN14.0
051596BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN24.0
051520BICAR/12
ING-IND/11
CONSTRUCTION AND SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN STUDIO110.010.0
051513BICAR/20
ICAR/21
URBAN DESIGN STUDIO18.08.0
051612B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO214.014.0
051524BICAR/17
ICAR/19
ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION STUDIO210.010.0
052301----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: REVIT+ DYNAMO24.04.0
052302----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH GRASSHOPPER+ RHINO24.0
052303----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH ARCHICAD+ GRASSHOPPER24.0

1 Year courses - Track: ADU - ARCHITETTURA E DISEGNO URBANO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
051492BICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE16.06.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051704BICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE16.0
051592BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051705BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN14.0
051593BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN24.0
051494B,CICAR/14CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051706B,CICAR/14CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY14.0
051498BICAR/12
ING-IND/11
CONSTRUCTION AND SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN STUDIO110.010.0
051495BICAR/20
ICAR/21
URBAN DESIGN STUDIO18.08.0
051610B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO214.014.0
051502BICAR/06
ICAR/17
ICAR/19
ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION STUDIO210.010.0
051855----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: REVIT+ DYNAMO24.04.0
052299----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: GRASSHOPPER+ RHINO24.0
052300----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: ARCHICAD+ GRASSHOPPER24.0

7.4 Foreign language

For admission to the Laurea Magistrale Study Programme, an appropriate level of English language is required, decided by the University.

Knowledge of English is a pre-requisite for enrolment.

7.5 Degree examination

The study programme is focused on the commitment of students in design laboratories. The LM graduation work consists of a dissertation about architectural design at different levels, developed and properly prepared during the laboratories of second year of the training programme.

The project must be presented by appropriate means for graphic works and a written report with critical reflection about the design experiences made during the studies. The supervisors are the professors responsible of laboratories where the project has been chosen by the student for graduation work.

The graduation work can also be a theoretical-critical work on disciplinary topics consistent with the didactic subjects of the Study Programmes, developed under the guidance of a professor as supervisor.

For procedures, contents and minimum requirements in order to prepare the final graduation work, the students must refer to the regulations for laurea magistrale graduation work of the AUIC School and of the Study Programme: 

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/educational-offer/bachelor-and-master-graduation-exams/


8. Academic calendar

The deadline calendar for submission of the Study Plan, Exam Sessions and Degree Exam Sessions is available on the University website.

http://www.polimi.it/en/programmes/calendar-lessons-exams/academic-calendar/

 

8.1   Provision of Teaching

 

I semester

First year of programme

  •                   Start of first semester: 25/09/2017
  •                   End of first semester: 12/01/2018

Second year of programme

  •                   Start of first semester: 18/09/2017
  •                   End of first semester: 22/12/2018

 

Week dedicated to study trips and workshops: 15 - 19 January 2018

 

Please note, students enrolled in March 2017, having a dedicated study plan, must pay attention to the different periods of education provision.

 

II semester

  •                   Start of second semester: 26/02/2018
  •                   End of second semester: 08/06/2018

 

Exam Sessions:

  •                   28/08/2017 – 16/09/2017
  •                   22/01/2018 – 24/02/2018
  •                   18/06/2018 – 28/07/2018

 

Week dedicated to study trips and workshops: 11 - 15 June 2018

 

Extraordinary exam session for LM graduating students in the exam session of December 2017: 20 November 2017 - 29 November 2017

Please periodically consult the notices published on the School's Web site:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/



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

Libraries

- 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 encyclopaedias, 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 library has the doctoral dissertations related to Ph.D. Programme coordinated by the Departments.

Opening hours: The opening hours and consultation procedures are indicated on the website of the Library (http://www.biblio.polimi.it/) Address: Via Bonardi, 3 - 20133 Milan Phone: 02.2399.2684

- Teaching Library of Architecture Durando, BDAD, opened to the public in September 1997. With the aim to provide a sufficiently large amount of material able to cover the areas of interest of students, professors and researchers, it 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 encyclopaedias, dictionaries, codes and yearbooks, historical essays, normative texts. More than 160 are available on open shelves.

In addition to teaching classrooms for Courses and Laboratories:

- Computerized classrooms 

Laboratories and Archives of University or Department:

- IT 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;

- Model making laboratory: sets and realizes architectural models at different scales, from territory and urban level to building, interior and objects of use, through many executive techniques, materials and finishes, related to the different possible uses of the models, from project verification that must still be studied to the final presentation of designed architectures or to the scale construction of existing works;

- Computerized Cartography, Landscape 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;

- Analysis laboratory and diagnostic 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.

- Archive Piero Bottoni

Historical Archives of Politecnico di Milano



11. International context

The Laurea Magistrale Programme in Architecture and Urban Design supports and promotes collaborations and comparisons with didactic experiences of other Architecture Schools at the international level.

There are many international agreements for exchange students and professors, as well as for the realization of joint workshops and projects. 



12. Internationalization

Students that can be admitted to Erasmus programme or to Non-EU Bilateral Exchange

Methods

Within the framework of international exchange programmes (EU and non-EU), the student may spend a period of study abroad, which usually lasts one semester, according to the following:

  • during the 1st year of LM;
  • during the 2nd year of LM but only in the 1st semester;
  • Students that carry out the graduation work with two examiners (the LM supervisor of the laboratory selected by the student as graduation Laboratory, and the other one of the foreign exchange university), with the agreement of the professors concerned, it is possible to carry out the mobility period in the 2nd semester.

The academic calendars of partner schools are not always the same to the one of the Study Programme. The student is then required to be acknowledged of that, in order to submit a conscious application, assessing any possible overlaps.

Selected students must agree, with the Mobility Promoter, on a Study Plan, equivalent to the courses of the foreign university where they will go, up to a maximum of 80 Ects.

Foreign students enrolled in LM programmes, participating in an international mobility programme, will be able to acquire a maximum of 40 ects.

The student will be able to repeat the experience of studying abroad, but only with different exchange programmes than the one realized, up to a maximum of 90 Ects (L+LM). The tutor professor and promoter of the exchange project proceeds to recognition of credits and related equivalences of Courses and Laboratories passed abroad by the student with a positive score.

In the framework of exchange programmes, it will not be possible to request the validation of Italian courses concerning Italian legislation.

In the case a student selected for a period of study abroad is forced to renounce to this opportunity, s/he must provide to submit his/her renunciation.

Life Learning Programme (LLP) / Erasmus - Student mobility for study

The LLP Programme, promoted by the European Union, allows European students enrolled in European universities that are part of a partnership network, to attend Study Programmes at foreign universities, with the agreement of recognition of courses and passed exams. This programme aims to offer European students the opportunity to study and live abroad, entering the daily life of the host Country, understanding their customs and traditions.

The LLP programme allows students to make a confrontation not only with different cultures, but also with different traditions, teaching and design methods.

The universities where students can take a period of Erasmus exchange are those provided by institutional agreements that the School has implemented with each partner university. In the LLP call about destinations, Mobility Promoters are shown, professors that created the exchange and responsible for coordinating the exchange activities between our University and the foreign university.

On the other side, the "Coordinator" professor is the one to whom the student must refer in order to define his study curriculum for the period abroad. 

The exchange is finalized with acceptance by the student of the university assigned to him and the confirmation of acceptance by the partner university, after checking the profile and the student forms submitted within the deadlines provided.

 The participation to exchange programmes is allowed to:

  • Citizens of a Member State of the European Union or of another Country participating to the programme;
  • Citizens of other Countries enrolled at the University.

Life Learning Programme (LLP) / Erasmus - Student mobility for internships

The Erasmus Sectoral Programme allows students of institutes of higher education holding an "EUC extended" to access internships in enterprises, training and research centres (with the exclusion of European institutions or organizations working on European programmes) present in one of the countries participating in the Programme.

The student, that can receive an ad hoc community contribution for the internship period, has the opportunity to acquire specific skills and a better understanding of the socio-economic culture of the host Country, through the support of preparation or update courses in the host country's language (or working language), with the aim to foster the mobility of young workers throughout Europe.

Before leaving, each student must have a Training Agreement signed by the recipient, by his/her Higher Education Institute and the host organization.

The training period must be covered by a contract (Placement Contract) signed by the recipient and by the higher education institute or consortium of departure.

For students with disabilities, specific contributions are provided.

In addition, students heading to one of those Countries whose language is less studied and taught will be able to take part in the EILC (Erasmus Intensive Language Courses), which will be offered for the upcoming Erasmus mobility period. 

PARTNER UNIVERSITY, COUNTRY AND PROMOTER

The School promotes international agreements with many European countries (Austria, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany, France, Poland, etc.) and non-European (Brazil, Australia, Chile, China, Japan, etc.).


Information on exchange projects, double degree projects and international internships, European research projects and international relations is available on:
http://www.polimi.it/en/students/experience-abroad/article/3582/conferenze-di-novembre-2746/



13. Quantitative data

The University Education Observatory and the University Evaluation Nucleus, with the support of faculty educational observers, carry out periodic analyses of the overall results and qualitative standards on study programmes monitoring educational activities and the ability of graduates to find work. Reports and studies are available on Politecnico di Milano's website.


14. Further information

TECHNICAL ANNEX TO THE EDUCATIONAL RULES

 

14.1     Admission to the Programme – Students with Italian Degrees

14.1.1      Programme Requirements and Specifications

14.1.2      Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

14.1.2.1 Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options
14.1.2.2 Establishment of the Ranking List for the Programme/Previously Approved Study Plan

14.1.3      Assessment Parameters

14.1.3.1 Graduate Students from the Politecnico di Milano Automatically Entitled to Admission
14.1.3.2 Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

14.1.4      Documents Required for Students Automatically Entitled to Admission to the Programme

14.1.5     Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

14.1.5.1 Students of the Politecnico di Milano
14.1.5.2 Students from Other Universities
14.1.5.3 Students who have Submitted an Admission Application during Previous Sessions

14.1.6      Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

14.1.7      Curricular Integrations

14.1.8      Examination Validation

14.2     Admission to the Programme - Students with a Foreign Degree

14.3     Transfers and Changes

14.4      Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

14.4.1      Semester One

14.4.2      Semester Two

14.5     Study Plan

14.5.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

14.5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

14.5.3      Additional Payment

14.5.4      Attendance

14.5.4.1 Studios

14.5.5      Courses as Extra

14.6     Allocations

14.6.1      Studios

14.6.2      Single-subject and Integrated Courses

14.6.3      Course Priorities

14.7     Elective Activities

14.8     Traineeship

14.9     Examinations

14.9.1      Procedures

14.9.2      Self-certification of Examinations Taken

14.10    Final Test

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14.1 Admission to the Programme - Students with Italian Degrees

 

All candidates for admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of  Science) Programmes at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering are required to submit an application for career assessment using the specific function available on the University website, in the Online Services section (www.polimi.it/servizionline).

 

14.1.1    Programme Requirements and Specifications

The requirements are those previously described in paragraph 6.1 of the Educational Rules.

 

General University information on admission and enrolment PROCEDURES is available on the University website: 

http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/

 

 

14.1.2      Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

 

14.1.2.1 Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options

 

Starting from the 2017/18 academic year, candidates submitting an application for assessment must choose their Programme (CdS) together with their Previously Approved Study Plan (PSPA) options where required.

The University rules establish a maximum of three options for application for admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes. It is therefore possible to indicate up to three Programme preferences.

For each Programme, it is possible to specify the available Previously Approved Study Plans in order of preference.

For AUIC School Programmes, the various Previously Approved Study Plan options within the same Programme are only counted once towards the maximum of three preferences that may be expressed.

Example:

  1.        Programme B: (non-AUIC programme)
  2.        Programme A: (AUIC programme) ITA Track
  3.        Programme A: (AUIC programme) ENG Track
  4.        Programme C: (AUIC programme) X Track
  5.        Programme C: (AUIC programme) Y Track 

5 Programme-Previously Approved Study Plan options entered / 3 Programme preferences counted

 

Students may, within the established deadline, change/overwrite their choices up until the time the application is processed for assessment by the Commission.

 

14.1.2.2 Establishment of the Ranking List for the Programme/Previously Approved Study Plan

For each Programme, students may indicate their Previously Approved Study Plan choices in order of preference (differentiated by Italian or English language, campus or curriculum). For the admission ranking list, only the first Previously Approved Study Plan choice indicated is taken into account.

Depending on the places available, if students are not admitted to the first choice indicated, the second Previously Approved Study Plan preference will be considered.

 

 

14.1.3      Assessment Parameters

14.1.3.1 Graduate Students from the Politecnico di Milano Automatically Entitled to Admission

The following are automatically entitled to admission to their first-choice Programme and precede all other candidates in the ranking list:

students who have gained a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science), in accordance with the admission requirements, from the Politecnico di Milano and who:

  •          graduated within 4 years of their initial enrolment;
  •          have a fulfilled N/V parameter* by 30th September of the second calendar year after their initial enrolment;
  •          hold certification of English language learning by the established deadline.

 

The Previously Approved Study Plan allocation is determined using the ranking list calculated based on the weighted average achieved by the final deadline for submission of the assessment application.

 

For Architecture and Urban Design Programmes, the N and V parameters are as follows:

- Students enrolled since the A.Y. 2003/04 and the A.Y. 2009/10: N/V 100/25

- Students enrolled since the A.Y.  2010/11 and the A.Y. 2016/17: N/V 100/27

- Students enrolled since the A.Y.  2017/18: N/V 104/27

 

Admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes of category LM-4 is not permitted for graduate students in categories L-21 and L-23 (with the exception of graduate students in Architecture and Building Production from the Politecnico di Milano, admitted with educational debits), even with a fulfilled N/V parameter, or from other non-compliant degree categories.

 

 

*The N and V parameters (number of ECTS and weighted average) required can be found in the student’s Study Plan. These may vary depending on the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme applied for.

 

14.1.3.2 Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

Students not automatically entitled to admission, external students and students transferred from another Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme are subject to assessment of merit.

This assessment is performed by the relevant Programme, which may award up to 150 points:

 

- up to 110 points = assessment of the educational curriculum (weighted average of examination scores on a basis of at least 145 credits earned). The average of the examination scores recorded in the Plan at the time of assessment will be considered valid;

- up to 20 points = assessment of a portfolio of work including text and iconographic material, which will be assessed according to the criteria of content originality and coherence, formal quality, discursive and graphic ability and linguistic expression;

- up to10 points = assessment of experiences of traineeship or extra-curricular work fully documented, certified by the company, relevant and significant to the training of an architect and not used to validate required credits during the previous career;

- up to10 points = assessment of other qualifications (certified) in research or extra-curricular training thoroughly documented, relevant and significant to the training of an architect and not used to validate required credits during the previous career.

 

Students required to submit a portfolio are eligible for admission with a minimum score of 100. At each deadline date, the top ranked students are accepted according to the planned number of admissions for that semester. Should there be eligible students with equal scores, their precedence in the ranking will take into account their weighted average until all available places have been filled.

 

14.1.4      Documents Required for Students Automatically Entitled to Admission

All students automatically entitled to admission must submit an admission application. Assessment is based solely on the educational curriculum (Study Plan) for identification of any examination or attendance validation requirements.

No documents should be attached to the career assessment application.

 

14.1.5       Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

14.1.5.1 Students of the Politecnico di Milano

- Admitted with assessment of merit

  •      Curriculum Vitae, European format
  •      Portfolio
  •      Professional and training activities

 

14.1.5.2 Students from Other Universities

- Admitted with assessment of merit

  •      Self-certification of the degree held (graduate students only)
  •      Self-certification of examinations passed for at least 145 credits. Other certifications of any university degrees held: Masters, PhDs, and Postgraduate Schools

The documentation may be self-certified in accordance with the statutory provisions governing Substitute Declarations (Dichiarazioni sostitutive). It must contain the exact titles of the examinations taken, the Disciplinary Scientific Sectors, the number of credits per scientific sector, the score and the examination recording date. The applicant must sign the documents, otherwise they are not legally binding and cannot be accepted by the Selection Committee.

  •      Curriculum Vitae, European format
  •      Portfolio
  •      Professional and training activities

 

The guidelines for submission of portfolios and substitute declarations of certification are published on the AUIC School website:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/ammissione-ai-corsi-l-e-lm/

 

14.1.5.3 Students who have Submitted an Admission Application during Previous Sessions

Students wishing to confirm the score obtained by a portfolio submitted during previous semesters are not required to re-enter the previously-assessed portfolio but simply to indicate in the "student's notes”:

“I confirm the portfolio assessment previously obtained during semester …  of the academic year ……”

 

Students wishing to supplement a portfolio already assessed during previous semesters are not required to enter the already evaluated portfolio but merely the supplement, indicating on the cover page:

Supplement to the portfolio assessed during Semester ..... of the academic year ……”

 

 

14.1.6      Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

In accordance with the above points, on completion of the assessment, a merit ranking list will be created in order to establish the students admitted in relation to the planned number set for that semester.

The assessment results will be published online at: www.auic.polimi.it

Any places that should become available will be used for Semester-Two enrolments and will not be passed down the ranking list.

 

Students approved for admission must proceed with enrolment within the deadlines established by the academic calendar, following the procedures indicated on the University website.

 

Under no circumstances will admission requests be accepted from students who have not submitted an assessment application in due time.

 

 

14.1.7      Curricular Integrations

If integrations are required in order to fill curricular gaps, it will not be possible to proceed with enrolment in the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme. Instead, it will be necessary to enrol on the individual courses (‘Individual Courses to Fulfil Curricular Integrations’) through the tool on which the result of the assessment application is published.

 

In the specific guides published on the University website:

http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/

the dedicated procedures are available.

 

14.1.8      Examination Validation

Following enrolment on one of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes, examinations taken during the previous career (not used as required credits) may be assessed and recognised as validation or attendance validation, if compatible with the course catalogue of the Laurea Magistrale Programme enrolled upon.

Validations will be indicated in the career assessment and automatically uploaded to the Study Plan.

 

14.2 Admission to the Programme - Students with Foreign Degrees

Students with foreign degrees should follow the pre-enrolment procedure described on the Polinternational website (http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/), observing the established deadlines. By following this procedure, students can apply for merit scholarships and obtain further information on organising their stay in Italy during the post-admission phase.

 

14.3 Transfers and Changes

Requests for transfers and changes are subject to submission of an application in accordance with these Rules, and applicants must meet the same requirements and observe the same deadlines established for submission of assessment and enrolment applications, as described in the above paragraphs.

No transfers or changes are possible during Semester Two.

For the academic year 2017/18, no transfers or changes are possible during the second year of the Programme.

The second-year Degree Programme Study Plan will be activated starting from the academic year 2018/19 with regard to updating of the School’s Programmes.

 

14.4 Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

14.4.1      Semester One

APPLICATION FOR
ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT

ENROLMENT

STUDY PLAN

ALLOCATION

PUBLICATION OF ALLOCATION

1 AUGUST

4 SEPTEMBER 2017

1 AUGUST

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

4 SEPTEMBER

18 SEPTEMBER 

2017

4 SEPTEMBER

19 SEPTEMBER

2017

20 SEPTEMBER

22 SEPTEMBER

2017

23 SEPTEMBER

2017

 

Deadline for delivery of English language certification: 4 September 2017

 

14.4.2      Semester Two

APPLICATION FOR
ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT

ENROLMENT

STUDY PLAN

ALLOCATION

PUBLICATION OF ALLOCATION

8 JANUARY
 25 JANUARY

2018

8 JANUARY
8 FEBRUARY

2018

8 FEBRUARY

19 FEBRUARY

2018

8 FEBRUARY

20 FEBRUARY

2018

21 FEBRUARY

23 FEBRUARY

2018

24 FEBRUARY

2018

 

Deadline for delivery of English language certification: 25 January 2018

 

14.5 Study Plan

Students are required, under their own responsibility, to submit their individual Study Plan.

The Plan is taken by the School as a supporting document for all intents and purposes. Its compilation also attests to the compliance of the choices made by the student with the rules specified by law and the provisions of the Programme Rules.

The Study Plan for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture and Urban Design consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

-          single-subject or integrated courses

-          studios

-          elective activities

-          traineeship

-          final test

The minimum number of credits for which students may enrol each year is 30 (15 for entry in March). Simultaneous enrolment on courses for a maximum of 80 credits per year is permitted.

 

It is necessary to include a course in the Study Plan in order to benefit from the associated educational services, i.e. attend lectures, appear on the Professor’s lists, participate in exercises, participate in practical and complementary activities (studios, seminars, projects, etc.), be admitted (through enrolment in exam sessions)to in-course assessments and examinations, and receive an examination assessment.

 

Please note: It is advisable to always save and print the Study Plan submitted.

Plan alteration requests will not be accepted. Submission of the Study Plan is definitive and must be performed within the deadlines and according to the procedures established by the School. When choosing courses, the teaching timetable must be consulted in advance in order to avoid timetable clashes.

 

14.5.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

Study Plan submission is performed through Online Services (www.polimi.it/servizionline > Customized Services > Career Data > Study Plan Submission), exclusively during the specific periods established by the academic calendar:

 

SEMESTER I

First Year - Students Enrolled on Semester I / Study Plan Submission

4/09/2017 – 19/09/2017 / allocation publication: 23/09/2017

 

 

SEMESTER II

First Year - Students enrolled on Semester II / Study Plan Submission

08/02/2018 – 20/02/2018 / allocation publication: 24/02/2017

 

 

14.5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

From 19/02/2018 to 23/02/2018, it will be possible to change the Study Plan submitted during the academic year in progress.

Half-year change of Study Plan is optional. Students not wishing to make any alterations do not need to change the Study Plan.

 

It is possible to change only courses included in the current academic year. It is not possible to add or deselect first-semester courses. Students must deselect the second-semester courses they wish to change.

It will therefore be possible to add or remove, within the second semester only, optional and compulsory courses not subject to allocation of merit, final test and traineeship.

 

14.5.3      Additional Payment

Through resolution of the Board of Governors, an additional payment of 100.00 euros is applicable for failure to submit the Study Plan within the deadlines established by the academic calendar.

The payment will be required with the second instalment.

 

14.5.4      Attendance

Once entered in the Study Plan, courses remain in the following years as attendance achieved. During compilation of the Study Plan for the following year, it will be possible to remove the attendance achieved and re-enter the courses as new attendance.

Final test and traineeship: attendance does not expire, and these are entered in the career one time only.

 

14.5.4.1 Studios

Attendance of at least 70% of the Studio hours is compulsory. The attendance achieved does not expire but the examination must be taken within the three sessions of the academic year following the one in which attendance takes place. Should this time expire, the Studio must be entirely re-attended.

 

14.5.5      Courses as Extra

It is possible to add courses/educational activities to the Study Plan as extras. These courses will not count towards the overall credits required for admission to the final test and will not be used in calculation of the score average.

It is possible to change the status of a course from required to extra, and vice versa, during the annual Study Plan submission period.

For all regulations, reference should be made to the specific University guide.

 

 

 

14.6 Allocations

 

14.6.1      Studios

 

Upon submission of the Study Plan, students must choose a number of Studio options equal to the number of sections available.

Students will be placed according to merit, taking into account the parameters indicated in the following table:

 

First Year

Graduation score

 

Second Year

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 examination, Ci is the number of credits corresponding to the i-th examination and n is the number of examinations taken.

 

 

The score 30/30 cum laude will be calculated as equal to 33/30.

 

To avoid students being penalised due to any delays in examination enrolment or validation, the parameter G will be calculated based on the career followed during the summer session.

For all students returning from Erasmus, it will not be possible to take the scores into account unless previously validated on the Plan prior to allocation.

Any admitted students who, for whatever reason, delay enrolment beyond the established deadlines will be automatically placed in the available sections.

Students are not permitted to attend studios or courses not included in the Plan. Under no circumstances may assessments relating to activities not included in the Study Plan, or not attended in accordance with the section allocations, be recognised or validated.

 

14.6.2      Single-subject and Integrated Courses

In sections in which there are elective courses or various sections of the same single-subject or integrated course, students must express their preferences as set out by the online system and will be allocated places according to merit in accordance with the criteria indicated in the above point. Courses may have a maximum of 120 regular students enrolled for the A.Y. 2017/2018.

 

14.6.3      Course Priorities

The University, upon resolution of the Academic Senate, has established the following priority types:

 

 

Suggested priority

Does not establish any formal restriction. Aims to provide students with useful information on the sequence of courses but does not affect the composition of the Study Plan or examination recording.

Study Plan composition priority

Establishes a restriction which must be observed when choosing courses upon submission of the Study Plan. It is not possible for course ‘B’ to be included in the Study Plan if course ‘A’ (even if not passed) has not been included. This does not affect examination recording.

Examination recording priority  

Establishes a restriction which must be observed both during Study Plan compilation and during 'positive' examination recording (passing of the course). It is not possible for ‘B’ to be recorded if ‘A’ has not been recorded.

 

 

For the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture and Urban Design, the course progression established by the Degree Programme Study must be observed.

 

14.7 Elective Activities

In the second year of their educational path, students are required to include optional courses designed to further explore and complete the specific topics of the individual curricula. The course catalogue of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering offers numerous courses termed ‘optional’ which serve to complete the elective course ECTS.

As an alternative, the School recognises workshops and the option of participating, in the second year of enrolment, in the intensive international programme: MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop.

 

14.8 Traineeship

Students enrolled on the second year of the Architecture and Urban Design Programme, in the 2017/18 academic year, may bring their traineeship forward by submitting an application, exclusively during the Study Plan submission and change periods.

 

The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, local authorities and companies to organise external traineeship activities in order to ensure that students have the opportunity to earn the credits required by the educational system.

In addition, students may carry out a Practical Activity (traineeship) within the Departments of the Politecnico di Milano.

The rules on traineeship duration will be established by the Programmes, in accordance with the directives of the School. All further information is available at the Traineeship Office of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering and in the dedicated section of the School’s Website http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/tirocini-curriculari-obbligatori/

 

The University also organises Erasmus scholarships for traineeships abroad. For further information: http://www.polimi.it/it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/

 

14.9 Examinations

14.9.1      Procedures

The uniformity of procedures for checking of learning across all sections of the same course and planning of these procedures is ensured through appropriate forms of coordination, in line with the directives of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme.

At the start of the academic year, each Professor will communicate the procedures for checking of learning, the content of the examination and the assessment criteria.

For each course (individual courses or studios) there are three exam sessions. Each exam session involves one or more exam session date as established by the School’s academic calendar, each of which students may use.

Students may only participate in the exam sessions if duly registered online for the examination date. Failure to register makes it absolutely impossible to take the test and record a score in the career.

Graduating students must observe the specific deadlines established by the academic calendar in order to permit completion, within the established deadlines, of the procedures for registration for the degree exam session.

 

14.9.2      Self-certification of Examinations Taken

If, upon submission of the Study Plan, an examination already taken (and whose score is therefore known) is not yet recorded in the career, the student may self-certify passing of the said examination.

It is not permitted to self-certify a course whose examination has not yet been taken at the time of compilation of the Study Plan.

Any false declaration prevents registration for the exam sessions of the self-certified course.

 

14.10 Final Test

 

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture and Urban Design concludes with a Final Test involving presentation and discussion of the graduation work.

 

For the academic year 2017/18, there are no degree exam sessions for the Architecture and Urban Design Programme.

The second-year Degree Programme will be activated starting from the academic year 2018/19 with regard to updating of the School’s Programmes.

 

For all information on the Final Test, reference should be made to the specific Rules published on the School’s website:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/esami-di-laurea-e-laurea-magistrale/


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