Computer science | Enrollment
Computer science Enrollment
To enroll in the Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Program, it is necessary to take part in a mandatory assessment access test. The test aims to assess student's aptitude and his degree of preparation in mathematics, logic and verbal comprehension. The test is mandatory and based on the results, specific additional Educational Obligations can be assigned to the students.The Test is the TOLC-I, which is managed by CISIA.
The TOLC-I structure consists of 50 questions divided into 4 sections.
The sections are: Mathematics, Logic, Sciences, Reading Comprehension.
|SECTIONS||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||TIME ALLOTTED|
|MATHEMATICS||20 QUESTIONS||50 MINUTES|
|LOGIC||10 QUESTIONS||20 MINUTES|
|SCIENCES||10 QUESTIONS||20 MINUTES|
|READING COMPREHENSION||10 QUESTIONS||20 MINUTES|
|TOTAL||50 QUESTIONS||110 MINUTES|
The outcome of each TOLC is determined by the number of questions answered right, wrong or unanswered which make up the total score as follows: 1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for each unanswered question and a penalty of 0.25 points for each incorrect answer.
TAKING THE TOLC-I AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Usually the TOLC-I tests take place in the laboratories of the IT department. The next available dates are:
If there is no availability for the dates indicated, please note that it is possible to take the TOLC-I at any of the universities associated with CISIA and use the results of the TOLC-I for enrollment in the Degree Course in Computer Science.
Registration for the TOLC must necessarily be carried out via the web from the specific page of the CISIA portal. The registration fee is € 30, payable by MAV or credit card (more information on the CISIA portal).
The answers to the most frequently asked questions are available at the following link (in Italian) https://www.cisiaonline.it/faq-tolccasa-rispondiamo-alle-vostre-domande.
The sections of Science and of English language are not considered to assess student's aptitude for the Computer Science program.
- Students who took part in the TOLC-I can enroll in the Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science with NO Additional Educational Obligations (OFA), provided that they obtain a total score of not less than 16 (not including the sections of Science and of English language).
- Students who have obtained a total score of less than 16 and greater than or equal to 9 (not including the sections of Science and of English language) may enroll in the Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree program with Additional Educational Obligations (OFA), which include:
- the compulsory attendance of the course of preparation for the basic and logical mathematics disciplines organized in the first semester and the passing of the final test and
- the compulsory attendance of the tutoring activities foreseen for the first year courses.
Before passing the test referred to in point 1, students are not allowed to take exams included in the study plan.
- Enrollment is not recommended to students who have obtained a total score of less than 9 in the TOLC-I sections of the Mathematics, Logic and Verbal Understanding. Such students are encouraged to enroll in specific courses offered to let them fulfill their gaps in Mathematics, Logic and Verbal Understanding.
|TEST OUTCOME |
Total score obtained in the sections of Mathematics, Logic, Verbal Comprehension (the scores from the sections of Science and English language are not included)
Greater than or equal to 16
Access with no OFA
Minore di 16 e maggiore o uguale a 9
Access with OFA – compulsory attendace of preliminary course and
Less than 9
Preparation year: specific courses offered foundational elements of Mathematics, Logic and Verbal Understanding
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GETTING READY FOR THE TEST
To pass the test you need to have good logical reasoning skills and understanding of the text. Knowledge of the following basic notions of mathematics is assumed.
Logic and Reading Comprehension – The logic and reading comprehension questions seek to test in particular the candidate’s aptitude rather than the skills acquired in secondary school. Therefore, they do not require a specific preparation.
Mathematics, Arithmetic and Algebra – Properties and operations on numbers (integers, rationals, real numbers). Absolute value. Powers and square roots. Logarithms and exponentials. Symbolic mathematics. Polynomials (operations, factorisations). First and second degree algebraic equations and inequalities or reducible. Systems of first degree equations. Fractional rational equations and inequalities and with radicals. Geometry, segments and angles; measurements and properties. Lines and planes. Significant loci. Properties of the main plane geometric figures (triangles, circles, regular polygons, etc.) and their perimeters and areas. Properties of the main solid geometric figures (spheres, cones, cylinders, prisms, parallelepipeds, pyramids, etc.) and their volumes and areas.
Analytic geometry and numeric functions – Cartesian coordinates. The concept of function. Equations of lines and of simple loci (circles, ellipses, parabolas, etc.). Graphs and properties of elementary functions (powers, logarithms, exponentials, etc.). Calculations with logarithms. Equations and inequalities with logarithms or exponentials.
Trigonometry – Graphs and properties of sine, cosine and tangent. The main trigonometric formulas (addition, subtraction, duplication, bisection). Trigonometric equations and inequalities. Relations between the elements of a triangle.
Statistics – Basic elementary notions of statistics is required (permutation, combination, mean, variance and frequency). Basic notions to read frequency diagrams and histograms.
OFA - Recovery course
The Additional Educational Obligations (OFA) are considered fulfilled with:
- attendance of a preparation course in the disciplines of basic mathematics and logic and the passing of the relative final exam. This teaching takes place during the first semester and includes didactic activities divided into lessons and exercises according to the corresponding program. Attendance at the course is compulsory.
- compulsory attendance of the tutoring activities foreseen for the first year courses.
Before passing the test referred to in point 1), students are not allowed to take the exams required by the degree course study plan.
Students enrolled with OFA are not allowed to enroll in the second year of the Degree Course before completing the OFA assigned.