Environmental Science and Policy

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Environmental Science and Policy
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-32 - Environmental sciences
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The course aims to achieve the following objectives:
- the transmission to students of a systemic culture related to the natural and human environment;
- the training of graduates able to use the good practices of scientific methods and have adequate theoretical knowledge and operational skills to analyze, interpret and explain environmental phenomena and processes, and to face and solve complex problems that arise in this area;
- the preparation of graduates able to read environmental issues on several levels, using a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach;
- the training of graduates able to operate autonomously, to work in a group and to mage operational situations into the workplace;
- the preparation of graduates able to use at least one European Union language in addition to Italian, in relation to the specific context of reference;
- the provision of cognitive tools that allow graduates to immediately understand the work and professional contexts or to continue their studies in master's programs (first level) or master's degree courses.
On the basis of the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired, the graduates of the degree course in Environmental Sciences and Policies will be able to confidently aspire to qualified jobs in companies and private organizations, active - both in the regional context, as well as in the national or international context - in all branches and in all sectors of industry and services for which the relationship with environmental problems in their multiple forms is fundamental (from the energy industry to the agro-food industry, from the green economy to consultancy services companies, companies in the preparation of environmental and social budgets, from companies that provide environmental impact forecasts to those that provide landscape and territorial planning services). They will also be able to reasonably aspire to qualified jobs in the public administration bodies, whose involvement in the control and management of environmental problems and in the implementation of interventions and regulatory policies in this area, again at all levels (local, regional, national and supranational), is becoming more and more pressing and pervasive and requires more and more evident the presence of experts who combine solid knowledge and skills in the natural sciences with robust knowledge and operational skills in the economic and legal field.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
About ERASMUS + program, for students enrolled in the degree course in Environmental Sciences and Policies, agreements with international universities specializing in teaching and research on environmental issues have been signed The study period abroad can be used to take courses and take the related exams, as well as to carry out research activities for the thesis.
For further information write to sepa@unimi.it.

Attendance is not mandatory. However, the attendance is highly recommended for laboratories, field activities and internships.

Enrollment

Admission requirements
- Upper secondary-school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004.

Admission assessment
- Entrance test
Admission to the Environmental Science and Policy programme is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to available resources. Therefore, applicants will be required to sit the TOLC (Test On Line CISIA) entrance test.
There are 100 places available for the first year of the programme. You may sit for the TOLC test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems). To register for the TOLC, visit the CISIA website (https://www.cisiaonline.it).
 
- Exam topics


The test required for enrolment on the Environmental Science and Policy programme is TOLC-S, consisting of the following sections: basic mathematics (20 questions-50 minutes), reasoning and problems (10 questions-20 minutes), reading comprehension (10 questions-20 minutes), basic sciences (10 questions-20 minutes). Each question has 5 answer options, of which only one is correct. The TOLC test includes an additional English section, consisting of 30 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. This section does not count toward the overall test score.
Score:
+1 for a correct answer, -0.25 for a wrong answer, 0 for a no answer.
+1 for a correct answer, 0 for a wrong or no answer in the English section.
Candidates who take the TOLC-S and apply for admission to the degree programme in Environmental Science and Policy will be included in a merit ranking based on the test score. Winners may enrol within the deadlines set out in the call for applications.
 
- Review the call for applications at:   https://spa.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi  


Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities
First-year students who have not achieved at least 10 points in the Mathematics module will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA).
Students with additional learning requirements will have to carry out remedial activities organised by the University in the period October-December, and then take a test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they may not take any second-year exams before passing the Mathematics exam.
Learn more at https://spa.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole


Admission of transfer or graduate students
Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if admitted to years subsequent to the first.
To this end, they will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications.
These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications.
The request for career assessment must be submitted no later than 10 June 2021.
The assessment outcome will be notified by email by 15 July 2021.
Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.

Places available: 100 + 5 reserved for non-EU citizens + 2 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project

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

Read the Call

Session: 2

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

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

Read the Call

Session: 3

Application for admission: from 06/08/2021 to 13/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 23/09/2021 to 28/09/2021

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Programme description and courses list
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Foundations of biology 9 88 Italian BIO/06
Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry 9 88 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- Foundations of inorganic chemistry5
- Foundations of organic chemistry4
Mathematics 9 88 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Administrative and environmental law 6 48 Italian IUS/10
Fundamentals of Earth sciences 9 80 Italian GEO/02
Physics 6 64 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Probability, statistics and computer science 9 88 Italian INF/01 MAT/06
- Computer science4
- Probability, statistics5
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
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ecology 9 80 Italian BIO/07
Microeconomics 9 80 Italian SECS-P/01
Zoology 9 80 Italian BIO/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Botany 9 80 Italian BIO/01 BIO/02
Environmental and landscape geology 9 80 Italian GEO/05
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology 6 48 Italian BIO/10 BIO/19
- Environmental biochemistry3
- Environmental microbioloy3
Environmental economics 6 48 Italian SECS-P/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Environmental management 6 48 Italian SECS-P/08
Natural resources and public goods economics and policy 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Optional
Administrative law of sustainable development 6 48 Italian IUS/10
Agri-food policy and environmental sustainability 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Globalization and environmental policy 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Sustainability of food production 6 48 Italian AGR/15
Sustainable innovation of animal nutrition 6 48 Italian AGR/18
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Climate change economics and policy 6 48 Italian SECS-P/01
Environmental accounting and management 6 48 Italian SECS-P/07 SECS-P/08
- Environmental accounting3
- Environmental management3
Environmental planning and land policy 6 48 Italian ICAR/20
Environmental Science and Policy laboratory 9 128 Italian
Environmental sustainability of intensive breeding 6 48 Italian AGR/10
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 6 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Choose 3 of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Administrative law of sustainable development 6 48 Italian First semester IUS/10
Agri-food policy and environmental sustainability 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/01
Globalization and environmental policy 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/01
Sustainability of food production 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/15
Sustainable innovation of animal nutrition 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/18
Climate change economics and policy 6 48 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
Environmental accounting and management 6 48 Italian Second semester SECS-P/07 SECS-P/08
Environmental planning and land policy 6 48 Italian Second semester ICAR/20
Environmental sustainability of intensive breeding 6 48 Italian Second semester AGR/10
- 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.
- During the second or preferably the third year of the course, students will have to acquire 9 CFU through Laboratories and / or Internships and / or field activities.

The laboratory activated for the academic year 2021/2022 is the interdisciplinary "Laboratory of Environmental Science and Policy" (9 cfu).

Internships and / or field activities eventually activated will be published on the website of the degree course https://spa.cdl.unimi.it/it.
- 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.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Foundations of biology 9 88 Italian BIO/06
Foundations of inorganic and organic chemistry 9 88 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- Foundations of inorganic chemistry5
- Foundations of organic chemistry4
Mathematics 9 88 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Administrative and environmental law 6 48 Italian IUS/10
Fundamentals of Earth sciences 9 80 Italian GEO/02
Physics 6 64 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Probability, statistics and computer science 9 88 Italian INF/01 MAT/06
- Computer science4
- Probability, statistics5
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
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ecology 9 80 Italian BIO/07
Microeconomics 9 80 Italian SECS-P/01
Zoology 9 80 Italian BIO/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Botany 9 80 Italian BIO/01 BIO/02
Environmental and landscape geology 9 80 Italian GEO/05
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology 6 48 Italian BIO/10 BIO/19
- Environmental biochemistry3
- Environmental microbioloy3
Environmental economics 6 48 Italian SECS-P/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Environmental management 6 48 Italian SECS-P/08
Natural resources and public goods economics and policy 6 48 Italian AGR/01
Optional
Biodiversity management and conservation 6 48 Italian BIO/05
Environmental toxicology 6 48 Italian BIO/14
Evolutionary biology and phylogeny 6 48 Italian BIO/05
Foundations of ecotoxicology 6 48 Italian BIO/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Applied ecology 6 48 Italian BIO/07
Climatology 6 48 Italian GEO/04
Environmental Chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/12
Environmental Genetics 6 48 Italian BIO/18
Environmental Science and Policy laboratory 9 128 Italian
Foundations of physics for environmental sciences 6 48 Italian FIS/06 FIS/07
Human health and environmental risk 6 64 Italian MED/04
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 6 0 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.
- During the second or preferably the third year of the course, students will have to acquire 9 CFU through Laboratories and / or Internships and / or field activities.

The laboratory activated for the academic year 2021/2022 is the interdisciplinary "Laboratory of Environmental Science and Policy" (9 cfu).

Internships and / or field activities eventually activated will be published on the website of the degree course https://spa.cdl.unimi.it/it.
- 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 SSD
Biodiversity management and conservation 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/05
Environmental toxicology 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/14
Evolutionary biology and phylogeny 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/05
Foundations of ecotoxicology 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/07
Applied ecology 6 48 Italian Second semester BIO/07
Climatology 6 48 Italian Second semester GEO/04
Environmental Chemistry 6 48 Italian Second semester CHIM/12
Environmental Genetics 6 48 Italian Second semester BIO/18
Foundations of physics for environmental sciences 6 48 Italian Second semester FIS/06 FIS/07
Human health and environmental risk 6 64 Italian Second semester MED/04
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Location
Milano
Course locations
Le lezioni e i laboratori verranno svolti nel campus "Città Studi", prevalentemente presso il Settore Didattico in Via Celoria 20.
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

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

Scholarships and benefits

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

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