You are requested to fill in your study plan (trough an online application in Online Services) to list the courses you are planning to take. To be effective, your study plan has to be approved by the PhD Programme Coordinator, following the internal procedures established by each PhD Programme.
You can prepare your study plan after the beginning of the Academic Year (November) and you can modify it and add courses incrementally during your studies.
If you wish to delete courses you can ask for deletion trough the online application, then your deletion request needs to be approved by your coordinator (usually through your local PhD secretariat in your department).
When you insert a course in your study plan, you also get some services, such as e-mails about the course, access to study material in the BeeP platform (accessible through your OnLineServices home page). If you are formally registered for the course, and you pass the exam for the course, you get a formal evaluation registered on your study plan.
If you are interested in additional external activities (courses, workshops, seminaries etc.) you need the approval of your PhD Programme Coordinator.
It is strongly recommended that you take all mandatory courses within the first two years, so you can devote yourself to research in the final year.
Program of studies
The PhD studies are mainly about research. At least two years should be devoted to research and thesis writing. There is also a requirement to attend courses (the amount of coursework varies from program to program, details are given in the Study Program for your PhD).
The PhD School defines general rules for PhD study at the Politecnico, these rules have been refined by each PhD program in a detailed Study Program. You can find the study program for your PhD in the general description page of Doctoral Programmes, selecting your Program from the list.
There you can find:
- the detailed study program (a pdf document describing the goals and the general organization of your program): Progetto formativo / Study program.
Please read the detailed study program: it gives important information on how your PhD program is organized. It also gives the list of courses planned for this academic year, with the names of the instructors
- the PhD level courses: Elenco degli insegnamenti / List of Courses
For each listed course you will find a detailed program, with information on when the course will start. Courses start all year round.
Courses can be taken from your own PhD Programme, from the list of PhD School Courses, and from other PhD Programmes.