Agricultural Technology for the Environment

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
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

Recommended good basic knowledge of high-school subjects, with a focus on technical and scientific ones.

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-technology-environment). 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 (60% of correct answers) in mathematics 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.
All the initiatives will be timely advertised on the degree programme website: https://aat.cdl.unimi.it/it .

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.
All the initiatives will be timely advertised on the degree programme website: https://aat.cdl.unimi.it/it .

The Course of study in Agrotechnologies for the Environment and the Territory 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 5 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 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 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
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
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 48 Italian AGR/02
Agricultural mechanics and mechanization for the environment safeguard 6 48 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
Technical upgrading of the rural system 4 32 Italian AGR/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Extensive and organic animal husbandry 4 40 Italian AGR/19
Soil and subsoil microbiology 4 36 Italian AGR/16
Soil-Plant interactions: nutrients and pollutants in the agricultural system 6 48 Italian AGR/13
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, di norma per un massimo di 4 CFU, seguendo con profitto seminari, convegni, corsi di aggiornamento, od altre attività organizzate dall'Ateneo o da un altro Ente, sempre dopo parere favorevole del Collegio Didattico.
Queste attività devono comparire nel piano degli studi e sono liberamente scelte dallo studente con l'ausilio del tutore, 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 i seguenti insegnamenti:

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

Relazioni suolo-pianta dei nutrienti e degli inquinanti nel sistema agrario 6 cfu; ssd AGR/13; 2°semestre;

Microbiologia del suolo e del sottosuolo 4 cfu; ssd AGR/16; 2°semestre;

Zootecnia estensiva e biologica 4 cfu; ssd AGR/19; 2°semestre;

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

Ecologia vegetale degli ambienti montani* 4 cfu; ssd BIO/03; 2°semestre;

Rilievo, disegno e materiali per le aree verdi 6 cfu; ssd AGR/10; 1°semestre;

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

Salute e sicurezza nei luoghi di lavoro (T.U. 81/08)2 cfu; ssd AGR/09; 1°semestre;

Pari opportunità e carriere scientifiche 3 cfu; ssd SPS/09; 2°semestre;

*L'insegnamento di Ecologia vegetale degli ambienti montani è erogato nell'ambito del Corso di Laurea in Valorizzazione e tutela dell'ambiente e del territorio montano e si svolge nella sede di Edolo ma non sarà attivo per l'a.a. 2020/2021.

Gli studenti sono invitati a consultare il sito web del corso di laurea (https://aat.cdl.unimi.it/it) per conoscere l'offerta didattica e verificare l'effettiva attivazione degli insegnamenti.
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 + 2 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project


Call for applications


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


Session: 1


Application for admission: from 23/04/2020 to 24/07/2020


Application for matriculation: from 24/07/2020 to 05/08/2020


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Session: 2


Application for admission: from 10/08/2020 to 04/09/2020


Application for matriculation: from 08/09/2020 to 15/09/2020


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