Production and Protection of Plants and Green Areas

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Production and Protection of Plants and Green Areas
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-25 - Agriculture and forestry industry
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
Graduates in Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping will acquire knowledge regarding: the agricultural environment, the herbaceous and tree cropping systems, shrub crops, their physiology and ecology, their productive and qualitative characteristics, their relationship with the climatic, pedological and biotic component, ordinary and innovative cultivation techniques. The agronomic tools necessary for the management of agricultural systems and green systems; - the biology of pathogens, such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroids, phytoplasmas, and animal parasites, such as insects, mites, nematodes, and rodents. The relationships that are established among them, with plants and organisms and microorganisms that share the same ecological niche, enhancing the interactions among pathogens, insects, and useful organisms, also for the purposes of biological defense, weeds, the principles of protection and the most effective and respectful means of human health and the environment.
The professional profile of the graduate in Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping is a professional with a knowledge of plant organisms, with basic physiological, biochemical, genetic, agronomic knowledge of plants of food, non-food and ornamental interest. Graduate has skills related to cultivation systems, ranging from those relating to soil and climate in which they are inserted, to general and specific cultivation techniques of many crops, including ornamental ones, including aspects of their defense against biotic and abiotic adversities. He has managerial and territorial and environmental management skills and, in its conservation, and restoration through the management of the agro-ecosystem; of the conservation and transformation processes of non-food plant food products.
1. The employment opportunities of the graduate in Production and protection of plants and green systems are foreseen in the sectors of agricultural and livestock production, technical assistance, public and private administration, research and teaching. In fact, his skills include those of level 3 (ISTAT classification): technical professions that require operational knowledge and experience in the scientific field.
2. Their tasks are to apply existing and consolidated knowledge in the following sectors, following defined and predetermined protocols: agricultural, horticultural, and floriculture production companies, in the open field, in the nursery or greenhouse, in the implementation of the best itineraries technicians to optimize profitability, enhancing the environment and process sustainability; distribution, marketing and quality control companies for vegetable products; management and control of the manufacturing processes within the flower and nursery farms; of design, maintenance and management of green areas; companies and diagnostic and consultancy laboratories in the field of plant protection, foodstuffs and environments, respecting consumer health and environmental protection. company producing and selling technical, chemical and biological means for the sustainable protection of plants, foodstuffs and environments; public and public law bodies (Municipalities, Provinces, Regions, Reclamation Consortia etc.); freelance, independently or in collaboration with professional studies of Agronomists, Architects, Engineers, etc.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The Course of study in Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping gives many opportunities for stages abroad mainly through the Erasmus+ programme. About 30 foreign Universities of the EU are involved in this students exchange. Globally every year about 5 students of this course of study make a stage in these universities. The areas of study which can be followed by the students abroad are almost all those included in this course of study. In general, students who make a stage abroad attend local courses or participate in research for the preparation of their thesis. The examination scores and the related UFC obtained in the partner universities are almost entirely acknowledged by our university for the curriculum studies. Other possibilities exist in terms of cultural exchange with non EU universities (in China, Japan, Latin America) not involved in the Erasmus programme.

Course attendance is strongly recommended.

Enrollment

Admission requirements

Applicants to the degree programme must hold a secondary-school diploma, or other equivalent qualification, and a baseline of knowledge in scientific subjects (mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology).

Admission assessment

Admission into the Bachelor's degree programme is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to the available resources. There are 80 places available for enrolment in the first year, plus 5 places for non-EU students residing abroad.

Access to the programme is regulated by a compulsory, selective test to ascertain that the candidate meets admission requirements, i.e. knowledge of key science subjects as provided by secondary school, and an understanding of elementary logic.

The test required for admission into the degree programme is TOLC-AV, an online test provided by the Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems (CISIA - https://www.cisiaonline.it).

For test topics and details, please review the page https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-agraria-veterinaria/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/

You may sit for the TOLC-AV test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA.

The calendar with available venues and dates is posted to the page https://tolc.cisiaonline.it/calendario.php

Registration procedures and deadlines are set out in the call for applications posted to the page https://ppsv.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi

Only students high enough in the merit ranking will be eligible for enrolment.

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 by June 10, 2021.

The outcome will be notified via e-mail by July 15, 2021.

Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.

Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities

Students who are admitted with a score lower than or equal to 4 in the Mathematics section of the TOLC-AV test will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA). Remedial activities will be organized for students with OFA (in the period October-December), both as online exercises on an e-learning platform and as discussion sessions with a tutor. After participating in remedial activities, new students will have to take a final assessment test. Mathematics OFA are prerequisites for all second- and third-year exams. For students who have not passed the OFA final test during the first year, passing the Mathematics exam is a prerequisite for all second- and third-year exams. Learn more at https://ppsv.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole.

Places available: 80 + 5 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 01/04/2021 to 14/07/2021

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

Read the Call

Session: 2

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

Application for matriculation: from 13/09/2021 to 20/09/2021

Read the Call

Programme description and 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
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
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
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Stage 10 0 Italian
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
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
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
Urban entomology and parasitology 6 48 Italian AGR/11
Viticulture 6 48 Italian AGR/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Beekeeping 4 40 Italian AGR/11
Floriculture and turfgrasses 6 52 Italian AGR/04
History of Agriculture 4 32 Italian AGR/02
Laboratory of diagnostics in plant pathology 6 64 Italian AGR/12
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian AGR/03
Plant pathology applied to ornamental plants and turfgrass 6 56 Italian AGR/12
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 di quelli 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 queste attività 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, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU. Per le modalità di riconoscimento di tali attività, che devono essere approvate preventivamente dal Collegio Didattico, lo studente dovrà rivolgersi al proprio tutor.
Il Collegio Didattico propone gli insegnamenti a scelta autonoma, elencati di seguito e nella tabella sottostante, come particolarmente idonei alla formazione del laureato in Produzione e Protezione delle Piante e dei Sistemi del Verde.

Pacchetto "Difesa del verde urbano e delle colture ornamentali"

- Arboricoltura ornamentale e verde urbano
- Patologia vegetale applicata al verde ornamentale e ai tappeti erbosi
- Entomologia urbana e parassitologia urbana

Pacchetto "Progettazione e gestione delle aree verdi"

- Rilievo, disegno e materiali per le aree verdi
- Arboricoltura ornamentale e verde urbano
- Floricoltura e tappeti erbosi

Inoltre per entrambi i "pacchetti" viene organizzato dai docenti un Laboratorio (tirocinio) da 10 CFU.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Postharvest physiology and quality of horticultural commodities 4 40 Italian First semester AGR/03
Survey, map drawing and materials for green areas 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/10
Urban entomology and parasitology 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/11
Viticulture 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/03
Beekeeping 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/11
Floriculture and turfgrasses 6 52 Italian Second semester AGR/04
History of Agriculture 4 32 Italian Second semester AGR/02
Laboratory of diagnostics in plant pathology 6 64 Italian Second semester AGR/12
Ornamental arboriculture and urban forestry 6 60 Italian Second semester AGR/03
Plant pathology applied to ornamental plants and turfgrass 6 56 Italian Second semester AGR/12
Vegetables production 4 40 Italian Second semester AGR/04
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate
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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

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

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