Conduct of the final examination
The procedures for the conduct and assessment of the final examination are laid down as follows: at the end of the placement the undergraduate student must prepare a report of no more than 20 pages (in Italian or English with a summary in Italian) in which he/she describes the methods used and the main results obtained. The Summary, one page, must contain the name, surname, registration number of the student, tutor name, title of the report, and description of the activities. The summary must be sent to the Course President five days before the official graduation session and will be made available to the Commission members.
On the day of the official graduation session (final examination), the Graduation Committee appointed by the Director of the Department and composed of the professors/instructors and possible co-supervisors, and other professors/instructors and scholars of the subject (a minimum of 5 members) meets.
The student illustrates to the Commission the methodologies applied and the results obtained.
The presentation may be in English according to the University Regulations and the presentation time must not exceed 7 minutes.
The chairman of the commission is responsible for enforcing the time schedule and ensuring the uniformity of the final assessment. The Commission asks the student questions designed to verify the autonomy achieved in processing the concepts and practical experiences of the placement.
The rapporteur presents an overall assessment of the candidate, possibly proposing praise if the conditions exist.
The committee, taking into account the assessment of the supervisor and the assessment of the degree interview, awards an increment of up to a maximum of 5 points on the arithmetic mean of the marks for the individual subjects calculated out of 110. A student who graduates 'in progress' receives an additional 1 point for the graduation grade. If the final score, the sum of the admission grade and the dissertation grade, exceeds or equals 110, the committee awards the degree grade 110/110 or '110/110 cum laude'. The awarding of honours requires the attainment of 110/110 and the presence of at least 3 honours in the profit examinations, and unanimous approval by the committee.
The proclamation is made by the President of the Degree Committee by proxy received from the Magnifico Rettore. The candidate is officially proclaimed Dottore of Biotechnology with the award of the final grade.