Educational plan

Head office: International agreement with Università di Ferrara and Polis University di Tirana (Albania)
Department: Architettura DA
Coordinator: Prof. Roberto Di Giulio

DA Deputy Vice-Coordinator: Prof. Theo Zaffagnini

Internationalization: Teaching agreement with Slovak University of Technology / Institute of Management, Bratislava (SLK), University of Minho, Guimaraes (POR), University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth (UK), Lawrence Technical University, Southfield, Michigan, (USA) and the Industrial Associate Partners - through a scientific collaboration with DA/Unife IDAUP - Focchi SpA (Focchi Group) an industrial leader in designing, manufacturing and installing of curtain walling with high technological and service content for original architectural building evenlope (See Ref. Curr. Architecture/ topic 1.6) and Uteco Converting SpA a Leader Company in the field of industrial digital print interested in developing innovation in the manufacturing industry.

Duration: 3 years
Admission: Academic qualifications and interview
Study abroad: At least 6 months

Curricula: Architecture, Urban planning

Educational plan:
At the beginning of each year, the Doctorate student shall submit to the Academic Board an individual scientific-didactic plan regarding the research and educational activities planned for that year, the predefined courses and the ones to elect among the courses activated specifically for the Doctorate program and those activated at the Departments of the University of Ferrara, POLIS University, partners or affiliated elsewhere (Summer Schools, Workshops, etc). The Doctorate Program is divided in three academic years as follows:

1st Year:
Consists in 60 ECTS organized theoretical studies aiming to enhance further the scientific formation obtained in previous academic programs through the scientific offer of the University of Ferrara and POLIS University, as well as that of other eventual consortium partners, and finally starting the work with the thesis.
The 60 ECTS of organized theoretical studies are to be delivered according to the following scheme:

18 ECTS conducted by POLIS University – for all doctorate students
18 ECTS conducted by Ferrara University – for all doctorate students
24 ECTS conducted for each student by the respective home institution or any of the categories explained below
The student must also attend the seminars organized by the research and didactic groups of the Department of Architecture of Ferrara (DA), the Polis University, or any other associate consortium partner (i.e Slovak University of Technology (STU), University of Minho, Guimaraes, University of Portsmouth (UK) and Lawrence Technological University, Southfield Michigan (USA) or other seminars established specifically for the doctorate (activities provided by the Higher Education Institution for obtaining the complementary skills), as well as participate in conferences and workshops of particular relevance and scientific training by placing them in his program of study.

2nd and 3rd Year:
Are mainly dedicated to the research for the thesis. The student participates regularly in international scientific events in his field of interest and other related fields judged useful for his formation.
Proficiency of the English language must be proved by the end of the third year, duly certified by a minimum CEFR C1.
By the end of October of each academic year, the student must submit a scientific and didactic report to the Coordinator on all training activities and research carried out by the student.
The Joint Academic Board will have to assess the work done by the student and draw up a written report, with a recommendation about his admission in the following year. In case of a negative evaluation, the Joint Academic Board is entitled to decide on the exclusion from the course of the student or the admission to the following year under specific conditions, asking the student to attend a program agreed with the Board.
The reports, prepared by the Board, must be attached, to the final report of the student, as well as the official documentation on the activities carried out by Doctorate students, kept at the doctorate program office.
At the end of the second year, the student must also present an oral report (the mid-term), including a presentation to the Joint Academic Board and any other scholars interested in the progress of their research projects. The positive assessment by the Joint Academic Board of the mid-term is a necessary condition for admission in the last year of the course; at the end of the third year the student must submit a written report to the Coordinator of the scientific activity, which, together with the opinion of the Supervisors (Tutors) and External Referees on the prepared thesis​​, will be used to decide on the candidate's admission to the final exam.
The Doctorate students will spend some period of their training abroad at a rate of at least 3 months to three years, in an appropriate institution (external to IDAUP Programme), with which the doctorate program has a relationship of collaboration and trust. Regarding the duration of the period abroad, it is the responsibility of the Coordinator, after consulting the Joint Academic Board and the Supervisors (Internal and External Tutor), to decide on founded exceptions to this minimum.

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