Academic Year 2014/15





School of Civil Architecture



Degree Programme of:


Architectural Design
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Civil Architecture
Code Reference Law1118
NameArchitectural Design
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 2,3
Official language(s) () Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Angelo Torricelli
Coordinator of the Study programme Francesca Bonfante
Website of the School http://www.arch2.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
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() The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.


Central Student Office - Milano Bovisa
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2. General presentation of the study programme

The Programme in Architectural Design has the objective of preparation based on knowledge of architecture in its historical, logical-formal, aesthetic, constructive, technological and representational aspects.

The architectural project in its theoretical and operational aspects refers to various areas and scales of application: city, landscape, construction environment, interiors.

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design proposes a graduate able to adequately respond to the growing complexity of problems related to architectural design and to new tasks and responsibilities required by the professional world. It has the objective of a professional figure able to cooperate in design activities by mastering individual techniques; the objective is, therefore, to provide an overall critical and intellectual preparation together with defined technical skills.


3. Learning objectives

The Bachelor of Architectural Design requires full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities.

As specified in the teaching regulations, 180 credits are required to obtain the Bachelor of Science. More specifically, for the basic courses (Mathematics, History of architecture, Basic drawing, Basic drawing with applied computer science and Energy systems for indoor comfort) 52 credits; about 90 credits are required for Architectural design, Restoration, Urbanism, Technological culture of Architecture, Structural mechanics, Constructive systems, Valuation; for other electives activities 20 credits; 22 credits are required for professional practice, final work and optional courses

The graduate in Architectural Design must:

- have adequate knowledge of history of architecture, tools and types of representation, methodological/operational aspects of mathematics and other basic sciences and ability to use such knowledge to interpret and describe architectural problems;

- have adequate knowledge of methodological/operational aspects concerning subjects characterising the programme and ability to identify, formulate and solve architectural problems using latest methods, techniques and tools;

- have adequate knowledge of aspects concerning technical and economic feasibility, cost calculation and production processes and building construction;

- be able to use building construction design techniques and tools.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The Programme, respecting the qualifying educational objectives of the class, a graduate able to adequately respond to the growing complexity of problems related to architectural design and to new tasks and responsibilities required by the professional world. It has the specific objective of preparing a professional figure based on knowledge of architecture in its historical, logical-formal, aesthetic, constructive, technological and representational aspects, able to cooperate with design activities by mastering individual techniques;. The Programme  has the objective of providing an overall project preparation in which the Architectural Project in its theoretical and operational aspects refers to various areas and scales of application: city, landscape, construction environment, interiors.

The educational programme, characterised by its focus on project experience, aims at detailed analysis of the common denominator of the disciplines which contribute to project construction, with particular reference to the combination of the various scales of application. The study programme foresees maximum student commitment in project experience, with 90 CFU credits (out of a total of 180) dedicated to the Architectural Design Studio (which foresees integration of the following subjects: Architectural Composition, Structures, Drawing, Technology) and to Laboratories focussed on Interior Architecture, Restoration and Urbanistics. The latter are organised and carried out with the intention of introducing the student to the study of particular project areas which constitute the focussed programmes of the Master of Science in Architecture-Architectural Design at the School of Civil Architecture. The choice is therefore to organise educational activities in two main, well-correlated moments: at the core are the design Laboratory activities as well as operations research in addition to the study of architectural disciplines in their humanistic, artistic and technical-scientific aspects, as well as those which can positively supplement and enrich the scope of knowledge. In Studios, all subjects present bring their point of view to the project, questioning their teaching and cultural content. In summary, all disciplines are required to cover all project tools and cultures within the educational process.


Expected learning results, expressed in European qualification Descriptors

 

Knowledge and understanding

The educational process is centred on the Design Studios which, starting from the first year, deal with the Architectural project issue in all its complexity and multi-disciplinarity. In the Laboratories, the student acquires knowledge and ability of understanding which make him aware of experimental work via those practices which teach observation and connection in order to develop comparisons - interpretation and diagnosis, therefore - outside pre-constructed models.

To reach this objective both basic as well as characterising educational activities are involved, organised within multidisciplinary Studios (Architectural composition, Architectural technology, Structures, Plant, Restoration, Urbanistics, Surveying and Representation) or in Courses (historic, mathematical, physical and estimation disciplines) which, by establishing theoretical foundations, contribute to the formation of the architectural Project as a whole.

The teaching methods with which these objectives are followed are strictly related to the aspect characterising the educational programme, which is the centrality of the architectural Project around which the entire knowledge process rotates; fundamental teaching tools in this sense are (along with lectures - exercises during lectures - project review in Studios) supplementary knowledge teaching activities such as related teaching seminars and comparison amongst courses and between courses and laboratories and exhibition of projects elaborated by students in Studios year by year. The above comparison, which organises what has been learnt year by year, facilitates development of student knowledge and understanding.

 

Applying knowledge and understanding

The structure of Design Studios, in which all contributing disciplines bring their point of view, questioning their teaching and cultural content, permits coverage of all Architectural project tools and cultures in the education process. Students therefore acquire the ability to apply know-how and learning methods learnt (knowledge of architecture in its historical, logical-formal, aesthetic, constructive, technological and representational aspects), in order to cooperate in design activities by mastering theoretical tools and individual techniques.

Teaching methods and tools organised in order to guarantee the graduate these abilities are exercises during courses, project reviews during laboratories, methods of integrating knowledge such as seminars and exhibitions organised annually.

In applying his/her knowledge and ability to understand, the student may exploit certain instrumental Laboratories (Information technology, Modelling, Construction diagnostics, Material tests, Architectural morphological analyses and models) as well as historical-thematic Archives. These structures represent both places of teaching support for Courses and Studioss as well as places of analysis of issues of specific interest to students.

 

Making judgements

The teaching structure of the Studios, based on project work and on continual criticism of the same, sees the student active in defining the project as an autonomous decision process.

Students are therefore led to develop autonomy of judgement via continuous discussion of the proposed project choices within their workgroup, amongst workgroups dealing with the same project issue and with professors. The graduate will have therefore developed, by continuously carrying out the above exercise, autonomy of judgement in his field of study.

These educational methods are verified by a system of evaluation of student understanding, paying attention to self-evaluation and autonomy of judgement abilities:

- concerning courses: continuous tests in order to verify gradual understanding of subject notions and final exam which always comprises a face-to-face interview with course professors in which the student is called upon to demonstrate ability to summarise knowledge acquired.

- concerning Studios: project reviews to evaluate acquired maturity and understanding of design issues and verify ability to gradually build the project, bearing in mind the points of view of the various subjects in terms of acquired know-how; final project presentation via appropriate communication and graphic representation methods; individual discussion of project results by the student in the presence of all Laboratory professors.

 

Communication skills

Discussion of project choices, implemented via continuous confrontation in Studios with other students and with professors, as well as via exhibitions and related seminars which students are called upon annually to prepare and attend, permit development of further communication and graphical representation skills, not only of final solutions but also of the decision process producing them.

This exercise, carried out each year in the three-year programme, puts the graduate in a position to be able to communicate architectural project issues, both to specialised and non-specialised persons.

 

Learning skills

Graduates, by practicing architectural projects in the various areas and scales of application, via in-depth analysis of the relations between disciplines contributing to their construction, develop autonomous and personal learning skills allowing them to face any further studies will a high degree of autonomy as well as being able to contribute to design activity with specific technical skills defined in Presidential Decree 328/99

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (2nd degree), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master)


The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design gives access to Master of Science Programmes; admission to such Programmes may require educational debits to be extinguished as well as credits acquired to be recognised which vary according to the Master of Science chosen.
The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design gives access to EU Master of Science Programmes at the School of Civil Architecture without educational debits. It also gives access, pursuant to the provisions of Ministerial Decree 270, to all Master of Science 4 Programmes (Master of Science in Architecture-Architectural Design) without educational debits.
To enrol in the EU Master of Science Programmes at the School of Civil Architecture, the selection test foreseen by article 1 of law 264/99 must be passed.
Students at the School of Civil Architecture which on 30 September of their second year respect the N and V parameters (average of 27 and 100 CFU credits for students enrolled as from academic year 2006-2007, average of 25 and 100 CFU credits for enrolled as from academic year 2005-2006) are admitted without a selection test, as long as they graduate within four years of enrolment and have a level of knowledge of the foreign language established by the University.
To be admitted to the selection test it is imperative that the student delivers to the Departmental Secretary of the School of Civil Architecture, within the notified deadline, a portfolio.

Based on the selection test a ranking of candidates will be prepared up to the number of places available. Admission test results will be made available on the candidate's personal page.
In the March admission window, a number of candidates equal to those places not occupied in September may enrol, based on the ranking.

After graduating in the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design it is also possible to access 1st level university Master of Science Programmes activated at the School of Civil Architecture or at other Universities.

For more information see: Allegato tecnico al Regolamento didattico (www.arch2.polimi.it)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

A degree in Architecture Sciences enable the graduate to contribute and cooperate to architectural projects within the terms defined by the D.P.R. 328/01, which introduced the role of the"Junior Architect". The graduate will be employed by public or private institutions and bodies working on city and territory construction and transformation (institutions, public or private bodies and firms).


Recent  legislation (pursuant to Presidential Decree 328/2001) has widened the scope of those who may become members of the Order of Architects, comprising, as well as Architects, landscaper, planners and conservationists.
In addition, the law has divided the Register into two sections, denominated A and B, section A is reserved for Masters and section B for Bachelors (only in architecture and planning).
Those enrolled in section B have the qualification of junior Architect.
To enrol in the professional Registers as a junior Architect the order has foreseen that a Professional Exam must be passed, to be taken at the end of the study Programme after Graduation.
The Professional Exam foresees a practical test consisting of a project, two written tests and an oral test.. The Commission is chaired by a university professor appointed by the ministry and comprises professionals, public servants and university professors indicated by the professional orders and chosen by the Ministry.
For both sections A and B of the Order of Architects, the possibility to substitute the practical test with certified internship periods is being studied, to be carried out during the Programme of studies subject to the student having passed all his exams.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The job of the graduate in Architectural Design is that of contributing to the design activity in architectural fields, carrying out the tasks foreseen in Presidential Decree 328/01. Specific tasks concern activity related to architectural design and Urbanistics in the various areas and scales of application.

Professional opportunities for graduates are provided by institutions and public and private bodies operating in the fields of construction and city and territory transformation, institutions, public and private companies, professional studios, construction design companies.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design (3 years) enables the graduate to contribute and cooperate to architectural projects within the terms defined by the Presidential Decree 328/01, which introduced the role of the "Junior Architect". The graduate will be employed by public or private institutions and bodies working on urban construction and transformation (institutions, public or private bodies and firms).


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Italian secondary school leaving qualification or other comparable foreign qualification (level 4 EQF)


Preliminary Notice
Since the  Academic Year 2014/15 a  new  curriculum  in Architectural Design (Progettazione dell'Architettura), unifying  four curricula in the L-17 class until now present at the Politecnico di Milano, will be offered  and this will imply the progressive  closure and deactivation of all curricula in Architectural Design (Progettazione Architettonica), until  the final  completion of their  cycle in the Academic Year 2015/16. 
Thus, beginning since Academic Year 2014/15, there will be no new registration to the first year of Architectural Design (Progettazione Architettonica). Only courses for the second and third year will be offered, in addition to some special support activities and courses aimed towards the students who left behind some of their exams, in order to help them with completing their studies in agreement with the curricula in vigour at the time of their enrollment .

6.2 Requested knowledge

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

Tutoring offers the following services:

-information on Bachelor and Master Degree Programmes for final year high-school students, for first year students and subsequent year students;

- teaching guidance for first and subsequent year students (each year the School of Civil Architecture, via announcements, promotes the cooperation of students in tutoring activities);

-teaching support meetings held by professors (each year the School promotes selection of professor-tutors to facilitate student integration and understanding);

-internship training project and verification of student activity.


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

A compulsory test, including the knowledge of English, is required for matriculation. As specified in the didactic regulations, 180 credits are required to obtain the first level degree. More specifically: 50 credits are devoted to the basic activities (Drawing, History of architecture, Mathematics, Building Physics); 88 credits are devoted to characteristic and distinguishing activities (Architectural composition, Technological culture of architecture, Restoration , Urban design, Structural Design and Mechanics, Economical Evaluation of Projects); 32 credits are devoted to integrative and elective activities; 10 credits are reserved to professional practice and final work.


Study Track Priorities, Constraints
In addition to course progress foreseen by the Study Manifesto, the student must respect the following priorities:
- students are advised to acquire CFU credits contained in the 1st course year before those of the 2nd and to always anticipate acquisition of laboratory credits with respect to course credits in order to more easily comply with the regulation which foresees the possibility of enrolment in 3rd year courses only for those students which have at least 40 CFU credits corresponding to the 1st course year, amongst which those acquired by passing the Design Studio 1 exam.
- The student may enrol in the Architectural Design Studio 2 only after having acquired, with the final score, credits corresponding to Architectural Design Studio 1.
- The student may enrol in the Architectural Design Studio 3 only after having acquired, with the final score, credits corresponding to Architectural Design Studio 2.
- the course in 'Mathematics I and the Architectural design studio 1' are preparatory for the course in 'Structural mechanics', in the sense that the 'Structural mechanics' exam may be taken only after having passed 'Mathematics I and the Architectural design studio 1'.

7.2 Mode of study

The Course requires a full time involvement and includes: - Courses, including lectures and practicing; - Multi-disciplinary Design Laboratories, with compulsory attendance; Seminars.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

2 Year courses - Track: ARC - Progettazione Architettonica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093679BICAR/12
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 2--A12.012.0
093818A,B,CICAR/17
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO DI RESTAUROA12.012.0
084842AING-IND/11FISICA TECNICA E IMPIANTIA8.08.0
087135B,CICAR/21
IUS/10
FONDAMENTI DI URBANISTICA CON DIRITTO URBANISTICO26.06.0
087791BICAR/08MECCANICA DELLE STRUTTURE16.06.0
087132AICAR/18STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEAA8.08.0
093681AICAR/17DISEGNO DELL'ARCHITETTURA24.04.0
096515CICAR/16EXHIBITION AND MUSEOGRAPHY24.04.0
081566AMAT/07ARCHEOASTRONOMIA14.0
074632BICAR/14ARCHITETTURA E COMPOSIZIONE ARCHITETTONICA24.0
080324B,CICAR/19CONSOLIDAMENTO14.0
091990CING-IND/22DURABILITA' E CONSERVAZIONE DEI MATERIALI DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
078286BICAR/14ELEMENTI DI CRITICA DELL'ARCHITETTURA24.0
089404--M-GGR/01GEOGRAFIA UMANA14.0
096513BICAR/09ARCHITECTURE OF STEEL STRUCTURES14.0
096533BICAR/21MACROURBANISTICA14.0
089383--ICAR/05PIANIFICAZIONE DEI TRASPORTI24.0
093814--SECS-P/06PRINCIPI DI ECONOMIA24.0
092243CICAR/16PROGETTO E ARREDO DEGLI SPAZI APERTI14.0
096514BICAR/14URBAN AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IN CHINA24.0
071184CICAR/16PROGETTAZIONE DEL PRODOTTO D'ARREDO14.0
096946AING-IND/11PROBLEMATICHE ENERGETICHE E STRATEGIE DI INTERVENTO NEGLI EDIFICI ESISTENTI24.0
093870AICAR/18RAPPORTI TRA ARTI E ARCHITETTURA24.0
078289B,CICAR/19RESTAURO ARCHEOLOGICO14.0
076307AICAR/06RILIEVO DELLA CITTA' E CARTOGRAFIA24.0
074640CICAR/16SCENOGRAFIA24.0
071211BICAR/09SPERIMENTAZIONE DEI MATERIALI, DEI MODELLI E DELLE STRUTTURE24.0
093797--ICAR/15HISTORY AND DESIGN OF CONTEMPORARY GARDENS24.0
071207B,CICAR/19TEORIE E STORIA DEL RESTAURO *14.0
084297AICAR/06TRATTAMENTO DELLE OSSERVAZIONI 114.0
096512AICAR/06TREATMENT OF OBSERVATIONS 224.0
093796--IUS/04DIRITTO D'AUTORE14.0
093809--SECS-P/06ECONOMIA URBANA E DELL'AMBIENTE24.0

3 Year courses - Track: ARC - Progettazione Architettonica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091053A,BICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
ICAR/17
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA 3A22.022.0
084973BICAR/21LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICAA12.012.0
089673BICAR/22ESTIMO ED ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE14.04.0
084846AICAR/18STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA MODERNA14.04.0
089384----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--16.06.0
089387----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--26.0
089389----FINAL WORK--14.04.0
089393----FINAL WORK--24.0
096515CICAR/16EXHIBITION AND MUSEOGRAPHY24.08.0
081566AMAT/07ARCHEOASTRONOMIA14.0
074632BICAR/14ARCHITETTURA E COMPOSIZIONE ARCHITETTONICA24.0
080324B,CICAR/19CONSOLIDAMENTO14.0
091990CING-IND/22DURABILITA' E CONSERVAZIONE DEI MATERIALI DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
078286BICAR/14ELEMENTI DI CRITICA DELL'ARCHITETTURA24.0
089404--M-GGR/01GEOGRAFIA UMANA14.0
096513BICAR/09ARCHITECTURE OF STEEL STRUCTURES14.0
096533BICAR/21MACROURBANISTICA14.0
089383--ICAR/05PIANIFICAZIONE DEI TRASPORTI24.0
093814--SECS-P/06PRINCIPI DI ECONOMIA24.0
092243CICAR/16PROGETTO E ARREDO DEGLI SPAZI APERTI14.0
096514BICAR/14URBAN AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IN CHINA24.0
071184CICAR/16PROGETTAZIONE DEL PRODOTTO D'ARREDO14.0
096946AING-IND/11PROBLEMATICHE ENERGETICHE E STRATEGIE DI INTERVENTO NEGLI EDIFICI ESISTENTI24.0
093870AICAR/18RAPPORTI TRA ARTI E ARCHITETTURA24.0
078289B,CICAR/19RESTAURO ARCHEOLOGICO14.0
076307AICAR/06RILIEVO DELLA CITTA' E CARTOGRAFIA24.0
074640CICAR/16SCENOGRAFIA24.0
071211BICAR/09SPERIMENTAZIONE DEI MATERIALI, DEI MODELLI E DELLE STRUTTURE24.0
093797--ICAR/15HISTORY AND DESIGN OF CONTEMPORARY GARDENS24.0
071207B,CICAR/19TEORIE E STORIA DEL RESTAURO *14.0
084297AICAR/06TRATTAMENTO DELLE OSSERVAZIONI 114.0
096512AICAR/06TREATMENT OF OBSERVATIONS 224.0
093796--IUS/04DIRITTO D'AUTORE14.0
093809--SECS-P/06ECONOMIA URBANA E DELL'AMBIENTE24.0

2 Year courses - Track: SCI - Architectural Design


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
094895BICAR/12
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 2A12.012.0
094898A,B,CICAR/17
ICAR/19
RESTORATION STUDIOA12.012.0
094906AICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTUREA8.08.0
095195AICAR/17ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING24.04.0
094907AING-IND/11TECHNICAL PHYSICS AND MECHANICAL PLANTSA8.08.0
094908BICAR/08STRUCTURAL MECHANIC16.06.0
094909B,CICAR/21
IUS/10
PRINCIPLE OF URBAN PLANNING WITH URBAN LAW26.06.0
095305BICAR/14ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL COMPOSITION24.04.0
091458CICAR/16EXHIBITION AND MUSEOGRAPHY24.0
096947AING-IND/11ENERGY PROBLEMS AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES IN EXISTING BUILDINGS24.0
096565CICAR/16FORNITURE DESIGN14.0
091639AMAT/07ARCHEO ASTRONOMY14.0
091685B,CICAR/19CONSOLIDATION14.0
092123CICAR/16DESIGN OF PUBBLIC SPACE14.0
091687CING-IND/22DURABILITY CONSERVATION OF ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS14.0
091709BICAR/14INTRODUCTION TO CRITICISM OF ARCHITECTURE24.0
091900--M-GGR/01HUMAN GEOGRAPHY14.0
096579BICAR/21REGIONAL PLANNING14.0
091901BICAR/09ARCHITECTURE OF STEEL STRUCTURES14.0
091902--ICAR/05TRANSPORTATION PLANNING24.0
091937--SECS-P/06PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS24.0
092099BICAR/14URBAN AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IN CHINA24.0
092191AICAR/18RELATIONS BETWEEN ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE24.0
092223B,CICAR/19ARCHEOLOGICAL RESTORATION14.0
092763AICAR/06URBAN SURVEY AND CARTOGRAPHY24.0
092819CICAR/16SCENOGRAPHY24.0
092918BICAR/09EXPERIMENTATION OF MATERIALS, MODELS AND STRUCTURES24.0
093018B,CICAR/19THEORIES AND HISTORY OF RESTORATION14.0
096489AICAR/06DATA PROCESSING 114.0
096488AICAR/06DATA PROCESSING 224.0
093176--IUS/04COPYRIGHT14.0
093209--SECS-P/06URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS24.0
096580--ICAR/15LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE24.0

3 Year courses - Track: SCI - Architectural Design


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093491A,BICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
ICAR/17
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 3A22.022.0
093508CICAR/16INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIOA12.012.0
093509BICAR/22SURVEY AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE14.04.0
093900AICAR/18HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE14.04.0
093972----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--16.06.0
093972----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--26.0
094086----FINAL WORK--14.04.0
094086----FINAL WORK--24.0
091458CICAR/16EXHIBITION AND MUSEOGRAPHY24.08.0
096947AING-IND/11ENERGY PROBLEMS AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES IN EXISTING BUILDINGS24.0
091639AMAT/07ARCHEO ASTRONOMY14.0
096565CICAR/16FORNITURE DESIGN14.0
095305BICAR/14ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL COMPOSITION24.0
091685B,CICAR/19CONSOLIDATION14.0
092123CICAR/16DESIGN OF PUBBLIC SPACE14.0
091687CING-IND/22DURABILITY CONSERVATION OF ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS14.0
091709BICAR/14INTRODUCTION TO CRITICISM OF ARCHITECTURE24.0
091900--M-GGR/01HUMAN GEOGRAPHY14.0
096579BICAR/21REGIONAL PLANNING14.0
091901BICAR/09ARCHITECTURE OF STEEL STRUCTURES14.0
091902--ICAR/05TRANSPORTATION PLANNING24.0
091937--SECS-P/06PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS24.0
092099BICAR/14URBAN AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IN CHINA24.0
092191AICAR/18RELATIONS BETWEEN ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE24.0
092223B,CICAR/19ARCHEOLOGICAL RESTORATION14.0
092763AICAR/06URBAN SURVEY AND CARTOGRAPHY24.0
092819CICAR/16SCENOGRAPHY24.0
092918BICAR/09EXPERIMENTATION OF MATERIALS, MODELS AND STRUCTURES24.0
093018B,CICAR/19THEORIES AND HISTORY OF RESTORATION14.0
093176--IUS/04COPYRIGHT14.0
096489AICAR/06DATA PROCESSING 114.0
096488AICAR/06DATA PROCESSING 224.0
093209--SECS-P/06URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS24.0
096580--ICAR/15LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE24.0

7.4 Foreign language

Amongst admission requirements is the knowledge of English, as previously foreseen by the University for DM509 courses. Possession of this requisite will be evaluated and may give rise to CSEs The University will therefore offer students English language courses to fulfil any CSEs.


Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

In order to obtain the CFU Credits for the Final Test and be admitted to the Graduation Exam, the student must produce a folder (thesis document) illustrating a critical assessment of his education.

The Graduation Exam has a score of 0 to 8 points, to be added to the average obtained during the three years.

For the methods, content and minimum standards for the preparation of a dissertation students should refer to relevant paragraphs of the provisions specific to the Academic Regulations (www.arch2.polimi.it).


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
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8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
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9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

The Durando Architectural Teaching Library, BDAD, was opened to the public in 1997. With the objective of providing a sufficiently broad base to cover the interests of students, professors and researchers, it has texts indicated in the bibliographies of the official teaching programmes and texts permitting in-depth study of subject matter related to the issues of architectural design and which document the progress of Italian and foreign design culture. In the reference sector, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, codes and annals, historic treatises and regulatory texts may be freely consulted. An open bookcase of over 160 magazines which the library subscribes to since 1997 is available.

Library opening hours: 8.30 - 20.50 from Monday to Friday; 14.00-17.50 on Saturday

In addition to the lecture theatres for Course and Laboratory teaching, the School of Building Architecture also uses:

- Lecture theatres with IT equipment in via Durando 10 and in via La Masa 34;

- Linguistic Laboratory; 

- The Information Technology Laboratory of the Department of Architectural Design in via Durando 10 which provides IT support for research and teaching activity for: elaboration of subject-oriented urban plans based on historic and archive databases; to scale graphic rendering of photogrammetric surveys; urban surveys for formulation of intervention and implementation Plans; comparative analysis of typological and architectural schemes; acquisition, preparation and production of text, graphic and photographic page layouts for exhibitions and hypertexts and digital publishing.

 

In addition to the previous one, on the School campus the following laboratoris are available:

- Modelling laboratory: plans and creates architectural models in various scales, from territorial to urban, construction, interiors and accessories, using multiple execution techniques, materials and finishes, relating to the various possible use of models, which range from verification of projects still in the analysis phase to final presentation of architectures or scaled construction of existing works;

- Macro urbanistics, mobility and, urban design laboratory: prepares reliable scenarios of macro-economic and macro-urbanistic transformations via instrumentation and statistical and cartographic calculations as well as simulations and evolutionary proportioning of transport systems. In addition, tackles complex project issues with quantification of project activities and urban re-design;

- Diagnostic Laboratory for building conservation and re-use: surveys level of decay and carries out diagnostics for projects concerning building conservation, management and re-use. In particular, studies the metric, static and materials consistency of buildings, identifies decay pathologies and corresponding causes and the most adequate graphic rendering to proceed with the subsequent conservation project.

Photography Laboratory  and Light laboratory are also actives in the campus. 

Furthermore, on the via Durando 38/A campus, offers a consultancy service for the Piero Bottoni Archive (, the most important document collection of the Politecnico di Milano, with over 90,000 exhibits (drawings, posters, models, furniture, objects, photographs, books, periodicals, booklets, etc.) concerning the works of Piero Bottoni, a prominent figure in Italian architectural and urbanistic culture of the twentieth century, as well as of other important architects including Le Corbusier and Terragni

http://bottoni.dpa.polimi.it/index800x600.html)

 

he consultancy service is extended also to Archive of Lombard Architects and EngineersAlbe e Lica Steiner Archive and Historic Archives of Politecnico di Milano

The School prints the annual" Student Guide" which contains a full overview of courses and services provided. Is also published with regularity the GIORNALE DELLA SCUOLA DI ARCHITETTURA CIVILE.

At the School a Printing Centre is active which takes care of publication and sale of material.

Professors' lectures and publications may be consulted on the University web site at: www.arch2.polimi.it


11. International context

The main objective of the Bachelor of Science is that of preparing an Architect able to collaborate in the elaboration process of an Architectural Project on various scales within the scope of a systemic logic in which, alongside architectural composition disciplines are those of a technical-scientific and technological nature.

Hence the organisation of teaching around Integrated Design Studios and therefore the continual need to break down of cognitive and methodological contributions into component parts and to re-compose them in building the project in detail; an approach in which experimentation has a significant role.

Evaluation of student understanding is necessarily oriented not towards self-reference of the subject but rather a perspective of knowledge integration.

Evaluation of efficacy of this type of teaching is left to cooperation and comparison with other Schools of Architecture, especially at the international level.

Important operational tools in this sense are the various integrated design laboratory experiences organised together with foreign Schools.

Benchmark studies are being launched.


12. Internationalization

Within the scope of international exchange (EU and extra EU), students may spend a period of study abroad which normally has a duration of one semester, according to the following procedure:

- duration of one year if carried out during the 2nd year;

- during the first semester of the 3rd year.

Selected students must agree a study track with the mobility promoter equivalent to the course of the foreign University up to a maximum of 80 CFU Credits.

Within this limit the student may reiterate the experience abroad but only within the scope of international exchange programmes outside the EU. The tutor promoting the exchange will submit the credits and corresponding equivalence of Courses and Laboratories passed by the student abroad to the School Board for recognition.


LIFE LEARNING PROGRAMME (LLP) / ERASMUS - STUDENT STUDY MOBILITY

The LLP Programme, promoted by the European Union, allows European students enrolled in European universities taking part in a partnership programme to follow courses at foreign universities with the guarantee of recognition of courses and exams taken. This programme has the main objective of offering European students

the possibility to study and live abroad as part of the daily life of the host country in order to understand uses and customs.

The LLP programme affords students the possibility to experience not only different cultures but also different traditions and teaching and project methods.

Students from outside the European Union may also take part as long as they have been resident in Italy for more than 5 years. Universities at

which students may carry out a period of Erasmus exchange are those foreseen by Institutional agreements which the School of Civil Architecture has stipulated with each partner campus. In the LLP announcement regarding destinations, the mobility promoters, professors which have created the exchange and which take care of coordinating exchange activities between our University and the foreign university are indicated.

The "coordinating" professor, on the other hand, is the person the student should refer to for defining his study curriculum for the study period spent abroad. Upon official confirmation from the European Union concerning our proposal for student mobility, each year, at the end of February, the School of Civil Architecture starts the selection procedure with the aim of preparing a ranking of students considered suitable for exchange with European universities.

The exchange is finalised with acceptance by the student of the assigned location and confirmation of acceptance by the partner, subject to control of the student profiles and forms sent by Exchange-Bovisa within the established deadlines.


LIFE LEARNING PROGRAMME (LLP) / ERASMUS - STUDENT MOBILITY FOR INTERNSHIPS

The Sectorial Erasmus Programme allows students in higher education institutes which are holders of "Extended EUCs" to access internships in companies, education and research centres (excluding European institutions or organisations managing European programmes) present in one of the "Participating Countries" of the programme.

The student, which may receive an ad hoc community contribution for the internship period, has the opportunity to acquire specific skills and a better understanding of the host Country's social and economic culture with the support of preparation or refresher language courses of the host Country (or in the working language) with the final aim of facilitating mobility of young workers throughout Europe.

before leaving, each student must have a work programme (Training Agreement) signed by the beneficiary, by the higher education institute and by the host organisation.

The internship period must be covered by a Placement Contract signed by the beneficiary and by the higher education institute or originating consortium.

For disabled students specific contributions are foreseen.

Furthermore, students bound for countries whose language is less used and taught have the possibility to participate in intensive language training courses (EILC - Erasmus Intensive Language Courses), useful for the subsequent Erasmus mobility period.

Interested students may apply at the Exchange-Bovisa International Projects Office within the deadlines established in the specific announcements.


All information and programmes regarding International Relations may be requested to:

EXCHANGE-BOVISA

Via Durando 10 - 20158 Milan

Tel: 02.2399.5721 - Fax: 02.2399.5675

E-mail: exchange-bovisa@polimi.it

opening hours: Monday-Tuesday-Thursday, 10.00-12.30; Wednesday

and Friday by appointment

 

School of Civil Architecture: Marco Grassi

Via Durando 10 - 20158 Milan

Tel: 02.2399.7140 - Fax: 02.2399.7135

E-mail: arcmibov@polimi.it

opening hours: from Tuesday to Thursday, 10.00-12.30 / 14:30-16:30 -

Friday, 10.00-12.30.

www.arch2.polimi.it at the link "strutture".

 

The professor in charge for the School of Civil Architecture is Maurizio Meriggi.


PARTNER UNIVERSITIES, COUNTRY AND PROMOTOR

The School of Civil Architecture promotes international agreements with different European countries (Austria, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany, France, Poland, etc..) and non - European countries (Brazil, Australia, Chile, China, Japan , Mexico, etc.).


13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information

Specific information and rules on:
 Passages of course, transfers;
 Additional educational (OFA);
 Organisation of teaching and frequencies;
 Study plan;
 Allocation criteria;
 Courses in excess;
 Participation and credits recognition of  workshops;
 Registration for exams and timing ;
 Specific provisions are contained in the Academic Regulations (www.arch2.polimi.it) which each student will see.


Only the original in Italian is valid.

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