Laurea Specialistica (Master of science-level of the Bologna process) IN ARCHITECTURE

Academic Year 2006/07

First established in this format in the A.Y. 2003/04

Second School of Architecture

Struttura organizzativa della Facolta

Course Website

Campus: TORINO


Taught in Italian


Duration and location

Duration: 2 years
I and II year lectures are at Castello del Valentino - Viale Mattioli 39
Location: Torino - Castello del Valentino - Viale Mattioli, 39
Secretariat: Architecture Secretariat

Professional profile

A typical engineer of this course knows in-depth history of architecture, tools and ways of representation, theoretical and methodology-related aspects of basic sciences as well as technical and structural aspects of contructions. He/She should be able to understand and solve complex architectural problems. The eventual goal of this degree is to hone his/her skills to build, transform and modify the surroundings. His/Her education enables the graduate to manage with great competence all functional, economic and technical aspects of environmental problems connected to the existing culture.

Job opportunities

The curricula of this Master of Science (Laurea specialistica) degree are regulated by CEE instructions; A typical graduate can work independently as a freelancer or in high responsability activities both in public and private units dealing with towns and territory. Further, he/she can also take up jobs in private/public companies which work in environmental fields.
He/She can plan and manage the conception of a work while coordinating efficiently with other experts in architecture, restoration, urban greenary and landscape fields.

Final exam

1. To be admitted to the final exam the student must have successfully passed all the exams of the program of study.
2. The final exam for the bachelor's degree (Laurea di I livello) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation or of a written thesis. The final exam for the master's degree (Laurea specialistica) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation worked out by the student, under the guidance of a professor. The final assessment of the student is a combination of the average score obtained through all courses attended during his academic curriculum and the score of the final exam.
3. Educational structures decide how the Examining Board, that will give the master's degree (Laurea specialistica), is made up.
4. The Examining Board for the bachelor(Laurea di I livello) is made up of 5 to 7 members, including the President; the Examining Board for the master (Laurea specialistica)is made up of 7 to 11 members, including the President. In both cases most of the members are professors or permanent researchers. The Examining Board can give up to 110 points; honors can be given if the mark is 110 and if all members agree. With the master's degree it is possible to obtain the Dignità di stampa in case the final mark is 110 with honors and all the members agree.

Requisites for admission to the Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

Bachelors (Laurea di I livello) that give access to this Master of Science (Laurea specialistica):Architecture and Design (II School of Architecture) in Torino andArchitecture and Design (II School of Architecture) in Mondovi.