Agricultural Technology for the Environment

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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
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

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)

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 60 Italian
Mathematics 6 68 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Essentials of economics 6 48 Italian
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian
Physics 6 64 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agroecology and cropping systems 8 80 Italian
- Unit 14
- Unit 24
Soil sciences and plant physiology 16 128 Italian
- Biochimica agraria e fisiologia delle piante coltivate6
- Chimica del suolo6
- Geopedologia4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Fundamental of ecology and forestry 8 80 Italian
- Fundamentals of ecology4
- Silviculture4
Livestock Farming System 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Computer technology and statistics knowledge 6 48 Italian
Farm structures and the environment 6 48 Italian
General agronomy 8 76 Italian
General and environmental microbiology 6 56 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Stage 6 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Environmental analysis and monitoring 6 56 Italian
Environmental economics and appraisal 8 64 Italian
- Environmental appraisal4
- Environmental economics4
Principles of hydraulics and hydrology 10 96 Italian
- Hydraulics4
- Hydrology6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agri-environmental evaluation of cropping systems 6 48 Italian
Agricultural mechanics and mechanization for the environment safeguard 6 48 Italian
Principles of plant protection 8 80 Italian
- Entomology4
- Plant pathology4
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 5 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Technical upgrading of the rural system 4 32 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Soil and subsoil microbiology 4 36 Italian
Soil-Plant interactions: nutrients and pollutants in the agricultural system 6 48 Italian
Valorisation of the agricultural biomass and management of the environmental impact 6 48 Italian
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.
Per gli studenti immatricolati dall'anno accademico 2019/20, il superamento dell'OFA di matematica è propedeutico a tutti gli esami del secondo e terzo anno. Per gli studenti che non avranno aderito al percorso OFA o non avranno superato il test finale dell'OFA il superamento della matematica è propedeutico a tutti gli esami del secondo e terzo anno. Il tirocinio formativo potrà essere iniziato solo dopo aver superato tutti gli esami previsti al primo anno.
Sede
Milano
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: