Minor

You can find here below the FAQs to clarify your doubts; should you not be satisfied after reading them carefully, you can send a question through the link at the end of the page.

Enrolment

How much does a Minor programme cost?

  • Minor programmes are free of charge for all Ca’ Foscari undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Students who are attending another University, Academy or Conservatory are entitled to a reduced contribution, i.e., the Minor fee is 336 euro  (320 euro + 16 duty stamp). Please, read the following FAQ carefully for more detailed information on the reduced contribution.
  • External users who are not attending any undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Ca’ Foscari nor in other Universities can also attend our Minor programmes. The Minor fee is 496 euro (480 euro + 16 euro duty stamp).

I am currently enrolled as an undergraduate/postgraduate student at another University. What should I do to have access to a reduced contribution? 

Once you are successfully enrolled in the Minor programme, do not proceed with the payment. You should first contact the Enrolment department through the following link: www.unive.it/faqsforstudents. You will be contacted and given information on how to have access to a reduced contribution.

Are Minor programmes free of charge for Ca’ Foscari students who are about to graduate?

Yes, they are. If students are up to date with their payments, i.e., the tuition fee for the current academic year has been paid, Minor programmes can be taken for free.

Can I attend single courses within one Minor programme? e.g. Only one or two exams out of three? 

It depends on two factors, i.e., the academic year in which the student is enrolled, and the Minor programme:

  • Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students enrolled in until the a.y. 2020/2021 and 2021/2022
    It is mandatory to enrol in the Minor programme, attend the three courses and take the three exams, regardless of the Minor you select. The ECTs you obtain with the Minor exams will be included in the elective exams of your study plan, as long as the Minor programme is completed. 
  • Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students enrolled in until the a.y. 2019/2020
    If you select one of the following Minor programmes, you can attend and take single courses within the Minor programme, and include them in the elective exams of your study plan:

    • Computer and Data Science;
    • Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Risks;
    • Instruments of Thoughts;
    • Business, Banks, Employment and Taxation;
    • Artistic Management; 
    • Methods of Economic and Financial Education; 
    • Senses, Science and Cultural Expression;
    • Visual Asia: Tradition, Market and Identity.

  • IMPORTANT: If the Minor has limited access, please refer to the call for admission. Only admitted students can attend the courses and take the exams.
    If you select one of the following Minors, it is mandatory to enrol in the Minor programme, attend the three modules and take the three exams:

    • Art Criticism and Curatorial Practice;
    • Economics and Labour of Digital Innovation;
    • Writing and Communication;
    • Social Innovation Management for Smart Communities;
    • Integrated Sustainability;
    • Asia: cultures, societies and markets.

    You cannot select a single module. You can include the Minor ECTs in your undergraduate study plan only if the Minor programme has been completed, i.e., if you have successfully passed the three exams. If the Minor has limited access, please refer to the call for admission. Only admitted students can attend the courses and take the exams.

  • Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students
    It is mandatory to enrol in the Minor programme. Then, you have to attend the three courses and take the three exams. Please check our Minor web pages to be up to date with all the information.
    If the Minor has limited access, please refer to the call for admission. Only admitted students can attend the courses and take the exams.
  • External users
    It is mandatory to enrol in the Minor programme. Then, you have to attend the three courses and take the three exams. Please refer to our Minor web pages to be up to date with all the information.

Can I attend a Minor programme even if the ECTs cannot be included into my study plan?

Yes, you can.

Can I attend two Minor programmes during the same academic year?

Yes, you can. The first Minor programme is free of charge for all undergraduate and postgraduate students. In order to enrol to further Minor programmes, you will have to pay the enrolment fee. Please refer to the information on our Minor web pages.
It is possible to attend more than one Minor. It is however very important to make sure that the first enrolment procedure is completed, before continuing with a second one.

Is it possible to withdraw?

Yes, it is. If you enrolled in a Minor programme but do not wish to continue attending it, you can get in touch with the Student Career Office and request a withdrawal. If you are a Ca’ Foscari student, please notice that following the withdrawal, further Minors will not be free of charge. 

Courses

When do Minor programmes start?

Minor courses are scheduled according to the Ca' Foscari academic calendar. Some Minor courses are held during the summer period (June/July). Generally, Minor courses can either follow terms or semesters, depending on the Department that delivers the course. We kindly suggest you to carefully check the webpage of the Minor programme you are interested in, to have more detailed information.

Is the attendance mandatory or is there a minimum percentage of attendance? 

Attendance is mandatory only if the Minor you have chosen has limited access. In this case, the details with respect to attendance percentages are clarified in the call for admission.
Attendance is not mandatory yet strongly recommended for Minor programmes that do not have a limited access

Are courses held in person or remotely?

Information with respect to attendance can be found on each Minor webpage. 

How many hours of classes does one course include?

Each Minor course includes 30 hours of classes. Hence, for each Minor programme there are 90 hours of classes

Exams

How many exam sessions are there for each Minor course?

There are three exam sessions for each Minor course. In case you do not manage to pass the exams within one year, you will have the possibility to take the exams the following year. 

When can I take the Minor exams? 

Minor exams regularly follow the academic calendar and can be taken over terms or semesters, depending on the Department that delivers the Minor programme. The first exam session for Minor programmes that are held over the summer period is usually late July

I am enrolled in a Minor programme and I still need to take some Minor exams. Can I request to graduate anyway?

  • Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students
    f you are enrolled in a Minor programme and you have included the Minor courses or the Minor Activity 12 ECTs into your undergraduate study plan, you need to pass the exams before requesting to graduate. If you are enrolled in a Minor programme and have not included the Minor courses nor the Minor Activity 12 ECTs [N00012] into your undergraduate study plan, you can request to graduate and take the Minor exams after your graduation.
  • Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students
    Yes, you can request to graduate even if you have not completed the Minor programme yet. You can take the Minor exams after your graduation.

Study plan and ECTs

How can I include the Minor exams in the elective exams of my study plan? 

  • Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students enrolled until the a.y. 2019/2020
    If you are attending one of the following Minor courses, i.e., Computer and Data Science; Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Risks; Instruments of Thoughts; Business, Banks, Employment and Taxation; Artistic Management; Methods of Economic and Financial Education; Senses, Science and Cultural Expression and Visual Asia: Tradition, Market and Identity, please include each Minor exam you are planning to take in the elective exams of your study plan. We kindly remind you that if you include the Minor exams in your study plan, your GPA will be calculated including the grades of the Minor exams
    If you are attending one of the following Minor courses, i.e., Art Criticism and Curatorial Practise; Economics and Labour of Digital Innovation; Writing and Communication; Social Innovation Management for Smart Communities; Integrated Sustainability and Asia: Cultures, Societies and Markets, please include the Minor Activity 12 ECTs [N00012] or (Minor Activity 18 ECTs [N00018] for students enrolled in the Business and Administration Programme) in the elective exams of your study plan. We kindly remind you that if you select the Minor activity 12/18 ECTs in your study plan, your GPA will not include the grades of the Minor exams. 
  • Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students enrolled in the a.y. 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 
    You have to include the Minor Activity 12 ECTs [N00012] (or Minor Activity 18 ECTs [N00018] for students enrolled in the Business and Administration Programme) in the elective exams of your study plan. We kindly remind you that if you select the Minor activity 12/18 ECTs in your study plan, your GPA will not include the grades of the Minor exams. 
  • Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students 
    Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students cannot include the Minor exams nor the Minor activity 12 ECTs in their study plan.

Do I have to follow a specific procedure for the ECTs recognition in my study plan?  

No, you don’t. Once you complete the Minor programme, i.e., you take and pass the three exams, the administration will validate the Minor Activity 12 or 18 ECTs in your study plan.

I have attended a Minor programme and taken all the exams within the deadline. However, the Minor Activity 0 ECTs in my study plan is still “planned” (yellow dot) and not “validated” (green dot). What should I do? 

Don’t worry! The Minor Activity 0 ECTs remains “planned” until you request to graduate. Once you submit your graduation request, the Minor Activity 0 ECTs will be validated (the dot will become green).  

Certificates

What certificates will I receive once I conclude a Minor programme?

  • Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students enrolled in the a.y. 2019/2020
    If you have attended and completed one of the following Minor programmes, i.e., Computer and Data Science; Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Risks; Instruments of Thoughts; Business, Banks, Employment and Taxation; Artistic Management; Methods of Economic and Financial Education; Senses, Science and Cultural Expression and Visual Asia: Tradition, Market and Identity, the Minor exams will appear in your study plan, in the elective exams section and will be therefore included in the certificates of exams released by the University that you can download in your Personal Area.
    If you have attended and completed one of the following Minor programmes, i.e., Art Criticism and Curatorial Practices; Economics and Labour of Digital Innovation; Writing and Communication; Social Innovation Management for Smart Communities; Integrated Sustainability; Asia: Cultures, Societies and Markets you should log in to your Personal Area (Minor) >> Certificates, Modules and Questionnaires and you will be able to download the official certificates of the exams you have taken.
    In both cases, if you complete the Minor programme, it will appear in your Diploma Supplement. You will furthermore receive a digital Open Badge that certifies the knowledge and abilities that have been developed through the Minor programme. 
  • Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students enrolled in the a.y. 2020/2021 and 2021/2022
    Log in to your Personal Area (Minor) >> Certificates, Modules and Questionnaires and you will be able to download the official certificates of the exams you have taken.
    You will furthermore receive a digital Open Badge that certifies the knowledge and abilities that have been developed through the Minor programme. This only applies to students who complete the entire Minor programme..
  • Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students 
    Log in to your Personal Area (Minor) >> Certificates, Modules and Questionnaires and you will be able to download the official certificates of the exams you have taken.
    You will furthermore receive a digital Open Badge that certifies the knowledge and abilities that have been developed through the Minor programme. This only applies to students who complete the entire Minor programme. 
  • Other students
    Log in to your Personal Area (Minor) >> Certificates, Modules and Questionnaires and you will be able to download the official certificates of the exams you have taken.
    You will furthermore receive a digital Open Badge that certifies the knowledge and abilities that have been developed through the Minor programme. This only applies to students who complete the entire Minor programme. 

What is an Open Badge?

An Open Badge is a digital certificate that attests the knowledge, abilities and skills that you have developed attending a Minor programme. It is internationally valid and can be included in your digital curriculum, as well as on Social Network profiles. Please, read more information about Ca’ Foscari Open Badges.

What should I do to get my Open Badge?

You will be eligible to receive an Open Badge only if you complete the entire Minor programme (three exams). In this case, you will automatically receive an email with your personal Open Badge within the year in which you concluded your Minor programme. 

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Last update: 12/08/2022