Study Plan

This section contains relevant information for creating a Study Plan

Interview with the Admission Commission

During the first week of October, there will be a presentation of the Master of Science degree where teachers will outline the courses. After that, students which are applying for their first year will have an interview with the Admission Commission. The purpose of this interview is to evaluate the academic career of students and provide a tailored Study Plan for their degree. However, the interview is commission's will: it is usually required only when there are not enough elements to perform a complete evaluation of the careers.

The Study Plan

At the beginning of each Academic Year, students must indicate which courses they are going to attend throughout the year in a Study Plan. This can be accomplished by submitting a conforming list of exams (Study Plan) to the Online Services facility available at www.polimi.it. Study Plans are subject to a number of constraints and will be assessed by the Study Plan Committee (SPC) for their approval. The deadline for submitting Study Plans changes annually, but it is usually within the first two weeks of October. After that, optional modifications can be made at the end of the first semester. These modifications, however, can only affect the second semester and are not retroactive. In order for a student to apply for an exam, that exam must be listed on his or her Study Plan.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THIS YEAR (2014/2015) THE STUDY PLAN SUBMISSION IS DUE BY OCTOBER 20TH 2014.

RULES TO COMPILE THE PLAN CAN BE FOUND HERE (from slide 7)


Submitting your plan through the Webpoliself

When you submit your Study Plan, you must take care to satisfy all the constraints outlined in the previous section. Doing so will automatically mark your Study Plan as compliant to the Curriculum of your Laurea by the web application. Otherwise, if this is not the case, then your Study Plan is going to be reviewed by the Study Plan Committee (SPC) and will not be automatically approved. The Study Plan Committee (SPC) is the body which is responsible for the validation of Study Plans. If the SPC deems your Study Plan is not compliant to the Curriculum for your Laurea, then changes to your Study Plan will be enforced and you might have to follow courses which were not indicated in your original Study Plan. Submitting your Study Plan in practice consists in filling out a number of positions into which you can put courses. Courses may be inserted as Effettivo, Sovrannumero or Autonomo.

What is an Effettivo?
An Effettivo course is a course which is inserted in a regular position within your Study Plan. All courses should preferably be inserted as Effettivo. In this case your Study Plan is automatically marked as compliant and is not subject to changes by the SPC.

What is a Sovrannumero?
A Sovrannumero course is an extra course which you apply to. This extra course is not needed to complete your Laurea and it is neither counted in the ordinary 120 credits nor for the computation of your Laurea mark.

What is an Autonomo?
If you insert an Autonomo course, your Study Plan is no more compliant to the Curriculum for your Laurea. In this case, you will need to seek for approval by the Study Plan Committee (SPC) for your Study Plan to be valid. Autonomo courses are counted in the 120 credits. Note that in case you Study Plan is not approved by the SPC you will have to change your Study Plan.

Notice that it is often the case, for international students, that their Study Plan is not automatically approved by the system because they have some additional constraints coming from their different bachelor degree and don't fit in the "regular" scheme. This is not a problem but please be careful to fulfill all the mentioned requirements so the SPC can manually approve your Study Plan without having to modify your choices! 
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