Academic Year 2012/13





I School of Architecture



Degree Programme of:


Urban Planning
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Milano Leonardo Campus

1. General Information

School I School of Architecture
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) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
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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(¹) The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.

Student Office (Study programme) - Milano
Reference office
Centro Orientamento Studenti Scuola di Architettura e Società
Address Via Ampère 2, 20133 Milano
Phone 02 2399 2622


Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)
Phone 800420470
e-mail address https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=81

2. General presentation of the study programme

This Programme has a specific identity, built up around the profession of the planner, and aims to train new scientific and professional figures who, while still not very common inItaly, have for some time now been present on the European scene, and who are able to:  

a) design city and land governance tools; 

b) interpret, evaluate and manage real changes in cities and regions.  


3. Learning objectives

The aim of the Programme is to develop relationships between humanistic knowledge, technical-scientific abilities, and analytical, assessment, design and management experience. 

The Programme attaches considerable importance to humanistic studies, with specific courses in the field of social, geographical, economic, legal and historical studies, such that they suitably foster a solid technical-scientific background that facilitates placement of Graduates in the employment world due to a high level of ability to interpret changes in the territory together with skills in the areas of analysis and city and land design (environment, homes, transports, services, production sectors). 

Graduates will be able to find employment as analysts, managers and designers and at the end of the Degree Programme they will be able: 

a) to assess the physical, historical-cultural, ecological-environmental, landscape and social-economic characteristics of cities and land; 

b) additionally, to use urban and land planning theories, techniques and methods both to assess the change processes and their effects on the wider cultural, social, economic, environmental and landscape context, and to technically manage the administrative procedures and the design and planning tools; 

c) to use a variety of skills in differing fields (analysis, interpretation, design) to build up governance hypotheses for difficult urban and land situations and to transform their ability to interpret, diagnose, anticipate, regulate and change complex situations into action plans; 

d) to submit an overview of their interpretations and of their action plans to public discussion, basing them on satisfactory reasoning and using suitable rhetorical and communications skills to express thoroughly, but in a way that is also understandable for those who are not expert, the most important arguments on the subject of analysis or decision; 

e) lastly, to learn from any scientific and professional experience they gain, updating their original wealth of skills and tools by dealing with institutional and social matters and with 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 qualification grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (2nd degree), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Degree Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master)

 

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

- Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design at the 1st School of Architecture, with admission without educational debits, but access subject to the merit rules established by the School itself. Obtaining this degree guarantees qualifications consistent with European Union requirements;

- Master's Degrees, held at the University or elsewhere, on subjects of specific interest, and with access subject to admission test and if necessary conditional upon making up any educational debits;

- 1st level Master, held at the University or elsewhere, on subjects of specific interest, and with access conditions established by the facility holding the Programme.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Course requires a full time involvement and includes Courses, constituted by: i) lectures and practicing, ii) Laboratory activities with compulsory attendance, iii) Seminars and Visits.

 

Graduates in Urban planning may enrol in Professional Societies after passing the professional examination. For any further information, please visit the university website (www.esamidistato.polimi.it).

5.2 Careers options and profiles

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

1) analysis of urban, land and environmental structures, including use of innovative technology;

2) contributing to the drawing up of documents for plans, programmes, management and assessment;

3) an active role in defining the strategies of administrations, institutions and companies with reference to urban, land and environmental regeneration, development and change. 


Surveys of evaluation nucleus
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=1024

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Secondary school leaving qualification, or foreign comparable qualifications

 

Admission to the Programme is subject to the passing the entrance test. For admission to the Degree Programme in Urban planning, students arriving from other Programmes are required to obtain at least recognition of 30  Credits (ECTS), for modules taught in the first year of the Programme they wish to attend, and failing that they must pass an admission test.

Additionally, students previously enrolled at theSchoolofArchitecture, at other Schools or at other Universities, but whose enrolment has been forfeited or who have dropped out must repeat the test.

For recognition of the credits earned, the previous careers of the students will be assessed individually by the Programme and approved by the School.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Analytical and interpretive skills and abilities are desirable together with those oriented towards design and change, combined with general interests of both a technical scientific and humanistic kind.


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

Student guidance and tutoring programmes are organised in the 1st and 2nd semesters.

 

6.5 Transfer from one Programme to another

 

Admission to the Programme is subject to the passing the entrance test. For admission to the Degree Programme in Urban planning, students arriving from other Programmes are required to obtain recognition of at least 30 useful CFU credits, for modules taught in the first year, and failing that they must pass an admission test. Additionally, students previously enrolled at theSchoolofArchitecture, at other Schools or at other Universities, but whose enrolment has been forfeited or who have dropped out must repeat the test. For recognition of the credits earned, the previous careers of the students will be assessed individually by the Programme and approved by the School.

Students enrolled for the first year are not permitted to transfer to another Programme at the Politecnico in the year of enrolment.

The Faculty Council of June 27th 2012 has approved the possibility of admitting students after the first year without a new test for admission to the following conditions:
1) the candidate should arrive from the same Study Course for which admission is asked;
2) recognition of at least 60 credits of previous career;
3) to comply with the number planned by the school for each Study Course will be allowed transfers of no more than 10% of the programmed number.

It' not allowed the possibility of transfer between different Study Courses.

 

6.6 Change of degree system

 

Students working for degrees under the Previous Degree System which are still valid (prior to or according to the regulations stated in Ministerial Decree 509/99) may apply to transfer to the system currently in force no later than 28/09/2012.


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The degree is awarded to graduates who have earned a global amount of the 180 Credits (ECTS).

Individual Study Programmes are based on academic credits (CFUs). Academic credits measure students' academic work, including individual study, demanded of students who have suitable grounding, to acquire knowledge and skills in the academic work envisaged by their Degree Programmes. At the I School of Architecture one CFU 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 CFUs.

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 plan is assumed by the School as a supporting document. Its compilation also attests the conformity of the choices made by the student to the standards set by legal regulations and provisions of the Regulations of the Course.

The credits related to each educational activity are earned by students by obtaining positive assessments of progress (examination, activity certification).

Students may opt for Study Programmes with a number of credits different from those specified in the study manifesto for graduation, according to their individual needs and the progress of their studies.

The total number of credits earned for achieving the qualification will still be 180.

The related extra fees will be correlated to the number of credits included in their study plans.

The minimum number of credits for which students can enrol in study plan is 30, unless they require a lower number of credits to complete their programmes.

The maximum number of credits for which students can enrol in study plan, complying with the precedences stated in the regulations, is 80.

Recording of credits must give priority to keeping to the sequence of modules as stated in the study manifesto and the precedence rules stated in paragraph 14.7.

All elements of the plan (including the internship and the final exam) are also counted and calculated for the purposes of the fees.

The fees due will be calculated according to the rules set by University Regulations (link: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/guide/)

The 180 cfu characterizing the contents of this course of study are listed in the following art. 7.3. and they respect the minimum standard guaranteed by law for the basic educational activities of Class of Degree L21-  Town, regional and environmental planning (law 270/2004).

In particular the minimum standard guaranteed by law: i) for the basic educational activities is 30 corresponding to the sectors of Maths, Computer Science, Statistics, Ecology, Geography and Geology, Representation; ii) for the specializing activities the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 50 Credits corresponding to the sectors of Architecture and Engineering, Administrative Law, Applied Economics and Sociology; iii) for the related or integrative activities the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 18 and 8 for apprenticeship and the final exam.

7.2 Mode of study

This Course requires a full time involvement and includes Courses, constituted by lectures and practicing (single-subject and integrated courses), and Laboratory activities with compulsory attendance, Seminars and Visits.

Attendance at Workshops is compulsory for all Programmes.

Further compulsory attendance may be required for Programmes according to the School's directives. Such requirements will be published on the School's website  (www.arch.polimi.it) and notified to students by the teaching staff concerned when courses begin. The uniformity of the attendance rules for all sections of the same module is guaranteed.

The Professor teaching the module is responsible for ascertaining attendance based on criteria consistent with the organisation of the Programme, which will be notified to students when the course begins. Such criteria may concern attendance in the classroom and active participation by the student.

The academic year is divided into two semesters, each made up of a teaching session and examination sessions.

The calendar is as follows: 

1st Semester

- 08/10/2012 beginning of 1st Semester lessons

- 28/01/2013 - 01/02/2013 week set aside for individual study, more detailed teaching, workshops etc. with methods uniform for each Programme

- 01/02/2013: end of 1st semester

- 04/02/2013 - 01/03/2013 examination session

 

2nd Semester

- 04/03/2013 beginning of 2nd Semester lessons

- 24/06/2013 - 28/06/2013 week set aside for individual study, more detailed teaching, workshops etc. with methods uniform for each Programme

- 28/06/2013 end of 2nd Semester

- 01/07/2013 - 31/07/2013 examination session

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The wording “study plans approved in advance”, found in the web applications, refers to 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 to allocation based on merit.

In the individual study plan, each student must give an option on the third year laboratories, many of which are activated sections assigned to different teachers. Because a laboratory can be chosen from more students than places available, students will be allocated based on merit.


1 Year courses - Track: URB - Urbanistica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
082846BICAR/18IC URBAN PLANNING HISTORY18.08.0
092995A,CICAR/17IC DRAWING AND REPRESENTATION18.08.0
092996CING-IND/35URBAN 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 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
093001A,B,CICAR/17
ICAR/21
REPRESENTATION AND URBAN PLANNING18.08.0
093002A,B,CBIO/07
ICAR/21
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT28.08.0
082864AM-GGR/02IC LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT GEOGRAPHY28.08.0
093003B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
TOWN PLANNING WORKSHOP 2212.012.0

3 Year courses - Track: URB - Urbanistica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title 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
090960BSECS-P/06LAND ECONOMICS18.040.0
082885B,CICAR/20URBAN AND TERRITORIAL POLICIES18.0
086089B,CICAR/20
ING-IND/35
IC ANALYSIS OF URBAN AND TERRITORIAL POLICIES18.0
086090B,CICAR/20
SPS/07
IC SOCIAL AND URBAN ANALYSIS18.0
086093B,CICAR/20
ING-IND/35
TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES18.0
090962B,CICAR/20
SECS-P/06
ASSESSMENT OF POLICIES AND PROJECTS18.0
090963B,CICAR/21PLANNING AND MANAGEMENTS OF PROTECTED AREAS28.0
082890A,CICAR/06PLANNING OF SPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM28.0
090961BICAR/14IC URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN28.0
083920CMED/42LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE28.0
082893B,CICAR/20MOBILITY SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORT PLANNING28.0
087292A,BBIO/07
GEO/05
IC EVALUATION OF PHYSICAL FACTORS28.0
092481----INTERNSHIP14.04.0
092481----INTERNSHIP24.0
092484----FINAL WORK14.04.0
092484----FINAL WORK24.0

1 Year courses - Track: UPA - Urban Planning


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
086096BICAR/18HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE18.08.0
093044A,CICAR/17ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION STUDIO110.010.0
086100B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
URBAN PLANNING112.012.0
086103AMAT/03
MAT/05
IC MATHS28.08.0
086109BIUS/10IC LAW28.08.0
091073B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
URBAN PLANNING STUDIO212.012.0

2 Year courses - Track: UPA - Urban Planning


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
093131B,CICAR/20
ING-IND/35
URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY18.08.0
090971BSPS/07SOCIOLOGY18.08.0
090973B,CICAR/21PLANNING TOOLS18.08.0
093132A,BM-GGR/02
SECS-P/06
SPATIAL ECONOMICS18.08.0
093005AM-GGR/01
M-GGR/02
URBAN CHANGE28.08.0
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 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
093739A,B,CBIO/07
ICAR/21
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
093135----INTERNSHIP14.04.0
093135----INTERNSHIP24.0
091070----FINAL EXAMINATION14.04.0
091070----FINAL EXAMINATION24.0
090960BSECS-P/06LAND ECONOMICS18.016.0
082885B,CICAR/20URBAN AND TERRITORIAL POLICIES18.0
086089B,CICAR/20
ING-IND/35
IC ANALYSIS OF URBAN AND TERRITORIAL POLICIES18.0
086090B,CICAR/20
SPS/07
IC SOCIAL AND URBAN ANALYSIS18.0
086093B,CICAR/20
ING-IND/35
TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES18.0
090962B,CICAR/20
SECS-P/06
ASSESSMENT OF POLICIES AND PROJECTS18.0
090963B,CICAR/21PLANNING AND MANAGEMENTS OF PROTECTED AREAS28.0
082890A,CICAR/06PLANNING OF SPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM28.0
090961BICAR/14IC URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN28.0
083920CMED/42LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE28.0
082893B,CICAR/20MOBILITY SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORT PLANNING28.0
087292A,BBIO/07
GEO/05
IC EVALUATION OF PHYSICAL FACTORS28.0

7.4 Foreign language

The University requires as input the pre-requisite knowledge of the English language. Further information is given in the “Guide to the English Language” available on the University website.


Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

When preparing the final exam, students will be assisted by a supervisor from the teaching staff.

During the final exam, students must sustain a discussion related to a subject they choose agreed with their supervisor.

All teaching staff connected with the Programme may serve as supervisors; term professors may serve as supervisors only in the sessions of the academic year in which their contract is valid.

The final assessment will be based on the weighted average of marks (honours are not counted) obtained by the student during his/her career and the marks for the final exam, which may vary at the judgement of the Graduation Committee from -1 to +8.


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 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

MILANO

 

Modelling Workshop

The Model and Prototype Workshop, for use by students of the 1st and 6th Schools of Architecture at the Leonardo Campus Leonardo, is a facility equipped for the construction of models and scale models using traditional and digital technologies. The only conditions for access are: attendance at a meeting on occupational safety (pursuant to Legislative Decree 626/94) and booking of the access shift.

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

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

Places: 40

 

Library

The Central Architecture Library contains around 60,000 Italian and International scientific works, prevalently dedicated to architecture, art, urban planning, design, interior design, landscape, restoration and museology. One section in particular is devoted to works on the city ofMilano. All texts adopted and recommended for Degree Programme modules at the Schools of Architecture and Design are available. In the reference section, it is possible to consult major thematic and general encyclopaedias, as well as annuals and codes on the subjects of ubanistics and building. Approximately 1000 journals are also available, 400 of which are currently subscribed to. The main analyses of periodicals related to architecture and art and a large collection of publications focussing on the same subjects can be consulted on CDROM.The Library also has a collection of dissertations related to Research Doctorates coordinated by the Departments of Architecture.

Hours: The hours of opening and the consultation procedures are given on the Library's website.

Address: Via Bonardi, 3 – 20133 Milano

Telephone: 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 comparative analyses with the major international universities. Reports and studies are available on the Politecnico di Milano website, in the Study Manifesto section.


12. Internationalization

12.1 International Exchange Study (Erasmus)

 All students intending to take part in an international exchange programme are invited, in the month of January, to visit their reference  STUDESK to receive information on opportunities for studying abroad. Students may obtain information on available places suited to their Degree Programmes, the necessary requirements, application procedures and related due dates, as well as the criteria for selection from the STUDESK. Students may also consult information on the partner universities.

For information apply to Studesk 1 Via Golgi 42, Milano.


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

Evaluation Unit regularly reports on programs final results, including input indicators, performances and quality didactic features, graduates' employability. Reports are available on:
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3591

More detailed data are available on the web site:
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3511

14. Further information

14.1 OFA - Compulsory Additional Modules

In the first year of attendance, the University regulations provide for remedial courses for any Compulsory Additional Modules (OFA), due to deficiencies noted in the admissions test. Students who must take Compulsory Additional Modules will be indicated in the admission rankings.

OFA are additional study modules for students who have not achieved the marks required in the test areas for Mathematics and English (TENG).

 

14.1.1 Mathematics OFA

With regard to the Mathematics OFA - to be passed in the first year of the course - attendance is required for at least 70% of the remedial courses organised by the University.

See the academic calendar and correlated notices for the beginning 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 previous deficiencies), obtaining marks that excluded new educational debits.

If in these cases too, the compulsory requirements are not met, they will not be permitted to enrol for the 2nd year modules of their study plans.

14.1.2 English OFA (TENG)

14.1.3 Due dates for submitting plans after meeting OFA requirements

The allocation of a student who has fulfilled the OFA, between parallel sections of laboratory or other teaching, will be established by COS office according to availability and merit.

The due dates for submission of printed Study Plans for students other than freshmen, who have met the OFA requirements both for mathematics and English, are:

- no later than 19/11/2012 for submission of annual plans

- no later than 08/03/2013 for submission of the plans for the 2nd semester only.

Students will not be allowed to enter Plans after the above dates to permit lessons to be held normally and to avoid changing the 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

Students are required to submit individual study plans and are fully responsible for doing so.

These plans are used by the School as documentary proof  for all effects and purposes. Filling in of the plan by a student also certifies the conformity of the choices he/she has made with the regulations for the systems in force and the instructions of the Programme Regulations. 

14.1.4.1 First Year

Newly enrolled students must enter their study plans, using the Internet or at the Poliself stations no later than the due dates stated in the Academic Calendar.

Students who do not submit study plans by the due date will be automatically enrolled for all the modules with alphabetic subdivision in the 1st year of the course. They will not be enrolled for workshops with allocation by merit.

 14.1.4.2 Subsequent years

Students enrolled for the subsequent years must enter their study plans no later than the due dates envisaged in the Academic Calendar.

If they do not do so, they will be assigned a plan by the University (up to a maximum of 60 CFU) which will take in account any compulsory re-attendance of courses, and exclude enrolment for Workshops, which can be included in the next academic year.

14.1.4.3 Default Charge

By resolution of the Board of Directors a default charge of 100.00 euros will be made for failure to submit a study plan by the due date stated in the Academic Calendar. Payment will be requested with the second instalment of fees.

14.1.4.4 Warning

Assignment to sections of the courses - single subject or integrated courses - and of the first year workshops is set by alphabetic order; assignment to sections of third year workshops will be allocated based on merit and according to students choices (by option: see point 14.6 of these regulations “Allocation Criteria ...”). Allocations, once established, cannot be changed. 

14.2 Changes to Study Plans

In the period from 25/02/2013 to 01/03/2013 it will be possible to make changes to study plans using the Poliself stations.

Changes may be made only to the modules offered in the second semester as follows:

- change optional courses;

- add single subject or integrated courses subdivided alphabetically

- remove single subject or integrated courses subdivided alphabetically

It will not be possible to remove or add Workshops or change section.

 

14.3 “Available” Credits

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

Since workshops cannot be entered during 2nd semester plan changes, students who think they may have available credits are advised to enter the workshops when submitting their plans in September postponing entry of single-subject or integrated courses until the 2nd semester plan change.

 

14.4 Additional modules

Students may enter additional modules, chosen from the list of those available, in their study plans.

Students with complete study plans and at least 163 CFU credits recorded (career score) they may use a maximum total of 30 CFU credits for any additional courses (not workshops) for the Master of Science Degree Programme.

These modules will not be considered in the calculation of valid credits and will not be 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 to the 2nd level but will not result in any right to precedence for admission to the Master of Science course.

Possible recognition, for career purposes, of credits earned with additional modules is referred to the Master of Science assessment board.

The total of effective and additional credits for each academic year must not exceed 80 CFU.

Entry of courses in 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. The condition for enrolling for individual courses is that the students concerned must not be students at the Politecnico. Enrolment for individual modules is subject to availability of places in the module 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 for the exams passed and the corresponding CFU credits earned. Enrolment for individual courses may be requested for a maximum of 30 CFU credits per year by anyone who wishes to integrate their education or who, while not in possession of the requirements/prerequisites for enrolment for a three-year Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science course, wish to take courses in advance with a view to subsequent recognition. Subsequent recognition of the CFU credits earned, which may in no case be more than 30 CFU, is subject to admission and enrolment for the specific three-year Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science course. If the exams for such individual courses are not taken/passed, recognition of attendance when enrolling is discretionary.

Those interested must hand in the enrolment application form and the payment form (available on the www.polimi.it/modulistica website during the appropriate period) to the Registrar's Office. Those interested are invited to contact the Registrar's Office before enrolling.

 For further specifications, please refer to the www.polimi.it/studenti website.

 

14.6 Criteria for allocation to sections, in optional courses and workshops

Options expressed by students with regard to sections and workshops will be sorted according to the following criteria:

 

Year of

Enrolment

Result of the admission test

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.

Allocation is based on merit according to the first option expressed by students. Students have not been allocated after the first evaluation will be assigned by the same method according to availability.

To avoid any possibility that delays in registration or recognition of the exams taken may penalise students, parameter G will be calculated on the career completed in the summer session.

Allocation to workshops for freshmen during the second phase of enrolment will be on a first come first served basis and not by merit.

 

14.7 Precedence and sequence of modules

In addition to what derives from the sequence of the modules in the study manifesto, Programmes may apply the following types of precedence resolved by the Academic Senate:

 

Recommended 

precedence

Does not define any formal restriction. Its purpose is to provide useful indications to students on the sequence of the modules, but has no influence on the composition of Study Plans or on recording of passes.

Study plan composition

precedence

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 passed). It has no influence on recording of passes.

Recording

precedence

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.

 

14.8 Module attendance requirement and ascertainment

Attendance at Workshops is compulsory for all Programmes.

Further compulsory attendance may be required for Programmes according to the School's directives. Such requirements will be published on the School's website  (www.arch.polimi.it) and notified to students by the teaching staff concerned when courses begin. The uniformity of the attendance rules for all sections of the same module is guaranteed.

The Professor teaching the module 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. Such criteria may concern attendance in the classroom and active participation by the student.

 

14.9 Assessment of learning

Suitable forms of coordination are used to guarantee the uniformity of the learning assessment methods between all sections of the same module, according to the Programmes directives.

The main directives on this subject are as follows:

- professors 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 published on the School's website and notified to students by the teaching staff concerned when courses begin; in any case, the failure or failure to perform the tests during the course does not prevent the student to present to the next three exam sessions.

- in workshops for which attendance is compulsory, interim tests will be considered as an additional contribution to the final assessment  and will consist of an assessment of the progress of the design work. Students who have not achieved the required attendance will not be admitted to the exam sessions and must attend the course again.

Three exam sessions are organised for each module (courses, Laboratory activities)

Students are always required to enrol for the exam sessions, otherwise they may not take the exam.

Based on their learning assessments, students may:

- obtain a pass, with assignment of marks;

- be told to retake the test, at a subsequent assessment;

- be retested, if they have 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.

 

14.9.1 Procedure for recording assessments

Recording of exam results is conducted via the web, and it must be noted that:

- students have the right to view their corrected papers, at the times and using the procedures set and suitably published by the professor (on the School's website);

- when the results have been recorded via the web, the student will receive an e-mail (university e-mail address assigned on enrolment) notifying publication of his/her marks. Students have the right (before recording) to refuse positive marks (notifying their decision to the professor by e-mail) thus obtaining deferment until the next exam session ;

- any refusal of the marks must be explicit and must be notified in the manner and within the time stated by the professor in the e-mail notification of the marks;

- if no explicit refusal is given, the professor will record the marks awarded to the student in the minutes.

 

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 therefore) has not yet been recorded in his/her career record, the student concerned may provide self-certification that the exam has been passed.

N.B. Because the exam is valid, it is necessary that the student officially enrolled in the course or workshop and to the exam session.

Students are not permitted to self-certify a module for which the exam has not yet been taken when compiling plans.

A false statement prohibits enrolment for the exam sessions of the self-certified module, and entails cancellation of the course or workshop and the impossibility of entering it in the study plan until the next a.y.

 

14.11 Conclusion of the study programme and Graduation

In order to graduate, students must have earned the credits related to the modules set in the study manifesto as well as the credits, according to what is stated in the Programme, related to:

- courses chosen by the student;

- internships;

- final exam (see paragraph 7.5).

 

14.11.1 Courses chosen by the student

These may be chosen from those offered in the Programme or in other programmes. The former are taken to be automatically approved. Any other choices must be authorised in advance by the School which, after assessing the conformity and consistency, attributes a number of CFU credits for each specific case.

A given number of optional courses are instituted for each Programme to permit the earning of the credits related to the courses chosen by the student .

N.B. Students must always check that there are no overlaps in the scheduling of the courses before choosing optional modules.

 

14.11.2 Internships

The School cooperates with professional societies, public administrations, regional bodies and businesses, to organise outside internships, to guarantee to students the possibility of earning the credits envisaged in the university education system. The rules for the length of the internship will be defined by the Programmes, according to the School's directives.

Further information is available at the Internship Office of the I School of Architecture and in the appropriate section of the School's website: www.arch.polimi.it

 

14.12 Access to Master of Science Programmes

1st level graduates and 2nd level graduates, if they have graduated with a different class of degree, may access the Master of Science Programme.

All candidates are required to submit an application for assessment to the specific service set up on the www.webpoliself.polimi.it website and to print the enrolment receipt.

There are two periods each semester available to students for assessment: “advance period” and “standard period”, according to the deadlines given in the academic calendar.

The ranking for the advance period is provisional and not binding; the final ranking will be given after the assessments in the standard period.

Students not admitted in the advance period may submit documents additional to the documentation produced to improve their position.

Students admitted for the semester entrances in previous years, who have been unable to confirm enrolment because they did not meet the compulsory requirements, must re-submit their applications for career assessment for the subsequent semesters.

The regulations for admission to Master of Science programmes can be downloaded from the appropriate section of the School's website www.arch.polimi.it.

The following information can also be downloaded from the website:

- instructions for preparing books

- instructions and deadlines for enrolment.

 

14.12.1 Knowledge of English

From A.Y. 2006/2007 knowledge of English is a pre-requisite for admission to the Master of Science Programme.

Admissible certifications can be downloaded from the http://www.polimi.it/studenti/percorri-la-tua-carriera/linguainglese/ website.

 

N.B. - Important change

Certificates must be submitted by the deadline for submission of the application for admission in the standard period:

- 04/09/2012 for entry in October

- 04/02/2013 for entry in March

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

 

NOTES SPECIFIC TO PROGRAMMES

Students enrolled for the 2011/2012 Academic Year with OFAs for Mathematics who have not succeeded in passing the Mathematics Course are advised to attend the “Mathematics OFA Remedial” courses which will begin following the dates and the timetable exhibited on the notice boards of the School. Please remember that if you have OFAs (Mathematics or English) you will not be able to enter your

2nd year study plan.


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