Academic Year 2018/19





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Building Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1142
NameBuilding Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-24 - Construction 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 1,2
Official language(s) Italian
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Valente Ilaria Pamela Simonetta
Coordinator of the Study programme Marco Andrea Pisani
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ccsise.polimi.it/


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 complexity that characterises the building sector today requires a growing number of technical graduate students and an organic diversification of their educational paths regarding Lauree (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) in Architecture and those in Engineering.

 

In this context a Building Engineer, who was once part of the Civil Engineering sector, has now become strongly specialised and with educational independence.

 

A Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate student in Building Systems is a cultured and critical technician, with a solid scientific and technical preparation, and a professional attitude that allows him/her to:

 

engineer the architectural design of buildings, with special attention to those that are complex, large-sized and/or destined either partly or completely for special activities;

supervise the design integration of all the technological and technical components: building, structural and plant;

organise and control the production process and maintenance;

participate actively in the planning and management of the whole production cycle and life cycle of the buildings.


3. Learning objectives

The educational objective is to insert into the labour market a high profile professional figure who, through his/her interdisciplinary preparation and the acquisition of a purely engineering-based methodology, is able to identify the problems and find appropriate design solutions while remaining in step with the innovative dynamics of the sector, in order to improve the physical, technical, performing, process and economic values of the building quality.

 

In particular, the purpose is to form a professional figure in engineering that can operate independently and effectively in the processes and activities of the following:

 

the design of complex construction systems, for the technological, structural, environmental quality aspects, with special attention paid to the conditions of wellbeing, useful service life and energy and environmental impact problems;

the recovery, redevelopment, maintenance and management of the existing building stock; the development of the operative, management and economic aspects of the building process;

management of the technological and production processes regarding the building section (new constructions, existing buildings), with special attention given to the problems of safety;

the study, development and use of building, structural and plant systems and components with new or better performances;

experimentation and quality control of the products and works.

 

To reach the different educational objectives, the students are given the possibility of selecting from various specific paths: Design, Construction Management, New Construction, Recovery and relative recommended courses, all set to give the professionalism that is characteristic of the Building Engineering sector and answer the most current and urgent expectations in the labour world.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications


 

The programme is divided into a series of courses that involve the disciplinary spheres that are typical of Engineering and construction systems, namely:

the architectural, construction, structural and plant design of new buildings;

the architectural, construction, structural and plant design of the restoration and the functional and performance redevelopment of existing buildings;

the general and detailed design of structures;

the organisation, programming, control of the production processes, and the construction and management processes of the buildings;

that include the learning and use of BIM (Building Information Modelling).

 

More in detail, the thematic circles corresponding to the previously accepted Study Plans are, for example: building design, which analyses the aspects of technological and environmental design and gives specific detailed studies for solving the problems of complex organisms of large-sized works and special environments.

The design characteristics of the quality of the built environment, technical quality of components and building materials and relative performances; the development of building systems with a low environmental impact and low energy consumption are faced in the programmes, even by way of practical exercises.

All the problems that are faced consider respect of the principles of sustainable development.

Management of the building process and production, which goes further into one of the following aspects:

-              technical-productive, related to quality and initial technological sustainability, implementation relative to time and maintenance, of the building systems and components, with special attention given to their durability and maintainability and the recyclability of the materials, as well as to quality control and quality systems;

-              organisational, procedural, economic, financial and programming of building interventions, with reference to value analysis and project financing, tender formulas and the offer presentation and works awarding criteria;

-              managerial, of the building intervention processes according to the project principles, construction, maintenance, control management, as well as facility management for the choice strategies of the types of maintenance, in particular in the cases of tenders for global service maintenance.

Building recovery, which is aimed at supplying building system engineers with the general and special knowledge and operation skills necessary for facing the building recovery sector, both in terms of design and from the point of view of the technologies and organisation for managing interventions. The themes of the investigation for becoming familiar with the existing buildings, their history, their material and technological consistence and preservation level are therefore analysed at a disciplinary and an instrumental level; the technologies of intervention on built structures in order to re-establish or increase the use value to reach the true recovery project are therefore scrutinised.

Structures, which looks further into the themes of structural design, analysing in detail the structures of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, steel, wood, masonry and relative performances and problems of antisesimic resistance and geotechnics.

4.2 Further Studies

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

 

After obtaining a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building Systems Engineering, graduate students can enter the University at the third level of university training by doing the Ph.D. programmes in the construction and the Real Estate Market sectors.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

In particular, the objective is to train an engineering figure who can operate, within legal limits, in many fields such as:

-              the design of complex building organisms, in its technological (building, plant, structural) and environmental aspects, with particular attention on the problems of wellbeing, durability, energy, environmental impact, economy, sustainability;

-              development of the construction process in its operative, economic and management aspects;

-              management of the building technological and production processes (new buildings and restoration), with special attention to safety;

-              technological innovation;

-              experimentation and quality control on buildings and components;

-              BIM (Building Information Modeling).

 

A high profile professional figure who, through his/her interdisciplinary preparation and the acquisition of an essentially engineering methodology, is able to identify the problems and find suitable design and organisation solutions, remaining in line with the innovative dynamics of the sector, to improve the physical, technical, performance, processing and economic values of building quality.

 

A Building Systems Engineer finds different occasions for professional insertion as: a consulting engineer;

a design engineer; a project manager;

a construction manager; a cost engineer;

a facility manager; a safety engineer

and many other professional occasions that arise from the innovation development trends that characterise the building world today.

 

 

When they have passed the State professional examination, all graduate students with a laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building Systems Engineering can enrol in the Engineering register, Civil - Environmental sector, section A, as an Engineer and practice the pertinent professional activities.

 

In particular, the goal is to train a professional engineer able to effectively operate, within the competences set by the law, in different fields such as:

-              designing of complex building systems, including technological, structural, environmental aspects, with special attention paid to comfort, service life, energy and environmental impact issues;

-              development of the building process, in its operative, economic and managerial aspects;

-              managing technological and production processes related to the building sector (new and existing buildings), with special attention paid to safety issues;

-              technology innovation;

-              testing and quality controls of products and buildings.

 

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The professional figure of the Building Systems Engineer can operate with decisional independence and in an effective manner in the processes and activities related to:

the design of complex construction systems, the technological, structural, environmental quality aspects,

 

 

with special attention paid to the conditions of wellbeing, useful service life and energy and environmental impact problems;

the restoration, redevelopment, maintenance and management of the existing building stock; the development of the operative, management and economic aspects of the building process;

the management of the technological and production processes regarding the building section (new constructions, existing buildings), with special attention given to the problems of safety;

the study, development and use of building, structural and plant systems and components with new or better performances;

the experimentation on and the quality control of the products and works;

the generation and management of the digital representation of the functional and physical elements of building organisms.

 

There are multiple job opportunities:

professional architecture and engineering studios;

consultancy studios in the technology, safety, heat engineering, quality control sectors; engineering companies, building and maintenance companies;

companies that produce building materials and components;

public administrations and technical offices of public and private clients; companies that manage building heritage and services for quality control; insurance companies;

test and experimentation laboratories; category associations;   standardisation institutes;

and, more in general, the freelance sector.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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5.3 Qualification profile

Engineer of Building Systems


profile in a work context:
A high professional profile who, through his interdisciplinary knowledge and a purely engineering method, is able to identify problems and find specific design solutions, keeping pace with the innovative dynamics of the sector, in order to improve building quality in its physical, technique, performance, procedural and economic importance.
 The engineer of Building Systems has different opportunities as professional in the job market as:
- consulting engineer,
- design engineer,
- project manager,
- construction manager,
- cost engineer,
- facility manager,
- safety engineer
and many other professional opportunities that arise from the trends of innovation development that characterize today the world of construction.
The laurea magistrale graduate students in Building Systems, 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.
skills of this function:
The professional profile of the Engineer of Building Systems is able to work autonomously and effectively in the processes and activities of:
- design of complex building systems for the technological, structural, environmental quality aspects, with particular attention to comfort conditions, to the life of service (service life) and to energy and environmental impact issues,
- recovery, re-qualification, maintenance and management of existing buildings;
- development of building process for operation, management and economic aspects;
- management of technological and production processes related to the construction sector (new buildings, existing buildings), with particular attention to safety issues;
- study, development and use of building, structures and technical supplies for systems and components with new or better performances;
 - tests and quality control of products and works.
Job opportunities:
There are many job opportunities:
- professional architecture and engineering firms;
- consulting firms in technology, security, heat engineering, quality control sectors;
- 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 foreign qualification

 

Graduate students with a first cycle degree (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) can be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme. Graduate students with a second cycle degree (equivalent to Master of Science) can also be admitted if coming from a different class of degree.

 

Admission is subject to an assessment by merit and teaching contents of the applicant's previous career (see point 15)

 

To do the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme without curricular integrations, students must have a class L-23 Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) in Engineering issued by Politecnico di Milano or other Universities.

Students from other campuses or different study programmes will be required to undergo assessment of their educational background in order to identify any supplementary study courses which may be required before admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme.

 

Students admitted with curricular integrations must pass them within the academic year to which the request for assessment refers.

 

Remember that, pursuant to educational system 270/04, students cannot do a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme if they have been given curricular integrations.

 

Requested qualifications:

Level I or II degree

English language certification

 

Who can present a request for career evaluation:

All those applicants who want to do a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science).

 

How to present the request

 

 

The request for career assessment is presented using the relative service on www.polimi.it Services online, "Admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): request presentation, result consultation and enrolment”.

 

The expression "Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme" means the study programme, not the guidance, tracks, or different paths that structure it.

 

Each applicant can make a request for up to three Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes (e.g. Building Systems Engineering, Building and Architectural Engineering, Management of Built Environment). The three possibilities do not indicate a preferred order; the student who obtains several admissions can enrol for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme considered to be most suitable.

 

The judgement of the Board

The results of the Board are made public in a ranking and will be inserted in the personal page of the student to allow access to the enrolment procedure.

 

English language certification

The School has applied, without any additional requirement, the full standard approved by the Academic Senate for the whole University regarding assessment of the knowledge of a foreign language, with reference also to disciplinary lexicons.

 

To be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), students must be able to use at least one European Language that is not Italian easily; as a result the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Building Systems Engineering requires certified knowledge of English at an appropriate level.

The School can modify and/or adapt this level coherently with the University decisions, on the basis of Programme development, and the Educational Offer more in general. Any modifications, such as the detail of the certifications already considered as admissible, will be communicated and shown in the Educational rules, on the University and School sites, and using personal emails.

6.2 Requested knowledge

The knowledge required is given by a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) in Building Engineering or in Construction Engineering

 

Any lacks highlighted by the Board appointed for Admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building Systems Engineering can be filled through the acquisition of additional credits (curricular integrations) to be passed before enrolling in the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) (according to the requirements of Min.Decree 270/04).

 



The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines

Detailed information relating to deadlines and available places can be consulted in the guide to enrolment


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

Guidance

The Programme adheres to the institutional guidance events organised by the University, the Open Day for Lauree Magistrali (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes, which is held in springtime at the Leonardo Campus.

The School professors organise programme presentations on this occasion; the presentations illustrate the training objectives, professional opportunities and study subjects.

The work carried out by the students during the previous years are also presented, together with the infrastructures where the teaching is done, and where the manifestations and the initiatives that are organised during the Programme are held.

Tutoring

For some Programme courses the students can be tutored by highly qualified researchers and professionals.

The School professors manage the individual Study plans and the international exchange programmes.

Detailed information can be found on the School site.

Guidance and counselling office site https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2146


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The qualification can be obtained with 120 credits specified in the Educational rules. In general, the following subjects are taught:

-              Architectural design

-              History of architecture

-              Durability and maintenance of building components

-              Building materials

-              Building pathology and diagnostics

-              Building physics

-              Design of technological services

-              Recovery and preservation

-              Structural design

-              Rehabilitation and structural consolidation

-              Technical architecture

-              Urban design

 

7.2 Mode of study

This Course requires a full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities


The programme is full time; it includes participation in lectures, exercises and laboratory activities on the campus. In some cases innovative forms of teaching are adopted.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

Educational Rules of the Programme in

BUILDING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Academic Year 2018/2019


1 Year courses - Track: *** - offerta comune


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
053012B,CICAR/10BUILDING ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 2112.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
12.0
083451B,CING-IND/11BUILDINGS THERMO-PHYSICS19.09.0
093612CING-IND/22BUILDING MATERIALS, DURABILITY ANR REFURBISHMENT19.09.0
086627B,CICAR/10BUILDING INVOLUCRUM DESIGN19.0
053015B,CICAR/11MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE PROJECT CONTRACT19.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
095146B,CING-IND/11MECHANICAL TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT FOR BUILDINGS26.06.0
053030B,CICAR/11PROGETTAZIONE ERGOTECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI29.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
9.0
099773B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 2 + BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN SEISMICAL AREAS215.015.0


2 Year courses - Track: SA3 - PIANO PROGETTAZIONE


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
086541B,CING-IND/11APPLIED ACOUSTICS16.06.0
053220B,CICAR/11BUILDING PROCESS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT16.0
097626B,CICAR/11DESIGN OPTIONEERING16.0
053118B,CICAR/11INGEGNERIA DELLA SICUREZZA ANTINCENDIO16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053052B,CICAR/11INGEGNERIA DELLA SICUREZZA ANTINCENDIO AVANZATA ED FSE16.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
093618B,CICAR/11PROJECT MANAGEMENT16.0
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
099607BICAR/06TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM26.0
053051B,CICAR/09CONSOLIDAMENTO DELLE STRUTTURE19.09.0
094999B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN FOR THE NEW COSTRUCTION19.0
053048B,CICAR/10PROGETTAZIONE EDILIZIA INTEGRATA112.012.0
053053B,CICAR/11LABORATORIO DI GESTIONE DEL PROGETTO ED DEL PROCESSO EDILIZIO26.06.0
097615B,CICAR/10WOOD CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES26.0
083470B,CICAR/10BUILDING SISTEMS AND COMPONENTS DESIGN29.09.0
093617BICAR/08SEISMIC SAFETY PROJECT26.06.0
Courses defined on the not diversified (***) program, common to all specialization options


2 Year courses - Track: SB3 - PIANO COSTRUZIONE


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
053048B,CICAR/10PROGETTAZIONE EDILIZIA INTEGRATA112.012.0
053051B,CICAR/09CONSOLIDAMENTO DELLE STRUTTURE19.09.0
094999B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN FOR THE NEW COSTRUCTION19.0
053220B,CICAR/11BUILDING PROCESS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT16.06.0
097626B,CICAR/11DESIGN OPTIONEERING16.0
093616CSECS-P/07BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND ORGANIZATION OF BUILDING COSTRUCTION16.0
086623BICAR/07SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATIONS16.0
086621BICAR/08STRUCTURAL TESTING16.0
053219B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN16.0
097636B,CING-IND/11ACOUSTICS IN BUILDINGS26.0
053221B,CICAR/11
ING-IND/22
TIMBER SYSTEMS DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND SUSTAINABILITY26.0
053068B,CICAR/11TECNICA E SICUREZZA DEI CANTIERI29.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
9.0
086543B,CICAR/10BUILDING PATHOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTICS26.06.0
097615B,CICAR/10WOOD CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES26.0
053053B,CICAR/11LABORATORIO DI GESTIONE DEL PROGETTO ED DEL PROCESSO EDILIZIO26.06.0
093617BICAR/08SEISMIC SAFETY PROJECT26.0
Courses defined on the not diversified (***) program, common to all specialization options

7.4 Foreign language

Attesting the knowledge of English is an admission requirement.

Information on English language skills https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2306


Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

Presentation and discussion of a thesis, developed independently by the student from his/her specifically attributed credits. The Degree Thesis consists of the elaboration of a project in which all the main aspects of the future profession of Engineer are faced, namely the detailed study of particular aspects of the disciplines that characterise the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science).

 

The examination for a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) is regulated according to the methods indicated by the Regulations of the Final Exam of the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, and by the integrative regulations of the Building Systems Engineering Programme published on

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


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=3186

8. Academic calendar

 

We advise periodically consulting the School or Campus notice boards to check for variations in the academic calendar.


Academic calendar
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9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Some project laboratories in the specialities indicated by the single courses support the teaching.

A modelling laboratory is also available, specialised in the production of models on the basis of the projects elaborated by the students

Information is available from the Degree programme


11. International context

The Master's Degree in Engineering of Building Systems is present under the names of Building Engineering or Architectural Engineering in the organization of many foreign universities, particularly American universities, both as a degree in itself and as a specific orientation of other degrees.


12. Internationalization

The School recommends periods of at least one term (excluding the first) of study abroad, therefore there is an internal structure for guiding the interested students.

This Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) is recent, and until now the students who used the exchange projects went mainly to Holland, Spain, Austria and Germany.

In future, internationalisation will be made stronger through a very flexible exchange instrument called ERASMUS Placement.

Information on exchange projects, double degree programmes and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available from the Degree programme.

For regulations and specific notes on international mobility, check the School and the University sites.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
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13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information

TECHNICAL ANNEX TO THE EDUCATIONAL RULES

 

15.1       Admission to the Programme – Students with Italian Degrees

15.1.1    Programme Requirements and Specifications

15.1.2    Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

15.1.2.1                Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options

15.1.2.2                Establishment of the Ranking List

15.1.3    Assessment Parameters

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

15.1.3.2                Students Admitted with an Assessment of Merit

15.1.4    Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

15.1.4.1                Students of the Politecnico di Milano

15.1.4.2                Students from Other Universities

15.1.5    Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

15.1.6    Curricular Integrations

15.1.7    Examination Validation

15.2       Admission to the Programme – Students with Foreign Degrees

15.3       Transfers and Changes

15.4       Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

15.4.1    Semester One

15.4.2    Semester Two

15.5       Study Plan

15.5.1    Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

15.5.2    Half-year Change of Study Plan

15.5.3    Additional Payment

15.5.4    Attendance

15.5.5    Courses as Extra

15.5.5.1                Programme Specifications

15.5.6    Course Priorities

15.6       Traineeship

15.7       Examinations

15.7.1    Procedures

15.7.2    Self-certification of Examinations Taken

15.8       Final Test

 

 

 

 

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:

 

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

-              Engineering and Techniques for Building and Architecture - Structural Engineer Profile (Ingegneria e Tecniche per l’Edilizia e l’Architettura - Curric. Ingegnere Edile) (L-23)

-              Building Engineering (Ingegneria Edile) (L-23)

 

Graduate students with a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or a three-year university degree 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.poliorientami.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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 an Assessment of Merit

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

 

1. Order of the preferences expressed at the time of application for admission  Up to 15

2. Duration of your three-year degree career     Up to 15

3. Average at the end of the student’s 3-year course apportioned on a score of 40           Up to 40

4. Previous curriculum, i.e. Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) of origin  Up to 30

 

Students with a minimum score of 54 are eligible for admission.

At each deadline date, the top ranked students are accepted based on the number of planned admissions. 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.

 

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

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 in order of person code to facilitate consultation.

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

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, and therefore deemed ‘ELIGIBLE’, must proceed with enrolment within the deadlines established by the academic calendar, following the procedures indicated on the University website.

 

15.1.6    Curricular Integrations

If the outcome of the assessment for admission corresponds to "Preference positively evaluated with curricular supplements", admission is subject to the achievement by the student (within the academic year to which the application refers) of the CFU related to the additions curricula indicated by the Commissions; this means that the student will have to take the additional exams before they can enroll.

It will therefore be necessary to register for the individual courses ('Single courses to fill the curricular integrations') through the application in which the outcome of the application for evaluation is published.

Once the additions have been completed, the candidate must resubmit an application for admission in the time frame established for the semester or year following his / her first candidature. In the absence of the online application, it will not be possible to proceed with registration.

The dedicated procedures are available at http://www.poliorientami.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/

 

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 Committee 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 Systems 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

Deadlines for the new academic year will be published on the School’s and University’s website.

 

14.5       Study Plan

Students are required, under their own responsibility, to submit their individual Study Plan (www.polimi.it Online Services, Study Plan Submission).

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 Systems Engineering consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

-              single-subject or integrated courses

-              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.

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:

 

 

 

14.5.2    Half-year Change of Study Plan

During a specific window which will be published on the academic calendar , it will be possible to change the Study Plan submitted during the academic year in progress.

The following operations will be possible for to courses offered in Semester II: add or remove optional and compulsory courses, 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 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.

 

14.5.5    Optional courses

The Study Plans are automatically approved if the optional courses (12 CFU) are chosen among those offered by the Study Programs belonging to the LM-24 Master Degree, as well as those included in the Course of Ingegneria dei Sistemi Edilizi

 

14.5.6    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.

 

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:

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. 2018/19, 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.

 

 

14.5.7    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 priorityEstablishes 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.

 

 

The Building Systems Engineering Programme does not impose strict constraints. 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

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 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/studenti/tirocini-curriculari-obbligatori/

 

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

 

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 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.

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 Final Test

 

The Final Test of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building Systems Engineering consists of presentation and discussion of a final work (graduation work).

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 Systems Engineering, both available at: http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/esami-di-laurea-e-laurea-magistrale/esami-di-laurea-magistrale/regolamento- esami-di-laurea-magistrale/


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