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

Academic Year 2020/21





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Building and Construction Engineering
Laurea (Equivalent To Bachelor Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law497
NameBuilding and Construction Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeL-23 - Building Sciences
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
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente
Coordinator of the Study programme Tiziana Poli
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
htpp://ccsiec.polimi.it


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

2. General presentation of the study programme

2. General presentation of the Study Programme

The construction industry today, though innovative design and construction process, faces challenging tasks: low energy buildings that meet high comfort levels; low environmental impact buildings with high levels of technology and service systems (smart and responsive building, smart environment); low life cycle costs buildings; resilient and safe buildings.

Engineers with a strong scientific background, with a deep technical knowledge and affinity to problems affecting the buildings and the whole built environment are required to deal with this challenge. Building and Construction Engineers are young dynamic engineers, who can follow and, even more, guide transformations in the construction industry.

Building and Construction Engineering (IEC) programme has the ambition to prepare new engineers to manage the complexity characterizing today buildings and their related design, construction, operation, maintenance processes, up to their further transformation or disposal at the end of buildings’ life cycle.

IEC Programme is preparatory to some Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes provided by the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering as continuity curricula: Building System Engineering (in Italian), Building and Architectural Engineering and Management of Built Environment (in English).

The first and second year are focused on basic engineering subjects and introduce first construction engineering themes. The third year of the study programme is enhanced by building science and construction engineering courses and by technical application classes. This course catalogue is designed to guide students to choose the best Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) career and/or strengthen the first construction engineering skills for a fast inclusion into the job market as a building technician in support of buildings construction and management.

IEC programme offers, for some first and third year courses, an innovative approach to teaching through the use of active learning methods, teaching in co-operation with the world of enterprise, research bodies and/or institutions and a multidisciplinary approach that allows the resolution of complex problems. During the third year, there will be opportunities for the acquisition of transversal and soft skills; these are MOOCs courses (Massive Online Open Courses on the Polimi Open Knowledge portal - PoK) and extracurricular and curricular seminars/workshops (with possible recognition as traineeships) for the enhancement of the student's aptitudes.


3. Learning objectives

IEC is enrolled in L23 (scienza e tecniche dell’edilizia) Italian classes of Laurea. Generally students graduated in class L23 should:

  • adequately master the theoretical and technical aspects related to the disciplinary areas of the course of study;
  • adequately know methodological and operational aspects of the chosen study programme’s disciplinary area, and be able to use its methods, techniques and tools appropriately;
  • to know, understand and represent buildings in their morphological, typological-functional, structural and geotechnical, plant, materic and technological characteristics, in relation to the physical-environmental, socio-economic and productive context and in accordance with the evolving trends of the construction sector;
  • be able to formulate and solve building assets, and built environment related problems through the use of appropriate and innovative tools and techniques;
  • use both theoretical and applied knowledge in all the different construction industry fields ensuring professional and flexible responses to the construction sector needs.

The need for this profile arises from the complexity of the design, operational, organizational and management problems that characterize the construction sector and require engineers with a new cultural, scientific and technical knowledge. The BSc Programme in Building and Construction Engineering aims in particular to guarantee its students a solid preparation for:

  • design engineering, with regard to technological aspects (building envelope, structures, mechanical systems, electrical systems, etc.), performance ( energy consumption reduction, comfort, health, safety, durability, etc.), operational and site engineering;
  • the engineering of the building process which, starting from the design, is developed through contracting, construction, testing, management, maintenance, decommissioning;
  • safety engineering during design and construction;
  • design validation, construction management and control of technical-administrative processes;
  • management of digital transformation the construction process (BIM based);
  • the design of innovative building materials and components and the related control of the production process;
  • the design of innovative building materials and components and the related control of the production process according to the principles of industry 4.0;
  • architectural design support activity.

IEC Graduate students will possess the necessary skills to carry out professional activities in different fields, contributing to planning, design, construction and management of new construction and refurbishment projects related to both building and built environment. They may use their skills in agencies, public and private companies, engineering and architecture firms, contractors and, more generally, industries in the construction supply chain as well as freelance consultant.



4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications


The scheme shows the structure of the course and the qualifications obtained at the end of the training (Bachelor degree and Master's degree)

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)


Building and Construction Engineering degree grantsaccess to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), "Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello" (1st level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di primo livello" (1st level University Master).

Graduate students in Building and Construction Engineering can continue their studies in many Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes related to the construction industry. The access to a specific Laurea Magistrale programmes depends on fulfilment of the its admission criteria.

In the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, in particular, the following Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes are provided: Building system engineering (ISE, in Italian at Milano Leonardo), Building and Architectural Engineering (BAE, in English at Milano Leonardo and Lecco), Management of Built Environment (MBE, in English at Milano Leonardo).


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The first level graduate students in Building and Construction Engineer, after passing the Italian State Professional Examination, can achieve the qualification to the profession of junior engineer in Civil-Building-Environment sector (regulated by Presidential Decree 05.06.2001, n°328).


The IEC engineer graduate student has different opportunities as professional in the job market as:
design engineer;
structural engineer;
project manager, quantity surveyor;
construction manager;
safety and site engineer;
maintenance manager;
facility manager
and in many other professional opportunities arising from the strong innovation progress that characterizes the construction sector nowadays.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

There are many job opportunities for IEC graduate students:

  • Engineering and architecture firms;
  • Consulting firms in building technology, building systems, health and safety, fire engineering, quality systems, …;
  • Construction and maintenance companies;
  • Building product and component industries;
  • Public administrations;
  • Insurance companies;
  • Technical offices for big private clients;
  • Different fields as freelance and researcher.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5217

5.3 Qualification profile

The graduate in Building and Construction Engineering will have a technical-scientific background and adequate skills to independently manage construction projects and processes of medium complexity or to be integrated into multidisciplinary teams of design, process management and management of the built environment. In detail, the Construction Engineer will be prepared for: 

  • survey, analysis, technical and economic evaluation, representation of buildings and built environment;
  • performance modelling for identification and optimization of design alternatives (design strategies, building components and systems, structural components) to ensure safety, environmental quality, high comfort levels, low environmental impact, low energy consumption;
  • technological, structural and service systems design (preliminary, detail and for construction);
  • design resilient building, optimization of design alternatives to slow down degradation processes and to stop building collapse restraining their causes;
  • construction management, the economic assessment and management of building project or areas development project, management of technical-administrative processes, management of production processes;
  • health and safety engineering in building and infrastructure projects.

The building and construction engineer will be able to use the most advanced tools that ICT innovation provides for the construction sector, from parametric design software to digital process management software.

Skills of this function
The graduate student in Building and Construction Engineering is a junior engineer with a basic knowledge for the design, construction, management and maintenance and restoration of buildings.

In deep, the graduate in Building and Construction Engineering is a junior engineer with a basic preparation for the design of the building and its parts (building systems and components, structures, systems), for the construction, operation, maintenance, refurbishment and decommissioning at the end of its life cycle. The construction engineer will be able to use the acquired skills relevant to:

- construction materials, building and plant components and systems, and structures, and their behaviour under varying stresses and conditions of use;

- methods, tools and techniques for modelling (at macro scale, at building scale and building system scale, plant engineering and structural) and for validation (at design stage, in laboratory, on site) of performance;

- tools and techniques for the representation and construction of digital models;

- programming techniques and parametric software (computational design for architecture);

- methods, tools and techniques for information management, site management, site planning and control at the execution stage;

- methods, tools and techniques for diagnostics, refurbishment and upgrading of buildings, maintenance and facility management.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

To be admitted to the course the following qualifications are required

- Secondary school leaving qualification, or foreign comparable qualifications

- Upper middle school diploma or simila

To be admitted onto the Bachelor of Science, students must have a sufficient background preparation (in mathematics, the sciences and verbal comprehension). Furthermore, a satisfactory level of English is required. An entry test must be taken to evaluate the applicant's qualification. In case the test demonstrates insufficient qualification in some fields, the applicant is assigned additional specific duties to be fulfilled before taking exams for the regular courses.r foreign qualification 


Italian secondary school leaving qualification or other comparable foreign qualification (level 4 EQF)

6.2 Requested knowledge

To be admitted to the IEC degree course, candidates are required to pass an admission test: The TOL engineering test (Online Test). 

Detailed information relating to admission test and enrolment is available at the Guidance and Counselling Office site

https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4505


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4949

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

For the Academic Year 2019-2020, the number of first year students for the Study Programmes in BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING is 150.

Detailed information relating to deadlines and available places can be found in the guide to enrolment https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3710


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5177

6.4 Tutoring and students support

Guidance

The study programme is included in the institutional guidance event organized by the University, the Open Day for Study Programmes. On this occasion, professors teaching in IEC courses hold programme presentations where educational objectives, subjects of study and professional opportunities are explained. Furthermore, works done by the students of the previous years are also presented, together with a glance to infrastructures where teaching takes place and a short description of events and initiatives that are organized during the three years study programme.

Tutoring

For some of the study programme courses is available for students a tutoring activity carried out by researchers and highly qualified professionals.

The management of individual Study Plan and international exchange programmes is carried out by professors of the School.

Detailed information can be found on the web site of the School.

MOOC

POK (Polimi Open Knowledge) is the portal MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) that offers free on-line courses open to everyone. The main objective of the portal is to support students, not only of Politecnico di Milano, in the crucial steps of their academic and professional career: from high school to university, from Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), from university to the world of work. Web site www.pok.polimi.it


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5196

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified in the academic regulations, 180 credits are required to obtain the B.Sc. (first level) degree.


To be admitted onto the Bachelor of Science, students must have a sufficient background preparation (in mathematics, the sciences and verbal comprehension). Furthermore, a satisfactory level of English is required. An entry test must be taken to evaluate the applicant's qualification. In case the test demonstrates insufficient qualification in some fields, the applicant is assigned additional specific duties to be fulfilled before taking exams for the regular courses.
For the Academic Year 2021-2021, the number of first year students for the Study Programmes in BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING is 150.
As specified in the academic regulations, 180 credits are required to obtain the B.Sc. (first level) degree.
Detailed information relating to admission test and enrolment is available at the Guidance and Counselling Office site
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4505

7.2 Mode of study

IEC is a full time course, it includes attendance of lectures and laboratory activities. Attendance is not compulsory, but strongly recommended, in order to allow learning through continuous interaction with professors, and technical staff.

For decision of the School, courses will be activated only if the minimum number of 15 students will be reached. In case one or more courses will not reach the minimum number and, thus, will not be activated students will be immediately informed.


IEC is a full time course, it includes attendance of lectures and laboratory activities. Attendance is not compulsory, but strongly recommended, in order to allow learning through continuous interaction with professors, and technical staff.
For decision of the AUIC School, elective courses will be activated only if the minimum number of 15 students will be reached. In case one or more courses will not reach the minimum number and, thus, will not be activated students will be immediately informed.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

In the IEC course of study, the traditional scientific bases, centered on the disciplines of mathematics, geometry, physics, chemistry, history of architecture and representation are integrated with other founding disciplines of building engineering and construction such as building physics, properties of building materials and their behaviour in operation, the structural aspects of building, and other disciplinary in the fields of economics, ergotechnics and hydraulics engineering. On this basis, training is developed in disciplines relating to building engineering and building sciences and techniques, the content of which concerns the quality of the built environment (with appropriate references to the psychophysiology of thermal, acoustic and light wellbeing), environmental impact, building and construction technologies, technological services, maintenance and refurbishment, structural design, aspects related to building production, management of the building process, economic, operational, organisational and legal aspects.
The two-year structure includes theoretical ex cathedra courses (characterized by a mix of teaching and lecture front-exercise) while the third year courses, typical of the construction and building engineering industry, are characterized by lessons, exercises and laboratory activities integrated on the design of a building (project of technical architecture, design of structures, design of plants, design of construction site). The third year of training is aimed at guiding students in the choice of the Master's degree and/or at consolidating the first skills of the construction engineer for an immediate entry into the world of work in support of the construction and management of building products.
The training course is enriched by opportunities for meeting and working with the world of construction production and businesses, professions, workshops and internships.
The course in Building and Construction Engineering aims to train professional figures who, through their interdisciplinary preparation, are able to identify problems and to search for appropriate design solutions (complex problem solving), according to the innovative dynamics of the sector, to improve the quality and safety of buildings in its physical, technical, performance, procedural and economic value.

1 Year courses - Track: IE1 - Curriculum - IEC


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
054389A,CCHIM/07
ING-IND/22
MATERIALI PER LE COSTRUZIONIA15.015.0
053110AMAT/05ANALISI MATEMATICA 119.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
9.0
054390A,CICAR/17
ING-INF/05
FONDAMENTI DI DISEGNO E PROGRAMMAZIONE112.012.0
096374AICAR/18STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA E DELLE TECNICHE COSTRUTTIVE16.06.0
055823AMAT/05ANALISI MATEMATICA 229.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
9.0
096375AFIS/01FISICA26.06.0
096376BICAR/10FONDAMENTI DI COSTRUZIONE E ORGANIZZAZIONE DEGLI EDIFICI26.06.0

2 Year courses - Track: IE1 - Curriculum - IEC


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
099580BICAR/08MECCANICA DELLE STRUTTUREA15.015.0
096383B,CING-IND/11FISICA DELL'EDIFICIO112.012.0
056195BICAR/10LABORATORIO DI COMPONENTI E SISTEMI EDILIZI E IMPIANTISTICI112.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
12.0
052610BICAR/11BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING26.06.0
051310BICAR/01IDRAULICA APPLICATA26.06.0
096389AMAT/07MECCANICA RAZIONALE26.06.0

3 Year courses - Track: IE1 - Curriculum - IEC


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
054397BICAR/10LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA TECNICA19.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
9.0
054399BICAR/10LABORATORIO DI INTEGRAZIONE IMPIANTISTICA19.09.0
054401BICAR/09LABORATORIO DI TECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI19.09.0
055825BSECS-P/06ECONOMIA DELLA LOCALIZZAZIONE E DEGLI INVESTIMENTI NEL SETTORE DELLE COSTRUZIONI26.06.0
054409BICAR/11LABORATORIO DI CANTIERE29.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
9.0
052611BICAR/10ADATTABILITA' E RIGENERAZIONE DEGLI EDIFICI16.014.0
099600BICAR/07GEOTECNICA16.0
053118BICAR/11INGEGNERIA DELLA SICUREZZA ANTINCENDIO16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
099979B,CICAR/12MANUTENZIONE DEGLI EDIFICI E FACILITY MANAGEMENT16.0
055826AMAT/07APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR PARAMETRIC ARCHITECTURE26.0
055827--GEO/11PROVE NON DISTRUTTIVE26.0
050565BSECS-P/06VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DELLE TRASFORMAZIONI URBANE26.0
055828BICAR/19BUILDING CONSERVATION PRINCIPLES/26.0
054417----PREPARAZIONE ALL'ESAME DI LAUREA13.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
3.0
054417----PREPARAZIONE ALL'ESAME DI LAUREA23.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
096403----TIROCINIO13.03.0
096403----TIROCINIO23.0

7.4 Foreign language

Information on English language knowledge Language courses https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4317


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5158

7.5 Degree examination

The degree examination will focus on verifying the knowledge and skills acquired by the student, evaluated through submission and subsequent discussion of a graduation work. The student has 2 types of access to the degree examination:

  • presentation and discussion of a literature review paper (final graduation report);

  • presentation and discussion of a monographic work (graduation work).

The Graduation exam consists of:

  • short presentation, by the undergraduate to the Commission, of the personal study carried out;

  • short interrogation by the Commission on subjects of the CdS

Access to the final exam is subject to attendance of an online MOOCs course (soft skill project). The student can select one of the following courses from the POLIMI Open Knowledge Platform (https://www.pok.polimi.it/):

1. Managing Change/Managing Changes (From University to job), in Italian or English 

2. Managing conflict/Managing conflicts (From University to job), in Italian or English

3. Working in Multidisciplinary Teams (From University to job), only in English

At the end of the course and after passing the final test, the student will be issued with a certificate of attendance that will be part of the degree process.

Further information on the type of works to be produced and on submission procedures can be found in the IEC degree examination regulations, available on the CdS web site at the following link:

http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/esami-di-laurea-e-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=4348


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=5139

8. Academic calendar

Detailed information is available on the POLIMI website


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5120

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.

The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Students attending the Building and Construction Engineering programme will have access to all the facilities the Politecnico di Milano (computer equipped rooms, libraries, study rooms, sport facilities).

Several courses include laboratory activities as support to teaching activities. 

Further information are available on the degree programme.

The Degree Programme is published each year on Politecnico di Milano's website


11. International context

Laurea Programmes in the field of building engineering are available in many educational programmes of European and non-European universities that have an educational system similar to Italian system (3 years + 2 years Msc).

In some Countries, the Degree curriculum is provided within the Civil Engineering Programmes.

In other Countries, as in Spain, similar degrees are provided with a different educational system (4 years + 1 years).

Politecnico is carrying out comparative analysis with the main international universities which results will be soon available on Politecnico di Milano's website.

Since a.y. 2016-17 IEC students have been offered a double degree programme in association with Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) (Spain), Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Edificación – ETSIE (Grado en Arquitectura Técnica / Building engineering”, Bachelor Degree). More info on the double degree can be found at the following link:

Per maggiori informazioni su doppia laurea http://www.polimi.it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/mobilita-per-studio/doppie-lauree/


12. Internationalization

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 for Periods of Study

International mobility may be a short period (a) or for 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 where the Politecnico and the Course of Study are part of (Politecnico: Alliance4Tech, Athens, Idea League; IEC: ECEM).

Short periods of mobility (a) 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 thesis at the partner university. This opportunity for some universities is specified in the call and is coordinated by the 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 (b) will obtain the Degree title from the Politecnico di Milano as well as from the partner university, after having acquired the number of ECTS credits defined in the agreements between the universities. Following the discussion of the thesis- in the ways agreed with the partner university - students will be awarded with two degrees with two separate marks.

Students may apply during their third year for the Double Degree programme for their Laurea Magistrale.

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. Students who carry out a period of international mobility for study abroad during their Laurea may later 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=-1 and 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.

The selected students must agree with the Professor of Politecnico, Promoter of the partner 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 120 ECTS credits - out of the 180 required to obtain their Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor 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 120 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/

Starting from the academic year 2016-2017, for IEC there is a double degree option available in partnership with the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV-ETSIE) (Spain), Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Edificación – ETSIE (Grado en Arquitectura Técnica / Bachelor in Technical Architecture”, Bachelor Degree)

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 f a study grant 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=5111

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.

The Studies Service and the University Assessment Nucleus carry out periodic analyses of the overall results and the quality level of Programme teaching, monitoring educational activities and the ability of graduates to find work. Reports and studies are available on the Politecnico di Milano website.
http://www.polimi.it/ateneo/organi/nucleo-di-valutazione/


 


14. Further information

15.1 Personal study plan and / or courses as extra

The IEC progamme has one and only previously approved study plan (PSPA), students are not allowed to create their own study plan. Students may ask (a request should be put before using the Online Services) for changes in the study plan if they do not succeed in overcoming degree programme regulations and constrains (“passaggi” and “decadendi-decaduti”).

Students can add up to 30 ECTS to their study plan only if they already have 120 ECTS registered in their university career (or if all the exams of the first two years have been pssed);

You can consult the "Informative guide on Study plans" published on the University site; the guide contains the specific methods regarding courses as extra:

15.2 Additional educational obligations (OFA)

Having OFA (additional educational obligations) means that some parts of your academic preparation are not up to standards. Until you have fully discharged your OFA, some restrictions to your university career apply. You can discharge your OFA during the academic year.

More information on the subject can be found:

15.3 Pre-requisites

Pre-requisites are intended to avoid students approaching courses with a lack of curricular requirements, knowledge and skills foreseen in the design of the teaching regulations and of individual courses. It is not a question of bureaucratic restrictions but rather assistance in correct fruition of the courses. It is not a question of bureaucratic restriction but rather assistance in correct fruition of the courses provided by the Politecnico. Students are therefore invited to take account of that indicated in the table below for correct planning of their programme.

Pre-requisites Table

Course name

Type of pre-requisite*

Course name

FISICA DELL’EDIFICIO

Strong

Analisi Matematica 1

Analisi matematica II

Strong

Analisi Matematica1

LABORATORIO DI TECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI

Strong

Meccanica delle Strutture

LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA TECNICA

Low

Fisica dell’edificio

LABORATORIO DI SERVIZI TECNOLOGICI DEGLI EDIFICI

Low

Fisica dell’edificio

Meccancia Razionale

Suggested

Analisi 1 + Analisi 2 

LABORATORIO DI PROGETTO DI CANTIERE

Suggested Building Information Modeling BIM

 

* the meaning of the type of requirements are:

Strong: it is not possible to sustain the first course exam if not yet passed the exam of the second one

Low: it is not possible to register the first course exam if not yet registered the exam of the second one

Suggested: this is a no effect requirement with the only goal of addressing the student through the correct courses sequence; there is no effect on exam or on course selection


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