Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-25 - Agriculture and forestry industry
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The course produces professional figures with a good grasp of:

  • the agricultural environment, in particular herbaceous, tree and shrubby crops, their physiology and ecology, their production and qualitative characteristics, and their relationship with climactic, pedological and biotic aspects;
  • standard and innovative cultivation techniques and the technical methods employed to manage agricultural systems and urban and territorial green area systems;
  • the biology of pathogens, including fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroids and phytoplasma, and of animal parasites such as insects, mites, nematodes and rodents;
  • the relationships that exist between these, with the plants, organisms and micro-organisms that share the same ecological niche, strengthening the interrelationships between pathogens, insects and useful organisms, also for the purposes of biological conservation;
  • weeds, protective measures and the methods which are most effective and most respectful of the health of human beings and the environment.

Graduates in the Production and Protection of Plants and Vegetation Systems are professional figures equipped with a sound knowledge of plant organisms, and a basic grounding in the physiological, biochemical, genetic, and agronomic bases of plants with food, non-food or ornamental uses.

In particular, graduates can pursue careers in:

  • production companies engaged in agricultural, arboreal, horticultural and floricultural cultivation, in the open, in nurseries or in greenhouses, in the implementation of the most effective technical processes in terms of profitability optimisation, environmental development and guaranteed sustainability;
  • plant product distribution, commercialisation and quality control companies;
  • the management and control of production processes in nursery gardening farms and companies engaged in the design, maintenance and management of green areas;
  • diagnostic and consulting laboratories and companies dealing with the protection of plants, provisions and environments, with full respect for consumer health and environmental protection;
  • companies that produce and sell technical, chemical and biological techniques for the sustainable protection of plants, provisions and environments;
  • public bodies and legal authorities (Municipalities, Provinces, Regions, Reclamation Consortia, etc.);
  • freelance work, either on an autonomous basis or in collaboration with professional agronomists, architects, engineers, etc.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the degree programme, you must have a high-school diploma or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad. Good knowledge of high-school subjects.

Skills assessment

Access to the programme is regulated by a compulsory test to ascertain that the student meets admission requirements, i.e. a knowledge of basic scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology) equal to that provided by high school, and an understanding of elementary logic. The required test is a TOLC CISIA Online Test. You can sit for the TOLC test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (inter-university consortium for integrated access systems) on multiple dates. Please register on the CISIA website ( www.cisiaonline.it ): the TOLC test providing access to the programme is TOLC-AV. You can find information on the test in the call for applications published on the University website (https://www.unimi.it/en/education/management-cultivated-plants-and-landscaping). The call will also specify admission procedures for students from other degree programmes of the University of Milan, or from other universities, or already holding a university degree.

Additional Learning Requirements (OFA)

Admitted students who have not achieved the minimum score set out in the call for applications, in the mathematics section, will have to fulfil Additional Learning Requirements (OFA). These requirements can be met through specific remedial activities. Mathematics OFA are prerequisites for all second- and third-year exams. Students who do not attend OFA remedial activities or do not pass the final OFA test will have to pass the Mathematics exam as a prerequisite to take all second- and third-year exams.

Bridging courses

To fill any knowledge gaps shown by test results, the Faculty may provide short bridging courses or tutoring activities before or during the programme. Attendance is strongly recommended to all those who have shown any gaps.

The degree programme in Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping provides ample opportunities to study or work abroad, mainly through the Erasmus+ programme, which has around 30 EU member universities. Globally, about 5 students seize this opportunity every year.

The fields that can be developed at partner universities cover all the specific areas of the degree programme. Most students are inclined to follow courses that will broaden their scientific knowledge, or to carry out internships or degree theses in established laboratories.

Grades and credits awarded by partner universities are almost entirely recognized. Students thus know that Erasmus activities will be positively assessed in their curriculum. There are other opportunities for cultural exchanges with universities that are not part of the Erasmus system but have signed agreements with our university. These belong to non-EU areas such as China, Japan, Latin America.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and systematic botany 10 88 Italian BIO/01 BIO/02
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal Biology 5 40 Italian BIO/05
General and inorganic chemistry 6 60 Italian CHIM/03
Mathematics 6 68 Italian MAT/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Essentials of economics 6 56 Italian AGR/01
Organic Chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/06
Physics 6 60 Italian FIS/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Fruit Tree Production 8 84 Italian AGR/03
General agronomy 14 136 Italian AGR/02
- Agrometeorologia ed ecologia agraria8
- Agronomia e malerbologia6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Plant genetics 8 64 Italian AGR/07
Plant physiology and biochemistry 8 64 Italian AGR/13
Soil chemistry 6 56 Italian AGR/13
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural microbiology 6 56 Italian AGR/16
Computer technology and statistics knowledge 6 48 Italian
Field crops 8 80 Italian AGR/02
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Stage 10 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural Entomology 8 80 Italian AGR/11
Applied ecology of arthropods and fungi 6 56 Italian AGR/11 AGR/12
- Unita' didattica 1: ecologia degli artropodi fitofagi3
- Unita' didattica 2: ecologia fungina3
Plant Pathology 8 72 Italian AGR/12
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural machines and mechanization 6 64 Italian AGR/09
Elements of hydraulics and irrigation 6 56 Italian AGR/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 6 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Postharvest physiology and quality of horticultural commodities 4 40 Italian AGR/03
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian AGR/10
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Laboratorio di diagnostica fitopatologica 6 64 Italian AGR/12
- Unita' didattica 13
- Unita' didattica 23
Vegetables production 4 40 Italian AGR/04
Study plan rules
- Il piano didattico comprende 18 CFU a libera scelta dello studente, da destinare ad insegnamenti selezionati nell'ambito dei corsi attivati per il corso di laurea, o per gli altri corsi di laurea della Facoltà e dell'Ateneo, oppure da destinare ad altre attività formative valutabili in crediti: tra tali attività, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU, vi sono la partecipazione a seminari, convegni, corsi di aggiornamento, o ad altre attività organizzate dall'Ateneo o da un altro Ente, purché congruenti con il percorso formativo. Per le modalità di riconoscimento di tali crediti, che devono essere approvati dal Collegio Didattico, lo studente dovrà rivolgersi al proprio tutore.
Il Collegio Didattico propone i seguenti corsi opzionali particolarmente idonei alla formazione del laureato in Produzione e Protezione delle Piante e dei Sistemi del Verde.

Apidologia 4 cfu; ssd AGR/11; 2° semestre;

Arboricoltura ornamentale e verde urbano 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 2°semestre;

Fisiologia post raccolta e qualità dei prodotti ortofrutticoli 4 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 1°semestre

Floricoltura e tappeti erbosi 6 cfu; ssd AGR/04; 2°semestre;

Laboratorio di diagnostica fitopatologica 6 cfu; ssd AGR/12; 2°semestre;

Orticoltura 4 cfu; ssd AGR/04; 2°semestre;

Rilievo, disegno e materiali per le aree verdi 6 cfu; ssd AGR/10; 1°semestre;

Storia dell'agricoltura 4 cfu; ssd AGR/02; 2°semestre;

Viticoltura 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 1°semestre;
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
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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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 80 + 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 23/04/2020 to 24/07/2020


Application for matriculation: from 24/07/2020 to 05/08/2020


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Session: 2


Application for admission: from 10/08/2020 to 04/09/2020


Application for matriculation: from 08/09/2020 to 15/09/2020


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