Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

Studentesse in laboratorio
Bachelor
A.Y. 2021/2022
L-25 - Agriculture and forestry industry
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
As foreseen by the class L-25 "Agricultural and Forest Sciences and Technologies", the degree course aims at training bachelors with adequate basic skills in the main agrarian sectors, and able to use a scientific approach to solve practical problems. They will be able to perform technical, managerial and professional tasks in activities dealing with crop and livestock systems, and related technologies. They will be able to promptly fit into the work market, both in Europe and outside Europe, being able to use a foreign language, and being able to efficiently communicate and utilize information. The degree course is made of two curricula: a first "Agrarian", more general, and a second one "Agro-Livestock", more specific for animal husbandry.
The learning structure of the degree, integrated with some choice courses, will give the graduate different possible professional profiles related to the following activities: management of agro-livestock farms; farm and territory agro-mechanization; management of water resources; design/planning of livestock buildings; economic and administrative farm management. Graduates in Agriculture Sciences and Technologies will be able to work in the following sectors: crop-livestock productions, extension service, public and private administration, research and teaching. Skills: technical and economic management of the crop-livestock resources; organization of the extension services; integrated rural development projects; monitoring and safeguard of the rural territory; choice and set up of technical production plants; machine, plant and structure check and safety; energy management in renewable energy systems; practices for environmental protection and sustainable agriculture; commercialization and marketing of agriculture commodities.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission requirements

Applicants to the degree programme must hold a secondary-school diploma, or other equivalent qualification, and a baseline of knowledge in scientific subjects (mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology).

Admission assessment

Admission into the Bachelor's degree programme is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to the available resources. There are 200 places available for enrolment in the first year, plus 10 places for non-EU students residing abroad.

Access to the programme is regulated by a compulsory, selective test to ascertain that the candidate meets admission requirements, i.e. knowledge of key science subjects as provided by secondary school, and an understanding of elementary logic.

The test required for admission into the degree programme is TOLC-AV, an online test provided by the Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems (CISIA - https://www.cisiaonline.it).

For test topics and details, please review the page https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-agraria-veterinaria/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/

You may sit for the TOLC-AV test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA.

The calendar with available venues and dates is posted to the page https://tolc.cisiaonline.it/calendario.php

Registration procedures and deadlines are set out in the call for applications posted to the page https://scienzeagrarie.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi

Only students high enough in the merit ranking will be eligible for enrolment.

Admission of transfer or graduate students

Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if admitted to years subsequent to the first.

To this end, they will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications.

These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications.

The request for career assessment must be submitted by June 10, 2021.

The outcome will be notified via e-mail by July 15, 2021.

Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.

Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities

Students who are admitted with a score lower than or equal to 4 in the Mathematics section of the TOLC-AV test will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA). Remedial activities will be organized for students with OFA (in the period October-December), both as online exercises on an e-learning platform and as discussion sessions with a tutor. After participating in remedial activities, new students will have to take a final assessment test. Mathematics OFA are prerequisites for all second- and third-year exams. For students who have not passed the OFA final test during the first year, passing the Mathematics exam is a prerequisite for all second- and third-year exams. Learn more at https://scienzeagrarie.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole.

The Course of study in Agricultural 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. 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. Other possibilities exist in terms of cultural exchange with non EU universities (in China, Japan, Latin America) not involved in the Erasmus programme.

Course attendance is strongly recommended.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biology 12 112 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
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Plant pathology 12 112 Italian AGR/11 AGR/12
- Entomologia agraria6
- Patologia vegetale6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural Economics 8 80 Italian AGR/01
Agricultural machinery 6 60 Italian AGR/09
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 92 Italian AGR/02 AGR/07
- Coltivazioni erbacee6
- Genetica vegetale4
Conclusive activities
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
Postharvest physiology and quality of horticultural commodities 4 40 Italian AGR/03
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian AGR/10
Technical upgrading of the rural system 4 32 Italian AGR/02
Viticulture 6 48 Italian AGR/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Alcoholic beverage technology 4 32 Italian AGR/15
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
Valorisation of the agricultural biomass and management of the environmental impact 6 48 Italian AGR/13
Vegetables production 4 40 Italian AGR/04
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 di quelli 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 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, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU. Il riconoscimento di crediti per queste attività deve essere preventivamente concordato col proprio docente tutor. Ai fini dell'acquisizione dei 12 crediti a libera scelta il Collegio Didattico propone gli insegnamenti elencati nella tabella sottostante.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Postharvest physiology and quality of horticultural commodities 4 40 Italian First semester AGR/03
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/10
Technical upgrading of the rural system 4 32 Italian First semester AGR/02
Viticulture 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/03
Alcoholic beverage technology 4 32 Italian Second semester AGR/15
Beekeeping 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/11
Farming in the Alps 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/19
Floriculture and turfgrasses 6 52 Italian Second semester AGR/04
History of Agriculture 4 32 Italian Second semester AGR/02
Morphological evaluation and ethnology in animal production 4 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian Second semester AGR/03
Valorisation of the agricultural biomass and management of the environmental impact 6 48 Italian Second semester AGR/13
Vegetables production 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/04
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 SSD
Compulsory
Biology 12 112 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
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic crop protection 8 72 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 80 Italian AGR/01
Agricultural Machinery and livestock plants 9 84 Italian AGR/09
- Meccanica agraria6
- Meccanizzazione degli impianti zootecnici3
Animal welfare and sustainable animal production 7 64 Italian AGR/19
- Benessere animale4
- Zootecnia sostenibile3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Forage and grain cropping systems 9 84 Italian AGR/02
- Coltivazioni erbacee6
- Foraggicoltura3
Conclusive activities
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
Postharvest physiology and quality of horticultural commodities 4 40 Italian AGR/03
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian AGR/10
Technical upgrading of the rural system 4 32 Italian AGR/02
Viticulture 6 48 Italian AGR/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Alcoholic beverage technology 4 32 Italian AGR/15
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
Valorisation of the agricultural biomass and management of the environmental impact 6 48 Italian AGR/13
Vegetables production 4 40 Italian AGR/04
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 di quelli 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 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, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU. Il riconoscimento di crediti per queste attività deve essere preventivamente concordato col proprio docente tutor. Ai fini dell'acquisizione dei 12 crediti a libera scelta il Collegio Didattico propone gli insegnamenti elencati nella tabella sottostante.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Postharvest physiology and quality of horticultural commodities 4 40 Italian First semester AGR/03
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/10
Technical upgrading of the rural system 4 32 Italian First semester AGR/02
Viticulture 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/03
Alcoholic beverage technology 4 32 Italian Second semester AGR/15
Beekeeping 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/11
Farming in the Alps 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/19
Floriculture and turfgrasses 6 52 Italian Second semester AGR/04
History of Agriculture 4 32 Italian Second semester AGR/02
Morphological evaluation and ethnology in animal production 4 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian Second semester AGR/03
Valorisation of the agricultural biomass and management of the environmental impact 6 48 Italian Second semester AGR/13
Vegetables production 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/04
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.
Location
Milano

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 200 + 10 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 01/04/2021 to 14/07/2021

Application for matriculation: from 19/07/2021 to 02/08/2021

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Application for admission: from 04/08/2021 to 08/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 13/09/2021 to 20/09/2021

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