Academic Year 2021/22
School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Degree Programme of:
Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale A Ciclo Unico (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
1. General Information
|School ||School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering|
|Code Reference Law||1144|
|Reference Law||Ordinamento 270/04|
|Class of degree||LM-4 C.U. - Architecture and Architectural engineering|
|Degree level ||Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale A Ciclo Unico (Equivalent To Master Of Science)|
|First year of activation ||2008/2009|
|Official length of the programme ||5|
|Years of the programme already activated ||1,2,3,4,5|
|Official language(s) ||Italian|
|Dean of the School ||Ilaria Pamela Simonetta Valente|
|Coordinator of the Study programme ||Matteo Francesco Ruta|
|Website of the School ||http://www.auic.polimi.it|
|Website of the Study programme || |Student Office (Study programme) - Lecco Central Student Office - Lecco
2. General presentation of the study programme
The complexity that characterizes the realization of architecture works and the challenges that we face with respect to sustainability goals and reduction of energy consumption require a comprehensive education that allow future graduate students of the School of Architectural Engineering to compete to a national and international level.
The complexity that characterizes the realization of architecture works and the challenges that we face with respect to sustainability goals and reduction of energy consumption require a comprehensive education that allow future graduate students of the School of Architectural Engineering to compete to a national and international level.
The Programme combines, in an integrated way, the classical architect's education with that of the building engineer, with the aim of training professionals able to develop complex projects during the conception, development, construction and management phases.
The Programme, active since 1998, is accredited at European level, in accordance with Directive 2005/36 /EC, and allows you to carry out the architectural profession in all countries that recognize each other this graduation title. In this way, the qualification obtained qualifies, in Italy, to take both the State examination for Senior Engineer and the State examination for Senior Architect and, in addition, is automatically recognised as a five-year degree in Architecture (Master of Science) in all European Union countries.
The Building Engineer-Architect is a professional able to design an architecture work as responsible for the entire construction process, from the architectural, technological, structural and environmental point of view, developing advanced skills in the use of the most innovative construction technologies, as well as skills for intervention on existing recoverable buildings or that must be restored. This is combined with the ability to face the relation between settlements and the environment, as part of landscape and environmental assessment.
The success of the Programme in Architectural Engineering of Politecnico di Milano is evidenced by the many subscriptions from students of other Universities in Italy and in the World to workshops that are organized with the aim to integrate multicultural skills and make the future graduate students used to a dialogue with different realities. The most famous example is the design competition "Premio Compasso Volante - Città di Lecco” whose results were presented at the Venice Biennale, at the Milan Triennale, the European Steel Exhibition in Metz, the Milan Urban Center, the Fabbrica del Vapore, etc. In addition, the strong international focus of the Programme in Architectural Engineering is highlighted by the many study trips abroad: Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Paris, London, Lisbon, Marseille, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Madrid, Bilbao, Wien, Munich, Stuttgart, Lyon, New York, Mexico City, Chicago, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Jakarta, Sydney, etc...
The graduate student in Architectural Engineering is able to face the project in its complexity, ensuring:
- architectural design skills both at building scale and on urban complexity;
- scientific and technical competence to deal with energy and environmental sustainability issues in new buildings and recovery of the existing heritage;
- use of innovative and cutting-edge technologies;
- monitoring and modelling of physical and technical phenomena, to reduce energy demand and use renewable sources;
- monitoring of construction process and management of new buildings.
The Degree Programme
The educational programme, according to guidelines of the European Directive, integrates, during the five years, classical courses in the following eight subject areas:
- Art and Architecture History (two exams in Architecture History + a laboratory, History and critics of contemporary architecture);
- Architectural Relief Rendering (two exams of architecture drawing, CAD laboratory, Computer Graphics, Architectural Relief laboratory);
- Mathematics and physics (Mathematical analysis 1 and 2, Geometry, Physics);
- Economics, law and sociology science (Law and Urban Sociology, Surveying and Economy of territory);
- Architectural design and restoration (three exams of Architecture and architectural composition + three laboratories, Designing of construction elements + laboratory, Technical Architecture + laboratory, Architectural restoration + laboratory);
- Urban Planning (Urban planning technique + laboratory, Urban planning design + laboratory, Analysis and environmental assessment);
- Building construction and building technologies (Material Chemistry and Technology, Environmental Technical Physics and Technical installations, Hydraulics and Hydraulic constructions, Building Ergotechnics + laboratory);
- Design and technology of structures (Rational Mechanics, Construction science, Geotechnics, Construction technique + laboratory, Project and consolidation of structures).
The Programme, in the first year, provides scientific and preparatory disciplines together with design courses, and makes the student accustomed from the very beginning to have an integrated approach.
Many courses have hours of laboratory work with compulsory attendance, in which students, organized in work groups, develop applied activities.
In the last year of career, there will be optional courses, to provide the graduate student specialized expertise in different areas, such as technological innovation, the interventions on existing architectural heritage, the integration building-installation with high energy efficient, the management of complex projects.
In the last two years the students can choose to attend the same courses in English, in the international career of Master of Science in Building and Architectural Engineering.
The graduation work, developed in the last year of the Programme within the Final Synthesis Laboratory, concerns complex projects of architecture, with engineering insights on details, modelling and calculation
3. Learning objectives
The educational objective is to place on the job market a professional designer of high-profile architectural works, thanks to an interdisciplinary background, that is able to deal with complex design issues, keeping pace with the innovative dynamics of the sector, in order to improve building quality in its physical, technique, aesthetics, performance, procedural and economic importance.
In particular, the Programme in Architectural Engineering, which is based on solid bases of scientific, technical and design disciplines, allows to train professionals able to deal effectively with the complexity of projects of big architectural works, providing skills focused to monitoring and management of phenomena, perfectly in line with requirements of emerging environmental quality, energy control and sustainability of today. The Building Engineer-Architect is therefore able to work effectively in processes and activities of:
- design of complex building systems for the architectural, technological, structural, environmental quality aspects, with particular attention to comfort conditions, to the life of service (service life) and to energy and environmental impact issues, recovery, re-qualification, maintenance and management of existing buildings;
- development of building process for construction site, management and economic aspects;
- design of innovative and experimental building components.
4. Organization of the study programme and further studies
4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications
The degree in Building Engineering/Architecture evolves according to the outline shown.
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)
The qualification enables students to access Research Doctorate, Level II Specialisation Courses and Level II University Master's courses
Doctoral Programme activated in the field of architecture, building engineering and civil engineering. For what concerns Doctoral Programmes of Politecnico di Milano, is is possible to find information on the PhD School Web site.
5. Professional opportunities and work market
5.1 Professional status of the degree
Master graduates will be able to operate as individual professionals and, in general, in positions of high responsibility, both in the public and private sector (institutions, companies, architecture and engineering offices, etc.). Their main activity field will be constructions and transformation of city and territory.
Graduate students from Laurea Magistrale can carry out, in addition to work as professionals, positions of high responsibility in institutions and public and private bodies (institutional bodies, institutions and public and private companies, professional studies and design companies), operating in the fields of construction and transformation of the city and territory.
The Study Programme in Architectural Engineering trains a highly qualified designer, with qualifications recognized by the European Union, able to deal appropriately with the growing complexity of the problems related to architectural design and to the new tasks and responsibilities required by the professional world.
The graduation is a necessary condition in order to sit the State Professional Examinations that enable to work as professional, as "Senior engineer", in the Professional Engineer Registry, and as "Senior architect", in the Professional Architect Registry, with possibility of registration to both.
5.2 Careers options and profiles
Thanks to investigations conducted by the University Assessment Commission and other specialized bodies, a degree in Engineering offers good career opportunities. In particular, a degree in Building Engineering - Architecture highlights full employment and very short waiting times.
Specifically, the career opportunities for a Building Engineer-Architect are:
work as professional;
- architecture studies and engineering companies;
- public administration, with managerial roles;
- construction companies;
- production and innovation industries of components for construction
Surveys of University Assessment Commission
5.3 Qualification profile
Senior Architect/Senior Engineer
profile in a work context:
This graduate student profile has the objective to create a professional skill able to deal appropriately with the growing complexity of the problems related to architectural design and to the new tasks and responsibilities required by the professional world.
In fact, s/he has acquired an interdisciplinary preparation based on an up-to-date scientific and design knowledge that allows to face problems and find the appropriate technical solutions, in line with the innovative dynamics of the different sectors and referred to the different levels of application: from the city to landscape, and built environment, up to the building and its components.
He is an expert in design, realization and quality control of new constructions, with a critical and intellectual point of view combined with well-defined scientific and technological skills.
In addition to the freelance profession, s/he can work in profiles of high responsibility in the fields of construction and transformation of cities and territory.
The degree obtained is a necessary condition to be able to take the State Examinations that enable to carry out the profession. The degree obtained by Politecnico di Milano allows to take the state examination for the qualification as "Senior engineer" and as "Senior architect". Most of the graduate students choose to take only one examination and, therefore, to enrol only in the corresponding professional register; in any case, it is possible to take both examinations and register in both professional registers.
skills of this function:
- use the basic IT tools;
- design a building from an architectural, urban, technological and environmental point of view;
- design, dimension and verify the structural elements of a building;
- manage and design a construction site;
- perform architectural and topographical surveys;
- analyse and evaluate the degradation and related restoration techniques for existing historic buildings;
- carry out complex research;
- provide help to safeguard the urban fabric and existing buildings, recovering them for new uses with modern requirements, such as buildings for residence, assistance, education, culture, worship, sport, entertainment, trade, and industry;
- face the issues related to the relationship among buildings, urban centres and territory both through urban and territorial planning and through landscape and environmental assessment plans.
Thanks to investigations conducted by the University Assessment Commission and other specialized bodies, and despite the negative employment situation, a degree in Engineering offers good career opportunities. In particular, a degree in Building Engineering - Architecture highlights full employment and very short waiting times.
Specifically, the career opportunities for a Building Engineer-Architect can be:
- freelancer in architectural design sector or collaboration with professional firms and engineering companies;
- work in construction and maintenance companies for building and infrastructure works;
- work in technical offices of public administrations as contracting or controlling bodies;
- work in technical offices of public and private bodies and companies;
- work in the manufacturing industries of components and building systems.
6.1 Access requirements
Italian secondary school leaving qualification or other comparable foreign qualification (level 4 EQF)
Upper middle school diploma or similar foreign qualification.
The admission to Study Programme is subject to pass the National Test in Architecture. Detailed information relating to placement test, admission and enrolment is available on the Web site of Politecnico.
6.2 Requested knowledge
The Study Programme is suggested for students that express general interests in scientific and technical fields, but also in artistic and humanistic ones; who have attitudes and skills for analysis and synthesis, as well as pro-active skills, aimed to a strong interest in architecture and world of construction.
The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available
The Five Year Single Cycle Study Programme in Building Engineering - Architecture has a defined number of participants, according to Article 1 of the 264/99.
For a.y. 2021/2022, the available places are 110.
How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
6.4 Tutoring and students support
The Study Programme takes part in the Guidance events organized by the University. In these occasions, Programme presentations are organized, held by professors of the School, in which the educational objectives, the professional results and subjects of study are explained, and works done by the current students are also presented. Furthermore the infrastructures, where teaching takes place, are shown, and events and initiatives that are organized during the five years of the Programme.
In addition to these activities it is always possible, during the year, ask for a visit to the Lecco Campus, in order to see how the teaching takes place and meet the student representatives to understand "in person" how the whole structure is organized.
In September, in the hall of Lecco Campus, it is available a “Guidance and Counseling Office Point” managed by students, where it is possible to have information on registration procedures, functioning of the campus, classrooms, etc.
7. Contents of the study Program
7.1 Programme requirements
Graduates know in detail the history of architecture and construction, tools of representation, theoretical-scientific and methodological-operative issues of mathematics and other basic sciences.
They are able to apply this knowledge to investigate and describe accurately issues of architecture and construction, proposing solutions that can be innovative and should be interdisciplinary.
Graduates also have up-to-date knowledge about business management and professional ethics.
Graduate students know in detail architecture and building history, tools and forms of representation, the theoretical and scientific aspects as well as methodological and operational aspects of mathematics and of other basic sciences, and they are able to use this knowledge to understand and describe in detail the architecture and construction problems.
They have a depth knowledge of theoretical and scientific aspects, as well as methodological and operational ones, related to subject areas of the Study Programme of which they are enrolled and they can use this knowledge to identify, raise and solve complex problems of architecture and building engineering in an innovative way, or that require an interdisciplinary approach; Furthermore, they have developed knowledge in the field of business organization (business culture) and professional ethics.
7.2 Mode of study
This Course requires a full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities.
As specified in the didactic regulations, 300 credits are required to obtain the degree.
- 90 credits are required for basic courses (Drawing, History, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Technical Physics, etc)
- 138 credits are required for specialised courses (Architectural Design, Urban design, Restoration, Structural mechanics, Structural Analysis and design, Sociology, Estimate, etc.) with 51 credits in design laboratory and 33 credits in other activities (Chemistry, Materials, Soil Mechanics, etc).
It is a full time programme; it includes attendance of lectures, exercises and laboratory activities
The graduation is acquired with 300 credits, as specified in the educational rules.
- 87 in core education modules (drawing history, physics, mathematical analysis, physics, environmental technology, etc.)
- 138 in specialised courses (Architectural composition, Urban Planning, Restoration, Science and Building techniques, Technical Architecture, Surveying, Sociology, etc.) of which 51 credits in design laboratories and 30 credits of complementary activities (chemistry, materials, geotechnics, etc.)
The Study Programme includes learning activities consisting of lectures and exercises, Laboratory activities, seminars, study trips and traineeship. The laboratory attendance is compulsory.
7.3 Detailed learning objectives
Il piano di Studi preventivamente approvato è quello indicato nel Manifesto del Corso di Studio in INGEGNERIA EDILE ARCHITETTURA Laurea Quinquennale A.A. 2021/2022
Nel caso vengano scelti insegnamenti offerti da altri Corsi di Studi dell’Ateneo o comunque diversi da quelli proposti, poiché il Piano degli Studi dovrà essere compatibile con la Direttiva Europea, sarà sottoposto ad approvazione del Consiglio di Corso di Studi.
Il Corso di Studi in Ingegneria Edile Architettura non ha orientamenti o sezioni.
Nel caso in cui vengano scelti corsi offerti da altri Corsi di Studio del Politecnico di Milano o di altri Atenei, diversi da quelli proposti, poichè il piano di studi deve comunque essere sempre conforme alla Direttiva Europea sopra citata, la scelta sarà sottoposta all'approvazione del Consiglio di Corso di Studio.
Per decisione della Scuola, i corsi opzionali saranno attivati solo se sarà raggiunto il numero minimo di 15 studenti. Sarà cura del CCS informare gli studenti sulla reale disponibilità.
1 Year courses - Track: EQ2 - non diversificato
2 Year courses - Track: EQ2 - non diversificato
3 Year courses - Track: EQ2 - non diversificato
4 Year courses - Track: EQ2 - non diversificato
5 Year courses - Track: EQ2 - non diversificato
|Code ||Educational activities ||SSD ||Course Title ||Language ||Sem ||CFU ||CFU Group |
|099792||--||--||LABORATORIO DI SINTESI FINALE||A||18.0||18.0|
|MODELLAZIONE INFORMATIVA E COORDINAMENTO PROVA FINALE||A||9.0||9.0|
|099754||B||ICAR/11||PROGETTAZIONE E INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA + LABORATORIO DI TECNOLOGIA STRATIFICATA A SECCO||1||12.0||12.0|
|099760||B,C||ICAR/10||RECUPERO E CONSERVAZIONE DEGLI EDIFICI + LABORATORIO||1||12.0|
|099757||B||ICAR/11||SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES + STUDIO||1||12.0|
|052641||B||ICAR/21||PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA + LABORATORIO||1||9.0||9.0|
|052640||B||ICAR/21||URBAN DESIGN + STUDIO||2||9.0|
|GESTIONE DEI PROGETTI COMPLESSI||1||6.0||6.0|
|STRUMENTI PER LA VALUTAZIONE DELLA SOSTENIBILITA' AMBIENTALE||1||6.0|
|STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE BUILDING ENGINEERING OF THE FUTURE||2||6.0|
|089027||B||ICAR/09||BUILDING IN SEISMICAL AREAS||2||6.0|
|097619||B,C||ICAR/10||ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS||2||6.0|
7.3. 1. Attivitą didattiche facoltative
PoliMI Ambassador in Green Technologies
Politecnico di Milano aims at strengthening the skills related to Green Technologies in the Master of Science degree programmes.
The goal is to create a new professional profile, the Ambassador in Green Technologies: a MSc graduate with forefront systemic skills, interdisciplinary vision, and specific aptitude to innovation in the fields of environmental sustainability and decarbonisation of the economy. The Ambassador in Green Technologies profile corresponds to a professional figure with both advanced, specialized skills in the green sector, and transversal skills, which allow graduates to broaden their knowledge in the field of Green Technologies and to adopt a systemic approach to the design, management, innovation, and study of the life-cycle of green technologies.
The training programme is articulated within the MSc educational path, and sets at 130 credits (thus at least extra 10 credits in addition to the standard MSc requirements) the minimum number of credits needed to complete the selected MSc and, at the same time, to qualify for the certification of Ambassador in Green Technologies.
As part of the educational training, students must acquire at least 30 credits in courses related to the Ambassador in Green Technologies profile, which have to be chosen among those proposed in the degree programme or among additional courses, as detailed in the specific information.
The Ambassador in Green Technologies certification will be reported in the Student’s Diploma Supplement and an electronic badge will be issued by Politecnico di Milano.
Students who will not obtain the required extra 10 credits and the 30 credits in training activities functional to the Ambassador in Green Technologies profile, will not be precluded from obtaining a MSc degree.
7.4 Foreign language
To graduate in Architectural Engineering, for what concerns recognition of language knowledge, you must comply with requirements defined by the Academic Senate for Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes of Engineering Schools. You can refer to what shown on “Student Guide” of University.
7.5 Degree examination
Il percorso formativo di cinque anni si conclude con una tesi di Laurea che viene elaborata dallo studente essenzialmente all'interno del Laboratorio di sintesi finale.
La tesi ha sistematicamente carattere progettuale e campi di applicazione diversi secondo la molteplicità delle discipline che concorrono al percorso formativo del laureato, tutti comunque definiti per prepararlo all'accesso nel mondo della professione di progettista.
Si rimanda all’ “Allegato Tecnico” in fondo a questo Regolamento Didattico, per conoscere nel dettaglio le modalità di preparazione tesi di laurea approvate dal CCS per il 2021/22 e al Regolamento di Laurea della Scuola AUIC, integrato dallo specifico documento del Corso in Ingegneria Edile-Architettura.
Le informazioni relative alle norme generali, regolamenti, calendario appelli, iscrizioni e consegna tesi sono disponibili su
Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
8. Academic calendar
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
The Study Programme is carried out entirely at Lecco Campus, in the new centre realized in the former Hospital area. The classrooms for teaching, design laboratories and IT equipment allow you to work properly, in line with the standards of international Universities. There are also study areas, libraries, print shop, model laboratory, as well as research laboratories.
11. International context
Laurea Programmes in the field of Architectural Engineering are available in many educational programmes of European and non-European universities that have an educational system similar to Italian system.
In many cases, Laurea Programmes in Architectural Engineering are included in educational systems of Laurea Programmes in Civil Engineering - as in Belgium and France. In other cases, such as in Denmark or United States, there are similar Programmes. In most cases, abroad, there are similar Programmes in Architecture, with a strong interest for technical and engineering aspects.
In collaboration with SPI - Sportello Programmi Internazionali (International Programme Desk) of Politecnico di Milano also the School of Architectural Engineering participates to the internationalization programmes for students.
DOUBLE DEGREE and TIME: Students, enrolled in Study Programme of Architectural Engineering, are eligible for double degree in one of the available foreign partner universities. Basically, the students must attend a two-year period in the foreign university, passing all the exams required by bilateral agreement between the two universities. In the first year, you sit exams that are recognized as equivalent by Politecnico. In the second year, you are required to sit exams directly for the foreign university. Therefore, the whole study programme for students in double degree programme is of six years. At the end of studies, the student graduates in both degrees, the Study Programme of Architectural Engineering and the engineering study programme provided by the foreign university. Please refer to the Web site: www.polimi.it section "internationalization"- TIME programme for further information on regulations and available universities.
ERASMUS +: students can submit application in order to be enrolled in a foreign university to sit some exams among those of their study plan. These programmes can last one or two semesters. Please refer to the Web site: www.polimi.it section "internationalization"-"Erasmus+" for further information on regulations, deadlines for application submission and available universities for students in Architectural Engineering.
ATHENS: it is a programme that allows students to attend a course of one week in one of the most famous school of engineering in Europe. There are different courses in the available universities of the programme (Paris, Monaco, Madrid, Lisbon, Leuven, Prague, Budapest, Delft, Trondeheim, Stockholm, Warsaw, Milan), divided in two sessions per year. Each course includes, in addition to theoretical lectures, also cultural activities to raise awareness about the city that organizes the course and its university system. Please refer to the web site: www.paristech.org section "Athens program" - for further information on regulations and deadlines.
To participate in all internationalization programmes, the School of Architectural Engineering has established some rules: please refer to “Technical Annex” to know the admission criteria for international mobility approved by CCS for 2018/19.
“FREE MOVER" student mobility
“Free Movers” are students who carry out international mobility independently organizing their study period abroad.
This mobility is not tied to a Politecnico di Milano organized exchange programme.
To have credits validated and other issues recognized, Free Mover mobility must be approved by a contact person from your Course of Study. Only the following activities will be recognized:
- attending lectures
- thesis work
For full regulations - https://www.polimi.it/servizi-e-opportunita/studiare-allestero/mobilita-per-studio/mobilita-free-mover/
Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
13. Quantitative data
The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.
Studies Service and University Assessment Commission carry out periodic analyses of the overall results and qualitative standards on Study Programmes monitoring educational activities and the ability of graduate students to find work. Reports and studies are available on Politecnico di Milano's website.
The University Assessment Commission performs periodic analysis on the overall results and on the quality of teaching degree programs, by monitoring teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the job market. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di Milano.
14. Further information
15.1. Transfers and changes
The transfer from other University Study Programmes from other universities is allowed only upon submission of the admission application, according to the procedures and deadlines defined by the University.
Previous exams can be validated to transfer students only if recognized compatible with the educational offer of the Study Programme to which they want to access. As per University regulations, transfer students from other universities must take exams at Politecnico di Milano for at least 60 credits, in addition to the internship and the final exam.
The validated courses can be recognized with or without the evaluation obtained in the previous career, according to the assessment of the commission "transfers and changes".
For previous experience, given the differences among the Study Programmes of origin, also in Building Engineering-Architecture, available in other Universities, the number of remaining credits to obtain, after a transfer, given that it is a Five Year Single Cycle Study Programme, unlikely was less than 120.
15.2. Deadlines for administrative processes for enrolment in the first year
The deadlines related to the submission of the assessment application, the submission of the English language certificate, at the enrolment and submission of Study Plan, are shown each year on the University website.
15.3. Study Plan (PdS)
The student is required, under its own responsibility, to submit the individual Study Plan through the Online Services.
The Plan is taken by the school as supporting document for all purposes. Its completion also certifies the conformity of the choices made by the student with the rules specified by law and provisions of the Study Programme Regulations.
The Laurea Magistrale Study Plan in Building Engineering-Architecture consists of 300 university educational credits, to be included as Required exams in the plan, divided into:
- single subject and Integrated courses;
- final test.
The minimum number of credits to which students can register every year is equal to 30; simultaneous registration to courses, for a maximum of 80 annual credits, is allowed. For any further detail regarding costs and taxes, please refer to the University Web site.
It is compulsory for each student to follow the inclusion order provided in the Degree programme (e.g.: you cannot include a 3rd year course if you have not already passed, or included in the Study Plan, all the courses of the 1st and 2nd year), without exceptions.
The Study Plan submission is definitive and it must be completed on time and in the ways established by the School.
15.3.1. Submission deadlines for the annual Study Plan
The submission of the study plan can be carried out through the Online Services only during specific periods, defined by the Academic Calendar, and shown on the University Web site.
15.3.2. Half-year change of the Study Plan
It is possible to modify the Study Plan submitted during the ongoing Academic Year in a specific period before the beginning of the second semester, shown in the Academic Calendar and on the University Web site.
It will be possible to change only courses of the second semester.
15.3.3. Additional payment
Through resolution of the Board of Governors, the allocation of additional payment of 100,00 Euro is provided for failure in submitting the Study Plan within the deadlines provided in the Academic Calendar.
The payment will be required at the same time of the second instalment.
Once included in the Study Plan:
- the courses that are planned for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year in the Degree Programme, if they will not be passed within the academic year, their attendance will not be considered as valid and it will be required to include them again the following a.y.;
- the courses that are planned for the 4th and 5th year in the Degree Programme remain in the following years as attendances acquired; during compilation of the Annual Study Plan, of the following Academic Year, it will not be required to include them again.
15.3.5. Optional courses
The optional activities of the students can be chosen among optional courses from other Study Programmes of LM-4 or LM-24 Laurea Magistrale Classes, that must be approved by the Study Plan Commission.
15.3.6. Courses as extra
It is possible to insert as extra courses/educational activities in the Study Plan in their dedicated field. These courses will not be considered in the calculation of the total credits necessary for admission to the final exam and will not be used for the calculation of the score average.
It is possible to change the position of a course from required to as extra or vice versa, in the period of annual submission of the Study Plan.
For all the provisions, please refer to the specific University guide.
15.3.7. Course priorities
The Study Programme in Building Engineering-Architecture provides priorities for the exam registration. Please refer to the specific resolutions of CCS, for the a.y. 2018-19, for the complete list. These priorities do not prevent from taking the final test of a course. Without the registration of all the courses, from the previous years, provided as priorities, this evaluation will not be included in the career, until these priorities will be passed.
Furthermore, there are priority requirements to access the courses related to the period after the 2nd year. For example, the student that did not register in the career the course score of the SSD MAT/05 "Mathematical Analysis", provided by the Educational Rules of the first year, cannot include courses of the 3rd, 4th and 5th year in the Study Plan.
The best sequence, for carrying out the Study Programme, is that one suggested in the Degree Programme for the courses concerned.
15.4. Internship and workshop
The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, local authorities and companies, to organize external traineeship activities, in order to provide the student with the opportunity to acquire the credits required by the educational system. Furthermore, the student can carry out an internal practice activity (traineeship) in Politecnico di Milano Departments.
Internship activities, both external and internal, are regulated by the Regulations of the School's compulsory internship activities. The length rules for traineeship are defined by the Study Programmes, according to the School guidelines.
Any further information is available at the Traineeship Office of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering in the dedicated section of the School Web site http://www.auic.polimi.it/studenti/tirocini-curriculari-obbligatori/
Furthermore, the University organizes Erasmus scholarships of traineeship abroad (Erasmus+ for Traineeship). For further information: http://www.polimi.it/it/studenti/esperienze-allestero/.
Every year, the AUIC School offers many workshop activities. Some of these workshops, with a clear operational and practical character, can provide credits for internship activities (3 ECTS), provided they have been previously classified as a "workshop valid also as curricular internship" by the School Board and that the student, before carrying out the workshop, asked for SAT authorization of Building Engineering-Architecture.
At the beginning of the Academic Year, each professor will communicate the learning assessment methods, the contents of the examination and the evaluation criteria.
For each course (programmes or laboratories) there are three exam sessions. Each exam session includes one or more exam dates, as defined by the School Academic Calendar.
Students can participate to the exam sessions only if they are regularly enrolled, through the use of the specific tool of the Online Services, to the exam date; the failure to enrolment involves the impossibility to take the test and then register the score in the academic career.
Graduating students must comply with the specific deadlines defined by the Academic Calendar, to allow the completion of the procedures for enrolment in the degree exam date within the deadlines.
15.5.2. Self-certification of passed exams
In case that, when submitting the Study Plan, an exam regularly taken (of which therefore the score is known) is not yet registered in career, the student can provide self-certification of it.
It is not allowed to self-certify a course of which the exam has not yet been sat when completing the plan.
A false declaration prevents from registration to the exam sessions of the self-certified course.
15.6. International Mobility
All students, regularly enrolled to the Study Programme in Building Engineering-Architecture which meet the academic requirements shown below, can apply to access the international exchange programmes, offered by Politecnico di Milano. In any case, it is required to obtain, at Politecnico di Milano, at least 150 ECTS of the 300 required, in order to obtain the Laurea Magistrale. The ECTS required for preparation of the Final Exam and for the Internship will not be included in the calculation of the 150 ECTS required.
Minimum academic requirement to be able to apply for mobility calls (both Double Degree programme and Short Mobility):
Total average greater than or equal to 25 and a maximum number of 30 ECTS not yet obtained if compared to what shown by the Degree Programme.
The formula for calculation of the Total Average is clearly defined each year in the University call for international mobility and takes into account the average of the exams and the number of ECTS acquired.
For students coming back from international mobility, the conversion of scores will be based on information from the Transcript of Records, or on equivalent official document issued by the host University. The conversion of scores will be possible only if their statistical distribution is explicitly stated, according to the indications available in the Erasmus Guidelines. If this document is not available, only the ECTS obtained will be validated, according to the Learning Agreement.
15.7. Final test
The Final Exam of the Laurea Magistrale in Building Engineering-Architecture consists in presentation and discussion of a final graduation work (Laurea Graduation Work). This work has a design nature and must be an original work for what concerns its scientific content (theoretical, numerical or experimental, design or technological content), or for complexity and connection of different knowledge necessary to obtain the result.
The detailed information can be found in the Final Test Regulations for Laurea and Laurea Magistrale of the AUIC School and in the Additional Regulations of Laurea Magistrale in Building Engineering-Architecture, both available at: http://www.auic.polimi.it/didattica/esami-di-laurea-e-laurea-magistrale/esami-di-laurea-magistrale/regolamento-esami-di-laurea-magistrale/.
As specified therein, the final graduation work for Laurea Magistrale Study Programme in Building Engineering-Architecture, given that it can have a design and/or experimental nature, can be prepared by the single student or by groups of 2 or 3 graduating students.
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