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:


Architecture Science
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Mantova, Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture and Society
Code Reference Law1145
NameArchitecture Science
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeL-17 - Architecture
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 Mantova, Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Emilio Faroldi
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 Leonardo
Reference office
Centro Orientamento Studenti Scuola di Architettura e Società
Address Via Ampère 2, 20133 Milano
Phone 02 2399 2622


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


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The aim of the Degree Programme is to provide students with design skills based on scientific knowledge and technical know-how in addition to a cultural awareness that will help them to place the design work in a precise social, economic and production context. The Degree Programme offers training for architectural design with a broad outlook, defined in relation to the emerging needs of society, the economy and production. Graduates will gain the skills that constitute the essential prerequisite for gaining admission to the Master of Science Degree programmes aimed at training architects and structural engineer-architects, pursuant to EU directives. The Degree Programme is offered at two Politecnico campuses, in Milano and Mantova, which share the same teaching objectives.


3. Learning objectives

Numerous and widely differing subjects are offered as part of the Degree Programme: from architectural and urban design, to the history of architecture; from restoration theories and techniques, to structural design; from building technology and construction, to urban planning design; from technical physics, to sociology, geography and economics; from mathematics to architectural drawing. With so many different subjects, integration between subjects and teaching modules is the criterion that forms the structure of the study programme. The Degree Programme makes use of a strong and easily understandable synergy between design workshops and courses – both single subject and integrated - while maintaining the independence and specific identity of the teachings of design. The latter consists of subject courses, integrated courses and a number of basic Workshops where students are expected to acquire notions related to the subject areas considered essential to their technical training and cultural maturity. Design teaching is organised in Workshops. Through applied experience, students are expected to acquire the methodological skills required to create an architectural design starting from a clear definition of the design objectives, up to the assessment of the technical feasibility of the proposed solutions, organising the various areas of knowledge acquired both inside and outside the university into a system. The multidisciplinary nature of the design is analysed in-depth through a thematic design experience at the end of the programme, during the final semester, and entrusted to a group of teachers associated with various subject areas. Students are asked to articulate, consistently with this final design experience, all the skills acquired during the Degree Programme. The student’s curriculum is completed with internships that, while of limited duration, are an essential opportunity for coming into contact with the working world in professional, business and public administration settings, depending upon the student’s specific field of interest. Graduates must possess the fundamental knowledge of the subject areas in order to fully comprehend the complexity of transformation processes in the built environment. In this sense, graduates must be familiar with the literature produced in the field of architecture in its technical-scientific and humanistic forms and possess the traditional and advanced tools that will allow them to develop and communicate actions of interpretation, analysis and intervention. Graduates must be able to apply their knowledge of the subjects and tools acquired during their studies so they will be able to analyse problems with a sufficiently broad, in-depth and complete outlook, in reference to various contextual scales (region, city, neighbourhood, building, building system) and their various levels of interaction. In order to fulfil these requirements, the graduate in Architecture Science will be qualified to:

  • propose appropriate and coherent solutions for the problem being addressed, with cultural awareness and technical competence;
  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyse contexts on a spatial, social and economic level in relation to quantitative and qualitative aspects;
  • contextualise the project in an appropriate manner with respect to different scales of intervention, anticipating the impact that the proposed changes may have on spatial and social assets and supporting the selected objectives and reasons behind the design decisions made at various levels;
  • communicate the results of the analysis and design using appropriate tools, including innovative means, for both expert and non-expert stakeholders;
  • possess the verbal and communication skills that enable them to argue the reasons for their design choices in a clear and appropriate manner. Starting from the knowledge gained, graduates will therefore be able to expand and update the knowledge and skills they have gained, with particular reference to the most innovative areas.

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 Architecture Science have several options for continuing their studies:

-             Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture 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.

This degree provides graduates with a professional title that meets the requirements imposed by the European Union;

- 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, on subjects of specific interest, with admission policies established by the facility offering the course.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

Graduates of Architecture Science work for public and private institutions, promotional and design companies, professional firms operating in the fields of design, construction and the transformation of the city and the regions. These graduates may enrol in professional associations, particularly the Board reserved for junior architects, after passing the relevant state exam. For additional information please refer to the link on the University website (www.esamidistato.polimi.it).

5.2 Careers options and profiles

A degree in Architecture Science offers job opportunities with diversified roles in professional firms, architecture and engineering companies, businesses and government agencies, to perform the following functions:

- collaborating on the design and management of construction projects, including public works;

- direct and instrumental surveys of contemporary and historic constructions;

- design and management of construction work on simple civil constructions and the maintenance and upgrading of buildings, with the use of standardised methodologies

University assessment reports
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=1909


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4149

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 been awarded an L-17 Architecture Science degree, are required to pass the entrance test, regardless of the number of university credits earned in their previous studies. Applicants with other degrees are also required to take the 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.

6.2 Requested knowledge

The Degree Programme is recommended for students that demonstrate a scientific, technical and general humanistic interest in the subject area and are specifically interested in the physical and historic aspects of human settlements and the relative cognitive methods. Students should possess analytical and interpretive skills and synthetic-propositional abilities, focused on planning and design activities aimed at improving the built environment.

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=1989

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

CAMPUSES

A

B

C

A+B

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

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

of which places reserved for Chinese "Marco Polo" students

TOTAL

Milano

600

20

15

620

internationalisation-English

40

40

-

80

Mantova

125

10

5

135


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2949

6.4 Tutoring and students support

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 than02/10/2013 from the website www.polimi.it - Online services.

Orientation website https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2069


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2149

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 the School of Architecture and 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-17 Degree in Architecture Sciences (Law 270/2004).

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

-  44 credits for basic educational activities (Disciplines: Mathematics, Technical Physics and Plant Design, History of Architecture and Architectural Representation).

- 64 credits for specialised activities (Architectural and Urban Design, Theories and Techniques of Architectural Restoration, Architectural Analysis and Structural Design, Urban design and rural planning, Technological disciplines for architecture and construction, and Valuation disciplines for architecture and urban planning);

- 18 credits for related activities;

- 16 credits for other activities;

- 10 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

For these courses that do not require mandatory 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

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.

When completing their study plans, each student must state a certain number of preferences (maximum of four) for Workshops, Various workshops are offered, 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: SCA - Scienze dell'Architettura MI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
085799AICAR/18STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA ANTICA E MODERNA18.08.0
092966BICAR/14ELEMENTI DI ARCHITETTURA14.04.0
082476AMAT/03
MAT/05
CI ISTITUZIONI DI MATEMATICHE18.08.0
093020A,CICAR/17LABORATORIO DI RAPPRESENTAZIONE110.010.0
093021BICAR/12TECNOLOGIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA26.06.0
093022B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 1212.012.0
082326B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO DI URBANISTICA212.012.0

2 Year courses - Track: SCA - Scienze dell'Architettura MI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
082484AING-IND/11FISICA TECNICA AMBIENTALE18.08.0
094969BICAR/08
ICAR/09
CI STATICA E PRINCIPI DI PROGETTAZIONE DELLE STRUTTURE18.08.0
082488A,B,CICAR/14
ICAR/17
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 2112.012.0
082490AICAR/18STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA28.08.0
093025BICAR/19LABORATORIO DI CONSERVAZIONE DELL'EDILIZIA STORICA210.010.0
093029B,CICAR/12
ICAR/13
LABORATORIO DI COSTRUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA212.012.0

3 Year courses - Track: SCA - Scienze dell'Architettura MI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093032B,CICAR/14
ICAR/15
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 3112.012.0
082343BICAR/12
ICAR/22
CI PROGETTAZIONE TECNOLOGICA E VALUTAZIONE DEL PROGETTO18.08.0
085803CSECS-P/06ECONOMIA E VALUTAZIONE DEI PROGETTI URBANI14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
082554CM-GGR/01GEOGRAFIA URBANA14.0
092967CIUS/10DIRITTO AMMINISTRATIVO PER L'ARCHITETTURA14.0
082555CSPS/07SOCIOLOGIA14.0
093034BICAR/08SCIENZA DELLE COSTRUZIONI28.08.0
083826A,B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
ICAR/17
THEMATIC STUDIO/212.012.0

1 Year courses - Track: AUP - Architectural Sciences MI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
086096AICAR/18HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE18.08.0
092968BICAR/14ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE14.04.0
093044A,CICAR/17ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION STUDIO110.010.0
086100B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
URBAN PLANNING112.012.0
093046BICAR/12ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY26.06.0
086103AMAT/03
MAT/05
IC MATHS28.08.0
093047B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 1212.012.0

2 Year courses - Track: AUP - Architectural Sciences MI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
088591AING-IND/11BUILDING PHYSICS18.08.0
088592BICAR/08
ICAR/09
THEORY AND DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES18.08.0
088595A,B,CICAR/14
ICAR/17
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 2112.012.0
088597AICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE28.08.0
088598B,CICAR/12
ICAR/13
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY STUDIO212.012.0
093052BICAR/19HISTORICAL BUILDING PRESERVATION STUDIO210.010.0

3 Year courses - Track: AUP - Architectural Sciences MI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091059BICAR/12
ICAR/22
IC BUILDING TECHNOLOGY DESIGN AND PROJECT EVALUATION18.08.0
091062B,CICAR/14
ICAR/15
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 3112.012.0
091063CSECS-P/06URBAN ECONOMY14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
095161CSPS/07SOCIAL CHANGE14.0
092969BICAR/08BUILDING STRUCTURE28.08.0
091162----TEMATIC STUDIO212.012.0

1 Year courses - Track: SMN - Scienze dell'Architettura MN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
092966BICAR/14ELEMENTI DI ARCHITETTURA14.04.0
087303AMAT/03
MAT/05
CI ISTITUZIONI DI MATEMATICHE18.08.0
092971A,CICAR/06
ICAR/17
LABORATORIO RAPPRESENTAZIONE 1110.010.0
095127AICAR/18CI STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA18.08.0
093664AING-IND/11FISICA TECNICA28.08.0
082435B,CICAR/12
ICAR/22
MED/42
CI FONDAMENTI DI TECNOLOGIA212.012.0
082430B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 1212.012.0

2 Year courses - Track: SMN - Scienze dell'Architettura MN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
094969BICAR/08
ICAR/09
CI STATICA E PRINCIPI DI PROGETTAZIONE DELLE STRUTTURE18.08.0
093069B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
CI URBANISTICA 1112.012.0
082488A,B,CICAR/14
ICAR/17
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 2112.012.0
093025BICAR/19LABORATORIO DI CONSERVAZIONE DELL'EDILIZIA STORICA210.010.0
082443B,CICAR/12
ICAR/13
LABORATORIO DI COSTRUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA 1212.012.0
082554CM-GGR/01GEOGRAFIA URBANA24.04.0
082323CIUS/10DIRITTO24.0

3 Year courses - Track: SMN - Scienze dell'Architettura MN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
082547AICAR/18STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA18.08.0
093034BICAR/08SCIENZA DELLE COSTRUZIONI18.08.0
093032B,CICAR/14
ICAR/15
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 3112.012.0
083826A,B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
ICAR/17
THEMATIC STUDIO/212.012.0
094900CICAR/16INTERNI TRA PERMANENZA E TEMPORANEITÀ24.012.0
091228CICAR/15FONDAMENTI DI ARCHITETTURA DEL PAESAGGIO24.0
094889AICAR/18STORIA DELLE TECNICHE COSTRUTTIVE24.0
094839----WORKSHOP (a)--24.0
094856----WORKSHOP (b)--24.0

(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

3rd year will be activated from A. A. 2013/2014

7.4 Foreign language

Knowledge of the English language is a prerequisite for admission to the Politecnico.

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” available on the university website:

 


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3029

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=2309


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=3109

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3189

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

MILAN

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

 MANTOVA

Cartography Service (Environmental Planning Workshop)

This service allows students to consult historical cartography material, land registry maps for the city and provinceof Mantova, urban plans, thematic maps for the Lombardia Region and IGM Tables. Address: Via Scarsellini, 15 (MN) Hours: Tuesday from 9:30 to13:00 and Thursday from 9:30 to 13:00

Telephone: +39.0376.317017

 Modelling Workshop

The workshop allows students to use machine tools such as milling and sanding machines, drills, jig saws and various manual tools for model making. Access to the modelling workshop and use of the tools in it is subject to issue of authorisation by the relevant lecturer. Application forms for authorisation can be collected from the Security Office at the following times: Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 13:30.  When the application form is handed in, the hours for access to the workshop will be booked.  Address: Via Scarsellini, 15 (MN) Workshop hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00

Telephone: +39 0376.317020

 Mantova Campus Library

The Library at the Mantova Campus belongs to the University Library System and therefore refers to the Service Charter.

- Consultation at the library accessible to all

- Loan service only for Politecnico di Milano users and affiliated users (students of courses instituted at the Mantova Campus ofPaviaUniversity)

-External interlibrary loan service

-Intra-University interlibrary loan service

-Document delivery

- Direct and online reference

- Computer workstations for surfing the Internet, consultation of the catalogue, University digital resources and Degree theses in electronic format

 Wi-Fi coverage is guaranteed for Politecnico di Milano users and, based on the agreement stipulated between the Greater Mantova Library System, theUniversityofMantova Foundationand the Politecnico di Milano Campus, interlibrary loans from theProvinceofMantova Library Systemare organised locally by the travelling library. Libraries in theProvinceofMantovacan also send requests directly to the Mantova Campus by e-mail (biblioteca.mantova@biblio.polimi.it) or by fax (0376/317024). Students enrolled for Degree programmes held at the Mantova Campus may apply directly to the staff of the Mantova Campus library to borrow books owned by libraries in the Province.

Hours: For opening hours and consultation procedures, visit the Library's website. Address: Via Scarsellini, 15 (MN) Telephone: +39 0376.317024 Website: www.biblio.polimi.it


11. International context

The Politecnico is conducting comparative analyses with the major international universities. Reports and studies will soon be available on the Politecnico di Milano website, in the Study Manifesto section.


12. Internationalization

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 partner universities.

For further information:

-    at the Milan Campus, visit Studesk 1 - Via Golgi 42,Milan       

-        at the Mantova Campus, visit Studesk 7 - Via Scarsellini 15, Mantova

        


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 entrance test. Students obliged to take these Compulsory Additional Modules will be listed on the admission rankings.

OFAs are supplementary studies for students who 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 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 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 (Compulsory Additional Module) 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 for both 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 the balance between workshop sections allocated according to merit. Students are not allowed to attend workshops or courses that are not included in their study 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 to 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 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 they are established, 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 courses in the 2nd semester, entered once again on 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 change plan for the 2nd semester.

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

14.4 Additional courses

Students are not permitted to add additional courses offered by the Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture.

Students may enter additional courses to their study plans, chosen from the list of those offered by the Degree Programme in Architecture Science.

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.

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.

The list of available courses will be published on the school’s website www.arch.polimi.it.

For the rules regarding the contribution of credits for individual courses towards the total credits required for a degree at the Politecnico, visit the following 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 a merit classification based on the student’s first stated preference. Students that still have not been assigned places 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.

The compulsory attendance must be at least 70%.

 

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’.

 

 

The following instructions apply to the Degree Programme in Architecture Science:

- recording precedence: the examination for the course “Instituzioni di Matematiche” must be recorded prior to third year examinations.

- recommended precedence: the courses in the Degree Programme are organised in a sequence that offers students a path for progressively acquiring the necessary skills and abilities. Since this progression is the condition for obtaining the best education, students are strongly discouraged from participating in Workshops before they have taken the single-subject and integrated courses that provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to obtain the most out of the study programme. Students are also strongly encouraged to take all 1st  year exams and those in the first semester of the 2nd year before taking any 3rd year courses.

Recommended order:

- the course “Laboratorio di rappresentazione” (1st semester – year 1) should be taken before “Laboratorio di progettazione architettonica 1” (2nd semester  year 1);

- the course “Tecnologia” (year 1) should be taken before “Laboratorio di Costruzione dell’
Architettura 1” (year 2)

- the course “Teorie e progetto di costruzioni e strutture” (year 2) should be taken before the course “Scienze delle costruzioni” (year 3)

 

14.8 Attendance requirements and certification methods

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

Workshops

Attendance at Workshops, including Thematic 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.

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.

 

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 examination 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 examination 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 and will not be allowed to include the course or 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 Architecture Science 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 Architecture.

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.

 

SPECIFIC NOTES

Students enrolled in the 3rd year will be assigned to one of the following courses based on merit:

Economica e valutazione dei progetti urbani

Geografia Urbana

Sociologia

Diritto amministativo per l’architettura

When retaking courses for a second time, students may not be assigned to the same section as the previous academic year due to the merit-based criteria.

First-year students enrolled in 2013/2014 must pass the Mathematics course before they can take 3rd year exams.

Important note: as of the academic year 2015/2016, the previous rule will also apply to students enrolled before 2013/2014.

 

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