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.

Graduates of class L-25 (Agricultural Sciences and Technologies) or of the pre-existing class 20 (Agricultural, Agri-Food and Forestry Sciences and Technologies) will have access to the Master's degree programme in Agri-environmental Sciences, as they meet curricular requirements.

Those who have a degree from a national university, as well as those who have another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable, may also access the programme. 
 Curricular requirements include solid foundations in mathematics, physics, botany, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry and ecology, and at least 60 CFU in the agricultural, biological, chemical, geological subject areas. 
Assessment procedures will be published on the website of the degree programme and the Faculty.

Candidates should have a knowledge of English at or above B1 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 
English language proficiency is assessed by the SLAM - University Language Centre during the admission procedure based on:  

  • a language certificate obtained no more than 3 years earlier, at B1 or higher level (for the list of language certifications recognized by the University, see the website: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entry-tests-and-english-courses). The certification must be uploaded when submitting the online application; 
  •  the English level achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme of the University of Milan through the SLAM (and/or a computer-based test). Certificates must be less than four years old, and will be checked by our offices without the candidate having to submit any attachments; 
  • the admission test delivered by the SLAM, which will take place on 8 September 2020 at 9 am. All those who do not submit a valid certificate or do not prove to meet the required proficiency will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.

In case of failure to pass the test, the candidate is not admitted to the Master's degree programme and cannot access further tests.

Skills assessment 

An examining commission will evaluate the curricular requirements and initial knowledge of candidates through specific interviews, which will be held on the following dates: 

  • graduates : 18 September 2020 at 2.30 pm, Aula Maggiore, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Via Celoria 2; 
  • students graduating by 31 December 2020: 11 January 2021 at 2.30 pm, Aula Maggiore, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Via Celoria 2. 

Graduates from the University of Milan in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Improvement and protection of mountain environments, Agricultural technology for the environment, Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping are exempted from the admission interview.

The Course of study in Agro-Environmental Sciences 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.

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.
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