Animal Science

Edificio di Veterinaria
Animal Science
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-38 - Animal husbandry
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Via dell'Università, 6 Lodi
Language
Italian
The bachelor degree program in Animal Science contains theoretical knowledge and enables the acquisition of the necessary practical skills needed to work in animal farms as experts in animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, growth, behavior and management, with particular reference to the protection of animal welfare and the reduction of the environmental impact of farming activities.
The course provides knowledge and practical skills useful for the management of farms and livestock breeding. Graduates are able to assess the productive and functional attitudes of farmed animals, taking into account environmental, ethical and economic factors and in compliance with current legislation. Graduates manage the growth stages and are able to formulate feed for all food producing animals. They have also the skills to perform cost and profitability analysis of livestock farms and to address and manage aspects related to the processing of food of animal origin, hygiene and quality control.
The graduate in Animal Science works as an employee and / or entrepreneur and / or consultant in:

- Animal farms;
- Genetic centers and breeders associations;
- Companies that produce apparatus, structures and equipment for animal husbandry;
- Food processing companies and food distribution system;
- Feed companies, dairy and meat industries, slaughterhouses;
- Companies providing services (genetic, nutritional, reproductive) to animal farms;
- Veterinary drug industry;
- PDO consortia and professional organizations;
- Public territorial bodies;
- Laboratories for the control of the quality and safety of animal feed and food of animal origin;
- National and international organizations.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
Il programma di mobilità Erasmus+ per gli studenti del Corso di Studi, è previsto nell'ambito di accordi bilaterali formalizzati con Università partner. Durante la mobilità all'estero con il programma Erasmus+ ai fini di studio, gli studenti possono frequentare una delle Università partner per svolgere attività formative sostitutive di una parte del proprio piano di studi. Tali attività prevedono la frequenza di corsi e i relativi esami presso l'Università straniera per l'acquisizione di crediti formativi riconosciuti nell'ambito del Corso di Studio.
Il programma di internazionalizzazione del Corso di Studio attraverso Erasmus+ traineeship, permette anche di svolgere un tirocinio formativo all'estero presso Università, centri di ricerca, istituzioni e laboratori stranieri.
Enrollment
Requisiti e conoscenze per l'accesso
Il Corso di Laurea in Scienze delle Produzioni Animali è ad accesso programmato secondo le disposizioni previste dalla Legge 2 agosto 1999, n. 264. Per l'anno accademico 2021-2022 il numero di posti disponibili per l'iscrizione al primo anno di corso è fissato in 80. Possono essere ammessi al Corso di Laurea in Scienze delle Produzioni Animali i candidati in possesso del diploma di scuola media superiore o titolo estero equipollente ai sensi del D.M. 22 ottobre 2004 n. 270.

Modalità e verifica delle conoscenze
Il corso di laurea in Scienze delle Produzioni Animali è a numero programmato al fine di garantire la qualità dell'offerta didattica in relazione alle risorse disponibili e prevede un TOLC (Test On Line CISIA) come prova per l'accesso. Il TOLC può essere sostenuto presso l'Università degli Studi di Milano o una qualsiasi altra Università aderente al CISIA (Consorzio Interuniversitario Sistemi Integrati per l'Accesso). Le iscrizioni al TOLC vanno effettuate sul sito del CISIA (www.cisiaonline.it).
Il TOLC valido per l'iscrizione al corso di laurea in Scienze delle Produzioni Animali è il TOLC-AV (Test On Line Agraria e Veterinaria), composto dalle seguenti sezioni: Biologia, Chimica, Fisica, Matematica, Logica e Comprensione Verbale. Gli studenti che, avendo sostenuto il TOLC-AV si saranno iscritti alla selezione per l'ammissione al corso di laurea, verranno inseriti nella graduatoria di merito che sarà formulata sulla base del punteggio riportato nel test, secondo i criteri indicati nel bando. I vincitori potranno immatricolarsi entro le scadenze stabilite.
Il TOLC valido per l'iscrizione al corso di laurea in Scienze delle Produzioni Animali è il TOLC-AV (Test On Line Agraria e Veterinaria), composto dalle seguenti sezioni: Biologia, Chimica, Fisica, Matematica, Logica e Comprensione Verbale. Gli studenti che, avendo sostenuto il TOLC-AV si saranno iscritti alla selezione per l'ammissione al corso di laurea, verranno inseriti nella graduatoria di merito che sarà formulata sulla base del punteggio riportato nel test, secondo i criteri indicati nel bando. I vincitori potranno immatricolarsi entro le scadenze stabilite.

Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi e modalità di recupero
Alle matricole che non avranno raggiunto, nella sezione di matematica, il punteggio definito dal bando di ammissione saranno assegnati Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi (OFA).
Per gli studenti con OFA verranno organizzate attività di supporto, seguite da una prova di recupero con la quale lo studente dovrà dimostrare di aver migliorato la propria preparazione. In assenza di questa evidenza, lo studente non potrà sostenere alcun esame del secondo anno prima di aver superato l'esame di Matematica e Fisica.

Places available: 80 + 3 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 15/03/2021 to 27/05/2021

Application for matriculation: from 08/06/2021 to 18/06/2021

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 21/06/2021 to 14/07/2021

Application for matriculation: from 19/07/2021 to 02/08/2021

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Session: 3

Application for admission: from 06/08/2021 to 16/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 20/09/2021 to 27/09/2021

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Programme description and courses list
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of farm animals 8 72 Italian VET/01
Chemestry and principles of biology 11 112 Italian AGR/17 BIO/05 CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- Chemestry5
- Genetics, general biology and agro-ecology6
Mathematic and physics 10 80 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica e statistica6
- Principi di fisica4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agronomy and herbaceous crops 6 56 Italian AGR/02
Biochemestry 6 48 Italian BIO/10
Economics 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Physiology of farm animals 7 64 Italian VET/02
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Genetics and poultry science 12 112 Italian AGR/17 AGR/20
- Genetic improvement6
- Poultry and rabbit farming6
Livestock farming and welfare 8 72 Italian AGR/19
Rural buildings and mechanization 12 112 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
- Buildings and plants for animal husbandry6
- Mechanization and automation of livestock farms6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal nutrition, nutritional evaluation of feed and feed technology 7 64 Italian AGR/18
Management economics and marketing of food products 6 56 Italian AGR/01
Microbiology and hygiene 12 112 Italian VET/04 VET/05
- Food hygiene and microbiology of food of animal origin6
- Mircrobiology applied to animal production6
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 3 0 Italian
Pratical training 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Parasitology and toxicology 12 112 Italian VET/06 VET/07
- Parasitology and prevention of parasitic diseases6
- Toxic compounds and veterinary drugs in animal production and their environmental impact6
Pathology and reproduction 12 112 Italian VET/03 VET/10
- Comparative general pathology6
- Livestock reproduction6
Optional
Livestock feeding and environmental impact 6 56 Italian AGR/18
Technologies for reducing environmental impact in animal husbandry 6 56 Italian AGR/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Genomics, selection and morpho-functional evaluation 6 56 Italian AGR/17 AGR/19
Hygiene and technology of food of animal origin 6 56 Italian VET/04
Veterinary hygiene 6 56 Italian VET/05
Zootechnical legislation and food safety 6 56 Italian VET/08
It is necessary that students follow a specific mandatory sequence in taking some exams, that is described below.
The Anatomy of Farm Animals and Physiology of Farm Animals exams (1st year) are preparatory to the Pathology and Reproduction and Parasitology and Toxicology exams (3rd year).
The Biochemistry exam (1st year) is preparatory for the Animal nutrition, nutritional evaluation of feed and feed technology exam (2nd year).
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Animal nutrition, nutritional evaluation of feed and feed technology Biochemestry (compulsory)
Parasitology and toxicology Anatomy of farm animals (compulsory), Physiology of farm animals (compulsory)
Pathology and reproduction Anatomy of farm animals (compulsory), Physiology of farm animals (compulsory)
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of farm animals 8 72 Italian VET/01
Chemestry and principles of biology 11 112 Italian AGR/17 BIO/05 CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- Chemestry5
- Genetics, general biology and agro-ecology6
Mathematic and physics 10 80 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica e statistica6
- Principi di fisica4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agronomy and herbaceous crops 6 56 Italian AGR/02
Biochemestry 6 48 Italian BIO/10
Economics 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Physiology of farm animals 7 64 Italian VET/02
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Genetics and poultry science 12 112 Italian AGR/17 AGR/20
- Genetic improvement6
- Poultry and rabbit farming6
Livestock farming and welfare 8 72 Italian AGR/19
Rural buildings and mechanization 12 112 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
- Buildings and plants for animal husbandry6
- Mechanization and automation of livestock farms6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal nutrition, nutritional evaluation of feed and feed technology 7 64 Italian AGR/18
Management economics and marketing of food products 6 56 Italian AGR/01
Microbiology and hygiene 12 112 Italian VET/04 VET/05
- Food hygiene and microbiology of food of animal origin6
- Mircrobiology applied to animal production6
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 3 0 Italian
Pratical training 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Parasitology and toxicology 12 112 Italian VET/06 VET/07
- Parasitology and prevention of parasitic diseases6
- Toxic compounds and veterinary drugs in animal production and their environmental impact6
Pathology and reproduction 12 112 Italian VET/03 VET/10
- Comparative general pathology6
- Livestock reproduction6
Optional
Alternative farming of poultry and aquaculture 6 56 Italian AGR/20
Extensive livestock feeding and grazing 6 56 Italian AGR/18
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Extensive and pastoral management techniques and product quality 6 56 Italian AGR/19
Food safety in processing of farm food products 6 56 Italian VET/04
Livestock biodiversity and agroecosystems 6 56 Italian AGR/17 AGR/19
Organic animal husbandry and feeding 6 56 Italian AGR/18 AGR/19
It is necessary that students follow a specific mandatory sequence in taking some exams, that is described below.
The Anatomy of Farm Animals and Physiology of Farm Animals exams (1st year) are preparatory to the Pathology and Reproduction and Parasitology and Toxicology exams (3rd year).
The Biochemistry exam (1st year) is preparatory for the Animal nutrition, nutritional evaluation of feed and feed technology exam (2nd year).
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Animal nutrition, nutritional evaluation of feed and feed technology Biochemestry (compulsory)
Parasitology and toxicology Anatomy of farm animals (compulsory), Physiology of farm animals (compulsory)
Pathology and reproduction Anatomy of farm animals (compulsory), Physiology of farm animals (compulsory)
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Location
Via dell'Università, 6 Lodi
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Dissertation tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Credit recognition tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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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

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The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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