Agricultural Technology for the Environment
The degree programme provides interdisciplinary training, equipping graduates to apply agricultural technologies in the management of issues connected with the efficacious, sustainable use of natural resources, the planning and physical management of the land and environment, and the control of undesired environmental effects as a result of agricultural activities.
The course provides graduates with the competences needed to:
- work in the rural land protection and protected area management and development sectors;
- engage in the environmental development of agricultural services and land redevelopment sectors;
- carry out environmental analysis and monitoring processes using modern land data detection, representation and analysis techniques;
- carry out specific surveys to evaluate the environmental impact of plans and structures and to assess rural land resources, as per European Union guidelines;
- assist in the implementation of town and land planning and farmland development programmes set out in the national and regional regulations currently in force.
Graduates are equipped with the professional competences required to work in administrations, public bodies and companies, as well as to undertake professional freelance work.
They are qualified to pursue career opportunities in the protection and management of rural land resources, environmental protection, and the analysis and monitoring of farmland systems and processes.
In particular, graduates can work in:
- national and regional services for the protection and development of land and the environment (Technical State Services, National and Regional Environmental Agencies, Basin Authorities, Regional, Provincial and Municipal Inspectorates and Technical Services, Land Reclamation and Irrigation Consortia, Upland Authorities and Mountain Catchment Basin Consortia);
- professional firms, service companies and laboratories dealing with the protection and development of land and the environment, environmental rehabilitation and monitoring;
- firms responsible for the management and disposal of waste, environmental reclamation, the creation and maintenance of green areas and soil conservation processes;
- professional freelance work.
Application and Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
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.
The degree programme in Agricultural Technology for the Environment 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 every 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
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:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
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:
Admission, ranking and enrolment