Study plan and OFA

The Study Plan is a list of educational activities (monodisciplinary and integrated courses, laboratories, internship activities and final examination) that students intend to undertake during each academic year.  

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  • The study plan must be submitted through online services, by selecting the item "Study Plan - Presentation" within the "Career" section. The submission of the study plan must be completed during the period indicated by the calendar in the "Lesson timetable, calendars and deadlines" section of the School of Design website.  

  • Each year students have the possibility to choose to include a minimum number of 30 ECTS and a maximum number of 80 ECTS in the SP (note: for the School of Design the semester modifications of the SP is not allowed).  

  • The School of Design has defined a number of examination priorities for the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, that prevent students from inserting courses subsequent to the preliminary ones.    

  • PLEASE NOTE: To all students enrolling for the first time at the first year of all degree courses, the School will automatically assign a study plan, including all 1st year classes; if any student needs, for personal reasons, a study plan with a different number of credits (CFU), he/she will be able to submit it within the deadlines established by the academic calendar. If the student does not need to change the assigned study plan, he/she won’t take any action and the assigned study plan will be automatically approved.

    Students enrolling to any first year, following a transfer/change of Programme will not receive the study plan automatically assigned by the School, but they will need to submit a personal study plan within the deadlines established by the academic calendar.    

Newly enrolled Bachelor's and Master's degree students, who did not receive a the study plan automatically assigned by the School and fail to complete their study plan by the deadline, will be assigned an automatic Study plan, including only 1st year classes.  

Students in years subsequent to the 1st, who do not submit a study plan by the deadline, will have to generate a plan request through their online services under "Study Plan - Presentation", which will be evaluated by the School.  

Failure to submit the SP and the request for modification of the SP after the deadline will result in a surcharge of € 100.00, which will be charged to the amount of the second instalment of fees, except for students with OFAs to be fulfilled.

When submitting their study plan, students have the possibility to self-certify that they have passed an exam, in order to avoid to reinsert a course from the previous year in the study plan. Self-certification will only be allowed if the exam is pending.   

If the self-certification is not true, the course will be automatically reinstated in the new SP.    

Students enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's Degree courses may add to their SP additional credits from other courses offered by the School or by the University, with the exception of Laboratories and elective courses.    

The maximum number of additional credits that can be included is 30 ECTS for Bachelor’s Degrees; there is no maximum limit for Master’s Degrees. Requests are subject to evaluation by the Course Council. Students enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree course may add attidional and in advance Master’s Degrees courses to their study plan only if they meet the N. and V. Parameters.

The Additional Educational Obligations (OFA) are assigned to the student at the time of enrolment, in the event that gaps in basic training are detected. The only OFA forseen for the School of Design is that of English language.    

The assignment of OFA involves restrictions on the compilation of the study plan. These restrictions remain in place until the student recovers the OFA. If the OFA is not made up by the deadline in the calendar, the study plan will be made up of 2nd semester courses only and entered automatically. 

The section in which the student must attend (allocation) is assigned at the time of enrolment in the Bachelor’s Degree course (three-year course). The section, for students enrolled in the Master’s Degree course, is assigned during the selection process. The section cannot be changed until the end of the course.    

Otherwise, allocation to the Laboratories and elective courses is based on a merit list drawn up on the basis of the weighted average number of ECTS passed and the average number of exams by the 31st July. For new entrants to the Master’s Degrees, the average of the last year of the Bachelor’s Degree, which is declared at the time of the application, is used.   

Laboratories attendance is compulsory for the School of Design's Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree courses: in order to achieve attendance it is necessary to obtain 80% of the course attendance.    

For mono-disciplinary and integrated courses, students must check the programme of each course to ascertain whether there are any exam methods for non-attenders.  

For Laboratories and Workshops, exam dates are scheduled during the first exam session following the end of the activity. “Postponed" or "re-sit" evaluations imply the need to retake the course in the following academic year.  

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