Academic Year 2019/20





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Architectural Design and History
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Mantova Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1086
NameArchitectural Design and History
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-4 - Architecture and Architectural engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2015/2016
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme is offered in English but the degree programme meets the requirements of MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) note of 11.07.2018 and the CUN opinion of 10.23.2018.
Campus Mantova
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Luigi Mario Lorenzo Spinelli
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.adh.mantova.polimi.it/


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


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architectural Design and History, in the specificity of the exceptional field of study offered by the city of Mantova and its territory, articulates the educational offer around the project of architecture, the new and the historical built.

The educational project offers a study plan that clearly aims at training a profile of great awareness and preparation, following paths that transversally weave the disciplinary fields with other different ones for art and culture, and which follow a close relationship between research and training.

A student graduating in Architectural Design and History can widen the subject matters assimilated during the first laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) cycle in the fields of design in architectural and urban scale, requalification of the existing architecture, the preservation project in its declinations and at various scales, technological and structural design, landscape projects and environmental systems, the interior design of historical buildings.

Graduate students in the Programme can widen their knowledge on the subject matters of the architectural project learned and assimilated during the first laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) cycle, in coherence with the research themes that the Mantova campus develops on the territory.

 

In the general layout and its articulations, the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme supplies advanced training in the field of architectural design, in coherence with the requisites demanded by European directives (85/384/EEC).


3. Learning objectives

The cities and territories in which an architectural designer works today are complex, strongly characterised and stratified, formed over time in different ways. The objective conditions of the environment we live in place design interventions on the built as primary and prevalent. The consumption logic applied until today has proved to be a waste of material and contents, supplying the need for an approach that places at its centre the assimilation of building, architectural and landscape heritage as resources to be protected and to which new centrality in the theory of sustainable design of the city and the territory, should be assigned.

 

This answers an ethic responsibility for architectural design which must correspond to the possession of specific technical and humanistic skills.

 

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme is in line with this attitude and offers a study plan characterised by an integrated disciplinary approach, clearly aimed at training an architectural designer who is educated and aware of history and, at the same time, able to face a complex and dynamic sphere like intervention in historical contexts and on built through appropriate and innovative methodologies.

 

Within this vision the design of new on an urban and architectural scale, is inserted and compared with the existing, with the building, the fabric and urban space, measuring the consistency and history, in its formal, typological-construction and technical contents, with specific details dedicated to safety in a seismic environment.

 

History, intended as knowledge and experience of the build and the urban space, recorded in the shapes and architecture of the city, places and landscapes, is the cultural sublayer of the design proposal, and suggests the possible strategies: re-use, requalification and consolidation, completion or new insertion or preparation.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

In coherence with the requirements demanded by the European Union, the unitary matrix path is articulated into design laboratories, single subject programmes, and integrated programmes; it offers Italian students, and also international students who come from different cultures, the choice of taking the courses in English, and also foreign professors.

Graduate students will be ready to face and develop in an innovative manner design and research matters along their training path, divided into design laboratories, single subject programmes, integrated programmes and optional programmes:

- the first year includes: two architectural design laboratories, the first of which introductory, which integrates the disciplines of architectural design and history of architectural heritage, and the second of which is applied to design interventions in historical contexts, both Italian and international. Four programmes which run alongside the laboratories look at: theory of restoration; the nature and behaviour of the materials of the built heritage; the sustainability of the built environment, with integration between the disciplines of environmental control and technology; history of architecture, with integration between history of contemporary architecture and that of contemporary art;

 

- the second year includes: a laboratory on urban design in historical contexts, in which the disciplines of the urban project and landscape architecture are integrated; a monographic teaching od survey advanced techniques; an integrated programme that focuses on the management of the built heritage, which integrates the disciplines of law referring to cultural property and the evaluation of the heritage.

In the second semester of the second year, there is a single preparatory laboratory for the final exam, divided into two sections in which the student will tackle the integrated disciplines of architecture design, architectural restoration, interior or museography design; strenghtening and seismic design.

 

Optional programmes open the study possibilities to transversal disciplines in the humanistic and technological fields (space representation techniques, diagnosis of the built heritage, conservation of historical buildings, aesthetics).


4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


Graduate students in Architectural Design and History are offered different options for the progression of their studies:

 

- PhD, held in the University or elsewhere, on themes of specific interest, with admission subject to an entrance test;

- Second cycle Master's, held in the University or elsewhere, on themes of specific interest, with admission established by the structure that runs the programme;

- Specialisation course, held in the University or elsewhere, on themes of specific interest, with admission established by the structure that runs the programme.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The EU Graduate's professional areas are the freelance and the practitioner in institutions and in the public and private sectors (institutional agencies, public and private sector, private firms and studios), working in the field of urban and regional development and transformation.


The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architectural Design and History trains a highly qualified designer. The qualification is recognised by the European Union, subject to passing.

 

An EU graduate student in Architectural Design and History is a professional figure who can carry out managerial roles for public and private institutions and companies (State administration, local institutes, companies) and work as a freelancer in professional studios and design companies, developing the duties relative to the construction, management, and transformation of cities and the territory.

 

Students who graduate in Architectural Design and History can register in Professional Associations if they pass the State professional exam. For more information, refer to the University site link (www.esamidistato.polimi.it).

5.2 Careers options and profiles

There are a large number of career opportunities, in general and in the specific sector, among which: freelancing or working for professional studios; companies; public administration; research, public consultancy and private institutions; international entities.

 

Reports of the University Assessment Commissionhttps://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=1915



Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5227

5.3 Qualification profile

Architect


profile in a work context:
Designer of a high technical and cultural level, with the experience of those who change the inhabited environment through the architectural project, at different levels and in its relationship with a broader and more complex context, with particular attention to historical, social, formal and constructive parts. 
The EU graduate student in Architectural Design and History must be a professional profile able to carry out a free profession, by registering in Professional associations after passing the State Examination, s/he can participate or collaborate with professional firms or design companies, on topics such as urban and territory design, transformation and management, as well as to have managerial duties in institutions, administrations, companies, public and private bodies.
skills of this function:
The specific skills are related to:
- coordination of complex design interventions that change the environment and the inhabited space;
 - architectural design at different levels, from creation to construction of the building;
 - expert, well-known and sensitive management of the different areas of intervention, from new construction, maintenance and restoration, from reuse to re-qualification, from integration to substitution;
 - to understand the relationship between contemporary man and existing building, history and stratification, shape and proportion, size and organization of spaces;
 - ability to connect tradition and innovation in the preservation of historical heritage, until the twentieth century architecture.
Job opportunities:
The job opportunities, in general and in this specific sector, include self-employment as independent professional or collaboration in professional firms, public administrations or technical offices of companies of this sector, public or private foundations or research bodies of this field.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or comparable foreign qualification

 

The following are required for being admitted to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architectural Design and History:

 

- a Class L-17 qualification (or Class 4 ex Min.Decree 509/1999), without curricular integrations, or a qualification obtained abroad that is recognised as being suitable;

 

- a laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or 3-year university qualification (Min.Decree 270/04, art. 6), subject to fulfilment of the essential educational activities given in the table relative to the laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) in Architecture and Science (class L-17), held to be a mandatory curricular requirement, in compliance with Directive 85/384 EEC and relative recommendations;

  

- having passed the obligatory entrance tests for enrolment in a Programme and/or single-cycle Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), with the explicit purpose of "training an architect" as regulated at a national level.

 

Admission to the LM-4 Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in Architectural Design and History is only permitted if the selection test is passed; the selection test consists of a comparative assessment that considers the student's past career (on the basis of the documents presented by the applicant when pre-enrolling) and possible other important and suitably documented training or professional experiences.

To be admitted to the LM-4 Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in Architectural Design and History, Politecnico di Milano has established a knowledge of English as a pre-requisite. The level requested and relative certifications accepted by the University are indicated in the Guide to the English language, published on the University site at the link: http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/come-si-accede/ammissione-alle-lauree-magistrali/la-lingua-inglese/

 

For more information, refer to the Regulations on admission to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in the pertinent section of the School site www.auic.polimi.it.

6.2 Requested knowledge

The English language certificate must be presented within the deadline for presenting the request for admission:

Detailed information relating to admission and enrolment is available on the  Guidance and Counselling Office site https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4547


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4984

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

The calendar for presenting the request for admission, presentation of the English language certificate, enrolment in a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Mater of Science) Programme is published on the Gude for the Student and on the Regulations for admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering:

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

 

Number programmed for previously approved Study Plans. The table indicates the minimum number of places guaranteed for each educational path during academic year 2019/2020:

Enrolled

Italian+EU students

Non-EU

The following study plans have been previously approved

 

Architectural Design and History

40

40

 * Any places that are not assigned at the end of the enrolment period of the 1st semester will be made available for admission to the second semester.

 

Allocation according to the ranking of merit will be used, according to the options expressed by the students, until the available places have all been filled.

In the first year, the opinions expressed will be placed in order according to the following criterion:

 

Enrolment year

Degree score

 

Students who are admitted for any reason after the indicated deadlines will be placed in the ranking.

Detailed information relating to deadlines and available places is available for consultation in the guide to enrolment:

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=545

 


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5187

6.4 Tutoring and students support

During the first and second semesters the school organises guidance and tutoring activities for students.

The dates of the meetings organised during the Study Plan presentation will be indicated on the School site (www.auic.polimi.it).


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5206

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

Attainment of the 120 Credits (ECTS) specified in the didactic regulations. In particular the minimum standard guaranteed by law for the specializing activities the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 48 Credits (Architectonical and Urban Design, Branches of History of Architecture, Urban Planning and Regional Planning, Analysis and Structural Building Planning, Environmental Technical Physics, Restoration, Building Mechanics, Topography and Cartography, Landscape Architecture). For the related or integrative activities, the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 12. 14 Credits for apprenticeship and the final exam.


Obtaining the 120 credits specified in the Educational rules. The minimum number of ECTS credits guaranteed for the educational activities that characterise the programme is 48 (Architectural and Urban design, Historical disciplines for architecture, Analysis and structural design of architecture, Estimate disciplines for architecture and urban planning, Urban planning designs and territorial planning, Representation of architecture and the environment, Theories and techniques for architectural restoration, Physical-technical and plant disciplines for architecture, Technological disciplines for architecture and building, Economic, social, juridical disciplines for architecture and urban planning). For equivalent activities, the legal guaranteed minimum is 16 ECTS credits for the internship and final exam.

7.2 Mode of study

The programme is full time; it includes participation in lectures, practical training and laboratory activities. Attending seminars and visits is obligatory.

The Programme includes participation in training activities made up of lectures and practical training, from Laboratory activities, Workshops, Seminars, study visits and internships. Attending the Laboratories is obligatory for all Programmes; should the student have certification indicating that at least 75% of the total hours were not attended, the Laboratory will have to be frequented again.

 

Laboratories

Certification of attendance, necessary for taking the relative assessment test, is issued by the professors in charge of the Laboratory, who inform the Departmental secretary of any names that have not reached the minimum attendance required. Uniformity of the attendance regulations for all sections of the same course is guaranteed. Verification of attendance is looked after by the professor in charge of the course, on the basis of criteria that are coherent with the teaching organisation, and which will be communicated to students at the start of the programme. These criteria can involve the student's presence in the classroom and his/her active participation.

 

Single-subject or additional courses

Attendance is not obligatory for these courses, and the exam methods reserved for those who do not attend will be published on the professor's page and with communication at the start of the programme.

 

7.2.1 Previous exams

For programmes with uninterrupted attendance, the School guarantees the possibility of taking exams even if the professor changes, the programme changes name or if it is cancelled, for a period of one year after the third exam session. After this an equivalent programme will be found to the one that was cancelled; in this case the identified professor will mark his/her bibliography and exam methods.

 

Programmes do not end but Laboratories do; if not taken (score recorded in your career), they should be re-inserted.

 

 

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

7.3.1


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


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
054453BICAR/09MECHANICS AND DESIGN OF STRUCTURES16.06.0
054452BICAR/19THEORY OF PRESERVATION16.06.0
054456BICAR/14
ICAR/18
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO18.08.0
054462B,CICAR/18
L-ART/02
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE212.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
12.0
053320BICAR/12
ING-IND/11
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT28.08.0
054459BICAR/14ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT STUDIO210.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
099656CM-FIL/04AESTHETICS24.04.0
054484BICAR/17TECNICHE DI RAPPRESENTAZIONE DELLO SPAZIO24.0

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


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
054468BICAR/06SURVEY ADVANCED TECHNIQUES16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
6.0
099636BICAR/22
IUS/10
HERITAGE MANAGEMENT18.08.0
099632B,CICAR/15
ICAR/21
PLANNING IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT STUDIO112.012.0
054479B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/14
ICAR/16
ICAR/19
FINAL WORKSHOP ANTICO E NUOVO216.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
16.0
054482BICAR/18TEORIE E STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA24.08.0
099656CM-FIL/04AESTHETICS24.0
054481BICAR/19DIAGNOSI DELLE STRUTTURE STORICHE24.0
051642BICAR/19PRESERVATION DESIGN IN HISTORICAL BUILDINGS24.0
054484BICAR/17TECNICHE DI RAPPRESENTAZIONE DELLO SPAZIO24.0
053420----WORKSHOP--14.0
053420----WORKSHOP--24.0
086367----INTERNSHIP--16.06.0
086367----INTERNSHIP--26.0
099682----FINAL WORK--110.010.0
099682----FINAL WORK--210.0

 

7.3.2 Types of didactic

The types of didactic foreseen in order to ensure the cultural and professional training of the students are made up of lectures, exercises, laboratories (informatics, experimental, design) seminars, study trips, internship activities. In some cases, the offer includes innovative didactic modules.

Orientation and tutoring activities are part of the didactic activities.

7.4 Foreign language

To be admitted to the LM-4 Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in Architectural Design and History, Politecnico di Milano has established a knowledge of English as a pre-requisite; Certified English language knowledge is necessary in order to be evaluated for admission.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5168

7.5 Degree examination

The Study Programme in Architectural Design and History is concluded by a Final Examinatio, which consists in the presentation and disussion of the Final Thesis.

For the final exam, students are required to present and discuss their thesis, developed in an original manner by the student and under the guidance of an advisor. The advisor is introduced in the second semester laboratory of the second year (Final Workshop Antico e Nuovo) where multi-discipline teaching contributions are made.

 

In the final exam, the Board is presented with papers on themes referring to the architectural project and supported by scientific research and critical interpretations supplied by disciplines that are part of an architect's training.

 

The School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering regulates the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) exam methods, available on:

http://www.arch.polimi.it/generalehome1/laurea-magistrale/esami-di-laurea-specialistica-e-magistrale/

For the Laurea Magistrale (equvalent to Master of Science) in Architectural Design and History, the thesis must be written and discussed in English. A summary in Italian is attached to the thesis in English.

In the event of theses on design, printed graphic charts must be presented in the exam premises, of free number and format, in addition to the presentation of a written document. Other methods of representation and documents can integrate the presentation of the final exam (scale models, videos, digital reproductions, sound contributions).

 

The information on general norms, regulations, exam session calendar, enrolment and thesis submission are available on https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2315


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=5149

8. Academic calendar

The dates for each of the process are defined and published in the academic calendar.

We advise periodically consulting the notice boards of the site of your School or Campus to check for variations in the dates given in the calendar and the schedule. http://www.polimi.it/calendario-accademico/


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5130

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

Mantova Campus Opening times:

From Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 24:00

Modelling (Modelling laboratory)

The use of machine tools such as laser cutters, milling machines, sanders, drills, alternative saws and various manual tools for creating models. The reference professor is required to authorise access to the Modelling Lab and the use of its tools. The forms for requesting authorisation can be obtained from the Safety Office from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 to 13.30. The times when you can access the laboratory will be established when you present the form.

Address: Via Scarsellini, 2 (MN)

Laboratory opening times: From Monday and Tuesday 9.00 to 12.00 and from 13:00 to 17:00

Tel.: 0376.317020

Email: modellistica.mantova@polimi.it

 

Library

The Mantova Campus Library is part of the University Library System and as such refers to the Service Card.

Services:

  • consultation in the campus accessible to all
  • home loans reserved for Politecnico di Milano students and users who have an arrangement
  • external inter-library loan
  • intra-University inter-library loan
  • document delivery
  • direct and online reference
  • computer stations for Internet, for consulting the catalogue, the University electronic resources and the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) theses in electronic format
  • Wi-Fi coverage for Politecnico di Milano students.

Some IGM maps (Istituto Geografico Militare - Military Survey Institute) from 1880 to 1970 and the aerial photogrammetry images and orthophotos of the municipality of Mantova of 2000 in digital form can be consulted. Service available from Monday to Friday, from 09.00 to 13.00

Library opening hours: from Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 19.15.

Address: Via Scarsellini, 15 (MN)

Tel.: 0376.317021

Web:www.biblio.polimi.it

E-mail: biblioteca-mantova@polimi.it

 

Poliprint-Polishop

Copy services for the production of digital prints, photocopies, plotter prints, binding, thesis printing and binding, course lecture notes.

Address: Via Scarsellini, 15 (MN)

Opening hours: From Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00

  1. : 0376.317059

Email: poliprint-mantova@polimi.it

Polimi Sport

Organises sports activities and special terms for access to sports structures that have an agreement with Politecnico di Milano.

Address: Via Scarsellini, 15 (MN)

  1. : 0376.317047

Email: centrosportivo.mn@polimi.it

http://www.polo-mantova.polimi.it/staff-del-polo/polisport/


11. International context

Politecnico di Milano is carrying out comparison analyses with the main international universities. Reports and studies are available in the Degree programme section of the Politecnico di Milano website.

 

The Mantova Campus has established double degree agreements with the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, Departemento de Arquitectura, Valparaiso (Chile).

 

International professors from European and non-European countries teach as Tenure Professors and also as Visiting Professors. Internationally famous architects and professors are called as board members for intermediate assessments and take part in intensive design workshops.


12. Internationalization

All students who intend taking part in a foreign study project are invited, during January, to go to their reference studesk in order to receive information on the possibility of studying abroad. At the studesks, students receive information on the campuses that are available and suitable for their Programmes, the necessary requirements, the application methods and relative deadlines, and the criteria used to select. Students can also consult the informative material on the partner campuses.

For information, contact the EXCHANGE STUDENTS OFFICE, piazza D’Arco 3, 46100 Mantova

 


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=4698

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

 

1 Admission to the Programme - Students with Italian Degrees

1.1       Programme Requirements and Specifications

1.2       Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

1.2.1 Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options
1.3       Assessment Parameters
1.3.1 Graduate Students from the Politecnico di Milano Automatically Entitled to Admission
1.3.2 Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

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

1.5      Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

1.5.1 Students of the Politecnico di Milano
1.5.2 Students from Other Universities
1.5.3 Students who have Submitted an Admission Application during Previous Sessions

1.6      Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

1.7     Examination Validation

2 Admission to the Programme – Students with Foreign Degrees

3 Transfers and Changes

4 Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

5 Study Plan

5.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

5.3      Additional Payment

5.4      Attendance

5.4.1 Studios

5.5      Courses as Extra

6 Allocations

6.1      Studios

6.2      Single-subject and Integrated Courses

6.3      Course Priorities

7 Elective Activities

7.1      Optional Courses

7.2      Workshops

8 Traineeship

9 Examinations

9.1      Procedures

10 Final Test

 

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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).

 

1.1    Programme Requirements and Specifications

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

 

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

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

 

 

1.2    Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

 

1.2.1 Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options

 

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

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

If required, 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.

 

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

 

The “Architectural Design and History - Progettazione Architettonica e Storia” Programme involves a single educational path and it is therefore sufficient to indicate the Programme.

 

 

1.3      Assessment Parameters

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

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

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

  •          graduated within 4 years of their initial enrolment;
  •          have a fulfilled N/V parameter* by 10th October of the second calendar year after their initial enrolment;
  •          hold certification of English language learning by the established deadline.

 

For the “Architectural Design and History - Progettazione Architettonica e Storia” Programmes, the N and V parameters are as follows:

- Students enrolled since the A.Y. 2003/04 and the A.Y. 2009/10: N/V 104/25

- Students enrolled since the A.Y.  2010/11: N/V 104/27

 

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

 

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

 

1.3.2 Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

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

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

 

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

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

- up to10 points = assessment of experiences of traineeship or extra-curricular work fully documented, certified by the company, relevant and significant to the training of an architect and not used to validate required credits during the previous career; The starting/end date of each internship experiece/extracurricular actvity must be specified;

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

 

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

 

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

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

No documents should be attached to the career assessment application.

 

1.5     Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

1.5.1 Students of the Politecnico di Milano

Admitted with assessment of merit

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

The guidelines for submission of the portfolio are published on the AUIC School website:

admission-msc-programmes

portfolio_guidelines_19_20_ENG

 

1.5.2 Students from Other Universities

Admitted with assessment of merit

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

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

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

 

 

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

admission-msc-programmes

portfolio_guidelines_19_20_ENG

 

1.5.3 Students who have Submitted an Admission Application during Previous Sessions

Students wishing to confirm the score obtained by a portfolio submitted during previous semesters must re-enter the previously-assessed portfolio indicating in the "student's notes”:

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

 

Students who wish to integrate a portfolio already evaluated in a previous application to the MSc must reinsert the portfolio, adding a section dedicated to integrations, clearly indicated inside the portfolio as “Integration to the portfolio evaluated in semester xx of the academic year xx.”

 

The application wil not be considered, should the student not specify one or the other indication in the notes of the application.

 

 

1.6      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 enroll. 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 at the page: www.auic.polimi.it

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

Admitted students should proceed with enrolment following the modalities and deadlines set by the the University. Appeals to enroll after the deadline will not be accepted. In order to complete the enrolment procedure, you must have achieved your bachelor degree.

 

1.7    Examination Validation

The deliberation n. 14779 23/03/2015 of the Academic Senate, establishes that in case of abbreviation of a study career, it is necessary to achieve at least 60 ECTS credits at Politecnico di Milano, in order to achieve a degree at this University: the 60 ECTS credits include curricular subjects, except for the internship and final thesis, which must be carried out in addition to the 60 ECTS credits. The School establishes that credits which can be validated from a previous career are only those belonging to a Master of Science career carried out in a country of the European Union.

Validated credits will automatically appear in the student’s study plan.

 

2 Admission to the Programme - Students with Foreign Degrees

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

 

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.

 

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 “Architectural Design and History” 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-17.

 

4 Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

Deadlines for the administrative procedures are published in the academic calendar. 

 

5 Study Plan

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

The Study 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 with1 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 “Architectural Design and History - Progettazione Architettonica e Storia” consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

-          single-subject or integrated courses

-          studios

-          elective activities

-          traineeship

-          final test

The minimum number of credits for which students may enrol each year is 30 (15 for entry in February). Simultaneous enrolment on courses for a maximum of 80 credits per year is permitted. For informatio related to credits and tuition fees, consult the university website.

 

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.

 

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.

 

5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

Iit will be possible to change the Study Plan submitted during the academic year in progress, during a specific window set by the academici calendar.

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

 

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

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

 

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.

 

5.4      Attendance

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

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

 

5.4.1 Studios

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

 

5.5      Courses as Extra

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

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

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

 

 

6 Allocations

 

6.1      Studios

 

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

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

 

 

First Year

Graduation score

 

Second Year

Order by decreasing values of the parameter G

        n

G=Σ  Vi •Ci

       i=l

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

6.2      Single-subject and Integrated Courses

In sections in which there are elective courses or various sections of the same single-subject or integrated course, students must express their preferences as set out by the online system and will be placed according to merit in accordance with the criteria indicated in the above point.   Courses may have a maximum of 120 regular students enrolled for the A.Y. 2018/2019.

 

6.3      Course Priorities

 

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

Suggested priority

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

Study Plan composition priority

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

Examination recording priority

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

 

 

For the “Architectural Design and History - Progettazione Architettonica e StoriaLaurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme:

  •          no priorities are established for the first year of the programme;
  •          for the second year of the programme, the following examination recording priority is established: attending the sections of the “Final Workshop Antico e Nuovo” course is subject to passing the examinations on the two studios “Architectural Design Studio” and “Architectural Design in Historical Context Studio” in the first and second semesters of the first year of the programme.

 

 

7 Elective Activities

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

Elective courses can be selected within a wide and articulated didactic offer, enhanced by the elective courses held within different Study Programmes of the School.

 

As an alternative, the School recognises Workshops as specified below.

 

7.1      Optional Courses

Upon Study Plan compilation, students may add a number of optional courses dependant on the course catalogue of the Programme enrolled upon.

A list of the courses offered and their programmes may be consulted in the Degree Programme.

No allocation is required for optional courses. However, if the number of students should exceed 80, students will be allocated places either alphabetically or according to merit, on a case-to-case basis.

 

7.2      Workshops

Educational credits from elective courses, earned from participation in extra-curricular activities (workshops, seminars, etc.), may only be recognised if authorised in advance by the School Board, following a reasoned and supported programme proposal by a Professor (of the School or the Politecnico di Milano) coordinating the activities.

A list of the workshops accredited by the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering is available in the dedicated section of the School’s website and updated several times during the year: http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/workshops/

In order to participate in workshops, students must follow the procedures indicated on the individual webpages and refer to the relevant Professors indicated by the Professor responsible.

Students who have attended or wish to attend a workshop must observe the following procedures:

 

  •          for students enrolled since the academic year 2016/17

 

it is obligatory to enter the “Workshop” line during Study Plan compilation.

After having obtained the credit allocation certificate, they must submit the dedicated application form (which can be downloaded from the School’s website, under Students/Forms:  http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/modulistica/) to the Office of the Programme on which they are enrolled, together with a copy of the participation certificate.

 

  •          Students enrolled to academic years before 2016/17

 

During Study Plan compilation, they may include the “Workshop” line or, alternatively, an optional course. Students may replace the optional course with attendance of a Workshop. In this case, the change of line in the Plan will be performed by the appropriate Offices during recording of credits (students wishing to attend a Workshop are advised to include in their Study Plan the “Workshop” line available in the list of optional courses).

After having obtained the credit allocation certificate, students must submit the dedicated application form (downloadable from the School’s website http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/modulistica ) to the Office of the Programme on which they are enrolled, together with a copy of the participation certificate.

 

For the “Architectural Design and History” Programme, recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted. Only workshop ativities offered during the two weeks of suspension from lessons, approved by the Master of Science in Architectural Design and History can be validated.

Also, some workshops to be held in different periods will be approved ex officio by the Course of Study Board and will be considered valid for the assignment of the credits.

The workshop may replace only one of the optional courses of Semester Two of the second year.

 

8 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 have the option of doing a Practical Activity (traineeship) within the Departments of the Politecnico di Milano.

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

 

The University also organises Erasmus scholarships for traineeships abroad.

For further information: http://www.polimi.it/it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/

 

9 Examinations

9.1      Procedures

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

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

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

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.

10   Final Test

 

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

 

For all information on the Final Test, reference should be made to the Additional Regulations of the Final Test for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in “Architectural Design and History”:

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


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