Every academic year, students have two time windows for the presentation and modification of the study plans of both Bachelor and Master Degrees. The first window falls at the beginning of the first semester (September/October), while the second at the beginning of the second semester (February/March).

The detailed rules for study plan submissions are given here

Please note that during the first semester study plan submission window it is possible to introduce changes (addition and removal of courses and variation of course status from Effective to Excess and vice versa) related to exams of the first and second semester and for each academic year up to the current year of presentation.

Instead, during the second semester study plan submission window, which is a window for optional changes to the plan presented in September, students can only:

  1. add or remove courses of the second semester of the ongoing academic year;
  2. change the status from Effective to Excess and vice versa limited to courses in the first and second semester inserted in the plan during the ongoing academic year.

Please note that, for Bachelor students and Master students enrolled in the first semester, submitting a study plan in the September window (even for the sole change of the course status, from Effective to Excess or vice versa) entails enrollment in the following academic year. This may lead to the payment of additional university fees as well as to the foreclosure of graduation sessions reserved to students enrolled in a specific academic year. Similar rules apply to Master’s Degree students who enroll in the second semester.

Plans that are conform to the model proposed in the Bachelor/Master program are automatically approved. Undergraduate and graduate students may need to submit a plan that is not compliant with the Bachelor/Master Program for some reasons, including:

  1. inclusion in the plan of courses corresponding to years different than the current one;
  2. inclusion of courses that are not present in the tables of the Bachelor/Master program;
  3. inclusion of alignment courses / prohibitions decided by the committee for the admission to the Master program (this applies for students of the Master’s Degree only).

In these cases, the study plan must be approved by the study plan committee, which operates according to the following guidelines:

    1. For approval, it is essential that:
      • all mandatory courses are included in the plan (except for prohibitions);

and, for Master students only, that:

    • among the electives there are at least 20 credits chosen from Tables 1 and 2 of the Master Program;
    • there are no more than 10 credits relating to courses not present in the Tables of the Master Program;
    • there are no more than 10 credits related to courses taken from the Table “Transversal Skills” or corresponding courses of other Master Programs.
  1. The inclusion of exams corresponding to years different from the current one is accepted for valid and motivated reasons only.
  2. The inclusion of autonomously chosen courses (in status “Effective” or “Autonomous”) that are not present in the Tables of the Bachelor/Master Program (in Bachelor, these courses correspond to 15 credits to be chosen in the third year, while in Master, they must be no more than 10 credits among elective courses) is allowed provided that the selected courses: do not overlap with other courses in the plan; do not correspond to courses already offered in the Bachelor/Master program; are consistent with the educational project of the Bachelor/Master program. The assessment of consistency is at the full discretion of the study plan committee.
  3. Master Degree students, in case of a prohibition (e.g., on “Computer Aided Manufacturing” or “Software Engineering”) must include, in the Study Plan, optional courses of the same type (and at least summing up to the same number of CFUs) of the prohibited course (e.g., “Computer Aided Manufacturing” and “Software Engineering” are of type “C”, see the Degree Program tables for details).

Note that the study plan committee can proceed with the evaluation of the plans only after the plans have been formally presented, and typically after the deadline for study plan presentation. Plan evaluation typically takes two to three weeks. In the case that a plan cannot be approved, student will be contacted by email to agree on a suitable modification of the plan, which is then implemented by the committee itself.

Finally, students are reminded that outgoing Erasmus students are required to produce study plans compliant with all the rules indicated above and also reported in the Bachelor/Master program. This is instead not required for incoming Erasmus students, unless they are double degree students. Erasmus students are anyway invited to consult the corresponding section in the website.

Every year an informative meeting on study plan is organised. The presentation of last meeting is available here. The recording is available here.