Academic Year 2014/15





School of Civil Architecture



Degree Programme of:


Architecture - Building Architecture
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Civil Architecture
Code Reference Law1140
NameArchitecture - Building Architecture
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-4 - Architecture and Architectural engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2008/2009
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) Italian
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Angelo Torricelli
Coordinator of the Study programme --
Website of the School http://www.arch2.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
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Central Student Office - Milano Bovisa
Address --

2. General presentation of the study programme

The EU Master of Science in Architecture-Building Architecture aims to produce European architects who, on the basis of advanced professional knowledge, are able to respond sufficiently and innovatively to the complex nature of problems surrounding design and the building of architecture in the case of large and complex constructions and who can fulfill the tasks and professional responsibilities required in Europe today. They will be able to operate design outlines by applying a multitude of skills and techniques. This will be achieved by combining the critical and design traditions of the Milan School of Architecture with the scientific and technical traditions of the Politecnico Engineering School. The Programme predominantly aims at understanding the capability of constructions to express the reasons for which they were built, with a new structural design.

The profession today requires the building to be central to the project “as a system” managed by the architect. The ability to consciously carry out this role in full is basically the objective of the programme. For this reason, learning is focused around Architectural Design and Construction Studios, in which the building is considered in its unitary idea “as substance” and alongside the architectural composition subjects are the technical and scientific disciplines such as the architectural and rational means for the architectural process.


3. Learning objectives

The basic academic objectives are:

- to have an expert knowledge of the history of architecture, building, town planning, architectural restoration and of other space and land transformation activities in the architecture and building engineering / architecture fields, as set out in the 85/384/CEE Directive and relative recommendations.

- to have an expert knowledge of the instruments and representation forms, the theoretic and scientific aspects and the methodological and operative aspects of mathematics and other basic sciences and be able to apply this knowledge when interpreting and describing complex problems or multi-disciplinary problems in detail;

- to have an expert knowledge of the theoretic and scientific, methodological and operative aspects of architecture, building, town planning and architectural restoration and to be able to apply this knowledge when identifying,

formulating and resolving, even in an innovative way, complex problems or situations requiring a multi-disciplinary approach;

- to have knowledge of the organisation of companies, and ethics, and of professional code of conduct;

- to be able to use both written and spoken English.

 

Specific objectives of the Master of Science programme are: to obtain a broad knowledge of the main disciplines and know how to apply this knowledge when identifying, formulating and resolving problems surrounding architectural design and construction in the case of large-scale and complex constructions, be they new build projects or existing building projects, in an innovative way. The main academic objective is to control the design procedure in its entirety, from concept to realisation. Without overlooking the relationship with the surrounding environment, the project pays special attention to the problems relating to internal compatibility of the construction, correspondence between layout and structural choices, definition of a construction model, and it is based on an advanced level of critical and historical culture regarding architectural terminology and instruments.

The Master of Science in Architecture-Building Architecture (2 years after a Bachelor of Science) requires full time involvement and includes: Courses, comprising lectures and exercises; design laboratories with compulsory attendance; Seminars.

The programme’s principal objective is to train an architect, who, on the basis of an advanced knowledge, is able to approach and solve also in an innovative way, the complexity of the problems connected to the architectural design and building, in the case of large and complex constructions.

This objective is pursued on the basis of a deep cooperation established between the critical and cultural design tradition of the Milan Architectural School and the scientific and technical tradition of the Politecnico of Milano Engineering School.

The training proposed by the programme is focused on the Architectural Design Studio: a annual (that can become biennual) laboratory integrated into the disciplines of architectural design, structural analysis, technology, technological and indoor comfort systems.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The important, pre-established objectives can be reached by means of a suitable learning process based on the central experience of the architecture project. Students are expected to be fully committed to the Architectural Design and Construction Studio in both the 1st and 2nd years, focusing on Architectural Composition, Structural Engineering and Construction Technologies and Plants. The Design and Construction Laboratories are intended to follow the architecture route, as a process of research and of broadening knowledge, focusing the various skills around the project development process, each with its own discipline and independent acknowledgement. The presence of different disciplinary sectors that are directly involved in the project is evidence of active participation in the various phases of the project, from defining the general objectives to identifying the principle aspects, all with the highest level of skill in each discipline.

The layout of the Architectural Design and Construction Studios, in the composition, structural, building and technological disciplines, defines the academic procedure in its main logical, scientific, technical andbuilding aspects, by focusing on the problem of the relationship between architectural design, structural design and construction.

To complete the cultural development of the student of the Master degree in Building Architecture, at the 1st year of studying, at side of the Architectural Design Studio, Studios of Urbanism and Planning Composition and Methodology and Techniques for Buildings Maintenance are provided, so as single-subjects courses.

On the basis of this extensive and founding commitment taken on board by all competencies, the studio becomes a place in which all of the disciplines are compared. Hence the name of the Master of Science: “Architecture", meant to intend quality research of architecture in the construction world; “Building Architecture” meaning research that takes into consideration, in particular, the technical, scientific, technological and construction point of view, with special reference to the structural design and its capacity to interpret the final aim of a construction.

Evaluation of student understanding is therefore essentially orientated not towards self-reference of the subject but rather a perspective of knowledge integration.


Expected results of understanding, (expressed in European qualification Descriptors) are:

 

Knowledge and understanding

The Master of Science teaching focuses on the Architectural Design and Construction Studio; it is annual but it can be held twice yearly. In the laboratory, complex project issues that involve currently significant and problematic areas are proposed.  The Studio, integrated by the composition, structural, technological and plant disciplines, aims to promote an integrated multi-disciplinary research procedure around a project issue.

Students are expected to fulfil two tasks of: acquiring advanced knowledge in the project disciplines, using and summarising this knowledge in the creation of a project. This process directly involves the characteristic activities in the studio and at the same time in specific courses. Single subject courses support the laboratory disciplines, whilst there are single subject and integrated courses to support the historical, surveying, town planning, restoration and representation disciplines. The high number of CFU credits set aside for architectural composition, science and construction engineering meets the Master of Science’s quantitative objectives.

To conclude, the learning process takes on the shape of acquiring, within the project definition process, the cultures and disciplinary instruments needed for its definition; the evaluation methods are therefore not operated in a self-referential way. The main result expected from students is the ability to follow an independent and original design process, applying the advanced disciplinary skills that they must acquire and know how to use.

The main learning instruments used to pursue these objectives, besides lessons, are exercises, (in the courses) and lessons – project reviews (in the studio), other learning elements that essentially integrate know-how such as teaching seminars to link and compare courses, compare courses and labs and exhibit projects prepared by students in the labs each year. Amongst these is the very important exhibition of the highest standard degree projects for awarding of a best Degree Thesis prize (Mantero Prize).

 Also importantly, there are experimental laboratories (information technology, modelling, building diagnostics, material testing, analyses and morphological architecture models) along with subject and historical archives that have been active for a while in the programme.  These elements serve to both support the programme and lab teaching and to encourage students to explore particularly interesting subjects with a view to writing their theses.

Applying knowledge and understanding

During the period spent in  the Architectural Design Studios, in which the Degree Thesis will be written, graduates accomplish, and are expected to demonstrate at their graduation, the ability to design under complicated, problematic circumstances to which standardised solutions cannot be applied, but rather innovative solutions must be researched.

 

Making judgements

In the studios, students are expected to periodically discuss the suitability of the design choices applied to the complexity of problems met and demonstrate critical abilities regarding the adopted solutions. Therefore graduates acquire the skills that enable them to analyse and recognise the critical aspects of the proposed project and evaluate its social implications.

These teaching methods are verified by an evaluation system of student understanding

-Concerning courses: continuous tests in order to evaluate understanding of subject notions and final exam which always comprises a face-to-face interview with course professors in which students  must demonstrate their ability to summarise the knowledge acquired.

- Concerning laboratories: project review with the objective of verifying level of maturity in understanding the project issue and ability to gradually build up the project, bearing in mind the different disciplinary viewpoints of the various disciplines in terms of acquired knowledge; project presentation in the final stages via adequate communication and graphic representation; discussion of project results which students are called upon to carry out individually in an interview with all studio's professors.

 

Communication skills

In the lab, students work either individually or in small groups; their preparation is always checked individually. During the design choice analyses and discussions that take place within the group, between groups and with all of the professors, students learn to communicate in relation to the project, a skill they must demonstrate at their graduation with multimedia methods. This way, graduates acquire a communication related awareness that allows them to apply and create their own communication and representation methods and technology to their continual development and innovation.

 

Learning skills

Students are expected to develop all disciplines of the entire architectural project in the studio, with particular reference to innovative, construction, structural and plant-related technologies, depending on their individual study and research interests. Graduates have therefore developed the ability to independently manage their studies and design research in view of a European architect role or a third study cycle.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


Access to further studies

 

The Master of Science in Architecture-Building Architecture grants access to:
- 2nd level Specialist Masters;
- Research PhD;
- Specialist Schools.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The master degree in Building Architecture enables the graduate to operate as European Architect in professional activities as well as to be employed with high responsabilities by public or private institutions and bodies working on urban transformation and construction. A qualifying examination is required in order to obtain the enrolement in the professional register.


Recent legislation (pursuant to Presidential Decree 328/2001) has widened the scope of those who may become members of the professional register of architects, comprising, as well as architects, landscapers, planners and preservationists.
In addition, the law has divided the register into two sections, denominated A and B, section A is reserved for Masters’ graduates and section B for Bachelors’ graduates (only in architecture and planning).
Those registered in section A of the professional register gain the title of architect.
In order to be registered in the professional register as an architect, the order foresees a professional examination to be taken at the end of the study programme after graduation.
The professional examination foresees a practical test consisting of a one-day project, two written exams and an oral exam. 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 professional register of architects, the possibility of replacing the practical test with certified internship periods is being studied, to be carried out during the programme of studies, subject to students passing all of their exams.

The Master of Science in Architecture-Building Architecture enables the graduate to work as a European architect in professional activities as well as to be employed with important responsibilities by public or private institutions and bodies working on urban transformation and construction. A qualifying examination is required in order to obtain enrolment in the professional register.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Masters’ graduates can carry out all activities relating to those of a European architect and hold positions of responsibility in public and private institutions and bodies (institutional bodies, public and private bodies and companies, professional studios and design companies) operating in the construction, transformation and recovery fields of urban and land contexts. Given the nature of the programme, graduates are particularly prepared for carrying out concept, final and working drawings of complex and large-scale architectural projects.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


The number of participants in the Master of Science degree in Building Architecture is numerus clausus: 145 first-year students included 25 sides reserved for the foreign students.
The bachelor degree qualification as well as skills and knowledge acquired in prior education are curricular requisites expressed as credits referred to specific scientific disciplines. To access Master of Science programmes, adequate knowledge of the English language, as defined by the University, is also required.

The number of participants in the Master of Science degree in Building Architecture is pre-established: 120 enrolled in the first year in addition on which 25 sides are reserved for the foreign students.
The conditions of admission are:
- to have a bachelor degree in accordance with the regulations in force;
- to have adequate knowledge acquired in previous education, expressed as CFU credits; enrolment to the Master of Science in Building Architecture might require the cancellation of debts (for CFU credit deficits) and the acknowledgement of acquired CFU credits from previous courses;
- to have an adequate knowledge of the English language, as defined by the University, is also required.
On the basis of the academic and professional qualifications and of the marks acquired in the entry evaluation a list of candidates will be drafted.

6.2 Requested knowledge

To be admitted onto a Master of Science, students must have a Bachelor Degree compliant with the classification L17 or a three-year Bachelor Degree or university diploma, or another qualification that is deemed suitable.

Admission may require reaching certain educational standards and recognition of credits already acquired which vary according to the bachelor degree of origin.

In order to be admitted to a Master of Science any curricular supplements in terms of CFU credits must be acquired before individual verification of suitability.

To enrol on the Master of Science in Architecture-Building Architecture the entrance test as per paragraph 1 of the Law 264/99 must be passed.

Architecture Science and Building Architecture graduates with no deficits of the School of Civil Architecture are admitted.

Graduates who have a Bachelor Degree that “complies” with the L17 classification, Architecture Science, are also admitted without credit deficits.

Students from the School of Civil Architecture that on September 30th of their second year respect the N and V parameters (average of 27 and 100 CFU/ECT credits for students enrolled between academic years 2003-2004 and 2005-2006) are admitted without taking an admissions test, as long as they graduate within four years of enrolment and have the level of knowledge of the foreign language as established by the University.

To be admitted for the selection test, which consists of evaluation of the curriculum and a possible individual interview, the candidate is obliged to deliver a portfolio to the Departmental Secretary of the School of Civil Architecture within the announced deadline.

Based on the selection test a ranking of candidates will be prepared up to the number of places available. Admissions test results will be made available on the prospective candidates’ 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.

Based on the selection test a ranking of candidates will be prepared up to the number of places available

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

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

Number of places available: 145 including  25  reserved for student living in countries extra UE and Marco Polo quote.


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 II School of 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.


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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

Applicants are accepted after a selection. The knowledge of English at level B2 is required for matriculation. As specified in the didactic regulations, 120 credits are required to obtain the first level degree. More specifically: 88 credits are devoted to characteristic activities (Architectural composition, Technological Plants for Buildings, Technological culture of architecture, Restoration , Urban design, Structural Design and Mechanics, Economical Evaluation of Projects, social, economics and juridical sciences); 20 credits are devoted to integrative and elective activities; 12 credits are reserved for professional practice and final work.

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; Workshops.


The types of teaching aimed at ensuring the cultural and professional development of students are: lessons, exercises, studio activities (IT, experimental and design), seminars, study visits and internships.

Verification of understanding, tutoring and guidance are an integral part of teaching activities.

In the following table characteristics of teaching categories are indicated.

For each teaching category a defined ratio is associated between CFU credits and hours of face-to-face teaching activity with professors, according to the indications of the Academic Senate.

The University has established that one CFU credit corresponds to 25 hours of student work, including the teaching activities and individual study.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The Master of Science in Architecture-Building Architecture is divided into two study planes beforehand approved: Architecture Structures Construction and Architecture for Existing Heritage.

 

Passing by the 1st into the 2nd year the student can modify the chioce of his study planes beforehand approved.


Contents of the study program 2014-2015


Architecture Structures Construction

The objective of the master course of Architecture Structures Construction is to produce architects who, on the basis of advanced professional knowledge, are able to identify, formulate and solve, in innovative manner, problems of architectural design and construction in the case of large-scale and complex constructions.

The 1st year the teaching is focused on the Architectural Design and Construction Studio, annual, but it can be held twice yearly,  integrated with Architectural Composition, Structural Engineering, Construction Technologies and Plants, and on the Urbanism and Contemporary Planning integrated with Urbanism, Urban Composition and Design and Cartography. To complete the study plane single-subject courses are provided: Mathematical models in Architecture and Numerical Analysis, History of Building Constructions, Planning Legislation, Aesthetics and Restoration.

The 2nd year is focused only on the Architectural Design and Construction Studio, where the master degree thesis will be developed. It is integrated with all the technical and humanistic  maters needed to formulate and develop an architectural design of complex constructions. To complete the study plane single-subject courses are provided: Urban Planning and Contemporary Design 2 and Economic Evaluation of Projects. Finally,  electives, intership/design workshops complete the iter of study.  


1 Year courses - Track: ASC - ARCHITETTURA STRUTTURE COSTRUZIONE


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093777BICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE E COSTRUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA 1A20.020.0
093779BICAR/06
ICAR/14
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE URBANA E TERRITORIALEA12.012.0
084286BIUS/10NORMATIVA E LEGISLAZIONE14.04.0
091755CM-FIL/04ESTETICA16.06.0
093781BING-IND/11IMPIANTI TECNICI24.04.0
091953B,CICAR/19ARCHITETTURA PER IL COSTRUITO STORICO14.04.0
093782BICAR/18STORIA DELLE COSTRUZIONI24.04.0
091891CMAT/08MODELLI MATEMATICI PER L'ARCHITETTURA E CALCOLO NUMERICO26.06.0

2 Year courses - Track: ASC - ARCHITETTURA STRUTTURE COSTRUZIONE


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093783BICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
ING-IND/11
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION DESIGN STUDIO 2/A28.028.0
089321BICAR/21URBANISTICA E PROGETTO CONTEMPORANEO 214.04.0
093789BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI14.04.0
087396----FINAL WORK--18.08.0
087396----FINAL WORK--28.0
087398----INTERNSHIP--14.04.0
087398----INTERNSHIP--24.0
096515CICAR/16EXHIBITION AND MUSEOGRAPHY24.012.0
081566--MAT/07ARCHEOASTRONOMIA14.0
092032CICAR/16ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI. STORIA E CRITICA24.0
081633BICAR/12ARCHITETTURE E CITTA' SOSTENIBILI14.0
096516BICAR/21ARCHITECTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURES IN THE LANDSCAPE24.0
080324B,CICAR/19CONSOLIDAMENTO14.0
081626BICAR/09COSTRUZIONI IN CEMENTO ARMATO14.0
074650BICAR/08
ICAR/09
COSTRUZIONI IN ZONA SISMICA24.0
095147B,CICAR/19DIAGNOSTICA PER LA CONSERVAZIONE DEL COSTRUITO *24.0
091990CING-IND/22DURABILITA' E CONSERVAZIONE DEI MATERIALI DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
076306BFIS/01ELEMENTI DI ACUSTICA ARCHITETTONICA ED AMBIENTALE24.0
081632BICAR/17FOTOGRAFIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
089404--M-GGR/01GEOGRAFIA UMANA14.0
096513BICAR/09ARCHITECTURE OF STEEL STRUCTURES14.0
096533BICAR/21MACROURBANISTICA14.0
096517--MAT/06APPLIED MATHEMATICS - PROBABILITY AND STATISTIC24.0
089383CICAR/05PIANIFICAZIONE DEI TRASPORTI24.0
093814BSECS-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
090053--GEO/11PROVE NON DISTRUTTIVE24.0
093870BICAR/18RAPPORTI TRA ARTI E ARCHITETTURA24.0
096946BING-IND/11PROBLEMATICHE ENERGETICHE E STRATEGIE DI INTERVENTO NEGLI EDIFICI ESISTENTI24.0
078289B,CICAR/19RESTAURO ARCHEOLOGICO14.0
076307BICAR/06RILIEVO DELLA CITTA' E CARTOGRAFIA24.0
074640CICAR/16SCENOGRAFIA24.0
084301--L-ART/03STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA24.0
074645BICAR/18STORIA DELLA CITTA' E DEL TERRITORIO14.0
092030BICAR/12TECNICHE COSTRUTTIVE PER IL RISPARMIO ENERGETICO14.0
092904BICAR/14THEORIES OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH24.0
071207B,CICAR/19TEORIE E STORIA DEL RESTAURO *14.0
084322BICAR/14TEORIE E TECNICHE DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 114.0
084323BICAR/14TEORIE E TECNICHE DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 224.0
084297BICAR/06TRATTAMENTO DELLE OSSERVAZIONI 114.0
096512BICAR/06TREATMENT OF OBSERVATIONS 224.0
074632BICAR/14ARCHITETTURA E COMPOSIZIONE ARCHITETTONICA24.0
093796--IUS/04DIRITTO D'AUTORE14.0
093809BSECS-P/06ECONOMIA URBANA E DELL'AMBIENTE24.0
093797CICAR/15HISTORY AND DESIGN OF CONTEMPORARY GARDENS24.0

Architecture for the Existing Heritage

The objective of the master course of Architecture for the Existing Heritage is to produce architects who, on the basis of advanced professional knowledge, are able to operate on the existing and historic buildings taking into account the reliability and vulnerability of the structural system and planning rehabilitation and maintenance actions safeguarding the cultural heritage characteristic of the building and the site.

 

The 1st year the teaching is focused on the Architectural Design for Existing Buildings Studio, annual, but it can be held twice yearly, integrated with Architectural Composition, Structural Engineering, Construction Technologies and Plants, and on the Methodology and Techniques for Buildings Maintenance integrated with Restoration, Reliability and Vulnerability of Existing Buildings and Survey of Monuments. To complete the study plane single-subject courses are provided: Mathematical models in Architecture and Numerical Analysis, History of Building Constructions, Planning Legislation, Aesthetics and Urbanism.

The 2nd year is focused only on the Architectural Design for Existing Buildings Studio, where the master degree thesis will be developed. It is integrated with all the technical and humanistic maters needed to formulate and develop an architectural design integrating and or rehabilitating an existing heritageTo complete the study plane single-subject courses are provided: Urban Planning and Contemporary Design 2 and Economic Evaluation of Projects. Finally, electives, intership/design workshops complete the iter of study.  


1 Year courses - Track: AC - ARCHITETTURA PER IL COSTRUITO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093778BICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE PER IL COSTRUITO 1A20.020.0
093780B,CICAR/06
ICAR/08
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO DI CONSERVAZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURAA12.012.0
091755CM-FIL/04ESTETICA16.06.0
093781BING-IND/11IMPIANTI TECNICI24.04.0
084286BIUS/10NORMATIVA E LEGISLAZIONE14.04.0
084285BICAR/21URBANISTICA E PROGETTO CONTEMPORANEO14.04.0
093782BICAR/18STORIA DELLE COSTRUZIONI24.04.0
091891CMAT/08MODELLI MATEMATICI PER L'ARCHITETTURA E CALCOLO NUMERICO26.06.0

2 Year courses - Track: AC - ARCHITETTURA PER IL COSTRUITO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093784B,CICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
ICAR/19
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE PER IL COSTRUITO 2A28.028.0
093789BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI14.04.0
089321BICAR/21URBANISTICA E PROGETTO CONTEMPORANEO 214.04.0
087396----FINAL WORK--18.08.0
087396----FINAL WORK--28.0
087398----INTERNSHIP--14.04.0
087398----INTERNSHIP--24.0
096515CICAR/16EXHIBITION AND MUSEOGRAPHY24.012.0
081566--MAT/07ARCHEOASTRONOMIA14.0
092032CICAR/16ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI. STORIA E CRITICA24.0
081633BICAR/12ARCHITETTURE E CITTA' SOSTENIBILI14.0
096516BICAR/21ARCHITECTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURES IN THE LANDSCAPE24.0
080324B,CICAR/19CONSOLIDAMENTO14.0
081626BICAR/09COSTRUZIONI IN CEMENTO ARMATO14.0
074650BICAR/08
ICAR/09
COSTRUZIONI IN ZONA SISMICA24.0
095147B,CICAR/19DIAGNOSTICA PER LA CONSERVAZIONE DEL COSTRUITO *24.0
091990CING-IND/22DURABILITA' E CONSERVAZIONE DEI MATERIALI DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
076306BFIS/01ELEMENTI DI ACUSTICA ARCHITETTONICA ED AMBIENTALE24.0
081632BICAR/17FOTOGRAFIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
089404--M-GGR/01GEOGRAFIA UMANA14.0
096513BICAR/09ARCHITECTURE OF STEEL STRUCTURES14.0
096533BICAR/21MACROURBANISTICA14.0
096517--MAT/06APPLIED MATHEMATICS - PROBABILITY AND STATISTIC24.0
089383CICAR/05PIANIFICAZIONE DEI TRASPORTI24.0
093814BSECS-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
090053--GEO/11PROVE NON DISTRUTTIVE24.0
093870BICAR/18RAPPORTI TRA ARTI E ARCHITETTURA24.0
096946BING-IND/11PROBLEMATICHE ENERGETICHE E STRATEGIE DI INTERVENTO NEGLI EDIFICI ESISTENTI24.0
078289B,CICAR/19RESTAURO ARCHEOLOGICO14.0
076307BICAR/06RILIEVO DELLA CITTA' E CARTOGRAFIA24.0
074640CICAR/16SCENOGRAFIA24.0
084301--L-ART/03STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA24.0
074645BICAR/18STORIA DELLA CITTA' E DEL TERRITORIO14.0
092030BICAR/12TECNICHE COSTRUTTIVE PER IL RISPARMIO ENERGETICO14.0
092904BICAR/14THEORIES OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH24.0
071207B,CICAR/19TEORIE E STORIA DEL RESTAURO *14.0
084322BICAR/14TEORIE E TECNICHE DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 114.0
084323BICAR/14TEORIE E TECNICHE DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 224.0
084297BICAR/06TRATTAMENTO DELLE OSSERVAZIONI 114.0
096512BICAR/06TREATMENT OF OBSERVATIONS 224.0
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7.4 Foreign language

To access the Master of Science students must have an adequate level of English as decided by the University.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3041

7.5 Degree examination

The Master of Science in Architecture-Building Architecture focuses around the Design studios which represents the graduation studios.

The thesis consists of a critical essay on an architectural project carried out in the studios, developed using suitable graphic drawings and a project report, and explored further from the combined different disciplinary viewpoints.

Thesis examiners are the studios' professors, alongside other professors of the school if requested by students.


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=3121

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3201

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 Teaching Library of Durando Architecture (TLDA) was opened to the public in September 1997. It aimed to create an extensive collection to cover student, professor and researcher areas of interest. It houses the texts shown in the official teaching programme bibliographies and texts that allow further exploration of the subject contents linked to the problems of the architectural project and that document the progress made in design in Italy and abroad. In the reference section, 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; on Saturday 14.00 - 17.50.

In addition to the lecture theatres for course and laboratory teaching, the II School of Architecture also uses:

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

- Language Laboratory;

IT Lab that provides IT support to research and teaching activities for: elaboration of subject-oriented urban plans based on historic and archive databases; scale graphic renderings 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.

Modelling laboratoryplans 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 town planning, mobility and, urban design laboratoryprepares reliable scenarios of macro-economic and macro-town planning 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;

In Bovisa Campus are also active the Laboratories of photography and light.

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.

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 town planning culture of the twentieth century, as well as of other important architects including Le Corbusier and Terragni.

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

The 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” that contains a complete outline of the courses and services offered.

Is also published with regularity the GIORNALE DELLA SCUOLA DI ARCHITETTURA CIVILE.

There is a printing centre in the school that takes care of the 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 objective followed by the Master of Science is that of creating a European architect/designer who is able to organise the project process of a complex construction in a logical and systematic way, in which, alongside the architectural composition disciplines are the technical and scientific disciplines, such as the architecture’s dimensions and rationalisation of the architectural process.

Hence teaching is arranged around the  Architectural Design and Construction Studios (biennial, in which all students prepare their Master of Science thesis) and so the continual need to break down into sections the cognitive and methodological parts of subjects and their rearrangement in the detailed construction of projects, an approach in which experimentation plays a major role.

Evaluation of student understanding is necessarily orientated 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 international level.

An important operative instrument in this sense is exhibiting of the Master of Science theses linked with the Mantero Prize which has an international judging panel. Special instruments are the various integrated design lab experiences organised together with foreign schools.

 


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, during the 1st 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 ot 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 LLP Programme allows students in higher education institutes which are holders of "extended EUC" 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 Erasmus Office within the deadlines established in the specific announcements.
 
All information and programmes regarding Exchange 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 al link "strutture".
 
The professor in charge of the school of Civil Architecture is Maurizio Meriggi.

13. Quantitative data


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;
so as other specific provisions are contained in Allegato tecnico al Regolamento didattico (www.arch2.polimi.it) which each student will see.


15. Errata corrige