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Graduation guidelines 

In order to graduate, HBR  students have to acquire 120 credits:

-  60 credits from first year courses (all mandatory);

-  42 credits from second year courses (mandatory, electives, and internship/research);

-  18 credits for the final dissertation.


Graduation ceremonies are expected to take place in:

-        June (I session)

-        July (I session - bis)

-        October (II session)

-        December (II session - bis)

-        February (III session)

-        March (III session - bis)

Graduating students are expected to defence their final dissertation in front of a Graduation Committee (composed by 3 professors who teach in the Programme) that will assess the research quality and the presentation skills. The thesis dissertation should be prepared under the guidance of a Supervisor (relatore).

A final grade will be assigned based on the average of the exams taken and the evaluation of the thesis.The final graduation grade will range between 66/110 and 110/110 (possibly cum laude/with honours).

HOW TO CHOOSE THE THESIS SUBJECT

Students must choose the subject of their thesis among the courses taken in their two year study plan (piano di studi). The candidate should first ask the Professor in charge of the course selected his/her availability to supervise the thesis.

SUPERVISOR (relatore)

Students can choose the Supervisor among the HBR Programme professors by directly presenting him/her their ideas or research project and asking for his/her interest and availability. The topic for the final thesis is chosen according to the personal and academic interests of both the student and the Supervisor. Once the Supervisor has accepted the thesis project a research period follows. During this period students will gather materials to write their thesis under the guidance of the Supervisor.

IMPORTANT: Only full professors, associate professors, assistant professors (researchers) and contract professors holding a teaching activity within the University of Bologna can act as  Supervisor.

THESIS TITLE

The Supervisor and the student will agree upon the title of the thesis and, although is not mandatory, the Supervisor will sign a form (Thesis Title Form) to formalize the title of the thesis. It is the responsibility of the student to keep the Thesis Title Form until graduation.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Once the Thesis Title has been decided, the student can start with the application for admission to the final examination that must be submitted on-line at the following link: https://studenti.unibo.it/sol/welcome.htm

Check deadlines on the table below.

HBR

GRADUATION

SESSION

 

First deadline:

on-line application for admission to final examination

Second deadline:

possession of requisites*

Third deadline:

Thesis upload

Fourth deadline:

online supervisor approval

June 16, 2017

I session

From April 15, 2017 to May 15, 2017

With delay:

From May 16 to May 22, 2017

(30,00 Euro for late payment)

From May 23 to May 26, 2017

(60,00 Euro for late payment)

May 26, 2017

June 12, 2017

June 13, 2017

July 19, 2017

I session (bis)

From April 15, 2017 to May 15, 2017

With delay:

From May 16 to May 22, 2017

(30,00 Euro for late payment)

From May 23 to July 3, 2017

(60,00 Euro for late payment)

July 3, 2017

July 13, 2017

July 14, 2017

October 9, 2017

II session

From August 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017

With delay:

From September 16 to September 18, 2017

(30,00 Euro for late payment)

September 18, 2017

October 5, 2017

October 6, 2017

December 22, 2017

II session (bis)

From August 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017

With delay:

From September 16 to September 22, 2017

 (30,00 Euro for late payment)

From September 23 to December 1, 2017

(60,00 Euro for late payment)

December 1, 2017

December 18, 2017

December 19, 2017

February 9, 2018

III session

From December 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018

With delay:

From January 16 to January 19, 2018

 (30,00 Euro for late payment)

January 19, 2018

February 5, 2018

February 6, 2018

March 14, 2018

III session (bis)

From December 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018

With delay:

From January 16 to January 22, 2018

 (30,00 Euro for late payment)

From January 23 to February 21, 2018

(60,00 Euro for late payment)

February 21, 2018

March 8, 2018

March 9, 2018

* Possession of requisite. Within this date students should:

a.         Have paid all required graduation fees (euro 132,00);

b.         Have completed all exams. Please check on AlmaEsami that all your exams have been registered.

c.         Have received the approval of the Supervisor. This step includes not only the approval of the title of the thesis but also the contents of the thesis that must be agreed on time with the Supervisor.

d.         Submission of the receipt of the completed AlmaLaurea questionnaire online or request for exclusion from AlmaLaurea graduates database (by sending an e-mail to the Registrar office).

Repeating a graduation application

On-line application to take the final exam refers to one specific session, so that should a student fail to graduate at the session chosen, he/she must ask the Student Administration Office to annul the application and present it again online for the next session within the deadline.

If this falls in the same period and the student has already paid the graduation fee, there will be no further charges.

There will of course be the duty stamp of 16,00 Euros to pay.

Rules for dissertation format

According to Board of Governors deliberation 21/01/92 and Academic Senate deliberation 01/04/92, as of the summer session of A.Y. 1991/92, for cataloguing and archival reasons dissertations must be standardized in the following way:

·         Each page is to contain 32-35 lines of text, each line must be 65-70 characters long in these fonts: TIMES or COURIER or HELVETICA;

·         Pages written front and back;

·         Light cardboard cover;

·         Figures and tables in format UNI (A4, A3,  etc.);

·         Table container of suitable size (A3 of correct thickness).

ATTENTION:

IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO REPRODUCE THE BOLOGNA UNIVERSITY SEAL ON DEGREE DISSERTATION FRONTESPIECES

Forgers of the seal will be prosecuted at law.

(R.D. 21/6/1942, modified by Legislative Decree n°480 of 1992 implementing community directive n°10 of 1989 and further modified by legislative decree n°198 of 1996).

Rules of behaviour

Graduation sessions are often marred by episodes that go beyond normal high spirits and become bad taste, bad manners and even prosecutable behaviour.

Such behaviour may be dangerous and damage School property, as well as causing annoyance to other people going about their institutional business (exams, office work, research, etc.).

It has become necessary to establish some rules of behaviour.

§  The School of Engineering and Architecture is not a venue for graduation parties. This goes for indoor areas (lecture rooms, staircases, entranceways, etc.) and outdoor areas (gardens).

§  Candidates are asked to limit the number of friends present. Celebrations should be reserved for restaurants or their own homes. Safety requirements limit the number of people present in the school at any one time.

§  The room in which the graduation session has taken place must be vacated as soon as the proclamation has been made. The premises will be needed for other activities (such as further exam sessions).

§  It is strictly forbidden to put up posters and other material on School walls. Such material is often pornographic and may lead to legal consequences.

§  Dangerous behaviour must be avoided.

§  It is strictly forbidden to remove and misuse School equipment serving a safety requirement.

§  The public are to leave the School premises by 6.30 p.m. at latest, when the last sessions tend to finish.

§  Visitors are not allowed into the School grounds in their cars. Cars without parking permits may be removed at the owner’s expense.

§  Security guards, and School/Vice-Chairmanship personnel are authorized to report episodes and reprimand transgressors.

§  Remember that the School premises are video-monitored. In case of serious bad behaviour the School will take every action to protect its property, staff and visitors.

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