Single-cycle programmes in Architectural Design and Architectural Engineering

If you are interested in Architectural Design and the single-cycle Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in Architectural Engineering and

  • you are a student at another University and wish to transfer
  • you have already graduated or if you have obtained a university degree from Politecnico di Milano or another University and wish to take a second degree
  • your previous career has been terminated due to withdrawal or forfeiture , and you want to re-enrol 

you must apply for an assessment of your academic career.

Go to Online Services at the link "Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and single-cycle programmes: course transitions and admission with a previous academic career" from 17 May to 19 August 2021.

You can specify up to three degree programmes for which you wish to request an assessment of your previous career. You will be required to pay €60 for each assessment application. This fee is non-refundable.

Notes for all students

If you come from another University or if you have already graduated and you want to graduate at Politecnico di Milano, you must obtain 60 ECTScredits of curricular exams in our University, in addition to the final exam and the compulsory internship if required.

If at the time of admission, the Study Plan is submitted complete with the ECTS credits required for graduation, admission to the final examination is not permitted until the English OFA have been completed.

Students may be admitted to years subsequent to the first year without having to take the entrance test within a certain number of places decided by the School, if they meet the following conditions

  • coming from a nationally scheduled programme aimed at training as an Architect
  • recognition of at least 60 ECTS credits

If at the time of admission, the Study Plan is submitted complete with the ECTS credits required for graduation, admission to the final examination is not permitted until the English OFA have been completed.

Deadlines and procedure for requesting previous academic career assessment

Deadlines

You can apply for your previous career assessment from 17 May to 19 August 2021.

Please note: all information on the procedures and requirements for applying for a transfer or second degree for AY 2021/2022 may be subject to change based on the Ministerial Decree, which will regulate access to degree programmes in Architecture and be published shortly.

Operating instructions

With your person code and password, access Online Services and select the item "Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and single-cycle programmes: course transitions and admission with a previous academic career." Download and read the "Previous career evaluation request guideline".

You can request the assessment of your previous academic career for up to three degree programmes. The procedure is quite intuitive and straightforward. Follow the screens and carefully read the warnings on each page. You will be asked to enter some information about your previous academic career. We advise you to prepare the following in advance:

  • name of the qualification obtained or partial qualification
  • University name
  • last academic year of enrolment
  • last year of the programme in which you were enrolled
  • last year’s enrolment status (regular repeating student, provisional repeating student, student who exceeded the legal time)
  • date of your academic career ending
  • reason for ending your academic career (withdrawal from studies, forfeited, or dismissed)

The application will ask you to declare whether you wish to have your previous academic career evaluated.

A) If you declare that you "want the assessment", this means that your previous academic career will be assessed, and any teaching may be recognised

You must enter the programmes for which you wish to be evaluated, indicating the following for each programme:

  • SSD - Scientific Disciplinary Sector (if provided by your study programme or System)
  • the number of credits should be indicated if provided by the study programme or System
  • programme name or part of the name
  • the academic year in which the exam is included in your career
  • exam status (passed, not taken, Validated/derived from previous assessment/Suitability)

You also have to upload two separate files in PDF format including the following documents:

  • Academic Transcripts: certified by the university registrar’s office, confirming courses taken, grades received and the relation of credits given to number of hours for each course. This document will be accepted in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
  • Detailed Study Programs: brief course descriptions explaining the content and the basic topics covered in each course, and the number of hours for each course/training activity in the academic curriculum that the candidate has completed. Programs should be on university letterhead and stamped by the university. Politecnico di Milano DOES NOT require a translation of the detailed study programs if written in English, French or Spanish. The diploma supplement, if adopted, can replace the transcripts.

ATTENTION It is not necessary to have all documents legalized/apostilled in order to apply for an evaluation of the previous career but you must provide them after enrolment.

This procedure must be completed for each of the programmes for which you ask an evaluation. If you ask the evaluation for three different programmes, you will have to apply for three different evaluations, by clicking each time on "New Request."

If you have been enrolled at Politecnico (e.g. you are a forfeited student), you will see the screen with your entire previous career entered.

This data entry operation must be completed for each target programme for which you are applying for admission.
If you are applying for assessment for three different programmes, you will have to follow the procedure three times, each time clicking on the "New application" button.

For each programme for which you are requesting assessment you will be required to pay € 60. This fee is non-refundable. As soon as the payment is received by Politecnico di Milano the assessment request cannot be changed, and will be sent to the committee.

Your previous career will be assessed by 1 September 2021.

By 7 September 2021 you must check the status and outcome of your assessment request by re-entering the application.

Once you see the outcome you must:

  • reject the assessment result
  • accept the assessment result

If you have accepted your previous academic path's assessment outcome, previous programme exams that obtained OPTIONAL VALIDATION (see the column Optional validation YES with the related validated exam) may be taken on the date scheduled in the academic calendar until the closing date of your previous career.

Assessments may have different processing times. Accepting one assessment will invalidate all others. It is advisable to wait for the outcome of assessments before accepting.

  • If the assessment outcome does not recognise the requirements for transfer/re-enrolment without a test or if you reject the outcome, enrolment is permitted only after passing the Architecture entrance test and any rankings according to the different enrolment periods. Remember to check the deadlines for enrolment in the Architecture test on the Universitaly portal and enrol through our University website if you specify a programme provided by Politecnico di Milano as your first preference.
  • If the assessment outcome recognises the requirements for transfer/re-enrolment without a test and you accept the assessment, you are allowed to enrol from 12 July to 7 September 2021.

Remember to pay the first instalment and enrol after you have correctly closed the enrolment on the previous programme, to avoid incurring enrolment in multiple degree programmes.

B) If you declare that you "do not want the assessment," you are stating that you do not want recognition of the exams from your previous academic career.

This choice cannot be changed.

In such a case the only way to enrol in an architecture degree programme is linked to passing the Architecture entrance test and any rankings according to the various enrolment periods (the dates of which will be published shortly).
Remember to check the deadlines for enrolment in the Architecture test on the Universitaly portal and enrol through our University website if you specify a programme provided by Politecnico di Milano as your first preference.