Educational plan

Overview

In the first semester of the first year, you will attend courses desiged to provide you with additional knowledge lacking in your background, so that the subsequent courses can be followed by all students regardless of their previous studies.

Aligment plans

  • Alignment plan 1: If you graduated in computer science, mathematics, or similar, you will study cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics (campus Citta Studi Unimi)
  • Alignment plan 2: if you graduated in biology/biotecnology you will follow classes on computer science, programming, data bases, and statistics (campus Leonardo Polimi)

You will also have 12 ECTS that you will be free to spend following elective courses during the 2nd year, chosen among those organized by this Degree (to appear soon added to the following table), or other Master Degree programs of the University of Milano or the Politecnico of Milano.

Courses of the 2nd year will be activated starting from the academic year 2020-2021. Starting from the 2nd semester of the second year you will attend a research laboratory for a thesis internship. 

In the following table, 1 ECTS = 8 hours of classes.


Bioinformatics for Computational Genomics (Classe LM-8)-Enrolled from 2019/2020 academic year
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 6 48 English ING-INF/05
Organic Chemistry 6 48 English CHIM/06
Optional
Biochemistry 6 48 English BIO/10
Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology 12 96 English BIO/11 BIO/13 BIO/18
Programming and Data Bases 12 96 English INF/01 ING-INF/05
Statistics 6 48 English MAT/06 SECS-S/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biostatistics 6 60 English MAT/06 SECS-S/01
Genomics and Transcriptomics 12 96 English BIO/11
Machine Learning 6 60 English INF/01 ING-INF/05
Scientific Programming 6 60 English ING-INF/05
Optional activities and study plan rules
1 - Students with a degree/background in computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics will attend the courses of the "Percorso 1" ("Knowledge Alignment Plan 1") in Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology (12 CFU) and Biochemistry (6 CFU).

Students with a degree/background in life sciences (biology or biotechnology or equivalent) will attend the courses of the "Percorso 2" ("Knowledge Alignment Plan 2") in Programming and Data Bases (12 CFU) and Statistics (6 CFU).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Biochemistry 6 48 English First semester BIO/10
Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology 12 96 English First semester BIO/11 BIO/13 BIO/18
Programming and Data Bases 12 96 English First semester INF/01 ING-INF/05
Statistics 6 48 English First semester MAT/06 SECS-S/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Genomics and Epigenomics 12 96 English BIO/18 BIO/19
Structural Chemistry 6 48 English CHIM/06 ING-IND/34
Systems Biology and Network Analysis 6 48 English ING-INF/06
Optional
Genomic Big Data Management and Computing 6 48 English BIO/11 ING-INF/05
Interdisciplinary Project 6 48 English BIO/11 ING-INF/05
Neurogenomics and Brain Disease Modelling 6 48 English BIO/11
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Language Skills and other activities (attendance to seminars, etc.) 3 0 English
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Thesis project and final dissertation 21 0 English
There are no propaedeutic courses in the BCG degree that can limit progression from the first to the second year.