Graduating

Rules for the assignement of the thesis

From 19 November 2019 the new methods for assigning the master's thesis are the following (the related form is attached).

To begin the degree thesis required for graduation, students must:

  1. have acquired at least 40 credits (ECTS) from the courses provided for the specific degree.
  2. submit an assignment application to the Didactic Secretariat..

The thesis period (6 months) starts from the date the application is submitted, provided that the student meets the credit requirement.

The application must contain:

  • The title of the thesis with a brief description of the topic and a bibliography.
  • The name and signature of the supervisor. The supervisor must be a full professor, associate professor, university researcher or researcher with a fixed-term contract with the University of Milan who carries out teaching activities at one of the study courses of the Didactic College of Computer Science and Technology or which belongs to the Computer Science Department.
  • The names of any advisors. Professors and researchers from other universities, as well as experts with proven scientific and professional qualifications, can also be advisors.
  • The expected duration (minimum 6 months).
  • Attached: a printout of the career with an indication of the exams taken and the credits acquired.

The applications will be examined by the Thesis Commission approximately once a month. If the 40 credits' requirement is not respected on the application submission date, the application will be refused and the period elapsed from the submission of the application will not be computable for the duration of the thesis. The Commission may also ask the student for additions or clarifications regarding the other points envisaged in the application.

Temporarily, for the Master's Degree in Computer Science (F94), until 31/12/2020 students will be able to start the thesis, even though they have not acquired the required 40 credits, they have acquired at least 18 credits among the characteristic teachings.

Summary and final paper

Summary

The final paper summary must be posted on the dissertation summary management website within the deadlines provided for each session. You can access the procedure using your University credentials.

Thesis

To be admitted to the final exam, students must do the following:

  • upload a digital copy of the thesis in PDF/A format by accessing - from UNIMIA -> SIFA Online Services -> Administrative services -> graduation application -> Thesis upload. You cannot apply for graduation without uploading the thesis within the deadline.
  • Create a PDF/A file of your thesis starting from a Word or LibreOffice document (follow instructions on the video tutorial).
  • A hard copy of the final paper signed by the supervisor is not required. Upon receipt of the email convening the graduation session, the PDF/A file uploaded onto the SIFA platform must be sent to the chair of the degree board.
Other information

Dissertation formatting
There are no formatting requirements. However, dissertations must be hard-cover bound and display the title and the supervisor's, co-supervisor's and student's names on the outside. A reference template is provided.

Dissertation copy for discussion
There are no formatting requirements. It must contain a title page that shows the student's data, the thesis title of the and the academic year of presentation.

Testing your presentation
The presentation may be in ppt or pdf format. You can check your presentation file during the week before the graduation session. Call 02 503 16250 to book a slot.
Please note that on graduation day you must bring with you the file containing the presentation to be transferred to the classroom computer.

Graduation venues
The graduation sessions will be held at the Department of Computer Science, in Milan on via Celoria 18. Classroom details are shown in the calendar for each session. 

Degree classification
See the information in the attachment.

General and Faculty information
Graduation sessions

There are three graduation sessions per year, for both Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes:

  • Summer session
  • Autumn session
  • Winter session.

In the Deadlines and calendars section you will find the dates for each session and all the steps required to take the final exam.

Students who graduate by the third session of the academic year need not pay the first instalment for the next academic year.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must:

  • Be current with tuition and fees until the last year of enrolment
  • Pass all the exams required by your last approved study plan, within the deadlines
  • Agree on the thesis title with your supervisor before applying for graduation
  • Apply for graduation and pay the graduation fee
  • Fill in the upcoming graduate survey
  • Comply with programme-specific formalities and deadlines for each session

The graduation application must be submitted online by the deadline set for your session. Do not hand it in to the Student Registrar.

Payment

The payment of the € 116.00 graduation fee (including the € 16.00 stamp duty) may be made through Pago PA:

  • when submitting the online application, or
  • after submitting the graduation application, through the payment service 

Upcoming graduate survey
Upcoming graduates are required to fill in the survey within the term set for each session.
You can access the survey only after submitting the graduation application.
Failure to fill in the survey by the deadline will result in exclusion from the graduation session.

Deadlines, procedures and graduation calendars
Deadlines, calendars and procedures are different depending on the degree programme.

 

Each application is valid for a single exam session.

Students who forfeit an exam must promptly notify the Registrar through the Informastudenti Service. Students must submit another application through the online procedure, indicating the newly chosen exam session.

Once paid, the graduation fee is valid for the new session also. Postponements are not allowed.

Deadlines and calendars
First session - single round - a.a. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 11-07-2022 to 15-07-2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 02-05-2022 to 20-06-2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 20-06-2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 20-06-2022
  • Delivery of final paper summary: from 27-06-2022 to 04-07-2022
  • Online thesis submission: within 04-07-2022
  • Within the day before the final exam, students must deliver via e-mail 1 pdf copy of their final work to the President of the Committee.
Second session - first round - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 10 to 14 October 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 15 July 2022 to 19 September 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 19 September 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 19 September 2022
  • Delivery of final paper summary: from 26 September 2022 to 3 October 2022 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 3 October 2022
  • Within the day before the final exam, students must deliver via e-mail 1 pdf copy of their final work to the President of the Committee.
Second session - second round - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 12 to 16 December 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 3 October 2022 to 21 November 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 21 November 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 21 November 2022
  • Delivery of final paper summary: from 28 November 2022 to 5 December 2022 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 5 December 2022
  • Within the day before the final exam, students must deliver via e-mail 1 pdf copy of their final work to the President of the Committee.
Third session - first round - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 20 to 22 February 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 15 December 2022 to 30 January 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 30 January 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 30 January 2023
  • Delivery of final paper summary: from 6 to 13 February 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 13 February 2023
  • Within the day before the final exam, students must deliver via e-mail 1 pdf copy of their final work to the President of the Committee.
Third session - second round - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 17 to 21 April 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 3 February to 27 March 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 27 March 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 28 February 2023
  • Delivery of final paper summary: from 3 to 11 April 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 11 April 2023
  • Within the day before the final exam, students must deliver via e-mail 1 pdf copy of their final work to the President of the Committee.

The extraordinary session is reserved for students with no more than two exams pending at the time of the graduation application.

The degree programmes will set extraordinary exam sessions in May 2022, only students who have submitted their graduation application for the extraordinary graduation session academic year 2020/2021 will be able to access.

Extension of third session a.y. 20/21 - Resolution of 15/03/22, Law n. 11 of 18/02/2022
  • Final exams: 9 and 10 June 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 1 to 8 April 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 8 April 2022
  • Exam session for students with no more than two exams pending at the time of the graduation application: May 2022 (Calendars to be defined by the Executive Committees)
  • Online thesis submission (only on completed exams): within 3 June 2022