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Didactic organization

Rules of the didactic organization

Rules of the didactic organization approved by the Degree Board on 20 October 2020 and updated on 10 February 2021.


Our aim is to help  students to organize their university life starting from the first year, with a view to:

  • getting the best from the educational opportunity,
  • organizing their work so as to complete the degree within the legal term of three years,
  • maintaining the high didactic results always achieved in our bachelor’s degree.


Students who attend the lectures regularly and start to study individually from the beginning (“attending students”), usually take the partial examinations, which aim to verify their preparation during the course of the module.

At the end of lectures, students will take an exam mainly aimed at testing their analytical, critical, and global skills on the subject. The exam will verify the preparation of students on sections of the program not tested during the partial exams.

The partial examinations are planned as follows:

  • 1st and 2nd year: 3 partial exams
  • 3rd year: 2 partial exams
  • Language exams: 2 partial exams.

Tutoring sessions are offered upon student's request.

Partial exams

The calendar of the partial exams is communicated by the teacher at the beginning of lectures.

The possibility of re-taking a partial examination is allowed under the following conditions:

  • The examination has been failed
  • The examination has been passed, but the grade does not satisfy the student
  • The examination has not been taken, due to a justified reason.


The retake of the exam will be scheduled, according to the teacher’s availability, at the end of the semester of lectures or on a specific date during the examination session.

The possibility to resit the exam is granted only if there is no more than one failed partial exam.

It is possible to communicate the intention of retaking the examination only after having been informed of the results of all the partial examinations.

The evaluation methods of the partial examinations and their assessments (and consequently the conditions to be admitted to the final exam) are defined, for each module, in the Student Guide.

Students whose average grade in the partial exams is a pass (18 or more) are admitted to the final exam.

Students whose average grade in the partial exams is not a pass (less than 18) have to take the exam on the whole program (total exam).

Both the final exam and the total exam take place during the scheduled exam sessions.

The results obtained in the partial examinations are valid until the autumn session of the Academic Year in which they had been taken, except in the potential case of refusal of the grade as specified below.


Students who cannot attend with regularity the lectures and tutorials planned for one or more of the modules organized with partial examinations, can send to the Course Coordinator a motivated explanation, in which they require to take the total exam, without having taken the partial exams.

The communication has to be sent the week before the beginning of lectures, except in case of urgency.

The request can be refused if the motivation is clearly inadequate. If it is the case, the Course Coordinator may suggest alternative options to the student.

If the request of exemption from the partial exams is accepted, students can take the total exam on all the exam dates planned.

Exam session

During the exam session students can take:

  • The final exam (if they have passed the partial exams, i.e. “attending students”)


  • The whole exam (if they have not taken or not passed the partial exams, i.e. “non-attending student”)

For 1st semester modules the exam attempts (appelli) are planned as follows:

  • Winter session (you can choose one attempt among the three attempts scheduled in January and February)
  • Possible retake in the summer session (on the 1st available date in the summer session of June and July)

For 2nd semester modules:

  • Summer session (you can choose one attempt among the three scheduled in June and July)
  • Possible retake in the autumn session (one attempt in September)

Students who have not passed an exam neither in the session planned at the end of the semester of lectures, nor in the following retake session, can take the exam again during the following Academic Year, in accordance with the same instructions.

Students who have obtained from the Coordinator the exemption from taking the partial exams can take the total exam on all the exam dates.

Students who participated in Erasmus or Overseas or bilateral exchange projects can take the total exam of modules which took place during their period of stay abroad on all the exam dates scheduled, after their return.

Students beyond the legal duration to obtain a degree (fuori corso) can take the total exam on all the scheduled dates.

Refusal of the grade

Students who passed the exam (18 or more) are allowedto refuse the grade just once, as indicated in the article 16 (5) of the Didactic Regulation of the University. In this case, students mustcommunicate immediately their refusal, and they can register only once for a new exam date on the subsequent exam session.  If a student refuses the grade, the course teacher will decide whether to maintain valid the grades of the partial exams taken by the same student. This decision will be communicated in the Students Guide.

Exception for graduating students

Under the above mentioned conditions, students who have regularly taken exams within the legally established time to complete the degree (in corso) must write an e-mail to the Study Courses Management Office ( to register for the selected exam:

  • 3rd year students who plan to graduate in March and for this reason do not enrol in the current academic year, must register only once for the exam dates of the winter session of the modules of the 2nd semester which they still have not done.