Master Polis Maker for the quality of living and sustainable urban development

Politecnico di Milano

Program Description

Master Polis Maker for the quality of living and sustainable urban development

Politecnico di Milano

Master Polis-Maker for the quality of living and sustainable urban development

The Program

The Polis Maker program focuses on the management of urban transformation with a practical approach providing different methods, skills and tools: urban and environmental legislation derived from European and national laws, management of international contracts, negotiation processes and conflict and risk management provide some examples.

Such skills will find their context in a specific holistic approach aiming at highlighting the existential dimension of space and the economic and social dynamics of each specific area also with regard to everyday life.

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Professional description of the "Polis Maker"

The Master aims at training a new professional: the Polis Maker.

”The Polis Maker is a facilitator, an urban strategist supervising the transformation of the city and the territory with an holistic perspective. The Polis Maker is a professional who combines technical knowledge and sensitivity to the well-being of inhabitants. Contributing to the management of territory, he takes into account the existential space and the economic and social dynamics that shape everyday life, combining quality of living and economic development“

That’s how Angelo Caruso di Spaccaforno – professor of Estimation and Project Evaluation at the Politecnico di Milano – defines the Polis Maker, a new emerging professional in the Italian and international labour market.

Caruso di Spaccaforno is the Director of the "Polis Maker Master program for the quality of living and sustainable urban development", organized by the Politecnico di Milano.

Employment Opportunities

Thanks to the interdisciplinary training, the Polis Maker candidate will find employment opportunities in the Public Administration, Real estate companies, engineering companies and architectural studies specialized in consulting in urban transformation.

For those who has recently graduated, the program is a concrete opportunity to quickly reach the professional practice, acquiring a critical spirit and a capacity of reading urban phenomena which would otherwise require a several years of professional experience.

Teaching methodology

The online mode of the program includes:

  • 396 hours of classes, via the e-learning platform, equal to 36 ECTS credits
  • 96 hours of exercises, simulations, remote internship equal to 6 ECTS credits
  • 360 hours of practice (alternatively development of a Master thesis on a research topic with the possibility of tutorship) equal to 18 ECTS credits
  • 648 hours of individual study

The on-site mode of the program includes:

  • 396 hours of on-site classes, equal to 36 ECTS credits
  • 96 hours of exercises, simulations, remote internship equal to 6 ECTS credits
  • 360 hours of practice (alternatively development of a Master thesis on a research topic with individual tutorship) equal to 18 ECTS credits
  • 648 hours of individual study
  • 120 hours of Workshop

Price and Payment

The online mode of the Polis Maker Master program has a total cost of EUR 5,000.00. The on-site mode has a total cost of EUR 9,500.00. The prices include the course materials and the access to various libraries. The payment is splitted in two installments.

Until July 16th, the foreign applicants can take advantage of a special 20% discount: fill now the form out and we'll get shortly in touch!

How to apply: documents for students with an university degree acquired outside Italy

Please send to polismaking@baicr.it the following documents:

  • Academic and professional resume
  • Motivation letter
  • PDF copy of the Degree Diploma, translated into one of the following languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese
  • Transcript of the Exams of the academic curriculum (no certified translation is required)
  • Passport copy
  • Any other document that can support the application (e.g.: personal portfolio, references, language certificates, project work proposal, etc.)

Admission is subject to eligibility and personal motivation assessment.

If you are interested in the Program and want to take advantage of the 20% discount for foreign students, please apply before July 16th filling out the form: we'll get shortly in touch with you

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian


Last updated August 4, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 20, 2017
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
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Locations
Italy - Milan
Start date: Oct. 20, 2017
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End date Oct. 20, 2018
Dates
Oct. 20, 2017
Italy - Milan
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End date Oct. 20, 2018
Price Online cost: EUR 5,000. On-site cost EUR 9,500