Attention: this is a draft of the Degree Programme and therefore contents may change until final approval by the Academic Senate.

Academic Year 2013/14





School of Architecture and Society



Degree Programme of:


Urban Planning
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture and Society
Code Reference Law1149
NameUrban Planning
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeL-21 - Town, regional and environmental planning
Degree level Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)
First year of activation 2008/2009
Official length of the programme 3
Years of the programme already activated 1,2,3
Official language(s) () Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Valente Ilaria Pamela Simonetta
Coordinator of the Study programme Giuseppe Bertrando Bonfantini
Website of the School http://www.arch.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
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() The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.

Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)
Phone 800420470

2. General presentation of the study programme

The study programme focuses on the specialised profile of the urban planner and aims to describe the scientific and professional spectrum of this role based on the following particular skills:

  1. design urban and rural governance tools
  2. interpret, evaluate and manage the transformation of the city and the regions.

 


3. Learning objectives

The aim of the Degree Programme is to develop relationships between humanistic knowledge, technical and scientific ability and analytical, assessment, design and management experiences.

The Degree Programme attaches considerable importance to humanistic studies, with specific courses in social, economic, geographic, legal and historical studies to provide graduates with the solid technical and scientific background they require to join the job market through their advanced ability to interpret changes in the regions together with skills in the areas of urban and rural analysis and design (environment, homes, transport, services and production sectors).

Graduates in Urban Planning work as analysts, managers and designers. At the end of the Degree Programme, students will be qualified to:

1) assess the physical, historical, cultural, ecological, environmental, social, economic and landscape characteristics of cities and regions;

2) use urban and regional planning theories, techniques and methods to assess the transformation processes and their effects on the wider cultural, social, economic, environmental and landscape context and to technically manage administrative procedures along with design and planning tools;

3) use a variety of skills in different fields (analysis, interpretation, design, etc.) to develop governance theories for difficult urban and regional settings and to transform their ability to interpret, diagnose, anticipate, regulate and transform complex situations into concrete action plans;

4) submit an overview of their interpretations and action plans for public discussion, basing them on satisfactory arguments and using suitable rhetorical and communications skills to comprehensively express, in a way that is also understandable to non-experts, the most important arguments related to the subject in question;

5) learn from any scientific and professional experience they gain, updating their original set of skills and tools through their experience of institutional and social matters and observations on urban planning.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

4.2 Further Studies

The degree grants access to the "Laurea Magistrale" (Master’s Degree), the "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master’s Degree) and to post-graduate specialisation courses.

Graduates in Urban Planning have several options for continuing their studies:

-             Master of Science Degree Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design at the School of Architecture and Society. Admission is granted with no supplementary course requirements in accordance with the rules established by the University and the School.

- Master's Degree Programmes, taught at the University or elsewhere, on subjects of specific interest, with admission policies established by the facility offering the course;

- 1st level Master’s Degree, taught at the University or elsewhere, on subjects of specific interest, with admission policies established by the facility offering the course;

- Post-Graduate Specialisation Courses, taught at the University or elsewhere, with admission policies established by the facility offering the course


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

Graduates in Urban Planning work in the following areas: conducting analyses of urban, regional and environmental structures and assisting with the development of urban and regional plans and programmes, environmental management and evaluation reports and strategies for public administrations, institutions and businesses with regard to the recovery, development and transformation of the city, the regions and the environment. Graduates in Urban Planning may register with professional associations after passing the relevant state examination. For additional information, please visit the link on the University’s website (www.esamidistato.polimi.it)

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The main career opportunities provided by this Degree Programme are in the following areas:

1) analysis of urban, regional and environmental structures, using innovative technology as required;

2) contributing to the development of plans, programmes and management and assessment reports;

3) assisting in defining the strategies of administrations, institutions and companies with reference to urban, regional and environmental regeneration, development and transformation.

 

University assessment reports
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=1911


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4151

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Secondary school diploma or comparable foreign qualification

Admission to the Degree Programme is subject to passing the entrance test (TIP).

Students arriving from other Study Programmes (from the Politecnico or another university) that have not previously earned at least 30 valid university credits corresponding to the teachings offered in the first year Urban Planning Study Programme they intend to apply for, are required to pass the entrance test.

In addition, students previously enrolled in this or another Degree Programme, but whose enrolment was forfeited or who have dropped out, must repeat the entrance test.

For admission rules and information on the TIP test (Test In Presenza), see the PoliOrientami page on the M.I.U.R website and the School of Architecture and Society’s website.

www.polioreintami.polimi.it

www.arch.polimi.it

6.2 Requested knowledge

Students should possess analytical and interpretive knowledge and skills focused on design and transformation, as well as a general interest in technical, scientific and humanistic studies.

Detailed information on the entrance test, admissions and enrolment is available on the Orientation webpage
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=1991


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2871

6.3 Deadlines

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

CAMPUSES

A

B

C

A+B

STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR ENROLMENT (Italian, EU and non-EU students resident inItaly):

Places reserved for non-EU students (including Chinese students):

Including places reserved for "Marco Polo" Chinese students

TOTAL

Urban planning

Milano-Leonardo

90

10

10

100

internationalisation-English

30

20

 

50


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2951

6.4 Tutoring and students support

6.4  Orientation activities and student tutoring services

Student orientation and tutoring programmes are offered in the 1st and 2nd semesters.

The dates of the meetings will be posted on the university website (www.arch.polimi.it) and will take place during the programme presentation.

 

6.5 Transfer from one Programme to another

Students enrolled in the first year will not be allowed to transfer to another Programme at the Politecnico in the same year of enrolment.

 The Faculty Council of 27 June 2012 approved the admission of students after the first year without a new entrance test, under the following conditions:

.  the candidate must originate from the same Degree Programme for which admission is requested;

.  at least 60 credits must be recognised from previous studies;

in order to comply with the planned number of students accepted by the School, the number of transfer students cannot exceed 10% of the students enrolled in the Degree Programmes.

To recognise the credits earned, the student’s previous career will be individually assessed by the Degree Programme and approved by the School.

 

6.6 Change of degree system

 

Students working for degrees under the Old University System which are still valid (prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99) may apply to transfer to the current system no later than 02/10/2013 from the website www.polimi.it -  Online services.

Orientation website

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2071


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2151

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The final degree (Laurea) is awarded to graduates who have earned a total amount of 180 credits throughout the degree programme. Academic credits measure the academic work –including individual study – required of students to acquire the knowledge and skills envisaged by their Degree Programmes. For all Degree Programmes at theSchoolofArchitectureand Society, one university credit corresponds to a total of 25 hours of work. The average quantity of learning work performed in one year by a full-time university student has been set conventionally at 60 credits. Individual study or other educational activities of an individual kind must account for at least half of each student's total annual commitment in hours. The credits related to each educational activity are earned by students by obtaining positive assessments of progress (examination, certification of activities performed). For each semester, students may choose Study Programmes with a number of credits that differ from those specified in the degree programme bulletin in order to tailor the progress of their studies to suit their individual needs. However, the total number of credits required to earn a degree will be 180. During the course of study, the contribution required will be related to the number of credits entered each time on the student’s study plan. The minimum number of credits for which students can enrol is 30, unless they require a lower number of credits to complete their programme. In accordance with the precedence rules stated in the regulations, the maximum number of credits for which students can enrol in one year is 80.

The registration of credits must comply with the sequence of modules envisaged by the Degree Programme Bulletin and the precedence rules indicated in section 14.7 below.

All of the elements in the study plan (including the internship and final exam) are considered when calculating tuition fees.

Tuition fees are calculated based on the provisions of the Regulations (link: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/guide/). The 180 credits that make up this Degree Programme are listed in section 7.3. below and respect the minimum standard guaranteed by law for the basic educational activities of an L-21 Degree in Town, regional, landscape and environmental planning sciences (Law 270/2004).

The minimum standard guaranteed by law for the various educational activities is as follows:

-  30 credits for basic educational activities (Disciplines: Mathematics, Statistical Computing, Ecology, Geography, Geology and Representation).

- 50 credits for specialised activities (Architecture, Engineering, Law, Economy and Sociology);

- 18 credits for related activities;

- 16 credits for other activities;

- 8 credits for the internship and final exam.

7.2 Mode of study

The Degree Programme includes participation in educational activities consisting of lectures and tutorials (single-subject and integrated courses), workshop activities, seminars and educational visits.

Workshops

Attendance at Workshops and Thematic Workshops is compulsory for all Degree Programmes. The attendance certificate, required in order to be admitted to the final exam, must be prepared by the lecturer in charge of the workshop. Any other compulsory attendance required for the programme will be established in accordance with the school's regulations. Such requirements will be posted on the school's website (www.arch.polimi.it) and communicated to students by the relative lecturers at the start of the course. The uniformity of the attendance rules for all sections of the same module is guaranteed. The lecturer teaching the course is responsible for ascertaining attendance based on criteria consistent with the organisation of the course, which will be notified to students when the course begins. These requirements may involve classroom attendance and active participation by students.

Single-subject or integrated courses

These courses do not require student attendance and exam procedures reserved for non-attendees will be posted on the lecturer’s page and communicated at the start of the course.

The academic year is divided into two semesters, each consisting of a teaching session and examination sessions. The calendar is divided up as follows:

 

1st Semester

- 07/10/2013 beginning of 1st Semester lessons from the 2nd yr

- 09/10/2013 beginning of 1st semester lesson only 1st yr

- 27/01/2014 - 31/01/2014 week dedicated to: individual study, more detailed teaching, workshops etc. using consistent methods for each Degree Programme

- 24/01/2014 end of 1st Semester

- 03/02/2014 - 07/03/2014 examination session

  2nd Semester

- 10/03/2014 beginning of 2nd Semester lessons

- 23/06/2014 – 27/06/2014 week dedicated to: individual study, more detailed teaching, workshops etc. using consistent methods for each Degree Programme

- 20/06/2014 end of 2nd Semester

- 30/06/2014 - 01/08/2014 examination session

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

7.3.1 Previously approved plans

The term “previously approved plans”, used in the web applications refers to the approval of the manner in which the teaching is organised within the sections; it does not mean that the choices made by students when compiling their Study Plans are approved in advance; these choices must be submitted for evaluation and allocation based on merit.

When completing their study plans, each student must state a preference for the third year workshops, which are led by different lecturers. Since the number of students applying for a workshop may exceed the total number of available places, assignment of places will be based on merit, as illustrated in section 14.6 below.


1 Year courses - Track: URB - Urbanistica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
082846BICAR/18IC URBAN PLANNING HISTORY18.08.0
092995A,CICAR/17IC DRAWING AND REPRESENTATION18.08.0
094903B,CICAR/20URBAN AND PLANNING THEORIES18.08.0
092997B,CICAR/20CITY AND TERRITORIAL ANALYSIS STUDIO110.010.0
082843AMAT/05
MAT/06
IC MATHS28.08.0
092998BIUS/10INSTITUTES IN PUBLIC LAW28.08.0
082849B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
TOWN PLANNING STUDIO 1210.010.0

2 Year courses - Track: URB - Urbanistica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
086084B,CICAR/20IC PLANNING AND URBAN POLICY18.08.0
092999BSECS-P/06
SPS/07
ECONOMY AND SOCIETY18.08.0
093000B,CICAR/21CI TOWN PLANNING TECNIQUES18.08.0
094977A,B,CICAR/17
ICAR/21
REPRESENTATION AND URBAN PLANNING18.08.0
093003B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
TOWN PLANNING WORKSHOP 2212.012.0
094911B,CICAR/21STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT28.08.0
094914B,CICAR/20CI INTERPRETATIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT28.08.0

3 Year courses - Track: URB - Urbanistica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
093127A,B,CICAR/12
ICAR/17
ICAR/21
URBAN DESIGN AND POLICIES WORKSHOP212.012.0
093126A,B,CICAR/17
ICAR/21
URBAN PLANNING STUDIO 3212.0
082890A,CICAR/06PLANNING OF SPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM18.032.0
094919B,CICAR/20PLANS, PROJECTS AND POLICIES FOR THE CITIES18.0
086090B,CICAR/20
SPS/07
IC SOCIAL AND URBAN ANALYSIS18.0
094920B,CICAR/20
SECS-P/06
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING18.0
094923B,CICAR/20
ING-IND/35
IC POLITICS AND URBAN GOVERNANCE18.0
094926B,CICAR/21PLANNING AND MANAGEMENTS OF PROTECTED AREAS28.0
094930B,CICAR/14
ICAR/21
IC URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN28.0
094931ABIO/07
GEO/04
CI ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING28.0
094934A,BM-GGR/02
SECS-P/06
IC ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND URBAN SPACE28.0
094839----WORKSHOP (a)--24.0
094856----WORKSHOP (b)--24.0
086090B,CICAR/20
SPS/07
IC SOCIAL AND URBAN ANALYSIS18.08.0
094920B,CICAR/20
SECS-P/06
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING18.0
094934A,BM-GGR/02
SECS-P/06
IC ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND URBAN SPACE28.0
094931ABIO/07
GEO/04
CI ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING28.08.0
Courses defined on the not diversified (***) program, common to all specialization options

(a) Credits obtained by attending workshops which are recognized by the School of Architecture
(b) Credits obtained by attending workshops which are recognized by the School of Architecture

2 Year courses - Track: UPA - Urban Planning


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
093131B,CICAR/20
ING-IND/35
URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY18.08.0
090973B,CICAR/21PLANNING TOOLS18.08.0
093132A,BM-GGR/02
SECS-P/06
SPATIAL ECONOMICS18.08.0
094979B,CICAR/20
SPS/07
URBAN CHANGE18.08.0
090971BSPS/07SOCIOLOGY28.08.0
093004A,B,CICAR/14
ICAR/17
ICAR/21
AGRICOLTURE AND EDGELANDS212.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
093066B,CICAR/15
ICAR/16
ICAR/21
NEW URBAN SCAPES: ACTIV-ACTION STRATEGIES FOR MILANO 2015212.0

3 Year courses - Track: UPA - Urban Planning


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
091059B,CICAR/12
ICAR/22
IC BUILDING TECHNOLOGY DESIGN AND PROJECT EVALUATION18.08.0
093736A,B,CICAR/17
ICAR/21
URBAN DESIGN AND DRAWING18.08.0
095097ABIO/07
GEO/04
CI ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING28.08.0
088597BICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE28.08.0
093006A,CICAR/12
ICAR/17
MED/42
ARCHITECTURE AND PUBLIC SPACE212.012.0
082890A,CICAR/06PLANNING OF SPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM18.020.0
094919B,CICAR/20PLANS, PROJECTS AND POLICIES FOR THE CITIES18.0
086090B,CICAR/20
SPS/07
IC SOCIAL AND URBAN ANALYSIS18.0
094920B,CICAR/20
SECS-P/06
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING18.0
094923B,CICAR/20
ING-IND/35
IC POLITICS AND URBAN GOVERNANCE18.0
094926B,CICAR/21PLANNING AND MANAGEMENTS OF PROTECTED AREAS28.0
094930B,CICAR/14
ICAR/21
IC URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN28.0
094934A,BM-GGR/02
SECS-P/06
IC ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND URBAN SPACE28.0
094839----WORKSHOP (a)--24.0
094856----WORKSHOP (b)--24.0
Courses defined on the not diversified (***) program, common to all specialization options

(a) Credits obtained by attending workshops which are recognized by the School of Architecture
(b) Credits obtained by attending workshops which are recognized by the School of Architecture

7.4 Foreign language

Knowledge of the English language is a University prerequisite for admission.

Different levels of proficiency may be required depending on the type of course (if taught in Italian or English). For further information refer to the “Guide to the English Language”

Information on English language skills

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2231


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3031

7.5 Degree examination

Information regarding the Bachelor’s Degree examination process is available at:

http://www.arch.polimi.it/didattica/laurea/regolamenti_php?id_nav=8838

Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and the submission of theses is available at

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2311


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=3111

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3191

9. Faculty

 

The names of lecturers and the relative courses will be available in the degree programme bulletin starting in the month of September.

The Degree Program Bulletin is published annually on the Politecnico di Milano website.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

MILAN

At DAStU – Department of Architecture and Urban Studies:

Workshops of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

Website: http://www.dastu.polimi.it/index.pho?id=168

 Library of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies

Website: http://www.dastu.polimi.it/index.php?id=40

Modelling Workshop

The Model and Prototype Workshop is for use by students of the Schools of Architecture and Society and Construction/Architectural Engineering at the Leonardo Campus. The workshop is equipped for building models using traditional and digital technologies. Before students may access the workshop they must attend a safety meeting focused on occupational safety (Legislative Decree 626/94) and reserve a place in advance.

 Address: Leonardo Campus, via Bonardi 3 - “ex sottomarino”

 

Hours:  The workshop is open from Monday to Friday from 10:15 to 17:30.

 Capacity: 40

 Library

The Central Architecture Library contains approximately 60,000 Italian and international scientific works, mainly dedicated to architecture, art, urban planning, design, interior design, landscape, restoration and museology. One section in particular is devoted to works on the city of Milan. All texts adopted and recommended for Degree Program modules at the Schools of Architecture and Design are available. It is possible to consult general and specialised encyclopaedias, as well as annuals and codes on the subjects of urban planning and construction in the reference section. Approximately 1000 journals are also available, 400 of which are currently under subscription. The main analyses of periodicals related to architecture and art and a large collection of publications focusing on the same subjects are available for consultation on CD ROM. The library has a collection of dissertations (research doctorates) coordinated by the Departments of Architecture. Hours:  For opening hours and consultation procedures, visit the Library's website. Address: Via Bonardi, 3 – 20133 Milan Telephone: +39 02.2399.2684 Website: www.biblio.polimi.it


Information is available in the Study Manifesto.
The Study Manifesto is published each year on the Politecnico di Milano Website.


11. International context

The Politecnico is conducting a series of comparative analyses with major international universities. Reports and studies will soon be available on the Politecnico di Milano website in the Degree Programme Bulletin section.


12. Internationalization

12.1 International Exchange Study (Erasmus)

During the month of January, all students intending to take part in an international exchange program are invited to visit their relevant Studesk to receive information on study abroad opportunities. Students may obtain information on available places suited to their degree program, necessary requirements, application procedures, deadlines, as well as the criteria for selection from the Studesk. Students may also consult the information material on the partner universities.

For information visit Studesk 1 - Via Golgi 42,Milan.   

 Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects, international internships, European research and international relations can be found at: https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2471


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=3271

13. Quantitative data

The University’s Evaluation Unit conducts periodic studies on the programme’s final results, including the quality of the Degree Programmes, monitoring the learning activities and the employability of graduates. Reports are available for review from the following link:


14. Further information

14.1 Compulsory Additional Modules - OFA

In the first year of attendance, University regulations require incoming students to take remedial courses or Compulsory Additional Modules (OFA) in the event any deficiencies are noted in the admissions test. Students obliged to take these Compulsory Additional Modules are be listed on the admission rankings.

OFAs are additional study modules for students that fail to achieve the minimum score requirements on the Mathematics and English (TENG) tests.

 

14.1.1 Mathematics OFA

With regard to the Mathematics OFA – which must be passed in the first year of the Programme – at least 70% of students are required to attend the remedial courses organised by the University. See the academic calendar and related notices for the commencement of the Mathematics OFA course. At the end of the remedial courses, students must take an assessment test. If they do not pass the assessment test, there are two alternative methods for satisfying the requirements:

1. students must obtain credits in the first module in the corresponding subject area provided in the study plan, or

2) repeat the admissions test the next year (only the part corresponding to the deficiencies previously noted), obtaining a score that rules out new educational deficits.

14.1.2 English OFA (TENG)

As of the 2008/2009 Academic Year, the University established a minimum level of English proficiency that must be met in order to be admitted to the degree courses. If this prerequisite is not met, the student will be assigned an English OFA (Additional Learning Requirement) which includes limitations for the continuation of their university career. In order to take the Compulsory Additional Module for English, see the guides posted on the University website – link: http://www.polimi.it/guide

14.1.3 Deadlines for submitting plans after meeting OFA requirements

The Student Orientation Office assigns students who have met their OFA requirements to workshops or other equivalent courses based on merit and the number of places available. The deadlines for submitting hard copy Study Plans for students (with the exception of first-year students) who have met the OFA requirements both for mathematics and English, are:

  • no later than 15/11/2013 for the submission of the annual plan
  • no later than 24/04/2014 for the submission of 2nd semester plans only.

Students will not be allowed to submit Plans after the above dates to allow lessons to be held normally and to prevent any changes in balance between workshop sections allocated according to merit. Students are not allowed to attend workshops or courses that are not included in their plans. In no case may assessments related to activities not included in study plans or attended at times not allocated in the sections be recognised or confirmed.

 

14.1.4 Submission of study plans

Each student is responsible for submitting an individual study plan. The School considers the plan to be a reference document for all intents and purposes. Its contents also attest to the conformity of the choices made by the student to the standards set by legal regulations and the provisions of the Rules of the Degree Programme.

N.B.: Students are strongly encouraged to save and print the study plan submitted.

Requests for changes in study plans will not be accepted. The submission of the study plan is final and must be completed in accordance with the deadlines and procedures established in these Regulations.

 

14.1.4.1 First year

New students must enter their study plans online or via the Poliself stations by the deadline stated on the Academic Calendar. Students who do not submit study plans by the due date will be automatically enrolled for all the modules of the 1st year of the Programme, assigned in alphabetical order. They will not be enrolled in workshops that assign students based on merit.

14.1.4.2 Subsequent years

Students enrolled in subsequent years must enter their study plans by the deadline stated on the Academic Calendar. Students that fail to do so will be assigned a study plan by the University (up to a maximum of 60 credits) which will include any courses that must be repeated, and will exclude enrolment in workshops that can be added the following academic year.

14.1.4.3 Late fees

By resolution of the Board of Directors, a late fee of 100.00 Euros will apply for failure to submit a study plan by the due date stated in the Academic Calendar. The penalty will be applied to the second instalment of tuition fees.

14.1.4.4 Assignment of students to various course and workshop sections

Students will be assigned to various single-subject and integrated course sections in alphabetical order determined by the University. Workshops and courses chosen by students based on preference will be assigned using merit-based criteria (see section 14.6 “Assignment Criteria” below). Once established, these assignments cannot be changed.

14.2 Changes to Study Plans

From 28/02/2014 to 04/03/2014 changes may be made to study plans using the Poliself stations. Changes may be made only to the courses offered in the second semester as follows:

- change optional courses;

- add single subject or integrated courses, sub-divided alphabetically

- remove single subject or integrated courses, sub-divided alphabetically

It will not be possible to remove, add or modify Workshop sections.

14.3 “Available” Credits

Exams related to 2nd semester courses that have been added to the plan again and passed in the February exam session during the last session for the previous academic year, will make credits “available” for inclusion in the 2nd semester change plan.

Since workshops cannot be added to the 2nd semester change plan, students who think they may have available credits are advised to add the workshops when submitting their plans in September, waiting to include single-subject or integrated courses until the 2nd semester change plan.

14.4 Additional courses

Students may enter additional courses to their study plans, chosen from the list of those offered by the Degree Programme in Urban Planning. Students with complete study plans and at least 163 credits recorded (career score) may enter a maximum total of 30 credits for any additional courses (excluding workshops) from the Master’s Degree Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design.

These courses will not be included in the calculation of valid credits and will not be taken into account when calculating the average score for admission to the final exam and for graduation. They may be recognised for the purpose of continuing studies at 2nd level but will not result in any right to precedence for admission to the Master’s Degree Programme.

All requests to recognise credits earned from additional modules, for career purposes, are referred to the Master of Science assessment board. The total number of valid and additional credits for each academic year must not exceed 80. The addition of courses to the study plan is subject to compliance with the precedence restrictions.

 

14.5 Individual courses

The University permits attendance at individual courses subject to payment of the enrolment fee for the course. Only non-Politecnico students may enrol in individual courses. Enrolment in individual courses is subject to the availability of places in the course itself. Admission to courses gives the right to attend lessons, take exams at the sessions envisaged during the academic year and obtain certification of the score of the exams passed and the corresponding credits earned. Enrolment for individual courses may be requested for a maximum of 30 credits per year for those who wish to integrate their studies. Those interested must submit the enrolment application form and the payment form (available at www.polimi.it/modulistica during the appropriate period) to the Registrar’s Office.

For the rules regarding the contribution of credits for individual courses towards the total credits required for a degree at the Politecnico, visit to the link:

http://www. polimi.it/studenti/guide

14.6 Criteria for assigning students to sections, optional courses and workshops

The preferences stated by students with regard to sections and workshops will be allocated according to the following criteria:

 

First year

Result of the admission evaluation

Subsequent years

Sorting by decreasing parameter G values

        n

G=∑  Vi •Ci

       i=l

where Vi equals the marks obtained for the i-th exam, Ci is the number of credits corresponding to the i-th exam and n is the number of exams taken

 

A score of 30/30 with honours will be calculated as equal to 33/30. The available places will be assigned according to the merit classification based on the student’s first stated preference. Students that still have not been assigned after the first evaluation will be included in a second evaluation using the same method based on the number of places still available for the workshops. To avoid any possibility that delays in registration or recognition of the exams taken may penalise students, parameter G will be calculated on the student’s academic career as of the summer session. First-year students in the second phase of enrolment will be assigned to workshops based on availability, not by merit.

 

14.6.1 Erasmus

Marks earned by students returning from the Erasmus programme will not be accepted for courses other than those previously approved in the student’s study programme.

14.7 Precedence of modules

In addition to the progression of studies listed in the Study Program Bulletin, the Degree Programmes may apply the following types of precedence approved by the Academic Senate:

Recommended Order

 

 

Does not define any formal restriction. Its purpose is to provide useful information to students regarding module sequence but has no influence on the study plan or on successful completion ‘pass’.

 

Study plan Order

 

 

Defines a restriction that must be observed when choosing courses for entry in study plans. Module B may not be entered in the study plan unless module A is also entered (even if it has not been completed). It has no influence on recording of ‘passes’.

 

Recording Order

 

Defines a restriction that must be observed both when choosing the modules for inclusion in the study plan and when ‘positive’ results (passed modules) are recorded. Passing of module B cannot be recorded unless module A has been recorded as ‘ passed’.

 

 

No additional instructions have been provided for the Degree Programme in Urban Planning, other than OFA restraints. When taking exams, students are strongly advised to comply with the recommended sequence of the study programme, taking courses and workshops in the appropriate years and respective semesters.

14.8 Attendance requirements and certification methods

 

Attendance at Workshops is compulsory for all Degree Programmes. The compulsory attendance must be at least 70%.  The attendance certificate, required in order to be admitted to the final exam, must be prepared by the lecturer in charge of the workshop. Any other compulsory attendance required for the programme will be established in accordance with the school's regulations. Such requirements will be posted on the school's website (www.arch.polimi.it) and communicated to students by the relative lecturers at the start of the course. The uniformity of attendance rules for all sections of the same module is guaranteed. The lecturer teaching the course is responsible for ascertaining attendance based on criteria consistent with the organisation of the course, which will be notified to students when the course begins. These requirements may involve classroom attendance and active participation by students.

For courses that do not require student attendance, exam procedures reserved for non-attendees will be posted on the lecturer’s page and communicated at the start of the course.

 

14.9 Assessment of learning

Suitable forms of coordination are used to guarantee the uniformity of the learning assessment methods and their scheduling between all sections of the same course, according to the directives of the Degree Programmes. The main rules in this regard are as follows:

  • lecturers may schedule interim tests. Such tests may be used as an assessment method or they may contribute to the final assessment. Such methods will be posted on the school's website and notified to students by the relative teaching staff once the courses begin. In any case, students that fail or do not take interim tests will not be prevented from taking subsequent exams in the three examination sessions.
  • in workshops for which attendance is compulsory, interim tests will be considered an additional contribution to the final assessment and will consist of an assessment of the progress of the design work. Students that fail to meet the attendance requirements will not be admitted to the exam sessions and will have to repeat the workshop.

Students are always required to enrol for the exam sessions. Students are not allowed to take examinations for courses or workshops for which they have not been properly registered. Based on their learning assessments, students may:

  • pass the course, with the assignment of marks;
  • be told to retake the exam, with a subsequent assessment;
  • be required to repeat, if they have not met the Programme requirements or passed the exam no later than the end of the third exam session; in this case attendance of the module is no longer valid and to continue their studies students must attend the module again.

Three exam sessions are envisaged for each module (courses and workshops). Each exam session will be held on at least two days, both at the student’s disposition. Final year students must take the exam on the first date to allow enough time for graduation registration procedures to be completed within the planned deadline.

14.10 Self-certification of passing of exams

If, when submitting a study plan, an exam that has already been taken (for which the marks are already known) has not yet been recorded in his/her career record, the student may issue a self-certification stating that the exam has been passed.

N.B. In order for the examination result to be deemed valid, the student must be officially registered in the course or workshop and the relative examination session. Students are not permitted to self-certify courses for which the exam has not yet been taken when compiling plans. Students who provide false statements will be prevented from registering for the exam session for which the self-certification was made. For workshops, students will not be allowed to include the workshop on their study plan until the next academic year.

 

14.11 Conclusion of the study programme and graduation

In order to obtain their Degree, students must earn credits for the courses listed in the Degree Programme Bulletin and fulfil the requirements of the Degree Programme, including:

• activities chosen by the students;

• internship activities;

• final examination (see section 7.5).

 

14.11.1 Activities chosen by the student

These may be chosen from those offered as part of, or outside, the Degree Programme. The former are considered to be automatically approved. Any other choices must be authorised in advance by the school which, once their relevance and consistency has been assessed, will assign a number of credits for each specific case. In order for students to earn credits for other activities chosen by them, a certain number of optional courses are offered for each Degree Programme. Students are allowed to substitute optional courses with the workshops offered by theSchoolofArchitectureand Society for up to 8 credits and only if the student’s study plan meets the minimum requirements established by current regulations.

N.B. Before selecting optional courses, students must confirm that there are no scheduling conflicts with other activities on their plan.

14.11.1 Workshops

As of the 2013/2014 academic year, students may add 1 course identified as a workshop.

All regularly enrolled students can add up to 2 workshops for a maximum of 8 credits.

Repeating students are only allowed to add one workshop for 4 credits.

 

14.11.2 Internships

The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, regional bodies and businesses to organise outside internships in order to provide students with an opportunity to earn the credits required by the regulation. The rules for the length of the internship will be defined by the Degree Programmes, according to the School's regulations. Further information is available at the Internship Office of the Schoolof Architectureand Society and in the appropriate section of the school's website: www.arch.polimi.it

The University also announces grants for Erasmus internships abroad. For more information:

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2469

 

14.12 Access to Master of Science Degree Programmes

The Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning grants access to the Master of Science, 1st Level University Master’s Degree Programme and post-graduate courses.

Students of the School of Architecture and Society that graduate within 4 years of first registering and who, as of 30 September of the 2nd year of registration, have met the required N/V parameter (N being the average marks, divided by number of credits, or V), may gain admission to the Master of Science Degree Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design.

The required parameters, based on the student’s year of admission, are as follows:

-         First year students enrolled from the academic year 2003/04 up to the academic year 2009/10: N/V 104/25

-         First year students enrolled from the academic year 2010/11: N/V 104/27

Students who do not meet the required parameters will be selected based on the Admission Regulations that can be downloaded from the appropriate section of the School's website www.arch.polimi.it.

 

14.12.1 Knowledge of English

 

As of the 2006/2007 academic year, knowledge of English is a prerequisite for admission to the Master of Science Degree Programme. Admissible certifications can be downloaded from the website https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2229

N.B. - Important change

English Proficiency Certificates must be submitted by the application submission deadline:

  • 06/09/2013 for admission in October
  • 03/02/2014 for admission in March

 

Students are advised to obtain certification well enough in advance since sessions are never held more than once a month and at least 20 days are required to obtain the results.

 

 

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