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:
- Mattarello - Via delle Regole, 101, 38123 Mattarello TN
- Palazzo Piomarta/Istruzione - Corso Bettini, 84, 38068 Rovereto TN
- Palazzo Fedrigotti - Corso Bettini, 31, 38068 Rovereto TN
- Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico "Fabio Ferrari" - Via Sommarive, 5, 38123 Povo,Trento TN
- Progetto Manifattura - Piazza della Manifattura, 1, 38068 Rovereto TN
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.
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:
- you must fill in it only during specific periods and following the deadlines and procedures described on the Study Plan degree courses of the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences and CIMeC page
- you should check the Educational offering (“Manifesto degli studi”) to find out which activities are mandatory in your program, which ones you can choose, and the rules for selection.
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:
- for courses’ exams, you must register in Esse3, under Esse3 - Menu - Exam sessions
- for foreign language exams, registration procedures and dates are available on the Language exams page.
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.
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.