Attention: this is a draft of the Degree Programme and therefore contents may change until final approval by the Academic Senate.

Academic Year 2016/17





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


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


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1017
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) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Lorenza Petrini
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.architetturadellecostruzioni.polimi.it
(¹) The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.


Student Office (Study programme) - Milano Leonardo
Reference office
UFFICIO SERVIZI AGLI STUDENTI E DOCENTI DEI CORSI DI STUDIO DI LAUREA MAGISTRALE
Address Via Ampère 2, 20133 Milano


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The aim of the EU Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in Building Architecture is to train a European architect who, on the basis of advanced professional knowledge, can give suitable and innovative answers to the complexity of problems tied to the Design and Construction of Architecture, in particular great works and complex constructions, and also carry out the professional duties and responsibilities requested today in this sector at a European and international level.

 

To obtain this, it is essential for the best critical and design tradition of the school of Architecture in Milan to cooperate with the scientific and technical tradition of the School of Engineering at the Politecnico. Training is mainly aimed at understanding the ability of the Building to express the reasons it was built for, with the declared refounding intention of the structural design.

 

Today, the profession demands that buildings "as a system" be placed at the centre of the project, the management of which sees the architect as the main player. The ability to consciously play this role in its complexity is, briefly, the purpose that the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme follows. In other words, the goal of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme is to educate on the realisation and restoration of complex works in harmony with the environment they are placed in, answering requirements of functionality, well-being, fruition and use, and also suitably robust in their normal use and in relation to severe natural events.

 

For this purpose the training process requires an interdisciplinary framework, therefore it is centred around multidisciplinary Design Laboratories without divisions of duty, where disciplinary conduct ensures that the rules of techniques and the possibility of the materials are considered as traces of a single path that allows the architectural project to express itself in a solid, sustainable and durable manner.


3. Learning objectives

Contemporary backgrounds call for cities and territories to be redeveloped and regenerated with interventions that can add structure and character to living areas. Complex architectural buildings, namely new buildings or the restoration of pre-existing ones, can add to defining new urban centres through important connection systems, mobility infrastructures, specialised equipment on a local and supralocal scale, etc. The realisation and preservation of these works require, on the one hand, satisfaction of increasingly higher levels of architectural quality, safety, functionality and suitability for human living, while on the other they involve the use of natural resources and the consumption of energy that condition the economy and the environment in an important manner, and the effects of which will continue over time, involving several generations.

 

The design of the manufactured products must incorporate extremely high levels of scientific and ethical awareness, and a construction knowledge that is the expression of form and content.

 

From this point of view, and in respect of the training objectives below that qualify a class LM-4 degree, namely:

- to have an extensive knowledge of the history of architecture, building, urban planning, architectural renovation and the other environmental and territorial transformation activities pertaining to the professions relative to architecture and building engineering-architecture, as defined by Directive 85/384/EEC and relative recommendations;

- to have an extensive knowledge of the instruments and forms of representation, the theoretical-scientific, as well as the methodological-operative, aspects of mathematics and the other basic sciences, and be able to use this knowledge to thoroughly interpret and describe problems that are complex or which required an interdisciplinary approach;

- to have an extensive knowledge of the theoretical-scientific, methodological and operative aspects of architecture, building, urban planning and architectural renovation, and be able to use this knowledge to identify;

- to formulate and solve, even in an innovative manner, problems that are complex or which require an interdisciplinary approach;

- to have knowledge of the field of company organisation and ethics and professional ethics;

- to be able to use English, both written and spoken;

 

The purpose of the EU Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in Architecture-Building Architecture is to train a European architect who, on the basis of advanced professional knowledge, can give suitable and innovative answers to the complexity of problems tied to the Design and Building of Architecture, to the duties and professional responsibilities requested today by this sector in Europe, and who is able to operate design briefs with the contribution of a multiplicity of knowledge and techniques. This purpose can be reached by making the best critical and design tradition of the school of Architecture in Milan to cooperate with the scientific and technical tradition of the School of Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

 

The EU Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in Architecture-Building Architecture aims at educating on the realisation and renovation of complex works

  • in harmony with the environment they are located in;
  • developed according to environmental sustainability standards;
  • that answer the requirements of functionality, well-being, fruition and use;
  • that are suitably robust for normal use and with regard to severe natural events such as earthquakes, flooding, etc.

 

Along their educational path, therefore, students extend their knowledge of building logic, intended as the coherence between the environment, architecture, technology and structure, against the arbitrariness of form and the casualness of building phenomena. It is clear, therefore, that the main objective of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) course is to guide the student towards an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines, the ability to use this knowledge in order to identify, formulate and solve in an innovative manner the problems of the design, building and restoration of Architecture, even in the case of complex works, and add to the management and control of the whole process: from the design to its realisation.

The planning developed during the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme is based on an important historical-critical knowledge of the tools and languages of architecture, and dedicates special attention to the problems of the internal coherence of a building, congruence between distribution and structural choices and definition of the construction model, without neglecting relations with the surrounding environment.

The suitability of the training process to the relevance of the objectives is found in an educational path that distinguishes itself around the central experience of the Architecture Project. The study route therefore requires maximum commitment from the student in the Laboratory of Complex Building Architecture, present both in the first and second year of the programme. The laboratory activities, where the themes are proposed transversally, allow students to express their planning skills and to confront each other and professors in a process of continuous dialogue. When attending the Laboratories, students can grasp, together with the freedom of choice, the difficulties in coherently designing works that answer all the requirements. The Complex building architecture laboratories are multi-disciplinary. The project is developed by the students in all its architectural, structural and technological aspects. The professors work in a coordinated manner on the same project, beside the students, in the classroom, guiding them until definition of the architectural and executive details, and placing attention both on the suitability of the choices of the building products of the building industry, and on the development of suitable innovative solutions.

Today, the profession demands that the work or architecture "as a system" be placed at the centre of the project, the management of which sees the architect as the main player. The ability to consciously play this role in its complexity is, briefly, the objective that the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme follows.

The division of the Complex building architecture laboratories, in the field of the composition, structural, technological and layout disciplines, defines the training process in its main logical-scientific and technical-construction aspects, and on its focusing around the problem of the relationships between the Architectural Project, the Structural and Construction Project.

On the basis of this wide and founding commitment that all the responsibilities take on, the Laboratory becomes a place where all the disciplines meet. This is the reason for the name of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): "Architecture", in the sense of a search for the quality of Architecture in the building world; "Building Architecture", in the sense of a search that particularly considers the technical-scientific and technological-construction point of view, and with specific reference to that of structural design and its ability to interpret the ultimate termination of a building.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

From academic year 2016/2017 the training path of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture - Building Architecture presents two previously approved Study Plans (PSPA), one in Italian and the other in English. The PSPA in Italian, called Architettura delle Costruzioni, moves around the yearly Laboratory of Complex Building Architecture, offered both in the first and the second year, and the optional Laboratories of Complex architecture preservation and Structures and Infrastructures in the Landscape, offered only in the first year. The PSPA in English, called Building Architecture, moves around Architectural Design for Complex Constructions Studio offered in the first and second year, and Architecture Construction Studio, offered in the first year.

 

Complex project themes dealing with contexts that are currently very important and intricate are proposed in the laboratories.  The laboratories, placed among the composition, structural, technological and layout, renovation and landscape disciplines, promote an integrated multidisciplinary research process focused on the project.

 

During their learning process, students are called on to carry out two duties: acquire an advanced knowledge of project disciplines and use this knowledge, summarising it in the elaboration of the project. This process directly involves the core activities in each single laboratory, and the specific programmes that introduce the students in an organic manner to the theoretical disciplinary aspects, unavoidable for humanistic training, intended in the "politecnico" sense, and to acquire the first elements of what to do, according to rigorous criteria, with planning and terminology properties. Teaching also includes the organisation of seminars with professors from this and other universities, as well as representatives from the great national and international studios of architecture and engineering, where students can feel as if they are involved in a wider and more committed intellectual discourse on the same themes.

The high number of ECTS credits reserved for the Architecture and Science Composition and Building Techniques quantitatively answers the objectives of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) presented here.

Finally, the learning process takes on the form of a recovery, within the Project definition process, of all the cultures and disciplinary instruments that are part of its definition; the main result requested from the student is the ability to create an independent and original project road based on the advanced disciplinary knowledge that he/she must acquire and learn how to use.

 

The expected learning results (expressed by the European Descriptions of the qualification) involve:

Knowledge and understanding

The fundamental teaching instruments used to reach these training objectives are, together with lectures-exercises (during Programmes) and lectures-project reviews (in the Laboratory), other teaching instruments that substantially integrate knowledge, such as teaching seminars of connection and comparison between Programmes, and between Programmes and Laboratories, and the displays of the projects elaborated by students in the Laboratories year by year. Among them, an extremely important one is the display of the best Degree works to award the best Thesis (Mantero Award).

The experimental Laboratories (Computer studies, Modelling, Built diagnostics, Material proof, Analysis and morphological models of architecture) and the historical-thematic archives, which have been available for a long time to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes, are also extremely important. These figures are considered both as places that support the Lectures and Laboratories, but also as places for widening themes of specific interest for students who are elaborating their thesis.

Applying knowledge and understanding

Along the path of the Complex Construction Architecture Laboratories, which during the second year become the seat where the Degree thesis is elaborated, graduate students are called on to demonstrate their design skills in extremely complex contexts that cannot be answered by standardised and homologated solutions, but which necessarily imply the search for innovative solutions. The students are also called to demonstrate these skills for their Laurea. In this context, the student must show that he/she knows how to look after and manage the whole project from its conception to its production in the building site.

Making judgements

In the Laboratory, the student is periodically called to discuss the suitability of the design choices used in relation to the complexity of the problems faced, and to demonstrate critical skills for the solutions used. Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students therefore acquire skills that make them able to analyse and recognise the criticalities of the proposed project and evaluate the social relapses.

These training methods lead to a system for assessing how much the student has learned.

- Concerning the Programmes: possible tests in itinere to evaluate the progressive learning of the disciplinary notions and the final exam, which is a face-to-face interview with the programme professors and during which the student has to demonstrate the skills he/she has acquired.

- Concerning the laboratories: project reviews with the aim of evaluating the maturity level acquired in understanding the project theme and verifying the ability to progressively build the project, considering the points of view of the different disciplines at the acquired level of knowledge; presentation of the project in its final state of elaboration using suitable communication and graphic representation methods; discussion on the project results, that the student is called to support individually in an interview with all the Laboratory professors.

Communication skills

In the Laboratory, the students work on the project individually or in small groups; the tests on their preparation are always individual. In the analyses and discussions on the design choices in the group, among groups and with the professors as a team, the student matures the skill of project communication, an ability that he/she is asked to demonstrate in the Degree premises using multimedia methods. Graduate students, in this manner, acquire communication sensitivity which allows them to apply communication methods and technologies, and project representation their own, and a part of their continuous development and innovation.

Learning skills

In the laboratory, students are called to elaborate the Architecture Project in its multidisciplinary complexity, with particular reference to innovative, constructive, structural and plant technologies according to their personal study and research interests. The Master's graduate student will therefore have cultivated the skill of independently managing his/her own studio and his/her own project research in view of the profession of European Architect or a third study level.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification enables students to access Research Doctorate, Level II Specialisation Courses and Level II University Master's programmes.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The recent norms (pursuant to Presidential Decree 328/2001) increased the figures that are part of the Order of Architects by including also landscape artists, planners and conservationists.

The law, in addition, has divided the Order into two sections, A and B, with section A being reserved for Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students, and section B for Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) graduate students (only architecture and planning).

Those who are registered in section A of the Professional Order of Architects are called Architect.

To register in the professional Orders as an Architect, you must pass a State professional examination, to be held when finished studying and after obtaining a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science).

The State professional examination is made up of a practical test consisting of a project to be outline in one day, two written tests and an oral test. The Board is headed by a University professor appointed by the government, and is made up of professionals, public officials and university professors indicated by the professional orders and selected by the Government.

The studio has the possibility, for sections A and B of the Order of Architects, of replacing the practical part of this exam with certified professional internship periods, to be carried out even along the study path, should the student have passed all the exams.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students can do all activities relative to the freelancing profession of a European architect; they can also hold offices of high responsibility in institutions and public and private companies (institutional companies, public and private companies), that operate in the fields of building, transformation and restoration of the city and the territory. Given the direction of the Programme, the preparation of graduate students is particularly suitable for preliminary, definitive and executive designs of complex and large-sized architectural products, and the project of preservation and re-use of existing buildings, with particular skills in the field of consolidation and renovation even in seismic areas.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or comparable foreign qualification.

 

The qualification obtained, and the skills and knowledge that the student acquired in his/her past career, expressed as credits referring to specific scientific-disciplinary sectors, are curricular requirements. The knowledge of English at a suitable level decided on by the University is also requested for admission to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme.



6.2 Requested knowledge

In order to be admitted to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme, applicants must have a Class L-17 (ex L-4) first cycle degree, or a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or 3-year university qualification, or another qualification recognised as being suitable.

To be admitted, students may have to pass curricular integrations, in the same manner as for recognition of already-acquired credits that vary according to the source Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science).

In order to be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme, any curricular integrations in terms of ECTS credits must be acquired before enrolling.

To enrol for a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture-Building Architecture Programme, the student must have passed the programmed selection test.

On the basis of the selection test, a ranking will be drawn up of the applications and names will be added until the available places have all been filled. 

A number of students equal to the places left unfilled in September will be admitted with the March admission window.

Specific indications for the admission of students to the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering from other Schools or Universities, as well as the characteristics of the selection test, are given in the pertinent guide: 

http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/ammissione-ai-corsi-l-e-lm/

and in the specific section of the Technical Attachment to the Educational Rules.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Building Architecture has 120 places for academic year 2016/2017, with 30 places reserved for non-EU students residing abroad and the Marco Polo quota.


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

The school organises guidance and tutoring activities for students during the first and second semesters. The relative dates will be indicated on the School site.

For more information, consult the Guidance and counselling office site:

http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

To obtain the 120 ECTS credits specified in the Educational Rules: the core activities (Architectural Design, Plants, Technology, Urban planning: structural design, Renovation, Representation, History of Architecture, Estimates, social, economic and law disciplines) are worth 88 ECTS credits; equivalent and free-choice activities are worth 20 ECTS credits; the internship and final exam are worth 12 ECTS credits.

7.2 Mode of study

Teaching organisation, attendance and assessment methods

Teaching is organised on the basis of Single-subject teaching Programmes and Laboratories. A number of credits is associated with each one, as indicated in the Degree programme.

- Single-subject Programmes can include assessments in itinere and end with an exam.

- Additional Programmes can include exams in itinere and are organised into modules held by several professors that are part of a single Exam Board. Each Additional Programme has a single exam for the student.

- The Laboratories are annual and coordinated by the professors in charge of the Additional Modules in the Laboratory. Laboratory attendance is obligatory. Attendance is ascertained by all professors in charge of the Laboratory, on the basis of criteria that are coherent with how their teaching activities are organised. Laboratory activity ends with an exam held by the Board, which is made up of all the professors in charge. During the year, the Additional Modules can include exams in itinere, the results of which are added to the student's final assessment.

The University has established that a university credit (ECTS credit) corresponds to 25 hours of work by the student, including face-to-face teaching and individual study.

 

Types of teaching

The types of teaching used to guarantee the students’ cultural and professional training are lessons, exercises, laboratory activity (computer, experimental and design), seminars, studio visits, internships.

The learning tests, tutoring and Guidance are an integral part of the teaching.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

Starting from academic year 2016/2017, the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Building Architecture will be divided over two PSPAs:

  • Architettura delle Costruzioni (in Italian)
  • Building Architecture (in English)

 

In 2016/2017, only the Building Architecture PSPA (in Italian) will remain for the second year of the course that is depleting.

 

Degree programme

In academic year 2015/2016 the curriculum of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Building Architecture was reformulated, to make it strongly centred on topics such as the design and preservation of great and complex works. In academic year 2016/2017 this change will become complete, with the new curriculum being activated even in the second year.

In Academic Year 2016/2017 the Study Plan will see the introduction of the new PSPA in English, with activation in the first year only. After the first year of the Degree Programme, the Degree Programme that will characterise this path for the second year of activation will very probably be inserted here (academic year 2017/2018).


1 Year courses - Track: COS - Architettura - Architettura delle Costruzioni


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
050429BICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/10
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DELLE COSTRUZIONI COMPLESSE 1A20.020.0
099874B,CICAR/06
ICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/15
LABORATORIO DI STRUTTURE E INFRASTRUTTURE NEL PAESAGGIOA12.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
099875B,CICAR/06
ICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO PER LA CONSERVAZIONE DELLE ARCHITETTURE COMPLESSEA12.0
099877B,CICAR/19
ING-IND/22
ARCHITETTURE E MATERIALI PER IL PATRIMONIO STORICO18.08.0
097580BICAR/21PROGETTAZIONE TERRITORIALE PER LA GESTIONE DEI RISCHI14.04.0
084286BIUS/10NORMATIVA E LEGISLAZIONE14.04.0
099881B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
MAT/08
MODELLAZIONE STRUTTURALE PER L'ARCHITETTURA E CALCOLO NUMERICO28.08.0
093782BICAR/18STORIA DELLE COSTRUZIONI24.04.0

2 Year courses - Track: COS - Architettura - Architettura delle Costruzioni


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099884B,CICAR/04
ICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/10
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DELLE COSTRUZIONI COMPLESSE IIA30.030.0
(Grp. Opz.)
099889B,CICAR/04
ICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/10
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DELLE COSTRUZIONI COMPLESSE IIA30.0
099890B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/10
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
ICAR/19
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA PER LA CONSERVAZIONE DELLE COSTRUZIONI COMPLESSEA30.0
099895BICAR/08
ICAR/09
CRITERI DI PROGETTAZIONE E ADEGUAMENTO IN CONDIZIONI DI RISCHIO14.04.0
093789BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI24.04.0
087398----INTERNSHIP--14.04.0
087398----INTERNSHIP--24.0
050641----FINAL EVALUATION--110.010.0
050641----FINAL EVALUATION--210.0

1 Year courses - Track: BA - Building Architecture


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099906BICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/10
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR COMPLEX CONSTRUCTIONS STUDIOA20.020.0
099911BICAR/06
ICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/12
ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTION STUDIOA12.012.0
099918B,CICAR/19
ING-IND/22
ARCHITECTURES AND MATERIALS FOR HISTORIC HERITAGE18.08.0
099922BICAR/21PLANNING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS MANAGEMENT14.04.0
099923BIUS/10PLANNING LEGISLATION14.04.0
099915B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
MAT/08
STRUCTURAL MODELLING IN ARCHITECTURE AND NUMERICAL COMPUTATION28.08.0
099921BICAR/18HISTORY OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION24.04.0
087398----INTERNSHIP--24.04.0

PSPA - Track BA- Building Architecture: 2nd Year Courses (starting from the Academic Year 2017-2018-Proof)


2nd Year

CFU

SSD

 

Advanced Architectural Design of Complex Constructions Studio 2

30

 

 

Architectural design

8

ICAR14

 

Structural design

8

ICAR08-09

1 section

Technological design

6

ICAR10-12

 

Technical plants

4

ING-IND11

 

Complex infrastractures

4

ICAR04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSES

CFU

SSD

 

Risk-based design

4

ICAR 08-09

1 section

Project economic evaluation 

4

ICAR 22

1 section

 

 

 

 

Elective courses

8

 

 

Intership

4

 

 

Final test

10

 

 

7.4 Foreign language

The knowledge of English at a suitable level decided on by the University and equal to at least level B2 of the CEF (Common European Framework) is required for admission to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme. The knowledge of English is a pre-requisite for enrolment.


Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

The study path of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture-Building Architecture mainly involves the Complex Building Architecture Laboratory, integrated among the disciplines of Architectural Composition, Structural Analysis, Technology, Plants, Infrastructures and Preservation that is configured as a Laurea laboratory.

 

- Regarding the close bond between teaching and research that characterises the School of Civil Architecture, the Thesis consists of a critical dissertation relating to an Architectural Project carried out in the Design and Building Architecture Laboratory, or in continuity with one of the optional Laboratories offered during the first year. The project theme must be developed using suitable graphic printouts and a project report, and analysed in the field of the different disciplinary points of view that contribute to Project construction.

 

- Thesis mentors are professors from one of the Laboratories attended; these professors can be flanked by other professors from the Programme or external experts, if requested by the student and if the opportunity is recognised.

 

The Degree exam attributes a score from 0 to 8 that is added to the average obtained during the two-year period. The average is calculated on the basis of the scores obtained for the individual exams, excluding honours. Honours are assessed where the Degree exam is held, to support possible honours proposals. The proposal of honours must be unanimously approved by the Degree Board members. 

 

For thesis preparation methods, contents and minimum requirements, students should refer to the Technical attachment to the Educational Rules published on:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/esami-di-laurea-e-laurea-magistrale/


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

The calendar for presenting the request for admission, presentation of the English language certificate and enrolment in a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Mater of Science) Programme is published on the Guide for the Student and on the Regulations for admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering:
http://www.polimi.it/calendario-accademico/


Academic calendar
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9. Faculty

The names of the Programme Professors and what they teach will be made available in the degree programme from September onwards.
The Degree Programme is published each year on the Politecnico di Milano website.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Structures that support teaching

 

The Central Architecture Library has around 60,000 scientific works in Italian and other languages, dedicated mainly to architecture, art, city planning, design, interior furnishings, landscape, renovation and museology. A particular section is reserved for works on the city of Milan. All the texts used by and recommended for the Laurea Programmes offered by the School of Architecture and Design are available here. In the reference sector, students can consult the main thematic and general encyclopaedias, as well as yearbooks and city planning and building codes. More than 1,000 magazines are available, with a current subscription to 400. The main magazines related to architecture and art can be consulted on CD ROM, together with a wide class of publications centred on the same themes.

 

The Durando Teaching Library of Architecture was opened to the public in September 1997. Aimed at creating a sufficiently large base, enough to cover the areas of interest of students, professors and researchers, it holds the texts indicated in the bibliographies of the official teaching programmes and the texts that go further into the disciplinary contents tied to design problems in architecture and which document the progress of design culture in Italy and abroad. The main encyclopaedias, dictionaries, codes and yearbooks, historical essays, normative texts can be freely consulted in the reference section. More than 160 magazines are available for open-shelf consultation; the library has subscribed to these magazines since 1997.

 

Computerised classrooms in the University. 

Computer library: supplies computer support to the research and teaching activities for: the elaboration of urban theme maps reported on a data base of archive and historical sources; graphic return in scale of photogrammetric surveys; urban surveys for the elaboration of intervention and implementation plans; comparative analysis of typological and architectural schemes; the acquisition, drafting and production of textual, graphic and photographic layouts for producing displays and hypertexts, and for digital publishing.

 

Modelling laboratorySets up and produces architectural models in various scales, from territorial and urban to building, interior and objects of use, using multiple executive techniques, materials and finishes, compared with the different possible uses of the models, which go from assessment of the projects still being studied to the final presentation of the designed architecture or the building in scale of existing works.

 

Macro-scale urban planning, landscape and computerised cartographyprepares reliable macro-economic and macro-scale urban planning transformation scenarios using statistical and cartographic instruments and elaborations, in addition to simulations, and also develops proportions of the transport system. It faces complex project themes with activity project quantification and urban re-design.

 

Analysis and diagnostic of built laboratoryidentifies the degradation and diagnostics for the preservation, management and re-use of built architecture projects. In particular it deals with the metric, static, material consistency of buildings, identification of the pathologies of degradation and the relative causes, and the most suitable graphic rendering in order to proceed with the next preservation project.

 

University students can also consult the Piero Bottoni Archive, the most important collection of documents held by Politecnico di Milano. The archive has more than 90,000 exhibits (drawings, posters, models, pieces of furniture, objects, photographs, books, magazines, booklets, etc.) that present the activity of Piero Bottoni, a figure at the forefront of Italian architectural and urbanistic culture in the 1900s, as well as other important architects, among which Le Corbusier and Terragni.

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

 

The Historical archives of Politecnico di Milano can also be consulted.

  


11. International context

Briefly, the objective that the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) follows is that of training a European Design Architect who can organise the project elaboration process of a complex building in the field of systemic logic in which, beside the disciplines of architectural composition, the technical-scientific disciplines such as dimensions in architecture are positioned, as rational means of the architectural act.

From there, teaching involves the Integrated Laboratory of Complex Building Architecture (can be divided into two years, in which all the students elaborate their Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) thesis), therefore the continual need to decompose the cognitive and methodological contributions of the disciplines into parts and then recompose them into a detailed project construction; it is an approach in which experimentation plays a fundamental role.

An assessment of what the student has learned is therefore necessarily carried out in a perspective that is not self-referential in disciplines, but rather in a perspective of integration of knowledge.

An assessment of the effectiveness of this type of teaching is transferred to collaborations and comparisons with the teaching experiences of other Schools of Architecture, above all in an international sphere.

Important operative instruments in this sense are the different experiences of an integrated design Laboratory organised together with foreign Faculties which, for several years, have represented an important aspect in the multidisciplinary teaching of the School.

 


12. Internationalization

Students that can be admitted to the Erasmus Programme or non-EU Bilateral Exchanges

Methods

Students can spend a study period abroad in the circle of international exchange projects (EU and non-EU); the period, which usually lasts one semester, is usually taken:

  • during the 1st year of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) (the permanence can become annual if previously approved by the School authorities);
  • during the 2nd year of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), but only during the 1st semester; 
  • students who are doing a thesis with double mentor (one person in charge of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Laboratory selected by the student as the Degree Laboratory, and one foreign person in the exchange premises), can take their mobility period in the 2nd semester, prior to agreements with the involved professors.

The Academic calendars of the partner Schools do not always coincide with that of the School. Students must therefore view them to present an informed application, evaluating possible overlaps. The selected students must agree on a Study Plan with the mobility promoter; the plan must be equivalent to the teachings of the foreign university to be attended, for a maximum total of 80 ECTS credits. Foreign students enrolled in a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme and who are taking part in an international mobility programme can acquire a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. Students can repeat the foreign study experiences, but only with exchange projects that are different from the one done previously, for up to a maximum of 90 ECTS credits (Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science)). The mentor who promotes the exchange project will recognise the credits and the relative equivalent Programmes and Laboratories passed by the student in another country. Regarding the exchange project, field students cannot ask for the Italian programmes on Italian law to be validated. In the event that a student selected for a study period abroad is forced to turn down the opportunity, he/she must present his/her withdrawal.

Life Learning Programme (LLP) / Erasmus - Student mobility for studying

The LLP programme, which is promoted by the European Union, allows European students who are enrolled at European universities that are part of a partnership network, to follow study programmes at foreign universities, with the guarantee that the programmes and exams taken will be recognised. The main purpose of this programme is to offer European students the opportunity to study and live abroad, allowing them to insert themselves into the daily life of the host country, and understand its practices and customs. The LLP programme allows students to compare not only different cultures but also different traditions and teaching and project methods. The universities where students can do an Erasmus exchange period are those indicated in the Institutional agreements that the School has made with each individual host university. The mobility professors are indicated in the LLP notice; these professors created the exchange and coordinate the exchange activities between our University and the foreign one. The "Coordinating" professor is, instead, someone to whom students must refer in order to define their study curriculum for the period they will spend abroad.  The exchange is finalised with the student's acceptance of the place assigned to him/her and confirmation of acceptance by the host university, subject to control of the profile and forms of the students sent within the established deadlines. The following can take part in the exchange project:  

 - citizens from a European Union country or another country taking part in the programme;

 - citizens from other countries registered with the university. 

 

Life Learning Programme (LLP) / Erasmus - Student mobility for internships

The Erasmus Sector Programme allows students from higher education institutes with an "extended EUC" to do internships with companies, training and research centres (excluding European institutions or organisations that run European programmes) in one of the countries taking part in the programme. The student, who can receive an ad hoc community contribution for the internship period, can acquire specific skills and a better understanding of the social-economic culture of the host country, with the support of preparatory or updating programmes in the language of the welcoming country (or in the working language), with the ultimate purpose of favouring the movement of young workers throughout Europe. Before their departure, students must have a Training Agreement signed by the beneficiary, the higher education institute and the welcoming organisation. The internship period must be covered by a Placement Contract, signed by the beneficiary and by the higher education institute or the departure consortium. Disabled students are entitled to specific contributions. In addition, students heading towards one of those countries in which the language is less widespread and taught, have the possibility of taking part in intensive courses for linguistic preparation (EILC - Erasmus Intensive Language Courses), in order to prepare them for their subsequent period of Erasmus mobility.

 

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=4695

13. Quantitative data


The University Assessment Commission performs periodic analysis on the overall results and on the quality of teaching degree programs, by monitoring teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the job market. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di Milano.
http://www.polimi.it/ateneo/organi/nucleo-di-valutazione/

14. Further information

Technical Attachment to the Regulation of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture-Building architecture

 

  1.       Admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in

Architecture - Architecture and Building Construction

 

 

1.1 Admission requirements

First cycle degree or second cycle degree

- English language certification

 

 

1.2       Applicant selection

ALL applicants, even those who are entitled to admission, are required to present a career assessment request using the online application on www.polimi.it, Online services, “Admission to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): request presentation, result consultation and enrolment" within the deadlines given in the Regulations of Admission to Lauree Magistrali (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes at the School of Architecture, Urban Planning, Construction Engineering. Even graduating students can register for a career assessment, as long as they have obtained at least 145 credits.

There are two assessment windows during the year: one for the first semester, one for the second.

The following are required for being admitted to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Building architecture:

- a Class L-17 qualification (or Class 4 ex Min.Decree 509/1999), without curricular integrations, or a qualification obtained abroad that is recognised as being suitable;

- a laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or 3-year university qualification (Min.Decree 270/04, art. 6);

- fulfilment of the essential educational activities given in the table relative to the class L-17 laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) in Architecture and Science, held to be a mandatory curricular requirement, in compliance with Directive 85/384 EEC and relative recommendations;

- having passed the obligatory entrance tests for enrolment in a Programme and/or single-cycle Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science),

Students are admitted to the LM-4 Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in Architecture-Building Architecture if they pass the selection test; the selection test consists of a comparative assessment that considers the student's past career (on the basis of the documents presented by the applicant when pre-enrolling) and possible other important and suitably documented training or professional experiences.

For students who graduated from classes other than L-17, an assessment of their previous career may result in them having to retake and pass failed exams before enrolling in the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science). Students with curricular integrations that are worth more than 30 ECTS credits cannot be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Building Architecture (except for Graduate students in Architecture and Building Production from Politecnico di Milano).

 

1.2.1 Entitlement to admission

Students who enrolled in the three-year Programme of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, who graduated within 4 years from their first enrolment and who, on 30 September of the 2nd calendar year from their first enrolment acquired the N and V parameters (number of ECTS credits and average) required by the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme they intend taking (identifiable by their study plan) are entitled to be admitted.

 

These are the parameters requested, separated into their years of entry:

 

- Students enrolled from academic year 2003/04 until academic year 2009/10: N/V 100/25

- Students enrolled from academic year 2010/11: N/V 100/27

 

A high number of curricular integrations does not permit students who graduated from L-21 and L-23 degree classes to be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Building architecture (excluding students who graduated in Architecture and Construction at Politecnico di Milano), even if the N/V parameter has been passed.

 

1.2.2 International students

International students coming from foreign Universities are selected according to

the times, and in the methods, indicated on http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/

 

 

Additional information

The Regulation for Admission to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering is on www.auic.polimi.it.

 

 

1.3 Transfers from other Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes or from other university campuses

Transferring from other Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes or other university campuses is only permitted subject to presentation of the request for admission.

Transferred students can have past exams validated if held as being compatible with the offered curriculum of the degree course they want to do.

Enrolling for a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) does not guarantee transfer without having to retake exams: the Board will always consider the first cycle degree acquired, applying what is indicated in point 1.2.

Applicants who are enrolled in single-cycle Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes at other Italian Universities cannot be transferred to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture-Building Architecture.  Students from foreign universities in countries with programme schedules that do not contemplate three-year Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes must guarantee enrolment in the 4th year of the course, must have at least 180 ECTS credits, and must respect the minimum curricular requirements indicated for class L-17.  

 

 

1.4 English language certification

English language certification is a prerequisite for admittance: students who do not have the necessary certification cannot be admitted to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes.

The certification must be acquired as indicated in the "Guide to the English language" published on the University site http://www.polimi.it/studenti/guide.

The original English language certificate must be presented to the Registrar's Office in Via Golgi 42 within the deadline indicated for presenting the request for admission relative to the entry semester:

I semester: 9 September 2016

II semester: 14 February 2017

 

 

1.5 Curricular integrations

A curricular integration refers to an exam that has to be retaken and which is assigned to students who have graduated in a class that is not L-17. The integrations are university credits determined by the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Admission Board and chosen from the courses of the first cycle degree.

Students can register for curricular integrations can be done using the Online Services: "Admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): application submission, result consultation and enrolment".

Students who receive curricular integrations cannot enrol in a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science); they can only do so after having taken the relative exam/s again and presenting a new request for admittance.

 

 

1.6 Exam validation

Students transferring from other Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes can have already-taken exams validated, if compatible with the curriculum of the programme they intend doing. As per University regulations, students who transfer from another university are required to take exams worth at least 60 ECTS credits at Politecnico di Milano, plus an internship and the final exams.

The validations will be indicated in the career assessment and loaded automatically in the Study Plan.

 

 

1.7 Single-subject courses

The University permits students to do single-subject courses, subject to payment of the enrolment cost for the selected courses.

Students who wish to do single-subject courses must not already be enrolled at Politecnico di Milano.

Enrolment in single-subject courses depends on the availability of places in the course itself; each semester the School publishes its list of available courses online on www.auic.polimi.it.

In the event that the requests for the first or second semester exceed the number of places available, a selection will be made on the basis of the qualifications matured (laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) score and assessment of the request for admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science)).

When admitted to a programme, students can attend courses, take exams during the exam sessions of the academic year and obtain certification confirming the score of the exams passed and the corresponding ECTS credits obtained.

Enrolment in single-subject courses can be requested for:

- max. 30 ECTS credits per year by those who wish to integrate their education, or who do not have the requirements/prerequisites necessary for taking a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme, and who intend taking the curriculum in advance in view of possible subsequent recognition.

 

The subsequent recognition of the ECTS credits acquired, which can never be higher than 30, depends on admission to and enrolment in the specific Laurea Magistrale (Master of Science) Programme.

In the event that the exams for the single-subject courses were not taken/passed, when enrolling again (if done), the validation of the relative attendance is discretionary.

 

- max 80 ECTS credits per year, only for those who presented an application for admission to/assessment of a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme, disciplined by Min.Decree 270/04; those who presented an application are required to pass courses defined as curricular integrations before being able to enrol.

The maximum limit of 80 ECTS credits can include both curricular integrations assigned from the assessment and early courses of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme; the latter cannot include the laboratories or exceed 30 ECTS credits.

Students can enrol for curricular integrations using the Online Services function "Admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): application submission, result consultation and enrolment".

The other credits can be obtained by presenting a request specifically for enrolment through the Online Services "Request for and enrolment in Single-subject Programmes".

What is indicated in point 1.2 of these regulations is also valid for the Architecture-Building Architecture Programme.

Having attended Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) single-subject courses does not give priority for enrolment in the Programme and cannot become part of the assessment of merit.

 

 

1.8 Enrolment

Only students who presented a request for career assessment and were evaluated as "SUITABLE" by the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Admission Board can enrol in a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Building architecture.

Students can only enrol in the Architecture-Building architecture Programme using the Online Services function: "Admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): application submission, result consultation and enrolment".

 

 

Additional information

The Regulations for Admission to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering are published every year on www.auic.polimi.it.

The text includes the methods used for admission and the deadlines for semesters I and II 2016/2017.

 

 

 

  1.       PSPA (Previously Approved Study Plan) option presentation

 

2.1 Options and allocation, year I

Once their enrolment has been confirmed, students admitted to the Programme can select up to 2 options on their preferred PSPA (www.polimi.it Online services PSPA option presentation).

Only after being allocated in one of the indicated PSPAs can students move on and present their Study Plan.

During year I, the PSPA is assigned on the basis of the laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) score and considering the order of the preferences expressed by the student.

Students who enrolled after the indicated deadlines cannot present their options and will be placed in those PSPAs that still have available places.

Due to allocations established by merit, newly-enrolled students CANNOT make any changes to their PSPA. 

 

 

2.2 Options and allocation, year II

In order to select other Programmes or Campuses of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, students must again present their request for career assessment as indicated in the Regulations for admission.

 

 

 

  1.       Presenting your Study Plan

 

3.1 Times and methods

Students are obliged, under their own responsibility, to present their personal Study Plan (www.polimi.it, Online Services, “Study Plan Presentation”).

The Plan is considered by the School to be probative to all effects. Its compilation also confirms compliance of the choices made by the student with current rules and the Programme Regulations.

The Study Plan of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture-Building architecture is made up of 120 University credits, to be inserted in the plan as Effective, divided into:

- single-subject or additional courses

- laboratories

- free-choice activities

- internship

- final test

Students can register yearly for a minimum of 30 credits (15 for March entries); contemporary enrolment for courses is permitted for a maximum of 80 yearly credits.

N.B. We suggest always saving and printing the plan that was inserted.

Changes made to the plan will not be accepted. Presentation of the Study Plan is definitive and must be completed within the times and in the methods established by the School. When choosing courses, students are required to consult the timetable beforehand, to avoid overlapping attendance.

 

3.1.1 Arrears

As approved by the Board of Directors, arrears of 100.00 Euro will be payable if the Study Plan is not presented within the dates indicated in the academic calendar. Payment will be requested with the second instalment.

 

3.1.2 Attendance

- Laboratories: attendance is obligatory and is uninterrupted; students who do not attend the laboratories for the correct number of hours must re-insert them in the subsequent academic year, presenting a new Study plan in September;

- Single-subject or additional programmes: attendance is uninterrupted, therefore they are inserted in the Plan only once during the student's career; once inserted in the Study plan they remain in the subsequent years as acquired attendance; when drawing up the study plan of the subsequent academic year, the acquired attendance can be eliminated and the courses re-inserted as new attendances.

- Final exam and Internship: attendance is not interrupted, therefore they can only be inserted in the student's career once.

 

3.1.3 Study Plan modifications

You can modify your Study Plan from 01 March 2017 to 08 March 2017 using the Online Services.

With regard to the courses offered for the second semester, you can add or eliminate optional and obligatory programmes, the end test and internship.

 

Students cannot eliminate, add or change the Laboratory sessions and the first semester programmes.

 

 

 

 

3.2 Allocations

 

3.2.1 Laboratories

In the 1st year, students enrolled in the PSPA in Architecture-Building Architecture are obliged to indicate 2 options for the Complex Building Architecture Laboratory 1 and 2 options for the optional Laboratory.

Students enrolled in the PSPA in Building Architecture are obliged to indicate 1 option (1 section) for the Architectural Design of Complex Constructions 1 Laboratory and 1 option (1 section) for the Architecture Construction Laboratory.

In the 2nd year, students enrolled in the PSPA in Architecture-Building Architecture are obliged to indicate 3 options in order of preference for the Complex Construction Design Laboratories 2 (2 sections) and the Architecture for Complex Building Preservation Laboratory (1 section).

Students are placed in the laboratories on the basis of their position in the ranking relative to the sequence of options expressed (01/08/2016).

The options must be expressed every year and will be ordered according to the following criteria:

 

 

First year 

Degree score 

Second year

Ordered in decreasing values of the G parameter where Vi is the score obtained for the nth exam, Ci is the number of credits corresponding to the nth exam, and n is the number of exams taken

A score of 30/30 cum lode will be calculated as 33/30.

 

To prevent students being penalised by possible delays in recording or validating the exams taken, the G parameter will be calculated on the career matured during the summer session. 01/08/2016).

The scores of all students returning from an Erasmus cannot be considered if not already validated in the plan before being assigned.

Admitted students who delay enrolment beyond the indicated deadlines for any reason will be placed in the ranking.

Students cannot attend laboratories or programmes that are not included in the plan. Assessments relative to activities that are not in the study plan, or which have been attended differently as allocated in the sections, cannot be recognised or validated for any reason whatsoever.

Laboratory attendance is obligatory for at least 70% of the total hours.

 

 

3.3 Course priorities

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Building Architecture does not programme any priorities.

 

 

3.4 Free-choice activities

Students are obliged to insert, in their educational path, free-choice courses aimed at deepening and completing the specific themes of their individual curricula; the educational offer of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering includes activation of numerous optional courses that are useful for completing the ECTS credits of the selected programmes.

Alternatively, the School offers recognition of Workshops as specified below.

 

3.4.1 Optional courses

When compiling their study plan, students can insert a number of optional courses that depend on the offer of the enrolment PSPA.

The list of courses offered and the relative programmes in the Degree programme can be consulted.

Optional programmes do not require any allocation; should the number of students be above 80/120, an additional session will be started and the students will be distributed alphabetically or allocated by merit, evaluating each case individually.

 

3.4.2 Workshops

The recognition of credits for free-choice programmes, deriving from participation in extra-curricular activities (Workshops, Seminars, etc.) can only occur if authorised beforehand by the School Committee, following a motivated proposal and equipped with a programme by the professor (from the school or Politecnico di Milano) who coordinates the activity.

The list of workshops accredited by the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering is available in the dedicated section of the School site and is updated several times during the year: http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/workshops/

To take part in a Workshop, follow the methods specified in the individual sheets and refer to the reference professors indicated by the supervising professor.

Students who have attended or will attend a workshop must respect the following procedures:

 

  •          Students who enrolled from academic year 2016/17

-          are obliged to insert the Workshop line when compiling their study plan.

-          after having obtained confirmation of credit assignment, must present the relative application form (which can be downloaded from the School site under Students/Forms: http://www.auic.polimi.it/students/forms/) to the Office of the Programme the student enrolled in, attaching a copy of the participation certificate.

 

  •          Students who enrolled in academic years prior to 2016/17

-          after having obtained confirmation of credit assignment, must present the relative application form (which can be downloaded from the School site under Students/Forms: http://www.auic.polimi.it/students/forms/) to the Office of the Programme the student enrolled in, attaching a copy of the participation certificate and specifying the type of recognition desired: Optional programme (specify the plan programme to be recognised), Internship or As extra.

 

-          when compiling their study plan, can insert the Workshop line or, alternatively, an optional course. Students can replace the optional course with Workshop attendance; in this case the plan line will be modified by the competent offices when credit verbalisation is recognised (for those students who intend attending a Workshop, we suggest inserting the Workshop line, which is available in the list of optional courses, in their study plan).

 

The Architecture-Building Architecture Programme recognises a maximum number of 4 ECTS credits deriving from participation in Workshops.

 

 

3.5 Internship

The School cooperates with professional orders, public administrations, territorial institutes and companies to organise internships so that students are guaranteed the possibility of acquiring the credits indicated in the regulations.

In addition, students can also do their internship in the Politecnico di Milano Departments.

Internship duration is defined by the Study Plans, according to School regulations. More information is available from the Internship Office of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, and in the specific section of the School site http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/tirocini-curriculari-obbligatori-career-service/.

The University also promotes Erasmus scholarships for internships abroad. For further information: http://www.polimi.it/it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/

 

 

3.6 Courses as extra for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science)

Courses/training, even selected from other programmes that are part of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, can be inserted in the Study plan as extra (select the purple trolley icon "Extra").

Courses as extra:

- are not considered in the total of credits required for admission to the final exam (120 ECTS credits for laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes), therefore passing them is discretionary.

- are not included in the average score calculation

- are part of the maximum limit of 80 ECTS credits necessary for drawing up the Study plan, and are also included in the total number of ECTS credits that define the amount of the second instalment of the university contributions

- are recorded in the student's career and included in the certifications issued if passed.

 

A course position can be modified from effective to extra or vice versa when presenting the Study plan; this change results in the payment of the enrolment fee even if new attendances are not included.

There are no guarantees of subsequent recognition of the ECTS credits acquired as extra, if admission is requested to laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes. The possible recognition of exams and/or attendance is the exclusive prerogative of the structure that evaluates the request for admission.

The exams of courses as extra can be taken until the day before the Degree exam sessions, but not after that date. Exams of courses as extra can be taken in the first useful session after enrolment in the laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) should the attendances have been validated, or new attendances inserted.

 

  1.       State examinations

 

4.1 Methods

The uniformity of the learning assessment methods and their programming from among all the sections of the same course is guaranteed by suitable forms of coordination, in coherence with the directives of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme.

At the start of the academic year, each professor communicates the learning assessment methods, the contents of the exam and the assessment criteria.

Three exam sessions are programmed for each course (programmes and laboratories). Each exam session has at least two session dates, both of which can be used by students.

Students can only take part in the exam sessions if they are regularly enrolled online by the exam date; if not enrolled, the students cannot take the exam for any reason, and the score cannot be recorded in their career.

Graduating students must only use the first exam date of the relative session, in order to permit completion of the enrolment procedures in a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Exam session within the indicated terms.

 

4.2 Self-certification of exams taken

Should an exam have been taken (after regular enrolment, therefore the score is known) but the score not yet recorded in the student's career when presenting the Study plan, the student can self-certify exam passing.

Course self-certification is not permitted if the relative exam has not yet been taken when the plan is being compiled.

A false declaration prevents enrolment in subsequent exam sessions of the self-certified course.

 

  1.       Final exams

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture-Building Architecture ends with the Final Exam, where the student's thesis is presented and discussed. The thesis consists of an architecture project that is developed and analysed stating from the work carried out in one of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Laboratories that were attended and completed by the student, and must be approved by a Programme professor.

 

The thesis must develop an important architectural theme, placing special attention on the theoretical and practical aspects involved in defining the project and division of the work according to the specific responsibilities of the different Laboratories. The thesis must also highlight the analytical, critical and project skills developed by the applicant. The point of view of the project and its centrality inside the training path must guide its elaboration.

 

 

For all information on the final exam, students should consult the "Regulation for the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) final exam” of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering and the integrative Regulation of the final exam for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) of the Programme in

Architecture-Building Architecture published on the School site:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/index.php?id=371


15. Errata corrige