ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-32 - Scienze e tecnologie per l'ambiente e la natura (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The objectives of the course are as follows:

  • to give students a systemic view of the natural and human environment;
  • to train graduates who know how to apply the scientific method and who have the knowledge and skills to analyse, interpret and explain environmental phenomena and processes and to tackle and solve the complex problems typical of this field;
  • to prepare graduates who can interpret environmental problems on different levels, using an approach which is not only multidisciplinary but also authentically interdisciplinary;
  • to train graduates who can work autonomously, in groups and in the workplace;
  • to prepare graduates who use at least one language of the European Union besides Italian, with special reference to specific context;
  • to give graduates skills enabling them to orientate promptly in occupational and professional contexts or continue their studies with a vocational Master's (first level) or a Master's degree programme.

Industry increasingly needs experts who combine a solid background and skills in natural science with economic and legal knowledge and skills. Graduates in Environmental Science and Policy are trained for roles:

  •  in private firms and organisations active in all branches and sectors of industry, and in services in which familiarity with environmental problems in their many forms is fundamental (from energy to food production, green economy, service companies offering consultancy to firms for environmental and social balances, environmental impact assessment services and landscape and regional planning services);
  • in public bodies responsible for the management and control of environmental problems, and for intervening and implementing regulatory policies in this field.

Employment Statistics (Almalaurea)

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with access test.

Access is conditional on passing an online test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it) which will give rise to a merit ranking.

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: Disciplines

Students who do not pass the entrance examination on mathematics, 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.

Mandatory for laboratory activity, field research and internships; recommended for other teaching activities.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
Foundations of biology 9 88 Italian
Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry 9 88 Italian
- Foundations of inorganic chemistry5
- Foundations of organic chemistry4
Mathematics 9 88 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Administrative and environmental law 6 48 Italian
Foundations of geology 9 80 Italian
Physics 6 48 Italian
Probability, statistics and computer science 9 88 Italian
- Computer science4
- Probability, statistics5
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Ecology 9 80 Italian
Microeconomics 9 80 Italian
Zoology 9 80 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Botany 9 80 Italian
Environmental and landscape geology 9 80 Italian
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology 6 48 Italian
- Environmental biochemistry3
- Environmental microbioloy3
Environmental economics 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Statistical analysis of data 4 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 6 Italian
Study plan rules
- Choose 3 of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Administrative law of sustainable development 6 48 Italian Undefined
Agri-food policy and environmental sustainability 6 48 Italian Undefined
Climate change economics and policy 6 48 Italian Undefined
Economics and policy of growth and sustainable development 6 48 Italian Undefined
Environmental accounting and management 6 48 Italian Undefined
Environmental planning and land policy 6 48 Italian Undefined
Environmental prevention 6 48 Italian Undefined
Environmental statistics 6 48 Italian Undefined
Environmental sustainability of intensive breeding 6 48 Italian Undefined
Globalization and environmental policy 6 48 Italian Undefined
Sustainability of food production 6 48 Italian Undefined
Sustainable innovation of animal nutrition 6 48 Italian Undefined
- The student will have to acquire 18 credits among all the offered training activities and all the courses activated by the University, after evaluation by the tutor. The courses not already chosen among the curricula can be selected.
- The student must acquire 9 credits through Laboratories and / or Internships and / or field activities during the second or preferably the third year of the course. The list of activated Laboratories and / or Traineeships will be published on the website.
- The student must choose one of the two curricula: Curriculum A - Environmental Management and Sustainability; or Curriculum B - Environmental Sciences and Technologies. Then the student will have to choose 3 courses among those provided for the chosen Curriculum.
In order to get their degree, students are required to certify their knowledge of the English language at the B1 level. This level can be certified in one of the following ways:
* by submitting their language certificate, taken no more than 3 years before its submittal and attesting a B1 o higher level (for the list of the language certificates which are accepted by the University of Milan, please refer to the website: http://www.unimi.it/studenti/100312.htm).
Students can submit their language certificate during the immatriculation procedure or send it to the Language Centre of the University of Milan (SLAM) via the Infostudente service.
* by sitting the placement test run by SLAM, during the first year exclusively, from September to December. Should they not pass the Placement Test, students will have to attend the English language course organized by SLAM. All students who do not have a valid language certificate must sit the Placement Test. Those students who do not sit the Placement test by December or do not pass the end of course test in one of the 6 attempts granted will have to get a language certificate outside the University of Milan within their degree.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Botany Foundations of biology (compulsory)
Ecology Foundations of biology (compulsory), Probability, statistics and computer science (compulsory)
Environmental and landscape geology Foundations of geology (compulsory), Physics (compulsory)
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology Foundations of biology (compulsory), Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry (compulsory)
Environmental economics Microeconomics (compulsory)
Foundations of geology Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry (compulsory), Mathematics (compulsory)
Microeconomics Mathematics (compulsory), Probability, statistics and computer science (compulsory)
Natural resource economics Microeconomics (compulsory)
Physics Mathematics (compulsory)
Probability, statistics and computer science Mathematics (compulsory)
Zoology Foundations of biology (compulsory)
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
Foundations of biology 9 88 Italian
Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry 9 88 Italian
- Foundations of inorganic chemistry5
- Foundations of organic chemistry4
Mathematics 9 88 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Administrative and environmental law 6 48 Italian
Foundations of geology 9 80 Italian
Physics 6 48 Italian
Probability, statistics and computer science 9 88 Italian
- Computer science4
- Probability, statistics5
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Ecology 9 80 Italian
Microeconomics 9 80 Italian
Zoology 9 80 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Botany 9 80 Italian
Environmental and landscape geology 9 80 Italian
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology 6 48 Italian
- Environmental biochemistry3
- Environmental microbioloy3
Environmental economics 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Statistical analysis of data 4 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 6 Italian
Study plan rules
- The student will have to acquire 18 credits among all the offered training activities and all the courses activated by the University, after evaluation by the tutor. The courses not already chosen among the curricula can be selected.
- The student must acquire 9 credits through Laboratories and / or Internships and / or field activities during the second or preferably the third year of the course. The list of activated Laboratories and / or Traineeships will be published on the website.
- The student must choose one of the two curricula: Curriculum A - Environmental Management and Sustainability; or Curriculum B - Environmental Sciences and Technologies. Then the student will have to choose 3 courses among those provided for the chosen Curriculum.
- Choose 3 of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Biodiversity management and conservation 6 48 Italian Undefined
Climatology 6 48 Italian Undefined
Environmental Chemistry 6 48 Italian Undefined
Environmental Genetics 6 48 Italian Undefined
Environmental toxicology 6 48 Italian Undefined
Evolutionary biology and phylogeny 6 48 Italian Undefined
Foundations of ecotoxicology 6 48 Italian Undefined
Foundations of physics for environmental sciences 6 48 Italian Undefined
Geographical information systems 6 48 Italian Undefined
Human health and environmental risk 6 48 Italian Undefined
Methods of applied ecology 6 48 Italian Undefined
Scientific communication and environmental education 6 48 Italian Undefined
In order to get their degree, students are required to certify their knowledge of the English language at the B1 level. This level can be certified in one of the following ways:
* by submitting their language certificate, taken no more than 3 years before its submittal and attesting a B1 o higher level (for the list of the language certificates which are accepted by the University of Milan, please refer to the website: http://www.unimi.it/studenti/100312.htm).
Students can submit their language certificate during the immatriculation procedure or send it to the Language Centre of the University of Milan (SLAM) via the Infostudente service.
* by sitting the placement test run by SLAM, during the first year exclusively, from September to December. Should they not pass the Placement Test, students will have to attend the English language course organized by SLAM. All students who do not have a valid language certificate must sit the Placement Test. Those students who do not sit the Placement test by December or do not pass the end of course test in one of the 6 attempts granted will have to get a language certificate outside the University of Milan within their degree.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Botany Foundations of biology (compulsory)
Ecology Foundations of biology (compulsory), Probability, statistics and computer science (compulsory)
Environmental and landscape geology Foundations of geology (compulsory), Physics (compulsory)
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology Foundations of biology (compulsory), Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry (compulsory)
Environmental economics Microeconomics (compulsory)
Foundations of geology Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry (compulsory), Mathematics (compulsory)
Microeconomics Mathematics (compulsory), Probability, statistics and computer science (compulsory)
Natural resource economics Microeconomics (compulsory)
Physics Mathematics (compulsory)
Probability, statistics and computer science Mathematics (compulsory)
Zoology Foundations of biology (compulsory)
Sede
Milano
Presidente del collegio: GENTILE FRANCESCO FICETOLA
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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 
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Places available: 100 plus 20 reserved to extra UE students


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Application period: from 06-24-2019 to 07-24-2019
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