Academic Year 2017/18





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Architecture
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1136
NameArchitecture
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) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Gennaro Postiglione
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.architettura.polimi.it/
(¹) The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.


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


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The purpose of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme is to supply students with an advanced level of training for carrying out highly-qualified activities in specific fields. The objective of the plan is to train Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students in Architecture. The Programme is aimed, overall and in its divisions, at supplying advanced training in the architectural design field. The programme is a unitary matrix, compliant with the European Union requirements for recognition of the validity of the qualification obtained.

 
Following Polytechnic tradition, the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme proposes a training approach that is based on the synthesis between the humanistic-artistic component and the scientific-technical one, which integrates the best cultural traditions with the disciplinary innovation necessary for reconfirming the cultural and strategic role of architecture, living quality and phyiscal and social landscapes, environmental themes, the liveability of cities and terrains, the protection and redevelopment of assets and cultural resources.

 
The path develops by way of design laboratories that are focused on architecture of interiors and landscape, urban design and planning, technological design and renovation. The theoretical programmes integrate design experience with in-depth studies on history and theoretical research, but also technological design and the study of building techniques and temporary architecture, with increasing attention being paid to the requirements of environmental sustainability and compatibility. The path is completed by optional programmes, both in Italian and English, that can be selected even outside the study plan, and which give a wide choice from courses that are part of very different disciplinary areas. A particularly interesting opportunity comes from the numerous thematic workshops which, during the year, offer intensive design experiences directed towards specific themes.

 
In respect of this framework, the Programme has some recommended study plans prepared as a support for students when drawing up their own plan; the intention is to answer the specificity of the training profiles in a suitable manner.


3. Learning objectives

SECOND YEAR

The recommended ‘Architectural Design’ programme is aimed at training Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students who can develop the architectural project as an operator who can transform the environment and living space in all its formal and technical components, equipped with the instruments needed for an in-depth understanding of the physical, social and cultural characteristics of the contemporary contexts in which they work.

The training path follows the architectural project, dividing it into suitable scales, applying itself in particular to the problems of modifying and regenerating urban and living landscapes and fabric, with particular attention paid to the search for new forms and types of contemporary liveability, the architecture of public spaces and infrastructures, the search for a conscious balance between new architecture and the existing city, with attention paid to the requirement of environmental, economic and social sustainability and compatibility.

This leads to the attention paid, in the fabric of disciplinary duties, to the detailed study and updating of theoretical, methodological and operative instruments in the architectural project, to train a high profile architectural designer who can face the coordination of complex large-scale project operations.

 

The recommended programme called ‘Preservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage’, considering the growing importance, even in the international framework, of interventions on the built, intends contributing to the acquisition of specific, in-depth, updated skills in the field of knowledge, protection, preservation, re-use and development of architectural assets and the environment. The proposed path faces the themes through the inter-related contribution of the disciplines that are part of an architect's training, reserving special attention to the history of protection and renovation, and that of construction, survey, diagnosis and evaluation methods of the built, the selection criteria of the conservative and transformation approaches, with the aim of managing with culture and sensitivity the project phases and the range of possible interventions, from maintenance to renovation and redevelopment, from integration to replacement, as much for single buildings as for the urbanised and landscape scale contexts.

 

The recommended programme called ‘Architecture of interiors’ is aimed at preparing a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate student who is particularly careful with the relationship between man and manufactured items, form and proportion, measurement and organisation of spaces. This is done in continuity with the teaching of Italian masters who, at this school, taught integral design, careful with the human dimension of architecture in every scale, from domestic to public. On the basis of a suitable and updated awareness of the needs for effective sustainability, great attention is paid when teaching about lived-in space, work places, the collective areas in the city, preparation, scenic design, museography, even in relation to restoration, re-use and architectural redevelopment interventions  and built interiors.

 

The recommended programme called ‘Architecture of interiors’ defines the international path of Interiors; it is held in English and is aimed at preparing a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate student who is particularly careful with the relationship between man and manufactured items, form and proportion, measurement and organisation of spaces. This is done in continuity with the teaching of Italian masters who, at this school, taught integral design, careful with the human dimension of architecture in every scale, from domestic to public. On the basis of a suitable and updated awareness of the needs for effective sustainability, great attention is paid when teaching about lived-n space, work places, the collective areas in the city, preparation, scenic design and museography, even in relation to restoration, re-use and architectural redevelopment interventions  and built interiors. In addition, this programme offers students the possibility of working in a multi-cultural context, of enjoying teaching in a wide international measure and of deepening the specifications of the Italian contribution to European architectural culture in historical and contemporary perspectives.

 

The recommended plan called ‘Technological and environmental design’ aims at widening the training of a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate student in Architecture to include the awareness and skills necessary for managing and controlling the technical feasibility and environmental sustainability of the design selections. The proposed training and cultural experience is based on the consolidation and widening of the student’s knowledge of techniques and technologies that preside over the processes of new construction and transformation of the built, and instruments aimed at the development of performances that are characteristic of the interventions proposed, and the impacts that these processes determine on the environment, sighting a specific skill in identifying and experimenting with solutions that are technically reliable, environmentally efficient and able to give an updated answer that is suitable for the multiple instances to which architectural design is called to correspond.

 

The ‘Architecture’ programme, which is held in English, defines the international path and is aimed at training Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students who are able to develop the architectural project as an operator who can transform the environment and living space in all its formal and technical components, equipped with the instruments needed for an in-depth understanding of the physical, social and cultural characteristics of the contemporary contexts in which the students will work. Moving from Italian and European architectural tradition and opening in a critical and in-depth manner to a multicultural comparison, the educational path faces architectural design, dividing it into suitable scales, applying it in particular to the problems of modification, landscape and urban fabric regeneration, with particular attention given to the search for new forms and typologies of contemporary living, architecture of public spaces and infrastructures, of an aware balance between new architecture and the existing city, with attention on the requirements of sustainability and environmental compatibility. This leads to great attention being paid, in the fabric of disciplinary duties, to the detailed study and updating of theoretical, methodological and operative instruments in architectural projects required to train a high profile architectural designer who can face the coordination of complex large-scale project operations.  In addition, this programme offers students the possibility of working in a multi-cultural context, of enjoying teaching in a wide international measure and of deepening the specifications of the Italian contribution to European architectural culture in historical and contemporary perspectives.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

4.2 Further Studies

Graduate students in Architecture are offered different options for the progression of their studies:

 

- PhD, held at the University or elsewhere, on themes of specific interest, with admission subject to an entrance test;

- Second cycle Master's, held at the University or elsewhere, on themes of specific interest, with admission established by the structure that runs the programme;

- Specialisation course, held at the University or elsewhere, on themes of specific interest, with admission established by the structure that runs the programme.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture trains a highly qualified designer. The qualification is recognised by the European Union.

An EU graduate student in Architecture is a professional figure who can carry out managerial roles for public and private institutions and companies (State administration, local institutes, companies) and work as a freelancer with professional studios and design companies, developing the duties relative to the construction, management, and transformation of cities and the territory.

Students who graduate in Architecture can register in Professional Orders if they pass the State professional exam. For more information, refer to the University site link (www.esamidistato.polimi.it)

5.2 Careers options and profiles

There are a large number of career opportunities, in general and in specific sectors. Among these last ones: freelancing or working with professional studios; companies; public administration; research, public consultancy and private institutions; international entities. They can work both in Italy and abroad.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Detailed information relating to the entrance test, admission and enrolment is available on the Guidance and Counselling Office site http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it

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

From academic year 2017-2018 the course of study in Architecture-Architecture-Built Environment-Interiors.


6.2 Requested knowledge

An English language certificate as indicated in the "Guide to the English language" published on the University site is also required.

http://www.polimi.it/studenti/guide/

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

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



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

For an updated detail, please visit:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/students/admission-to-the-schools-bsc-and-msc-programmes/


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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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 organised during the Study Plan presentation will be indicated on the School site (www.auic.polimi.it).


6.5 Allocation in laboratories (L)

In the case of multiple laboratory sections, the students must express up to a number of options equal to that of the section.

Allocation is by merit, according to the criteria expressed in point 3 of the Technical Attachment to these Regulations.

 

6.6 Allocation in single-subject (M) and additional (C.I.) programmes

The educational offer also includes, for some single-subject and additional programmes, allocation by merit. Students must express their preferences as organised by the online system, and will be allocated by merit according to the criteria expressed in the Technical attachment to these Regulations.

The programmes can have a maximum of 120 students regularly enrolled in the academic year 2016/2017.

For details about enrolment process:

http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/

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



Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

A laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) session can be attended after having obtained 120 credits, as specified for each PSPA in the Educational Rules.  As defined by the class LM-4 table, the minimum number of ECTS credits guaranteed for the educational activities that characterise the programme is 48 (Architectural and Urban design, Historical disciplines for architecture, Architectural analysis and structural design, Estimate disciplines for architecture and urban planning, Urban and territorial planning, Representation of architecture and the environment, Theories and techniques for architectural renovation, Physical-technical and plant disciplines for architecture, Technological disciplines for architecture and building, Economic, social, juridical disciplines for architecture and urban planning). For equivalent activities, a minimum of 12 ECTS credits is guaranteed. 14 credits are reserved for the internship and the final exam.

7.2 Mode of study

The Programme is full time and includes participation in training activities made up of lectures and practice, Laboratory activities, Workshops, Seminars, study visits and internships.  Attending the Laboratories is obligatory for all Programmes; should the student not have certification of attendance for at least 75% of the total hours, the Laboratory will have to be frequented again.

 From year 2017-2018 the participation to laboratories will not expire and so in the following years there will be the possibility to make the exams only (without a new participation to the studio lessons)

Laboratories

Attendance certification, necessary for taking the relative assessment test, is taken care of by the Laboratory professors. Any other attendance obligations can be established in coherence with the School regulations. These obligations will be made known through the School Internet site (www.auic.polimi.it) and communicated to students by the professors responsible for the courses when the programmes begin. Uniformity of the attendance regulations for all sections of the same course is guaranteed. Verification of attendance is looked after by the professor in charge of the course, on the basis of criteria that are coherent with the teaching organisation, and which will be communicated to students at the start of the programme. These criteria can involve the student's presence in the classroom and his/her active participation.

 

Single-subject or additional courses

Attendance is not obligatory for these courses, and the exam methods reserved for those who do not attend will be published on the professor's page and with communication at the start of the programme.

  

7.2.1 Previous exams

For programmes with uninterrupted attendance, the School guarantees the possibility of taking exams even if the professor changes, the programme changes name or if it is cancelled, for a period of one year after the third exam session. After this an equivalent programme will be found to the one that was cancelled; in this case the identified professor will mark his/her bibliography and exam methods.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

2 Year courses - Track: A12 - Progettazione Architettonica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
086284BICAR/22ESTIMO24.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
096705BICAR/22ESTIMO24.0
091428B,CICAR/09
ICAR/12
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTO E COSTRUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA114.014.0
096346B,CICAR/14
ICAR/15
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA II114.014.0

2 Year courses - Track: C15 - Conservazione del patrimonio architettonico e ambientale


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099552B,CICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE TECNOLOGICA E STRUTTURALE114.014.0
099553B,CICAR/19
ICAR/21
SECS-P/06
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA114.014.0
099555B,CICAR/16
ICAR/19
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE TEMATICO214.014.0

2 Year courses - Track: D12 - Architettura degli Interni


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091411B,CICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/22
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTO E COSTRUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA114.014.0
091414B,CICAR/16
ICAR/17
SPS/10
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE DEGLI INTERNI II114.014.0
094938CICAR/16CI MUSEI - INTERNI - BUILT ENVIRONMENT28.08.0

2 Year courses - Track: E12 - Architecture


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091453B,CICAR/09
ICAR/12
ING-IND/11
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY STUDIO114.014.0
093398B,CICAR/14
ICAR/15
ICAR/16
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO 21, 214.014.0
081410BICAR/22PROJECT APPRAISAL24.04.0

2 Year courses - Track: I15 - Architecture of interiors


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099511B,CICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/22
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY STUDIO114.014.0
099513B,CICAR/16
ICAR/17
SPS/10
ARCHITECTURE OF INTERIORS STUDIO 2114.014.0
099516B,CICAR/16
ICAR/20
IC MUSEUMS - INTERIORS - BUILT ENVIRONMENT28.08.0

2 Year courses - Track: T12 - Progettazione Tecnologica e Ambientale


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
091411B,CICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/22
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTO E COSTRUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA114.014.0
093350B,CICAR/06
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO DI RESTAURO ARCHITETTONICO114.014.0
093377B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE INTEGRATA214.014.0

1 Year courses - Track: *** - Non diversificato


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7.4 Foreign language

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

Information on English language skills

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2235


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3035

7.5 Degree examination

The Programme ends with the Final Exam. The examination for a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) is regulated according to the methods indicated by the Regulations of the Final Exam of the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes in Architecture, published on: 

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


The information on general norms, regulations, exam session calendar, enrolment and thesis submission are available on
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2315


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

Lessons:

I semester

1st year

  •          Start of first semester: 25/09/2017
  •          End of first semester: 12/01/2018

2nd year

  •          Start of first semester: 18/09/2017
  •          End of first semester: 22/12/2018

Week dedicated to study trips and Workshops: 15 January 2018 – 19 January 2018

  

II semester

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

Week dedicated to study trips and Workshops: 11 June 2018 – 15 June 2018

 

A period dedicated to exam assessment is rserved at the end of each semester, after which

the student can:

- pass, and be given a score;

- fail, and undergo a subsequent assessment;

- try again, in this case the exam cannot be repeated in the same session.

 

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 2016 session: 14 November 2016 – 26 November 2016

 

We advise periodically consulting the notice boards of the site of your School or Campus to check for variations in the dates given in the calendar and the schedule. http://www.polimi.it/calendario-accademico/




Academic calendar
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9. Faculty

The names of the Programme Professors and what they teach will be made available in the degree programme from September onwards.

The Degree Programme is published each year on the Politecnico di Milano website.

http://www.polimi.it/


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

MILAN

Modelling laboratory

The Model and Prototype Laboratory, destined for students of the Leonardo Campus School,  is a space equipped for producing models and plastic models using traditional and numeric control tools/equipment. The only conditions for entry are: participation in a meeting on safety at work (ex Leg.Decree 626/94) and booking use of the space.

Address: Leonardo Campus, via Bonardi 3 - "ex sottomarino"

Opening hours: The laboratory is open from Monday to Friday, from 10.15 to 17.30.

Places: 40

 

 

Library

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 here. In the reference sector, students can consult the main thematic and general encyclopaedias, as well as yearbooks and city planning and building codes. More than 1,000 magazines are available, with a current subscription to 400. The main magazines related to architecture and art can be consulted on CD ROM, together with a wide class of publications centred on the same themes. The Library has the PhD theses of 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


11. International context

International experience, when foreign students work alongside Italian students, has been experimented for several years and will be progressively strengthened in the near future, in respect of the sustainability and quality commitments of the training project. 

The activation of paths in English has greatly helped to strengthen and activate cooperation networks with a large number of international Universities, creating the skeleton for a recognised identity of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering and its Programmes, and among them that of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture which, because of its numbers and size, is one of the largest in Italy.


12. Internationalization

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme offers its students the opportunity to take part in high quality international projects, based on common programmes and agreements made with numerous partner institutions. Every year, more than 200 students doing our Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme take part in international mobility programmes, and we are pleased to welcome the same number of students who come from the partner premises. This makes the curricular experience importantly international, even for students who do not take part in any interchange project.

 

For those students who want to take part in a study programme abroad, the School organises two days of Guidance every year, one at the start of the first semester and one at the start of the calendar year. The individual Mobility promoters are available, for the whole period that precedes presentation of the Erasmus+ Call, to supply specific information on the premises they are involved in. At the studesks of their Programme, students receive information on the campuses that are available and suitable for their Programmes, the necessary requirements, the application methods and relative deadlines, and the criteria used to select. For more detailed information, consult the link:

 http://www.polimi.it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/mobilita-per-studio/

 

In addition, the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering has stipulated some Double Laurea agreements with prestigious European and non-European Universities: others are still being defined. The path programmes an extention of studies for a total of 150 or 180 ECTS credits (in relation to the partner premises), and the carrying out of a period abroad that is longer than the yearly mobility indicated by the Erasmus+ programmes. The student earns two Degree Qualifications, one for each of the two Universities involved. Information is supplied on: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/mobilita-per-studio/ 

 

Finally, the presence of international agreements that allow students to further the development of their thesis (when dealing with international matters) and to do an internship abroad should also be highlighted. For more detailed information, consult the link: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/mobilita-per-studio/ 

For more information contact Studesk 1 Via Golgi 42, Milano. 




Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
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13. Quantitative data


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     Year II Previously Approved Study Plan

14.5.2.    Studios

14.5.3.    Single-subject and Integrated Courses

14.5.4.    Course Priorities

 

14.6 Elective Activities

14.6.1.    Optional Courses

14.6.2.    MIAW

14.6.2.1. Attendance and MIAW registration

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 Programme has altered its system and its title to “Architecture: Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors”. 

Therefore, from the A.Y. 2017/18, new enrolments will be on the altered Programme, Architecture: Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors (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 2017/18 academic year, it is not possible to transfer or change to the Programme.

Affected students must refer to the Educational Rules for the Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors 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 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: 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 in accordance with the course catalogue offered for the current academic year.

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

 

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 instructions, reference should be made to the specific University guide.

 

14.5 Allocations

14.5.1      Studios

Upon submission of the Study Plan, students must choose a number of Studio options equal to the number of sections available.

Students will be placed according to merit, taking into account the parameters indicated in the following table:

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, enrol after the established deadlines will be automatically placed.

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

In sections in which there are elective courses or various sections of the same single-subject or integrated course, students must express their preferences as set out by the online system and will be allocated places according to merit in accordance with the criteria indicated in the above point.

 

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) Architecture Programme, in addition to observance of the course progression established by the Degree Programme, the “Construction Techniques” course has examination recording priority, for all sections activated, over the “Architectural Design and Construction Studio”/“Technological and Structural Planning Studio”.

 

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.

 

For 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 (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 Programme, recognition of a maximum of 8 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted.

 

14.7 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.

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) Architecture Programme concludes with a Final Test involving presentation and discussion of the graduation work.

For all information on the Final Test, reference must be made to the Additional Regulations of the Final Test for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture and its additions.

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


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