Academic Year 2018/19





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Building and Architectural Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1095
NameBuilding and Architectural Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-24 - Construction engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2014/2015
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano, Lecco
Dean of the School Valente Ilaria Pamela Simonetta
Coordinator of the Study programme Gabriele Masera
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ccsarcheng.polimi.it/


Student Office (Study programme) - Milano
Reference office
Polo Territoriale di Lecco
Address Via Gaetano Previati 1/C, 23900 Lecco
Phone 0341 48 8730


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


Student Office (Study programme) - Lecco
Reference office
Polo Territoriale di Lecco
Address Via Gaetano Previati 1/C, 23900 Lecco
Phone 0341 48 8730


Central Student Office - Lecco
Address --

2. General presentation of the study programme

The programme in Building and Architectural Engineering, entirely offered in English, prepares professionals ready to tackle the cultural and technical challenges of sustainability in the construction sector.

Our graduates can work in the field of new and refurbished buildings (and more in general of the built environment) with high performances, high energy efficiency and limited environmental impact. They are also able to transfer this ability outside Europe, in countries with different climate and construction practices, thanks to the experience gained in the world-leading European legislation about energy-efficient buildings (target 2020 and beyond).

 

The structure of courses of the programme in Building and Architectural Engineering considers the wide range of parameters influencing the design, performance modelling, construction and management of energy-efficient buildings, and their mutual dependence. The environmental performance of a building is in fact related, in a non-linear way, to the combination of various parameters acting at different scales: from the external microclimate, defined also by the urban morphology, to the single construction component, or the mechanical systems, or again users’ behaviour.

 

The Building and Architectural Engineer is a strongly innovative professional, able to manage the complexity of the very energy-efficient built environment: either because he/she masters the tools and the cultural aspects required to guide a design process integrating different disciplines (multi-disciplinary) at different scales (multi-scalar), which is the only route to cost-effective solutions; or because he/she acquired the ability and the tools to model in detail the components of buildings from the point of view of structural behaviour and building physics. The Building and Architectural Engineer is then able to design efficient components of buildings, also with innovative features, and to predict the performances of buildings and their parts in time.

 

The Course offers two tracks with specific characteristics:

  • Architectural Engineering (offered in the Lecco Campus), giving students the ability to manage – and take part in – the multi-disciplinary and multi-scalar design process of complex construction projects;

  • Building Engineering (offered in the Milano Città Studi Campus), giving students the ability to design, model and predict the physical, mechanical, and energy behaviour of complex building components and systems, services and structures.

     

    The educational offer is completed by a wide and articulated choice of elective courses, enhanced by the possibility of selecting them from other Study Programmes of the School, as specified more in detail below.

     

    Starting from Academic Year 2017-18, an optional Internal Double Degree experience, developed with the Master Course in Mechanical Engineering, provides skills in the key areas of the fourth industrial revolution, such as advanced manufacturing, sensing devices for smart environments and integration of automation in buildings.


3. Learning objectives

The programme, entirely offered in English, prepares high-level professionals that can practice in complex, multi-disciplinary and multi-scale projects, characterised by high energy efficiency and low environmental impact.

 

The Building and Architectural Engineer can typically apply his/her skills in the following fields:

  • design of complex new buildings, in particular in the areas of technology, structures, energy efficiency and environmental quality;

  • refurbishment and retrofit of existing buildings, in particular in the areas of technology, energy upgrade and structural consolidation;

  • management of the multi-disciplinary, multi-scalar design process, with the help of specific design and information tools;

  • technological innovation of building components and systems;

  • advanced performance modelling of complex building components and systems, services and structures;

  • management of global performances, with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of buildings.

     

    The programme in Building and Architectural Engineering provides students with:

  • solid competences in the basic technical and scientific matters, also considering the different backgrounds of applicants;

  • multi-disciplinary engineering skills that prepare students for the future evolutions of the construction sector, and in particular those deriving from sustainability issues;

  • the integration of these skills with specialised and applied courses;

the integration of these skills with design studios and experimental and modelling activities.

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

4.2 Further Studies

The Qualification in Building and Architectural Engineering grants access to “Dottorato di Ricerca” (Research Doctorate, PhD), “Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello” (2nd level Specialization Course) and “Master Universitario di secondo livello” (2nd level University Master).

Graduates in Building and Architectural Engineering mainly qualify for PhDs in the architectural, building engineering and civil engineering fields.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Building and Architectural Engineer is a highly qualified professional who can work in the field of the built environment, and in particular of high energy performance, low environmental impact buildings, thanks to a multi-disciplinary training and to the acquisition of specialised engineering skills.

Graduates in Building and Architectural Engineering can take the Professional Practice Exam to get licensed as senior engineers according to the Italian law (registration in the Albo degli Ingegneri, settore Civile – Ambientale, sezione A), and practice in Italy and / or in other countries according to the specific local regulations.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Since the Building and Architectural Engineer knows about design and analysis tools, he/she can master the complex series of technical, technological, organisational, legislative and regulatory aspects related to fields such as:

  • the environmental sustainability of buildings, either new-build or refurbished;
  • the multi-scale correlations originated by the quest for environmental quality of complex systems, either at the urban or building scale;
  • the technological innovation of buildings and their components;
  • the advanced performance modelling of construction components, building services and complex structures;
  • the work in multi-disciplinary teams.

 

The Building and Architectural Engineer (track Architectural Engineering) can typically find a job as:

  • consulting engineer,
  • design engineer for buildings and their structures,
  • project manager,
  • and in general in all those positions requiring qualified skills about technological innovation for low-energy buildings.

 

The Building and Architectural Engineer (track Building Engineering) can typically find a job as:

  • consulting engineer with specific skills in the modelling of envelope components, building services and structural systems,
  • design engineer for building components, building services and structures,
  • project manager with specialised skills.

 

Employment surveys by the University’s Assessment Commission are available through the Career Service here:

http://cm.careerservice.polimi.it/en/employment-statistics/

 


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4207

5.3 Qualification profile

Curriculum ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

 

1) Profile in a work context

High-level professional profile able to operate in the field of the built environment, and in particular of the integrated project of high energy efficiency and low environmental impact, thanks to a multidisciplinary preparation and the acquisition of a specialized engineering method. Through the right knowledge of the analysis and design methods and the related specific tools, the graduate student in Building and Architectural Engineering – Curriculum Architectural Engineering is able to identify problems and find the most appropriate design solutions from the environmental, cultural, technological, energy, structural and process point of view.

It is therefore a professional profile of an engineer able to operate autonomously and effectively in complex, multi-disciplinary and multi-scale projects.

For these reasons, the graduate student in Building and Architectural Engineering can find work, for example, as:

  • consulting engineer,

  • construction engineer and structural engineer (design engineer),

  • project manager,

  • in general, in roles in which high-profile expertise is required in the field of technological innovation for buildings with low environmental impact.

All laurea magistrale graduate students in Building and Architectural Engineering, after passing the State Professional Examination, can register to the Register of Engineers, Civil-Environment sector - section A, with the qualification of Engineer and carry out the following professional activities.

 

2) Skills of this function

The professional profile of the Building and Architectural Engineer – Curriculum Architectural Engineering is able to work autonomously and effectively in the processes and activities of:

  • - design of complex new building systems, in particular in the technological, energy, structural and environmental quality aspects;

  • - recovery and redevelopment of existing buildings, with particular attention to technological aspects, energy improvement and structural renovation;

  • - management of the multi-disciplinary and multi-scale construction process, through specific design and modelling tools;

  • technological innovation of components.

 

3) Job opportunities

There are many job opportunities:

  • professional architecture and engineering firms;

  • consultancy firms in the field of technology and energy efficiency of buildings;

  • engineering companies, construction and maintenance companies;

  • material production and building component companies;

  • public administrations and technical offices of public and private clients;

  • a building asset management company and a quality control service;

  • insurance companies;

  • in general, a work as freelancer.

 

Curriculum BUILDING ENGINEERING

 

1) Profile in a work context

Graduate students in Building and Architectural Engineering - Curriculum Building Engineer is critical technician with a strong scientific and technical background, with a professional attitude that enables the use of tools provided by this career for architectural design of buildings - with particular regard to complex ones, of great size and/or as whole or in part dedicated to special activities - to supervise the design integration of all technological and technical components: building, structural and plant components, to organize and check the construction and maintenance process, to manage the whole production cycle and the life of building systems and components.

The Building Engineer is able to face a wide range of technical, technological, productive, economic, management, legislative and regulatory problems that come from the topics that characterize this particular historical moment, its anticipations and trends such as:

  • the environmental and energy challenge for sustainability of new buildings and restoration and renovation of built heritage;

  • the dynamics of innovation, the study, production and use of systems and components with new or better performances;

  • the new needs of clients and users;

  • new architecture forms in new construction and restoration;

  • work in multidisciplinary teams and new professional roles.

The Building Engineer, thanks to the skills acquired, finds different job opportunities. S/he can work as:

  • consulting engineer with particular skills in modelling the behaviour of building envelope, technical supplies and structural building systems in building organizations;

  • engineer designing systems and components for building, technical supplies and structures (design engineer);

  • project manager;

  • construction manager;

  • safety engineer;

  • and many other professional opportunities that arise from the trends of innovation development that characterize today the world of construction.

All laurea magistrale graduate students in Building and Architectural Engineering, after passing the State Professional Examination, can register to the Register of Engineers, Civil-Environment sector - section A, with the qualification of Engineer and carry out the following professional activities.

2) Skills of this function

The professional profile of the Building and Architectural Engineer – Curriculum Building Engineering is able to work autonomously and effectively in the processes and activities of:

  • design of complex building, technical supplies and structural systems and components (both in the case of new buildings that in restoration and renovation interventions) in particular in the technological aspects, of performance modelling (environment and system);

  • development and testing of innovative building, technical supplies and structural systems and components for high performance architectures;

  • management of the design and production process of building, technical supplies and structural systems and components;

  • management of the integrated services of building, technical supplies and structural systems (performance management) with the aim to reduce the environmental impact of building systems;

  • experimentation and quality control of products and works.

 

3) Job opportunities

There are many job opportunities:

  • professional architecture and engineering firms;

  • consultancy firms in the field of technology and energy efficiency of buildings;

  • engineering companies, construction and maintenance companies;

  • material production and building component companies;

  • public administrations and technical offices of public and private clients;

  • a building asset management company and a quality control service;

  • insurance companies;

  • in general, a work as freelancer


Building and Architectural Engineering - Curriculum Building Engineering

1) Profile in a work context

Graduate students in Building and Architectural Engineering - Curriculum Building Engineer is critical technician with a wide knowledge of his/her work, with a good scientific and technical preparation, with a professional attitude that enables the use of tools provided by this career for architectural design of buildings - with particular regard to complex ones, of great size and/or as whole or in part dedicated to special activities - to supervise the design integration of all technological and technical components: building, structural and plant components, to organize and check the construction and maintenance process, to manage the whole production cycle and the life of building systems and components.

The Building Engineer is able to face a wide range of technical, technological, productive, economic, management, legislative and regulatory problems that come from the topics that characterize this particular historical moment, its anticipations and trends such as:

- the environmental and energy challenge for sustainability of new buildings and restoration and renovation of built heritage;

- the dynamics of innovation, the study, production and use of systems and components with new or better performances;

- the new needs of clients and users;

- new architecture forms in new construction and restoration;

- work in multidisciplinary teams and new professional roles.

The Building Engineer, thanks to the skills acquired, finds different job opportunities. S/he can work as:

- consulting engineer with particular skills in modelling the behaviour of building envelope, technical supplies and structural building systems in building organizations;

- engineer designing systems and components for building, technical supplies and structures (design engineer);

- project manager,

- construction manager;

- safety engineer;

- and many other professional opportunities that arise from the trends of innovation development that characterize today the world of construction.

All laurea magistrale graduate students in Building and Architectural Engineering, after passing the State Professional Examination, can register in the Register of Engineers, Civil and Environmental Sector - Section A, with the title of Engineer and carry out the related professional activities.

2) Skills of this function

The professional profile of the Building and Architectural Engineer - Curriculum Building Engineering is able to work autonomously and effectively in the processes and activities of:

- design of complex building, technical supplies and structural systems and components (both in the case of new buildings that in restoration and renovation interventions) in particular in the technological aspects, of performance modelling (environment and system);

- development and testing of innovative building, technical supplies and structural systems and components for high performance architectures;

- management of the design and production process of building, technical supplies and structural systems and components;

- management of the integrated services of building, technical supplies and structural systems (performance management) with the aim to reduce the environmental impact of building systems;

- experimentation and quality control of products and works.

3) Job opportunities

There are many job opportunities:

- professional architecture and engineering firms;

- consultancy firms in the field of technology and energy efficiency of buildings;

- engineering companies, construction and maintenance companies;

- Material production and building component companies;

- public administrations and technical offices of public and private clients;

- a building asset management company and a quality control service;

- insurance companies;

- in general, a work as freelancer.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science), or comparable degree obtained outside Italy.

 

The programme in Building and Architectural Engineering is open to students holding a Laurea (BSc) in the L23 Engineering class according to the Italian law.

Students with a degree obtained outside Italy, or with an Italian degree in a different field, will be evaluated by a Commission. Prospective students holding at least a BSc degree in Architecture or Architectural, Building or Civil Engineering and 15 years of education are eligible for application.

A Commission will evaluate case by case all students, including those with a different background.

 

The evaluation criteria are indicated in the Technical Attachment (point 15 of this document).

 

Please find detailed information about the admission procedures at this page:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/.

 

6.2 Requested knowledge

The programme is open to Architectural, Building and Civil Engineers and Architects wishing to improve their ability to be part of multidisciplinary design teams, manage a complex design process, and enhance their skills in construction engineering and energy and structural modelling.

From a general point of view, prospective students should have solid foundations in the areas of calculus, building physics, structural engineering and building technologies.

 

Prospective students should carefully consider the abilities requested to pass exams, be open-minded and ready to work in multidisciplinary teams.

 


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4987

6.3 Deadlines

Please find detailed information about the admission procedures at this page of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/students/admission-to-the-schools-bsc-and-msc-programmes/admission-to-the-schools-msc-programmes/

and in the Polinternational website for prospective students: http://www.polinternational.polimi.it.

 

50 places are available in the Architectural Engineering track, 15 of which reserved for Italian, EU and European Economic Area candidates.

80 places are available in the Architectural Engineering track, 40 of which reserved for Italian, EU and European Economic Area candidates.


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4313

6.4 Tutoring and students support

Please visit the Polinternational website:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it

for information about the educational offer, the application procedures, the exchange opportunities and the practical aspects of life at Politecnico and in Italy.

 

Each September, Politecnico di Milano holds a Welcome Week for international students, introducing them to life in Italy and at Politecnico.

A presentation of the contents of the two curricula in Building Engineering and Architectural Engineering follows, respectively in the Milano Città Studi and in the Lecco Campus.

The Lecco Campus also provides logistic support specifically for international students (Welcome Desk).

 


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4282

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

120 ECTS credits are required to earn the degree of Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building and Architectural Engineering.

 

Courses offered in the Architectural Engineering track are broadly organised into four main areas:

  • architectural and urban design;

  • technological design and process management, analysing the integrated design process from the environmental point of view;

  • refurbishment and conservation;

  • structural design.

The programme spans four semesters:

  • the first semester presents topics and tools required for the following courses, also taking into account the diversified backgrounds of students;

  • the second semester presents specialised courses;

  • the third semester revolves around the integrated design of a complex building, supported by courses providing tools for construction technologies and environmental quality. This project is the foundation of the degree thesis;

  • the fourth semester concentrates on the preparation of the degree thesis, which will demonstrate the student’s skills in designing and managing a multi-scalar, multi-disciplinary process.

 

Courses offered in the Building Engineering track are broadly organised into four main areas:

  • technological and performance design of construction components, structures and building services with high degree of efficiency and complexity;

  • management of the design and production process of construction components, structures and building services;

  • complex performance analyses of construction components, structures and building services;

  • management of global performances for the whole building.

The programme spans four semesters:

  • the first semester has two goals: the first one is to understand architectural design and identify the specific role of the Building Engineer; the second is to understand detailed aspects of the physical, mechanical and chemical behaviour of materials;

  • the second semester presents specialist courses about the technology and performance of the building envelope and about building services, also considering their integration;

  • the third semester completes the presentation of the energy behaviour of buildings and their envelopes and introduces the dynamic analysis of structures;

  • the fourth semester introduces the concept of parametric analysis and provides tools for the integrated performance design and the optimisation of parameters (costs, materials, performances, correlation among performances).

7.2 Mode of study

The Course is full time, and it requires attendance to classes, tutorials and studio activities.

 

The Course includes participation in training activities consisting of lectures and tutorials, design studio activities, workshops, seminars, study trips and internships. Attendance at Studios is mandatory.

In some instances, the educational offer includes innovative forms of teaching / learning.

In some cases, the educational offer includes innovative learning modules.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1 Year courses - Track: BE1 - Curriculum - BUILDING ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
053211B,CING-IND/11ADVANCED BUILDING PHYSICS112.012.0
096560CING-IND/22ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS19.09.0
053289B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS19.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
9.0
096562B,CICAR/10ADVANCED BUILDING ENVELOPE COMPONENTS ENGINEERING29.09.0
097645B,CICAR/10FUNDAMENTALS OF INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN29.09.0
053212B,CING-IND/11BUILDING SERVICES AND BUILDING SERVICES ENERGY MODELLING212.012.0

2 Year courses - Track: BE1 - Curriculum - BUILDING ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097638B,CICAR/09DESIGN OF STRUCTURES19.09.0
053213B,CICAR/10BUILDING ENERGY MODELLING AND DESIGN + LAB19.09.0
053216B,CICAR/09EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN AND ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR STRUCTURAL REHABILITATION112.012.0
086541B,CING-IND/11APPLIED ACOUSTICS16.012.0
053220BICAR/11BUILDING PROCESS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT16.0
097626BICAR/11DESIGN OPTIONEERING16.0
093616--SECS-P/07BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND ORGANIZATION OF BUILDING COSTRUCTION16.0
086623--ICAR/07SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATIONS16.0
053118BICAR/11INGEGNERIA DELLA SICUREZZA ANTINCENDIO16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053052BICAR/11INGEGNERIA DELLA SICUREZZA ANTINCENDIO AVANZATA ED FSE16.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
093618BICAR/11PROJECT MANAGEMENT16.0
086621--ICAR/08STRUCTURAL TESTING16.0
053219B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN16.0
097636B,CING-IND/11ACOUSTICS IN BUILDINGS26.0
099605--GEO/11NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING26.0
053221B,CICAR/11
ING-IND/22
TIMBER SYSTEMS DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND SUSTAINABILITY26.0
099607--ICAR/06TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM26.0
051663B,CICAR/10
ING-IND/11
BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN AND MODELLING LAB29.09.0
096571----INTERNSHIP13.03.0
096571----INTERNSHIP23.0
096577----FINAL THESIS19.09.0
096577----FINAL THESIS29.0

1 Year courses - Track: AE1 - Curriculum - ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096588BING-IND/11BUILDING PHYSICS19.09.0
096593CICAR/18HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE16.06.0
096589B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN16.06.0
053206B,CICAR/10SUSTAINABLE MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN PROCESS + STUDIO19.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
9.0
096601CING-IND/22BUILDING MATERIALS29.09.0
096600BING-IND/11BUILDING SERVICES26.06.0
052960BICAR/19CONSERVATION26.06.0
052640BICAR/21URBAN DESIGN + STUDIO29.09.0
052961B,CICAR/10BUILDING RENOVATION + STUDIO26.06.0

2 Year courses - Track: AE1 - Curriculum - ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096612BICAR/11INTEGRATED PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TOOLS16.06.0
099809BICAR/14ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN + STUDIO112.012.0
099757BICAR/11SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES + STUDIO112.012.0
097626BICAR/11DESIGN OPTIONEERING (a)16.012.0
086987--ICAR/20ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION26.0
089027B,CICAR/09BUILDING IN SEISMICAL AREAS26.0
097619B,CICAR/10ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS26.0
099769BICAR/11
ING-IND/35
MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX PROJECTS26.0
097628B,CICAR/10INTEGRATED MODIFICATION METHODOLOGY FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT26.0
096613----INTEGRATED FINAL DESIGN STUDIO19.09.0
096613----INTEGRATED FINAL DESIGN STUDIO29.0
096571----INTERNSHIP13.03.0
096571----INTERNSHIP23.0

(a) Corse Taught in Campus - Milano Leonardo

7.4 Foreign language

To access the programme, it is necessary to demonstrate proficiency in English language.

 

Please find information about the English language requirements here: https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/english-language/.

In particular, students with a University qualification obtained outside Italy should provide an English language proficiency certificate as explained here:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/laurea-magistrale/who-can-apply/students-with-a-university-qualification-obtained-outside-italy/.

 

 


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4344

7.5 Degree examination

The programme ends with a degree examination, consisting in the presentation and discussion of a degree thesis. The development and successful submission of the final thesis work awards the number of credits specifically reserved for this. The final thesis work consists in the design of a complex building, either new or refurbished, and shall have a multidisciplinary nature to prove the ability of the candidate to manage the different areas of expertise; or it can treat one or more specific disciplinary aspects in detail (depending on the track).

 

Detailed information about the preparation of the thesis work is available in the Technical Attachment, referring to the Supplementary Graduation Rules in Building and Architectural Engineering.

 

Information about the final Degree exam, concerning general rules and regulations, calendars, registration and submission of theses, is available at:

https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/didactic-activities-and-degree-examination/degree-examination/

(General Rules)

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

(Supplementary Graduation Rules of the AUIC School and of the Master programme).


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=4375

8. Academic calendar

The Academic calendar is available here:


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4406

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, are available in the Educational Rules starting in September each year.

The Educational Rules are published each year on the website of Politecnico di Milano in the course catalogue:

http://www.polimi.it/en/programmes/course-catalogue/degree-programmes/.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

The Architectural Engineering track takes place entirely in the Lecco Campus, in new buildings constructed in the area of the former hospital. Classrooms, studios and computer design rooms allow students to work in a comfortable environment, in line with the international university standards.

 

The Building Engineering track takes place in the historical Città Studi Campus, integrated within the city of Milan and under progressive refurbishment to improve classrooms and infrastructures for better environmental comfort and computer-based work. The sector where the structures of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering are located will be reformed, in the next few years, according to an original design by the alumnus Renzo Piano.

 

In both Campuses study areas, library, printing centre, models workshop, as well as research laboratories are also available.

 

Educational support facilities

  • Archives and Library System

  • MOA Lab – Architectural Models

  • L.I.T. (Technical Information Lab)

  • Fausto Curti Urban Simulation Lab

  • Piero Bottoni Archive

  • Textiles Hub – Interdepartmental textiles and polymers research laboratory

  • Diagnostics, monitoring and structural monitoring lab

  • SUPERLAB

 

For more information, please visit the websites:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/educational-offer/research-centers-and-labs/

(AUIC School) and

http://www.polo-lecco.polimi.it/en/

(Lecco Campus).

 


11. International context

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building and Architectural Engineering can be compared with existing programmes offered in many universities around the world under the names of Building Engineering or Architectural Engineering, either as independent programmes or as specific tracks of larger programmes.

The past experience at Politecnico di Milano with the programme in Ingegneria dei Sistemi Edilizi (offered in Italian and, more recently, also in English), the surveys among stakeholders, and the analysis of the most advanced programmes in this field offered in Europe and around the world, allowed to identify a common thread linking Building Technology with multi-disciplinary and multi-scalar design, energy efficiency and economy of resources.

On this basis the programme in Building and Architectural Engineering was designed.


12. Internationalization

In cooperation with the SPI – International Program Office of Politecnico di Milano, the School of Architectural Engineering offers international exchange programmes for students such as TIME, Erasmus+, Athens.

 

Criteria of eligibility for international exchange programmes, and the rules for the conversion of grades obtained abroad, are available in the Technical Attachment.

 

 


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=4701

13. Quantitative data

A University Assessment Commission regularly reports on the final results of programmes, including the quality of teaching activities and the graduates’ employability.

 

Reports and studies are available here:

http://www.polimi.it/en/university/organization/university-assessment-commission/


14. Further information

Each year the Course organizes various events and initiatives to extend learning outside the university. In particular, student work exhibitions are organized, along with workshops, competitions, and study trips in Italy and abroad.

 

Only the original version of this document, in Italian, is legally valid.

15.1. 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).

 

15.1.1. Programme Requirements and Specifications

The requirements are those previously described in paragraph 6.1 of the Educational Rules. It is specified that admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes listed is permitted, without educational debits, for first-level graduate students in the following Programmes:

  • Building Engineering (Ingegneria dell’Edilizia) (L-23)

  • Engineering and Techniques for Building and Architecture (Ingegneria e Tecniche per l’Edilizia e l’Architettura) (L-23)

  • Building and Construction Engineering (Ingegneria Edile e delle Costruzioni) (L-23)

  • Civil Engineering (Ingegneria Civile) (L-7)

  • Architectural Design (Progettazione dell’Architettura) (L-17)

  • Environmental Architecture (Architettura Ambientale) (L-17)

  • Construction Architecture (Architettura delle Costruzioni) (L-17)

  • Architecture and Building Production (Architettura e Produzione Edilizia) (L-23)

  • Architectural Design (Progettazione Architettonica) (L-17)

  • Architectural Sciences (Scienze dell’Architettura) (L-17)

 

Graduate students with a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or a three-year university degree different from the ones listed above, but deemed eligible, may also be admitted subject to assessment of their previous career and assignment of curricular integrations to fill any gaps.

For graduate students in categories other than L-23, previous career assessment may identify an educational debit to be filled prior to enrolment on the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science).

 

General University information on admission and enrolment procedures is available on the University website: http://www.polinternational.polimi.it.

 

15.1.2. Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

 

15.1.2.1. Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options

The Programme offers two distinct educational paths (curricula):

  • Architectural Engineering (taught at the Lecco Campus),         

  • Building Engineering (taught at the Milano Città Studi Campus).

When submitting an application for assessment, candidates must choose their Programme together with their course options which, in the online system, are referred to as the Previously Approved Study Plan (PSPA).

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.

 

15.1.2.2. Establishment of the Ranking List

The Commission, having assessed the candidate’s previous career, will admit him/her to one or more of the Previously Approved Study Plans indicated, until the maximum allowable number of students for that specific Academic Year is reached.

If the student is not admitted to the PSPA (track) expressed as first choice because of unavailability of places, he/she will be considered for the second choice, with regard to the position in the ranking and to the places available.

 

15.1.3. Assessment Parameters

 

15.1.3.1. Graduate Students from the Politecnico di Milano Automatically Entitled to Admission

There is no automatic entitlement to admission.

 

15.1.3.2. Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

This assessment is performed by the relevant Programme, which may award up to 100 points:

 

    1. Average at the end of the student’s 3-year course apportioned on a score of 50: up to 50 points

    2. Suitability/coherence of previous curriculum, i.e. Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) of origin: up to 25 points

    3. Duration of the student’s Laurea Triennale (three-year degree) career: up to 10 points

    4. Order of the preferences expressed at the time of the student’s application for admission: up to 15 points.

The minimum score for admission is 65/100.

 

15.1.4. Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

 

15.1.4.1. Students of the Politecnico di Milano

No documents should be attached to the assessment application. The previous career will be supplied to the Assessment Commissions by the Registrar's Office.

 

15.1.4.2. Students from Other Universities

  • 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) (see example). 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.

 

15.1.5. Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

With regard to the points above, at the end of the evaluation sessions, a merit-based ranking will be published, in order to the determine the number of admitted students in relation to the places available.

In order to guarantee the foreseen number of places, a student that has been positively evaluated for admission (green check) might not be able to enrol. Enrolment will be enabled to students who appear in the merit-based ranking as “admitted to enrolment”.

The ranking reporting the indication of the admitted students will be published at the end of the evaluation session on the School’s website: www.auic.polimi.it.

It is not possible to re-assign places in the ranking, in case not all admitted students proceed with enrolment. Vacant places will be added to those foreseen for the second semester.

Admitted students should proceed with enrolment following the procedures and deadlines set by the University. Appeals to enrol after the deadline will not be accepted.

 

15.1.6. Curricular Integrations

Curricular integrations are educational debits assigned to candidates graduating in categories other than L-23 and not listed at point 15.1.1 in order to fill any curricular gaps. They are ECTS established by the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Admissions Committee and chosen from the courses of the first-level degree.

If the outcome of the evaluation corresponds to “positively evaluated with curricular integrations”, admission of the candidate is subordinated to completing the credits related to curricular integrations (to be achieved within the academic year in which the application has been made), assigned by the evaluating Committee. The candidate must therefore complete extra credits before being able to enroll in the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme.

The candidate must register to the single courses that have been assigned (“single courses to achieve curricular integrations”) through the online services, in the same section where the he/she has consulted the outcome of the evaluation.

After completing the integrations, the candidate should insert a new request for admission, for the semester or the academic year following the first application, within the deadlines set by the academic calendar. If the candidate does not start a new application, he/she will not be able to be admitted and proceed with enrolment.

The specific admission procedures are described at http://www.polinternational.polimi.it.

 

15.1.7. 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.

 

15.2. Admission to the Programme - Students with Foreign Degrees

International students from foreign universities are selected according to the times and methods indicated at http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/.

Assessment is performed by the relevant Programme, which may award up to 100 points:

    1. Suitability/coherence of previous Curriculum Vitae, i.e. Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) of origin: up to 50 points

    2. Geographical area of origin: up to 10 points

    3. Duration of university education: up to 10 points

    4. Order of the preferences expressed at the time of application for admission: up to 10 points

    5. References: up to 10 points

    6. Cover letter: up to 10 points.

The score resulting from the evaluation by the Admissions Committee of the Master programme is then weighed with the grade defined by the International Projects Office (SPI), which is based on previous academic performance and on the quality of the institution. The weights are as follows: study programme 40%, SPI 60%.

The minimum score for admission is 65/100.

 

15.3. Transfers and Changes

Transfer from other Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes or other universities is only permitted through submission of an admission application.

Transferred students’ previous examinations may be validated if deemed compatible with the course catalogue of the degree programme applied for. As per University regulations, students transferred from other universities are required to take examinations at the Politecnico di Milano for at least 60 credits, plus the traineeship and final test.

Enrolment on a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) is not a guarantee of transfer without educational debits: the Commission will always take into account the first-level Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) gained, applying current regulations.

Transfer to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building and Architectural Engineering is not permitted for candidates enrolled at Italian universities on single-cycle Laurea Magistrale Programmes. Students from foreign universities in countries with educational systems that do not include Laurea Triennale (equivalent to three-year Bachelor’s Degree) Programmes must guarantee enrolment on the 4th year of the programme, passing of examinations worth at least 180 ECTS credits and meeting of the minimum curricular requirements for category L-23.

 

15.4. Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

All deadlines concerning the submission of the admissions request, the presentation of English language certificates, the enrolment process and the submission of the Study Plan are specified each year on Politecnico’s website.

 

15.5. Study Plan

Students are required, under their own responsibility, to submit their individual Study Plan through their personal page on the Online Services.

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) in Building and Architectural Engineering consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

  • single-subject or integrated courses;

  • design studios;

  • traineeship;

  • final project.

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 (40 for entry in March) is permitted.

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.

 

15.5.1. Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

Study Plan submission is performed through the Online Services, exclusively during the specific periods established by the academic calendar and indicated on Politecnico’s website.

 

15.5.2. Half-year Change of Study Plan

It is possible to change the Study Plan submitted during the academic year in progress only in a specific period before the start of the spring semester, as specified in the Academic Calendar and on Politecnico’s website.

The following operations will be possible for courses offered in the second semester: add or remove optional and compulsory courses, final test and traineeship.

 

15.5.3. 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.

 

15.5.4. Attendance

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

The final test and traineeship are entered one time only during the entire university career.

 

15.5.5. Elective Courses

The elective courses (12 ECTS credits in total) can be selected among those offered by the Programme in Building and Architectural Engineering and by other programmes offered at Politecnico in the same educational class (LM-24 according to the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research).

 

15.5.6. Extra Courses

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.

 

15.5.6.1. Specifications for Programmes belonging to Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) Category L-23 - Building Science and Technology

In addition to the rules established by the University, students enrolled on Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) Programmes in:

  • Building and Construction Engineering (Ingegneria Edile e delle Costruzioni)

  • Engineering and Techniques for Building and Architecture (Ingegneria e Tecniche per l'Edilizia e l'Architettura)

  • Building Engineering (Ingegneria dell’Edilizia)

may include in the A.Y. 2017/18, as extra, Politecnico di Milano Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme courses in:

  • Building and Architectural Engineering

  • Building Systems Engineering (Ingegneria dei Sistemi Edilizi)

  • Management of Built Environment (Gestione del Costruito)

for a maximum of 30 ECTS.

Following enrolment on one of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes listed above, these examinations will be assessed and recognised, if deemed eligible, as validation or attendance validation.

 

15.5.7. Course Priorities

The Building and Architectural Engineering Programme does not impose priorities on the sequence of exams. The optimal sequence to be followed for the Programme is the one suggested by the course sequence established in the Degree Programme.

 

15.6. Traineeship

The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, local authorities and companies, to organize external traineeship activities, in order to guarantee the student the opportunity to acquire 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.

 

Traineeship activities, both internal and external, are regulated by the School’s obligatory Rules on traineeship activities. The rules on traineeship duration are 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/en/students/compulsory-internships/.

 

The University also organises Erasmus scholarships for traineeships abroad. For further information: https://www.polimi.it/en/services-and-opportunities/experience-abroad/.

 

Each year, the AUIC School offers several workshop activities. Some of these workshops, characterised by a markedly operative / practical content, can be recognised as internship activities (3 ECTS credits), as long as they have been classified as “workshop accredited as internship” by the School Board. Moreover:

  • in relation to degree sessions, workshops can be accredited only if they end at least a month before graduation day;

  • Laurea Magistrale students cannot request the accreditation of a workshop attended while being enrolled in a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme; if the workshop has been carried out as an “excess course” during the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme, it cannot be validated within the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme.

     

    15.7. Examinations

     

    15.7.1. 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 and studio) there are three exam sessions. Each exam session involves one or more exam session date as established by the School’s academic calendar.

    Students may only participate in the exam sessions if duly registered, using the dedicated ‘online services’ function, 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.

     

    15.7.2. 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 Plan.

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

     

    15.8. International Mobility

    All students duly enrolled in the Programme in Building and Architectural Engineering, and complying with the academic performance indicated below, are entitled to submit an application to access the international exchange programmes offered by the Politecnico di Milano. Students are, in any case, required to obtain at the Politecnico di Milano at least 60 of the 120 ECTS required in order to obtain the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) diploma. The ECTS needed in order to take the Final Test and carry out the Traineeship do not count towards the 60 ECTS required.

    Minimum academic requirement to be able to apply for mobility calls (both Double Degree programme and Short Mobility): Total average greater than or equal to 24.

    The formula for calculation of the Total Average is clearly defined each year in the University call for international mobility and takes into account the average of the exams of three-year Laurea and Laurea Magistrale, and the number of ECTS acquired.

    For students coming back from international mobility, the conversion of scores will be based on information from the Transcript of Records, or on equivalent official document issued by the host University. The conversion of scores will be possible only if their statistical distribution is explicitly stated, according to the indications available in the Erasmus Guidelines. If this document is not available, only the ECTS obtained will be validated, according to the Learning Agreement.

     

    15.9. Final Test

    The Final Test of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building and Architectural Engineering consists of presentation and discussion of a final work (graduation work). This work must be original in terms of its scientific (theoretical, numerical or experimental, design or technological) content or due to the complexity and interrelationship of a variety of knowledge in order to achieve a finished result.

     

    Detailed information can be found in the AUIC School’s Rules on the Final Test for the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) and in the Additional Regulations for the Laurea Magistrale in Building and Architectural Engineering, both available at: http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/educational-offer/bachelor-and-master-graduation-exams/master-graduation-exams/general-regulations-for-master-of-science-graduation-exams/.

    As specified in the document, since thesis projects in Building and Architectural Engineering are markedly design-oriented or experimentation-oriented, they can be developed by teams of up to three students.

    Only the original in Italian is valid.


Only the original in Italian is valid.

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