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 the students. The grading percentage table of the Master’s 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 pass a course the Student needs a minimum mark of the ECTS system. If the student does not reach the minimum evaluation level, there would be one implementation exam in the subsequent month in the following semester. The evaluation commission will be nominated by the Management board in accordance with the Term local coordinator. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated as an indicator of overall academic performance of the course and is used as a criterion for graduation requirements, for honors graduation or other academic distinctions. The Master total score will take into consideration the student GPA (average grades of the three semesters with a bonus for the thesis work) combining the evaluation systems of the three Partners Universities.




Thesis evaluation


In the third semester, the student will take part to the planning studio where he/she is called to elaborate a maritime strategic plan on a specific case study area, which will constitute a specific training for the Master Thesis. The thesis will be assessed and graded in written form by the thesis supervisor and an external reader from another consortium partner institution; then it will be submitted to the defense committee formed by professors of the whole Consortium. The dissertation must be presented viva voce. Exceptions will be evaluated on case-base by the Academic board, with documented motivations. In case of failing the dissertation, the student can submit the revised thesis by the end of the October. Alternatively, the student will have time till September of the following year to resubmit the thesis and attend the dissertation. Scheduling and modalities for the resubmission are directed by the Academic Board, which evaluates students case by case.

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 the 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.





For more information


Joint Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning

Secretariat at University Iuav of Venice


Daniele Zecchinato

tel. +39 041 257 1395




Scientific coordinators


Francesco Musco



Elena Gissi



Juan L Sußrez de Vivero



Helena Calado