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.

Courses, credits

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, inclusive of class hours (6-to-10 according to the activity) and the hours for individual study.. Your study path ends when you have completed all required educational activities and credits provded by the course.

Class schedules and rooms, academic periods

Lectures take place at the course's locations:

  • Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Corso Bettini, 84 - 38068 - Rovereto (TN)
  • Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Via Sommarive, 9 - 38123 - Trento (Povo).

You can check the class schedules and rooms for lessons to know the exact location and hours of each lecture:

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 Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science.

Subjects, syllabus, and teaching 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 Educational offering (“Manifesto degli studi”).

The Educational offerings 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 page Study Plan for the course of the DiPSCo.
  • 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
  • have fulfilled attendance requirements, if required by the activity
  • register in advance for the exam session, during a defined registration period established by your study program
  • Follow the guidelines in the document "Linee Guida per l'iscrizione agli esami del Dipartimento di Psicologia e Scienze Cognitive" (in the download below, in Italian only).

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.

Project Work

As part of the free choice credits, you can include a 6 ECTS course called Project Work that offers students the opportunity to put theoretical skills and knowledge into practice to approach academic research. It consists of a project agreed upon by the student with a teacher of the degree course who, in the role of tutor, supervises the activities and provides the methodological framework

The Project Work is initiated by submitting by email to the Student Support Services Office the Project Work preliminary Form ; the form must be accompanied by the training project, which defines the topic and the methods of execution

At the end of the Project Work,  students must submit by email to the Student Support Services Office the Project Work Completion Form signed by the supervisor and accompanied by the two reports to the Student Support Services Office. The project work is graded on a scale of thirty.

application/pdfGuidelines for Project Work activities(PDF | 231 KB)
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentProject Work preliminary form(DOCX | 39 KB)
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentProject Work completition form(DOCX | 42 KB)

ECTS Seminars

The Department organizes seminars which allow students to acquire university credits as an elective activity of free choice (credits of type D).  

More information is available at the page “Seminari di Credito (Credit Seminars)”.

Mandatory Safety training for students

Students have to complete the safety courses organized by the University of Trento, especially if involved in specific activities.

The two courses

  • General Training course
  • Specific training course - Low Risk

are mandatory for all the students enrolled in the programme.

The Specific training course - Medium Risk is mandatory for the students that carry out a Project work with laboratory activities or an "Internal Internship" and strongly recommended to all students.

Information on how the courses are held (online in self-learning mode or in person with a teacher), how to register or how to apply for the recognition of  previous safety courses are published on the page Safety training for students.

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Aggiornato il
10 April 2024