Academic Year 2021/22





School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Architecture - Built Environment Interiors
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Code Reference Law1195
NameArchitecture - Built Environment Interiors
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 Pierluigi Salvadeo
Website of the School http://www.auic.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
www.architettura-aaci.polimi.it
(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 in Architecture Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors is arranged in two Study Tracks (PSPA), one in Italian (ACI) and one in English (BEI), that provide advanced training in the field of Architectural Design with the aim to graduate practitioners able to change and to transform the built environment in its physical, architectural and landscape elements, empowering architectural resilience and affordance. 

 

The focus is on the modification and the regeneration of urban fabric, as well as of fragile territories, on interventions of building extensions and transformation, restoration and enhancement. The programme offers the possibility to characterize the study plan according to personal interests by choosing, besides the compulsory courses, a large number of elective thematic Design Studios. 

The Study Programme of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors”  is arranged in two Study Tracks (PSPA), one in Italian (ACI) and one in English (BEI), that provide advanced training in the field of Architectural Design with the aim to graduate practitioners able to change and to transform the built environment in its physical, architectural and landscape elements, empowering architectural resilience and affordance. The focus is on the modification and the regeneration of urban fabric, as well as of fragile territories, on interventions of building extensions and transformation, restoration and enhancement. The programme offers the possibility to characterize the study plan according to personal interests by choosing, besides the compulsory courses, a large number of elective thematic Design Studios

Particular attention is given to research on new contemporary living styles, understood as a complex and transversal phenomenon, ranging from residence to workplace, from culture to leisure time, from collective services to widely adopted museum systems, verified at various intervention levels up to the definition of interior space and construction details.

The Programmes provides a correct balance of theory, practice and application, integrating design with the necessary environmental, economic and social sustainability and feasibility requirements.

The training objectives are aimed to foster the acquisition of knowledge, skills and expertise necessary for an architect to deal with present and future challenges of the project, for informed and sustainable transformation and management of the built environment, with particular attention to the problems of weak territories.

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme presents a common starting point, which complies with EU requirements regarding the Architect's training and recognition of the qualification’s validity.

Specifically, the first year includes three specialized theoretical courses - on construction technique, physical technique and history of contemporary architecture, which are required to provide theoretical and technical know-how that will be immediately applied to experimental design activities - and four Design Studios offering the student an opportunity to try the various specialized skills of an architect's professional activity, such as architectural and urban design; restoration project; interior design and activities aimed at technological design and architectural construction. In addition, a dedicated programme to acquire advanced knowledge of Computational Design runs throughout the two-year period.

The second year includes an advanced design experience, represented by a thematic studio, as well as an integrated urban planning course that allows for in-depth studies related to urban issues. Two compulsory monographic courses, one referring to contemporary architectural design and one to the economic evaluation of projects, complete the training course. The last semester is not occupied by courses, except for a brief but intense design experience carried out within an intensive design laboratory: the so-called 4-credit MInDS (Milan International Design Studio). This last semester must also be dedicated to the preparation of the degree thesis and to an experience in the world of work through a compulsory internship. The training course is enriched by the choice of optional courses for a total of 4 credits, to be selected from the wide and articulated offer of the School.

The Study Programme is entirely delivered in Italian and in English in the relative Previously Approved Study Plans (PSPA).


3. Learning objectives

From landscape to single building, today the architect works in highly defined, complex and differently built environments. This condition, far from being a limit, has elements of great interest, which can be easily transferred to an adequate and up-to-date Study Programme. Effective enhancement of building heritage, landscape and environment, intended as resources, in contrast with the logic of degradation and waste, both material and cultural, and at the same time aware of the needs imposed by the general and specific processes of change, is the basis of every possible sustainable development. From this point of view, the new project necessarily refers to contextual conditions, always to be compared, from building to landscape level, with the various environmental systems, with different urban and settlement morphologies, with actual construction data, from design of details to resolution of structural, installation and infrastructural problems.

Graduates of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors” can further develop general knowledge and understanding of the main architectural design issues acquired in the first Laurea cycle (equivalent to Bachelor of Science), with specific focus on issues about modification and regeneration of consolidated urban and settlement fabric.

Within an Italian and European architectural tradition, Design Studios are the privileged place for teaching, and architectural design is the tool for learning, research and experimentation.

Theoretical courses can be considered an integration of the design experience, together with the optional courses that can be selected within a wide and articulated offer, even with possible in-depth study of different disciplines.

An additional educational opportunity comes from the many thematic workshops that, at different stages of the year, offer intensive design experiences focused on specific topics.

Through the repetition of practical-application experiences, the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme provides design expertise and skills related to:

- the definition of relations between built and social, environmental and economic aspects, to various levels of intervention, in order to guarantee the quality of transformation processes, quality of living and improvements in the quality of community life, according to local needs and different contexts;

- an appropriate use of resources to ensure development of an ecologically balanced and sustainable built environment, with a responsible design approach to natural, cultural and landscape heritage;

- control of formal and technological, environmental and economic aspects through a design approach that focuses on the realization dimension of buildings and spaces, and on process management, during the various stages of the life cycle and of the building process (design, construction, use and disposal) and on various intervention levels;

-  design to develop and coordinate complex and different interventions related to contexts, landscapes and contemporary living styles in a consolidated urban and settlement fabric;

- structural, technological and environmental design, with in-depth study of innovative processes, methodologies and executive design tools, in the context of complex relations needed, during project design, to fulfil static, functional, environmental and energy requirements;

- interior architecture, with particular reference to museum design and widely adopted museum systems, to the project enhancing both built and environmental heritage through requalification, reuse and recovery plans, as well as to installation and design of domestic and public space;

- the conservation project focused on themes of recovery and requalification of the architectural heritage, on the scale of both complex aggregates and of the individual historic building.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "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

This Course requires full time involvement and includes Courses comprising lectures and practice, and Studio based course activities with compulsory attendance, Seminars and Visits.


The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in architecture trains highly qualified designers in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC and subsequent integrations.

The Architecture Graduate can register with professional associations after passing the State examination. For any further information, please refer to the link on the University website (www.esamidistato.polimi.it)

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduates may find many different opportunities for employment.

They can either participate in or set up freelance services (in accordance with the laws in force in different countries; relevant legislation is currently undergoing a deep reorganization process in Italy), both general characteristics as well as by proposing specific operations presenting various levels of characterization (sectoral or specialist), especially in the field of insertion, transformation, recovery and built environment enhancement interventions.

They can also hold different positions with varying competences and significant responsibility in the wide range of functions present in various institutions, entities, enterprises, companies, design and service firms (private, public or both) available in this sector in Italy as well as abroad.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5230

5.3 Qualification profile

Architect


job profile:
Highly qualified designer capable of facing the architectural project as a transformative operator of the built environment and inhabited space, in its formal, social, historical, utilitarian, technological and constructive components, according to the different levels that link each intervention to a wider and more complex context.
The EU graduate in Architecture is a professional capable of carrying out managerial duties in public and private institutions and entities (Public Administration, Local Entities, enterprises) and freelance services in professional practices and design firms, performing tasks concerning project, construction, and transformation of the built environment.


skills of this function:
- coordinate complex project operations;
- design the whole system, at different levels, from project ideation to product realization;
- manage, with culture and sensitivity, the whole range of possible design interventions, from new construction, to maintenance, restoration, reuse, requalification, integration and substitution;
- face the problems involved in contexts, landscapes and contemporary living styles, with particular attention to the issue of environmental compatibility;
- read, understand and define the relationship between man and building, shape and proportion, size and organization of spaces.


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


For admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors”, the applicant should:

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

- fulfil the indispensable learning activities listed in the table relative to the Degree in Architectural Science L-17, considered a mandatory educational requirement, in accordance with EEC Directive 85/384 and its recommendations;

- have passed the admission test required to enrol in a degree programme and/or Single Cycle Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science), explicitly aimed at “architect training”, as regulated at a national level.

certified knowledge of the English language at an adequate level decided by the University: https://www.polimi.it/fileadmin/user_upload/Studenti/Lingua_inglese/Tabella_4.pdf

In case of international students, in addition to the knowledge of the English language, knowledge of the Italian language is also required. 

General information relating to admission and enrolment is available on the Guidance and Counselling Office’s page http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/

Admission Regulations to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering are published on http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/

 

6.2 Requested knowledge

Curricular requirements are the qualification obtained and the skills and knowledge acquired by the student during his/her previous Study Programme, expressed as credits referring to specific scientific-disciplinary sectors.

In order to be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale Programme in “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors”, students have to pass the selection test, a comparative assessment of their previous career (based on documentation submitted by the applicant at the time of enrolment), and possibly other significant training or adequately documented professional experiences.

Furthermore, an appropriate standard of English is required, established by the University, for admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme. 

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

Admission might require completion of curricular integration as well as recognition of credits already acquired, which vary according to the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) of origin.

For the purposes of admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme, any curricular integration, in terms of ECTS, must be acquired prior to enrolment.

Detailed instructions for admission, as well as information about how the selection test will be carried out, are provided in the Regulations for Admission to Laurea Magistrale Programmes of the AUIC School.

Based on the selection test, a list of candidates will be drawn up and used until all available places have been assigned.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4997

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

For the academic year 2021/2022, the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors” has 400 places, of which:

 

Detailed information of deadlines and available places can be found in the enrolment guide

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

 

                 The table shows the minimum number of places guaranteed for each Study Programme in the academic year 2021/2022;

  

Enrolled

Previously approved (PSPA) study plans:

ITA+EU

NON-EU

TOT

Architecture - Built environment - Interiors (ACI)

198

2

200

Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors (BEI)

120

80

200

 

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=5190

6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School organizes Orientation and tutoring activities for students in the First and Second semester. The dates of the scheduled meetings will be published on the School's website.

 


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5209

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

Attainment of the 120 Credits (ECTS) specified in the Educational Regulations. In particular, the minimum standard guaranteed by law for specializing activities is 48 ECTS (Architectural and Urban Design, Branches of History of Architecture, Urban Planning and Regional Planning, Analysis and Structural Building Planning, Environmental Technical Physics, Restoration, Building Mechanics, Topography and Cartography, Landscape Architecture). For related or integrative activities, the minimum standard guaranteed by law is 12. 14 Credits are awarded for apprenticeship and the final exam.


International students have the opportunity to attend an Italian language course during their studies, only in case they do not know the language yet.
The University organizes 40-hours Italian language courses: every student will be allocated in the appropriate level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) before the beginning of the lectures.
The courses offered by the Politecnico are held in semesters, with biweekly lessons, in line with the regular academic calendar.
Each student must attend at least 75% of lectures and pass a final test, delivered in 5 sessions throughout the year, in line with the regular academic calendar.
Attending the course and passing the test are prerequisites for enrolling in the graduation session.
Students of Italian nationality from foreign universities or foreign students who already have an Italian certificate of at least "B1" level before graduation are exempt.

7.2 Mode of study

It is a full-time Programme, and includes attendance of learning activities consisting of lessons and exercises, Compulsory  Studio based activities and Workshops. 


The EU Graduate's professional areas are the freelance and the practitioner in institutions and in the public and private sectors (institutional agencies, public and private sector, private firms and studios), working in the field of urban and regional development and transformation.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme consists of two Previously Approved Study Plans (PSPA): the first in Italian and the other in English.

Both PSPAs provide optional courses and Studio based courses to allow the student to complete his/her Study Programme through an in-depth study of subjects that most interest the student.


1 Year courses - Track: ACI - ARCHITETTURA - AMBIENTE COSTRUITO INTERNI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
TECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI
051544BICAR/09TECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI16.06.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051718BICAR/09TECNICA DELLE COSTRUZIONI16.0
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA
055994B,CICAR/14
ICAR/20
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA110.010.0
(Grp. Opz.)
055983B,CICAR/14
MED/42
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA110.0
055988B,CICAR/14
ICAR/20
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA110.0
055990B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA110.0
055995B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA110.0
055992B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA110.0
LABORATORIO DI RESTAURO
051549B,CICAR/06
ICAR/17
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO DI RESTAURO110.010.0
MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM
053599----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE: REVIT + DYNAMO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053600----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE: REVIT + DYNAMO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
055996----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE: REVIT + DYNAMO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053602----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE GRASSHOPPER+ RHINO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
055997----MODELLAZIONE PARAMETRICA BIM ORIENTED IN AMBIENTE GRASSHOPPER+ RHINO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
STORIA E TEORIE DELL'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA
051554BICAR/18STORIA E TEORIE DELL'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA26.06.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051719BICAR/18STORIA E TEORIE DELL'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA26.0
FISICA TECNICA E IMPIANTI
055998BING-IND/11FISICA TECNICA E IMPIANTI24.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
055999BING-IND/11FISICA TECNICA E IMPIANTI24.0
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI
056000B,CICAR/12
ICAR/16
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI210.010.0
(Grp. Opz.)
056002B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI210.0
056004CICAR/15
ICAR/16
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI210.0
056006B,CICAR/16
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI210.0
056008B,CICAR/16
ICAR/20
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA DEGLI INTERNI210.0
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTO E COSTRUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA
051555B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/12
LABORATORIO DI PROGETTO E COSTRUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA210.010.0

1 Year courses - Track: BEI - ARCHITECTURE - BUILT ENVIRONMENT INTERIORS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
STRUCTURAL DESIGN (compulsory)
051722BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN16.06.0
(Grp. Opz.)
051569BICAR/09STRUCTURAL DESIGN (M)16.0
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO (compulsory)
056058B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO110.010.0
(Grp. Opz.)
056059B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO110.0
056060B,CICAR/14ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO110.0
056061B,CICAR/14
SPS/09
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO110.0
056062B,CICAR/14
ICAR/19
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO110.0
056063B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO110.0
ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION STUDIO
051566B,CICAR/06
ICAR/17
ICAR/19
ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION STUDIO110.010.0
PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED (compulsory)
053607----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: REVIT+ DYNAMO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053608----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: REVIT+ DYNAMO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
056092----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH: REVIT+ DYNAMO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053605----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH GRASSHOPPER+ RHINO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
056093----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH GRASSHOPPER+ RHINO14.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
052303----PARAMETRIC DESIGN BIM ORIENTED THROUGH ARCHICAD+ GRASSHOPPER14.0
HISTORY AND THEORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE (compulsory)
051727BICAR/18HISTORY AND THEORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE26.06.0
(Grp. Opz.)
055257BICAR/18HISTORY AND THEORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE26.0
BUILDING PHYSICS (compulsory)
056094BING-IND/11BUILDING PHYSICS24.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
056095BING-IND/11BUILDING PHYSICS24.0
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STUDIO
051571B,CICAR/08
ICAR/09
ICAR/12
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STUDIO210.010.0
ARCHITECTURE OF INTERIORS DESIGN STUDIO (compulsory)
056096B,CICAR/12
ICAR/16
ARCHITECTURE OF INTERIORS DESIGN STUDIO210.010.0
(Grp. Opz.)
056097B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
ARCHITECTURE OF INTERIORS DESIGN STUDIO210.0
056098CICAR/15
ICAR/16
ARCHITECTURE OF INTERIORS DESIGN STUDIO210.0
056120B,CICAR/16
ICAR/19
ARCHITECTURE OF INTERIORS DESIGN STUDIO210.0
056121B,CICAR/16
ICAR/20
ICAR/21
ARCHITECTURE OF INTERIORS DESIGN STUDIO210.0

2 Year courses - Track: ACI - ARCHITETTURA - AMBIENTE COSTRUITO INTERNI


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI (obbligatorio)
053132BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053133BICAR/22VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DEI PROGETTI14.0
TEORIA DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA CONTEMPORANEA (obbligatorio)
053130B,CICAR/14TEORIA DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA CONTEMPORANEA14.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053131B,CICAR/14TEORIA DELLA PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA CONTEMPORANEA14.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
LABORATORIO TEMATICO (obbligatorio)
056025B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
LABORATORIO TEMATICO112.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
056027B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
LABORATORIO TEMATICO112.0
056029B,CICAR/14
ICAR/19
LABORATORIO TEMATICO112.0
056030B,CICAR/14
ICAR/20
ICAR/21
LABORATORIO TEMATICO112.0
CI URBANISTICA (obbligatorio)
056032BICAR/20
ICAR/21
SPS/10
CI URBANISTICA18.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
8.0
(Grp. Opz.)
056037BICAR/20
ICAR/21
SECS-P/06
CI URBANISTICA18.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
056040BICAR/20
ICAR/21
SPS/10
CI URBANISTICA (a)28.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]

(a) This course is active only for the academic year 2021/22 for students enrolled in the second semester (February 2020).

2 Year courses - Track: BEI - ARCHITECTURE - BUILT ENVIRONMENT INTERIORS


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
PROJECT APPRAISAL (compulsory)
053170BICAR/22PROJECT APPRAISAL14.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053186BICAR/22PROJECT APPRAISAL14.0
THEORY IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (compulsory)
053172B,CICAR/14THEORY IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN14.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053187B,CICAR/14THEORY IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN14.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
THEMATIC STUDIO (compulsory)
056105B,CICAR/12
ICAR/14
THEMATIC STUDIO112.012.0
(Grp. Opz.)
056106B,CICAR/14
ICAR/16
THEMATIC STUDIO112.0
056108B,CICAR/14
ICAR/20
ICAR/21
THEMATIC STUDIO112.0
IC URBAN PLANNING (compulsory)
056112BICAR/20
ICAR/21
SPS/10
IC URBAN PLANNING18.08.0
(Grp. Opz.)
056113BICAR/20
ICAR/21
SECS-P/06
IC URBAN PLANNING18.0
056036BICAR/20
ICAR/21
SPS/10
IC URBAN PLANNING (a)28.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]

(a) This course is active only for the academic year 2021/22 for students enrolled in the second semester (February 2020).

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


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
MINDS (opzionale)
057179B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.04.0
(Grp. Opz.)
057180B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057181B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057182B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057183B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057184B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057185B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057186B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057187B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057188B,CICAR/14MILAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN STUDIO (MINDS)24.0
057444B,CICAR/14AFFILIATED COURSES--24.0
Insegnamenti opzionali / Elective Activities
056201CL-ANT/10ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND ETHICAL ISSUES14.014.0(a)
053308CL-OR/02ARCHEOLOGIA E ARCHEOMETRIA14.0
056141B,CICAR/12ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMAN SPACE EXPLORATION14.0
098578B,CICAR/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
099902BICAR/06DATE PROCESSING24.0
057114CM-FIL/04ESTETICA DELL'ARCHITETTURA24.0
057407--IUS/01ENERGY LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY26.0
081632BICAR/17FOTOGRAFIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA (b)14.0
054568BICAR/20IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY18.0
053716B,CIUS/10LEGISLAZIONE SUGLI APPALTI PUBBLICI14.0
056502CM-FIL/02PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY16.0
057115BING-IND/11PRINCIPI DI ARCHITETTURA SOSTENIBILE24.0
087217B,CICAR/12PROGETTAZIONE TECNOLOGICA ASSISTITA14.0
084361BICAR/21PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA DI STRUTTURE COMMERCIALI14.0
071207B,CICAR/19TEORIE E STORIA DEL RESTAURO *14.0
091558CICAR/16SCENOGRAFIA E SPAZI DELLA RAPPRESENTAZIONE24.0
093342CICAR/05TRASPORTI, MOBILITĄ E SOSTENIBILITĄ14.0
053310BICAR/18URBAN HISTORY14.0
055826CMAT/07APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR PARAMETRIC ARCHITECTURE26.0
099900B,CICAR/14ARCHITECTURE AND TOWN IN CHINA24.0
057116CSPS/09CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY:VISION OF THE FUTURE24.0
057403CL-ART/03CRITICA E COMUNICAZIONE D'ARTE E DI ARCHITETTURA24.0
057156CM-FIL/02CRITICAL THINKING25.0
097783B,CICAR/12DESIGN OF ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT BUILDING SYSTEM24.0
056137B,CICAR/14DIGITAL SCALE UP16.0
056444B,CIUS/10DIRITTO DELL'AMBIENTE24.0
057109BSECS-P/06ECONOMIA DELLA CREATIVITĄ, CULTURA E INNOVAZIONE25.0
057112--SECS-P/03ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND FAIRNESS24.0
057159BICAR/20FESTINALENTE: PIANIFICAZIONE E PROGETTAZIONE DI LINEE LENTE CICLABILI E CAMMINABILI24.0
054574CM-FIL/04FILOSOFIA DELLA CONOSCENZA24.0
089364BICAR/17GEOMETRICAL COMPLEMENTS OF GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION24.0
056142BICAR/18BEYOND THE MIRROR : ANALYZING ARCHITECTURE14.0
051831BICAR/18IBRIDAZIONI E CONTAMINAZIONI TRA L'ARCHITETTURA MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA24.0
099959B,CICAR/14IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO (c)28.0
057353B,CICAR/14IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO (d)28.0
094946B,CICAR/14IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WORKSHOP (e)28.0
056136CICAR/15LANDSCAPE AND PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN24.0
057155B,CICAR/19PATOLOGIE E DIAGNOSI DEGLI EDIFICI STORICI24.0
050426BICAR/17PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARCHITECTURE (f)24.0
083958B,CICAR/12PROGETTAZIONE COSTRUZIONE GESTIONE DELLE INFRASTRUTTURE SPORTIVE24.0
091557CICAR/16PROGETTAZIONE DI GRANDI MOSTRE E MUSEALIZZAZIONI24.0
083891BING-IND/11PROGETTI DI ILLUMINOTECNICA24.0
054571BICAR/20SMART CITIES AND URBAN INNOVATION28.0
057110BSECS-P/06SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS OF 4.0 TECHNOLOGIES25.0
053417BICAR/06SPATIAL ANALYSIS14.0
056143BICAR/18STORIA DEL PAESAGGISMO CONTEMPORANEO24.0
051653CL-ART/03STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA24.0
057404--IUS/01STRATEGIE DI PARTENARIATO PUBBLICO E PRIVATO PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI OPERE COMPLESSE14.0
094952BICAR/08TIMBER, MEMBRANE AND GLASS STRUCTURES24.0
056139CSPS/09THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES24.0
053306CING-IND/22TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE MATERIALS FOR BUILDINGS24.0
057153B,CICAR/14WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE (g)24.0
053424----WORKSHOP (h)--14.0
053424----WORKSHOP (i)--24.0
MIAW (opzionale)
054791B,CICAR/14MIAW A24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
4.0
(Grp. Opz.)
054792B,CICAR/14MIAW B24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054793B,CICAR/14MIAW C24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054794B,CICAR/14MIAW D24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
054795B,CICAR/14MIAW E24.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053424----WORKSHOP (j)--24.0
TIROCINIO / INTERNSHIP
057199----INTERNSHIP--18.08.0
057199----INTERNSHIP--28.0
PROVA FINALE / FINAL WORK
053127----FINAL WORK (k)--110.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
16.0
057200----FINAL WORK--216.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
057200----FINAL WORK--116.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]

(a) Attention Total number of credits is not binding and is subject to the courses chosen in the second year as specified in the educational rules.
(b) Closed number subject
(c) Only twenty students will be admitted to the course. You have to be enrolled in the second year (Master of Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors) and have an exam average equal to or greater than 27/30 acquired before August 1, 2021.
(d) Closed number subject
(e) Closed number subject
(f) Closed number subject
(g) Closed number subject
(h) 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.
(i) 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 - Built Environment - Interiors Programme, recognition of a maximum of 4 ECTS earned from participation in workshops is permitted.
(j) 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.
(k) Final exam 10 cfu - only for students enrolled before the academic year 2020/21

7.3.1 Organization of learning activities, attendance and assessment procedures

Learning 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.

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

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

-          There are Studio based courses coordinated by professors responsible for the integrated modules in the Studio based course. Studio based course attendance is compulsory for at least 70% of the whole number of hours. Attendance is verified by all professors in charge of the Studio based course, based on their training organization criteria. Studio based course activities end with an examination carried out by the Board made up of all professors in charge.

The University has decided that a university educational credit (ECTS) corresponds to 25 hours of student work, including teacher-led learning activities and individual study.

 

7.3.2 Teaching methods

The teaching methods adopted to ensure the cultural and professional education of students consist of lectures, exercises, Studio based course activities (computer, experimental and design activities), seminars, study visits, internship activities. In some cases, teaching offers innovative learning modules.

Teaching activities include learning tests, Tutoring and Orientation activities.

7.4 Foreign language

Certified English language knowledge is necessary for admission.

Information on English language fluency 

https://www.polimi.it/en/current-students/english-language/


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5171

7.5 Degree examination

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme ends with the degree examination, where the final work is presented and discussed (graduation work can be done either individually or in groups, according to the rules established by the General Regulations for Laurea Magistrale - Master of Science - Graduation exams, and by the Supplementary Regulations of the Programme in Architecture - Built Environment Interiors). Final graduation work is carried out during the second semester of the second year, also through participation in the Final Thesis Design Studio under the guidance of a professor as Thesis Supervisor, who must also approve the content. Alternatively, the Graduation work can be developed independently by submitting an application and by immediately identifying a Supervisor among the professors of the School, who is required to approve its content.

For presentation of the final work, the candidate can use digital, audio/video or paper media. The maximum time available for the Graduating student to discuss the final work is about 30 minutes (40 minutes for groups) including 10 minutes for any questions from the Examination Board (15 minutes for groups). 

During the discussion, the applicant must provide Board members with at least two paper copies of the Final work file stored in the University’s on-line repository

Methods for submitting graduation work, as well as submission deadlines, are regularly updated and published on the website of the Thesis Service: https://www.biblio.polimi.it/en/services/how-to/submit-your-thesis

 


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=5152

8. Academic calendar

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

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/teaching/documents/academic-calendar



Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=5133

9. Faculty

The names of professors in the Programme and their subjects will be stated in the Degree Programme from September onwards.

The Degree Programme is published each year on the Politecnico di Milano's website http://www.polimi.it/



10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Library

The Central Architecture Library has about 60,000 Italian and foreign scientific works, mainly dedicated to architecture, art, urban planning, design, interior design, landscape, restoration and museum studies. A special section is dedicated to the works of the city of Milan. All texts used and recommended in the Programme courses of the Schools of Architecture and Design are available. In the reference sector, you can consult the main thematic and general encyclopaedias, yearbooks and law books in the field of urban planning and building. About 1,000 magazines are also available, including 400 currently with subscription. The main periodicals are available on CD ROM, related to art and architecture, besides a wide range of publications focused on the same themes. The library has the doctoral dissertations related to the PhD. Programme coordinated by the Departments.

Opening hours: opening hours and consultation procedures are indicated on the website of the Library (https://www.biblio.polimi.it/en/) Address: Via Bonardi, 3 - 20133 Milan Phone:  02.2399.2684

LABORA laboratory

A new modeling laboratory (LABORA) will be activated. The rules of use of the new LABORA laboratory will regulate a wide range of equipment for analog and digital processing, in addition to the equipment for virtual reality processing.

SaperLab

Saperlab Lab is an educational and research structure that meets the need of both students and professors to be updated about developments concerning techniques, materials and building systems for architecture. Containing the archive of technical documents, it is the site to study true samples of construction details, for updates on materials and construction systems, with particular attention to innovative technologies. It is designed to be a reference point for students, PhD students, professors and even professionals. http://www.abc.polimi.it/

Urban Simulation Studio based course

The Fausto Curti Urban Simulation Studio based course is a research structure of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Politecnico di Milano. Founded early in 2007 by Fausto Curti and Peter Bosselmann, Director of the Environmental Simulation Studio based course at the University of California of Berkeley, the Studio based course specializes urban planning. Through an interdisciplinary approach focused on perceptual and environmental aspects, and through the support of different simulation methods, the Studio based course’s activities contribute to a cross-interpretation of the complex connections that link the project with the urban context, ensuring greater control of the cumulative outcomes. http://www.labsimurb.polimi.it/


Archivio Piero Bottoni

With over 90,000 document units, since it was established in 1983 by Giancarlo Consonni, Lodovico Meneghetti and Graziella Tonon, the Piero Bottoni Archive is one of the most important collections of the Politecnico di Milano. In 1999, the ratification of the donation of the whole documentary heritage by Bottoni's heirs (his wife Giudi Rossini Bottoni and his sons Piero Alessandro and Stella) to the Politecnico di Milano provided this heritage to the Department of Architectural Design and, after the dissolution of the latter, in 2012, to the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies. In addition to widely documenting the activities of Piero Bottoni (1903-1973), a leading figure in the Italian architectural and urban culture of the twentieth century, the Archive contains original drawings and documents of many other authors, including Le Corbusier and Terragni. http://www.archiviobottoni.polimi.it/

TEXTILES HUB - INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEXTILE AND POLYMER RESEARCH STUDIO BASED COURSE

Textile Architecture Network (TAN) was established in 2008 and based on clustering different skills and knowledge on innovative textile materials and polymers available in different Departments of Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI). It focuses on developing the technological advancement of technical textiles applied in different areas of interest. The main goal is to promote development of lightweight materials and constructions in architecture (tensile, membranes, inflatable systems, Fibre Reinforced Plastics, etc.), teaching students, spreading knowledge among the extensive public with a vision to improve the built environment through innovative application of flexible and lightweight materials, user comfort, experience, building quality and sustainability. http://www.textilearchitecture.polimi.it/

POLINDT - STUDIO BASED COURSE FOR STRUCTURAL MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTICS

POLINDT's main objective is research in the field of innovative methods for diagnostics and monitoring of stability, functionality and durability in civil and mechanical engineering structures and components. The PoliNDT Studio based course is also intended to be a starting point for education on issues of structural diagnostics and monitoring, in the context of study programmes and PhD programmes, and in professional post-graduate development activities.

CECH (CLIMATE AND ENERGY FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE)

The CECH Studio based course, established late in 2014 and currently coordinated by Cesare Maria Joppolo, specializes in indoor climate and in the efficient use of energy in the specific context of preventive conservation, restoration and use of historic buildings and of fixed cultural assets, fixtures or furniture placed in them, especially when these buildings are museums. The Studio based course is responsible for monitoring and evaluating existing conditions, and for identifying and planning preventive conservation, maintenance and recovery interventions. Hence, it supports innovative research on the knowledge and level of energy potential of historic buildings, on the consequent small interventions required to control indoor environmental conditions and on upgrading and restoration techniques of the building and services in an important context for what concerns size and value of the heritage, and for interest in ensuring careful interventions that comply with the existing restrictions and which consider the climatic context and external atmospheric pollution.

UrbNetLab

UrbNetLab deals with research and consulting activities for all administration levels, and private operators in the field of implementation planning. Its scope is to understand how to contribute towards the implementation process of urban planning forecasts, coming from structural and strategic plans, from supra-local plans, or from simple intentions of operators, administrators, economic subjects, and miscellaneous players. http://www.urbnetlab.com/

  



11. International context

The international experience, where students from abroad are supported by Italian students, has been tested for several years.

 

The activation of courses in English has considerably helped to strengthen and activate cooperation networks with a large number of international Universities, also concerning Erasmus and Double Degree Programmes https://www.polimi.it/en/services-and-opportunities/experience-abroad/study-mobility/

 hool of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering and its Programmes, and by those of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors”.

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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 League).

 

Short periods of mobility generally last one term. They are potentially extendable, if allowed by the agreement with the partnered university, for a further term, subject to authorisation 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 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 part in 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/ - 

 

FREE MOVER" mobility

"Free mover" are students who carry out an international mobility by independently organizing their study period abroad.

This international mobility is not linked to an exchange program organized by the Politecnico di Milano.

Freemover mobility may be approved, for the credit recognition , by a person in charge of the course of study and only the following activities will be recognized:

. attendance of courses

. carrying out thesis work

For full regulations:

https://www.polimi.it/servizi-e-opportunita/studiare-allestero/mobilita-per-studio/mobilita-free-mover/

 

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=5114

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform a periodic analysis of the overall results, surveying teaching activities and integration of graduates into the job market. Reports and studies are published 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 published on Politecnico di Milano's website.

http://www.polimi.it/en/university/organization/university-assessment-commission/


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 Entitled to Admission
1.3.2 Students Admitted with Merit-based Assessment

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

1.5   Documents Required for Students Admitted with Merit-based Assessment

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

1.6.1 Scrolling of rankings

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 Design Studios

5.5   Additional courses

6     Allocations

6.1   Design Studios

6.2   Single subject and Integrated Courses

6.3   Course Priorities

7     Elective Activities

7.1   MInDS-Milano International Design Studio

7.2  MIAW

7.2.1 How to register for and attend MIAW

7.3   Workshop

8     Internships

9     Examinations

9.1      Procedures

10 Final Work and Degree Thesis

10.1 Final Exam - application rules to start the preparation of the Degree Thesis

 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

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. Hence, up to three Programme preferences can be indicated.

For each Programme, students may 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 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.

If the student is not admitted to the PSPA (track) expressed as first choice due to unavailability of places, he/she will be considered for the second choice, based on the position in the ranking list and on the places available.

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 10 October of the second calendar year after their initial enrolment;
  •          hold an English language learning certification by the established deadline.
For "Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors" Programmes, the N and V parameters are as follows:
- Students enrolled between A.Y. 2003/04 and A.Y. 2009/10: N/V 100/25
- Students enrolled since A.Y.  2010/11: 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 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 subjected to a merit-based assessment.

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;

- 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.  The starting/end date of each internship experience/extracurricular activity must be specified.

 

Students required to submit a portfolio are eligible for admission with a minimum score of 100. Upon each deadline, 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 list will take into account their weighted average, until all available places have been filled.

 

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

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;

- 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.  The starting/end date of each internship experiece/extracurricular actvity must be specified.

 

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.

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 an assessment of merit

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

 

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

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/students/students-university-career/admission-to-laurea-and-laurea-magistrale

1.5.2 Students from Other Universities

Admitted with merit-based assessment

  •          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

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

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

 

Guidelines for submission of portfolios and self-declarations are published on the AUIC School website:

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/students/students-university-career/admission-to-laurea-and-laurea-magistrale

 

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 re-enter the previously assessed portfolio, indicating in the "student's notes”:

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

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

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

The application will not be considered, if the student has not specified one or the other indication in the notes of the application.

 

1.6      Results and Publication of the Ranking List of Students Admitted

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

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

The ranking list with the indication of admitted students will be published at the end of the evaluation session on the page: 

For Politecnico di Milano graduating students: if the student is not enrolled in September (for the first semester) or February (for the second semester) graduation session, they will not be included in the merit ranking. The deadlines will be published on the School website:

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/students/students-university-career/admission-to-laurea-and-laurea-magistrale

Admitted students should proceed with enrolment following the modalities and deadlines defined by the University.  Graduating students can enrol with reserve by following the instructions published on the website: https://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/info-per/futuri-studenti-lauree-magistrali/

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

 

 

 1.6.1 Ranking system

The places allocated to students with an Italian qualification, which may not be used to reach the number of places available within the Course of Study for the academic year 2021/22, are made available for related ranking list purposes.

 

The following will be excluded from the ranking list of individual Courses of Study:

- students already enrolled in one of the University's Courses of Study

- students already eligible for enrolment (but who have not exercised the right of enrolment )  in the Course of Study using the ranking list.

 

Students who have expressed more than one CdS/PSPA option and who are eligible for the ranking list will be selected, only once, based on their first available option in the ranking.

Students eligible in the ranking can enroll and present their study plan in the period indicated in the academic calender.

 

1.7      Examination Validation

The Academic Senate’s Resolution no. 14779 of 23/03/2015 establishes that, in case of abbreviation of a study career, at least 60 ECTS credits must be achieved at Politecnico di Milano in order to obtain 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/), and comply with the established deadlines. By following this procedure, students can apply for merit-based scholarships and obtain further information about organizing their stay in Italy during the post-admission phase.

Starting from the Academic Year 2021/2022, the Master's Degree courses of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering accept new admissions of students with foreign qualifications only in the first semester (September).

However, the School will evaluate requests for postponement of admission to the second semester (defer). The possibility of obtaining the defer is subject to the availability of places. Students will be able to apply for the defer starting from 14 June 2021 until and no later than 27 August 2021

Students will be informed about the outcome of their request at the beginning of October 2021: 

  • students who obtain the defer will pay the non-refundable administrative fees of € 172.20 within a deadline that will be indicated to them.
  • students who do not obtain the defer will be able to resubmit their application for the following academic year.

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.

Neither transfers nor changes are allowed during Semester Two.

The second year Degree Programme Study Plan will be activated starting from the academic year 2020/21 regarding updates to the School’s Programmes.

 

4      Deadlines for First-Year Enrolment Administrative Procedures

Deadlines of all administrative procedures will be published in the academic calendar and on the website.

5     Study Plan

Students are required, under their own responsibility, to submit their individual Study Plan. 

The study plan submitted in September, according to the deadlines set by the School, must include the teachings for the entire academic year.

The Study Plan is acquired by the School as a supporting document for all intents and purposes. Its compilation also attests to the compliance of choices made by the student with rules specified by law and with provisions laid down by the Programme Rules.

The Study Plan for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme in “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors” consists of 120 ECTS, to be included in the Plan as required credits, subdivided as follows:

-          single-subject or integrated courses

-          design studios

-          elective activities

-          traineeship

-          final test

Please note: It is advisable to always save and print the submitted Study Plan.

Plan alteration requests will not be accepted. Submission of the Study Plan is definitive, and must be performed within the deadlines and according to procedures established by the School. When choosing courses, the teaching timetable must be consulted in advance to avoid timetable clashes.

 

5.1      Deadlines for Annual Study Plan Submission

Study Plan’s are submitted through Online Services (www.polimi.it/servizionline > Customized Services > Career Data > Study Plan Submission), only during the specific periods established by the academic calendar.

 

5.2      Half-year Change of Study Plan

The Study Plan submitted during the academic year in progress may be changed in a dedicated window in the academic calendar.

Half-year change of Study Plan is optional. Students who do not wish to make any alterations do not need to change the Study Plan.

Only courses included in the current academic year may be changed. First semester courses may neither be added nor removed. Students must deselect the second semester courses they wish to change.

Optional and compulsory courses not subjected to allocation of merit, final test and traineeship may, therefore, be either added or removed only within the second semester.

 

5.3      Additional Payment

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

Payment will be requested with the second instalment.

 

5.4      Attendance

Once included in the study plan, teachings are listed as acquired attendance in the following years, giving the possibility to take the examination with the original professor as long as the latter remains active. If the student wishes to attend the teaching again, when filling the study plan for the following academic year (September), they can delete the previously acquired attendance and insert the same teachings (according to the active educational offer) as new attendance.

 

5.4.1 Design Studios

Attendance of at least 70% of Design 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 Design Studio must be entirely re-attended and re-entered in the Study Plan.

5.4.2 Digi Skills 

Students are required to register to and attend the Digi Skills activity according to the schedule defined 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 established by the professor.

5.5      Courses as additional activities

Courses/educational activities included in the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) may be included in the Study Plan as additions. These courses will not count towards the overall credits required for admission to the final test, and will not be used to calculate the score average.

The status of a course may be changed from required to additional, and vice versa, during the annual Study Plan submission period.

For all regulations, refer to the dedicated University guide.

 

6     Allocations

6.1      Studios

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

The allocation is based on merits, according to rules established by the School, and no reallocation will be allowed.

Incoming Erasmus students (from foreign universities) will be able to attend the Thesis Studio based course only if they are developing their thesis in co-tutorship with professors of the Politecnico.

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 n 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.

Scores will not be considered for students returning from an Erasmus period, unless they were previously validated in 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 Studio based activity 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 section allocations, be either recognised or validated.

The School defines the number of students in each studio’s section. The School reserves the right to change this number if it is helpful for teaching.

6.2   Single subject and Integrated Courses

In sections offering either 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, based on criteria defined in the above point. 

The School defines the number of students who may enrol in each teaching. The School reserves the right to change this number if it is helpful for teaching.

6.3      Course Priorities

 

The University has established the following priority types, as decreed by the Academic Senate:

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 complied with when choosing courses upon submission of the Study Plan. Course ‘B’ cannot 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 complied with both during Study Plan compilation and during 'positive' examination recording (passing of the course). ‘B’ cannot be recorded, if ‘A’ has not been recorded.

 

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors”, besides complying with the sequence of courses, as established by the Degree Programme, does not envisage other constraints.

 

7     Elective Activities

The student’s Study Programme for the second year must include optional courses aimed at studying in detail and completing the speci¿c themes of the individual curricula.

Of these courses, 4 credits are free, but the other 4 credits must be taken within similar disciplines or by attending the MINDS (Milan International Design Studio).

 

 

8 CREDITS free choice activities

4 CREDITS

Free non-compulsory courses / MIAW / workshop

+

4 CREDITS

workshop MInDS

ALTERNATIVE

similar disciplines / MIAW

 

Educational activities in elective/similar disciplines:

055826

MAT/07

APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR PARAMETRIC ARCHITECTURE

056201

L-ANT/10

ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND ETHICAL ISSUES

053308

L-OR/02

ARCHEOLOGIA E ARCHEOMETRIA

099900

ICAR/14

ARCHITECTURE AND TOWN IN CHINA

092101

MED/42

ARCHITETTURA SOCIALE

056135

ICAR/02

CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI E RESILIENZA IDROLOGICA URBANA

091560

ICAR/02

CLIMATE AND HYDROLOGY

057116

SPS/09

CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY:VISION OF THE FUTURE

057403

L-ART/03

CRITICA E COMUNICAZIONE D'ARTE E DI ARCHITETTURA

057156

M-FIL/02

CRITICAL THINKING

056137

ICAR/14

DIGITAL SCALE UP

056444

IUS/10

DIRITTO DELL'AMBIENTE

099540

ING-IND/22

DURABILITA' E CONSERVAZIONE DEI MATERIALI DELL'ARCHITETTURA

057114

M-FIL/04

ESTETICA DELL'ARCHITETTURA

054574

M-FIL/04

FILOSOFIA DELLA CONOSCENZA

057353 

099959

ICAR/14

IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO

094946

ICAR/14

IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WORKSHOP

056136

ICAR/15

LANDSCAPE AND PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN

053716

IUS/10

LEGISLAZIONE SUGLI APPALTI PUBBLICI

056502

M-FIL/02

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

091557

ICAR/16

PROGETTAZIONE DI GRANDI MOSTRE E MUSEALIZZAZIONI

091558

ICAR/16

SCENOGRAFIA E SPAZI DELLA RAPPRESENTAZIONE

051653

L-ART/03

STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA

053306

ING-IND/22

TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE MATERIALS FOR BUILDINGS

057153

ICAR/14

WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE

 

The School defines the number of students who may enrol in each programme. The School reserves the right to change this number if it is helpful for teaching.

Closed number subject

In order to guarantee and preserve the quality of teaching, a maximum number of eligible participants is set as shown in the table below:

CODICE / CODE

DENOMINAZIONE INSEGNAMENTO / DESCRIPTION

SEMESTRE / SEMESTER

NUMERO MASSIMO DI STUDENTI /

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS

 

056142

BEYOND THE MIRROR : ANALYZING ARCHITECTURE

2

80

081632

FOTOGRAFIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA

1

80

057353

IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO

2

40

099959

IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO

2

50

094946

IC ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WORKSHOP

2

50

050426

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARCHITECTURE

2

80

057153

WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE

2

80


7.1     MInDS-Milano International Design Studio

MInDS Design Studios (4 ECTS) – intensive design studios - are contained in the Programme’s elective courses, and are considered equivalent to courses belonging to the similar disciplines

; hence, they are useful to close the Study Plan as regards the need to acquire 4 ECTS credits of similar disciplines.

MInDS Design Studios are only open to second year students of the two active PSPAs in the Programme, ACI and BEI, and are held by international Visiting Professors.

MInDS Design Studios have a final examination, and are held during the first three weeks of the second semester. As per the Design Studios, allocation is merit-based with a maximum number of 30 students per section.

Erasmus+ mobility students cannot enroll for MInDS Design Studios.

Students who might not be admitted to any MInDS Design Studios will have to enter optional courses of similar disciplines (including the MIAW workshop) for a total of 4 ECTS credits.

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 MIAW Attendance and Registration

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 internationalmobility students will be decided from year to year and posted on the School’s website. Incoming international mobility students cannot participate in MIAW.

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 an exam 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      Workshop

The workshop activities are of two types:

- Workshops that can be credited as an activity of your choice, or as an activity that can be credited in excess;

- “Trainees Workshop”, which can be accredited as an internship activity.

Only workshops completed at least one month before the graduation session chosen by the student will be eligible for accreditation.

It is not possible to accredit a workshop held during the three-year degree course within the master's degree. If the workshop was carried out as a supernumerary activity during the three-year degree, its recognition must be requested in the new master's career.

The recognition of credits for a workshop can only take place if the workshop is authorized in advance by the School Board.

The list of workshops accredited by the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering is at: https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/teaching/lessons-and-exams/workshops

Students who attended a workshop or would like to attend a workshop, for validation in the study plan, must comply with the following procedures:

• students enrolled starting from the 2016/17 academic year must have already included the workshop in the study plan.

• students enrolled in academic years prior to 2016/17, must have already included the workshop in the study plan or alternatively an optional course. The student can replace the optional course with the attendance of a workshop.

 

Validation must be requested, at least one month before the graduation date, exclusively using the TROUBLE TICKETING system in the "GENERIC INSTANCES / WORKSHOP VALIDATION" section available on the following page:

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/service-menu/contact-us/trouble-ticketing-laurea-magistrale-msc

specifying in the text of the message whether validation is required as a WORKSHOP or as a COMPULSORY INTERNSHIP (only if this option is provided in the summary sheet of the workshop) and attaching the certificate of participation.

The Interior Built Environment Architecture Study Course provides for the recognition of a maximum number of 4 CFUs deriving from participation in workshops (the international intensive program MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop is considered a workshop).

8     Internships

Students can carry out their traineeship from the first semester of the first year or at a later time, provided that it has been inserted in the Study Plan during the submission and change periods.

The School cooperates with professional associations, public administrations, local entities and companies to organise external traineeship activities to offer students 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.

Rules concerning traineeship duration will be established by the Programmes, in accordance with the School’s directives. 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/students/students-university-career/internships

 

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

9     Examinations

9.1      Procedures

The uniformity of procedures to test learning across all sections of the same course, and of their schedule is ensured through appropriate forms of coordination, consistently with the directives of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme.

At the beginning of the academic year, each Professor will communicate procedures to test learning, the examination’s content and assessment criteria.

There are three exam sessions for each course (individual courses and Design Studios). Each exam session involves one or more examination dates, as established by the School’s academic calendar.

Students may only participate in exam sessions if they are duly registered, 

within the deadlines provided through the Online Services. At the end of the exam registration procedure, the system issues a receipt, to be saved and stored, that confirms the enrollment.

 

Students can register to an exam only if:

 

  •        they paid all university tuition fees
  •        that course is included in their Study Plan
  •        they passed all propaedeutic exams related to the one to which they want to be registered
  •        they attended the course, in case the attendance is compulsory

 

Students may also register after the deadline set by the School. In fact, they may register up until midnight of the actual exam date. In this case, the registration will be accepted as conditional, and it will be up to the teacher’s unappealable decision whether or the student not may be admitted to the exam in question.

 

10 Final Work and Degree Thesis

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Programme ends with the degree examination, where the Final Work is presented and discussed (the graduation project can be carried out either individually or in groups (max 3 students), as established by the Additional Regulations for the final test of the Laurea Magistrale Programme in Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors).

The Final Work selects and develops a discipline topic that is consistent with the didactic content of the Study Plan, and explicitly outlines and analyses the analytical, critical and design skills acquired by the graduating student during the entire programme. It can be either a theoretical document or an experimental project.

There is no possibility to develop and discuss any Final Work without the presence of a Supervisor.

Final work activity includes for all students 16 ECTS related to their individual work.

The graduation project consists of an original proposal containing at least one descriptive report, graphic works and models (analogue and/or digital), whose number and type are adequate to fully present the project (according to the Additional Regulations for the final test of the Master Degree Programme in Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors).

The theoretical, documental or experimental Final Work must feature an original element of analysis, evaluation and critique with an appropriate bibliographic study. It can be presented using both graphic and iconographic works.

For final Final Work procedures, contents and minimum requirements, students are invited to refer to the Regulations for Bachelor and Master Final Workof the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, and to the Additional Regulations of the Programme in “Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors”, published on the following page: 

https://www.auic.polimi.it/en/students/students-university-career/degree-examination

10.1 Final Exam - procedure for requesting assignment of the Degree Thesis

 

Every first of the month (except for the month of August) a call is opened to allow ACI / EIB students who request it, individually or in groups, to start the preparation of the Degree Thesis with a Supervisor (chosen from the professors who published their thesis proposals on a special online bulletin board).

The call is open every month for one week only.

In order to submit their thesis assignment request, students must have uploaded the Final Exam (16 CFU) in the study plan and have achieved at least 60 CFU in career.

The Supervisor will evaluate the applications (curriculum and portfolio) and will communicate the results of the evaluation to the students. In case of non-assignment of the thesis, students will be able to submit a new request to a different Supervisor during the call of the following month.

It will not be possible to send thesis assignment requests to more than one Supervisor in the same month.

For the bulletin board of the thesis proposals by the Supervisors, the timing and methods for submitting the thesis assignment requests, the instructions for the correct submission of the requests, consult the Supplementary Regulations of the Final Exam.

 

https://www.auic.polimi.it/fileadmin/user_upload/studenti/carriera_studenti/GIU21_-_SUPPL_RULES_BSC___MSC__ENG/LM-4_ACI_BEI_Regolamento_integrativo_prova_finale_ENG.pdf

 

 


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