Our courses

ASP courses are cross-cultural and built on top of the technical knowledge and skills acquired by the students in their specific Laurea Magistrale courses. Their goal is to discuss interdisciplinary issues common to any innovation project in Engineering, Architecture and Design.
All courses are in English.

Courses are held in the form of Intensive Schools (Winter, Spring and Summer Schools).
Students are required to attend all the Schools, which are residential courses (all travelling and lodging expenses are covered by the ASP). The teaching style is a mix of formal lectures, seminars, group and personal work. The focus is on learning instead of teaching, with a strong emphasis on the interaction between lecturers (Italian and international prominent professors) and students.

Part of the activity is developed in small student groups, where teamwork and discussion is assisted by tutors.
The workload for students is compatible with their regular study activities.

As assessment, students are asked to write one paper for each course, exploring a specific topic. The papers’ topics are proposed by the course coordinators.


Year Courses

1st  year of LM

 1. Dynamics of Innovation
Aim of the course: to provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of innovation and innovation dynamics, from the point of view of both management and economics.
XIII_Dynamics of Innovation

2. Design Methods and Processes
Aim of the course: to introduce the ASP students to the wide range of existing methods, from the descriptive models for analyzing Design processes and behaviours, to the prescriptive tools that provide a structured and multi-disciplinary approach to design.
XII cycle _Design Methods

3. Mapping the transformation for the competitiveness of a territorial system

Aim of the course: to provide students with a multidisciplinary environment in order to frame issues more commonly associated with the sphere of urban design in a more complex and pervasive approach, one that takes into account the diverse components, causes and effects of the processes that regulate the form of a city.
XII cycle Mapping the transformation for the competitiveness of a territorial system

2nd year of LM

4.  Complex Decision Making under Emergency Conditions

Aim of the course: to help people improve their decision-making skills so that they are ready to make decisions in the event of a crisis.

XII Complex Decision Making