Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

level I (prerequisite: Bachelor of Arts or Science)



Joint examination


With respect to learning outcomes, joint examination will take place according to two evaluation levels:
– knowledge, applying knowledge and skills acquired
– knowledge, applying knowledge, making judgments, communication skills and learning skills.


Each term will give place to a partial student evaluation step.


Joint examination procedures, thesis examination procedure and grading will be communicated to students before the beginning of the academic activities (to be decided during the academic meeting).


According to the directives of the Bologna Process, and to the “ECTS Users’ Guide”, published by Education and Culture DG in 2009, in order to ensure transparency and fair treatment of students grade allocation, ECTS grading percentage tables will be used to compare Italian, Spanish and Portuguese grading scales. UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, University of Seville and Universidade dos Ašores will provide in a standard table form the statistical distribution of their own grades, calculated on students’ grades on at least the last two academic years for the Faculties which will host EMMCMSP students. The grading percentage table of EMMSMSP program will be used to convert grades awarded by Partners to European Grading scale (A to E) and to compare national grading scales. The grading percentage table will be included in the Diploma Supplement.


The Master score will be delivered according to ECTS grading scale, so to be convertible to every other national grading scale. If the student doesn't reach the minimum evaluation level, there would be one implementation exam in the subsequent month in the next location. The evaluation commission will be nominated by the Management board in accordance with the Term local coordinator.


To avoid student’s failure, a weekly tutoring will be organized so to check students’ progress and to anticipate problems resolution. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated per Terms I and II as an indicator of academic performance of the EMMCMSP and is used as a criterion for graduation requirements, for honors graduation or other academic distinctions, and for determining academic standing during study in EMMCMSP.

The Master total score will take into consideration the student GPA, and the final thesis grade according to a procedure defined by the Management Board.


The final thesis will be assessed according to standard requirements of the Master’s thesis elaborated by the Management Board of the EMMCMSP. The thesis will be assessed in terms of adequacy in its methodology, analysis and its arguments, as well as in adequately demonstrating its author’s familiarity with the relevant literature; the thesis should also be written in correct, coherent language, in an appropriate style, correctly following the conventions of citation. It should, moreover, have a logical and visible structure and development that should at all times assist the reader’s understanding of the argument being presented and not obscure it.




For more information


Erasmus Mundus on Maritime Spatial Planning

Secretariat at University Iuav of Venice


Susanna Scarpa

tel. +39 041 257 1872

Maria Gatto

+39 041 257 1720




Scientific coordinators


Francesco Musco



Elena Gissi



Juan L Sußrez de Vivero



Helena Calado