Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping
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.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
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.
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
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:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
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: