The first semester begins with a Welcome Week in Napoli (UNINA), where all first year students will gather, and will be introduced to the new institution, city and culture, course contents and structure, objectives of the degree and available language courses, among other topics. Seminars and presentations will cover all these aspects, which will be integrated with social, cultural and sport activities extending for the whole week. Courses will take place between September and December, followed by an examination period. The end of the semester will be the time for the 1st SEAS 4.0 Challenge Week ( described in more detail later).
Once finished, students will have two weeks for moving to A Coruña (UDC), which is enough time for a reasonable transfer between cities. The Welcome Week will take place in February, following a similar approach to the one described in the first semester. Instruction period will last from February to May, culminating in the SEAS 4.0 Workshop Week (also described later in detail). Two exam periods are planned between June and July. The first corresponds to the first opportunity for the courses of the second semester. The second period corresponds to the second opportunity of the exams of the courses of both first and second semesters. In the case of the exams of the first semester (corresponding to courses developed in UNINA), exams will be sent from UNINA to UDC, and staff from UDC, with expertise in the topic of the course, will carry out the exams in Coruña. Finally, the second semester will finish with the 2nd SEAS 4.0 Challenge Week, which follows the same approach as the first one, to be held in UNINA in the first semester.
At the end of the second semester, students will propose their path for the 3rd semester among available alternatives. The Education Board of the SEAS 4.0 master will decide the final mobility path on the basis of students’ preferences, their academic results, and fair distribution among the CUs.
The beginning of the third semester is scheduled for the beginning of September with a Welcome Week, which will take place in all four host institutions. Again, enough time has been given to travel and settle in the host location between the second and third semesters. In this case, courses will last four weeks and will be followed by a first period of exams (first opportunity for third semester exams).
The period for the internship and the development of the Master Thesis will begin, lasting for more than three months. A second period for exams has been planned at the end of January and it corresponds to the second opportunity for third-semester exams. In this case, as students may be outside of the host institution, remote examinations in Associate Universities or Industrial Partners could be done, following a similar methodology as defined for the second semester. Once all exams have been passed and the Master Thesis developed, its defence will take place during the first week of February in Napoli (UNINA), which will be followed by the Master’s Graduation Ceremony, where students from all mobility tracks will again gather in the same location and time, and celebrate the completion of the program.