Agricultural Sciences

Studentessa al pc in biblioteca di Agraria
Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-69 - Scienze e tecnologie agrarie (EN)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The master degree programme in Agricultural Sciences is designed to equip graduates with advanced training in biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics, underpinned by an excellent command of the methodologies of scientific investigation.

On the strength of this training, graduates boast a sound understanding of the responsibilities of modern agriculture which, in addition to its original goal of producing food, now faces two additional duties: that of managing and controlling the land, on the one hand, and that of guaranteeing the safety of its products and the protection of the environment, on the other

Graduates from the master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences can assume managerial and organisational positions in the following sectors:

  • the technical and economic management of agricultural and zootechnical resources;
  • the definition and organisation of technical assistance services;
  • integrated rural development projects;
  • rural land control and protection;
  • the design and development of technological production facilities;
  • security testing and controls for machinery, installations and facilities;
  • the management of energy and integrated energy systems;
  • environmental protection and agricultural sustainability projects;
  • distribution systems for agricultural products and their rationalisation;
  • the marketing of agricultural products.

Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination and possession of level B1 of English.

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, in September 

The adequacy of the applicant's personal academic preparation for admission to the master's degree programme is assessed through personal interview.

The degree programme in Agricultural Sciences provides ample opportunities to study or work abroad, mainly through the Erasmus+ programme, which has around 30 EU member universities. Globally, about 5 students seize this opportunity each year.

The fields that can be developed at partner universities cover all the specific areas of the Degree Programme. Most students are inclined to follow courses that will broaden their scientific knowledge, or to carry out internships or degree theses in established laboratories.

Grades and credits awarded by partner universities are almost entirely recognized. Students thus know that Erasmus activities will be positively assessed in their curriculum.

There are other opportunities for cultural exchanges with universities that are not part of the Erasmus system but have signed agreements with our university. These belong to non-EU areas such as China, Japan, Latin America.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural policy and rural appraisal 14 112 Italian
- Estimo rurale8
- Politica agraria6
Mechanization of agricultural processes 8 72 Italian
- Meccanizzazione aziendale4
- Tecnologie avanzate per l'agricoltura4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Experimental methodologies in agriculture 6 68 Italian
Landscape planning 8 80 Italian
- Pianificazione del territorio4
- Progettazione del paesaggio4
Livestock, environment and food safety 8 80 Italian
- Zootecnia e ambiente4
- Zootecnia e sicurezza alimentare4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cropping systems 8 80 Italian
Hydrology and water management for agriculture 8 80 Italian
- Gestione delle risorse idriche in agricoltura4
- Idrologia4
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Economics of agricultural markets 8 64 Italian
- Mercati internazionali3
- Mercati nazionali5
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 22 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Advanced dairy technologies 6 56 Italian
Agri-food Marketing 6 64 Italian
Cytogenetic of livestock 4 48 English
Economics of innovation in agriculture 6 48 Italian
Environmental impact of agro-food production systems 4 40 Italian
- Unita' didattica 13
- Unita' didattica 21
GIS (Geographical Information System) for rural landscape 6 48 Italian
Integrated design and re-use of rural buildings 6 48 Italian
Production and quality of fish products 6 64 Italian
Soil bioengineering 6 48 Italian
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian
Tree propagation and nursery industry 6 56 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Animal morphology and physiology (upgrade) 4 36 Italian
Energy for Agriculture 6 60 Italian
International cooperation and crop-livestock systems 6 56 English
Plant disease and pest management 6 60 English
- Unita' didattica 1: plant disease management3
- Unita' didattica 2: pest management3
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian
Production, reproduction and animal health: monitoring and management 6 48 Italian
Quality and genuineness of milk and dairy products 6 64 English
Ree Idro-S-IP 3 44 Italian
Ree Rumen - Alimentazione di precisione per l'ambiente: rumine, metano e nutrizione 3 44 Italian
Ree Smartcow - Zootecnia di precisione 3 40 Italian
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Economics of natural resources 6 48 Italian
Field applications of precision agriculture 8 64 Italian
- Applicazione delle tecnologie dell'agricoltura di precisione4
- Elementi di difesa di precisione4
Precision irrigation 5 40 Italian
Precision livestock feeding 6 48 Italian
Sensors and automation for precision livestock 6 48 Italian
Simulation modelling for precision agriculture 5 40 Italian
Study plan rules
- A scelta programmata 18 CFU
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Advanced dairy technologies 6 56 Italian First semester
Agri-food Marketing 6 64 Italian First semester
Economics of innovation in agriculture 6 48 Italian First semester
GIS (Geographical Information System) for rural landscape 6 48 Italian First semester
Integrated design and re-use of rural buildings 6 48 Italian First semester
Production and quality of fish products 6 64 Italian First semester
Soil bioengineering 6 48 Italian First semester
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian First semester
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian First semester
Energy for Agriculture 6 60 Italian Second semester
International cooperation and crop-livestock systems 6 56 English Second semester
Plant disease and pest management 6 60 English Second semester
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian Second semester
Production, reproduction and animal health: monitoring and management 6 48 Italian Second semester
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian Second semester
Economics of natural resources 6 48 Italian Undefined
Field applications of precision agriculture 8 64 Italian Undefined
Precision irrigation 5 40 Italian Undefined
Precision livestock feeding 6 48 Italian Undefined
Sensors and automation for precision livestock 6 48 Italian Undefined
Simulation modelling for precision agriculture 5 40 Italian Undefined
- A libera scelta: CFU 9
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural policy and rural appraisal 14 112 Italian
- Estimo rurale8
- Politica agraria6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Equipment, plants and machinery for livestock production 8 80 Italian
- Gestione dei reflui zootecnici4
- Meccanizzazione degli allevamenti zootecnici2
- Strutture per gli allevamenti zootecnici2
Experimental methodologies in agriculture 6 68 Italian
Livestock, environment and food safety 8 80 Italian
- Zootecnia e ambiente4
- Zootecnia e sicurezza alimentare4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cropping systems 8 80 Italian
Genetics and animal reproduction 10 96 Italian
- Miglioramento genetico e biotecnologie in zootecnia6
- Tecnologie della riproduzione animale4
Rabbit, poultry and aquaculture productions 8 64 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Feed formulation and production Technologies 6 48 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 22 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Advanced dairy technologies 6 56 Italian
Agri-food Marketing 6 64 Italian
Cytogenetic of livestock 4 48 English
Economics of innovation in agriculture 6 48 Italian
Environmental impact of agro-food production systems 4 40 Italian
- Unita' didattica 13
- Unita' didattica 21
GIS (Geographical Information System) for rural landscape 6 48 Italian
Integrated design and re-use of rural buildings 6 48 Italian
Production and quality of fish products 6 64 Italian
Soil bioengineering 6 48 Italian
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian
Tree propagation and nursery industry 6 56 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Animal morphology and physiology (upgrade) 4 36 Italian
Energy for Agriculture 6 60 Italian
International cooperation and crop-livestock systems 6 56 English
Plant disease and pest management 6 60 English
- Unita' didattica 1: plant disease management3
- Unita' didattica 2: pest management3
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian
Production, reproduction and animal health: monitoring and management 6 48 Italian
Quality and genuineness of milk and dairy products 6 64 English
Ree Idro-S-IP 3 44 Italian
Ree Rumen - Alimentazione di precisione per l'ambiente: rumine, metano e nutrizione 3 44 Italian
Ree Smartcow - Zootecnia di precisione 3 40 Italian
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Economics of natural resources 6 48 Italian
Field applications of precision agriculture 8 64 Italian
- Applicazione delle tecnologie dell'agricoltura di precisione4
- Elementi di difesa di precisione4
Precision irrigation 5 40 Italian
Precision livestock feeding 6 48 Italian
Sensors and automation for precision livestock 6 48 Italian
Simulation modelling for precision agriculture 5 40 Italian
Study plan rules
- A scelta programmata 18 CFU
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Advanced dairy technologies 6 56 Italian First semester
Agri-food Marketing 6 64 Italian First semester
Economics of innovation in agriculture 6 48 Italian First semester
GIS (Geographical Information System) for rural landscape 6 48 Italian First semester
Integrated design and re-use of rural buildings 6 48 Italian First semester
Production and quality of fish products 6 64 Italian First semester
Soil bioengineering 6 48 Italian First semester
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian First semester
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian First semester
Energy for Agriculture 6 60 Italian Second semester
International cooperation and crop-livestock systems 6 56 English Second semester
Plant disease and pest management 6 60 English Second semester
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian Second semester
Production, reproduction and animal health: monitoring and management 6 48 Italian Second semester
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian Second semester
Economics of natural resources 6 48 Italian Undefined
Field applications of precision agriculture 8 64 Italian Undefined
Precision irrigation 5 40 Italian Undefined
Precision livestock feeding 6 48 Italian Undefined
Sensors and automation for precision livestock 6 48 Italian Undefined
Simulation modelling for precision agriculture 5 40 Italian Undefined
- A libera scelta: CFU 9
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural policy and rural appraisal 14 112 Italian
- Estimo rurale8
- Politica agraria6
Geomatics in agriculture 8 88 Italian
- Analisi della variabilità spaziale in agricoltura4
- Telerilevamento per l'agricoltura4
Mechanization of agricultural processes 8 72 Italian
- Meccanizzazione aziendale4
- Tecnologie avanzate per l'agricoltura4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Experimental methodologies in agriculture 6 68 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cropping systems 8 80 Italian
Hydrology and irrigation systems for agriculture 8 80 Italian
- Idrologia4
- Progettazione e gestione degli impianti di irrigazione4
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Machinery, plants and equipment for precision farming 8 64 Italian
- Controllo delle condizioni ambientali in zootecnia di precisione4
- Macchine e impianti per l'agricoltura di precisione4
Precision farming 8 64 Italian
- Agronomia di precisione4
- Controllo del benessere animale4
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 22 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Advanced dairy technologies 6 56 Italian
Agri-food Marketing 6 64 Italian
Cytogenetic of livestock 4 48 English
Economics of innovation in agriculture 6 48 Italian
Environmental impact of agro-food production systems 4 40 Italian
- Unita' didattica 13
- Unita' didattica 21
GIS (Geographical Information System) for rural landscape 6 48 Italian
Integrated design and re-use of rural buildings 6 48 Italian
Production and quality of fish products 6 64 Italian
Soil bioengineering 6 48 Italian
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian
Tree propagation and nursery industry 6 56 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Animal morphology and physiology (upgrade) 4 36 Italian
Energy for Agriculture 6 60 Italian
International cooperation and crop-livestock systems 6 56 English
Plant disease and pest management 6 60 English
- Unita' didattica 1: plant disease management3
- Unita' didattica 2: pest management3
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian
Production, reproduction and animal health: monitoring and management 6 48 Italian
Quality and genuineness of milk and dairy products 6 64 English
Ree Idro-S-IP 3 44 Italian
Ree Rumen - Alimentazione di precisione per l'ambiente: rumine, metano e nutrizione 3 44 Italian
Ree Smartcow - Zootecnia di precisione 3 40 Italian
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Economics of natural resources 6 48 Italian
Field applications of precision agriculture 8 64 Italian
- Applicazione delle tecnologie dell'agricoltura di precisione4
- Elementi di difesa di precisione4
Precision irrigation 5 40 Italian
Precision livestock feeding 6 48 Italian
Sensors and automation for precision livestock 6 48 Italian
Simulation modelling for precision agriculture 5 40 Italian
Study plan rules
- A scelta programmata 18 CFU
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Advanced dairy technologies 6 56 Italian First semester
Agri-food Marketing 6 64 Italian First semester
Economics of innovation in agriculture 6 48 Italian First semester
GIS (Geographical Information System) for rural landscape 6 48 Italian First semester
Integrated design and re-use of rural buildings 6 48 Italian First semester
Production and quality of fish products 6 64 Italian First semester
Soil bioengineering 6 48 Italian First semester
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian First semester
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian First semester
Energy for Agriculture 6 60 Italian Second semester
International cooperation and crop-livestock systems 6 56 English Second semester
Plant disease and pest management 6 60 English Second semester
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian Second semester
Production, reproduction and animal health: monitoring and management 6 48 Italian Second semester
Vegetables and ornamentals growing systems 6 56 Italian Second semester
Economics of natural resources 6 48 Italian Undefined
Field applications of precision agriculture 8 64 Italian Undefined
Precision irrigation 5 40 Italian Undefined
Precision livestock feeding 6 48 Italian Undefined
Sensors and automation for precision livestock 6 48 Italian Undefined
Simulation modelling for precision agriculture 5 40 Italian Undefined
- A libera scelta: CFU 9
Location
Milano
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Open with entry requirements examination

Application period: from 03-01-2019 to 10-31-2019
Enrolment period: from 04-05-2019 to 02-28-2020
Please note:
Chi non possiede una certificazione della lingua inglese pari o superiore al livello B1 del QCER conseguita non oltre i 3 anni antecedenti la data di domanda di ammissione, dovrà obbligatoriamente partecipare al Placement Test il 25 settembre 2019 (luogo e ora saranno comunicati via mail qualche giorno prima).