Course units and programme of study

The programme of study is the set of compulsory and elective courses that the student must take in order to graduate.

Submission of the programme of study for your year of enrolment is compulsory and is required, in particular, for registration for examinations and for completion of the teaching evaluation questionnaires.

All current students must submit their programme of study online via the Esse3 system.

The programme of study may differ according to the academic year of enrolment ('cohort'); it may also provide for a choice between different study paths ('curricula').

To see the list of courses that you can include in your programme of study, select the academic year of enrolment and, if available, the curriculum.

Search course units in the programme of study

List of courses

How the programme of study works

The list of course units in the study plan represents the set of training activities that can be envisaged for each of the years comprising the degree course, and changes according to the year in which the student enrols. ‘Free-choice or restricted-choice’ course units are optional activities that students may include in their study plans according to the selection criteria specified on this page; the remaining courses are compulsory for all students.

The programme of study must be submitted online by the student for each year using the ESSE3 system (see dedicated section).

Compilation periods

For the a.y. 2022/2023 the Programme of Study must be completed online in the period:

  • from 07/11/2022 to 12/12/2022
  • from 02/03/2023 to 03/04/2023 (for those who were unable to submit their Programme of Study in the first period or for those who wish to make changes).

Students are allowed to submit their own programme of study with options other than those presented on this page (and available in ESSE3), as long as it is consistent with achieving the course's educational objectives. In that case, the programme must be submitted to the Course Council for approval.

Safety Course

Students must attend the online training course on safety in the workplace by connecting to and logging in with their University credentials.

The training is divided into three modules to be completed in succession. At the end of each module, a certificate is issued, which the student must print out and keep.

The three certificates must also be sent by e-mail to in order to obtain recognition of the ECTS credit to which the course entitles.

The course is obligatory for access to the Department's facilities.