Organisation of teaching

The Teaching Organisation Office annually draws up the Course Teaching Timetable and it also establishes six or three-months single courses, the Regulations for Examinations and Thesis and the Timetable of Lessons. These decisions are communicated at the beginning of each academic year and published on the website, while timetables are put up on the noticeboard and published on the website too.

The single courses timetables are structured referring to the academic teaching pattern. For this reason, great attention is paid to guarantee the students the possibility to attend every single lesson expected in the courses, without overlappings.
The courses take place from October to May and from Monday to Friday.

Threeexamination sessionshave been set up

the Summer one


The Autumn one


The Winter one


The first and second years give an intense theoretical and practical training to all the students.
As the last step before the access into the labour market, the third year of Course provides for a curricular internship initiation process in one of the great number of School partner companies, as well as the ordinary curriculum courses to attend.


The courses are of sixand twelve months, like the State Universities ones, and they’re structured in learning modules with a different duration, with a different number of course credits and a different number of lectures hours, always referring to the allocated number of credits. The Teaching Organisation Office establishes the single courses on a six-month or annual duration base.
In addition to the curricular courses expected in the study plan, the Nelson Mandela School also institutes: Specialisation courses, training courses, seminars, conferences, laboratories, textual practice exercices, information technology exercises and other learning activities and events which can ease the reaching of the course educational targets.

Attendance of courses

The SSML Nelson Mandela established the compulsory attendance of lectures and laboratories for its students, in order to guarantee a correct reaching of the educational targets. Hence, the student can’t pass the 20% of absence limit Over this limit, the SSML closes his admission to examinations and the ongoing tests.