Academic Year 2017/18





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Architecture - Architectural Design
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1018
NameArchitecture - Architectural Design
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 2
Official language(s) (╣) Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Francesca Bonfante
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.progettazionearchitettonica.polimi.it/
(╣) 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

The Programme aims at training an architect who can critically blend the contributions of humanistic and artistic culture with those of technical-scientific culture. This training suitably answers the growing complexity of problems and the new responsibilities demanded by Europe and the world.

Graduate students are required to prepare work projects and manage their realisation using the tools of an architect. The resulting figure is a master of the constructive feasibility of the created work who can coordinate other specialists and operators in the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning and renovation.

In coherence with European Union directives, this programme promotes the cultured and conscious figure of an architect who can unite knowledge with 'knowing what to do', and operate design syntheses at various scales with the contribution of wide knowledge and multiple techniques.


3. Learning objectives

The Programme moves around the central experience of the Laboratories that face, continually and strengthening what was done during the first study cycle, the complexity and multidisciplinarity question of an Architectural project, in various scales. In the Laboratories, which are also where Degree theses are developed, students acquire the knowledge and ability to understand that are needed to become aware of the experimental work of the project and to express and apply original ideas in this field. Along the learning path, students are in fact called on to acquire advanced knowledge in the field of project disciplines, and integrate them into the project elaboration process.

The experience of the Laboratories, where the different disciplines that are part of the Project formation integrate and are flanked by single-subject and additional programmes, train the student on the theory and in practice, to elaborate and formulate original ideas, even in a research context.

The core objectives of the programme are:

- the ability to use the knowledge obtained to interpret the phenomena, and face the complex problems of, architecture, cities and territories;

- knowledge of the fundamental disciplines in their theoretical-scientific and methodological-operative aspects, in particular Architectural Composition, Building Techniques and the Technology of Architecture, Urban and Landscape Design, Renovation and Interior Architecture;

- the ability to use this knowledge to identify, formulate and solve, even innovatively, problems at different intervention scales.

- awareness of professional ethics.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The training path moves around the central experience of the Architecture project intended as being in its theoretical and operative aspects. The solid material culture of the manufactured products and places are positioned at the centre of the description and interpretation of reality; the design work is measured together with the changed framework of needs and resources, in a dialogue closed by the values that have sedimented in the contexts.

The study process requires maximum commitment from the student during the Architectural Design Laboratories, which are held both during the first and the second year of the programme. The experience of the Architectural Design Laboratories is placed alongside that of an optional Laboratory.

As a result, the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) is aimed at increasing the architectural project in the following sectors, which have the centrality of the project and intervention on a physical level in common.

- architectural project in different scales;

- architectural and landscape heritage preservation project;

- urban planning and landscape project;

- interior architecture project.

Along the Laboratory path, which can be spread over two years, students acquire and are called on to demonstrate their ability to design in complex and problematic contexts which require solutions that are not standardised and homologated but which implicate, instead, the search for innovative solutions. Graduate students will therefore be able to apply themselves to new themes that are proposed to them with skill and originality, developing the ability to independently manage study and project research in view of the profession of European Architect or a third study cycle.

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

Post graduate Master's degree students in Architecture 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. Students are required to take a qualifying examination/register in the relative Order if they want to work in the profession.

 

The recent norms (pursuant to Presidential Decree 328/2001) widened 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; section A is reserved for Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students, and section B is 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 Architects. 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. A University professor appointed by the government heads the Board.  The Board is made up of professionals, public officials and university professors indicated by the professional orders and selected by the Government. For sections A and B of the Order of Architects, the studio can replace 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.

 

The master degree in Architecture enables the graduate to operate as European Architect as well as being employed with high responsibilities by public or private institutions and bodies working on city and urban planning, construction and transformation (institutions, public or private bodies and firms). A qualifying examination is required in order to obtain the enrolment in the professional register.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Master's graduate students in Architecture-Architectural design can do all the activities required to freelance as a European architect; they can also hold offices of high responsibility in institutions and public and private companies that operate in the fields of building, transformation and restoration of the city and the territory.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

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

 

The Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) 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

Preliminary Note
Since the academic year 2017-18 the Laurea Magistrale (equivlent of Master of Science) in Architecture-Architectural Design has modified the ordering and the title in Architecture and Urban Design.
Therefore, since the academic year 2017-18 the enrol are in Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Architecture and Urban Design  (see the Educational Ruiles).



 

 


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4982

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

Since the academic year 2017-18 the LM-in Architecture Architectural Design has modified the ordering and the title in Architecture and Urban Design.

Therefore, from the academic year 2017-2018 the enrol are in Laurea Magistrale (equivalent of Master of Science) in Architecture and Urban Design  (see the Educational Rules).
The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science)  in Architecture and Urban Design has 440 places for academic year 2017-18, with 98 places  reserved for non-EU students residing abroad and  Marco Polo quota.  (see the Educational Rules).

6.4 Tutoring and students support

During the first and second semesters, the school organises guidance and tutoring activities for students. The dates of the meetings will be indicated on the School site.


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

To earn a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), students must obtain the 120 ECTS credits specified in the Educational Rules: for the core activities (Architectural Design, Plants, Technology, Urban planning, Structural design, Renovation, Representation, History of Architecture, Estimates, social, economic and law) 88 ECTS credits are required; for equivalent and free-choice activities 20 ECTS credits are required; for the internship and final exam 12 ECTS credits are required.


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

7.2 Mode of study

The Programme is full-time; it includes participation in: Programmes with lectures and exercises; multidisciplinary and additional Design Laboratories, with obligatory attendance; Workshops.

Teaching organisation, attendance and assessment methods

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

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

 - Additional Programmes can include in itinere exams and are organised into modules held by several professors that are part of a single Exam Board. Each Additional Programme has a single exam to be taken by 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 personal teaching organisation. Laboratory activity ends with an exam held by the Board, which is made up of all the professors in charge.

   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 cultural and professional training of the students are lessons, exercises, laboratory activity (computer, experiments and design), seminars, studio visits, internships.

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


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


Warning for students enrolled in March 2016-17
For students enrolled in March 2016-17 were established two dedicated PSPA: Architettura e Disegno Urbano in Italian; Architecture and Urban Design in English.
The establishment of the two PSPA allows students to take part, since academic year 2017-18, in the path changed in Architecture and Urban Design.
Therefore, students enrolled in March must adhere to the Educational Rules of Laurea Magistrale  in Architecture and Urban Design (see the Educational Rules).

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

2 Year courses - Track: ACP - ARCHITETTURA CITTA' PAESAGGIO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093828B,CICAR/09
ICAR/14
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 2A20.020.0
051780B,CICAR/19
ING-IND/22
LABORATORIO DI RESTAURO 2A12.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
093829BICAR/21LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA 2A12.0
099858B,CICAR/16
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE DEGLI INTERNI E CONSERVAZIONE DEL COSTRUITO 2A12.0
075922CICAR/16LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI 2A12.0
087460BSPS/10SOCIOLOGIA URBANA14.04.0
091748BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI24.04.0
087453----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--14.04.0
087454----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--24.0
087455----FINAL WORK--28.08.0

2 Year courses - Track: ASI - ARCHITETTURA SPAZIO INTERNO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
093828B,CICAR/09
ICAR/14
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 2A20.020.0
099858B,CICAR/16
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE DEGLI INTERNI E CONSERVAZIONE DEL COSTRUITO 2A12.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
075922CICAR/16LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI 2A12.0
093829BICAR/21LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA 2A12.0
051780B,CICAR/19
ING-IND/22
LABORATORIO DI RESTAURO 2A12.0
087460BSPS/10SOCIOLOGIA URBANA14.04.0
091748BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI24.04.0
087453----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--14.04.0
087454----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--24.0
087455----FINAL WORK--28.08.0

2 Year courses - Track: ADL - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097637B,CICAR/09
ICAR/14
ING-IND/11
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 2A20.020.0
099860B,CICAR/16
ICAR/19
INTERIOR DESIGN AND PRESERVATION STUDIO 2A12.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
097668B,CICAR/09
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 2A12.0
051619B,CICAR/19
ING-IND/22
RESTORATION DESIGN STUDIO 2A12.0
097643BICAR/22ECONOMIC EVOLUATION OF PROJECTS24.04.0
097644BSPS/10URBAN SOCIOLOGY14.04.0
087453----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--14.04.0
087454----PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE--24.0
087455----FINAL WORK--28.08.0

2 Year courses - Track: *** - Non Diversificato


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
097767BICAR/17
MAT/08
IC ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY AND ADVANCED REPRESENTATION18.012.0
051641B,CICAR/14IC ARCHITECTURE AND HERITAGE IN CHINA DESIGN WORKSHOP (a)18.0
051647B,CICAR/08
MAT/07
MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS OF SOLID18.0
099959B,CICAR/14IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO (b)28.0
094946B,CICAR/14IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WORKSHOP28.0
051726CL-ANT/10ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES14.0
097782BICAR/17ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN SIMULATION14.0
099901BICAR/09ARCHITECTURE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTIONS14.0
098578BICAR/19ARCHITETTURA PER IL PATRIMONIO COSTRUITO14.0
092101CMED/42ARCHITETTURA SOCIALE14.0
091560CICAR/02CLIMATE AND HYDROLOGY14.0
051669BICAR/20CONFLICT AND SOCIAL MOVEMENT THEORY14.0
081626BICAR/09COSTRUZIONI IN CEMENTO ARMATO14.0
099902BICAR/06DATE PROCESSING14.0
093796CIUS/04DIRITTO D'AUTORE24.0
099540CING-IND/22DURABILITA' E CONSERVAZIONE DEI MATERIALI DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
098559BICAR/09EARTHQUAKE ARCHITECTURE14.0
051670BICAR/20EUROPEAN URBAN POLICIES14.0
081632BICAR/17FOTOGRAFIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
051865BICAR/18HISTORY OF JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE14.0
051651CING-IND/22MATERIALS FOR BUILDINGS14.0
087217BICAR/12PROGETTAZIONE TECNOLOGICA ASSISTITA14.0
084361BICAR/21PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA DI STRUTTURE COMMERCIALI14.0
078289BICAR/19RESTAURO ARCHEOLOGICO14.0
087220BICAR/09RIABILITAZIONE E CONSOLIDAMENTO STRUTTURALE14.0
087211BSPS/10SOCIOLOGY OF URBAN SPACE14.0
051832BICAR/18STORIA DELLA CRITICA E DELLA LETTERATURA ARCHITETTONICA14.0
051735BICAR/18STORIA E TECNICA DEL RESTAURO14.0
050419BICAR/19STRENGHTENING OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS14.0
071207BICAR/19TEORIE E STORIA DEL RESTAURO *14.0
084322B,CICAR/14TEORIE E TECNICHE DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA 114.0
051875B,CICAR/14THE RECONSTRUCTION AND THE SENSE OF URBAN COMMUNITIES. VARIATIONS ON A THEME.14.0
093342CICAR/05TRASPORTI, MOBILIT└ E SOSTENIBILIT└14.0
052184BICAR/06TRATTAMENTO DELLE OSSERVAZIONI14.0
052166BICAR/20URBAN SURVEY14.0
051384BSECS-P/06ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF URBAN TRANSFORMATION24.0
099899CMAT/07APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE24.0
050700BICAR/18ARCHITECTURE AND MODERNIZATION IN LATIN AMERICA: 1880-201624.0
099900B,CICAR/14ARCHITECTURE AND TOWN IN CHINA24.0
074632B,CICAR/14ARCHITETTURA E COMPOSIZIONE ARCHITETTONICA24.0
097789--L-ART/04CONTEMPORARY ART24.0
074650BICAR/08
ICAR/09
COSTRUZIONI IN ZONA SISMICA24.0
050547--L-ART/04CRITICA D'ARTE E DI ARCHITETTURA24.0
097783BICAR/12DESIGN OF ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT BUILDING SYSTEM24.0
098391BIUS/10DIRITTO URBANISTICO E DELL'AMBIENTE24.0
051650BSECS-P/06ECONOMIA REGIONALE24.0
051752--SECS-P/03ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC POLICIES24.0
076306B,CFIS/01ELEMENTI DI ACUSTICA ARCHITETTONICA ED AMBIENTALE24.0
083887CM-FIL/04ESTETICA24.0
089364BICAR/17GEOMETRICAL COMPLEMENTS OF GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION24.0
051831BICAR/18IBRIDAZIONI E CONTAMINAZIONI TRA L'ARCHITETTURA MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA24.0
050425CICAR/16ITALIAN DOMESTIC INTERIORS24.0
050800CICAR/15LANDSCAPE AND PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN24.0
096580CICAR/15LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE24.0
050426BICAR/17PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARCHITECTURE24.0
096946BING-IND/11PROBLEMATICHE ENERGETICHE E STRATEGIE DI INTERVENTO NEGLI EDIFICI ESISTENTI24.0
083958BICAR/12PROGETTAZIONE COSTRUZIONE GESTIONE DELLE INFRASTRUTTURE SPORTIVE24.0
091557CICAR/16PROGETTAZIONE DI GRANDI MOSTRE E MUSEALIZZAZIONI24.0
087216B,CICAR/14PROGETTAZIONE PER IL RECUPERO DI ARCHITETTURE DEL XX SECOLO24.0
083891BING-IND/11PROGETTI DI ILLUMINOTECNICA24.0
091558CICAR/16SCENOGRAFIA E SPAZI DELLA RAPPRESENTAZIONE24.0
051668BICAR/20SMART CITIES24.0
099924CICAR/16SPAZIO INTERNO E ARREDO24.0
051653CL-ART/03STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA24.0
094952BICAR/08TIMBER, MEMBRANE AND GLASS STRUCTURES24.0
050627----WORKSHOP--24.0
096656B,CICAR/14MIAW14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
096724B,CICAR/14MIAW14.0
096725B,CICAR/14MIAW14.0
096726B,CICAR/14MIAW14.0
096727B,CICAR/14MIAW14.0
050769B,CICAR/14MIAW F14.0
094856----WORKSHOP--24.0

(a) Only twenty students will be admitted to the course. You have to be enrolled in the second year and have an exam average equal to or greater than 27/30 acquired before August 1, 2017.
(b) Only twenty students will be admitted to the course. You have to be enrolled in the second year (Master program) and have an exam average equal to or greater than 27/30 acquired before August 1, 2017.

7.4 Foreign language

The knowledge of English at a suitable level decided on by the University is required for admission to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme.

The knowledge of English is a pre-requisite for enrolment.

7.5 Degree examination

The Architectural Design laboratories  and the optional Laboratories which are aimed at deepening the architectural project in different spheres of interest, are configured similarly to the Degree Laboratories. The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Thesis consists of an architectural project developed and analysed starting from the work carried out in one of the two Degree Laboratories that was attended and has ended.

 

The project must be presented using suitable graphic documents and a written report. 

 

For the methods, contents and minimum requirements for thesis preparation, students should refer to the Regulations of the Final Examination of AUIC School and the Regulation of the Final Examination of the Course of Study in Architecture-Architectural Design:

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

The thesis, an expression of the tight bond between teaching and research, is the moment when the synthesis and proposal autonomy obtained by the student are assessed.

The professors who are in charge of the Laboratories where the project selected for the thesis was created by the students act as the thesis mentors. Even other professors or external experts can become second mentors, either because called justifiably by students, or because involved in the Laboratory teaching activities.

Warning for students enrolled in March 2016-17

Students enrolled in March 2016-17 should refer to the Regulations of Final Examinatio of AUIC School and the Regulations of Final Examination of The Course of Study In Architecture and Urban DesignCosro  (see the Educational Rules).
http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/esami-di-laurea-e-laurea-magistrale/


8. Academic calendar

The calendar indicating the deadlines for Study plan, exam session and degree exam session presentation is published on the University site

http://www.polimi.it/calendario-accademico/


9. Faculty

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


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Libraries

 

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 Degree Programmes offered by the School of Architecture and Design are available. 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 of them. 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 Library has the PhD theses relative to the PhDs coordinated by the Departments.

Opening hours: The opening hours and consultation methods are indicated on the Library site (http://www.biblio.polimi.it/) Address: Via Bonardi, 3 - 20133 Milan Phone: 02.2399.2684

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.

 

In addition to the classrooms for Programmes and Laboratories:

- Computerised classrooms 

 

University or Department Laboratories and Archives:

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 laboratory: Sets up and produces architectural models in various scales, from territorial and urban to those for building, interiors and objects of use, using multiple executive, material and finishing techniques scaled to 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 cartography: prepares reliable macro-economic and macro-scale urban planning transformation scenarios using statistical and cartographic instruments and elaborations, in addition to simulations and developing proportions of the transport system. It also faces complex project themes with activity project quantification and urban re-design.

 

Analysis and diagnostic of built laboratory: identifies the degradation and diagnostic for the preservation, management and re-use of built architecture projects. In particular it deals with the metric, static, materic 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.

 

- Piero Bottoni Archive

 

- Historical Archives of Politecnico di Milano


11. International context

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture-Architectural Design supports and promotes collaboration and comparisons with the teaching experience of other international Schools of Architecture.

Numerous international agreements have been made for the exchange of students and professors, and also for the realisation of workshops and common projects.

12. Internationalization

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

 

Methods

In the circle of the international exchange projects (EU and non-EU), students can spend a study period abroad, which usually lasts one semester according to the following methods:

  • during the 2nd year of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), 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), prior to agreements with the involved professors can take their mobility period in the 2nd semester.

The Academic calendars of the partner Schools do not always coincide with that of the Study Plan. 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 they will attend, 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 different exchange projects than 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 recognises the credits and the relative equivalent Programmes and Laboratories passed by the student in another country,

In 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 opportunty, he/she must present his/her withdrawal.

 

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

The LLP programme, 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, insert themselves into the daily life of the host country, and understand its practices and customs.

The LLP programme allows students to confront, not only different cultures but also different traditions and teaching and project methods.

The universities where the students can do an Erasmus exchange period are those indicated in the Institutional agreements that the School has made with each individual partner seat. The mobility professors are indicated in the LLP announcement; 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 the student must refer, in order to define his/her study curriculum for the period he/she will spend abroad. 

The exchange is finalised with the student's acceptance of the place assigned to him/her and the 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, and 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 period of the internship, 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 have specific contributions available.

In addition, students heading towards a country where the main language is less known and less taught have the possibility of taking part in intensive courses for linguistic preparation (EILC - Erasmus Intensive Language Courses), to prepare them for their subsequent period of Erasmus mobility. 

UNIVERSITY: PARTNER, NATION AND PROMOTER

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


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=4696

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14. Further information

TECHNICAL ANNEX TO THE EDUCATIONAL RULES

 

14.1 Admission to the Programme - Students with Italian Degrees

14.2 Admission to the Programme – Students with Foreign Degrees

14.3 Transfers and Changes

14.4 Study Plan

14.4.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

14.4.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

14.4.3      Additional Payment

14.4.4      Attendance

14.4.5      Courses as Extra

14.5 Allocations

14.5.1      Studios

14.5.2      Single-subject and Integrated Courses

14.5.3      Course Priorities

14.6 Elective Activities

14.6.1      Optional Courses

14.6.2      MIAW

14.6.2.1 MIAW Attendance and Registration Procedures

14.6.3      Workshops

14.7 Traineeship

14.8 Examinations

14.8.1      Procedures

14.8.2      Self-certification of Examinations Taken

14.9 Final Test

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14.1 Admission to the Programme - Students with Italian Degrees

From the A.Y. 2017/18, the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Architecture - Architectural Design Programme has altered its system and its title to “Architecture and Urban Design”.

Therefore, from the A.Y. 2017/18, new enrolments will be on the altered Programme, Architecture and Urban Design (see the relative Rules).

 

Notice to Students Enrolled in March 2017

For students enrolled in March 2017, two dedicated Previously Approved Study Plan have been instituted: Architettura e Disegno Urbano, in Italian, and Architecture and Urban Design, in English.

Thanks to the institution of these two Previously Approved Study Plans, students may, from the academic year 2017/18, enter the path altered to Architecture and Urban Design.

Therefore, students enrolled in March must observe the Educational Rules for the Architecture and Urban Design Programme (see the relative Rules).

 

All candidates for admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of  Science) Programmes at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering are required to submit an application for career assessment using the specific function available on the University website, in the Online Services section (www.polimi.it/servizionline).

 

14.2 Admission to the Programme - Students with Foreign Degrees

Students with foreign degrees should follow the pre-enrolment procedure described on the Polinternational website (http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/), observing the established deadlines. By following this procedure, students can apply for merit scholarships and obtain further information on organising their stay in Italy during the post-admission phase.

 

14.3 Transfers and Changes

Given that requests for transfers and changes are subject to submission of an admission application in accordance with the current rules,

for the academic year 2017/18, it is not possible to transfer or change to the Programme.

 

Affected students must refer to the Educational Rules for the Architecture and Urban Design Programme.

 

14.4 Study Plan

Students are required, under their own responsibility, to submit their individual Study Plan.

The Plan is taken by the School as a supporting document for all intents and purposes. Its compilation also attests to the compliance of the choices made by the student with the rules specified by law and the provisions of the Programme Rules.

The Study Plan for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture - Architectural Design consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

-          single-subject or integrated courses

-          studios

-          elective activities

-          traineeship

-          final test

The minimum number of credits for which students may enrol each year is 30 (15 for entry in March). Simultaneous enrolment on courses for a maximum of 80 credits per year is permitted.

 

It is necessary to include a course in the Study Plan in order to benefit from the associated educational services, i.e. attend lectures, appear on the Professor’s lists, participate in exercises, participate in practical and complementary activities (studios, seminars, projects, etc.), be admitted (through enrolment in exam sessions)to in-course assessments and examinations, and receive an examination assessment.

 

Please note: It is advisable to always save and print the Study Plan submitted.

Plan alteration requests will not be accepted. Submission of the Study Plan is definitive and must be performed within the deadlines and according to the procedures established by the School. When choosing courses, the teaching timetable must be consulted in advance in order to avoid timetable clashes.

 

14.4.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

Study Plan submission is performed through Online Services (www.polimi.it/servizionline > Customized Services > Career Data > Study Plan Submission), exclusively during the specific periods established by the academic calendar:

 

SEMESTER I

Following years

28/08/2017 – 11/09/2017 / allocation publication: 16/09/2017

 

 

14.4.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

From 19/02/2018 to 23/02/2018, it will be possible to change the Study Plan submitted during the academic year in progress.

Half-year change of Study Plan is optional. Students not wishing to make any alterations do not need to change the Study Plan.

 

It is possible to change only courses included in the current academic year. It is not possible to add or deselect first-semester courses. Students must deselect the second-semester courses they wish to change.

It will therefore be possible to add or remove, within the second semester only, optional and compulsory courses not subject to allocation of merit, final test and traineeship.

 

14.4.3      Additional Payment

Through resolution of the Board of Governors, an additional payment of 100.00 euros is applicable for failure to submit the Study Plan within the deadlines established by the academic calendar.

The payment will be required with the second instalment.

 

14.4.4      Attendance

- Studios: attendance is compulsory and does not expire. Students who do not achieve attendance of studios will be required to re-enter them in a new Study Plan submitted in September in accordance with the course catalogue offered for the academic year.

- Single-subject or integrated courses: attendance of these does not expire, and they are therefore entered one time only during the career. Once entered in the Study Plan, the courses remain in the following years as attendance achieved. During compilation of the annual Study Plan for the following year, it will be possible to remove the attendance achieved and re-enter the courses as new attendance in accordance with the course catalogue offered for the academic year.

- Final test and traineeship: attendance does not expire, and these are entered in the career one time only.

 

14.4.5      Courses as Extra

It is possible to add courses/educational activities to the Study Plan as extras. These courses will not count towards the overall credits required for admission to the final test and will not be used in calculation of the score average.

It is possible to change the status of a course from required to extra, and vice versa, during the annual Study Plan submission period.

For all regulations, reference should be made to the specific University guide.

 

 

 

14.5 Allocations

 

14.5.1      Studios

In the second year, students enrolled on the Architecture City Landscape Previously Approved Study Plan must indicate 4 options for the Architectural Design Studio and 2 options for the Optional Studio.

Students enrolled on the Architecture and Interior Space Previously Approved Study Plan must indicate 4 options for the Architectural Design Studio and 2 options for the Optional Studio.

Students enrolled on the Architectural Design Previously Approved Study Plan must indicate 3 options for the Architectural Design Studio 2 and 3 options for the Optional Laboratory.

Placement of students in the studios will be based on their position in the ranking list and the order of the preferences expressed.

Preferences must be expressed each year will be ordered according to the following criteria:

 

First Year

 

Graduation score

 

Second Year

Order by decreasing values of the parameter G

       n

G=Σ  Vi •Ci

       i=l

where Vi is the score obtained in the i-th examination, Ci is the number of credits corresponding to the i-th examination and n is the number of examinations taken

The score 30/30 cum laude will be calculated as equal to 33/30.

 

To avoid students being penalised due to any delays in examination enrolment or validation, the parameter G will be calculated based on the career followed during the summer session (examinations taken no later than: 01/08/2017).

For all students returning from Erasmus, it will not be possible to take the scores into account unless previously validated on the Plan prior to allocation.

Any admitted students who, for whatever reason, delay enrolment beyond the established deadlines will be automatically placed in the available sections.

Students are not permitted to attend studios or courses not included in the Plan. Under no circumstances may assessments relating to activities not included in the Study Plan, or not attended in accordance with the section allocations, be recognised or validated.

Attendance of at least 70% of the Studio hours is compulsory.

 

14.5.2      Single-subject and Integrated Courses

Single-subject and integrated course sections are assigned to students alphabetically by surname.

 

14.5.3      Course Priorities

The University, upon resolution of the Academic Senate, has established the following priority types:

 

 

Suggested priority

Does not establish any formal restriction. Aims to provide students with useful information on the sequence of courses but does not affect the composition of the Study Plan or examination recording.

Study Plan composition priority

Establishes a restriction which must be observed when choosing courses upon submission of the Study Plan. It is not possible for course ‘B’ to be included in the Study Plan if course ‘A’ (even if not passed) has not been included. This does not affect examination recording.

Examination recording priority

Establishes a restriction which must be observed both during Study Plan compilation and during 'positive' examination recording (passing of the course). It is not possible for ‘B’ to be recorded if ‘A’ has not been recorded.

 

 

For the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture - Architectural Design, the course progression established by the Degree Programme Study must be observed.

 

14.6 Elective Activities

In their educational path, students are required to include optional courses designed to further explore and complete the specific topics of the individual curricula. The course catalogue of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering offers numerous courses termed ‘optional’ which serve to complete the elective course ECTS.

As an alternative, the School recognises Workshops as specified below.

 

14.6.1      Optional Courses

During Study Plan compilation, students may add a number of optional courses dependant on the course catalogue included in the Degree Programme.

A list of the courses offered and their programmes may be consulted in the Degree Programme.

No allocation is required for optional courses. However, if the number of students should exceed 120, an additional section will be activated and students will be allocated places either alphabetically or according to merit, on a case-to-case basis.

 

14.6.2      MIAW

For students enrolled on the three-year Architectural Design Programme and the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes in Architecture, Architecture - Construction Architecture and Architecture - Architectural Design, the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering offers an intensive international programme: MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop.

This activity offers an international design forum for teachers and students but also an informal platform for discussing the issues and ambitions for sharing that education entails.

MIAW will be held at the Milano Leonardo campus, from the 15 to 25 January 2018.

 

14.6.2.1 MIAW Attendance and Registration Procedures

During Study Plan compilation, students may choose between the various international Professors, expressing their section preferences, and will be allocated places according to merit based on the weighted average of examinations taken before 01/08/2017.

Any students not admitted will automatically be issued a generic workshop code (see specifications relating to workshops), which may be changed during the half-year Study Plan change period.

 

In the academic year 2017/18, the following places are available:

-          a maximum of 90 students enrolled on the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science)

-          a maximum of 30 students enrolled on the Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science)

-          a maximum of 30 Erasmus students

If the planned number is not reached, any available places may be assigned.

 

MIAW involves a final assessment and, on completion of lectures, students must register for a dedicated examination date in order to obtain the score in the career.

Credits recorded in this way will substitute 4 ECTS from the student’s elective activities.

After allocation, it will not be possible to delete the course from the Study Plan or replace it with another course, but it may be included as extra the following academic year.

Students enrolled in the first year of the Programme may only bring the MIAW activity forward if they have entered all the first-year courses.

 

14.6.3      Workshops

Educational credits from elective courses, earned from participation in extra-curricular activities (workshops, seminars, etc.), may only be recognised if authorised in advance by the School Board, following a reasoned and supported programme proposal by a Professor (of the School or the Politecnico di Milano) coordinating the activities.

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

In order to participate in workshops, students must follow the procedures indicated on the individual webpages and refer to the relevant Professors indicated by the Professor responsible.

Students who have attended or wish to attend a workshop must observe the following procedures:

 

-          students enrolled since the academic year 2016/17

must enter the “Workshop” line during Study Plan compilation.

After having obtained the credit allocation certificate, they must submit the dedicated application form (which can be downloaded from the School’s website, under Students/Forms: Http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/modulistica/ ) to the Office of the Programme on which they are enrolled, together with a copy of the participation certificate.

 

-          students enrolled in academic years prior to 2016/17

may, during Study Plan compilation, include the “Workshop” line or, alternatively, an optional course. Students may replace the optional course with attendance of a workshop. In this case, the change of line in the Plan will be performed by the appropriate Offices during recording of credits (students wishing to attend a Workshop are advised to include in their Study Plan the “Workshop” line available in the list of optional courses).

After having obtained the credit allocation certificate, students must submit the dedicated application form (downloadable from the School’s website http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/modulistica ) to the Office of the Programme on which they are enrolled, together with a copy of the participation certificate.

 

For the Architecture - Architectural Design Programme, recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted.

 

14.7 Traineeship

The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, local authorities and companies to organise external traineeship activities in order to ensure that students have the opportunity to earn the credits required by the educational system.

In addition, students may carry out a Practical Activity (traineeship) within the Departments of the Politecnico di Milano.

The rules on traineeship duration will be established by the Programmes, in accordance with the directives of the School. All further information is available at the Traineeship Office of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering and in the dedicated section of the School’s Website: http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/tirocini-curriculari-obbligatori/

 

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

 

14.8 Examinations

14.8.1      Procedures

The uniformity of procedures for checking of learning across all sections of the same course and planning of these procedures is ensured through appropriate forms of coordination, in line with the directives of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme.

At the start of the academic year, each Professor will communicate the procedures for checking of learning, the content of the examination and the assessment criteria.

For each course (individual courses or studios), there are three exam sessions. Each exam session involves one or more exam session date as established by the School’s academic calendar, each of which students may use.

Students may only participate in the exam sessions if duly registered, using the dedicated ‘online services’ function, for the examination date. Failure to register makes it absolutely impossible to take the test and record a score in the career.

 Graduating students must observe the specific deadlines established by the academic calendar in order to permit completion, within the established deadlines, of the procedures for registration for the degree exam session.

 

14.8.2      Self-certification of Examinations Taken

If, upon submission of the Study Plan, an examination already taken (and whose score is therefore known) is not yet recorded in the career, the student may self-certify passing of the said examination.

It is not permitted to self-certify a course whose examination has not yet been taken at the time of compilation of the Plan.

Any false declaration prevents registration for the exam sessions of the self-certified course.

 

14.9 Final Test

 

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture - Architectural Design concludes with a Final Test involving presentation and discussion of the graduation work. The graduation work consists of an architecture project developed and explored based on the work carried out in one of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Studios attended and completed by the student, and must be approved by one of the Programme’s Professors.

The graduation work must concern an important architecture topic, with particular attention to theoretical and practical aspects that define the project and organize the work according to the specific and different fields of laboratories. The work must also highlight the analytical, critical and design skills developed by the candidate. The point of view of design and its centrality within the educational path must guide the development of the work.

Notice to Students Enrolled in March 2017

Students enrolled in March 2017 must refer to the rules of the AUIC School and the Architecture and Urban Design Programme on Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduation exams (see the relative Rules).

 

For all information on the Final Test, students must refer to the Final Test Regulations for the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, and the Additional Regulations on the Final test of the Laurea Magistrale Programme in Architecture - Architectural Design published on the School’s website:

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


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