Academic Year 2019/20





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


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


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1098
NameUrban Planning and Policy Design
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-48 - Regional, urban and environmental planning
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) 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 Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Giuseppe Bertrando Bonfantini
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.uppd.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


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design proposes an advanced educational path in the field of space set-up and policy design through plans, projects and programmes in different scales. It is aimed at first cycle graduate students with an L-21 degree (Territorial, urban, landscape and environment planning) or L-17 degree (Architectural Sciences) and, subject to curricular integrations, at graduate students coming from other Programmes, with a particular opening towards international profiles.


3. Learning objectives

The programme trains an advanced figure in the field of space set-ups and policy design on an urban and territorial scale, building, assessment and management of complex government programmes and projects, and the transformation of cities and the territory.

Policy design and the definition of space set-ups through plans, projects and programmes in different scales is a sector that has changed greatly over the last years, both regarding regulation and the professional request, and it is becoming increasingly more characterised by new requirements: the definition of feasible and sustainable urban designs, the building and management of complex programmes and projects, renewal of the instruments for urban planning and infrastructural, residential, transport, service and environmental policies.

In the face of these changes, the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Urban Planning and Policy Design offers students coming from different training experiences a rich and transdisciplinary educational path that is centred on complex design experiences (defined in particular in the Laboratory) and on advanced training activities that enrich the analytical and critical-interpretative skills required by designers and managers of plans, programmes and policies.

These are some of the most important training objectives: supplying an essential framework of some central set-ups and some cultural background in the Italian context, and widening international comparisons, highlighting the most important nodes in the scientific, disciplinary and professional debate in a European and an international context; completing, through rich and complex Laboratory experiences, design exercises that can generate high level technical products; allowing students to build independent theme paths with the useful combination of disciplinary areas and approaches.

These three priorities are followed through a unitary educational path and, more specifically: the essential framework and cultural backgrounds are presented in a limited number of obligatory courses for all the Urban design, Planning and Policy design students, positioned between the first and second year; the design experiences are developed in the sequence of three Laboratories (two during the first year, one during the second), which weigh consistently on the educational path; the construction of independent thematic paths is developed through the choice of optional courses and the development of the final exam paper.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

4.2 Further Studies

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

Graduate students in Urban Planning and Policy Design are offered different options for the progression of their studies:

- Research doctorate, held in the University or elsewhere, on themes of specific interest, with admission established by the structure that runs the Doctorate;

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

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


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)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

 

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Urban Planning and Policy Design is equipped with the technical skills and disciplinary responsibilities that are essential for working for public administrations of various levels, public and private agencies in Italy and Europe, research institutes and professional studios that deal with territorial policies and the design and planning of interventions on the territory itself. The experience acquired from the laboratories, the internship, the study period abroad, becomes a certain advantage for an interesting professional career opportunity after the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science).

With this Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), students also have the opportunity to extend their training to a Specialising Master or a Ph.D programme, even at Politecnico di Milano.

The professional figure of the planner was recently recognised (Pres.Decree 5.6.2001) as a figure qualified for freelance work. Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students in Urban Planning and Policy Design can, after passing the State professional examination, register in the Order of architects, Landscape artists, planners and conservationists, in the pertinent section A, which opens into planning activities at all levels, in addition to analysis, evaluation, feasibility, strategy and urban and territorial policy activities.

For more information, refer to the University site link (www.esamidistato.polimi.it).


The Master Graduate in Urban Planning and Policy Design is well set up with technical and informational abilities and fundamental disciplinary competences to work in the public administration of different levels, public agencies and private firms in Italy and Europe as well, research centers, policy making, and urban planning. The workshops, apprenticeship and period of study abroad will provide the students a significant advantage in the professional integration after the Master.
The Graduate will have the opportunity to deepen their education in II level Masters and Doctoral Studies at the Architecture and Planning Department of the Politecnico of Milan.
The professional profile of the Urban Planner was recently (DPR 5.6.2001) defined as freelance (libera-professione).
In this way a long standing problem with the professional association was resolved and the Masters in Urban Planning and Policy Design will be admitted to the Architect, Planners, Landscapers, and Conservators Roll in the Section A, open to the all level of profession of planner: analysis, evaluation, feasibility, strategic and urban and regional policies.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Urban Planning and Policy Design offers an innovative cultural and professional profile in relation to new emerging requests from the job market, not only by public administrations but also private participants (e.g. research and consultancy companies that operate in the installation and environmental transformation field, companies in the real estate sector, etc...) or tertiary companies (e.g. the emerging interest in social policies for local systems).

The professional profile does not only deal with the ability to elaborate plans and projects, but also the coordination and management of offices, services, organisation structures and professional teams, following a renewed concept of management thanks to the contribution of polytechnic training in design.

The main career opportunities coming from the Class Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme are the activities in which graduate students can build and manage territorial government instruments with particular reference to:

a) the planning and design of policies related to the transformation and redevelopment of cities, the territory and the environment (projects, programmes, plans and policies in various territorial scales, sector planning and policies, regulations and norms);

b) the coordination and management of project, programme, urban, territorial and environmental plan and policy activities;

c) the management of building processes of government actions and the relative forms of communication.

The typical spheres of activity for a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate student range from freelancing to placements with institutions, public, private and tertiary companies operating to transform and govern cities, the territory and the environment.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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5.3 Qualification profile

This paragraph summarises the essential elements describing the profile and relative skills of a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate student in Urban Planning and Policy Design, drawing from the previous paragraphs.

5.3. 1 Role in a Work Setting

An Urban Planner is an advanced figure in the field of design of spatial systems and policies at urban and territorial scale and in terms of construction, evaluation and management of complex programmes and projects for government and transformation of cities and territories. Graduate students in Urban Planning and Policy Design are equipped with the technical abilities and fundamental disciplinary skills to work in public administrations of different levels, public and private agencies in Italy and in Europe, and research institutions and professional firms dealing with policy, design, and planning of interventions on the territory.  The professional figure of the Planner was recently (Presidential Decree of 05/06/2001) recognised as a qualified freelance professional. Subject to passing the Professional Examination, graduate students in Urban Planning and Policy Design may register with the National Order of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists, in the dedicated section (A), which permits them to operate in planning of all levels, analysis, evaluation, feasibility, and urban and territorial strategy and policy.

5.3. 2 Skills Associated with the Role

In particular, Urban Planners have specific skills in: 

- developing plans and designs; - coordinating and directing offices, services, organisational structures and professional teams, in accordance with a fresh management approach resulting from the contributions of design and polytechnic training; - building and managing territorial government tools;

  with particular reference to: a) design, planning and creation of policies relating to the transformation and redevelopment of cities, territories and environments (projects, programmes, plans and policies at different territorial levels, sector planning and policies, regulation and standards); b) coordination and management of the evaluation of urban, territorial and environmental projects, programmes, plans and policies; c) management of the construction processes of government actions and related forms of communication.

5.3.3. Job Opportunities

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Urban Planning and Policy Design offers an innovative cultural and professional profile in relation to the new needs emerging from the job market, not only from Public Administrations, but also from private operators (for example, research and consulting companies operating in the field of settlement and environmental transformations, companies in the real estate sector, etc.) or in the third sector (for example, the emerging interest in social policies for local systems). The traditional areas of activity of Laurea Magistrale graduate students are the freelance profession and positions within institutions and public, private and third-sector bodies, working in transformation and governance of cities, territories and environments.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

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

Admission requirements:

First or second cycle degree (or equivalent foreign qualification);

- English language certification.

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.

Applicants are admitted on assessment of merit and the didactic contents of their prior career, in order to identify possible curricular integrations, attendances or validate exams already passed.

Students who are admitted with curricular integrations must resit and pass them before enrolling regularly for a Laurea Magistrale Programme.

Curricular integrations must be retaken and passed within the academic year to which the assessment refers. Students who do not retake and pass the curricular integrations are obliged to present their request for admission again, in order to have the missing integrations re-assigned.

Enrolment in the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Urban Planning and Policy Design (Class LM-48 - Territorial, urban and environmental planning) does not imply curricular integrations for students coming from Class L21 and L-17 Degree programmes.

For further details concerning admission to the Study Programme pleae check point 15 of the current Regulations.


First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification

6.2 Requested knowledge

The English language certificate must be presented within the end of the application window. Information related to admission and enrolment is available at the Orientation website.




The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

 

LAUREA MAGISTRALE (equivalent to Master of Science) PROGRAMME

CAMPUS

A

B

C

A+B

Italian students, EU students and non-EU students residing in Italy

Non-EU students (including C)

Of which reserved for "Marco Polo” Chinese students

TOTAL

Urban Planning and Policy Design

Milano-Leonardo

40

40

0

80

 


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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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 Study Plan presentation will be indicated on the School site (www.auic.polimi.it).


 


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

To obtain a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), students must acquire 120 ECTS credits during the programme. A university credit measures the value, level or time requirements of an academic programme, including individual study, that is requested from a student to obtain the knowledge and skills that characterise the Programme, and which are issued during the programmed training activities. For all School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering Programmes, a university credit corresponds to 25 hours of work.

The average amount of learning absorbed by a full-time university student in one year is conventionally set at 60 credits. The time reserved by students for personal study or other individual training activities cannot be less than half the overall hours of commitment.

The credits relative to each training activity are acquired by students whenever they obtain a positive result for an assessment (exam, certification of activity carried out).

Each student can select educational paths that include, for each semester of studies, a different number of credits than those indicated by the Degree programme to spread study progression according to personal requirements. The overall number of ECTS credits obtained for the qualification must be 120.

The 120 ECTS credits that characterise the contents of this Programme are listed in para. 7.3 that follows, and they respect the legal minimum amounts set for the training activities of Degree Class L-48 - Urban planning (Law 270/2004).

In particular, the minimum guaranteed for core training activities is 48 ECTS credits (Urban design and planning, Engineering and science of the territory, Economy, policies and sociology, Environment). For equivalent activities, the guaranteed minimum is 12 ECTS credits. 16 ECTS credits are awarded for the internship and the final exam.


Attainment of the 120 Credits (ECTS) specified in the didactic regulations. In particular the minimum standard guaranteed by law for the basic educational activities is 48 (Urban Planning and Regional Planning, Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Economy, Politic and Sociology, Environment). For the related or integrative activities the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 12. 12 Credits apprenticeship, and the final exam.

7.2 Mode of study

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

Furthermore, internship activities and final thesis are foreseen.

In some cases, the didactic offer foresees ‘innovative learning’ modules.

Laboratories

In the laboratories activities attendance is obligatory. Attendance certification, necessary for taking the relative assessment test, is taken care of by the Laboratory professors.

Single-subject or integrated courses

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

 

7.2.1 Previous exams

For programmes with uninterrupted attendance, excluding programmes given to foreign visiting professors, 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.

7.2.2 Organisation of Teaching and Examinations

The educational activities of Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes is structured in two semesters, and students may enrol on each semester. Therefore, in the academic career of students on a Laurea Magistrale programme, studies may begin either in the first or second semester of each academic year.  

At the end of each semester, there is a period reserved for exams, in which students may be:

- advanced with allocation of a score expressed in thirtieths, from 18 to 30 and honours;

- postponed to a later exam date;

- required to re-sit, i.e. to re-take during a later exam session (in this case, the exam may not be repeated on any other exam date during the same session).

The start and end dates of each semester, the start and end dates of exam sessions, the dates of degree exam sessions and any temporary windows reserved for additional activities (study visits, workshops, etc.) are indicated in the official Academic Calendar published on the Politecnico di Milano website: https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/calendar-and-deadlines/


This Course requires a full time involvement and includes Courses, constituted by lectures and practicing, and Laboratory activities with compulsory attendance, Seminars and Visits.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1 Year courses - Track: *** - URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY DESIGN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
054495B,CICAR/14
ICAR/21
IC URBANISM110.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
054498BICAR/20PLANNING THEORY AND PRACTICE112.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
12.0
054497BICAR/21URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN STUDIO112.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
054504BICAR/21SPATIAL PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN STUDIO112.0
054511BSPS/04POLICY ANALYSIS24.04.0
054515BICAR/20STRATEGIC PLANNING AND URBAN POLICIES26.06.0
054512BICAR/04
ICAR/21
CONTEMPORARY CITY: DESCRIPTIONS AND PROJECTS210.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
054516BICAR/20
ICAR/21
URBAN POLICIES DESIGN STUDIO212.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
054520BICAR/20
ICAR/21
MASTER PLANS STUDIO212.0

2 Year courses - Track: *** - URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY DESIGN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099717BSECS-P/06REGIONAL ECONOMICS14.04.0
096855CSPS/09CONTEMPORARY CITY: SOCIAL CHANGE AND POLICIES18.08.0
053295B,CICAR/20
SPS/09
HOUSING AND NEIGHBOURHOOD112.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
096354BICAR/20
SECS-P/06
ENERGY AND URBAN PLANNING112.0
091560--ICAR/02CLIMATE AND HYDROLOGY14.024.0
054530BICAR/20CONFLICTS MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION16.0
053313--ICAR/02EREDITÀ NUCLEARI E SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
052703BICAR/15
ICAR/21
CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE THEORY AND PRACTICE28.0
053474CICAR/14ECO-CITY EUROPE. THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY24.0
099732BSECS-P/03IC ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC ISSUES28.0
054568BICAR/20IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY18.0
054685BICAR/20LAND USE ETHICS AND THE LAW26.0
053716BIUS/10LEGISLAZIONE SUGLI APPALTI PUBBLICI14.0
052706--ICAR/12
ING-IND/11
METABOLISM OF CITY AND LANDSCAPE18.0
053314BICAR/15PROGETTAZIONE DEL PAESAGGIO E DEGLI SPAZI PUBBLICI24.0
084361BICAR/21PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA DI STRUTTURE COMMERCIALI14.0
054571BICAR/20SMART CITIES AND URBAN INNOVATION28.0
054529BSECS-P/06TRANSPORT PLANNING AND ECONOMICS14.0
093342BICAR/05TRASPORTI, MOBILITÀ E SOSTENIBILITÀ14.0
053310BICAR/18URBAN HISTORY14.0
053423----WORKSHOP (a)--14.0
053423----WORKSHOP (b)--24.0
054791CICAR/14MIAW A14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)(c)
054792CICAR/14MIAW14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054793CICAR/14MIAW C14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054794CICAR/14MIAW14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054795CICAR/14MIAW14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054796CICAR/14MIAW F14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053423----WORKSHOP--24.0
081911----INTERNSHIP--14.04.0
081911----INTERNSHIP--24.0
098631----DEGREE'S ACTIVITY--112.012.0
098631----DEGREE'S ACTIVITY--212.0

(a) educational credits from elective courses. 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/workshop/ For the Urban Planning and Policy Design programme, recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted.
(b) Educational credits from elective courses. 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/ For the Urban Planning and Policy Design Programme, recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted.
(c) The Miaw workshop is not compulsory and will be held from 13 to 24 January 2020. It replaces 4 cfu of optional teachings. While filling in the study plan (August 26 - September 6, 2019), students will be able to choose the international professor expressing the order of their preference for a section. Students will be allocated meritocratically based on the weighted average of the exams (summer session). A generic workshop code will be automatically inserted In the study plans of the students who are not admitted. The workshop then may be defined, or replaced by a teaching of the second semester, during the period of modification of the study plan in February.

7.4 Foreign language

English language certification is a prerequisite for admittance: 

Certified English language knowledge is necessary in order to be evaluated for admission.





Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

The Programme ends with the Final Exam. 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 of the School of Architecture Urban planning Construction  Engineering and by the Additional Regulations of the Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design - Pianificazione Urbana e Politiche Territoriali, 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
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8. 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.auic.polimi.it/didattica/calendario-accademico/


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

Didactic support facilities

Sistema Archivistico e Bibliotecario di Ateneo

For more information on the following facilities, please check http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/laboratori-didattici

- Laboratorio MOA - Modellistica Architettonica

- SuperLab 

- Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana

- Archivio Piero Bottoni

- Laboratorio interdipartimentale di ricerca sui tessuti e i materiali polimerici

- Laboratorio per la diagnostica e il monitoraggio e il monitoraggio strutturale

- CECH (Climate and Energy for Cultural Heritage)

- UrbNetLab

 

 


11. International context

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


12. Internationalization

All students who intend taking part in a foreign study project (international mobility) 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, go to Studesk 1, Via Golgi 42, Milan.

The study programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design currently has three active double degree programmes with Tongji University (Shanghai, China), École Centrale (Nantes, France), Hafencity Universität (Hanburg, Germany).


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, with teh support of the School's observation units,  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

                      15.1.2.1  Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options

       1.3      Assessment Parameters

                      1.3.1  Graduate Students of 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

       1.5      Documents Required for Students Admitted with an 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      Curricular Integrations

       1.8      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

15.6    Allocations and Course Priorities

       6.1      Studios

       6.2      Single-subject and Integrated Courses

       6.3      Course Priorities

7    Elective Activities

       7.1      Optional Courses

       7.2      MIAW (Intensive Workshop Course)

                     7.2.1   MIAW Attendance and Registration Procedures

       7.3      Workshops

8 Internship

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 described in paragraph 6.1 of these 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

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 Urban Planning and Policy Design - Pianificazione Urbana e Politiche Territoriali Programme involves a single educational path and it is therefore sufficient to indicate the Programme.

1.3    Assessment Parameters

1.3.1 Graduates 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 “Urban Planning and Policy Design - Pianificazione Urbana e Politiche Territoriali” Programmes, the N and V parameters are as follows:

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

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

*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.

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 a planner and not used to validate required credits during the previous career; the starting/end date of each internship experience/extracurricular activity 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

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

No documents should be attached to the career assessment application.

      1. Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

1.5.1 Students of the Politecnico

Students graduated from Politecnico di Milano, who must undergo an evaluation assessment for admission, must present:

- Curriculum Vitae, European format

- Portfolio

- Documented 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. Students from Other Universities

Students graduated from other universities, who must undergo an evaluation assessment for admission, must present:

- Self-certification of the degree held (graduate students only)

- Self-certification of examinations passed for at least 145 credits. Other certifications of any university degrees held: Masters, PhDs, and Postgraduate Schools

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

- Curriculum Vitae, European format

- Portfolio

- Professional and training activities

 

The guidelines for submission of the portfolio 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 to 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 have already applied for admission in previous application windows, and wish to integrate their portfolio, should upload the portfolio used for previous applications/s, adding a section dedicated to integrations. In the notes of the application, it should be specified:

“Integration to the portfolio already evaluated for application to the academic year ……, ….semester.”

If these indications are not met, the application will not be considered. 

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      Curricular Integrations

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

 

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

 

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

 

The specific admission procedures are described at

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

 

1.8      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.

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 curricular integrations. 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 Sustainable Urban Planning and Policy Design is not permitted for candidates enrolled at Italian universities on single-cycle Laurea Magistrale Programmes.

 

4 Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

Deadlines of all administrative processes will be published on the School’s website.

 

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 with the rules specified by law and the provisions of the Programme Rules.

The Study Plan of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in “Urban Planning and Policy Design - Pianificazione Urbana e Politiche Territoriali” consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

-          single-subject or integrated courses

-          studios

-          elective activities

-          internship

-          final test

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

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

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.

It is advisable to always save and print the Study Plan submitted

On the basis of specific needs in the structuring and characterization of one's educational path, the student can present an Autonomous Study Plan that differs from the educational offer in the Manifesto degli Studi. The Autonomous Studies Plans cannot be presented / modified online. The Student Secretariat submits the Autonomous Study Plan to the Coordinator of the CdS or to the Study Program Coordinator of the CdS, which evaluates and validates them, verifying their consistency with the degree class.

5.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

Study Plan submission is performed through Online Services, exclusively during the specific periods established by the academic calendar. 

5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

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.

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 internship.

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

Courses, once entered in the Study Plan, 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.

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.

 

6 Allocations and Course Priorities

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 allocated places according to merit in accordance with the criteria indicated in the above point.   Courses may have a maximum of 120 regular students enrolled for the A.Y. 2019/2020.

6.3      Course Priorities

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

Suggested priority

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

Study Plan composition priority

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

Examination recording priority

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

For the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in “Urban Planning and Policy Design - Pianificazione Urbana e Politiche Territoriali”, the course progression established by the Degree Programme must be observed.

 

7 Elective Activities

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

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

During the Laurea magistrale in Urban Planning and Policy Design, the maximum number of credits that can be recognized for workshop activities in equal to 4 ECTS credits.

7.1      Optional Courses

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

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.

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

No allocation is required for optional courses.

7.2      MIAW (Intensive Workshop Course)

The School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering offers an intensive international design workshop for which 4 ECTS credits can be recognized: MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop. 

MIAW will take place from 13/01/2020 to 24/01/2020 in the Milan Campus.

7.2.1 MIAW Attendance and Registration Procedures

During Study Plan compilation, students may select this MIAW course and will be allocated places according to merit based on the weighted average of taken examinations.

Any student not admitted will automatically be issued a generic workshop code, which may be changed during the half-year Study Plan change period. 

MIAW involves a final assessment and, on completion of lectures, students must register for a dedicated examination date in order to obtain the score in the career.

Credits recorded in this way will substitute 4 ECTS from the student’s elective activities.

After allocation, it will not be possible to delete the course from the Study Plan or replace it with another course, but it may be included as extra the following academic year.

Students enrolled in the first year of the programme can anticipate the MIAW activities only if they have entered all the compulsory courses of the first year.

7.3      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.

Workshop activities can be selected by students among the elective courses for a maximum of 4 CFU, or as excess courses, or as courses equivalent to internship.

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

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

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:

- Students enrolled starting from the academic year 2016/17

 must 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:

may, during Study Plan compilation, 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 Urban Planning and Design Programme, recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted.

 

8 Internship

The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, local authorities and companies, to organize external internship activities, in order to guarantee the student the opportunity to acquire the credits required by the educational system.

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

The length rules for internship will be defined by the Study Programmes, according to the School guidelines. 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 internships abroad. For further information:

https://www.polimi.it/servizi-e-opportunita/studiare-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, integrated courses or studios) there are three exam sessions. Each exam session involves one or more examination 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 Urban Planning and Policy Design concludes with a Final Test involving presentation and discussion of the graduation work.

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

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


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