Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

Studentesse in laboratorio
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-25 - Scienze e tecnologie agrarie e forestali (EN)
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.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: Disciplines

Students who do not pass the entrance examination on maths, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.

OFA: English language

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, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biology 12 104 Italian
- Agricultural Botany8
- Animal Biology4
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
General and inorganic chemistry 6 56 Italian
Mathematics 6 72 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Animal anatomy and genetics 8 76 Italian
- Anatomia e fisiologia degli animali domestici4
- Genetica animale4
Essentials of economics 6 48 Italian
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian
Physics 6 64 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural hydraulics 6 56 Italian
Microbiology 6 48 Italian
Soil and plant science 12 96 Italian
- Biochimica e fisiologia vegetale6
- Scienza del suolo6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural industries 6 48 Italian
Animal husbandry 8 64 Italian
- Allevamento delle principali specie da reddito4
- Basi di nutrizione e alimentazione animale4
Computer technology and statistics knowledge 6 48 Italian
Farm structures 6 56 Italian
General Agronomy 8 76 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Plant pathology 12 96 Italian
- Entomologia agraria6
- Patologia vegetale6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural Economics 8 64 Italian
Fruit tree production 6 60 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural genetics and herbaceous crops 10 80 Italian
- Coltivazioni erbacee6
- Genetica vegetale4
Agricultural machinery 6 64 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 5 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Viticulture 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Beekeeping 4 40 Italian
Farming in the Alps 4 40 Italian
Floriculture and turfgrasses 6 52 Italian
History of Agriculture 4 32 Italian
Low environmental impact structures and installations 4 40 Italian
Morphological evaluation and ethnology in animal production 4 32 Italian
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Other educational experiences 10 Italian
Study plan rules
- Attività a libera scelta dello studente: 12 CFU
Non sono previste propedeuticità obbligatorie per l'iscrizione agli esami tuttavia il superamento degli esami del primo anno di corso è fortemente raccomandato prima dell'iscrizione al secondo anno e, comunque, prima di sostenere gli esami successivi. Gli esami successivi al primo anno potranno essere sostenuti solo dopo aver superato l'esame di Matematica o l'OFA di Matematica. Il tirocinio formativo potrà essere iniziato solo dopo aver superato tutti gli esami previsti al primo anno.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biology 12 104 Italian
- Agricultural Botany8
- Animal Biology4
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
General and inorganic chemistry 6 56 Italian
Mathematics 6 72 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Animal anatomy and genetics 8 76 Italian
- Anatomia e fisiologia degli animali domestici4
- Genetica animale4
Essentials of economics 6 48 Italian
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian
Physics 6 64 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Microbiology 6 48 Italian
Soil and plant science 12 96 Italian
- Biochimica e fisiologia vegetale6
- Scienza del suolo6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural industries 6 48 Italian
Animal husbandry 7 56 Italian
- Allevamento delle principali specie da reddito4
- Allevamento delle specie minori3
Animal nutrition and feeding 8 64 Italian
Computer technology and statistics knowledge 6 48 Italian
Farm structures 6 56 Italian
General Agronomy 8 76 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Basic crop protection 8 64 Italian
- Entomologia agro-zootecnica4
- Patologia vegetale e sicurezza alimentare4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural Economics 8 64 Italian
Agricultural Machinery and livestock plants 9 96 Italian
- Meccanica agraria6
- Meccanizzazione degli impianti zootecnici3
Animal welfare and sustainable animal production 7 56 Italian
- Benessere animale4
- Zootecnia sostenibile3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Forage and grain cropping systems 9 72 Italian
- Coltivazioni erbacee6
- Foraggicoltura3
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 5 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Viticulture 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Beekeeping 4 40 Italian
Farming in the Alps 4 40 Italian
Floriculture and turfgrasses 6 52 Italian
History of Agriculture 4 32 Italian
Low environmental impact structures and installations 4 40 Italian
Morphological evaluation and ethnology in animal production 4 32 Italian
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Other educational experiences 10 Italian
Study plan rules
- Attività a libera scelta dello studente: 12 CFU
Non sono previste propedeuticità obbligatorie per l'iscrizione agli esami tuttavia il superamento degli esami del primo anno di corso è fortemente raccomandato prima dell'iscrizione al secondo anno e, comunque, prima di sostenere gli esami successivi. Gli esami successivi al primo anno potranno essere sostenuti solo dopo aver superato l'esame di Matematica o l'OFA di Matematica. Il tirocinio formativo potrà essere iniziato solo dopo aver superato tutti gli esami previsti al primo anno.
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: