Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

Studentesse in laboratorio
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-25 - Agriculture and forestry industry
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Language
Italian

The course provides students with sound basic knowledge of the main spheres of agricultural sciences.

Graduates are qualified to assume technical, managerial and professional roles in the agrobiology sector and related technologies.

On the strength of their knowledge of biology, chemistry, engineering, technology and economics, graduates are qualified to:

  • pursue professional occupations in all areas of the agricultural sector: technical and economic company management; the conservation, processing and commercialisation of plant and animal products; the management of rural land and the environment;
  • employ effective communication and information management tools and competences;
  • work as part of a group, with a set degree of autonomy, quickly integrating themselves into the working environment.

The career opportunities open to graduates in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies include agricultural and zootechnical production, technical assistance, public and private administration, research and teaching.

In particular, graduates can pursue the following occupations:

  • the technical and economic management of agricultural and zootechnical resources; the establishment and organisation of technical assistance services; rural integrated development projects;
  • the control and protection of rural land;
  • the definition and management of company structures;
  • the selection and development of technological production facilities;
  • security evaluation and control in relation to machines, plants and facilities;
  • energy and integrated energy system management;
  • applications for environmental protection and agricultural sustainability;
  • distribution systems for agricultural productions and their rationalisation;
  • the marketing of agricultural products.

Admission requirements

Good knowledge of high-school subjects.

Skills assessment

Access to the programme is regulated by a compulsory test to ascertain that the student meets admission requirements, i.e. a knowledge of basic scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology) equal to that provided by high school, and an understanding of elementary logic. The required test is a TOLC CISIA Online Test. You can sit for the TOLC test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (inter-university consortium for integrated access systems) on multiple dates. Please register on the CISIA website ( www.cisiaonline.it ): the TOLC test providing access to the programme is TOLC-AV. You can find information on the test in the call for applications published on the University website (https://www.unimi.it/en/education/agricultural-sciences-and-technologies). The call will also specify admission procedures for students from other degree programmes of the University of Milan, or from other universities, or already holding a university degree.

Additional Learning Requirements (OFA)

Admitted students who have not achieved the minimum score set out in the call for applications, in the mathematics section, will have to fulfil Additional Learning Requirements (OFA). These requirements can be met through specific remedial activities. Mathematics OFA are prerequisites for all second- and third-year exams. Students who do not attend OFA remedial activities or do not pass the final OFA test will have to pass the Mathematics exam as a prerequisite to take all second- and third-year exams.

Bridging courses

To fill any knowledge gaps shown by test results, the Faculty may provide short bridging courses or tutoring activities before or during the programme. Attendance is strongly recommended to all those who have shown any gaps.

The Course of study in Agrarian Sciences and Technologies gives many opportunities for stages abroad mainly through the Erasmus+ programme. About 30 foreign Universities of the EU are involved in this students exchange. Globally every year about 10 students of this course of study make a stage in these universities. The areas of study which can be followed by the students abroad are almost all those included in this course of study. In general, students who make a stage abroad attend local courses or participate in research for the preparation of their thesis.
The learning agreement is outlined in collaboration with the person in charge for the Erasmus of the degree program, as regards both the choice of courses and the organization of the internship at the partner university. Students must obtain the formal approval of the examinations that they intend to carry out at the host university from professors who hold equivalent or similar teachings at the University of Milan before completing the learning agreement. As regards experimental activities abroad, which can constitute part or the entire program of the internship, a letter of agreement from a professor of the partner university is required, along with the formal approval on the objectives, on the program and on the term of the internship by a professor of the degree program, who will also act as supervisor.
The examination scores and the related UFC obtained in the partner universities are almost entirely acknowledged by our university for the curriculum studies.
Other possibilities exist in terms of cultural exchange with non EU universities (in China, Japan, Latin America) not involved in the Erasmus programme.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biology 12 104 Italian BIO/03 BIO/05
- Agricultural Botany8
- Animal Biology4
General and inorganic chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/03
Mathematics 6 72 Italian MAT/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal anatomy and genetics 8 76 Italian AGR/17 VET/01
- Anatomia e fisiologia degli animali domestici4
- Genetica animale4
Essentials of economics 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/06
Physics 6 64 Italian FIS/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General Agronomy 8 76 Italian AGR/02
Microbiology 6 56 Italian AGR/16
Soil and plant science 12 112 Italian AGR/13
- Biochimica e fisiologia vegetale6
- Scienza del suolo6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural hydraulics 6 56 Italian AGR/08
Agricultural industries 6 56 Italian AGR/15
Animal husbandry 8 76 Italian AGR/18 AGR/19
- Allevamento delle principali specie da reddito4
- Basi di nutrizione e alimentazione animale4
Computer technology and statistics knowledge 6 48 Italian
Farm structures 6 60 Italian AGR/10
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Plant pathology 12 96 Italian AGR/11 AGR/12
- Entomologia agraria6
- Patologia vegetale6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural Economics 8 64 Italian AGR/01
Fruit tree production 6 60 Italian AGR/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural genetics and herbaceous crops 10 80 Italian AGR/02 AGR/07
- Coltivazioni erbacee6
- Genetica vegetale4
Agricultural machinery 6 64 Italian AGR/09
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 5 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Viticulture 6 48 Italian AGR/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Beekeeping 4 40 Italian AGR/11
Farming in the Alps 4 40 Italian AGR/19
Floriculture and turfgrasses 6 52 Italian AGR/04
History of Agriculture 4 32 Italian AGR/02
Morphological evaluation and ethnology in animal production 4 32 Italian AGR/17
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian AGR/03
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Other educational experiences 10 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Il piano didattico comprende 12 CFU a libera scelta dello studente, da destinare ad insegnamenti selezionati nell'ambito dei corsi attivati per il corso di laurea, o per gli altri corsi di laurea della Facoltà e dell'Ateneo, oppure da destinare ad altre attività formative valutabili in crediti. Tra le attività formative valutabili in crediti, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU, vi sono la partecipazione a seminari, convegni, corsi di aggiornamento, o ad altre attività organizzate dall'Ateneo o da un altro Ente, purché congruenti con il percorso formativo. Per le modalità di riconoscimento di tali crediti lo studente è invitato a rivolgersi al proprio tutore.
Ai fini dell'acquisizione dei 12 crediti a libera scelta il Collegio Didattico propone i seguenti corsi:

Alpicoltura 4 cfu; ssd AGR/19; 2°semestre;

Apidologia 4 cfu; ssd AGR/11; 2°semestre;

Arboricoltura ornamentale e verde urbano 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 2°semestre;

Fisiologia post raccolta e qualità dei prodotti ortofrutticoli 4 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 1°semestre;

Floricoltura e tappeti erbosi 6 cfu; ssd AGR/04; 2°semestre;

Orticoltura 4 cfu; ssd AGR/04; 2°semestre;

Storia dell'agricoltura 4 cfu; ssd AGR/02; 2°semestre;

Tecniche di riqualificazione del sistema rurale 4 cfu; ssd AGR/02; 1°semestre;

Tecnologia delle bevande alcoliche 4 cfu; ssd AGR/15; 2°semestre;

Valorizzazione delle biomasse agrarie e impatto sull'ambiente 6 cfu; ssd AGR/13; 2°semestre;

Viticoltura 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 1°semestre;

Zoognostica e etnologia animale 4 cfu; ssd AGR/17; 2°semestre;
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biology 12 104 Italian BIO/03 BIO/05
- Agricultural Botany8
- Animal Biology4
General and inorganic chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/03
Mathematics 6 72 Italian MAT/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal anatomy and genetics 8 76 Italian AGR/17 VET/01
- Anatomia e fisiologia degli animali domestici4
- Genetica animale4
Essentials of economics 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/06
Physics 6 64 Italian FIS/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General Agronomy 8 76 Italian AGR/02
Microbiology 6 56 Italian AGR/16
Soil and plant science 12 112 Italian AGR/13
- Biochimica e fisiologia vegetale6
- Scienza del suolo6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural industries 6 56 Italian AGR/15
Animal husbandry 7 64 Italian AGR/19
- Allevamento delle principali specie da reddito4
- Allevamento delle specie minori3
Animal nutrition and feeding 8 80 Italian AGR/18
Computer technology and statistics knowledge 6 48 Italian
Farm structures 6 60 Italian AGR/10
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic crop protection 8 64 Italian AGR/11 AGR/12
- Entomologia agro-zootecnica4
- Patologia vegetale e sicurezza alimentare4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural Economics 8 64 Italian AGR/01
Agricultural Machinery and livestock plants 9 96 Italian AGR/09
- Meccanica agraria6
- Meccanizzazione degli impianti zootecnici3
Animal welfare and sustainable animal production 7 56 Italian AGR/19
- Benessere animale4
- Zootecnia sostenibile3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Forage and grain cropping systems 9 72 Italian AGR/02
- Coltivazioni erbacee6
- Foraggicoltura3
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 5 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Viticulture 6 48 Italian AGR/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Beekeeping 4 40 Italian AGR/11
Farming in the Alps 4 40 Italian AGR/19
Floriculture and turfgrasses 6 52 Italian AGR/04
History of Agriculture 4 32 Italian AGR/02
Morphological evaluation and ethnology in animal production 4 32 Italian AGR/17
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian AGR/03
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Other educational experiences 10 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Il piano didattico comprende 12 CFU a libera scelta dello studente, da destinare ad insegnamenti selezionati nell'ambito dei corsi attivati per il corso di laurea, o per gli altri corsi di laurea della Facoltà e dell'Ateneo, oppure da destinare ad altre attività formative valutabili in crediti. Tra le attività formative valutabili in crediti, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU, vi sono la partecipazione a seminari, convegni, corsi di aggiornamento, o ad altre attività organizzate dall'Ateneo o da un altro Ente, purché congruenti con il percorso formativo. Per le modalità di riconoscimento di tali crediti lo studente è invitato a rivolgersi al proprio tutore.
Ai fini dell'acquisizione dei 12 crediti a libera scelta il Collegio Didattico propone i seguenti corsi:

Alpicoltura 4 cfu; ssd AGR/19; 2°semestre;

Apidologia 4 cfu; ssd AGR/11; 2°semestre;

Arboricoltura ornamentale e verde urbano 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 2°semestre;

Fisiologia post raccolta e qualità dei prodotti ortofrutticoli 4 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 1°semestre;

Floricoltura e tappeti erbosi 6 cfu; ssd AGR/04; 2°semestre;

Orticoltura 4 cfu; ssd AGR/04; 2°semestre;

Storia dell'agricoltura 4 cfu; ssd AGR/02; 2°semestre;

Tecniche di riqualificazione del sistema rurale 4 cfu; ssd AGR/02; 1°semestre;

Tecnologia delle bevande alcoliche 4 cfu; ssd AGR/15; 2°semestre;

Valorizzazione delle biomasse agrarie e impatto sull'ambiente 6 cfu; ssd AGR/13; 2°semestre;

Viticoltura 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 1°semestre;

Zoognostica e etnologia animale 4 cfu; ssd AGR/17; 2°semestre;
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 200 plus 10 reserved to extra UE students, 2 reserved to Marco Polo students
Session: 1
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 04-23-2020 to 07-24-2020
Enrolment period: from 07-27-2020 to 08-05-2020
Session: 2
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 08-10-2020 to 09-04-2020
Enrolment period: from 09-08-2020 to 09-15-2020