Academic Year 2019/20
School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Degree Programme of:
Urban Planning: Cities, Environment & Landscapes
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)
1. General Information
|School ||School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering|
|Code Reference Law||1093|
|Name||Urban Planning: Cities, Environment & Landscapes|
|Reference Law||Ordinamento 270/04|
|Class of degree||L-21 - Town, regional and environmental planning|
|Degree level ||Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)|
|First year of activation ||2008/2009|
|Official length of the programme ||3|
|Years of the programme already activated ||1,2,3|
|Official language(s) ||Italian|
|Dean of the School ||Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente|
|Coordinator of the Study programme ||Paolo Galuzzi|
|Website of the School ||http://www.auic.polimi.it|
|Website of the Study programme || |Central Student Office - Milano Leonardo
| Address ||VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI) |
2. General presentation of the study programme
The training project is built around the specific identity of the urban planner and it aims to structure the scientific and professional range according to the following special skills:
- to design governance instruments of city and territory;
- to understand, evaluate, manage changes of city and territory.
3. Learning objectives
The educational programme aims to develop relations among humanistic knowledge, scientific and technical skills, analytical, evaluation, planning and management experiences.
The Study Programme gives a considerable importance to the humanistic components, with an in-depth analysis in the fields of social, economic, geographical, historical, legal studies, in order to correctly create a tough technical and scientific background that promotes a successful integration of graduate students in the job market through a high understanding ability for territorial transformations along with skills in the field of analysis and design of the city and territory (environment, building, transport, services, production activities).
The educational objectives are aimed at:
1. to provide an essential picture of the Italian context by deepening international comparisons and highlighting the most relevant issues in the scientific, disciplinary and professional debate in the European and international context;
2. prepare for a high capacity of interpretation of contexts and dynamics of territorial transformations, as well as innovative competences in the field of analysis of urban and sector transformations (environment, home, transport, services, productive activities), as well as evaluation urban and territorial scenarios and projects;
3. to offer, through integrated laboratory experiences, completed design exercises, which are capable of generating technical products with high analytical-interpretative and design standards;
4. finally develop the planning and organizational capacity to set up and articulate complex interventions (plans, programs and projects), which require multidisciplinary skills.
These priorities are pursued through a unified and specifically:
1. the essential framework and cultural backgrounds are presented in compulsory courses placed between the first and second year, which address the techniques, tools, theories and policies of urban and territorial planning;
2. this essential framework is enriched by compulsory courses, always placed in the first and second year, oriented towards a multidisciplinary training in the fields of statistical mathematics, law, economics, sociology and geography, ecology and the environment ;
3. the design experiences are developed within four laboratories (two in the first year, one in the second and one in the third), weighed in a balanced way on the whole of the training course (about a quarter of the total of the CFU), which are appropriately integrated with training activities chosen from the basic and characterizing ones;
4. the construction of autonomous thematic paths is developed through the choice of optional courses and the development of the final exam paper.
At the end of the course the graduate will have the necessary knowledge to assess the physical, historical-cultural, ecological-environmental, landscape and socio-economic characteristics of the area. It will also be able to use the theories, techniques and methods of urban and territorial planning, both to evaluate the transformation processes and their effects in the broader cultural, social, economic, environmental and landscape context, and to technically conduct administrative procedures and related productive activities.
The profiles of the graduates correspond to three main figures: the analyst, the manager and the designer.
4. Organization of the study programme and further studies
4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications
4.2 Further Studies
The qualification grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (2nd degree), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master)
The qualification enables students to access Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), Specializing Courses of first level and Specializing Master of first level
For continuation of studies, the graduate student in Urban Planning: City Environment Landscape has different options:
- Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Study Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, admission without educational debits, but with access subject to existing Regulations of the University and School;
- Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Study Programme in Landscape Architecture, Land Landscape Studio Heritage of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, admission without educational debits, but with access subject to existing Regulations of the University and School;
- Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Study Programmes, activated by this University or others, on subjects of specific interest, with regulated access by the Programme structure;
- 1° Level Specializing Masters, activated by this University or others, on subjects of specific interest, with regulated access by the Programme structure;
- Post-graduate Training Courses, activated by this University or others, on subjects of specific interest, with regulated access by the Programme structure;
5. Professional opportunities and work market
5.1 Professional status of the degree
The professional fields of the graduate student are: undertaking the analysis on urban, territorial and environmental structures; assistance on preparation of urban and regional programmes and plans, of actions for management and environmental assessment, of administration strategies, institutions and companies for recovery, enhancement and transformation of the city, territory and environment.
The Graduate student in Urban Planning: City Environment Landscape can be registered in Professional Associations upon passing the State examination. For any further information, please refer to the link of University web site (www.esamidistato.polimi.it).
The Course requires a full time involvement and includes Courses, constituted by: i) lectures and practicing, ii) Laboratory activities with compulsory attendance, iii) Seminars and Visits.
5.2 Careers options and profiles
The main employment openings provided by the study programme of this class can be included in the following fields of activity:
1. analysis of urban, territorial and environmental structures, through the use of innovative technologies;
2. contribution to preparation of plans, planning, management and evaluation;
3. participation in definition of strategies for government, institutions and companies connected to recovery, development and transformation of the city, territory and environment.
Surveys of University Assessment Commission
5.3 Qualification profile
Profile in a work context:
The Graduate student profiles corresponds to the figure of analyst, manager and designer, and at the end of the Study Programme, the Graduate students:
1 are able to evaluate the physical, historical, cultural, ecological, environmental, landscape and socio-economic characteristics of the city and territory;
2 are also able to use the theories, techniques and methods of urban and territorial planning to evaluate the transformation processes and their effects in a broader cultural, social, economic, environmental and landscape context, and to technically manage the administrative procedures and the design and planning tools;
3 are able to deal with a wide range of disciplinary skills (analytical, interpretive, planning) to build possible management systems of complicated urban and territorial structures and translate into actions their ability to understand, identify, imagine, control, and modify complex situations;
4 are able to explain to the public their interpretation and intervention synthesis, basing them on appropriate topics and through the right rhetorical and suitable communication skills in order to express them rigorously, but understandable even to non-experts, the most relevant reasons on a theme of analysis or decision;
5 are also able to learn from their scientific and professional experiences, updating their original skills and tools thanks to the comparison with the institutional and social practices and through the right considerations on urban planning.
The Graduate student in Urban Planning: City Environment Landscape can be registered in Professional Associations upon passing the State examination.
6.1 Access requirements
Italian secondary school leaving qualification or other comparable foreign qualification (level 4 EQF)
Upper middle school diploma or similar foreign qualification.
Admission to the first year of the "Urban Planning: City Environment Landscape" Degree Course is regulated through an admission test managed directly by the Politecnico di Milano.
For registration and carrying out of admission test, please refer to the PoliOrientami web page and to the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering website.
It is required the carrying out of admission test also for students from other Study Programmes (of Politecnico or other University), except if at least 30 Educational Credits (ECTS) are recognized as valid, and previously acquired (score), and find correspondence with courses of the first year of the Study Programme in Urban Planning: City Environment Landscape to which you want to access.
It is also required the repetition of the admission test for students previously enrolled in this or other Study Programmes, loss or that made renunciation to study.
Link : http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/come-si-accede/ammissione-al-corso-di-laurea-in-urbanistica-citta-ambiente-paesaggio/ (Modalità di Ammissione )
6.2 Requested knowledge
Urban planning is typically a field of interdisciplinary studies and practices that brings and puts together humanistic and scientific technical knowledge. The requirement for admission is the High school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification. For candidates who intend to take this study programme, it's useful to think about the key words of the study programme title (urban planning - city - environment - landscape), with some further readings, and particular attention to the issues that can raise.
The University has established a minimum level of knowledge of the English language for access to degree courses. If this pre-requisite is not satisfied, an OFA (Additional Educational Obligation) of English is assigned which foresees limitations related to the continuation of the university career.
The level of knowledge required and the relative certifications accepted by the University are described in the following point 7.4 Foreign language assessment method.
The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available
STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR ENROLMENT (Italian and EU students and non-EU students residing in Italy)
Places reserved for non EU students (including Chinese students)
Of which places reserved for “Marco Polo” Chinese students
How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
6.4 Tutoring and students support
The School organizes in First and Second semester orientation and tutoring activities for students.
For guidance activities, the University uses the services offered by the University Guidance Service (ACRE).
The activity of the University Guidance Service is aimed at disseminating information on the training offer, admission procedures and services to Politecnico students.
In this way, it is intended to provide users with the tools useful for making the choice as much as possible aware of the university path.
The activities of the service are divided into meetings in schools, participation in orientation events, organization of events and orientation activities (open days, courses in support of preparation for admission tests, summer schools, etc.), as well as in the daily channel ad personam 'assistance, through the presence counter', the e-mail counter and the telephone one.
At the request of the schools or individual students, educational visits are organized to the laboratories characterizing the study courses.
High school students can also receive information on the Polytechnic:
- via the Facebook counter: our tutor students respond according to a pre-established timetable - to the questions of the students from the facebook page of the Politecnico (https://www.facebook.com/polimi);
- through the Discover the Polytechnic service on Whatsapp '(http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/scopri-il-politecnico-su-whatsapp/): on registration, to be requested by mail to the address ufficio.orientamento@polimi .com.
Interested students can find information on the educational offer, times and methods of admission, as well as on the services of the Politecnico di Milano, on the sites:
- http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/ (for Italian students);
- http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/ (for international students), which contains information on the courses of study envisaged for the academic year in which prospective students can enroll, rather than on the educational offer of the current academic year.
On the School site (www.auic.polimi.it) it will be shown the meeting dates organized during the presentation of the Study Plan.
6.5 Transfers from Study Programmes
Students enrolled in the first year will not be able to transfer internally to another Study Programme of Politecnico, in the same year of registration.
6.6 Changes of Educational System
Students in Old Educational Systems and not yet lost (system 509/99 and previous ones) can submit a change request to the Educational System in force, through www.polimi.it -On line services.
7. Contents of the study Program
7.1 Programme requirements
Attainment of the 180 Credits (ECTS) specified in the didactic regulations. In particular the minimum standard guaranteed by law: i) for the basic educational activities is 30 corresponding to the sectors of Maths, Computer Science, Statistics, Ecology, Geography and Geology, Representation; ii) for the specializing activities the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 50 Credits corresponding to the sectors of Architecture and Engineering, Administrative Law, Applied Economics and Sociology; iii) for the related or integrative activities the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 18 and 8 for apprenticeship and the final exam.
The content of this Study Programme meets the minimum legal number set for training activities of Laurea Category L-21-Territorial, Urban, Landscape and Environmental Planning Science (Law270/2004).
The achievement of qualification (Laurea) is based on the acquisition, during the programme, of 180 ECTS (Cfu). The university educational credit represents the amount of learning work, including individual study, which is requested to a student to acquire the knowledge and skills that characterize the Stud Programme and that are provided in the planned training activities. For all Study Programmes of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, a university educational credit corresponds to 25 hours of work. The average quantity of learning work, carried out in one year by a student involved in full-time university studies, is conventionally fixed at 60 credits. The time that must be dedicated to personal study or other individual learning activities cannot be less than half of the overall workload. The credits related to each educational activity are acquired by the student with the achievement of a positive assessment at the exam verification (examination, certification of activity carried out).
Each student can choose educational programmes that require, for each semester, a different number of credits from what provided in the degree programme to achieve, according to his/her needs, a progression of studies. In any case, the number of total CFU acquired, in order to achieve the qualification, must be 180. During the educational programme, the contribution to be paid will be related to the number of Ects inserted each time in the individual Study plan. The minimum number of Ects that a student can insert on his/her study plan is 30, unless the number of credits needed for course completion are fewer than this number. The maximum number of Ects that a student can insert on his/her study plan, according to priorities established by regulations, is equal to 80.
The ECTS registration must comply with the sequence among teachings provided by the degree programme and the priority rules set out in paragraph 15.7.
7.2 Mode of study
The Study Programme includes learning activities consisting of lectures and exercises(monographic courses, integrated courses),Laboratory activities, seminars and study trips. In some cases, the didactic offer foresees innovative learning modules.
Elective courses can be selected within a wide and articulated didactic offer, enhanced with the elective courses held by the different Study Programmes of the School.
In all Study Programmes the attendance of Laboratories, included Thematic Laboratories, is compulsory. The certificate of attendance, which is necessary to access its assessment test, is given by the professors responsible for the Laboratory. Any other attendance obligations will be indicated by the Study Programmes in line with directives of the School. Such obligations will be published on the website of the School (www.arch.polimi.it) and communicated to the students by the professors responsible of the courses at the beginning of the programmes. Consistency of attendance rules is guaranteed for all sections of the same course. Attendance verification is up to the professor responsible of the course based on criteria in line with educational organization, that will be communicated to students at the beginning of the programme. These criteria can be related to the presence in classroom and active participation of the student.
Single subject and Integrated courses
For these courses, which do not have compulsory attendance, the examination method provided for non-attendee will be communicated both through the publication on the professor's page, and with a communication at the beginning of the programme.
The academic year is made up of two semesters, each one consists of a teaching session and exam sessions.
The qualification grants access to "Laurea Magistrale" (2nd degree), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master)
Professional status of the degree The Course requires a full time involvement and includes Courses, constituted by: i) lectures and practicing, ii) Laboratory activities with compulsory attendance, iii) Seminars and Visits.
Access requirements (*) Secondary school leaving qualification, or foreign comparable qualifications
Programme requirements Attainment of the 180 Credits (ECTS) specified in the didactic regulations. In particular the minimum standard guaranteed by law: i) for the basic educational activities is 30 corresponding to the sectors of Maths, Computer Science, Statistics, Ecology, Geography and Geology, Representation; ii) for the specializing activities the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 50 Credits corresponding to the sectors of Architecture and Engineering, Administrative Law, Applied Economics and Sociology; iii) for the related or integrative activities the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 18 and 8 for apprenticeship and the final exam.
Mode of study The Graduate's professional areas are urban, regional and environmental analyses; support to practices of urban planning, public policy, management and valuation ; support to the definition of strategies of local governments, institutions and private firms for urban, regional and environmental regeneration, appreciation and transformation.
7.3 Detailed learning objectives
The words “Study Plans with Prior Approval”, found on Web applications, is referred to the teaching system of the training courses. It does not mean that the choices made by the student during the compilation of the Study Plan are previously approved.
During compilation of individual study plan, each student must choose an option on Laboratories of the third year, of which multiple sections assigned to different professors are activated. Given that it can happen that a laboratory is chosen by a number of students exceeding the available places, students will be allocated in Laboratories under criteria of merit, as shown in the following paragraph 14.6.
1 Year courses - Track: *** - Non diversificato
|Code ||Educational activities ||SSD ||Course Title ||Language ||Sem ||CFU ||CFU Group |
|054367||A||ICAR/17||RAPPRESENTAZIONE DELLA CITTA' E DEL TERRITORIO||1||8.0||8.0|
|054366||B||ICAR/18||STORIA DELLA CITTA' E DEL TERRITORIO||1||8.0||8.0|
|054368||B,C||ICAR/20||TEORIE DELL'URBANISTICA E DELLA PIANIFICAZIONE DEL TERRITORIO||1||8.0||8.0|
|096339||B,C||ICAR/20||LABORATORIO DI ANALISI DELLA CITTA' E DEL TERRITORIO||1||8.0||8.0|
|054369||A||MAT/05||FONDAMENTI DI MATEMATICA E STATISTICA||2||8.0||8.0|
|054370||B||IUS/09||ISTITUZIONI DI DIRITTO AMMINISTRATIVO E URBANISTICO||2||8.0||8.0|
|LABORATORIO DI URBANISTICA 1||2||12.0||12.0|
2 Year courses - Track: *** - Non diversificato
3 Year courses - Track: *** - Non diversificato
7.4 Foreign language
The University provides as prerequisite the knowledge of English language.
For the degree course in Urban Planning: City, Environment, Landscape, the Polytechnic University of Milan requires enrolled students, in addition to the admission test, also the knowledge of English at the level required for admission to master's degree courses (as indicated at link https://www.polimi.it/studenti-iscritti/lingua-inglese/esami-e-certificazioni-della-lingua-ric discote-dallateneo/).
All those who do not demonstrate their knowledge of English by producing suitable certification are awarded the OFA of English.
In order to recover the English OFA, it is necessary to pass and pass the appropriate test of knowledge of the English language, reserved for students of the Polytechnic, at external institutions. These tests do not issue any certification, but allow you to discharge the OFA debt of English.
Further information, please refer to the "Guide to English Language"
7.5 Degree examination
7.5.1 Types of Final Test for the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science)
a) The Final Exam for the conferment of the Degree consists in the presentation and discussion of a thesis paper (Final Test of type A) carried out under the guidance of a Supervisor. On motivated request of the Graduating, a paper written in other languages can be accepted, subject to the authorization of the President of the Operational Degree Commission (CO), but with presentation and discussion however in Italian or English. If the paper is written in English or another foreign language, it must contain an extract in Italian. The Supervisor of the Project is unique and must be a member of the CU.
b) For the Degree Course in Urban Planning: City Environment Landscape, there is no possibility of graduating with a final Type B exam (final balance of specific activities carried out by the student during the years of attendance).
c) Consistency and timing of drafting the thesis paper must be consistent with the educational credits awarded by the final exam and with the official duration of the degree course: the supervisor, who may be a teacher of basic subject, is responsible for this congruence characterizing or similar.
d) Normally the thesis paper is to be written individually. Thesis papers written by two candidates are allowed as long as the individual contribution of each is recognizable. In this case (thesis papers with two authors) both candidates must register and present their degree paper in the same graduation session. Degree papers prepared by more than two candidates are not permitted.
e) The graduation grade, assigned by the Operational Commission, is expressed in hundred-tenths. It consists of the sum of the average achieved by the student in the courses, weighted on credits and expressed in hundred-tenths and hundredths of a hundred-tenths (without considering any extra activities and praise), and of the increase assigned by the CO expressed in one hundred - tenths and hundredths of a hundred-tenths. This sum will be rounded to the nearest whole number (0.50 is rounded off to 1.00) and limited to 110. The CO can also award the praise. The praise has the meaning of a particular appreciation of the CO for the preparation and maturity reached by the graduating student, for his brilliant curriculum studiorum and for the quality and originality of the thesis / dissertation.
f) The Supervisor is unique and must be a member of the Operational Commission (CO), or also a tenured Professor of the University, provided that it pertains to characterizing or related SSDs integrating the Study Courses to which the Commission refers or to other SSDs explicitly indicated in the Supplementary Regulations of the CCS. It can be joined by one or more Correlators, even if they do not belong to the CO. The Co-Supervisor can also be an external expert or professor of another Italian or international university.
The Rapporteur, in the established terms, presents a report on it and makes his proposal to increase the vote. In the case of theses with multiple authors, the Rapporteur specifies the contribution of each of them. The Supervisor is normally included in the Operational Commission which will judge the Graduating.
g) The thesis dissertation is not subject to deposit.
7.5.2 Presentation and Discussion of the Final Test Graduation Work
d) Normally the thesis paper is to be written individually. Thesis papers written by two candidates. In this case (thesis papers with two authors) both candidates must register and present their degree papers in the same graduation session. Degree papers prepared by more than two candidates are not permitted.
e) The graduation grade, assigned by the Operational Commission, is expressed in hundred-tenths. Weighted on credits and expressed in hundred-tenths and hundredths of a hundred-tenths (without considering any extra activities and praise) expressed in one hundred - tenths and hundredths of a hundred-tenths. This sum is rounded to the nearest whole number (0.50 is rounded off to 1.00) and limited to 110. The praise has been given to the student for the brilliant curriculum of quality and originality of the thesis / dissertation.
f) The Supervisor is unique and must be a member of the Operational Commission (CO), or also a tenured Professor of the University, provided that it complies with the Study Courses of the Commission explicitly indicated in the Supplementary Regulations of the CCS. It can be joined by one or more Correlators, even if they do not belong to the CO. The Co-Supervisor is another expert or professor of another Italian or international university.
The Rapporteur, in the established terms, presents a report. In the case of multiple authors, the Rapporteur specifies the contribution of each of them. The Supervisor is normally included in the Operational Commission which will judge the Graduating.
g) The thesis dissertation is not subject to deposit.
Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
8. Academic calendar
The professors' names of the Study Programme and what they teach will be made available on the degree programme from September onwards.
The Degree Programme is published each year on Politecnico di Milano's website.
10. Infrastructures and laboratories
Sistema Archivistico e Bibliotecario di Ateneo
For more information on the following facilities, please check http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/laboratori-didattici:
Laboratorio MOA - Modellistica Architettonica
Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana
Archivio Piero Bottoni
Laboratorio interdipartimentale di ricerca sui tessuti e i materiali polimerici
Laboratorio per la diagnostica e il monitoraggio e il monitoraggio strutturale
CECH (Climate and Energy for Cultural Heritage)
11. International context
The Politecnico di Milano offers its students the opportunity to have an experience of international mobility within the Erasmus + community program as well as thanks to agreements signed with numerous partner institutions in the extra-European context.
The internationalization activity is mainly carried out through the ERASMUS + program, within the action plan of the European Commission for transnational cooperation in the education sector, which promotes student mobility.
The program provides for the possibility, for students regularly enrolled in a course of study, to carry out study or training activities, equivalent to those carried out at the University of origin, at a foreign University that has signed an agreement with the Polytechnic of Milan or at a host organization / foreign company, thus acquiring credits completely recognized by the Politecnico di Milano.
The Politecnico di Milano has also signed numerous bilateral agreements with prestigious non-European universities and double degree agreements with both European and non-European partners.
There are several opportunities offered:
- study activities in the framework of Erasmus + agreements, extra-EU agreements or special programs
- internship activities in companies or university laboratories
- thesis preparation activity
- Double Degree projects, aimed at obtaining a foreign degree in addition to the title of the Politecnico di Milano.
The mobility programs that allow students to carry out a period of study / internship abroad are:
- Erasmus +
- Extra-EU mobility
- Double degree
- Erasmus Mundus
- Italian-Chinese campus
- Global E3
The management of students on the move is entrusted to Studesks, who are present in different University Campuses, and who follow outgoing students before, during and after their period abroad.
Students can also refer to the referents / promoters of international mobility identified among the Politecnico professors for the didactic aspects.
The Politecnico di Milano organizes foreign language courses each year for its outgoing students. Currently, basic courses in French, Portuguese, Spanish and German are offered.
The Polytechnic is carrying out comparative analyzes with the main international universities. Reports and studies will soon be available on the Politecnico di Milano website, in the Manifesto degli Studi section.
All students, that want to participate in a study programme abroad, are required, in January, to go to their studesk of reference in order to receive information about the opportunity to study abroad. At the studesk, students receive information about available locations and suitable to their study programmes, the necessary requirements, the application procedures and related deadlines and criteria by which the selection is performed. Students also have the opportunity to consult the information material on partner institutions.
For information, please contact:
- International Exchange Office - Via Golgi 42, Milano
Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
13. Quantitative data
The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.
Studies Service and University Assessment Commission carry out periodic analyses of the overall results and qualitative standards on Study Programmes monitoring educational activities and the ability of graduate students to find work. Reports and studies are available on Politecnico di Milano's website. http://www.polimi.it/ateneo/organi/nucleo-di-valutazione/
14. Further information
15.1 OFA - Additional Educational Obligations
The University regulations provide, in the first year of university, Additional Educational Obligations (OFA) resulting from weaknesses identified during registration.
15.1.1 English OFA - TENG
Starting from Academic year 2008/2009, the University established the minimum level of knowledge for the English language, to access the Study Programmes, where such pre-requisite is not satisfied, an OFA (additional educational obligations) in English is assigned, which provides restrictions on continuation of university career.
For not having the English OFA, it must be submitted the certification of English knowledge level required.
In order to recover the English OFA, please refer to the guides available on the Web site of the University
15.1.2 Limitations related to the presence of English OFA
Students with OFA in English, at the submission of the study plan for subsequent years following the first one, will be able to insert only the teachings necessary to complete the educational offer of the first year.
In order to be able to include in the study plan the educational offer related to the second year, the OFA must be fulfilled within the deadline set by the university for submission of the study plan. Students that complete the OFA after that date, and in any case before the deadline set by the university for the half-year change of the study plan, will be able to include in the study plan only the teachings of the second semester.
15.2 Submission of Study Plan
The student is required, under its own responsibility, to submit the individual study plan. The plan is taken by the school as supporting document for all purposes. Its completion also certifies the conformity of the choices made by the student with the rules specified by law and provisions of the Study Programme Regulations.
Students enrolled in subsequent years will have to submit the study plan by the dates provided by the Academic Calendar. If they do not fulfill this duty, a study plan will be automatically assigned (up to a maximum of 60 Ects) and it will take account of any compulsory courses to attend, they will also be enrolled in Laboratories of the II and III years with allocation upon availability.
15.2.1 Additional payment
Through the resolution of the Board of Governors, the allocation of additional payment of 100,00 Euro is provided for failure in submitting the study plan within the deadlines provided in the Academic Calendar. The payment will be required with the second installment.
15.2.2 Allocation of students to different sections of Programmes and Laboratories
The assignment of students to possible different sections of the courses - monographic and integrated - is carried out by alphabetical order and it is defined by the offices; Laboratories and courses for which is expected the allocation by merit, on the basis of the options expressed by the student (see section 14.6 of this Regulation "Allocation criteria ..."); the allocations, once established, cannot be changed.
15.3 Change of Study Plan
It will be possible to change the study plan through the online services in a specific window defined in the academic calendar. It will be possible only to change the courses provided in the second semester with the following options:
- change optional courses
- add single-subject or integrated courses with alphabetic division
- delete single-subject or integrated courses with alphabetic division
15.4 "Free” credits
The exams related to courses of the 2° semester, included again in the plan and passed in the February session as last exam session of the previous academic year, will "free" some credits that can be included in the plan during the half-year change.
Given that the half-year change excludes the inclusion of laboratories, we recommended to those who think to free credits, to include the laboratories during the plan presentation in September and delay the inclusion of single-subject or integrated courses to the half-year change.
15.5 Courses as extra
Students can include in the study plan courses as extra chosen among those available in the training offer of the fist level study programmes.
15.6 Allocation criteria for sections, optional courses and laboratories
The student will have to express a number of options equal to the number of available sections.
The placement of students in laboratories will be based on their position in the ranking list and according to the order of the options expressed.
The student who does not express the options on time, he/she will be placed in the section with fewer participants, compatible with a balanced distribution of the educational workload.
The options, expressed by the students on sections and laboratories, will be ordered according to a merit ranking list, and based on the following criteria:
Year of registration
Score obtained in the admission interview
Order by decreasing values of the parameter G
n G= Vi•Ci
where Vi is the score obtained in the i-th exam, Ci is the number of credits corresponding to the i-th exam and n is the number of exam taken.
The score 30/30 cum laude will be calculated as equal to 33/30. Available places will be allocated according to the merit ranking list based on the first option expressed by the students.
Students not yet placed after the first evaluation will be assigned, by the same method and according to the availability of the remaining places, to the laboratories.
To avoid that any delays in registration or validation of exams taken could penalize the students, the parameter G will be calculated on the career acquired in the summer session.
For students enrolled in the first year, during the second phase of registration, the assignment to laboratories will not be carried out by merit, but according to the availability of places.
For all students coming back from Erasmus, it will not be possible to take into account the scores if not already validated on the plan before the allocation.
15.7 Priority of courses and study programme progress conditions related to passed exams
In addition to what provided on degree programmes about course progression, the Study Programmes can apply the following types of priorities approved by the Academic Senate:
It does not define any formal restriction. It aims to provide students with useful information about the sequence of courses, but it does not affect the composition of the Study Programme or exam registration
Priority of Study Plan composition
It defines a restriction that must be respected in the selection of courses when presenting the Study Plan. It is not possible to include in the Study Plan the course b if the course a has not been included (even if not passed). It does not affect the exam registration.
Priority of exam registration
It defines a restriction that must be met at the time of composition of the Study Plan and during the 'positive' exam registration (passed exam). It is not possible to register the exam b if the exam a has not been registered.
All students that still have not passed the exam of the Integrated course in Mathematics, when presenting the Study Plan of the third year, they cannot include in the Study Plan Urban planning laboratory 3.
In performing the exams, it is strongly recommended to respect the sequence suggested by the composition of the study plan, in progression of the years of study and their semesters.
15.8 Commitment and verification of course attendance
For all Study Programmes, the 70% of attendance to Laboratories is compulsory. The certificate of attendance, which is necessary to access its assessment test, is given by the professors responsible for the Laboratory. Any other attendance obligations will be indicated by the Study Programmes in line with directives of the School. Such obligations will be published on the website of the School (www.arch.polimi.it) and communicated to the students by the professors responsible of the courses at the beginning of the programmes. Consistency of attendance rules is guaranteed for all sections of the same course. Attendance verification is up to the professor responsible of the course based on criteria in line with educational organization, that will be communicated to students at the beginning of the programme. These criteria can be related to the presence in classroom and active participation of the student.
For the courses, which do not have compulsory attendance, the examination method provided for non attendee will be communicated both through the publication on the professor's page, and with a communication at the beginning of the programme.
15.9 Score evaluation
It is guaranteed, through appropriate forms of coordination, the homogeneity of checking procedures of learning among all sections of the same course, in line with the directives of the Study Programmes. The main related directives are the following:
- professors can plan in-course tests. They can be seen as an evaluation or as a contribution to the final evaluation. These procedures will be made known through the website of the School and communicated to the students by professors responsible for courses at the beginning of them; In any case, the failure or unsuccessful carrying out of in-course tests does not preclude the student to sit the next three exam sessions expected.
- the in-course tests of Laboratories, which require compulsory attendance, will be considered as additional contribution to the final evaluation and will consist of an evaluation of the progress in project activity. Students, who have not obtained the attendance, will not be admitted to the exam sessions and must attend again the Laboratory.
In order to take the exam, students are required to always register to the exam sessions.
It is forbidden to take exams of a course or laboratory to which you are not regularly enrolled. Based on the evaluation tests, the exams of the students can be:
- passed, with assignment of a score;
- postponed, to a later evaluation;
- to sit again, if they have not fulfilled the obligations of the Study Programme or passed the exam within the third exam session; in this case course attendance is not valid and the student must attend again the programme.
For each course (programmes or laboratories) there are three exam sessions. There are at least two exam session dates, both can be used by students.
Graduating students must use only the first date in order to allow the completion of procedures required to access the Degree exam session.
15.10 Self-certification of passed exam
In case that, when submitting the study plan, an exam already taken (of which therefore the score is known) is not yet registered in career, the student can self-certify the exam.
In order to consider the exam taken as valid, it is necessary that the student is officially enrolled to the programme or laboratory and to the related exam session. It is not allowed to self- certify a course of which the exam has not yet been sat when completing the plan. A false declaration has the effect of prohibiting registration to the exam sessions of self-certified course, and it implies cancellation of the course or laboratory and the impossibility to put it back until the next a.y.
15.11 Conclusion of study programme and Graduation
In order to graduate, students must have acquired the credits related to the courses provided by the Degree programme and also the credits, as defined by the Study Programmes, related to:
- optional student activities;
- traineeship activity;
- degree examination (refer to paragraph 7.5).
15.11.1 Optional student activities
They can be chosen within the training offer of the Study Programme or out of it. It means that first ones are automatically approved. Any other choices must be firstly authorized by the School that, having assessed the conformity and consistency, gives, for each specific case, the number of educational credits. To acquire credits related to optional activities of the student, for each Study Programme, a wide number of optional courses has been activated. You can replace optional courses with workshops offered by the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering up to a maximum of 8 credits only if your study plan complies with the minimum table values required by existing law.
The student must always verify possible overlaps before the selection of optional courses.
Workshop activities can be selected by students among the elective courses for a maximum of 4 CFU, or as excess courses, or as courses equivalent to internship.
In relation to degree sessions, workshops can be accredited only if they end at least a month before graduation day
Laurea Magistrale students cannot request the accreditation of a workshop attended while being enrolled in a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme; if the workshop has been carried out as an “excess course” during the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme, it cannot be validated within the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme.
It is possible to insert workshop for a maximum of 4 ects for all regular students.
The workshop list is available on the Web site http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/workshops/ The professors of reference for workshops are shown in the explanatory data sheet.
15.11.3 Traineeship activity
The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, local authorities and companies, to organize external traineeship activities, in order to guarantee to the student the opportunity to acquire the credits required by the educational system.
Furthermore, the student can carry out an Internal Practice activity (traineeship) in Politecnico di Milano departments
The length rules for traineeship will be defined by the Study Programmes, according to the School guidelines. Any further information is available at the Traineeship Office of the School of Architecture and Society in the dedicated section of the School Web site
The University organizes Erasmus scholarships of traineeship abroad. For further information: http://www.polimi.it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/stageinternazionali/
15.12 Access to Study Programmes of Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science)
The Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) in Urban Planning: City Environment Landscape allows to access the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), Specializing Master of first level and post-graduate training courses.
It is possible to admit by rights to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Study Programme in Urban Planning and Policy Design of the School all students graduated within 4 years of their first enrolment, and that by 30 September of the II calendar year from their registration, have acquired the N/V parameter required (ects/average, identified by their own study plan).
These required parameters are differentiated according to the year of access:
Students who registered in Academic Year 2010/11: N/V 104/27
Students that do not fulfil the required parameter will be selected as indicated on the Admission Regulations downloadable in the specific section of the School web site
15.12.1 Knowledge of English language
From the a.y. 2006/2007, in order to be admitted to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Study Programme, the English language is a pre-requisite. The eligible certificates can be downloaded from the Web site https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2229
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