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

Academic Year 2017/18





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Building and Architectural Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Lecco, Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1095
NameBuilding and Architectural Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-24 - Construction engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2014/2015
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) English
Campus Lecco, Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Gabriele Masera
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ccsarcheng.polimi.it/


Student Office (Study programme) - Lecco
Reference office
POLO TERRITORIALE DI LECCO
Address Via Gaetano Previati 1/C, 23900 Lecco
Phone 0341 48 8730
Contact http://www.polo-lecco.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Lecco
Address --


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 programme in Building and Architectural Engineering, entirely offered in English, prepares professionals ready to tackle the cultural and technical challenges of sustainability in the construction sector.

Our graduates can work in the field of new and refurbished buildings (and more in general of the built environment) with high performances, high energy efficiency and limited environmental impact. They are also able to transfer this ability outside Europe, in countries with different climate and construction practices, thanks to the experience gained in the world-leading European legislation about energy-efficient buildings (target 2020 and beyond).

 

The structure of courses of the programme in Building and Architectural Engineering considers the wide range of parameters influencing the design, performance modelling, construction and management of energy-efficient buildings, and their mutual dependence. The environmental performance of a building is in fact related, in a non-linear way, to the combination of various parameters acting at different scales: from the external microclimate, defined also by the urban morphology, to the single construction component, or the mechanical systems, or again users’ behaviour.

 

The Building and Architectural Engineer is a strongly innovative professional, able to manage the complexity of the very energy-efficient built environment: either because he/she masters the tools and the cultural aspects required to guide a design process integrating different disciplines (multi-disciplinary) at different scales (multi-scalar), which is the only route to cost-effective solutions; or because he/she acquired the ability and the tools to model in detail the components of buildings from the point of view of structural behaviour and building physics. The Building and Architectural Engineer is then able to design efficient components of buildings, also with innovative features, and to predict the performances of buildings and their parts in time.

 

The Course offers two tracks with specific characteristics:

  •          Architectural Engineering (offered in the Lecco Campus), giving students the ability to manage – and take part in – the multi-disciplinary and multi-scalar design process of complex construction projects;
  •          Building Engineering (offered in the Milano Città Studi Campus), giving students the ability to design, model and predict the physical, mechanical, and energy behaviour of complex building components and systems, services and structures.

 

From Academic Year 2017-18, an optional experience of Internal Double Degree, developed with the Master Course in Mechanical Engineering, provides skills in the key areas of the fourth industrial revolution, such as advanced manufacturing, sensing devices for smart environments and integration of automation in buildings.


3. Learning objectives

The educational objective of the Programme, held in English, is to prepare a highly professional engineer who can operate in the field of complex design, multi-disciplinary and multi-scale projects specifically with high energy efficiency and a low environmental impact.

 

The Building and Architectural Engineer can typically apply his/her skills in the following fields:

  •          design of complex new buildings, in particular in the areas of technology, structures, energy efficiency and environmental quality;
  •          refurbishment and retrofit of existing buildings, in particular in the areas of technology, energy upgrade and structural consolidation;
  •          management of the multi-disciplinary, multi-scalar design process, with the help of specific design and information tools;
  •          technological innovation of building components and systems;
  •          advanced performance modelling of complex building components and systems, services and structures;
  •          management of global performances, with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of buildings.

 

The programme in Building and Architectural Engineering provides students with:

  •          solid competences in the basic technical and scientific matters, also considering the different backgrounds of applicants;
  •          multi-disciplinary engineering skills that prepare students for the future evolutions of the construction sector, and in particular those deriving from sustainability issues;
  •          the integration of these skills with specialised and applied courses;

the integration of these skills with design studios and experimental and modelling activities.

 

 

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

4.2 Further Studies

The Qualification in Building and Architectural Engineering grants access to “Dottorato di Ricerca” (Research Doctorate, PhD), “Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello” (2nd level Specialization Course) and “Master Universitario di secondo livello” (2nd level University Master).

Graduates in Building and Architectural Engineering mainly qualify for PhDs in the architectural, building engineering and civil engineering fields.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Building and Architectural Engineer is a highly qualified professional who can work in the field of the built environment, and in particular of high energy performance, low environmental impact buildings, thanks to a multi-disciplinary training and to the acquisition of specialised engineering skills.

 

Graduates in Building and Architectural Engineering can take the Professional Practice Exam to get licensed as senior engineers according to the Italian law (registration in the Albo degli Ingegneri, settore Civile – Ambientale, sezione A), and practice in Italy and / or in other countries according to the specific local regulations.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Since the Building and Architectural Engineer knows about design and analysis tools, he/she can master the complex series of technical, technological, organisational, legislative and regulatory aspects related to fields such as:

the environmental sustainability of buildings, either new-build or refurbished;

  • the multi-scalar correlations originated by the quest for environmental quality of complex systems, either at the urban or building scale;
  • the technological innovation of buildings and their components;
  • the advanced performance modelling of construction components, building services and complex structures;
  • the work in multi-disciplinary teams.

The Building and Architectural Engineer (track Architectural Engineering) can typically find a job as:

  •          consulting engineer,
  •          design engineer for buildings and their structures,
  •          project manager,
  •          and in general in all those positions requiring qualified skills about technological innovation for low-energy buildings.

 

The Building and Architectural Engineer (track Building Engineering) can typically find a job as:

  •          consulting engineer with specific skills in the modelling of envelope components, building services and structural systems,
  •          design engineer for building components, building services and structures,
  •          project manager with specialised skills.

 

Employment surveys by the University’s Assessment Commission are available through the Career Service here:

http://cm.careerservice.polimi.it/en/employment-statistics/


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4207

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science), or comparable degree obtained outside Italy.

 

The programme in Building and Architectural Engineering is open to students holding a Laurea (BSc) in the L23 Engineering class according to the Italian law.

Students with a degree obtained outside Italy, or with an Italian degree in a different field, will be evaluated by a Commission. Prospective students holding at least a BSc degree in Architecture or Architectural, Building or Civil Engineering and 15 years of education are eligible for application.

A Commission will evaluate case by case all students, including those with a different background.

 

The evaluation criteria are indicated in the Technical Attachment.

 

Please find detailed information about the admission procedures at this page:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/

and in the Guides to Enrolment:

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/guidelines-and-rules/

6.2 Requested knowledge

TThe programme is open to Architectural, Building and Civil Engineers and Architects wishing to improve their ability to be part of multidisciplinary design teams, manage a complex design process, and enhance their skills in construction engineering and energy and structural modelling.

Prospective students should carefully consider the abilities requested to pass exams, be open-minded and ready to work in multidisciplinary teams.

 


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4987

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

Please find detailed information about the admission procedures at this page:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/

and in the Guides to Enrolment:

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/guidelines-and-rules/


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4313

6.4 Tutoring and students support

Please visit the Polinternational website:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it

for information about the educational offer, the application procedures, the exchange opportunities and the practical aspects of life at Politecnico and in Italy.

 

Each September, Politecnico di Milano holds a Welcome Week for international students, introducing them to life in Italy and at Politecnico.

A presentation of the contents of the two curricula in Building Engineering and Architectural Engineering follows, respectively in the Milano Città Studi and in the Lecco Campus.

The Lecco Campus also provides logistic support specifically for international students (Welcome Desk).

 


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4282

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

120 ETCS credits are required to earn the degree of Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building and Architectural Engineering.

 

Courses offered in the Architectural Engineering track are broadly organised into four main areas:

  •          architectural and urban design;
  •          technological design and process management, analysing the integrated design process from the environmental point of view;
  •          refurbishment and conservation;
  •          structural design.

The programme spans four semesters:

  •          the first semester presents topics and tools required for the following courses, also taking into account the diversified backgrounds of students;
  •          the second semester presents specialised courses;
  •          the third semester revolves around the integrated design of a complex building, supported by courses providing tools for construction technologies and environmental quality. This project is the foundation of the degree thesis;
  •          the fourth semester concentrates on the preparation of the degree thesis, which will demonstrate the student’s skills in designing and managing a multi-scalar, multi-disciplinary process.

Courses offered in the Building Engineering track are broadly organised into four main areas:

  •          technological and performance design of construction components, structures and building services with high degree of efficiency and complexity;
  •          management of the design and production process of construction components, structures and building services;management of global performances for the whole building.
  •          complex performance analyses of construction components, structures and building services;

The programme spans four semesters:
  •          the first semester has two goals: the first one is to understand architectural design and identify the specific role of the Building Engineer; the second is to understand detailed aspects of the physical, mechanical and chemical behaviour of materials;
  •          the second semester presents specialist courses about the technology and performance of the building envelope and about building services, also considering their integration;
  •          the third semester completes the presentation of the energy behaviour of buildings and their envelopes and introduces the dynamic analysis of structures;
  •          the fourth semester introduces the concept of parametric analysis and provides tools for the integrated performance design and the optimisation of parameters (costs, materials, performances, correlation among performances).

7.2 Mode of study

The Course includes participation in training activities consisting of lectures and tutorials, design studio activities, workshops, study trips and internships. Attendance at Studios is mandatory.


This course requires a full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1 Year courses - Track: BE1 - Curriculum - BUILDING ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096559B,CING-IND/11ADVANCED BUILDING PHYSICS19,09,0
096560CING-IND/22ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS19,09,0
098473B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS19,09,0
096562B,CICAR/10ADVANCED BUILDING ENVELOPE COMPONENTS ENGINEERING29,09,0
051658B,CING-IND/11BUILDING SERVICES AND BUILDING ENERGY MODELLING212,012,0
097645B,CICAR/10FUNDAMENTALS OF INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN29,09,0

2 Year courses - Track: BE1 - Curriculum - BUILDING ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099816B,CICAR/10
ING-IND/11
BUILDING ENERGY MODELLING AND BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN - PART II19,09,0
097638B,CICAR/09DESIGN OF STRUCTURES19,09,0
051661B,CICAR/09EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL REHABILITATION OF BUILDINGS112,012,0
097626BICAR/11DESIGN OPTIONEERING16,012,0
051662BICAR/11CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT16,0
097636B,CING-IND/11ACOUSTICS IN BUILDINGS26,0
097635B,CICAR/09STEEL STRUCTURES26,0
051663B,CICAR/10
ING-IND/11
BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN AND MODELLING LAB29,09,0
096571----INTERNSHIP13,03,0
096571----INTERNSHIP23,0
096577----FINAL THESIS19,09,0
096577----FINAL THESIS29,0

1 Year courses - Track: AE1 - Curriculum - ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096588BING-IND/11BUILDING PHYSICS19,09,0
096593CICAR/18HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE16,06,0
096589B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN16,06,0
099798B,CICAR/10SUSTAINABLE MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN PROCESS + STUDIO19,09,0
096601CING-IND/22BUILDING MATERIALS29,09,0
096600BING-IND/11BUILDING SERVICES26,06,0
099742BICAR/19CONSERVATION + STUDIO29,09,0
099803BICAR/21URBAN DESIGN + STUDIO212,012,0

2 Year courses - Track: AE1 - Curriculum - ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099809BICAR/14ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN + STUDIO112,012,0
096612BICAR/11INTEGRATED PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TOOLS16,06,0
099763B,CICAR/10REFURBISHMENT AND ENERGY RETROFIT + STUDIO112,012,0
099757BICAR/11SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES + STUDIO112,0
097626BICAR/11DESIGN OPTIONEERING (a)16,012,0
097625BICAR/11BUILDING DURABILITY26,0
089027B,CICAR/09BUILDING IN SEISMICAL AREAS26,0
097619B,CICAR/10ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS26,0
097628B,CICAR/10INTEGRATED MODIFICATION METHODOLOGY FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT26,0
096613----INTEGRATED FINAL DESIGN STUDIO19,09,0
096613----INTEGRATED FINAL DESIGN STUDIO29,0
096571----INTERNSHIP13,03,0
096571----INTERNSHIP23,0

(a) Corse Taught in Campus - Milano Leonardo

7.4 Foreign language

To access the programme, it is necessary to demonstrate proficiency in English language.

 

Please find information about the English language requirements here:

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/from-enrolment-to-degree/english-language/

In particular, students with a University qualification obtained outside Italy should provide an English language proficiency certificate as explained here:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/laurea-magistrale/who-can-apply/students-with-a-university-qualification-obtained-outside-italy/

 

 


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4344

7.5 Degree examination

The programme ends with a degree examination, consisting in the presentation and discussion of a degree thesis. The development and successful submission of the final thesis work awards the number of credits specifically reserved for this. The final thesis work consists in the design of a complex building, either new or refurbished, and shall have a multidisciplinary nature to prove the ability of the candidate to manage the different areas of expertise; or it can treat one or more specific disciplinary aspects in detail (depending on the track).

 

Detailed information about the preparation of the thesis work is available in the Technical Attachment, referring to the Supplementary Graduation Rules in Building and Architectural Engineering.

Information about the final Degree exam, concerning general rules and regulations, calendars, registration and submission of theses, is available at:

http://www.polimi.it/en/students/from-enrolment-to-degree/degree-examination/

(General Rules)

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/educational-offer/bachelor-and-master-graduation-exams/

(Supplementary Graduation Rules of the AUIC School and of the Master programme)


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4375

8. Academic calendar

LESSONS

First semester

  •          Start of first semester: 18/09/2017
  •          End of first semester: 22/12/2017

Weeks of suspension: 15 January 2018 – 19 January 2018

 

Second semester

  •          Start of second semester: 26/02/2018
  •          End of second semester: 08/06/2018

  

Weeks of suspension: 11 June 2018 – 15 June 2018

 

EXAM SESSIONS

  •          28/08/2017 – 16/09/2017
  •          22/01/2018 – 23/02/2018
  •          18/06/2018 – 28/07/2018

Extra session for LM students graduating in the December 2017 session:
20 November 2017 - 29 November 2017

  

LAUREA MAGISTRALE EXAM SESSIONS
• 3 - 4 October 2017
• 21 - 22 December 2017
• 18 – 19 April 2018
• 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 July 2018

There will be one single date for each graduation session defined in the appropriate schedule published on the University's website: http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/calendario-accademico/

 

We advise periodically consulting the School or Campus notice boards to check for variations in the academic calendar.


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4406

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, are available in the Educational Rules starting in September each year.

The Educational Rules are published each year on the website of Politecnico di Milano in the course catalogue:

http://www.polimi.it/en/programmes/course-catalogue/degree-programmes/


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

The Architectural Engineering track takes place entirely in the Lecco Campus, in new buildings constructed in the area of the former hospital. Classrooms, studios and computer design rooms allow students to work in a comfortable environment, in line with the international university standards.

The Building Engineering track takes place in the historical Città Studi Campus, integrated within the city of Milan and under progressive refurbishment to improve classrooms and infrastructures for better environmental comfort and computer-based work.

 

In both Campuses study areas, library, printing centre, models workshop, as well as research laboratories are also available.

 

For more information, please visit the websites:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/educational-offer/research-centers-and-labs/

(AUIC School) and

http://www.polo-lecco.polimi.it/en/

(Lecco Campus)


11. International context

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building and Architectural Engineering can be compared with existing programmes offered in many universities around the world under the names of Building Engineering or Architectural Engineering, either as independent programmes or as specific tracks of larger programmes.

The past experience at Politecnico di Milano with the programme in Ingegneria dei Sistemi Edilizi (offered in Italian and, more recently, also in English), the surveys among stakeholders, and the analysis of the most advanced programmes in this field offered in Europe and around the world, allowed to identify a common thread linking Building Technology with multi-disciplinary and multi-scalar design, energy efficiency and economy of resources.

On this basis the programme in Building and Architectural Engineering was designed.


12. Internationalization

In cooperation with the SPI – International Program Office of Politecnico di Milano, the School of Architectural Engineering offers international exchange programmes for students such as TIME, Erasmus+, Athens.

 

Criteria of eligibility for international exchange programmes are available in the Technical Attachment.


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=4701

13. Quantitative data

A University Assessment Commission regularly reports on the final results of programmes, including the quality of teaching activities and the graduates’ employability.

 

Reports and studies are available here:

http://www.polimi.it/en/university/organization/university-assessment-commission/


14. Further information

TECHNICAL ANNEX TO THE EDUCATIONAL RULES

 

14.1 Admission to the Programme - Students with Italian Degrees

14.1.1      Programme Requirements and Specifications

14.1.2       Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

14.1.2.1 Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options
14.1.2.2 Establishment of the Ranking List

14.1.3      Assessment Parameters

14.1.3.1 Graduate students from the Politecnico di Milano Automatically Entitled to Admission
14.1.3.2 Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

14.1.4      Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

14.1.4.1 Students of the Politecnico di Milano
14.1.4.2 Students from Other Universities

14.1.5      Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

14.1.6      Curricular Integrations

14.1.7      Examination Validation

14.2 Admission to the Programme – Students with Foreign Degrees

14.3 Transfers and Changes

14.4 Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

14.4.1      Semester One

14.4.2      Semester Two

14.5 Study Plan

14.5.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

14.5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

14.5.3      Additional Payment

14.5.4      Attendance

14.5.5      Courses as Extra

14.5.5.1   Programme Specifications

14.5.6      Course Priorities

14.6 Traineeship

14.7 Examinations

14.7.1      Procedures

14.7.2      Self-certification of Examinations Taken

14.8 International Mobility

14.9 Final Test

 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

14.1 Admission to the Programme - Students with Italian Degrees

 

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).

 

14.1.1 Programme Requirements and Specifications

The requirements are those previously described in paragraph 6.1 of the Educational Rules. It is specified that admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes listed is permitted, without educational debits, for first-level graduate students in the following Programmes:

- Building Engineering (Ingegneria dell’Edilizia) (L-23)

- Engineering and Techniques for Building and Architecture (Ingegneria e Tecniche per l’Edilizia e l’Architettura) (L-23)

- Civil Engineering (Ingegneria Civile) (L-7)

- Architectural Design (Progettazione dell’Architettura) (L-17)

- Environmental Architecture (Architettura Ambientale) (L-17)

- Construction Architecture (Architettura delle Costruzioni) (L-17)

- Architecture and Building Production (Architettura e Produzione Edilizia) (L-23)

- Architectural Design (Progettazione Architettonica) (L-17)

- Architectural Sciences (Scienze dell’Architettura) (L-17)

 

Graduate students with a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or a three-year university degree deemed eligible may also be admitted subject to assessment of their previous career and assignment of curricular integrations to fill any gaps.

For graduate students in categories other than L-23, previous career assessment may identify an educational debit to be filled prior to enrolment on the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science).

 

General University information on admission and enrolment PROCEDURES is available on the University website: 

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

 

 

14.1.2 Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

 

14.1.2.1 Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options

The Programme offers two distinct educational paths (curricula):

  •          Architectural Engineering (taught at the Lecco Campus),         
  •          Building Engineering (taught at the Milano Città Studi Campus).

When submitting an application for assessment, candidates must choose their Programme together with their course options which, in the online system, are referred to as the Previously Approved Study Plan (PSPA).

The University rules establish a maximum of three options for application for admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes. It is therefore possible to indicate up to three Programme preferences.

For each Programme, it is possible to specify the available Previously Approved Study Plans in order of preference.

For AUIC School Programmes, the various Previously Approved Study Plan options within the same Programme are only counted once towards the maximum of three preferences that may be expressed.

Example:

  1.              Programme B: (non-AUIC programme)
  2.              Programme A: (AUIC programme) ITA Track
  3.              Programme A: (AUIC programme) ENG Track
  4.              Programme C: (AUIC programme) X Track
  5.              Programme C: (AUIC programme) Y Track 

 

5 Programme-Previously Approved Study Plan options entered / 3 Programme preferences counted

 

Students may, within the established deadline, change/overwrite their choices up until the time the application is processed for assessment by the Commission.

 

14.1.2.2 Establishment of the Ranking List

The Commission, having assessed the candidate’s previous career, will admit him/her to one or more of the Previously Approved Study Plans indicated.

 

14.1.3 Assessment Parameters

14.1.3.1 Graduate Students from the Politecnico di Milano Automatically Entitled to Admission

There is no automatic entitlement to admission.

 

14.1.3.2 Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

This assessment is performed by the relevant Programme, which may award up to 100 points:

 

1. Average at the end of the student’s 3-year course apportioned on a score of 40

Up to 40

2. Suitability/coherence of previous curriculum, i.e. Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) of origin

Up to 30

3. Duration of the student’s Laurea Triennale (three-year degree) career

Up to 15

4. Order of the preferences expressed at the time of the student’s application for admission

Up to 15

The minimum score for admission is 60/100.

 

14.1.4 Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

14.1.4.1 Students of the Politecnico di Milano

No documents should be attached to the assessment application. The previous career will be supplied to the Assessment Commissions by the Registrar's Office.

 

14.1.4.2 Students from Other Universities

  • Self-certification of the degree held (graduate students only)
  • Self-certification of examinations passed for at least 145 credits. Other certifications of any university degrees held: Masters, PhDs, and Postgraduate Schools

The documentation may be self-certified in accordance with the statutory provisions governing Substitute Declarations (Dichiarazioni sostitutive) (see example). It must contain the exact titles of the examinations taken, the Disciplinary Scientific Sectors, the number of credits per scientific sector, the score and the examination recording date. The applicant must sign the documents, otherwise they are not legally binding and cannot be accepted by the Selection Committee.

 

14.1.5   Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

In accordance with the above points, on completion of the assessment, a merit ranking list will be created in order to establish the students admitted in relation to the planned number set for that semester.

The assessment results will be published online at www.auic.polimi.it in order of person code to facilitate consultation.

Under no circumstances will admission requests be accepted from students who have not submitted an assessment application in due time.

Any places that should become available will be used for Semester-Two enrolments and will not be passed down the ranking list.

 

Students approved for admission, and therefore deemed ‘ELIGIBLE’, must proceed with enrolment within the deadlines established by the academic calendar, following the procedures indicated on the University website.

 

14.1.6   Curricular Integrations

Curricular integrations are educational debits assigned to candidates graduating in categories other than L-23 in order to fill any curricular gaps. They are ECTS established by the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to) Master of Science) Admissions Commission and chosen from the courses of the first-level degree.

Enrolment on curricular integrations is performed through Online Services: "Admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): application submission, result consultation and enrolment".

Assignment of curricular integrations prevents enrolment on the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), which may only be accessed following fulfilment of these and submission of a new admission application.

 

14.1.7   Examination Validation

Following enrolment on one of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes, examinations taken during the previous career (not used as required credits) may be assessed and recognised as validation or attendance validation, if compatible with the course catalogue of the Laurea Magistrale Programme enrolled upon.

Validations will be indicated in the career assessment and automatically uploaded to the Study Plan.

 

14.2 Admission to the Programme - Students with Foreign Degrees

International students from foreign universities are selected according to the times and methods indicated at http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/

Assessment is performed by the relevant Programme, which may award up to 100 points:

1. Suitability/coherence of previous Curriculum Vitae, i.e. Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) of origin

Up to 40

2. Geographical area of origin

Up to 20

3. Duration of university education

Up to 10

4. Order of the preferences expressed at the time of application for admission

Up to 10

5. References

Up to 10

6. Cover letter

Up to 10

 

The minimum score for admission is 60/100.

 

14.3 Transfers and Changes

Transfer from other Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes or other universities is only permitted through submission of an admission application.

Transferred students’ previous examinations may be validated if deemed compatible with the course catalogue of the degree programme applied for. As per University regulations, students transferred from other universities are required to take examinations at the Politecnico di Milano for at least 60 credits, plus the traineeship and final test.

Enrolment on a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) is not a guarantee of transfer without educational debits: the Commission will always take into account the first-level Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) gained, applying current regulations.

Transfer to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building and Architectural Engineering is not permitted for candidates enrolled at Italian universities on single-cycle Laurea Magistrale Programmes. Students from foreign universities in countries with educational systems that do not include Laurea Triennale (equivalent to three-year Bachelor’s Degree) Programmes must guarantee enrolment on the 4th year of the programme, passing of examinations worth at least 180 ECTS credits and meeting of the minimum curricular requirements for category L-23.

 

14.4 Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

14.4.1 Semester One

APPLICATION FOR
ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT

ENROLMENT

STUDY PLAN

ALLOCATION

1 August
4 September

2017

1 August

18 September 2017

21 August

29 September

2017

11 September

2 October

2017

Not applicable

 

Deadline for delivery of English language certification: 4 September 2017

 

14.4.2      Semester Two

APPLICATION FOR
ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT

ENROLMENT

STUDY PLAN

ALLOCATION

8 January
 12 February

2018

8 January
 19 February

2018

8 January

23 February

2018

8 January

2 March

2018

Not applicable

 

Deadline for delivery of English language certification: 12 February 2018

 

14.5 Study Plan

Students are required, under their own responsibility, to submit their individual Study Plan (www.polimi.it, Online Services, “Study Plan Submission”).

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 Building and Architectural Engineering consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

- single-subject or integrated courses;

- 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 (40 for entry in March) is permitted.

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.

 

14.5.1   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

First year and following years

  •          11/09/2017 – 02/10/2017

 

SEMESTER II

First Year - Students enrolled on Semester II

  •          08/01/2018 – 02/03/2018

 

 

14.5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

From 05/02/2018 to 02/03/2018, it will be possible to change the Study Plan submitted during the academic year in progress.

The following operations will be possible for to courses offered in Semester II: add or remove optional and compulsory courses, final test and traineeship.

 

14.5.3      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.

 

14.5.4      Attendance

Once entered in the Study Plan, 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.

The final test and traineeship are entered one time only during the entire university career.

 

14.5.5      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.

 

14.5.5.1 Specifications for Programmes belonging to Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) Category L-23 - Building Science and Technology

In addition to the rules established by the University, students enrolled on Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) Programmes in:

  •                             Engineering and Techniques for Building and Architecture (Ingegneria e Tecniche per l'Edilizia e l'Architettura)
  •                             Building Engineering (Ingegneria dell’Edilizia)

may include in the A.Y. 2017/18, as extra, Politecnico di Milano Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme courses in:

  •                      Building and Architectural Engineering
  •                      Building Systems Engineering (Ingegneria dei Sistemi Edilizi)
  •                      Management of Built Environment (Gestione del Costruito)

for a maximum of 30 ECTS.

Following enrolment on one of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes listed above, these examinations will be assessed and recognised, if deemed eligible, as validation or attendance validation.

 

 

14.5.6      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.

 

 

The Building and Architectural Engineering Programme does not impose strict constraints. The optimal sequence to be followed for the Programme is the one suggested by the course sequence established in the Degree Programme.

 

14.6 Traineeship

The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, local authorities and companies, to organize external traineeship activities, in order to guarantee the student the opportunity to acquire 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.

 

Traineeship activities, both internal and external, are regulated by the School’s obligatory Rules on traineeship activities. The rules on traineeship duration are 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/

 

14.7 Examinations

14.7.1      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 and studio) there are three exam sessions. Each exam session involves one or more exam session date as established by the School’s academic calendar.

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.

 

 

14.7.2      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.

 

14.8 International Mobility

All students duly enrolled on Programmes in Building and Architectural Engineering are entitled to submit an application to access the international exchange programmes offered by the Politecnico di Milano. Students are, in any case, required to obtain at the Politecnico di Milano at least 60 of the 120 ECTS required in order to obtain the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) diploma. The ECTS needed in order to take the Final Test and carry out the Traineeship do not count towards the 60 ECTS required.

14.9 Final Test

The Final Test of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Building and Architectural Engineering consists of presentation and discussion of a final work (graduation work). This work must be original in terms of its scientific (theoretical, numerical or experimental, design or technological) content or due to the complexity and interrelationship of a variety of knowledge in order to achieve a finished result.

 

Detailed information can be found in the AUIC School’s Rules on the Final Test for the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) and in the Additional Regulations for the Laurea Magistrale in Building and Architectural Engineering, both available at:http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/esami-di-laurea-e-laurea-magistrale/esami-di-laurea-magistrale/regolamento-esami-di-laurea-magistrale/


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