Agricultural Technology for the Environment

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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
The Degree Course in Agro-Technologies for the Environment and the Landscape aims to train professionals endowed with interdisciplinary skills capable to apply agro-technologies to the several issues related to the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, to the planning and physical management of landscape and environment, and to the containment of the undesirable environmental effects of agricultural activities. These objectives are pursued by emphasizing the multi-functionality of agricultural activities that nowadays appears the most up-to-date interpretation of their economic and social roles. Therefore, the Degree Course is characterized by the strong attention to the issues typical of the supra-enterprise scale as well as to the interactions among agricultural activities and other uses of the territory.
The professional profile of the Bachelor in Agro-Technologies for the Environment and the Landscape merges knowledge of chemistry, biology and plant and animal physiology with that of agro-technology and agricultural economy and engineering, so characterizing a professional able to respond to the needs of Administrations and Public Bodies as well as to those of enterprises and professional services. The career opportunities of the Bachelor in Agro-Technologies for the Environment and the Landscape lie in the fields of protection and management of the rural territory resources, environment protection, analysis and monitoring of agro-environmental systems and processes. In particular, thanks to the acquired skills, the Bachelor will find career opportunities in:
· national and regional services for the protection and development of the environment and territory (Government technical services, national and regional environmental agencies, basin authorities, regional, provincial and municipal technical services and departments, reclamation and irrigation consortia, mountain communities, consortia of mountain catchment);
· professional offices, service companies and laboratories active in the environmental and territorial valorization and safeguard and in environmental monitoring and recovery;
· professional offices and companies operating in the management and disposal of waste, environmental remediation, construction and maintenance of green areas, soil protection works and interventions;
· freelance activities.

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 80 places available for enrolment in the first year, plus 5 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://aat.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://aat.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole.

The Course of study in Agricultural Technology for the Environment 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 examination scores and the related UFC obtained in the partner universities are almost entirely acknowledged by our university for the curriculum studies. More informations at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-u48xSaV9eR9Vg-vU9YRT_DAcYCcI50K

Course attendance is strongly recommended.

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 60 Italian CHIM/03
Mathematics 6 68 Italian MAT/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Essentials of economics 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/06
Physics 6 60 Italian FIS/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agroecology and cropping systems 8 80 Italian AGR/02 AGR/03
- Unit 14
- Unit 24
Soil sciences and plant physiology 16 144 Italian AGR/13 AGR/14
- Biochimica agraria e fisiologia delle piante coltivate6
- Chimica del suolo6
- Geopedologia4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Fundamental of ecology and forestry 8 80 Italian AGR/05 BIO/07
- Fundamentals of ecology4
- Silviculture4
Livestock Farming System 6 56 Italian AGR/18
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer technology and statistics knowledge 6 48 Italian
Farm structures and the environment 6 60 Italian AGR/10
General agronomy 8 76 Italian AGR/02
General and environmental microbiology 6 56 Italian AGR/16
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Stage 6 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Environmental analysis and monitoring 6 56 Italian CHIM/06
Environmental economics and appraisal 8 64 Italian AGR/01
- Environmental appraisal4
- Environmental economics4
Principles of hydraulics and hydrology 10 96 Italian AGR/08
- Hydraulics4
- Hydrology6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agri-environmental evaluation of cropping systems 6 80 Italian AGR/02
Agricultural mechanics and mechanization for the environment safeguard 6 68 Italian AGR/09
Principles of plant protection 8 80 Italian AGR/11 AGR/12
- Entomology4
- Plant pathology4
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
Health and safety in the workplace (T.U. 81/08) 2 16 Italian AGR/09
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian AGR/10
Technical upgrading of the rural system 4 32 Italian AGR/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Equal opportunities and scientific careers 3 24 Italian SPS/09
Extensive and organic animal husbandry 4 40 Italian AGR/19
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian AGR/03
Soil and subsoil microbiology 4 36 Italian AGR/16
Soil-Plant interactions: nutrients and pollutants in the agricultural system 6 48 Italian AGR/13
Technologies and plants for renewable energy in agriculture 4 40 Italian AGR/09
Valorisation of the agricultural biomass and management of the environmental impact 6 48 Italian AGR/13
Study plan rules
- Il piano didattico comprende inoltre 16 CFU a scelta autonoma, da acquisire con insegnamenti offerti dall'Università degli Studi di Milano oppure seguendo con profitto seminari, convegni, corsi di aggiornamento, od altre attività organizzate dall'Ateneo o da un altro Ente, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU.
Queste attività devono comparire nel piano degli studi e sono liberamente scelte dallo studente con l'ausilio del tutor, ma devono essere approvate dal Collegio Didattico che ne giudica la coerenza con il percorso formativo.
Vengono proposti come particolarmente idonei alla formazione del laureato in Agrotecnologie per l'Ambiente e il Territorio gli insegnamenti indicati nella tabella sottostante.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Health and safety in the workplace (T.U. 81/08) 2 16 Italian First semester AGR/09
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
Equal opportunities and scientific careers 3 24 Italian Second semester SPS/09
Extensive and organic animal husbandry 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/19
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian Second semester AGR/03
Soil and subsoil microbiology 4 36 Italian Second semester AGR/16
Soil-Plant interactions: nutrients and pollutants in the agricultural system 6 48 Italian Second semester AGR/13
Technologies and plants for renewable energy in agriculture 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/09
Valorisation of the agricultural biomass and management of the environmental impact 6 48 Italian Second semester AGR/13
Location
Milano
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: 80 + 5 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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Session: 2

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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