Improvement and Protection of Mountain Environments

Edolo
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-25 - Scienze e tecnologie agrarie e forestali (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Edolo (BS)
Language
Italian

The degree programme in the Valuation and Protection of Mountain Environments is designed to equip graduates with a basic grounding in the main sectors of agricultural and forest sciences, in addition to the methodologies of scientific investigation and experimentation. Graduates are qualified to assume technical, managerial and professional roles in the sphere of agrobiology and related technologies.

The course equips graduates with:

  • a good basic knowledge of the agroforestry mountain sector;
  • the ability to engage in various aspects of the organisation of mountain production activities, with particular reference to the protection of territorial balance, environmental defence and rural development;
  • good communication and information management competences and tools;
  • the ability to work as part of a group with a set degree of autonomy, and to quickly integrate themselves into working environments.

Graduates in the Valuation and Protection of Mountain Environments can pursue careers in the following sectors: agrozootechnical and forest productions, technical assistance, public and private administration, research and teaching.

Graduates possess competences in:

  • the technical and economic management of agricultural and forestry resources and their interrelationships with other sectors (craftsmanship, commerce, tourism, etc.);
  • integrated development projects, with particular reference to upland farms;
  • soil conservation, particularly in relation to environmentally friendly procedures and the management of protected areas and nature parks;
  • the management of eco-sustainable tourism and farm holiday activities;
  • the development of historic and cultural alpine resources;
  • the production and use of agroforestry products;
  • the management of multifunctional zootechnical and pastoral activities;
  • the marketing of typical mountain products;
  • technical assistance for upland farms.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: Disciplines

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

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Computer knowledge and e-skills 6 48 Italian
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
General and inorganic chemistry 6 60 Italian
Mathematics 6 64 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Animal and plant biology 12 116 Italian
- Animal biology4
- Plant biology8
Essentials of economics 6 48 Italian
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian
Physics 6 60 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural and forestry mechanization 6 48 Italian
Agronomy for mountain areas 12 16 Italian
- Agronomia e coltivazioni erbacee in ambito montano8
- Chimica del suolo4
Principles of physiological and metabolic processes in agriculture 10 16 Italian
- Biochimica e fisiologia vegetale6
- Microbiologia4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Forestry 8 64 Italian
Fruit tree production 8 64 Italian
Geopedology 8 16 Italian
- Elementi di geografia fisica e geomorfologia4
- Pedologia4
Rural buildings and land survey 8 64 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Stage 6 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Environmental and Forest Surveying and Economics 8 80 Italian
- Unit 14
- Unit 24
Livestock Farming in Mountain Areas 12 16 Italian
- Elementi di anatomia e fisiologia degli animali domestici4
- Tecniche di allevamento8
Plant diseases 8 16 Italian
- Entomologia agraria e forestale4
- Patologia agraria e forestale4
Processing of agri-food products 7 56 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Soil conservation in mountain watersheds 8 80 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 4 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Wildlife management 4 40 Italian
Study plan rules
- A libera scelta: CFU 16
Per gli studenti immatricolati fino all'anno accademico 2018/19, non sono previste propedeuticità obbligatorie per l'iscrizione agli esami; tuttavia il superamento degli esami del primo anno di corso è fortemente raccomandato prima di sostenere gli esami degli anni successivi. Il tirocinio formativo potrà essere iniziato solo dopo aver superato tutti gli esami previsti al primo anno.
Il tirocinio formativo potrà essere iniziato solo dopo aver superato tutti gli esami previsti al primo anno.
Sede
Edolo (BS)
Fees, scholarships and benefits

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 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come: