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Assessment of Adequacy of Personal Readiness

What is

The Assessment of Adequacy of Personal Readiness is the tool provided by the Educational Regulations to assess your preparation for the purpose of matriculation to the Master's Degree.

Who should conduct the Verification

How to access

To take the Verification of Adequacy of Graduate Personal Readiness you must make the pre-registration so as to be on the lists of students who must take the test.

Following that, if the test is successful, you must confirm your matriculation.

For pre-registration and the test you will not have to pay anything. Payment of the registration fee and regional fee is due at the time of confirmation of registration.

You must pay the registration fee and regional fee.

N.B.: Pre-registration and verification of personal preparation adequacy are free of charge. Payment of the application fee and regional fee is expected at the time of confirmation of registration.

How it works

If the admission criteria are met, candidates will have to take a requisite assessment before a committee to ascertain their general knowledge.

The assessment of the requirements consists of a written test (possibly also in telematic mode) aimed at ascertaining the candidate's general knowledge with particular reference to the knowledge of the fundamental notions and applied and professional aspects related to engineering subjects and is held before a committee designated by the Graduate Council in accordance with the provisions of the Graduate Course Regulations.

Curriculum and academic preparation will be evaluated on the following subjects:

  • Applied thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Energy systems and machines
  • Electrical systems
  • Chemical processes

Appropriate English language proficiency is ascertained by appropriate certifications held by the student, obtained not more than 3 years ago, or, in the absence of these, by verification by the University Language Center (University Language Skills Development Sector). Possession of a bachelor's degree in English satisfies the language proficiency requirement, but passing the English B2 test, periodically organized by the University Language Center, is still recommended.

Where and when

Candidates must send an e-mail to the Savona Student Office ( within a certain period of time (from 10 days to 3 days before the test date) to confirm their attendance. The subject of the e-mail should be "En2 Admission Test".


The dates of the admission test for the 2024/2025 academic year have yet to be defined: approximately 5/6 tests will be held, from mid-September 2024 to the beginning of March 2025.

Candidates will receive guidance on where the tests will be held (online at Microsoft Teams or in a classroom in the department).

IMPORTANT - For applicants with bridging careers: bridging career exams must be passed before the admission test can be taken.

English B2 language assessment test:

  • Thursday 16 May registration from 17 April, by 9 a.m. 6 May 2024
  • Thursday 13 June registration from 17 May, by 9 a.m. on 3 June 2024
  • Wednesday 26 June registration from 27 May, by 9 a.m. on 17 June 2024
  • Thursday 19 September registration from 19 August, by 9 a.m. on 9 September 2024
  • Thursday 21 November registration from 21 October, by 9.00 a.m. on 11 November 2024
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  • Thursday 23 January enrolment from 23 December, by 09.00 on 13 January 2025
  • Thursday 13 February registration from 13 January, by 9 a.m. on 3 February 2025

Further information is available on the Polytechnic School website at the link:

To prepare you

You can find a example of the test (Closed list of questions).