Here you can find essential information about the organization of the course, class schedules, curricula, and course content, as well as how to register for exams.

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Courses, credits, attendance

The study program consists of various educational activities (also called courses) such as lectures, seminars, labs, internships, projects, or thesis work, taught by one or more instructors. Courses and exams are spread across different years according to the rules outlined in the course's educational regulations.

Each activity is measured in ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System): 1 credit corresponds to 25 hours of student engagement, including individual study. Your study path ends when you have completed all required educational activities and credits specified by the course.

Class schedules and rooms, academic periods

The classes will be held in the following locations:

The location for each course is specified in the schedule of lessons.

The academic year is divided into two semesters: each semester includes a period for attending lectures and another for taking exams.

The start of each semester's lectures and different academic periods are indicated in the Academic Calendar.

application/pdfAcademic calendar CIMeC a.y. 2024/2025(PDF | 460 KB)

Class schedules and rooms for lessons are published:

Curricula, Syllabi, and Professors’ Materials

To find out which activities are planned for each year (both the mandatory and elective courses), as well as in which semester they are offered, check the document Didactic Offer (“Manifesto degli studi”).

The Didactic Offers from previous years are available on the Rules and Regulations page.

Programs for educational activities, professors, books and bibliographies and type of assessment are indicated in the Syllabus for each activity in UniTrento's Course Catalogue.

Learning contents and resources are published by professors in the Moodle Online Teaching courses.

Record book and Study Plan

The online Record book is the tool that contains all the approved educational activities in your study plan, including those you must complete and those you have passed, along with credits and grades. It can be found

You cannot take exams for educational activities that have not been approved in your study plan and are not listed in your Record book.

The Study Plan is the set of educational activities you want or must complete in your educational plan, and it must be approved before you can take exams: 


Exams are the assessment moments held at the end of each educational activity. They take place during specific periods at the end of each semester and on predetermined dates (exam sessions). Some activities may have intermediate assessments (intermediate tests) before the final exam, during the lecture period.

Each period includes multiple exam sessions for the same educational activity.

To take exams and intermediate tests, you must:

  • be compliant with the Yearly enrollment for the current academic year
  • have your photo validated (it is required before exam registration)
  • have the educational activity for the exam listed in your Record book
  • register in advance for the exam session, during a defined registration period established by your study program.

Where to register for exams:

Each final exam is graded, typically on a scale of thirty with the possibility of honors (“lode”) and passing is achieved with 18/30, or it may be assessed as "approved" or "not approved."

When you pass an exam, you earn the credits associated with the educational activity, which are recorded in your Record book.

Exam results can be viewed in Esse3 or in the UniTrentoApp.

Credits for experiments

Students can get up to 2 ECTS (free choice activities) for the participation in lab experiments. The activity must comply with the following administrative procedures:

  • fill in the Experiment participation form (in the attached file below), including the description of the experiment (objectives, period, tasks, methods and tools), undersigned from the lab supervisor and from the Unitn supervisor (lecturer in charge of the experiment)
  • complete at least 20 hours of lab activities for 1 ECTS
  • submit to the Support Office for Students all the forms for the recognition of the credits.

Experiment participation as a subject - Facebook group

application/pdfExperiment Participation Form(PDF | 55 KB)

Start-Up Lab

The Start-Up Lab (SUL) is a hands-on interdepartmental Lab on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The SUL is an innovative learning experience focused on customer centric creativity, idea generation, business idea optimization and pitching finalized to develop innovative products/services which can, eventually, turn into a start-up. Students are constantly mentored by professionals and entrepreneurs. The teaching language is English. Students who successfully complete the seminar will acquire 8 ECTS for free choice activities.

SUL is organized within the Contamination Lab Trento (CLab Trento), the coworking space open to students, researchers and companies interested in the topic of innovation. The CLab is a physical and digital creative and stimulating space, which offers seminars and activities, such as the Innovation Olympics

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10 July 2024