Thesis and graduation
The final examination requires writing an original dissertation to be presented and discussed in front of an ad hoc Graduation Committee, composed by at least seven faculty.
The Thesis is elaborated by the student under the supervision of a faculty member, written in English on a topic agreed with the supervisor. The preparation of the thesis can be part of an internship or can be carried out during a period of study abroad, within international agreements with other universities.
The final assessment of the candidate is based upon the following elements: originality of the results, mastering of the subject, mathematical rigour of the thesis and of the presentation, independence shown in carrying out the research, ability of speaking in public and of setting the topic within the appropriate literature.
On the day of the final examination, the student illustrates and defends the thesis orally in front of the Graduation Committee. The Committee's questions are usually postponed to the end of the presentation. The time allocated to each candidate's presentation is 15 minutes.
It is also recommended to hand out to the Committee printed copies of the presentation (no specific format required).
Final grade mark
The final graduation mark (in 110ths) will take into account both the student's study career and the final discussion of the thesis. The starting value of the final graduation mark is obtained by summing the weighted average of the exam's evaluations (converted in 110ths).
The Graduation Committee can additionally assign a maximum of 8 points for the discussion. If the quality of the work is considered excellent, with a unanimous vote of the Graduation Committee, the maximum is increased to 12 points. The student who has achieved a score of 110/110, can be awarded the summa cum laude. In order to obatin more than 8 points a co-supervisor should also be appointed.
The University has activated the "Tesi online" service which allows you to quickly and easily deliver your thesis online.
You can access the service and consult all the information useful to upload the thesis through the dedicated section on the University website.
The submission deadlines (in Italian only).
For further information, please refer to the Student Office.