Agro-environmental Sciences

Professore durante una lezione in aula
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-73 - Forestry and environment
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The master degree programme in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is designed to provide graduates with advanced training in biology, chemistry, engineering and economics.

The degree programme aims to train professional figures equipped with the scientific and technical tools required to operate in the field of environmental, rural and forest land planning and management, combining economic efficiency with the protection and development of natural resources.

Graduates from the master’s degree in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can pursue careers in:

  • national and regional authorities and services engaged in the protection and development of the environment and land (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);
  • laboratories, professional firms and service companies operating either in the field of environmental and land planning and management, or that of environmental monitoring and reclamation;
  • firms engaged in the management and disposal of wastes and environmental redevelopment;
  • firms engaged in the creation and maintenance of green areas and soil and water resource conservation procedures and works;
  • the environmental and land divisions of large companies;
  • freelance work in the agricultural, agroforestry and environmental sectors.

Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination.

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, in September.

The adequacy of the applicant's personal academic preparation for admission to the master's degree programme is assessed through personal interview.

The degree programme in Agro-environmental Sciences 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.

Highly recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agro-environmental analysis and modelling 6 64 Italian AGR/02
Environment and landscape: planning and farm management 10 88 Italian AGR/10
Modeling and simulation 6 60 Italian ING-INF/04
Statistical methodology for agricultural research 6 64 Italian SECS-S/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Forest resource management 6 60 Italian AGR/05
Soil and environment 6 48 Italian AGR/13
Sustainable animal husbandry 6 56 Italian AGR/19
Territorial policy and rural development 6 56 Italian AGR/01
Water resources in agro-forestal systems 8 80 Italian AGR/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Environmental laboratory 18 216 Italian AGR/13 AGR/16 CHIM/06
Landscape laboratory 18 180 Italian AGR/01 AGR/08 BIO/03
Mountain Lab 18 192 Italian AGR/01 AGR/05 AGR/08 AGR/14
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 27 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Un insegnamento a scelta tra:

Il laboratorio montano sarà erogato c/o la sede di Edolo, luogo in cui sarà possibile coniugare la didattica frontale con quella di esercitazione.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Environmental laboratory 18 216 Italian First semester AGR/13 AGR/16 CHIM/06
Landscape laboratory 18 180 Italian First semester AGR/01 AGR/08 BIO/03
Mountain Lab 18 192 Italian First semester AGR/01 AGR/05 AGR/08 AGR/14
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Ree Ritmo - Natural risks in mountain areas 2 40 Italian AGR/05 AGR/08
Study plan rules
- Il piano didattico comprende 12 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 Scienze Agroambientali i seguenti insegnamenti:

REE Rischi naturali nei territori montani (RITMO) 3 cfu; ssd AGR/05-AGR/08; 2°semestre;

REE Qualità dei prodotti agrari e relazioni con diversi input nutrizionali (ProAgra) 3 cfu; ssd AGR/04-AGR/13; 2°semestre;

REE Metodologie avanzate per la caratterizzazione idrologica dei suoli e la creazione di mappe di prescrizione per l'attuazione dell'irrigazione di precisione (IDRO-S-IP)
3 cfu; ssd AGR/08; 2°semestre;

REE Zootecnia di Precisione (SMARTCOW) 3 cfu; ssd AGR/10-AGR/19; 2°semestre;

REE Approcci innovativi a basso impatto ambientale per il controllo di patogeni (BASIC) 3 cfu; ssd AGR/12; 2°semestre;

Ingegneria naturalistica* 6 cfu; ssd AGR/08; 1°semestre;

International cooperation and crop-livestock systems 6 cfu; ssd AGR/18; 2°semestre;

Realizzazione del verde 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 2°semestre;

Tecnologie per l'uso delle energie rinnovabili 6 cfu; ssd AGR/09; 2°semestre;

Progettazione integrata e recupero dell'edilizia rurale 6 cfu; ssd AGR/10; 1°semestre;

Rappresentazione informatica del territorio 6 cfu; ssd AGR/10; 1°semestre;

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

Tecniche per la progettazione delle aree verdi **

*Il corso di Ingegneria naturalistica è erogato in modalità telematica
**Il Corso di Tecniche per la progettazione delle aree verdi è erogato nell'ambito del Corso di Laurea in Progettazione delle aree verdi e del paesaggio e si svolgerà a Genova.

Gli studenti sono invitati a consultare il sito Web del corso di laurea (https://scienzeagroambientali.cdl.unimi.it/) per conoscere l'offerta didattica e verificare l'effettiva attivazione degli insegnamenti.
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate
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  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
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