Study plan

 

Curriculum unico

First year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1027243 - REPRESENTATION SCIENCE I First semester 8 ICAR/17 Italian
98749 - HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE First semester 8 ICAR/18 Italian
1055806 - MATHEMATICS I First semester 6 MAT/05 Italian
1026526 - URBAN PLANNING LEGISLATION First semester 6 IUS/10 Italian
1044139 - LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA I Second semester 12 ICAR/14 Italian
1007336 - ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY I Second semester 8 ICAR/12 Italian
1025854 - TECHNICAL PHYSICS (ENVIRONMENTAL) Second semester 8 ING-IND/11 Italian
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Second year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1025928 - MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES First semester 8 ICAR/08 Italian
1025933 - town planning design 1 First semester 8 ICAR/21 Italian
1020340 - MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTIONS II First semester 6 MAT/05 Italian
1026599 - HISTORY OF ANTIQUE AND MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE First semester 8 ICAR/18 Italian
1044140 - LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA II Second semester 12 ICAR/14 Italian
1026590 - REPRESENTATION SCIENCE II Second semester 8 ICAR/17 Italian
1044141 - ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY II Second semester 10 ICAR/12 Italian
AAF1212 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE - B2 Second semester 6 Italian

Third year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1025639 - BUILDING SCIENCE First semester 8 ICAR/08 Italian
1044142 - URBAN DESIGN II First semester 10 ICAR/21 Italian
1026591 - REPRESENTATION SCIENCE III First semester 8 ICAR/17 Italian
98751 - HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE First semester 8 ICAR/18 Italian
1044143 - LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA III Second semester 12 ICAR/14 Italian
1044247 - ELEMENTI DI RESTAURO Second semester 6 ICAR/19 Italian
1055808 - ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN STUDIO Second semester 12 ICAR/12 Italian

Fourth year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1044250 - LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE STRUTTURALE First semester 12 ICAR/09 Italian
1044251 - LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA First semester 12 ICAR/21 Italian
1025857 - TECHNICAL SYSTEMS PLANT First semester 8 ING-IND/11 Italian
1044252 - LABORATORIO DI RESTAURO Second semester 12 ICAR/19 Italian
1044253 - LABORATORIO DI PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA IV Second semester 12 ICAR/14 Italian
AAF1409 - INTERNSHIP - WORKSHOP - COMPUTER SKILLS Second semester 2 Italian

Fifth year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
- A SCELTA DELLO STUDENTE First semester 20 Italian
1044281 - METODI E TECNICHE DI VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA Second semester 8 ICAR/22 Italian
AAF1012 - Final exam Second semester 14 Italian
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Optional Groups

LABORATORIO DI SINTESI FINALE ed ESAMI OPZIONALI CONSIGLIATI: The student must acquire 14 CFU from the exams below
Course Year Semester CFU SSD Language
1056423 - DESIGN STUDIO - Architecture and Urban Design First year First semester 8 ICAR/14 English
1052823 - Theories of the contemporary research in Architecture First year First semester 8 ICAR/14 English
10589415 - ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN First year First semester 6 ICAR/14 Italian
1025138 - LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE First year Second semester 6 ICAR/15 Italian
1055790 - HISTORY OF ROME First year Second semester 6 ICAR/18 Italian
1014324 - GEOARCHITECTURE First year Second semester 8 ICAR/14 Italian
10589447 - DESIGN FOR SACRED SPACES First year Second semester 8 ICAR/14 Italian
1044255 - LABORATORIO DI SINTESI IN PROGETTAZIONE ARCHITETTONICA Fifth year First semester 14 ICAR/14 Italian
1044267 - LABORATORIO DI SINTESI IN PROGETTAZIONE URBANISTICA Fifth year First semester 14 ICAR/21 Italian
1044268 - LABORATORIO DI SINTESI IN PROGETTAZIONE URBANA E PAESAGGIO Fifth year First semester 14 ICAR/14 Italian
1044270 - LABORATORIO DI SINTESI IN PROGETTAZIONE DEGLI INTERNI E ALLESTIMENTI Fifth year First semester 14 ICAR/16 Italian
1044271 - LABORATORIO DI SINTESI IN PROGETTAZIONE E RIABILITAZIONE STRUTTURALE Fifth year First semester 14 ICAR/09 Italian
1055810 - ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN SYNTHESIS STUDIO Fifth year First semester 14 ICAR/12 Italian
1055784 - ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION SYNTHESIS STUDIO Fifth year First semester 14 ICAR/19 Italian
1044057 - TECHNOLOGIES OF BUILDING REFURBISHMENT Fifth year First semester 8 ICAR/12 Italian
1036432 - REGIONAL PLANNING Fifth year First semester 8 ICAR/21 Italian
1044273 - INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Fifth year First semester 8 ICAR/16 Italian
1022651 - AESTHETICS Fifth year First semester 6 M-FIL/04 Italian
1022659 - LIGHTING DESIGN Fifth year First semester 6 ING-IND/11 Italian
1044276 - METODI E STRUMENTI DI GESTIONE DEL PROGETTO E DELLA COSTRUZIONE Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/12 Italian
1044275 - METODI E STRUMENTI DI CONTROLLO DELLA QUALITA' TECNOLOGICA AMBIENTALE Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/12 Italian
1044278 - RIGENERAZIONE URBANA Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/21 Italian
1008384 - HISTORY OF THE CITY AND OF THE TERRITORY Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/18 Italian
1035656 - STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/19 Italian
1006127 - SCENOGRAPHY Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/16 Italian
1036434 - MODELING FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/08 Italian
1036433 - GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/07 Italian
1041386 - GARDEN DESIGN Fifth year First semester 8 ICAR/15 Italian
1055783 - VISUAL CULTURE AND REPRESENTATION OF ARCHITECTURE Fifth year First semester 6 ICAR/17 Italian
1036367 - EXHIBITION ARCHITECTURE AND MUSEOGRAPHY Fifth year First semester 8 ICAR/16 Italian
1032084 - SEISMIC DESIGN, ASSESSMENT AND UPGRADE Fifth year Second semester 8 ICAR/09 Italian
1044277 - TEORIE DELLA PIANIFICAZIONE CONTEMPORANEA Fifth year Second semester 6 ICAR/21 Italian
1044274 - TEORIA DELLA RICERCA ARCHITETTONICA CONTEMPORANEA Fifth year Second semester 6 ICAR/14 Italian
1044106 - PROGETTAZIONE ASSISTITA DAL COMPUTER - CAAD Fifth year Second semester 8 ICAR/14 Italian

REGULATIONS FOR THE SINGLE-CYCLE DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE
CLASS LM-4

PART ONE
THE SINGLE-CYCLE DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE

1. The Course’s Learning Objectives and Description of the Programme Structure

A) Learning Objectives

In accordance with the European Directive Architects, this Single-Cycle (5-year-long) Degree in Architecture (Single-Cycle LM-4) will equip students with the skills to creatively master all the transformations of anthropic space, merging back together architecture and urban space, building design and structure, city and environment, innovation and conservation. In other words, the architect will be able to harmonize different approaches, both in the project and in the process, according to the specific social and cultural requests, in constant transformation. The architect will also operate within a vast network, made of  customers, designers, contractors and other parties participating in the building process, and within the limits established in the beginning (the framework of the project’s budget). This Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture proposes a strong identity for the figure of the architect, based on the balance between theoretical and scientific knowledge and technical and professional skills, in order to guarantee cultural awareness, creative skills, and up-to-date knowledge of the technical sphere, as well as of that of production and of the job market.

Therefore, the course’s main objective is to train an architect who:

-knows how to deal with the complexities of the city, of the territory and of the contemporary, ever-changing landscape, in order to meet the standards of quality, environmental balance and urban reconstruction;

 -knows the history of architecture, of building techniques, of urban design and architectural conservation, and of other activities through which environment and territory are transformed, related to architecture and architectural engineering, as according to the Directive 85/384/CEE and the related recommendations;

-knows the communication tools, the new methods to represent and communicate a project, and the methodological and scientific aspects of basic sciences to manage the creative and executive processes of architecture;

-knows how to employ innovative technologies in the fields of materials and components, as well as in those of structures and energy saving; knows how to use the critical and theoretical instruments needed for an interdisciplinary approach to architectural and urban issues, in order to shape his or her own path to planning and future further specializations, demanded by the complexity of architecture and the contemporary city.

For these purposes, the Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture seeks not only to promote a tight link between the quality of architectonic and urban research, teaching and the development of a high-quality education; it also provides the architect with the following abilities:

-to achieve contemporary architectonic production’s qualitative progress, and develop new forms and languages interrelated with other artistic and scientific subjects;

-to interpret and to analyse the socio-economical framework, within which the material, qualitative and quantitative aspects of architecture’s demand are located;

-to master the traditional and IT instruments, which support the analysis and elaboration of a project;

-to master the contemporary scientific and cultural framework, to elaborate high-quality projects with regards to the fields of architectonic composition, technology and urban design, and their links to the territory, increasingly aiming at environmental sustainability and eco-efficiency; and, furthermore, with regards to the fields of conservation, and to urban and architectural renovation; and the fields of interior and exhibition design, and of landscape design and its conservation.

-to organize and coordinate a variety of abilities: from those related to construction, structure and plant design and installation, to those related to regulations and legislation and to the economic assessment of the project.

B) Programme structure

The Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture’s programme structure seeks to achieve a two-fold out come. On the one hand, it provides a unitary training of the European architect, harmonizing knowledge and planning in equal measure, and integrating them in the fields of architecture, urban design, conservation and technology.  On the other, it enhances the architect’s development through elective course pathways (suggested in the programme) which, within the specifications required of an European architect, allow for educational experiences in the fields of urban planning and landscape, technological design of architecture and environment, structural renovation of buildings and monuments, interior design, architectural renovation, and city and territory renewal, through the integrated in-depth study of the related subjects.


The programme structure allows the choice of Final Synthesis Studios and three optional single-subject units. In this way, it develops complexity as a synthesis between the subjects informing the training, and as the sum of themes increasingly more articulate in scale and interdisciplinary contents.

The course seeks to articulate and integrate the suggested pathways in the fifth year through related subjects and elective units.


The choice of pathway should take place preferably by the fourth year. The students enrolled in the fourth or fifth year, as well as those taking longer to graduate (fuori corso), can complete on Infostud the new study plan for the current academic year, between the 10th of October and the 10th of November, and between the 10th of March and the 10th of April (these dates are the same every year).  
 

The student has to add to the study plan the related elective units and the Final Synthesis Studio.

It is advised that students choose the Final Synthesis Studio before drafting the plan, and that they add at least one elective unit (either of 6 or 8 ECTS) related to the Final Synthesis Studio, that is, of the same SSD. The only exceptions are those Final Synthesis or Architecture Design Studios which do not limit the choice of elective units.


In order to choose the elective units, it is necessary to refer to the Course Manifesto, and add them as elective units according to the year established by the Course Manifesto.
 

The study plan can be drafted and/or modified only once during the same academic year, and always in one of the two available periods (in the first term, between the 10th of October and the 10th of November; in the second term, between the 10th of March and the 10th of April).

The students who will not complete the study plan in the academic year’s first term (10th October – 10th November) can do it during the second term (10th March – 10th April).

Instructions

The student will indicate the elective units (of 6 and 8 ECTS) clicking on ‘Choose a unit’ (‘Scegli un insegnamento’) in the ‘Elective Units’ (‘Insegnamenti a scelta dello studente’) box, in the Degree’s year defined by the Programme. The elective units which are not present in the list can be chosen by clicking on ‘Other Units’ (‘Altri Insegnamenti dell’Ateneo’) and writing the unit’s name.

The elective units cannot be chosen by ticking the box, as in the case of the Final Synthesis Studio; even when passed, their related box must be unticked, and they must be chosen in the elective units section in order to appear again as passed.

C) Chronological Structure

The Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture is five-years-long, and it is articulated in three cycles which pursue a logical sequence of objectives:

I cycle: Basic Formation

The two years of this cycle seek to provide the students with foundation knowledge, related to, on the one hand, the science of representation, numeracy, the history of architecture and of the city and, on the other, to approaches to contemporary issues of architecture and of the city, integrating aspects of theory and application both in the single-subject units and in the subject-specific laboratories. Furthermore, the first cycle lays the foundation for the understanding of the physical-technical aspects of the environment, and technical-constructive aspects of architecture.

II cycle: Cultural and Technical-Scientific Education

The two years of this cycle focus on planning activities, in order to improve the ability to employ knowledge in the elaboration of organic solutions to complex projects of architecture, urban design and conservation. This will be achieved through the innovative cultural awareness of the single-subject units, with theoretical and technical-operative fundamentals, and in the various planning laboratories. Architectural planning will develop in an interdisciplinary way, entering in dialogue on a variety of common issues with the subjects of Technology of Architecture, of Building Sciences and of Technical and Environmental Physics, and of Technical Systems.

III cycle: Final Education and Conclusion of the Studies – with in-depth specialization, related to leading subjects

The fifth year is primarily dedicated to the Final Synthesis Studio (intended as ‘unitary’ if the Synthesis is in Architectural-Urban Design), integrated with other subjects and with elective units to enhance the skills for the thesis, and to the thesis itself. The fifth year will give space to the chosen related in-depth units: both the leading units of the various programmes, and the integrated units in the suggested pathways. These pathways are made of related units, concerned with the structural renewal of buildings and monuments, with urban and landscape planning, with technological environmental planning, with interior design, with the renewal of city and territory. Thus, it will be provided a differentiated offer of Final Synthesis Studios of ICAR/09, ICAR/12, ICAR/14, ICAR/15, ICAR/16, ICAR/21 and ICAR/19.

D) Teaching Methods

Teaching is based on the dialectic dialogue between the various subjects concerned with the planning and construction of the physical space, with different measures and modalities as according to the scale of architecture. In this sense, teaching will be articulated in the following ways:

-lectures about the theoretical-methodological aspects, and the interdisciplinary comparisons;

-planning experiences (laboratories), of increasing difficulty and complexity;

-theoretical-applicative units.

The curriculum integrates complementary activities (conferences, seminars, workshops, contests, study trips and exhibitions) to facilitate encounters between students, lecturers, experts and external professionals. All the units distinguish the characterizing and stable contents from the innovative and up-to-date ones.

The Study Course awards a double degree in association with the FADU UBA of Buenos Aires.

E) Career Opportunities (Decree of Classes, Art. 3, clause 7)

The Architecture graduate, as according to the objectives of the Class Single-Cycle LM-4 and to the European Directive Architects, will be able to work in a private practice, in public and private institutions, in the productive sector of building and construction industry, both with regards to new constructions, the recovery and the conservation, and to the transformation of the city and of territory, in Italy, in the EU and outside of it.

The graduate’s offer will be concerned with:

-the field of architectural planning, with reference to buildings, city and territory, as well as the fields of stabilization, renewal, conservation, interior and exhibition design, to a variety of degrees;

-the field of analysis of demand and of elaboration of the project’s programme;

-the field of technological environmental planning, adopting principles and techniques of energy-saving;

-the field of project coordination;

-the field of the realisation of the project and of the management of its construction.

Upon the completion of the course, the graduate student can take the bar exam to practice the profession and become a registered ‘senior’ architect. The sections which can be accessed are those established by the current regulations, namely architecture, planning, landscape, conservation.

2. Progression Requirements
Within each scientific-disciplinary sector, students must sit examinations following the progression of units established in the Study Manifesto, unless they demand and receive a specific authorization from the responsible teaching structure. In particular:
- the student can sign up to Architectural Design Studio II, III, IV only if he or she has passed the examination—that is, having received the certificate of attendance—of, respectively, Architecture Design Studio I, II, and III;
- the student can sit the Technological Design Studio exam only if he or she has passed the Architecture Technology I and the Architecture Technology II exams;
- the student can sit the Urban Planning and Design Studio exam only if he or she has passed the Urban Design I and the Urban Design II exams;
- the student can sit the Mechanics of Structures exam only if he or she has passed the Mathematics I exam;
- the student can sit the Construction Science exam only if he or she has passed the Mathematics II exam;
- the student can sit the Structural Design Studio exam only if he or she has passed the Mechanics of Structures and the Construction Science exams;

-the student can sit the Technical Systems Plant exam only if he or she has passed the Technical Physics (Environmental) exam;

- the student can sit the Architectural Conservation and Preservation Studio exam only if he or she has passed the History of Ancient and Medieval Architecture exam, the Representation Science III exam, and the Elements of Architectural Conservation exam;
-the student can sign up to a Final Synthesis Studio only if he or she has passed, within the deadlines established by the University, the exams of two Design Studios of the fourth year, and has at least obtained the certificate of attendance of the other two Design Studios; among the Design Studios exams that he or she has passed, there must be the one related to the scientific-disciplinary sector of the chosen Final Synthesis Studio.
Attention: the recognition of the signature obtained in each Studio is valid for one year, unless there is a specific and special authorization from the responsible teaching structure.

 

3. Elective units and credits

There will be in total 20 ECTS for elective units. For the list of elective units the student can look at the list of units offered by the Degree, on the basis of which the student will form his or her own study plan in accordance with the choice of Final Synthesis Studio. If the student chooses units which are not active in the Faculty, he or she must present a request to the Teaching Committee, who will assess its coherence with the programme structure.

By the date of the last Exam Date of the fourth year (at latest), the student must choose the Final Synthesis Studio and the elective units. The Degree’s Teaching Committee will assess the coherence of the study plan presented by the deadlines established on Infostud.
 

4. Transfer from a different degree
Exams taken during a different Degree Course (or in one of a different Academic System, that precedes the current legislation) might be validated and transferred to the Single-Cycle Architecture Degree. The Teaching Committee elaborates the conversion modalities of the single units by submitting them for approval of the Degree Course Council.  The validation modalities of the credits gained in a different Degree Course are established by the Teaching Committee, with reference to the University Regulations and the current legislation.
We will seek to ensure that the maximum number possible of ECTSs is recognized, through a careful evaluation of the previous study plan. The student registered to a different Academic System can request to be transferred to the new one, subject to the approval of the Teaching Committee. 

 

5. Teaching and assessment methods


1) The programme of each unit clarifies and explains both the theoretical and practical learning objectives (see the programmes in Italian or English). The formative and theoretical learning objectives are those related to a general culture of Architecture, and to scientific and humanist knowledge; the empirical and practical ones are those which allow for the student’s growth through the experience of a project, as a practical activity technically defined, endowed with artistic value.
2) Every unit offers a different combination of the two aims with relation to the specificity of the subject, contributing to the synthesis of theory and practice which must be fully achieved in a project.
3) Teaching is conventional in nature, and will unfold through lectures, laboratories, specialized seminars and midterm examinations. Formative activities unfold through single-subject units or through laboratories in the various scientific-disciplinary sectors.
4) The teaching of units is organized in two semesters.
5) Attendance is considered as necessary for a successful development of the curriculum; it is therefore strongly recommended, but it is mandatory only for the Laboratories. Those responsible for the Laboratories will verify the students’ active attendance. Students must obtain the active attendance certificate in order to take the exam.
6) The exam (or proficiency test) verifies the achievement of each unit’s learning objectives, as established in the Manifesto.
7) With reference to the teaching laboratories and the units with integrated and coordinated units, which must be attended as a unified unit, each lecturer responsible for a course and unit participates in the collective assessment of the student’s advancement, following procedures established by the lecturers themselves. The assessment, which consists of the synthesis of the evaluations of each lecturer, will take the form of a single unified exam.
8) The examinations can be articulated in more than one moment of assessment or partial judgments.
9) The Examination Committees must be made of at least two members, of which at least one is tenured.
10) The Committees have thirty points available to assess the student’s advancement. To pass the exam, the student must obtain at least eighteen points. Honors can be awarded with the unanimous approval of the present examiners. 
11) Formative activities are not limited to lectures, but also include a variety of cultural activities, such as stages, workshops, study trips, and must be previously agreed upon with the related lecturer. 

 

6. Assessment of foreign language knowledge and related credits
The Degree organizes in-depth foreign language classes, with particular reference to the technical language of Architecture. The assessment of the student’s knowledge of English, for which the B2 level is required, will take place through a proficiency test.

 

7. Assessment of other required skills and related credits
Specific IT skills for automatic design are required for exams of applicative and planning nature. To this end, the Faculty will organize training courses at the Faculty or designated partners. 

 

8. Assessment of the results of stages, internships and study periods abroad, and related credits
Excellence Pathway (without ECTS)
Supplementary pathways called ‘excellence pathways’ might be set up for a limited number of students of the Single-Cycle Architecture Degree.  Their aim is to nurture the education of those talented students who are interested in further learning activities, and in cultural integration activities. Some activities are programmed in the related teaching structure, and presented as disciplinary and interdisciplinary in-depth studies, seminars and internships; others, are agreed upon with the individual students, according to their cultural and scientific vocations, with a maximum of 100 hours per year.

The ‘excellence pathway’ does not provide any ECTSs, but the students who complete it will receive a certification from the related Faculty’s Presidency, which will be recorded on the student’s curriculum. The University also offers an award equivalent to the fees paid during the last year of the Degree, with reference to the Regulations related to the excellence pathways and their modifications and integrations.

 

9. Attendance Modalities (also for part-time students)
In order to obtain the Degree in Architecture, it is necessary to attend the technical-applicative units defined as Laboratories by the Academic System and in the Manifesto of the Single-Cycle Degree. 

Attendance for the other teaching activities is considered as necessary for a successful development of the curriculum; it is therefore strongly recommended. The lecturers responsible for each unit will verify the students’ attendance. In accordance with the University’s Regulations about part-time students, attendance might be reduced according to the type of contract chosen by the part-time student, after the approval of his or her reduced study plan by the Degree Course Council.

 

10. Validation of credits (with potential examinations) gained in other Degree Courses of the University of Rome ‘Sapienza’ (or other Universities)
Credits gained in other Universities are validated through procedures established by the Teaching Committee, with reference to what is established in the University Regulations and the current legislation.

 

11. Integrative tests for exams passed in the past, the cultural content of which is considered outdated.
The Degree’s Teaching Committee can demand the student to take integrative tests for exams he or she has already passed, when these have been passed more than eight years ago and their cultural content is considered now as insufficient or outdated.

 

12. Criteria for the transformation of the Degree from Academic System 509 to 270
This Single-Cycle Architecture Degree maintains the same structure of the previous Single-Cycle Architecture Degree, in turn the result of the transformation of the five-year-long Corso di Laurea Specialistica in Architecture UE ex DM 509/99, already recognized in the EU, adapted to conform with DM 270/2004, (maximum number of exams and minimum number of required ECTSs for the various disciplinary sectors, articulated in: core activities (attivitià di base);  specialized (attività caratterizzanti); related and integrative (affini e integrative); elective (a scelta dello studente). The core structure of the previous Single-Cycle Architecture Degree is respected, with minor variations and adjustments of the teaching import of certain scientific-disciplinary sectors. It therefore satisfies the learning objectives of the LM-4 class.

 

13. Summary of the technical report of the Evaluation Board (NVA)
Having considered the criteria and procedures presented in the summary of the report of the Evaluation Board (NVA), together with the notes of the single faculties, and having considered the opinions of the Committee for the teaching innovations and the documents sent to the faculty and by the NVF, the Evaluation Board (NVA) certifies that this Course satisfies the criteria related to the correct planning of the Offer, to the definition of the admission policy, to the transparency requirements and to the minimum required number of students. 

Furthermore, the Evaluation Board (NVA) believes that the Course is fully sustainable insofar as the tenured and non-tenured lecturers are concerned, and considers appropriate the number and size of the classrooms, the other structures and existing support systems which the faculty makes available. The Evaluation Board (NVA) certifies that the Offer satisfies all the current criteria established by the legislation and by the Academic Senate and supports the creation of the Course.

 

14. Summary of the meetings with the organizations representing production, services and profession at a local level
The student can participate in formative activities and internships at: Public Administrations (P.A.);   private firms which operate in the sector of design;  companies and manufacturers; design studios and engineering and architecture firms. In order to verify and update the comparison between the national and international job market and the University’s Education Offer, on 14 January 2008 the University entered in contact and agreement with representatives of the professional and entrepreneurial spheres (Rome Order of Architect and other Organizations) and directors of Local institutions; this with a positive outcome. In direct dialogue with the technical offices of P.A.s (Comune di Roma, Dipartimenti di Edilizia, di Urbanistica, ATER, etc.), the University identified specific subjects and areas of interest for the design laboratories and the Final Synthesis Studios.   On 19 January 2009, in the final meeting of the University’s consultation, having considered the results of previous telematic consultation, the participating organizations evaluated favourably the rationalisation of the University’s Education Offer. This aimed not only at a reduction of the number of Degrees, but also at their diversification in classes which are highly attractive and for which there are more than enough teachers.  Furthermore, having evaluated in detail the Faculties’ Education Offer, the organizations themselves expressed a positive opinion on the creation of the individual units.

 

15. Knowledge and Understanding
The Degree will be awarded to the students who will demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to elaborate and apply original ideas, also within the context of research. In particular, with reference to the Directive 85/384/CEE on the training of the architect, it will be awarded to the students who possess:
1) the ability to create architectural projects that satisfy aesthetic and technical requirements;
2) an appropriate knowledge of the history and theory of architecture, and of the related arts, technologies and human sciences;
3) a knowledge of the fine arts, as an influence on the quality of architectural design;
4) an appropriate knowledge of urban design, planning and the skills employed in the planning process;
5) an understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment, and of the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale;
6) an understanding of the importance of the profession and of the role of the architect in society, in particular in preparing projects that take into account social factors;
7) an understanding of the methods of investigation and preparation of a design project;
8) an understanding of the structural design, constructional and engineering problems associated with building design;
9) an adequate knowledge of physical problems and technologies and of the function of buildings so as to provide them with internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate; the understanding of the energy-related aspects, linked to planning of the building and to the complex integration of technical implants, while respecting the environment;
10) the necessary design skills to meet building users' requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations;
11) an adequate knowledge of the industries, organisations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into overall planning.


Means to encourage their acquisition
These knowledge and skills will be achieved by attending the specialised units established in the programme. This is articulated within an educational scheme based upon design studios which, together with other units, will encourage the acquisition of the capacity for autonomous judgment, in relation to the issues of architecture and of the contemporary city. Furthermore, teaching will also take place through seminars.


Assessment
The assessment will take place through exams and midterm tests, as well as through the analysis of the activities related to the final thesis.

 

16. Applying knowledge and understanding
The Degree will be awarded to the students who demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge and understanding skills acquired, employing specialized cultural abilities to create and support arguments, and to solve complex problems of Architecture. In particular, the student will be able to: 


• employ the theories, techniques and methods of Architecture and Engineering, to plan autonomously and as part of a team, understanding the transformation processes of settlement dynamics, their effects on the architectural product and on the urban and territorial context,  and to technically guide the related administrative procedures and other activities;
• employ the techniques and the support tools for technical-economic planning, for analysis and for the design of buildings;
• to develop and manage processes for energy and environment redevelopment.

 

Means to encourage their acquisition
These knowledge and skills will be achieved by attending the specialised units established in the programme. This is articulated within an educational scheme based upon design studios which, together with other units, will encourage the acquisition of the capacity for autonomous judgment. Furthermore, teaching will also take place through seminars.

 

Assessment
The assessment will take place through exams and midterm tests, as well as through the analysis of the activities related to the final thesis.

 

17. Making Autonomous Judgment

The Degree will be awarded to the students who will be able to acquire data and evaluate and interpret it, in order to make autonomous judgment and to integrate the knowledge needed to solve complex issues. The students will also be able to make judgments out of incomplete information, with particular reference to specific issues of architectural design, construction, and urban and territory planning.

 

Means to encourage their acquisition
These knowledge and skills will be achieved by attending the specialised units established in the programme. This is articulated within an educational scheme based upon design studios which, together with other units, will encourage the acquisition of the capacity for autonomous judgment. Furthermore, teaching will also take place through seminars.

 

Assessment
The assessment will take place through exams and midterm tests, as well as through the analysis of the activities related to the final thesis.

 

18. Communication skills

The Degree will be awarded to the students who will possess the necessary knowledge of the field of Architecture (to a variety of scales for intervention), to support a high ability of communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions both to an expert and non-expert audience.

 

Means to encourage their acquisition
These knowledge and skills will be achieved by attending the specialised units established in the programme, by actively participating in seminars internal to the laboratories, in order to enhance both their oral and graphic communication skills.

 

Assessment
The assessment will take place through exams and seminars, as well as through the analysis of the activities related to the final thesis.

 

 

19. Learning skills
The Degree will be awarded to the students who will develop a high ability to learn autonomously, in order to proceed to further studies (higher level training) and to continue learning and updating their knowledge with a high degree of autonomy.

 

Means to encourage their acquisition
These understandings and skills will be achieved by attending specialised, related and integrative units; these will be taught through a critical approach to knowledge, linked to the understanding of the autonomous disciplinary corpus, which find application in the design studios. Further learning modalities will take place through seminars, conferences and debates.

 

Assessment
The assessment will take place through exams and seminars, as well as through the analysis of the activities related to the final thesis, arranged in order to highlight the ability to learn independently.

 

20. Requirements
It is necessary to have a high-school diploma or its equivalent. The number of students that can be accepted onto the course is limited on a national level, and it is therefore necessary to take and pass a test established by the Ministry on a national scale.

 

21. Characteristics of the final thesis
The final test consists of a thesis, elaborated individually with a single supervisor or a group of coordinated supervisors within thesis studios. The thesis can be project-oriented, or theoretical-methodological (historic-critical or technical), and it is an in-depth development of the disciplinary contents of the Degree, and with the contribution of interdisciplinary knowledge external to the Faculty. It will express technical and expressive maturity, as an original and up-to-date contribution to the most advanced positions in the context of the contemporary debate. 14 ECTSs will be awarded for it.


Modalities for the Final Test 
The maximum length of the discussion is 20 minutes.
The student will make a PowerPoint presentation (max 10 minutes). The student will send the presentation as a pdf file to the supervisor, two days before the discussion at latest. The boards (which should preferably be between 10 and 12) will be made available to the members of the Examination Board who, at the end of the presentation, will ask questions. Both the boards and the presentation must bear the Sapienza University logo, as well as the same information: title, student, supervisor, etc.


Marking. The maximum number of points that can be awarded is 10. Honors (lode) can be awarded unanimously. Particularly deserving dissertations will receive honors and will be published on a website of the Single-Cycle Architecture Degree, currently under development.
The students who enrolled before the academic year 2011/2012 can choose, if they wish, the new procedures for the final test, presenting the 10 minutes Power Point together with the project boards.
 

 

22. Reasons for the creation of multiple courses in the class
The two Degrees in the class Single-Cycle LM-4, Architettura UE in the Architecture Faculty "Valle Giulia" and Architettura UE in the Architecture Faculty "L. Quaroni", were merged from the academic year 2011-2012 in a single Degree (code 15893), of which this course is the natural evolution, in spite of the minor variations related to the optimisation of its didactics. In the same class, it is also present the Single-Cycle Degree in Building Engineering-Architecture UE for historical and cultural reasons.
The Education Offer of the Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture is attractive and, in the past years, there have been more students applying to the national admission test than places available. The Degree is in conformity with the Academic System and it has received a long time ago the approval of the EU Committee. Its Education Offer unfolds through different and specific connotations, in relation to the variety of disciplinary synergies which justify the differences in the distribution of ECTSs.

 

23. Reasons for the addition of sectors established by the class in the related activities, or Notes related activities

The SSD ICAR/08, ICAR/09, ICAR/12, ICAR/14, ICAR/17, ICAR/18, ICAR/19, ICAR/21, ICAR/22, ING-IND/11, are employed in core, specialised and related activities, as the wide range of subjects they include provide the students with the required in-depth knowledge of architecture and of the contemporary city.
The SSD ICAR/07, ICAR/15, ICAR/16 are employed in the related activities, as the related subjects in the current programme structure possess an exclusively integrative value.

 

PART TWO

REGULATIONS OF THE ACADEMIC AREA 1- Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture
 

Article 1. The Academic Area 1 and the Faculty of Architecture
1. The Academic Area 1 groups together and coordinates the Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture (as per art. 14) and potential other Degrees which belong to the same scientific-cultural area. The Faculty of Architecture (to which the following Departments report: “Architecture and Design” –DiAP, “Structural and Geotechnical Engineering” DISG,  “Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture” PDTA, “History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture” DSDRA ) coordinates, rationalises and controls the didactic activities.

 

Article 2. The Academic Area 1 and its bodies
1.The Academic Area 1 follows these Regulations, which governs its didactic and organisational duties, both in presence of more than one Degree (identifying and defining the margins of organisational autonomy of each), and in presence of the single Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture.


2. The Academic Area 1 consists of: 
-the President of the Academic Area Committee;
- the Academic Area Committee;
- the Academic Area Coordinating Committee;
- the Academic Coordinator of the Study Courses;
- the Coordinator of the Agreement Erasmus Managers.


3. The Study Course(s) which reports to the Academic Area 1 is (are) made up of: 
- the Academic Coordinator of the Study Course;
- the Study Course Coordinating Committee;
- the Agreement Erasmus Manager.

 

The following are permanent Committees of the Academic Area 1:

- the Teaching and Education Offer Sustainability Committee;
- the Erasmus and Formative Experiences Internationalization Committee;

 

The following are permanent Committees of the Study Course:
- the Quality Route Committee
- the Study Course Teaching Committee.

 

Article 3. Composition of the Academic Area 1 Committee
1. All the lecturers working within the Study Courses coordinated by the Academic Area are entitled, every academic year, to constitute The Academic Area 1 Committee, together with a delegation of students of the Study Courses equivalent to the 15% of lecturers (art. 12). Tutors with a temporary contract participate in the Committee without the right to vote.

 

Article 4. The Academic Area 1 Committee 
1. The Academic Area 1 Committee exercises all the powers conferred on it by the Sapienza University of Rome Regulations. It coordinates, approves and sanctions the teaching and tutoring activities needed to be awarded the Single-Cycle Architecture Degree CU acknowledged in the EU, and of all the Study Courses which report to the Area. The Committee operates according to the current legislation, the Statute and the University Regulations.


2. The Academic Area Committee (also through its bodies) has in particular the following duties:
a) it formulates proposals about the Academic System of the Study Courses of the Academic Area and it elaborates the Manifesto, establishing the learning objectives, the programme structure to attribute ECTSs and within the framework of laws and Academic Systems, the sequence of exams and the teaching cycles;
b) it ensures the scientific and organizational coherence of the various programmes;
c) it yearly approves the Manifestos of the Study Courses in the Academic Area and it sends them to the Faculty Committee, for the mandatory opinion and the ensuing measures;
d) it formulates proposals to the Faculty Committee on a yearly basis, in relation to the limited numbers of admissions to the Study Courses;
e) it defines the admission requirements to the Study Courses, possibly converting them into formative debts and proposing to the Faculty Committee the creation of prerequisite and integrative formative activities; 
f) it ensures the execution of all teaching and tutoring activities established by the Academic System, and it yearly suggests modifications and revisions;
g) it provides, in collaboration with the Departments, a balanced academic management, optimising human and material resources; it coordinates potential teaching activities carried out in cooperation with more than one lecturer, and it promotes the quality of education, by activating horizontal and vertical forms of coordination between the same subjects and between subjects which participate in the definition of the formative project;  
h) it yearly coordinates the allocation of lecturers for each unit, taking into account the necessities of didactic continuity and the absences previously notified by the Departments. It communicates the allocations and the potential vacancies to the relevant Departments, internal or external to the Faculty, for the ensuing actions. It alerts the Faculty Committee of structural shortcomings of internal teaching, as well as of disciplinary sectors not present in the Departments reporting to the Faculty, for potential ensuing actions;
i) it approves, within the deadlines established by the University, the teaching framework for the new academic year and the related composition of the Committee and communicates it to the Faculty Committee, to the Faculty Teaching Manager and to the Manager of the Didactic Office;

j) in collaboration with the Faculty and the Departments, it provides students with the technical-scientific structures where the various formative activities will take place;
k) it approves, on the basis of the instructions of the Study Course Teaching Committee, the validation of the formation plans signed by the students, in relation to the options allowed by the Academic Systems; it approves the students’ transfer procedures, in relation to the Academic System regulations; it approves the requests to abbreviate the Degree duration (for those students who enrol in a year which is not the first);
l) it supervises the conformity between legal and real duration of the studies, providing appropriate tutorial activities, in relation with the control of ECTSs acquired by students in periods of time superior to those established by the Academic System. It takes the suitable measures to guarantee the update of the formative contents;
m) it establishes the modalities for students to recognize ECTSs, for activities which do not directly depend on the University;
n) it expresses opinions on the teaching activity of lecturers and researchers in accordance with the legislation;
o) it makes proposals for the creation of specific Exam Boards or Degree Boards, and communicates  them to the Faculty Committee;
p) it promotes specific committees or temporary and/or permanent work groups, with preliminary or propositive functions;
q) it promotes cultural and formative activities, and activities of innovative didactics, relevant to the coordinated Study Courses; it entrusts the lecturers who report to the Area with operative duties, having provided clear and specific objectives;
r) it announces at least one meeting per year for didactic planning, and one meeting per year for didactic evaluation;
s) at the beginning of each academic year, it appoints the Secretary of the Committee among its members—the youngest of the associate professors with reference to seniority and, where the same in seniority, the youngest of age. The Secretary edits the reports.

 

Article 5. How the Academic Area 1 Committee operates
1. The President summons the Academic Area 1 Committee via e-mail, with a 7 days notice (at least), indicating the briefing’s agenda. The Committee ordinarily meets three times per year and, exceptionally, whenever the President deems it necessary or at least one fifth of its members requests it. If urgent, the Academic Area Committee can be summoned via e-mail with a 48 hours notice, and telematic votes can take place.
2. In order for the Committee’s briefings to be valid, at least one third of the voting members must be present. In the tally, those who presented a written justification for their absence will not be taken into account, together with those who are on mission or on leave, and the lecturers on a temporary contract, who have no right to vote.
The President declares the session as open as soon as the quorum is achieved. If this does not happen within 30 minutes from the time indicated on the summoning notice, the President declares the session as ‘not quorate’ unless those present decide unanimously to prolong the wait.
3. With the exception of what is established in the following points of this article, all the members of the Academic Area 1 Committee participate in the sessions and vote.

1.The students’ representatives do not participate in the sessions about other categories. Researchers and equivalent staff do not participate in sessions about tenured lecturers. Second rank lecturers do not participate in sessions about first rank lecturers.
Unless differently stated, the Academic Area Committee deliberates with the positive vote of the absolute majority of those present.
4. The President leads the discussion, allowing others to speak or pausing them. During the discussion, contributions and potential replies cannot last more than the time indicated previously by the President, having taken into account the relevance of the subject.  Those who speak for the first time on the discussed subject have precedence over those who want to reply.
Proposals concerning the regulations or the agenda have precedence over the main discussion. About these, after the first, usually only two other members of the Committee can speak—one in favour, one against. The briefing’s report, written by the Secretary, is approved by the Academic Area Committee, signed by the President and sent to the Faculty Presidency.

 

Article 6. The President of the Academic Area 1 Committee
1. The President represents the Study Courses in all the premises. He or she participates in the Faculty Committee and, whether not as an elected member, with a right to vote limited to the decisions related to the Study Courses pertaining to him or her (art 13. clause 4 of the Faculty of Architecture Regulations). 
2. The President is elected among full-time First rank lecturers (art. 16 and 94 of the DPR 382/80). In case of the latter’s justified unavailability, the President can be elected among the full-time Second rank lecturers who are members of the Academic Area Committee. The President’s office lasts three years, and can be re-elected only one more consecutive time.
The active electorate is a right of all the members of the Academic Area with a right to vote, that is: to all the tenured lecturers and researchers who, in the academic year of the election, teach in one of the Study Courses of the Academic Area, and to the representatives of the students of the same Courses (the number of whom is the 15% of the teaching staff).
3. Three months before the deadline,  the Committee Dean (the oldest member of the Committee) establishes and leads the Committee for the presentation of the candidacy, decides the date of the Committee’s session to elect the President and nominates the electoral Committee. The election is valid if at least the 50% of those who have the right to vote participate. The tally of the legal number is done at the closure of the poll. The President is the person who receives the absolute majority of votes in the first summon, and the relative majority in the following summons. 
4. The President’s duties include: to summon the Academic Area Committee, to establish the day’s agenda, to organise, with the help of the Coordinating Committee, the procedures for all the activities as according to art 4 clause 2 letters a-s of these Regulations. In case of absence or hindrance, the President chooses one lecturer among the members of the Coordinating Committee to substitute him/her. If the hindrance lasts for more than four months, new elections will take place.  

5. The President can create temporary specific committees or work groups, choosing as manager a member of the Academic Area Coordinating Committee, in order to improve the quality and to promote the active participation of all the lecturers of the Academic Area to the identification and solution of the issues related to a high-quality Education Offer, These committees execute preliminary tasks for the Coordinating Committee.

 

Article 7. The Academic Area 1 Coordinating Committee  
1. The Academic Area 1 Coordinating Committee has the duty to assist the President in the management of the Didactic Area and the functioning of the Study Courses, in the preparation of the work of the Academic Area Committee and the related tasks, in the formulation of the day’s agenda, in the writing of reports and in the execution of  resolutions, in the operational link to Departments, to the Faculty (Head, Faculty Committee and Didactic Manager) and with the University’s structures related to teaching.
2. The Academic Area Coordinating Committee is composed of the Academic Area’s President and by the Study Courses’ Coordinators  and by the members of the Coordinating Committee of the Study Courses (cfr. art. 8 clause 2).The Academic Area Coordinating Committee is chaired by three Academic Area’s President, whose vote, in the case of tie, is worth as two. The member of the Committee who does not attend the Committee’s sessions for more than three consecutive times without justification loses his status as member.
3. In order to enhance the relationship between teaching and research, identifying ways to innovate and to harmonize knowledge and planning in the programme structure of each Study Course, the Academic Area Coordinating Committee can nominate referees, for the various scientific-disciplinary sectors , chosen among the members of the Committee or external to it, when referred to scientific-disciplinary sectors not represented within the Committee.

 

Article 8.The Coordinating Committee of the Study Course
1. The Coordinating Committee of the Study Course supports the tasks of the Academic Area Committee, in particular with reference to the points a/b/c/d/e/f of art.4 clause 2 of the Regulations. 
2. Each Study Course has its own Coordinating Committee, made up of nine members for the Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture, of  six members for the Undergraduate Degrees and three for the Postgraduate Degrees. The members of the Committees are chosen among lecturers and researchers teaching the Study Course, in specific session, with secret scrutiny and with the majority of the votes; the office lasts three years and can be re-elected for no more than one consecutive time. In the election, hoping for the broadest representation as possible of scientific-disciplinary sectors, in case of tie, the Full Lecturer or the Associate Lecturer have precedence over researchers, and the Full Lecturer has precedence over the Associate Lecturer.

 

Article 9. The Study Course Academic Coordinator
1. Each Study Course is chaired by an Academic Coordinator, elected by the Coordinating Committee among the members of the Committee.
2. The Study Course Academic Coordinator is elected among full time First rank lecturers (art. 16 and 94 of the DPR 382/80). In case of justified unavailability, the Academic Coordinator can be elected among the full-time Second rank lecturers who are members of the Study Course Council. Upon resolution of the Degree Council, declaring the impossibility, as declared by the First- and second rank lecturers, to take the role of Academic Coordinator because of other academic duties or other reasons, the Academic Coordinator can be elected among the full time Researchers with a permanent contract (resolution of the Academic Senate, of the 17th March 2015). 
The Academic Coordinator’s office lasts three years, and can be re-elected only one more consecutive time.
3. The Academic Coordinator of the Study Course summons the Committee’s meetings on agendas related to subjects of specific relevance to the Study Course prepared for the Council. The Study Course Council exercises all the functions required by the DPR 382, expresses opinions and formulates proposals to the Academic Area Committee with reference to:
- organisation of teaching;
- coordination of units;
- the yearly programme;
- the Academic System of the Study Course;
- the appointment and potential vacancies of the units;
- all the actions and strategies aiming at the improvement of the students’ academic careers.  

The Academic Coordinator can resort to specific committees or work groups. The Academic Coordinator summons the Teaching Committee’s meetings and applies the teaching programmes in collaboration with the Departments and with the Academic Area President, and the Coordinating Committee. The Academic Coordinator reports to the President and to the Academic Area 1 Committee. The Academic Coordinator’s office lasts three years, and can be re-elected only one more consecutive time.
4. The Study Course Academic Coordinator, directly or via a lecturer delegated by him or her, has the duty to act as the referee of the assessment and validation of the study plan presented by the student.

 

Article 10. Study Course Permanent Committees
1. Committee for the Quality Route

Each Study Course has a Committee for the Quality Route, which task is to produce, within the University’s deadlines, the Self-Evaluation Record (RAV), based on requirements defined in the following five areas of intervention:
- needs and objectives;
- education process;
- resources;
- monitoring, analysis and improvements;
- management system.

The committee is made up of the Academic Coordinator of the Study Course, three permanent lecturers, of which at least one Researcher, nominated by the Academic Coordinator upon suggestion of the related Coordinating Committee (also among the members of the Committee itself), and of an Administrative Technician and of a students’ representative.

The Committee has representative function and acts as a link to the Committee for the Monitoring of the teaching and scientific activity of the Faculty.

2. Study Course Teaching Committee

Each Study Course has its own Teaching Committee, made up of three permanent lecturers of the Study Course, of which at least one Researcher, and of one student representative.

The members of the Teaching Committee are nominated by the Study Course Council among the permanent lecturers and researchers which are part of the single Study Course, upon suggestion of the related Coordinating Committee, and/or on single candidacy of the Study Course’s lecturers.

 

Article11. Academic Area 1 Permanent Committees
1. Teaching and Education Offer Sustainability Committee
a) The Committee has a representative function and acts as a link to the Faculty Teaching Committee, with the Faculty Balanced Committee Lecturers - Students and with the Faculty’s Academic Manager. It also executes preliminary activities for the tasks pertaining to of the Academic Area Committee and, in particular, with reference to the points e, k of the Regulations’ art. 4 clause 2

b) The Committee is made of the sum of the members of the Academic Committees of the Study Courses, it is chaired by the Coordinator of the Academic Area whose office lasts three years and is nominated among the lecturers of the Coordinating Committee of the Academic Area 1 Committee upon the President’s proposal. 
2. Erasmus and Formative Experiences Internationalization Committee
a) The Committee coordinates and implements the International relationships of the Academic Area 1 lecturers, with the goal of activating new institutional relationships for students, graduates and lecturers. The Committee promotes experiences and education paths complementary to those established by the Academic Systems, aiming at developing innovative cultural experiences and excellence paths for the students. Furthermore, it promotes exchange curriculums with foreign Faculties to activate joint Masters Degrees (Erasmus mundus), it advertises and increases the opportunities for exchanges with foreign University with which it already awards a joint degree.
b) The Committee communicates with the Faculty’s and University’s Eramsus + structures, and with the International Office. It is made up of three lectures, of different scientific-disciplinary sector, chosen according to scientific excellence criteria by the Coordinating Committee and approved by the Area Committee.
The Committee is chaired by a Manager elected among its members and the office lasts three years.

 

Article 12. Students’ delegation in the Academic Area Committee
1. The passive electorate is granted to students enrolled to Academic Area’s Study Courses, for the first time and not beyond the first year fuori corso (only one year after the limit of prescribed time to complete the degree); the delegation to elect must be balanced between each Study Course that refers to the Academic Area. The active electorate is recognized to all the students who passed at least one exam in the last three years, the related list provided by the Administration and made public on the Faculty’s website at least 15 days before voting (art. 12 clause 6 Faculty Regulations). 
Those elected, nominated via the Head’s deliberation, are in office from the following November the 1st; the office lasts two years and they can be confirmed only one more time. The students’ representative automatically loses office: or as they stop being students, or if they move to a different Faculty or University.
2. The Head of Faculty chooses the election’s date three months earlier, in a period in which classes take place, and at the same time determines the number of representatives to elect according to the numbers of lecturers in the Academic Area Committee (art. 3 clause 1). 
The election’s announcement indicate also the modalities through which they will take place. Each student can express one vote. Those who receive the majority of votes are elected, within the limits of available places. In case one renounces, the first of the non-elected takes that place.
If less than the 10% of students who have the right to vote participates, the number of those elected is reduced according to that of those who vote ( art. 12, clause 3 Faculty Regulations).

 

Article 13.Approval of the Academic Area 1 Regulations
1. The Regulations becomes active once approved by the absolute majority of the members of the Academic Area 1 Committee, and it is sent to the Departments and to the Faculty Committee. It can be modified, with the same modalities, if the President propose sit, if it is required by one fifth of the members of the Committee, or if there are necessary adjustments requested by the University’s Regulations, approved by the Academic Senate, or to apply Revisions to the University’s Statute of 8 November 2012, or for new national requirements.

2. Although not explicitly established in these Regulations, the norms of the current legislation are followed, as well as the rules of the Statute and those of the University’s Regulations, and of the University’s Electoral Regulations.

 

Article 14. Transient phase 
In the present phase: 
1. The Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture (Single-Cycle LM-4) reports to the Academic Area. The Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture (Single-Cycle LM-4) has been activated in the academic year 2011-2012, the same academic year in which the Single-Cycle Five-Year Degree class LM-4s (ex Valle Giulia) and the Single-Cycle Five-Year Degree class LM-4s (ex L. Quaroni) have been both deactivated in the academic year 2011-12. The legal duration of these two latter degrees expired in the academic year 2014-2015.
2. The Academic Area and its organs, as according to the art.13 of the Statute, coincides with the Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture (LM-4 c.u.) activated in the academic year 2011-2012 and with the organs of the individual Study Course, as regulated by these Regulations.
3. These Regulations, deliberated by the Architecture Academic Area Committee, with absolute majority of its members, is in effect on 1 June 2016.

 

PART THREE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1. Academic Orientation
The Teaching Committee and the Area 1 Office are structures who work for the students of the Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture. (http://w3.architettura.uniroma1.it/area/) and provide all the necessary information to prospective students.
The Teaching Committee meets with current students, as well as with students transferring to the Degree, and with those in the process of enrolling. There is no need to book an appointment, but the Committee’s meetings follow a calendar published on the website http://w3.architettura.uniroma1.it/area/archivionotizie/avviso-ricevimen... 
The SOrT is an integrated Orientation service of the University. The SOrT help desks are present in all Faculties and in the Secretary’s Building (Campus). At the SOrT help desks, students can find specific information about the Faculties and Degree Courses, and can receive support to make a decision. The SOrT manages the organisation and coordination of the event “Porte Aperte alla Sapienza” (Sapienza Open Doors), a regular event dedicated to those who are thinking about enrolling. The lecturers of the Faculties help students in making a conscious decision about their study plans, according to their ambitions and inclinations, and provide information about the Study Courses and the units. The event take places every year in the third week of July on Campus and it is open mainly to students in their last years of high school, to teachers, to parents and to experts of the sector. It represents a way to learn more about Sapienza University, its Education Offer, the study, culture and break areas, and the variety of services available to students (libraries, museums, concerts, conferences, etc.). In addition to the information about teaching and learning, during the encounters it is possible to ask about administrative procedures, both of generic and specific nature, such a show to enrol to the various Study Courses and how to access the call for applications to the admission tests. At the same time, in the Aula Magna, a series of conferences take place, in order to present all the University’s Faculties. Furthermore, the Sector coordinates orientation projects described below, and indicate show to support the approach to the University and to the education path.

Project “A Bridge between School and University”

 The Project “A Bridge between School and University”(short: “Project Bridge”) seeks to present the services offered by Sapienza and the students’ university experience. The project is articulated in three programmes:

-Professione Orientamento (Profession Orientation). Meeting with the teachers of high schools to enhance the exchange of information between the realities of high schools and the services and projects offered by Sapienza;

-La Sapienza si presenta (Sapienza introduces itself). Introductory meetings of the Faculties and examples of lectures held by Sapienza’s lecturers to high-school students on relevant subjects;

- La Sapienza degli studenti (Students’ Sapienza). Mentoring students present the services offered by Sapienza and their university experience in high schools.

- Conosci Te stesso (Know Your Self) is self-evaluation quiz to help the student in the selection of a study plan, while the project ‘Esame di inglese scientifico’ (Scientific English Exam) allows students attending the last high-school year in Lazio to take at Sapienza an exam of Scientific English to gain ECTSs in the case of enrolment at Sapienza.

 

2. Orientation and support during the degree
For the duration of the degree, the SOrT of the faculties with one or more reference lecturers guarantees a service of mentoring. For general information about administrative procedures, for support to IT services (how to register for an exam, etc) Italian students can refer to the service CIAO (Centro Informazioni Accoglienza Orientamento), while foreign students to the service HELLO.

 

Support for formative experiences abroad (internships and stages)
Sapienza promotes and supports formative and professional internships in Italy and abroad for its students, whether undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, and graduated students within 18 months of their award. The goal is to provide students with the possibility to experience the professional world and help them with their future career choices. The service seeks to accompany students in the professional world and provide firms and bodies accredited to the system www.jobsoul.it with useful tools to find qualified staff.

SOUL (Sistema Orientamento Università Lavoro) is a tutoring system resulting out of the agreement between Sapienza University of Rome, Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Università degli Studi di Roma Foro Italico, Accademia delle Belle Arti, Università degli Studi di Cassino, Università della Tuscia – Viterbo and LUMSA – Libera Università degli Studi Maria SS. Assunta di Roma. The service, guaranteed by the portal JobSOUL, operates as a hub of the public service networks for employment, in collaboration with other Institutions (Ministero del Lavoro, della Salute e delle Politiche Sociali, Regione Lazio, Provincia di Roma and Comune di Roma), and with the main agencies concerned with taking measures in favour of University students (Laziodisu, Caspur, Irfi, Bic Lazio, Italia Lavoro and Isfol). Through the portal www.jobsoul.it, students can:

- sign up and write, publish and manage their CV;

- search through the portal’s advertisements job or internship offers, which meet their profile and apply for them online;

- activate online the procedures for internships in convention with the University;

-directly contact firms to introduce themselves;

- choose whether to show their consent to firms and, if not, to hide their personal data.

The physical services of the SOUL help desks in the Faculties offer services of:

-welcoming and information

-interviews for professional orientation

-technical assistance to use the online portal.

 

Support and agreements for the students’ international mobility
Scholarships for dissertations abroad.

Scholarships for dissertations abroad are available to students regularly enrolled in the fifth year of the Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture, who wish to carry out parts of their preparation work for the dissertation abroad, at foreign Institutions, Bodies and firms, or at supranational or international Institution of appropriate scientific and cultural level. The work abroad must take place for at least two consecutive months. The amount of the scholarship is established yearly by the Academic Senate, and it is usually roughly € 2.500, excluding the IRPEF taxes. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a call for applications managed by the Faculty of Architecture. 
Scholarships for enhancement activities abroad.

Scholarships for enhancement activities abroad are offered every year, in order to allow graduate students to attend courses or enhancing activities at foreign or international institutions of University level. They last minimum 6 months, maximum 12. They are available to graduate students, whose age is maximum 29 years old, and who possess a postgraduate degree or a Single-Cycle Degree or equivalent at the Sapienza University of Rome. The candidate has to pass a competition (concorso), based on qualifications and examinations. 
Agreements for the mobility between Sapienza’s and foreign Universities’ students

Extra-European student mobility, resulting out of additional measures, can be supported through scholarships that last at least three months. International Relations manage the funds. It is worth noting that:

- the activation procedures for their request by the Faculties are launched at the beginning of the solar year;

- the scholarships’ funds are appointed following appropriate selection processes, which take place at Faculty level;

- the announcements for the selections must be published and the results must be sent to the Rip. IX strictly by the end of May/October;

-the selected students are supported in the signing of the contract and ensuing compliances by the Rip. IX;

-the selected students keep paying taxes to the University of origin and benefits from services offered by the host University.
Erasmus mundus.

Erasmus Mundus is a project concerned with the cooperation and mobility in the field of higher education, which promotes the EU as an excellence centre of knowledge for non-EU countries. It supports  post-degree courses, and offers scholarships for non-EU students, and EU students who study in non-EU countries. Thanks to the Erasmus Mundus scholarships, it is possible to:

-attend joint Master Degrees, or joint PhDs, realised by associations of EU and non-EU higher education institutions;

-the students/doctoral candidates who complete their degrees positively receive a joint, double or multiple award.

The application form must be presented to the Managers of the course to which one wants to apply, as according to the instructions in the yearly announcements, published by each association Erasmus Mundus. The list of the associations in which Sapienza participates is updated in September, in the pages of the international area Leonardo da Vinci Programme. 
The Leonardo da Vinci Programme, promoted by the European Committee, supports transnational projects of internships for professionals available on the job market. The Leonardo da Vinci internships seek to improve one’s skills through formative and professional experiences at a hosting partner in a different country. Sapienza requests yearly funds to Agenzia Nazionale Leonardo da Vinci, to offer two types of internships: sectorial and transversal. The publication of announcements depends on the approval of the funds.
Free movers students.

“Free mover” students to not participate in an exchange project organised by the University, such as the Erasmus, but choose on their own accord the hosting University, organising autonomously the study period abroad. In order to attend units at another University and then have them validated within their own study plan, students must request and receive the approval of their Faculty of origin, and that of the hosting University.
The office Programmi Internazionali (International Programmes), which manages Erasmus (the European sector-based project concerned with higher education and professional training), guarantees support for study periods abroad. Erasmus promotes transnational cooperation between higher-education institutions; it encourages the mobility for study purposes (SMS) and for internship purposes (SMP), for EU University students, in all subjects and levels of study (including PhD), and favours the academic recognition of the studies within the EU.

Student mobility for study purposes (SMS)

Erasmus allows students to attend a EU University among those who adhere to the project. Students can attend classes and take exams related to their academic curriculum, or study for their dissertation, or undertake formative activities for their doctorate. The period abroad lasts for a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve months, between the 1st of June and the 30th September of the following year.
Student Mobility for formative internships (SMP)

Erasmus allows students to do internships at firms, training and research centres located in one of the countries which participate in the project. The internship lasts between three and twelve months, in the period of time specified above. The student must be involved exclusively in full-time placement activities, recognized by the University of origin as integrated parts of the study programme of the student/doctorate candidate.
General conditions

To apply to Sapienza’s Erasmus project, students must compete in the competitions announced by the Faculties adhering to the project. Furthermore, specific competitions are announced for the SMP (internship Erasmus) activities, and these are advertised on the website dedicated to the Erasmus.

 

Career support
At the SOUL office, the Centro per l'Impiego Sapienza (Centre for Employment Sapienza) is active. This is dedicated to current and graduate students, offering services of:

-Welcoming and information

-Professional advice and training orientation

-Job offers on the provincial territory

-Stages and internships offers at firms

-Advice on European mobility through the Eures portal

-Information on job contracts and on the local job market

Centro per l'Impiego - SAPIENZA Via Cesare de Lollis 22 - 00185 Roma

 

Further initiatives

The Information, Welcome and Orientation Centre is a service managed by staff that refers to the Academic Programmes and Right to Education and to roughly 180 students awarded a collaboration scholarship and enrolled in the last years of all the Faculties at Sapienza. CIAO offers information and advice for current and prospect students about:

-how to enrol;

-timetables and locations of offices and other structures;

-how to use the online University system (Infostud);

-the procedures required by regulations for students (changes, transfers, etc…);

- the promotion of services, of activities and cultural events in the University.

CIAO was created in the academic year 1998-1999, and its activities aim at making pleasant the first impact (and the following interactions) between students and the institutions, the structures and the procedures of the University.  CIAO’s main tasks are:

-to provide clear, complete and accessible information;

-to diversify the channel and means of communication;

-to adopt languages, texts and interaction methods that suit the students’ needs;

-to be approachable and available to listen;

-to support and give advices to students.

CIAO counts more than 70.000 yearly contacts, between help desks, email, fax and face book replies; in the busiest periods, there are even more than 700 contacts per day. CIAO has become a point of reference for the Sapienza’s students, who regularly display their appreciation of the work, professionalism and availability of its staff.

 
HELLO – welcome service www.uniroma1.it/hello 

"Hello" is the welcome and information service for foreign students, who want to study at our University. More broadly, HELLO  operates as the first link to an international audience, also redirecting the users’ requests towards the specific offices. The service is managed by 4 units of staff that refer to the Academic Programmes and Right to Education and to selected funded non-EU and Italian students, with an excellent knowledge of English and of at least another foreign language.

 

3. Organisational structure and responsibilities at University level
Sapienza’s Sistema di Assicurazione Qualità (AQ) (System to Ensure Quality) is extensively described in the website of the Team Qualità (Quality Team). The web pages describe the process developed by the University to build Assicurazione Qualità Sapienza, the organisational model adopted, the agents of AQ (Quality Team, Monitoring Committees, Joint Committees, Study Course Quality Committee), the active Work Groups and the main activities developed. The web pages represent, furthermore, the platform to communicate and publish data of reference for the activities of  Riesame (re-examination), of report writing for the Joint Committees and the Monitoring Committees, and to fill in the forms SUA-Teaching and SUA-Research.

 

Organisation and Responsibility of AQ at Study Course level
The Committee prepares all the required activities to achieve the expected Quality objectives, and to manage the Assicurazione della Qualità. The Committee indicates periodically quality objectives for the success of the formative processes managed by the Study Course, guiding the planning and monitoring processes, and checking the results.  The Committee ‘Qualità e Didattica’ supports the Study Course Manager and the Quality Manager in the self-evaluation activities and in the Assicurazione della Qualità activities, in the writing of the yearly Riesame report; it arranges the necessary operations for the cyclical Riesame, it evaluates regularly the data collected by the OPIS.

 

Planning of operations and deadlines
The Study Course, through the management group AQ, will monitor, through regular meetings, the corrective measures indicated in the previous Riesame report; it will evaluate the results of the adoption of such measures, highlighting the improvements, the critical aspects and the needed modifications; it will verify the suitability and efficacy of the Study Course management; it will propose, if necessary, the corrective measures that must be introduced in the following Riesame report.

Programme structure

The Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture’s programme structure seeks to achieve a two-fold out come. On the one hand, it provides a unitary training of the European architect, harmonizing knowledge and planning in equal measure, and integrating them in the fields of architecture, urban design, conservation and technology.  On the other, it enhances the architect’s development through elective course pathways (suggested in the programme) which, within the specifications required of an European architect, allow for educational experiences in the fields of urban planning and landscape, technological design of architecture and environment, structural renovation of buildings and monuments, interior design, architectural renovation, and city and territory renewal, through the integrated in-depth study of the related subjects.
The programme structure allows the choice of Final Synthesis Studios and three optional single-subject units. In this way, it develops complexity as a synthesis between the subjects informing the training, and as the sum of themes increasingly more articulate in scale and interdisciplinary contents. The course seeks to articulate and integrate the suggested pathways in the fifth year through related subjects and elective units. The choice of pathway should take place preferably by the end of the third year.

Chronological Structure

The Single-Cycle Degree in Architecture is five-years-long, and it is articulated in three cycles which pursue a logical sequence of objectives:

I cycle: Basic Formation

The two years of this cycle seek to provide the students with foundation knowledge, related to, on the one hand, the science of representation, numeracy, the history of architecture and of the city and, on the other, to approaches to contemporary issues of architecture and of the city, integrating aspects of theory and application both in the single-subject units and in the subject-specific laboratories. Furthermore, the first cycle lays the foundation for the understanding of the physical-technical aspects of the environment, and technical-constructive aspects of architecture.

II cycle: Cultural and Technical-Scientific Education

The two years of this cycle focus on planning activities, in order to improve the ability to employ knowledge in the elaboration of organic solutions to complex projects of architecture, urban design and conservation. This will be achieved through the innovative cultural awareness of the single-subject units, with theoretical and technical-operative fundamentals, and in the various planning laboratories. Architectural planning will develop in an interdisciplinary way, entering in dialogue on a variety of common issues with the subjects of Technology of Architecture, of Building Sciences and of Technical and Environmental Physics, and of Technical Systems.

III cycle: Final Education and Conclusion of the Studies – with in-depth specialization, related to leading subjects

The fifth year is primarily dedicated to the Final Synthesis Studio (intended as ‘unitary’ if the Synthesis is in Architectural-Urban Design), integrated with other subjects and with elective units to enhance the skills for the thesis, and to the thesis itself. The fifth year will give space to the chosen related in-depth units: both the leading units of the various programmes, and the integrated units in the suggested pathways. These pathways are made of related units, concerned with the structural renewal of buildings and monuments, with urban and landscape planning, with technological environmental planning, with interior design, with the renewal of city and territory. Thus, it will be provided a differentiated offer of Final Synthesis Studios of ICAR/09, ICAR/12, ICAR/14, ICAR/15, ICAR/16, ICAR/21 and ICAR/19.

Teaching Methods

Teaching is based on the dialectic dialogue between the various subjects concerned with the planning and construction of the physical space, with different measures and modalities as according to the scale of architecture. In this sense, teaching will be articulated in the following ways:

-lectures about the theoretical-methodological aspects, and the interdisciplinary comparisons;
-planning experiences (laboratories), of increasing difficulty and complexity;
-theoretical-applicative units.

The curriculum integrates complementary activities (conferences, seminars, workshops, contests, study trips and exhibitions) to facilitate encounters between students, lecturers, experts and external professionals. All the units distinguish the characterizing and stable contents from the innovative and up-to-date ones in their Programmes.

The Study Course awards a double degree in association with the FADU UBA of Buenos Aires.

Career Opportunities (Decree of Classes, Art. 3, clause 7)

The Architecture graduate, as according to the objectives of the Class Single-Cycle LM-4 and to the European Directive Architects, will be able to work in a private practice, in public and private institutions, in the productive sector of building and construction industry,  both with regards to new constructions, the recovery and the conservation, and to the transformation of the city and of territory, in Italy, in the EU and outside of it.
The graduate’s offer will be concerned with:
-the field of architectural planning, with reference to buildings, city and territory, as well as the fields of stabilization, renewal, conservation, interior and exhibition design, to a variety of degrees;
-the field of analysis of demand and of elaboration of the project’s programme;
-the field of technological environmental planning, adopting principles and techniques of energy-saving;
-the field of project coordination;
-the field of the realisation of the project and of the management of its construction.
Upon the completion of the course, the graduate student can take the bar exam to practice the profession and become a registered ‘senior’ architect. The sections which can be accessed are those established by the current regulations, namely architecture, planning, landscape, conservation.