Academic Year 2020/21





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Architecture and Urban Design
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1217
NameArchitecture and Urban Design
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-4 - Architecture and Architectural engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2008/2009
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) (¹) Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Domenico Giuseppe Chizzoniti
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
--
(¹) The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Study Programme aims to train the professional figure of architect, able to critically combine the contributions of the Italian design, theoretical, humanistic and artistic tradition with changes and contamination of cultures of home living, the shapes and spaces of the contemporary city, the settlement phenomena of emerging countries, constructive innovation and environmental sustainability.

The training must adequately answer to the growing complexity of problems and new professional responsibilities required by the European and international sector.

The graduate student is required to set up and manage projects in order to realize them through the specific tools of architecture and urban design, with a good knowledge of feasibility of the work designed, under the legal-administrative and economic profile, and coordinating other specialists and operators in the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning and restoration.

In line with European Union directives, the programme promotes a cultured and conscious architect profile, able to combine knowledge with knowing how to do, and therefore able to provide project design synthesis at different levels through the help of a wide range of knowledge and skills.

 


3. Learning objectives

The laurea magistrale graduate students are required to design, through the tools of architecture and with the knowledge of tools related to constructive feasibility and the work designed, the construction procedures, changes and modification of the physical environment, with full knowledge of distribution, functional, structural, technical-constructive, managerial, economic and environmental aspects, with a critical attention to cultural changes and needs expressed by contemporary society. They set up and manage projects of works, coordinating, if necessary, other specialists and operators in the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning and architectural restoration.

 

The Study Programme aims to train a laurea magistrale graduate student profile that corresponds to the accredited architect that is critically able to combine the contributions of humanistic and artistic culture with those of technical-scientific culture. The training answers to the growing complexity of problems, new duties and professional responsibilities required by the European and international sector. In line with European Union directives, the programme promotes a cultured and conscious architect profile, able to combine knowledge with knowing how to do, and therefore able to provide project design synthesis at different levels through the help of a wide range of knowledge and skills.

 

The programme objectives are:

-the ability to use knowledge to understand the phenomena and face the complex problems of architecture, city and territory;

-knowledge of disciplines that characterize their theoretical, scientific and methodological-operational aspects, in particular of Architectural Design and Composition, Construction Techniques and Technology of Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape and Restoration.

- the ability to use this knowledge to identify, provide and solve, also in an innovative way, problems at different levels of intervention;

-the awareness of professional ethics.




4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The training programme is characterized by the central experience of the architectural project and its theoretical and operational aspects. At the centre of the work of description and interpretation of reality is the concrete material culture of artefacts and places, with reference to specific contemporary settlements; at the same time, project work is assessed in relation to the changes of needs and resources, in close dialogue with the historic values of contexts.

This study career provides a strong commitment of the student in the experience of design laboratories, that are activated in both first and second year of the programme.

Therefore, this Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) aims to study in detail the architecture design in the following areas of interest that have in common the central aspects of project and the intervention on physical environment:

-architectural and urban design;

-landscape and urban project;

-project for conservation of architectural and landscape heritage.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

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


Graduate students from Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica in Architecture can carry out all activities as European architect professionals, furthermore, s/he can find positions of high responsibility in institutions and public and private bodies (institutional bodies, institutions and public and private companies, professional studies and design and promotional companies), operating in the fields of construction, transformation and restoration of the city and territory. An enrolment/qualifying examination is required for professional recognition. The degree allows to access the 2nd Level Master Programme and Ph.D. Programme.

.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The laurea magistrale graduate student in Architecture and Urban Design can be enrolled in Professional Registries as an Architect. Enrolment in Professional Registries is subject to pass the State Examination. The laurea magistrale graduate student in Architecture can carry out design activities in the fields of architecture, according to Presidential Decree 328/01.

Graduate students from Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica in Architecture and Urban Design can carry out all activities as architect professionals, furthermore, s/he can find positions of high responsibility in institutions and public and private bodies (institutional bodies, institutions and public and private companies, professional studies and design and promotional companies), operating in the fields of construction, transformation and restoration of the city and territory.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5231

5.3 Qualification profile

Architect

profile in a work context: High qualified designer architect that is critically able to combine the contributions of humanistic and artistic culture with those of technical-scientific culture. This professional profile is able to face responsibly the problems that real situations can present on different topics and at different levels: urban design, from city to territory, to landscape, to cultural heritage. Of these complex relations it is able to prepare, think and realize the architecture project in the following areas of interest that have in common the central aspects of project and the intervention on physical environment: -architectural project at different levels; -project of urban, urban planning and landscape design;  -project of conservation of architectural and landscape heritage.

skills of this function: Specific skills: - use knowledge to describe and understand the settlement situations and face the complex problems of architecture, city and territory;  - use the knowledge to identify, provide and solve, also in an innovative way, problems at different levels of intervention;  - combine, in the transformation project, territorial coherence and environmental sustainability;  - design in complex and problematic contexts that require non-standardized and usual solutions, but instead look for innovative solutions;  - recognize, protect and enhance the historical contexts, the landscape and cultural heritage.

Job opportunities: The laurea magistrale graduate student in Architecture can be enrolled in Professional Registries as an Architect. Enrolment in Professional Registries is subject to pass the State Examination. The laurea magistrale graduate student in Architecture can carry out design activities in the fields of architecture, according to Presidential Decree 328/01. Graduate students from Laurea Magistrale in Architecture can carry out all activities as architect professionals, furthermore, s/he can find positions of high responsibility in institutions and public and private bodies (institutional bodies, institutions and public and private companies, professional studies and design and promotional companies), operating in the fields of construction, transformation and restoration of the city and territory.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

- a diploma of the class of degree L-17 (or of the class 4 former Ministerial Decree 509/1999) without curricular integrations or degree obtained abroad, recognized as valid;

-          fulfilled the indispensable training activities shown in the table and relating to the degree in Architectural Science L-17, considered a mandatory educational requirement, in accordance with EEC Directive 85/384 and its recommendations;

-          having passed the entrance test required for enrolling for a degree programme and/or single-cycle Laurea Magistrale, explicitly finalised for “architect training”, as regulated at national level.

General information relating to admission and enrolment is available on the Guidance and Counselling Office site

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

The Admission Regulations to Laurea Magistrale Programmes of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering are available on

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/

6.2 Requested knowledge

 

Curricular requirements are the degree qualification obtained and the skills and knowledge that the student has acquired during the previous educational career, expressed as credits referring to specific scientific and disciplinary sectors.

For admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes, an appropriate and certified level of English language is required, as decided by the University.

In order to be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture - Building Architecture, students must pass the selection test, consisting of a comparative assessment which takes into account their previous career (on the basis of documentation submitted by the applicant at the time of pre-enrolment) and other significant training or adequately documented professional experiences.

More detailed information is provided in Chapter 15 of these regulations.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4998

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

The Laurea Magistrale Programme in Architecture and Urban Design, for the academic year 2020/2021, has 360.

Places Available ITA+EU NON-EU
Architettura e Disegno Urbano  158 2
Archictecture and Urban Design 80 120

 

The periods during which an application for admission to one of the Course of Study of the AUIC School may be submitted are specified in the academic calendar.

Any student in a good position in the ranking (as specified in the technical annex to these rules) may only enrol in the reference period for applications.

Any unassigned places at the start of the first term will be available at the start of the second term and, in the event that the programmed number is reached in the first term, it will not be possible to submit an application for admission in the second term. Students with foreign educational qualifications must refer to the procedures posted on the Polinternational website

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


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5191

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School organizes in First and Second Semester Orientation and tutoring activities for students. The dates of the scheduled meetings will be shown on the School's Web site.


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5210

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) provides to obtain 120 ECTS, as specified for each PSPA in the educational rules. In particular, for specialised courses (Architectural and urban design, Historical disciplines for architecture, Structural analysis and design of architecture, Estimation disciplines for architecture and urban planning, Urban and regional planning, Representation of architecture and environment, Theories and techniques for architectural restoration, Physical-technical and installation disciplines for architecture, Technology disciplines for architecture and building production, Economic, social, legal disciplines for architecture and urban planning) a minimum number of 52 ects are provided; for similar activities, a minimum number of 12 ects are provided; for internship and finale test, 16 ects are provided.

7.2 Mode of study

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


Organization of training activities, attendance and assessment procedures.

Training activities are organized in Single Subject and Integrated Course Programmes and Laboratories. Each one has a number of credits as shown in the Degree Programme of the Study Programme.

- Single Subject Courses can provide procedures of in-course evaluations and end with an exam.

- The Integrated Courses can provide in-course tests and they are organized according to modules provided by different professors that are part of a single examination commission. Each Integrated Course has a single exam for the student.

- There are laboratories coordinated by professors responsible for the integrated modules in the laboratory. The Laboratory attendance is compulsory for at least 70% of the whole number of hours. Attendance is verified by all professors responsible of the laboratory, based on criteria according to their training organization. Laboratory activities end with an examination carried out by the Commission made by all responsible professors.

  The University has decided that a university educational credit (Ects) corresponds to 25 hours of student work, including front-of-class teaching activities and the individual study activity.

 

Types of training

The types of training provided, in order to ensure the cultural and professional education of students, consist of lectures, exercises, laboratory activities (computer, experimental and design activities), seminars, study visits, internship activities.

In some cases, the didactic offer foresees innovative learning modules.

Elective courses can be selected within a wide and articulated didactic offer, enhanced by the elective courses held within different Study Programmes of the School.

Teaching activities include also checking of learning, Tutoring and Orientation activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

In its general setting and articulation, the Study Programme provides advanced training in architectural design and urban design, with a detailed study, during the first year, of theories, techniques and tools acquired in the first cycle of study, and in the second year, a detailed study of different topics in view of the final graduation work. 

The training career of the Study Programme is characterized by the central experience of the project in its theoretical and operational aspects and is divided into multidisciplinary laboratories, mono-disciplinary and integrated courses, optional courses. The first year includes: an architectural design laboratory, which integrates the disciplines of design and structural and seismic engineering; a restoration workshop that integrates the disciplines of restoration and representation; a laboratory of urban planning; a construction and sustainability laboratory of the project, which integrates the technological and installation disciplines. In addition to laboratories, there are three courses on the themes of history of contemporary architecture, contemporary architectural theories and construction technique. There is also a wide range of courses and workshops aimed at providing advanced digital skills (digi skills).

The second year provides different, Thematic Workshops (Seminars), Thematic Studios and Thesis Workshops (Seminars),  intended as different integration of disciplines, with the aim to study in detail specific topics in view of the final graduation work. The areas of interest, with in common the centrality of the project and the intervention on the physical environment, are: architectural and urban planning design, urban planning and landscape design, conservation project of architectural and landscape heritage. In addition to laboratories, there are two courses: one in the economic evaluation of projects, the other one in the economic, social, legal and architectural fields. The training ends in the second year with optional courses and the internship.

 

The Laurea Magistrale study programme consists of two Study Plans previously approved: the first one in Italian language, Architecture and Urban Design; and the other one in English, Architecture and Urban Design. 

Single professors can, thanks to some shared cultural objectives, provide coordinated teaching activities.

 


Glossary


Educational activities (Att Form)
CSimilar or integrative activities
BIdentifying activities
Semester (Sem)
1First Semester
2Second Semester
AAnnual course

1 Year courses - Track: ADU - ARCHITETTURA E DISEGNO URBANO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA
051492BICAR/18STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA16.06.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051704BICAR/18STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA16.0
TECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI
051592BICAR/09TECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051705BICAR/09TECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI14.0
TEORIA DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA CONTEMPORANEA
052965B,CICAR/14TEORIA DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA CONTEMPORANEA14.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
052966B,CICAR/14TEORIA DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA CONTEMPORANEA14.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
051498BICAR/12
ING-IND/11
LABORATORIO DI COSTRUIBILITA' E SOSTENIBILITA' DEL PROGETTO110.010.0
051495BICAR/20
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO DI URBANISTICA18.08.0
051610B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/14
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA214.014.0
051502BICAR/06
ICAR/17
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO DI RESTAURO210.010.0
MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED
054743----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE: REVIT + DYNAMO24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
054744----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE GRASSHOPPER+ RHINO24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054745----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE ARCHICAD+ GRASSHOPPER24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054746----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE: REVIT + DYNAMO24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]

2 Year courses - Track: ADU - ARCHITETTURA E DISEGNO URBANO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
DIRITTO, ECONOMIA, MANAGEMENT, SOCIOLOGIA.
052969BIUS/10DIRITTO DELLA RIGENERAZIONE URBANA14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
052968BSECS-P/06ECONOMIA E POLITICHE REGIONALI E URBANE14.0
054532BING-IND/35MANAGEMENT FOR ARCHITECTURE14.0
052967BSPS/10SOCIOLOGIA URBANA14.0
VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI
052970BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
052971BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI14.0
SEMINARIO TEMATICO DI RICERCA
055874B,CICAR/14
ING-IND/09
SEMINARIO TEMATICO DI RICERCA18.08.0
(Grp. Opz.)
055877B,CICAR/14
ICAR/20
ICAR/21
SEMINARIO TEMATICO DI RICERCA18.0
055885B,CICAR/02
ICAR/12
SEMINARIO TEMATICO DI RICERCA28.0
055888B,CICAR/14
ICAR/21
SEMINARIO TEMATICO DI RICERCA28.0
LABORATORIO TEMATICO
055879B,CICAR/14
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO TEMATICO114.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
14.0
(Grp. Opz.)
055883B,CICAR/09
ICAR/14
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO TEMATICO114.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
055935B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/12
ICAR/14
LABORATORIO TEMATICO214.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
055942B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO TEMATICO214.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
055593B,CICAR/14SEMINARIO DI TESI (a)14.04.0

(a) The plan line only needs to be entered once and is valid for both the first and second semester

1 Year courses - Track: AUD - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY
053001B,CICAR/14CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY14.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053002B,CICAR/14CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY14.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
051510BICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE16.06.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051707BICAR/18HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE16.0
STRUCTURAL DESIGN
051595BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051708BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN14.0
051520BICAR/12
ING-IND/11
CONSTRUCTION AND SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN STUDIO110.010.0
051513BICAR/20
ICAR/21
URBAN DESIGN STUDIO18.08.0
051612B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO214.014.0
051524BICAR/17
ICAR/19
ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION STUDIO210.010.0
PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED
054748----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: REVIT+ DYNAMO24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
054749----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: REVIT+ DYNAMO24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054750----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: REVIT+ DYNAMO24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054751----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: GRASSHOPPER + RHINO24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
056500----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: GRASSHOPPER + RHINO24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]

2 Year courses - Track: AUD - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
DIRITTO/MANAGEMENT/URBAN ECONOMICS/URBAN SOCIOLOGY
052969BIUS/10DIRITTO DELLA RIGENERAZIONE URBANA14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
054532BING-IND/35MANAGEMENT FOR ARCHITECTURE14.0
053004BSECS-P/06URBAN ECONOMICS14.0
053066BSPS/10URBAN SOCIOLOGY14.0
ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF PROJECT
053007BICAR/22ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF PROJECTS14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053008BICAR/22ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF PROJECTS14.0
RESEARCH THEMATIC SEMINAR
055952B,CICAR/14
ICAR/18
RESEARCH THEMATC SEMINAR18.08.0
(Grp. Opz.)
055954B,CICAR/20
ICAR/21
M-GGR/02
RESEARCH THEMATIC SEMINAR18.0
055978BICAR/19
SECS-P/06
RESEARCH THEMATIC SEMINAR18.0
055979B,CICAR/14
ICAR/15
RESEARCH THEMATIC SEMINAR18.0
055953B,CICAR/14
ICAR/19
RESEARCH THEMATIC SEMINAR28.0
055955B,CICAR/14
SPS/10
RESEARCH THEMATIC SEMINAR28.0
THEMATIC STUDIO
055962B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
ICAR/21
THEMATIC STUDIO114.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
14.0
(Grp. Opz.)
055963B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
MED/42
THEMATIC STUDIO114.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
055964B,CICAR/14
ICAR/20
ICAR/21
THEMATIC STUDIO114.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
055971B,CICAR/14
ICAR/19
ING-IND/11
THEMATIC STUDIO114.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
055965B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
ICAR/21
THEMATIC STUDIO214.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
055972B,CICAR/14
ICAR/19
ICAR/21
THEMATIC STUDIO214.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
056200B,CICAR/14THESIS WORKSHOP (a)14.04.0

(a) The plan line only needs to be entered once and is valid for both the first and second semester

2 Year courses - Track: *** - offerta comune


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
INSEGNAMENTI OPZIONALI - ELECTIVE ACTIVITIES
056201CL-ANT/10ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND ETHICAL ISSUES14.010.0
053308--L-OR/02ARCHEOLOGIA E ARCHEOMETRIA14.0
056141BICAR/12ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMAN SPACE EXPLORATION14.0
098578BICAR/19ARCHITETTURA PER IL PATRIMONIO COSTRUITO14.0
092101CMED/42ARCHITETTURA SOCIALE14.0
056135CICAR/02CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI E RESILIENZA IDROLOGICA URBANA14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
091560CICAR/02CLIMATE AND HYDROLOGY14.0
081626BICAR/09COSTRUZIONI IN CEMENTO ARMATO14.0
099540CING-IND/22DURABILITA' E CONSERVAZIONE DEI MATERIALI DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
053315CM-FIL/04FONDAMENTI DI ESTETICA14.0
081632BICAR/17FOTOGRAFIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA14.0
054568BICAR/20IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY18.0
053716BIUS/10LEGISLAZIONE SUGLI APPALTI PUBBLICI14.0
056502--M-FIL/02PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY16.0
087217BICAR/12PROGETTAZIONE TECNOLOGICA ASSISTITA14.0
084361BICAR/21PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA DI STRUTTURE COMMERCIALI14.0
091558CICAR/16SCENOGRAFIA E SPAZI DELLA RAPPRESENTAZIONE14.0
053417BICAR/06SPATIAL ANALYSIS14.0
071207BICAR/19TEORIE E STORIA DEL RESTAURO *14.0
093342CICAR/05TRASPORTI, MOBILITÀ E SOSTENIBILITÀ14.0
053310BICAR/18URBAN HISTORY14.0
055826CMAT/07APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR PARAMETRIC ARCHITECTURE26.0
099900B,CICAR/14ARCHITECTURE AND TOWN IN CHINA24.0
056138CSPS/09CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY. VISION OF THE FUTURE24.0
050547--L-ART/04CRITICA D'ARTE E DI ARCHITETTURA24.0
099902BICAR/06DATE PROCESSING24.0
097783BICAR/12DESIGN OF ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT BUILDING SYSTEM24.0
056137B,CICAR/14DIGITAL SCALE UP26.0
056444BIUS/10DIRITTO DELL'AMBIENTE24.0
054902BSECS-P/06ECONOMIA DELLA CREATIVITÀ, CULTURA E INNOVAZIONE24.0
054710CM-FIL/04ESTETICA DELL'ARCHITETTURA24.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
054574CM-FIL/04FILOSOFIA DELLA CONOSCENZA24.0
089364BICAR/17GEOMETRICAL COMPLEMENTS OF GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION24.0
056142BICAR/18BEYOND THE MIRROR : ANALYZING ARCHITECTURE24.0
051831BICAR/18IBRIDAZIONI E CONTAMINAZIONI TRA L'ARCHITETTURA MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA24.0
099959B,CICAR/14IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO (a)28.0
094946B,CICAR/14IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WORKSHOP28.0
056136CICAR/15LANDSCAPE AND PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN24.0
050426BICAR/17PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARCHITECTURE24.0
083958BICAR/12PROGETTAZIONE COSTRUZIONE GESTIONE DELLE INFRASTRUTTURE SPORTIVE24.0
091557CICAR/16PROGETTAZIONE DI GRANDI MOSTRE E MUSEALIZZAZIONI24.0
083891BING-IND/11PROGETTI DI ILLUMINOTECNICA24.0
056134--SECS-P/03PUBLIC ECONOMICS24.0
054571BICAR/20SMART CITIES AND URBAN INNOVATION28.0
056133BSECS-P/06SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS OF 4.0 TECHNOLOGIES24.0
056143BICAR/18STORIA DEL PAESAGGISMO CONTEMPORANEO24.0
051653CL-ART/03STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA24.0
056139CSPS/09THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES24.0
094952BICAR/08TIMBER, MEMBRANE AND GLASS STRUCTURES24.0
053306CING-IND/22TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE MATERIALS FOR BUILDINGS24.0
054412CICAR/15EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL AND LANDSCAPE POLITICS AND PROJECTS24.0
053424----WORKSHOP (b)--14.0
053424----WORKSHOP (c)--24.0
055631B,CICAR/14FINAL WORK--112.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
12.0
055631B,CICAR/14FINAL WORK--212.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
086367----INTERNSHIP--16.06.0
086367----INTERNSHIP--26.0
MIAW
054791B,CICAR/14MIAW A14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
054792B,CICAR/14MIAW B14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054793B,CICAR/14MIAW C14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054794B,CICAR/14MIAW D14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054795B,CICAR/14MIAW E14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053424----WORKSHOP--24.0

(a) Only twenty students will be admitted to the course. You have to be enrolled in the second year (Master of Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors, Architecture and Urban Design, Building Architecture) and have an exam average equal to or greater than 27/30 acquired before August 1, 2020.
(b) Educational credits from elective courses. 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 Recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted.
(c) Educational credits from elective courses. 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/ For the Architecture and Urban Design Programme, recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted.

7.4 Foreign language

For admission to the Laurea Magistrale Study Programme, an appropriate level of English language is required, decided by the University.

Certified English language knowledge is necessary for admission.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5172

7.5 Degree examination

The study programme is focused on the commitment of students in design laboratories. The LM graduation work consists of a dissertation about architectural design at different levels, developed and properly prepared during the Studios and Seminars of second year of the training programme.

The project must be presented by appropriate means for graphic works and a written report with critical reflection about the design experiences made during the studies. The supervisors are the professors responsible of laboratories where the project has been chosen by the student for graduation work.

The graduation work can also be a theoretical-critical work on disciplinary topics consistent with the didactic subjects of the Study Programmes, developed under the guidance of a professor as supervisor.

For procedures, contents and minimum requirements in order to prepare the final graduation work, the students must refer to the regulations for laurea magistrale graduation work of the AUIC School and of the Study Programme: 

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/studenti/translate-to-english-carriera-studenti/translate-to-english-esami-di-laurea-/-laurea-magistrale


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5153

8. Academic calendar

The deadline calendar for submission of the Study Plan, Exam Sessions and Degree Exam Sessions is available on the University website.

Please periodically consult the notices published on the School's Web site:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/



Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5134

9. Faculty

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

Didactic support Facilities

https://www.biblio.polimi.it/en/

For more information on the following facilities, please check https://www.polimi.it/en/scientific-research/research-at-the-politecnico/laboratories/:

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)

UrbNetLab


11. International context

The Laurea Magistrale Programme in Architecture and Urban Design supports and promotes collaborations and comparisons with didactic experiences of other Architecture Schools at the international level.

There are many international agreements for exchange students and professors, as well as for the realization of joint workshops and projects. 



12. Internationalization

International Mobility for Study

The Politecnico di Milano offers the students various opportunities to spend periods studying abroad. The credits (ECTS) acquired, subject to the approval of a Learning Agreement, are recognized as an integral part of the curriculum.

International mobility may be a short period (a) or a Double Degree (b): 

a) period of study at partner universities in EU countries (Erasmus) and non-EU countries (bilateral agreements); 

b) Double Degree projects with EU and non-EU universities. 

Aside from these opportunities, international mobility  periods of variable lengths and natures are also possible, within international networks which the Politecnico is part of (Alliance4Tech, Athens, Idea LeagueUniTech).

Short periods of mobility generally last one term. They are potentially extendable, if allowed by the agreement with the partner university, for a further term, subject to authorization from the School Bodies (the Politecnico Teachers who promote the mobility for the partner university).

During the short period of mobility, it is possible to acquire credits (ECTS) and/or carry out part of the thesisat the partner university. This opportunity for some universities is specified in the call and is coordinated bythe proposing professor; where it is not specified, students may nominate a co-supervisor in the partner university, as long as the objectives and content are agreed with the supervisor, who must be a professor of the Politecnico di Milano. The final discussion of the thesis must take place at the Politecnico di Milano.

Students who take part in the Double Degree programme will obtain the Degree title from the Politecnico di Milano as well as from the partner university, after having acquired a total of 150 or 180 ECTS credits - according to the agreement - across the two universities.  Following the discussion of the thesis - in the ways agreed with the partner university - students will be awarded with two degree with two separate marks

The marks of the exams sat abroad are validated in the ways posted on the AUIC School’s website which involve a weighted score conversion tool.

Students cannot carry out periods of mobility, either short or for a double degree, in their countries of origin or in countries where they have already completed their Bachelor of Science.

Students who have carried out a period of international mobility for study abroad during their Laurea can apply again during their Laurea Magistrale.

The universities available under the specific agreements for each Programme are posted on the Degree Programme  (Manifesto degli Studi) (https://www4.ceda.polimi.it/manifesti/manifesti/controller/extra/ScambiInternazionaliPublic.do?evn_default=EVENTO&aa=2019&k_cf=-2&k_corso_la=-2&ac_ins=0&k_indir=***&lang=EN&tipoCorso=ALL_TIPO_CORSO&semestre=ALL_SEMESTRI&c_accordo=-1and on the International Mobility Agreements Map (https://www.polimi.it/en/services-and-opportunities/experience-abroad/map-of-partner-universities-and-mobility-agreements/). 

Students are requested to read this information before submitting their application.

International mobility is supported by both the Politecnico and the European Union with the payment of a scholarship, the amount of which varies from year to year. 

In order to be able to participate in international mobility programmes, either for short periods or for Double Degrees, students must submit their applications via the call for International Mobility, posted periodically on the Politecnico website and on the AUIC School’s website

Students selected for mobility cannot carry out the exchange during the first term of their first year of their course.

 The selected students must agree with the Professor of Politecnico, Promoter of the partnered university where they have been assigned, a Learning Agreement, i.e. a Study Plan equivalent to the teachings at the foreign university.

Students must complete at least 60 ECTS credits - out of the 120 required to obtain their Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) degree - at the Politecnico di Milano. The ECTS credits awarded for the Final Exam and for the Internship do not count towards the 60 ECTS credits required.

 The Politecnico does not require a minimum number of ECTS credits, though this may depend on the partner university or on administrative restrictions to obtain a visa that may be necessary for non-EU countries.  

 For students who have not been selected for international mobility but who nonetheless wish to work on their thesis abroad, financial support is available thanks to the “Tesi all’estero” scholarship posted on the Politecnico di Milano website and the AUIC School’s website .https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/tuition-fees-scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships-and-graduation-awards-non-dsu/scholarships-tesi-allestero/

 International Mobility for Internships

The Erasmus+ for Traineeship Programme allows students to do an internship (which can replace the obligatory internship, or as an optional internship or post-graduate internship) in Europe of a minimum duration of 2 months thanks to a scholarship funded by the European Commission. https://cm.careerservice.polimi.it/career-program/erasmus-for-traineeship/

 For information, students can contact the International Mobility Unit – Via Golgi 42, Milan


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5115

13. Quantitative data

The University Education Observatory and the University Evaluation Nucleus, with the support of faculty educational observers, carry out periodic analyses of the overall results and qualitative standards on study programmes monitoring educational activities and the ability of graduates to find work. Reports and studies are available on Politecnico di Milano's website.


14. Further information

TECHNICAL ANNEX TO THE EDUCATIONAL RULES

 

1     Admission to the Programme – Students with Italian Degrees

1.1      Programme Requirements and Specifications

1.2      Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

1.2.1 Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options
1.2.2 Establishment of the Ranking List for the Programme/Previously Approved Study Plan

1.3      Assessment Parameters

1.3.1 Graduate Students from the Politecnico di Milano Automatically Entitled to Admission
1.3.2 Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

1.4      Documents Required for Students Automatically Entitled to Admission to the Programme

1.5     Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

1.5.1 Students of the Politecnico di Milano
1.5.2 Students from Other Universities
1.5.3 Students who have Submitted an Admission Application during Previous Sessions

1.6      Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

1.7      Examination Validation

2     Admission to the Programme - Students with a Foreign Degree

3     Transfers and Changes

4      Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

5     Study Plan

5.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

5.3      Additional Payment

5.4      Attendance

5.4.1 Studios
5.4.2 Digi Skills

5.5      Courses as Extra

6     Allocations

6.1      Studios

6.2      Single-subject and Integrated Courses

6.3      Course Priorities

7     Elective Activities

7.1      Elective Courses

7.2      MIAW

7.2.1  MIAW Attendance and Registration

7.3      Workshop

8     Traineeship

9     Examinations

9.1      Procedures

10    Final Test

 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

1 Admission to the Programme - Students with Italian Degrees

 

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

1.1    Programme Requirements and Specifications

The requirements are those previously described in paragraph 6.1 of the Educational Rules.

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

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

1.2      Procedures for Submission of Admission Applications for AUIC School Candidates

1.2.1 Programme and Previously Approved Study Plan Options 

Starting from the 2017/18 academic year, candidates submitting an application for assessment must choose their Programme (CdS) together with their Previously Approved Study Plan (PSPA) options where required.

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

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

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

Example:

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

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

 

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

 

1.2.2 Establishment of the Ranking List for the Programme/Previously Approved Study Plan

For each Programme, students may indicate their Previously Approved Study Plan choices in order of preference (differentiated by Italian or English language, campus or curriculum). For the admission ranking list, only the first Previously Approved Study Plan choice indicated is taken into account.

PSPA (track) allocation (CdS LM-4)

If the student is not admittted to the PSPA (track) expressed as first choice because of unavailability of places, he/she will be considered for the second choice, with regard to the position in the ranking and to the places available.

 

Merit based ranking

At the end of the evaluation sessions, a merit based ranking will be published, in order to the determine the number of admitted students in relation to the places available.

In order to guarantee the foreseen number of places, a student that has been positively evaluated for admission (green check) might not be able to enroll. Enrolment will be enabled to students who appear in the merit based ranking as “admitted to enrolment”.

The ranking reporting the indication of the admitted students will be published at the end of the evaluation session at the page: http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/

1.3      Assessment Parameters

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

The following are automatically entitled to admission to their first-choice Programme and precede all other candidates in the ranking list:

students who have gained a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science), in accordance with the admission requirements, from the Politecnico di Milano and who:

  •          graduated within 4 years of their initial enrolment;
  •          have a fulfilled N/V parameter* by 10th October of the second calendar year after their initial enrolment;
  •          hold certification of English language learning by the established deadline.

 

The Previously Approved Study Plan allocation is determined using the ranking list calculated based on the weighted average achieved by the final deadline for submission of the assessment application.

 

For Architecture and Urban Design Programmes, the N and V parameters are as follows:

- Students enrolled since the A.Y. 2003/04 and the A.Y. 2009/10: N/V 100/25

- Students enrolled since the A.Y.  2010/11 and the A.Y. 2016/17: N/V 100/27

- Students enrolled since the A.Y.  2017/18: N/V 104/27

 

Admission to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes of category LM-4 is not permitted for graduate students in categories L-21 and L-23 (with the exception of graduate students in Architecture and Building Production from the Politecnico di Milano, admitted with educational debits), even with a fulfilled N/V parameter, or from other non-compliant degree categories. 

*The N and V parameters (number of ECTS and weighted average) required can be found in the student’s Study Plan. These may vary depending on the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme applied for.

 

1.3.2 Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

Students not automatically entitled to admission, external students and students transferred from another Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme are subject to assessment of merit.

This assessment is performed by the relevant Programme, which may award up to 150 points:

 

- up to 110 points = assessment of the educational curriculum (weighted average of examination scores on a basis of at least 145 credits earned). The average of the examination scores recorded in the Plan at the time of assessment will be considered valid;

- up to 20 points = assessment of a portfolio of work including text and iconographic material, which will be assessed according to the criteria of content originality and coherence, formal quality, discursive and graphic ability and linguistic expression;

- up to10 points = assessment of experiences of traineeship or extra-curricular work fully documented, certified by the company, relevant and significant to the training of an architect and not used to validate required credits during the previous career.The starting/end date of each internship experience/extracurricular activity must be specified;

- up to10 points = assessment of other qualifications (certified) in research or extra-curricular training thoroughly documented, relevant and significant to the training of an architect and not used to validate required credits during the previous career.

 

Students required to submit a portfolio are eligible for admission with a minimum score of 100. At each deadline date, the top ranked students are accepted according to the planned number of admissions for that semester. Should there be eligible students with equal scores, their precedence in the ranking will take into account their weighted average until all available places have been filled.

 

1.4      Documents Required for Students Automatically Entitled to Admission

All students automatically entitled to admission must submit an admission application. Assessment is based solely on the educational curriculum (Study Plan) for identification of any examination or attendance validation requirements.

No documents should be attached to the career assessment application.

 

1.5       Documents Required for Students Admitted with Assessment of Merit

1.5.1 Students of the Politecnico di Milano

- Admitted with assessment of merit

  •      Curriculum Vitae, European format
  •      Portfolio
  •      Professional and training activities

The guidelines for submission of the portfolio are published on the AUIC School website:

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/studenti/translate-to-english-carriera-studenti/translate-to-english-ammissione-lauree-/-magistrali

 

1.5.2 Students from Other Universities

- Admitted with assessment of merit

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

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

  •      Curriculum Vitae, European format
  •      Portfolio
  •      Professional and training activities

 

The guidelines for submission of portfolios and substitute declarations of certification are published on the AUIC School website:

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/studenti/translate-to-english-carriera-studenti/translate-to-english-ammissione-lauree-/-magistrali

 

 

1.5.3 Students who have Submitted an Admission Application during Previous Sessions

Students wishing to confirm the score obtained by a portfolio submitted during previous semesters must to re-enter the previously-assessed portfolio indicating  in the "student's notes”:

“I confirm the portfolio assessment previously obtained during semester ….  of the academic year ……”

 Students who have already applied for admission in previous application windows, and wish to integrate their portfolio, should upload the portfolio used for previous applications/s, adding a section dedicated to integrations. In the notes of the application, it should be specified:

“Integration to the portfolio already evaluated for application to the academic year ……, ….semester.”

 

The application wil not be considered, should the student not specify one or the other indication in the notes of the application.

 

1.6      Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

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

With regard to the points above, at the end of the evaluation sessions, a merit based ranking will be published, in order to the determine the number of admitted students in relation to the places available.

In order to guarantee the foreseen number of places, a student that has been positively evaluated for admission (green check) might not be able to enroll. Enrolment will be enabled to students who appear in the merit based ranking as “admitted to enrolment”.

The ranking reporting the indication of the admitted students will be published at the end of the evaluation session at the page: http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/

It is not possible to re-assign places in the ranking, in case not all admitted students proceed with enrollment. Vacant places will be added to those foreseen for the second semester.

Admitted students should proceed with enrolment following the modalities and deadlines set by the the University. Appeals to enroll after the deadline will not be accepted. 

In order to complete the enrolment procedure, you must have achieved your bachelor degree.

1.7      Examination Validation

The deliberation n. 14779 23/03/2015 of the Academic Senate, establishes that in case of abbreviation of a study career, it is necessary to achieve at least 60 ECTS credits at Politecnico di Milano, in order to achieve a degree at this University: the 60 ECTS credits include curricular subjects, except for the internship and final thesis, which must be carried out in addition to the 60 ECTS credits. The School establishes that credits which can be validated from a previous career are only those belonging to a Master of Science career carried out in a country of the European Union.

Validated credits will automatically appear in the student’s study plan.

 

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.

3 Transfers and Changes

Requests for transfers and changes are subject to submission of an application in accordance with these Rules, and applicants must meet the same requirements and observe the same deadlines established for submission of assessment and enrolment applications, as described in the above paragraphs.

No transfers or changes are possible during Semester Two.

 

4 Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

The calendar reporting the deadlines for study plan presentation, exam sessions and degree sessions is published on the University’s website:https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/calendar-and-deadlines/

It is recommended to consult the notices published periodically on the School’s website:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/

 

5 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) Programme in Architecture and Urban Design consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

-          single-subject or integrated courses

-          studios

-          elective activities

-          traineeship

-          final test

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

In the second year, thematic laboratories and thesis are foreseen in the first as well as in the second semester, in order to allow students enrolled in February to attend laboratories in the correct sequence and elaborate the thesis in their final semester.

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. 

5.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

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

https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/calendar-and-deadlines/

5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

According to the deadlines published in the academic calendarit 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.

5.3      Additional Payment

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

The payment will be required with the second instalment.

5.4      Attendance

Once entered in the Study Plan, courses remain in the following years as attendance achieved. During compilation of the Study Plan for the following year, it will be possible to remove the attendance achieved and re-enter the courses as new attendance.

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

5.4.1 Studios

Attendance of at least 70% of the Studio hours is compulsory. The attendance achieved does not expire but the examination must be taken within the three sessions of the academic year following the one in which attendance takes place. Should this time expire, the Studio must be entirely re-attended.

Students are due to register to and attend Digi Skills activity according to the deadlines set by the School.

Digi Skills activities are worth 4 credits and will be validated only if the student has attended 70%of the lessons and has passed the examinations foreseen by the professor.

5.5      Courses as Extra

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

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

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

 

6 Allocations

6.1      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 allocated based on merit, taking into account the parameters indicated in the following table:

Order by decreasing values of 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 is the number of examinations taken.

 

First year: the parameter G will be calculated based on the career followed at deadline of request of admission.

Second year: the parameter G will be calculated based on the career followed during the summer session.

 

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

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

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

6.2      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. Courses may have a maximum of 120 regular students enrolled

6.3      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.

 

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture and Urban Design observes the progression of  teachings as determined by the programme of studies.

It is recommended to attend and pass the Strutural Deisgn course before attending the Architectural Design Studio.
The Structural Design course is offered in both semesters so that it can be attended both by the students entering in September and by the students entering in February.
For those who enter in September, it is strongly advised to attend this course in the first semester, as preparatory to the Architectural Design Studio of the second semester.
For students entering in February, the course can be attended in parallel to the Architectural Design Studio.

Verbalization Precedence: the second-year Thematic Studio must be passed before attending the Thesis Workshop (Seminar).

 

7 Elective Activities

In the second year of 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 and the option of participating, in the second year of enrolment, in the intensive international programme: MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop.

7.1      Optional Courses

When completing their study plan, students may include a number of optional courses depending on the catalogue contained in the Degree Programme.

The list of courses offered and their relative schedules may be consulted in the Degree Programme.

Optional courses do not require any allocation. If the number of students should exceed 120, an additional section will be activated and the students will be distributed alphabetically or allocated according to merit, with case-by-case assessment.

 

7.2      MIAW

The School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering offers for students of the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) in Architectural Design and the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Architecture and Urban Design, Building Architecture, Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors, Landscape Architecture Land Landscape Heritage, Urban Planning and Policy Design, an intensive international programme: MIAW- the Milan International Architecture Workshop, which delivers 4 ECTS replacing the 4 ECTS of the elective activities chosen by the students.

7.2.1 How to attend and register for the MIAW

When filling in the study plan, the student may choose between the various international teachers, expressing their preferences in terms of sections, and will be allocated on the basis of merit according to the weighted average of the exams sat by the beginning of the summer session.

The number of places available for students of Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), and Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and the incoming international mobility students will be decided from year to year and posted on the School’s website.

In case of vacancy, the available places may be assigned.

Students who are not admitted will be officially assigned a generic workshop code (see specifications dedicated to workshops), which will later be rectifiable during the termly period of modification of the study plan.

Attendance at the MIAW is compulsory and, unlike the other workshops, it involves a final assessment; at the end of the course, students will need to register for a date for aexam in order to obtain their mark as part of their academic career.

After allocation, it will not be possible to remove the teaching from the study plan or to replace it with another course. If students do not attend, the MIAW will have to be added as an additional course and will contribute to the payment of the second instalment of tuition fees.

Students in the first year (Master of Science) or second year (Bachelor) of their course may bring forward the MIAW activity only if they have a full study plan with all the first-year (Master of Science) or second-year (Bachelor) teaching, as per the general rules for filling in the study plan.

  

7.3      Workshops

Workshop activities are of two types:

- workshops recognized as optional courses or excess course;

- workshops recognized as traineeship.

In relation to degree sessions, workshops can be accredited only if they end at least a month before graduation day Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) students cannot request the accreditation of a workshop attended while being enrolled in a Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme; if the workshop has been carried out as an “excess course” during the Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme, it cannot be validated within the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme.

Educational credits earned from workshops may only be recognized if authorized 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: https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/didattica/translate-to-english-lezioni-e-esami/translate-to-english-workshop

In order to participate in workshops, students must follow the procedures indicated in each workshop summary sheet 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 starting from the 2016/17 academic year, must have entered the “Workshop” line when completing the study plan.

 

- students enrolled in academic years prior to 2016/17, during Study Plan compilation, they may have entered the “Workshop” line or, alternatively, an optional course. Students may replace the optional course with attendance of a workshop. In this case, the appropriate Offices will do the change of line in the Plan during recording of credits.

 

The workshop validation must be requested, at least one month before the graduation date, exclusively by using the trouble ticketing system in the “PETITIONS” section available https://www.auic.polimi.it/it/contatti/trouble-ticketing-laurea-magistrale , specifying in the text of the message if requested validation is for WORKSHOP or MANDATORY INTERNSHIP (only if this option is provided in the workshop summary sheet) and attaching the certificate of participation.

For the Architecture and Urban Design Programme, recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted (the MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop intensive programme is considered a workshop).


8 Traineeship

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

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

For the workshops, that can be validate as equivalent to internship activities (6 ECTS credits), please check the previous point.

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 https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/studenti/translate-to-english-carriera-studenti/internships

The University also organises Erasmus scholarships for traineeships abroad. For further information: https://cm.careerservice.polimi.it/en/

 

9 Examinations

9.1      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 online 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.

10 Final Test

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in Architecture and Urban Design concludes with a Final Test involving presentation and discussion of the graduation work.

For all information on the Final Test, reference should be made to the specific Rules published on the School’s website:

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/studenti/translate-to-english-carriera-studenti/translate-to-english-esami-di-laurea-/-laurea-magistrale

Only the original in Italian is valid.


15. Errata corrige