Study plan and exams

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Your study plan is the list of learning activities that you intend to take during your course and for which you will have to pass an exam in order to be admitted to the final exam of your degree programme.

In order to complete your study plan you will need to be enrolled in the new academic year. The study plan start and end dates will appear on the home page of the University website.

Remember that you can only register for exams included in your study plan.

Contact details

For further information or help, please contact the Campus Administrative Office/Department Teaching Office.

Modification dates

From the date of creation to 28 February 2018.

Graduating students may make changes to their study plans on paper between the following dates:

  • 11 - 30 April for the summer session;
  • 1 July -  10 September for the autumn session;
  • 1 August - 10 December for the special session.

Completion procedure

Degree programmes established under Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004

Study plans may only be submitted on-line via Personal Area > Study plan.

To submit your study plan follow the on-line procedure then click the Confirm Plan button; if you do not complete these steps your study plan will remain in the draft stage and your record book will not be updated.

Remember that you are required to complete and submit a study plan every academic year in which you are enrolled, regardless of whether you make changes or not.

If you enrolled in a three-year degree programme prior to the academic year 2013/2014 or in a two-year degree programme from the academic year 2015/2016 onwards, you must submit your study plan on paper, along with any changes that you wish to make, to the contact professor on the teaching board for the degree programme in which you are enrolled. After approving the requested changes, your contact professor will send your study plan to the office concerned.

Degree programmes established under Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/1999

A paper copy of the study plan must be handed to the Campus services for programmes in the economic, scientific and humanities areas, to the Treviso Campus for the degree programmes held in  Treviso, to the Department teaching offices for the degree programmes in the linguistic area.

Don’t forget that:

  • your study plan for the academic year 2015/2016 may only be changed once;
  • if you wish to take any exams in the January session, you need to submit your study plan at least 1 month beforehand;
  • you can only register for exams included in your study plan;
  • if you are enrolled in a degree programme established under the previous system (four- or five-year degree), you may only carry out changes relative to the drafting of your thesis.

    Highlights

    Surplus credits

    You may include additional exams in your study plan – with respect to the 180 or 120 credits needed for graduation. When you draw up your study plan you may also choose from a range of optional courses proposed by the University or include elective courses of your choice (listed below – credit limits vary according to the degree programme concerned).

    Bachelor's degree programmes

    Courses proposed by the University:

    • 1 ECTS in Sustainability competences (AT0001).

    Credit limits:

    • degree programmes in the economics area: 12 ECTS plus 3 ECTS in B2 English;
    • degree programmes in the humanities area: 24 ECTS;
    • degree programmes in the scientific area: 12 ECTS;
    • degree programmes in the languages area: 24 ECTS;

      Master's degree programmes

      Courses proposed by the University:

      • 1 ECTS in Sustainability competences (AM0001).
      • 1 ECTS in Competency lab (AM0003).

       Credit limits:

      • degree programmes in the economics area: 12 ECTS plus 3 ECTS in B2 English (for students who matriculated in 2012/13);
      • degree programmes in the humanities area: 18 ECTS excluding Master's degree programmes in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities, which have a limit of 12 ECTS;
      • degree programmes in the scientific area: 12 ECTS;
      • degree programmes in the languages area: 18 ECTS for eastern language courses, no limits for western language courses.

      Teaching levels

      If you are enrolled in a Bachelor's degree programme you cannot take exams at Master's degree level. This does not apply to Literature which expressly provides for a number of matching courses in the Bachelor's degree (introduced under Ministerial Decree 509/1999) and in the Master's degree (introduced under Ministerial Decree 270/2004).  

      If you are enrolled in a Master's degree programme you cannot take exams at Bachelor's degree level.

      The following exceptions apply:

      Degree programmes in the economics area:

      • until a.y. 2013/2014, exams included in study plans for the purpose of exemption from one of the  state exams (special ODCEC agreement);
      • students enrolled in a double diploma.

      Degree programmes in the humanities area: optional exams included in your study plan.

      Degree programmes in the scientific and language area: Optional or elective exams included in your study plan.

      Language choice

      If you are enrolled in a course in the languages area, you can change your study language directly in our Personal Area, by choosing the “Language Choice” heading in Personal Area > Online student services - Esse3. To change your language you must be properly enrolled in the academic year 2015/2016.

      You will not be able to use the online procedure to change your language choice if:

      • you enrolled in the degree programme in Languages, cultures and  societies of Asia and North Africa from academic year 2014/2015 onwards because the first language is tied to the choice of curriculum and cannot be changed. You will only be able to change the second language. You can only change both languages in the Near and Middle East curriculum;
      • If you enrolled in the degree programme in Languages, cultures and societies of Asia and North Africa – Near and Middle East and Indian subcontinent curriculum – prior to the academic year 2014/2015. In this case you can request the change by sending an e-mail to   carriere.studenti@unive.it.

      Remember to recompile your study plan after changing your language.

      Curriculum choice

      You can change your curriculum online by choosing “Curriculum choice” in Personal Area > Online student services - Esse3 provided that the exams taken so far are all included in your new path.

      If an error message appears informing you that you cannot change curriculum for your study programme, please contact the Campus Administrative Office/Department Teaching Office.

      Students are required to take and pass an exam for every course included in their study plan.

      The minimum pass grade is 18/30 and the maximum grade is 30/30, eventually with honours (“con lode”).
      Passing the exam allows you to obtain the credits allocated to each course in your degree programme.

      Exams are generally taken after completing the course or other learning activities concerned, in the recommended sequence (some courses are considered preliminary to others) and the organisation of learning activities by semester for each study programme (for example, if you take your course in the first semester, you should take your exam in the first session in January). You must comply closely with the rules laid down for each study programme, paying particular attention to the rules on the recommended order of courses, some of which are preliminary to others.
      You may only take exams that you have included in your study plan and provided that you have paid your tuition fees.
      If you fail to respect these rules, any exams taken in the meantime will be cancelled.


      Freshers

      Freshers may sit for exams in the September session at the discretion of the Teaching Board responsible for the degree programme concerned: in order to take an exam in September, freshers must first obtain the authorisation of the Teaching Board.

      This possibility is generally not open to students enrolled on study programmes run by the Department of Asian and North African Studies and degree programmes in International Trade, Economia aziendale-Economics and management and Economics and Business: the Teaching Boards concerned will assess such requests on a case-by-case basis before deciding whether to grant authorisation.

      Master's degree programmes run by the Department of Management generally allow for this possibility: freshers enrolled in these programmes do not need to request the authorisation of the Teaching Board.

      Exam procedures

      To register for an exam go to your Personal Area and follow this page sequence: Online student services - ESSE3 > Exams > Exam dates.

      You will be able to register for all exam dates in the exam calendar from the January 2015 session onwards, with the exception of exams relative to the study language of first-cycle and second-cycle degree programmes in the languages area where you will be required to choose one of the two available dates for that session.
      If you register for an exam date then decide to take the exam on a different date in the same session, you will have to cancel your previous registration before the final registration date.

      In the case of the May/June session only, graduating students must take their exam on the first of the two exam dates in that session.

      The list may only be accessed during the exam registration period: you can check the opening period of the exam registration lists using the appropriate application; should you find it impossible to register for an exam during the opening period, you can report any difficulties using the application in your Personal Area on the exam registration.

      When you go to take your exam, remember to take valid ID with you: exams are registered by means of an online procedure.

      N.B.: if you have requested an interruption of your studies, remember that you will not be able to take any exams during the academic year of your interruption, or during the September session.


      Registration procedure

      After you have taken and passed the exam, your grade will be recorded.

      In order to access a list of the exams passed, go to your Personal Area then follow either one of the page sequences below: Online student services - ESSE3 > Administrative procedures > Certificates > Registration certificate with exams or Online student services - ESSE3 > Career > Record book.

      Failure to update career:

      If you took an exam and it does not show up in your Personal Area you can choose between two options:

      • if you have not received a confirmation email, you should get directly in touch with the professor with whom you took the exam;
      • if you have received a confirmation email and over six weeks have passed since your exam was recorded, you should report this to  carriere.studenti@unive.it.

      Remember that some exams are preliminary to others and must be taken in the right sequence to ensure that online registration of exams can be completed successfully.

      Should you notice that some exams are not displayed in your career list when carrying out the Request to Graduate procedure online just report this when submitting your request: the Student Administration Unit will update your career to ensure that you are admitted to the final exam.