Academic Year 2014/15





School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Civil Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering
Code Reference Law488
NameCivil Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-23 - Civil engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Barbara Betti
Coordinator of the Study programme Alberto Taliercio
Website of the School http://www.ingcat.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://webhosting.polimi.it/ccsingciv/
(¹) The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

Graduates in Civil Engineering work in the field of constructions and infrastructures. Examples of constructions are buildings, places of assembly, the structural parts of industrial and power plants, bridges, tunnels and dams. Infrastructures encompass roads, railways, airports, water supply, treatment, and distribution systems, wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal systems, works ensuring the safety of land and environment.

In the two years Master’s Degree Program, students complete their training in Civil Engineering and achieve a technical preparation of a level adequate to meet the demands and challenges of the world of work. This is in line with the education system of most European countries, where the second level degree, obtained after five years of university studies, is definitely preferred, or even explicitly requested, to enter the professional world.

Accordingly, the subjects taught in the Master’s Degree Program aim at strengthening the basic preparation of the students, providing them, at the same time, with a deepened knowledge of topics central to Civil Engineering. It is believed that, today and even more in the future, civil engineers will have to face different problems with a critical attitude, which implies possessing the ability to grasp and manage their fundamental aspects in depth. In fact, one of the primary tasks of higher education is making graduates capable of specializing themselves: such ability has an intrinsic value, irrespective of the purpose of training.

Several areas were identified, among which students can choose their field of specialization: Geotechnics, Hydraulics, Transportation infrastructures, Structures. Suggested study plans help students define their curriculum in these areas (or ‘tracks’). Additionally, a General curriculum is also proposed, addressed to students preferring a wider spectrum formation in Civil Engineering. Two of the tracks (Geotechnics, Structures) are taught in English. The other ones include courses mostly taught in Italian.

 


3. Learning objectives

3.1 General purpose plan of study

This curriculum aims at training civil engineers less specialized on specific subjects, but with a broader range of expertise in the design, implementation and management of civil works of various kinds.

In fact, achieving civil engineering works involves very different issues, related to design, work and security planning, quality control, and to any other aspect pertaining to the operations and rationalization of construction sites. These include the management of materials, provisional structures and equipments; the development of any work of demolition, remediation and disposal of waste materials, as well as any measure aiming at reducing the environmental impact of construction activities.

Accordingly, the need is felt for experts with diversified skills, able to address the issues raised by the world of work with sufficient flexibility: the General purpose curriculum is addressed to this type of professionals. It is conceived to complete the basic preparation in civil engineering and provide students with an adequate preparation in the field of structural design, completed by courses devoted to other issues, such as project management, environmental impact assessment, surveying and planning of the land and its infrastructures.

Civil engineers endowed with the skills described above can carry out their activities in construction and design companies and offices, as well as in Public Administration, where they may play a role as project managers or designers.


3.2 Field of specialization: Geotechnics

Geotechnics is the branch of Civil Engineering that deals with all the engineering problems involving geomaterials (i.e., soil and rock), either when they constitute by themselves the mechanical system to be studied (slope stability, excavations, mining activities, subsidence and earthworks like dams, waste tips or embankments), or when they interact with civil structures (shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, tunnels, underground pipelines, marine structures). Geotechnical engineering studies these systems both under static and dynamic conditions (e.g., considering the action of earthquakes, wind, waves and vibrating machines).

Geotechnics is a discipline combining notions concerning Structural Mechanics and Hydraulics, with the main goal of achieving engineering predictions on the response of the soil and the structures interacting with it and, eventually, to guarantee a proper design of these structures.

A Geotechnical engineer is called to participate to any type of technical problem of Civil, Environmental and Building Engineering that involve soils and rocks. This role may be played either as an independent professional, as an employee of the public administration, or as a consultant in private companies. In order to deal with the broad range of activities mentioned above, a solid background in basic Soil Mechanics is necessary (provided e.g. within the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Civil Engineering). In addition, advanced courses will be necessary in order to study in depth different topics. In particular, the curriculum includes advanced courses on the mechanic behaviour of soils under complex loading conditions and its mathematical modeling; the mechanical response of rock and rock discontinuities, numerical methods for the evaluation of displacements within soils, foundation settlements, pore water pressures, and earth thrusts against retaining structures; design criteria for foundations, retaining structures and tunnel linings; geotechnical problems of interest for the environment, such as slope stability analysis, slope stabilization techniques, and design of waste disposal areas, among others.

Beyond this large array of technical capabilities, it is worth mentioning that geotechnical engineers must be able to interact with a variety of other specialists, such as environmental, structural, hydraulic and transportation engineers, architects, urban planners, geologists, and all other professionals that may need expertise in many different fields. It follows that during the Master’s Degree Program, besides classical Geotechnical Engineering courses, a selection of elective courses on related disciplines will be offered, allowing students to define their study plan according to their own preferences.


3.3 Field of specialization: Hydraulics

Water resources, either natural or modified by human activities, are a key point for the development and welfare of any society. In recent years, the increasingly frequent alternation of dryness periods and high intensity rainfall events posed fundamentals and conflicting issues to Hydraulic Engineering. On the one hand, the inhomogeneous regional and seasonal availability of water requires the preservation of water resources and the optimization of their exploitation. On the other hand, the possibility that flood or other natural events cause damage to the land and the infrastructures makes it necessary to protect from flood risk areas adjacent to rivers and, from hydrological risk, hills and mountains. The teaching activities of the specialization in Hydraulics aim at training engineers capable of dealing with these issues.

Hydraulic Engineers must have skills on the design and management of any structure aimed at exploiting water resources (wells, water supply systems, hydroelectric plants, irrigation systems…) and returning them in a way compatible with the land and the environmental quality (sewers, sewage treatment plants, soil remediation). They must also be able to provide adequate security in areas exposed to flood and hydrological risk by means of river basin management and slope accommodation. The skills of Hydraulic Engineers in the hydraulic protection of the land make them among the main actors in the field of Civil Protection.

The need to integrate properly the projects in the urban and natural landscape requires a close interaction between Hydraulic Engineers and the Public Administration (Municipalities, Provinces, Regions, Basin Authorities, etc.).

The proper knowledge of the theoretical aspects of Hydraulics is an essential prerequisite for the design and management of effective technical solutions; for this reason, the teaching activities includes courses that frame from a theoretical point of view the motion of fluids in conveyance systems and the configuration of the corresponding civil and industrial plants, the dynamics of free surface water and groundwater, the different forms of interactions between fluids and structures.

The design and the management of the works require the knowledge of other disciplines which, together with the traditional courses of Hydraulic Engineering, help complete the formation of Hydraulic Engineers, allowing them to investigate other fields of action.

Hydraulic Engineers find extensive employment opportunities both as freelance workers and as employees of engineering companies or the Public Administration, where, in areas related to the defense of the land and to the Civil Protection, Hydraulic Engineers can act both as designers and as managers.


3.4 Field of specialization: Transportation Infrastructures

The curriculum in Transportation Infrastructures is widely matched by the higher education studies in the most important international schools of engineering. The curricular layout aims at a high specialization addressed to the field of transportation infrastructures: roads and highways, railways and subways, interports and intermodal nodes, maritime harbours, waterways and river harbours, stations and transport terminals, cable-driven transports, and innovative movement systems.

A part of the curriculum is specifically devoted to the design stages of transportation infrastructures, from the initial feasibility studies, through the preliminary project, till the final executive project. At the same time, the infrastructure construction theme is fully developed through the in-depth study of construction materials and organization of complex construction sites. During the education path in transportation engineering, the wide variety of topics related to the management of services and mobility infrastructures is furtherly developed and deepened, through specific courses dealing with planning and maintenance issues. Subjects concerning the initial stages of planning and mobility strategy of people and freight are also part of the curriculum.

The complexity of large infrastructure works requires an interaction with structural, environmental and land planning engineering, as far as bridges or viaducts, environmental impact problems, and design constraints are concerned, respectively.

The elective courses available can further focus the global preparation on these specific aspects. The provided qualification allows graduates to work as professionals, members of building companies, employees in the public administration or in public transport management services. Topics pertaining to Civil Engineering related with infrastructures, however, represent a core issue if compared to management aspects.


3.5 Field of specialization: Structures

The main purpose of this specialization is to provide students with the basic knowledge and capabilities concerning the analysis and design of bearing structures. Both general and more specific subjects relevant to the structural design of civil constructions, such as buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels and foundations, are proposed to the students. Other structural problems, which can be found in fields different from Civil Engineering, are also dealt with during the degree program. Beside Civil Engineering, the acquired knowledge allows graduates to work in any engineering field in which structural problems are important, such as aerospace, naval, mechanical, nuclear, industrial, and transportation engineering.

The studies in Structural Engineering are also strictly related to emerging technologies and innovative materials (composites, laminates, high performance concretes, etc.). New structural problems of increasing industrial and economic interest are emerging in many and greatly diversified fields: these include e.g. microsystems, biomechanics, fluid-structure interaction, coupled (multi-phase) systems, diagnosis of damaged structures and retrofitting of historical buildings.

It should be remarked that Structural Engineering has originated the discipline of computational mechanics through the development of the Finite Element Method that, in the last decades, has methodologically and practically renewed the whole spectrum of engineering and applied sciences, and is the basis of most modern computer assisted design procedures. Nowadays Structural Engineering is still giving new developments and applications for modern computational methods. Graduates in that followed the Structural Engineering curriculum are highly appreciated by public and private sectors of Civil Engineering and by many fields of Industrial Engineering, which confirms the positive experience, cumulated in various decades, of this curriculum.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

Civil Engineering - Structure of study programme

The Master of Science at the Politecnico di Milano is arranged over different tracks. The objective is certainly not to produce sector-specific figures, but rather to provide an adequate level of examination of the main issues of civil engineering, in line with the professionals who have established themselves or who will establish themselves in Italy and in Europe. It is in fact the belief that today and increasingly in the future, civil engineers must face various different problems with a critical mind and be able to address and manage the essential aspects in detail. The tracks currently offered are:  Soil Mechanics (foundations, tunnels, support structures and slopes) Hydraulics (pipelines, water storage works, pipelines and drainage); Transport Infrastructures (roads, railways, airports), Structures (buildings, roofs, bridges, stress-strain analyses of materials and structures). Students who prefer to pursue a broader cultural spectrum can take a general track, albeit necessarily less in-depth. It must be noted that access to a Politecnico Master of Science is not automatic, rather it is dependent on specific rules.

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)


PHD SCHOOL AND SECOND-LEVEL MASTERS

Politecnico di Milano offers to graduate students three-year courses to achieve an increasing qualification and specialization. PhD (or 3rd level) courses can be accessed following an admission examination, after obtaining the Master’s (2nd level) degree. Within the fields of materials, constructions, infrastructures, and environmental protection, the following PhD courses are currently offered:

  • Structural, Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Materials Engineering.

In addition, some 2nd-level Master programs exist that deal with issues related to the design and management of buildings and infrastructures. They can be accessed passing an entrance examination, after obtaining the Master’s degree.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering aims at providing students with thorough professional and scientific Civil Engineering skills, which are highly requested and appreciated by both private companies and public institutions.
The student must choose one tracks out of the five available, namely: general, geotechnics, hydraulics, infrastructures and structures. 'Geothecnics' is devoted to the study of the interaction between soil and rock and structures (foundations, tunnels, retaining structures). 'Hydraulics' deals with all problems concerning water storage, transportation and control (pipelines, sewers, river and coastal erosion control, reservoirs).' Infrastructures' takes care of all problems concerning transportation engineering (road and railway design, airport and harbour design, modelling of transport fluxes). 'Structures' is devoted to the analysis and design of civil and industrial structures (buildings, bridges, dams, metallic and concrete constructions, computational mechanics). 'General' gives the student an interdisciplinary preparation taking courses from all the aforementioned specialties.


The skills achieved by graduates in Civil Engineering in the different specializations offered at Politecnico di Milano are described in Sec. 2.
Passing the Professional Exam enables Civil Engineers having a Master’s degree to practice as Engineers in the Civil and Environmental areas. Unlike graduates having a Bachelor’ degree, the Master’s degree avoids graduates to be subjected to any legal constraints on the size and importance of the works they can design as professionals. The level of specialisation achieved
allows civil engineers to work in the field of the analysis and design of structures or infrastructures with special safety requirements, or requiring the use of highly sophisticated analysis and design methods (offshore structures, power plants, bridges and long span roofs, tall buildings, tunnels, large-scale excavations, etc.).

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Engineers having obtained the Master’s degree can find career opportunities in the following areas:
  • offices and companies involved in the design of works, plants and infrastructures;
  • construction and maintenance companies involved in civil works, plants and civil infrastructures;
  • universities and higher education research institutions;
  • public offices for the design, planning, management and control of urban and land systems;
  • businesses, organizations, consortia and agencies responsible for managing and monitoring of civil works and services;
  • service companies dealing with the urban and environmental impact of infrastructures;
  • businesses, companies and service providers, government offices, agencies,
  • consortia and management agencies for surveying and monitoring.
Also note that the Career Service of Politecnico di Milano is at the disposal of students and graduates of Politecnico di Milano, and of companies willing to contact them; for further information see:
 
http://www.polilink.polimi.it/go/Home/Polilink/Career-Service.

Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4202

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


Refer to the School regulations for detailed information:
http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/didattica/normativa.php?id_nav=2152
 
  
In short, graduates having a Bachelor of Science who apply for the Master of Science Programme in Civil Engineering (MSCE) at Politecnico di Milano must have reported a minimum mark of 90/110 if graduated at Politecnico di Milano, or 98/110 if graduated at other Italian Universities. Applicants having a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from Politecnico di Milano are exempted by the previous rule provide that they:
a) have acquired at least 100 credits and a weighted average mark of at least 24/30 before September 30 of the second year after enrolment;
a) have got the BSCE within 4 years from enrolment.
 
Apart from students who got their BSCE at Politecnico di Milano, the admission of other students (including foreign students) to the MSCE programme is conditional upon the evaluation by a special board. If the evaluation board requires 60, or more than 60, additional credits to be admitted to the MSCE, students must preliminarily enrolling in the BSCE programme. If less than 60 additional credits are required, the student must attend each course and pass the relevant examination before being admitted to the MSCE programme.

6.2 Requested knowledge

The MSCE programme is the natural continuation of the BSCE programme. Accordingly, the programme is organized assuming that the MSCE students have a solid background in mathematics and physics (in particular, as far as the knowledge of Mathematical Analysis and Rational Mechanics is concerned), and have a thorough understanding of the fundamental subjects of civil engineering, i.e. hydraulics and hydraulic engineering, road infrastructures, surveying, geotechnical engineering, mechanics of solids and structures, structural design.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4976

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

Number of students which can be admitted to the MSCE in A.Y. 2014/15: 180 (Italian students, EU students and non-EU students resident in Italy).


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4308

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The relevant information is available in the web pages of Politecnico and the School of Civil Environmental and Land Management Engineering, indicated here below:

Student orientation
 
 
Student tutoring service of the School of Civil Environmental and Land Management
Engineering
http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/servizi/tutorato.php?id_nav=2139
 
Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2176


Guidance to the Politecnico di Milano.

Information can be found in the Politecnico di Milano and School Web pages indicated below.

Teaching Guidance Commission of the School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering

http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/servizi/orientamento_didattico.php?id_nav=673

 

Student Services> Student benefits> Tutoring

Tutorial activities are managed autonomously by the School. 'General Student Services' interacts with the office of each of School Dean for administrative aspects. Procedures for tutoring assignments are the same as those adopted for other positions of part-time work. For specific information on active services, please refer to the individual School Websites.

 

1st School of Engineering Tutoring Website.

http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/servizi/tutorato.php?id_nav=2139


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4277

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified in the teaching regulations, 120 credits are required to obtain the degree, some of which devoted to the final exam preparation. To this goal, stage periods of varying length are possible within external or internal institutions. During the two years course up to one year can be spent by the student in a foreign university within the framework of the Erasmus Programme.

7.2 Mode of study

This Course requires full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1 Year courses - Track: OF2 - GENERALE


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
088604CMAT/08CALCOLO NUMERICO16.06.0
092840B,CICAR/09ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGN (a)16.06.0
092845B,CICAR/08ELEMENTS OF DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (b)26.0
088609B,CICAR/01IDRAULICA 2110.010.0
088607BICAR/06FOTOGRAMMETRIA110.010.0
088886CICAR/03VALUTAZIONE DI IMPATTO AMBIENTALE DELL'INQUINAMENTO110.010.0
095874CICAR/20URBAN RENEWAL AND PLANNING (c)210.0
088608B,CICAR/05TECNICA ED ECONOMIA DEI TRASPORTI210.0
092849B,CICAR/09COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (d)210.010.0
088507CICAR/03INGEGNERIA SANITARIA - AMBIENTALE16.06.0
088907CICAR/03BONIFICA DEI TERRENI26.0
088502CING-IND/22DURABILITA' DEI MATERIALI E TECNOLOGIE PER IL RESTAURO DELLE STRUTTURE16.0
088508CING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA26.0
088510B,CICAR/04TECNICA DEL CANTIERE26.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English.
(c) In English.
(d) In English.

1 Year courses - Track: OB2 - GEOTECHNICS (taught in English).


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
092838CMAT/08NUMERICAL METHODS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING (a)16.06.0
092839B,CICAR/08COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS AND INELASTIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (b)110.010.0
092843B,CICAR/08THEORY OF STRUCTURES AND STABILITY OF STRUCTURES (c)110.010.0
096950B,CICAR/01GROUNDWATER HYDRAULICS (d)210.0
095862B,CICAR/09ENGINEERING SEISMOLOGY (e)210.010.0
094799B,CICAR/09REINFORCED AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES (f)210.010.0
092848B,CICAR/08ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (g)26.06.0
097479B,CICAR/08MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND INELASTIC CONSTITUTIVE LAWS26.0
097475B,CICAR/08FRACTURE MECHANICS26.0
092845B,CICAR/08ELEMENTS OF DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (h)26.0
088633CGEO/05GEOLOGIA TECNICA16.06.0
088502CING-IND/22DURABILITA' DEI MATERIALI E TECNOLOGIE PER IL RESTAURO DELLE STRUTTURE16.0
088507CICAR/03INGEGNERIA SANITARIA - AMBIENTALE16.0
088907CICAR/03BONIFICA DEI TERRENI26.0
088508CING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA26.0
088509CING-IND/13MECCANICA APPLICATA ALLE MACCHINE26.0
088510B,CICAR/04TECNICA DEL CANTIERE26.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English.
(c) In English.
(d) In English.
(e) In English.
(f) In English.
(g) In English.
(h) In English. Join with Dynamics of Structures (10 Credits).

1 Year courses - Track: OC2 - IDRAULICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
092838CMAT/08NUMERICAL METHODS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING (a)16.06.0
088613B,CICAR/02IDROLOGIA16.06.0
092846B,CICAR/08COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS 1 (b)16.06.0
092840B,CICAR/09ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGN (c)16.0
092845B,CICAR/08ELEMENTS OF DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (d)26.0
088609B,CICAR/01IDRAULICA 2110.010.0
088907CICAR/03BONIFICA DEI TERRENI26.06.0
088502CING-IND/22DURABILITA' DEI MATERIALI E TECNOLOGIE PER IL RESTAURO DELLE STRUTTURE16.0
088508CING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA26.0
088509CING-IND/13MECCANICA APPLICATA ALLE MACCHINE26.0
088510B,CICAR/04TECNICA DEL CANTIERE26.0
085721CICAR/03TRATTAMENTO DELLE ACQUE DI APPROVVIGIONAMENTO210.010.0
088717CICAR/03TRATTAMENTI DELLE ACQUE DI RIFIUTO210.0
095962B,CICAR/01FLUIDS LABS (e)110.010.0
095891B,CICAR/01OCEAN AND COASTAL ENGINEERING (f)110.0
096950B,CICAR/01GROUNDWATER HYDRAULICS (g)210.010.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English. Joint course with Computational mechanics and Inelastic structural analysis (10 credits)
(c) In English.
(d) In English. Joint course with Dynamics of structures (10 credits)
(e) in English.
(f) In English.
(g) In English.

1 Year courses - Track: OE2 - INFRASTRUTTURE DI TRASPORTO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
088636B,CICAR/04TECNICA DELLE PAVIMENTAZIONI110.010.0
088637B,CICAR/05CIRCOLAZIONE E SICUREZZA STRADALE18.08.0
088633CGEO/05GEOLOGIA TECNICA16.06.0
088502CING-IND/22DURABILITA' DEI MATERIALI E TECNOLOGIE PER IL RESTAURO DELLE STRUTTURE16.06.0
088508CING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA26.0
088509CING-IND/13MECCANICA APPLICATA ALLE MACCHINE26.0
088510B,CICAR/04TECNICA DEL CANTIERE26.0
092845B,CICAR/08ELEMENTS OF DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (a)26.0
092851B,CICAR/09ELEMENTS OF COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (b)26.0
088639B,CICAR/04PROGETTO DI STRADE210.010.0
088640B,CICAR/04AEROPORTI E TRASPORTO AEREO110.010.0
088641B,CICAR/05TECNICA ED ECONOMIA DEI TRASPORTI210.010.0

(a) In English. “Dynamics of Structures” and “Elements of Dynamics of Structures” are mutually exclusive.
(b) In English. “Computational Structural Analysis” and “Elements of Computational Structural Analysis” are mutually exclusive.

1 Year courses - Track: OD2 - STRUCTURES (taught in English).


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
092838CMAT/08NUMERICAL METHODS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING (a)16.06.0
092839B,CICAR/08COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS AND INELASTIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (b)110.010.0
092843B,CICAR/08THEORY OF STRUCTURES AND STABILITY OF STRUCTURES (c)110.010.0
092840B,CICAR/09ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGN (d)16.06.0
092844B,CICAR/08DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (e)210.010.0
094799B,CICAR/09REINFORCED AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES (f)210.010.0
095877B,CICAR/09STEEL STRUCTURES (g)210.0
092849B,CICAR/09COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS210.0
092848B,CICAR/08ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS26.06.0
097479B,CICAR/08MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND INELASTIC CONSTITUTIVE LAWS26.0
097475B,CICAR/08FRACTURE MECHANICS26.0
088502CING-IND/22DURABILITA' DEI MATERIALI E TECNOLOGIE PER IL RESTAURO DELLE STRUTTURE16.06.0
088507CICAR/03INGEGNERIA SANITARIA - AMBIENTALE16.0
088508CING-IND/31ELETTROTECNICA26.0
088509CING-IND/13MECCANICA APPLICATA ALLE MACCHINE26.0
088510B,CICAR/04TECNICA DEL CANTIERE26.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English.
(c) In English.
(d) In English.
(e) In English.
(f) In English.
(g) In English.

2 Year courses - Track: OF2 - GENERALE


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
088886CICAR/03VALUTAZIONE DI IMPATTO AMBIENTALE DELL'INQUINAMENTO110.010.0
095874CICAR/20URBAN RENEWAL AND PLANNING (a)210.0
088641B,CICAR/05TECNICA ED ECONOMIA DEI TRASPORTI210.0
094799B,CICAR/09REINFORCED AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES (b)210.010.0
095877B,CICAR/09STEEL STRUCTURES (c)210.0
095878B,CICAR/09EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGNA10.0
095879B,CICAR/09BRIDGE THEORY AND DESIGN110.0
094792B,CICAR/07FOUNDATIONS (d)110.010.0
090869B,CICAR/02IMPIANTI SPECIALI IDRAULICI110.0
088639B,CICAR/04PROGETTO DI STRADE210.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--16.018.0
090892----EXTERNAL STAGE--18.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--16.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--26.0
090892----EXTERNAL STAGE--28.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--26.0
086621B,CICAR/08SPERIMENTAZIONE E COLLAUDO DELLE STRUTTURE16.0
090859B,CICAR/02COSTRUZIONI IDRAULICHE 216.0
095883B,CICAR/04ELEMENTI DI PROGETTO DI STRADE26.0
088633CGEO/05GEOLOGIA TECNICA16.0
094827B,CICAR/07UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS (e)16.0
090861BICAR/06ELEMENTI DI SISTEMI INFORMATIVI TERRITORIALI26.0
094805CGEO/11PROVE NON DISTRUTTIVE26.0
094801B,CICAR/09PRECAST STRUCTURES (f)16.0
088886CICAR/03VALUTAZIONE DI IMPATTO AMBIENTALE DELL'INQUINAMENTO110.0
095874CICAR/20URBAN RENEWAL AND PLANNING210.0
088641B,CICAR/05TECNICA ED ECONOMIA DEI TRASPORTI210.0
094799B,CICAR/09REINFORCED AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES (g)210.0
095877B,CICAR/09STEEL STRUCTURES210.0
095878B,CICAR/09EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGNA10.0
095879B,CICAR/09BRIDGE THEORY AND DESIGN110.0
094792B,CICAR/07FOUNDATIONS (h)110.0
090869B,CICAR/02IMPIANTI SPECIALI IDRAULICI110.0
088639B,CICAR/04PROGETTO DI STRADE210.0
093448----ATTIVITÀ INTEGRATIVA INGEGNERIA E COOPERAZIONE ALLO SVILUPPO22.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--114.014.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--214.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English.
(c) In English.
(d) In English.
(e) In English.
(f) In English.
(g) In English.
(h) In English.

2 Year courses - Track: OB2 - GEOTECHNICS (taught in English).


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096790B,CICAR/07GEOTECHNICAL MODELLING AND DESIGN110.010.0
094792B,CICAR/07FOUNDATIONS (a)110.010.0
094827B,CICAR/07UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS (b)16.06.0
095886B,CICAR/07SLOPE STABILITY (c)210.010.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--16.012.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--16.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--26.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--26.0
088633CGEO/05GEOLOGIA TECNICA16.0
094805CGEO/11PROVE NON DISTRUTTIVE26.0
088632B,CICAR/01COMPLEMENTI DI IDRAULICA16.0
090859B,CICAR/02COSTRUZIONI IDRAULICHE 216.0
092848B,CICAR/08ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (d)26.0
097479B,CICAR/08MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND INELASTIC CONSTITUTIVE LAWS26.0
097475B,CICAR/08FRACTURE MECHANICS26.0
092845B,CICAR/08ELEMENTS OF DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (e)26.0
090868BICAR/06ELEMENTI DI FOTOGRAMMETRIA16.0
090861BICAR/06ELEMENTI DI SISTEMI INFORMATIVI TERRITORIALI26.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--114.014.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--214.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English.
(c) In English.
(d) In English.
(e) In English. Joint course with Dynamics of structures (10 credits).

2 Year courses - Track: OC2 - IDRAULICA


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
088624B,CICAR/02SISTEMAZIONE DEI BACINI IDROGRAFICI110.010.0
090869B,CICAR/02IMPIANTI SPECIALI IDRAULICI110.010.0
090859B,CICAR/02COSTRUZIONI IDRAULICHE 216.06.0
090893----EXTERNAL STAGE--110.016.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--16.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--16.0
090893----EXTERNAL STAGE--210.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--26.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--26.0
095891B,CICAR/01OCEAN AND COASTAL ENGINEERING (a)110.0
095892B,CICAR/01OCEAN ENGINEERING (b)16.0
095962B,CICAR/01FLUIDS LABS (c)110.0
095911B,CICAR/01NUMERICAL FLUIDS LAB (d)16.0
088889CING-IND/12MISURE MECCANICHE E TERMICHE16.0
095883B,CICAR/04ELEMENTI DI PROGETTO DI STRADE (e)26.0
090861BICAR/06ELEMENTI DI SISTEMI INFORMATIVI TERRITORIALI26.0
094827B,CICAR/07UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS (f)16.0
094792B,CICAR/07FOUNDATIONS (g)110.0
095894B,CICAR/07ELEMENTS OF SLOPE STABILITY (h)26.0
092839B,CICAR/08COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS AND INELASTIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (i)110.0
092844B,CICAR/08DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (j)210.0
095879B,CICAR/09BRIDGE THEORY AND DESIGN (k)110.0
092849B,CICAR/09COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS210.0
092851B,CICAR/09ELEMENTS OF COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (l)26.0
088633CGEO/05GEOLOGIA TECNICA16.0
095874CICAR/20URBAN RENEWAL AND PLANNING (m)210.0
085721CICAR/03TRATTAMENTO DELLE ACQUE DI APPROVVIGIONAMENTO210.0
088717CICAR/03TRATTAMENTI DELLE ACQUE DI RIFIUTO210.0
088886CICAR/03VALUTAZIONE DI IMPATTO AMBIENTALE DELL'INQUINAMENTO110.0
091621B,CGEO/05
ICAR/01
ICAR/20
EMERGENCY PLANS FOR HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISK (n)116.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--114.014.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--214.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English. Joint course with Ocean and Coastal Engineering; the two courses are mutually exclusive.
(c) in English.
(d) In English. Joint course with Fluids Labs; the two courses are mutually exclusive.
(e) Joint course with Road Design (10 credits).
(f) In English.
(g) In English.
(h) In English. Joint course with Slope stability (10 credits)
(i) In English.
(j) In English.
(k) In English.
(l) In English. “Computational Structural Analysis” and “Elements of Computational Structural Analysis” are mutually exclusive.
(m) In English.
(n) In English. Joint course with Emergency plans for Hydrogeological risks (10 credits) - Lecco Campus

2 Year courses - Track: OE2 - INFRASTRUTTURE DI TRASPORTO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
095879B,CICAR/09BRIDGE THEORY AND DESIGN (a)110.010.0
090875B,CICAR/04
ICAR/05
PROGETTO DI FERROVIE + ESERCIZIO FERROVIARIO112.012.0
090870B,CICAR/04CANTIERI DI INFRASTRUTTURE26.06.0
090892----EXTERNAL STAGE--18.018.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--16.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--16.0
090892----EXTERNAL STAGE--28.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--26.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--26.0
090871B,CICAR/05TRASPORTI MARITTIMI E INTERMODALI26.0
090868BICAR/06ELEMENTI DI FOTOGRAMMETRIA16.0
094827B,CICAR/07UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS (b)16.0
092840B,CICAR/09ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGN (c)16.0
095892B,CICAR/01OCEAN ENGINEERING (d)16.0
086621B,CICAR/08SPERIMENTAZIONE E COLLAUDO DELLE STRUTTURE16.0
088632B,CICAR/01COMPLEMENTI DI IDRAULICA16.0
095877B,CICAR/09STEEL STRUCTURES (e)210.0
094792B,CICAR/07FOUNDATIONS (f)110.0
094799B,CICAR/09REINFORCED AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES (g)210.0
092849B,CICAR/09COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (h)210.0
092844B,CICAR/08DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (i)210.0
088624B,CICAR/02SISTEMAZIONE DEI BACINI IDROGRAFICI110.0
088886CICAR/03VALUTAZIONE DI IMPATTO AMBIENTALE DELL'INQUINAMENTO110.0
088719CICAR/03INQUINAMENTO ATMOSFERICO210.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--114.014.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--214.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English.
(c) In English.
(d) In English. Joint course with Ocean and coastal engineering.
(e) In English.
(f) In English.
(g) In English.
(h) In English. “Computational Structural Analysis” and “Elements of Computational Structural Analysis” are mutually exclusive.
(i) In English. “Dynamics of Structures” and “Elements of Dynamics of Structures” are mutually exclusive.

2 Year courses - Track: OD2 - STRUCTURES (taught in English).


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
094792B,CICAR/07FOUNDATIONS (a)110.020.0
095878B,CICAR/09EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN (b)A10.0
095879B,CICAR/09BRIDGE THEORY AND DESIGN (c)110.0
094799B,CICAR/09REINFORCED AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES (d)210.010.0
095877B,CICAR/09STEEL STRUCTURES (e)210.0
092849B,CICAR/09COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (f)210.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--16.012.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--16.0
090891----EXTERNAL STAGE--26.0
090890----INTERNAL STAGE--26.0
092848B,CICAR/08ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (g)26.0
097479B,CICAR/08MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND INELASTIC CONSTITUTIVE LAWS26.0
097475B,CICAR/08FRACTURE MECHANICS26.0
092851B,CICAR/09ELEMENTS OF COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (h)26.0
094801B,CICAR/09PRECAST STRUCTURES (i)16.0
086621B,CICAR/08SPERIMENTAZIONE E COLLAUDO DELLE STRUTTURE16.0
094827B,CICAR/07UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS (j)16.0
094805CGEO/11PROVE NON DISTRUTTIVE26.0
094803B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL REHABILITATION (k)26.0
090862B,CICAR/09FIRE SAFETY OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES16.0
090886B,CICAR/08
ING-IND/22
COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS (l)26.0
088889CING-IND/12MISURE MECCANICHE E TERMICHE16.0
088632B,CICAR/01COMPLEMENTI DI IDRAULICA16.0
095911B,CICAR/01NUMERICAL FLUIDS LAB (m)16.0
090859B,CICAR/02COSTRUZIONI IDRAULICHE 216.0
095883B,CICAR/04ELEMENTI DI PROGETTO DI STRADE (n)26.0
090868BICAR/06ELEMENTI DI FOTOGRAMMETRIA16.0
090861BICAR/06ELEMENTI DI SISTEMI INFORMATIVI TERRITORIALI26.0
089783--ING-IND/17GESTIONE DEI PROGETTI (o)28.0
086618B,CICAR/08TEORIA E PROGETTO DELLA SICUREZZA AL FUOCO (p)16.0
095895B,CICAR/07ELEMENTS OF GEOTECHNICAL MODELLING AND DESIGN (q)16.0
096721B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL FASTENERS (r)26.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--114.014.0
090864----FINAL DEGREE TEST (CIVIL ENG. 14 CPS)--214.0

(a) In English.
(b) In English. Course spanning two semesters.
(c) In English.
(d) In English.
(e) In English.
(f) In English.
(g) In English.
(h) In English. Joint course with Computational Structural Analysis. The two courses are mutually exclusive.
(i) In English.
(j) In English.
(k) In English.
(l) Taught in English by the Materials Engineering MSc.
(m) In English. Joint course with Fluids Labs.
(n) Joint course with Road Design (10 CFU).
(o) Joint course with Gestione dei progetti, Energy Engineering MSc Bovisa Campus.
(p) Joint course with Teoria e progetto della sicurezza al fuoco, Building Engineering MSc
(q) In English. Joint course with Geotechnical Modelling and Design.
(r) in English

7.4 Foreign language

According to Ministerial Decree 270/04, Politecnico considers English to be the European Union language that students must know in addition to Italian.
Starting from the academic year 2006/2007, all students admitted to a Master of Science must possess at least the level in according to parameters indicated in the notices of the Student Services Area of Politecnico di Milano.
 
Web site:
http://www.polimi.it/en/students/student-career/english-language/
 
For the full regulations concerning ascertaining knowledge of English, refer to the resolution of the Academic Senate and corresponding documentation prepared by the Politecnico di Milano, in particular: Enrolment Guide, Student Guide, Foreign Languages Guide.
 
Student orientation: Foreign Language Guide.
http://www.polimi.it/lingue/
 
Assessment of knowledge of foreign languages: regulations of the School of Civil
Environmental and Land Management Engineering.

Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4339

7.5 Degree examination

The final exam consists in the public discussion of a dissertation on a subject typical of civil engineering. The thesis, which may be of theoretical, experimental, or numerical type, or a project, must deal with the topic chosen in an original way. It must be submitted in the form of written dissertation and must be countersigned by a supervisor who must be either a professor of the School of Civil Environmental and Land Management Engineering, or a professor of other Schools teaching any course of the MSCE at Politecnico. If the Supervisor recognises that the thesis is of particular significance, the President of the Study Programme will appoint an external
Examiner, who is required to write a report on the thesis to be sent to the secretary of the graduation board.
 
Reference link to current School regulations.
School of Civil Environmental and Land Management Engineering: Graduation examinations:
http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/didattica/esami_laurea/?id_nav=682

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=4370

8. Academic calendar

The student must consult the Academic Calendar of the ICAT School for all teaching, organizational and logistical deadlines since each School of the University may have different timing according to Programme and Campus.

 

In addition, the School Web pages contain the circular on Planning of teaching activities for the AY. This circular provides a collection of tables constituting the complete documentation of teaching activities for all Programmes: MD 270/04 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Bachelor of Science, 1st and 2nd year Master of Science, ex MD 509/99 and Old System (now discontinued) with specific reference to:

  1. Master of Science exams.
  2. course exams;
  3. Leonardo Campus lecture and exam calendar; for external Campuses the locally agreed calendar is valid.

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4401

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

Student services

Student services are involved in guidance and career management for students enrolled in Bachelor and Master of Science courses, student benefits and grants, international mobility and all those services in support of university life.

 

Student services. 

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/accedi-ai-servizi/

Student IT services.

Information Technology Services Area for Students and Professors

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/accedi-ai-servizi/infopoint/

 

Other types of Laboratory are present at the Departments providing courses for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering, for example:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: http://www.dica.polimi.it/


11. International context

Internationalisation - Leonardo Campus

Studying abroad.

 

International internships. 

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/fai-unesperienza-allestero/stage-internazionali/

 

For certain courses in the MSc Programme, students have the opportunity to take the exam in English.

In particular note that, alongside the course Tecnica delle costruzioni 2, Structural Design 2 is delivered in English.


12. Internationalization

 The Politecnico di Milano and the Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering actively participates in the general and special projects of the University such as:

  • Socrates / Erasmus programmes
  • TIME Project
  • Unitech Programme
  • Non-EU Projects
  • Leonardo:
  • International Internships
  • Erasmus Mundus
  • Frame Agreements
  • Student Exchange Agreements
  • Master Agreements
  • Double Degree Agreements
  • The Civil Engineering Programme is associated with the European Civil Engineering Education and Training (EUCEET) project.

 

The Politecnico di Milano is one of the founding members of the TIME program, established in 1988. Today, European technical universities admitted to the TIME program number 46.  The program allows students to obtain a degree in two different countries. Students have the opportunity to extend their curriculum, substituting one year at the campus of origin with two years at the host campus for a double degree.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4690

13. Quantitative data


14. Further information

Students are invited to read all the "Reference regulations" of the School of Civil Environmental and Land Management Engineering carefully; in particular, those referring to the admission to the MSCE programme, mentioned in section 6.1.
 
http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/cms/file/2152/AvvisoAmmissione_LM_0809_CdF190608_vem.pdf
Starting from A.Y. 2012-13, several courses (marked by # in the tables reported in sec. 7.1) are taught in English (unless no student asks for this possibility).
For certain courses, even if taught in Italian, students are allowed to take the examination in English.

15. Errata corrige

Submitted new subject in PSPA Structures, 2nd Year, 2nd smester: STRUCTURAL FASTENERS - 6 credits (in agreement with external institution).