Engineering for natural risk management
Master course (2 years)

Final project

What it is

For admission to the master's degree exam you must have obtained all the credits required by the teaching regulation of your degree course.

The final test consists of a discussion of a written dissertation (thesis),to the nominated Degree Commission, worked out individually with the support of one or more supervisors: among the supervisors, there should be at least one teacher of the Polytechnic School and/or of the Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

The thesis may consist of either a project or a monographic research (theoretical or experimental) consistent with the subjects of the Master's degree.

The thesis should reveal the student's ability in relation to research and/or applicative issues.

The thesis should also reveal:

  • adequate preparation in the disciplines characterizing the Master's degree
  • correct use of sources and bibliography
  • knowledge of a language of the European Union, with particular reference to technical-scientific terminology
  • systematic and argumentative skills
  • clarity in exposure
  • design skills and experimental capacity
  • critical capacity

The graduation thesis is a quite important step in your training process. It offers you the possibility to demonstrate your ability of applying the knowledge acquired to real case studies and of understanding new problems related to risk management.

The thesis:

  • is elaborated autonomously
  • must contain some original results
  • can be based on experimental, numerical or theoretical activities
  • can be carried out at the Laboratories of the University, in private or public companies or other public or private bodies, at a national or international level.

How to

If you're a graduate, you have to:

  1. Choose your graduation session
  2. Deposit the title of the thesis
  3. Fill in the online degree application
  4. Fill in the online AlmaLaurea questionnaire
  5. In case you have books on loan, return them to the library
  6. Fill in the evaluation questionnaire of your course of study.

Before to fill in the degree application:

  1. Check that you are in order with the payment of taxes
  2. Pay the stamp duty of € 16 for the issuance of the degree (payable through the online services - payment of taxes and contributions)
  3. Verify that you have all exams and other activities
  4. Check that they're all marked on your online career.

Evaluation criteria

The final test is passed if you have obtained a vote of not less than 66/100 points.

Pick up your degree certificate

To pick up your graduation certificate you have to go to the reception at Via Balbi 5 (ground floor, Monday to Saturday included - opening hours 8-19).

If you cannot show up in person, you can delegate a trusted person with a letter, attaching a photocopy of your identity document.

N.B. If you obtained your degree before January 1, 2006 and have not yet picked it up, please contact the Student Offices.

If you have achieved the final grade of 110/110 or 110/110 with lode you will be given the parchment during two official ceremonies in the presence of your family, the media, the Rector and the entire academic community:

  • the University - UniverCity festival (for graduates from 1/9 to 31/12 of the previous year)
  • the inauguration of the new academic year (for graduates from 1/1 to 31/8 of the current year)

N.B. If you won't be able to be present at these occasions you can withdraw your diploma as specified above.