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Polis Maker Master program

The Polis Maker program focuses on the management of urban transformation with a practical approach providing different methods, skills and tools: urban and environmental legislation derived from European and national laws, management of international contracts, negotiation processes and conflict and risk management provide some examples.

Such skills will find their context in a specific holistic approach aiming at highlighting the existential dimension of space and the economic and social dynamics of each specific area also with regard to everyday life.

Professional description

The Master aims at training a new professional, i.e the Polis Maker.

” The Polis Maker is a facilitator, an urban strategist supervising the transformation of the city and the territory with an holistic perspective. The Polis Maker is a professional who combines technical knowledge and sensitivity to the well-being of inhabitants. Contributing to the management of territory, he takes into account the existential space and the economic and social dynamics that shape everyday life, combining quality of living and economic development “

That’s how  Angelo Caruso di Spaccaforno –  professor of Estimation and Project Evaluation at the Politecnico di Milano – defines the Polis Maker, a new emerging professional in the Italian and international labour market.

Caruso di Spaccaforno is the Director of the Polis Maker Master program – Managing the transformation of urban settlements for quality of life and economic development, organized by the Politecnico di Milano.

Employment Opportunities

Thanks to the interdisciplinary training, the Polis Maker will find employment opportunities in Public Administration, Real estate companies, engineering companies and architectural studies specialized in consulting in urban transformation.

For those who has recently graduated the program is a concrete opportunity to quickly reach the professional practice, acquiring a critical spirit and a capacity of reading urban phenomena which would otherwise require a several years of professional experience.

Teaching methodology

The online mode of the program includes:

  • 396 hours of classes, equal to 36 ECTS credits
  • 96 hours of exercises, simulations, remote internship equal to 6 ECTS credits
  • 360 hours of practice (alternatively development of a Master thesis on a research topic with the possibility of tutorship) equal to 18 ECTS credits
  • 648 hours of individual study

The on-site mode of the program includes:

  • 396 hours of classes, equal to 36 ECTS credits
  • 96 hours of exercises, simulations, remote internship equal to 6 ECTS credits
  • 360 hours of practice (alternatively development of a Master thesis on a research topic with individual tutorship) equal to 18 ECTS credits
  • 648 hours of individual study
  • 120 hours of Workshop

Price and Payment

The online mode of the Polis Maker Master program has a total cost of € 5,000.00, and of € 9,500.00 for the on-site mode. The price includes the course materials and the access to various libraries.

The payment has to be delivered in two installments.

–> Until July 16th, the foreign applicants can take advantage of a special 20% discount on the Master’s program fee: please contact us or fill the form out and we’ll get shortly in touch with you! <–

How to apply: documents for students with an university degree acquired outside Italy

Send to Polismaking@baicr.it the following documents:

  • Academic and professional resume
  • Motivation letter
  • PDF copy of the Degree Diploma, translated into one of the following languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese
  • Transcript of the Exams of the academic curriculum (no certified translation is required)
  • Passport copy
  • Copy of the bank transfer of € 100,00 (or code number of CRO) due for the application management costs (the amount will be deducted from the first enrollment fee). The transfer must be made to the following IBAN: IT16W0306909498100000001799, payable to “CONSORZIO CIS-E”, Banca INTESA SANPAOLO – Viale Romagna 20, 20133 Milano; with the following description: “Master Polis Maker – YOUR NAME and SURNAME”
  • Any other document that can support the application (e.g.: personal portfolio, references, language certificates, project work proposal, etc.)

Admission is subject to eligibility and personal motivation assessment.